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Forum: Product Reviews 11-23-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,087
Posted By vasnipe
Nameplate photos

Tim W,
Something you can do to help things along in the future is to locate the nameplates of the "added items" like the fridge, awning, stove, AC, etc and take a photo of them. Then place the...
Forum: General Community Discussions 11-17-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,884
Posted By vasnipe
Close encounters

Close encounters of the sign variety -
I found a sign the hard way with the left side of my Sunseeker, hung low and close enough that I hit it. Just under the overhang behind the driver door....
Forum: Tips and Tricks 11-08-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By vasnipe
Damage control

I saw this RV at a campground in North Carolina last weekend and the "shiny" sure enough caught my eye from a distance. On moving and looking closer I noticed the use of corrugated metal as a method...
Forum: Forester and Sunseeker 11-02-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By vasnipe
Battery ground connection

You might take a look at your battery grounding connection on the back bulkhead with the white wires. I pulled mine off while busting rust in the compartment there and found that the factory did not...
Forum: Forest River Lifestyle 11-02-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 128,875
Posted By vasnipe
Kansas?

Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore...
Taken on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC
Forum: Tent Campers and Pop Ups 09-29-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By vasnipe
Inverter mounting

I don't have an inverter in my Sunseeker but I helped a travel club buddy with his 5th wheel inverter issues. Whoever did his PDI didn't do him any favors, he didn't even know he had an inverter,...
Forum: Eastern USA 09-16-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,561
Posted By vasnipe
Blue Ridge Parkway closure near Roanoke, VA

Yeah, this was on the news back in the Spring.


National Park Service link


https://www.nps.gov/blri/learn/news/roanoke_closure_05_22.htm


Visit Roanoke, VA website
Forum: Dynamax 09-09-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,954
Posted By vasnipe
Fresh water tank slime

My fresh water tank has a large screw in plug in the top that I remove to inspect the tank every now and then. Haven't found any surprises, yet.






Nasty, slimy, gooey stuff.
I had the...
Forum: Forest River Lifestyle 08-20-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 128,875
Posted By vasnipe
Flordia ST

Forgot about this street sign from a large city that happened to be not too far from their street sign department.
QA?
Didn't the sign crew not know?



Flordia Street anyone?
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-16-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,936
Posted By vasnipe
Way back in High School I worked as the lot rat...

Way back in High School I worked as the lot rat at an RV dealer here in town.
We had many customers and many rigs sold, I did the prep and delivery, now known as the PDI.
One of them had purchased...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 08-13-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By vasnipe
Winterizing blow out connection

You are correct on the white blow out connector.
I had my own issues using that type and went to the brass one you show.

To use either you just screw the blowout plug on your city water...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-04-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,961
Posted By vasnipe
Storage

itat,
Here is a thread I posted a couple of years ago with the mods I made to try keeping things in one sock or at least where I can find it.




...
Forum: Forester and Sunseeker 08-01-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,076
Posted By vasnipe
Sockets and wrenches

1) Open end adjustable wrench = Crescent brand wrench
AKA Crescent Hammer. If you can't turn it you beat it into submission.
Best used for rounding off nuts you don't have the right wrench or...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 07-31-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By vasnipe
12v Ground connections

When I replaced my converter this Spring the Negative / White wire from the converter connects to the terminal strip as shown. While you are in there check the rest of the wire connections and if...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 07-19-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By vasnipe
Oil specification

There is no need to apologize.
If you don't know, ask.
And who knows, your question and the answer may help someone else.



One of my favorites:
Ignorance can be cured, it's stupidity that's...
Forum: Georgetown 07-05-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By vasnipe
Excellent! A multimeter is one of the more...

Excellent!
A multimeter is one of the more useful tools in the box.
Forum: Appliances and Electronics 07-02-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By vasnipe
Fridge condensate drain tube

Hopefully you have solved your problem, but on the chance not, check the fridge drain tube and see if it is brittle/crumbles easily. I noticed water in my rig and traced it to the drain tube. I tried...
Forum: Georgetown 06-26-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By vasnipe
Emergency flasher

Locate and check out the emergency flasher. I don't know where yours is, but should be under the dash near the steering column.

Not long ago my emergency flashers would not work and after...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 05-30-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,311
Posted By vasnipe
Thanks for the updated manual, mine was dated 8-96

Thanks for the updated manual, mine was dated 8-96
Forum: Georgetown 05-27-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,446
Posted By vasnipe
Black Permatex

I can attest to the black Permatex sealant getting everywhere and refusing efforts to remove it. We used that sealant in the engineroom of my first ship, the USS Bagley, FF-1069. We used that goo on...
Forum: General Motorhome Discussion 05-22-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By vasnipe
Learn your height clearance!

Courtesy of 11foot8 dot com.


A man's gotta know his limitations


https://youtu.be/027W59y45sE
Forum: FR3 05-12-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,330
Posted By vasnipe
Really dislike electrical issues

Couple of weeks prior to de-winterizing I was checking the systems out and found some problems. No 12v from battery even though I had put power on for a few days at a time over the winter. Checked...
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 05-03-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,704
Posted By vasnipe
Lesson learned - Flush the hot water heater

Couple of years ago mama-san put the hurry up on me and I forgot to dump and flush the hot water heater. As in I dumped the pot water tank, refilled, and pumped water through the system until I...
Forum: General Tech and Repair 03-28-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,199
Posted By vasnipe
2005 Ford E-450 manuals

I had to dig a bit to find the site where I got my own manuals from Ford.


Main Ford manual web site
For best results you might want to use you VIN

...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 12-28-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,839
Posted By vasnipe
4 down

We've towed our 2008 Smart Car for 5 years with no issues. Short process to get the car ready then hook up and go. I searched for problems and found that the front wheels sometimes don't track...
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