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Forum: General RV Issues 08-15-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By MerlinB
Yeah! Right! :lol: :hide:

Yeah! Right! :lol: :hide:
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-13-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,076
Posted By MerlinB
Many, many years ago (more than I care to...

Many, many years ago (more than I care to remember) when I was young and newly married, I had Allstate insurance. I had a minor fender-bender in a parking lot. No damage to my vehicle; don't...
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades 08-13-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By MerlinB
OK. Thanks for clarifying. Didn't realize there...

OK. Thanks for clarifying. Didn't realize there are two different models. Mine is installed behind the aft bulkhead of the basement storage compartment so a remote display was mandatory.
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades 08-13-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By MerlinB
If you get the remote monitor it includes the...

If you get the remote monitor it includes the bypass switch.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 08-13-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By MerlinB
Read through this thread thoroughly and you will...

Read through this thread thoroughly and you will find a lot of good ideas on how to improve your A/C airflow:
...
Forum: Technical Corner 08-09-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By MerlinB
My Cougar was not pre-wired for a rear view...

My Cougar was not pre-wired for a rear view camera but I purchased and installed the Furrion wireless camera. I tapped into the marker lights for power which works great for me. My truck has...
Forum: Travel Trailers 07-31-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By MerlinB
That would be my guess also. If your converter...

That would be my guess also. If your converter is working then I would suspect there is a break in the wiring feeding the receptacles. If your battery is staying charged when you are connected to...
Forum: Travel Trailers 07-30-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By MerlinB
Wiring. My non-GFCI outlets are all chain ganged...

Wiring. My non-GFCI outlets are all chain ganged to a single circuit breaker labeled "OUTLETS." I would first check that CB to see if the wire is securely attached and then work down stream from...
Forum: Technical Corner 07-27-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By MerlinB
^^^ What he said! :bow:

^^^ What he said! :bow:
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 07-26-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,349
Posted By MerlinB
Does your water heater work on gas? Does your...

Does your water heater work on gas? Does your furnace work? Does your refrigerator work on gas? If those are all "yes," then you have a gas flow problem at the range itself.

If none of those...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 07-26-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,349
Posted By MerlinB
If you look at the description of her range in...

If you look at the description of her range in the link she posted it says, "Match Lit Burners." Don't know what that extra knob on the far left is for but it obviously is not for a spark lighter.
...
Forum: General RV Issues 07-17-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By MerlinB
How about something like this: ...

How about something like this:

https://spraypaint.rustoleum.com/products/universal-metallic-spray-paint/

When you click that link it shows the brass color but what I had in mind is the titanium...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 07-16-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,677
Posted By MerlinB
No, that is not what he is asking about. This...

No, that is not what he is asking about. This device allows you to connect a full size propane tank to the grill but it still utilizes the regulator that is built-in to the 1 lb bottle connection.
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-16-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By MerlinB
I had a service manager at a car dealer one time...

I had a service manager at a car dealer one time tell me that "club tires", i.e. Sam's club or Costco, were of inferior quality compared to the same brands at independent retailers or tire company...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 07-16-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,677
Posted By MerlinB
The problem with that idea is the gas coming from...

The problem with that idea is the gas coming from your RV's quick connector has already been regulated down to the pressure (11" w.c.) required for the burners in your stove, refrigerator, water...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-13-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,988
Posted By MerlinB
4 x 4s make it OK. :cool: Now if he was using 2...

4 x 4s make it OK. :cool: Now if he was using 2 x 4s that would be a different story. :eek:
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-13-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,449
Posted By MerlinB
stolly 23, you need to remove the inside cover...

stolly 23, you need to remove the inside cover from your A/C and check where the cold air is supposed to be flowing into the duct work. Chances are you will find extraneous openings that are...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 07-10-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,677
Posted By MerlinB
Haha, they don't cost "nothing." They are...

Haha, they don't cost "nothing." They are severely overpriced. I refill them all the time. It's not dangerous, just pay attention to what you are doing.
Forum: Travel Trailers 06-27-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 19,955
Posted By MerlinB
OK. It was just a thought. :cool:

OK. It was just a thought. :cool:
Forum: Travel Trailers 06-27-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 19,955
Posted By MerlinB
I seriously doubt that they intended to drill two...

I seriously doubt that they intended to drill two holes in that board. I would wager that the hole directly over the support piece was drilled first and then they realized that wouldn't work very...
Forum: Keystone Questions 06-25-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,409
Posted By MerlinB
Speed nuts. This is what I use for those loose...

Speed nuts. This is what I use for those loose screws on the fender skirts. And...other places.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-4-Count-8-Black-Phosphate-Standard-SAE-Flat-Spring-Nuts/3013171
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 06-18-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By MerlinB
Some RV refrigerators don't have that option. My...

Some RV refrigerators don't have that option. My Dometic is one of them. It is either "Auto mode" or "Gas only."
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 06-06-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By MerlinB
I had the exact same problem on the exact same...

I had the exact same problem on the exact same trailer model. Mine is a 2016. It appeared to me that the screws were overtorqued when installed and were striping out of the thin wood sidewall. I...
Forum: Toy Haulers 06-05-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By MerlinB
I had the exact same problem on my 2016 Cougar...

I had the exact same problem on my 2016 Cougar 28SGS. And it was, in fact, the gas line getting pinched against the leveling jack that was obviously installed after the slide out was assembled. It...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 05-19-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,551
Posted By MerlinB
One of the best references I have found on this...

One of the best references I have found on this topic is the "Traveler's Guide to the Firearms Laws of the Fifty States." It is updated annually and contains a LOT of information. Of course laws...
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