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Old 03-24-2007, 10:42 AM   #15
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That's an excellent poster! I chuckled out loud as I looked at it. We're really fortunate here that very, VERY infrequently do we actually see a troll. The vast majority of our members are just looking for other Airstream owners with which to exchange info and hang out. Occasionally members will really be passionate about one topic or another, but that's really ok. After all, when we meet at rallies we have those same discussions, and folks are folks. Many times those discussions can be educational as well.

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Old 03-24-2007, 11:55 AM   #16
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You said it, Boatdoc!

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...Our posts only express different views on particular problem. If you combine them and research the possibilities presented to you, perhaps than in your own mind you may find one that may fit your level of fix. someones knowledge and experience....

.... but we cannot turn the forums into a battle zone of witt's as it has been done at times in the past. We must remember that it is possible that that someone else may know more than we do or understand, and criticism based only on difference of opinion is not a viable option. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
Wish I could have said it so well! He does bring up a really good and scary point. I think his example of someone checking for propane leaks is priceless. In a case like that I would think that everyone would agree that the poster needs to be alerted.

It's all about attitude and method. Even in the obvious dangerous situation like that, I hope none of us would come out with the tempting, "Hey, you idiot..."

Like the poster above said about doing unto others...

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Old 03-25-2007, 11:49 AM   #17
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I think this is what I gather from the responses.
1. If it is not a safety issue or something that could result in equipment failure. don't worry about correcting folks, Certainly not worth making folks mad.
2. If it is a safety issue or could cause equipment damage, Approach the issue diplomatically.
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:03 AM   #18
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Disagree and wrong are two different statments. A fact which is presented as correct and is wrong can get you hurt. Example weight of a trailer, capacity of a TV, using a match to find a propane leak. Disagree on what type of hitch to use, which truck is better, that is just personal and can never be resolved. I would correct wrong statements which are safety issues with facts and backup information, the disagreements can be discussed until you can't take it anymore.

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Hi Jim: I wholeheartedly agree with you, but I did not think that there would be individuals this days who would try to find a gas leak with a match or tow a 31' trailer with a donkey. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:17 AM   #19
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tow a 31' trailer with a donkey. Thanks, "Boatdoc"
There is a new member here on the forums that recently towed a Sovereign from Alabama to Pennsylvania with a Ford Ranger. Just an example, and proof of what we are discussing.
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Old 03-26-2007, 06:26 AM   #20
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.......... but I did not think that there would be individuals this days who would try to find a gas leak with a match ........
Man, what kind of dolt would do that? Everyone knows a candle is better for that. A candle gives you more reach and wont burn out as easily. Some people, really!
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:17 AM   #21
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Man, what kind of dolt would do that? Everyone knows a candle is better for that. A candle gives you more reach and wont burn out as easily. Some people, really!
Rodney, what a GREAT idea! I was using my propane torch, but I couldn't tell which flame was from the propane line and which was from the torch when I hit the leak. I'll be that a candle would show the propane leak much better! Thanks!

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You guys are gonna kill someone.

Before you do a leak test you need to "burn-in" the tubing to anneal it. Wrap the tubing in cloth strips, then soak with gasoline and light with a Zippo.

Voila!
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:43 AM   #23
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You guys are gonna kill someone.

Before you do a leak test you need to "burn-in" the tubing to anneal it. Wrap the tubing in cloth strips, then soak with gasoline and light with a Zippo.

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That sounds dangerous. Isn't that something they do at the factory? I think Scamp Trailers in Backus, MN did it that way for a while.

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That sounds dangerous. Isn't that something they do at the factory? I think Scamp Trailers in Backus, MN did it that way for a while.

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I was reading that just yesterday, when someone mentioned bringing back the Argosy, in fiberglass. The plant is back in operation after their dreadful fire.
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Leak test or Darwin test?

May I suggest you do what my gas fitter always does. Before you turn the gas back on, get your bottle of thick, gloopy washing-up liquid and pour liberally over the connections. If even a tiny amount of gas escapes from the threads etc. bubbles will form all over the joint.
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I was reading that just yesterday, when someone mentioned bringing back the Argosy, in fiberglass. The plant is back in operation after their dreadful fire.
As a former owner of three Scamps over the years, the 13', the 16' AND a 19' fifth wheel, I was really pleased to see them back in operation so quickly. I've heard that their new plant is quite the operation.

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May I suggest you do what my gas fitter always does. Before you turn the gas back on, get your bottle of thick, gloopy washing-up liquid and pour liberally over the connections. If even a tiny amount of gas escapes from the threads etc. bubbles will form all over the joint.
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Marc, did you just flame me?

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As a former owner of three Scamps over the years, the 13', the 16' AND a 19' fifth wheel, I was really pleased to see them back in operation so quickly. I've heard that their new plant is quite the operation.


Marc, did you just flame me?

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No, No! You don't need any help with that!
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You guys are gonna kill someone.

Before you do a leak test you need to "burn-in" the tubing to anneal it. Wrap the tubing in cloth strips, then soak with gasoline and light with a Zippo.

Voila!
Hi Mark; You guys are terrible, picking on God's special people. "Boatdoc"
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