Well, we made it! Our final assignment of the Hack My RV Challenge is here and it’s a good one: duct tape! The be-all, end-all for any savvy RVer or homeowner. You likely have a roll (or six) lying around the RV – what clever hack can you create using duct tape that makes your RVing experience better? We want to see!
When you’ve completed your hack for the week, make sure to share a photo with us in the Challenge Facebook Group!
THIS WEEK’S ASSIGNMENT: DUCT TAPE
Dave exercises his creative side in this week’s hack, and shares a fun idea for creating custom keychains using the many different varieties of duct tape available today. Check it out in the video below:
Slide outs how to retract when batteries don’t work
To provide more specific information on how to retract your slide room out when the batteries don’t work, we need the make, model, and year of your rig as well as what slide room. There are over 12 different variations used over the years and they all have a slightly proprietary over ride method. The BAL Accuslide cable type slide mechanism has a hex head on top of the motor that can be retracted with a matching hex in a cordless drill. They Lippert Components Inc (LCI) hydraulic mechanisms have a similar hex on top of the motor, however if you also have the jacks, you will need to change the flow of the fluid while using the cordless drill with a lever. HWH hydraulic slide rooms need to have a lever released and use a cranking mechanism inside the room connected to the room and a point under the cabinets or chair on the other side. You should have an owner’s manual that tells the type of slide mechanism and the procedure to bring it back in when the mechanism is inoperable.
If it’s just the batteries, I always travel with a battery charger!
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Installed with Coleman Mach thermostat, have made several trips to dealer and spoke to Coleman customer support. Unit will not come on , getting voltage at control box AC also 12V. Dealer told me to wire it one way and Coleman CS told me another! Neither works. Thermostat directions list several control boxes that work with it , I am on third box from dealer which are different numbers , they assure me Coleman said these boxes fix this unit and thermostat. Help Please
To provide more specific troubleshooting information on your t/stat issue we need the model number of the new t/stat as well as the make, model and year of your RV, and the model of air conditioning unit. There are too many variation in wiring connection for AC units, heat pumps, and other options that can be installed by RV manufacturers, however I have a 30+ year RVIA Certified Master Technician that I’m sure can walk you through this with the correct info.
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How to lock up a bumper hitch trailer where it can’t get stolen?????????????????????????
FR3 was “Sirius-Ready” I Purchased Receiver, FR3 Dealer installed it. It works sporadically (sp?). Seems to lose signal when driving on bumpy roads, then recovers with later bump.