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  1. swordfish

    Drill/Adapter for lift

    After owning a popup for many years, the most stupid thing I did was add an AC on the roof. I honestly think the whiffle tree and the gears are meant for raising the roof without a 120 lb AC on top. Sure, you can try a drill. I did it with a "corded" Milwaukee drill and it smoked after less...
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    What do you call this?

    Very spacious.
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    Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    So I bought two sets to get the answer. It turns out I can only use one set per phone app. If I change them to another vehicle, I will have to redo the pairing. Not ideal, but the price is right.
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    Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    If one gets two sets for two vehicles, will Bluetooth know which set belong to which vehicle?
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    April 2023 - what did you do for your camper?

    Changing my towing vehicle to a Ford e250. With the help from Ray, the wiring is just about done.
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    March 2023 - What did you do for your camper?

    I must admit that I am not a cabinet maker. I tried and failed. So, I went back to shelving for my cargo trailer conversion.
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    February 2023 - what did you do for your camper?

    We made 3 reservations at the nearby state parks. Bought a 12v Lithium battery from Li Time. It is supposed to last 10 years. But not sure what to use for a battery tender or a charger. A new toy for me.
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    handrail for entry/exit of popup

    Do you mean like this? I mounted the handrail on a 2x4. Notched the top so the 2x4 is locked in the edge of the roof. The bottom of the 2x4 has two bolts in T-nuts so I can loosen the bolts to extend the length till the 2x4 is tight. It is not meant to be as secure as a jungle gym.
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    November 2022 - what did you do for your camper?

    Bought a Jace-E-Up for my Cargo Trailer jack. I can now use a power trailer mover without the trailer jack being in the way. A video shows how it works
  10. swordfish

    Help removing push rod and floor track

    I would cut it off with a Dremel cutter or a metal grinder.
  11. swordfish

    Handicap? Not a problem

    A power wheelchair that lies flat is the bed for my wife. To carry that 450 lb beast, we need a full-size van (e.g. Econoline 350) with a ramp or lift.
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    Handicap? Not a problem

    We didn't have a chance to go camping with my handicap setup before my wife's disease got degenerated a bit further. Now she can't even take one step without the risk of falling. So we sold the Starcraft Launch and build a camper from a cargo trailer. It takes shore electricity and water, or...
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    Getting a Hybrid

    Two problems that I have experienced with my Starcraft Launch: 1) the seal around the popout beds lost the sealing power over time. I ended up with water collected on the canvas. Adding a stick-on weatherstrip over the existing seal helped a great deal, 2) Any wood surface inside was...
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    Coleman Original Crank Handle photo?

    The end of the handle may have a "push nut" to keep the plastic part from getting out. eBay still has it for sale at an outrageous price. I bought a spare a long time ago with less money.
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    Lift system Broke.

    Try a pair of ratcheting cargo bars at your own risk.
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    Handicap? Not a problem

    Let me try again. 1) the platform is supported and leveled by an RV stabilizer jack, 2) IndeeLift on a lazy Susan, 3) Sitting on the IndeeLift (21" chair high), 4) battery-powered elevation by the remote, 5) A 90-degree turn (that is what the lazy Susan is for), walking off the lift. She can...
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    Lift System Uneven Door Won't Shut - 93 Starcraft

    My guess is that the cables need adjustments. Meanwhile, try to raise the lower side with this
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    Trailer hitch ball stuck in tongue

    I have the same kind. I always have to use the claw of a hammer to pull the hitch cover up when under the tension from the TV. Always carry a hammer.
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    Hot water for the outdoor

    This works great when I installed it on a camping sink. (the sink)...
  20. swordfish

    After 5 years....

    I've been listing my popup at RVShare for renting. My range of service is within a 1 hr drive from home.

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