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Forum: Tips and Tricks 10-13-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,525
Posted By Jas
I played with the rolled newspaper logs and they...

I played with the rolled newspaper logs and they work but burn too fast. My best attempt only burned for 20 min. I also played with the paper pulp brick technique but it was too messy and took too...
Forum: Tips and Tricks 10-12-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,525
Posted By Jas
Well We jsut got back from a trip and I am...

Well We jsut got back from a trip and I am pleased to report that my little log project worked like a champ! The real burn time/averages are as follows:
3x3x1.5 pucks seem to burm 45 min-1 hour...
Forum: Tips and Tricks 10-06-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,525
Posted By Jas
Firewood alternate

I've been away (camping) all season but wanted to share a way around the campground fire wood purchasing expense. I've noticed more so this year that this magic beetle threat that is keeping people...
Forum: Surveyor 10-16-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,065
Posted By Jas
Rod, what kind of trailer mover? I've been...

Rod,

what kind of trailer mover? I've been toying with several ideas for a home made unit but real world experience with a working unit is much more valuable. What kind of mods ddid you have to...
Forum: Surveyor 10-05-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,065
Posted By Jas
congrats on the new rig and welcome to the club! ...

congrats on the new rig and welcome to the club!

I have a 2010 sv 291. Aside form getting used to maneuvoring the shear bulk of it around, it has performed well for me.
A word of caution on the...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 09-30-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jas
If you look at the fine print on the side of the...

If you look at the fine print on the side of the existing lift cylinders you can plug the part number into a google search. Once you find the manufacturer, you can look at the cylinders in the same...
Forum: General Community Discussions 09-25-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By Jas
I got the Rhinoflex kit and 2 spare 5' sections...

I got the Rhinoflex kit and 2 spare 5' sections of the hose. I swapped the elbow adapter from the 15' hose to a 5' hose. That way on a good setup I only have a 5' hose but I can easily extend it...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-31-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By Jas
I'm looking at the option of leaving the cleats...

I'm looking at the option of leaving the cleats for the occasional use rear bed. I may have to frame the removable section to get the strength restored along the exposed edge is all. In fact, I may...
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-31-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,885
Posted By Jas
I think Wisconsin needs an extra handicap for the...

I think Wisconsin needs an extra handicap for the triplets.
Forum: Eastern USA 08-31-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By Jas
I'm about 20 miles from Virginia Beach and it's...

I'm about 20 miles from Virginia Beach and it's coming right for us!!!!!

Got both trucks fueled for a planned trip inland this weekend anyhow. I just need to catch the dogs and find the...
Forum: General Community Discussions 08-31-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,885
Posted By Jas
I'm the baby of the herd then at 33 with the wife...

I'm the baby of the herd then at 33 with the wife at 37. :p
Forum: Tips and Tricks 08-30-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,937
Posted By Jas
Post trip patio mat storage

A neat trick I saw out last time. As is our luck we had 3 days of perfect weather only to end up with torrential down pours on the last day during the process of striking camp. Our patio mat was...
Forum: Tips and Tricks 08-27-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,495
Posted By Jas
I probably would have gone straight to the 5th vs...

I probably would have gone straight to the 5th vs a 30' tt for the sake of maneuverability. on the plus side I did play dumb when the dealer told me the cherokee could easily pull this rig... (i...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-26-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By Jas
I installed LED car fog lights on all corners of...

I installed LED car fog lights on all corners of the camper. less than $20 per pair at autozone. I'm sure you have an quivalent way up north. It wouldn't take much to make a mount that would fit...
Forum: On the Road | Travel Chat 08-25-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,622
Posted By Jas
I had a guy on a Harley just about merge into me....

I had a guy on a Harley just about merge into me. Turns out he was talking on his cell while driving a flipping motorcycle trying to merge into 60 MPH traffic.
While still on the phone, he...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-25-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By Jas
oh this might help.....

oh this might help.....
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-25-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By Jas
Thoughts on modifying surveyor rear bunk area

Has anybody else with a SV291 thought about modifying the lower rear bunk? Our problem is that you have to walk on the bunk to get to the rear wardrobe and/or get onto the upper bunk. If somebody...
Forum: Modifications and Updates 08-25-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,200
Posted By Jas
I've seen in our dealership a little contraption...

I've seen in our dealership a little contraption that the jack fits into like a foot base. It has a socket that the jack fits into that can be ratcheted left or right to move the tongue up to 8" for...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-25-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,265
Posted By Jas
night & day, I just moved from an old dodge to a...

night & day, I just moved from an old dodge to a 05 F250 and the intergrated brake controller is phenominal. I don't notice the trailer surge when starting or stopping even under less than desirable...
Forum: Surveyor 08-25-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,854
Posted By Jas
the only outriggers on my sv291 are at the very...

the only outriggers on my sv291 are at the very front frame and near the slide out. Even then they are kinda pitiful looking. It looks like the whole side and much of the roof weight is being...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 08-24-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,086
Posted By Jas
I modified the calculator for food and that is...

I modified the calculator for food and that is what made the real difference for us.

I figure that an average hotel chain was Days Inn, not fancy but not a slum either so I checked thier rates...
Forum: Exterior Maintenance | Roofs, Sealing, Covers & Vents 08-18-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,364
Posted By Jas
I have a 2010 SV 291 and noticed some heat checks...

I have a 2010 SV 291 and noticed some heat checks in the caulking already and was starting to look at this stuff.

My question is: Do you really need the primer?

I can understand the cleaner...
Forum: Berkshire 08-07-2010, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By Jas
my TV has a little resetable surge protector...

my TV has a little resetable surge protector looking contraption at the first jack off the tv connection. If it trips I get the same results when trying to auto search channels let alone manually...
Forum: Off Topic 08-02-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,611
Posted By Jas
I want to setup a toll booth next time. 1...

I want to setup a toll booth next time.

1 cookie per kid and 2 beers per adult. After the last outting I would be set for the rest of the year!

A couple of people from the next row over...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-02-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By Jas
Well the first trip is over. Aside from a setup...

Well the first trip is over. Aside from a setup issue with the hitch the Ford tows as good as the Dodge did. The intergrated brake control is phenominal! I previously had the all or nothing...
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