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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-22-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,931
Posted By tarnold
They make the clear coat in rattle spray cans. ...

They make the clear coat in rattle spray cans. I’ve used it with good results. Got at a local auto paint store.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-10-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By tarnold
You blow out 1/2” water lines with a compressor. ...

You blow out 1/2” water lines with a compressor. Wouldnt think a 3” pipe would suffer.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-10-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By tarnold
Got an air compressor? Crank up the pressure,...

Got an air compressor? Crank up the pressure, using a “wand” with an air control valve(blow gun)stick it in the top or bottom of the run(blow up or down) Use a rag to seal around the wand as best...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,007
Posted By tarnold
Agreed, BUT, you wouldn’t be reading this if we...

Agreed, BUT, you wouldn’t be reading this if we didn’t have it:whistling:
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-21-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By tarnold
I believe most mfg have one wiring harness...

I believe most mfg have one wiring harness scheme. On my previous chinook( at the time the BEST B+ made) there was no switch over the driver to crank the gen while going down the road. My switch...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 12-13-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,627
Posted By tarnold
Saw where a “potential thief” got crushed under a...

Saw where a “potential thief” got crushed under a Prius trying to saw off a CC. Seems to much jiggling caused the car to slip off the jack, was in NC.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-07-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By tarnold
We live in ellijay. The road to chatsworth is in...

We live in ellijay. The road to chatsworth is in good shape, BUT a lot of uphill twisty downhill and one low RR bridge(passable). Should be low river traffic this time of year, and yes very twisty....
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-05-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By tarnold
The canvas is a good idea. They could be easily...

The canvas is a good idea. They could be easily attached along the underside of the RV with spring clamps. Those clamps are not too expensive and have many uses.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-30-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By tarnold
If you can go to 28’, look at a Phoenix cruiser...

If you can go to 28’, look at a Phoenix cruiser 2552. The two twin beds can be drawn together to make the bed go wall to wall. Does block the passageway though for night trips.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-28-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By tarnold
Do you have a rear closet that has a light? Just...

Do you have a rear closet that has a light? Just tap into that, or any other 12v source in the rear. The repeater doesn’t need to be outside, just close to the back.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-27-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,786
Posted By tarnold
Another vote for the PC. I also was at the...

Another vote for the PC. I also was at the rally. Those 2 techs worked well past dark doing minor things like swapping out the refer and also replaced a toilet(not what I would call minor). All...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-20-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By tarnold
OP again. Reading more about this, it seems to b...

OP again. Reading more about this, it seems to b a common problem. Till we get back home, I’ve used 2 long zip ties thru some drilled holes in the underside to keep it closed, and several more...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-16-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By tarnold
Smart tow

Maybe a heads up. On a long trip towing the smart. The hood keeps blowing off. Rough roads and HIGH cross winds. Thankfully didn’t loose it, there is a strap that retains it. So, has this been a...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-02-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By tarnold
If your still in the ordering stage, add 50 amp...

If your still in the ordering stage, add 50 amp service. No problem running 2 ac when plugged in.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-31-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By tarnold
That’s what I did also.

That’s what I did also.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-22-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By tarnold
Yes

Yes
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-21-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By tarnold
I tow a 2013 smart, power steering. Can’t...

I tow a 2013 smart, power steering. Can’t compare as not towed a manual steering. But so far no problems. Use a ready brake ll, which is probably over kill for the little smart. Took 2days by...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-19-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By tarnold
Better than washers. I use plastic wedges that...

Better than washers. I use plastic wedges that are used to install/shim doors and windows. The washers are only one thickness, the shims are tapered. Any big box lumber store will have them.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-16-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,919
Posted By tarnold
Mounted ours in rear closet. Tapped into the...

Mounted ours in rear closet. Tapped into the closet light switch power. As long as the “salesman switch” is on, it’s on.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 06-13-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By tarnold
How/where will you carry the spare, guessing the...

How/where will you carry the spare, guessing the unit didn’t come with a spare.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-26-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,548
Posted By tarnold
Smart car. All the room you need for 2 people. ...

Smart car. All the room you need for 2 people. Tows well. When I bought mine, the first thing in it was my Labrador. He fit with a little extra turn around room in the rear cubby. Installed the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 05-22-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By tarnold
I have a 2014 mod 2552. Prior to purchase...

I have a 2014 mod 2552. Prior to purchase visited factory. On the tour was shown the roofing material. When I saw the product, I question if it RFP(reinforced fiberglass). My question was ignored...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-14-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By tarnold
In ga. It’s based on an incomplete chassis. ...

In ga. It’s based on an incomplete chassis. After first year just $20. For new sticker(no new metal tag)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-14-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,415
Posted By tarnold
Guess there are different adhesives. When my...

Guess there are different adhesives. When my full length mirror broke when I was using the leveling jacks and warped the chassis frame. No way were the many globs of glue would come loose. Ended...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-13-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By tarnold
I did a lasting repair using a 2 part clay like...

I did a lasting repair using a 2 part clay like product, kneeled to make a uniform color, cleaned good and applied.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-08-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,415
Posted By tarnold
Am I missing something? Take cover plate off,...

Am I missing something? Take cover plate off, pull receptacle out, disconnect wires, turn plug over, reconnect wires?
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-23-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By tarnold
Look at ALUMA. Was going to go that way, but...

Look at ALUMA. Was going to go that way, but ended up going 4 down on my 203 smart. Watched one fellow use his ALUMA to load his smart, just seemed to be too much trouble.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-05-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By tarnold
Make sure the awning is centered in the “C”...

Make sure the awning is centered in the “C” channel. They can shift and it will cause one side to wind up faster than the other. I ended up putting a small sheet metal screw in each end “pinching “...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-28-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,163
Posted By tarnold
I also have an led tail light on the dash. It is...

I also have an led tail light on the dash. It is placed in a black “take out” box and wedged in to keep it placed up tight on the windshield. No glare.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-24-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By tarnold
Which side is the water tank? Fill it and see...

Which side is the water tank? Fill it and see what happens.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-23-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,168
Posted By tarnold
Just be sure that the arms are FULLY EXTENDED and...

Just be sure that the arms are FULLY EXTENDED and locked before you adjust brake cable. Fortunately my 500 foot gravel drive way showed the problem before I went any further.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-05-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,908
Posted By tarnold
Did my own ready brute elite took about 2 full...

Did my own ready brute elite took about 2 full “retirement days”(I’m 75) on a smart car. Right angle drill really helped.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-18-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By tarnold
This might depend on what your towing, me a smart...

This might depend on what your towing, me a smart car. I’ve wired a cheap harbor freight led tail light to sit on the dash thru the brake circuit. It sits in a black plastic food container, pressed...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-12-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,543
Posted By tarnold
Look at usefulness with the slide IN. What can...

Look at usefulness with the slide IN. What can you NOT get to. Most important thing when I got my PC 2552. Dealers have everything opened up so it looks
“Roomy”.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-11-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,732
Posted By tarnold
So, if you add centramatics, do you have to...

So, if you add centramatics, do you have to remove the lead weights already mounted? Or leave them on?
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-29-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By tarnold
I bought the kit, but don’t think it was quite...

I bought the kit, but don’t think it was quite that much. (Bought any lumber lately)
That said, EVERY thing you will need is included except red lock tight, and maybe depending on your...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-27-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,075
Posted By tarnold
When looking at the link, I also saw a Klein...

When looking at the link, I also saw a Klein brand for a bit more. Went with it. My very old ratcheting crimper only had 2 slots and was hard to use. The handles on the Klein look like they can be...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-12-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,506
Posted By tarnold
Think about size(storage) and versatility. I’ve...

Think about size(storage) and versatility. I’ve had a viair for several years and it has been used. The 12 volt unit will fit in most any cubby, the pancake?? I also have farm equipment and can...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,437
Posted By tarnold
I have. BUT, I made a plywood base a little...

I have. BUT, I made a plywood base a little bigger than the ramp, and built a “rail” out of 2x2” around the edges of the plywood so the ramp would not slide or push when I drive up. Insures the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-05-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By tarnold
As most camping chairs only last one season, and...

As most camping chairs only last one season, and come with a storage bag, use last years old bag?
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-28-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By tarnold
Great product. Easy hook up if you follow the...

Great product. Easy hook up if you follow the steps in order. MAKE SURE YOUR ARMS ARE FULLY EXTENDED AND LOCKED before you adjust the braking cable. I have proof that your brakes can and will ...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-16-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 934
Posted By tarnold
I use the red D Handle tractor pins with a large...

I use the red D Handle tractor pins with a large hole in the end all around. Then bought 3 padlocks all keyed the same.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-16-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By tarnold
On my first one, it also had a rattle. No...

On my first one, it also had a rattle. No warranty, so took it apart. Found 2 nuts that hold(NOT WELL) the big relay had come loose and one was stuck in the contacts.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,172
Posted By tarnold
My Phoenix cruiser 2552 has 2 a/c and 50 amp.

My Phoenix cruiser 2552 has 2 a/c and 50 amp.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-29-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By tarnold
Go to the Phoenix cruiser forum, will get more...

Go to the Phoenix cruiser forum, will get more responses.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-28-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By tarnold
I recently bought the elite ll kit, and had...

I recently bought the elite ll kit, and had called a few times with questions. The owner answers the phone quite promptly. One time it rang busy, so I hung up to call later, in just a minute my...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-19-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,620
Posted By tarnold
I just went to tractor supply and bought a 5/8”...

I just went to tractor supply and bought a 5/8” red D ring pin that has a hole in the end that a lock would fit in, and a 3 pack of pad locks keyed the same. A lot cheaper than those pins with the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-12-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By tarnold
Look and see how much room you might have for...

Look and see how much room you might have for extra bulbs and sockets. Diodes are easy to tie in and are supposed to help defer back current.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-10-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By tarnold
Alan, so with just the door closed, but not...

Alan, so with just the door closed, but not locked did it rack up mileage while towing. Also have read about the battery disconnect, but can’t figure out what would drain the battery with the key in...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-09-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,053
Posted By tarnold
Who did the install. Instructions from blue ox...

Who did the install. Instructions from blue ox do specifically state red loctite. Also to torque them . I couldn’t get close with a torque wrench on some of them.
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