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Camping General Discussions / Re: Starlink
January 10, 2023, 04:56:57 PM
Oh, I should have added.

Starlink Satellites for Internet = Nice.

Starlink Satellites and Amateur Astrophotography = Bad (can't shoot a 5 min exposure without one of those damm things showing up as a streak in the image)

Guess I better pick which hobby is more appropriate, quite often I am doing both at the same time!
Camping General Discussions / Re: Starlink
January 09, 2023, 12:39:24 PM
Okay, you have peaked my interest. Going to have to check this out for up here in Canada.
Camplite and Bearcat Travel Trailers / Re: frame
November 09, 2022, 01:00:30 PM
Yup, same thing I saw on my 21RBS, it's seems to be common.

Like mentioned, just get a good frame shop that can do aluminum and get them to touch it up.
$62K Price Tag

Off Topic / Re: Can you tow with a Tesla?
May 24, 2022, 12:53:17 PM
Can you tow with a Tesla?

Sure, why would you want too?

I use an F150 for that!
I don't know the brand (it was 2 years ago) but I know I got it at out Canadian Tire, it came with epoxy resin and fiberglass mesh. it was about $25 cdn.

Mine was a star as well, but about 6" in size. The kit covered it no problem.

There are many kits available from many places, and given the other option is to replace the tank, start with the repair option, if it doesn't work, you are not out much.

PS, take a visit to YouTube, lots of videos on tank repair, they should give you an idea.

I had the same issue that you did. I just got a repair kit designed for just this purpose from the local RV shop, and patched it myself. 15 min job and it was about $20 for the kit.
Trip Report/Photos / Re: Fall Camping Alberta
January 25, 2022, 11:41:43 AM
We pulled an early October trip to Little Bow Provincial Park (very nice it was, but we had power etc.)

As for the Solar, we use a "Suitcase" panel that we just move around into the sun as needed.

Very nice spot though.
Quote from: Powder Hounds on November 29, 2021, 11:21:05 AM
Hey Gibby! Designer Coach Works did my frame welding and gusset install, perfect. They are beside the Hitch Shop in the NE. Anything RV, they are the best.

Thanks for the info, I was wondering what you did with yours when that happened.

I went to the Welding Shop, no gussets, but if it happens again I will be doing that for sure.

PS, we still have to try to get together for a weekend camp out at some time.
I saw that post, scary on a whole new level.

I make it a point to check my frame a couple of times a year, and last year actually took my 2014 - 21RBS in to have a few small cracks (near the wheels) touched up. For sure the tongue rails and welds are checked on a per use basis (just part of the pre-trip walk around).

And yes, I do use a WD hitch.
Love the second picture

2 of my favorite things side by side

A camplite, and a Challenger (I Think).

Aluminum all around!
The snow is gone, and my thoughts turn to a new season of camping.

Pulled our 21RBS out of storage a couple of weeks ago, did the wheel bearings / brake service. The following weekend did the water system flush / sanitize and test all systems.

While doing the wheels, I did my usual inspection under the trailer to check for cracks, and yes, a few are showing on the cross members where they attach to the outside rail (the usual location that others report).

I took it to a welding shop and they confirm they are small, and not of concern in the immediate future. So off we go this weekend for the first trip (just a short 300 km trip). But we have it booked in to get the welds touched up before the next trip.

Other than touching up the welds, has anyone got any "Engineering" suggestions to improve the integrity?

Here's a couple of shots, only one side of the cross member has the crack in all cases, the other side is still intact.

I guess the moral here is inspections are important!
Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Tire replacement
August 04, 2020, 09:42:01 AM
Quote from: regnaDkciN on August 03, 2020, 11:24:47 AM
These tires look new, but may have been in the sun too long. Also, this spindle running warmer than the others.  looking for parts numbers for bearings, brake shoes and rest of this 2012 Camplite 16 DBS.

I use tire covers while I have the trailer stored. Wonder if that might help lessen the UV deterioration.
News and Announcement / Re: Spam
June 18, 2020, 04:49:35 PM
Yes, it was. And thanks
What about a solar panel like this?

I too have one of the "Suitcase" panels (80 Watt) and do find it a bit large, this caught my eye a couple of weeks back.