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Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-24-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By mainah
Have heard of it but never experienced it I would...

Have heard of it but never experienced it I would guess an old beat up one just left there on purpose would be and issue for the campground.
Forum: Sunline Owners Club FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 11-21-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By mainah
Got to ask why do you think need 50 amps? Some...

Got to ask why do you think need 50 amps? Some bigger newer campers have 2 AC units and other gadgets. Most houses with some age are 100 amp services and on a given day they might draw 30/40 amps....
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 11-21-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By mainah
[QUOTE=Tinstaafl;156794]Yes, your existing...

[QUOTE=Tinstaafl;156794]Yes, your existing antenna will work just fine in terms of the electronic principles involved. Performance may not be like new due to its age, but the difference normally...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 11-21-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By mainah
For awhile Winegard made a flat panel antenna I...

For awhile Winegard made a flat panel antenna I actually have one. I would say it is marginally better then the bat wing I think they were a hard sell because it was very obvious. It had a few good...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 11-20-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By mainah
The short answer is most likely it will work but...

The short answer is most likely it will work but it kind of needs to be spot on to the signal source so it may take a bit of twisting.
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 11-20-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By mainah
If it is the same manufacturer it most likely...

If it is the same manufacturer it most likely will fit it should be pretty much plug and play. Because the antenna it's self has very little gain due to it's size they pretty much have to have pre...
Forum: Accessories, Parts, Etc. For Sale 11-19-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By mainah
Yeah I have been putting off the lens situation...

Yeah I have been putting off the lens situation on my T1700 and have found that the lens are made of unobtanium but so far glue has worked. Mine has backup lights and that's nice so some one directly...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 11-05-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By mainah
I will say on the fiberglass front window cover...

I will say on the fiberglass front window cover nothing really works I got off as much as I could then removed the fiberglass from the frame and turned it over so the worst part of the mess could not...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 11-05-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By mainah
Yeah It worked for me enough so I primed and...

Yeah It worked for me enough so I primed and painted where the decals were. Frankly you would never know where they were.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 11-05-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By mainah
They make an eraser type of thing for an electric...

They make an eraser type of thing for an electric drill to remove decals they actually work pretty good. I got all of the cracked/faded decals off of the sides of mine with one. I would not heat it...
Forum: Modifications 11-04-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By mainah
Twin batteries and solar here standard lead acid...

Twin batteries and solar here standard lead acid group 24's. Winter no matter what in my area (Maine) is kind of out of the question. The biggest hog is heat, no matter what it sucks up propane and...
Forum: Sunline Community 10-31-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By mainah
My Tacoma has a key disconnect. Shuts off when I...

My Tacoma has a key disconnect. Shuts off when I turn off the truck. Seems too simple guess that's why they don't do it on all of them.
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 10-29-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By mainah
lithium batteries are tricky, they are subject to...

lithium batteries are tricky, they are subject to thermal run away. So every thing has to be just so, they can catch fire. A good tool to own for some thing like this is a clamp on amp meter a deceit...
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 10-28-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By mainah
The main wiring is a #10 good to 30 amps but it...

The main wiring is a #10 good to 30 amps but it powers ever thing so there is not a lot of room for error. I run two group 24 batteries and a 100 watt panel. You would have to do some serious mods to...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 10-22-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,330
Posted By mainah
The bolt was loose. It's not suppose to turn...

The bolt was loose. It's not suppose to turn there it needs to be tight against the sleeve in the spring bushing. People tend to tighten the bolt with the suspension hanging (because it's easier)...
Forum: Forum Admin & Site Help 10-18-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By mainah
I guess if the knob says pilot on it's a dead...

I guess if the knob says pilot on it's a dead give away. It's a year newer than mine and a bit bigger so maybe it has electronic ign.
Forum: Forum Admin & Site Help 10-17-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 448
Posted By mainah
The pilot flame is a bit hard to see. The burner...

The pilot flame is a bit hard to see. The burner controls are just slightly tricky you have to turn it to pilot and push the control knob down. The best tool is a BBQ lighter push the knob down and...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 10-11-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By mainah
Well good question it kind of seems the camper...

Well good question it kind of seems the camper plug should not be powered other wise you could end up with a TV with a dead battery if it was plug in. Most modern TV's power goes off the the key for...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 10-07-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By mainah
My 1700 had a cracked black tank where the piping...

My 1700 had a cracked black tank where the piping meet the tank the entire weight of the piping was basically relaying on the tanks to support the weight and vibration. I built a saddle mount that I...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 10-04-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By mainah
Looks good to me can't see it from my house!

Looks good to me can't see it from my house!
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 10-04-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By mainah
Yes a #8 would be fine. How are you going to deal...

Yes a #8 would be fine. How are you going to deal with the 120 volt side? The 120 wire is a #14 Romex normally, some just plugged in, do you have enough length? Think of the gauge of wire with a...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 10-03-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By mainah
I had a lot of friends on the Bush river back...

I had a lot of friends on the Bush river back when most people didn't want to live on the river! I'm kind of glad I haven't seen it in decades. Used to live in Joppa still have family there. My...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 10-03-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By mainah
OK why do you want to move it? If you do then a...

OK why do you want to move it? If you do then a #10 would be as small as you want to go.
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 09-28-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By mainah
I'm in Maine what I did was build some short saw...

I'm in Maine what I did was build some short saw houses for under the tarp to shed the snow and rain. It now lives with the rest of the gear in a 36X36 barn!
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 09-27-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By mainah
Personally I don't think you need one. It sounds...

Personally I don't think you need one. It sounds to me like you have too much weight in the back of the camper. I tow a 1700 with a Tacoma no issues no gadgets just the tow hitch.
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 09-27-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By mainah
Because you can manually operate the brakes with...

Because you can manually operate the brakes with the controller it really does kind of point to the brake light circuit. Another factor being the non factory the brake switch has to be hand wired by...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 09-25-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By mainah
First looking at the connections on your TV...

First looking at the connections on your TV assuming you have a 7 pin connector with the alignment pin facing up the two pins at the bottom (pins one and two) are the ground and (left) and the brake...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 09-23-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By mainah
Do your brake lights work?

Do your brake lights work?
Forum: Modifications 09-11-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 426
Posted By mainah
French press works great for me!

French press works great for me!
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-11-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By mainah
My Tacoma is rated 6,000 LBS will it pull it?...

My Tacoma is rated 6,000 LBS will it pull it? Yes, will it be white Kunkle adventure yes. I pull a T1700 with the Tacoma that to me that is pretty close to the edge of a comfortable ride. A domestic...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-11-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By mainah
Half ton full size. 2 or fwd either would be fine.

Half ton full size. 2 or fwd either would be fine.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 09-09-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By mainah
Seelevel gauges have external sensors they very...

Seelevel gauges have external sensors they very work well and are quite actuate reasonably simple install.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 09-03-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By mainah
The 1700 has two one inch bearings inner and...

The 1700 has two one inch bearings inner and outer. A good deal of the brake backing plates were welded to the 1700 axle assembly so you are stuck with replacing parts as needed. As far as the...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-30-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By mainah
Some people have had good results with ice cubes...

Some people have had good results with ice cubes dumped in the tanks and going for a ride to clean the probes.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-29-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By mainah
Not knowing what you have for a charger it's only...

Not knowing what you have for a charger it's only a guess. One dead give away would be low water level in the battery but any more many are sealed batteries and it would be difficult to tell. All of...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-26-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By mainah
1" tapered bearings inner and outer just like a...

1" tapered bearings inner and outer just like a car only a bit smaller.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-19-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By mainah
There are some very knowledgeable Sunline people...

There are some very knowledgeable Sunline people here I sure one will chime in and tell just what you have for an axle. Mine is a 1700 also but its a couple years newer and has 2 axles.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-19-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By mainah
A good RV or trailer outfit should be able to...

A good RV or trailer outfit should be able to help you. Sunline didn't make them, Dexter is one of the biggest but there are a few others. It probably is a 3500# axle.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 08-04-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 589
Posted By mainah
Well look at it this way newer units are a lot...

Well look at it this way newer units are a lot more efficient, smaller, quieter, lighter, higher BTU per size so they cool better.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 07-24-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By mainah
One of the first things I did with my "new 1990...

One of the first things I did with my "new 1990 T1700" was replace the converter charger with a modern one. It had a 10 amp greater output and only produced the power needed to keep the battery's up...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 07-19-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 589
Posted By mainah
The best you can do in the camper is 20 amps...

The best you can do in the camper is 20 amps unless some one went to the expense of installing a 30 amp outlet complete with #10 wire. It might scare people to know the adaptor rating is no better...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 07-18-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 589
Posted By mainah
OK bigger issues then. Usually the cap is for...

OK bigger issues then. Usually the cap is for starting only. Now obviously you are plugged in, a long extension cord can be a factor with voltage drop. The camper cord is pretty beefy but connected...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 07-18-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 589
Posted By mainah
I'll go with the cap. When the AC shuts off on...

I'll go with the cap. When the AC shuts off on normal cycle the compressor head pressure is at it's highest point. After the internal pressure drops it will start again. The capacitor is kind of like...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-17-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By mainah
If the spindle has no step it most likely is a 1"...

If the spindle has no step it most likely is a 1" that is a fairly common trailer bearing. They are both the same inner and outer. When you get into the bigger stuff they had a larger inner bearing.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-15-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By mainah
Yep wrong bearings.

Yep wrong bearings.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 07-15-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By mainah
In most cases the disconnect is part of the...

In most cases the disconnect is part of the charger system no real need for redundant switches. Plug in trickle chargers will charge the batteries but you need to unplug the camper power or they will...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 07-15-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By mainah
If it's an older style linier charger yes it will...

If it's an older style linier charger yes it will damage the battery long term. The newer switching supply chargers are far better regulated and can be left on. You can put an older charger type on a...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 07-14-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By mainah
Cut down a piece of pressure treated to size? Rip...

Cut down a piece of pressure treated to size? Rip a grove for the weather strip?
Forum: Sunline Community 06-25-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By mainah
I'm not brand conscious Sunline made nice campers...

I'm not brand conscious Sunline made nice campers no doubt but I felt no need to advertise it. It's your easel make it yours. There is a gadget that fits in a electric drill called "magic eraser"...
Forum: Sunline Owners Club FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 06-23-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By mainah
Wiring generally does not go bad in it's self....

Wiring generally does not go bad in it's self. Usually the wiring is dazzy chained so start at the last one that works. The connections are made so pretty much any one can make them work even if they...
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