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Trailers for Sale / Re: WTB 21BHS
« Last post by djsamuel on Today at 12:41:21 PM »
Check out this 28BHS for sale on this forum in the Atlanta area.  That is also a very nice camper, just a bit longer.  I have a 2013 21BHS and would not hesitate to get the 28BHS if I had to.

https://aluminumcamperforum.com/index.php?topic=1295.msg9444#msg9444

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How do you deal with bugs and other road carnage?

Thus far, we haven't traveled through bug plagues and no rocks/mud etc. seem to reach up to window level. The window has required no maintenance other than a wash. Other higher end TT's like Little Guy Trailers have front radius windows of the European acrylic kind that were used on CL's. I haven't read any reports of cracked windows or bug cleaning issues. GK
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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: The Carnage of Wood and Wonders of Aluminum
« Last post by Merlin on July 14, 2020, 09:09:58 PM »
Inside, outside, and new.
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Livin Lite General Discussion / The Carnage of Wood and Wonders of Aluminum
« Last post by Merlin on July 14, 2020, 09:09:31 PM »
As many of you know, there was at least a short period of time (fall of 2014 included) when Livin Lite purchased exterior cargo compartment doors from Challenger Door that had wood in them. I just replaced all three of my doors with new, wood-less doors from Challenger. The ordering and installation process was very easy. I opted for a contrasting color (silver frost) so that if my champagne colored camper has faded, it wouldn't look like I tried to color match and failed. They were $55 each, including tax and shipping, and came with two closures. One is the standard key lock and the other is a simple knob. Nice touch to not need the key every opening while on site. Thanks to @djsamuel for finding and posting the door label.

I replaced them because I had some corrosion damage on the aluminum exterior of the doors, but it was coming from the inside. And, the inside panels on the doors were buckling. When I cut a pieced out of one, I found out why. The exterior aluminum was an extremely thin veneer, maybe a 32nd of an inch. The interior was just paper thin plastic tape. The entire interior was soaking wet and buckling plywood. I'm so glad our campers don't have wood in the main structure! This was an easy fix, with the new doors fitting and sealing well. Challenger assured me their doors now have no wood and haven't for some time. I've reserved the next post area in this thread for photos, which I'll get Paul to post for me soon.
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Trailers for Sale / WTB 21BHS
« Last post by Hansolo on July 14, 2020, 05:19:28 PM »
Looking for a Camp Lite 21BHS. I live in Florida, but Iím willing to drive anywhere within about 1500 miles. Rented one last year and it was great. My 2006 Tundra pulled it with no problems. Thanks.
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Camplite and Bearcat Modifications / Re: Need sink in shower
« Last post by GrampaKilt on July 14, 2020, 04:36:40 PM »
Can't beat this forum for add-a-sink-to-the-shower ideas. My version is posted here. https://aluminumcamperforum.com/index.php?topic=786.0 

There were a number of responses from which I got even more ideas leading to the final product pictured here. https://aluminumcamperforum.com/index.php?topic=786.msg6731#msg6731

Best wishes on your finding your components. I noticed my LSW was noticeably more relaxed after we were no longer washing our potty hands in the kitchen sink! GK
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Camplite and Bearcat Modifications / Re: Need sink in shower
« Last post by gbpack on July 14, 2020, 01:08:08 PM »
Thanks guys. I really appreciate it. That helps a lot.
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How do you deal with bugs and other road carnage?



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Camplite and Bearcat Travel Trailers / Re: 2013 16DBS
« Last post by GrampaKilt on July 14, 2020, 12:13:46 AM »
Hi the:

I've installed multiple 12V outlets and USB charging ports in the wall beside the stove. I make openings in adzel (and aluminum) using a dremel with a metal cutting disc. I find I have better control. There is lots or room to make a significant hole into the wall space beside the the breaker box and thread wire upwards. I've never had a problem threading a wire up to the ceiling in the wall space.

Here is a link to a short video of the aluminum skeleton of a 16DB circa 2014. It gives an idea of the route upwards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZtOIbisE4M
FWIW, for my new outlets (plus an added stove hood) I ran a new 15A 12V circuit, 14 GA wire.

I'm not sure if any Camplites came with tank sensors. At any rate, factory installed in-tank (in particular, the black and gray tanks) sensors are doomed to fail. I choose to install what many forumers consider the gold standard, the SeeLevel II line of tank monitors. The maker of SeeLevel uses oil field tank monitoring technology and has adapted it for RVs. In particular, the sensors are mounted externally, never to be affected by sludge! Of course, DavidM's practical wisdom is the cheapest but gets pretty old if you have bad knees! GK
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