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RE: Take apart signal lite switch? - Hi beam on with right turn

Thanks for the input. :) It's not that I can't afford a new one, for me it's the satisfaction factor of fixing something. 70 bucks for OEM is decent. I found it to be a lot more than that through some GM wholesale suppliers. I am leery of stuff on Amazon - mostly China junk. Even something labeled as genuine GM could be a ripoff part, made to look genuine. It is a big pile of work getting the thing out of there - airbag is easy, it's the rest of the stuff that has to come off just to get at the screws holding the switch on. Grit dog - "If you’re curious and have time, rip ‘er apart and see what you can figure out. Maybe a Wrigleys gum wrapper and a dab of JB weld can fix it. " Yeah you're speaking my language! I'll have a new OEM on hand when I take it apart. If a simple fix I can always return it.
BobsYourUncle 10/16/23 05:33pm Tech Issues
Take apart signal lite switch? - Hi beam on with right turn

Truck in sig, 2007 GMC Classic: I have the most annoying issue with my signal light switch. When I flip it on to turn right, my high beams come on and of course I flash everyone in front of me. If I grab the lever, pull it towards me a bit, it stops. Totally frustrating...:M Truck has 469,000 K on the odometer, almost broke in now! This happens when the truck is cold, first started up and driving. Once the cab has been up to temperature, it typically stops. Question is for you all, has anyone tried disassembling the signal light switch? Are there screws to take it apart? I like fixing stuff instead of replacing it. I know I can buy a new one for a small fortune and just replace it, but I'd like to try fixing it. That's just how I work... I have to take the airbag out, steering wheel off, ignition switch out and more just to get at the blinkin thing. I'll likely wind up buying a new one, I know, but just thought I'd ask. What a lot of work and a total pain in the adams apple to change the switch out.
BobsYourUncle 10/14/23 07:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Problem with Photo

Try using the photo posting link that 1492 put up for us. Works every time. Kudos to 1492 1492 photo posting URL Easy to use, just follow the instructions.
BobsYourUncle 10/01/23 07:37pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Where did all the old posts go?

Also depends on how long ago the post was. I know there was a big burp in the system quite a few years ago now and I think a few years of posts vanished without a trace. However, if you can remember the exact thread title or some particular keywords, you can do a web search for a phrase or title and find your thread that way. I had a bunch of stuff I wanted to find a few years ago, but using the search function here came up blank. I did a search as outlined above and found several threads. Different format than here but they were there, word for word.
BobsYourUncle 10/01/23 07:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help/Advice - First time water damage repair

There are a variety of materials used and methods to build. Aluminum stud vs wood stud - fiberglass and sandwich panel sides vs stick frame, aluminum siding, and on it goes. There are a variety of roof materials and construction methods too. I tore and old Citation to the bones and literally rebuilt every last bit of it. (My psychiatric counseling sessions should be done in another couple years) :B:B It will take you more time and effort to open things up to get at the affected areas than it will to do the repairs. Be prepared to spend a gob of time on it. If you think you can do it in 50 hours, be sure to allot 250. Voice of experience here... Do keep in mind that everything you cut out and fix absolutely must be securely joined to, or totally replace the original piece. These things bounce and flex a lot going down the road, and rely on everything being joined together as one integral unit in order to hold together. If you want to see a very detailed picture horror story of a total rebuild, look at the link in my sig. You will either say "Hey I can do that" or you will run run away!! :B
BobsYourUncle 07/15/23 08:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Going longer

I went from a 27' no slides to a 32' with a 12' slide. Plus I have a 2' metal storage box properly built into / welded to the back frame, making me 34 feet. I tow it with a Duramax extended cab one ton dually. Pretty much a direct comparison to your query. It weighs quite a bit more than my 27' did, I'd say about 7500 pounds running down the road compared to roughly 5000 in my 27' I definitely noticed the weight difference, even towing with a dually. I can feel the extra weight back there. More tongue weight and increased drag on the hills. At first I was a bit apprehensive, but it initially took me about 100 miles to relax and get comfortable with it and the extra weight, and I haven't looked back. As for that extra 7'? Not an issue at all. Gotta watch the tailswing a bit more going in and out of gas stations and such, but the usual thing - common sense. Maneuvering it is a non issue. It is easier to back up due to the longer distance from hitch to axles. I seldom have a pull through site, and I can easily blindside it into any spot I choose to put it. When in doubt, have a spotter, or get out and survey the path for obstacles, trees etc as you back in. I would not hesitate to get another one, even longer. I love the extra space the 32' offers, and especially the big slide. Comfort is far superior than my 27' was. If you can drag a 27' around without a problem, a 34 won't be a problem either. Gotta have a good TV for the task. I'm sure you have that covered.
BobsYourUncle 07/15/23 08:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bacon: The Movie

Magical Mystery Bacon
BobsYourUncle 07/04/23 09:12pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Bacon: The Movie

To Sir With Bacon
BobsYourUncle 06/29/23 09:25pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Using the "Quote" feature

BobsYourUncle 06/29/23 09:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Using the "Quote" feature

Folks, I spend quite... Snip Barney Agreed Barney, the posts get long and hard to follow. Thanks for this. This is what I do to avoid all the repeat info, and to make it known what post I am referring / replying to.
BobsYourUncle 06/23/23 09:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why is the Hemi Going Away

Best hemi I ever drove was a buddys 68 Coronet RT with a dual quad 426 4 stick. What a machine! Wind it up, sidestep the clutch and hang on! Ok, I admit, the same friends 300 series SRT8 was pretty impressive too. And his current ride, a Durango Hellcat is quite the beast too!
BobsYourUncle 06/10/23 09:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Water pump sucking air

Does the tank have a gravity fill port on the outside or is it pressure filled from the water hookup point? If it's pressure filled from the water hookup point are you sure water is making it to the tank? If gravity fill does water come out the vent hose when full? Or does it only spit water back out around the hose? Gravity fill port outside the TT. I fill it until it is right full, and coming back out the fill port. 100% for sure the tank was full to the top.
BobsYourUncle 05/31/23 04:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Water pump sucking air

Thanks for the input guys, It was a while ago now this happened - I've been so darned busy that I have done nothing to the TT in a long time. Years. Shame on me. I've made sure I have access to city water the past few times out. The pipe from the tank to the pump is rigid, and although it easily lifts up out of the floor, I've not tried pulling it right out. I figure it should not be loose like that, it should be tight and sealed so water doesn't splash out the top of the tank. Don, I do suspect something in the pickup tube in the tank. Wish I didn't have to drop the tank to get in there, but it's the only way. I have a borescope. I wonder if I could somehow sneak it in there, perhaps down the filler neck. Never thought about that until right now. Thanks for your list John, I've never been in there, no idea if it has a strainer. I'd have to pull it apart. Valves? It was working,then stopped. Don't think any valves were turned during the time. Hole in pump inlet line? That is possible and worth checking. Pump is good, as it pressurizes with a hose in a bucket. Tank was full to the top, so that wasn't an issue. And it isn't running out the bottom. Lantley, I could try to pull the line out of the tank and stick another in there, but I still concern myself with the apparent lack of seal there. It should be tight into the tank. I shouldn't be able to lift it up and down with ease. I'll try to find the time to pull it apart in the storage yard to see if I can learn more about the cause. Thanks all. :)
BobsYourUncle 05/30/23 08:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Water pump sucking air

Thanks for the replies, but as mentioned, the problem is in the tank between the pump and the pickup in the tank. The pump is fine as I outlined above.
BobsYourUncle 05/30/23 08:26am Tech Issues
Water pump sucking air

I have a bit of a head scratcher with my TT. Suddenly one day my water pump started just running on. It runs steady and only a little water spurts and sputters out of any tap. It appears to be sucking air. It does this with a full fresh water tank. It's not the pump, the problem is on the pickup side in the tank. When I disconnect the tank pick up at the pump and put my winterizing hose on, and put the hose in a jug of water, it pressurizes and the pump stops running. The feed pipe out of the tank goes straight down into the tank through the floor from under my bathroom sink, right close to the pump. I noticed that I can take that pipe and easily lift it up a long ways and down in the floor. That should not be happening. It seems something has broken off / come loose in the tank. I'm not 100% sure what it looks like inside the tank for the properly functioning water pickup. I've never had the need to take one apart... until now. I'm assuming I'll have to drop the tank and see if I can get in there to determine if something came apart. As long as I'm on city water, all is well. Any thoughts? Thanks.
BobsYourUncle 05/29/23 08:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Favorite Cooking Quotes

I like cooking with wine. Occasionally I put it in the food.
BobsYourUncle 02/20/23 06:39pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Install "Generic / Text Only" printer on port

Can you possibly do a workaround by selecting Microsoft Print to PDF as your printer? This will invoke the Windows save to PDF menu. Then you have a digital copy of it which can be printed from anything, anywhere, as Adobe Reader is free and works with any PDF document, allowing you to physically print to paper from any printer.
BobsYourUncle 02/09/23 07:28pm Technology Corner
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