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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: 2017 16 TBS Stats
« Last post by GrampaKilt on Today at 12:09:41 PM »
You've been a good contributor to this forum. Perhaps it's only confirmation bias, but it seems those who sell their CLs and purchase another brand, still seem to go for quality. Best wishes on your travels with the Lance. GK
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Livin Lite General Discussion / 2017 16 TBS Stats
« Last post by mojospeople on Today at 12:56:03 AM »
Well, last month I sold our 2017 16TBS. Today I tallied up our travel log and here are the stats:
Purchased Dec 5th 2016. Sold Aug 22, 2020
Owned 1356 days
Number of trips: 34
Approximate miles traveled: 16,000
Nights used: 107
States visited: 10
It was a great trip and this has been a great community!
Looking forward to racking up the miles/nights/states in our new Lance. Bon Voyage!
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Trailers for Sale / WTB: Livin' Lite 16BHB
« Last post by mdurant16 on September 26, 2020, 11:01:53 AM »
Who is selling the Livin' Lite 16BHB?  Northeast preferable
Please include:
-Year of trailer?
-How used is it?
-What is your price?
-Where are you located (general location)?
-Any modifications you have installed?
Thanks,

Matt
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Trailers for Sale / Re: 2017 Livin Lite Camplite 16 DBS For Sale Pennsylvania
« Last post by mdurant16 on September 26, 2020, 10:56:23 AM »
Hi, Im very interested in purchasing your trailer for my family. 

I had a few question about this particular model though.
Aluminum and Composite: We have seen that some of the newer models that the frame and body are completely made of aluminum and composite (no plywood).  Is that true for this trailer?
Insulation: Do you have any information about howe well insulated this trailer is (R-value...)?
Heater - What heat source is there for the trailer?
Solar - Is this set up to accept solar?  What batterys) is included?
Let's talk more about it...
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Camping General Discussions / Re: Camping in a COVID 19 Environment
« Last post by DavidM on September 25, 2020, 08:51:59 PM »
I have been surprised by how busy the nearby state parks have been. We can usually get a nice campsite nearby at the spur of the moment mid week. Not so much any more. We finally snagged one this Sunday night. May be our last camp for the season here in Connecticut.

So far we have done 6-7 nights of camping this year.

I agree, 2020 can't end soon enough for me.

David
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Camping General Discussions / Re: Camping in a COVID 19 Environment
« Last post by planemaker on September 25, 2020, 06:20:35 PM »
We have been out 4 times this summer, with our last trip next weekend.
Rock Point Provincial Park - Dunnville Ontario
Wheatley Provincial Park - Leamington Ontario
Brighton KOA - Brighton Ontario
Elora - In Laws
and finally back to Rock Point!

Not what we were planning to do this summer, but not bad considering the lockdown we have been under.

2020 can't end quick enough.
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Camplite and Bearcat Modifications / Re: Camplite Bumper Enhancement
« Last post by GrampaKilt on September 25, 2020, 12:52:58 PM »
LoneWolf04, I, too, used wood (the scandal!) to enhance the rear bumper. It was a pressure-treated 2x4 glued and bolted to the inside of the aluminum stock. On top of this structure I attached hose storage and a small aluminum truck chest. It's all good to this day! Some pics of this mod thread here https://aluminumcamperforum.com/index.php?topic=779.msg5614#msg5614

One note about usage and an aside: now that I tow with a pick-up, the genny/gas can reside in the truck bed. The aside: the e-bike rage for seniors will soon reach us. In the planning stages--where to transport them? TT or TV? (truck bed has a tonneau cover plus kayaks above...) Any thoughts out there? Regards GK

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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Refrigerator not cooling well on LP
« Last post by happyhiker on September 25, 2020, 12:29:40 PM »
I appreciate all of the comments.  At this point, I am going to try to fix the Dometic RM2554. I will however, give serious consideration to a DC compressor frig if I have to replace the entire unit.

 I am usually out West in the Summer at high elevations, with low humidity and low nighttime temps so the gas has worked better.  As stated, the cooling unit failed three years ago (under extended Dometic warranty) and they replaced that (i.e. cooling unit)  but not the control board, thermistor or any other components.  I added the fans after the cooling system failure and used the fans to vent hot exhaust gas out the top.  It has generally worked ok.  Never great but usually will stay below 45 degrees on gas.

This year, when I tested for our initial road trip inspection (pre Covid lockdown) it wouldn't cool on gas below 47 in Florida.  I cleaned the flue burner tube, the orifice and the baffle tube.  Still no improvement.  Next, I considered the Manonometer test and decided to simply replace the regulator.  I wasn't comfortable either building or buying a monometer and testing.  I do note that Dometic states that there must be 11" Water Column of pressure at the refer test port.  So I changed the old single regulator with a dual tank regulator up front.

I took several vids and a picture to compare the burner flame height and size pre and post and I can confirm improvement, however, I have not conducted the test and cannot confirm 11 WC.

I have now purchased a new control board (upper and lower) and a new thermistor.  Most recently the refer was getting and staying below 32 on electric (during a trip to Illinois with slightly lower temps).  No such luck on gas.  I have also added the Rockwool mineral wool (although thanks for the baking pan suggestion PDX David).   Also thanks to GrampaKilt for the information from arprv.com.  I will check it out.

So, I guess I will replace the control boards next.  It never has worked on DC mode.  I am also hopeful that this will help.  Any further comments and suggestions are appreciated!
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Camplite and Bearcat Modifications / Re: Camplite Bumper Enhancement
« Last post by Merlin on September 24, 2020, 08:02:13 PM »
No, I didnít have the reinforcement welded on the factory bumper. Instead I used stainless u-bolts and fastened a 1X10 pine board (yes, gasp, wood) flat on the single 2X4 aluminum factory bumper. I carry all my sewer fittings/gloves/wipes in a poly box bolted to the wood and also my rolled up patio mat as well as my door mats on the wood, held down with bungees. Works perfect. We ended up getting Giant brand folding bikes that ride in the tow vehicle so I donít need a receiver hitch back there.

Maybe next year we can get the Michigan Livin Lite owners together at a state park. Where are you in MI? Iím I the Lansing area.
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Livin Lite General Discussion / Re: Refrigerator not cooling well on LP
« Last post by ADR on September 24, 2020, 07:42:07 PM »
No problem- I respect your decision of course. 

I was mostly referring to stopping while traveling- as in oh look- there is a place we'd like to stop- maybe for hours- but there is nowhere near level enough to park and keep the fridge going... 

Sure wish someone had a fridge that would do both- LP for efficient long term motionless stays and a compressor for quick cool down and parking off level.
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