Default Avatar

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

ScottG

About

Username
ScottG
Joined
Visits
4,287
Last Active
Roles
Moderator
Points
902
Posts
1,762

Comments

  • @ashaw, sorry to hear you have the cracks. If possible, could you please report the following info regarding your T@B? Frame build date and S/N (These should be found on a sticker right near where the cracks are on the passenger side. There are pic…
  • That looks like garden-variety painter's caulk to me--I'd wager it's just cosmetic to fill up unsightly gaps in finish materials. Given that this is a lightweight little house on wheels that gets bumped all over creation, I'm impressed all the seam…
  • The display has a separate dimmer function. At least mine does--I've heard it's not available in all models. There should be +/- buttons to (I think) the left of the display. Set the display to "0" to turn it off.
  • @lino, I plan to do the same as you. I can't see any problem with this approach. The switch would be a little handier if you used the TV a lot, but I last used it three seasons ago. The radio is a little more difficult, as the wiring is buried in t…
  • @blackc2004, I probably should have asked this first... Under what specific conditions are these fuses blowing? Does it happen while you are towing or in camp? Is it associated with connecting or disconnecting to power? Does it happen on battery, s…
  • ChanW said: Update: messed around in the mud. No cracks visible around those fasteners. But I confess, our's fasteners look quite different from yours @Dalehelman. Ours has the surge brakes, so was possibly a different manufacturer too.…
  • Knock on wood, but I've yet to blow a fuse in three seasons with my 2015. Along the lines of what Homebodyatheart said, I am careful to turn individual appliences OFF before connecting or disconnecting power (whether battery or AC). Applying or yan…
  • I think those things are like the tags that come on pillows. I wouldn't remove them unless you plan to spend a long time in JAIL! Seriously, if you must remove them (and I'm assuming your motivation is purely cosmetic) you might try a hair dryer to…
  • I have chassis/frame build dates for five of the nine affected T@B's. They currently range from 05/10/14 to 03/17/15.
  • Photomom said: ScottG said: Interesting point about the fluid potentially being heated to 170F. This suggests that the Alde's innards may get considerably hotter than the hottest tap water that comes out of it (~150F according to the s…
  • Interesting point about the fluid potentially being heated to 170F. This suggests that the Alde's innards may get considerably hotter than the hottest tap water that comes out of it (~150F according to the specs and my measurements). 170F is gettin…
  • The process sounds pretty similar to me. The biggest difference seems to be that the igniter is now manual (like on your BBQ grill) as opposed to running automatically off the battery. The gauge appears to have replaced the green light and provides …
  • Ditto what ptthomas745 said. I haven't experienced this problem in the T@B, but my home smoke alarms occasionally go off for no apparent reason in the middle of hot and humid summer nights.
  • I hear a small "whoosh" when my fridge lights. The main problem I have had is that the fridge will light (green light comes on) and then quickly go out again while I am still holding the red button. Trying to relight it when this happens has on oc…
  • I have the older model fridge in my 2015--I swear the darn thing is possessed, and it certainly senses the operator's irritation and impatience. Sometimes it lights easily, sometimes it doesn't. I always get it lit eventually, but that often require…
  • Cool. I sold my last pickup truck because it needed tires! Ok, it was thirteen years old and I needed something bigger to tow the T@B I hadn't yet met and didn't even know existed!  :-)
  • I confess the "tank flush system" eluded me at first, as the T@B 320 lacks this feature. My friends have one on their camper and it is pretty slick. I'd use it if I had it--either at home or at the dump station. However, coming full circle to the …
  • Oh, I do use--can't beat having that little closet when nature calls in the wee hours of a cold wet night! The shower is handy, too, when you get to your favorite campground in mid-October and find the gate open but all the help gone and all but the…
  • I found this in a document posted online: "You can use the Alde once the unit has been winterized and the hot water tank has been drained. Be sure to follow the correct steps to winterization. Alde does not recommend using RV anti-freeze in your Al…
  • I guess it depends on what your power needs are and how much you are willing to spend. Like Tabaz, I'm going into into my third season with a group 27 105ah lead acid battery that I purchased locally for <$100. I have the slightly smaller standa…
  • @Luigi, I can't specifically answer your question, but keep in mind that other than a little additional ground clearance, the current Outback/Boondock package is really more about cosmetics than true wilderness functionality. Depending on what you …
  • Um, I'm perfectly acknowledging of my body waste--thank you very much--but I feel no compulsion to handle it any more than I have to...  :-) Seriously, I would not hesitate to do whatever in the T@bby loo if necessary. However, there is almost alwa…
  • My current (2015) and previous two pickups still had bumpers that could take a ball. In fact, I made good use of the bumper hitch on my last truck. The bumper was little misshapen when I sold the vehicle. Not sure I'd want to pull the T@B with anyt…
  • Never! I prefer to sanitize my brew pot with boiling wort!  :-)
  • To be contrarian, I usually deal with rinsing and cleaning when I get home. I rinse the tank through the toilet with a garden hose then drain into a bucket and properly dispose of the rinse water. Not necessarily a better solution, just one that el…
  • I've noted that part of the manual. It seems to imply that it is okay to fill the Alde with antifreeze. I did find this in the nuCamp 2017 T@B owner's manual--still not sure of the original source, or specifically why the unit should not be used fo…
  • @gdoher, if the fluid is outside the trailer it's probably coming from the expansion tank overflow tube. Why it would be overflowing if it's not overfilled is unclear. Perhaps your pump speed is too high? It seems that has been implicated in the ass…
  • The Alde works pretty quickly so we turn it on only when needed--typically for hot water or maybe a shot of heat on a chilly morning. We don't camp in extreme cold and even in cooler weather don't spend time inside other than for sleeping.
  • ChanW said: @Photomom, my mathematical intuition says no difference as long as the trailer is level. Think about the vectors. You know, things like 'gravity pulls straight down', etc... 'member that stuff?  I'm sure someone is going to show …
  • @newell, I don't interpret your comments as defensive at all. In fact, I agree with you. It's just that for me a road trip to the midwest to have my camper repaired also constitutes a major investment in both time and money. While I would hope not …