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RE: jack pads

I took a 4' x 8' sheet of 3/4 CDX plywood and cut it into 18 16" x 16" squares. Glued ans stapled them together in pairs with a piece of old ratchet strap sandwiched in between to make a handle. Gave me 9 16" x 16" X 1.5" pads. My rig is only 22K so no issue at all. I loaned some to a friend whose rig weight out at about 34 and he had no issue with them either. Had them sink in a field when we got 2 days of rain but handle made them easy to pull out. Painted then with Rustoleum paint.
STBRetired 12/01/19 01:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: 12V TVs - Size from 24-32

Get PSW inverter to be safe. The TV in my bedroom has a brick (23") and the brick gets hot when using my 400W MSW inverter, but not when using my 300W PSW.
STBRetired 12/01/19 12:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Upgrade V-10 to Turbo?

Gonzo, my 5-star tuner backs up the original factory tune and will allow me to revert back to it whenever I want. I can then put the 5-star tune back in at a later date. Here in the Land of Taxation, I can pass the emissions test with the 5-start in place. BIL runs a truck shop with an emission lane so we tried it just to see.
STBRetired 12/01/19 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Be careful with the plywood you buy. Have seen some complaints on woodworking forums about plywood from China with outgassing from the glue and delamination issues. US sourced plywood has not had those complaints.
STBRetired 12/01/19 07:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

My built-in GPS has tried to send me down some 2 rut dirt trails on several occasions. So I just had to order a map update from Ford to the tune of $150. My Garmin 760DEZL will occasionally send me the long way around, but it has never tried to have me drive down a cowpath and the map updates are free.
STBRetired 11/26/19 05:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

If you were togo with the rolling storage unit/shower combo, you would need to put some pretty hefty hardware in place to keep it from moving if you had to make a sudden stop or turn to avoid an accident. A tiny home rarely moves so is not as big of an issue there.
STBRetired 11/24/19 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

You're right, Bill. I have 75 fresh and 50 grey and 50 black tanks.
STBRetired 11/21/19 06:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Don't forget that you will need to have fill, overflow, and vent fittings on the top pf the tank so allow space for them between the tank and the countertop. 80 gallons of fresh water implies 80 gallons of waste water. Do you have room for the waste tanks? Say 25 black and 55 grey? Think that fridge, stove, and storage on passenger side can easily balance out 700 pounds of water on driver side.
STBRetired 11/21/19 09:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Other considerations besides just volume need to be taken into consideration. Your 33 X 33 tank would have some serious pyramid issues. A 1 gallon flush would fill that tank to less than 1/4 inch. Hardly enough to control the solids so that you don't end up with the dreaded pyramid. Even if you preload the tank with 5 gallons of water (25% of your capacity) you would still be just barely over 1 inch deep. I fear that would still be problematical. As you increase the depth of the tank you can start to run into headroom issues. Maybe compromise by putting it partially below the floor and heavily insulating that portion. Grey water tank should not have that issue so it can be pretty much be any size/shape you want. You can use the "duckbill" type trap for the shower so that you do not need to allow for room for a standard P trap. Don't forget that you need to run vent lines for the grey and black tanks. Why are you limiting yourself to the original tank sizes? Weight capacity considerations? Wood is not very energy dense and is not always readily available, especially if it's been raining for a while. Propane is energy dense and is usually available in most campgrounds. One o the guys I race with has a catalytic propane heater that mounts in the side of a cabinet so it takes up no floor space. It will run a LONG time on a 20# propane tank. DW might want propane anyway for the stove/oven so that would not require the addition of another fuel storage need. Personally, I'm not a fan of diesel (other than AquaHot or similar) or gasoline heaters. Come to think of it, you will probably have a propane water heater so that should pretty mich drive the selection of the fuel for your cabin heat. Sorry for the long, rambling post, but hey, it's Tuesday.
STBRetired 11/19/19 03:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Where's the furnace and have you considered where the ducts will go? Do you plan on running a heat duct to the area where the water tanks will be? Will you be insulating around the water tanks?
STBRetired 11/18/19 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Serpentine Belt

I have had good experiences with Gates belts on my RV and pickup. Have a Dayco on the car. It's noisey but is holding up just fine.
STBRetired 11/16/19 08:55am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Git crackin, boy. Time's a wastin!
STBRetired 11/16/19 07:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: So Valvoline has this meeting...

Yeah, so how do you ell when it's time for new grease?
STBRetired 11/15/19 07:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

So now that it's all insulated and the door is on, how well does it retain the heat? Better than it did back when it was original? CAn you tell if it's quieter inside now?
STBRetired 11/14/19 07:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

If you want to get a bit fancy with the paint, here's an idea. Look at the red paint on our dragster. https://i.imgur.com/2DPYDphl.jpg Depending upon how the light hits it, it goes from the bright red you see on the top of the car to the deep burgandy that you see on the scoop and side. It's candy brandywine shot over a very fine gold flake over a gold base. Using the gold gives you a deeper color from the candy than you would get if you used white. The flake was just because we wanted the flake for more shimmer in the highlights. You have to look really close to see the flake because we used fine flakes. Putting the flake under the candy also makes it more subtle than if you mixed the flake in the top layer. If you are good with a spray gun, you could probably do this yourself. Me, I can lay paint reasonably well, but I am no good at keeping the flake density even across large areas. You can skip the flake if you want to save a few bucks. But if you do the full deal I would bet you get lots of comments in campgrounds. If you want it more blingy, you would go with a bigger flake, Then you see the individual flakes sparkling under the candy. Saw this on a '33 Ford at World of Wheels. They had put a layer of gold fine flake in clear over the candy, but had kept the flake pretty sparse so that it just highlighted the red. They also shot 5 more layers of clear over the top which made the paint look like it wes 6 inches deep. Got the paint codes and the technique from the owner because we were getting the dragster repainted and thought it looked really nice. Went without the top layer of flake and all the clear to save on weight and because we wanted a more subtle appearance.
STBRetired 11/11/19 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Silver color could work too, as long as it doesn't have too much of a metallic sheen. Think that would be a bit too blingy. On a side note. I've often wondered why manufacturers would install the ladder where it obstructs the view from the rear window.
STBRetired 11/11/19 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The convertable couch looks interesting. Would want to try one ut before buying, but is a cool concept. DW (or you for that matter) won't mind making up and unmaking the bed every day?
STBRetired 11/10/19 07:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The white over red with black belly band looks OK for a color scheme. Not sure I would go that way but it's a matter of personal taste. Not a fan of the "graphics" on the front and rear. Have seen a few that I think look OK, but they are more subtle than the ones shown. I have a small graphic of Gojira (Godzilla) on the back of my coach, but it is monochromatic in the light background color of my paint scheme applied over the dark background color of the paint scheme. All the ones I have seen of landscaped or intricate pictures have all looked fairly poor because the colors do not fade equally and often change in color tone as they fade. If you could find some 100% clear UV protectant that could be put over the image, then I would say go for it.
STBRetired 11/10/19 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Sure, 6 different keys in 6 different locks only offers 720 possible permutations. I'm sure the wife will be thrilled to run through them every time she comes home from getting the groceries while on a trip. LOL Resolution isn't high enough to tell if fulltimin is funning us, but I suspect he is.
STBRetired 11/09/19 08:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Quick question. Are you planning on making a screen for that door? Or are you going to use one of those magnetic ones?
STBRetired 11/07/19 03:46pm Class A Motorhomes
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