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by Randy Wilson
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: 6V Batteries
Replies: 17
Views: 17718

Based on my experience trying both methods of recharge while dry camping, the V10 engine appears to be much more costly. It recharges at a high rate, but not so much higher than the Progressive Dynamics converter/charger. My generator consumes only about 1/2 gallon per hour charging while carrying o...
by Randy Wilson
Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: Towing Toads
Replies: 6
Views: 7819

It has been for me. I've towed our Honda CR-V more than 15,000 miles with no additional protection and no damage.
by Randy Wilson
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: Honda CRV Toad
Replies: 5
Views: 7366

We tow a 2005, all-wheel drive, Honda CR-V with a Blue OX base plate, Blue OX Aladdin tow bar and a Toad-Stop brake system. It has worked well for us. It's our primary transportation at home, but has been towed more miles than driven - about 16,000 miles. We have been very pleased with the vehicle.
by Randy Wilson
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: Removing tiny pine tree stains from the roof of a BF
Replies: 14
Views: 16922

It may take a mild rubbing compound to remove the stain if it's in the surface of the fiberglass, but for removing pine tree drippings, I use turpentine. It's the natural solvent for pine sap.
by Randy Wilson
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: Flexsteel Jack Knife Sofa Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 20631

Bill, we were unhappy with the soft foam in our 2004 RB as we experienced the same problem you expressed. We called Lisa Bauer at Flexsteel and made an appointment to have the foam replaced. She was wonderful to deal with and agreed to replace it at no charge although Flexsteel had no fault in the c...
by Randy Wilson
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: 6 volt Batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 26070

Here are the other 2 pictures of the battery installation. Sorry that the flash didn't properly illuminate the negative cable connection at the shunt, but the existing cables connect to one end of the shunt and the welding cable from the negative battery post connects to the other end. The two 6 vol...
by Randy Wilson
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: 6 volt Batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 26070

Bill, Sorry to be so late responding, but have been dealing with some issues that carried a higher priority. I'm posting pictures as requested although they are not too good. It's difficult to view the connections points without removing the batteries. The welding cable lead to the positive post is ...
by Randy Wilson
Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: 6 volt Batteries
Replies: 18
Views: 26070

With regard to the cabling when changing a battery installation, here is a description of the procedure used when replacing our 12 volt coach batteries with two Trojan T-105, 6 volt batteries. I was concerned that the cables were not flexible enough for the frequent moving associated with checking t...
by Randy Wilson
Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: Strange Water Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 14812

Larry, we just went through the same thing and had it repaired during a recent visit to the factory in Humboldt. I had one of our two sofas replaced with a single bed on that same side, and found stain and wetness as you described. The leak was in the outside access door gasket. The gasket was repla...
by Randy Wilson
Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: fold down sofa/bed
Replies: 16
Views: 23800

We had twin foldout sofas with ultra-leather installed when we ordered our coach, and used it that way for over three years. However, it became increasingly annoying to have no aisle between them when the sofas were extended for sleeping. As a result, we scheduled replacement of the passenger side s...
by Randy Wilson
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: FMCA Convention, Perry, GA
Replies: 3
Views: 4378

Thanks for the responses. We are now registered, also, and will arrive on the afternoon of the 18th. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
by Randy Wilson
Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: FMCA Convention, Perry, GA
Replies: 3
Views: 4378

FMCA Convention, Perry, GA

Two years ago when the FMCA convention was held in Perry, Ed and Carol Freye suggested that any Born Free owners attending might want to park together. We did this and had 6 or 8 coaches in the holding area for a sort of mini-rally. We had a lot of fun in spite of the rain toward the end. The conven...
by Randy Wilson
Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: I would like to start a positive, informative, discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 14664

Trisha, I don't know if this will help you find your leak, but we had a lot of water accumulate in our carpet on the driver side from under the sink. I found the source to be a small hole in the water filler hose (from filler outside into top of fresh water tank) caused by rubbing on a corner on the...
by Randy Wilson
Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: RSB bedding?
Replies: 4
Views: 6565

There is another product available that we bought for our twin sofa beds. See the web page below. Hacksacks are available in twin, full, queen & king size. We bought a pair of the full size which are 58" wide. Hacksacks are made of heavy cotton cover instead of the slick nylon used by Trava...
by Randy Wilson
Wed May 31, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses
Topic: Covering the windshield and front windows
Replies: 23
Views: 23951

Rick & Linda, I think you are looking for the EasyCurtain link that Mel posted on 12/3/05. We bought it and are fairly pleased. It works pretty well, but is a little troublesome to put in place on the side windows. The side pieces are held in place by a flap that is fixed by raising the window a...

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