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Forum: Modifications 10-03-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,997
Posted By larry818
Don't cut up antennas... they are engineered to...

Don't cut up antennas... they are engineered to work as a unit. You'd be better off with just the wingman or possibly even a coat hanger.
Forum: Modifications 10-03-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,997
Posted By larry818
Re: Need Help..Trying to get 50 to 60 mile tv signals for RV

What you're wanting to do is difficult.

Forget that Winegard Wingman thing. It's just an attempt to make a VHF antenna more resonant at UHF freqs (where all the TV stations are now, it amazes me...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 07-07-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,997
Posted By larry818
Also for laughs... 1992 Volvo 240, 2.3...

Also for laughs...

1992 Volvo 240, 2.3 liter, with automatic, with a 1986 T1550.

Normal, 26 to 30 mpg, depending if I'm driving or SWMBO is.

Towing, about 16 mpg, and I try to keep it at 70.
Forum: Modifications 06-23-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,953
Posted By larry818
Commercially, they are not using suction cups as...

Commercially, they are not using suction cups as we know them. Their cups are essentially flat and are hooked to a vacuum pump with a release valve. Almost no pressure in picking up and placing the...
Forum: Sunline Community 06-23-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,679
Posted By larry818
I thought the Sunline cap looks a lot like the...

I thought the Sunline cap looks a lot like the early '70s Pinto caps. I got a set of 4 for $5 off ebay (the 1550 like Norm and I have are 13"). It's a cheap way to go and looks nice.

Likewise, I...
Forum: Modifications 06-23-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,953
Posted By larry818
Here's the math: Drop = (K*2*length in...

Here's the math:

Drop = (K*2*length in feet*current in amps)/(wire size in circ mils)

K = Specific resistivity in ohms (circ mils/foot).
K = 12 for copper wire loaded from 50% to 100% of...
Forum: Modifications 06-22-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,953
Posted By larry818
This is what I used: ...

This is what I used:

https://www.mcmaster.com/#69205k53/=2f7f73

What I like about these is they come sealed and rigid, and are very thin (like 1/4") so I just screwed it to the roof with no...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 05-30-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,002
Posted By larry818
My 1550 has the same trouble, but no odor at all....

My 1550 has the same trouble, but no odor at all. It's probably been at least two years since the problem was discovered, tho. Thankfully, it's clean around the tank. Also thankfully, I decided to...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 05-24-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,985
Posted By larry818
What happened on my '86 is that the awning mount...

What happened on my '86 is that the awning mount was a bit much for the lower edge of the wall to hold up, and over the years, worked loose and beat up the wall. I'm sure rain water got in there too...
Forum: Sunline Community 05-10-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,436
Posted By larry818
When you reinstall it, check the clearance from...

When you reinstall it, check the clearance from the elbow to the axle. It's seeming a common problem with the 1550 that the BW tank is broken, and I'm pretty convinced it's from being hit by the...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 04-30-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,002
Posted By larry818
Re: Need Blackwater Tank

That's a lot of $ for a vacuum formed ABS tank. Since it is all ABS, glue joints would be as strong as the original plastic. I'm hoping to repair mine. I already have a sheet of ABS I'm using to...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 04-29-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,002
Posted By larry818
Did your sewer pipe unscrew from the tank? Mine...

Did your sewer pipe unscrew from the tank? Mine looks like it's screwed in, but it won't budge. I can't lift it out with the elbow still in place (actually, half an elbow, I sawed through it).
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 04-28-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,002
Posted By larry818
I forgot to mention, depending on the kind of...

I forgot to mention, depending on the kind of damage, you may be able to fix it. These tanks are made of ABS plastic. You can buy sheets of ABS and use abs glue to patch a crack.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 04-28-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,002
Posted By larry818
How did you get it out? I'm still reluctant to...

How did you get it out? I'm still reluctant to force mine out!

Where is it broken? I've got a sneaking suspicion that the axle on mine did it. It seems that the axle can smack the elbow.
Forum: Sunline Community 04-11-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,388
Posted By larry818
I never thought to look. I order stuff from...

I never thought to look. I order stuff from McMaster about once a week, so for me it's a great way of getting stuff without having to go out.
Forum: Sunline Community 04-10-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,388
Posted By larry818
Grainger's is more a motor / drives house. They...

Grainger's is more a motor / drives house. They sell everything for industrial electrical control too. I have an account there, I get the stepper motors for our robotics projects there. I think...
Forum: Sunline Community 04-10-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,388
Posted By larry818
Hi John, no problem. That is an amazing site, if...

Hi John, no problem. That is an amazing site, if you know the name of it, it's likely that they have it. I got the new marker lights for my Sunny there. It's also where I got the square...
Forum: Sunline Community 04-10-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,388
Posted By larry818
I've got these screwed into my vents: ...

I've got these screwed into my vents:

https://www.mcmaster.com/#1976k98/=1e3d5f

They move more air than the average big box fan. I have mine on light dimmers to I can control the flow.
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 04-03-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,937
Posted By larry818
Years ago I had that idea, after a nasty...

Years ago I had that idea, after a nasty fishtailing experience with a car trailer. I went and designed it up, and only then checked to see if anyone else was making them. I found, pretty quickly,...
Forum: Sunline Community 04-01-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,596
Posted By larry818
Interesting thing. My trailer definitely has...

Interesting thing. My trailer definitely has Bearing Buddies on it, not the E Z Lube. I'm thinking of taking them off, as they seem to make sense only for boat trailers and are messy.
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 03-31-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,937
Posted By larry818
There's a metals recycling place near me that's...

There's a metals recycling place near me that's closed on the weekends. Their scale is out front and they leave it on. I've seen a few places like this, usually associated with factories and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-30-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By larry818
I figured there had to be a couple others, but I...

I figured there had to be a couple others, but I sure never see a Sunny on the roads around here. I had actually never heard of them when I bought mine, it was just a great deal and had a bathroom,...
Forum: Sunline Community 03-30-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,804
Posted By larry818
That 1661 does look a lot better in layout than...

That 1661 does look a lot better in layout than our 1550.

Our 1550 has clever pull out tables everywhere, but not necessarily where they would be most convenient. I use them all when doing...
Forum: Sunline Community 03-28-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,804
Posted By larry818
Our car has 130hp and it seems adequate. I'm...

Our car has 130hp and it seems adequate. I'm always passing folks. I'm setting up my other car to tow it tho, it has a 200hp 3 liter six. It should be more fun.

My Sunline is the same as yours....
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-26-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By larry818
After buying the Sunline, I became aware of the...

After buying the Sunline, I became aware of the regional nature of RV brands. I think I've got the only Sunline in California. :) Briefly there two when Norm was passing through. :) I've since...
Forum: Sunline Community 03-26-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,590
Posted By larry818
It's funny, but now that we have the trailer, my...

It's funny, but now that we have the trailer, my wife is more attracted to tent camping. She feels the trailer is more work and is kind of torturing the car to pull. We can move a lot faster...
Forum: Sunline Community 03-24-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,254
Posted By larry818
The short answer is, any service I can find. ...

The short answer is, any service I can find.

This is just a high gain antenna for a wifi adapter. A couple of the campgrounds I frequent have free wifi in one area, but typically you have to...
Forum: Sunline Community 03-23-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,254
Posted By larry818
Here's what I'm using: ...

Here's what I'm using:

https://www.radiolabs.com/products/antennas/2.4gig/2.4-vertical-yagi.php

I've been able to hit access points 5 miles away with about 80% signal.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 02-24-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,315
Posted By larry818
The only thing to worry about, beside what the...

The only thing to worry about, beside what the battery cables are doing while free, is that none of these converters have any filtering on the output, they are looking for the battery to do that. ...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 02-19-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,707
Posted By larry818
I had the door on my Sunline keyed to match my...

I had the door on my Sunline keyed to match my house (one less key to carry) and had all the other keyed things changed to match each other. My trailer (got it used) came with about a dozen...
Forum: Sunline Community 01-23-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,645
Posted By larry818
We have the Q100 and love it.

We have the Q100 and love it.
Forum: Modifications 01-14-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,095
Posted By larry818
I have an HD TV with an analog tuner in it. It's...

I have an HD TV with an analog tuner in it. It's only HD if you use an external HD source.

Most any converter box will be low voltage (they use wall wart transformers) so you can probably pick up...
Forum: Modifications 01-13-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,095
Posted By larry818
The Winegard thing is just a better antenna. If...

The Winegard thing is just a better antenna. If your tv has an analog tuner, you will need the converter box.

I'm liking the converter box. It's annoying to have two remotes, but still no big...
Forum: Modifications 01-13-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,095
Posted By larry818
I've looked at the add on thingy and the original...

I've looked at the add on thingy and the original antenna. It appears that the original antenna is a dipole resonant across the VHF frequencies with no special attempt to cover the UHF frequencies. ...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 01-08-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,601
Posted By larry818
Re: Replacement Fender Skirts

Are they badly cracked? I'm sure they are just ABS plastic, you can glue on an extra layer on the back side and they'll be stronger than new.
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 12-14-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,869
Posted By larry818
I thought the same thing, as long as there's...

I thought the same thing, as long as there's liquid in the tank, the pressure will be constant. Those in-line gauges will only register the pressure dropping from when the last bit of liquid turns...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 11-30-2008, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,497
Posted By larry818
Ok, after many attempts to "unscrew" the 3" pipe...

Ok, after many attempts to "unscrew" the 3" pipe from the bottom, I've decided to take the sledge to it. Probably I'll make it a slightly bigger tank as there is a bit of room.

Bought a used air...
Forum: Modifications 09-19-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,200
Posted By larry818
They are available, but they arrange the LEDs...

They are available, but they arrange the LEDs radially from a center line, and given the narrow beam angle of LEDs, would probably end up way dimmer than the stock bulb. They probably work ok in the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-17-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,002
Posted By larry818
Hi Happy, That S80 will pull that 1200#...

Hi Happy,

That S80 will pull that 1200# without noticing. The 240 is about the same weight but has only 130 hp. It does fine pulling the 2200# Sunline and I'm always passing folks, but I feel...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 09-04-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,854
Posted By larry818
Yep, Jeeps is short things. About the same power...

Yep, Jeeps is short things. About the same power and weight as the 240, but much smaller. We have a friend with one that sometimes puts it in our garage where the volvo lives. The garage seems...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 09-04-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,854
Posted By larry818
Hi, I just bought an '86 1550 for $500 with a gob...

Hi, I just bought an '86 1550 for $500 with a gob of camping gear. It's really clean, but no air con and a cracked black water tank.

I saw the same model for sale on ebay that was bid up to 1500...
Forum: Modifications 09-01-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,537
Posted By larry818
Hi John, Thanks, since I'm being visited by...

Hi John,

Thanks, since I'm being visited by the awful spectre of black tank removal, I'm thinking I'll put a washer in at this time. :)

Larry
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 09-01-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,497
Posted By larry818
Hi John, Yeah, I'll try and remember to take...

Hi John,

Yeah, I'll try and remember to take some picts.

I do have one question for everyone...

The black tank is spaced about 1/2" above the floor and I'm assuming there's a 3" npt for the...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 09-01-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,497
Posted By larry818
For anyone who's interested, or not interested...

For anyone who's interested, or not interested but have the same problem...

I've got the holding tank about 3/4 hacked out. I'm trying to get the tank out without destroying it any. I did have...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-01-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,002
Posted By larry818
Hi Norm, Your '82 seems to be the same thing...

Hi Norm,

Your '82 seems to be the same thing I have, but the specs are a little different.

We have 2 small children, so we won't be modifying the trailer much. My bigger daughter wants to...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-25-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,497
Posted By larry818
Hi Kathy, I only have a shower, so maybe...

Hi Kathy,

I only have a shower, so maybe they did install an overflow. If the water backed up into the shower, it's a short trip to out the door and the trailer would be impossible to move...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-25-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,497
Posted By larry818
Hi Jon, Thanks! There is a pipe, but it's...

Hi Jon,

Thanks! There is a pipe, but it's only like 1" or 2" long, just long enough to fit the vinyl cover and bolt heads for the toilet. I figured it had to unscrew because the hole in the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-25-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,002
Posted By larry818
New owner with an '86 Saturn in California.

Hi All,

We just bought an '86 Saturn model T1550 in pretty good shape. So far we've (me, wife, two daughters) have used it only one weekend. It's been a few weeks getting it into shape.

So...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-25-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,497
Posted By larry818
Saturn black water tank repair / removal?

Hi, I just recently bought a 1986 Saturn model T1550 and discovered that the black water tank leaks.

It seems as if Sunline threw a blackwater tank on the assembly line and built a trailer around...
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