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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HEAT along the passenger wing wall on: August 21, 2014, 10:00:56 am
My two cents,,    I realize we get heat from the engine area(cowling) and so forth,,, Could the heat from the underside some how be funneling toward the seat area and super heating that area??  I know that we have talk about the carpet,,,, I hope there is a heat shield material under the carpet? Realize the seat is bracketed to the frame.

   Maybe a couple of you guys on the road could do a check of the underside after you have traveled a couple of hours and see how hot that area is under the seat,,, then compare yours,,,,  I'm going to go with something heating the metal and transmitting it upwards... About 125 degrees is very uncomfortable to the touch,, and with that super heat coming off the engine would not take much  Keep us posted
sparky
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / REFINSIH THOSE YELLOW LATCHES AND TRIM on: August 20, 2014, 09:53:33 am
I saw this tip on RV.com  pretty neat way to make the PC look nice.    sorry the pics did not copy but here is the sight if you want to see the pictures.


http://www.rvtravel.com/?q=daily-rv-tips-issue3029453

RVing Tip of the Day
Refinish those worn-out exterior RV hatches and trim from doityourselfrv.com

Tired of yellowing RV hatches, vents and trim? Consider this method for making the yellow disappear and the pieces look brand-new again! Cost effective, too!
Sun, rain, wind and dust all take their toll on exterior finishes. Perhaps some of the most obviously affected areas of your RV are the hatches, trim pieces and other random plastic inserts that dot the outside. These pieces start out white and begin to slowly turn yellow or brown over time.
You could start the process of removing and replacing every piece with a shiny new one at a considerable cost OR you could use this cost-effective method.
All you'll need is elbow grease, sandpaper, tape and some specialty paint.
An RV owner who goes by the name "Quicksilver" at the GlamisDunes Forum shared this method. He was annoyed with the yellowing RV hatches and trim that housed his dump hose, outside shower and other similar connections.
Materials needed:
Spray paint (Krylon Fusion was used in this case. There are many colors to choose from.)
Painter's tape
Sandpaper (320 grit was used here)
Caulk sealant (optional)
Procedure:
Sand each piece that you intend to paint, scoring the surface so the paint will stick.
Tape off the pieces to avoid over-spray of the paint.
Start the painting.
Repeat coats as needed. In this example there were three coats.
Run a new bead of caulk sealant around each piece after paint dries, if necessary.
This simple method can be used for other surfaces on your RV as well. Roof vents and coverings can also be painted. You could fix up all sorts of plastic pieces on your RV, including side mirror housings, tire well trim and door handles.

sparky






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3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Touch-up Paint on: August 20, 2014, 09:47:20 am
I have the numbers from somewhere which I posted on the forum awhile back,, will try to find the paint,, (we moved a few months ago,, stuff is everywhere haha)   also read the thread 

just found it
For anyone that has Sunlit lower or Cafe lower sorry can not tell the difference GM55  Light Autmnwood Metallic Had to call PC company to get the number 
I ordered small bottle of touch-up from   www.AutomotiveTouchup.com    light autumnwood metallic 100bHBTL-BC,  also ordered some clearcoat gloss,,  addtionally purchased Oxford White M6466A ( probably could have gotten cheaper white at the auto store quality of the ordered product from them is excellent though)..  Did a lot of touchup on a few bumps and bruise today very pleased.
 I touched up each spot with two coats,, will apply2/3 coats of the clear to help seal the spot.  Did not use the applicator with the bottle. (fingernail polish)    I have some very small paint pens I use.


Also read the thread   SKIN CARE FOR OUR CRUISER,,,4/4/13 we had a long discussion on keep care of the outside.

sparky
4  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Bike Racks on: August 17, 2014, 11:55:13 am
Good Job
   Since a lot of us research things wanted to include my alternative to a bike rack.    http://rvbicycleproject.blogspot.com/
I looked a lot of racks etc but went with the folding bikes... just an alternative..
sparky
5  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Before/After pictures of the entry step and hitch on: August 17, 2014, 11:51:06 am
Good job
   I think I commented last year about using Por 15 a rust remover/inhibitor,,then you have to paint it paint can not be exposed to UV rays,,, so this looks like a better alternative..  it is not cheap either,,,, also messy....
sparky
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 Outside Storage on: August 17, 2014, 11:44:05 am
Roof Storage

    Jim   we have had lots of discussion on this topic,,, I would say mostly negative  not all.....   I did a roof project http://roofprojectfotthecruiser.blogspot.com/  and never used the RV ladder,, I for one do not trust it and if you used your roof then you would be up and down it constantly  .. I have used it once and would only use it an emergency while on the road... I know Ron does not even have a ladder on his rig. 

Sparky
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery compartment latches on: August 12, 2014, 10:18:59 am
Great tip,,,, have had same problem will check the Beast next time I go visit her.
sparky
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TOWING- cargo trailer on: July 14, 2014, 10:24:29 am
Gail
  good info again,,, we are hauling furniture so not worried about  the weight so much,,,when I pick up the furniture in Dallas I am going to have to back the trailer or take it off the hitch.. figure I can un-hitch and man handle the trailer ( I hope).. other wise should not be to much backing up... :)dread the 2500 miles to Portland but will be worth it to finally get rid of this junk haha thanks again  and like I said earlier were heading to Alaska after that so sort of killing two birds  d(&&** kids hehe
sparky
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 Outside Storage on: July 14, 2014, 10:06:03 am
Good points Ron,    We also had a RT 210 and have had no problem with storage, was the main reason we bought the 2350 was the additional room,,, we have the dinette and I store our bikes under it.. http://rvbicycleproject.blogspot.com/     I think if anything I would go with a hitch carrier, lots of post on those. Were going back to Alaska next Spring and I'm not worried at all about storage.
sparky
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TOWING- cargo trailer on: July 14, 2014, 09:40:23 am
Thanks Ron good advice
 think I feel fairly confident about taking the small U-Haul,, just a pain in the rear(no pun intended) hehe
Racephot???? do you have a name???   very good post and tks for the post,,, copied and put in a folder for the trip    also hope your not SLAMMING on the brakes,,, want matter if your towing or not hahah... kidding,,, realize your talking about slowing down I hope
sparky
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers on: July 12, 2014, 09:43:00 am
Barry
 Just read all the post re pads,, thanks informative,,, Ron,,, think I will make sure to exercise the Levelers along with the Genny,, easy to do.. also give me some practice,,, (I know you don't exercise your Genny) but I do...again thanks for all the advice,, good job,, BTW anyway to disconnect the buzzer from the warning ??  Darn thing is really loud,, will drive my dog nuts, realize it's a safety thing,, but the light is still there
sparky
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers on: July 11, 2014, 10:50:21 am
Yeah I know,,, I have one of those plastic holders for cards I usually keep it there, but again was in storage,, guess should leave it there all the time haha.... I was about 3/4 ft from driving into the storage shed when I remembered  lucky me haha
sparky
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers on: July 11, 2014, 10:00:17 am
LEVLER REPORT- went to the storage to exercise the Beast.  the storage area is perfectly sloped and ideal to use the levelers. (rear area down,,)  So following  manual, hit the auto level and in about 2 minutes had perfectly level RV,, WOW,, what a DA I have been for not using them.  Guess I will need to get some boards now.. I also like the Alarm button to let you know that you have in the front to let you know there extended... need one for the antenna haha... was playing with the TV a month or two ago nearly drove back into the storage with it up,,,, yeah I know,,, I usually put a tag up but was to lazy to get it out since I was just messing around

Anyway thanks all you guys for selling me on using them  I am believer now

sparky
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers on: July 09, 2014, 11:34:08 am
Alright you talked me into it haha.... Ron please don't die we need you    I need to go run the Beast this week anyway will give it whirl and see what happens
sparky
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Mold on outside caulking near the rear and front caps on: July 09, 2014, 11:31:50 am
Paul
 Very good comment,, I like simple green also.. on the bleach solution you can use small patch of rag dipped in the bleach solution,, damp not wet,, rub the caulk line, make sure it's damp... let dry, then just sun dry, rinse   your right about the finish,,, how ever the clear coats are pretty tough and at the % should not be a problem, you will take your wax off though
sparky
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