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RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

Finally : Got in touch with the factory rep from Dicor Products. He told me that within the last couple of weeks several people have call in about questions using Henry's products. His company has a policy about bad mouthing other c companies. But; He said that Dicor Roofing System is a two stage process. First step process helps the coating to attach to the final/ second process coating. Rep said Dicor is good for approximately 6 years, Just got off the phone with the Henry's Rep. He said their roofing produce is good for approximately 15 to 20 years plus. So is Henry's Roof coating better of is Dicor Roof Coating?
Chuck .. 10/08/20 03:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

First I call Mobile Suit factory and ask once again about roof maintenance. DRV recommend calling Dicor the roof manufacture. Wanting for a response. Just got off the phone with an RV retailer/repair shop in Salem, Oregon that has been here for 30 plus years. They said if you maintain a RV roof you should not have to do anything but clean it each year. Said this;if a roof starts to peel, the hole roof needs the peeling remove and completely re-coated. Doesn't sound like a fun job. Also, once this is done, you will have to re-coat the roof about ever 5 to 6 years. At this time I do not know the best way to go. Need all the help I can get.
Chuck .. 10/05/20 02:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel towing

Need more information about your truck. What year is it and so on. Older vehicles are not rated to pull or haul loads like the newer vehicles can. I Had a 1999 Dodge 3/4 ton diesel 2 wheel drive and after months of studying found out that it could only pull maximum load of 9,400 lbs. SAFELY. I am talking about SAFELY!! I now have a 2017 Ford 350 Dually to pull my 2010 Mobile Suit 34 footer at around 11,400 to 12,000 DRY Weight SAFELY. PS: I absolutely love the new features on the newer trucks like: transmission braking, down hill assisting or breaking and or down hill speed control. Now I don't have to worry so much about going down a 8 percent grade hills with the breaks smoke up or failing. Break saver and more importantly LIFE SAFER.
Chuck .. 10/04/20 03:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2017 Ford dually tire valve stems access help please.

The above Dually Kit and valve stems systems will not work if you have tire monitoring system for your truck or vehicle. The Factory valve stem have a special type senors that sends a signal to the vehicle tire pressure monitor on the dash read out. If you change the valve stem to the simple sit as above, you will no longer be able to monitor the tire pressure in the cab. I have a 2017 Ford 350 Dually. Thanks IAmichbod anyway. Charles
Chuck .. 10/04/20 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tail light wiring for towing

If anyone is have problems with your truck display not recognizing that the trailer is connected your left and right turn signal flashing rapidly in the truck, here is the solution. This connector will save your days and hours trying to hunt down the problem. Curt 7-Way RV Blade LED Electrical Adapter (Not a Wiring Extension) #57003 MSRP $31.75 USD Enables vehicles with a 7-way RV blade socket to recognize LED trailer lights 7-Way RV Blade LED Electrical Adapter (Not a Wiring Extension) #57003 MSRP $31.75 USD Enables vehicles with a 7-way RV blade socket to recognize LED trailer lights Built-in, integrated resistors for computers that don't recognize LED lights 7-way connects tail, brake, reverse, turn signals, brakes and auxiliary power Simple plug-and-play design eliminates the need for cutting or splicing Spring-loaded dust cover keeps connector clean when not in use
Chuck .. 10/03/20 09:32pm Tow Vehicles
2017 Ford dually tire valve stems access help please.

I have a 2017 Ford Dually and have trouble or difficulty getting at the inner rear dual tire stem to add air. Bought some valve stem exteriors with a angle of about 30 degree and also a tip to go on my air compressor, straight and angled head to get at the stems. Still the angle of the stem is not right on straight for easy air adding. Any suggestions
Chuck .. 10/03/20 09:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2002 Ford E350 V10 Transmission Fluid

Grit dog. I am 64 retired electrician. You just might know a little more than I do about certain subjects. By all means I do not claim to know all or see all. Please sent me straight. Please tell me were you think I am off track about the transmission service advice. I would like to some day have a beer with you also. Charles
Chuck .. 10/02/20 12:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2002 Ford E350 V10 Transmission Fluid

My best advice to you or anyone is to not try to change out or service your own transmission. Only a professional transmission shop can get all of the old oil out of transmission properly. I learned the hard way and it just is not worth it. I am talking about automatic transmissions. After many months of studying I started using Amsoil in all my trucks and cars many years ago. I use to commute 114 miles a day and a total of over 800,000 miles over 24 year span. Normal transmission fluid is only good for approximately 240 degrees. Amsoil is good for a around 435 degrees. Look up the specification on Amsoil's web site. I do not sell Amsoil but I have used it for about 30 years. Payed $65,000 for my new 2017 Ford 350 dually and yes I use Amsoil in it. I use and like the Bypass filtration systems Amsoil offers and I do use them. Don's Oil web site offers a outstanding rock guard. Please hire a professional to do the transmission service and you will glad you did. PS: Check around, you will post likely be able to purchase Amsoil directly or locally or on line. Check for service shops that offers Amsoil. You can also talk to the service shop, purchase Amsoil and have the shop put it in.
Chuck .. 09/25/20 03:33pm Tow Vehicles
Life is just Peachie!

I first tried to find a used 5th wheel in the 27 foot to under 30 foot range several years ago. The best I could find was a few Arctic Fox that had a reasonable reliability rating. But for anything within 10 years old, the owners wanted close to the price of a new unit. $38,000 to upper $50,000 plus. So, after years of research, looking and many post on the forums I just happen to find a 2010 Mobil Suit 34 footer. The previous owner payed over $110,000 for it and I got it of for $34,000. Yes, It is bigger than I wanted, heavy and sometimes I have a hard time finding a RV site that can fit the truck and RV in to. Need approximately 50 foot space for RV and truck. Had to buy a different truck to haul this RV "SAFELY", 2017 F-350 daully. The old 1999 250 Dodge just wouldn't handle it. Besides general maintenance. Now I looking for valve stem extensions, reliable digital tire gauge and a good fiberglass/ protective wax to put on the RV. PS: I retired two years ago and I am really to go back to work so I can rest up. Working like a dog around the house! No way I would go back to work in lovely town of Portland, Oregon were no one is held accountable for ones actions. The down town has turned into a ghetto.
Chuck .. 08/17/20 10:02pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

I first tried to find a used 5th wheel in the 27 foot to under 30 foot range several years ago. The best I could find was a few Arctic Fox that had a reasonable reliability rating. But for anything within 10 years old, the owners wanted close to the price of a new unit. $38,000 to upper $50,000 plus. So, after years of research, looking and many post on the forums I just happen to find a 2010 Mobil Suit 34 footer. The previous owner payed over $110,000 for it and I got it of for $34,000. Yes, It is bigger than I wanted, heavy and sometimes I have a hard time finding a RV site that can fit the truck and RV in to. Need approximately 50 foot space for RV and truck. Had to buy a different truck to haul this RV "SAFELY", 2017 F-350 daully. The old 1999 250 Dodge just wouldn't handle it. Besides general maintenance. Now I looking for valve stem extensions, reliable digital tire gauge and a good fiberglass/ protective wax to put on the RV. PS: I retired two years ago and I am really to go back to work so I can rest up. Working like a dog around the house! No way I would go back to work in lovely town of Portland, Oregon were no one is held accountable for ones actions. The down town has turned into a ghetto.
Chuck .. 08/17/20 09:52pm Fifth-Wheels
Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

I have a 2010 DRV and the roof looks like it is peeling off in some areas. This is a thin layer the thickness of paper or less. Possibly the previous owner put a coating on the roof??? Noticed the peeling in the front corners and some in the far back roof area. Also the roof looks like it has small spots of black mold on top of the roof. Been cleaning the roof with DAWN each year and using a product called Best Rubber Roof cleaner & protectant with UV blocker. I did try using a mixture of bleach and water to clean and kill mold with no luck. Just kind of looks ugly having the black spots on the roof. I called the manufacture of the trailer back in 2017 for maintenance suggestions and was of really no big help other than just wash the roof with with DAWN. I store the trailer outside year around with a cover on it. Any suggestions? What should I do? Update as of Oct 6,2020 Called Mobile Suit and asked them about my roof. Mobile Suit RV. DRV recommend calling the roof manufacturer Dicor at 574-264-2699. They might have a higher grade of products for roofs and other RV maintenance products than Henry's. . Wanting for a response. Just got the phone with an RV retailer/repair shop in Salem, Oregon that has been here for 30 plus years. They said if you maintain a RV roof you should not have to do anything but clean it each year. Said this;if a roof starts to peel, the entire roof needs the peeling remove and completely re-coated. Doesn't sound like a fun job. Also, once this is done, you will have to re-coat the roof about ever 5 to 6 years. Called an Authorized Mobile Suit Dealer in Oregon today also and they said that they never re-coat any RV roofs and do not recommend it. When the roof leaks of goes bad they replace it. Don't seem like their into doing any real roof repair. Maybe just a very small roof repairs if any and they said to use Dicor product only. You would think there is straight forward information on RV roof maintenance from the professionals. All I got so far is no homeowner should ever re-coat a RV roof. But Wait! Yes sir you can bring your RV into a dealer and spend thousand to have a new roof put on. Sound like a run around to me! Finally 10-7-20 : Got in touch with the factory rep from Dicor Products. He told me that within the last couple of weeks several people have call in about questions using Henry's products. His company has a policy about bad mouthing other companies. But; He said that Dicor Roofing System is a two stage process. First step process helps the coating to attach to the final/ second process coating. Rep said Dicor is good for approximately 6 years, Just got off the phone with the Henry's Rep. He said their roofing product is good for approximately 15 to 20 years plus. So is Henry's Roof coating better of is Dicor Roof Coating? At this time I do not know the best way to go. Need all the help I can get. https://i.imgur.com/bzb5yiOl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ITdDXNnl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/BrSC9iKl.jpg
Chuck .. 08/16/20 05:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: L E D bulbs

If anyone is have problems with your truck display not recognizing that the trailer is connected your left and right turn signal flashing rapidly in the truck, here is the solution. This connector will save your days and hours trying to hunt down the problem. Curt 7-Way RV Blade LED Electrical Adapter (Not a Wiring Extension) #57003 MSRP $31.75 USD Enables vehicles with a 7-way RV blade socket to recognize LED trailer lights 7-Way RV Blade LED Electrical Adapter (Not a Wiring Extension) #57003 MSRP $31.75 USD Enables vehicles with a 7-way RV blade socket to recognize LED trailer lights Built-in, integrated resistors for computers that don't recognize LED lights 7-way connects tail, brake, reverse, turn signals, brakes and auxiliary power Simple plug-and-play design eliminates the need for cutting or splicing Spring-loaded dust cover keeps connector clean when not in use
Chuck .. 04/21/20 10:58am Fifth-Wheels
Suspension & Shocks: doing maintenance & upgrades. Suggestions?

I am trying to gather information on doing some repairs and or maintenance on my RV and truck wile we are stuck home. Not looking gold plated parts, but don't want cheap stuff either. The more information I can get I hope to be better educated on my choices. Here some for the things I am looking into. Comfort Ride Slipper Springs and or including the Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers is it the preferred system my many RVers? You think Comfort Ride is that much better than the MoRryde? I have yellow colored shocks on my 2010 DRV now. with the equid flex suspension. Heard that the factory shocks are black in color. The shocks just might of been change out once before. I purchase the RV used several years ago. I now have a 2017 Ford 350 dually. Would you recommended changing out the shocks on the truck. Years ago I tried to do some research on shocks for my 99 250 Dodge. A lot of people said that the factory shocks on trucks are cheapest of the cheap and ware out fast, around at 20,000 miles. So at 75,000 miles I finally changed them out to heavy duty Bilstens. When I took the factory shocks off the truck, they seems to be functioning fine. Didn't notice any difference in ride at all. So, did some reading later on and a person who worked at a shock manufacturing company wrote a articular stating that the recycling yard is full of good shocks that people have replaced. Tires: I believe the DRV manual and or tires recommend 90 PSI plus when fully loaded. That doesn't been that I been doing the tire inflation wrong all this time. I tried like hell to find what would be the ideal pressure on my Ford 350 dually from Michelin and Ford company and all I could get out of either was to go by the driver’s side sticker. 60psi in the back and 70 psi in the front cold fully loaded Bottom line, I guest is that you just do the best you can with the information you have at the time.
Chuck .. 04/10/20 10:18am Fifth-Wheels
Extended warranty. What are your thoughts

My 2017 Ford dually 350 truck has 12,000 miles on it. Thinking of buying an extended warranty????? I was picking up a B&W hitch I purchase at supply shop just after I purchased the Ford and ran into a Dodge service manager. He told me years ago that the best advice he would give anyone is to purchase an extended warranty before your truck factory warranty runs out. With the newer truck electronics, if anything needs replacing it will cost you thousands. Any recommendations and or advice?
Chuck .. 04/09/20 09:57am Tow Vehicles
How to improve 2017 Ford 350 head light output? See Update.

Update 1-23-20 I wasn't trying to start a battle here by not respecting other drivers. I am 63 and have good eyesight. I don't get a rush or laughs by blinding oncoming traffic. Just thought of getting well aligned head lights with better lighting for country back roads while driving at night. This 2017 F-350 dually truck does have automatic dimmer sense for high beams and works very well and fast, sensing far down the road, for oncoming traffic to low beam. If I wanted to a inconsiderate fool I would put on my truck Air Craft Landing Lights at 1 million candle watt power. I don't plan on using this truck for The Baja One Thousand off road racing at daytime or at night. I have a Ford 2017 350 dually and the headlights and truck at night are not all that great. I am retired 63 and don't do a lot of long night traveling anymore but would like to have better lighting a night. Some of the older LED head light bulbs like "Life Time LED's" cost a lot $150.00 and really do not put out the greatest patter or down the road light. Bought a set of the above brand several years ago and was very disappointed for my 99 dodge 2500. Think of trying those high output replacement bulb Sylvania Silverstar Ultra at the auto parts store for around $50.00. Heard that they are 100 percent brighter but have a much shorter life span. Just maybe they are making newer LED replacement bulbs much better and low cost now days.
Chuck .. 02/20/20 12:44pm Tow Vehicles
Heppner,Oregon RV camp site recommenations please.

Trying to find a quite out of the way RV campground and wondering if around Heppner,Oregon has anything you would recommend? I have a 34 ft. 5th wheel with a total length 50 foot when connected to the Ford 350. Would like hookup if possible. Anyone stayed around Heppner for example, Anson Wright Park and or Cutsforth Park? Planing a mid September trip for 4 to 5 nights and would like your recommendations and comments.
Chuck .. 02/20/20 12:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Planning a trip Yellowstone, Mt Rushmore, Deadwood Etc.

I live in Salem, Oregon and retired two years ago. Like a lot of RV'ers we are find out that it is a must to do your homework before heading out. I do not like staying over night at Wal-Mart type parking lots or some named RV Park that is one step above a home-less camp. It is getting were you need to start planning and making reservations 6 to 9 months in advanceto insure that you have a spot to stay. For example, the Oregon coast State Parks you need to book 6 months or more in advance or you will probably not get a RV site all summer long into October. I try to make RV trips in mid September. Good weather and hopefully trying to miss the crowds. We have been planing a trip to Utah, New Mexico, Arizona in May for a month to adviod the heat and crowds. Started planning in December of 2019 for a trip in May of 2020. Remember, every Man, Women,dog and child likes to go during the summer months because that is the only time they can take off for vacation. I hear Yellow Stone traffic in the summer months is like go through Portland,Oregon or LA during rush hour.
Chuck .. 02/19/20 08:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
From Oregon:Suggestions on routes & camps from Hurricane Ut ???

I am not the best writer in the world so bear with me. I live in Salem, Oregon, 63 and now retired. Headed south May 1, for a month long trip to see the sites. I believe the route will be to Boise, Idaho first then to Salt Lake area Utah, New Mexico/Arizona to see the Indian ruins then back to Hurricane,Utah for 4 days then headed back home to Salem, Oregon. This will be a month-long trip. This is are first time headed south-west states. Wife has been trying to find and reserve campsites along the way, so we don’t end up spending the night along the road somewhere. Had an old 24 foot 5th wheel and now have 2010, 34 foot 5th wheel. The F-350 truck and RV when connected is approximately 50 foot long. Yes, every time we take the RV out, we think of downsizing in order to fit into more RV campground sites. The question I have now is , we will be headed back home from Hurricane, Utah. Not in and big hurry to get home and would like to find a reasonable route back home to Oregon. Thinking about driving 4 to 5 hours a day, get a campsite and relax. Might stay a couple of days at one spot or more if we like it. Been looking at possibly going up along the eastern part of California. I don’t know if road 395 is too busy and we miss a lot of quiet, back country. Any suggestions on routes, roads to take and safe campgrounds to stay at. Love trees, wildlife, hiking streams and quiet places. . Hopefully we find places like you been to, to get away form the city. PS: Get reservations months in advance if you are going anywhere in Oregon. I am talking about 9 months in advance for the coast area and or other eastern state camp sites.
Chuck .. 02/19/20 12:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Morrow County Oregon Parks Advice Please

I like quite parks without the big crowds. Have you stayed at these parks in this area and what do you think of them? Example: Anson Wright Park and Cuts Forth Park. I do have a 34 foot 5th wheel and would like hook-up if possible. 63 retired now I would to find these smaller quite RV site if possible.
Chuck .. 12/29/19 01:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV sites recommendations around Mesa Verde NP in May

I never spend time in the military or law enforcement. Said that, if it was not for people like you I wouldn't be here today enjoying a safe relax full retirement at 63. If I ever have the privilege of meeting you someday I would like to buy you a cup of coffee and thank you for you service. Next time you are at a football game, parade or special event and the Nation Anthem is about to be played or one of you fine service people walk by with the flag, look around, I will be the one with many others standing up with my hand over my heart giving "EARNED" respect to you fine service personnel. Merry Christmas from Oregon
Chuck .. 12/11/19 02:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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