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RE: Born Free Propane Door

Here's a link to a list of RV Salvage Yards.
daamac 03/28/15 06:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Headlight Lens covers

I bought a lens polishing kit by 3M and did my hazy truck headlight lenses. It worked so well that my wife decided to allow me to polish her Honda headlight lenses. It's really not very difficult.
daamac 03/26/15 12:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: neo angle skylight

This place will make a skylight to your exact specifications. I have bought from them and had no issues. Measure carefully, if it is wrong because of your measurements I don't think they would take it back. Their skylights come without any holes drilled.
daamac 03/22/15 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical theory question...

Thanks to all for the information; it's answered my question well.
daamac 03/18/15 02:22pm Tech Issues
Electrical theory question...

Let's take as an example 50AMP RV service. A voltmeter between the two hots shows 240 volts, between one leg (or the other) and neutral shows 120 volts. My question concerns what happens when each hot is connected within different circuits to the neutral to provide 120 volts from each hot. The electrons in the neutral alternately flow in one direction from one hot and in the other direction from the other hot. Why don't those oppositely flowing electrons collide and go boom? Or cancel each other out? So, the bad news is that I don't understand something or a lot of stuff. The good news is that I don't do serious electrical wiring. Could someone explain how a neutral functions with differently phased hots?
daamac 03/18/15 09:36am Tech Issues
RE: Direct tv splitter

DirecTv satellite systems come in two types, SWM and non-SWM. SWM lines can use a splitter and send signals to several separate receivers for several TV's. Non-swm lines can not be split. The maximum number of tuners that one SWM line can serve is eight. A SWM LNB has one cable coming out of it; a non-SWM LNB has four cables coming out of it. A SWM splitter must pass special frequencies; here is one that is DTv approved: 2- way SWM splitter
daamac 03/18/15 07:15am Technology Corner
RE: SuperGlide Upkeep Seems Major

I've had a Superglide for years in a short bed pickup; it works perfectly. I've got at least 30,000 miles of towing using it. 1) I do not keep it covered. 2) My Superglide uses a graphite spray paint on the rails. The only maintenance done frequently is to spray a bit of that paint on the rails and that is usually at intervals of every two or three towing days. Takes five minutes max. 3) Other maintenance I do is annual and not difficult, just general cleaning, oiling, and an occasional adjustment. 4) There is no other hitch I'd rather have than my Superglide.
daamac 03/17/15 07:09am Towing
RE: west texas state parks

We've been to Lake Colorado City state park many times. It is ok, but not really a destination park for us. The lake has been severely low for several years. We stop there for one night only as it is halfway between home and a common destination. The park facilities and people are nice, it's just that the environment is not pretty. Never been to Abilene state park. Not to far away are Palo Duro State Park or Caprock Canyon state park. Those two parks are in an interesting geological area - lots of hiking- and could occupy someone for three or four days. Of the two, I like Palo Duro better, but both are nice. Maybe three days at each?
daamac 03/10/15 04:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best place to buy replacement skylights?

I bought from http://www.rvskylight.com/rvskylights.htm and was pleased. Here's some things to keep in mind: 1) Each skylight is custom made; delivery is several weeks. 2) You have to drill your own holes. This is not a big deal, but you are supposed to use either a special plastic drill bit or a modified regular bit. 3) Polycarbonate plastic should have a special sealant; Dicor or Proflex not recommended. One of the special sealants is Surebond SB140. My install required two tubes. I put butyl under the skylight lip.
daamac 03/08/15 08:26am General RVing Issues
Consequences of reversed polarity

Today my EMS (Progressive Industries, 30 Amp, hard wired) detected a reversed polarity condition at the 30 amp outlet on a campground power pedestal. I plugged into the 50 amp plug using a 50 to 30 amp dogbone and all is well. However, I'm trying to understand the potential consequences of such a reversed polarity condition. One dangerous consequence would be if a neutral wire touched a metal piece, that piece would be energized with 120 volts. What are the other possible consequences of this condition? And yes, I reported the reversed polarity condition to the campground office so that some other person won't have an issue.
daamac 02/27/15 05:30pm Tech Issues
RE: North Padre National Seashore NP to Big Bend NP

Big Bend National Park is definitely worth the trip. Big Bend Ranch State Park is also. It is a fairly new park, and is not as well known. If anything, the hiking trails at BBRSP are more rugged than those in the national park; the scenery is similar, but different from the national park - generally much more rocky. There are no sites at BBRSP that are really "friendly" for RV's. There are several private RV parks in Laitas - near the border of BBRSP - that are nice. BBRSP is not as large as the National Park, but is still huge by most any definition. My favorite place in Lajitas to RV camp is Maverick Ranch.
daamac 02/03/15 12:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Water too hot during Navy shower

As others did, I installed a check valve in the cold water line (as close as possible to the shower faucet) and completely eliminated the problem of scalding hot water at first when turning on the shower head valve.
daamac 02/02/15 05:47am Beginning RVing
RE: New Skylight: Dicor, or Eternabond, or both?

There seems to be a range of opinions. Thanks for all comments. If your new skylight is polycarbonate (Lexan?) do not use Dicor. There is a different caulk that is recommended, but I can't remember the name. I did some searches regarding polycarbonate skylight sealants and found mention of Surebond SB140 Skylight sealant... here's a link:SB-140. SB-140 specs state it is compatable with rubber - like my EPDM roof. So this is the correct sealant.... Right?
daamac 02/01/15 04:26pm Tech Issues
New Skylight: Dicor, or Eternabond, or both?

I'm putting a new skylight on my trailer. I have used Eternabond over all caulking on the roof. The new skylight will be installed using butyl caulk between the lip of the skylight and the roof membrane. Should I: 1) use Eternabond only over the screws and lip of the skylight 2) or should I first use Dicor, let the Dicor cure, and apply Eternabond over the Dicor?
daamac 02/01/15 10:36am Tech Issues
Odd cause for small squeak

Many trailers make lots of squeaks when moving and my trailer is no exception. But it has had one small squeak that could be heard when the trailer is parked. The squeak would occur when anyone was moving around in the trailer. Today I found the cause. I isolated the squeak to one wheel (Dexter axle, 12 x 2 brakes). I removed the drum and when I pulled off the drum it stuck about half way off. I pulled harder and it came off. I found a problem with a seal; the small spring in the lip of the seal had popped out and the spring caught on the end of the axle as I was pulling off the wheel. I replaced the seal, and now no more squeaking when the wheel moves a bit. I guess the out of place spring would occasionally scrape on the axle when the wheel rotated. What makes a spring pop out of a wheel seal?
daamac 01/21/15 01:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Tires for my travel trailer

Check the pressure rating of you rims as well as the weight specs. I'm not sure that a rim rated for 2600 lbs will be rated for 80PSI, which is the pressure you'd need for a load range "E" tire.
daamac 01/21/15 06:25am Travel Trailers
RE: how to turn off converter easily

Here's another thought: if you just plug in the trailer umbilical into the inverter and assuming you have typical RV appliances, you'll be supplying AC power to everything, including the microwave, the refrigerator AC heater, and the water heater AC heater.
daamac 01/10/15 08:59am Tech Issues
RE: Win 7,Firefox help

RGar974417, On my HP laptop, the up and down arrow keys share Page Up and Page Down. A key press of just the up or down key results in one line movement; if I hold down a special "fn" key and then press the up or down arrow key the result is a page movement. Could your issue result from something like this?
daamac 01/10/15 08:52am Technology Corner
RE: Texas Park Reservations question.

Yes. You'll only have to pay for one night when you reserve, and your coupon will be applied to the total bill when you pay the balance when you check in at the park.
daamac 01/03/15 08:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Other items to think about during roof replacement?

If you have any possible interest in having a 2nd AC (and don't have one) you could check the roof to make sure that framing is in place to support the 2nd AC and that electrical wiring is convenient. If you are interested in a skylight, consider getting one made out of Lexan - much more resistant to damage from hail than the cheapo skylights many manufacturers use.
daamac 12/25/14 09:07am Fifth-Wheels
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