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Forum: General Chat 07-14-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Paul west
How many

I have owned a playpac for over seven years and my last post was in 2012.
How many PlayPacs are now accounted for? I live in Tn and have not restored my PlayPac as yet but have purchased a fridge...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-07-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,125
Posted By Paul west
Cathy, It would be difficult to give an...

Cathy,
It would be difficult to give an electrical lesson through a thread. However I will try. A 12 volt system can be very simple. 2 wires in the circuit. You have a hot wire and a ground. The...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-26-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,297
Posted By Paul west
I am not anti propane heater. If you want to...

I am not anti propane heater. If you want to repair your unit here are some reasons they won't stay lit. Thermocouple. If the thermocouple is defective the pilot won't stay lit. Easy fix. Generic...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-26-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,297
Posted By Paul west
40 year old propane heaters do not have the...

40 year old propane heaters do not have the safety features that newer models have.
You would be safer to update or go electric.
Pw
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-15-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 29,270
Posted By Paul west
I use dielectric grease on bulbs in my tug. ...

I use dielectric grease on bulbs in my tug.
Even after years of use the bulbs are removed easily and the sockets are in good shape. One of my vans has 325,000 miles on it. Somewhat of a great...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-03-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 908
Views: 398,785
Posted By Paul west
Sam's club sells both wax and stripper. Please...

Sam's club sells both wax and stripper. Please don't use ammonia. Use precautions listed on the jugs. I was in the floor business for years. I tried to use high quality floor wax for a lot of things,...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-02-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 23,157
Posted By Paul west
Heather, Wiremold is available at stores like...

Heather,
Wiremold is available at stores like Home depot. If you google wiremold a home depot link will be there among others. This stuff is versatile and can be used to add receptacles with "...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-02-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 23,157
Posted By Paul west
Heather, The product Paul C was referring to is...

Heather,
The product Paul C was referring to is called wire mold and is readily available in a number of different styles at electrical supply outlets.
It is indeed made to hide wire runs that...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-01-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,171
Posted By Paul west
Another problem you may have is out of date...

Another problem you may have is out of date bottles. The
DOT mandates all bottles be date stamped. Out of date bottles may not be exchanged or filled.
I think 10 years or twelve is the limit....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-30-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 23,157
Posted By Paul west
Paul and Heather, The rub rail can be used to...

Paul and Heather,
The rub rail can be used to hide wiring going from front to back.The track on my PP is not in great shape and will probably need to be replaced. Boat trim is probably what was used...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-29-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 23,157
Posted By Paul west
Heather, Whenever there is a big temperature...

Heather,

Whenever there is a big temperature differential, that is colder inside than outside, you can have condensation on areas with little insulation.
Think of a cold drink taken from a...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-27-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,539
Posted By Paul west
If you think about it all of the breakers in your...

If you think about it all of the breakers in your house are located at the source of the incoming power. same principle. I'm no stranger to the geriatric stuff also. hope your system works well.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-27-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 23,157
Posted By Paul west
GREAT to see a PP brought back from a poor...

GREAT to see a PP brought back from a poor condition to one like yours.
A tremendous effort with good results. Gives those of us with similar PPs and in poor condition hope. Thank you.
Paul w
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-24-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,539
Posted By Paul west
Wiring

Just remember that fuses are designed to protect the wiring which has a side effect of protecting things from catching on fire due to melting wiring. I applaud you for going with the heavier cable to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-23-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 23,157
Posted By Paul west
Roof sag

Heather,
My PP came with a decorative column to prop up the roof. As I examined it further I noticed a bulge on the outside where the roof was propped up. I have a 6" x 12" piece of wood on the top...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-20-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,171
Posted By Paul west
Transmission fluid for a GM vehicle is perfect...

Transmission fluid for a GM vehicle is perfect for wood trim on campers and boats. How many of us are over 60 with all of these " inexpensive substitutions ". Some work fine, some dangerous. Worked...
Forum: General Chat 08-11-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 36,787
Posted By Paul west
Odd name on PP

As I was further examining my PP I noticed that in addition to the "The Hitch Hut" logo there were two additional names, Sierra, On the back in large print and Leisure in smaller print on the front....
Forum: General Chat 08-04-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 36,787
Posted By Paul west
Potty

I guess I could have taken about 2 seconds more to take a couple of extra pix. This was mounted on a rubber seal visible in the bathroom ****. It just sits on the rubber ring. It has a handle for...
Forum: General Chat 08-04-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 36,787
Posted By Paul west
picture explanation

The first pix is the original Hitch Hut logo just to the front of the door. The picture of the floor with the hole in it is the sad bathroom floor where the portapotty sits. Needs replacing. I had...
Forum: General Chat 08-04-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 36,787
Posted By Paul west
Odd Potty

Paul,
Here are some pix of the porta potty in all of its 1970's harvest gold.
You can see it was manufactured like this. I don't know why they don't still make it. The dump valve has the Thetford...
Forum: General Chat 08-02-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 36,787
Posted By Paul west
roof sag

Camilla you did send the number for the people who repaired your roof.
I have not had time to call them to find out what they did.
There was a post about my porta potty that has a waste dump valve...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-02-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By Paul west
C_pap

The voltage will vary somewhat. I was giving ball park figures. Some newer converters are " smart " varying the voltage according to the charge.
Your
c-Pap amperage can be figured by dividing the...
Forum: General Chat 08-01-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 36,787
Posted By Paul west
PP roof

I have not removed the ensolite yet. i am trying to get the roof back int its original position first. It is sagged pretty bad. The sag seems to center around the roof vent. It may have been leaking....
Forum: General Chat 08-01-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 36,787
Posted By Paul west
work

Today I trimmed out a window and caulked everything for paint. I installed a towel ring , double bath towel bar, curved shower curtain rod, and waited for the electrical inspector for an apartment I...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-01-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By Paul west
voltage

The converter is much like an alternator on your car. The voltage output of the converter has to be greater than the battery voltage. With the battery hooked up you should read 13 to 14.5 volts give...
Forum: General Chat 07-31-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 36,787
Posted By Paul west
PP repair

Camilla i did receive the pix and links. All very useful. I will gather as much info before ripping and tearing. I have told several customers that I have a sawsall and I am not afraid to use it....
Forum: General Chat 07-30-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 36,787
Posted By Paul west
What does it have?

Paul,
To answer your questions;

The switches are for a pump. It also has an on demand water heater
under the sink.
I think I will go with the Camilla fix for the roof. Less invasive. Camilla,...
Forum: General Chat 07-29-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 36,787
Posted By Paul west
Pix

Here are some pix of the PP with all of its acquired " character".
Forum: General Chat 07-29-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 36,787
Posted By Paul west
Paul, Thanks, This is going to be...

Paul,
Thanks,
This is going to be interesting! My wife already has a lot of suggestions.
She wants me to build a set of drawers in the back middle up against the wall under the window. Of course...
Forum: General Chat 07-28-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 36,787
Posted By Paul west
Newly acquired Play Pac, 1973, in beautiful...

Newly acquired Play Pac, 1973, in beautiful Oneida Tn. Rough, needs a lot of help,
but is mostly original. Will post pictures soon. Very happy to look at all of the posts and the remedies for the...
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