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RE: Screws backing out

Keep in mind that Stainless Screws are not flexible and may snap off if stressed!
DS Canuck 06/14/21 11:03am Tech Issues
RE: What's the best way to get RV anti-freeze out of system.

The good news is that the pink stuff you used is non toxic and will eventually become so diluted it will not be noticeable! I no longer use antifreeze ,I just drain everything and blow the lines out with compressed air! A compact tire inflator works fine ! I have used the same method to clear our Lawn sprinkler system and drain the water from our home plumbing when taking a winter vacation!
DS Canuck 06/14/21 10:56am Tech Issues
RE: Paneling catching on slide

When the trim around the edges of our slide started binding and pulling loose I used a saw to cut the bottoms off. I then discovered that the cause of the issue was that the rollers under the slide were wearing out which caused the slide to drop shift and bind. Trimming the wood wasn’t necessary , replacing the rollers solved the problem and reattaching the loose trim required double sided carpet tape to hold it in place.
DS Canuck 06/14/21 10:50am Tech Issues
RE: How to match light oak finish on replaced interior wood

Following some of today’s home show trends it seems like anything goes when redecorating rooms. That said I prefer having that warm oak finish whenever possible and have used a stain called golden oak that works quite well in our Dutch Star!.
DS Canuck 06/14/21 10:44am Tech Issues
RE: Can I use any 50 amp extension cord?

Other than using the Air Conditioner I rarely have had to use a 50 Amp outlet .I do have a 30 Amp cord which does occasionally see some use in an RV park but for the most part I find a heavy duty 15 amp extension cord works fine for lights ,fridge and even the microwave oven!
DS Canuck 06/14/21 10:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sewer smell

.fill the traps with freshwater and insert plugs in the drains. Lay a plastic or rubber sheet on the shower drain after filling that drain !weight it down with anything heavy!
DS Canuck 06/09/21 06:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is Facebook killing this site?

I stopped using Facebook for various reasons. As far as this forum is concerned I also quit using it because I was unable to change my password myself! Naturally all my history has vanished which doesn’t really bother me as anything posted here is really only useful if it’s recent!. I learn much more from you folks than I teach !
DS Canuck 06/03/21 11:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Looking for TPMS Recommendation

I wonder if having a TPMS causes fewer physical inspections of the tires? Are we becoming too dependent on electronics . Tires blow out without any warning and while properly inflated. I believe that it is more important to physically inspect my tires checking for bulges and scuff marks as well as pressure and loose lug nuts. Done as a part of each Pretrip checklist before setting off each day . The old school thumping of the tires with a club or hammer tells a lot about finding signs of trouble before anything serious develops particularly if you have duallies. Just saying !
DS Canuck 05/30/21 05:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Kwickie step problems

I’m finding that I need to lubricate my old steps more frequently!
DS Canuck 05/30/21 04:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Satellite Pre-Wiring

You may be able to obtain a wiring diagram from the coach maker. Failing that trial and error is your only real option. In our coach which is n old 1998 Dutchstar everything was labeled from the factory so it’s quite simple to figure things out.
DS Canuck 05/23/21 10:51am Tech Issues
Changed the Slide Topper Fabric

The slide out topper on De Dutchess was looking pretty sad so yesterday I replaced the fabric . I did most of the work myself working from a set of metal steps that my Son has and a sturdy step ladder. Since ours is a1998 Model the hardware portion was still functioning fine and attempting to unscrew the corroded parts was out of the question I tackled the operation by the simplest method . I ran the slide out to its stop then removed the single anti billowing attachment carefully removing the two short screws after a spray of WD 40 and a light tap from the handle of my trusty hammer. At that point I realized that there were a couple of wraps of the material on the outer roller so I merely back wound the roller and secured it in place using an awl that slid into place through a pair of the handy holes cast into the awning ends. I did stick another awl the same way at the other end for good measure. Then it was a fairly simple job to pull the old material out of the channels . I had sprayed the top rail and roller channels with some 3 in one slide out seal lubricant so that wasn’t much of a chore. I then laid the new material down on the clean pavement of the driveway ,laid the old one alongside ,measured twice and using a piece of plastic deck board left over from another project as a cutting board sliced off the extra 34 inches of new material. At that point I commandeered my oldest Grandson who is a tall young fellow to help slide the new fabric into and along the old channel as I fed it from the front he worked his way to the back. Then it was a simple matter to reattach the anti billow piece and cut off the excess plastic cord secure the ends at the channels with some new stainless screws and remove the two retaining awls. Unlike the main awning this slide topper roller does not have a lot of recoil spring strength so it’s not hard to turn it by hand or securely holding it in place. A couple of test runs in and out and the job was done. Not too bad for an Old Fellow! I bought the replacement vinyl fabric on line . It came as a single piece 200 inches by 47 inches with the cords sewn into place . Cost about $80
DS Canuck 05/23/21 10:23am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replacing day/night shades

I have restrung our blinds several times over the years. I use Kite String from Walmart ! As far as cleaning goes this too is doable ! I soak them in a tub of warm water with some liquid detergent . I use the home bathtub . Then air dry ! The rig is old enough to vote ! Oh by the way I replaced all those plastic spools with Stainless Steel Sewing Machine Bobbins!
DS Canuck 05/12/21 11:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Basics of Lithium conversion... I'm lost!

I just watched a series of you tube videos about building a Lithium Iron Phosphate battery for use in an RV. Would this be a suitable replacement for the T105 Trojans which are approaching their retirement age or would I have to replace or reprogram my Existing Morningstar / Bogart Solar charging system .
DS Canuck 04/23/21 01:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Would you switch from Class A to Travel Trailer

We have have had and used everything from a Tent to a Van...Trailer...Fifth Wheel ..class B..C..A gas and finally A Diesel Pusher! All have been fun to use and challenging to camp in! We prefer a Motor Coach above all else and find it the most comfortable.
DS Canuck 04/23/21 01:32pm Class A Motorhomes
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