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RE: New A/C is here. Now, how to get it on the roof?

Before pulling and pushing the new unit up the ladder, remove the shroud from the AC. It has to be removed anywho for installation and you don't want the rope or the person pushing from the bottom exerting any force upon the shroud, which is not very strong and could easily crack. Very good point. Neither Coleman or Dometic/Duo Therm units have to have the shroud removed for installation. All connections for wiring as well as the four mounting bolts are installed inside the coach.
Ex-Tech 08/23/14 11:20pm Tech Issues
RIP Colossus!

Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California made its final run tonight. Once the largest wooden roller coaster in the world taking up nearly 10 acres and a mile long, it is being torn down for something new. It was a great ride.
Ex-Tech 08/16/14 11:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: HOT WATER TANK CONTROL

There are aftermarket adjustable thermostats available.
Ex-Tech 08/16/14 08:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Shurflo Pump silencing kit

No nipples needed. Home a depot sells braided water lines with 1/2" swivel connectors on each end. They are used for toilet supply lines.
Ex-Tech 08/16/14 08:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Why buy out of California

Some of you guys from out of state love to bash California taxes without really knowing what they are. For starters, the sales tax is 8% to 9% in most jurisdictions. How does that compare to YOUR own sales tax? I know Oregon does not have a sales tax. Registration cost on a new vehicle is about 5/8 of one percent plus roughly another $100, and then decreases every year. To put it in context, if you buy and register a $50K motor vehicle or RV in California, the registration fee will be around $412 for the first year. How does that compare to YOUR state? Those of you that live in states without sales or income taxes end up paying much higher property taxes and other fees to make up for the difference. There is no free lunch...and no state is perfect. And I bet some people that skirt the California fees are the same ones that complain about poor roads and services being cut. Just saying........
Ex-Tech 08/16/14 08:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roof support when installing A/C

That is it.
Ex-Tech 08/14/14 10:53pm Folding Trailers
RE: YAMAHA Propane Generator

Welcome. A word of advice..... RV.anet prohibits posting the same thread in multiple categories.
Ex-Tech 08/12/14 08:43pm Tech Issues
RE: toilet problem

Some manufactures use a soft rubber fitting on the top of the tank for the vent tube that goes to the roof. If that vent tube is pushed too far into the rubber fitting, it then protrudes into the tank too far and when the liquid level in the tank meets that vent tube, you have a vent blockage. This scenario may be your issue.
Ex-Tech 08/10/14 12:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Airconditioners

Might be worth a try. Carrier is a large dealer of reefer units (semi truck refrigeration units) In the south, Texas area for sure a company W&B Refrigeration is a carrier dealer and works on buses and such too. May try to find a repair place that specializes in reefer units, possibly more inline with your unit specially if they do buses too. Well, Carrier roof airs are much different than Carrier refrigeration units. I would go with an RV dealer that does air-conditioner work. The basic operation of an RV roof air is the same whether Carrier, Coleman, Duo Therm, Dometic.......
Ex-Tech 08/10/14 12:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thor Wanderer Glide Lite - Furnace/Hot Water Heater q's?

Never saw a travel trailer with a 12-volt solenoid valve for the propane supply operated off of the leak detector but I guess it's possible. Usually this is only found on motorhomes.
Ex-Tech 08/08/14 10:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Clueless- how do I get my travel trailer running again?

Check your circuit breakers first. The converter has nothing to do with the AC or water heater. It's only for 12v items like the frig and lights. You might have popped the main breaker. Bigger question is what did you really plug into? If it was 220v you could have blown every appliance in the trailer. Actually, the water heaters rely on 12-volts for gas operation on a Direct Spark Ignition water heater and the air conditioner needs 12-volts for the circuit board if a ducted type unit.
Ex-Tech 08/08/14 10:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Obituary:::::

There are three kinds of people. Those that are good at math and those who are not.
Ex-Tech 08/04/14 09:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: Obituary:::::

Honk if you like peace and quiet
Ex-Tech 08/04/14 09:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: Closed Topics?

Sometimes because the thread is posted in the incorrect forum such as a tech thread like this in the cooking forum. :W
Ex-Tech 08/03/14 05:28pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Mini-Blind rods -- any way to make them stay?

I used heat shrink tubing. Slide it over the wand, hook the wand onto the hook, slide the heat shrink tubing up over the hook and heat with a lighter.
Ex-Tech 08/03/14 05:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: Riverside RV? Anyone Seen One?

The dealership where I worked sold this brand. I have been in the business for many, many years and am impressed by the product design and quality.
Ex-Tech 08/03/14 05:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Awning

If electric, may need adjustment. If manually operated, be sure you loosen the sliding rafter knobs before extending. If these are not loose, this will not allow the roller tube to completely unwind.
Ex-Tech 08/03/14 05:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pop up purchasing question.

One more thing regarding the lift systems: The most common are the cable driven types with telescoping support posts such as Coleman and Starcraft. Some brands, such as my current Palomino, have external arms with spring assist either inside the arms where they fold or under the trailer itself like mine. While not as nice looking as the internal cable driven arms and needing a little more manpower to lift the roof, I prefer the external spring assist arms over the cable driven type because the external arms are more reliable and need no maintenance or adjustments. Cable systems can sometimes need adjustment and if a cable breaks, can be expensive and difficult to replace.
Ex-Tech 08/03/14 04:58pm Folding Trailers
RE: Pop up purchasing question.

Bought and sold more than 28 Pups over the past 30 years. Other than the hardside models ( and even this with canvas over the beds), they all have that tent trailer aroma. It is not mold. It is the canvas. Ever unpack a canvas tent after storing it? Same thing. Odor goes away after airing out. As far as stains, not too easy to remove from canvas, Sunbrella or any other canvas alternative materials. My current tent trailer is a 1986 Palomino with the folding hard-side walls. This model had vinyl over the beds and this has been the best I have had. Very easy to clean. In these 30 years, I have had them all including Starcraft, Coleman, Palomino, Venture, Wheel Camper (antique), Viking, Jayco, you name it and my favorite has been the Palomino whether canvas or hard side. Why? Palominos have a roof system that uses a one piece aluminum sheet on the roof and the same aluminum inside on the ceiling. This is far better than most other brands that use a vinyl covered hardboard for the ceiling. Many I have purchased had this type of material peeling or stained because the trailer was folded up wet or because of sweating or water damage. Palominos don't have this issue with the aluminum ceiling. Just all MHO. Just be sure to inspect the roof for water damage and dry rot. common issue with tent trailer roofs that were not properly maintained. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT PURCHASE A COLEMAN PRODUCT WITH THE ABS "PLASTIC" ROOF. These were well known for defective manufacturing with the roofs delaminating, cracking and sagging. Also, if you come across one that has a roof-air and the roof sags in the middle, most likely the roof has water damage.
Ex-Tech 08/03/14 04:43pm Folding Trailers
RE: Pismo Beach Water Restrictions

When they can't flush their toilet, I bet they understand the drought. Don't laugh. City was by today trying to have me change out the urinals to the flushless type. They stopped pushing the issue when I asked them how much of the $250.00 per unit were they going to pay.
Ex-Tech 07/31/14 07:56pm General RVing Issues
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