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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-04-2021, 02:27 PM
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Posted By TheWanderers
Thanx!

Mszabo, thanx for the link. I'ma go measure that whole right now and make sure it's a fit.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-04-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 134
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Posted By TheWanderers
We have a roof leak

This last fall, we discovered that the escape hatch has a leak in the worn out fiberglass hatch lid. This spring, after we pull off the 5th wheel cover, we'll need get up there and replace the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-01-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 134
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Posted By TheWanderers
Steve & Rosemary: Here's a shot of the label...

Steve & Rosemary:

Here's a shot of the label from our a/c unit. This unit slides right through the stock window frame of the "master bedroom" and we use the foam blocks to close off the opening...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-07-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 134
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Posted By TheWanderers
Whoooowee, it's hot out there

I've been resealing windows on Gladys and I completed the third one today in less than two hours. This window is in the dining area as well as the mate to the first one located across the dining...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-03-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 134
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Posted By TheWanderers
Day 5

The temperature inside the refrigerator was 37 last night. This plan is working well.

I will investigate Mike's suggestion for a new thermostat from Amazon using part identified as Dometic...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-02-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Mike, You're link isn't working for me. ...

Mike,

You're link isn't working for me. Can you PM that information so I can look at that, please?

bill
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-01-2018, 04:31 PM
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Posted By TheWanderers
Day 3 & Day 4-Fantastic!

I'm very excited by this news. Our test looks very good.

Day three showed a 3 drop from 50 to 47 but day four dropped to 40! :eek:

Holy smokes! That's excellent! Of course we'll...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-31-2018, 05:50 AM
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Posted By TheWanderers
Day 1 & Day 2 of new test

On Sunday, I checked the temperature of the refrigerator after holding the "blue ice" blocks for almost 24 hours. The starting temperature for this test, a base-line is what I'll call it, it 54.
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-30-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Next step in resolving the fridge issues

Ok, we've discussed another option for using the Dometic fridge in Glady. Instead of dumping a load of cash on a new refrigerator, Laura has the idea that we could employ the "blue ice" blocks that...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-27-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 134
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Posted By TheWanderers
I have an extensive history in the food service...

I have an extensive history in the food service industry and I couldn't be satisfied with those temperatures. It's just not safe. Thanks again for your input.

bill (not laura)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-27-2018, 05:32 AM
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Posted By TheWanderers
and finally

The temperature for the refrigerator at 5:00 pm yesterday afternoon was 45 and it was 88 in the driveway in the afternoon sun. This morning's temp is 71 in our driveway and the temperature in the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-26-2018, 10:55 AM
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Posted By TheWanderers
Zach: Our refrigerator just doesn't seem to work...

Zach: Our refrigerator just doesn't seem to work very well. If I have to worry about maintaining safe temperatures for our food, I won't even bother with the refrigerator. I've actually considered...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-26-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
update on fridge temp

Well, I went home at lunch and checked the temperature of the refrigerator and it was at 39 with all the windows closed and the a/c off. I figure that's not bad with the temperature in our driveway...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-26-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Next step in refrigerator diagnostics

Well, I've cleaned out the rear access area of the refrigerator as well as I can. I did not disassemble anything, except the heat shields, and I have vacuumed and checked all the connections....
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-26-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
I found a video! I haven't had the time to watch...

I found a video! I haven't had the time to watch it since I'm at work, but this could be something. This video begins with the question regarding the seemingly normal function of the freezer but...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-26-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
We have a Dometic RM 2601 that is so old and none...

We have a Dometic RM 2601 that is so old and none of the diagnostic videos address capillary tube thermostats. I know the area where the thermostat is located because of the protective plastic cover...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-25-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
What does this mean?

What does this mean?
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-25-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Update on Refrigerator

The temperature of the interior of the fridge this morning is 58. The freezer seems to be working because there is ice inside the freezer. I don't hold out any hope that the refrigerator unit is...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-24-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
To Do LIst is getting short

Laura and I have been keeping a note book about the projects we want to complete to make Gladys better and improve out camping adventures. Well, this weekend we spent some time reviewing our list to...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-17-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Flush and fill complete, but now we have another problem

We have completed out flushing of the hot water tank and most, if not all, of the sulfur smell has been eliminated. We have refilled the tank with city water from our home where we're working on the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-16-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Water pump failure

Well, we began to day with intending to flush the hot water tank. Unfortunately, the water pump wouldn't assist. I ensured that the battery was "on" and when Laura turned on the water pump there...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-12-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
water heater fired for first time this past weekend

The LP water heater was pretty stinky and we have discovered this is a common problem for campers that have not had the water heater flushed clean during annual maintenance or prior to any long term...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-29-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Rigid Foam around the A/C unit

I took advantage of some spare time this evening and cut the inserts from some left over rigid foam panels I had laying around from our previous camper modification.

I used the screen from the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-26-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Small room air conditioner is a success

We have successfully added a small room A/C unit bought from Lowe’s to Gladys and it works great. We also used the support bracket that Lowe’s sells to which I’ve added a short length of 2X4 as a...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-25-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
replacement awning installed

Last evening, with the help of some extremely gracious friends, we were are to re-install our replacement awning. I have thought about this process for almost six weeks regarding how to do this with...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-03-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
New Mr. Heater regulator and hoses installed

I have installed the new LP gas regulator and hoses for our gas service. When I pulled the old regulator off the gas lines had a tag from November 1987. :eek:

I was forced to make a mounting...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-02-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
What a day!

Yesterday, I had the honor to attend my brother-in-law's retirement ceremony. After 20 years in law enforcement he has retired and I am exceptionally proud to know this man. The mayor came to wish...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-29-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 134
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Posted By TheWanderers
Well, we can use our hand again, finally

I can type again. I wasn't able to make this post yesterday because the muscle cramps in my hands made it almost impossible to type so I had to wait for over night to get this update posted.:reye2
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-23-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Gladys is a Real Head Turner!

Gladys is a real treat!
Thanks for taking us camping Bill!
From Laura
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-23-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
possible refrigerator issues

While camping this last weekend, I enjoyed being able to use the electric powered refrigerator. There was plenty of room for all of our food storage needs.

However, I monitored the thermometer...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-23-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Jon, yes we have the gas detector and it was in...

Jon, yes we have the gas detector and it was in place and reading "safe" but it still smelled too much for us, so, just to be safe, we turned the gas off.B)

Bob, I had purchased a new tank of...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-23-2018, 06:41 AM
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Posted By TheWanderers
Official Shake Down Adventure

We took Gladys out for her official shake down camping trip and it was great! :wub
We have had her out previously but both times were "dry" camping because we were in my mother-in-laws driveway. ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-07-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Stupid dummy weather

We awoke to snow this morning! What's up wit' that!? This is supposed to be spring?

Well, I was able to complete the install of the smart charger, installing the plywood mounting template that...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-04-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Waiting for our new awning

Well, we are almost ready for the season. There are several things we'd like to do before camping, like a wash and wax, but we have completed repairs and upgrades there were "required" and we are...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-31-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Landing gear install completed!

After suffering through multiple days of crappy rain, we enjoyed a fantastic day today and spent most of it outside! Whooohooo!

We spent to morning on the road delivering a sofa to an old friend...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-26-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Progressive Dynamics PD4135KV charge controller

We were able to complete the install on the new charge controller from Progressive Dynamics this weekend. After one false start, I was able to produce a plywood mounting plate and get two coats of...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-20-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
landing gear wiring

I pulled the packages of wiring that came with the landing gear last night and spent a few minutes reading through the installations instructions which look pretty straight forward and easy to...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-18-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Both leg mounted

Gladys is standing on her new landing gear this evening after a little fiddling around with the floor jack and the jack stand. I decided to mount them according to the manufacturers recommendation. ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-17-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
I have these legs mounted wrong

As I sit here looking at my own pictures I can tell the I have these new legs mounted wrong. I can remount them and gain 4-6 inches of clearance by sliding them up higher in the mount brackets.:eek:
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-17-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
landing gear test fit

I have retrieved the new mounting plates for the new landing gear from the local welding shop and this afternoon I was able to mount one of the leg for a dry fit. I still haven't figured out how to...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-02-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
VsGlassSleeper

Val,

Thank you for your gracious comments. Gladys has proven herself already when we camped (dry) for Thanksgiving and then again at Christmas. We can only imagine how great this coming...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-01-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Danged impatient...

I hate waiting, even though I told the welding guy, Brandon, at Precision Welding here in Danville, KY that I wasn't in a hurry, I'm finding it difficult to wait for the mounting plates for the new...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-28-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Our Forever Camper

Rick, thank you for your kind words. As circumstances presented themselves, we were placed into a position that required us to trust the seller and review the product using pictures only.

...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-27-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Landing gear mounting plate template

I made a hand drawing of the mounting plate for the new landing gear install. From that I created a cardboard template that I delivered to a local metal/welding shop today. They said they could...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-26-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Beginning the new landing gear installation

I've started working on Gladys this weekend, even though the weather didn't cooperate very much. I was able to crawl under the RV cover, out of the rain, and remove one of the old landing gear. I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-22-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
Bob, some day, maybe, we'll decide to add solar...

Bob, some day, maybe, we'll decide to add solar to the system. Prolly not, because we have zero plans for boondocking, but I love the idea of being able to...seems like a very expensive option that...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-22-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
We're going to change out the breaker box/charge...

We're going to change out the breaker box/charge controller for smart charger that I bought from Amazon.com for this new controller ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-22-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
MSZabo, Nope. We had completed the build sheet...

MSZabo, Nope. We had completed the build sheet and were ready to pull the trigger to order a brand new 5.0 TA. However, we made a point to hold off until we laid hands on one, personally, so we...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-21-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
ALL of the new gear just arrived, a day early,...

ALL of the new gear just arrived, a day early, via UPS. My "to-do" list just got real. Add to that, a major wash/wax job. Whew!

bill (not laura)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-20-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,764
Posted By TheWanderers
New landing gear on our Bigfoot

Mike,

I've chosen this Ultra-Fab set bought from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033XXXG4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). The original hydraulics still work but...
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