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Forum: Audio, Video & TV Today, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By perryg114
There use to be a program called diamond cut for...

There use to be a program called diamond cut for the PC that would clean up the pops and crackles. My dad used it and he was about as computer illiterate as they come. I think a lot of your CD...
Forum: Bumpers & Bumper Storage Today, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By perryg114
Get rid of the plate. It works the trailer now...

Get rid of the plate. It works the trailer now sheds water. Yes you can flash around it but it will never be as maintenance free as not plate at all. This is what I did. No leaks at the back in 5+...
Forum: General Interior Topics Today, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By perryg114
You don't need the metal prep. I put some...

You don't need the metal prep. I put some aluthane on section of untreated skin and it adhered like mad. I was skeptical as well but it sticks. Call these guys.
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Forum: General Interior Topics Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By perryg114
Coat it with something like POR15 especially...

Coat it with something like POR15 especially where the rivet holes are. There is a lot of corrosion there where it was connected to the steel frame and kept wet all the time. The best way to prevent...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 01-16-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By perryg114
This plate has ruined 1000's of trailers. Remove...

This plate has ruined 1000's of trailers. Remove rub rail then caulk. Check for floor and frame damage. Pull belly skins to see what is going on in there. This is the major cause of rear end...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 01-16-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By perryg114
Mine leaked. Put the whole assembly and check for...

Mine leaked. Put the whole assembly and check for cracks and leaks.

Perry
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 01-16-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By perryg114
It is a time consuming task. Perry

It is a time consuming task.

Perry
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 01-16-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By perryg114
I would convert any CD's you have to MP3 and buy...

I would convert any CD's you have to MP3 and buy MP3 or CD versions of the stuff you have on vinyl and tape. The goal here is to have your entire music collection on a memory stick that you put in an...
Forum: General Interior Topics 01-16-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By perryg114
Keep in mind aluminum will self anodize (corrode)...

Keep in mind aluminum will self anodize (corrode) and protect itself from further corrosion. A little patina on the inside surface won't hurt anything. The white powder is a problem and more serious....
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-14-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By perryg114
I have never had a problem with using an impact...

I have never had a problem with using an impact wrench to tighten lug nuts/bolts but then again I know when to stop. The tire monkeys don't. Sometimes rims or hubs are not flat and the rim won't seat...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-14-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By perryg114
You have to lube them. Stainless is real bad...

You have to lube them. Stainless is real bad about galling the threads. If you put a stainless bolt on a stainless nut they can and will weld on. I have had to break bolts on vacuum systems there...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-14-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By perryg114
They are trying to be cheap instead of making the...

They are trying to be cheap instead of making the entire nut out of stainless steel.


Perry
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-13-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,401
Posted By perryg114
Get a coal chisel and cut that Stainless cap off...

Get a coal chisel and cut that Stainless cap off and put find a socket that will fit. I have had those covered lug nuts before and they don't hold up especially with tire apes over tightening them...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-13-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,394
Posted By perryg114
The quality control on these things has always...

The quality control on these things has always been bad. The older units were not better. We had campers and house boats etc in the 70's when I was growing up and there was always a leak that caused...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 01-13-2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By perryg114
To the best of my knowledge standard construction...

To the best of my knowledge standard construction was a metal pan with a styrofoam wedge shaped pad with channels in it for hot air from the furnace to circulate air around the tanks. The tank pans...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-12-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By perryg114
My experience is that plastic radiator tanks will...

My experience is that plastic radiator tanks will eventually crack. I expect you don't have plastic tanks. I ended up putting an all aluminum radiator in my Eclipse when the old tank cracked along...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-12-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By perryg114
The standard Aero-Seal clamps are what I would...

The standard Aero-Seal clamps are what I would use. I hate the spring loaded things. Some of those just barely release when it is at the stop and are hard to get the hose off. The Aero-Seal clamps...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-12-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By perryg114
Not a bad idea to turn it off when you leave or...

Not a bad idea to turn it off when you leave or at night so if it sputters it won't wake you up. Usually there is enough pressure to flush the toilet with it off.

Perry
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 01-12-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By perryg114
Well the metal pans actually support the tanks....

Well the metal pans actually support the tanks. SOB trailers use straps to support the tanks. If the plastic is just a dust and water cover then that is fine.

Perry
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 01-12-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By perryg114
Does this plastic pan actually hold up the tank...

Does this plastic pan actually hold up the tank or is it just a weather seal?

Perry
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-08-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,971
Posted By perryg114
I would go with a hard top for security and...

I would go with a hard top for security and durability. If you have a garage or car port you could rig a block and tackle to lift it off. I understand your dilemma. Some are pretty light weight and...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 01-08-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By perryg114
It is actually a tank pan which is usually made...

It is actually a tank pan which is usually made of heavy gauge galvanized sheet metal and bolted around the perimeter with bolts. I could see plastic being a problem for several reasons.

Perry
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-06-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,604
Posted By perryg114
These things are way to complicated. Their should...

These things are way to complicated. Their should be a way to fool the computer that the DEF tank is always full. Yes they things need to be reprogrammed to illuminate this particular issue. I am...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-06-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,317
Posted By perryg114
Why would you buy an RV with a loan in the first...

Why would you buy an RV with a loan in the first place? It is a toy not a necessity.

Perry
Forum: General Interior Topics 01-06-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By perryg114
Yes there is corrosion there. The second one is...

Yes there is corrosion there. The second one is the worse of the two. I would not worry about removing it. You can coat it with POR15 or some stuff called Aluthane. Best way to protect it is to coat...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-04-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By perryg114
I have found that you take a BIG gas mileage hit...

I have found that you take a BIG gas mileage hit even if the trailer frontal area is smaller than the tow vehicle frontal area. As long as you have a gap between the two, you still get a lot of drag....
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 01-03-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By perryg114
I have a 5x8 Haulmark trailer and it is pretty...

I have a 5x8 Haulmark trailer and it is pretty well made. It has two rear doors and a side door. You can get a lot of stuff in it. It is also small enough that you don't need to mess with trailer...
Forum: General Interior Topics 01-01-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By perryg114
I and my wife are allergic to most strong scents...

I and my wife are allergic to most strong scents like Fabreeze etc. There are also ozone generators but they tend to be hard to plastics and rubber components and may also harm fabrics. It is hard to...
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-31-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By perryg114
Put some bait traps in the trailer to kill any...

Put some bait traps in the trailer to kill any new mice. Smell the carpet and see if you got it all.

Perry
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-31-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By perryg114
Remove belly skins and pull out all the water and...

Remove belly skins and pull out all the water and rat pee soaked insulation and don't put it back. There are some pet carpet sprays that are supposed to get rid of the pee smell.

Perry
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-25-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,017
Posted By perryg114
If you are only moving a few inches you can make...

If you are only moving a few inches you can make a pig tail out of stainless steel tubing.

Perry
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-25-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By perryg114
There is a good deal of flex between the front...

There is a good deal of flex between the front and back. The bed is independent of the cab. I would build a frame out of that Unistrut stuff or something else then mount that on top of the camper...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-25-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,017
Posted By perryg114
mcmaster.com has flex hoses for coolant. ...

mcmaster.com has flex hoses for coolant.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#5308k6/=1au9u2p

There are others there as well. Just look up flex hoses and drill down to coolant hoses. I assume coolant...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-25-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By perryg114
Since everything works on 12V I would find out...

Since everything works on 12V I would find out where in the chain there is no voltage and work back from there. Manually apply 12V to the dead circuit and see if that fixes the problem. The system...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-24-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,017
Posted By perryg114
I thought those mini-split systems already had...

I thought those mini-split systems already had flexible tubing to the condenser?

Perry
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-22-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,017
Posted By perryg114
We like the noise our rooftop unit makes to cover...

We like the noise our rooftop unit makes to cover up noisy neighbors with barking dogs, loud music, and TV blaring.

Perry
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12-21-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,016
Posted By perryg114
Why not fill the tank with bleach then dump it....

Why not fill the tank with bleach then dump it. It should kill the smell an sterilize.

Perry
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-19-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,492
Posted By perryg114
Painting the roof white helps a lot and so do...

Painting the roof white helps a lot and so do awnings. I camp to be outside. If it is too hot to go outside, what is the point of camping? We travel to stay where the temperatures are mild. In the...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-17-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By perryg114
Water Leak from furnance vent?

I have a leak in vicinity of the furnace vent and I was wondering if that might be the culprit. I think water might be filling up the vent tubes enough that they are leaking the water out onto the...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-10-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By perryg114
Do you have photos? Also was the hitch too short...

Do you have photos? Also was the hitch too short causing the trailer to jack knife at a very small angle?

Perry
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-10-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,017
Posted By perryg114
Seems like it would work. You can have a louvered...

Seems like it would work. You can have a louvered hatch on the outside and some sort of intake on the bottom of the trailer. You could just make a box on the intake side of the fan and run that below...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-25-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,571
Posted By perryg114
New plumbing should be able to handle 100 psi for...

New plumbing should be able to handle 100 psi for short periods. You really need a pressure gage installed on the low pressure side of the regulator, so you can see if the regulator is still working....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-24-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,571
Posted By perryg114
I am with the others. Take it to JC and let them...

I am with the others. Take it to JC and let them fix it. They might let you watch to find out what caused the leak in the first place then you will know how to fix it when it happens again.

Get a...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-24-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,571
Posted By perryg114
Problem is with the floor coverings is that they...

Problem is with the floor coverings is that they hide leaks. Frame is first, then insulation, then floor, then linoleum. Water that gets in stays hidden so you don't see it in a rain test. The...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-18-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,315
Posted By perryg114
If you don't already know this folks, use...

If you don't already know this folks, use synthetic oil in these things. The engine will last two or three times longer with it. There will still be things like valve seats that wear but that is much...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-07-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By perryg114
Well be thankful that is all that was damaged. I...

Well be thankful that is all that was damaged. I would say replace the section. It is just an extrusion. Call a local dealer and see if they can get the stuff. I would not mess with trying to...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-07-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By perryg114
You have a closer photo. That third hole can be...

You have a closer photo. That third hole can be patched so it looks normal. You are going to have a third hole patch or not. I don't think one looks worse than the other. Also no reason that third...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 11-07-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By perryg114
Ok, it looks great but I would want to see some...

Ok, it looks great but I would want to see some photos before the floor was covered to know if it was done right. Many times either by ignorance or design, a rotten floor is patched and damage hidden...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 11-06-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By perryg114
I replaced the furnace in my 81 Excella II and it...

I replaced the furnace in my 81 Excella II and it was a drop in replacement. There are two holes on mine, an intake and exhaust. Is there an oddball out there with three holes? What is the model of...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 11-06-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By perryg114
There is some stuff called Aluthane that I have...

There is some stuff called Aluthane that I have used before. It is a moisture cured polyurethane similar to POR15 but it has aluminum powder in it to help prevent rust. It is silver of course. You...
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