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RE: Extra water

If you run short of water just call me... my whole camper is a water tank being that it's fiberglass shell and leaks like h___. I'll drill a water spigot in the side and be ready to pull up alongside..
covered wagon 05/04/16 08:21am Truck Campers
RE: Torn Rotater Cuff Surgery anyone had it done?

That is good information. Therapy is worth a try as today was another pain free day (as long as I'm careful) and feels like I can do a wee bit more each week but, then I'll go thru durations when it hurts like it's never going away. You guys on here are very cool to help me. Its like doctors are in too much hurry to give all the information to understand this being a bit older. Thank you all.
covered wagon 05/03/16 08:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: Torn Rotater Cuff Surgery anyone had it done?

I can't raise my arm above about chest height. It becomes unbearable if I try too much. I really appreciate all the feedback. Wife and I are frequenting a health food store and feeling somewhat better. Reason I say this is I'm trying to find a way to stall surgery till fall so healing isn't during the busy season. It actually feels a whole lot better after an active day ( with limited use) than if I rest. Who knows, that may change though and end up needing to go in for the operation sooner.
covered wagon 05/03/16 08:18am Around the Campfire
RE: Torn Rotater Cuff Surgery anyone had it done?

Have had BOTH of mine done and the end results were worth every painful moment. Have FULL use of both today. The main thing, is to follow your PT instructions religiously, as that is where the surgery will be validated. The end results are solely up to you. Thank you all. Texan, can you swing a hammer and golf clubs too or do you have to ease off a little when any pain develops?
covered wagon 05/02/16 08:25am Around the Campfire
RE: Torn Rotater Cuff Surgery anyone had it done?

Thank you, so eventually the surgery and doing like the doc says lets you get back to normal? Or do you have to be careful even after the long term healing?
covered wagon 05/01/16 06:22pm Around the Campfire
Torn Rotater Cuff Surgery anyone had it done?

My shoulder is just killing me when I get up for the first hour or so then it's okay the rest of the day but have very limited use. Did anyone have similar troubles like hurting up the side of your neck and down your arm too? Doc says it's going to heal on it's own cause it's not that bad since I have some use but it's not getting any better. Friend of mine says it took 2 years to heal his and a friend went for the surgery and did not get better after spending 6 grand. Any thoughts/ experiences are appreciated. Thank you.
covered wagon 05/01/16 05:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Foam to fiberglass glue

Thought you might like that.
covered wagon 04/30/16 09:48am Truck Campers
RE: Foam to fiberglass glue

BTW, Gorilla glue is too brittle and cannot hold if even slightly flexed. I won't use it as I've experienced it come apart from just temperature/ humidity changes.
covered wagon 04/30/16 09:15am Truck Campers
RE: Foam to fiberglass glue

Not difficult but you need someone outside that can catch the window when pushing it out of the opening. That is after you remove the screws from the interior trim ring flange. One point or place I had a leak that was very difficult to locate was the propane compartment door hinge. The hinge is located inside the putty tape and leaked thru the hinge mounting rivets. The compartment door frame did not leak but was the hinge. I found it after 2 years of not knowing where water was coming from by gently squirting the hose at various spots on the camper, starting at the bottom and slowly working my way up from the bottom with a trickle coming out the hose. I had someone inside watching for when the leak showed itself. I'm also president of the leakers association.
covered wagon 04/30/16 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: Foam to fiberglass glue

When I reset my windows I usually double the putty tape and screw the interior pressure trim ring slowly allowing the putty to flow over all mating surfaces s allowing an even squeeze out of putty. Better to do this on warm days as the putty tape flows better. BTW, my NL camper now has the cabover stress point bulges very small on both sides that are talked about in the above link. It started last winter. I'm going to leave it for now to watch it grow, if they do. I think mine was repaired in the past when new because it does have plywood reinforcing behind the glass unlike others who say they do not. An interesting note; one side was bulging much worse when used fulltime last winter, but has now shrunk in size to match the other side and are now very small.:h
covered wagon 04/29/16 08:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Foam to fiberglass glue

I agree a good polyeurethane adhesive caulk would be great if applied with beads 1/2 inch apart. That would be a no nonsense way of doing it.
covered wagon 04/29/16 09:38am Truck Campers
RE: truck camper 101

As with anything there are pluses and minuses. The jacks can be precarious, injure or kill someone when the TC is all the way up and there are problems associated with loading and some jack failures. The TC is going to be a couple /few more stair steps to get into as well is climbing up into the bed. If all you are going to do is go hunting to the same places you always go.... I would keep the 5th wheel put the money in a mutual fund. Something I want to say also.... if you have a good working rv and does not leak... just hang on to it. I bought new and she was a real problem for me laced with factory bs.
covered wagon 04/29/16 08:34am Truck Campers
RE: Foam to fiberglass glue

Advantage with silicone is that it will bridge across gaps or dished areas to flat foam better. Self appointed engineer and carpenter.
covered wagon 04/29/16 08:19am Truck Campers
RE: What gauge/size chain is used on the turnbuckles?

My TorkLift set up came with springs only on the two front ones. You hand tighten till there is 1/8 inch of possible travel for the springs. The rears you bring to a hand tight level. I go a bit less because the threads on my sailboat turnbuckles are not tapered as much as course threads. Fine threads afford a bit less effort to tighten at the right tension.
covered wagon 04/23/16 12:59pm Truck Campers
RE: What gauge/size chain is used on the turnbuckles?

watch real close using hardware store turn buckles. They are not very good and I've broken a few just within 20 30 miles. I use sailboat hardware turnbuckles with a 7,000 lb breaking strength.
covered wagon 04/23/16 08:58am Truck Campers
RE: 2016 Overland Expo

I'v wanted to go, but as disasterous as the weather has been the last 2 years, I'm too skittish to drive 1000 miles and then chance having to deal with rain/mud/snow/wind To me this time of year is the most interesting and challenging best time of year to travel.
covered wagon 04/22/16 10:20pm Truck Campers
RE: In the "You Must Be Joking" Column..

$1995 seems like a reasonable price. There are those here that have rebuilt far worse TCs. They will probably chime in and say how much it would be to repair. I'm thinking $500 or less, and it seems to be stored inside. Lexicon7, you should also set a width for your picture so it won't be so wide. I don't see any humor either even tho looking for it. All I see is a good profit after fixing to a pro level. Easy to do on the corrugated siding units.
covered wagon 04/18/16 04:51am Truck Campers
RE: Ahh, the exhileration!

Took the dogs for a nice, long walk tonight then hopped in the Porsche to run an errand-with the top down. 46 degrees, dark of night, wind destroying my hair-just perfect! It can be a hazard driving this type of car up to stop lights as members of the opposite sex have a natural inclination to hop in.
covered wagon 04/17/16 08:38am Around the Campfire
RE: Love my TC!

And the happiest campers sit on a Ford truck.
covered wagon 04/17/16 08:19am Truck Campers
RE: Remote Vented Battery Boxes for group 31 Batteries

I seem to be running into a bit of a snag trying to find remote vented battery boxes that will fit a group 31 SCS 225 Trojan Deep Cycle battery. Does anyone know of any off hand? Joe, try West marine or you can buy the one I have holds 2 grp 31's side by side. The best Battery box has 2 outside vents one at the bottom and one at the top. That is the safest design.
covered wagon 04/17/16 08:09am Truck Campers
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