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RE: Drop Ceiling

Chances are under the strips the ceiling panels are stapled and glued in place. It would be difficult to remove a panel without damaging it to the point it could not be reused. You may be able to run wiring through overhead cabinets and then fish wiring to a hole cut in the panel where you would like the lights. An alternative is to use Panduit Surface Mount Raceway to run wires where you need them. http://www.metrosalessolutions.com/imgs/products/pand-surfaceraceway.jpg Something like this
the bear II 06/13/16 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about gas/electric water heater

Our 5th wheel is 22 years old and has gas/electric water heater. I remember seeing a kit you could buy to retrofit a water heater with an electric element to replace the anode rod. That sounds like what you might have.
the bear II 06/13/16 08:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Moving the 5 th wheel with only 2 weels

X2 either axle as long as the same axle.
the bear II 06/13/16 08:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Using 4wd to slow down

EB = Exhaust Brake TH = Toy Hauler
the bear II 06/13/16 08:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Built in or Portable Gen for a pull behind Toy Hauler

We ordered an Onan installed in our 5th wheel and it was great. When it was about 10 years old it broke. We were on a trip with lots of boondocking so we went to the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer and bought 2 Honda 2000i generators with the parallel Kit. Total about $1800 versus $4000 to replace the Onan. Although it was convenient to have the remote start with the Onan, having to manually start the Hondas hasn't been a real problem. Now There are portables with remote start using a key fob. Here's what I like about the portables: I can carry just one if we won't need air conditioning. Or carry the two if we will need air conditioning or other high draw electrical appliance. I can use them away from the 5th wheel. I've used them at home when th power went out and was going to be out for 36 hours. I've used them on a job site to power an electric jackhammer I used them while tent camping at offroad races to run a TV and DVD player to entertain the pit crew with a movie while we sat around the campfire. To run power tools while helping a friend to build a remote cabin At the storage lot where we keep our 5th wheel to provide power for cleaning, repairs and maintenance. The flexibility of the portables make them my choice. If buying today I would get one of the remote start portables. Here's a youtube of one in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28JGt18fBVQ Biggest problem is theft. You need to make sure the portables are locked up during the day with more than just a bicycle lock/chain/cable. You need something heavy duty. I use a 1 inch in diameter cable lock made for large motorcycles and a logging chain with a high strength pad lock. At night I lock the generators up in the cab of my truck. They both fit in the floor area of the front seat.
the bear II 06/10/16 01:23pm Toy Haulers
RE: Running roof air on TH using a portable gen while driving?

Have done this several times. I use small bungee cords to secure the extension cord from the pickup to the trailer. Be sure to secure your generator to prevent theft and it falling or bouncing over.
the bear II 06/10/16 09:49am Beginning RVing
RE: Great.....my "new to me" 2011 TT has a rotted spot in floor!

If it's near a window, I would check the seal on the window where the window frame meets the siding on the trailer. I had a couple of windows that the chalking around the frame had cracked at the top of the window. The water would follow the frame to the bottom and then run down the inside of the wall and puddle on the floor. I resealed all of the window frames. Also check under the trailer to make sure the membrane isn't torn or missing and allowing water to spray up
the bear II 06/09/16 08:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Going to Yellowstone? Don't do this... (part 2)

As a kid in 1959 I remember there were only a few boardwalks. For the most part you had to stay on a path marked by signs or rocks. It was easy to get close to the geothermal features. One of the little girls in our party backed up while we were viewing one of the geysers and her heel dropped into a small mud pot. She had second degree burns. Later trips to Yellowstone and the boardwalks had been put in place; folks still seem to ignore the warnings.
the bear II 06/08/16 12:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Getting TT up a steep driveway?

X2 boards
the bear II 06/08/16 12:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: Water Pressure Issue

During construction some manufacturers are not good about cleaning the freshwater system and little pieces of construction debris is left in the system to float around until it gets caught in the filter of the faucets and shower head. For the first several years it's common to end up with clogged filters/screens. Another cause is city water or well water... The pumps can suck up small particles of sand. Or the water will contain calcium/lime and clog the screens.
the bear II 06/08/16 09:12am Tech Issues
RE: What's your favorite spaghetti sauce?

the bear II 06/08/16 09:06am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: A Safety Lesson Learned

I broke down on a city street in my truck one time. Not towing just the truck. I put the flashers on, the hood up and three of the triangles. Most cars went around but a few pulled right up to the triangles as if they thought I would be moving soon. One of these idiots ran over all 3 triangles as he pulled out from behind my truck. I couldn't catch him or get his plate number. Now with the triangles smashed cars were constantly pulling right up behind my truck. It was a real traffic mess.
the bear II 06/08/16 07:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Slow moving Speeder

This is a common problem in California since everyone seems to be in a hurry no matter how dangerous the road is. Well I would say you would have a good fight in court for the law to prove you were obstructing traffic while speeding. I do try to pull over if there are 5 or more vehicles behind me. I usually get thankful beeps from the folks as they speed pass while I'm waiting in the turnout, which makes me feel like I did the right thing.
the bear II 06/06/16 04:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Waxed the camper this weekend. Any tips/tricks for future?

I pay a detailer to wax mine every two years. I wash it each time we take it out using a long handled soft brush that attaches to a garden hose. I rinse it with Turtle Wax wash and wax every 6 months.
the bear II 06/06/16 12:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Landing gear

I've seen blocks like that RV'ers have built. The one I liked the most the RV'er had added a staple shaped piece of steel rod that stuck up from the block at a slight angle about two feet. He used this to maneuver each block into place. He hardly had to bend over.
the bear II 06/06/16 10:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: fantastic fan create-a-breeze

we have one up front in the bedroom area and one at the rear in the kitchen. Both are thermostat controlled and reverse-able plus 3 speeds. Typically I will put the one in the front on exhaust with hi speed and the one in the rear on in flow with it on low speed. Keeps the air in the RV moving and from getting stale. The one in the bedroom is over the bed so at night we can use it as a ceiling fan to pull in fresh air.
the bear II 06/03/16 01:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camera on Roof?

In 21 years towing a 5th wheel all over the U.S. only came upon one railroad bridge without a height marking. I stopped and climbed the ladder to see if I would make it.... No. Backed up and turned around.
the bear II 06/03/16 01:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camera on Roof?

In 21 years towing a 5th wheel all over the U.S. only came upon one railroad bridge without a height marking. I stopped and climbed the ladder to see if I would make it.... No. Backed up and turned around.
the bear II 06/03/16 01:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ideas for roof storage bins?

Look for hidden areas in the RV. For example in ours I found a large space (1foot X 2 feet) off to the side of one of the storage compartments. It was used to run the heating duct, some electrical and plumbing but there was still room for stuff I don't use often. Another spot I found was under the step leading up to the bed. I pried the tread off and there is a compartment perfect for my flashlights, flares and other breakdown supplies. I put a hinge on the tread so I could raise it up to access the compartment. Under the RV is lots of available space. Have some custom steel boxes built or use some of the pre-made boxes used on utility and semi trucks.
the bear II 06/03/16 08:32am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Another AC question

Is it possible where you are staying has bad electricity... low voltage or power spikes ?
the bear II 06/03/16 08:22am Tech Issues
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