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Forum: Modifications 09-26-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By Viking
John, The water fill hose on the T2499 just...

John,
The water fill hose on the T2499 just "disintegrated". I chickened out and let Northern Michigan RV in Gaylord replace it.
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 09-17-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,292
Posted By Viking
I am surely stating the obvious, but make sure...

I am surely stating the obvious, but make sure the battery disconnect switch is in the ON position.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 06-06-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,929
Posted By Viking
I bought one as specified in JohnB's post and had...

I bought one as specified in JohnB's post and had it installed by an RV dealer in Gaylord.
Fit and works great.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-20-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By Viking
Memory is an unreliable thing. I said in my...

Memory is an unreliable thing. I said in my previous post that it was the fridge in my T2499 that needed repair. No, it was not, It was our previous Dutchmen 18 footer.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-19-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By Viking
I had the same problem. Fridge would not fit...

I had the same problem. Fridge would not fit through the door. Took the T2499 to a Mennonite shop in Shipshehwanna (spelling?), IN. As I am in Norway at the moment, I can't look up the name. I...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-22-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,678
Posted By Viking
I have cementboard siding on my house, and we...

I have cementboard siding on my house, and we tried "Wet and Forget" on the north side, with good results. Don't know what's in it. Has anybody tried it on their Sunlines?
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-22-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By Viking
Don't know if they come in a 13 inch size, but...

Don't know if they come in a 13 inch size, but the Goodyear Endurance trailer tires are made in the USA and have a very good speed rating. That is what I bought for my T2499 last year.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-12-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,929
Posted By Viking
Mine is cracking too.

Mine is cracking too.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-05-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By Viking
I had the same issue with an 18ft brand X a...

I had the same issue with an 18ft brand X a number of years ago. I found a Mennonite repair shop in Shipshewana, IN. They made the failed part in their own shop, as it was not available from the...
Forum: Sunline Community 07-10-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,012
Posted By Viking
Yup, the T2499 is wearing the new Goodyear MADE...

Yup, the T2499 is wearing the new Goodyear MADE IN THE USA tires.
Forum: Sunline Community 07-05-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,012
Posted By Viking
Hello John, Thanks, yes, we are doing well, but...

Hello John,
Thanks, yes, we are doing well, but the years are passing awfully fast, it seems like.
Hope you guys are doing well too in your new house!
My best to you and Cindy (hope I remember the...
Forum: Sunline Community 07-04-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,012
Posted By Viking
Yesterday a nice Sunline 5th wheel passed me on...

Yesterday a nice Sunline 5th wheel passed me on I-75 a bit north of Midland, MI, around 6 P.M. By the time I realized it was a Sunline, I could not tell what the TW was. Was that anybody here?
Forum: Sunline Community 03-14-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By Viking
Hi John! Our smoke detectors are all hardwired...

Hi John!
Our smoke detectors are all hardwired too, with battery back up, and they are interconnected. We had a problem with false alarms, so when they went off, Ruth thought at first it was...
Forum: Sunline Community 03-10-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By Viking
Yeah, fires are no fun! Fortunately for us,...

Yeah, fires are no fun! Fortunately for us, material losses were minimal. The good thing was that we were home and called 911 when the smoke alarms went off, so the fire department arrived fairly...
Forum: Sunline Community 03-07-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By Viking
Just to say HELLO!

Hi all!
It has been a long time since I popped in here. Good to see some familiar names. Since we moved out to our new place in the country (20 acres) we have been very busy, and there has been no...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 05-01-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 35,042
Posted By Viking
On another forum someone made the claim that in...

On another forum someone made the claim that in some states the use of other than ST-tires on a trailer could get you a fine. Does anybody know if there is any truth to that?
Forum: Sunline Community 08-21-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,574
Posted By Viking
Congrats and the best of luck Kitty and Gary! ...

Congrats and the best of luck Kitty and Gary!

Roar
Forum: Sunline Community 05-10-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,438
Posted By Viking
Mack, All that antibiotics will also kill off...

Mack,
All that antibiotics will also kill off the good bacteria in his intestine.
Make sure he gets a lot of bacteria replacement. Load him up with probiotics, yoghurt, e.t.c.
Roar
Forum: Sunline Community 05-10-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,594
Posted By Viking
Jon, You nailed it! Roar

Jon,
You nailed it!
Roar
Forum: Sunline Community 05-09-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,594
Posted By Viking
Hauling another trailer load of "stuff" up to our...

Hauling another trailer load of "stuff" up to our new house "Up North" this afternoon we were passed by a truck with a Sunline hanging behind it somewhere near Saginaw on I-75.
On th top of the...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 11-11-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,997
Posted By Viking
Hi all, A while back I posted some numbers for...

Hi all,
A while back I posted some numbers for our 2004 Ram 2500 4x4 that looked really good, so I kind of questioned the accuracy of the computer and thought I'd check and compare to actual fill...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 07-19-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,997
Posted By Viking
When the cost of diesel fuel went up, we...

When the cost of diesel fuel went up, we questioned the economics of paying extra for the Cummins engine. However, looking at OhhWell's numbers,I think we made the right decision for the long haul....
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 07-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,997
Posted By Viking
TW and TT back in storage. I'm heading across...

TW and TT back in storage. I'm heading across the ocean for a couple of months, but it sounds like I should do a calculation and check the accuracy of my trip computer when opportunity arises.
Roar
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 07-02-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,547
Posted By Viking
Steve, When we bought our '04 Dodge, we had a...

Steve,
When we bought our '04 Dodge, we had a Dutchmen 180 bought off SWMBO's parents, and thinking that may be a 5er was in our future somewhere, we got the Quadcab and long bed with a Cummins and...
Forum: Modifications 07-02-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,202
Posted By Viking
John, Just a heads up on the TST. I took my...

John,
Just a heads up on the TST.
I took my sensors off last fall in order to save the internal batteries when TT is in storage.
This spring one of the sensors would not seal, and my investigation...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 05-25-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,997
Posted By Viking
Gary, 300 gallons at 9 mpg is about 2700 miles...

Gary,
300 gallons at 9 mpg is about 2700 miles for a $50 investment. Less than two cents per mile. That is less than one tenth of my cost. Awesome!
Roar
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 05-25-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,997
Posted By Viking
Gary, What goes up, must come down, but like I...

Gary,
What goes up, must come down, but like I said, it does not seem like you gain back coming down what you spent going up.
My Dodge is a 2500 4x4, so no duallies, but I don't think that should...
Forum: Sunline Owners Meet & Greet 05-24-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,050
Posted By Viking
A day late and a dollar short comes to mind. I...

A day late and a dollar short comes to mind. I missed page two.
Sounds like everybody had a good time, and that is what counts.
Thursday we are heading for Hoeft State park, just north of Rogers...
Forum: Sunline Owners Meet & Greet 05-24-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,050
Posted By Viking
Havn't seen a report yet. How many showed up? ...

Havn't seen a report yet. How many showed up?
We ended up with two graduations to attend on Saturday, so there was no way we could have made it this year.
Roar
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 05-24-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,997
Posted By Viking
Update. I think our Cummins is showing signs of...

Update.
I think our Cummins is showing signs of breaking in.
Last week I drove 210 miles to pick up our T2499 at my son's place in Rapid City.
I set the cruise control at 55 MPH and got 24.7 MPG. ...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 05-06-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,249
Posted By Viking
In this week's "Michigan Auto & RV"

In case somebody is lookin, I noticed a 2006 Sunline 2553 for sale for $10,795 at Fun-N-Sun RV in Ludington, MI. Phone:866-713-2080.

Also, - Midland RV wants $11,900 for a 2004 26 footer....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-01-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,094
Posted By Viking
I wasn't thinking so much about grades on the...

I wasn't thinking so much about grades on the road, but there are plenty of camp grounds with some ups and downs, may be wet grass, and traction becomes an issue.
The "traction control", I believe,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-31-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,094
Posted By Viking
Welcome to SOC Kathy! I'd say that WD bars...

Welcome to SOC Kathy!
I'd say that WD bars would be a must have with a FWD TV for the sake of improved traction!
My $0.02 worth,
Roar
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-07-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,143
Posted By Viking
Jim, If the tag on an electric motor indicates...

Jim,
If the tag on an electric motor indicates a specific frequency, such as 60Hz or 50 Hz, instead of 60 - 50Hz, or "Universal" which will even run on DC, it will not run right on some other...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-07-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,143
Posted By Viking
Jim, If you can't split the 220, a transformer...

Jim,
If you can't split the 220, a transformer would work for reducing, but some electric motors are sensitive to AC frequency. Make sure the A/C compressor motor and fan are O.K. with 50Hz.
Roar
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-06-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,143
Posted By Viking
John, I know Norway and Sweden run 220V 50Hz...

John,
I know Norway and Sweden run 220V 50Hz household current, and it is 220 for an ungrounded socket, so both "holes" are live ( I won't go into detail on how I know that). What I don't know is...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 03-06-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,143
Posted By Viking
Forgive my ignorance here, but our homes are...

Forgive my ignorance here, but our homes are supplied 220/240 V 60 HZ AC, and it just gets split into two circuits of 110/120 at the fuse box.
If the converter is not sensitive to the 50 HZ...
Forum: Sunline Community 02-25-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,632
Posted By Viking
Janalee, Go to Oodle and sign up for Sunline...

Janalee,
Go to Oodle and sign up for Sunline alerts.
Roar
Forum: Modifications 01-08-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,543
Posted By Viking
John, Yes, we are covered again too, with the...

John,
Yes, we are covered again too, with the white crap as Kitty calls it, and we dipped into the single digits last night.
I don't see a picture on the Apple Hydraulics site of the Armstrong...
Forum: Modifications 01-07-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,543
Posted By Viking
John, As I was looking at pictures and the...

John,
As I was looking at pictures and the space restrictions for mounting shocks, I remembered the lever action shocks. They were used on many, if not most cars at one time. I could not help...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 12-13-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,192
Posted By Viking
Thanks Jon! The Sunline decal on the wing is...

Thanks Jon!
The Sunline decal on the wing is soooo cool!
Roar
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 12-13-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 35,042
Posted By Viking
Last year, when taking our 1991 SOB out of the...

Last year, when taking our 1991 SOB out of the storage lot, one valve stem broke off in my hand when checking pressure. Caused me to look at the date codes. I could only conclude the tires were on...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 12-13-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,192
Posted By Viking
Mooney, Is there a picture of your "wing"...

Mooney,
Is there a picture of your "wing" anywhere?
Where did you buy it?
Our cap has the roof rack rails, so it seems it should be easy to fit one and gain some MPG.
Is it easy to fold down when...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 11-29-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,207
Posted By Viking
Mike, My previous coach, an eighteen foot 1991...

Mike,
My previous coach, an eighteen foot 1991 Dutchmen, had a three valve bypass system.
Close the inlet and outlet for the heater and open the valve in the bypass line. Pump "red pop" through...
Forum: Sunline Community 11-21-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,991
Posted By Viking
John, Once a parent, always a parent, - but...

John,
Once a parent, always a parent, - but just admit it John, - you enjoyed the heck out of this project!
Roar
Forum: Sunline Community 11-16-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,395
Posted By Viking
Must be time for the 2011 Streets & Trips to come...

Must be time for the 2011 Streets & Trips to come out, since Buy.com is selling the 2010 reduced to $28.89 with free shipping.
We are still using 2006.
Roar
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-28-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,301
Posted By Viking
John, Yes, I looked at the instructions in that...

John,
Yes, I looked at the instructions in that post, but to no avail!
Roar
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-28-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,301
Posted By Viking
John, You've got me beat many times over. I...

John,
You've got me beat many times over.
I tried that "photobucket" thing, but I never figured out how to get from there to posting a picture on SOC. I tried a picture of the pole barn my son and...
Forum: Sunline Community 10-28-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,395
Posted By Viking
As an addendum to previous post, I checked out...

As an addendum to previous post, I checked out the two software programs, DeLorme and Microsoft, and they both cover both the U. S. and Canada.
Roar
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-28-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,301
Posted By Viking
John, You are a trip! You seem to have detail...

John,
You are a trip!
You seem to have detail pictures of everything, - even our (formerly your) great T-2499!
How do you find them when you want to show a particular detail?
Roar
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