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Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 10-18-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 954
Posted By Casita Greg
Concessionaires aren't actually a new thing at...

Concessionaires aren't actually a new thing at our National Parks. It began way back, most famously, with an entrepreneur named Fred Harvey back in the 1880's. Yea! Bring back the "Harvey Girls!"
...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 10-14-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By Casita Greg
Might not be of any help, but here's my galley...

Might not be of any help, but here's my galley "redo" I did in my 2008 Casita SD. Got rid of the ugly Suburban 2-burner stove and the useless "birdbath" of a sink that it came with, and installed...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-13-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 786
Posted By Casita Greg
A 6,000# rated axle will be too stiff,...

A 6,000# rated axle will be too stiff, (suspension-wise,) for use on these little trailers. They don't weigh enough to work the suspension and everything in your trailer will get bounced to death....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-08-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Casita Greg
Just recently replaced my 11 year old Dometic...

Just recently replaced my 11 year old Dometic microwave. While I had it out I took a few pictures of the inside of the MW cabinet.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-07-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By Casita Greg
Whether it is containing the propane line or the...

Whether it is containing the propane line or the electrical, (or both,) it should be totally sealed where it enters the trailer. I agree that probably doing away with that wooden box and plastic pipe...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-04-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Casita Greg
Those Dexter Torque-Flex 3,500# axles are...

Those Dexter Torque-Flex 3,500# axles are available at thousands of dealers all over the country. Pretty much most shops that sell and service trailers would be able to put a new axle under your...
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 09-29-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Casita Greg
Or maybe my Ad Blockers, which I'm certainly not...

Or maybe my Ad Blockers, which I'm certainly not getting rid of or turning off. If I wanted to see that unsolicited kind of stuff I wouldn't have Ad Blockers.

I understand that advertising pays...
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 09-29-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Casita Greg
Annoying Pop-Up on the bottom of each page.

What is this silly translucent white pop-up running along the bottom of the page? It has only started very recently. It pops up after logging in, and it pops up on every new page I visit on this...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-23-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,538
Posted By Casita Greg
A couple of small scissor jacks would work well,...

A couple of small scissor jacks would work well, especially where the clearances are less than ideal, as in the case you mentioned above. You don't have to permanently mount them to the trailer...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-31-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By Casita Greg
I never liked that silly thing that came with the...

I never liked that silly thing that came with the trailer, and so I replaced it with a short nylon web strap with Velcro on it. Takes two seconds to put on instead of five minutes of messing around...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-31-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Casita Greg
dupe.

dupe.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-31-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Casita Greg
Apparently there is no set rule for adjusting the...

Apparently there is no set rule for adjusting the sway bar, and if you talk to 50 people, you'll get 50 different answers.
Here's what etrailer says, and it ain't much to go on, other than you'll...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-30-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By Casita Greg
For my take, and I know it doesn't answer your...

For my take, and I know it doesn't answer your bunk bed question, but I'm just thinking "outside the box." Why not just get the kids a small tent that they could set up next to the trailer and sleep...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 08-16-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,094
Posted By Casita Greg
That's just merely operator error. Certainly not...

That's just merely operator error. Certainly not a fault of the pressure cooker. Every single one of them made will say to turn the heat down once the weight starts jiggling. Just keep it high enough...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-11-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By Casita Greg
If you like it, that's great. It would never work...

If you like it, that's great. It would never work for me. I need more room, not less, but then the new sink cabinet they started installing a few years ago would also be a "deal breaker" today as far...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-24-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By Casita Greg
Yep, you have the proverbial gel coat "ghost...

Yep, you have the proverbial gel coat "ghost decal" thing going on there. Funny, the very first night when I picked up my trailer back in 2008, after getting a spot for the night, is to grab a beer...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-24-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,554
Posted By Casita Greg
Thanks for the picture Donna. Just what I was...

Thanks for the picture Donna. Just what I was talking about. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-23-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,554
Posted By Casita Greg
Good luck with creating your dirt, leaf and tree...

Good luck with creating your dirt, leaf and tree debris rooftop frog pond. You'll find that it not only traps all manner of nasty stuff, a lot of which will actually stain your trailer, but you'll...
Forum: General Chat 07-21-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,638
Posted By Casita Greg
Amen Brother! Ditto here... :wine :big_boss:

Amen Brother! Ditto here... :wine :big_boss:
Forum: General Chat 07-19-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,638
Posted By Casita Greg
Not to knock the great state of Texas, but being...

Not to knock the great state of Texas, but being from the more pristine atmosphere areas of the PNW, the one most memorable thing, (smell-wise,) that I will always remember when driving home after...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-17-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By Casita Greg
You can probably go to any "big box" or hardware...

You can probably go to any "big box" or hardware store and buy yourself a 3' section of 3/8" all-thread rod. I too have never heard of one made as you described. Interesting. I'd just go get a good...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-16-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 74,679
Posted By Casita Greg
Are you looking for something along the lines of...

Are you looking for something along the lines of a slide-in Keder rail awning? I removed the Fiamma roll-out awning that came with my trailer and sold it. I never cared for it, so it's gone and I...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-16-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Casita Greg
+1 on Riv-Nuts. :thumb

+1 on Riv-Nuts. :thumb
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-14-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By Casita Greg
The bathroom roof vent fans that Casita installs...

The bathroom roof vent fans that Casita installs are known to be a bit finicky and problematic. Mainly the switch quits working fairly soon afterwards. It is also kind of ironic that Casita has been...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-26-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,691
Posted By Casita Greg
Seeing as how you're from Massachusetts, I would...

Seeing as how you're from Massachusetts, I would seriously doubt that you are at all inclined or interested in taking it all the way back back to Texas to install two molded fiberglass boxes, (bench...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-24-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By Casita Greg
I would advise not to use stainless steel rivets...

I would advise not to use stainless steel rivets because, unlike machine screws and nuts, you have no control over the "pop" point of the rivet. Machine screws can be tightened to a set point by you...
Forum: General Chat 06-22-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,124
Posted By Casita Greg
Makes a good argument for towing with a pickup...

Makes a good argument for towing with a pickup truck with a canopy. My Rad City e-bike, (which weighs around 65 Lbs, isn't well suited to being hefted up onto a roof mount or anywhere I would have to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-19-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By Casita Greg
Marine-Tex, in white. ...

Marine-Tex, in white.
https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Tex-Standard-RM305K-B-White/dp/B07P6GHB9M
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-18-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By Casita Greg
Got rid of them Atwood stabilizers outright....

Got rid of them Atwood stabilizers outright. Cheap junk. I now have four 7,500 Lb. capacity scissor jacks, and they work so much better. Bought the weld-on mounting pads for the jacks, 2 sets of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-17-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By Casita Greg
That "tech" doesn't know squat. There are two...

That "tech" doesn't know squat. There are two reasons why trailer manufacturers use pop-rivets instead of good stainless steel machine screws and nuts. Price and Convenience. They are used because...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-08-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 20,527
Posted By Casita Greg
A bad idea here... NFPA 1192, Standard for...

A bad idea here...
NFPA 1192, Standard for Recreational Vehicles, prohibits mounting propane tanks on the rear of a trailer or other RV.

1.3 Location of LP-Gas Containers. LP-Gas containers shall...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-08-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By Casita Greg
I wouldn't trust any type of glue or adhesive to...

I wouldn't trust any type of glue or adhesive to hold something like that. As for drilling holes, any appropriately sized standard twist drill bit will make a hole in fiberglass. If you do, you want...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-07-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Casita Greg
I hope they were stainless steel washers, so they...

I hope they were stainless steel washers, so they won't rust up later on.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 06-06-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Casita Greg
Sounds like a good plan to me. No sense making it...

Sounds like a good plan to me. No sense making it harder than it needs to be. It's probably what I'd do.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-06-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Casita Greg
Phone pictures can be a fickle lot. You may want...

Phone pictures can be a fickle lot. You may want to think about investing in a small digital camera. They have some fairly nice ones out there now for not too much money.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 06-06-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Casita Greg
From looking at the picture, I'm wondering why...

From looking at the picture, I'm wondering why there's a valve even in that line. Your trailer's entire water system is small enough that you could just empty it if needed to replace any water...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-06-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Casita Greg
"Station Wagon Effect."

"Station Wagon Effect."
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-06-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Casita Greg
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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-06-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Casita Greg
Try downloading them to your computer's Pictures...

Try downloading them to your computer's Pictures folder. I'd create a sub folder, (i.e. such as "Trailer Pictures" to store your pictures in,) and then you can open them on your computer and...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-26-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,160
Posted By Casita Greg
Well, they do exist, they are extremely portable,...

Well, they do exist, they are extremely portable, and they work great. I did a "dual fuel" conversion, (runs on gasoline or propane,) on my Honda 2000i generator. I don't even bring gasoline along...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-25-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,160
Posted By Casita Greg
I have 3 different carry permits, (WA, OR and...

I have 3 different carry permits, (WA, OR and UT,) and they are good pretty much everywhere west of the Mississippi, except California.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-24-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,401
Posted By Casita Greg
Would it be possible to install a relay in the...

Would it be possible to install a relay in the line between the controller and the solar panels that would open upon loss of power to the battery's BMS, in order to open the circuit to take the solar...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-24-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By Casita Greg
This mod might not appeal to everyone, but I did...

This mod might not appeal to everyone, but I did modify the side dinette table mounting system. I never liked the pedestal "pipe mount" right in the middle under the small table, which I always...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-22-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By Casita Greg
Sounds like most likely either a bad or...

Sounds like most likely either a bad or misadjusted thermocouple. I'd also check to make sure that the burner orifice isn't obstructed. If the thermocouple doesn't work (defective) then it needs...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-22-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 27,715
Posted By Casita Greg
There's no need to even touch the breaker wiring...

There's no need to even touch the breaker wiring if you already have a 120 vac junction box in the line before it powers the A/C. If your A/C unit is "hard-wired" directly from the breaker, then...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-19-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,057
Posted By Casita Greg
OK, I'm coming down too. Wife has to work,...

OK, I'm coming down too.
Wife has to work, (again,) so I'll be traveling "solo," (again.)

I'll be in Site #206

Arr. Wed. May 29th
Dep. Mon. June 3rd
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-17-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,340
Posted By Casita Greg
They work great. I have them in my closet. But...

They work great. I have them in my closet. But unfortunately, Charlie quit making them several years ago now, so they are no longer available. It's a shame because they are really well made, but he...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-17-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By Casita Greg
I installed a Jack-E-Up conversion kit on my nose...

I installed a Jack-E-Up conversion kit on my nose wheel jack. My problem was not being able to drop the tailgate on my truck when I was hooked up because it would hit the jack. Now, once I have the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-15-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,503
Posted By Casita Greg
I guess what you're saying is that you are afraid...

I guess what you're saying is that you are afraid of mounting an EMS unit inside your trailer for fear of it blowing up. On the rarest of chances that you would ever encounter a direct hit from a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-11-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By Casita Greg
I bought some of these and they have worked...

I bought some of these and they have worked pretty well at keeping the caulking and sealant tubes from drying out and hardening.
You can also find them at Ace Hardware and the other "big box"...
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