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Old 03-23-2016, 07:20 PM   #631
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The local hardware store with a good marine supply section had this chrome barrel bolt 2 7/8" long, which looks OK IMO, and is pretty well hidden behind the edge of the oven door. A smaller brass one might be better, but will probably take more than 10 minutes to find . . . Also this one has a small base plate which does not protrude down below the bottom of the barrel, as if it is intended for a close-in installation like this IMO.

The bolt lands pretty close to the back face of the drawer front, however, so it either needs a base plate spacer, or some reinforcement on the back of the drawer front. Drilling the correct hole for the bolt in the top edge of the drawer front will come close to blowing out its backside IMO, even with a backer piece clamped temporarily to the back while the hole is drilled.

KISS and quick. Probably gonna go for it.

Life is short . . .



Standing by the dinette looking down at the oven door and at the cabinet under the sinks:

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Looking at the right edge of the oven door and the new barrel bolt:

Attachment 259251
Peter look great and well hidden. I wondered about the "The bolt lands pretty close to the back face of the drawer front" I'll let you drill first

...but agree, I think this is the track, just need to figure out the bolt hole reinforcement. Also it appears you have to screw in the SB, I was hoping to use some small thru bolts to match like with the drawer latch.

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Old 03-23-2016, 09:31 PM   #632
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4 baseplate screws should be OK as long as the contents of the drawer are not allowed to slide around. The barrel bolt is just reinforcing the drawer's built-in "stop" in the slide. If the baseplate pulls out, through-bolts would be next. See Pioneer radio reply on the other thread.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:24 PM   #633
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Thanks, but I think you have a different radio. I just went out to try your solution, and no go.

If you are interested, I just posted on that other thread, and included a download of the Pioneer user manual:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...em-148311.html

For starters, our On/Off button has the rather unusual label of "SRC" -- yup you read it right!

Got any new trips planned to the coast? Really appreciated your photos last fall.

Peter

I should have checked before I started typing, our radio is a Sony
md # DSX S310 BTX our 20 is a 2012 built in May of 2012

We think we will go local this year. I'm thinking the eastern Sierras do some fishing and relaxing. That will be for late June through July. Also a week at Dohney SB first week in June and San Clemente SB in September. In Aug I'll spend a month in Yosemite volunteering again.
What are your plans?
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:45 PM   #634
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I should have checked before I started typing, our radio is a Sony md # DSX S310 BTX our 20 is a 2012 built in May of 2012

We think we will go local this year. I'm thinking the eastern Sierras do some fishing and relaxing. That will be for late June through July. Also a week at Dohney SB first week in June and San Clemente SB in September. In Aug I'll spend a month in Yosemite volunteering again.
What are your plans?
Thanks....Jose
Jose, thanks it's a match with me. Good to know I have at least one to compare how to Pioneers notes with.

We have reservations at Beachside SP (4X) for the end of April. It is our favorite and only 90 minutes away. We frst didcoverd in on a car cam trip in 82 up the coast and it's been a regular since our move to Oregon 12 years ago.

We also just booked 3X on Orcas Island, WA that we found on Campendium. Interesting concept and should be a good home base for exploring the islands. http://privatecamping.net/

If all goes as planned we trying to put together a Missouri trip to se family for the fall, with any luck to include the Purina Incredible Dog Challenges near Washington Mo. We're thinking 5 maybe 6 weeks....whew.

BTW speaking of Yosemite, are you familiar with Dudley the piano player in the Awhanee Dining Room? He is a friend of my wife's, has played there for years until retirement and is playing again this summer (T-Meadows for sure a probably the valley too ) and we're hoping to make the trip but may be sands AS as it may be a quick trip.

Have a good time in Yosemite and at SC and Doheney this summer. Driving by last month they look like great coastal spots.

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Old 03-24-2016, 10:41 PM   #635
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Jose missed this...

[Subfan1: We think we will go local this year. I'm thinking the eastern Sierras do some fishing and relaxing. .....]


Jose, Ahh the Little and West Walker maybe.... Maybe the best trout fishing in CA...tho the Hat Creek/Fall River folks will surely contest...

Memories of fishing Bernice Lake with their ever elusive Goldens and the ever productive Babcock Lake.


I'm jealous. Have a great time!

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Old 03-25-2016, 04:50 AM   #636
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Thanks Bob and Jose,

With a new grandchild on the way very soon, we will probably lay low for a month or two, and maybe hit some local campgrounds after the water goes on. Make sure all systems are good to go.

New England may be the first shakedown trip, via one of the two ferries from Long Island to CT. These are the only way to avoid the craziness of NYC traffic, and are well worth the cost IMO. I am still hoping for a longer trip in the fall, but California Dreamin' 16/17 seems pretty far away at this point!

Good luck to all, including TCWheels on their new trip, and may everyone's trails be happy . . .

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Old 03-25-2016, 07:34 AM   #637
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Hi guys thats a screen to keep out mud wasps and such .
Hi All - We bought the mud wasp cover from Colonial Airstream when we bought the trailer. We were picking up the unit and I asked the Parts Dept ..."if we were to buy ONE accessory right away - what would his recomendation be?" He came back with the stainless steel cover. They popped it on, it's held in place with metal hooks. One and done. It can get hot, so keep fingers off. But it seems to work - as there are not any pesky wasps trying to get in. Apparently they love the heat and propane.
Otra - thanks for the scoop on DAR. We probably won't be heading that way this year, as I think we will be doing a combo of weekend trips to the beach: Cape Cod and Maine - then a joining the NE or CT WBCCI groups for weekend gatherings. The first one is April 14-15 Pets & Paws Rally in Mansfield MA.

Anyone a member of the WBCCI groups for these two areas? Would love to see and meet some folks from this very active forum!
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:22 AM   #638
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Sheets

http://www.ablifestyles.net/camper-r...or-airstreams/

Just got these sheets for Miss Rivets. The fit is excellent and they feel nice!
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:39 PM   #639
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Ditto on the quality of the ablifestyles sheets (and mattress pad). I read on another thread that there may also be room for a memory foam mattress topper ~ 2" thick. TBD
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Old 03-25-2016, 04:07 PM   #640
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20 Footer and Good Year Marathons

Ok Folks....I have had my FC 20 home from the dealer for a month and have been reading a lot about the Goodyear Marathon tires, which mine has. I have ordered a TPMS and also am getting Tyron bands installed shortly. For those of you who have changed out the tires on your FC 20, this would be a great time to chime in and let me know what brand/size etc... you consider to be the safest. I may change them out when the bands get installed.

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Old 03-25-2016, 06:48 PM   #641
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Steve I am planning to upgrade the wheels and tires similar to what TCwheels did here in Post 72 (with details in later posts as I recall).

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f516...ml#post1563704

I have been collecting threads about the tire issues, so here are the links in case you are interested. Obviously the threads run the gamut of trailer sizes and uses. The most recent thread, along with the tire sub-forum, follows next:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...es-148274.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438/

Other threads focusing on Michelin possibilities, mainly 16" but not exclusively, and wheels (not necessarily in chronological order -- there is lots of reading to do):

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...es-145883.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...es-147401.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f465...-a-127087.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...de-146508.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...de-146800.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f465...es-143822.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f465...ms-130350.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...s2-137278.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...xl-144555.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f465...res-69297.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...es-146825.html

Centramatics thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f465...ad-129161.html


After all the reading, I keep coming back to what TCwheels went with, which I believe is available in a current design Michelin M&S (mud and snow) tread.

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I JUST put the 16" Sendel T03 wheels with Michelin 225/75 LTX 'E' rated tires on my FC20 and they fit fine. Even the center caps fit perfectly. Clearance is a tad tighter, but they'll travel with no problem. Lots of other folks have done this on their 20s. You'll have no problems.
I think the Defender M&S has replaced the previous models, but your tire dealer can probably give complete advice, including sizes and load rating. With our single axles, we need an "E" load rating IMO (only 2 tires to carry 5,000 total gross weight), with a speed rating well above 65 MPH. In the drop-down "Size" frame, however, I do not see the 225/75 size. Hmmmm . . .

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...nder+LTX+M%2FS

Previous models for M&S:

http://www.michelinman.com/US/en/tir.../ltx-m-s.html#
http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/tir...19&irpid=10078
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

These dealer sites have drop down menus/boxes with details about available sizes, and the load and speed ratings.

Confusing!

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The Michelin LTX M/S2 model is listed here as available in that size. I am not sure if it is currently stocked, or is available only until inventory runs out. I plan on getting a M&S snow tire for braking and turning traction in slushy/snowy road conditions, not that I plan to tow then, but I would not want to be stuck with plain road tread tires. TCwheels clarified that his were M&S in Post 432.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

Ray Eklund in the first thread linked in my last post seems to be getting these tires IMO.

Good luck, Steve, please let us know what your research finds.

Have a good Easter weekend.

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PS see jpons Michelin tires in Post 508 also, plus TCwheels in 509 and 510.
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Hey moderator type people! Is there a way we poor 20 footers could get a section so we could actually split this fine info into easy to follow threads? There are many many fine threadable thoughts in here that are nearly impossible to follow because it is a travelog, maintenance, instructional and informational thread all at once. We seem to be a vibrant bunch. Could we get a section?
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