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Forum: Odds 'n Ends 10-21-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By busterbrown
Winterizing Portable Generators (And Other Small Engine Equipment)

I thought Project Farm did a good job visualizing the effects of poor fuel choices for our inverter generators (or any small gas engine)...especially in longterm storage. Non-ethanol fuel for the...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-19-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,280
Posted By busterbrown
On my third one too. Dealer gave me a spare that...

On my third one too. Dealer gave me a spare that I always carry in the trailer. Our first exposure to these poorly designed thermostats had to be on a very warm night at Disneys Fort Wilderness in...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-14-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By busterbrown
The biggest hurdle to getting the floor repaired...

The biggest hurdle to getting the floor repaired "properly" is water proofing inside the wheel well, where the darco was shredded. Darco has no structural integrity. Once torn, shredded or...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-14-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By busterbrown
Looks like chronic moisture intrusion behind the...

Looks like chronic moisture intrusion behind the front fiberglass panel. The front panel and roof joint is very suspicious in this case. Is that ice formation on the front top? Looks extremely...
Forum: Towing 10-14-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,656
Posted By busterbrown
What size truck tires are on the Ford? Lower...

What size truck tires are on the Ford? Lower profile tires (on 20" wheels) will be less forgiving than higher profile tires on 17" wheels.
Forum: Campfire Chatter 10-14-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,512
Posted By busterbrown
Good luck in your next adventures. Your postings...

Good luck in your next adventures. Your postings were a good resource for me as a new RV owner "wet behind the ears". I'd suggest hanging out here every once in while to help keep the knowledge...
Forum: New Member Check in! 10-13-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By busterbrown
Welcome to the Keystone family. Congrats from...

Welcome to the Keystone family. Congrats from Michigan. Happy trails.
Forum: Travel Trailers 10-13-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By busterbrown
Anything you replace it with will be 10 times...

Anything you replace it with will be 10 times better. You may be limited in thickness though if you keep the bed in the stow position. A multi layer foam mattress could be good in this application. ...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-13-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,981
Posted By busterbrown
Or Aerospace 303. 7 on the Richter scale after I...

Or Aerospace 303. 7 on the Richter scale after I applied it several years ago. Had to wash down the wear bar and applied baby powder. Both slides move as if they're on rails now. I use a rubber...
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades 10-13-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 72,765
Posted By busterbrown
4 seasons with this coach and both BAL cable...

4 seasons with this coach and both BAL cable slide systems work as intended. (outside of the seal leaking). The chain or gears show no undue stress. Believe me, I looked. I don't think there is any...
Forum: Prospective Owners' Questions 10-13-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,777
Posted By busterbrown
Just as a perspective, a CG2 golf cart style 6...

Just as a perspective, a CG2 golf cart style 6 volt battery can be purchased at a local Sams Club for aroundn $90. That's $180 USD for two plus the cost of the battery boxes ($15 for 2).

As far...
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades 10-13-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 72,765
Posted By busterbrown
I've looked at several different Bullet coaches...

I've looked at several different Bullet coaches and all the motors I've seen are mounted slightly angled (upward) on the top of the slide wall. Doesn't pose a problem. The cables are aligned...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-12-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By busterbrown
I don't think "proper CFM" and RV's should be...

I don't think "proper CFM" and RV's should be used in the same paragraph. There are ways to properly seal up the duct-work in the underbelly to help with air flow to the front of your coach. ...
Forum: Travel Trailers 10-12-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By busterbrown
Most likely, it's located on the driver's side of...

Most likely, it's located on the driver's side of the master bed, under this bedside compartment. There will be a removal panel with several screws.

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Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-12-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By busterbrown
Gain access to the furnace itself and wire in a...

Gain access to the furnace itself and wire in a switch to the 12V DC line feeding the unit. Or just cut and cap the wire. Permanent solution.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-12-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,139
Posted By busterbrown
If there is not a devoted DC furnace fuse,...

If there is not a devoted DC furnace fuse, another option is to gain access to the furnace itself and wire in a switch to the 12V line feeding the unit. This will keep the AC functionality intact.
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Forum: New Member Check in! 10-12-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By busterbrown
To be honest, most coache are "3 Season RVs" at...

To be honest, most coache are "3 Season RVs" at best. The "winter package" that you describe comes in many different verbiages (Arctic, Polar, etc). The insulation foam that can be seen in the...
Forum: Keystone Questions 10-12-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By busterbrown
Possibly mildew or mold from condensation?

Possibly mildew or mold from condensation?
Forum: Technical Corner 10-12-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By busterbrown
Two 6 volt (golf cart) batteries in series will...

Two 6 volt (golf cart) batteries in series will provide much deeper discharge cycles than two typical Interstate 12 volt batteries wired in parallel that are supplied by the dealer. One of the best...
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades 10-11-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 72,765
Posted By busterbrown
Called Norco Industries Customer Service dept...

Called Norco Industries Customer Service dept (574-262-3400). The rep was very helpful. Asked how many I needed and then took down my name and address. Had the UPS box on my doorstep 2 days later.
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades 10-11-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 72,765
Posted By busterbrown
Installed Slide Out Motor Drip Trays and Fixed Slide-out Roof Membrane

Do to a known seal leak from the slideout motors, lubricating oil doesn't respond too nicely with the slide roof TPO membrane (for obvious reasons). Apparently, Bullet years 2016-2018 are affected. ...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-11-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By busterbrown
Update...

Spoke with Norco about this known problem with these slide out motors leaking oil. Customer service gave me two options. First, the said they could send out custom drip trays for the 2 motors if I...
Forum: Technical Corner 10-09-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By busterbrown
We have the original TV in our coach with 2...

We have the original TV in our coach with 2 additional retail brands purchased for the bunkhouse and bedroom. All three TVs have gone through 3 Michigan winters unscathed. Personally, I think...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 10-09-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By busterbrown
I second Fresh Cab. Smells are way more pleasant...

I second Fresh Cab. Smells are way more pleasant and overall, the product is more effective.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 10-09-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By busterbrown
If it the batteries and charging circuit are in...

If it the batteries and charging circuit are in working order and if the converter charger has failed, it's a simple replacement. The unit is secured in the lower half of the power panel by 4...
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