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Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-14-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By GKLarson
Thanx

appreciate the advice
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-14-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By GKLarson
shower caulking ?

When we bought our t-1950 about 8 yrs ago a previous owner had caulked all 3 sides of where the shower walls meet the floor. The caulk is now in bad shape & am considering replacing it.
There seems...
Forum: Modifications 04-07-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By GKLarson
Smile ditto, Mainah

what's the point of an elec only fridge unless one camps exclusively w/ hookups or runs a generator 24/7
I'd rather have a good ice chest
Forum: Modifications 02-17-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,113
Posted By GKLarson
Don't know about CO but just across the 4 corners...

Don't know about CO but just across the 4 corners monument in AZ anything solar related inc batts are sales tax free
BTW how come I have room to spare mounting 2 type 27's end to end w/ room to...
Forum: Modifications 02-17-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,113
Posted By GKLarson
2 type 27's fit just right on the factory rack of...

2 type 27's fit just right on the factory rack of my T1950
Forum: Sunline Community 01-14-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By GKLarson
Have you considered a portable "installation"? ...

Have you considered a portable "installation"?
No holes in your roof
Easy to uninstall if you change rigs
Much easier to clean
Park in shade, deploy panels in sun
Best advantage by far...
Forum: Western 01-08-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By GKLarson
Quartzsite regulars

We are fairly close to Quartzsite now & will re-visit sometime this Winter.
Have been there many times in past & are very familiar w/ the area.
Willing to try to answer any ?? you may have
Expect...
Forum: Sunline Community 04-03-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By GKLarson
LED's

Do make that conversion to LED lights They use 10% of the power & last a lifetime. Required equipment if you plan to boondock & pay for a few w/ campground fees you save :D
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 04-03-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By GKLarson
finally got it to light think it must be the...

finally got it to light
think it must be the howling winds. They don't blow gently out here on the high plains :eek:
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 04-03-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By GKLarson
Oven won't light

Pilot lights as usual, but despite holding button in w/ pilot burning for requisite 5, (or many more seconds) when knob is turned to desired temp setting pilot goes out w/o oven igniting. Stove top...
Forum: Sunline Community 01-29-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By GKLarson
John Thanx for the quick, intelligent, helpful...

John
Thanx for the quick, intelligent, helpful reply.
Yes, we still use the Sunline 6 months/yr & travel extensively in it (In CA's Imperial Valley desert as I type) Understand most campers are...
Forum: Sunline Community 01-28-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By GKLarson
What's next ?

OK, We love our 06 T-1950 but wife is campaigning for a bit larger camper w/ a slide. I'll likely have to get a heftier tow vehicle also as our 4.7L Tundra doesn't seem like it wants to tow a much...
Forum: Sunline Community 11-29-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,467
Posted By GKLarson
Very interesting note, mainah, about all the...

Very interesting note, mainah, about all the energy in a 20lb propane tank vs batteries
And propane's pretty cheap @ present. Even here in CA's (the land of high taxes) Imperial Co. desert it's...
Forum: Sunline Community 11-28-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,467
Posted By GKLarson
All great advice above. I just took a count of...

All great advice above.
I just took a count of the lights in our T1950. Inc the 3 exterior lights we have a total of 20 fixtures. I've converted all but 2-3 never used ones to LED & also added the...
Forum: Sunline Community 11-27-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,467
Posted By GKLarson
Solar's the way to go We're boondocking in the...

Solar's the way to go
We're boondocking in the desert as I type & solar meets most of our power needs. I run a 130W unit & am very pleased. Solar prices have plummeted in recent yrs. If you do a...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 09-13-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By GKLarson
the final solution

So, along w/ my handy friend we tried a number of different wt & hitch setups today & nothing we tried totally eliminated the sway & rough, bouncy ride
Was resigned to leaving the scooter @ home...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 09-11-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By GKLarson
test results

So, as planned, I placed 250 lbs of wt inside as close to front of trailer as possible & drove "around the block". Got to 61-62 mph before rear end began to sway, not as badly as past but still...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 09-11-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By GKLarson
Thanx to all for trying to help me solve this...

Thanx to all for trying to help me solve this issue
We spend 6 months/yr boondocking in some remote areas of the SW. The idea of the scooter was to make for a cheaper ride to town rather than...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 09-09-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By GKLarson
Thanx Tod & Jim for the replies I carry lotsa...

Thanx Tod & Jim for the replies
I carry lotsa stuff in back of our Tundra TV under the cap but I'm reluctant to move any of it into the trailer to balance it as I'd just have to move it somewhere...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 09-09-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,454
Posted By GKLarson
elimnating sway ?

I've towed our 1950 cross country numerous times w/ our current hitch set-up w/o any sway problems.

Had a handy pal fabricate & weld a 7'x2' 100lb rack to trailer's rear frame. Maiden voyage w/...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-27-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By GKLarson
Rich I had the same (negative) experience...

Rich
I had the same (negative) experience trying to clean the vinyl door & garage trim. When I removed it found it to be a bit wider than 3/4 so I used 1 inch as a replacement & it fit just fine
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-25-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,286
Posted By GKLarson
my $.02

I'm way outta you guys' league on tech issues but here's my experience:
I bought 4 new tires for our 1950 2 yrs ago & used the beads to balance them
This spring after making 2 cross country trips...
Forum: Sunline Community 08-22-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By GKLarson
Good on you ! Boondocking's the way to travel....

Good on you !
Boondocking's the way to travel. Wean yourself from those hookups
We spend 6 months each yr boondocking in warmer climes
You're 100% right in thinking fewer hookups=more freedom
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-19-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By GKLarson
new looking exterior

Right you are !!! Replacement was the way to go.
But it's not the corner vinyl trim that I couldn't get clean. That seems to be a different type vinyl & cleans fairly easily
I tried the CLR & it...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-16-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By GKLarson
Door & garage vinly trim replacements ?

As recommended in another thread I used acetone to clean the exterior vinyl trim around our windows & it did a decent job. However, it barely touched the mold/staining on the 5/8 inch trim that...
Forum: Modifications 07-13-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By GKLarson
Kartimel I'd surely recommend you get a...

Kartimel
I'd surely recommend you get a regulator/controller for a permanent installation but I camped w/ a few folks who did what they called "running wild" They hooked their solar panels to...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 06-20-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,551
Posted By GKLarson
I had same problem w/ same trailer few yrs ago...

I had same problem w/ same trailer few yrs ago but was able to easily find Bargman replacement lens covers. Some of the old lens covers were half filled w/ water. I drilled a small hole on bottom...
Forum: Sunline Community 05-03-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,195
Posted By GKLarson
We just returned a few days ago to our NNY home...

We just returned a few days ago to our NNY home after spending 5.5 months in our 1950 in SW. This is the 5th consecutive yr we've done so. The quality in a Sunline really shows when one puts it to...
Forum: Sunline Community 04-05-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,661
Posted By GKLarson
very nice pix

Thanx for posting them
We see same type vegetation here in SW AZ

Believe your 1st shot is of Quailb(r)ush
2nd is a Mexican Poppy
3rd is Prickly pear cactus (pads are edible after being...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-04-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,183
Posted By GKLarson
Shower caulk ?

The seam where my shower walls & floor meet was caulked when we bought our 1950. I assume this wasn't factory work but applied by a previous owner as the job looks it. Caulk's now discoloring &...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 02-08-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By GKLarson
John Thanx for all the advice Haven't yet...

John
Thanx for all the advice
Haven't yet checked if problem persists in AC mode but did buy a replacement thermistor yesterday.W/ some help from a fellow camper here in the Imperial Co CA desert...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 02-06-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By GKLarson
fridge too cold

We've a Dometic model RM2652 fridge that has now gets way too cold
We keep a thermometer inside it to monitor temp & recently it's gotten to as low as 23 deg before I turn off the power & allow temp...
Forum: Sunline Community 01-17-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,661
Posted By GKLarson
If you're cold while in Deming take a hot soak in...

If you're cold while in Deming take a hot soak in Faywood Hot springs or visit the wild ones along the Gila river N of Silver City
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 12-20-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By GKLarson
Great Idea ! And a whole lot easier & more...

Great Idea !
And a whole lot easier & more aromatic than a valve replacement
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 12-20-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By GKLarson
JohnB - Extremely helpful as always We set up...

JohnB - Extremely helpful as always
We set up camp (dry, naturally) here in the Rv Mecca of Quartzsite AZ yesterday. There are many rv parts folks in town & I'll pick up one of those flushing...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 12-18-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By GKLarson
Mainah Thanx for the reply Well, I removed...

Mainah
Thanx for the reply
Well, I removed what I called a shroud which is actually a deflector to channel exhaust gas up toward the vents on the hinged access cover. Unfortunately the threads on...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 12-17-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By GKLarson
flushing hot water tank

all of a sudden our shower water reaks !
I recently allowed a neighboring camper w/ a full water bladder to fill my water tank. Have never flushed the hot water tank in 5 yrs we've owned it but now...
Forum: Sunline Community 10-29-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By GKLarson
Ditto Mr Osier

I also tow my 1950 w/ a Tundra but mine's an '06 w/ the .4.7 liter V-8
On the flats we move along OK but lose it on hills. I only get 10mpg as perhaps the small V-8 is bit overworked w/ the bed of...
Forum: Modifications 10-26-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By GKLarson
Do it Panels are cheaper than ever. < $!/watt ...

Do it
Panels are cheaper than ever. < $!/watt
Consider a portable unit rather than roof mount. IMO they offer numerous advantages w/ the only possible downside the easily dealt w/ security issue....
Forum: Sunline Community 10-19-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By GKLarson
Sunnys in SW ???

After a Winter in FL we're excited about returning for our 5th Winter in the Southwest :p
Anyone have any plans to be in AZ, NM, or SoCal from late Nov-late April ?
We boondock 95% of time, are...
Forum: Modifications 10-14-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,237
Posted By GKLarson
We flipped the axles a few yrs ago on our T1950 &...

We flipped the axles a few yrs ago on our T1950 & are very pleased. The increased clearance allows us easy access on the rough back rds we travel.
As I recall I paid approx $90 for a Dexter flip kit...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 07-30-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,868
Posted By GKLarson
Solar power, my $.02

We've had our 260 watt solar system for 2 Winters now, one spent in desert SW & other in FL & are very pleased. The only time we now use the generator is to power the microwave
Although 260W is way...
Forum: Sunline Community 06-12-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By GKLarson
Thanx to you both for the replies. I was...

Thanx to you both for the replies.

I was aware that any elec device that makes heat requires lotsa power & guess what the condensors do when fridge runs on AC ?
One of many advantages of...
Forum: Sunline Community 06-11-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By GKLarson
Mack Thanx for the reply If, per your...

Mack
Thanx for the reply
If, per your calculation, my fridge would draw 324 watts & my solar only puts out 260 watts (under ideal conditions) how is it that it would be sufficient to run fridge....
Forum: Sunline Community 06-11-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By GKLarson
another fridge question

We're snowbids & spend 6 months/yr in our T-1950
2 winters ago in the SW we bought 260 watts of portable solar It worked great out there & also this past winter in FL although there's lots more...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 04-26-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By GKLarson
happy to help we're sitting here in our 1950...

happy to help
we're sitting here in our 1950 now, in far southern GA, after spending last 6 months in FL in our Sunline waiting for weather to improve before returning to our far upstate NY home
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 04-26-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By GKLarson
1950 window ht

From frame top to bottom our rear escape window is 23 in. high & the side window is 20 in.
Forum: Sunline Community 10-25-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,705
Posted By GKLarson
while in Speculator area

you could take TV to check out the 3 state campgrounds on nearby Piseco lake for future use and drive N on SR30 to Mason lake to check on a few of the free, drive in, waterfront campsites which...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 10-25-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,026
Posted By GKLarson
adding a step

Yup, that's what we do to our flipped 1950
We rarely use campgrounds & "sites" aren't constructed. Depending on the slope of the site & position of front jack required to level the trailer,...
Forum: Sunline Community 10-24-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,705
Posted By GKLarson
helpful link

John
Check out this site
New York State Campsite Photo Database (https://campadk.com/campsitephotos.html)
It has maps & photos of 21 upstate campgrounds, many in the Adks. After choosing a...
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