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Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-25-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,250
Posted By Greybeard
What I was also wondering was if both axle...

What I was also wondering was if both axle weights of the TV should be so close to equal under usual conditions with a WDH. Maybe I was too hurried and read the same one twice. :-). Or, is the WDH...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-24-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,250
Posted By Greybeard
Weighing on the road

We are on our second trip with our 17' 2000 Casita and had an opportunity to weigh our units on the road.
We drove onto a highway station and I weighed each axle while my wife wrote down the...
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-03-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,622
Posted By Greybeard
Boler for sale in BC Canada

Saw this on a loacal for sale site. This is located at the southern portion of Vancouver Island between Victoria and Nanaimo in British Columbia, Canada.
I know thothing about it, just saw the ad....
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 04-20-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,539
Posted By Greybeard
What would you be using it to run? Richard

What would you be using it to run?
Richard
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 04-02-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,232
Posted By Greybeard
Just new to trailering and camping and thought...

Just new to trailering and camping and thought one of the things we would invest in is a mini rice cooker. Everything goes with rice, right? We ended up using it for warming soup, cooking eggs in the...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-29-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,711
Posted By Greybeard
Looks like you are getting closer to where the...

Looks like you are getting closer to where the problem may be :-)
I hope you are kidding about allowing the electricity to flow.
The wire nuts are likely used to connect wires together, if they...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-28-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,711
Posted By Greybeard
Yah, I kinda figured :-) Richard

Yah, I kinda figured :-)
Richard
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-28-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,711
Posted By Greybeard
Sorry I didn't get back sooner, I am on a 4-6 day...

Sorry I didn't get back sooner, I am on a 4-6 day trip.
When I got my trailer one brake worked and not the other. When I had someone step on the TV brake, with the trailer connected electrically, I...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-26-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,711
Posted By Greybeard
How to Repair Electric Trailer Brakes | eHow.com...

How to Repair Electric Trailer Brakes | eHow.com (https://www.ehow.com/how_5366210_repair-electric-trailer-brakes.html)
I found this step by step process that may help guide you through your problem....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-21-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,823
Posted By Greybeard
I also don't think you have a problem. If the...

I also don't think you have a problem.
If the residual pressure is leaking out very slowly after the tank is turned off, it may be due to a leak or maybe not.
Here is a video that may help you...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-19-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,823
Posted By Greybeard
Maybe getting the propane lines pressure tested...

Maybe getting the propane lines pressure tested would be in order.
My 200 Casita had just had the propane system recertified after 10 years of age and I suspect that is something that would be done....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-19-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,823
Posted By Greybeard
Just for clarification, is the loss occuring when...

Just for clarification, is the loss occuring when the tank is OFF? Or ON?
Is the guage showing the drop in the line between the tank and the trailer with the tank off or on?
OR, is the tank on and...
Forum: General Chat 03-17-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,296
Posted By Greybeard
I have seen references to "No Tarps" on the...

I have seen references to "No Tarps" on the notice boards in some parks recently. Same applies to clothes lines so unless you know it is allowed where you are planning to go, it may be a waisted...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-24-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,805
Posted By Greybeard
Are the batteries and tank fastened down in the...

Are the batteries and tank fastened down in the box or are they just tight enought to prevent them from moving?
Richard
Forum: Money Matters 02-23-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,836
Posted By Greybeard
Hi Fred. We returned from our trip Feb 21, a...

Hi Fred. We returned from our trip Feb 21, a couple of days ago. I saw a couple of casitas going in the opposite direction a couple of times and one parked beside a barn in a yard :-)
We were away...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-27-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,912
Posted By Greybeard
FWIW, we just bought a 17' Casita SD and have an...

FWIW, we just bought a 17' Casita SD and have an 18lb Bichon. Daisy loves to sleep on our bed, wherever it is and we don't usually allow it, especially while we are using it.
The arrangement we have...
Forum: Money Matters 01-10-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,836
Posted By Greybeard
Fred Just realized we are almost nieghbours ...

Fred
Just realized we are almost nieghbours ;-)
We are really lloking forward to leaving Saturday after a week long delay.
Since this is our first trip and everything is new and an option, we...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-09-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,877
Posted By Greybeard
Just re read your original post and see you are...

Just re read your original post and see you are going into the drive downhill so my option is not an option. :-(
Richard
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-09-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,877
Posted By Greybeard
Would it be paractical or possible to mount a...

Would it be paractical or possible to mount a pulley at the end of the driveway where the back of the trailer will end up? Then attach a cable to the back of the trailer, through the pulley and under...
Forum: Money Matters 01-08-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,836
Posted By Greybeard
We live in Southern BC and have driven the west...

We live in Southern BC and have driven the west coast through Washington and Oregon twice and once to Northern California. Now we have a trailer and are about to embark (Saturday) on a 30-60 day...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-04-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,602
Posted By Greybeard
One way to begin is by unplugging the TV and...

One way to begin is by unplugging the TV and using an ohm meter or some continuity measuring device, look for a ground at the trailer plug end of the wiring connector on the lead going to the marker...
Forum: Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 01-03-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By Greybeard
Gret post Dave! Thanks for the humour. Richard

Gret post Dave!
Thanks for the humour.
Richard
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 12-31-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,155
Posted By Greybeard
But its a "dry" cold!! As we said when I lived...

But its a "dry" cold!! As we said when I lived there :-) Richard
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-26-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,091
Posted By Greybeard
I'm assuming the laminate was run long ways not...

I'm assuming the laminate was run long ways not across the trailer??
Never done this before but am contemplating it so looking for options and opinions.
Thanks,
Richard
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-17-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,287
Posted By Greybeard
Looking for Dometic freezer door hinge

I need a part for an older Dometic freezer door.
The part number is 2002236004. It is the Left Hand hinge bracket and I have attached pictures showing it.
Problem is we are in Canada and the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-05-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,233
Posted By Greybeard
In some case/places, it may be illegal to carry a...

In some case/places, it may be illegal to carry a propane tank in a horizontal position.
I think it has something to do with it being propelled if the head gets taken off accidently
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-04-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,229
Posted By Greybeard
For clarification - is the poly lifted up over...

For clarification - is the poly lifted up over the "fix" and then held over it?
I'm real new to this and will be doing some chip(s) repair when the weather is better so trying to get all the info on...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 12-04-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,945
Posted By Greybeard
Just wanted to let you know that PDF format can...

Just wanted to let you know that PDF format can be loaded to many (if not all) e readers and I have put our Casita manuals and documents we think it would be important to carry with us on our Nook.
...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 11-20-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,624
Posted By Greybeard
I have seen dried, pre cooked bacon that requires...

I have seen dried, pre cooked bacon that requires a bit of heat/micro prior to serving and does not need to be refrigerated. I have seen it in Costco, I think, have not bought or used it so don't...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-20-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,046
Posted By Greybeard
Thanks to all for all the help. Now, just got to...

Thanks to all for all the help. Now, just got to get going :-)
Richard
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,673
Posted By Greybeard
Almost a MONTH! Gotta start somewhere :-) ...

Almost a MONTH!
Gotta start somewhere :-)
The Pullanos
Gabriola BC
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-28-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,209
Posted By Greybeard
It looks like it may be a combination of repair...

It looks like it may be a combination of repair what is very obvious and polish the rest.
I checked the link that Donna posted and it was along the lines I was thinking. Problem is my chips are a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-28-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,209
Posted By Greybeard
How long did it take to do the whole unit? I...

How long did it take to do the whole unit?
I remember polishing my car as a teenager using wax and lots of elbow grease over a couple of days. Don't know if I have that kind of energy today :-)
...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-28-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,209
Posted By Greybeard
Repairing fiberglass chips?

Our "new" Casita has some stone chips in front and is very dull.
I'd like to repair the chips and then refinish or shine the whole thing.
What can I use to repair the chips? Reshine?
Richard
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-27-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,046
Posted By Greybeard
Good suggestion. Thanks, Richard

Good suggestion.
Thanks,
Richard
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-27-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,046
Posted By Greybeard
Thanks Rick First, let me explain I have not...

Thanks Rick
First, let me explain I have not had my new (2000) Casita out and was trying to figure out what I was going to do and how, when I first do venture out.
I have enough input now to know I...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-25-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By Greybeard
In Manitoba that would be called "Wind Chill" ...

In Manitoba that would be called "Wind Chill" :-)

I was thinking of a Gabriola Groop too. We were thinking, a while ago, while considering buying a trailer, taking it to the local campground...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-25-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By Greybeard
................................ The ferry was...

................................
The ferry was $137 from Tswwassen to Duke point and I can't find the Nanaimo-Gabe receipt. I seem to think it was around $50. The passengers were all seniors so if...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-25-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By Greybeard
WOW!! I thought we would be at arm's length...

WOW!!
I thought we would be at arm's length from fiberglass people being on remote Gabriola. Obviously NOT!
I am real happy there are some people close by, where there may be answers or hands on...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-24-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By Greybeard
It was fate! :-) Carolyn had to go to...

It was fate! :-)
Carolyn had to go to Vancouver for minor medical situation and I saw an ad for it in Chilliwack. While I wouldn't go from Gabe to Chilliwack to look at a trailer, this was an...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-24-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By Greybeard
Hi Mark :-) Thanks for the note. We looked...

Hi Mark :-)
Thanks for the note.
We looked at the trailer on Taylor :-)
It seemed a bit small for us and at the time we looked, my wife was suffering from a sore back. The bed was a bit short...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-24-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,046
Posted By Greybeard
Thank you all for the great input and options. ...

Thank you all for the great input and options.
I suppose we will do a bit of trial and error.
I ask the question because we just got the Casita, never did this before and it came with 2 read jacks...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-24-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,136
Posted By Greybeard
Hello from Gabriola Island, BC

We live on beautiful Gabriola Island, BC, just east of the coast of Vancouver Island (or Nanaimo).
My wife Carolyn and I have just bought our first trailer, a 17' 2000 Casita Liberty Deluxe. We are...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-19-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,046
Posted By Greybeard
How many jacks?

Going to pick up a 17' Casita tomorrow and when I first saw the unit, it had the 2 standard attached jacks in the back and the current owner had 2 vehicle jacks in the front, all holding the frame....
Forum: Classified Archives 10-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,088
Posted By Greybeard
Just for information, what do you tow this with? ...

Just for information, what do you tow this with?
I am in the market and have an 04 Ranger. So far I was looking at up to 19' but your rig looks very interesting :-)
What is the length as far as BC...
Forum: Classified Archives 10-06-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,230
Posted By Greybeard
What is the truck you are towing with? It looks...

What is the truck you are towing with?
It looks like you don't use an equalizer. Do you tow without the equalizer?
I am asking because I am looking and learning :-) I have a Ranger and trying to...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 10-06-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,155
Posted By Greybeard
There used to be a park just north of Wpg before...

There used to be a park just north of Wpg before you reached Middlechurch, on the east side of the road. There were a few all season campers there from time to time. Don't know if it is still there...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-05-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,068
Posted By Greybeard
Thank you ALL! Now, I certainly know more about...

Thank you ALL!
Now, I certainly know more about hitches, brakes and my own vehicle than I did just a couple of hours ago.
Looks like I have some homework and learning to do digesting all the great...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-05-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,068
Posted By Greybeard
Good tip :-) Althought the way the $ is going I...

Good tip :-) Althought the way the $ is going I better go soon!
Are the brake controllers and eq hitches pretty universal or are they made for specific vehicles. I have seen them on Buy & Sell in...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-05-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,068
Posted By Greybeard
Ok after reading the information posted, I re...

Ok after reading the information posted, I re read the Ranger manual and checked the door sticker and found out my truck is not wired for electric brakes but they can be installed :-)
The maximum...
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