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Old 01-04-2016, 04:25 PM   #3445
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Tim,
I belong to the Sunrisers which is an Alfa owners club, and there are always an Alfa MH for sale, depends on your budget, most are in pretty good shape. If you might be interested, send me a PM with your budget and I will keep my eye out for you, we have a lincheon in Feb. at Davenport, Fl. I will check on any for sale for you.
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:35 PM   #3446
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My Indian began as a total basket case. I spotted the frame sitting in the back of a pickup in a field. I traced down the owner and bought it all with no title for $15. While searching out parts I found another basket case, a 1947 Indian complete with title, that I purchased for $50. I put the parts from both bikes together and came up with a running Indian complete with a foot clutch and hand shift, just like a car. At the time I also had a 1963 750 Norton Atlas. I much preferred riding the Norton to the Indian so I sold the Indian for $300 and a commemorative Buffalo Bill 30-30 carbine. I really liked the springer front forks that Indians had; to me they looked much nicer than Harley springers.


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Hi All!

Geo, I love the old Norton's. Never had one,,, but a few friends do. We have a classic bike club here in Charlotte, just about every bike you can imagine.

I have a collection of Honda's. Kinda got stuck on them back in the 70's,,,, and never got over it. I have a mixed bag, a few late models and and a few vintage.

Gordon, good to hear you are back in Yuma. That's a major temp change!

Coldest it has been around here so far this winter. 32 right now, and windy.

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Old 01-05-2016, 07:15 AM   #3448
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morning,
Currently 49
Rained all day yesterday,
Got caught up on sleep, after a few loads of laundry,
Went to Carl Jr. last night just like I remembered yum
speaking of yum so is the coffee this morning.
My Restless leg kicked in last night so I took my meds and was in bed at 9. man o man my right arm (torn R cuff ) is sooooo sore from waxing the MH I think I'm going to have to foot the bill and hire it out. I saw them in the rv lot yesterday but by the time I got out there they were gone.
If it rains today I think a umbrella will be in hand and off to the tents. Of course if I do what I did the other day at the tents I'll be boon docking before long...
I just told one of the little ones she's getting fat and she turned her head away. She is though.
Owell I'm off to see what else is going on here @ irv2.
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Morning all!

25 here this morning,,,, Carolina Blue Sky!

Tim, old age stinks. It is not for cowards. Amamzing how I can go to bed fine, wake up injured! LOL Old wounds reminding me of bad times.

Have a great day all!

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Tim, watch out about that Carl's Jr., they're the ones that got me addicted to morning biscuits and gravy!


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Old 01-05-2016, 08:40 AM   #3451
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Another dreary morning...

Good morning all.
Dreary here in sedona and more rain on the way. Weather app says will turn to snow in a day or so.

Got the MH roof covered with a tarp over the weekend so I'm hoping that will keep the leaks at bay until I can get up there and address them. Noticed some "pooling" stains around the a/c unit. The roof seems to be lower in that area.

I don't have any experience with MH roof leaks but I remember reading something about the process:
1) remove all old caulking
2) clean well
3) apply new caulking

Seems fairly straight forward but is there a certain type of sealant or caulk that works better? holds up to AZ sunshine...

Also, has anyone had any success with rodent deterrent noise makers, light flashers, etc? I would like to keep the pack rats out of Big Al.

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Hi Steve!

I am not aware of this being a issue on newer RV's, but on many older units they under estimated the needed strength of the roof rafters, or beams. The constant weight of the a/c unit, bouncing on the road when underway, overtime the structure sagged around the A/C. Add a little water making its way into the wood as the sag forced it to puddle around the A/C,,, and the sag quickly got worse.

I fixed one that I had, and have seen others do the same. I purchased to lengths of 2x2 square tubing. Cut it to the width of the RV, (so the ends sat on the outside walls) and then i bent a slight arch in the steel. Maybe 1 1/2" in the center. Place them on the roof, one in front of the A/C, one behind. Then bolted throught the ceiling into the steel, using large fender washers on the inside. This process put the arch back in the RV roof around the A/C, and let the water run away from the unit. At that point re caulking around the A/C should result in a dry RV.

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Good Morning All, -5* here this AM, sun is shining so it feels warmer, (at least inside, next to the stove). Steve depends on what type of roof you have but I have had good luck sealing with Dicor self leveling caulk, you AC unit maybe your biggest culprit, you'll probley have to pull it and replace the gasket, but I have seen several that because of the weight of the unit, the roof supports are weakened and have sagged a little, so that may also have to be addressed. You can also try to tighten up on the screws that mount the unit squeezing the gasket tighter. Sorry no experience with the rodent problem. Lloyd, you and I answered at the same time. Great minds think alike
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Agree with what Lloyd and Terry said. Replaced the roof on our 5er because of an A/C leak. Not really happy with the way they install them and the gasket sucks IMO.

Seconds on the Dicor self leveling. Use lots - cheap compared to the other options.
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Morning All! 18 this morning here, windchill 6. Just got off the phone with my buddy that painted the pickup, he finally bought oil for the shop this morning and couldn't get the furnace on. Let's wait till the coldest day to get it going, DUMMY! I was just going to get dressed to go over to get it running when he called me back to tell me he finally got it going. Thank God it has a 2 line system and it finally self-bled.I really didn't want to go there now! Have to go to the other house today and get my 80000btu propane salamander to heat the garage here or there won't be any wet sanding/ polishing going on, lol! Keep Safe and Warm! Bobby
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i have sealed up several leaking roofs now....dicor works great..and yes the AC problem is well covered already aswell...
...as for rodent protection bait block works good but be carefull where you put it so no other pets cant get to it,like cats and dogs...--if you put it around your rv..i have put it in storage compartments.......----the biggest drawback is they can die in a hidden spot and cause a rotton smell after awhile..-----lynne put mothballs around hers while its in storage that may work very good or even better if you dont have a problem yet.....
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Good Afternoon all,
42* this morning with a 20mph breeze, now its 65*. It is going back up into the upper 70's later in the week, then back into the lower 60's next week. That's why we are down here.
Peppermint extract on cotton balls works to ward off the critters, but you have to add more monthly.
Have a great day all,
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Tim - raining in Yuma right now. Hope you are dryer in Quartzite.
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