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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-22-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,590
Posted By tropically
Delamination Price Estimate Help!

I have made Delamination repairs on a couple of coaches learning the hard way on my 06 National coach.
Slide outs are the easiest to gain access.
1st you need to park your coach along side a wall...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 05-24-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,391
Posted By tropically
Glue fiasco

I bought a National Tropical 5 yrs or so back, there was one solar panel on the roof, a cheapie.
The panel was waisted & it was glued down so I pulled it up & holy crap under that panel the fiber...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-23-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,451
Posted By tropically
Power loss

Now that you have determined that electrical components are falling apart you have discovered one of the RV companies dirty secrets, they like home builders often try to save money by using the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-20-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,451
Posted By tropically
GFCI troubles

1st things 1st, make sure the gfci is wired correctly.
When they are wired backwards the gfci has power but everything down stream does not.
I found this out after a friend had someone put one in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-14-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,482
Posted By tropically
The problem increases dramatically when the human...

The problem increases dramatically when the human ground path increases, put a puddle in front of that pedestal while plugging into a pedestal shorting to a faulted ground & you could easily come...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-11-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,482
Posted By tropically
GFI tripping

If you start disconnecting neutrals to check for faults you had better make sure that nothing in the RV is connected to that circuit or your equipment can & will burn up!
Electronics donít like...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-07-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By tropically
Other issues

Thanks for your reply about the correct Freon.
Have you experienced any slide opening issues? My main room slide opening has somehow tweaked.
I have checked the slide & it seems to be the opening,...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-03-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By tropically
RV A/C recharge

Thanks for your help, Iíll give it a shot.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 01-01-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By tropically
05 National Tropical dash A/C

Any body know what kind of Freon they used for the dash A/C I think ( hope )
It just needs topping up, Iím guessing 134A but I donít see anything on it telling me which type they used?
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-24-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,339
Posted By tropically
What should we be aware of - 2007 Tropical T350

Hi, I have an 06 T-351 & it came with a host of issues that required my attention & $$ to repair which gave me a unique perspective so hereís what I recommend.
Look at the batteries dates $3000 to...
Forum: Just Conversation 09-16-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,623
Posted By tropically
White lie ?

I went to a park to meet up with an old friend & when I shared my frustration with him about extra fees he told me that his bill was less than mine because he doesnít tell them about extra people or...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-09-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,346
Posted By tropically
Cetane blend

I use Optilube Sumer blend because a little goes a long way, just a few ounces does 100 gal & I can hear the difference.
Your RV isnít worth squat if your engine goes out prematurely & a Cat is good...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-17-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 17,731
Posted By tropically
Speed by RPM

My rig is a 35í 330 Cat & according to Cat & the freight liners club the optimal gas mileage is between 1440 to 1800 RPM, thatís around 58 to 63 ish mph just fast enough to get around the trucks &...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-17-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,029
Posted By tropically
Power loss

GFCI recepticals are notorious trouble makers, as an electrician I always check them 1st whenever there is a power loss.
Sometimes they fail & take out power to everything down stream of the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-13-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,704
Posted By tropically
Actually I’ve heard that washing & waxing your...

Actually I’ve heard that washing & waxing your coach is the modern equivalence of a rain dance?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-13-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,704
Posted By tropically
Blue beacon truck wash

OK full disclosure I havenít used Blue Beacon yet as there isnít one close to me however the guy that I got my coach from would take the coach there & told me that they were a good deal, I guess I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-12-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,704
Posted By tropically
The guy that I bought my coach from told me to...

The guy that I bought my coach from told me to have it cleaned at a Blue Beacon truck wash he said they do a great job & put some sort of a rainex product on it for around $75.00 & they even washed...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-12-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,704
Posted By tropically
I had a dirty stained white fiberglass roof so I...

I had a dirty stained white fiberglass roof so I started wipeing the stains with paint thinner, then I noticed that the wax didnít go very far so I used the rag with paint thinner as sort of a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-04-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,418
Posted By tropically
Shortly after buying my coach I started having...

Shortly after buying my coach I started having problems with the automatic steps, I later found out that the guy that I bought my coach from had replaced the steps because they were rusty but used...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-26-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
Delam dilemma

The problem with leaving it alone is that once the water gets inside & begins to rust the frame there is no where for that water to go so it just sits there & can't dry out so the rusting is...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-25-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
Actually I believe that the rusting of the metal...

Actually I believe that the rusting of the metal frame is the worst part because it's the hardest thing to deal with & only allows limited access to make repairs but it is all bad. I have made...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-14-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
Delam delemma

Hi Robby, when I repaired mine I treated the rusting areas sealed & coated the frame metal & the final coat was spray on bed liner so when I put the doors back on I didn't cover the frame with...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-12-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
Delamination update

Some pictures might help shed some light on what your looking at & where things are amiss. when the coach is on the road wind can push water up & into areas that you wouldn't otherwise think...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-09-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
That would be a long drive for you my friend &...

That would be a long drive for you my friend & you wouldn't be the 1st to show up at my door with a similar problem but if you do, your going to get dirty & you'll probably need a few bandaids before...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-09-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
That would be a long drive for you my friend &...

That would be a long drive for you my friend & you wouldn't be the 1st to show up at my door with a similar problem but if you do, your going to get dirty & you'll probably need a few bandaids before...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-09-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
For those of you who think that water is...

For those of you who think that water is intruding from the basement doors, you might be right because National used tape products to seal off the top of the basement doors up & around the space...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-07-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
141020141021 The first one is before 2nd is...

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The first one is before 2nd is after 141022 last one is during with my shade tree mechanic method of clamping ( flattening ) the delam area back down.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-06-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,265
Posted By tropically
A friend of mine has an 08 Dolphin that I helped...

A friend of mine has an 08 Dolphin that I helped him repair & I noticed that his slide out had nylon rollers that looked like they would retrofit right in place by changing out the mounting block &...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-03-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,265
Posted By tropically
noisey Slide

When I took a look at my 05 Tropical bedroom slide out mechanism I found one of the bushings lying on the floor & another one in pieces on the floor so I went to the hardware store located the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 10-03-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
Delamination update

Hi, well I have some good news & some not so good news!
The good news is that I have almost completed the no slide side wall delam repair & I chose to use an epoxy resin from west marine which I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-11-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
Hi Robby, I would be happy to speak with you on...

Hi Robby, I would be happy to speak with you on the phone but I'm not sure if I should post my number on this site, I've since found some tricks to get at the delam. Steve
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-08-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
Hi everyone, I just loaded the Mobil app ( thanks...

Hi everyone, I just loaded the Mobil app ( thanks Robby ) & I'm learning how to use it so in my last post the pictures don't match the order that I posted but if you look at them it's pretty much...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-08-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
OK these are some pictures of my delam project....

OK these are some pictures of my delam project. The bottom picture is a piece of particle board with what looks like contact bond cement on one side which fell out while cleaning the bulging area....
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-04-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
Delamination update

Hi everyone, I posted how I repaired a slide out on my 05 Tropical & since I have made similar repairs on a friends 08 Dolphin & I'm now attempting side wall delamination on my coach & what I have...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 06-07-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,790
Posted By tropically
Paint codes

Yea I wish, so far & I've looked everywhere they didn't even put any paint label anywhere on my coach so what I'm looking for is someone who has the same color coach as mine with the color codes...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-11-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,704
Posted By tropically
My brother who owns a Monaco coach & has been...

My brother who owns a Monaco coach & has been RV-ing for a long time told me that some of the earlier motor homes came with the 275hp engines & were woefully under powered so when I bought my 05...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-10-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,790
Posted By tropically
Paint codes ?

Hi, I have a newly acquired 2005 national Tropical T351 & I can't find any paint codes for it, only the designation of Rain Forrest. Does anyone have or know where I can get the paint codes so that I...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-07-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,793
Posted By tropically
No replacing because there isn't much room to...

No replacing because there isn't much room to work in there without tearing things apart (nightmare scenario & possible fire hazard) just scrape off the rust flakes & treat the metal with a very...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-06-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,793
Posted By tropically
I didn't take pictures while I was doing the work...

I didn't take pictures while I was doing the work as I was figuring it out as I went along & the coach is wrapped up snug for the Pineapple Express that we are in the middle of at the moment however...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-06-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,793
Posted By tropically
I found that the plywood luan does not decay &...

I found that the plywood luan does not decay & the swelling was caused by rusting frame metal & the subsequent loss of the bond between frame & panel, it will have to be dried out before it can be...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-06-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,506
Posted By tropically
Tropically

Are the bulging areas around or under the refrigerator access panel passenger side of the vehicle ? I found on my Tropical that the bulging is caused by water that leaked from a refrigerator defrost...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-05-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,793
Posted By tropically
Tropically

Hi, I'm new to this site & just purchased a tropical T351 which has some delam issues, I carefully removed the painted aluminum trim from the bottom of the bedroom slide (some of the screws will...
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