RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-12-2018, 09:34 PM   #481
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 925
I think I would try the water system first. Start by hooking up the city water connection to a garden hose. I would use a pressure regulator. See if you have any leaks and if the valves and fasucets work. Once past that test you could put water in the tank with bleach and see if the pump works. Jay
Jay2504 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2018, 03:35 AM   #482
Senior Member
 
rollscanardly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Saunderstown, RI
Posts: 732
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay2504 View Post
I think I would try the water system first. Start by hooking up the city water connection to a garden hose. I would use a pressure regulator. See if you have any leaks and if the valves and fasucets work. Once past that test you could put water in the tank with bleach and see if the pump works. Jay

Thank you, Jay. I will do that.


Can you explain using the pressure regulator?



Man...I hope that there are no leaks...



Rich
__________________
"rolls down one hill, can 'ardly make it up the next..."

1999 21' Wildwood WDF21RK

2006 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Quad cab, 5.9L Cummins, 3.73 gears.
rollscanardly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2018, 05:37 AM   #483
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 5,357
Quote:
Originally Posted by rollscanardly View Post
Thank you, Jay. I will do that.


Can you explain using the pressure regulator?



Man...I hope that there are no leaks...



Rich
The pressure from house or CG water supplies can be quite high sometimes and using a pressure regulator will keep the incoming pressure to the trailer around 40 psi. Being how old the trailer is, you don't want to over pressure the lines and possibly blow out a fitting. If you have leaks at a lower pressure, then you know you have some more work to do.
TheWolfPaq82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2018, 10:26 AM   #484
Senior Member
 
B D HOWie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Lake Wales
Posts: 279
Insane 1999 Wildwood repair....pic heavy!

X2 what TheWolfPaq82 said.
I carry two.
One like this:
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....Y340_QL65_.jpg
You can see the pressure you are sending to the RV and adjust it. -$36 on Amazon

The second cheaper model is in the event this one breaks and I need to finish the trip before going to the store.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....Y340_QL65_.jpg
-$13
I use mine even when connected at our house as our pressure is typically 80-100 psi. An RV should be okay 40-60, but I usually adjust mine to 40 when camping and agree that as long as your unit has been unused I would start below 40.
Also, be advised that restricting the flow rate with the bib valve does not reduce the water pressure.

Paul
__________________
Big Dog House On Wheels
2013 Coachmen Freelander 28QB

on 2012 4500 Chevrolet Chassis
Paul
B D HOWie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2018, 05:51 PM   #485
Senior Member
 
rollscanardly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Saunderstown, RI
Posts: 732
This stuff was done a while ago...


I wanted a more secure way to travel without the TV banging around.


I made this white aluminum piece, along with the black bracket...






...and secured it to the ceiling...





...and the bracket to the TV.


Now, we can travel with the TV securely, in the "up" position...





I bought these leveling wedges. many people said that they sometimes move, depending on the surface. So, I added some "snow tires" to them.




















__________________
"rolls down one hill, can 'ardly make it up the next..."

1999 21' Wildwood WDF21RK

2006 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Quad cab, 5.9L Cummins, 3.73 gears.
rollscanardly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2018, 11:11 PM   #486
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 286
And here I thought the lack of recent posts meant you were out camping!
__________________
2017 Rockwood Roo 23IKSS
2017 Ford F150
2018 Days Camped: 34
2019 Days Camped: 5, but many more planned!
Maman325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2018, 03:39 AM   #487
Senior Member
 
rollscanardly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Saunderstown, RI
Posts: 732
Just busy, as usual...


But..we did finally get to go camping a few weeks ago...


http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ly-167439.html


Rich
__________________
"rolls down one hill, can 'ardly make it up the next..."

1999 21' Wildwood WDF21RK

2006 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Quad cab, 5.9L Cummins, 3.73 gears.
rollscanardly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2018, 05:45 AM   #488
Senior Member
 
old40ford's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 564
As you know, I have been following you for a good while and I am amazed at some of your inventions. Seems like all of us that work on metal or weld or really inventors/designers at heart.

Great job and I hope you have many, many great days of camping.
John
__________________
Retired Auto body teacher
2017 Puma 255RKS
2019 F-250 Lariat Super Crew 6.2
Having lots of Fun traveling with my wife
old40ford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2018, 08:16 AM   #489
Senior Member
 
rollscanardly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Saunderstown, RI
Posts: 732
Thank you for the kind words, John!

Cheers ...

Rich
__________________
"rolls down one hill, can 'ardly make it up the next..."

1999 21' Wildwood WDF21RK

2006 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Quad cab, 5.9L Cummins, 3.73 gears.
rollscanardly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2018, 05:24 PM   #490
Senior Member
 
DavidBo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Texas Coastal Bend
Posts: 842
Looks like you're making good use of that ironworker. Those machines only do a few things, but they do them very, very well. Not exactly portable though, one of those things you design the rest of your garage around.
I still want one.
DavidBo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2018, 12:00 AM   #491
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 286
Fantastic! Glad to see you're starting to get some enjoyment out of it. :-). Thanks for sharing your trip pics!
__________________
2017 Rockwood Roo 23IKSS
2017 Ford F150
2018 Days Camped: 34
2019 Days Camped: 5, but many more planned!
Maman325 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2018, 03:41 AM   #492
Senior Member
 
rollscanardly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Saunderstown, RI
Posts: 732
Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidBo View Post
Looks like you're making good use of that ironworker. Those machines only do a few things, but they do them very, very well. Not exactly portable though, one of those things you design the rest of your garage around.
I still want one.

That iron worker has paid for itself many times over. I've retired my own business, but kept all my equipment just for projects. There are quits a few different attachments that you can swap into the 2 end stations.


This makes them very versatile.


I vote that you just go out and buy one!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Maman325 View Post
Fantastic! Glad to see you're starting to get some enjoyment out of it. :-). Thanks for sharing your trip pics!

It seemed like this day would never arrive! Thank you.
__________________
"rolls down one hill, can 'ardly make it up the next..."

1999 21' Wildwood WDF21RK

2006 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Quad cab, 5.9L Cummins, 3.73 gears.
rollscanardly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2019, 07:56 AM   #493
Senior Member
 
rmac04401's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Franklin County, PA
Posts: 2,856
I was wondering how your camper is holding up?
__________________
2019 Puma XLE 27QBC Toy Hauler
2005 Honda VTX 1300
2012 Ram 2500 Crew cab 6.5 bed
5.7L Hemi, 3:73 Rear
Ron & Shirley (Empty Nesters)
rmac04401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2019, 06:51 PM   #494
Campaholic
 
Fun finders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 2,430
Just sat here all day and read all 493 posts.WOW amazing job,just wish I could have been following this thread from the beginning. Hope you are enjoying your trailer and getting much use out of it.
Summer of 2020 we hope to get out your way.
See you around the campfire
__________________
2015 F350 Platinum Powerstroke
2016 Rockwood Ultra Lite
follow us on Instagram @
Greg.miranda.travels
Fun finders is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2019, 03:38 AM   #495
Senior Member
 
rollscanardly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Saunderstown, RI
Posts: 732
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmac04401 View Post
I was wondering how your camper is holding up?

The camper is holding up great, thanks for asking.


No leaks anywhere. It's still in winterization mode.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Fun finders View Post
Just sat here all day and read all 493 posts.WOW amazing job,just wish I could have been following this thread from the beginning. Hope you are enjoying your trailer and getting much use out of it.
Summer of 2020 we hope to get out your way.
See you around the campfire

I don't know how much camping we'll get in this year, due to some personal stuff going on.


I know that we have a reservation in June, though.


Where are you heading that's near "my way"?


Rich
__________________
"rolls down one hill, can 'ardly make it up the next..."

1999 21' Wildwood WDF21RK

2006 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Quad cab, 5.9L Cummins, 3.73 gears.
rollscanardly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2019, 03:56 AM   #496
Senior Member
 
rollscanardly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Saunderstown, RI
Posts: 732
Quote:
Originally Posted by rollscanardly View Post
Just busy, as usual...


But..we did finally get to go camping a few weeks ago...


http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ly-167439.html


Rich

I just clicked on the thread of our first trip. For some reason, most of the pictures don't appear.


The pictures have not been deleted or removed (not by me, anyway)......


Because the thread is so old, it will not let me update it. I am not meant for camping.......


Rich
__________________
"rolls down one hill, can 'ardly make it up the next..."

1999 21' Wildwood WDF21RK

2006 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Quad cab, 5.9L Cummins, 3.73 gears.
rollscanardly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2019, 06:23 PM   #497
Senior Member
 
rollscanardly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Saunderstown, RI
Posts: 732
Last but not least....

There was one thing that I did not check last year after this restoration. The heating system.


We only took the camper out once last year, and it was in the summertime...no need for the heater.


I have all the original owners' manuals for this camper, so I got out the heater manual. I have never operated one of these before.


I followed the instructions. It said to shut off the gas. Turn the thermostat up above the ambient temp., to get the fan motor to run for about 5 minutes.


I maxed out the temp lever, waited......nothing.


Here we go......


There's no extra room to troubleshoot in the heater compartment...tight fit.


So, I took the heater out...





Did a continuity test of the 2 wires to the thermostat...





No continuity of the red wire..sux!


The wires run up the wall on the left side of the camper, above the ceiling, and down the right wall to the thermostat.


I wasn't going to try to send new wires that route, so I decided to re-locate the thermostat to the left wall.


I bought some thermostat wire, and did that today.


The floor opening to the duct...





I scraped the area of old tape, etc., then vacuumed out that area. It was nasty.


Got some gasket material, and some metal tape...

















New thermostat location...





Thankfully, after all that, the heater works great! So, everything in this 20 y.o. camper works well.



Which is good, because we're going camping this coming weekend. Might need the heat!



Rich
__________________
"rolls down one hill, can 'ardly make it up the next..."

1999 21' Wildwood WDF21RK

2006 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Quad cab, 5.9L Cummins, 3.73 gears.
rollscanardly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2019, 07:18 PM   #498
Senior Member
 
rmac04401's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Franklin County, PA
Posts: 2,856
Rich. Great job as usual. If your ever in the Gettysburg area would love to see your work in person.
__________________
2019 Puma XLE 27QBC Toy Hauler
2005 Honda VTX 1300
2012 Ram 2500 Crew cab 6.5 bed
5.7L Hemi, 3:73 Rear
Ron & Shirley (Empty Nesters)
rmac04401 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2019, 10:30 PM   #499
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10,907
Rich - dump that analog thermostat for a digital and you'll be a LOT happier. Any battery powered home unit will work fine. I put a Honeywell RTH111b in both my Roo 19 and my Mini Lite 2503S. About $22.50

It will keep the temperature a lot closer to what you've set it to than an analog.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Honeywel...111B/203539510
__________________
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybrid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
rockfordroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2019, 03:37 AM   #500
Senior Member
 
rollscanardly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Saunderstown, RI
Posts: 732
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmac04401 View Post
Rich. Great job as usual. If your ever in the Gettysburg area would love to see your work in person.

I am not pulling the heating system out so you can see how I fixed it!! ...


Like I always say...live and up close you can see the imperfections that you cannot always see in pictures. So....you will not be impressed, believe you me.



BUT...the camper does not leak!!


As far as getting out to Gettysburg, perhaps after I retire. 1.4 years to go!.


Quote:
Originally Posted by rockfordroo View Post
Rich - dump that analog thermostat for a digital and you'll be a LOT happier. Any battery powered home unit will work fine. I put a Honeywell RTH111b in both my Roo 19 and my Mini Lite 2503S. About $22.50

It will keep the temperature a lot closer to what you've set it to than an analog.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Honeywel...111B/203539510

Thanks for that link. The thermostat in that picture is brand new. I took a chance to see if that was why the heater did not kick on. Of course, it wasn't the reason.


I'll probably try it out for a while, and see how it goes.


If it doesn't work out, I'll get that digital one.


Rich
__________________
"rolls down one hill, can 'ardly make it up the next..."

1999 21' Wildwood WDF21RK

2006 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Quad cab, 5.9L Cummins, 3.73 gears.
rollscanardly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
repair, wildwood

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 PM.