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RE: Clam Shell pop up screen room

The NRS straps Sjm9911 linked are great. I have them in 3,4,6,9,12 & 15 foot lengths. I used 1- 15 footer and 1- 9 footer to lash my 16 ft canoe to my truck rack. I also used the shorter ones to secure pipe and lumber to the rack.
mobeewan 05/12/21 06:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black walnut issue

Pitch thats hard to believe. I sold the ones that used to line my driveway for far more than that, they even dug up the roots claimed they sold them to Germany to make pipes. You look the right place you sure can sell them and they do the cutting Roots are also used to make gun stocks.
mobeewan 05/12/21 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Battery wing nut size

Some are 3/8 inch & some are 7/16. Carry both. You mean 5/16. Yes 5/16 not 7/16.
mobeewan 04/20/21 08:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Pinched Propane line ideas??

Do not use tape or pipe dope on 45° flared or reverse flared fittings. Yellow tape is for tapered pipe threads only when used for propane and natural gas.
mobeewan 04/19/21 09:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery wing nut size

Some are 3/8 inch & some are 7/16. Carry both.
mobeewan 04/19/21 09:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Must Have M12 23 guage pin nailer

Ryobi has a pin nailer, a Brad nailer and a Crown stapler. With the battery and charger each is cheaper than the Milwaukee pin nailer combo. If you already have the batteries you can get the pin mailer and Brad nailer for about the same price as the Milwaukee pin nailer combo.
mobeewan 04/19/21 08:59pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Fresh water tank broken exit tank elbow to the 12v pump

The white fitting is a broken off spin welded fitting fitting for what is probably a polyethylene tank. It is either a 3/8 NPT thread or a 1/2 NPT thread. The fittings have a flange and are attached to the tanks by boring the appropriate sized hole into the tank. The fitting is then placed in a driver that is attached to a router. The flange of the fitting is placed against the hole of the tank and the router spins it at over 20,000 RPMS to melt it to the side of the tank permanently bonding it to the tank. You only squeeze the trigger on the router for a couple seconds or so and then let it stop spinning. In order to do the repair you would probably have to scrape off the existing fitting material from the side of the tank until it's flat, then spin weld a new fitting into its place. If that doesn't work you will have to repair the hole in the tank then move over to a new spot, drill a hole and spin weld a fitting in the new hole. Another option would be to install a larger fitting in the same spot. A new spin weld fitting is under $10. But there are 2 problems in installing the fittings. The 1st one is the driver that inserts into the router that holds the spin weld fitting costs from $75 to over $100 dollars and there is a different one for each size fitting. The other problem is holding the fitting with the proper amount of force against the tank and long enough for it to bond properly on the first try. So it might take some practice. I wanted to add a larger fitting on my fresh water tank for a larger drain, but couldn't find anyone that could do it for me. Video on spin welding tank fittings.
mobeewan 04/14/21 11:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: toilet

Easy to replace. The valve fits into a slot on the back of the toilet. When you order the valve you get a neoprene donut used when bolting the toilet to the floor. My toilet was mounted too close to the wall for the valve to completely slide out, so i had to unbolt the toilet from the flange to finish removing the valve. I needed the donut when remounting the toilet. To remove the valve reqiures disconnecting the supply line and the tubing to the toilet rim, removing one screw and disconnecting the flush lever rod. This video is not mine but shows the installation of the new valve. Video
mobeewan 04/14/21 06:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: a good weather radio

I have a small hand held Oregon Scientific weather radio and 2 Midland FRS/GRMS radios with weather bands.
mobeewan 04/13/21 10:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Misplaced Keys

Once unlocked from the inside you can remove the lock from the door. You can then take it to a lock Smith to get a new key made. Some of the locks have the key number etched on the inside. Once you get the key number you can order new keys. If it is an FIC lock you can order new lock cylinder cores and lock cylinder core removal key and insert new cylinder cores. They are available on ebay and Amazon. The cores and keys are sold in sets. The cores are replaceable just like the cores on Yakima roof racks. FIC and yakima use the same double sided key blank design. They may even use the same lock cores.
mobeewan 04/13/21 10:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Misplaced Keys

If you have the standard baggage door locks with the common 751 / CH751 key you might obtain one of the keys and open a baggage door under a bunk or bed and give a skinny neighbors kid $10 or $20 to shimmy through and unlock the trailer from inside.
mobeewan 04/13/21 09:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: 12 volt only refrigerator

The 12V DC refrigerators have been used for a long time in the Boating and sailing industry. There are many of them that are very reliable. A lot of the full timers and nomads who have enough battery and solar are running them successfully in their trailer or van builds. I am seriously looking at purchasing a 12 volt fridge for my trailer build that I am planning to build after I finish getting my work shop up and running.
mobeewan 04/13/21 12:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Besides Amazon where?

RVupgrades I bought a bunch of Flair-it fittings and a new plastic cover for my propane cylinders. Did get multiple packages, but no problems. I've also ordered from Etrailer.com.
mobeewan 04/13/21 12:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Swivel TV wall mount

The area that says to mount the TV may contain a piece of plywood mounted between the studs in the wall. Using an ultrasonic stud finder and pressing against the panelling should be able to help determine if it is a piece of plywood already mounted inside the wall. If so you might not need to use a mounting board. If it is an interior wall you are mounting to you might be able to do what I did. Provided the 2 of your 3 horizontal holes are not too far apart. My interior walls are about 1 inch to 1-1/8" thick. This includes the "stud" and both pieces of panelling on each side of the wall. Using an ultrasonic stud finder I was able to determine that the "studs" varied in width from around 1-1/2" wide to 2-1/2" wide. They are basically 1x2's and 1x3's. The locations for the tvs had folding shelves for both tvs. The brackets for the shelves were mounted to pieces of plywood located inside the walls and fastened between the wall studs. I lowered the dining area tv shelf 2 inches and mounted the tv swivel mount above the shelf using a wall 2-1/2" wide wall stud. This left room to stack the satellite receiver and a DVD player on the shelf. My swivel mounts had 2 vertical holes large enough for 1/4 inch fasteners. I used the mounts as templates and drilled through 2 of the 1x3's and used 1/4" bolts, lock nuts and fender washers. The nuts and fender washers are on the opposite side of the wall and can be seen, but it works for me.
mobeewan 04/10/21 12:46am Tech Issues
RE: Lock on Bed Lift

Magnetic locks require power to keep them locked. Not all magnetic locks require electricity. Rev-A-Lock
mobeewan 04/08/21 02:19pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Coleman Propane Bottles

A possible explanations of any shortages of filled 1 lb cylinders could be the recent freeze in Texas if shipments got diverted or people did panic buying when they saw what was happening in Texas.
mobeewan 03/29/21 12:30am General RVing Issues
RE: New propane leak after tanks filled

I have had the threaded bushing loosen inside the valve outlet on a 20 lb cylinder causing a leak between the acme nut and cylinder valve. I used a piece of 1/2 or 3/4 inch flat bar and a crescent wrench to snug it tight. The following video shows the removal of the bushing at the beginning of the video. I did not remove mine. I only snuged it tight. The seal might not be replaceable as it is not an O-ring. https://youtu.be/43PfG0gwT-g Other valves have replaceable O-rings and seals: O-rings and seals
mobeewan 03/29/21 12:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Coleman Propane Bottles

I have 5 of the refillable Flame King 1 lb cylinders that I bought online from Home Depot about 4 or 5 years ago. They had discounted them to half price. I bought 4 individually and the 5th one came with a filling rig and stand as a kit. I found out there was a recall and was worried that I might have some of the defective cylinders because they were discounted so cheaply when I bought them. All of mine are okay with serial numbers ranging higher than those listed in the recall. If you have purchased any you might check to see if you have one. They were sold under the brands Flame King, U-haul and Little Camper. The recall notification lists the 3 brands and serial numbers. These include the standard Coleman size refills and the slightly taller skinnier cylinders typically used with torches. The serial numbers are stamped into the base ring. The current short supply may be due to there being an option for refund or replacement along with production cuts because of the WuFlu. I was going to buy about 3 or 4 additional cylinders around April of last year but there were none available anywhere. The recall was because when unscrewing the cylinder the valve on top of the cylinder could unscrew from the top of the cylinder instead of unscrewing from the appliance or Coleman hose or fittings. Flame King 1 lb cylinder recall.
mobeewan 03/27/21 03:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Fresh Water Tank Replacement

You got plenty of room to put a bigger tank. If the trailer were mine I would find the largest tank that I can fit between the i-beams. I would take the trailer to a welding shop and have them cut out the tank supports, remove the tank and weld in new supports between the I-beams to suit the new tank. I wouldn't worry about a tank that hangs from flanges like you have if I replaced the tank. I would have them put in better braces than the ones that you have so that fully support the tank belly so it won't sag when it's full of water. The supports you have right now cause a lot of stress on that tank belly it looks like it barely makes contact in the middle of the braces when the tank belly sags. I'd also add some black coroplast on all sides of the tank to help keep algae and mold from growing in the tank. Mine has it installed from the factory.
mobeewan 03/23/21 12:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water pump

Check the connections between the pump in the tank to make sure that none of them are sucking air. I had that happen before after everything sent dry for a while.
mobeewan 03/16/21 12:29pm Tech Issues
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