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Post some pics.  I agree on the vinyl. We had carpet in our QS and my wife did not care for them - or the bare aluminum - at all.  Much prefer the vinyl we have in our CL. Have you considered adding charging outlets for phones etc, volt meter, or LED lights?  Do you have a BAL leveler?  Loved that thing on our QS and Aliner.

Here's a pic of our old QS.

General Towing Discussions / Re: Another WD question
« on: September 24, 2020, 07:37:44 AM »
I have a Tundra and 21RBS and use the Andersen.  More for stabilization in emergency situations than for weight transfer.  It's for the occasional 'oh s#it' moments that are bound do happen from time to time if you spend enough time towing. (i.e. changing lanes on the highway and someone cuts you off, or slams on the brakes in front of you, etc.) I have had a a few WD setups on other trailers and the Andersen is by far the easiest to install and setup.  And it is very light weight compared to others. Downside is it does not transfer a lot of weight, which is exactly what I was looking for.

Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone going?
« on: September 17, 2020, 03:35:51 PM »
We still have our 21RBS.  Considered selling it this spring, since we have a challenge finding time for both it and our vaca home, but we decided to keep it.  Retirement is only about 6 or so years away and my time will free up substantially.  I don't poke my head in here all that often, but still around.

My 21BHS has a roof leak at the center area above the left front window. The water was coming out of the area where the electrical wires run up into the ceiling and I found it was coming out of the valance center mounting hole, so it seeped into the wall too. I was going to use a putty knife and check the condition of the roof sealant, and remove an loose gray sealant. If anyone has any recommendations on how to reseal the roof let me know. I think the wall will dry out from summer heat and it's foam core so shouldn't be an issue.
Thanks. Peter

what year trailer, alum roof or rubber roof?

Camping General Discussions / Re: Reserve America
« on: May 06, 2019, 07:01:37 AM »
I just opened it up and after I enter a destination, I see a campground list on the left and a map on the right. Not sure why you don't see that.

Camplite and Bearcat Modifications / Re: Installing a PI EMS-HW30C
« on: April 19, 2019, 06:58:35 AM »
Nice work.

After living with my install for a year, and recently spending most of this past Jan traveling to/from/around FL, I can confirm that I picked a good location for my screen.  We do not even notice it really.  Matter of fact now that I think about it, it sort of acts like a very weak night light at the floor toward the bathroom door in the middle of the night, which is a good thing. Just a hint of light. Between being really low to the floor and inside the indent of the cabinet face, I need to bend to even read it.  I'm glad I had read others (in various forums/blogs) comments on posting the screen in various locations.

Off Topic / Re: I am going over to the dark side, guys
« on: April 19, 2019, 06:43:36 AM »
congrats! enjoy your travels!

I'm still really interested in painting the top white for temperature reduction. 

Has anyone noticed the paint causing additional streaking down the sides?  The reason I ask is that I have NEVER waxed ANY of my campers and hope to continue that trend.   I rely primarily on mother nature and only use a light power washer if/when it really needs it.   

One trip through a MN during a hatch of some bug left one of my campers a real mess once.  THAT required some real effort.  Other than that, somehow all of my campers have looked great with minimal effort.  I buy most new and they seem to stay fairly clean. 

I want my lucky streak to continue (no pun intended on streaks ;) ) . Would hate to paint it and have to deal with streaks down the side all the time. 

Camplite and Bearcat Modifications / Moving Awning
« on: April 17, 2019, 09:46:12 AM »
Wondering if anyone has tried to move an awning that blocks a window on some model/year camplites?    I have a late 2015 build 2016 model 21rbs that has the awning blocking the front window. 

It's interesting that some same year models have the awning in different locations.   I have not measured but at a glance it looks to be the same size awning.

Wondering if the area where the awning mounts up top is reinforced somehow, making moving it somewhat difficult.

I know that you can just release the bottom of the bar and kick it out to open the window, have done that but it annoys me for some reason.  ;)

Other Brands of Aluminum Camper / Re: Intech Sol
« on: April 16, 2019, 08:33:33 AM »
Not sure I'm a fan of combined black/gray tanks.   I like the idea of rinsing the hose with the less nasty soapy gray water after the black water.   We saw one at one of the RV shows last fall and it was not large enough for us, so we just gave it a quick glance and peaked inside.   

Also, I think the cabinets/interior were trying to resemble what airstream and some other brands are doing these days.

There are a number of RV Furniture places around Elkhart, IN where (as I am sure you know) most RVs are made.   If I get serious about replacing my jackknife sofa (and I do not discover something that suits our needs on the net) I'll drag the CL to IN and shop around. 

Before I picked up our CL I thought we were going to hate the couch, so I did a bunch a bunch of research and found numerous places like this http://www.rvfurniturecenter.com/   I figured in IN we could roam a bunch of different furniture places and surplus places and find something that might work.

However when we sat in our CL, it was better than expected, so we left it as is.  I'd still love to figure out a way to get a couple of comfortable recliners, or a loveseat with recliners, in there, but I can't yet see how that would work, unless we cut the bottoms off of something that was not too long in recline mode...

Trailer Maintenance / Re: TPMS
« on: March 15, 2019, 06:20:46 PM »
Definitely nice to have.  We added one prior to our Jan trip to/from FL and they do provide some piece of mind.  You can set them to alarm if they drop to a certain PSI which will may provide an early warning (if you're lucky)

We picked up this one, but they're all probably similar. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H7BFCJ6/

Thanks... I have one but have not received recall notice yet.

Since installing a soft start in the AC up on the roof in the hot sun, I have been considering doing the same...  any down side?

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Newsletter / Re: Winter 2019 newsletter
« on: February 22, 2019, 08:39:58 AM »
Nice article.  Would like more details on that heated mat that Powder Hounds uses!

We do some winter camping each year to/from FL in Jan (and then often a second trip to the Carolinas in Mar).  Often snow and single digits or teens up north on both ends.  We de-winterize when we hit warmer temps and re-winterize on the way back.   We carry a nice 12V compressor and plenty of anti-freeze, so winterizing is a snap.  Unlike Powder Hounds we always use the LP furnace in addition to the ceramic heater.

Our freezing temps section is usually only 2-3 days on each end so we can flush the toilet with anti-freeze.  On the northern trip, we dump/flush at our local Cabela's as soon as we have a day in the 40's.  This year it was just a couple of days after our return, so that worked out well.

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