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 on: September 17, 2014, 02:42:46 PM 
Started by robertglines1 - Last post by robertglines1
pic :This is our shower ceiling. 1/4 white acrylic sign material with Led lighting above. The whole thing is set on a ceramic ledge held in place with GE Silicon. Waterproof and spreads the led out fairly well.

 on: September 17, 2014, 02:40:16 PM 
Started by belfert - Last post by belfert
Yes, I have 90mm Hella HID modules.  I had talked to Daniel Stern and he says LED isn't quite there yet.  He said the Hella 90mm Bi-Xenon modules are the best right now if money isn't an object.  The Hella 90mm Bi-LED modules are more money than the Bi-Xenon modules.  There are cheaper alternatives in LED.

 on: September 17, 2014, 01:38:18 PM 
Started by DKO - Last post by DKO
One of my Dometic Penguin roof air conditioners is leaking condensation inside. It started yesterday. I took off the inside cover and checked the three mounting bolts. Two of them were loose enough that I could tighten them with the socket and my fingers. I read online that the weight of the AC can compress the gasket and the bolts can become loose.

I went on the roof today and the gasket is about an inch tall. I had my wife snug the two bolts just a little and the gasket still has plenty of room left in it. They are snug but not cranked down super tight. There is no gap between the gasket and the roof and the roof is not dipping down to cause water to pool. I took off the cover and then the sealed cover underneath to have a look. The drains on both sides of the evaporator coil are wide open. They are NOT stopped up in any way.​ Here is a picture looking straight down.​​​

You can see the evaportator coil in the picture above. The tray it sets in has a drain hole on each each end and a little gutter to the outside edge. The problem is that there is water pooling in the tray just forward of the evaporator coil. That tray is on the right edge in the picture above.

The water is pooling in that tray and it has no built in drain. There is no pathway for the water to travel from the tray with drains to the tray without drains. At least not that I can see. Once I close that compartment it may be blowing there some how but I have no way to see it. It does not pool in the tray that is supposed to be dry with the cover off.

This is a closer picture of the tray that is supposed to be dry that I am talking about.​

When I turned it on the water drained through the drain hole and gutter and off the edge of the bus like it is supposed to. I buttoned everything up and let it run. In about 3 hours it was leaking inside again. It is 90+ with sun and humidity so I will wait to go up again early tomorrow as I did this morning.​

​Any ideas how the water is getting in there and what to do to prevent it? Once that tray gets full it overflows into the screened in area. Under that screen is the inside part of the AC. From there it goes on the floor or in the ceiling. The floor I can deal with temporarily but not in the ceiling.

Thank you,


 on: September 17, 2014, 01:22:16 PM 
Started by bevans6 - Last post by bobofthenorth
We've left home lots of times at -30 or worse and returned to the same $#!%.  I find that battery heaters are equally important as block heaters, in fact maybe more so within reason.  Batteries lose a huge percentage of their CCA at lower temperatures - I think over half at -30 if memory serves.  Rule 1 for winter starting is "always park it with the noisy end closest to the door".  That way you can bring the big guns to bear if you need to.  I never bothered with light weight oil - I just accepted that it was going to take extra heat to get things loosened up for the first start.  If you're running late and leaving early there will still be a lot of heat left in the block when you fire up in the morning unless you are parking at -40 with a howling wind blowing.  I don't use ether - mag heaters, block heaters, battery blankets and in extreme situations a tiger torch stuck in a pipe with a 45 elbow on the end under the oil pan will always get them going. Keep the batteries on charge right up to departure time too - that helps keep them warm.

If its super cold and windy where you park you can always get up at 0-dark-30 before the block loses all its heat and fire it up for a half hour. But on that coast you don't really know from cold - you'll be fine.

 on: September 17, 2014, 01:16:30 PM 
Started by AndyyCoulic - Last post by bevans6
Being from the cold cold north, did you get the double pane or the single pane windows?  They sure look good!  I love the way you can get a good RV window that looks almost completely stock.  I have them in my bedroom.


 on: September 17, 2014, 01:15:08 PM 
Started by Ace - Last post by Ace
Bank came thru!

Time to make plans for a personal inspection!

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 on: September 17, 2014, 01:12:26 PM 
Started by joel_newton - Last post by bobofthenorth
I agree with Clifford - I could likely save a lot if I bought fuel more wisely but most of the time I just can't be bothered.  I do enter California and BC with a full tank and leave as close to empty as I dare to.  I also like to use Google Streetview to "drive" the route ahead of time if we're going to an unfamiliar Wallyworld, which is our preferred overnight stop.  I tend to buy fuel where its convenient on the interstate - usually at a truck stop but I have zero loyalty - whichever one has the tallest sign and looks to be the easiest access.  Unless I'm in familiar country.

 on: September 17, 2014, 12:42:14 PM 
Started by AndyyCoulic - Last post by AndyyCoulic
Finally received and installed my new motion windows in the bus after impatiently waiting, They went in incredibly easy and look magnificent!
I have all of the old window frames intact except the drivers window. (3 passenger side windows, 2 drivers side windows and the door window) If anyone would be interested in them. Im located in saskatchewan canada so i doubt its worth the shipping.

Dont mind the ugliness of the bus, still a long way to go and only purchased this spring. Currently in the middle of gutting interior and re-insulating it.

Old vs new

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 on: September 17, 2014, 12:41:31 PM 
Started by bevans6 - Last post by bevans6
In New Brunswick, right on the coast.  What an awesome park, huge, cool and deserted!  I rarely "camp" because I hate crowded sites, the kids next door starting a fire right beside my bedroom window, and fights over who walked on whose site.  This Canadian National Park has 312 sites, about 20 are occupied, and the site I got is about a half an acre in size with a couple of nice maple trees for me to snuggle the bus under for shade.  My closest neighbour, with one exception, is about 200 yards away.  The exception - a little black bear, looked like this year's cub, was playing on the site next to ours when we got back from our walk...  No sign of mama!

Tomorrow night up in Gaspe Quebec, about 200 Km up the coastal highway.  Oh - it's "Cootchi-boo-jew-ack", said really quickly.  Gaspe is "Gasp-eh"


 on: September 17, 2014, 12:29:15 PM 
Started by joel_newton - Last post by eagle19952
agree, but my rebate checks pay my G-kids bills.... Shocked

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