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RE: Kitchen slider window leak

I worked my plan a few minutes ago. I poured green water slowly into the track until it exited the drain holes. No water leaked in, until I closed the window. Then green water began accumulating on the counter. The way I see it, this means the frame is cracked or defective. Am I missing something, or do I need a new window? Thanks.
stevenal 04/03/19 02:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Kitchen slider window leak

Jerry, Yes I thought of the roof penetrations above, but unless there are multiple leaks, the hose test ruled them out. In a similar way, the hose test ruled out leaking behind the window flange. The year old window tape still looks good anyway. The only mobile tech in the area has not returned my call. I just picked up some food coloring. Colored water running down the wall after being poured into the channel will prove my hypothesis even if it continues to rain. Should know more this afternoon.
stevenal 04/03/19 11:12am Tech Issues
Kitchen slider window leak

I'm trying to find the source of a newly discovered leak. Water is running from under the window trim, down the wall and onto the kitchen counter. The rain stopped a bit yesterday, and so did the water accumulation. During this time, I was able to reproduce the effect with a hose. I directed the nozzle toward the lower part of the window from above with a gentle spray. I believe water is accumulating in the slider channel, and somehow entering from there. The drains are clear, and I've observed water running out where it should. Any one have any idea what the problem might be? Isn't the channel solid except for the drains? And if I decide to get help on this, who's the best call? RV repair shop or glass company? Thanks.
stevenal 04/03/19 09:01am Tech Issues
RE: Torklift Cannon

Too bad it's only 3600/360 and without WD for the 36".
stevenal 03/29/19 09:02am Truck Campers
RE: Front Bike Rack

https://i.imgur.com/4gGAarwl.jpg This is why I abandoned the idea. Headlight reflection off the rims messed up my night vision.
stevenal 03/21/19 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: Wife wants to move to a Class A, or C - bigger

6) You must have old dogs. Our 12 yo Jack Russel Terriers make jump from dinette seat to the bed with no sweat. One young, one old. We chose the layout that puts a closet and refrigerator between dinette seat and bed. A former dog could get up on the step and no farther.
stevenal 03/18/19 09:08am Truck Campers
RE: Wife wants to move to a Class A, or C - bigger

Lots of discussion prior to settling on our current system. Overriding for the truck camper were: 1) Except for a Sprinter class B, the only way to get factory 4X4. 2) Less expensive than a Sprinter class B. 3) Our friends had to leave their Sprinter class B in Alaska when the transmission went out. 4) More room than a Sprinter class B. 5) Separate bedroom from living area accommodates differing bedtimes. 6) Bed location ensures dogs will not attempt to join us in bed, or ride there. 7) Neither of us likes driving huge vehicles.
stevenal 03/15/19 01:38pm Truck Campers
RE: FW capacity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6_oEmG7DzU
stevenal 03/15/19 01:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Why diesel trucks?

No heavy slides or DRW for me, but I like my diesel. Got tired of watching diesel trucks pass me on the freeways, and all the shifting required to get through mountain passes.
stevenal 03/14/19 09:03am Truck Campers
RE: Truck mounted air compressor

KKeller, The cylinder head looks very close to the carpet. No odors of burning carpet yet? Suggest covering it in a way so that stored items don't block cooling and intake air.
stevenal 03/07/19 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: Happijac slow leg

Situation normal. Motor speed is a function of applied voltage and mechanical load. Voltage will be the same at all motors, since the relays are simply on/off. Load will be different depending on weight and friction. Until manufacturers incorporate voltage control and position feedback, manual compensation will be needed.
stevenal 02/28/19 09:06am Truck Campers
RE: comparing Northern Lite and Bigfoot 25c 10.4

If I was buying either one I would not get the 11,000BTU A/C. I bet Bigfoot has an exclusive vendor deal with Dometic and won't build a camper with the Coleman Mach Cub 9,000, which I think will run off 1 Honda 2000 gen. .... I ordered my 'foot with the Coleman for that reason. I didn't see it listed as an option anywhere, but I asked and they provided it.
stevenal 02/27/19 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: unable to find tie downs for 3500

Try the equivalent Chevy. Also see http://www.torklift.com/documents/appguides/torklift_appguide_web_2018.pdf
stevenal 02/25/19 09:01am Truck Campers
recreation.gov app

Got a new iPhone yesterday. Some of my old apps that were downloaded with an ID I no longer use would not transfer, so I had to re-download them with my present ID. I could not find Recreation.gov on the App store. When searching, I found this. Anyone know why it's not available or if it will be again?
stevenal 02/20/19 01:43pm Technology Corner
RE: FastGuns / Hallmark - how to provide extra camper security?

Are you really unloading, as in drive out from under the camper on your flat? Or are you disconnecting tie downs and jacking the camper far enough to use a vehicle jack with no camper weight on it?
stevenal 02/15/19 12:58pm Truck Campers
RE: GVWR question

I think folks are confusing axle weights with axle weight ratings. The scales weigh a vehicle one axle at at time, and the weigh master sums them to get the vehicle weight. I saw nothing in the thread that axle ratings are added.
stevenal 02/14/19 04:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Electric Heater lowers Voltage ??? HARMFUL ???

before and after below The good news is I looked around and found a plug on a different breaker, and turning the heater on, on a different breaker, did not alter the volt meter reading at all. We would have never known this was happening, except we keep a volt meter plugged into a bathroom plug at all times http://rs917.pbsrc.com/albums/ad17/TyTafe/before_2.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip http://rs917.pbsrc.com/albums/ad17/TyTafe/after.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip You have a resistive leg. The problem could be in your RV, cord, plug, 50 A receptacle you're attached to, breaker feeding the receptacle, etc. You say you are full timing. In one place, or does the problem show in multiple locations? Might want to avoid using a receptacle that causes the drop until it's fixed, since some heating is occurring at the resistive point.
stevenal 02/13/19 09:03am Tech Issues
RE: FastGuns / Hallmark - how to provide extra camper security?

The jack that came with your truck will most likely be totally inadequate for changing a tire with the camper on. I bought a 6 ton bottle jack with accessories from Safe-Jack: I keep hearing this assertion here, and never backed up. Do manufacturers really provide jacks incapable of lifting a truck loaded to its ratings? Sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen, if it hasn't happened already. While powered camper jacks can be used easily enough to take the weight off, other loads are not so easy to deal with.
stevenal 02/12/19 08:55am Truck Campers
RE: TC loading trick

I put the rear torklift tie down extensions in, and angle the side mirrors down. I back while watching the gaps between the extensions and the front jacks. Once past the jacks, I simply back straight. I do stop and check frequently anyway.
stevenal 02/11/19 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: FastGuns / Hallmark - how to provide extra camper security?

I am told that due to the aluminum frame of the current SuperDuty Fords... we have to get the TorkLift FastGuns. You were told wrong on two counts. The frame is steel, just the body is aluminum. The Fastguns are merely the turnbuckle that connects between your camper and the tie down system on the truck. There is no reason why ordinary turnbuckles could not be used structurally. Fuel door location may be a good argument for Fastguns, though.
stevenal 02/11/19 08:51am Truck Campers
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