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Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 11-25-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By awellis3
I have one of those and it works but not well...

I have one of those and it works but not well when signals are weak. In other words, when you need it most. I more often use my "redneck signal finder."
Years ago, I hooked my FM radio to the TV...
Forum: Sunline Truck Campers 08-27-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,455
Posted By awellis3
I feel your pain. I tow with a 2010 short bed. I...

I feel your pain. I tow with a 2010 short bed. I would not attempt this.
In the end, your main issue will be the leverage induced by the camper's length and weight aft of the rear wheels. I don't...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 06-24-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By awellis3
I put the pics on my desktop to upload them. They...

I put the pics on my desktop to upload them. They went onto Facebook right-side up. I didn't run them through a photo editor first. I'll do that next time. What pixel width is ideal?
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 06-22-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By awellis3
OK, why'd they turn sideways?

OK, why'd they turn sideways?
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 06-22-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By awellis3
OK. Here are a few pics of my solo camper I named...

OK. Here are a few pics of my solo camper I named "Shorty." It is a Harbor Freight, Chinese-made trailer at heart. The PO bought it as a shell and customized it to suit himself, so it has a few...
Forum: Towing and Tow Vehicles 06-17-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By awellis3
Towing question

Hey guys and gals, how y'all doin'? Well, I finally snagged a small teardrop-sorta trailer. It's just a bunkroom on wheels. I plan to take it boondocking in a few days and would like to haul it down...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 05-07-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By awellis3
I solved my problem by putting silicone sealer...

I solved my problem by putting silicone sealer over/on/in the vent holes on the lid. The overhangs that allow the cables out is plenty enough ventilation. Also a few times a year (read: When I think...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-06-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By awellis3
Richmond. You'll get all the help you need from...

Richmond. You'll get all the help you need from these guys.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-06-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By awellis3
Where are you in Virginia? Teach

Where are you in Virginia?


Teach
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 12-26-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,189
Posted By awellis3
Well, I went a different route. I teed my radio...

Well, I went a different route. I teed my radio to the television antenna coax and use the signal booster/amp to pull in FM radio signals. It's a bonus now to have a directional radio antenna, too.
Forum: Sunline Sunspot Travel Trailers 09-05-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By awellis3
Bumping the thread

Are there any to be had at the moment?

Teach
Forum: Sunlines For Sale 07-16-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,102
Posted By awellis3
See post #6, above.

See post #6, above.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 04-19-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By awellis3
True, but Maguire's is mo' spensive.

True, but Maguire's is mo' spensive.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 04-10-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By awellis3
Okey-dokey, Krylon it is. Thanks fellas, ...

Okey-dokey, Krylon it is.


Thanks fellas,
Teach
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 04-06-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By awellis3
Painting plastic

The black propane tank cover on my Rockwood is now grey. Even 303 can't bring it back, so I've decided to paint it.
What kind of rattle-can paint is best and is there anything tricky about the prep?...
Forum: Wanted 04-01-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By awellis3
Now to find something similar at 3 grand.

Now to find something similar at 3 grand.
Forum: Wanted 04-01-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By awellis3
I'd love to have a Sunspot!! It's that "right...

I'd love to have a Sunspot!! It's that "right price" I'd have trouble getting by the missus. If you decide to sell let me know. I may have to cash in all my kitchen points, become a vegetarian and...
Forum: Wanted 04-01-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By awellis3
I'm trying to avoid those kinds of trailers. TVs,...

I'm trying to avoid those kinds of trailers. TVs, radios, microwaves, 12V coolers, etc. And it has to be fairly cheap as this is a one-man trailer. My wife will not be along when this rolls.
A buddy...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 02-22-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,020
Posted By awellis3
My trailer is at the shop for state inspection,...

My trailer is at the shop for state inspection, wheel bearing repack and a new set of sneakers.


Thanks all,
Teach
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 02-12-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,020
Posted By awellis3
Realistic tire advice wanted

Hey guys! I'm posting here 'cause I trust y'all's advice more than others.
I gave my Westlake ST205/75R14 (load range C) tires a good look-see today. They were made in March of 2013. I keep them...
Forum: Sunline Community 12-27-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By awellis3
Price? Interior pics?

Price? Interior pics?
Forum: Wanted 11-04-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By awellis3
Sure! Have one? Wanna sell? I'm really looking...

Sure! Have one? Wanna sell?
I'm really looking to be free of "systems." I don't want to mess with electricity, especially.
I have a buddy who found (in the woods) a 1960s-era, 13 foot trailer with...
Forum: Wanted 11-03-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By awellis3
Nope, this is for just me when I go camping with...

Nope, this is for just me when I go camping with my fishing buddies.
Nice to hear from you,
Wright
Forum: Wanted 11-01-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By awellis3
Thanks!!

Thanks!!
Forum: Wanted 11-01-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By awellis3
Teardrop wanted

I'm looking for a small teardrop to boondock in. I need a galley in back with storage for stove, cooler, water jug, kitchen gear. No A/C, TV, stereo. Propane and 12V not necessary either.
Everybody...
Forum: Directions & Routes 09-28-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
Posted By awellis3
We had a successful trip from Richmond to...

We had a successful trip from Richmond to Littleton/Lowell, Mass., to Freeport, to Mt. Desert to Center Harbor, N.H., to Saratoga and back to Richmond. Total of 2,200 miles, 15 nights in the...
Forum: Sunline Community 09-14-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By awellis3
LOL! I can't since I'm a dude

LOL! I can't since I'm a dude
Forum: Sunline Community 05-30-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 691
Posted By awellis3
Pocahontas SP in Va. over Mem. Day

Two Sunlines were in the park May 25 - 27. Every time I dropped by, the owners were out having fun. I know it's a long shot. One was a 2000s-era Sunny with one slide.
Anybody we know?

Teach
Forum: Directions & Routes 02-08-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
Posted By awellis3
Bumping the thread: We'll be on Rt. 25 and...

Bumping the thread:
We'll be on Rt. 25 and federal 4 for most of the transit if this sparks a memory or two.


Teach
Forum: Sunline Travel Trailers 01-25-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,178
Posted By awellis3
Better act fast. The admin. just ordered a tariff...

Better act fast. The admin. just ordered a tariff on imported solar panels.

Teach
Forum: Directions & Routes 01-17-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,624
Posted By awellis3
Home from Acadia

When Penny and I leave Bar Harbor, we are heading to Center Harbor, N.H. Yes, there is a major quilting store there, Keepsake Quilts. (This trip has developed a definite theme.) After a few days at...
Forum: Directions & Routes 01-17-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 947
Posted By awellis3
Final itinerary, I swear.

I updated my original posting and changed my route to allow DW to visit the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell.
On September 6, we are going up Rt.15 to I-81 stopping over in Wilkes-Barre (casino...
Forum: North Eastern 01-13-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,267
Posted By awellis3
New Hampshire - Center Harbor

Penny wants to stop in Center Harbor to visit the quilt shop there so I need a campsite for two nights. Anyone have experience with either Ames Brook or Owl's Landing? Is there another closer to town...
Forum: Directions & Routes 01-06-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By awellis3
Hey Tom, Penny wants to visit Keepsake Quilts in...

Hey Tom, Penny wants to visit Keepsake Quilts in Center Harbor and maybe the Vermont Country Store in Weston.
I'm looking at the Good Sam park Ames Brook Campground in Ashland N.H. as our base to...
Forum: Directions & Routes 01-06-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By awellis3
Thank you, sir. And this cold snap has our...

Thank you, sir.
And this cold snap has our attention. Going out in 8 weather is unusual for us here in Virginia's flat land.

Take care,
Teach
Forum: Directions & Routes 01-05-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By awellis3
Bumping this old thread and hoping you guys can...

Bumping this old thread and hoping you guys can help.
We've changed our plans. We now will drive from Wilkes-Barre to Salisbury, Mass. We're ultimately stopping in Freeport, Maine
My GPS wants me...
Forum: Sunline Community 12-11-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By awellis3
Our 1995 2653 had vinyl front kitchen to rear...

Our 1995 2653 had vinyl front kitchen to rear bedroom entrance. We pulled up the carpet to replace it and found the vinyl flooring had shrunk and torn in places.

Teach
(Still lurking)
Forum: Sunline Community 10-23-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By awellis3
You own a Soul? How'd you get them giant gerbils...

You own a Soul? How'd you get them giant gerbils to git?
Forum: Sunline Community 10-23-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By awellis3
My wife and I were camping in Virginia's Blue...

My wife and I were camping in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and there were about 5 trailers there belonging to this group's members. My wife's a quilter and when one sister set out a sewing machine...
Forum: Sunline Community 10-23-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By awellis3
Really good read

Hey y'all. I ran across this article and thought some of you would be interested. It explains how the Europeans tow "caravans" with smaller cars than we do.

Teach
...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 06-21-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By awellis3
Gotcha. Tanks. Oh, 12V, right?

Gotcha. Tanks. Oh, 12V, right?
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 06-20-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By awellis3
TV/radio reception

For two years our TV and FM radio reception was excellent. I did a mod where the FM radio works off the crank'em up antenna and had its signal boosted. Now our reception is best described by the...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 05-25-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By awellis3
I need to talk to a friend's son and offer him...

I need to talk to a friend's son and offer him some $$$ to go onto the roof or use an extension ladder. (These trailers with flush-floor slides are feets taller than my Sunline.) I'm planning to...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 05-24-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By awellis3
Thanks - I'll pick some up.

Thanks - I'll pick some up.
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 05-23-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By awellis3
Boy, it sure did. I ordered two rolls and plan to...

Boy, it sure did. I ordered two rolls and plan to put the tape on the underside, too.
I have some 303 and will add that to my maintenance regimen. I just don't do ladders as well as I used to.
...
Forum: Repairs and Maintenance 05-22-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By awellis3
Tears in awning fabric

Hey y'all - long time, no write. I was sitting under my awning last week around noon, looked up and saw slits o' sunshine coming through. The fabric is opening up in several places along the top near...
Forum: Trips & Vacations 03-23-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By awellis3
Hey Tweetys - long time, no see. What were y'all...

Hey Tweetys - long time, no see. What were y'all towing in 2007? Do you think we'll be OK in a 30 footer? I'd prefer to stay at Blackwoods if'n we'll fit. I was looking at Hadley's Point, too. Thanks...
Forum: Trips & Vacations 03-23-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By awellis3
I'm especially interested in Blackwoods. A lot of...

I'm especially interested in Blackwoods. A lot of the on line comments made me think maybe our 30' Rockwood would have a problem there. We loved camping in the park at Smokemont (Smokey Mtns. NP) and...
Forum: Trips & Vacations 03-22-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By awellis3
Any of y'all stayed at the two Park Service...

Any of y'all stayed at the two Park Service campgrounds?
Forum: Trips & Vacations 03-16-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By awellis3
Need help with Acadia trip

I need yalls help once again. In September, 2018, we plan to visit Acadia NP and need advice on a place to camp for 4 days. How we typically tour places like this is to spend the mornings and early...
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