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Forum: General Repair Forum 09-30-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Farmer Dan
The link and pics you sent show exactly what we...

The link and pics you sent show exactly what we have. Thanks for the info !!

Dan
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-29-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Farmer Dan
I haven't talked to them yet. Just seeing if this...

I haven't talked to them yet. Just seeing if this a potential problem for me. I believe that I saw you had a problem with your bathroom door handle ?? We have the exact same problem. I will be in...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-29-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Farmer Dan
Front Panel Skin Cracking

At our recent Rally, a couple of members mentioned cracks in the skin in the front panel behind the propane tanks. They said the storage door frame in this panel stresses the skin and then it cracks....
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 08-26-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,662
Posted By Farmer Dan
We have a 2019 27' Globetrotter FBT. I understand...

We have a 2019 27' Globetrotter FBT. I understand how the OPs cabinet came loose. After several trips, we found screws loose inside the pantry cabinets. I tried the toothpick and glue trick. Still...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-18-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By Farmer Dan
rmkrum has a very good point on the humidity / AC...

rmkrum has a very good point on the humidity / AC thing. Even here in Iowa humidity in an enclosed shop area is a problem. I run a 15,000 btu AC in my shop and also a dehumidifier draining into a...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 06-02-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By Farmer Dan
My medicine cabinet door has not popped open...

My medicine cabinet door has not popped open during travel since I stopped putting my smallish shaving kit bag inside. I guess the bag would jump around a bit and push the door out enough to let it...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-25-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Farmer Dan
On our 2019 27' GT the microwave is on a...

On our 2019 27' GT the microwave is on a slide-out shelf. I pulled the MW and the shelf completely out so it's much easier to work on. With the MW in the correct position on the shelf, (feet in the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-25-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,037
Posted By Farmer Dan
We set the recorder a couple days ago. I can't...

We set the recorder a couple days ago. I can't wait to see what they do. And also how Ben will fit in the trailer !!!

Dan
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 05-04-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,542
Posted By Farmer Dan
For sure run a dehumidifier. In my shop I have AC...

For sure run a dehumidifier. In my shop I have AC in the work area. In the adjacent somewhat cooled area for AS storage, I run a room size dehumidifier. I have a floor drain so just run the...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-23-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By Farmer Dan
I've got a Mop Stick. It's pretty good but kind...

I've got a Mop Stick. It's pretty good but kind of loose on the mop end. Maybe I could tighten the "u joint" to help that. Otherwise I like it

Dan
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 04-23-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,361
Posted By Farmer Dan
I used Liquid Glass for a number of years. Good...

I used Liquid Glass for a number of years. Good product. But I think they stopped making it. Read of a product called RejeX here on the Forum. Used it and was impressed. Goes on, wipes off easy. But...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 04-21-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,894
Posted By Farmer Dan
Here's one for QC - or lack of it !!! We have ...

Here's one for QC - or lack of it !!! We have the leak over the toilet on our 2019 27' Globetrotter. After reading jeffmc306 description, I knew we had the same problem. 2 weeks ago I removed the...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-07-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By Farmer Dan
I would add to the suggestion list to get the...

I would add to the suggestion list to get the self-adjusting type of brake back plates. A few bucks more but well worth it in my opinion. Its a fairly easy job to replace them.

Dan
Forum: On The Road... 09-20-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Farmer Dan
We used a similar type of approach you talk about...

We used a similar type of approach you talk about when we went through many of the areas you mentioned. Some times we would call ahead for sites in early to mid afternoon. And, yes, weekends need to...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 09-14-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,391
Posted By Farmer Dan
Jeff, I had the exact same experience on my '19...

Jeff, I had the exact same experience on my '19 Globetrotter 27' during a rainy period while on Taste of the Blue Ridge caravan. When I checked the bathroom vent fan plastic cover the glue-on foam...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 09-14-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Farmer Dan
Steve - I have a 16 oz bottle and used about 1/3...

Steve - I have a 16 oz bottle and used about 1/3 of it. This product really goes on nicely !

Dan
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 09-13-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Farmer Dan
Had my first experience with Rejex yesterday. I...

Had my first experience with Rejex yesterday. I applied it to my '19 Globetrotter 27'. It goes on easy. Maybe even easier than Liquid Glass. And it wipes off so easy, as well. I used old terry cloth...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 09-03-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Farmer Dan
Maybe a large O-ring on the hub / drum side of...

Maybe a large O-ring on the hub / drum side of the center cap would snug things up enough to stop the rattling.

Dan
Forum: On The Road... 08-22-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,474
Posted By Farmer Dan
We did the Taste of the BRP caravan in May, 2019....

We did the Taste of the BRP caravan in May, 2019. It was fantastic! On our way to the starting point we went across the Cherohala Skyway towing our 2019 27' Globetrotter. It's a beautiful drive - ...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 08-21-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By Farmer Dan
What a great dealer / service department...

What a great dealer / service department endorsement !!

Dan
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 08-20-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,524
Posted By Farmer Dan
A 6 point impact socket would be the best - but...

A 6 point impact socket would be the best - but is waaaay overkill just for a torque wrench !!! Also some wheels have small recesses for the lug nuts so an impact socket may not fit in there. A...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-19-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By Farmer Dan
I found the owners manual on line. It says pump...

I found the owners manual on line. It says pump is behind the lower front face panel on the roadside wardrobe. It is hinged or, on the front bed model, the panel is removable with a pressure catch...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-19-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By Farmer Dan
Maybe you tripped a breaker or blew a fuse in the...

Maybe you tripped a breaker or blew a fuse in the 12V system. That's the first thing to check. If the pump is bad its not too difficult to replace -- as long as the access is good and you are a...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 08-16-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Farmer Dan
John and Vicki, like you I am a fan of Liquid...

John and Vicki, like you I am a fan of Liquid Glass. But since it is no longer produced I will use something else. Recently here on the Forum I saw a product called Rejex mentioned. It is described...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-10-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,283
Posted By Farmer Dan
Justin, in the past I have plugged into a timer...

Justin, in the past I have plugged into a timer that runs an hour or two each day. This should avoid boiling the batteries dry -- if they are full to start with. I do run the surge protector with the...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 08-09-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Farmer Dan
Mineral spirits will help with the clean up. But...

Mineral spirits will help with the clean up. But my experience with Vulkem doesn't have the word easy in it !! A lot of elbow grease is necessary to remove aged Vulkem.

Dan
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 08-07-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By Farmer Dan
I cut indoor / outdoor carpet to a size smaller...

I cut indoor / outdoor carpet to a size smaller than the door. Rounded the corners like the doors and then pop riveted the carpet piece to the door. I stayed away from the door edges to let the door...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-04-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,824
Posted By Farmer Dan
I'm not understanding why you keep mentioning the...

I'm not understanding why you keep mentioning the heat pump. The fan setting needs to be on automatic and then select the A/C function.

Dan
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 08-01-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,050
Posted By Farmer Dan
I didn't use veggie oil to lube the valves - but...

I didn't use veggie oil to lube the valves - but I'm sure it would do the job. I did use canola oil to soften the toilet bowl seal so it held water. The '89 25' Excella we had would not hold water in...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 07-29-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By Farmer Dan
I don't use the low fan setting on my vehicles,...

I don't use the low fan setting on my vehicles, trailer, farm equipment or home AC. In the past I've had the fins ice up due to too little air flow. This may be a thing of the past, but old habits...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-28-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,974
Posted By Farmer Dan
I know this isn't the best way to tighten your...

I know this isn't the best way to tighten your hitch ball. I notice your ball has the flat sides against the trunnion head. Wedge a bar or something similar into the nut and turn the ball instead....
Forum: Wheel Wells 07-28-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By Farmer Dan
^ x2 !!!!

^ x2 !!!!
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 07-28-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By Farmer Dan
Stu, have you road tested the new guard yet ?? It...

Stu, have you road tested the new guard yet ?? It looks like it fits nicely. Nice look on the polishing job !!


Dan
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 07-26-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By Farmer Dan
Ground problems can also make funny things...

Ground problems can also make funny things happen. And can be hard to find.

Dan
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-26-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By Farmer Dan
The draining condensate running down the side of...

The draining condensate running down the side of your unit WILL look ugly. As I understand - it will eventually etch the clearcoat on your trailer.

Dan
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-24-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Farmer Dan
Thank you all for the answers. I suspected you...

Thank you all for the answers. I suspected you could do this. I think a few years ago I even did it with another trailer and no problems. We do have good electric service here at home. And Bill M - I...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-24-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Farmer Dan
Easy Start

This may be a stupid question but -- Will an Easy Start allow you to run the A/C on 20 A shore power ?? I did some searching but didn't find an answer. Thanks.

Dan
Forum: Our Community 07-23-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,304
Posted By Farmer Dan
We've had an '89 25' Excella, a 2017 FC 26U, and...

We've had an '89 25' Excella, a 2017 FC 26U, and several other AS rigs. The current 2019 Globetrotter 27 FBT is our favorite !!! It's roomy inside as well as open and bright. The split bathroom is...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-19-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,172
Posted By Farmer Dan
Al, I saw the word acid used in the description...

Al, I saw the word acid used in the description of the Zing cleaner. I would be very careful in using it. Avoid runoff from over application. It also said to use on unpainted surfaces. I don't know...
Forum: 2001 - 2005 Classic 07-19-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Farmer Dan
It's been a few years - but when I had an '02 30'...

It's been a few years - but when I had an '02 30' Classic S/O - the mechanism had a longish metal cover on the bottom of the slide that, when removed or opened up, allowed access to the motor and...
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-19-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By Farmer Dan
Bearing Buddies are a no-no on axles with brakes....

Bearing Buddies are a no-no on axles with brakes. It's too easy to force grease through the seals and then onto the braking surfaces. See if you can get the self-adjusting brake backing plates. They...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-29-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Farmer Dan
If the breaker is warm, do you have a wire that's...

If the breaker is warm, do you have a wire that's not tight? That should be easy to check. But while you are checking for a loose wire - why not replace the breaker? I wouldn't expect them to be very...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 05-12-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By Farmer Dan
Lee, we had a '17 26U with the macerator toilet....

Lee, we had a '17 26U with the macerator toilet. We would have an occasional water leak in the area you refer to. Ours was from a seal on the macerator shaft. When we filled the bowl with water to...
Forum: Tires 05-09-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By Farmer Dan
Thank you for the replies Action and CapriRacer....

Thank you for the replies Action and CapriRacer. It would be a better idea to sell the GYE and then when the time comes, to replace the Michelins. It would also be less clutter in my shop which seems...
Forum: Tires 05-08-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By Farmer Dan
When I bought my new '17 26U it had GYM tires on...

When I bought my new '17 26U it had GYM tires on it. I don't like those tires. I bought 16" aluminum wheels and Michelins and installed immediately. Now, I have traded the 26U for a new '19...
Forum: Our Community 05-04-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By Farmer Dan
Dave, here is my $.02 worth on Airstream slides....

Dave, here is my $.02 worth on Airstream slides. We bought an '02 Classic 30' w / slide in 2008. We had no problems with leaks or the mechanism of the slide. After retiring in 2009, we stayed in this...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 05-04-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By Farmer Dan
nryn : You are right on the Velcro. I have had to...

nryn : You are right on the Velcro. I have had to replace the sticky back type on several occasions. I have not taken a close look at what kind of room there is or possible alternatives that may be...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 05-03-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By Farmer Dan
We returned today from our first outing with our...

We returned today from our first outing with our 2019 Globetrotter 27'. It was about 1,500 miles and performed very well ! And DW loves it's openness. One thing that has me puzzled is that on several...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-21-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,303
Posted By Farmer Dan
I had a similar problem with our 2017 26U. The...

I had a similar problem with our 2017 26U. The fan speed control needed to be set on automatic on the thermostat. That let us run the furnace when the temps cooled off without having the AC running....
Forum: On The Road... 04-18-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,677
Posted By Farmer Dan
I wish that ALL drivers with no truck driving...

I wish that ALL drivers with no truck driving experience could take a drive piloting a big rig down the road. It would be an eye opening experience for them !! Then the wide turns required of semi...
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