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Trailer Maintenance / Re: Compartment doors
« on: May 28, 2020, 04:03:13 PM »
I posted that a while ago.  Here is the cargo door on my 2013 21BHS:

Camping General Discussions / Re: Camping in a COVID 19 Environment
« on: April 01, 2020, 11:59:37 AM »
In Central Florida near me, Orange and Osceola Counties now have stay at home orders in place and the governor is signing a state wide order effective midnight Thursday.  You can be stopped and ticketed unless you are traveling only to an essential location such as a doctor's office or grocery store.  Most of the campgrounds have closed.  In Seminole and Lake Counties, emergency orders are in place restricting people 65 and older as well as enforcing the social distancing rules.  I've been following a Corona Virus camping Facebook page and it seems as though campgrounds, state parks and even USFS sites are closing all over.  I would LOVE to get out of the house now.  At least I have a nice yard and am tempted to do some driveway camping.

Yes, the pictures are there.

Tow Vehicles / Re: TV rear shocks replacement + porpoising
« on: December 07, 2019, 01:29:01 PM »
After about 90,000 miles, I put Bilstein shocks on my Ram 1500.  Made a nice difference.  The Ram always towed my 21BHS nicely, but the Bilsteins make a noticeable difference.  Never had a white knuckle experience before, but the whole rig seems even more stable.

Camplite and Bearcat Travel Trailers / Re: Newly acquired 2016 21 RBS ?
« on: November 15, 2019, 12:08:11 AM »
Maybe @charliem will weigh in?
Not sure what I can add to this but Merlin's wish is my command. The straps on my 2014 21RBS (built late 2013) are aluminum flat stock welded into U shaped brackets. I haven't noticed any issues with water collecting on the slide roof.
No problems noted with the doors though others have had bad experiences.
The rubber gaskets do have some issues that cause the slide to be VERY noisy on opening. I worried about this but discovered the noise greatly abated when the outside of the trailer was wet. Apparently the rubber gaskets don't properly reverse for part of the slide travel. 
Can't say on the antenna because OTH TV is not a big part of my camping. If I see something it's OK but if I don't it's OK too. Since cable news is not offered OTH I don't really care about the roof mounted antenna. Any directional gain antenna wold be better than the omni saucer if you can rotate it. An external Yagi on a pole would be best.
Howdies to @Merlin , @djsamuel , and @DavidM . Glad to see you guys are still around and active. We've had our first freeze and snow so the CL is parked and drained for the winter. Camp on.

Always here even if not posting. Typing while sitting in my 21BHS during our camping trip at Fort Wilderness in Disney World. Camper is still working great.

The Oliver trailers are fiberglass and have an aluminum frame. They aren't cheap though.

News and Announcement / Re: Livin'Lite closing down
« on: November 05, 2019, 03:19:20 PM »
They are going to an email only format.  That will pretty much lead to zero participation.

Is that like the old listserver system that predated the web? It was all based on emails, to and fro.


That's exactly what I was thinking of.  I can't see a lot of participation, which Yahoo may be counting on.

News and Announcement / Re: Livin'Lite closing down
« on: November 05, 2019, 02:37:54 PM »
They are going to an email only format.  That will pretty much lead to zero participation.

Camplite and Bearcat Travel Trailers / Re: Newly acquired 2016 21 RBS ?
« on: October 31, 2019, 03:23:36 PM »
On my 2013 21BHS, the straps holding all tanks in place are aluminum, including the fresh water tank.

Maybe your 2014 was built after Thor acquired LL and moved the factory. That may have happened sometime in 2014 and is when the problems started.

Thor bought Livin Lite in late August 2013.  The press release was dated 27 August 2013 and the deal was to be finalized August 30th.  We were in negotiations for our 2013 21BHS at the time and I used the acquisition to help get a better deal from the dealer.  Worked well for me and the trailer has held up very well.  However, it is really a shame to see what happened.

Camplite and Bearcat Travel Trailers / Re: Wiring mess
« on: June 02, 2019, 08:06:36 AM »
Wow!  My 2013 21BHS, which does not have the cover, has the wiring neatly secured with the rubber lined clips, passed through conduit, and routed in a neat fashion.  I do have two openings through the floor but they are pretty stuffed with wires and tubing.  I always mean to get some of the foam insulation and fill it; but it hasn't caused a problem in 6 years.

Camping General Discussions / Re: livin lite sighting
« on: May 29, 2019, 11:29:29 AM »
We were camping at Disney's Fort Wilderness for Mother's Day weekend and saw another Camplite (I think a 21BHS) leaving one day.  I wish I saw it before they left.

I put Cooper Discoverer HTP tires on my 09 Ram 1500.  I've been very happy with them.  Tows great and gives a really nice ride.

We stayed at Spanish Trail Campground in Moab.  We really liked it.  Full hookup sites and a decent bath house.

Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: 2014 BHS LL, Camper Entry Door Blisters
« on: February 20, 2019, 08:50:03 AM »
Thanks for this.  The door on my 2013 21BHS started to bulge at the bottom, and there are a few small blisters.  I was able to remove the window frame a couple of years ago, and used Geocell sealant to reseal the window.  The corrosion and bulging has remained as is now; but I am figuring on replacing the door eventually.

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