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RE: laurel Creek Rd Tunnel Height

Thanks for your help. I have been camping in the Cove for years and have never given the height of that tunnel a second thought. My BIL is planning to camp there this fall and asked me about it. I looked and didn't find anything. I told him I would ask here because somebody here always knows the answer. Love this place.
Katdaddy 08/08/19 03:31pm Roads and Routes
laurel Creek Rd Tunnel Height

Does anyone know the tunnel height on Laurel Creek Road going to Cades Cove? I have looked and cannot find it. Thanks.
Katdaddy 08/07/19 08:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Frosting in freezer

Quick update on my problem and the final fix. I tried heating the seals (thanks again for that tip). They appeared to be sealing to the frame fine. Checked door alignment, all looked good. Still had frost. I did some further reading in the manuals and noticed a suggestion to caulk between the outer frame and inner liner. I tried caulking the freezer. Better, but not perfect. I then caulked the fridge section too. Success! On my original fridge the freezer door would have a suction and be impossible to open immediately after closing. New one wouldn't do that, until after I caulked. Now it sucks down tight just like the original. I don't know why I had to do the caulking to get it to seal right, but whatever works. Thanks again for your taking the time to help me with this.
Katdaddy 07/23/19 09:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Mechanically Challenged RVer

YouTube and this forum are your friends. A lot of projects are scary, until you watch someone else do it and see how simple it really is.
Katdaddy 05/29/19 09:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: Frosting in freezer

Take 4 cotton balls. Place one in each corner UNDER the freezer door seal Then use a hair dryer and warm the seal completely. 2 people.2 hair dryers works best When the seal is completely warmed...close the door and let it cool...this will reset the seals to frame After cooling completely remove the cotton balls Door should be aligned with frame...... See pg 18 for tips on adjusting doors Service Manual Thanks! I will give this a try.
Katdaddy 05/28/19 07:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Frosting in freezer

Frost is from moisture Moisture from opening/closing freezer door. Moisture from door seals leaking Moisture from warm unfrozen foods placed in freezer Got that. The door opening/closing has been kept to a minimum, no warm foods placed in freezer. Everything is put in house fridge/freezer first. I figure door seals are the problem. I haven't been able to find anything on adjusting them.
Katdaddy 05/28/19 09:09am Tech Issues
Frosting in freezer

We had to replace our old fridge back in January. The new fridge works great, everything nice and cold. The only issue we have is we keep getting frost in the freezer in the middle of the door. Never had that happen with the old unit. And the back wall seems to be frosting up quicker. Seals seem to be sealing up properly. Has anyone else encounter this and do you have any tips or tricks that I might try? Unit is a Dometic 2652. Thanks for your help.
Katdaddy 05/28/19 08:06am Tech Issues
RE: Redplacement Awning Fabric

Thanks for the suggestions. Gives me something to work with.
Katdaddy 03/14/19 08:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Redplacement Awning Fabric

But assuming it took 10+ years to wear out, by the time the new canvas wears out, odds are the trailer will be replaced, so probably not a big deal. I haven't really given that a lot of thought but, good point.
Katdaddy 03/12/19 08:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Redplacement Awning Fabric

I believe I got mine from Camping World but that was a few years ago. But if doing it yourself,go on Youtube for a video on how to do it. Yes, planning on doing it myself. Just trying to find the best dealer and price from others who have replaced theirs. And what fabric to use. There seems to be a multitude of options to choose from.
Katdaddy 03/11/19 08:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Redplacement Awning Fabric

You might be interested in the project I did to protect my awning in that upper section where it takes a beating from the sun. Try this link and let me know if you can see my stuff. -Speak That's pretty slick. I will have to keep that in mind.
Katdaddy 03/11/19 07:53pm General RVing Issues
Redplacement Awning Fabric

My awning fabric is toast. I am looking for recommendations on replacement fabric and best place to order from. When parked at home the fabric side faces south so the sun killed the original fabric. Can I replace original with something that includes a cover or is it a good idea to rig up something to just use while the camper is sitting at home? Original is A&E Sunchaser awning, 18 foot, I believe. As always, thanks for all ideas and comments.
Katdaddy 03/11/19 01:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atwood range not lighting

Mine takes spells. Sometimes it lights with the little sparker thingy and sometimes I have to use a lighter. It always appears to be sparking, even when I have to use the lighter????
Katdaddy 02/03/19 08:32pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: One more battery question

Some batteries do like a deep cycle once in a while. I usually turn on all the lights and fans which gets me about a 25 amp draw and leave it till the batts are at 50%. (Trimetric.) Then recharge. This is pretty much the way I've been doing it. I just thought I would check and see if anyone had a better idea. Thanks for your help.
Katdaddy 01/27/19 01:39pm Tech Issues
RE: One more battery question

How did you come to believe that 'cycling a battery' is a good idea? HTH; John I let a new set of batteries sit on float for a period of time and lost some capacity. When I asked here I was told to cycle the batteries for better performance. So far it has worked.
Katdaddy 01/26/19 08:44pm Tech Issues
One more battery question

What is the best way that you have found to discharge your camper batteries when the camper is sitting at home to cycle the batteries?
Katdaddy 01/26/19 08:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Insulation around fridge

While you have the fridge out, look up a tthe vent in the ceiling. If it's just a rectangular hole in an otherwise flat ceiling then your missing out. The effect of fixing it will be greater than insulating because with better flow, it wont have to run as much. But it's up to you. Good luck. It is a rectangular opening above the fridge. How did you modify this for better performance?
Katdaddy 01/12/19 12:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Insulation around fridge

I've used 1" bat insulation from Home Depot in the past. If you don't have that much room you could use 1/2" rigid foam insulation. You might also check the installation manual for clearances and how to shape a chimney flue. Doing all of these things makes a huge difference in how the fridge performs, especially in hot weather. I just spent two days doing all of that on the new TT as I had done to the last one. A good winter project! I'm going to have to say the chimney works just fine as is. We have lots of hot days in south Mississippi and never had any problems with the fridge holding temps. And, the insulation was missing in several areas on the original install from the factory. I was just wondering if the bat insulation or foam boards were any better.
Katdaddy 01/11/19 07:54pm Tech Issues
Insulation around fridge

My fridge died recently. I have a new one coming and I am looking for suggestions for insulation around the fridge for the new installation. As you might expect, the insulation job from the factory was less than optimal. Looking for any ideas from those who have replaced their fridges as to what you used. As always, thanks for your help.
Katdaddy 01/11/19 01:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic fridge issue

While searching earlier found a video suggesting bypassing controls to verify if cooling unit is working. Basically hooking heating unit up direct. I did this and the temp inside fridge hasn't budged. I am now convinced that the cooling unit is toast. I was hoping for something simple but no luck. Time for a new fridge. Has anyone replaced a unit themselves. This one is 13 years old. Is new unit direct replacement? And, as always, thanks to everyone for your help.
Katdaddy 01/02/19 07:23pm Tech Issues
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