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Forum: General Repair Forum 09-25-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By Troy McLure
Diminished Value claims

Hi all,

Anyone have any experience with diminished value or loss of value claims after an accident?

We were hit last year - both TV and Trailer damaged. $12k to the car and $18 to the trailer....
Forum: On The Road... 09-17-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,195
Posted By Troy McLure
Few thoughts: Never been a fan of Beverly...

Few thoughts:

Never been a fan of Beverly Beach SP. Too dark and you're across Hwy 101. We tend to go for Nehalem Bay SP.

Sea & Sand is expensive and hard to get into. Plus the nice sites...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-08-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,498
Posted By Troy McLure
I did this last year. Bought 2 sheets of the...

I did this last year. Bought 2 sheets of the gel. Took maybe 20 minutes to cut & insert them in all fixtures in a 23D. Cost maybe $12? $15? The light temperature is so much warmer than the stock...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-30-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By Troy McLure
I'd start with a clay bar. It's designed to...

I'd start with a clay bar. It's designed to remove contaminants that regular washing cannot.
If that doesn't work a good polishing compound and elbow grease should.
Last resort is to use a...
Forum: On The Road... 02-27-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,233
Posted By Troy McLure
Well, that was completely unhelpful... That...

Well, that was completely unhelpful...

That said, I'd discourage downtown parking. Downtown has some quirky one-way roads and one-lane bus malls that can make it challenging if you don't know...
Forum: On The Road... 01-08-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,462
Posted By Troy McLure
March isn't bad. It'll be wet, that's for sure. ...

March isn't bad. It'll be wet, that's for sure. The only thing I'd be aware of is that it's Spring Break for the west coast schools so it can get quite busy. Oregon is March 23-30. Finding spots...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-12-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By Troy McLure
Thanks all for the feedback. I contacted...

Thanks all for the feedback. I contacted Lifeline and this was their response:

This situation is a little tricky.



As an update, the dealership has agreed to replace the batteries.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-10-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By Troy McLure
Quick AGM battery question.

Hi all. I have a quick question about drawing down Lifeline 6v AGM batteries.

I have a 1 year old pair wired in series. I baby them, never going below 60, maybe 50% at most.

We took our 23D...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-09-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By Troy McLure
Collision damage - repair recommendations?

'16 23D Flying Cloud. Sideswiped by someone not paying attention. Repair is all on them.

Took it back to the dealer (AS Northwest in Portland). Ballpark $18k estimate. Interior & exterior...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-25-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,983
Posted By Troy McLure
I used the Rosco gel sheets too. Bought local...

I used the Rosco gel sheets too. Bought local here in Portland, OR. Cheap. Worked like a charm to take the sterile blue-white light & warm it up a bit.
I bought 2 sheets which will probably last...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 09-06-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Troy McLure
Thanks. Actually I meant the *wood* panel. I...

Thanks.
Actually I meant the *wood* panel. I want to get a clean cut to install the USB charger.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 09-05-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By Troy McLure
2016 23D - Radio panel removal

Anyone with experience in removing this panel? I want to install a Blue Sea USB charging panel above the radio. I can't see any screws or other hardware that has it secured to the cabinet case....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-13-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By Troy McLure
I don't have an answer but I'm watching this as...

I don't have an answer but I'm watching this as most of the USBs in my '16 23D don't work anymore either.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-28-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,878
Posted By Troy McLure
We use a Zamp 160w suitcase. Well-built and does...

We use a Zamp 160w suitcase. Well-built and does a great job keeping the batteries charged.

My main reasons for spending a little more $$ is that it's local (Bend, OR) and US-made. Can't speak...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 08-03-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 16,669
Posted By Troy McLure
I like french press but my wife isn't a big fan. ...

I like french press but my wife isn't a big fan.
We got a Black & Decker 5-cup drip. $19 on Amazon. Works great for 2 people. No bells & whistles. It makes coffee. That's it.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-11-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By Troy McLure
UPDATE: Went to the AS dealer first with the...

UPDATE:

Went to the AS dealer first with the batteries. Not terribly helpful but not totally dismissive either. They wanted the whole trailer brought in, not just the batteries, to test the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-08-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By Troy McLure
Thanks Peter & Bob. I have the batteries out...

Thanks Peter & Bob.

I have the batteries out right now. I was either heading in one direction to the dealer or in the entirely opposite one to an Interstate store. Based on your comments, I...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 07-08-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By Troy McLure
New AS - Old batteries?

My original 12v batteries stopped holding a charge over the past month or so. I ran them down once in early June more than I probably should have but I didn't think one instance would fry them.
...
Forum: Tires 06-13-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,173
Posted By Troy McLure
We park on a slight slope & use the x-chocks. ...

We park on a slight slope & use the x-chocks. They totally get my vote of confidence. I ratchet them down pretty tight with a standard 8-10" ratchet handle.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-21-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,728
Posted By Troy McLure
The thermostat is a good suggestion. If...

The thermostat is a good suggestion.

If you're getting it through the dealer on McLoughlin, make sure you have them pressure-test the water lines & inspect all the connections, especially the...
Forum: Boondocking 11-21-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,210
Posted By Troy McLure
Ski Resorts - West Coast list

There's more than you think. This list is mostly for the West Coast.

RV List...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 10-25-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,372
Posted By Troy McLure
We have a '13 MB GL350 for our family of 4. ...

We have a '13 MB GL350 for our family of 4. Payload is in the 1700-1750# range.
We also have a 23D with the heavy 750# tongue weight.
Most of the time I end up moving the propane to the back of...
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 10-09-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,914
Posted By Troy McLure
You just need to convert your movies into the...

You just need to convert your movies into the right format for the DVD player to recognize the files.
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 10-09-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,957
Posted By Troy McLure
That's my procedure too. I keep a small bubble...

That's my procedure too. I keep a small bubble level in my toolbox & use it on the tongue when I start the parking process.
Forum: Our Community 10-04-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By Troy McLure
Depending on the weather, I'm ok with water...

Depending on the weather, I'm ok with water staying in the tank for a little extra time. If it's warm, maybe a week. Colder, I'm comfortable with 2 or 3 weeks. I generally rely on my wife to tell...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-29-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 584
Posted By Troy McLure
MB Hitch Reinforcement

Hi all, I'm asking to see if someone wouldn't mind posting photos or a thorough description of the hitch reinforcement done to the MB ML350 / GL350 SUVs.

We're getting a '13 GL350 with the...
Forum: On The Road... 08-23-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,544
Posted By Troy McLure
We live in Oregon and have done the trip a number...

We live in Oregon and have done the trip a number of times. I love the Oregon coast. Some towns are better than others. Astoria / Ft. Stevens is great. Same with Cannon Beach and Pacific City.
...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-23-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 789
Posted By Troy McLure
There's also a shower repair kit by 3M. I've...

There's also a shower repair kit by 3M. I've used this to successfully patch golf ball-sized holes in a fiberglass shower surround.
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