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Forum: New Member Introductions 04-11-2018, 08:19 AM
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Posted By McKannick
Superior construction

Yes, Sudsy, if you have a fiberglass roof, you can rap on it with your knuckles and it should sound the same as the end caps and outer wall skin, a hard surface, no rubber skin over it. They may have...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-09-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By McKannick
Keystone RV construction

Aluminum framed laminated travel trailer construction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD9ZUnMZuwc
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-09-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By McKannick
That kind of floor plan is very similar to what...

That kind of floor plan is very similar to what we'd like to buy on our next (last) TT unit. However, as in your case (a little worse than ours was, new) we all seem to find how totally crappy these...
Forum: New Member Introductions 04-08-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By McKannick
When you see damage, it's too late.

Sad to tell you that you have been taken advantage of if you bought this from a dealer. Same with from an individual who didn't disclose the damage, but sometimes with a dealer you can force...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-23-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By McKannick
We had a lightweight 20" flatscreen we bought...

We had a lightweight 20" flatscreen we bought from Walmart or somewhere. We used an 'arm mount' style TV bracket that locks against itself for when we're on the road, like one of these:...
Forum: Class A 01-08-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By McKannick
Yes, in RV 12v wiring (or even your house wiring)...

Yes, in RV 12v wiring (or even your house wiring) the fuse is at the supply panel, 'upstream' from switches & appliances. But the quickest way to check it without taking anything apart is to start...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-08-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By McKannick
No idea about when / if they used fiberglass, but...

No idea about when / if they used fiberglass, but if it's on your rig you can tell instantly by touch or tapping on it. Rubber roof has strange 'soft' kind of texture, fiberglass is rigid like the...
Forum: Electrical 01-08-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By McKannick
Red, when you get that battery, get a 'deep...

Red, when you get that battery, get a 'deep cycle' RV battery, don't go cheap and get an automotive battery, they are two separate animals used for totally different purposes. Cheapest place I've...
Forum: Travel Trailers 01-08-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By McKannick
Thumbs up Looks great!

Looks great!
Now, did you find the leak and seal it up with Eternabond strips?
Forum: Class A 01-08-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By McKannick
You're probably going to have to trace that...

You're probably going to have to trace that ignition wire back to the switch and then all the way back to the fuse panel to check for broken wire or loose / off spade connector(s). Easiest thing...
Forum: Class C 01-08-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By McKannick
Your chassis will be found under the Ford truck...

Your chassis will be found under the Ford truck information, V-10 engine, etc for maintenance and service. Everything else in the rig will have it's own information as far as the item goes, such as...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-08-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By McKannick
Whichever it turns out to be, you will find...

Whichever it turns out to be, you will find "Eternabond" products to be superior for dealing with sealing things up, repairs and leak stoppage with rubber roof materials.
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-08-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By McKannick
Welcome to the adventure!

Hope you have many years of good fun with your new adventure! Cruise the forums and learn what to expect as your TT ages. Plenty of experienced people here to help!
Forum: Class C 12-14-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By McKannick
Just keep the deep cycle batteries in the coach...

Just keep the deep cycle batteries in the coach tray and standard automotive in the engine bay.
If you can find one of these places near you, they seem to have good deals on batteries and can...
Forum: Electrical 12-14-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By McKannick
Being under warranty, perhaps the dealer could do...

Being under warranty, perhaps the dealer could do something for you to resolve the problem. But, I suspect that going 'old fashioned' on it may compromise your warranty on the whole AC system because...
Forum: Class C 12-04-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By McKannick
That small adapter

The video shows the guy putting the 'green bottle' adapter in line with everything to run other stuff (like his propane fireplace), but if you intend to refill a green bottle with LP, there's a...
Forum: Class A 12-04-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By McKannick
I'm guessing you're talking about the coolant...

I'm guessing you're talking about the coolant expansion tank? A slightly smaller tank shouldn't make too much difference as long as it allows complete expansion of the cooling system. Start with the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-04-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By McKannick
AHam, we'll assume the trailer is level when...

AHam, we'll assume the trailer is level when you're running your AC unit. Next you may want to check to see if any outside drain holes are plugged up with trash, debris or tree leafs. The do atreis...
Forum: Travel Trailers 11-20-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By McKannick
Battery

In every RV there are many little culprits that suck on the battery even when unoccupied and everything turned off that has a switch. If the battery is already more than 50% discharged several...
Forum: Wall of Shame 11-15-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,278
Posted By McKannick
bunks into storage

Depending on the complexity of the fronts of the bunks, you might be able to construct frames and cabinet doors for them. If you ever expected to use them again for bunks (grandkids?) you could...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-12-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By McKannick
All RV's have several devices that all suck a...

All RV's have several devices that all suck a little 12v power all the time and will totally drain a battery to zero volts over time, which will really hurt the battery. All the decent rigs have a...
Forum: Class B+ 11-12-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By McKannick
Does your rig have the automatically extending...

Does your rig have the automatically extending awnings over the slides? If not you may have to have them added to funnel the water more off to the sides of the slideout or add or modify seals to work...
Forum: Class C 11-12-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By McKannick
I'll side with Larry here. I see two possible...

I'll side with Larry here. I see two possible reasons the house battery(s) won't hold a charge. (I'm assuming you're talking going dead while parked and unoccupied?) First the battery may have been...
Forum: Electrical 11-12-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By McKannick
Hidden controls?

I've only dealt with towables, so onboard generators are unfamiliar territory. I personally can't see the 'logic' in putting a system transfer switch behind or under other control panels, like the...
Forum: Plumbing 11-12-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By McKannick
Yes, try Larry's idea. But don't be surprised...

Yes, try Larry's idea.
But don't be surprised if the bath sink and toilet share the black tank. These manufacturers study costs down to the dime per unit manufactured and if it saved a buck in the...
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