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RE: Horrible customer service

I like to put it a different way.... This applies to anything you want to attach it to: You can't complain about the service... There isn't any!
BobsYourUncle 07/08/20 10:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: Crack in Black Tank

I had a fairly large crack in one of mine a few years ago. Noticed stuff dripping underneath.... I was on the road and didn't want to drop the tank, get it fixed and all that. Busy working, no time. I'll fix it properly when I get home. Being in construction, I always have a great selection of building supplies in my truck tool boxes, including a roll of Bakor Blueskin. This is a peel and stick waterproof membrane used in construction for making things watertight. An extremely sticky tar like adhesive on one side, a smooth flexible 100% waterproof surface on the other. This stuff sticks very firmly to virtually any surface. I emptied my black tank, then jacked up my TT on the side where the crack was, so any remaining waste in the tank went to the other side. I used some fine sandpaper, thoroughly cleaned the area around the crack, and then liberally wet a rag with acetone and washed the area. Then I cut a piece of the Blueskin, pulled the backing off and carefully covered the crack, with several inches of the membrane extending past the crack in all directions, thoroughly putting pressure on it to completely stick to the tank. For good measure, I got out my heat gun (substitute hair dryer here), and got the patch good and warm all over, further working it to the tank with my hand. My temporary fix until I got home worked so well, that it was still there when I sold my TT about 4 years later. It sealed 100% and never leaked again. My crack was right close to the dump pipe.
BobsYourUncle 06/29/20 10:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leaving breakers in the camper on while away?

I cannot imagine any logical reason to turn the breakers off. It makes no sense to me. Why would anyone want to do that? In all the decades I have been camping, I have never heard of doing that.
BobsYourUncle 06/29/20 04:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can’t get a reservation in BC or Alberta?

Nice find! We want a spot at Tunnel Mountain, but good luck with that....
BobsYourUncle 06/28/20 10:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Apartment for rent?

Cleaning out my old pictures from years ago, came across this shot I snapped years ago in my travels. Found it rather amusing, thought I'd share it here: https://i.imgur.com/26UfDEEl.jpg
BobsYourUncle 06/28/20 03:03pm Truck Campers
RE: This one needs a little work

I do Precision Guesswork based on Vague Assumptions & Unreliable Data of Dubious Accuracy provided by persons of Questionable Intellectual Capacity You know.. There is a job I do believe that makes you dementedly qualified for. No that's not a typo but a description of some of the folks doing that job. Well, I am thinking a of a career change!! :B
BobsYourUncle 06/22/20 08:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: This one needs a little work

That'll buff out....
BobsYourUncle 06/21/20 09:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Converter door latch, found and ordered.

When I broke the little nibbies off mine and it wouldn't stay shut, I just wandered into the closest RV parts place and bought one off the shelf. It was about 15 or more years ago, don't remember exactly, but it wasn't very costly. They had a wall bin thingy with all kinds of little oddball things like that in there. Shouldn't be too hard to locate.
BobsYourUncle 06/18/20 10:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Entegra warranty Are you kidding me/

Get a syringe with glue in it. Insert in a spot in the pattern where a small hole is not noticeable and try to spread it around with the tip of the needle. Put a flat weight on the area and give it a couple days to dry. There is a clear surface sealant you can get to close the syringe hole. It kind of melts the top layer chemically then dries. New unit, not your job to do I know. However, 40 to 60 hours means they are ripping out the floor and replacing it. You do not want that, as it will never be the same as original. They will cut around everything. The current floor is underneath all furniture, cabinets etc. They put the floor down first before anything during the build process. It is one piece, end to end. Somebody did that to my TT and the lino all shrunk, pulling away at the edges and is curling up. It's an ugly mess. You will never be happy with a floor replacement like that.
BobsYourUncle 06/12/20 10:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Entry door latch broke!

Mine broke on my TT once. Being Mr. Fixit, I took it apart to see if I could repair it. All cheap pot metal in there, basically junk and not worth the effort to repair. I bought a whole new assembly and installed it. Didn't cost very much and an easy swap. Saved a lot of time too.
BobsYourUncle 06/12/20 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Interesting way to tow a 5er

Dude on the sidewalk has the appropriate expression, hand to the chin, I can just hear him, Hmmmmm..... WTHeck?
BobsYourUncle 06/10/20 09:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Forum having difficulties?

All these moderators and this isn't fixed yet? Been going on way to long Well, if I could politely point out, this isn't a moderator issue. They are likely just as frustrated as we are. The moderators task here is to keep the forum posting in line, that's it. They have nothing whatsoever to do with the internal workings of the forum software. They are regular folks like you or I who were asked or something like that to volunteer to moderate. I'm not sure what the parameters are for that..... They have access to posts and threads and the ability to lock, delete, move, alter any post or thread. Nothing more. Admin has authority over the mods, but he too is likely not a programmer or the one who wrote the forum software code. (I could be wrong there, only admin can correct me) I do know there is a service ticket in for this problem, but that's all I know. Who fixes forum bugs? I don't know, but it isn't the mods. :) :) The tech side of the forum is done by people with programming and other software experience. They have the knowledge to get into the coding of the software and figure out why it is buggy.
BobsYourUncle 05/30/20 10:21pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Buying tires? Check the DOT codes...

What do you consider to be a reasonable date code for tires from the current day? I totally agree with your refusal of 4 year old tires, older than the ones you're replacing. Just asking for my own knowledge, as I really don't know.
BobsYourUncle 05/26/20 09:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: BC Residents only

I've been wondering about this very topic .....snip. It's a tough call, .....snip Gary Hey Gary, I was out on my side X side on Thursday between rain storms and I was way up a logging road when I ran into a BC Natural Resource Officer. After he checked me out for proof of insurance on the sxs, make sure we weren’t drinking alcohol, if we had helmets ( we were stopped having lunch at the time), we got to talking about camping in the bush this summer with issues around BC parks campgrounds/ c-19 etc. He said that they will be doing extensive patrols in the bush this year insuring everybody is following the rules for camping in the bush and following The BC C-19 guidelines / regulations. Now what Laws and regulations they will enforce I can’t tell you but they have really stepped up there presence around here in the Kootenays the last few year and from what this fellow said, they will be more prevalent in the bush in the months to come. It’s going to be a strange summer coming up. Stay safe everyone. Soup. That's interesting and good to know. We always behave on our fishing trip, very respectful of the camping area, clean up everything, including debris from the last 5 campers that left stuff behind and do on. We keep our music low, so it doesnt travel. We have a few drinks, never out of hand or rowdy. We mainly sit around a campfire talking about what hurts and how great we used to be! I just hope that they don't get snarky about my Alberta residency. We have been checked on many times over the past 45 years of fishing trips, never once an issue, and always had a great conversation with the conservation officers. They check our fishing licences, which we always have. Our little aluminum boat has all the safety stuff etc. I just don't want to be sent packing because I'm not a BC resident.
BobsYourUncle 05/23/20 09:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: BC Residents only

I've been wondering about this very topic myself, and how things will play out. I have read some conflicting information, depending on the source. A group of us are planning a fishing trip to a lake near Merritt the first weekend in June. Several of us are attending. 2 from Penticton, 1 from OK Falls, 1 from Kelowna, and myself from Alberta.... I'm wondering if I will run into any kind of challenges since i am no longer a BC resident. I used to live in Penticton years ago. Location is a rough, totally unserviced area by a lake, FCFS. Park ranger wanders through and collects a nominal fee based on nights spent. Hope I don't drive all the way from Calgary, only to be turned away.... Could leave the TT home, come out in my car and occupy a spot in a buddy's MH. I prefer my own space though.
BobsYourUncle 05/22/20 08:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Oh Boy

But the salesman told him he could tow it! Must be true! :W
BobsYourUncle 05/18/20 09:56pm Towing
RE: If getting 'Service Temporarily Unavailable!'

On a Samsung Android tablet device, swipe down will refresh. That's what I do rather than use the back button and reload. Same thing for my Samsung Galaxy phone. I seldom use my computer, primarily use my tablet to come here.
BobsYourUncle 05/15/20 06:39am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

I would be skeptical too, very skeptical. Arctic Fox is a good brand and known for quality. However, having said that, they don't make the springs themselves, they likely outsource them from who knows where. 2 years old, I would contact Arctic Fox and explain the situation to them and respectfully request input before just going with one shops diagnosis. At the very least, get a second opinion. No way I would just put new springs on a near new trailer.
BobsYourUncle 05/10/20 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: What happened to RV.NET?

I guess not everyone got the memo :B Gee, I never got the memo either! What's with that? I've been a member for more than long enough... Can you please forward the memo to me? And along with it some of that nice SoCal sunshine? Thank you. :B
BobsYourUncle 05/08/20 03:28pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Steep Driveway

Don’t do the caster wheels on the rear, loading all that trailer weight on a corner is a good way to twist the frame. Trailer frames are not what they used to be. IMO, your fears are unfounded. All our rigs, even our tow vehicles twist and bend while going down the road. This is part of the design. Lifting the back end while going up or down a driveway will have absolutely no harmful effect whatsoever on the TT. None. OP is talking a small amount of lift. And it is done at a very slow speed, and it is only for a few seconds. Traveling down the road hitting heaves and dips in the road puts so much more flexing on the frame and unit as a whole than a minor temporary back end slight lift ever would. Try it some time with a stabilizer jack. Crank one down and then try opening the door. The door will rack if the frame lifts on one corner. This is normal and nothing to fear. Take any pickup truck and run one wheel up on a knoll or something, then get out and have a look. The truck will be visually twisted. Again, it's all built into the design and absolutely nothing to worry about. Caster wheels are a perfect solution and will work fine with no ill effects. And it will work anywhere where there is a steep entrance to a gas station or other places. Yes, the frame can twist, flex and bend. It is designed to do this.
BobsYourUncle 05/05/20 02:20pm General RVing Issues
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