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Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-21-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By happy cynic
Good advice. We're expecting freezing temps for...

Good advice. We're expecting freezing temps for the next week, so I should have a few opportunities to try this.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-21-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By happy cynic
I did clean and vacuum it real well, but I may...

I did clean and vacuum it real well, but I may need to pull the whole thing out. Thanks for the info!
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-20-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By happy cynic
No, it's more like a chlorine smell. I did...

No, it's more like a chlorine smell.

I did pull the outside fridge panel--no leaks.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-20-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By happy cynic
Heater smells like bleach when it kicks on

I've had a 2004 Fleetwood Terry TT for about two years now, and recently I've noticed that I can smell bleach / chlorine when the heater kicks on. I have not spilled or used bleach prior to the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 05-27-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By happy cynic
Manufactured year question

I bought a 2004 Fleetwood Terry 250RKS. The title says 2004, the registration says 2004, the VIN confirms 2004. However, the sticker on the exterior of the camper reads: "DATE OF MFR: 12/03."
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-27-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By happy cynic
Have you checked the little manual locks that...

Have you checked the little manual locks that hold the arm in place when extended? They could be locked, and mine makes a clunking sound when I forget to loosen them.

Also, the arms on mine DO...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-27-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By happy cynic
Your best bet is to use the "search" function and...

Your best bet is to use the "search" function and type: "Organizing" or "Storage" and you should get a lot of hits with tips to help.

I can tell you that the minute I think I have my camper all...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-27-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,687
Posted By happy cynic
As others have mentioned, insulation may help,...

As others have mentioned, insulation may help, but I needed AIRFLOW between my mattress and the storage lid / platform.

I used this product under my mattress: ...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-24-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By happy cynic
No, this photo was from the Internet just to...

No, this photo was from the Internet just to illustrate the kind of outlet I was talking about. Mine is a Winegard and has only the 12v and the also a coax connection. That's it. Can I cut those 12v...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-24-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By happy cynic
No, this is a photo I found on the Internet just...

No, this is a photo I found on the Internet just to illustrate the kind of port I was talking about. Mine is a Winegard, with just the 12v and a coax connection.

Can I just cut those 12v wires...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-24-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By happy cynic
The satellite is already connected and works...

The satellite is already connected and works fine. There are two coax connections outside the camper, going to try to hook up TV to the second one. Can I just cut and cap those 12v wires and put them...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-23-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By happy cynic
Ok, thanks. I'm going to replace it with a dual...

Ok, thanks. I'm going to replace it with a dual coax plate: One for satellite and one for TV. Don't think I'll ever use a 12v auxiliary outlet.

Any special way to cap off the wires? Looks like it...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-23-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By happy cynic
Ok, thanks. I'm going to replace it with a dual...

Ok, thanks. I'm going to replace it with a dual coax plate: One for satellite and one for TV. Don't think I'll ever use a 12v auxiliary outlet.

Any special way to cap it off? Looks like it plugs...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-23-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By happy cynic
What would you plug in there?

What would you plug in there?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-23-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By happy cynic
What is outlet used for?

Can someone tell me what this "cigarette lighter" connection is for?
Forum: New Member Check-In 01-09-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By happy cynic
Fantastic! What areas do you hope to hit?

Fantastic! What areas do you hope to hit?
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-01-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,925
Posted By happy cynic
This sounds magnificent!

This sounds magnificent!
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-01-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,692
Posted By happy cynic
No regulator. It's on a quick connect from the...

No regulator. It's on a quick connect from the camper. I'm thinking the hose might be plugged or something.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-31-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,692
Posted By happy cynic
Well, it isn't hooked up to a tank; it's hooked...

Well, it isn't hooked up to a tank; it's hooked up to my camper directly with a quick connect hose. I should try connecting it to a tank though to see if that solves the problem. Then I'll know it's...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-30-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,925
Posted By happy cynic
You are highly organized, so I am guessing you...

You are highly organized, so I am guessing you already know how brutal the traffic is in the park in July? I mean, people literally just stop and get out of their vehicles on a single lane road, both...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-30-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,905
Posted By happy cynic
Pretty much any route you take from Monticello to...

Pretty much any route you take from Monticello to Ouray is going to be magnificent. Your chosen routing will be the least severe climbing, so that's good. There are two hot springs on your route that...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-30-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,692
Posted By happy cynic
I'm having the opposite problem: Low flame, even...

I'm having the opposite problem: Low flame, even on high settings. I'm using a small, colorful, portable Weber.

I checked the connections and also tried turning the propane on VERY SLOWLY but...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-28-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,968
Posted By happy cynic
Much more water. Also, I add fabric softener...

Much more water.

Also, I add fabric softener to the start of each tank. Helps keep everything gliding.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-05-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,766
Posted By happy cynic
UPDATE: Fuse wasn't blown. While the...

UPDATE:

Fuse wasn't blown.

While the service guy was here, he installed my new detector, and I saw that the light was on, which means the wire was still "live."

So then I asked if he would...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-28-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,766
Posted By happy cynic
I just pulled the old one out. The date on the...

I just pulled the old one out. The date on the back is Dec. 2003. :rolleyes:
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-28-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,766
Posted By happy cynic
Ok. I have a monitor panel near the sink, but it...

Ok. I have a monitor panel near the sink, but it is only for inaccurate tank levels. I also have my fuses panel, in the hallway on the floor. Half of them are labeled--the other half are not. I tried...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-28-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,766
Posted By happy cynic
So it's not hot? I can touch it? Sorry, I know...

So it's not hot? I can touch it? Sorry, I know zip about electricity except that it hurts. :-)
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-28-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,766
Posted By happy cynic
I am about to order a new one on Amazon because I...

I am about to order a new one on Amazon because I thought I had read that somewhere too, that they are only good for 5 years or so. Plus, I HATE this alarm!

But I'm a newby, so two questions:...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-28-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,766
Posted By happy cynic
LP detector alarm fuse location

So last night at 11:45, the LP alarm started going off.

I've had this camper since June and have noticed it goes off for anything: Lysol, paint, Clorox wipes, etc. Everything but propane, it...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-07-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,543
Posted By happy cynic
I don't know what the cg's policy is on winter...

I don't know what the cg's policy is on winter water, but I'm sure they'll set me straight once I arrive.

Thanks for all the help, good people.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-06-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,543
Posted By happy cynic
A blanket or tarp over the pedestal is a great...

A blanket or tarp over the pedestal is a great idea. Yes, I could use the pump, but it is loud and I hate to do that to my neighbors. I just ordered the Allied hose. Apparently, there are only about...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-06-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,543
Posted By happy cynic
How to keep water hose from freezing?

I was wondering if any of you have rigged your water hoses for winter to keep them from freezing? And if so, what is your setup?

I'm referring to your hose connection between the city...
Forum: Vintage RV's 10-06-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6,434
Views: 1,015,923
Posted By happy cynic
I installed gas springs on the bed platform and...

I installed gas springs on the bed platform and also new chrome rim covers. They look great!
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 09-15-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,346
Posted By happy cynic
Driving this way on the 16th but with a 27' TT....

Driving this way on the 16th but with a 27' TT. I'm going to stay at Howard Miller Steelhead, but there are a few parks up near the Diablo Vista. Not sure if they are Class A accessable though. Most...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-15-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,908
Posted By happy cynic
This is exactly what I plan to do this winter....

This is exactly what I plan to do this winter. This is such a beautiful location, and monthly rates aren't bad at local parks. I did have to buy an "Eva-Dry" though, and it has made all the...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 09-15-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By happy cynic
We are in Western Washington with tons of rain...

We are in Western Washington with tons of rain and mushrooms, so thank you for this tip!
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-15-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By happy cynic
I bought a 2004 Fleetwood Terry 250RKS. It has a...

I bought a 2004 Fleetwood Terry 250RKS. It has a walk-around bed, a dinette, a scissor sofa, a large tub and shower combo, and a large fridge and freezer. It's only 27 feet long. I bought it used...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-14-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By happy cynic
I have a 2004 and the detector works, beeping...

I have a 2004 and the detector works, beeping when it smells propane, but also beeping when it smells paint or cleaners. Annoying. But it works.

So I found a shop that blew the furnace out for...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-09-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By happy cynic
Even when I'm plugged in to power? Just curious. ...

Even when I'm plugged in to power? Just curious.

So now it lights sometimes, and doesn't light other times. The two 12v batteries are 3 months old, and the regulator was just replaced.

The...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-02-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By happy cynic
Did you check the pipes under the kitchen sink?...

Did you check the pipes under the kitchen sink? Make sure they are all open?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-02-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By happy cynic
Many I've talked to have said that they went to...

Many I've talked to have said that they went to southern states to buy their campers. They appear to be significantly cheaper there in many cases.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-02-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,599
Posted By happy cynic
OMG, these are beautiful!

OMG, these are beautiful!
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-01-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By happy cynic
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-01-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By happy cynic
Thanks for all the info! Sounds like it was the...

Thanks for all the info! Sounds like it was the AC and not the bug zapper.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-01-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By happy cynic
Yes, they were both brand new--clean and shiny.

Yes, they were both brand new--clean and shiny.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-01-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By happy cynic
EMS? Do you have a brand name I can search for?...

EMS? Do you have a brand name I can search for? Or is that the brand name?
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-01-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By happy cynic
Yes, this is why I am asking for a photo. If it...

Yes, this is why I am asking for a photo. If it is simply inverted, I will turn it rightside up and reinstall it.

If not, then I will have to find some other solution.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-01-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By happy cynic
The city water feed and the gravity fill feed are...

The city water feed and the gravity fill feed are side by side in the same compartment on the outside of the camper.
Forum: Northwood Manufacturing Owners Forum 09-01-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 806
Posted By happy cynic
I painted everything white except the ceiling. ...

I painted everything white except the ceiling.

I pulled all the carpet. Carpet in a camper is just disgusting.

I changed out all the cabinet hardware.

I kept the countertops.

I used peel...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-01-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By happy cynic
Don't know what a "pick up toad" is, but if you...

Don't know what a "pick up toad" is, but if you are asking about kayak racks, I bought a Thule Hullavator. Doesn't interfere with towing or even my truck doors. Love this rack.
...
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