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Forum: Fifth Wheels 12-20-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,333
Posted By rwm1313
adding a new window

I have done it. Its best if it has been framed for a window already and the dealer just didn't buy the window option. If it hasn't been framed you will need to cut rough opening then remove some...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 12-20-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,895
Posted By rwm1313
The morning trick works.

In the morning when the sun hits the trailer you will see the studs, the aluminum temp changes slower then the foam and condensation will show where the framing is.
Forum: Fifth Wheels 12-20-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By rwm1313
springdale is a great unit for the price.

The newer Springdales have more bells and whistles on them now then they did a few years ago which has driven the price up a little but they are a great straight forward trailer. For a stick and tin...
Forum: Modifications and Upgrades 12-20-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,056
Posted By rwm1313
Adding a receptical

If inside a unexposed area ie. a cabinet or basement remove the paneling in a small area with a sheetrock knife exposing the hard foam isolation you can check for structure and wires at this point. I...
Forum: Travel Trailers 12-17-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,363
Posted By rwm1313
squeaks and creeks can be fixed!

Squeaks and creeks in the floor can be fixed. They are caused by two things rubbing on each other. Locating the issue is usually the hard part but once located a paint stick or some rubber tape i...
Forum: New Member Check in! 12-17-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 621
Posted By rwm1313
heat to rear of unit.

Some wall t-stats will let you run your furnace as well as the fan portion of your a/c. By running the fan on your air conditioner this will recirculate air through out the unit, it will not bring...
Forum: New Member Check in! 12-17-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By rwm1313
Have you looked at the Montana?

The Montana is also a Keystone unit in the same price range as the Alpine. May be another floor plan that works better for you also another decor to look at. Google the 3400RL or the 3665RE Montana....
Forum: New Member Check in! 12-13-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By rwm1313
The Cougar is a great unit!

Enjoy you have a great camper! The Cougar is the #1 selling mid profile out there.
Forum: Keystone Questions 12-13-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,965
Posted By rwm1313
what I have found is the ram doesnt come out in...

what I have found is the ram doesnt come out in the center of the hole in the frame so somtimes the bell will get calked and jammed in this hole. So marerial added would make sure the "BELL" hits the...
Forum: Keystone Questions 12-13-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By rwm1313
some campers do not have low point drains

If this is the case just push anti freeze through entire plumbing system using your campers water pump this will displace any water low points and air are not necessary I live in northern Vermont and...
Forum: Toy Haulers 12-13-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,214
Posted By rwm1313
bigger the better

Six wheels and a lot of power! keep that in mind when buying your new truck. You will enjoy traveling a lot more then white knuckling it on the steering wheel the entire time you a hauling. Also...
Forum: Keystone Questions 12-13-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,965
Posted By rwm1313
do they come in and not go out?

If this is the case then there is an adjustment on the stop that will get them out but where the stop meets the frame is the issue and usually material needs to be added.
The stop I call the...
Forum: Keystone RV Service & Warranty Issues 12-10-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,085
Posted By rwm1313
finding lost gromets

Lift the stove top up it is hinged in back I have seen them get pushed in to this area more then once.
Forum: Keystone RV Service & Warranty Issues 12-10-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,235
Posted By rwm1313
Dealers need to come up to speed

In the old days and alot of dealers still think this way is if you didnt buy it here im not servicing it. This is stupid. This is a potential new customer, you are making warranty money and let them...
Forum: New Member Check in! 12-10-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By rwm1313
Smile Springdale owner and service tech.

Enjoy seeing the problems and fixes people are having and doing to help better my knowledge of my rv's. And if anybody may need a little help I enjoy doing that as well.
Forum: New Member Check in! 12-09-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By rwm1313
removing tv

Lift streight up on tv they usually use a v shaped bracket that the tv sets into. You may want to get a mirror and a light to see if a set screw was installed. I always say if it went in its got to...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 12-09-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,945
Posted By rwm1313
Are you still under warranty?

If you are still under warranty your dealer should get this covered for you. The correct fix is to pull the window clean the old putty tape off window and side wall then apply new tape to window...
Forum: New Member Check in! 12-09-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By rwm1313
Dont give up yet.

I own a springdale and I am an RV tech. Sounds like youve got a dealer problem not a camper problem. Did you have a dealer prep or a pdi done on your unit? Most of these problems you describe should...
Forum: New Member Check in! 12-09-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By rwm1313
checking weights

Google the model of the unit you are interested in and any good dealer web sight should have dry weight of that camper in unit info. Then choose truck accordingly. If getting travel trailer weight...
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