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Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 04-02-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,786
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Hey John, I also have a 1990 excella, but a...

Hey John,
I also have a 1990 excella, but a 29ft model. The clear on mine is also in pretty good shape, but this winter seems to have taken a toll. It always had some fade under the awning and on...
Forum: General Appliance Topics 03-10-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Thanks. I've been cleaning a lot of fine rust out...

Thanks. I've been cleaning a lot of fine rust out of the burner, maybe it would eliminate cleaning the burner all season. Hey after 25 years it probably needs it!!!
Forum: General Appliance Topics 03-10-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Cleaning Fridge Chimney

I've had problems with my fridge not getting cold on gas, I want to remove the cap and clean the chimney. I guess the only way I can think of is drill out the rivets, and pop the cap off, then...
Forum: General Appliance Topics 03-10-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,888
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Ignitor? Im not familiar with your fridge, but I...

Ignitor? Im not familiar with your fridge, but I replaced the ignitor on mine and it worked.
Forum: Floor Finishes 09-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,403
Posted By Jeepjunk4
I didn't put it under my couch, I put it up to...

I didn't put it under my couch, I put it up to the couch and was able to trim it with shoe moulding and the draw still slides out no problem. I would try to put as little weight as possible on the...
Forum: Refrigerators 06-17-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 805
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Chimney Cleaning

Is there any way to clean the fridge chimney without taking off the roof cap? I would like to get some kind of brush inthere from the bottom. any ideas?
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-05-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 741
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Clear Coating Roof

So as I sit here looking at my as in the rain I noticed how nice the roof looks. The clearcoat has pretty much broken down to the point where the roof looks white, the rest of the trailer is in...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-28-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Thanks nm1. Im kinda getting into it now. It...

Thanks nm1. Im kinda getting into it now. It doesn't look that impossible, like u say time consuming. My front cap has a couple of small cracks that don't seem to be getting any worse but the back...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-28-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Thanks Bill. I will do that. Im reading horror...

Thanks Bill. I will do that. Im reading horror stories about it being a pita to get the cap back in after removal, so im not looking forward to doing that. It does look to me though that the cabinet...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-27-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By Jeepjunk4
I have a 1990 29 footer and have the same...

I have a 1990 29 footer and have the same problem. I have tried to find a solution on here but no luck. I have replaced my axles and just got back from a 1500 mile trip and the cracks are getting...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 626
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Dometic 3804 Knob Position

I know odd title, but we have a fridge that's missing a temp knob. Could somebody pleasetell us if turning right or left is coldest. I no try both ways but we are traveling in heat and we don't have...
Forum: Axles 05-01-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Oh and one more thing, there is no sliding the...

Oh and one more thing, there is no sliding the axle forward, they go straight up and drop straight out, and as far as removing the grey and black tank shroud, I was told the tanks will come down with...
Forum: Axles 05-01-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By Jeepjunk4
OK, Steve this is gonna get ugly, I just want u...

OK, Steve this is gonna get ugly, I just want u to know what ur in for. When I did my axles I wanted to dropthe fresh tank, because it had been leaking and the pan had been hit before, what rocket...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-15-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,937
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Ya know what Perry, I just dropped my fresh tank,...

Ya know what Perry, I just dropped my fresh tank, and pulled the vent line off the fill housing. I thought I would just pull the fill housing off the side of the trailer and connect a new hose, but...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-15-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 614
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Tank Monitor Panel Reads E

I dropped the fresh water tank, to make some repairs, and I cut the blue wire, to the tank gage. I was very careful to mark the wires and when I reconnected them, the E on the panel stays...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-14-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 719
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Buy Fresh Water Tank Plug

Does anyone have a source for the 1 1/2 inch tank plug with an inside drive. I have a pvc plug but with the outside square drive, and I cant get the inspection cover back on, and of course the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 04-13-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 815
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Tank Monitor Panel

I dropped the fresh water tank a few days ago and cut the blue wire that provides tank level readings. I reinstalled the tank and spliced the 2 wires back together. Now the red E on the panel stays...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-13-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,310
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Agreed Lewster!!! I have always run twin 6 volts...

Agreed Lewster!!! I have always run twin 6 volts in every camper I have ever owned, they just seem to take a beating, and do last longer. As a matter of fact the last rv I sold, I put twin delco 6's...
Forum: Axles 04-11-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Ya know what Kevin, u said saw speed, now that I...

Ya know what Kevin, u said saw speed, now that I think about it the saw cut real good initially, then when the blade heated up, it seemed to go nowhere, now I'm thinking I should have slowed it down...
Forum: Axles 04-10-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By Jeepjunk4
I know this is crazy, the axles are out now. I...

I know this is crazy, the axles are out now. I read the stories, 4 hours and done, that's the rigs with the flat bottom, easily accessible bolts,easy, done. Mine is one of those and I know the mid...
Forum: Axles 04-10-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By Jeepjunk4
I did try to pry it with a big #%$ prybar and no...

I did try to pry it with a big #%$ prybar and no go. Made a few test bores with a drill bit to see what kind of clearance I had and I think I'm tasting victory!!!
Forum: Axles 04-10-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Axle Still Won't Drop

Got all the bolts out, it appears AS notched out the tank shroud to fit over the axle flange. After sleeping on it I think I'm gonna try and cut the shroud. Idk any better ideas? for detailed...
Forum: Axles 04-09-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Yes the torsion arm is still in the way, and...

Yes the torsion arm is still in the way, and Kevin u were right the sawzall did it, but hardly in short order. I went to my tool guy and got a 5 pack of lenox 14 tpi blades and used em all, but got...
Forum: Axles 04-09-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By Jeepjunk4
I don't think a nut splitter will fit but even if...

I don't think a nut splitter will fit but even if it did the bolt will not come out past the torsion arm. It ideally needs to be torched, Im going to the tool store to find the toughest sawzall blade...
Forum: Axles 04-09-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Oh, and pb blaster for 2 weeks didn't seem to do...

Oh, and pb blaster for 2 weeks didn't seem to do anything.
Forum: Axles 04-09-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By Jeepjunk4
What you don't see in that pic is the tank cover,...

What you don't see in that pic is the tank cover, which is just off the end of the bolt, I'm talking quarter inch. Don't have a torch, front axle used cut off wheel on back sie, cut thru nut and bolt...
Forum: Axles 04-09-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By Jeepjunk4
How Do I Get This Bolt

This is the rear axle bolt, the end of the thread is about a quarter of an inch away from the tank shroud. Cut off wheel wont reach it torsion arm blocks front of bolt, open end on both sides aint...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-09-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Now that the tank is out, anybody that has one of...

Now that the tank is out, anybody that has one of these models, is the fresh water tank bowed out on the bottom? I'm thinking of banging it back into shape, but don't want to make the bottom flat and...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-08-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Thanks Dan. I have a 29 excella and all the...

Thanks Dan. I have a 29 excella and all the fittings that I can see are on the street end of the tank. I assume the tank monitors are there as well idk. I will see if I can get the inspection plate...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-08-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,027
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Water Tank Cover

Ok, so I have a 1990 excella that apparently has been hit in the pan that protects the water tank. It will drip slowly when filled, so I figured as long as Im doing the nightmare axle job, I might as...
Forum: Axles 03-18-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,590
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Pileus your setup looks similar to mine. You say...

Pileus your setup looks similar to mine. You say you had the axles done? It looks like I could probably sneak an open end wrench in there, but that would not be my preferred tool. I'm thinking it's...
Forum: Floor Finishes 03-17-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,403
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Floating Floor??

I am getting ready to install a cork plank floating floor. The manufacturer says to leave a 3/8 gap around the edges, but then I read on this site that its not critical an 1/8 is good. I also watched...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 03-16-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Got it! I will take apiece of rope and tie it in...

Got it! I will take apiece of rope and tie it in the middle of a piece of wood or metal and drop it vertically into the tank. Then when its in the tank I will turn it horizontally, pull on the rope,...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 03-16-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Toilet Flange & Tank Not Square

Ok, so I replaced the floor in the bathroom, valve leak and years of, well you know destroyed the subfloor. It was to the point that the toilet would move when you sat on it like a rocking chair. The...
Forum: Axles 03-15-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,590
Posted By Jeepjunk4
New Axles Belly Pan Removal?

So I've seen axle replacement done in pics, but now that I have my new axles ordered, I went under to spray the bolts with pb blaster. Unless I'm not getting it, it appears I have to remove the pan...
Forum: Floor Finishes 03-05-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Haha Chris, I feel your pain!!! Honestly the sun...

Haha Chris, I feel your pain!!! Honestly the sun is out 35 deg, and it feels like summer!!
Forum: Floor Finishes 03-05-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Thanks for your help Chris. I am going to poke...

Thanks for your help Chris. I am going to poke around in there today, lokks like we're gonna be above freezing for a while, bring on the spring!!!!
Forum: Floor Finishes 03-05-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Sub Floor Repair

I know, I know, we don't repair sub flooring, we just keep going and before you know it, I have a shell hanging in a tree and the carcass in my driveway. Lol! I have a 1990 29ft excella, a relatively...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-20-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Thanks Channing. So I was on the right track, it...

Thanks Channing. So I was on the right track, it was the original tank drain with a bad repair job. I will repair it right. Thanks for your help.
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-20-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Jeepjunk4
'90 Excella drain????

Ok so just when ya think u have it all figured out...

Looking between the tires on the street side this is what I see. I thought the handle had snapped off the tank drain, but I was able to...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-19-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By Jeepjunk4
The low points on ur model are under yhe pantry...

The low points on ur model are under yhe pantry and stove area. If I didn't no where mine were I would never have found them. Theyre small grey t valves. pull up and turn counterclockwise about 5...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-19-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Bird u need to look on the backside of the water...

Bird u need to look on the backside of the water heater. Mine is on the curbside under the bathroom vanity, if you see any kind of handle back there thets ur bypass, if not as long as u drained ur...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-19-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By Jeepjunk4
'90 Excella Fresh Water Tank Drain?

Ok, so Im trying to winterize this thing, I found the 2 low point drains under the pantry, how do I drain the fresh water tank? I don't see any external valve underneath, I guess I'll just let the...
Forum: Refrigerators 11-09-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,023
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Replaced reignitor. Been running on gas for 2...

Replaced reignitor. Been running on gas for 2 days. Looks like I got it. 35 bucks delivered. Stream On!!!
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 11-03-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 697
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Cabinets In End Caps Fallling Out

I've noticed the overhead cabinets in the front and rear plastic? fiberglass? end caps seem to be sagging. The po had run a silicone bead around the outside, and silicone in the half inch crack that...
Forum: Refrigerators 11-01-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,023
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Oh OK, got it. I'm really thinking it is the...

Oh OK, got it. I'm really thinking it is the reignitor, because when I switch it to gas, it either sparks and fires right up, or it goes right into fault within 5 seconds. My experience with these...
Forum: Refrigerators 10-31-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,023
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Yeah I hear ya. If it was summer there would be...

Yeah I hear ya. If it was summer there would be more urgency, but seeing that its fallhere in the northeast, the camping season is just about over. We will go out a few more times, and the nights are...
Forum: Refrigerators 10-29-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,023
Posted By Jeepjunk4
OK, so here's an update. I can usually get the...

OK, so here's an update. I can usually get the fridge to light on gas, but not always when I want to. That is to say, when I leave a site, and I try to switch the fridge to gas it doesn't always go.,...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-27-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Plumbing Vent Covers

I was wondering about getting some covers for the plumbing stacks on my trailer. It seems to me that any water or snow melt on the roof will run down the outside of the plastic vent stack and maybe...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 10-27-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By Jeepjunk4
Thanks Wazbro, I'm glad I asked before I started...

Thanks Wazbro, I'm glad I asked before I started tearing it apart. Lol. I do have a small heater that I will bring along. Safe travels.
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