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    1992 Itaska Mini Whinnie Spirit
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    Ocala National Forest

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  1. No disrespect, but, well that seems like an awful lot of extra work to solve a simple problem. All I had to do was build a 2 inch square ring from a couple of scraps of wood and seal it with two coats of oil based porch alkylid enamel. It will last a long time.. As a previous poster replied , it's no big deal. The roof is slightly more than three quarters of an inch thick. It is still really flimsy and I realize that nobody should be walking around on these roofs. It's kind of sad. It wouldn't have taken much to provide a little more interior bracing. I have a sagging air conditioner which makes a lake every time it rains. There's other posts on here about that phenomenon, maybe I will address it if it starts leaking. For now I'm going to go out and try to have fun and enjoy my wonderful new $50 vent that closes automatically when it rains and has a remote control! Thanks to everybody who pitched in for ideas.
  2. It is a Shureflo...bought on Craigslist. I'd rather have a FFan.
  3. Oh. And the original vent isn't even screwed in. Looks like it is glued in. Sawzall time
  4. My 1992 Toyota Spirit Minnie Winnie has got a three-quarter inch thick roof.That's it. What a joke. That means the newer upgraded Powered vents will have to have a box built on the roof so they will not hang down inside the motorhome. I have installed several vents in the roofs of RVs over the years and I had no idea that my roof is only three quarters of an inch thick. I'm very disappointed. This is exactly why my roof is sagging and I have a pool of water around my air conditioner after a rain. What a piece of shxt... If I don't want my new reversible vent to droop down inside my sleeping quarters, then I'm going to have to build a ring or a box so that the fan will set up a couple of inches higher. This adds 4 seams at least, kind of like a picture frame. I suppose I could glass it in but that's a lot of extra work. Anybody else had this issue?
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    Cheap Tricks!

    I like the hot water shower rig...appropriate for us Boondockers. And the onboard air compressor looks good- once you decide the way to go.
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    Newbie With 83 Toy Sunrader (17 Foot)

    well I hope you don't feel too bad. It can happen to even really good mechanics. I bought a Sun Rader that had no collar on the gasoline fill tube so my first tank of gas spilled all over the pavement. It had a rust in the block. It was a real POS. I sold it on ebay and disclosed everything so I could live with myself! I still got almost all my money out of it but not the labor of course! Now I own a wonderful little rig that I'm proud of.
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    Newbie With 83 Toy Sunrader (17 Foot)

    try this link lots of good stuff here! http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-4291.html
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    Going High Tech

    What about the tire pressure monitor and back up cam. Brand, how much and are you happy?
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    Is This Overpriced?

    who can blame the guy in North Carolina for asking $15,000 for his rig if he was dumb enough to pay $5000 to Camping World for a roof on a tiny RV. What a dumb shXx. He will probably have to wait till fall to find a sucker to get that kind of money for that rig.
  10. I want to monitor revs. I dont want to spend much. I can get a cheap china tach for under 20 bucks on ebay. I need to know if there's a factory terminal that will tell a tach what the revs are, or do I have to add a sensor? Id think there is a terminal or wire I could tap into. Thanks!
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    Ideas For Kayak Carrying...what Works For You?

    I LOVE that picture. Going to Oaxaca coastline soon!
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    Phone Coverage

    I had at and t and it sucked everywhere except big cities. Walmart straight talk with VERIZON for best rural coverage. My .02.
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    Install Drip Rail: Advice?

    There is only a drip rail on the passenger side of my rig- and I want to put an awning and or a roof rack on, and the drip rail would help. Anybody add one? I know it is best if integrated into the roof seam itself; that isn't going to happen this case.
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    Ideas For Kayak Carrying...what Works For You?

    I agree. Went car/kayak camping for a month with my son - the way to go. But there are reasons for the roof in my case.
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    Ideas For Kayak Carrying...what Works For You?

    That looks adequate at a reasonable price...