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Have you checked your fridge yet?

Both Dometic and Norcold refrigerators have been recalled for problems that have caused fires in RVs.Refrigerators manufactured before 2007 are effected.Here are links to the information about how to…Continue

Started Jul 29

Dometic refrigerator recall information

Was your Dometic fridge recalled in the past? Read the link below. Ours was recalled but the free fix was never done by previous owners. Our local dealer did it for us.There is also a class action…Continue

Started Jun 4

Almost, almost done!!
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We've been busy. Will camp tomorrow for the first time!!! Hallelujah! Almost ready to put the cushions n the dinette and load all the stuff from our old trailer back into this one!! We had to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by M K Wilkie May 29.

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Hello all! Happy to have found you. We are the Wilkie's from northwest Michigan. We just bought a youngish Shasta fifth wheel -1996. I know that's kind of a youngster here, but that's what we found.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by M K Wilkie Mar 27.

 

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M K Wilkie posted a status
"Black streaks on aluminum siding of RV. Does anyone know of anything that actually works on aluminum. We've Numerous things. Help!!"
Aug 2
M K Wilkie replied to Alsie's discussion Silicone... life's worst enemy.
"Oops! Slightly higher price than Prime. Paul says mineral spirits works fairly well-with a lot of elbow grease...gently."
Aug 2
M K Wilkie replied to Alsie's discussion Silicone... life's worst enemy.
"Looks like there is a wait on Amazon to get it. Here is a better price with free shipping on…"
Aug 2
M K Wilkie commented on M K Wilkie's blog post Ugh!
"Yes Tina. 40% was ridiculous in my opinion considering it was a couple of weeks before the date. And Im sure they re-rented the site easily this time of year. We'll skip visiting Canada now. Re: the repair with fiberglass. I wanted him to take…"
Jul 30
Tina commented on M K Wilkie's blog post Ugh!
"What a shame.  That's a hefty fee to have to cancel the other trip! I've never heard of chopped strand matts, or injecting fiberglass.  Learn something new every day, eh?  It's google search time. I guess the positive…"
Jul 30
M K Wilkie posted a status
"Split open corner almost vanquished and better than new. He just needs to put the new vinyl insert over the screws and pro seal the edges."
Jul 29
M K Wilkie replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Help Me Make A Decision....
"The Dometic manual actually states that the fridge needs to be reasonably level in order for the absorption refrigerator to work properly, though I always level the rig to the refrigerator. It also says that you don't need to worry about having…"
Jul 29
M K Wilkie replied to Dawn Michelle's discussion Help Me Make A Decision....
"You need at least a 300 to start a 13,500 AC. The start is when it pulls the most energy. I just ordered a Champion 2800/3100 Inverter from Cabela's today. It was the best price I could find at $749.99 plus tax and free shipping. Today Amazon…"
Jul 29
M K Wilkie posted a discussion

Have you checked your fridge yet?

Both Dometic and Norcold refrigerators have been recalled for problems that have caused fires in RVs.Refrigerators manufactured before 2007 are effected.Here are links to the information about how to tell if your had a recall. The original owner may have ignored the recall or may not have been found. A certified dealer can tell if the kit was installed. Our 1996 Shasta had not been fixed. A local dealer did it for us, parts and labor free.…See More
Jul 29
M K Wilkie replied to Lakota Wolf's discussion Its all about safety.
"May I share? Great advice,"
Jul 29
M K Wilkie replied to Lakota Wolf's discussion Window insualtion on the cheap.
"It would be about $160 to do a 25' RV plus any attaching material. But 30% sounds good. Reflectix BP24025 24-Inch by 25-Feet Bubble Pack Insulation https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0022NH3E4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_9p8EzbVW2JJJQ"
Jul 28
M K Wilkie replied to Lakota Wolf's discussion Window insualtion on the cheap.
"Yes, Reflectics or a similar name. But I had forgotten about the storm. We have some of that too. We bought it when we made a feral cat shelter out of two sizes of Rubbermaid containers with the shiny stuff inside. But Buster never used it and…"
Jul 28
M K Wilkie commented on Alison's blog post Week 4: Pulling the Interior Design Together
"Oops! I think these comments got all mixed up! Sorry Alison! Not sure what happened. I plead old age!!"
Jul 28
M K Wilkie commented on Daniel Long's status
"Hahaha...a bee-day. We actually did replace our RV toilet with a Dometic china one with a sprayer. Used it a couple of times. Lol! Luxury item. Heh heh."
Jul 28
M K Wilkie posted a blog post

Ugh!

So when we bought the old girl we noticed the back left corner of the roof had a repair. One repair. No big deal right? So we didn't worry much about it.Well on our last two night jaunt we headed up to the tip of Michigan to a park we love, Wilderness State Park. The problem is that the County roads that lead to it are like s series of mine fields. Even though we kept our speed down so much that every hot shot was passing us, we still noticed that the bottom corner where that repair on the roof…See More
Jul 28
M K Wilkie commented on Alison's blog post Week 4: Pulling the Interior Design Together
"Good idea. I hate heat! I guess that's why I stay up north. Lol! Here was my "design board". https://flic.kr/p/T7yNiY"
Jul 28

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Shasta
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Wellston, Michigan
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Just bought. 1996 Shasta 265BH fwheel
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Ugh!

So when we bought the old girl we noticed the back left corner of the roof had a repair. One repair. No big deal right? So we didn't worry much about it.

Well on our last two night jaunt we headed up to the tip of Michigan to a park we love, Wilderness State Park. The problem is that the County roads that lead to it are like s series of mine fields. Even though we kept our speed down so much that every hot shot was passing us, we still noticed that the bottom corner where that repair on… Continue

Posted on July 28, 2017 at 12:33pm — 2 Comments

Well, started the backsplash. Started is the key word there. Ran out of tile. I'm s dummy. Can't even figure that right. Had to order more. Not on sale anymore of course now that I bought the first b…

Well, started the backsplash. Started is the key word there. Ran out of tile. I'm s dummy. Can't even figure that right. Had to order more. Not on sale anymore of course now that I bought the first batch. Now it's "popular". Then I did something good. I used butcher paper for s template to cut carpet for the stairs. I did it perfect! What the heck. Something didn't screw up. I'm grateful. Meanwhile Paul changed out all of those fixtures on the outside of the trailer with shiny new white ones… Continue

Posted on June 18, 2017 at 10:06pm — 5 Comments

Progress and pain

Well we have made progress. We finally finished the painting of everything and I'm liking the color. It changes a lot according to the light. Paul did the water test and discovered only one small leak under the kitchen sink where they had removed an inline filter and used a compression fitting. He bought Pecora to replace. The new plastic sink arrived and it weighs all of maybe five pounds. But it sure is s pretty parchment color. We had bought a kitchen faucet stMenards at s tremendous… Continue

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 7:18pm — 11 Comments

Finished the sofa!!!

Finally finished reupholstering the jackknife sofa for our new old rv today!! I feel like I've run a marathon for some reason. It was pretty stressful and I am so glad it's done. It actually turned out pretty well and I guess we saved hundreds of dollars but I don't think I would do one with the fabric and design again. Whew!!

Posted on May 14, 2017 at 4:47pm — 8 Comments

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At 6:13am on June 4, 2017, Napoleon Robinson said…

Thanks

We will start looking into finding siding cleaner we wil also need to reconnect siding in one quarter of RV. 

At 5:20pm on June 3, 2017, Napoleon Robinson said…

Thanks for comment on sofa. Where do yu shop for repair items?

At 7:41am on March 22, 2017, M K Wilkie said…
Hello all! Happy to have found you. We are the Wilkie's from northwest Michigan. We just bought a youngish Shasta fifth wheel -1996. I know that's kind of a youngster here, but that's what we found. It's replacing our 19 ft. Funfinder. More room for the three dogs and maybe the two cats. We traveled the country back in 1990 in a fifth wheel for eleven months and never regretted selling the house to do it. Took along our two dogs and two cats back then. I loved the lack of an itinerary and stuff. It helped to have 75 cent diesel fuel. But reality struck and we came back and started the grind over again. We will go full time again. Need to liquidate a lot of stuff, as do most people. We know the full time life and are anxiously looking forward to it. You only have now, no promise of a tomorrow. Don't waste your moments.
 
 
 

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