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Old 04-11-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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My 74 Sovereign has these decals throughout. On the light covers they say to ccw to open, the entire central control is labelled, fridge says 225watts, oven...check latch, vanity lights...A/V out, 12 v in, and caution! Switch gets hit. On counter...breaker box below, and so on. Can anyone tell me anything about that? I realize these are about function and safety, but they are also a step above home label notes.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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sounds like some PO's notes to self?????
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:24 AM   #3
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Someone mentioned the possibility of being used as a safety trailer at one time. No, they are more formal than notes to self, what is a safety trailer?
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I'm with dznf0g in guessing that these labels are aftermarket. In most '70s Airstreams they don't even label the water pump switch, it's just a switch on the wall near the sink.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:31 AM   #5
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Ok, thanks all!
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:20 PM   #6
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Yes, an OCD previous owner. Type A personality who loves numbers. I say that being one of them myself, but I try to hide it most of the time. I put my numbers on yellow pads and then lose them or look at them later and say "now, what were those numbers for"
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Might have been notes from one owner to the next owner, to help them acclimate to and function within their new unit.

I can think of two occasions where we would have asked for these, if we had it to do over.


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Notes from the wife to the absent minded husband.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:26 PM   #9
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Yes, an OCD previous owner. Type A personality who loves numbers. I say that being one of them myself, but I try to hide it most of the time. I put my numbers on yellow pads and then lose them or look at them later and say "now, what were those numbers for"
Hey, fall I used a label maker and labeled every circuit in the power center......then made similar notes like OP has but I hid them under the propane cover lid.
Getting more and more forgetful all the time.
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Labels in a TT (any RV type) really are a good idea. The quality of them is what is at issue, not the need (over desire). Plenty of folks are unacquainted with RV's in general . . these are not houses.

There was a recent fire at the storage facility where I keep the '76 as I prep it for sale. Three motorhomes ablaze when the fire department arrived. And twelve moho's and 5'ers consumed before they got it out (typically high-wind spring day down here).





I have to wonder, first, whether it was an electrical failure (it was my first thought) and, second, if labels would have helped.

Labels that do more than just ID "water pump" or "reading light", but also indicate the electrical circuit and whether 12V or 120V. Etc.

RV's do bounce around. Get older. Are subjected to high heat & humidity, or below freezing temps . . and they just don't have the thermal mass of a house to slow down the effects. (We'll not get into construction quality/QC problems). Things loosen up over time.

Could be that just one electrical circuit was overloaded (these spaces feature cover and electrical service. Most of us run at least a de-humidifier when in long-term storage), when the "load" might have been divided between several circuits. Alarms of all sorts, video security cameras, etc. Big moho's seem to be highly electrical dependent and hungry.

Very nice labels that actually last for a decade or more would be great. And tell more than a partial story.

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Do you have to pay extra to have electrical service at hour storage facility? I would love to have a dehimidifier running in our Streamline while in storage.

Also, labels are a great idea. Will have to get our labelmaker out.

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Labels in a TT (any RV type) really are a good idea. The quality of them is what is at issue, not the need (over desire). Plenty of folks are unacquainted with RV's in general . . these are not houses.

There was a recent fire at the storage facility where I keep the '76 as I prep it for sale. Three motorhomes ablaze when the fire department arrived. And twelve moho's and 5'ers consumed before they got it out (typically high-wind spring day down here).





I have to wonder, first, whether it was an electrical failure (it was my first thought) and, second, if labels would have helped.

Labels that do more than just ID "water pump" or "reading light", but also indicate the electrical circuit and whether 12V or 120V. Etc.

RV's do bounce around. Get older. Are subjected to high heat & humidity, or below freezing temps . . and they just don't have the thermal mass of a house to slow down the effects. (We'll not get into construction quality/QC problems). Things loosen up over time.

Could be that just one electrical circuit was overloaded (these spaces feature cover and electrical service. Most of us run at least a de-humidifier when in long-term storage), when the "load" might have been divided between several circuits. Alarms of all sorts, video security cameras, etc. Big moho's seem to be highly electrical dependent and hungry.

Very nice labels that actually last for a decade or more would be great. And tell more than a partial story.

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At my storage facility, the spaces with electrical power cost more than the ones without. Now I'm nervous, the trailer behind my Argosy has been plugged in since I started using the space in 2011, and I think its registration expired in '09. It hasn't moved in the entire time I've been parking there, no even enough to dislodge any of the thick layer of dust. It's not ancient, either, it's a Jayflight, I think an '07 model. Hopefully the fuses and breakers will keep it from bursting into flame... for all I know the fuses blew when it boiled all the water out of the battery before I ever parked there.
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At my storage facility, the spaces with electrical power cost more than the ones without. Now I'm nervous, the trailer behind my Argosy has been plugged in since I started using the space in 2011, and I think its registration expired in '09. It hasn't moved in the entire time I've been parking there, no even enough to dislodge any of the thick layer of dust. It's not ancient, either, it's a Jayflight, I think an '07 model. Hopefully the fuses and breakers will keep it from bursting into flame... for all I know the fuses blew when it boiled all the water out of the battery before I ever parked there.
So I'm at the storage facility to do some projects and I looked at the trailer behind mine again. Its tags expired in 2006. It's a 2004 trailer. I wonder if its used value is as much as they've spent storing it for 6.5 years.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:39 PM   #14
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So I'm at the storage facility to do some projects and I looked at the trailer behind mine again. Its tags expired in 2006. It's a 2004 trailer. I wonder if its used value is as much as they've spent storing it for 6.5 years.
I'm sure that happens a lot. There are a number of vehicles at our storage yard that cant be worth more than $500. So why pay to store an old car? I'm talking Pintos, nothing rare or unusual.
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