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RE: Sinarek closet. Slide

OK, picky people, let's qualify the "manual" override!!! It's an "electronic manual override"!!!! Great nomenclature. BUT, it is NOT a mechanical way of operating the slide. If it doesn't work, ya gotta disengage the motors. Nowhere else in the mechanics to "manually" operate the slide.
TUCQUALA 02/14/20 10:34am Tech Issues
RE: Sinarek closet. Slide

As prev stated, probably Schwintek (Lippert) slide. If the closet walls on the outside have channels top and bottom with cut gears, it is a Schwintek. Schwintek-In-Wall slideout doesn't have manual override, only way is to remove motors to move slide. BUT, there are some procedures to try. Here is a link to the manual, with info on resetting the control unit you can try. Need to know where the control unit is in your trailer!! https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws.com/manuals/slideouts/ccd_0001602.pdf One thing you might try quickly is to hold the switch till the motors stop when retracting. You'll hear them hit the amp limit. Supposed to resynch the motors. You should do same anytime slide is run in our out. Hold switch for a bit after the slide opens and stops and same when closing. May not be the solution, but simple try. If not, you'll need to spend time in the manual!!!
TUCQUALA 02/13/20 10:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Trillium Lake Campground, Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon

Have you looked at campsitephotos.com?? Fair amount of info there and pics of each site, although not perfect they do give an approximation of size. Along with a map of cg (Mt Hood NF site), and the info avail on each site at Recreation.gov, I would think you'd be able to make a choice. Just helping!!
TUCQUALA 02/12/20 10:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking For Campground Near Wallace Idaho

Wallace Park is a fairly nice park, close in sites though. Recent upgrades to systems, and opened up some of the really small sites. Busy though, need to make sure you can get a reservation in time for trip. Has tavern and brewery right there, and is almost downtown!!! There are many nice NF CGs down south of Wallace along the St Joe River. No direct way down from Wallace. Can access from east at St Regis, MT and west from the Cataldo/Canyon, ID area. Hardly any NF stuff north of Wallace, but maybe some dispersed areas. Steep, narrow canyons so pretty much vertical camping!!!!
TUCQUALA 12/29/19 11:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which one is better between the 2?

Personally, no chrome on a high tongue weight trailer!! Any roughness in the coupler, and the chrome will score and flake and continue to scar the coupler. Get a raw steel finish ball, Curt makes them and they can be bought in even higher pound ratings!!.
TUCQUALA 12/24/19 11:44am Beginning RVing
Directv Questions!!

I know that there are many posts on much of this, but I don't want to hijack any of those!! Trying to decide how to do DTV while hosting in a NF campground in Idaho. Have HR24 and H25 at home, and researching which is best to take. Have generator and 450 watts of solar, 300 watt PSW inverter, and no power in cg!! Have a few ways I have thought of to have sat service during the 60+ days in da woods!! H25 requires swm power inserter (AC - 141 watts) but box runs on 12v DC. Would also need swm dish or swm box. HR24 is AC, 55 watts. Can work on on swm dish, but needs b band convertors. And only one tuner unless 2 cables or swm dish (add more watts from inverter!!) King mushroom requires power inserter (1 amp they say), and simple hookup to HR24, or needs swm for HR25 (again more AC watts!!) DTV hd dish on tripod or 18" legacy dish for HR24?? So many ways, and thoughts!! Looking for mental help to make up mind!! I am aware of DTV dropping 101 standard def programming, and am leaning toward the King setup with HR24, but mulling over the cost!!! Thanks in advance for any thoughts and info!!
TUCQUALA 12/18/19 11:17am Technology Corner
RE: Northern Utah and Idaho in 2020

Banks-Lowman road is a good road, twisty as prev mentioned, but no problem for a 30ft trailer. We tow a 34ft over it and haven't had any difficulties. If you are heading west from Stanley area, many dispersed sites (not shown on any maps!!) have been set up on the river side of hwy before you get to Lowman. Bull Trout Lake is neat, and many dispersed around it. The road used to be gravel, and many maps still show it that way!!!
TUCQUALA 12/15/19 12:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why was the Mexico beach thread moved: Resurrected

Your fault, 2oldman!!!!!!
TUCQUALA 12/12/19 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Portable or Hardwired EMS?

Just installed the Power Watchdog EPO 30A internal, and it works great. For me easy install, power into trailer right inside removeable panel, and if we ever were to change trailers, easy to remove. Bluetooth is great, works well with good info about usage. I always check with homemade devices just like others have posted. Even if I didn't, the Watchdog would act if there were problems!!! Installation ease should be a determining factor in your choice. MDKMDK: "you're most likely going to have to exit the vehicle at some point to resolve the problem" How did you plug in in the first place!!!!!!!
TUCQUALA 12/05/19 12:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Need to add a propane line with quick disconnect

Both female and male have shut-off built in to fitting. They are propane rated, and purchased from hydraulic shop. Almost 5yrs old, no leaks - checked annually.
TUCQUALA 09/23/19 05:38pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Need to add a propane line with quick disconnect

Should be simple!! Black pipe female tee and short nipple for the old connection, and whatever needed for the new leg. Only concern may be how far you can move the copper pipes with the new tee and nipple installed. Here is a pic of my connection, just a tee and a long nipple were needed to intall quick connect. https://i.imgur.com/9nBvS79l.jpg
TUCQUALA 09/22/19 06:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Grand Canyon Early April

Visited 3rd week of March in 2015, weather was great!! Snow in the higher elevations on the north side, but the south side was clear and warm!! BUT, we visited on a early "spring break" time period, and it was busy, swamped with people!! Might check when spring break occurs around the time you go!!!! https://i.imgur.com/0A9q1gel.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hI07F1yl.jpg
TUCQUALA 09/09/19 06:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Reese Dual Cam HP frame brackets

Get some sheet metal approx the thickness of the rivet heads, make a couple of shims that fit around rivets, and bolt up!! Been using method on 2 different trailers for the past 9 yrs. No problems, PERIOD!!!!!
TUCQUALA 08/21/19 11:51am Towing
RE: Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway in October

Glad you had a good trip "ZIP"!! We drove through 4th of July CG right around the 4th of July!!! Sounds like you were there just recently!! Agree with you aboot Price Creek, very nice CG, and may go there next time instead of in the boonies!!
TUCQUALA 07/29/19 11:05pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Bicyclist/RV Death

Just read this am: clicky Having just come back from 3 weeks on 2 lane Idaho and Montana roads, I feel for the rider and his family, but also for the RV driver. 2 lanes, curves, and bikes = problems!! Just my opinion.
TUCQUALA 07/26/19 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway in October

Yep, I 'knew" that the pass closes in the winter, but forgot aboot the snowmobile peoples!!! And I'm from Minnysoda, land of the Artic Cat and Polaris!!!
TUCQUALA 07/23/19 05:00pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway in October

Renee, only thing I found aboot open/closed seasons was on this site: https://www.forestcamping.com/dow/list/nflist.htm#montana You are probably familiar with it, and I know it is not an official NF site, but seems to be pretty accurate and useable. During our recent trip to that area, we looked at most of the cgs. Price Creek was the nicest, but at just short of 8 thousand feet altitude, I wonder how it could be kept open during the late fall/winter season as that site states!!! Also, many hunters during that time of year, and they use the NF sites heavily as well as the dispersed areas!!!
TUCQUALA 07/23/19 11:38am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: National Park "First Come, First Served" - EXCEPT!!!!

Yep, I'm wrong to be a bit upset because a planned trip was screwed up by others!!!! Many Glacier had been having bear trouble since mid May, and was still taking tents and soft sides into July!! If it was so bad, WHY?? Are people not being accurate (lying!!) about their equipment when making a reservation?? Sorry to have my own opinion on here!!!! And to OB, Many Glacier is NOT "1st come" for tents etc!!!
TUCQUALA 07/21/19 11:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
National Park "First Come, First Served" - EXCEPT!!!!

Recently returned from a 3 week trip into Idaho and Montana in the "boonies". Trip included a planned stop at Two Medicine CG in Glacier NP. We left our Sun night stopover aboot 7 am and arrived at Two Medicine around 8:30 am. Started driving around looking for an open or shortly to be open "first come, first served" site. On our 2nd pass through the campground, there was a congregation of NP employees at the host site. At same time we found a reasonable site that would take our 34' trailer, BUT, a rangerette came over and slapped a "reserved" tag on the site, and no amount of discussion helped to have us occupy the site, even if we had arrived before they "reserved" it just as we tried to pull in!! There had been a bear incident at Many Glacier CG and they were reserving any open site and any that were being exited for tenters and soft sided rvs from Many Glacier. AND, the reserved tags weren't just sudden items, they were professionally printed tags stating site reserved for Many Glacier campers. Obviously a common happening!! Sunday a black bear had gotten into a bear box that had not been closed properly, and had a "free meal"!! Prior to that in May, a Grizzly had forced 2 guys cleaning fish to abandon their catch to him!!! So down to Two Medicine for any tents and soft rvs. So much for first come, first serve!!! Moral of the story is don't believe everything that you read about getting to a NP campground and trying to find an open campsite when the rangers and rangerettes may suddenly make it a "reservation" campground whenever "neccessarly"!!!! :M
TUCQUALA 07/20/19 05:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Your Favorite Boondocking Pics

Pioneer Mountains, Montana near Lacy Creek. Woods were full of locals, and empty rigs!!! https://i.imgur.com/J3Kocavl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/DxpKvKGl.jpg
TUCQUALA 07/14/19 11:53am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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