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About kaypsmith

  • Birthday 11/10/1944

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  1. When you got her home, did you hook to shore power?
  2. As Brett said, call your states DMV for first hand talk, but here is a website that list by state. http://changingears.com/rv-sec-state-rv-license.shtml each state has it's own requirements for DL's, and DL's are reciprocal, but coach requirements are not.
  3. Bill, I was in the cabinet business earlier in life, I did a lot of antique restoration back then. Many of the moldings on that fine furniture was unable to find a match, and next to impossible to duplicate because a lot of it was handcarved, that's when I decided to duplicate it. Lots of fond memories from those days, and I still like to do those things as a hobby. I have made doors for different motorhomes during restoration. As long as I can find a pattern I can still duplicate it. Yes 17 oz is best but harder to find unless there is a boat repair/maker shop near. Lowes and Home Depot in my area have 12 oz available, it works ok usually need a third layer for more strength on larger projects.
  4. Carl, before retiring from the IT industry, we set up monitors that cost $10,000.00 each, as many as twelve, and the stand to mount them on, cost $25,000.00.
  5. Be sure to coat the saran wrap with the proper agent before applying the gel coat, then the epoxy after gel coat dries, work as many layers of fiberglass as needed, I usually use two, and of course epoxy between each layer then finish with last coat of epoxy. Saran wrap is only a name, you can get commercial wrap in much wider widths, usually find a place that wraps for shipping and most will give enough to do your job, be sure to use a cardboard core, or a large diameter pvc pipe to avoid unnecessary wrinkles for transportation.
  6. Docj, T-Mobile has merged with Sprint since the link above, here is a newer map. https://www.pcmag.com/news/exclusive-here-is-t-mobiles-expanded-coverage-map
  7. Just a little tip for using foam for a mold, cover the entire surface with Pam (cooking spray), then form Saran wrap over the surface, foam spray can now be shot directly onto the area, let dry, then remove the foam carefully. I've used plaster of paris and many other products, but the foam really works great.
  8. Yep, this is best route, 120 miles less than going I-65 all the way to I-10, US 231 is 4 lane all the way, while passing through Birmingham, Al., blow the horn at me. Amen on avoiding Atlanta. Welcome to the forum!
  9. I think that you are miscalling the wifi extender, what you really need to be looking for is a wifi router. If you are depending your phone for hotspot, then wireless router will work well for you, TPLink makes a very good line of low priced routers with load balancing capabilities. Load balancing is a means of using two or more inbound connections to gain access to the internet, the brand that I mentioned above can use up to four. Load balancing uses the connections and splits the outgoing and incoming signals between the multiple providers and makes their signals faster because you are using all signals simultaneously. Here is a youtube link helpful to watch.
  10. I had a similar problem several years ago, turned out to be a ring tip connector that had managed for the wire to be broken where the wire was crimped to the ring tip. This wire was the wire connected to the fuse to the ECM. It would crank and run for a while then vibration would cause the wire to separate. This same thing can happen on a ground connector as well as a hot wire. If possible to pull an engine code, that will help pinpoint where to look.
  11. If you could find a person that owns a coach with the same model, a mold could easily be made with great stuff spray foam then a fiberglass replacement would be easy to make. I have made duplicate parts for many years using this method.
  12. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=rv+exterior+trim&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=rv+exterior+trim I've bought hundreds of feet of it on ebay.
  13. kaypsmith

    spray insulation?

    Here is an interesting read on foam insulation as a fire retardant. https://www.finehomebuilding.com/forum/dow-great-stuff-fireblock-watch-out I worked in a mobile home factory back in the 70's, we built many coaches using foam insulation in addition to the regular fiberglass bats, because it made R factor for colder climates. UL approved the use of the foam product because their test results concluded that it was an excellent product for fire retardation. Several months went by and it was discovered that a coach using foam insulation was easier to catch fire than one without it. UL was contacted and further testing was performed. Here is what found out with further testing. The initial test results were conducted with a Bunsen burner placed under a horizontal flat sheet of foam resisted up to 1800 degrees, the melting point of steel, and that is what UL posted as their results. With further testing because of complaints, the same foam sheet was stood vertical and flame was applied, the foam began to blaze at 240 degrees. UL paid the company that I worked for to recall all units that had left our facility with the enhanced insulation (foam) to be removed. I hope that this is not off subject, but I feel it is revelant to the OP question. I would not be afraid to use great stuff for your purpose, but I feel it important to know the facts.
  14. This is the key to the statement. I live in Alabama and can only receive my local stations in my home area, although I have been able to receive, New York and Los Angles ABC, CBS and NBC, both at home and anywhere else that I travel, when this service is no longer allowed on June 1, 2020. As a result, I can still call and get whatever local market that I am located in sent to me. The channels listed were always there before so that we did not have to get switched as we travel, meaning that network shows on the major networks have been available to us. That is, or was a service available for travelers, and the law that allowed that to happen, the sunset to that law will expire, and congress has chosen not to extend it. If you live in any of those areas it will not affect your service at home, but will no longer be able to watch those channels while traveling out of those areas.
  15. As Herman said, but you will need to determine which line goes to the engine and make sure it is connected to the outlet port of the switch.
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