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RE: Attaching solar to roof

I didn't drill, I just ran the screws, but you probably mean you don't want holes. Only option I see are portable panels, there are pros and cons to portables.
beemerphile1 06/21/19 07:00pm Tech Issues
RE: water heaters

I don't have either, mine is simply a "water heater".
beemerphile1 06/20/19 07:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is Good Sam worth joining?

We are members of and former officers of a local Good Sam chapter. We've made many friends by participating in state Good Sam rallies and local chapter campouts. I may or may not have joined for the discounts. I have used the RV park discount on a few occasions but I don't normally shop at Camping World.
beemerphile1 06/19/19 08:57pm Good Sam Club
RE: Tire plugs

I appreciate all the responses. The reason I asked the question is because a couple of days ago, while camping, I noticed a screw in my right rear 5er tire. I took it off and went to the only tire repair shop within a 45 minute drive. (which would have been down the mountain and back up) They only did plugs, as they did not have the equipment to remove a tire from its rim. The guy that plugged it said the hole went straight through and was clean and easy to plug. I wasn't sure what that meant till reading these posts. Anyway, when we got home, I had that tire taken off, the spare replaced with a new one,(spare was 5 years old or so) and now the plugged tire is being used as the spare. Before ok'ing the plug, I called my tire dealer, who has been in local business 50+ years, and is well respected locally, who said the plug would be fine. It was my choice to trade the tire for a spare. Anyway, thanks for all your very helpful responses. If it ever happens again, I'll have more information to base my decision on. You've all been very helpful. Learn from the experience and purchase a top quality plugging kit. I've plugged tires without even having to remove from the vehicle.
beemerphile1 06/17/19 07:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Eternabod Tape - Gutters

I'm puzzled, vinyl insert in a gutter? I haven't seen that, got a picture? A termination strip at the front and/or rear may or may not have an insert. I would remove the insert and leave it out.
beemerphile1 06/17/19 12:08pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Guess we found our new rig... Comments and thoughts?

They are not stab jacks. The trailer has Ground Control auto leveling. The jacks are weight bearing. When you retract the front leveling jacks the tongue jack will lower first. I had this system on my 5th wheel and it worked very well. Is it an optical illusion or does the tongue jack look retracted and the trailer is being held up by the stab jacks? I love the LCI Ground Control on my Cougar. Much less arguing with the DW. Just park and tap the auto level button!
beemerphile1 06/16/19 08:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Folding camper table

Not sure what you mean by moves. The brace should fold as the legs pivot toward the underneath of the table. My Aliner had table legs like this but was sold a few years ago so no pictures. The brace might be on the wrong side of the legs.
beemerphile1 06/16/19 08:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire plugs

A plug is only meant as a temporary repair. I carry all materials and tools needed to plug a tire on the road but always dismount and patch when I get home.
beemerphile1 06/16/19 12:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do airbags help?

If you are overloaded, air bags won't change that.
beemerphile1 06/15/19 08:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: GD Imagine 2500RL New and improved TV mount

We eliminated a number of trailers because of the 'neck wrecker' television-seating position. The GD 2500RL is one of the many we eliminated.
beemerphile1 06/15/19 08:43pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: DIY MC-4 Connectors- 2nd Photo Added

I suppose everyone knows about these except me until today, but in case anybody does not, here it is... http://www.wegosolar.com/products.php?product=MC%252dMALE-MC%252d4-Male-Clip-with-Pin I hope you didn't pay that amount. I bought five pairs of the Renogy brand on Amazon for $10.
beemerphile1 06/15/19 08:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Wheel Bearing Temp Question

I remove the decorative caps so I can touch the hub. If it burns - it is too hot and problematic.
beemerphile1 06/15/19 07:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Upgrading to electric stabilizer jacks

Just understand that they're less stable than anything you're replacing now. My thought was that the title is wrong and should say: "Downgrading to electric stabilizer jacks." The electric stabilizers are also slower than using a cordless drill with manual stabilizers.
beemerphile1 06/14/19 09:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How does everyone transport their kayak

I carry ours on the truck cap roof, while the two bikes and gear are in the truck bed...If I am just carrying two kayaks I carry them on saddles which gives them better support and less wind resistance.... I would love to know about these saddles. I have a contractors cap with a square tube ladder rack. Since the yak may be up there for longer periods of time, I hope to carry it upside down.
beemerphile1 06/13/19 08:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: LED light strips under awning?

I mounted two strips flat on the wall under the awning. One RGB strip and one warm white strip on separate switches.
beemerphile1 06/04/19 08:09pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Red Winnebago gel coat oxidation

Paint is the ultimate solution. Could I suggest white? Red always fades, clothing, paint, gelcoat, it fades.
beemerphile1 06/02/19 03:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: tested the blue camco filter with a TDS meter

I use an ordinary sediment filter for all incoming water and a .5 carbon filter at the sink for cooking/drinking water. In my opinion those blue Camco hose filters are a waste of money and on top of that you don't want to remove chlorine/chloride prior to the tanks.
beemerphile1 06/02/19 03:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Pressure regulator at source vs. destination

I put the regulator after the filter. Sediment can destroy that new regulator. My setup goes like this; faucet wye hose sediment filter regulator hose RV The other side of the wye gets an expandable hose (Think Pocket Hose but better). In case of fire the wye is opened and within seconds the expandable hose is ready to use. Some campgrounds actually require there to always be a hose ready for fires. I hook one up as standard practice required or not. I also use brass quick connect fittings everywhere except the faucet.
beemerphile1 06/02/19 02:57pm Tech Issues
RE: PVC Pipe Solvent/Cement, How do you Prolong in storage ?

Seal-a-meal vacuum sealer? I haven't done it with PVC cement but have with other items. Put it in a bag, suck, and seal.
beemerphile1 06/01/19 04:50pm Tech Issues
RE: 2 questions, Where and When to buy in Florida

I buy what I want when I want it, there is no right or wrong time to buy. The dealer paid what they paid and aren't going to sell at a loss. Buying in the off season might have the advantage of the staff being more attentive to you. The PDI and walk thru might not be as rushed but that is about the only real advantage.
beemerphile1 05/31/19 08:09pm Travel Trailers
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