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Forum: Off Topic 10-27-2019, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Swampweasel
Hair brush

Hair brush
Forum: A Frame Campers 09-14-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 22,437
Posted By Swampweasel
I am also on my third actuator. I have been...

I am also on my third actuator. I have been applying silicone grease around the top where the rod enters with a Q-tip. No problems in the last 2 years. I just re-apply a little grease after raising...
Forum: A Frame Campers 10-31-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,905
Posted By Swampweasel
Dan52- My Windy Nation actuator does not appear...

Dan52-
My Windy Nation actuator does not appear to strain. I just help the roof because thats what I did with the original Forest River actuator. Can't hurt to give it a little assist.
I also have...
Forum: A Frame Campers 10-31-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,905
Posted By Swampweasel
Sundancer- The amount of force required to raise...

Sundancer- The amount of force required to raise the roof doesn't change based on the size of the lift motor, so what you are describing must be a design problem with the roof, not the power of the...
Forum: A Frame Campers 10-29-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,905
Posted By Swampweasel
I had one Windy Nation actuator fail due to water...

I had one Windy Nation actuator fail due to water intrusion. I replaced it with another Windy Nation, but this time I waterproofed the entire lower part where the motor is, and I use silicone grease...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 10-16-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,923
Posted By Swampweasel
Fred had mentioned the old way of tightening the...

Fred had mentioned the old way of tightening the bearings and backing off 1/4 turn, leaving perceptible play in the bearings. Dexter says tighten to 50 FtLbs while turning the drum, then back off the...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 10-15-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,923
Posted By Swampweasel
Dexter has a video on their website on how to...

Dexter has a video on their website on how to adjust the Torflex wheel bearings. It is NOT the same as the old days!
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 09-15-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 356
Posted By Swampweasel
Looking for ST185/80R13 spare tire cover

The sun has rotted our vinyl spare tire cover. I would like to find a molded plastic, fiberglass or metal spare tire cover to fit a ST185/80R13 tire. My searches haven't turned up anything. If a...
Forum: Eastern USA 09-13-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,596
Posted By Swampweasel
Thanks guys, all good tips and I appreciate it....

Thanks guys, all good tips and I appreciate it. We will be traveling on a Sunday.
I grew up in western Pennsylvania and I have never been to Gettysburg. Living in New Hampshire now. Looking forward...
Forum: Eastern USA 09-12-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,596
Posted By Swampweasel
Thanks Deuce, I will check out those routes. ...

Thanks Deuce, I will check out those routes.
Joe in NH
Forum: Eastern USA 09-12-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,596
Posted By Swampweasel
Need route to Gettysburg, Pa

Looking for the best/easiest route to Gettysburg, Pa. I will probably be coming down I81 from the northeast. I will be towing a camper and would like to avoid getting tangled up in Harrisburg. Any...
Forum: A Frame Campers 02-16-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,498
Posted By Swampweasel
Nice OYO. This table mod is still one of our...

Nice OYO.
This table mod is still one of our most favorite mods.
Can't wait for camping season!
Forum: A Frame Campers 10-04-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,746
Posted By Swampweasel
Hi MNcamper2017 I purchased all plastic floor...

Hi MNcamper2017
I purchased all plastic floor vents on the internet. They are closable with a lever, but don't seal completely tight. They are rectangular, and 2 of them have about the same area as...
Forum: A Frame Campers 10-04-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,746
Posted By Swampweasel
I put 2 screened vents in the floor of our...

I put 2 screened vents in the floor of our A-frame. When the exhaust fan is on, it pulls cooler air from under the camper and out through the fan. Makes a huge difference. Also gives you fresh air...
Forum: A Frame Campers 09-05-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,146
Posted By Swampweasel
Got it! Thanks Monty, guess I'm getting a little...

Got it! Thanks Monty, guess I'm getting a little slow in my old age. Sometimes a little visualization helps a lot.
Forum: A Frame Campers 09-05-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,146
Posted By Swampweasel
Hey Chucky- Please explain how you use this...

Hey Chucky-
Please explain how you use this thing!
Thanks.
Forum: A Frame Campers 08-20-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,807
Posted By Swampweasel
How did you determine the new length, 1A? I would...

How did you determine the new length, 1A? I would have thought that the ones you removed would have had some permanent stretch after being stretched and sitting in the sun, etc.
It seems like only...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 08-01-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,484
Posted By Swampweasel
Thank you for that writeup RB19RR. Great...

Thank you for that writeup RB19RR. Great description and photos. I have been looking at the Micro-Air soft start devices on their website. I am just waiting for a "guinea-pig" to install one on a...
Forum: A Frame Campers 07-27-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 53,867
Posted By Swampweasel
OYO- Where can I find the rubber grommet like...

OYO-
Where can I find the rubber grommet like you used in your top cap boot?
Thanks
Forum: A Frame Campers 07-27-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 53,867
Posted By Swampweasel
Nice job OYO. I had sealed my motor with some...

Nice job OYO. I had sealed my motor with some vinyl goopy stuff caled Phenoseal, which was not a good choice. It immediately rusted all of the screws, and it turns white every time it rains which...
Forum: General Community Discussions 06-29-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,465
Posted By Swampweasel
I never tow with the wheel on, but when camping I...

I never tow with the wheel on, but when camping I use one of these:
Chock R Dock - Tri Lynx Corporation (https://trilynx.com/chock-r-dock/)
The wheel sits in it and stabilizes the front of the...
Forum: A Frame Campers 06-27-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 53,867
Posted By Swampweasel
Further failure investigation

Hi Mick & others
I had re-glued the loose magnet inside the motor housing, and cleaned all of the rust out of the motor. I tested the motor armature for continuity with the brushes. All seemed well....
Forum: A Frame Campers 06-27-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 53,867
Posted By Swampweasel
mick- I just pulled the top off of my old...

mick-
I just pulled the top off of my old broken factory actuator. There was a rubber seal just under the metal plate, similar to an automotive axle seal, but without a metal housing around it. This...
Forum: A Frame Campers 06-27-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 53,867
Posted By Swampweasel
Hi Mick Those are good things to try. I am not...

Hi Mick
Those are good things to try. I am not sure what type of seal is in the top where the rod comes out. I was thinking it might be an O-ring. I still have my old broken factory actuator. I...
Forum: A Frame Campers 06-27-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 53,867
Posted By Swampweasel
Hi Mountain Girl Roof actuators are a problem!...

Hi Mountain Girl
Roof actuators are a problem! I am hoping that all of us here on the forum can collectively come up with a good solution. Kind of frustrating.
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