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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-16-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By AlanKilian
I've seen quite a bit of wiring, but not...

I've seen quite a bit of wiring, but not specifically Lil Snoozy wiring.

Can you post some photos showing what you are talking about?

Then I (or others who know more than I) might be able to...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-15-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,311
Posted By AlanKilian
Thanks Floyd. You sound like a reasonable...

Thanks Floyd.

You sound like a reasonable guy.
I hope to meet you and fellers like you at every campsite and overnight parking we use.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-15-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,578
Posted By AlanKilian
Well, I didn't study the geometry quite enough...

Well, I didn't study the geometry quite enough before mounting the brake controller so THIS happened. Conflict on the tongue!

I couldn't move it forward enough to make it clear in either...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-14-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,578
Posted By AlanKilian
When I jacked it up indeed I had adjusted the...

When I jacked it up indeed I had adjusted the brakes so that they were slightly dragging. Too much dragging I think.

So I adjusted them a little looser and the wheels turn freely with a little...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-14-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,578
Posted By AlanKilian
Hmmmm......... I didn't seem to get much...

Hmmmm.........

I didn't seem to get much braking action from the trailer using the override button on the remote.

So I adjusted tighter and got a little more.
So I went a click or two tighter...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-14-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,578
Posted By AlanKilian
I just did the basic electric brake adjustment...

I just did the basic electric brake adjustment for my new Flexiride axle and it was pretty much in correct adjustment from the factory.

This was SUPER simple compared to all that old rusty junk I...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-14-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By AlanKilian
I would decide where you want to stop for gas and...

I would decide where you want to stop for gas and call several stations in the area and ask them.

You should be able to get expert on-the-ground information that way.
Forum: General Chat 05-14-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By AlanKilian
I would decide where you want to stop for gas and...

I would decide where you want to stop for gas and call several stations in the area and ask them.
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 05-13-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By AlanKilian
I think you should have replaced the original...

I think you should have replaced the original fittings with a normal PEX replacement.
But knowing NOTHING about PEX, maybe I'm wrong.

It looks like you made a job more difficult by cutting out...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 05-13-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By AlanKilian
Part of what makes camping fun for me (as a...

Part of what makes camping fun for me (as a retired engineer) is making things "just work" during an adventure.

I LIKE the challenge of getting a white gas stove running well and developing the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-13-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By AlanKilian
I'm not an inverter user, but are you saying all...

I'm not an inverter user, but are you saying all of these inverters for sale are low quality?

https://www.amazon.com/500-watt-pure-sine-wave-inverter/s?k=500+watt+pure+sine+wave+inverter

I mean...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-12-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By AlanKilian
Fun fact: Physics will kick you in the rear end...

Fun fact: Physics will kick you in the rear end whenever she feels like it.

After testing the tongue weight, I tossed the plastic hose out the door to drain the cooler and water was running out of...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-12-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 678
Posted By AlanKilian
Yeah, that's confusing and I've never understood...

Yeah, that's confusing and I've never understood it either.

The exact same vehicle might have a 2500 pound rating in the USA and a 5000# rating in England.

I always have attributed it to the...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 05-11-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By AlanKilian
Hey! I like that toaster thingy. Does it...

Hey! I like that toaster thingy.

Does it work well?

Is it like these cheapies or is it something better?...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-11-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 678
Posted By AlanKilian
Look to the left, It says: - Trailer: 2013...

Look to the left, It says:

- Trailer: 2013 16ft Scamp
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-11-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By AlanKilian
I just finished installing the trailer brake...

I just finished installing the trailer brake unit, so I moved on to coolers again.

Installing one cooler and a mostly-full propane take, I got 120 pounds tongue weight.
Filling that cooler...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-11-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By AlanKilian
Well look at that! I'm glad my inexperience...

Well look at that!

I'm glad my inexperience helped find the actual correct photo.

Thanks for posting that.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-11-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By AlanKilian
This page shows an exploded view of a Dexter #9...

This page shows an exploded view of a Dexter #9 and it's got TWO washers on the outside of the outer bearing!

Dexter Axle 9K/10K GD (https://www.dexterpartsonline.com/page/398395376)

I bet they...
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 05-11-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By AlanKilian
This old feller is running PERFECTLY now.

About 4 years ago, we were stupid and left some stuff in our Scamp over the winter and it turned into a mouse hotel.

The Coleman camp stove I got for US$10 at a garage sale decades earlier turned...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-11-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 678
Posted By AlanKilian
It looks like the RAV4 TRD Off-road can tow...

It looks like the RAV4 TRD Off-road can tow 3,500#
https://www.carindigo.com/toyota/rav4-trd-off-road-suv/towing-capacity
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-11-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By AlanKilian
Here's the spare (probably from 1977) after I...

Here's the spare (probably from 1977) after I inflated it, drove from MN to MA and let it sit in the sun for a while.

This tire probably never saw the road, it just sat on the rear for a few...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-11-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 678
Posted By AlanKilian
I looked at a lot of vehicles and even made a...

I looked at a lot of vehicles and even made a spreadsheet to help us choose our vehicle.
NerdAlert.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-11-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 678
Posted By AlanKilian
I see 1,750# towing for the 2021 RAV4 hybrid in...

I see 1,750# towing for the 2021 RAV4 hybrid in the USA. Maybe you are in Europe where (somehow) they tow twice as much?
https://www.carindigo.com/toyota/rav4-hybrid-suv/towing-capacity...
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 05-10-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By AlanKilian
It's a forward apostrophe "'"

It's a forward apostrophe "'"
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-10-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,578
Posted By AlanKilian
The Tekonsha Pridigy RF brake controller...

The Tekonsha Pridigy RF brake controller installed quite easily.
People complain about not being able to pair the remote, but it want just as in the instruction manual the first time.

I only had...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-08-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By AlanKilian
My wife uses an antigravity eye cream. It costs...

My wife uses an antigravity eye cream.
It costs US$71 an ounce. (How they weight it is a trade secret!)
I'm pretty sure it's not REALLY antigravity.

I'm pretty sure this isn't a ceramic coating...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-07-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,578
Posted By AlanKilian
She's back on her feet! Tows like a dream...

She's back on her feet!

Tows like a dream (no surprise there) with 50 PSI in the tires.

Ended up replacing the coupler to get a 2" ball and two safety chains so I can be Massachusetts-legal.
...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-07-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By AlanKilian
I would think you could replace the heating...

I would think you could replace the heating element with a 120 Volt AC one easily enough.

Here's a video showing the replacement:
https://youtu.be/XoryMLBZueg?t=207

There are many 120 Volt...
Forum: Money Matters 05-06-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,527
Posted By AlanKilian
Traveling with a credit card.

We're getting worked up for a 1 or 2 month trip this fall, and are getting finances setup and I have a question.

We're getting as much as possible set to auto-pay, and we can pay other things...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 05-06-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By AlanKilian
You shouldn't have any problem generating...

You shouldn't have any problem generating interest with a FB or FGRV post.

I once had a ratty-old 1959 station wagon no one wanted to buy for $1,500 so I drove it over and parked in front of the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-05-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By AlanKilian
I'm going to guess this rubber window gasket. ...

I'm going to guess this rubber window gasket.
It looks like it's come loose and is falling into the camper.
I can almost even see water staining below it.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-04-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By AlanKilian
I'm turning mine into a space with one fixed and...

I'm turning mine into a space with one fixed and one pull-out huge coolers.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-03-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By AlanKilian
I'm about to have three of these 4 on 4" rims and...

I'm about to have three of these 4 on 4" rims and tires (one tire has been completely unused) surplus since we're installing a 5 on 4.5" axle.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wrUGBcVKQFmgsoCw6

They...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 05-02-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By AlanKilian
Electric galley water pump. Thanks, that's...

Electric galley water pump.

Thanks, that's the phrase I needed to "google" my way to a low-volume low-pressure pump. I was using "electric water pump 12 Volt" and kept getting high-pressure...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-01-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By AlanKilian
I'm getting a new Volvo XC-40 with the factory...

I'm getting a new Volvo XC-40 with the factory tow package and I didn't want to invade into that highly complex wiring system at all, so I chose a brake controller that completely installs on the...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-01-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,640
Posted By AlanKilian
I've never been upset by the amount I've had to...

I've never been upset by the amount I've had to pay at any park anywhere in the USA.

They all seem so fantastically-maintained and CHEAP compared to what I get that I'm always happy to pay.
...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 05-01-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By AlanKilian
12 Volt water pump recommendation

I have a 1977 13' Scamp with a 10 gallon fresh water tank and a manual pump faucet and I'd like to update to a foot-switch 12 Volt electric inline pump.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a...
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 05-01-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
For Sale: scamp 13
Views: 403
Posted By AlanKilian
Seems like a great price to me looking at the...

Seems like a great price to me looking at the photos!
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-01-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,242
Posted By AlanKilian
They cannot discuss issues with members publicly....

They cannot discuss issues with members publicly.

I haven't heard a thing one way or the other, so I've decided to ignore it.

Maybe it was just some hot-headedness or sayings that differ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-01-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,043
Posted By AlanKilian
I felt that way also, but I was having a heck of...

I felt that way also, but I was having a heck of a time finding anything in stock at eTrailer.

The first ones were going to ship in like August, the recommended replacements went into "Shipping"...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-01-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,043
Posted By AlanKilian
Tire capacity: Load range: D Ply rating:...

Tire capacity:

Load range: D
Ply rating: 8
Maximum load: 1,610 lbs at 65 psi


It's an ancient Scamp 13-foor with no fridge, AC or bathroom and a single propane tank on the front, so...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-01-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,043
Posted By AlanKilian
Is that right? My trailer has a sticker that...

Is that right?

My trailer has a sticker that says 25 PSI and the tires say 70 PSI.
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 04-28-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,311
Posted By AlanKilian
Well...

Well...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 04-28-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,311
Posted By AlanKilian
I'm an Atheist, it's in the rules. :)

I'm an Atheist, it's in the rules. :)
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 04-28-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,311
Posted By AlanKilian
Shoot, another great group doing good works that...

Shoot, another great group doing good works that won't welcome me because I'm an Atheist.

Oh well, the BBQ children's monthly buffet/meetup is still fun. :)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-28-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,411
Posted By AlanKilian
I also decided to go with coolers after about 2...

I also decided to go with coolers after about 2 months of looking at the refrigerator types, sizes, places to mount etc.


Here's my progress report if you're interested:...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 04-27-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,242
Posted By AlanKilian
I've just been threatened with gun violence by...

I've just been threatened with gun violence by Bill in Pittsburgh in a private message where he says he is "coming after me with both barrels" if I "do him harm with malice".


I've reported the...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 04-27-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,242
Posted By AlanKilian
In my opinion, this young man has no integrity. ...

In my opinion, this young man has no integrity.

He chose to ignore clear instructions.
His actions resulted in his injury.
He then decided that rather than show integrity and pay for the results...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-26-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By AlanKilian
Drain tube attachement for cooler

I designed and 3D printed a new plug for the cooler so I can attach a hose and valve to drain the water out through the bottom of the camper without removing the cooler from its mount.

It looks...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-26-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By AlanKilian
Or Putty. ...

Or Putty.


https://www.amazon.com/Colormetrics-Gray-Putty-Butyl-Single/dp/B00FHH7CG6/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=putty+roll&qid=1619452937&sr=8-1


:-)
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