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RE: Notify Moderator function

Scott, this has been going on a while. Admin is aware of it and is working on it whenever he can. I PM'd him a while back about it, he tried a few fixes, PM'd me to try again and so on. So far no joy, but I'm sure he will get it figured out. He hasn't had a chance in the past couple weeks to go at it further but it is in his sights to get it fixed. What I have done instead is send an email to the mod of the forum in question to notify of any situation. PM works too.
BobsYourUncle 11/17/19 08:29pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Today is Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

Amen to that. My father served in WW2, a selfless act I very deeply respect him for. He was one of the lucky ones that came home intact. He flew navigator on the bomber planes.
BobsYourUncle 11/11/19 08:35am RV Lifestyle
RE: How to destroy a truck camper in .5 seconds.

That's Penticton Speedway. I used to live there and go to the races there. Ex sis in law used to race stock car there. Now, if I was younger, I'd probably know those guys! Kinda funny I guess... years ago I would have tried that.
BobsYourUncle 11/09/19 10:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Rear Hitch Bike Rack for Travel Trailer

Have you ever followed behind a TT or 5ver going down the highway with a loaded bike rack? I have quite a few times. It's rather scary how much it flings forward and back. And you cannot see it from the drivers seat. I have one for the back of the TT. I'd like to use it but wouldn't consider it without a provision for lateral support to prevent it from flexing to and fro. Mine is a 2" reciever.
BobsYourUncle 11/08/19 01:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Side windows are fogged up

There are different types of windows. Depending on the manufacturer, you may or may not have to pull the whole window to get the glass out. Residential windows are made so both the slider and fixed unit can be removed without taking the frame out. RV windows go both ways. Many times you have to pull the window to get the slider out. But in answer to your question, yes, you can do just one. Single biggest thing is getting the durned glass out of there without disassembling half your MH. Have a look to see if you can get the glass out without removing the frame. On edit, I think I misread your question. I'll clean my glasses.... Yes you can change from double to single glazed, but you need to compensate for the narrower thickness. The DG frames are made for the thickness of the sealed unit vs the thickness of a single piece of glass. The fixed lite is easier to convert than the slider part.
BobsYourUncle 11/08/19 08:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Side windows are fogged up

It is not the tint, zero chance of that. Well outlined in post above, no going to repeat good information. But I would like to add something based on my 45 years in the glazing / solarium business. I have cut apart and repaired many failed units over the years. The actual cause of the fogging is a failure of the seal between the 2 panes. I really wouldn't just try to remove 2 pieces of the spacer bar (sorry garyemunson :) ) it is important to remove all the spacer bar, that is completely separate the glass panes from the spacer bar. Biggest reason is it is all old and it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint exactly where the failure is. And also near impossible to properly clean the glass inside. Reusing spacer bar is a recipe for failure. And the stuff left there is ready to fail. This can be done at home, but I recommend leaving it to a pro. The glass needs to be completely removed from the spacer bar, very thoroughly cleaned with glass cleaner only, no wax, polish or any foreign substance at all. Now here is the kicker - if the unit has been failed for any length of time, the inside of the glass will be permanently etched from being fogged up. There is a strong possibility that you may have to replace the glass. The etching cannot be removed. The glass is tempered, heat treated for safety. This means you have to order the new glass. That's a whole other process. Local glass shops cannot temper glass in shop. It requires a special oven to do it. If you get through all this yourself and still go ahead to do it, you need to have all new spacer bar on hand, be it superspacer or metal. I would match what is there. The spacer bar has it's own adhesive strip for the initial bond to the glass. Once assembled it then has to be sealed around the outside. Polysulphide is the standard basic stuff they use. It's a 2 part seal, mixed together like epoxy and it cures only when the 2 components are mixed. Better sealing is silicone glazing, made for longer lasting applications. Not to be confused with trying to seal your roof with the stuff.... Different application. I have a friend with a glass line and when I redo a unit I bring it in to his shop and ask him to seal it for me or if I can have at his equipment. It's a special process. Personally, I would let a pro do it. It is involved and you need to know your way around, and understand how this stuff works. If you leave even one little pinhole in the seal, it will fog up again. Then there is the obvious. You need a clean environment to do this, without a dust storm blowing by. Another thing is to be sure the unit is done at your level above sea. Huh? You say? Contrary to what a lot of people believe, it is NOT a vacuum in there. If you live at 2000 feet above sea level and the shop sealing the glass is 8000 feet above sea level, the difference in air pressure will push the 2 panes towards each other in the middle. Not that much of an issue on small units, but on big ones it is noticeable. We used to order windows from a place years ago. They would come with a small needle sized tube in the sealed unit to equalize the pressure at the destination. It would have to be sealed shut prior to installation. Food for thought....
BobsYourUncle 11/08/19 08:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Filling Propane While Traveling

All I ever do is put the empty in the back of the truck and go find a place to fill it. Yeah a little heavy when full but not that bad.
BobsYourUncle 11/06/19 09:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Mattress or Hotel ?

Thanks Bob for appreciating my humor, as shown in your signature.:B:) And thanks for giving that humor! I have always been a joker, it's a family trait from my mothers side. Life was always entertaining when mom was around. Never knew what she was going to pull next! We need more humor in this world.
BobsYourUncle 11/06/19 12:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mother-In-Law Suite?

I’ve wanted to take a picture of a teardrop trailer hooked to my 45’ FP with “Mother In Law Suite” photoshopped on it. How about a beat up ugly old homemade wood flat deck trailer with a worn out tent set up on it? :B Nothing but the best for MIL!! :B
BobsYourUncle 11/06/19 07:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Mother-In-Law Suite?

Coming to a WalMart near you....
BobsYourUncle 11/05/19 07:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Mattress or Hotel ?

Thanks Bob, for your guesswork, and intellectual capacity. How about and answer on what type of mattress ? :B:B - Lol! Can't really recommend a particular brand, as everyone's sleeping needs are different. And good point mentioned, it needs to be folded up for stowage. I replaced one in my old TT a few year ago. Didn't get too carried away with quality and price, think I paid about 400 bucks for it. Funny thing is, I slept better on that than mattresses I spent 5 times the money on in my stick and bricks.... go figure... Sometimes something cheap outperforms the higher end items.:R
BobsYourUncle 11/05/19 07:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Mattress or Hotel ?

500 dollar hotel bill is money flushed, and you still need a new mattress... Put the 500 into a mattress and you get many years of "hotels", saving the need to do it again next time extra accommodations are needed.
BobsYourUncle 11/05/19 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What happened to

Before it all, it use to be "Open Roads" when under the umbrella of the Affinity Group. Maybe, to be PC, they should go back to the old Open Roads logo. A long long time ago, this web site sold merchandise. My wife purchased a shirt for me. A few years later, we found a source that still had original Affinity Group Open Roads polo style shirts. She bought me another one, as the first one was wearing very thin and getting raggedy. I don't wear this one, except on very rare occasions hoping to keep it for a long-long time. For everyone that goes back to the early 2000's or beyond, this will jog your memory: No, it's not for sale, and it's not negotiable for any trade item. Sorry folks. I'm keeping it. Wow!! Deja Vu! I have one of those shirts, identical to that. I don't wear it often either. I also have 2 T shirts, and a couple ball caps, all with the same logo. Nice! :) And I may as well add, like you, not for sale. :B
BobsYourUncle 10/29/19 07:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: What were they thinking?

If you ask them, they likely tow it with a Duramax equipped Ford Ram...
BobsYourUncle 10/27/19 10:48am Travel Trailers
RE: How to eat a onion ring

Lol, must be!
BobsYourUncle 10/23/19 08:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: How to eat a onion ring

Sitting in A&W right now, chowing down on some onion rings..... What have you done to us?!! :B
BobsYourUncle 10/21/19 12:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: How cold can you go?

I was FT in my TT for 2 Alberta winters. .....snip :B You make it sound easy but, didn't you underwear freeze to the wall of your camper ??? Maybe the kid might not enjoy that at his age. :B :B some of you guys have good memories - Haha! Yes, I had my undies freeze to the wall inside the compartment I stored my laundry in. Kinda funny actually. I guess all I'm saying is it's about attitude. I was determined to make it work, so I did. My situation at that time was something I posted very little about. It was a story in itself. I chose to focus on all the reasons why I could FT in minus 30s weather rather than dwelling on why I couldn't. And besides that, I have always loved a challenge, something I can do when people tell me it won't work. That's just part of who I am... :)
BobsYourUncle 10/19/19 07:50am Travel Trailers
RE: This is revolting

Huh???? :h
BobsYourUncle 10/18/19 06:50am Around the Campfire
RE: How cold can you go?

I was FT in my TT for 2 Alberta winters. Got a little dicey at minus 33C for a while but I made it. Propane didn't flow too well, had to open cabinet doors to get heat in to my pipes, had the occasional freeze up.... No heated or enclosed underbelly. Single glazed windows. Dumping was a real going show. But I made it work. But that was minus 33, not just a few degrees into freezing. I wouldn't think twice about camping in the temperatures you mention. That's still almost t-shirt weather!! :B
BobsYourUncle 10/16/19 09:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Seized valve cable

BobsYourUncle 10/16/19 09:09pm Truck Campers
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