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RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This kit is the one I have except it came in a black plastic fitted case and has 2 drill bits. I like that the part with the toggle clamp can be screwed down to the workbench, but there is still the portable piece that you just move the drill guide to and it mounts to the vise grip so that you can use it on pieces too big to put on the bench. The vacuum attachment works well, but I don't like listening to the vacuum running so I rarely, if ever, use it.
STBRetired 05/29/20 07:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Yeah, that makes sense. The Kreg jig moves up on thicker stock so that the screw will exit the stock in the center of the edge. That is why your screws are not centered in the piece. You essentially lowered the jig by raising the workpiece so it shifted the hole towards the edge. BTW, you can get the screws in either head style in any length. Some stores just don't carry the complete collection. But like you said, one the glue sets, it does most of the holding anyway.
STBRetired 05/29/20 08:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Don't you need 1 more horizontal piece across the top? Might be easier to put in on before you fasten the face frame to the cabinet.
STBRetired 05/28/20 08:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Quick question, just because I'm curious. Why isn't the top shelf lower so that it would form the bottom of the upper cabinet? Are you planning on putting under cabinet lighting in and using the face frame as a valance to hide the fixture? That walnut will look great once finished.
STBRetired 05/27/20 07:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hard Core Shopping: Best Laptop Buy For The Buck SSD ?

No less than 8GB RAM, no need for more than 16GB SSD for storage is a definite Resurrected an old Intel Core2 Duo machine with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD when my 9 year old MacBook died. Was slow but got me through until new MacBook arrived. I would look for an I5 processor. I7 would be overkill if you do mostly internet browsing and email. Can find refurbs out there on Newegg and TigerDirect for just a few hundred. Some will even give you a 1 year warranty. Just an example. Don't know your budget. https://www.newegg.com/aluminum-hp-probook-640-g2/p/N82E16834272236?Description=refurbished%20laptops&cm_re=refurbished_laptops-_-34-272-236-_-Product http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=619674&sku=42126685 Check your PMs
STBRetired 05/27/20 07:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Anybody fix Chicago style pizza in a Dutch oven?

Usually easier to get out for serving if you use a cast iron skillet instead.
STBRetired 05/21/20 07:10pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Atwood Water Heater gas comes on-only electric switch is on

Check was to see if there was continuity between orange and white, not to check for continuity from switch to board. Another easy way to check would be to remove orange wire from board, turn on electric switch and check to see if 12V on orange wire.
STBRetired 05/20/20 12:16pm Tech Issues
RE: V10 Eng, desperate in need of help

Ford has a box that plugs into the OBD port on your vehicle. It sits on the floor and records everything the ECU sees and does. When you have the issue, you push the button on the box and it locks in the previous 10 minutes worth of data. My BIL is a Ford service manager.. That is what they use for intermittent problems.
STBRetired 05/20/20 10:54am Tech Issues
RE: New 12V outlets

Make sure you can get the male plugs with the same current ratings. I did a quick search and only found ones rated for 0.5A. Did not do an extensive search by any means so there are probably some highed current ones out there. Only downsides I see are having a non-standard plug/receptacle configuration will keep you from using whatever the item is in some other vehicle or RV and normally the load side has the female connector and the power supply has the male. The female connector is much easier to short out.
STBRetired 05/19/20 03:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Projector and IR audio?

Just to throw it out there, in the land of the free home of the brave, showing pre-recorded copyrighted content (like a movie) to a large group of people (even for free) is not legal. It's actually a federal felony.Will have to research that before the next movie night. Thought it was only illegal if you charged for the viewing. Lots of churches and schools do movie nights and I really doubt that they contacted the copyright holder to ask permission.
STBRetired 05/18/20 08:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Atwood Water Heater gas comes on-only electric switch is on

Before you install the board, you might want to make sure that the white and orange wires are not shorted together somewhere between the switches and the control board. Just put a meter on them and make sure there's no continuity?Yes, just disconnect both ends and put a meter between them to check for continuity. When I worked HVAC, I saw that in a S&B. Someone hung a picture and put the nail into the thermostat wire. Furnace ran continuously. Could be possible abrasion somewhere in the run of the wiring. Best to check before an unnecessary board replacement.
STBRetired 05/18/20 08:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood Water Heater gas comes on-only electric switch is on

Before you install the board, you might want to make sure that the white and orange wires are not shorted together somewhere between the switches and the control board.
STBRetired 05/18/20 08:59am Tech Issues
RE: Where do you store your Shoes, Boots, Sandals and Slippers

Muddy shoes/work boots go in the basement compartment that's right next to the entrance steps. Normal shoes go in front of the couch or recliner and are a bit of a pain sometimes. Extra shoes go in this weird space between the nightstand and the base of the bed. Enough space there for 2 pairs of shoes. Pairs 4 through 11?? for DW go in one of her overhead cabinets.
STBRetired 05/17/20 08:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Projector and IR audio?

Not sure you need to do that. My projector has small speakers in it that can be heard pretty well up to about 15 feet away when cranked all the way up. Good enough for a small group of people at my site. When it's time for "Monday night at the movies" I take the projector down to the pavillion and feed the audio through a 100 watt portable system. The movies always end before quiet time and anybody in the park is welcome to come watch and make selection suggestions. Has gotten to be fairly popular among the guests. The point is, the small 1 or 2 watt speakers built into the projector don't carry very far and you can have a few friends over to watch without disturbing your neighbors or spending a fortune on audio gear.
STBRetired 05/17/20 08:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Installing new tail lights

Did mine on the MH a few years ago. Don't remember exactly which wire was witch but they did not match the existing wires from the old lights. I seem to recall that the black was the ground, not the white. Ended up just taking the light up to where the battery was to figure out which wire did what.
STBRetired 05/17/20 07:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

It was a brain-fart... which I seem to have more and more of these days. I meant 24/7/365 -- 24 hrs per day per week per year... It might have made more sense to say 'continuously'... :E Maybe 24/7/52 - 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year. Funny thing is, Loctite makes a glue called 352. Not sure it would be appropriate for fulltimin's application as it it heat or light cured. Kinda hard to do that through a TPO membrane.
STBRetired 05/17/20 07:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Microlite 4000 Generator Issue

The manuals for the Onan generators are available online. There is a section on how to adjust the governor.
STBRetired 05/15/20 07:25am Tech Issues
RE: Asking the cooks! I need new microwave.....

I haven’t had good luck baking with ours either but we are at 6,000’ elevation so didn’t know if the poor results were oven related or elevation related. Personally, I have more faith in the actual RV oven.The trick to a convection oven is using it. If you don't use it, you'll never learn the conversions. Everything cooks better in a convection oven, simply because the oven cooks more evenly. Induction cooktops are great too. Boiling water in under a minute sold me.Have convection ovens at the S&B that work just fine. Think is just an issue with this model. Have the Ninja Oven in the MH since it does not have a conventional oven. That serves out baking needs, and a frozen pizza will fit in it. SIL has Advantix (sp?) convection oven in her S&B and loves it. Have used it there with no issues. When we decide to replace ours, that is what we will put in.
STBRetired 05/14/20 03:22pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Snowbirding 2020/21

Already booked my spot for the 2020/2021 season. Like PawPaw n Gram, I vote for option #2.
STBRetired 05/14/20 01:36pm Snowbirds
RE: Asking the cooks! I need new microwave.....

Not a real fan of the convection function on our GE Profile microwave. Works good for low and slow like roasts but not so good on things like cakes and muffins.
STBRetired 05/14/20 01:33pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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