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Old 04-24-2019, 02:39 PM   #1177
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And where did you find those boxes to put the generators in?


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Old 04-30-2019, 04:06 PM   #1178
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FOR THOSE WITH SLIDEOUT COVERS!!!

There are lots of threads about slideout awnings holding rain, and many ways others have taken to help prevent sagging and stretching from a big puddle of water on the fabric. Here is a way I will be trying this camping year to prevent or lessen rain sag and fabric stretch on our 169" wide slide!!

Picked up a pool water bag 1 ft X 8 ft and modified to be air filled. Those with pools and use covers know what these do. They can be bought in many lengths, double tube, etc. Figured that 8 ft will keep the center raised enough to drain better, but can always go for a longer one if need be.

Went to dollar store, bought a couple of kids pool toys with the typical vinyl air valve. Cut out valve, cut hole in pool water bag, and practiced with a couple of diff adhesives. The Loctite pictured worked great, actually seemed to weld the 2 vinyls together!! The large water fill plug doesn't leak, very low pressure in bag when inflated. Takes aboot 5 mins with Harbor Freight compressor to fill to a nice firm size. Have left inflated for about a week in garage with very little loss of pressure, probably temp change the biggest culprit.

I carry a 5 ft folding ladder (don't really want to go up any higher except in a major emerg!!) and can reach the top of slide and push bag into position easily. Longer bag probably even easier to position!! Bag has stayed in place even in some good winds lately. Time will tell how well this works, and I'll report any negs and pluses as the spring goes!!!

So far total cost of this idea has been about $8, and have extra toy valves if need to go to a longer bag.
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Old 04-30-2019, 05:02 PM   #1179
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FOR THOSE WITH SLIDEOUT COVERS!!!



There are lots of threads about slideout awnings holding rain, and many ways others have taken to help prevent sagging and stretching from a big puddle of water on the fabric. Here is a way I will be trying this camping year to prevent or lessen rain sag and fabric stretch on our 169" wide slide!!



Picked up a pool water bag 1 ft X 8 ft and modified to be air filled. Those with pools and use covers know what these do. They can be bought in many lengths, double tube, etc. Figured that 8 ft will keep the center raised enough to drain better, but can always go for a longer one if need be.



Went to dollar store, bought a couple of kids pool toys with the typical vinyl air valve. Cut out valve, cut hole in pool water bag, and practiced with a couple of diff adhesives. The Loctite pictured worked great, actually seemed to weld the 2 vinyls together!! The large water fill plug doesn't leak, very low pressure in bag when inflated. Takes aboot 5 mins with Harbor Freight compressor to fill to a nice firm size. Have left inflated for about a week in garage with very little loss of pressure, probably temp change the biggest culprit.



I carry a 5 ft folding ladder (don't really want to go up any higher except in a major emerg!!) and can reach the top of slide and push bag into position easily. Longer bag probably even easier to position!! Bag has stayed in place even in some good winds lately. Time will tell how well this works, and I'll report any negs and pluses as the spring goes!!!



So far total cost of this idea has been about $8, and have extra toy valves if need to go to a longer bag.


Ooooooh I really like this idea. We have a ~30ft full wall slide that’s problematic when it’s windy. Has anyone seen longer pool bags, say 15ft?

The main problem for us is wind flapping the ends. I’ve been tempted to make endcaps from trash bags and expanding foam then strap them down.
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Old 05-01-2019, 05:50 AM   #1180
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We use beach balls to lift the center of our 14' awning to keep water from pooling. I use a ladder and a broom stick to push the balls towards the center. Very effective and cheap to replace.
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Knowing me, I'd never remember to remove these things before retracting my slide. Do you use any kind of reminder?
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Old 05-03-2019, 04:24 AM   #1182
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Knowing me, I'd never remember to remove these things before retracting my slide. Do you use any kind of reminder?
No reminder. Sorry. We just add it to our list of things we do to close everything up on our trailer. My wife does her thing, and I do mine and we've gotten fairly good at taking care of things before leaving a camp site.
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:31 AM   #1183
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Knowing me, I'd never remember to remove these things before retracting my slide. Do you use any kind of reminder?
We put some plywood shims under our slide when it's in so we can walk on it. They need to be removed before extending the slide. I got a small piece of paper and wrote remove wood on it. Then got some clear scotch tape and taped it under the slide switch.
Also did the same thing to remind me to unscrew the water pressure regulator when we leave. I have an outdoor compartment where my water supplies are stored and taped a note there.
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I posted this in the regular section earlier. Thought this might be a better place. I thought I had enough hanger space in the three other closets, so I built shelving inside the wardrobe slide. I used 1x2 fir and cut a dado in it . I used 1 1/2 inch deck screws and glue to attach it to the walls. And put 1/8 fiber board in. I supported the front with pieces of the fir hidden behind the cabinet front.
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Digital Theremostat

Just installed a digital thermostat. And not just any digital thermostat. This one has the distinction of being modified (to add the high/low fan switch) by none other than IdahoBob! I fully expect this to be a collector's item someday...

Thanks again Bob! I couldn't have done this without your expert guidance (and patience!).
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I love my digital programmable thermostat. It's the best mod I made to my trailer, and it was cheap and easy.
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Made a place for the garbage can in our 25RDS
Tote on the counter goes on the upper shelf. Still room for the sink covers on the bottom left.
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Nice! Not having built in trash is super annoying.
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Just installed a digital thermostat. And not just any digital thermostat. This one has the distinction of being modified (to add the high/low fan switch) by none other than IdahoBob! I fully expect this to be a collector's item someday...

Thanks again Bob! I couldn't have done this without your expert guidance (and patience!).

So inquiring minds need to know, How the 2 speed fan modification done? Mechanical switch or a board level / firmware modification?
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So inquiring minds need to know, How the 2 speed fan modification done? Mechanical switch or a board level / firmware modification?
Bob will likely chime in here but there is an added 2-position switch on the left side of the thermostat that isn't really very visible in that picture. Here's a pic that shows it a bit better.
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