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Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-14-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,979
Posted By ModestMonk
We towed our 24KTS fully loaded for boondocking,...

We towed our 24KTS fully loaded for boondocking, coast to coast, departing New York to Newfoundland to British Columbia, and every state out west with a national park we could muster without...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-11-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,820
Posted By ModestMonk
New York State is required to send any detour of...

New York State is required to send any detour of a State Highway to another State Highway. The same is true for County Highways detoured must use County highways only. Last year there was some bridge...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 07-20-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By ModestMonk
We also intended to do off season (NorthEast as...

We also intended to do off season (NorthEast as we are farmers, camping in the off season) and dispersed camping. So I ordered a composting toilet after receipt I realized 6í4Ē me wouldnít be happy...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 07-01-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,820
Posted By ModestMonk
When I first made reservations, I had...

When I first made reservations, I had reservations, fearing a drought would ultimately be our undoing. The DW and I have Public Service Jobs that are to start back up August 1st, having been...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-16-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,820
Posted By ModestMonk
Well Iím up a bit early this morning and thought...

Well Iím up a bit early this morning and thought I would check in. We were able to get another trip in before the virus hit. We had a stellar time in Old Quebec City during the last ten days in...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 06-16-2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By ModestMonk
The trailer had about 8,000 miles on it when I...

The trailer had about 8,000 miles on it when I had the same issue become noticeably in the rear view mirrors as we transited Manitoba on the Trans Canadian Highway. The road surface was rough, the...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 02-21-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,312
Posted By ModestMonk
I made the trip from Oregon to Upstate New York...

I made the trip from Oregon to Upstate New York after picking up our new trailer. Heat was the issue for the first few days, with every day over 100*. As we passed Billings Montana the wind weíre...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 02-09-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,623
Posted By ModestMonk
Tuquala youíve done a nice job. Iím fairly...

Tuquala youíve done a nice job. Iím fairly certain that somewhere within the confines of the behemoth ďModsĒ thread someone did this a few years ago.

Either Northwoods or ORV had these access...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 01-11-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By ModestMonk
I use various dimensional pieces of PT lumber to...

I use various dimensional pieces of PT lumber to make up the difference. However Brett put me onto this, it has worked well for us. Look here...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 01-08-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By ModestMonk
I went with Kumho Crugen HT51 All- Season Radial...

I went with Kumho Crugen HT51 All- Season Radial Tire-LT275/65R18 123R 10-ply (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EVE6O1E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_wtFfEbV9599A0). Tire rack had a higher rating, they looked...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-27-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By ModestMonk
35k BTU and it has no trouble keeping this toasty...

35k BTU and it has no trouble keeping this toasty with last weeks -8* F. It did how ever get into our batteries, with very little solar each cloudy, snowy day. We’re making up for not using shore...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-27-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,162
Posted By ModestMonk
We got Wall-huggers at a local store with a life...

We got Wall-huggers at a local store with a life time warranty. We chose the fabric a faux suede that is known for its resistance to puppy nails.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-27-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,820
Posted By ModestMonk
We stayed in Cannontown before it officially...

We stayed in Cannontown before it officially opened, at that time the available bathrooms were a hike to the pavilion. On our return from Newfoundland we stayed in the campground behind the Ranger...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-26-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By ModestMonk
Merry Christmas and a happy Boxing Day to all,...

Merry Christmas and a happy Boxing Day to all, just traveled from Quebec City today. An absolute beautiful (lower) City to spend Christmas in. The day before Christmas Eve had snow falling from 8AM...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-25-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By ModestMonk
1st two nights on this trip to Quebec City was a...

1st two nights on this trip to Quebec City was a bit cold -7* F and some snow. The last few days were great 22-25*. Weather wise the worst is yet to come. We finish with a Scottish Festival in...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-11-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,820
Posted By ModestMonk
And like that I chatted with them and all are...

And like that I chatted with them and all are doing well, even Daisy.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-10-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,820
Posted By ModestMonk
https://www.irv2.com/forums/blob:https://www.irv2.co...

https://www.irv2.com/forums/blob:https://www.irv2.com/55ccf654-9d6f-4ee9-ac45-1c9fd4aabba1 Has anyone heard from Chris and Sharon? I noticed that Daisyís name isnít on their sig line anymore.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 12-10-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By ModestMonk
Constantly setting of the smoke alarm has always...

Constantly setting of the smoke alarm has always seemed to shorten their lifespan. At home we opted to install a heat sensor detector above the wood cook stove and a photoelectric smoke alarm on the...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 11-19-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,256
Posted By ModestMonk
No air temp isnít the issue that moisture is....

No air temp isnít the issue that moisture is. Attic spaces need to be vented. Reinstalling the vent cap screws with locktite is good preventative maintenance.

As for the sag in the roof, my...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 11-16-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,820
Posted By ModestMonk
Brian and Debby August 14,15,16 Site...

Brian and Debby

August 14,15,16


Site 48


*we’re in season on the farm. Our arrival and departure is subject to the weather back home. Hoping there’s not going to be another drought.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 11-01-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,624
Posted By ModestMonk
Sadly my trip from Pasco wasn’t right either. ...

Sadly my trip from Pasco wasn’t right either. You would think the Dealer might be smart and considerate enough to do the math for you. In my case their repair fell apart on the way back East....
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 10-23-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By ModestMonk
Nicely done, and a nice chuckle having faced the...

Nicely done, and a nice chuckle having faced the same contortions with the 6í4Ē 65 year old body. Sourced from ORV?
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 10-21-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By ModestMonk
ORV installed for the year 2018 a swing out...

ORV installed for the year 2018 a swing out lockable tray for gas or genny on our 2018 24KTS.it was mounted on the rear bumper. It included the frame work and lock to secure the Genny. I removed it...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 10-14-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By ModestMonk
Yup....Canadian Thanksgiving the first day of the...

Yup....Canadian Thanksgiving the first day of the Snowbirds heading south...thousands of geese have been flying over our domain today. The noise is deafening sometimes. Itís nice to see with very...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 10-14-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,603
Posted By ModestMonk
A trailer that is moved down the assembly line...

A trailer that is moved down the assembly line and not leveled is much like an empty shoe box with the lid on. Twist it and the lid wonít sit flush. Each time I move my trailer or the humidity is...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-30-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By ModestMonk
These trailers have coroplast enclosures, having...

These trailers have coroplast enclosures, having to unseal them every six months may be more trouble than is necessary. I use these...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-24-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By ModestMonk
:laugh: A Gelcoat repair is a time...

:laugh:

A Gelcoat repair is a time consuming alternative but ensures it wonít grow. Try this YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJHk81_nKRI

When our brand new Sailboat finally came...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-21-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,637
Posted By ModestMonk
Cold nights and warm moist mornings, Fog, may...

Cold nights and warm moist mornings, Fog, may leave a dew on the walls and define where the framing actually is. I marked them subliminally so I will be able to detect them if the future requires.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-19-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,637
Posted By ModestMonk
Let’s be clear that the ORV factory spec’s...

Let’s be clear that the ORV factory spec’s rivets, these are normally the larger size rivets. Your link looks interesting and worthy of review.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-19-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,637
Posted By ModestMonk
Yes we installed the entrance D ring, the awning...

Yes we installed the entrance D ring, the awning support and the slide topper to the exterior walls with rivets. It gives you two crowned surfaces as opposed to the common screw which we all know can...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-17-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,594
Posted By ModestMonk
Well you can see a snapshot of the solar we have...

Well you can see a snapshot of the solar we have in our sig line. Our factory ready solar was terminal. The combiner box on the roof was installed poorly. All of the connections were loose, finger...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-17-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By ModestMonk
My guess itís random with their manufacturing...

My guess itís random with their manufacturing process. Just like the wet bolts on the Moryde suspension, some need a jack to move them into position to insert grease.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-13-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,349
Posted By ModestMonk
https://www.ford.com/cmslibs/content/dam/brand_for...

https://www.ford.com/cmslibs/content/dam/brand_ford/en_us/brand/resources/general/pdf/guides/17RV&TT_Ford_F150_r3_Nov8.pdf

3270 #ís found another site that had the specís. Our 23,000 mile venture...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-13-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,430
Posted By ModestMonk
I have the stabilizers down unless dry camping in...

I have the stabilizers down unless dry camping in Walmart, rest stops and while driving on the interstate highways :).
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-13-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,349
Posted By ModestMonk
Welcome! I’m thinking this is a mismatch. I...

Welcome!

I’m thinking this is a mismatch. I have a 3.5 eco boost, so there’s enough power. I also have the Max Tow package 12,200#’s. With over something over 3400 pounds of payload. Rear air...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-11-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By ModestMonk
Enough said, thanks Highway. The oldest son...

Enough said, thanks Highway.

The oldest son has driven a gold star family to the memorial service every year since, but he is laid up with an on the job injury this year.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-09-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By ModestMonk
Solar panel programming means the solar charger...

Solar panel programming means the solar charger settings, yes they need to be accurate. It needs to be set to the type of batteries you are charging. We all will be glad to help make this venture...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-09-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By ModestMonk
When installing my solar I assumed the solar...

When installing my solar I assumed the solar combiner was ready as advertised, plug and play. There was no evidence that the connections were ever tightened. Now all connections are checked and...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-08-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,654
Posted By ModestMonk
Wow! Iím happy to hear of both sets of...

Wow! Iím happy to hear of both sets of information from your post. Iím happy to here that you guys are ok, and that the trailer was able to absorb that much energy. We had a close call ourselves last...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-08-2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By ModestMonk
The members have given you some good information,...

The members have given you some good information, sometimes these moments become a springboard of knowledge. I see you purchased your trailer a year ago, and I remember your interest in an extended...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-03-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By ModestMonk
Welcome to ORV. Flooded cell batteries taken down...

Welcome to ORV. Flooded cell batteries taken down to fifty percent also require being recharged fully each day. Leaving them in a state of discharge will also affect their life span.

Adding a few...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-03-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By ModestMonk
We did the same, the DW helped with the final...

We did the same, the DW helped with the final install. Easy Peasy.
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 09-01-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By ModestMonk
If you travel during the winter, it would be best...

If you travel during the winter, it would be best to have an action plan. What low temp is your limit for taking risk? What will you do if your furnace suddenly craps out? Do you carry with you all...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-23-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,018
Posted By ModestMonk
Our apologies

I wanted to let you know that following this growing season’s difficulties we had to cancel our reservation. We will still have crops going into October that need to be protected from frost, we live...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-23-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By ModestMonk
Yes there is a charge entering through the seven...

Yes there is a charge entering through the seven pin and there are auto reset breakers. In my trailer theyíre located just behind the tongue. He would need to check the wiring schematic which is...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-23-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By ModestMonk
No but perhaps the Electric Brakes are actuating?...

No but perhaps the Electric Brakes are actuating? Might need to get a multi meter and see if voltage is fluctuating there?

Assuming your lights are all functioning correctly?
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-22-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By ModestMonk
MaxxAir 4500k Smoke, Intake or exhaust, rain...

MaxxAir 4500k Smoke, Intake or exhaust, rain sensor, 10 speed electric, temperature sensor, remote, manual back up. Iím not sure where I bought this?

Vent Cover (Maxxair 00-955001 White Fanmate...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-22-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By ModestMonk
I installed the MaxxAir also, covered it with...

I installed the MaxxAir also, covered it with their white shroud. It shuts itself in heavy rains and is on 24/7 while parked. The cover keeps bugs and debris out, as well as modulating the rain that...
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-20-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,633
Posted By ModestMonk
Bunk House Slide

Bunk House Slide
Forum: Outdoors RV Owner's Forum 08-20-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By ModestMonk
In my cabinet shop we used staples for lower end...

In my cabinet shop we used staples for lower end products. The staples were used to hold joints fast while the glue dried. Staples in 1/8 inch cheap veneer board won’t hold anything long term, wood...
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