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Old 05-12-2013, 07:33 PM   #321
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Ours sometimes does it. This trip, no problems. I think it may be trapped air the system. Like you, when it cycles too much, I just switch it off.
Hopefully the pump/water line is not the problem. I'm going back to Omemee this long weekend and try to observe it and look for any leaks again but this time I'll leave it on all day. If it still does it, I'll just turn it off when not in use. Since my rig has 7 years bumper to bumper warranty, I'll have them fix it on my yearly checkup for the fridge.

Thank you all for the information regarding this issue.

Wow we had freezing rain today and it was cold this weekend in Toronto, hopefully the following weekends will be sunny and warm.

Happy Spring Camping!

I got my new toy I ordered several weeks ago, Bal leveler. Any pointers on do and don't using this gadget? I'll get to test it out on my next trip.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:46 PM   #322
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I just tested the BAL leveler I ordered. It is so easy to use and it doubles as a roll stopper:
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Simple Directions
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Turn until sides are leveled
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Use bike cable lock so BAL does not walk away

Here is the link where I got it http://m.sportsmansguide.com/Product.aspx?a=74223&tab=1
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:08 PM   #323
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Thanks for the link. I ordered one
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:36 PM   #324
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I just got back from Omemee where I get to enjoy the outdoors and learn more about camping with my A128S plus the gadgets I got for it. The place was full of mosquitoes and where I parked it was too narrow for the screen room, I miss my screen room. Going in and out the trailer invited several bugs in and they had a good time biting/eating me when I slept, so the first night was a bad bad night. Second night I slept with my bug protection outfit and had a better sleep.
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I'm glad I had this outfit with me, behind me is swamp land means millions of bugs. I'm thinking of bringing a vacuum to get rid of the bugs that gets inside. I got bug stains all over my rig from swatting them...lol
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I had to use a rubber hammer to get it through because the grass and ground was blocking the BAL leveler. This is worth having for tight situation like this and see how much adjustments was required.
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I use my new pop up gazebo, it took less than 10 mins to setup
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My screen room replacement, a tall post in the middle makes a perfect mini shed

My next trip will be several weeks from now so I decided to park my trailer here. A two layer cover, soft plastic inside for the windows and a tarp to cover the whole trailer. I took the battery fuse out and left my toy there:
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See how much backing I had to do to get there. I get a lot of practice here and doing it solo makes a real challenge. I still have problems backing up straight, I make hundreds of corrections by going forward, any tips here.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:22 PM   #325
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Last summer I tried out one of those Thermacell area mosquito repellants for the first time. I found it to be very effective and many others here seem to agree:
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ant-28475.html

One might be a worthwhile investment for you. They're not overly expensive but the refill cartridges can start to add up if you use it a lot.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:57 AM   #326
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I would take the advice about dealing with mosquitoes from someone from Manitoba seriously!
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:02 AM   #327
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Good idea to have ThermaCELL in my RV kit. They sell it in Canadian Tire for $33 unit and refill for $30. Here is the spec:
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Not cheap but greeting rid of bugs in a 15x15 area, priceless.
Is that 48 hrs per cartridge or total for 4?

My friend drop by to his property, no shirt, bugs all over him and he was just smiling watching me scratching all over my body. He said, give it time and you'll get use to it....lol...NOT

I plan to use this before setting up my screen room...bugs begone...Worst case scenario before opening the rig...
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:51 PM   #328
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Unfortunately, that's a total (also a maximum) of 48 hours for 4 cartridges.

Once I backed into a campsite, I would have mine in hand when I exited the T/V. I'd light it and set down near the camper (usually on the site's picnic table if there was one) before I did anything else.

Maybe I was just very lucky but in all the territory I covered last year, I do not recall once ever having a real problem with bugs.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:05 AM   #329
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I'll let you know when I go back to Omemee. I hope it works because wearing the bug outfit is no fun.

Anyone use this smaller version bug off?
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I may test this out too
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:52 PM   #330
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The weather this weekend is not great for camping so I decided to skip Omemee and booked 2 nights in Sibbald Point provincial park for next weekend http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/sibb.html
This will be my second time camping there. It is only an hour away from my home and it is a perfect place to relax and do outdoor activities. Nice to have 30A power too and I'll be able to use the A/C and heat pump for the first time this season.

This time I'll be ready for mosquitoes and black flies. I hope the ThermaCELL will work and I have my bug screen outfit just in case. I may have to use it when I go to Omemee to pickup my A128S, millions of mosquitoes there for sure and I need an hour to do stuff there before heading to Sibbald Point.

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Lots if farmlands there and if the wind blows towards my site, mmmmmm the smell of fart...lol
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Across is Emily Provincial Park, I bike there to enjoy the place and the washroom of course but lately I'm ok using the porta-potty http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/emil.html
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I like biking the rail trail with hundreds of miles of tracks
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Downtown Omemee, for food & supplies
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Local picnic area were I took a break after a long bike ride

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Old 05-31-2013, 10:37 PM   #331
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Sibbald Point is a great CG. I like the radio free areas. This is a great idea for people who do not want to hear their neighbour's music. Have camped there several times myself.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #332
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Last summer I tried out one of those Thermacell area mosquito repellants for the first time. I found it to be very effective and many others here seem to agree:
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ant-28475.html

One might be a worthwhile investment for you. They're not overly expensive but the refill cartridges can start to add up if you use it a lot.
Bought a Thermacell Lantern from our local Bass Pro Shop last week. We tried it out this weekend. It worked great! I was getting eaten alive until I got the unit going. Within a few minutes most of the flying insects were gone. No odor. The lantern feature is a nice touch as well. I suspect that it won't be as effective if there is too much of a breeze. Good suggestion!
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:05 PM   #333
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Nice to hear good results before I get to try it next weekend. I got the ThermaCELL unit and a box of refills today, they are still sealed and from the literature on box it is for outdoor use only. So I got this compact net for the night over my bed. I've learned my lesson from being eaten alive last time and wearing the bug outfit was very uncomfortable.
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Do not disturb from bugs...
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:47 PM   #334
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My Aerobed started leaking in my last trip. I got this less than 6 months ago but I can't have it fix under warranty because the receipt is missing. I get good sleeps with it and I have to find a way to fix it myself. After searching the net, I came up a way to fix it. Two tiny seal on felt side of the bed separated.
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What I use to fix the leak

Here are the steps:
- find the leak, it was easy for me because I heard it...lol
- use the rubbing alcohol to clean the surface
- make sure the surface is completely dry
- apply a thin film of crazy glue between the seal and felt separation, press it together for a minute
- after 30 mins, apply a thin film of crazy around the damage area, I did this 4 times, the felt was absorbing the glue
- the crazy glue left a surface for the other glue
- apply several layers of the plastic glue, make sure it is dry before applying another layer
- after 24 hours, inflate it and check it out

After several hours, my Aerobed is still fully inflated. The real test will be tonight, I'm sleeping on it. I hope it is fixed because I need it for my trip this weekend.

I think seating on it caused the damage. Since it only takes less than a minute to inflate or deflate, I will make sure to use it only for sleeping.

The plastic glue is also good for fixing an inch tear on my screen room.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:36 AM   #335
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Magic Mesh: I found this video about it and I'm getting one today. http://youtu.be/aQTaNLICxaA
Looks easy to install and this thread from Handbuilder will surely help with the process http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ame-36292.html The pics in here is great for reference.

There is a rain forecast on my last day of my trip this weekend so I will not use the screen room. With the magic mesh, the convenience of going in and out leaving the door open is there w/o the screen room.

Looking forward to this weekend camping at Sibbald Point Provincial Park!

Happy Camping....
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:50 PM   #336
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ko777 - you will really enjoy having option of the walk thru screen door. What prompted me to make it one of my first add-ons was the little gnats and mosquitos that flew into my trailer the first time I used it. I fixated on hearing the skeeto buzzing in the dark when I was trying to sleep. LOL The screen definitely helps filter out the flying insects....you can keep it up and use it on addition to when you use your screen room. I also like that it provides a shadow of privacy when the door is open, my interior doesnt feel so exposed to passerbys.
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Magic Mesh: I found this video about it and I'm getting one today. Magic Mesh Review and Install - YouTube
Looks easy to install and this thread from Handbuilder will surely help with the process http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ame-36292.html The pics in here is great for reference.

There is a rain forecast on my last day of my trip this weekend so I will not use the screen room. With the magic mesh, the convenience of going in and out leaving the door open is there w/o the screen room.

Looking forward to this weekend camping at Sibbald Point Provincial Park!

Happy Camping....
We installed one on our A128S last year.

We secured the outside edges of the mesh with small pieces of elastic (bungee cord) type material and the included thumbtacks. We found with the small door opening that it was easy to pull the Velcro off the door frame.

Cutting the panels was easy after measuring (leave a couple of inches extra on each panel).

Finally, We used black duct tape to dress up the outside edges of the door panels.

Other than that, it was pretty much the way Handbuilder described it.

Our install works pretty well and keeps most of the insects out!

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DG I saw your diagram posted in HB's thread, maybe you could post a real pic of it here and the final touches, this will really help me install it this weekend. Looks like the MMesh is still a popular item, I got it today in our local store for $24.95 that is up from $19.95 last year, I can't wait for it to go on sale.
Can you remove your MM or you permanently installed it?
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I've taken some photos of it, but I'll be durned if I know where they are? I'll look around again.

Our is "permanently" mounted. We use 2 Velcro straps on each side to pull it out of the way when we don't need it or when Rocko is folded (It can get in the way when we load and unload.)
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I just got back from my Sibbald Point trip. The weekend weather was great and the forecast of rain today was right. I did not use my screen room but was able to set up a 20X15 tarp for replacement. Don't you hate it when you leave something major at home, I forgot my Aerobed but doubling the cushions was not so bad after all. Here are pics of my setup:
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Aerobed replacement, it was ok but I prefer the air mattress

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My site, maybe that tarp could even go over the screen room if pouring rain is forecasted, I use the same tarp to cover my rig too

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Beach area in Sibbald Point, enjoying the day here

I partially installed the Magic Mesh, I will post pic when completed.

Nice to be back....not
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