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RE: Storing/Transporting your Waste Storage Tote Along

How do you transport your Tote Along ? We’re probably going to put it in the back of the truck, but thought I’d ask if anyone has any DIY ideas. We have a 42 gallon tote along and our TT doesn’t have a ladder on back, just the bumper/spare. Thank you in advance As the empty tote isn't heavy, you could probably fabricate a bumper mounted rack from angle iron and 4 inch (square) U-bolts. Secure the tote to the rack with a rachet nylon strap. This was my solution for transporting a small rectangular charcoal grill on our 18 foot 'weekend' camper. I didn't want it in the bay where remaining ashes could leak. Black spray paint matched to the bumper. Hint, put assembly bolt heads facing the tote with locking nuts outside.
JimJohnson 06/11/21 03:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Winegard mast orientation while driving

I gave up and created my own RV TV antenna. I purchased a General Electric Ultra Edge Outdoor HD TV Antenna - basically an oversized and sturdier version of the indoor flat plastic panels. Package rated for 60 miles and meant to be mounted to the side of a house; so I also purchased a 'make your own' window screen kit, mounted the antenna to the screen, salvaged the mount from the old (very old) batwing and attached that to the screen. The antenna moves just like the batwing to maintain the correct orientation. I also replaced the external coax and by-passed the Winegard 12v power injector. https://www.agatereef.org/images/rvantenna/Salvaged batwing bracket.jpg https://www.agatereef.org/images/rvantenna/parts.jpg https://www.agatereef.org/images/rvantenna/Dry Fit Antenna-Screen.jpg https://www.agatereef.org/images/rvantenna/Finished back.jpg https://www.agatereef.org/images/rvantenna/Mounted up.jpg
JimJohnson 05/26/21 02:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Winegard mast orientation while driving

Looked up the dimensions and the Jack antenna is too wide for the current space between AC and vent. Ditto for cutting off the UHF radials, all but the last one would have to go. So far, my choices are to sit across the roof in front of the AC unit (the roof is flat in both directions on this camper) or purchase this and mount it to the top-most mast arm: General Electric Ultra Edge Outdoor HD TV Antenna I'd prefer the Winegard add-on.
JimJohnson 04/18/21 06:57am Technology Corner
Winegard mast orientation while driving

On almost every RV I've seen, the storage position of the Winegard batwing (Sensar) mast is along the length of the RV, front toward back. Would I run into any problems if instead I store the mast from side to side while driving? Here is why... We have a 2008 little (18') travel trailer with a Winegard batwing & mast. The batwing & mast just fits between the AC unit and the refrigerator vent. This older batwing mostly supports VHF frequencies and with the switch to HDTV, most broadcasters use UHF frequencies. Winegard makes a bolt on UHF booster for these legacy batwings, but I don't have enough room to store it between the AC and refrigerator vent. However if I lower the mast 90 degrees - across the width of the trailer, I have plenty of space for the UHF add-on. I wrote Winegard many days ago with this question and so far have no response.
JimJohnson 04/17/21 06:58pm Technology Corner
RE: Water tanks

Wanting to extend the water drain outlet so it reaches the edgeof the tank, like to put a tap on it.what can I use? John Assuming it won't spend a lot of time in the direct sun, you can purchase some inexpensive flexible plastic line (not PEX) and a 1/4 turn sink/toilet shut off valve. clamp the line to your current valve and leave it open, controlling the drain from your newly and more conveniently mounted shut off. This type of valve was installed by the manufacture on our 13 year-old mini travel trailer we use for overnight hops. They still work fine on the fresh water tank and off the PEX low-point drains.
JimJohnson 04/15/21 08:50am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Slide rubber

depends on the level of deterioration whether they are salvageable. Not pointing a finger at you, but you can tell who has high use of their RVs and who are 'grab & go' weekenders. Typically folks who use their RVs a lot, do the needed maintenance; weekenders don't. Cleaning and UV protection is critical; especially the rubber and plastic parts. There are plenty of high-quality products on the market. If you don't make the time to use them, you will be opening your wallet further doing repairs.
JimJohnson 01/04/21 09:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Building fence post sewer hose storage. Need 5.5" caps

I have a screw through the hollow bumper and rubber cap at one end. The other end has a Camco magnetic mount cap that has lugs to attach to the waste hose. 1/4 turn to lock the cap to the end of the hose, and the magnet holds the cap closed to the bumper. Even if the cap is bumped off the end of the bumper, a significant portion of the hose would have to be pulled out of the bumper to lose the cap.
JimJohnson 12/28/20 03:59pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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