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RE: RULER reading???

Use a different photo sharing service. Photobucket wants $$. Google photos works fine. Can you link here to google photos?Yup. Like this: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RHHpfd-AaDT06qRNMSds1wf2bpFy5I5Yj6RWpmajPeiefMAZq1Ujc0yI6-ba9x3SQQ3SE95t-UjpeSsY-bf1tyIFdsMTyUVJes_LGqXu2stfEbbknfWtWDYjK64ouEUz8diQBXxMGtrDC9KTyqD_EsU-bPb1vzLcnkVwKtHbfemLSpo8HY3ZiJF4vRJFyOm9RL-PlQeawaKydvwIeXTCclpFsz8iCbwazjxZhAMXXmyB1wxx3lT8eBfjkhimkvpm1sxKZgMHiJLz5cBscq4CMXxNI3XOy2b7n3OR7oauKHg0wEpocEgOYjaGNY0NghcIogMGiLveummfHBTyuOVK8eKhNEem7HxNmA_NcTJBwj2tgOv5MSlJYPmrDjZyNmNsOf23USGdI_s6-dOGD25KB8BdooVs3GSdw7fuqlh7Nn8Lbi5ZcKdsruDWA_OG-e9Op_vj04ZPJdYROC9kJ1bI7KdU_vapfvI477tSX94NxEjA_1bzIbkqMzWhuZJ2hZdx7pO8EAMZteWRDmQWFjtq7MfjYhX1GKZ7srjEauYCmxpX3Irhi93ZSTh_EaGjc20-M0Ah5Twqu6nviYxUb_QrqHf_aUtSVjDqM4K-uD7_XEuc--mzfRjyEEJd7B55kBqtKolKroObvXMQWjfC0LHNzGP25-dsJ_jwl4k9c-I_vlg2MP9a=w1208-h906-no width=640 Wow, that is a splendid picture of a little grey circle with a minus sign in the middle!! Joking of course. :B
BobsYourUncle 10/12/19 05:38pm Tech Issues
RE: RULER reading???

Use a different photo sharing service. Photobucket wants $$. Google photos works fine. Can you link here to google photos?
BobsYourUncle 10/12/19 08:33am Tech Issues
RE: Is a cover necessary ?

I've often pondered that point myself... The single biggest reason I can think of to not have a cover is the wind. Although the material may be soft, I would think wind would be an issue. Not from the standpoint of keeping the thing on, but rather for potential damage from constant rubbing on the finished surfaces. Wouldn't take long for it to start leaving rub marks.
BobsYourUncle 10/11/19 09:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to eat a onion ring

Let them cool just a bit so you don't burn your tongue or chin... Then just do the man thing and shove it all in your mouth in one piece. If it won't fit, shove harder, make it fit. Open wider if you have to. This is what men do.. Oink! :B
BobsYourUncle 10/11/19 09:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: RULER reading???

Top of your tape is in 1/16ths increments. Bottom of the tape is in 1/32" increments. Your drawn on pointer indicates 11/16" It's not 3/4" I wouldn't drill larger than 5/8" for the pin. Even drilling 11/16" will give you a loose fitting pin. Drill 5/8, then try it, it will likely be ok. If it's a touch tight, run the 5/8 bit in and out a few times. This will knock about a 64th more off the hole and should be ample. If you absolutely have to go bigger, seek out a 21/32" bit, no bigger. You don't want it too loose. Do remember, you can always drill it a bit bigger, but you can't drill it smaller!
BobsYourUncle 10/11/19 09:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing a Travel Trailer floor

Putting things into perspective, with the aforementioned TT rebuild I did, all the work I described in my previous post, I didn't mention that I actually rebuilt nearly 100% of the entire thing, only exception being a few floor joists that somehow escaped the rot. Roof, walls, floor, furniture and partitions etc, all completely rebuilt with new wood. I figured, the stuff is out anyways, cannot match the paneling of the original. most of it is rotten on the bottom anyways, may as well rebuild all of the furniture, partitions etc while I have it apart. Labor wise, I roughly figure I had about 1000 hours of my own time into it. Yes I took my time, but like my father taught me, If a job is worth doing, its worth doing right. I also spent, I forget exactly, but somewhere around 4G in materials too. Maybe more, I never had the guts to total it all up. I'd be depressed if I did that! No, it is never worth rebuilding an RV of any kind. You will get upside down in a heck of a hurry. After I was too far into it to quit, I still had a 1981 Citation 25 foot TT, and it was far from complete when I sold it for parts for $1750. Unless you are madly in love with this thing, and want to be buried in it one day, I can tell you from personal experience that it isn't worth it. I could have spent those 1000 hours camping instead.
BobsYourUncle 10/06/19 07:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing a Travel Trailer floor

I have done this task myself. I once replaced the entire floor of an old TT I rebuilt. It is extremely labor intense. Ripping up the old floor and putting a new one down is the easy part. The hard part is all the prep work to get it ready for the task. When the factory builds them, the floor is done first before anything else. So the plywood or OSB if used is put on in full sheets front to back. Then the sheet goods, lino or whatever is laid down in one piece, front to back. Ducts, pipes, wiring and such is all run inside the floor. Then they poke holes throughout for the various vents, pipes and more. Then the walls, cabinets, partitions etc are all put in place and screwed down to the floor. Gas lines, water lines, electrical are all run to their service points for appliance and fixture hookup. Get the picture? It's rather elaborate. In order to replace the floor properly, you need to get all this stuff out of the way to replace the floor sheeting in one piece, edge to edge of the unit. This is critical for the structural integrity of the thing. It is needed so it doesn't come apart when its bouncing and swaying down the highway. Some people will say just cut around everything and piece the floor in there.... Very bad idea for the previously mentioned reasons. It won't stay together properly. You can do a small section like this but not the whole floor. When I did mine, I disconnected everything, removed everything inside to a hollow shell. I pulled the siding off the outside and disconnected the walls from the floor, only leaving it strategically tacked to hold it together. Then, in sections, I raised the walls and roof as a unit, and removed the rotten floor, replaced the floor joists and insulation, and then ran my new plywood in, sliding it under the bottom of the walls. A few sheets in, I screwed the walls back down and did the other end. Once it was done, the entire floor replaced, I put new flooring down, sheet goods, linoleum, in one piece, end to end. Same thing, I lifted the walls off the floor to do it. I weather barriered the perimeter with Bakor Blueskin membrane from the top of the floor under the walls, down the outside face of the floor and joists. Then I rebuilt everything, including the walls, partitions, furniture, everything, and screwed it all back down over the new floor. Yeah, it was a pile of work for sure, but it was done right.
BobsYourUncle 10/05/19 08:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Heavy snow in southern Alberta

Yeah, unbelievable here! I live in the very south end of Calgary and its been snowing steady since yesterday. A lot of accumulation here. Neighbors and I have all been taking turns on the shoveling.... Looking out the window as I write this, it's still coming down hard and steady. Going to continue here until Monday afternoon. Wasn't it summer just over a week ago? We filled our bird feeder 3 times today. Poor little guys have nothing to eat! Some guy parked across the street with his TT hooked on.... Not going anywhere for a while. Cousin a bit southeast of Leduc says they havent seen snow there yet.
BobsYourUncle 09/29/19 10:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Printer

I have a small battery powered printer I carry for those times when I need to print something. Canon iP100. It has an onboard rechargeable battery, so you could be out in the middle of a field somewhere with a laptop and you can print stuff. Or run it off AC power. It's compact so doesn't take up much room.
BobsYourUncle 09/29/19 03:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Discontinued Keystone decals

Check out RVGraphics.us I contacted them for mine and they have a really comprehensive listing of available graphics. Pretty sure they make them, based on the make, model etc info you give them. I got a price to supply me with everything I need to redo my whole TT. Thought it was reasonable. Click on their contact page. There is a form you can fill out.
BobsYourUncle 09/28/19 10:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Find any place on the planet without an address

My phrase will be: "Let's Ponder Antidisestablishmentarianism" :B
BobsYourUncle 09/28/19 08:43am Technology Corner
RE: US Border agent gave my passport to.....??

Wow Gary! That's really something.... And the Oroville crossing is a very small one too, I remember the days in the 70s when all we had to do is tell them we are going there for coffee! We used to call it Hooterville :)
BobsYourUncle 09/24/19 09:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Who do we notify when moderators break the rules?

Perhaps this concern is something to be taken straight to admin. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe admin basically runs the forum, with the mods being "second in command" to him. I think that admin is in charge of the appointment and delegation of the mods. Again, correct me if I am wrong here.
BobsYourUncle 09/22/19 08:03am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Not A Joke Top Off With Gasoline or Diesel

Buy CANADIAN oil, not blood oil. Lots of oil in Alberta.... Too bad we are landlocked...
BobsYourUncle 09/15/19 07:38am Tech Issues
RE: Cost of these materials to build this?

No pic
BobsYourUncle 09/12/19 08:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Radiator performance? Life expectancy?

Thanks for the comments and insight everyone. I appreciate you all.
BobsYourUncle 09/10/19 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Radiator performance? Life expectancy?

So you have the original coolant in it ! That would make me nervous also. Dexcool turns to sludge if it gets too hot. Really hard to clean out. Guess I should have stated myself better and more clearly. Not the original coolant in there. What I meant was I have never done the service work of a power flush to clean it out. When I replaced both heads last summer, the coolant was in fact replaced, just not flushed as we do to clean it all out. There was a little residual in the bottom of the block, but nothing more.
BobsYourUncle 09/10/19 10:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Radiator performance? Life expectancy?

Guess I should have considered the water pump too. It is original. Coolant has been changed last summer when I blew a head gasket. Hoses were all changed at the same time, as was the thermostat. Coolant top ups have been very few and far between, it has never really used much. Water here is hard too.
BobsYourUncle 09/10/19 06:28am Tech Issues
Radiator performance? Life expectancy?

Just thought I'd put this out to you guys, since you are all so smart!! :B Truck in sig, getting old. 393,500 K on the odometer. (244,509 miles) I noticed while towing 8000 pounds of trailer in addition to my rack and toolboxes at about 2000 pounds, that it was really easy for the temperature to creep up going up minor grades. It was Saskatchewan in August, pretty warm, but not real hot. Not a lot of serious hills in Sask. Took it very easy, cruised st about 60 - 63 MPH most of the time, watching the gauges like a hawk. Fan kicked in a few times as the temp gauge crept up. I don't recall this ever being an issue in the past. Planning a trip through the Rockies close to the coast of BC in a couple weeks. Some really serious grades to pull on that highway. I'm wondering what I should expect from my radiator. It is original and has never been touched, flushed or anything. I wonder what the life expectancy of the rad is.... Further wondering if it could be starting to plug up inside, with reduced flow. I have always kept the proper mix of Dexcool in it since new. Any thoughts?
BobsYourUncle 09/09/19 09:01pm Tech Issues
RE: For all the "can i tow it with my xxxxx?" questions

Driver is likely checking the odometer and surprised at how much his mileage has gone down towing. “Man, I shoulda got me a diesel rig! This gas burner’s thirsty!” Yeah, a Volkswagon diesel Jetta would have been perfect!
BobsYourUncle 09/03/19 06:26am Beginning RVing
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