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RE: moisture in tail lights

I have those cheap Barge? light fixtures that just don't seal well. The cases are made of cheap hard plastic and the lenses don't seal because there is no gasket. I drilled a small hole in the bottom of the lense so moisture can escape. Works for me.
BuckBarker 10/20/14 07:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Smelly basement

Piss ants?
BuckBarker 10/20/14 07:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What Headlight Restoration Kit?

I use 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper with a couple drops of dish soap in the water. They come out crystal clear. Been doing it for years on a mess of different vehicles. Spray a little 303 on the lenses when done and they will stay clear longer than you own the vehicle.
BuckBarker 10/19/14 09:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: vet bill

"she got a piece of bark or something in her eye." Do you have any "something" in your yard?
BuckBarker 10/19/14 04:55am RV Pet Stop
RE: Battery minder

No need to unhook cables but contrary to popular belief the Battery Tenders nor the Battery Minder are completely set and forget. While they are charging, the cases get warm/hot which by itself isn't a problem. I just wouldn't leave a battery hooked up for a very long term without being around to check on it from time to time.
BuckBarker 10/17/14 04:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gaudy colored and striped RV's

I'm right with you. Those gaudy lookin' rigs scream out, "look at me"!!! There's no accounting for taste.
BuckBarker 10/16/14 06:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: losing coolant, no visible leak

Intake manifold leak.
BuckBarker 10/14/14 02:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery

Do you have a battery cut off switch and if so, is the switch closed? Another thought: Is your battery healthy, or is it dead? If unsure, have it checked at any auto parts store.
BuckBarker 10/14/14 05:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: TOAD

Just shout it out if you know.
BuckBarker 10/12/14 12:39pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Propane Tank After Fill Up

If the person that filled your tank did not open the screw, then it is possible that a little too much propane was added. Reopen that screw with all gas appliances off and bleed out a little more. It should be fine after that.
BuckBarker 10/12/14 07:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How durable is a rubber roof?

No.
BuckBarker 10/11/14 05:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: My anti hijack device was installed today

I didn't realize that things were that bad in Canada.
BuckBarker 10/11/14 02:30am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Replacement radio for 2008 Ford E-450 chassis

If Crutchfield doesn't have it then nobody does.
BuckBarker 10/10/14 04:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wind

We lived in the Heber/Overgaard area and YES it gets cold and YES there can be a lot of snow. Feb. 2007 we got 48" of snow in a single dumping. The town was shut down for days!!!!!
BuckBarker 10/08/14 11:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Highway 77 in Arizona - recommended for a 39' motorhome?

I moved from that area 4 years ago. You will be fine! Although it's only 2 lanes, it is a good road. Watch out for windy conditions. Many rigs have been blown over on 77 and 277.
BuckBarker 10/08/14 11:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: It's time for a new house battery

Thanks BFL! This is what I needed to know. Yes, I leave my tender connected to the chassis battery and that one lasted 6 years before replacing so I believe it was doing its job in maintaining a healthy charge. I doubt my little solar panel has any controller at all and it is only supplying power to the house bat. I will install a new house battery and keep doing what I always was in keeping the rig plugged in a home. I rarely if ever hear my converter run when plugged in so I suspect the solar is keeping the bat healthy.
BuckBarker 10/07/14 08:14am Tech Issues
RE: It's time for a new house battery

OP here. Plz let me explain further. My rig is parked at home so I can keep it plugged in. I have no knowledge of what type of charge controller it has. It is an ex Cruise America rental. I am not wanting to increase my solar capacity because what I now have + keeping it plugged in when wanted has kept this battery in working condition for 7 years, which is probably far longer than most. Back to the original question: Should I install a new battery even though I won't be using the rig for awhile or leave it on the bench till I need it AND if so, do I leave my battery minder on it or just let it sit
BuckBarker 10/07/14 05:50am Tech Issues
It's time for a new house battery

Well, our house battery finally gave up its charge after 7 years. It's time for a new one but before I install it I have a couple questions. 1. We don't use the rig very often so would I be better installing a new one now or just leave it on the bench and install it when needed? I have a battery tender so if I should leave it on the bench should I leave it charging all the time or just before its needed. 2. I also have a small solar panel on the roof to help maintain the battery and not much else. If I don't install the battery what becomes of the current that the panel generates? Does it hurt anything to have a solar panel and no battery installed? Thanks in advance for any guidance with this issue.
BuckBarker 10/06/14 04:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Dealing with Belligerent Campers

It has only happened to us one time. "Necks" next door were loud, obnoxious, and cussin' long past quiet time. Bottles that once held CHEAP beer were being broken in the fire pit and they were burning everything but wood. Well, I had enough and politely visited their site and asked them to keep quiet. That didn't go over too well and on my way back to my site I heard more that one FU's. Well, that's enough for me. I notified the ranger about what was going on and they were ordered to leave. Well, it gets better. Nobody within the group was in any shape do drive and I'm sure the ranger knew it so they had the local Deputies waiting just outside the gate. The driver was taken into custody for DUI the trailer and truck were towed away. The rest of the party were forced to call for a ride, outside of the locked gates. They should have listened to me the first time. F me? NO! FU!
BuckBarker 10/06/14 09:14am Workamping Forum
RE: Refrigerator modifications

I agree JJ. A small cooler for soda and water so we keep the fridge doors closed until we stop.
BuckBarker 10/04/14 06:45am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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