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RE: China Bomb got me, now to repair

Manufactured home dealer.
drsteve 06/24/19 05:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wanting to replace furniture

Hi Im still in the market for my first RV. My question is about the models that have the odd shaped bed in the back corner. Is there any way to modify that maybe with a smaller mattress size so it could be accessed from at least one side? Climbing in and out from the bottom is not something I want to do if Im living full time in it. My apologies if this is not posted in the right topic. Thanks You need to start a new topic. The link to do so is near the top of the page, it says "Post New Topic". You will get more (and more relevant) replies that way.
drsteve 06/24/19 09:36am Beginning RVing
RE: Gas

According to the Wikipedia article, Formaldehyde is mainly used in the production of industrial resins, eg: for particle board and coatings. Yes. It was used by "most" not all RV manufacturer's for years, and years. In Jaycos. The smell of a new one, was so bad you couldn't stand to stay in one long. Had to be aired out. X2. I bought a new Jayco in 2003, and for the first five years, leaving it closed up for a few weeks would bring out the formaldehyde smell.
drsteve 06/22/19 07:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: Terrible factory splices in brake wiring

Can't do better than a low resistance soldered connection. I've done the same on brand new trailers.And I have to question their use of #18 wire. I'd like to upgrade that but wouldn't be an easy job as it's hidden behind the underbelly. On my Coachmen, I plan on running #10 to each wheel, so I removed a few screws along the edge of the underbelly to take a look, and the brake wire is just laying on the coroplast. Should be easy to run the new wire.
drsteve 06/22/19 06:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Refrigerator not working Norcold N611

These absorption refrigerators are junk. Too many controls and ******** to contend with and in hot weather they barely cool . Have to use fans and other gimmicks.. Junk I say ! Hmm... mine seems to work just fine, even in hot weather. The one in my previous TT never missed a beat in the 13 years I owned it.
drsteve 06/22/19 06:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing with Jeep Wrangler

There is a reason more people tow Wranglers, than tow with Wranglers. And with 35 inch tires? I'd be looking at popups.
drsteve 06/15/19 06:38am Travel Trailers
RE: finding an old post

It's been a while since I searched for a old post I made. The search appears to go back about 18 months. How do I find old post? What am I missing? Thanks I think that is as far as it goes.
drsteve 06/12/19 12:00pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Electric Brake Issues - Weak Brakes

I think I'm on to something: I tested the voltage of the blue wire coming from my brake controller while pushing the manual override. It measured 12 volts (which it should). When I tested the brake pin of the 7 pin connector, it only registered about 3 volts. I tested the blue wire right before it went into the 7 pin connector, and it measured 12 volts. I'm thinking maybe the 7 pin connector on my truck is bad? I'm thinking you're correct.
drsteve 06/12/19 11:01am Tech Issues
RE: need title

DMV can take care of you. Bring an old registration if you have it. If not, they will want the VIN.
drsteve 06/12/19 10:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Mosquitos

Thermacells are very effective, but the pesticide they emit, allethrin, is toxic to cats. So if you camp with kitty, you might not want to use it.
drsteve 06/12/19 10:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Wanting to replace furniture

If you buy RV furniture, you get the same low quality that was installed by the factory. Go with residential, you'll be glad you did.
drsteve 06/12/19 10:47am Beginning RVing
RE: Setting up wdh hitch

That maybe a Progressive E2 or Equilizer 4 point hitch. Husky Centerline TS is like that too. I have one, works great. OP, your best bet is go to the manufacturer's website and download the instruction manual. Hitch setup is pretty straightforward.
drsteve 06/12/19 10:45am Travel Trailers
RE: First RV

If you mean Pigeon Forge TN, realize what you are getting into. A wall-to-wall-traffic tourist trap. I advise staying outside the area and visiting early morning if you Must see it. Gatlinburg is the same. We were there around Easter, well ahead of the peak tourist season, and it was already more crowded than we like. I can't imagine what it must be like in the summer. Never seen so many T shirt shops.
drsteve 06/12/19 10:31am Beginning RVing
RE: Medical marijuana

Also, if you have your medical marijuana card, you give up your right to have a CPL. Absolutely incorrect. If you want the details, PM me and I share the whole story. Short story, there is no state law that states you can't have both. In fact the MM law specifically states it can't affect any other state license. Federal law prohibits users of illegal substances from possessing a firearm, period. Nothing to do with carrying.
drsteve 06/12/19 10:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Getting rid of campfire smoke odor

Friend of ours used Febreeze all the time on their couch and had 2 dogs both die of sinus tumors before she put the 2 together - I digress, She put two and two together but got five: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hanging-in-the-febreze/ Ozone generators have their share of issues as well: https://www.nachi.org/ozone-generator-hazards.htm You are just exchanging one problem for another. We had a horrible smell in our basement right before we moved-a few bowls of white vinegar placed around and good ventilation took care of it in a few days. Your link doesn't go anywhere. But yes, they need to be used with caution. They generate O3 which is toxic to anything that breathes O2. I said that above. But O3 is very unstable and once the extra Oxygen molecule attaches it to itself to something(the offending odor) it stabilizes back to O2. You can use them to even kill mold. Some light reading on Febreze ingredients. ingredients in Febreeze I'll take this with a large grain of salt... One of the listed ingredients, propylene glycol, is a widely used and accepted, safe food ingredient, as well as being the ingredient in RV antifreeze, yet this writer claims it is carcinogenic. In fact, he claims almost everything in it is carcinogenic. To read this article, you'd think Febreeze will kill you dead. Far too many of these "green" sites are run by people who have no expertise, or apparently even the ability to use Google.
drsteve 06/10/19 01:19pm Beginning RVing
RE: Don't understand all the rocker switch symbols

Google Image search for "rocker switch symbols".
drsteve 06/09/19 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My Forums

I switched long ago to the goodsam portal, and I seldom have any problems at all.
drsteve 06/09/19 09:47am Tech Issues
RE: Parking at Walmart

Our local Walmart has sold so many outlots around their perimeter that there isn't really a good place left to park a large RV.
drsteve 06/09/19 09:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Medical marijuana

Have you tried CBD oil? It works for some folks and some ailments, and it's legal everywhere.
drsteve 06/09/19 08:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Medical marijuana

I prefer medical methamphetamine. It helps me keep my weight down which helps with my type 2 diabetes. I feel I am able to concentrate more, especially while driving. Retired trucker?
drsteve 06/09/19 08:25am Travel Trailers
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