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  1. WeRJuliIan

    Little Red Light

    Ok, I'm not going to the jokes, or sing "Roxanne"... But I am going to tell you about a simple mod that saves my legs. First, the backgound... The shore power cable for the trailer is at the back... The door is at the front... The only way to tell if the shore power is connected is to go...
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    Camping tricks at home...

    So we had a problem with our A/C at home, and it didn't get fixed as quickly as we hoped... Now, this is central Florida, where the heat index has been in three figures the past week. So, we called on our camping resources... The HTT is open in the driveway, with its A/C cooling nicely... and...
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    "Sway Command" - good idea or bad?

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    "Solar on the side"...?

    Our new Jayco hybrid proudly boasts that it is "Solar Ready", and has "Solar On The Side". It must be true, there are stickers that say so,,, In the Goodie Bag that came with it, was the "solar adaptor", which appears to be 12" of wire with a plug on the end. On The Side (see? ) of the tongue...
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    I do know what I'm doing, honest!

    I'm going to get a hat, or a t shirt, that says " Really, I have done this before." It's just so frustrating, when people turn up and try to take over a particular task. I know they're well meaning, in most cases, and that makes it very hard to reject their "assistance " without being rude...
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    Gas bottle dimensions

    I'm trying to avoid building a whole new platform to mount twin propane bottles on the tongue, instead of the factory-fitted single bottle. My plan is simply to replace the 20 pound bottle with a 30 pound one... but the existing fitting has the base of the bottle wedged between two metal flanges...
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    Simple under-seat storage

    When I lifted up the dinette seats, I found that there was a space, leading down into the outside storage... with horizontal slats across, to support the seat.... like this: A simple sheet of plywood screwed under the slats, created a couple of small storage trays for those odd things...
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    Reese Pins, free to a good home

    We recently moved to the... well, not dark, but slightly shady, side, and traded in our PUP for a hybrid While I was sorting out all the bits and pieces that used to go with the PUP, I came across a bag of 5 or 6 of the small Reese pins that we used to lock the roof latches and doors, for...
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    Florida State Parks giving out camper personal details.

    We just had an email from Florida's DEP, telling us that "The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently received a public records request pursuant to Florida’s Public Records Law (Article I, section 24, Florida Constitution and Chapter 119, Florida Statutes) for names, addresses...
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    Oscar Scherer, FL, anyone?

    We are taking our brand-new hybrid "Tardis" (it's bigger on the inside) for its first real outing next weekend - Friday 5th to Sunday, and we're just wondering if anyone else is going to be in Oscar Scherer State Park that weekend? We picked this park because it's very close to home - no more...
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    Florida burn bans

    I'm not sure if this is the right place, but maybe the Helpful Mods can relocate it.. If you're coming to Florida, any time soon (this being April 23, '17), please be aware that recent rainfall has been very low, so the whole state is tinder-dry and wildfires are currently burning. Some areas...
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    Manufacturers' policy on mods.

    This is in the nature of a cautionary tale, for anyone who's just itching to implement any of the mods that we see a-plenty in here.. I want to mount a (small) radio antenna on the roof of our hybrid. As a careful soul, I took the precaution of emailing Jayco, to ask for details of the roof...
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    Leveling with two axles

    Up until recently, we had a single axle and used a BAL leveler with fair success ... But now we've gone up in the world :) and got a twin axle, and i'm wondering about leveiing two wheels at the same time. I don't really want to buy - and crank - another BAL, so I'm thinking in terms of a long...
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    OK, what's in here?

    Not quite a mystery part, as a mystery place... We are still exploring our Very New Jayco Jayfeather 19XUD, and I've realised that there is a "dead space" in the cabinetry over the galley area, right above the factory installed radio. (See the picture) As far as I can tell, there's no access...
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    Camp Driveway as a refuge

    At about 3 am this morning, there was a loud bang, and the house went very quiet... apart from the insistent beeping of my UPS unit, telling me that I was on battery, because the power was out. I initially assumed that a transformer had blow - it's common around here, and FPL are getting very...
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    Kamping with Kitten

    Just a couple of weeks ago, I was working on our PUP, and heard odd little squeaky noises from underneath. The two of us searched around and eventually located a very young, very lost kitten. She moved right in, of course, and left us with the problem of what to do with a very young kitten while...
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    Pressure regulators

    This may have been covered elsewhere, but I learned a lesson our last trip out, and I thought I would share it, for the benefit of anyone else who comes this way: Up until now, I have put the water pressure regulator on the "city water" intake at the side of the pup, right before the filter...
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    Air bleed valve on fridge gas line?

    Getting tired of waiting for the fridge to start up... If we change a propane bottle, air obviously gets into the gas line. The amount of gas used by the fridge is very small, so it takes a long time, and several "false starts" for gas to reach the fridge It occurs to me that a bleed valve...
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    Peeling off the laminate - intact ?

    We're beginning to suspect that we have a slight case of Body Rot. The PUP, not us.. So, I'm starting to plan for taking off a section of the side wall and replacing it. Luckily, it's the rear section behind the dinette slide out.. so not a huge section. My question, for those who have come...
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    Webster, MA, accident

    For those of you who work on your PUP in the driveway, a sober warning. A gentleman was working under his camper in Webster, MA, a few days ago - not a PUP, one of those camper-bodies that fit on the back of a truck, but he's still "one of us", in spirit. I know him personally, and I'm getting...




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