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Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 03-27-2012, 07:02 AM
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Posted By BossCamper
Movie star?

So I sold our 1973 Tradewind ... and I have mixed feeling about it all! :huh:

Turns out it was bought by an individual on behalf of a Movie Production company from Toronto, that's going to use it...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-11-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,062
Posted By BossCamper
Thanks for the advice. I understand all that,...

Thanks for the advice.
I understand all that, and am my own worst enemy. The trailer is on blocks and can't be moved closer. I was using the 30 amp extension cords with a cheater adapter to plug...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-28-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,831
Posted By BossCamper
See the first two or three postings in this...

See the first two or three postings in this thread for Duotherm advice.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-28-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,831
Posted By BossCamper
Welcome to the club! Me too! :lol: Anyway,...

Welcome to the club! Me too! :lol:

Anyway, the closest manual I have been able to find to the TR21-12 is for a TR25-12 (forum thread containing links to the manual here)...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-22-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,574
Posted By BossCamper
I used all half inch. I got lucky, and maybe...

I used all half inch.
I got lucky, and maybe you can too. The place I got the pex from rents the crimp tool for $5.00 a day. Look into tool rental places around you. You may find you can rent them...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 09-22-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,574
Posted By BossCamper
Yes, they're removable, and really easy to use....

Yes, they're removable, and really easy to use. You can even mix and match your pipe material (you can join copper to pex, ect.). I just did all the plumbing in my '73 Tradewind but I used all crimp...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-14-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,211
Posted By BossCamper
The only thing I can think of is that you would...

The only thing I can think of is that you would need a larger diameter drain outlet than is usually on a fresh water holding tank. Even though it is for grey water, you might still get food particles...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 09-10-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By BossCamper
I would take the control apart and look! There...

I would take the control apart and look!
There is a control valve at the rear of the toilet, where the water line connects, that the front pedal actuates. Likely you have a bad seal in there. Before...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 09-09-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,920
Posted By BossCamper
Maybe it's just me, but I'd be real careful about...

Maybe it's just me, but I'd be real careful about having your shore power connector in there with the water connections. Could lead to trouble.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 09-06-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 639
Posted By BossCamper
Extra check valve?

While reading another thread, I had a thought.
I just finished re-plumbing my '73 Tradewind, and in the process, couldn't remember if the pump had a built in check valve on the outlet side. The...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 09-06-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By BossCamper
Is this tube maybe joined to the drain line with...

Is this tube maybe joined to the drain line with a "T" so that there is only one hole through the pan to the outside? If so, maybe your drain valve is leaking a bit, which would then drip from the...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 08-09-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By BossCamper
I meant that I want to use the outside door with...

I meant that I want to use the outside door with the new heater.
Sounds like this might be easier said than done?
I understand the rest of the heater will be foam. And at current I can reroute the...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 08-09-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By BossCamper
Best fit replacement water heater - 73 Tradewind

I have my restoration almost to the point that I'm going to start the plumbing. Obviously, part of that will be the water heater. I need the replacement to plumb it properly

All I have of the old...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-19-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,062
Posted By BossCamper
Well, I've tried a couple of things. I have a SOB...

Well, I've tried a couple of things. I have a SOB as well, so I connected it to the same cord plugged into the same outlet at the house and checked the voltage and it only showed minimal voltage drop...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-19-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,062
Posted By BossCamper
Thanks for the manual. I hadn't seen it, so it...

Thanks for the manual. I hadn't seen it, so it will surely help.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-18-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By BossCamper
I hate to be the possible bearer of bad news, but...

I hate to be the possible bearer of bad news, but I had the same thing with my '73 Tradewind. Thought the same as you about a drain or something left open. Turned out to be a big crack in the fresh...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-18-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,062
Posted By BossCamper
I didn't think of checking that ... With the AC...

I didn't think of checking that ... With the AC off, it is 116.7 volts When I turn it on it drops to 102 volts!!
Not even close to being enough!
I'll have to look closer at my connection.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-18-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,062
Posted By BossCamper
Thanks for the insights. My extension cored...

Thanks for the insights.

My extension cored is adequate.

The coils are clean, although I am considering getting a cleaner for AC condenser fins that will clean the oxidation off them. I'll...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-18-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,062
Posted By BossCamper
I forgot ... the voltage at the trailer is 117...

I forgot ... the voltage at the trailer is 117 volts.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-18-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,062
Posted By BossCamper
Armstrong TR 21-12 running amperage

Does anyone know what the specs are for an Armstrong TR 21-12 A/C?

My old unit seemed to run good for a time, but now it has started tripping the breaker in the house.
I checked it today and...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-12-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,831
Posted By BossCamper
That's the way mine works ... the fan doesn't...

That's the way mine works ... the fan doesn't shut off, and from reading the forums, It seems that this is the way they are designed to work.
Don't know if there is any way to change this.

Oh...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-07-2010, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,831
Posted By BossCamper
If this is directed at me, if you read just the...

If this is directed at me, if you read just the post above yours, you will see that the a/c works just fine, so yes, I still have the old thermostat, but no, I will not be selling it. :)
Forum: Refrigerators 01-22-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,412
Posted By BossCamper
Well, I'm no expert, but I believe a refer...

Well, I'm no expert, but I believe a refer running on 12v would drain the batteries very quickly! Likely to the point that the manufacturers don't see the need for the extra expense to make them when...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-01-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By BossCamper
Actually, I got lucky there. All I had to do was...

Actually, I got lucky there. All I had to do was lubricate and free up the condenser motor (on the roof). After that it worked great. Winter has arrived and so I have never used it in hot weather or...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-01-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,375
Posted By BossCamper
These parts are all gone. can't edit the...

These parts are all gone.

can't edit the original posting so I'll just put this here.
Forum: Floor Finishes 12-28-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,941
Posted By BossCamper
If you build on top of engineered flooring, you...

If you build on top of engineered flooring, you need to drill a hole out with a hole saw where you are going to fasten whatever you put on top. The hole will allow for the floor to move (expansion)....
Forum: WBCCI Forum 12-16-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,625
Posted By BossCamper
You know ... I was actually considering joining...

You know ... I was actually considering joining ...

A rate increase that high, with a financial report like that, isn't the way to get new members!

I don't think I'll bother ......
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-09-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,056
Posted By BossCamper
I had my furnace going out like that. One of the...

I had my furnace going out like that. One of the main things was that the pilot was partially clogged, resulting in a weak pilot flame. Maybe yours could stand a cleaning.

Andy from Inland RV had...
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-09-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By BossCamper
On our '73 Tradewind it was an 8 track tape deck....

On our '73 Tradewind it was an 8 track tape deck. I actually saw in in there when we were first looking at it, but it was gone when we picked it up. I guess the PO wanted it (for whatever...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-09-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,204
Posted By BossCamper
Fixed my old Suburban NT32A

I tested the furnace in out '73 Tradewind, and it worked (sort of) but it would keep blowing itself out sometimes when the main burners came on, and always when they went out. If it didn't blow out,...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 12-09-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By BossCamper
That's the $64,000.00 question! And if you're...

That's the $64,000.00 question! And if you're remember that TV show, you're older than dirt, like me! :lol:

I'll make sure I give it some torture tests before I button it up in the floor again. If...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 12-09-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By BossCamper
Good idea. I'll try that.

Good idea. I'll try that.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 12-09-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By BossCamper
Yeah .. that's my biggest fear. Especially with...

Yeah .. that's my biggest fear. Especially with the tank living under the floor.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 12-09-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By BossCamper
Fresh water tank saga

Well, my fresh water holding tank had a big crack around the front corner, and was full of black sediment from years of rainwater leaking in past the filler door.

Get a new one, right?

I...
Forum: Doors & Locks 11-28-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,839
Posted By BossCamper
I think the easiest fix would be as Andy...

I think the easiest fix would be as Andy suggested. Drill a small hole through the housing and pin and install a small "split" pin. You should be able to get whatever size and length you need from...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 11-27-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 54,459
Posted By BossCamper
For what it's worth, if you connect via modem,you...

For what it's worth, if you connect via modem,you can simply reboot the modem. Each time you do, you get a different IP address.
Just sayin.
Forum: 2008 Safari SE 11-24-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,594
Posted By BossCamper
There's a manual crank on the electric jacks?...

There's a manual crank on the electric jacks? :blink:

But of course, I guess there would almost have to be. One thing I didn't get with my '73 .....

Note to self .. add manual crank handle...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 11-14-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,768
Posted By BossCamper
Don't believe the line about sealant coming up...

Don't believe the line about sealant coming up from underneath! To me, even the thought is preposterous!
That is water stain, and it has been leaking somewhere in the wall, even if the leak has been...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-23-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,831
Posted By BossCamper
I need to update this thread. I haven't...

I need to update this thread.

I haven't cleaned it properly, and won't now until spring, but I got up on the roof and loosened the siezed condenser motor and it works just fine! I didn't even...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-11-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,243
Posted By BossCamper
Instantly. I have my water heater removed...

Instantly.

I have my water heater removed and just taped a sheet of plastic over the hole. when I turned the blower on, the plastic puffed out taut. I also have the furnace out with a sheet of...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-11-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,243
Posted By BossCamper
New gaskets for both plumbing stacks are in the...

New gaskets for both plumbing stacks are in the plans.
Wasn't aware of a weep hole.
Thanks.
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-11-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,243
Posted By BossCamper
It has the long nozzle removed. I don't know what...

It has the long nozzle removed. I don't know what pressure it produces .. for what it's worth, it says on it - 354 KM/HR. I also have no idea what the optimum pressure would be for the best test, but...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-10-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,243
Posted By BossCamper
Home Made Pressure Leak Test

I have been battling with a couple of leaks that just won't quit! Upon reading about the air pressure leak testing that some dealerships will perform, I decided that since I couldn't get the trailer...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-09-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By BossCamper
Our '73 Tradewind doesn't have one, and never...

Our '73 Tradewind doesn't have one, and never did. The grey water has a bypass that drains it out the same outlet as the black water, after the knife valve coming from the black tank. Our plan is to...
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-06-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By BossCamper
That makes sense. I think some of the clips are...

That makes sense. I think some of the clips are up the sides of the frames. Maybe the ones on the bottom have just slid there after time.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 10-06-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By BossCamper
Looks like you can pry the plug off the large end...

Looks like you can pry the plug off the large end of the handle that will cover a screw in the centre of the shaft.
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-06-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By BossCamper
Strange little clip

There are these strange little clips along the bottom edge of almost all of the windows. What the heck are they?
Many of the windows have two each.
http://lorisart.org/stuff/clip.jpg
I will be...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-06-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By BossCamper
I agree .. if it is worth doing, it is worth...

I agree .. if it is worth doing, it is worth doing right.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-06-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By BossCamper
Yep .. I know WD40 isn't a good shaft lubricant,...

Yep .. I know WD40 isn't a good shaft lubricant, but it is a penetrating oil, which filled the bill tobay! Just like Duct Tape, it has it's place! :lol:
I'll get it all apart, cleaned up, and...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-06-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By BossCamper
UNBELIEVABLE!!! The AC WORKS!

I could only get barely a hum out of it when we brought her home. Today I was cleaning the ceiling and took the shroud off and found that the fan moved freely. On a whim, I turned the breaker on,...
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