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RE: new topic

I'm a northern Light weight from fixing everything.
covered wagon 09/12/21 08:35am Truck Campers
RE: Propane gas lines that screw to the Tanks...

this second set turned stubborn hard in a few years not in the sun. Are you LP tanks out in the open in direct sunlight? Mine are also inside a closed compartment with a tray that pulls out. Got them filled today ready for fall camping. Camping season starts real soon.
covered wagon 09/04/21 07:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Propane gas lines that screw to the Tanks...

Good tips thank you all. I'm on my second set with this rig including the regulator, bought new in 03, this second set turned stubborn hard in a few years not in the sun. HMS Beagle, I will look into that. JoeChiOhkie, thank you also.
covered wagon 09/04/21 02:46pm Truck Campers
Propane gas lines that screw to the Tanks...

It only takes a few years and those 2 gas lines that go to the 5 gallon tanks always get so stubborn hard. Aren't there any good quality ones anyone has found perhaps? It like they eventually might break getting so brittle. I do not like things made low quality, could break open someday. Please help. Thanks in advance.
covered wagon 09/03/21 10:42pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

I merged onto a highway late at night one night with two trucks tailing each other both ended up behind me when I merged in front of them but, they came within 6 or 8 feet tailing me at 5 over the speed limit of 65. going up to 80 miles an hour would not get them to back off. When the one lane turned into two lanes for a passing lane I did not hesitate to get over. Problem came when I slowed down gradually to the speed limit to let them pass, one of the trucks failed to get over to and almost hit me. I never have seen a truck swerving like that having such a hard time regaining control after avoiding me and getting over. These two drivers were nuts. I was almost killed. After going up the hill in the passing area, back on flat land I clocked them both at over 80 miles an hour in a 60 zone for big rigs.
covered wagon 09/02/21 09:45am Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

When most everyone is going 90 in an 80 speed limit how much room, on average are they leaving in front while behind another vehicle? I haven't seen those kind of speed limits at all so I am curious. Thanks in advance. Keep in mind that in rural areas of Nevada traffic is relatively light, even on the interstates. I'd say most times there will be only 5-10 cars per mile. I've gotten used to the light traffic so those few times a year when I have to go to Reno and get into traffic that's bumper to bumper at 65 mph I'm terrified the whole time. Not used to that! On secondary roads traffic can be so light it might be miles before you see another vehicle. You're looking at about 25 miles of highway here. How many vehicles do you see? https://i.imgur.com/3iCoKn8.jpg width=640 * Adjusted image size by using width=640 Very nice thank you.
covered wagon 08/31/21 11:46pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

When most everyone is going 90 in an 80 speed limit how much room, on average are they leaving in front while behind another vehicle? I haven't seen those kind of speed limits at all so I am curious. Thanks in advance.
covered wagon 08/31/21 07:23pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

Agree with 1Flyboy - we run generally 50-60, lots of back roads, enjoy the scenery, and are retired -- never in a hurry. Generally take an extra day or two getting there. Sleep till I'm rested Get into camp early enough to have time for a good workout, go for walks, get settled. I avoid the freeways, big cities and the race. I like old mountain towns uncrowded no tourists. I like it when the gas attendant says your the biggest excitement of the day. LOL
covered wagon 08/26/21 07:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Resealing a vent from the top vs R&R

In 18 years I mask and coat them like a painted rubber membrane around them and Over the flange, screws and onto the roof for 3-4 inches. Looks nice when masking is pulled leaving a nice clean line. Never have leaked. When you spread it out like that you get a chance to see any spots in the future that wore thru or have become compromised from the elements. See post above as just placing a bead around is hard to tell where the problem may be. When you spread with a brush you are working it into any voids crevasses and going back and forth assures good adhesion.
covered wagon 08/02/21 08:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Resealing a vent from the top vs R&R

I would never remove a vent unless the roof is getting replaced. I clean real well around each vent and then I blue tape a nice straight line square configuration around each of the vents. After taping I then use self leveling Dicor and work with a throw away brush working it back and forth well into the surface. This helps keeps it from building up so high and works it into the surface to help assure good adhesion. After working the Dicor to a relatively thinner area nearer the masking tape I slowly pull each piece of tape off, carful not to mess up having a nice clean line. Should be good to go. I have been doing this to each of my vents twice since I bought new 18 years ago.
covered wagon 08/01/21 08:40am Truck Campers
RE: Glad I caught this

Om my camper they only caulked the perimeter of the mounting plate but, not the bolts. That way water has a place to go. Isn't that wonderful? :E
covered wagon 07/18/21 07:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Consequences of RVing’s Unprecedented Surge

I am avoiding all crowded places as much as I can. It is going to get worse because population is skyrocketing. This was projected and talked about back in the 70's. Remember Paul Erlich? His predictions are fairly close I would say. Furthermore all those Rv's that come up for sale will get sold to college students and others that want to go full time. As property taxes and building costs rise so will rents and housing. There will always be someone waiting for prices to adjust to the market making them affordable.
covered wagon 07/11/21 08:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Carpet on ceilings.....

Dear time to roll The foam is an integral part of a Northern Lite structure. Hence the word Lite is used in the brand. Dear covered wagon Keep vacuuming! Thanks everyone for all the thoughts. I will have to think about this and not do something I will regret. You have all given me lots of considerations. It's nice. Reason this came up was when cleaning the fridge mirror, sun's angle just right, I noticed what had to be carpet fibers everywhere on the glass. Good luck with your project OP and please keep us informed as to your progress. I will. I plan on vacuuming the headliner with a new filter and then open it up to see just how much goes in there and if indeed something needs to be done. Again, thank you all.
covered wagon 07/07/21 08:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Carpet on ceilings.....

Dear time to roll The foam is an integral part of a Northern Lite structure. Hence the word Lite is used in the brand. Dear covered wagon Keep vacuuming! Thanks everyone for all the thoughts. I will have to think about this and not do something I will regret. You have all given me lots of considerations. It's nice. Reason this came up was when cleaning the fridge mirror, sun's angle just right, I noticed what had to be carpet fibers everywhere on the glass.
covered wagon 07/07/21 09:43am Truck Campers
RE: Carpet on ceilings.....

If it can't be removed, I would vacuum it to remove the loose stuff; then roll on a coating of water-based finish. I have always been a fan of Minwax Polycrylic - dries in minutes/very low odor. Goes on white, dries clear. At least it would anchor the fibers? How interesting is that! I will try this on an extra piece the factory gave me years ago when I visited the factory. I still think, going over it with an expensive headliner is going to be best.
covered wagon 07/06/21 09:29am Truck Campers
RE: Carpet on ceilings.....

at the factory the 'carpet' is sprayed on like paint I'm fairly sure they spray on a water base contact cement to hold the carpet. At any rate I think I could do a new headliner going over it. It would be nice if it had some insulated backing if anyone knows about something.
covered wagon 07/05/21 07:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Carpet on ceilings.....

good question. I live in BC so am not having the problem yet. I imagine you live in a hotter place? David Yeah it's hot here in NW Oregon for a few weeks. I had to throw out a rug we paid 750 for because after 21 years near the patio door it was turning into very fine powder. I think it better to get natural fibers, perhaps your body can handle those. Is there a good way to glue a nice fabric headliner to the carpet that's in there? Seems tough to do at any rate... what type glue I wonder. Any suggestions are thankfully accepted. :)
covered wagon 07/05/21 06:38pm Truck Campers
Carpet on ceilings.....

Does anyone have any ideas what to do about the carpet on my old Northern Lite camper? I do not like breathing the fibers that are starting to break down causing dust inside. Aside from always vacuuming the headliner each trip I would like to coat it or cover it. Just don't want to ruin it as it's still a nice 03 camper I bought new and upgraded. Thanks in advance.
covered wagon 07/05/21 04:55pm Truck Campers
RE: A Very Touching Movie

One movie that I think is very much worth getting on DVD is called 'Danny Deck Chair' It's romantic, fun and will boost your immune system after so much enjoyment.
covered wagon 06/18/21 08:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Towing Disaster-AAA

Happened to me once. My insurance was supposed to pay part of the bill and assist me with getting the tow company on site. When I said I only have cash they said they cannot help w/o a credit card. They had no way to get their cut of the money is what it really was. When calling Tow companies myself, not relying on the help from insurance, I said I only have cash.... man they were there in 5 mins. Best tow membership is carry cash IMHO.
covered wagon 06/03/21 08:29am General RVing Issues
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