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Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 04-09-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,036
Posted By Steve Collins
I told you my previous post: ABS

I told you my previous post: ABS
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 04-09-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,036
Posted By Steve Collins
ABS. There are several threads here...

ABS.

There are several threads here describing black tank repairs in great detail. They should pretty much answer most questions.
Forum: Sunline Community 04-03-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Steve Collins
This thread from another forum (also a Social...

This thread from another forum (also a Social Knowledge forum) gives a pretty good summary of selecting led replacements for the various fixtures in an RV.

What I learned about Retro-fit LED...
Forum: Sunline Community 04-03-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,086
Posted By Steve Collins
I've not heard of one. But that does not mean...

I've not heard of one. But that does not mean they aren't out there. Perhaps you could do a Google or Yahoo search and find out?
Forum: Sunline Community 04-03-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Steve Collins
921 bulbs. They pull straight out.

921 bulbs. They pull straight out.
Forum: Sunline Community 04-03-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Steve Collins
What year trailer and which fixtures? Most...

What year trailer and which fixtures?

Most of the bulbs are simple twist or pull straight out. They're standard automotive style bulbs.

Perhaps a pic of the problematic fixture and bulb would...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 04-03-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 868
Posted By Steve Collins
https://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f111/looking-for...

https://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f111/looking-for-a-manual-12805.html
Forum: Sunline Community 04-02-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,086
Posted By Steve Collins
Plenty of open slots for the fuse for the LP...

Plenty of open slots for the fuse for the LP alarm. Ground for 12vdc is right there too.

If you pull the brown front panel off the power center, you should be able to access the screws that hold...
Forum: Sunline Community 04-02-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,086
Posted By Steve Collins
The front half of the '95 T-1950 is pretty much...

The front half of the '95 T-1950 is pretty much identical to the front half of our '99 T-2453. The fridge is on the street side about in the middle of the trailer so I'd venture an educated guess...
Forum: Sunline Community 04-02-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,086
Posted By Steve Collins
You will save a bunch of money if you just pick...

You will save a bunch of money if you just pick up a battery operated CO alarm readily available at hardware stores everywhere. It's what you would install in your home. There's no need for a special...
Forum: Sunline Community 03-23-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By Steve Collins
One other solution is to move to a standard size...

One other solution is to move to a standard size bed. This only works if there's enough space at the foot of the bed to accommodate the longer mattress. We were able to do this in our Cougar so we're...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-23-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,843
Posted By Steve Collins
That is for actually jacking up the trailer. ...

That is for actually jacking up the trailer.

For stabilizers, they need to be near the four corners of the rig; usually a foot or two inward. The rear ones need to be far enough in that they...
Forum: Sunline Owners Club FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 03-23-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,612
Posted By Steve Collins
Several years ago I placed a file in the FILES...

Several years ago I placed a file in the FILES area describing the various bypass systems with easily understood graphics. There are only a couple of variations; one valve and a check valve or two...
Forum: Modifications 03-21-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,112
Posted By Steve Collins
No, the A/C is permanently installed in the vent...

No, the A/C is permanently installed in the vent opening. It will no longer work as a vent.

I don't know about the newest A/C units, but the one on our '11 Cougar doesn't bring in fresh air or...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-21-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,171
Posted By Steve Collins
#1. Is the gas on when you travel down the road?...

#1. Is the gas on when you travel down the road? If it is off, then the flame goes out and the check light comes on, and naturally the fridge will start to warm up.

#2. If the gas is on when you...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 03-21-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steve Collins
Poke around EBay. I searched using the key words:...

Poke around EBay. I searched using the key words: RV tail light

There were several listings for that light. There may just the lens offerings.

I also found a listing for a left and right...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 03-21-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steve Collins
You also didn't mention what year your trailer...

You also didn't mention what year your trailer is. That would help identify what kind of tail light fixtures it would likely have. The model number really doesn't matter for items like this since the...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-20-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 38,695
Posted By Steve Collins
That looks like a connector for an antenna;...

That looks like a connector for an antenna; either AM/FM radio or television. Most TT's are pre-wired for both.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-18-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By Steve Collins
Let's be realistic here. It takes a big inverter...

Let's be realistic here. It takes a big inverter coupled to a large battery bank to do this. And, running AC like this depletes the batteries rapidly. If you're off the grid, you'll need a solar bank...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-12-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By Steve Collins
Your picture shows the 110vac circuit breakers. ...

Your picture shows the 110vac circuit breakers.

Just to the right of them, you will see a row of blue 15 amp automotive style FUSES. These are the 12 volt dc portion of your trailer's electrical...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-12-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By Steve Collins
Firing up the stove first is a trick we've all...

Firing up the stove first is a trick we've all learned that helps fill the system with propane right after you've changed the tanks. It's probably not necessary during normal operation.

The...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-12-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By Steve Collins
There are manuals in the files areas for the...

There are manuals in the files areas for the furnaces and other appliances used in Sunlines. The Dometic furnace manual includes complete instructions for proper operation.

You must have:


...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-09-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By Steve Collins
I think it's best that this be answered in open...

I think it's best that this be answered in open forum so that others can benefit from the reply.

Generators are allowed but only between the hours of nine and 11 AM and four and 7 PM.

There...
Forum: Modifications 02-07-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,548
Posted By Steve Collins
It sounds to me like someone removed the OSB and...

It sounds to me like someone removed the OSB and insulation, probably to start a repair of torn material, and never finished. If there's no evidence of any water damage, it's not a terribly difficult...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 02-05-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By Steve Collins
1. If the trailer has an air conditioner on the...

1. If the trailer has an air conditioner on the roof, then it should be wired for 30 amp service using a proper 30 amp cable and connector. There should be a separate 15 amp breaker for the A/C and...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 02-05-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By Steve Collins
Were those levels attached to the trailer with...

Were those levels attached to the trailer with some kind of foam pad or tape with adhesive on both sides or were they actually placed with a blob of silicone caulk?

I ask because if they were...
Forum: Modifications 01-16-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By Steve Collins
Especially the bathroom at 3 in the morning! No...

Especially the bathroom at 3 in the morning! No more getting dressed and walking to the campground's potty in the dark.
Forum: Trips & Vacations 01-13-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By Steve Collins
In New York, if you want a good site in one of...

In New York, if you want a good site in one of the state run campgrounds, you need to reserve 9 months prior to your planned arrival date. In the more popular campgrounds, sites are gone seconds...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 12-31-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,948
Posted By Steve Collins
That trim is available in various widths and...

That trim is available in various widths and colors. You want the plastic trim to be wider than the aluminum strip. Squeeze it so that the edges slip into the corresponding slots on the aluminum...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 12-26-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By Steve Collins
Have you researched the tow ratings and payload...

Have you researched the tow ratings and payload ratings for the specific model of Colorado you are looking at? That information is much more important than someone's casual and unquantified...
Forum: Sunline Community 12-23-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,194
Posted By Steve Collins
My '76 Prowler had those clips, too. I made up...

My '76 Prowler had those clips, too. I made up some storm windows with thin Lexan and some molding for joining plastic wall panels. They worked pretty well for late fall camping.
Forum: Sunline Community 12-17-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By Steve Collins
Nope, not unique at all. Many RV's and boats have...

Nope, not unique at all. Many RV's and boats have used the stuff over the years.

It's called bead trim or other similar names. It's available in many different sizes and colors.

Here's a sample...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-15-2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,785
Posted By Steve Collins
FILES area has floor plans and specs of all...

FILES area has floor plans and specs of all models and all years of Sunlines. Download your year and compare floor plans.

I've offered this same advice to several other folks in the past few...
Forum: Directions & Routes 12-14-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,043
Posted By Steve Collins
We drive I-88 at least once a year in both...

We drive I-88 at least once a year in both directions in October. Generally we get on at Route 30A which is a bit north of Cobleskill and go all the way to Binghamton. Neither Gail nor I remember any...
Forum: Sunline Owners Meet & Greet 12-09-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,560
Posted By Steve Collins
FCP is open from Friday, April 7, 2017 until...

FCP is open from Friday, April 7, 2017 until Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Forum: Sunline Owners Meet & Greet 12-08-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,560
Posted By Steve Collins
I booked C52 for 4 nights starting on Thursday...

I booked C52 for 4 nights starting on Thursday the 7th.

I see that Tom & Debbie have 44 once again.

53 and 55 are also booked starting on the 7th. Kathy and Leo on 53, I'm guessing, but not...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 12-07-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By Steve Collins
Those valves, fittings and covers are all...

Those valves, fittings and covers are all standard RV plumbing and can be purchased at most any RV shop. If you are familiar with residential drain plumbing with PVC components, the only real...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-07-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,529
Posted By Steve Collins
There are brochures for every model year of...

There are brochures for every model year of Sunlines ever produced in the FILES area. Look at the tabs at the very top of the screen under the club logo. FILES is the fifth tab from the left.
...
Forum: Sunline Owners Meet & Greet 12-07-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,560
Posted By Steve Collins
Not all sites are reservable. Each DEC campground...

Not all sites are reservable. Each DEC campground holds a few sites for emergencies and walkins
Forum: Modifications 12-06-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,259
Posted By Steve Collins
I'm wondering if something like this might be an...

I'm wondering if something like this might be an even better investment. By the time you buy two of the "claw" tie-downs or 4 of the "bolt" tie-downs, you'd be in the same price range as this one:
...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 11-29-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,820
Posted By Steve Collins
There's really no reason to do that. I've never...

There's really no reason to do that. I've never covered the wall vent on the fridge and my Cougar has a pair of them. They're designed to prevent most water intrusion anyway.

I've had up to a...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 11-29-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,820
Posted By Steve Collins
Since my fresh water tank sits empty but moist...

Since my fresh water tank sits empty but moist for about 6 months each year, I do the bleach treatment every year and pump it all through the kitchen sink via both hot and cold lines. I do this...
Forum: Sunline Community 11-23-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,158
Posted By Steve Collins
We dodged the bullet here in the southern tip of...

We dodged the bullet here in the southern tip of the Adirondacks. Our neighbors to the east and west didn't fare so well. All we saw was some wind and a dusting of snow across the three days that the...
Forum: Sunline Community 11-20-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,925
Posted By Steve Collins
Read Sunline Fan's post again. He stated clearly...

Read Sunline Fan's post again. He stated clearly that proper towing capacity should be calculated at 75% of the vehicle's max towing capacity utilizing the trailer's GVWR rating. 75% of 7,200# =...
Forum: Sunline Community 11-20-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,925
Posted By Steve Collins
I'm with Jon on this 100%. If you look back...

I'm with Jon on this 100%.

If you look back through the Towing section threads, there are dozens (maybe hundreds) of discussions of exactly this issue with lots and lots of information about...
Forum: Sunline Community 11-19-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,925
Posted By Steve Collins
Up until the early 2000's, Sunline used smaller...

Up until the early 2000's, Sunline used smaller rails in the frame and A-frame and, in some models, slightly smaller capacity axles and springs. My '99 T-2453 had 4" frame components and 3,500#...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 11-18-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,183
Posted By Steve Collins
RV pumps have a pressure switch in them so they...

RV pumps have a pressure switch in them so they come on when you open a faucet and go off when you close. If that's the heavy duty pump you found, then that is able to drive the whole hot and cold...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 11-18-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,183
Posted By Steve Collins
You can buy an awful lot of pipe/hose/PEX and...

You can buy an awful lot of pipe/hose/PEX and fittings for the cost of one of those ShurFlo RV pumps.

When we talk piping in RV's we generally mean either PEX or flex hoses for supply lines....
Forum: Modifications 11-18-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By Steve Collins
Also, if you use an RV furnace that has any kind...

Also, if you use an RV furnace that has any kind of hot air distribution, it needs 12vdc to run the fan and the control circuitry. That means at least a decent power supply similar to what radio folk...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 11-18-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,183
Posted By Steve Collins
If you don't find piping going from the pump to...

If you don't find piping going from the pump to the shower for cold water and from the pump to the water heater and to the shower, then someone kludged the system. You'll have to replace it.

But...
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