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Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 06-03-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,503
Posted By Drake
Whew! Tammy, you've really got yourself a...

Whew! Tammy, you've really got yourself a challenge! It looks to me like the previous owner applied the "I dont know where it leaks so I'll just tar the whole roof," approach to this old Sunline. I...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 06-02-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,578
Posted By Drake
JohnB, you beauty you!!!! I can read the 30/5 mfd...

JohnB, you beauty you!!!! I can read the 30/5 mfd on the bottom of the 3 pronged run cap. Thank you....I'm going with that even though my '88 is a relic compared to your '04. Yes, as I read it, the...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 06-02-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,578
Posted By Drake
Hey John...Thanks. It's good to be back...as...

Hey John...Thanks. It's good to be back...as George Burns used to say, "At my age it's good to be anywhere." It's also good to know that you are still taking the time to reply to idiots like me who...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 06-01-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,503
Posted By Drake
Tammy are your plans to park this RV or to travel...

Tammy are your plans to park this RV or to travel with it? I have a parked Sunline Seville and the reason I ask is that solutions to your problems may vary if it is not important that the unit be...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 06-01-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,578
Posted By Drake
Specs on a 579 and 559 Dometic A/C running capacitor.

I need the specs on the running capacitor for my Dometic Brisk Air A/C. I think it is the 559 model but it could be the 579 model. I know I should have checked the specs on the capacitor when I had...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-28-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By Drake
A/C Help

So...how long does a DuoTherm 559, yes 559 not 595, last without a breakdown? Well, mine lasted 32! But now I need help. When I turn it on, I only get a hum. Now wishful thinking says, it is a...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 09-27-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,022
Posted By Drake
Hello Sunliners!! I think I have a bad starting...

Hello Sunliners!! I think I have a bad starting or running capacitor in my A/C. Throw the switch and you get a hum... I was going to replace the whole A/C, as the old Duo-Therm BriskAir 559 Rotary...
Forum: Sunline Community 10-31-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,727
Posted By Drake
Thanks guys for all the good advice ...that's the...

Thanks guys for all the good advice ...that's the greatest thing about the SOL...all you gotta do is ask!
Forum: Sunline Community 10-30-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,727
Posted By Drake
Freeze proofing the toilet flush valve

I blow out my lines each fall when I winterize and pour some antifreeze down the sink traps, and all has been well, until last spring when I opened up the camper. My toilet flush valve had cracked, I...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 04-29-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By Drake
Will do, John. I guess, I am leery of cutting...

Will do, John. I guess, I am leery of cutting into that ceiling without knowing how to replace it so it doesn't look worse than it did before I cut into it. How does one go about patching something...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 04-28-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By Drake
It's always something...

So it seems that when you get one thing working on an older RV like my old 88 Seville, two other things need fixing. I replaced my foot activated water flush valve on the toilet this trip. That was...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 04-28-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,074
Posted By Drake
Okay...back from a trip over to the trailer. I...

Okay...back from a trip over to the trailer. I tried the suggestion above ... turning on the gas and waiting until I could light the stove burner ( last appliance on the gas line.) before attempting...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 04-15-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,074
Posted By Drake
"By the way, when trying to light the pilot, you...

"By the way, when trying to light the pilot, you are pushing the knob down, right? Or turning it further, past the pilot setting against spring tension"

Teach: yes the bulb that is the flame...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 04-15-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,074
Posted By Drake
Teach, I am assuming that the flame sensor is in...

Teach, I am assuming that the flame sensor is in the off/on/pilot control on the water heater, right ? I know it doesn't mean anything, but the heater is relatively new...2 years, but if that flame...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 04-14-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,074
Posted By Drake
Yes Ham Operator but a look at the weather map...

Yes Ham Operator but a look at the weather map shows me that a cooler snap and rain is on the way....I knew this weather was too good to be true!!!
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 04-13-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,074
Posted By Drake
Thanks, John. I will do that very thing and...

Thanks, John. I will do that very thing and report back when I can get back to paradise.
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 04-12-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,074
Posted By Drake
John...I got no green/black/red nuts....( I am...

John...I got no green/black/red nuts....( I am trying to keep a straight face as I write that)All I have are the brass connecting fittings attached to the regulator that connect to the tank with a...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 04-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,074
Posted By Drake
Thanks John and Ham Operator. I suspect the...

Thanks John and Ham Operator. I suspect the turning on the gas valve too quickly is the problem...as I just whip that bad boy around quick like a bunny. Clever devils those gas people to put that...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 04-08-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,074
Posted By Drake
Dadblame water heater takes forever to light...

So I go and open up for the season, and I have the same problem I had all last year...it takes me about a half hour to 45 mins. to light the water heater. Valves on tank, regulator are set correctly,...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 12-16-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,307
Posted By Drake
I am concerned about whether the wiring in the...

I am concerned about whether the wiring in the trailer would handle a 1500 watt heater... I have only one outlet in my trailer that will handle that kind of wattage....it's set out from the wall and...
Forum: Sunline Community 12-16-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,062
Posted By Drake
USCdaniel I think Martha has done a great...

USCdaniel

I think Martha has done a great job of putting her own stamp on her Sunspot. It's not exactly to my taste in terms of colors, but if it suits her...it tickles me pink. Her life sounds...
Forum: Sunline Community 12-14-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,001
Posted By Drake
Season's Greetings

Tis the season to celebrate among many things the friends we have. Although I have not met a single one of you in person, I certainly count the Sunline Community as friends. What is a friend if not...
Forum: Sunline Community 11-11-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By Drake
Agreed...so welcoming, helpful, and enthusiastic....

Agreed...so welcoming, helpful, and enthusiastic. RIP.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 11-03-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,836
Posted By Drake
Could the tee be cracked?

Could the tee be cracked?
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 11-01-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By Drake
Noralee... hang in there...while all these leaky...

Noralee... hang in there...while all these leaky things are problems...if you are warm and sheltered; you will be okay. Having the new toilet will be great and solve at least one of your problems....
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 10-30-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By Drake
bunjin...good info...noralee.. I hope, between...

bunjin...good info...noralee.. I hope, between the two of us, you can conjure up a fix.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 10-30-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By Drake
Yes...over time the leak from the toilet could...

Yes...over time the leak from the toilet could have been plenty to cause the damage you speak of. Did you examined the water fittings to the toilet and the seal of the toilet itself prior to deciding...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 10-30-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,414
Posted By Drake
So Poppy and Nana you are saying mothballs damage...

So Poppy and Nana you are saying mothballs damage the trailer in some way if not placed in some sort of container? What about a plastic Cool-Whip container with holes punched in the lids? What is...
Forum: Sunline Community 10-29-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,774
Posted By Drake
Sorry about the "discoveries" on the way to...

Sorry about the "discoveries" on the way to repairing the HWH, but it and the other "discoveries" could have gotten worse if not repaired, and you also now are aware of many things about the HWH and...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 10-29-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,485
Posted By Drake
Sugar coating, eh? Well, could be that someone...

Sugar coating, eh? Well, could be that someone flushed it from beneath and got the insulation wet/ or it got wet from running through puddles or deep water. That's the sugar coating... Any visible...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 10-27-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,414
Posted By Drake
Winterized: AKA...The Sunline Separation Blues

Well, this weekend we put our Seville to bed for the winter...cut it close too... the temp. got down to 31 while we were there. I continue to be impressed by the soundness and durability of this old...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-03-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,597
Posted By Drake
Sounds good! Yes, if the A/C sags, there is...

Sounds good! Yes, if the A/C sags, there is structural damage there somewhere. Yep...cut that roofing back until you find solid structure, repair the framework, and reroof from there. By the way,...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-03-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,597
Posted By Drake
Ohh well.... I didn't mean to replace the whole...

Ohh well.... I didn't mean to replace the whole roof ....just replace the bad section with one piece.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-02-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,597
Posted By Drake
Well ...as the sun sets on this much abused old...

Well ...as the sun sets on this much abused old Seville, we leave her in your loving care with the hope that you can fix her up to be the travel trailer of your dreams. As you have seen, we are all...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-02-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,597
Posted By Drake
Couple-a more observations/ speculations/...

Couple-a more observations/ speculations/ guesses.... could that be the power hook up there on the door side to the far right...I can't see clearly, but is that a plug at the bottom left side of the...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 10-01-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By Drake
Thanks Jon for all the good info "...like a...

Thanks Jon for all the good info "...like a good neighbor...J..ahhh..nn is there!" (Sung to the tune of the insurance jingle).

I think I am just out of luck on this one...I can get a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-30-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,597
Posted By Drake
OhhWell, The reason I said I thought it was...

OhhWell,
The reason I said I thought it was under the fridge is because I don't see any other place on the entire outside of the trailer big enough for the heater to be installed. I believe they...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 09-27-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,737
Posted By Drake
Matthew...quite correct on the flare fittings....

Matthew...quite correct on the flare fittings. Mine is same year and model as theirs ...so unless someone modified it....it does not have flare fittings.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-27-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,597
Posted By Drake
I have the same model...Seville...mine is 31 feet...

I have the same model...Seville...mine is 31 feet and a little different arrangement. Any questions about the model... I'd be glad to try to help. Yes, get that electrician over pretty quick...this...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 09-27-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,737
Posted By Drake
Buy some yellow gas line thread tape to seal the...

Buy some yellow gas line thread tape to seal the threads to the gas connection when you reinstall ( just wrap the tape around the threads of the gas line threaded connection). That heater slides out...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 09-27-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,737
Posted By Drake
Just curious...why don't you want to just replace...

Just curious...why don't you want to just replace what was in there? Those heaters work well and if it's the gas line that scares you, there is only the one connection, and if you shut off the gas,...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 09-27-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By Drake
John...thanks for the reply...I can always count...

John...thanks for the reply...I can always count on you. The toilet is a Travelers...the model is either a 910/511/or 510....the model number is on the toilet base, and I am not at the trailer to...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 09-24-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By Drake
Repair time...

So as I threatened a while back, I pulled the furnace from my old Seville and brought it home to work on it. Looks pretty good...very little rust...lots of dirt...Need to figure out how to get to the...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 08-30-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By Drake
Jim is right...1/2 ply is the best...also, I use...

Jim is right...1/2 ply is the best...also, I use two pieces of about the size Jim mentions...one to work from and one to move to where I want to go next while I'm standing on the piece I'm working...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 06-07-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,454
Posted By Drake
But of course....Sunline thought of it...

But of course....Sunline thought of it first...right?
Forum: Sunline Sunspot Travel Trailers 05-31-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,443
Posted By Drake
Thanks for the comment and the help in trying to...

Thanks for the comment and the help in trying to direct mrcamper toward the post. Clueless...you are correct in wanting to keep it as original as possible...had I the money, at the time, I would...
Forum: Sunline Sunspot Travel Trailers 05-31-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,443
Posted By Drake
Guys I have to disagree on the refrigerator...

Guys I have to disagree on the refrigerator replacement deal here. My Dometic was rusted out, damaged, and stank to high heaven when I bought my trailer. I was low on cash and had 50 other things...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 05-23-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,454
Posted By Drake
What in the devil is that?

Okay so my wife and I have owned our old 87 Seville for 3 years now and yesterday I found something I had never seen before on the old girl...uh the trailer...not the wife.
I finally got around to...
Forum: Sunline Community 05-09-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,409
Posted By Drake
Kinda sad....

I see a few more owners putting up their Sunnys for sale on SOC...It is certainly understandable for those of you who put lots of miles on your campers, need more or less camper, want to modernize,...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 05-08-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,253
Posted By Drake
You want your water heater working and working...

You want your water heater working and working well. As Mainah said... replace the whole unit and save yourself a lot of headaches!
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