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Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 06-15-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,386
Posted By pwlldvd
The following pics show: The box as supplied...

The following pics show:
The box as supplied new. It intrudes into the hanging space 3 or 4 inches which doesn't sound like much, but when you've only got about a foot of space, it is a lot!

The...
Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 06-15-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,386
Posted By pwlldvd
Box sticking out into wardrobe

Our 2018 Tommy Bahama 27 trailer has this box in the wardrobe. I think maybe the flying clouds or international 27 FB may be the same.

I wondered, why is it there? It makes almost 4 inches of...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-27-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,886
Posted By pwlldvd
When was the last time you heard someone say ďI...

When was the last time you heard someone say ďI wish Iíd bought the smaller truckĒ?

We just upgraded from Tundra to 3/4 ton. Would have gotten the 1 ton if they had it equipped the way we wanted....
Forum: On The Road... 05-21-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,678
Posted By pwlldvd
I guess if the light stayed on, that would use...

I guess if the light stayed on, that would use more battery when dry camping.

My only beef is that the hook for the hand towel is above the switches. It's hard to see the switches under the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-21-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,582
Posted By pwlldvd
Did you try taking a video of the space with your...

Did you try taking a video of the space with your phone? That's what we did to find out exactly how our lost item was positioned, and how to grab it. Just be sure and hold onto your phone!

We...
Forum: Windows & Screens 05-14-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,165
Posted By pwlldvd
Havenít had a chance to do the repair yet as we...

Havenít had a chance to do the repair yet as we are on a quick trip to Houston.

Sitting at the dinette this afternoon with the screen down, every once in a while we heard a ďsnapĒ sound from the...
Forum: Windows & Screens 05-11-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,165
Posted By pwlldvd
Sounds like something I would do. Thank for...

Sounds like something I would do.

Thank for the reply. Time to find an old fork...
Forum: Windows & Screens 05-09-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,165
Posted By pwlldvd
Here's a pic of my screen housing.

Here's a pic of my screen housing.
Forum: Windows & Screens 05-09-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,165
Posted By pwlldvd
Rear bug screen on Tommy Bahama 27 wont fully retract.

Not sure how this went to torque wrenches, but since somebody resurrected the old thread:

Went to retract the bug screen on my rear hatch this morning, and it only goes up about 1/2 before the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-01-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,510
Posted By pwlldvd
So Iíve been talking to AM Solar for advice. They...

So Iíve been talking to AM Solar for advice. They put together their kits to do what I want, for a price not much more than the parts I would have to order myself. It looks like an easier install...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-01-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,510
Posted By pwlldvd
Air miles, Looks like we have similar...

Air miles,

Looks like we have similar numbers on the furnace. I timed it running about a third of the time on nights in the 30s or low 40s. We donít run it 24 hours, and thatís where I get 34 ah...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-01-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,510
Posted By pwlldvd
I used the Victron BMV to measure dc current...

I used the Victron BMV to measure dc current draws and got the following. DC amps. Running on low if there is a choice.

ItemDC Running/Low
Hair Dryer108.3
Microwave87.5
Furnace7.3
Water...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-30-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,510
Posted By pwlldvd
Yes, Iíve seen reports of just disconnecting the...

Yes, Iíve seen reports of just disconnecting the tv charge wire. The panels should charge well enough when weíre on the road. I think brakes and lights are on a different wire.

If I decide later...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-30-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,510
Posted By pwlldvd
Thanks everybody for the advice! Really good to...

Thanks everybody for the advice! Really good to get different options and opinions, which makes me look at my assumptions and solution.

As for alternate heaters, it would be great if we could...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-23-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,510
Posted By pwlldvd
Airmiles, I can't argue that cost-wise AGM...

Airmiles,

I can't argue that cost-wise AGM golf batteries have a big advantage. My problem, I think, would be charging from solar. From what I've read, and what I saw with the AGM's on my SOB,...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-21-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,510
Posted By pwlldvd
I've seen similar results from others on this...

I've seen similar results from others on this forum. I think most days we'll be in the 70-100 Ah range. A little higher but still do-able I think.

Thinking about the lift as well, to park in our...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-21-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,510
Posted By pwlldvd
I'll have to check them out. Looks like it's a...

I'll have to check them out. Looks like it's a coach, I have a trailer, but should be easier in the trailer, right?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-21-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,510
Posted By pwlldvd
Great feedback! I hadn't thought it would take...

Great feedback! I hadn't thought it would take that much solar & battery. The daily ah numbers are max, as the furnace takes the biggest bite of the power. When never run the AC unless it's really...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-20-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,510
Posted By pwlldvd
Ready for Lithium and Solar - advice?

My wife and I like to boondock especially in the national parks. What we have now is the stock batteries and electrical, no solar, and a Honda generator, which is very limiting. When it's cold, the...
Forum: On The Road... 12-26-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,972
Posted By pwlldvd
We were on our way to big bend np to finish off a...

We were on our way to big bend np to finish off a 3 week trip. Decided to just go on home after hearing the bathrooms would not be serviced. ewwww! And maybe no water...in the desert.
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 12-26-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,239
Posted By pwlldvd
Gee, your zip dee board was held on by two...

Gee, your zip dee board was held on by two screws? Mine had two screws, not screwed into anything. Just dangling from the wires.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-26-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 27,864
Posted By pwlldvd
Wow, 16 pages of sage advice from one post! ...

Wow, 16 pages of sage advice from one post!

On a related note, what brand oil would be best for the new truck?
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 12-15-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,806
Posted By pwlldvd
+1 I use the one that comes in chapstick...

+1

I use the one that comes in chapstick form, but gel looks good too. The liquid, I canít control, always makes a mess.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 12-12-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,806
Posted By pwlldvd
Not there, but found one easy enough at the...

Not there, but found one easy enough at the hardware store this AM.

Should be all good now, but I will keep an eye on them for a while.

Thanks everybody!
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 12-11-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,806
Posted By pwlldvd
I didnít notice whether or not the washer was...

I didnít notice whether or not the washer was still on the bolt. Probably not. I will have to check in the morning and if necessary get a washer.

Anybody know how much to tighten the nut? I went...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 12-10-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,806
Posted By pwlldvd
That was it. The nut on rear shock, curbside was...

That was it. The nut on rear shock, curbside was missing. It must have dropped off going down the road, bounced, and landed on the step. What are the odds?

The nut on the bottom of the same...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 12-10-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,806
Posted By pwlldvd
Found a nut sitting on the step

Hah hah! But no joke. Drove about 300 miles to our campsite last night, nothing unusual. When we pulled out the steps, found a nut sitting on the there. I would call it a flange nut, about the size...
Forum: Refrigerators 12-03-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,710
Posted By pwlldvd
Corrected amp savings on original post to 0.8 amp...

Corrected amp savings on original post to 0.8 amp savings.
Forum: Refrigerators 12-03-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,710
Posted By pwlldvd
I'm getting ready to leave on a 3 week trip,...

I'm getting ready to leave on a 3 week trip, boon-docking off and on, so want to reduce my battery draw from the refrigerator heater strip.

I found an easy disconnect that appears to work on my...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-07-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,163
Posted By pwlldvd
We tow a 27 Tommy Bahama with our 4 wheel drive...

We tow a 27 Tommy Bahama with our 4 wheel drive 2018 Tundra 5.7 with Equal-I-zer hitch. Worked great on our trip to Colorado last summer. Payload might be less than other trucks, but too tall is...
Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 09-27-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,655
Posted By pwlldvd
After we got our new TB 27 home in April we...

After we got our new TB 27 home in April we figured out one battery was bad. 200 miles away from the dealer so instead we took the battery to an Interstate store. They tested it and gave us a new...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-27-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 90,055
Posted By pwlldvd
Wow! Thatís 1/2 the price of the Renogy I am...

Wow! Thatís 1/2 the price of the Renogy I am looking at.

How long have you had it? At that price, and with Costco warranty, seems like it should work.
Forum: On The Road... 09-25-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,417
Posted By pwlldvd
Dsteed, Thanks for the pics. Thatís kind of...

Dsteed,

Thanks for the pics. Thatís kind of what I had in mind. I thought about screwing the mounts directly to the bakflip, but like your solution better.

I cant weld, but seeing yours, maybe...
Forum: On The Road... 09-25-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,417
Posted By pwlldvd
I have a backflip and have thinking about...

I have a backflip and have thinking about something like that. Do you have more detailed pics?
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 09-20-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,039
Posted By pwlldvd
Many things do well in plastic. Not wine, scotch,...

Many things do well in plastic. Not wine, scotch, or coffee. We. Carry a couple of stemless glasses for wine (hers) and scotch (mine). And a couple of ceramic coffee mugs.

Itís not that hard to...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 09-19-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,171
Posted By pwlldvd
Iím not from the coast, but I think it would be a...

Iím not from the coast, but I think it would be a very rare cold snap to require winterizing, even in Corpus, much less S Padre.

I live in Austin. Last year we had a long stretch of record cold....
Forum: On The Road... 09-09-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 426,572
Posted By pwlldvd
Wow, blast from the past! I camped there in...

Wow, blast from the past! I camped there in about 1974. Back then it was owned by the USSailing Association. They used it for olympic training and races. My friend and I were there racing in the...
Forum: Boondocking 08-28-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,259
Posted By pwlldvd
We are both 62, but still very active. Our...

We are both 62, but still very active. Our favorite thing to do with our airstream is use it for a base from which we take day hikes and ride mountain bikes. So far we donít find many air streamers...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-27-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,968
Posted By pwlldvd
We bought our trailer from them in April. We...

We bought our trailer from them in April. We paid a lot less for the trailer we wanted, and got a lot more for our trade, compared to our local a/s dealer. The whole sale process was super easy.
...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-27-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By pwlldvd
... forgot to mention the plywood goes on top of...

... forgot to mention the plywood goes on top of the beach towel. Towel wraps up around edges of wood, just a bit, to protect walls of trailer.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-27-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By pwlldvd
We carry ours inside. There are a couple of...

We carry ours inside. There are a couple of threads here on others doing same.

I screwed two fork blocks on some scrap plywood. We put a beach towel on the floor, in front of the bed (27FB), and...
Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 08-27-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By pwlldvd
D, The holes in the aluminum frame were ok,...

D,

The holes in the aluminum frame were ok, but the wooden frame behind them was drilled up at an angle. I used a small round file to straighten them out and it works very well now.

Thanks!
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-24-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By pwlldvd
Sounds like I need to go north. Thanks!

Sounds like I need to go north. Thanks!
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-23-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By pwlldvd
Warranty service in Texas

Any advice on where to take our 27FB for some warranty work? Mostly minor stuff. Squeaking floor is maybe the most difficult fix. Plus two windows, when opened to position 1of 3 (should be open just...
Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 08-23-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By pwlldvd
Thanks for all the responses. Yes, the problem is...

Thanks for all the responses. Yes, the problem is with the rear hatch as shown in unclebadís post. Not as bad as aztrails, at least not yet. It seems to work better the harder I press the hatch...
Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 08-20-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,406
Posted By pwlldvd
TB 27fb Rear hatch hard to latch/unlatch.

Twisting the handle to latch or unlatch the rear hatch takes a lot of force. So much that I feel it could break some day. Anybody else have this problem? Iím wondering if it needs adjustment or lube...
Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 07-25-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,856
Posted By pwlldvd
The rear hatch is awesome! Weíve only done a...

The rear hatch is awesome! Weíve only done a short weekend trip so far. We Stopped for lunch at a state park, in a parking lot with beautiful view and no picnic tables. With the hatch open we had...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 07-05-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,324
Posted By pwlldvd
Aeropress makes very good cafe americano, and...

Aeropress makes very good cafe americano, and easy to clean up. But, only one or two cups at a time.
Forum: On The Road... 06-22-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By pwlldvd
We are planning a visit mid September. I have...

We are planning a visit mid September. I have ďdrivenĒ a couple of the campgrounds on google maps. They look nice, but depending on trailer length some loops could be a problem. I think a couple may...
Forum: Tommy Bahama Special Editions 06-09-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By pwlldvd
TB Maiden Voyage

Finally got away for a few days to Rockport TX for our maiden voyage. We couldnít be happier with our new trailer! We like to stop at city parks for lunch, and found the dinette makes a perfect...
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