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Forum: General Chat 08-16-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,596
Posted By Ron in BC
I used to use one a lot "back in the day". A...

I used to use one a lot "back in the day". A couple of years ago I installed two sets in two vehicles because my wife was going to be driving one while I drove the other on a fairly long trip and we...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-15-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 36,072
Posted By Ron in BC
I usually scrape the bulk of it off then use...

I usually scrape the bulk of it off then use Tumbler with a scrubbie. I've been using it for over 20 years with great results. When I paint over an area that was contaminated with silicone and the...
Forum: General Chat 08-12-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,710
Posted By Ron in BC
What sort of issues and what has been the factory...

What sort of issues and what has been the factory response?
Forum: General Chat 08-10-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By Ron in BC
Well, you pay your money and you get to do what...

Well, you pay your money and you get to do what you want with what you bought.:)

Personally I've always thought that if I found a piece of vacation property in the country that it would make far...
Forum: General Chat 08-07-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,490
Posted By Ron in BC
Wow! I'm glad my little poms (3) didn't...

Wow! I'm glad my little poms (3) didn't understand human talk and find out how many people hate little dogs:omy

One in particular traveled the world far and wide with us by boat, train, bus and...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-29-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,157
Posted By Ron in BC
It looks to me like the hallmarks of poor contact...

It looks to me like the hallmarks of poor contact resulting in high resistance and leading to a build-up of heat. :(

On my 13 FB the fuse you mention was located inside right after the wires...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-27-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By Ron in BC
[QUOTE= If the trailer is less than 15 years...

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If the trailer is less than 15 years old you have to deal with the RIV.

Sort of, but not really. When you tell the border people you're importing the trailer you go inside and pay the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-27-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By Ron in BC
No bigie, drive up to border, pay normal tax, no...

No bigie, drive up to border, pay normal tax, no duty if US made. Pay fee for inspection, go to Canadian Tire, they check serial # and compliance sticker and maybe see if brakes lights work.

Go...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 07-25-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,571
Posted By Ron in BC
I used linoleum for the walls of a shower...

I used linoleum for the walls of a shower enclosure reno about 15 years ago. It's been in daily use since then without any problems and still looks very good.

I radiused the corners so the...
Forum: General Chat 07-18-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,865
Posted By Ron in BC
Compared to the Scamp 16 listing in OR for 4500...

Compared to the Scamp 16 listing in OR for 4500 that includes several new appliances as well as a new axle it looks overpriced to me.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-17-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,333
Posted By Ron in BC
Well I guess if you had one and ran a red light...

Well I guess if you had one and ran a red light and T-boned someone you'd want to throw it out the window pretty quick.:)

They do make for interesting video though and are good for reminding you...
Forum: Classified Archives 07-16-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,689
Posted By Ron in BC
Our little trailer has scampered away to a new...

Our little trailer has scampered away to a new owner.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-16-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,029
Posted By Ron in BC
I'd put a multi-meter on the pin you think is the...

I'd put a multi-meter on the pin you think is the ground pin connector on the tug and confirm that it is the ground.

I'd do the same for the trailer.

Given the background, it seems like there...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-16-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,029
Posted By Ron in BC
That is odd that things work when you reverse the...

That is odd that things work when you reverse the polarity after blowing a fuse.

Is there any chance that there's a second fuse, maybe inline, somewhere?

In that case things work because...
Forum: Classified Archives 07-15-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,689
Posted By Ron in BC
The asking price is $9,500 and we're open to...

The asking price is $9,500 and we're open to offers.

Phone number PM'd on request.

We're in North Vancouver.
Forum: Classified Archives 07-14-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,689
Posted By Ron in BC
SOLD: 2008 Scamp 13 Front Bathroom, $9500 0b0

This customized model has all the standard features (2-burner stove, 12 volt water pressure system) PLUS a shower, flush toilet, gas hot water heater, city water connection, 26 gallon grey water...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-14-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,061
Posted By Ron in BC
Don't want to muddy the waters but I did check...

Don't want to muddy the waters but I did check the retracted length of my Atwood, without the wheel and it was more like 6":confused:
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-14-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,061
Posted By Ron in BC
The brand Scamp used on mine was Atwood. Maybe...

The brand Scamp used on mine was Atwood. Maybe you could look up the specs for Atwood and see how close they are.

I can't see any reason why that one wouldn't work. It has strong similarities to...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-13-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,367
Posted By Ron in BC
A timely post for the height of trailer towing...

A timely post for the height of trailer towing season. I like to think that I'll never make a mistake and forget to latch and lock the hitch but I have made one or two mistakes in my life.

Still...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-13-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,508
Posted By Ron in BC
I replaced a couple of door mirrors on my boat...

I replaced a couple of door mirrors on my boat with the plastic type. They looked great, are lighter but they aren't as durable as glass. They scratch quite easily. You almost can't clean them...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-12-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,879
Posted By Ron in BC
I'm a great fan of step-by-step trouble shooting...

I'm a great fan of step-by-step trouble shooting and not replacing items just on spec. I think this has been done in this case and I'm starting to agree that it's looking like the axle needs...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-12-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By Ron in BC
That's an excellent price. I paid many times that...

That's an excellent price. I paid many times that years ago when they first became available. Of course that's true for just about everything electronic that I own:rolleyes:
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-11-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,182
Posted By Ron in BC
I've always been aware of the surface charge...

I've always been aware of the surface charge after charging and I've always used a load like turning on a light etc. to remove it before judgeing the battery state.

Maybe removing the surface...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-11-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,182
Posted By Ron in BC
I didn't see any need for a fancy battery monitor...

I didn't see any need for a fancy battery monitor either but I did blow a whole $2.97, delivered to my door, for a voltmeter that I've permanently installed.

I can tell at a glance how the solar...
Forum: General Chat 07-05-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By Ron in BC
This is an old chesnut. Miracle battery...

This is an old chesnut. Miracle battery rejuvination schemes have been around since batteries were invented.

Of all my friends who have lots of electrical knowledge, none have ever told me...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-04-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,893
Posted By Ron in BC
The power for the brakes should go from either...

The power for the brakes should go from either the battery terminal to a fuse to the controller or from a fused terminal in the fuse box.

In no case should an unfused hot wire be used. If it...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-04-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,893
Posted By Ron in BC
No, you're correct, the power to the brakes comes...

No, you're correct, the power to the brakes comes from the tow vehicle battery to the controller then to the trailer.

However, all wires go through the 7 pin connector. Some broken insulation...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-30-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,879
Posted By Ron in BC
We're going to have to call you Eagle Eye. You're...

We're going to have to call you Eagle Eye. You're sure good at spoting details in the photos that are posted:)

And thanks for the Happy Canada Day. Americans do a much better job of flying the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-29-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,364
Posted By Ron in BC
I should have mentioned that the reason it would...

I should have mentioned that the reason it would be good to see a photo is that it would show clearly the level of rust. Sometimes the rust is more visual than serious. Sometimes chromed objects can...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-28-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,364
Posted By Ron in BC
A photo would be a real help for offering advice....

A photo would be a real help for offering advice.

Your definition of rust and mine may vary. Stainless steel can rust so just because you have rust doesn't mean it isn't s/s.

A magnet can...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-26-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,879
Posted By Ron in BC
OK, so I get some egg on my face this time, I was...

OK, so I get some egg on my face this time, I was sure that the tongue weight was going to be on the low side:reye2

I re-read your original post. I took the term "badly shaken" to mean that when...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-25-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,879
Posted By Ron in BC
Well I agree with you on the first point,...

Well I agree with you on the first point, automatic replacement without establishing the cause of the current situation, isn't the way to go.

I disagree with you on the second point. My monies on...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-24-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,474
Posted By Ron in BC
So I'm not the only one that noticed that...

So I'm not the only one that noticed that generator running away in the middle of other trailers and wondered why? What do you need it for at this time of day? But I was too polite to ask, that's a...
Forum: General Chat 06-23-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,127
Posted By Ron in BC
I went to visit the factory on Fri. Only went to...

I went to visit the factory on Fri. Only went to look at the 17 but then, what the heck, might as well look at the 19 and before you know I was in the first 21:o

I was informed, based on...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-20-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By Ron in BC
Hi, Welcome to the BC eggs group. There are...

Hi,

Welcome to the BC eggs group. There are lots of them around. If you're close to the Lower Mainland come to the BC Scrambled Egg Meet this weekend. You'll see lots of other eggs and can have a...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-17-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ron in BC
Mine is hooked up fulltime but there is a wire...

Mine is hooked up fulltime but there is a wire that goes to the brake light switch. The controller only receives power when the brake pedel is depressed enough to activate the brake lights so there...
Forum: General Chat 06-15-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By Ron in BC
Love it, love it, love it:), hope I don't seem...

Love it, love it, love it:), hope I don't seem biased. Actually is surprising since my bro-in-law holds patents for VOIP and for several years we were the receipient of many truly awful phone calls...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 06-13-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,746
Posted By Ron in BC
Living near the border, it's a nuisance not to be...

Living near the border, it's a nuisance not to be able to take firewood with me. I hate buying firewood at a campground. One place was selling cedar which burned up at the speed of light. Expensive...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-13-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,040
Posted By Ron in BC
plus 3 on it's really not needed. My power...

plus 3 on it's really not needed.

My power supply to the trailer battery is controlled by a switch. Once parked for the night the switch disconnects the two batteries. Or, has been said, simply...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-29-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,659
Posted By Ron in BC
My concern would be creating a barrier that could...

My concern would be creating a barrier that could get moisture trapped between the foam and the floor. Unless it was well sealed it could be problematic.
Forum: General Chat 05-26-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,913
Views: 528,796
Posted By Ron in BC
Lil Critter

Scamp 13 parked in the town RV park in Cranbrook, BC. Looked all packed up yesterday, no one in sight. Gone this morning. Too bad, would have liked to chat. Several interesting mods. The most...
Forum: General Chat 05-24-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,240
Posted By Ron in BC
Guess where I was headed about now:eek: Oh well,...

Guess where I was headed about now:eek: Oh well, looks like the Hope-Princton instead given that it's also Memorial Day weekend and the traffic jam today on I-5 will probably be something horrible....
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-23-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,527
Posted By Ron in BC
I split the difference between struggling with a...

I split the difference between struggling with a manual dolly and buying a powered commercial one by adding a winch motor to my manual dolly. I have an uphill situation and some rough ground. I could...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-19-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,123
Posted By Ron in BC
I've achieved the same result in other projects...

I've achieved the same result in other projects by glassing in an 1/8" thick plywood batten about 1" wide. When it is covered with glass cloth the result is a stiffener much stronger than you would...
Forum: General Chat 05-16-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By Ron in BC
What a laugh, I've done the same route, as far as...

What a laugh, I've done the same route, as far as Koblenz, in an ocean going sailboat. Probably their average speed was about the same as mine:)
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-16-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By Ron in BC
A year and half ago I paid $8,000 for an...

A year and half ago I paid $8,000 for an identical 2008 model. At the time the factory price for new was only a few thousand more but then the delivery cost added some more so I bought a used one. ...
Forum: General Chat 05-07-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Ron in BC
I can't believe I missed that in Maricopa when I...

I can't believe I missed that in Maricopa when I stayed in the casino parking lot a couple of months ago. What a mind boggling amount of work.

My recommendation for things to do in Maricopa would...
Forum: General Chat 05-06-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,950
Posted By Ron in BC
I wasn't even going to read the post because...

I wasn't even going to read the post because Hummers, the vehicle, are not my type of vehicle.

This past winter was the first one that humming birds actually stayed around all winter. Kind of a...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-29-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By Ron in BC
I don't know if "Protect All" is superior to a...

I don't know if "Protect All" is superior to a couple of good coats of wax. Don't think you can go wrong with protecting with wax but maybe someone who's used Protect All can say how long an...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-29-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,506
Posted By Ron in BC
FG parts are made in a mold. The mold surface is...

FG parts are made in a mold. The mold surface is very smooth and coated many times with wax to ensure the new layer of polyester resin will not bond to the mold and destroy it.:eek:

The first...
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