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 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Suggestions for radio and RV camera?

Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 8:53 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 3999


Brent, I can't help you with the radio, but this year I installed a Yada wireless backup camera. The camera is mounted to rear ladder allowing easy connection to rear lights. I have it set up to only come on when the transmission is in reverse gear. The camera can also be connected to 12V power sour...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: leaf stains

 Post subject: Re: leaf stains
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:20 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 8398


The active ingredient for Y-10 Fiberglass cleaner gel is oxalic acid (not muriatic acid). I have used it on boats to clean waterline stains without any issues. It is very effective with little elbow grease needed. If I knew about Fels Naptha, I would have tried that first. In fact, I may try it for ...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: leaf stains

 Post subject: Re: leaf stains
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:26 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 8398


In addition to Ray's excellent safety comments, just a reminder to never combine bleach, ammonia and/or HCl (muriatic acid). The resulting mixture is extremely toxic. Muriatic acid (HCl) is available in gel formulation, Y-10 is one brand, but I'm sure there are other versions. It's usually available...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Rubber like sealant on roof

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:30 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 2673


I recently had a few roof leaks sealed. A Dicor self-leveling lap sealant was used, not a silicone caulk. The sealing process was very straightforward: clean the area and apply. I have used it on bathroom vents and around the antenna connections. YouTube has a good video demonstrating the applicatio...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: What do you think of Induction Cooktops?

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:02 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 7462


Mel & Connie - I have the Aroma Model 509 cooktop. I have had it for almost two years and use it at home almost every day. It is very light and easy to pack for camping trips. It does heat up very fast. I burned a few things when I first started using it, now I rarely use the highest temperature...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: What do you think of Induction Cooktops?

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:51 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 7462


Other than needing shore power and the proper cookware, it is a great cooktop for the Born Free. I have a single burner portable unit. It stores in the microwave while traveling and sits on top of the 2 burner gas stove when camping. It provides a good uniform heating source and does not add heat or...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Awning strap

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:47 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 6647


Dude, I bought an A&E replacement strap from Amazon, very similar to the CW strap. They come in different lengths, make sure you get the longest one possible. The shorter ones don't leave much (or any) pull tab once the awning is rolled up. The one I bought is 94.5 inches long and works fine.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: NO WAY TO KEEP THEM OUT...

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:50 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 17274


Cathy, Steel(stainless) wool stuffed into those small openings around the coach is a good alternative to filling them with foam spray. It is can also be removed in future if you don't need or want it.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Elf on the Shelf National Campout this Saturday 12-21-13

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:27 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 5414


Trix, Thanks for posting the 'Cookie Elf'. Hilarious!

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: How do you check level on your BF?

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:54 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 22661


I downloaded a free iPhone Leveling App. My phone is usually nearby when parking so I can easily check for the levelest point while pulling into a campsite. Some apps have the circular type of level that Mockturtle mentions and others are straight levels. A few digitally show the degrees of tilt and...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Geocaching

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:44 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 4416


Dude, I have been Geocaching for a few years. I really enjoy how the search brings me to places I would not normally explore. I have a hand held GPS and the iPhone Geocache App, so I am usually ready to find a cache. This weekend I was in the northern part of the Outer Banks, an area accessible only...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Bathroom Rug

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:13 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 4841


I placed a teak shower/deck mat on the bathroom floor. I have a wet bath so the wood grate sits above the drain. It also adds a nice finish to an otherwise very white fiberglass room. Amazon sells them in a variety of sizes. Teak holds up very well in a moist environment and is low maintenance, too.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Anyone using only a 110 Volt Refrigerator?

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:44 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 15854


Sorry for my oversimplified eutectic plate description, it has been a long time since I used one. The eutectic refrigerator uses a 12 V compressor to move the refrigerant through the plate, a condenser and an evaporator. The compressor is only run long enough to freeze (or refreeze) the plate making...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Anyone using only a 110 Volt Refrigerator?

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:04 pm 

Replies: 16
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Another option for refrigeration is a eutectic plate. A condenser unit is used to freeze a cold (eutectic) plate. Most systems run off a 12 volt generator or engine power. Eutectic plates are commonly used in boats since they are great for boondocking, no need for electricity. I am not sure why they...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Whatcha doin' for Labor Day weekend? Can be non camping.

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:18 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 10211


Labor Day, I'll be heading a few miles down the road for some camping at First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach. Beautiful private, beachside campsites on the Chesapeake Bay plus plenty of maritime forest hiking trails and some geocaches to hunt. My favorite home away from home spot. Wishing every...
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