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RE: Roof support when installing A/C

While I agree and it makes sense to do it that way, Jayco had placed the vent hole and therefore the AC on the curb side of my first PUP's roof. I will say that it was nice to be able to see directly behind me in traffic for moving through different lanes, etc.
bondebond 08/21/14 11:59am Folding Trailers
RE: Ceiling

Bubbles can indicate water intrusion but not always. Have you inspected for any other signs of water and/or rot? I would be all over that roof inside and out just to be sure. Otherwise, how large are the bubbles? I've been able to poke small holes or cut short slits and insert glue behind similar issues. What you're likely to find is a thin plywood like Luan behind the vinyl covering. You can try peeling it all off of the plywood or replace the plywood. Just realize that there is likely styrofoam insulation glued to the backside of that plywood. It's not the easiest thing to deal with. Be sure to eliminate any possible water issue before fixing the roof. Otherwise you will have a repeat performance.
bondebond 08/18/14 04:49pm Folding Trailers
RE: Oh boy. We're in a mess. Roof rebuild FAIL.

SirLancelot, that's a bit of a moot point at this stage. You can sell it as is with full description of the issues in the listing. There are enough nut cases out there like myself that would probably take a chance on it for $500. Is the mildew on any of the vinyl tenting material or is it just within the roof? If it is only the roof, that helps for reselling it. If it's all over, then I would part it out and use it as a utility trailer or take it to a salvage yard.
bondebond 08/18/14 11:24am Folding Trailers
RE: Is it an RV or Tent????

Interesting, Ryanincc. Still not a place I would likely WANT to visit in the first place. The only thing that has me drawn to an RV park would be something in Orlando. And that would NOT be *my* choice of housing regardless of the RV park's amenities.
bondebond 08/15/14 02:09pm Folding Trailers
RE: Roof support when installing A/C

That is the brace for the air conditioner. I would proceed with installation. As RoyB pointed out, there are often two of these bars with one on each side of the existing vent or future hole in the roof. I did some searching around and every stock 1996-2000 Starflyer that I found did not have the brace you picture next to the vent. Your PUP was prepped for having an air conditioner installed. One good example is this 1996 Starflyer.
bondebond 08/15/14 02:06pm Folding Trailers
RE: Where can I purchase a used aliner the smallest one

Sort of like Cars.com or Autotrader.com, you can check out http://www.rvtrader.com/ for possibilities. Also, you can use global Craigslist search engines such as http://www.onecraigs.com/ or just your regional Craigslist.
bondebond 08/13/14 11:53am Folding Trailers
RE: 3.0 cu ft refrigerator?

When we moved to the highwall, I was mildly interested in the freezer section of our larger refrigerator. I have used it a couple of times only to store Freezer Pops for kids. That's pretty much it. I'm not sure what is available as a larger refrigerator without a freezer section but if you can find one without, go for it. I would rather have the interior space for refrigerables instead of freezer space. Still, the refrigerator section is larger than the standard PUP fridge so that was definitely noticed and appreciated.
bondebond 08/13/14 08:58am Folding Trailers
RE: Is it an RV or Tent????

Only three times have I stayed at a place that qualifies as an "RV park" and that was only due to necessity. My preference is the hard to get into places that have lots of scenery, visual breaks between campsites and a half-decent hike to the pit toilet. But that's just me. And mine is an RV with vinyl slide outs. It has practically nothing in amenities that resembles a tent.
bondebond 08/13/14 08:53am Folding Trailers
RE: Awning question 2002 coleman with replacement roof

Too later. We're on the road even now. 162 miles from Limon. I have had the awning flip up numerous times and keep meaning to add the Velcro. I will get that on this trip. I will hit DIA on Sunday and Thurs of this.coming week. I'll wave as I go by your house. Dang thin air!
bondebond 07/26/14 08:10am Folding Trailers
RE: Toilet cassette to shower/toilet cassette mod??

Hello and welcome aboard. It all depends upon your time and abilities in addition to some funds. There are a couple of options that I see and probably many, many more. One is to forego the internal modifications and get a stand alone shower tent. You can use solar showers or the portable water heaters like the Coleman Hot Water On Demand water heater. You'll need a method of collecting the water runoff. Some folks use a household water heater overflow pan for that. We had a shower tent and used it on one trip then put it on the shelf. Works well for some folks. For the shower/toilet combination units, it is tough to figure out if uses just their standard cassette toilet plus a specific base, i.e. shower pan or if it is a specific model cassette toilet that is fitted for the shower pan. You might just need to find the base that matches your model of toilet, which is probably the C400 series. A complete setup, pulled from an old PUP, sold for $300 with local pickup on ebay recently. It wouldn't be too hard to build a shower pan yourself. There are lots of images that Google provided for inspiration. I did a Google search and found this for starters. And using a laundry sink tub basin is another popular DIY option as they can fit inside the base cabinets for seating and then you're attaching a curtain to the ceiling, adding a faucet with detachable shower wand. Everyone's experience and wants are different. I really wanted a shower and toilet in the first PUP we purchased. For my wife, it wasn't high on her priority list. That was ultimately the reason I sold it and bought the current PUP. Being a lot bigger inside and tons of amenities sure didn't hurt either. Well, since getting one with a hard wall spacious toilet and shower (almost double the area provided by standard PUP shower/toilet configurations), I'm the only one to have used it and that was once. The toilet is invaluable, the shower not so much. The hard walls of the bathroom are dang useful for the obvious purpose but came with a mirror on the outside, makes an awesome place to put towel hangers, organizers, etc. I would make the following suggestion: either buy the unit that you want with everything in it, which is called "buy your second PUP first" instead of settling for a great deal, OR buy one and immediately buy the parts to make the necessary changes. If not, probably you'll limp along for a few years and finally give up and sell it or just not be satisfied if you don't happen to ever get around to the major modifications. BTW, I love doing mods to my PUP. It's a hobby in itself. I have not done any structural reconfigurations yet but lots of creature comfort or usability upgrades. See here for some of what I've done. Others on here done quite a few.
bondebond 07/24/14 10:53am Folding Trailers
RE: Newbies from Corpus Christi, TX

Good luck with the window unit. I think it will be one of those "better than nothing" situations. There doesn't seem to be many window units that will get close to the 13,500 or 15,000 BTU RV air conditioners, and the 12,000 BTU window units weigh a modest 60+ pounds and $300+. A Coleman Mach 3 13.5K costs $450 plus shipping gets you to $574 delivered to your front door. Or a Duo Therm Brisk Air II 15k BTU is $545 delivered. Regardless, still do the Reflectix and Gizmos and other heat avoidance strategies. Where I camp in Arkansas and Texas, it is a necessity to have air conditioning during the summer because of the heat but more so the humidity. Last week the heat index was 114 degrees in my shop. At least with an AC in the PUP, I can sleep in comfort. The rest of the time, it's get out and go.
bondebond 07/22/14 01:27pm Folding Trailers
RE: Lightest tent camper with A/C?

I do believe you are fighting a tough battle with any recent (last decade or two) models if you've kicked out the Sylvan Sport and Quicksilver lines. Find something even within your requirements minus the A/C and then add a portable or window unit. Rooftop units weigh around 100 pounds. Portables are around 60 pounds and window units range from 40 to 60 pounds. Specific models will vary.
bondebond 07/22/14 07:24am Folding Trailers
RE: Awning question 2002 coleman with replacement roof

J, I don't have any screws to keep my awning in the rail. They decided to let gravity do the job. I can slide it out of the rail from either end. At 14 feet, I don't do it very often. Only once, in fact. And mine does have a bead of caulk as well as screws into the aluminum roof.
bondebond 07/22/14 07:15am Folding Trailers
RE: Newbies from Corpus Christi, TX

First, welcome aboard. We're glad to have you. For an air conditioner, it is not too hard to install yourself, which will save you $300-400. You can go with either 13.5K BTU or 15K BTU. Even though at only a 10ft box, I would suggest the 15K if you can swing it. A Coleman or Duotherm are brands to go with but my recomendation would be Coleman. I love my Carrier AirV but unfortunately, Carrier got out of the roof-top air conditioner business. One of the most reputable and more affordable places to get an AC is at www.pplmotorhomes.com, and specifically here for air conditioners. Your roof should already have a 14"x14" vent or hole in it that these air conditions utilize. Then, find the 20 amp 120v power outlet inside and plug in the AC. Other options do exist but I have yet to hear of anyone who says they perform as well as or better than a roof top unit. Shielding is very important as happybooker1 points out. Popup Gizmos found here are worth every penny. Finding shade will help greatly help keep the temps down inside. I had to spend several weeks one year in Arkansas on a black, freshly laid asphalt surface when air temps were 102 and 107 degrees on the shady side of my PUP after it had soaked up heat all day. I also used a silvery tarp attached to the roof and anchored to the ground on the western side to provide some shaded relief. With the Popup gizmos and tarp, the A/C was able to keep the interior in the low to mid 80s during the worst part of the day. Not cozy but tolerable. Thankfully, it pulled a lot of humidity out of the air. On the front of Modifications (yes, I capitalized on purpose), check out a post of mine here and some additional photos here but be careful. It is also very addicting and can be expensive!
bondebond 07/21/14 12:48pm Folding Trailers
RE: Awning question 2002 coleman with replacement roof

I'm sorry, but I have no experience with only using adhesive on that rail. My suggestion would be to use Liquid Nails construction adhesive. If it were me, I would lay down masking tape on either side of the rail lengthwise so that when the Liquid Nails or whatever adhesive you use oozes out of the side, it goes onto the tape and helps make a cleaner line after you remove the tape. There's a few sealants that might do the trick but it's probably the same thing Fleetwood used in the first place that failed. With that much length, you will still have to work fast and a partner with another tube starting from the other end will make for a more successful time of it.
bondebond 07/21/14 12:21pm Folding Trailers
RE: Will a 75,000 BTU regulator be large enough for my PopUp

The simple answer: yes, it is important.
bondebond 07/17/14 12:29pm Folding Trailers
RE: Will a 75,000 BTU regulator be large enough for my PopUp

If you're replacing the regulator already, go for an automatic switch-over two-stage regulator like this, assuming you have dual LP tanks. Life is just a little easier with one of these. It does require you to look at the red/green indicator occasionally to see when the primary tank is empty.
bondebond 07/17/14 10:10am Folding Trailers
RE: Need some advice

Sorry to hear about the cancer but glad you're pursuing the good life. There's a couple of "it depends" on replacing just a section of canvas. If you have access to a local upholstery place, they'll charge a pretty penny but could sew in a new section. If the existing canvas has zippered sections, then Bear Creek Canvas could make you just the section as much of what they do is made upon order. You might have to ship them the damaged section so they can use it as a pattern. Failing those or other possible options, replacing the whole thing is a last resort and adds $1,000 to your PUP costs. Unless you are just smitten with the floor plan, I would keep looking at $6k as is. It took me many months to find a suitable PUP. As for the slide out, I really want a dinette slide out. It gets that blasted table out of the main walk-way. That's about the one major thing I would change about mine. Of course, an outside kitchen would also be on the Nice-to-Have list.
bondebond 07/17/14 10:07am Folding Trailers
RE: Is 2007 Rockwood Freedom AC ready????

You are mostly wired for air conditioning. My only concern would be if roof bracing is needed or is it already present (visible or not). I would take the box and have a 20 amp recepticle installed. The one outlet you show is 20 amps but is it wired to the 20 amp circuit breaker labeled "AC" or the 15 amp circuit breaker labeled "110"? I would use a tester or a light to determine which breaker controlled that outlet. I sure hope it's not a 20 amp outlet on a 15 amp breaker... You will have a number of choices when wiring in the new A/C. You can go to the silver service box and hard wire it in with those wire nuts. You can also turn that service box into a proper 120v 20 amp outlet with box so you can plug and unplug the A/C as needed. I would say this is how most of the A/C units are set up - 20 amp outlets even if they're dedicated/not duplex.
bondebond 07/15/14 03:42pm Folding Trailers
RE: Is 2007 Rockwood Freedom AC ready????

There's a very good chance that your PUP is pre-wired for AC. One quick check would be to look into the power distribution center/power converter where the 12v fuses and 120v breakers are located. Hopefully, there is a 120v circuit break that is A) labeled "A/C" or "Air Conditioner" and B) is 20 amps. If those are true, you're in luck and just have to find where the outlet is hiding. It will look similar to this: http://images.meredith.com/diy/images/2009/03/m_SCW_104_03.jpg Notice the T-shaped slot on the left. This indicates that it can handle 15 amps (typical household outlet style) or 20 amps, needed for the A/C. Look for this outlet inside cabinets if it is not visible on the front of the furniture. If none of the above is true, then you're in for a little more fun. There are options, but I would suggest taking a picture of the power center first and posting it here if you are unsure.
bondebond 07/14/14 10:17am Folding Trailers
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