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Forum: Plumbing 09-24-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By atreis
Very small (1/16) drill bit to make a pilot hole,...

Very small (1/16) drill bit to make a pilot hole, then a little larger one to make the hole for the screw using the pilot hole as a guide, and screw it down. The very small screw will have an easier...
Forum: Travel Trailers 08-26-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By atreis
They'll only shade the panels when the sun is at...

They'll only shade the panels when the sun is at a sharp angle to the roof (dawn/dusk) and coming from the right direction. I have 340 watts of solar on my roof.

Given the horrible aerodynamics...
Forum: Travel Trailers 08-26-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By atreis
Adding 200 lbs to the rear removes 200 lbs...

Adding 200 lbs to the rear removes 200 lbs (roughly - not quite exactly, but close enough) from the tongue. You need to maintain 12-15% of the total weight on the tongue. I highly recommend using a...
Forum: Travel Trailers 08-24-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By atreis
Are your batteries getting charged? What's their...

Are your batteries getting charged? What's their voltage read with no load, and under load? It's not all that unusual to have converters fail.
Forum: Travel Trailers 08-21-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By atreis
These folk (and others online) have LRD tires,...

These folk (and others online) have LRD tires, mounted on rims:
https://www.easternmarine.com/12-and-13-Trailer-Tire-Rim/

Nearly all trailer tires are made in China. Drive within their weight...
Forum: Travel Trailers 08-21-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By atreis
Most 3-way fridges can't actually cool down on...

Most 3-way fridges can't actually cool down on 12V. It can help to maintain the current temperature better than leaving it off would, but it's really not very effective.

Evaporative refrigerators...
Forum: Travel Trailers 08-19-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By atreis
No hail storms here this year (fortunately). ...

No hail storms here this year (fortunately). I've always used vent covers on my trailers. They last for at least a decade (as long as I've owned a trailer) and also let you have the vent open when...
Forum: Gulfstream General Discussions 07-25-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By atreis
As with most repellents, they make the local...

As with most repellents, they make the local environment less appealing to the rodent. That's a good thing in the sense that if the rodent can find something better, they'll move on. But it's not a...
Forum: Travel Trailers 07-22-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By atreis
I honestly haven't ever used the shower/tub for...

I honestly haven't ever used the shower/tub for it's usual purpose. We use campground facilities for that, or a lake, or river .... We use the tub for laundry. I do think mine was installed right...
Forum: Travel Trailers 07-08-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By atreis
The copper pipe would be a propane line, so water...

The copper pipe would be a propane line, so water coming out from around that is coincidental. I'm guessing "isolant" should have been "insulation" ...

While it's possible you could have a leak...
Forum: Travel Trailers 06-16-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,351
Posted By atreis
I love snuggling up with my plumbing. ;) I...

I love snuggling up with my plumbing. ;)

I agree though. You'll want to go through it and very thoroughly check it out, snug up the fittings, test everything, fix anything that doesn't work. ...
Forum: Travel Trailers 05-28-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By atreis
Happened to me last summer with my 15" rims...

Happened to me last summer with my 15" rims (replaced both the axle and wheels with a higher capacity one three years ago). Pulled off the highway to get gas 150 miles into the start of the trip....
Forum: Electrical 05-24-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By atreis
There's a capacitor (soft-start capacitor) that...

There's a capacitor (soft-start capacitor) that helps the unit to start up without drawing a huge amount of power. Those go bad ... Once it's running there's usually no issue keeping it running. ...
Forum: Travel Trailers 04-21-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By atreis
I don't have pictures, but this should help: ...

I don't have pictures, but this should help:

Electric Tongue Jack: Very easy. Just follow the directions. (You'll need some way to support the tongue of the trailer during the install. I just...
Forum: Travel Trailers 04-19-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By atreis
198BH here. Here are the changes I made: ...

198BH here. Here are the changes I made:

Easy convenience items:

- Electric tongue jack.
- Bedlift kit on the storage area under the queen bed.
- Replaced the on-demand water pump with a...
Forum: Travel Trailers 03-22-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By atreis
The ply is VERY thin. 1/8? Something like that....

The ply is VERY thin. 1/8? Something like that. It's tough, as in hard to tear, but will flex very easily.

That's a good idea! If you left the furnace on for a few hours so the aluminum had...
Forum: Travel Trailers 03-10-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By atreis
19RSD is laminated, right? These are made up of...

19RSD is laminated, right? These are made up of an exterior panel, a thin piece of ply, foam insulation, another thin piece of ply, and the interior wall, with aluminum framing.

The aluminum...
Forum: Gulfstream General Discussions 01-31-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By atreis
I've not spent a lot of time there. (We live in...

I've not spent a lot of time there. (We live in OH.) Our trip this year is largely college visits for my son. We're going to visit a friend in Amherst, MA (and visit U. Mass Amherst), spend a...
Forum: Gulfstream General Discussions 01-28-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By atreis
Enjoy! It's a different world out there. I'm in...

Enjoy! It's a different world out there. I'm in the eastern US - going to MA and upstate NY this summer.
Forum: Gulfstream General Discussions 01-28-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By atreis
I've been very happy with mine. It had a couple...

I've been very happy with mine. It had a couple issues when I picked it up (new) that were all easy to fix - all of them related to plumbing - loose fittings and a bad pump. Since, it's been very...
Forum: Gulfstream General Discussions 01-27-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By atreis
Both are standard items, although power cords are...

Both are standard items, although power cords are somewhat pricey. Generally 25 or 30 feet is plenty.

This place has pretty much anything you would want, but isn't always the least expensive. ...
Forum: Travel Trailers 01-03-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By atreis
Heck of a job. Looks really good!

Heck of a job. Looks really good!
Forum: Gulfstream General Discussions 12-19-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By atreis
Try plugging something else (small fan for...

Try plugging something else (small fan for instance) into the fridge outlet to make sure it's actually getting power. That will tell you which direction to go next.
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-02-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Posted By atreis
Mine did that. Taking the AC out is very...

Mine did that. Taking the AC out is very straight forward (just remove the screws on the surround and slide it out.) After that, you can see how it's mounted. If it's like mine, it'll be sitting...
Forum: Travel Trailers 10-29-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By atreis
It's very normal for the positive to be wired...

It's very normal for the positive to be wired directly to the frame and is not a sign of anything being wrong. (This ends up coming in handy should you install an electric tongue jack, by the way -...
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