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RE: what glue for rubber to metal

I used the Gorilla construction adhesive to attach rubber panels behind bumper to deflect road spray from toad behind motorhome. This is the very best I have ever used. If you do not want it to fall off this is one you want to use. Becomes tacky in a few minutes but takes 24 hours to dry. Remains somewhat soft but will not peel away. I attached the rubber panels nearly 3 yrs ago and when traveling down the road they are under whatever wind pressure is underneath the coach when you rolling down the highway and they have never become detached. I purchased the Gorilla product in a caulk tube but I think you can buy in smaller amounts at Home Depot or any place home products for building material are sold.
Elk_traveler 02/26/20 06:38am Tech Issues
RE: Quick overnight

I always use Walmart when on road. Usually try and find one that is a quick stop off the interstate. This works well crossing the Midwest in states that have less population. On the crowded east coast there is sometimes more urban traffic to get in and out of the Walmart. Usually the Walmart Mgr only ask that you not put the jacks down so as not to dent the blacktop. Their lots are quiet with just a few 18 wheelers and RVs and the night is usually peaceful unlike a rest area or truck stop where the big rigs are always idling throughout the night.
Elk_traveler 02/14/20 04:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Yellowstone - west or northwest enterance?

Hwy 191 into west Yellowstone basically no real grades just a nice pleasant ride. from west yellow to madison is also relatively short with no issues except an ocassional Bison maybe in the road. Very easy drive.
Elk_traveler 01/13/20 06:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Anything to see?

If you're going up I-90 from Rapid City near Bozeman the city has a wonderful museum,the Museum of the Rockies which has one of the best dinosauer collections in the world and is widelk acclaimed to be one of the very best. T-rex and many of his friends were hanging around Yellowstone and other surrounding areas eons ago and now many have been preserved in the museum and of course they have many other exiting specimens as well.
Elk_traveler 01/13/20 06:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

Socializing today out on camping trip is in my opinion definitely a "dying thing" compared to what I know of the past. I am looking back more than 40 years on road. It seems to us that in the past 20+ yrs. folks have just become just kind of non sociable. Perhaps they just want to stay to themselves or by themselves and of course that's their personal choice. As others have stated there was a time when many folks were just plain friendly came over to chat or if you needed help would offer to do so. We remember even in many state parks before the Rangers became armed guards many would stop by and sit and chat and it was a great feeling that you were kind of like a friend. Many people would stop on the highway to help out a fellow RVer who was having trouble with the rig on the highway. Unfortunately there are so many things about the past RV experience that in our opinion has simply vanished. We feel its basically the same in other areas of the society a general non personal attitude. It seems to us that most prefer to do their socializing on the social media sites or some kind of club not excluding the church especially if its large. We have travel throughout the USA and we see this throughout the country. We're just wishing for the "good ole days" certainly would be nice.
Elk_traveler 01/02/20 04:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Slideouts Stalling

The battery is probably the culprit in this case. If it's old it may be weak and unable to deliver the steady amperage required to operate slides. Even with shore power on the converter in most RVs deliver from 6-10 amp/hours of charge to battery which takes maybe 3-6 hrs to completely charge the battery. The battery depending upon its reserve capacity has to be able to allow maybe 20-30 amps to operate the slides therefore drawing down on a weakened battery with the amperage required to operate slides cannot be compensated even by having it connected to shore power. Most good or new batteries can deliver their full amperage for whatever the reserve capacity is at 12V without a drop in this voltage. As the amperage is increased the voltage will fall on a weak battery which causes it to heat because of the required amperage demand. If this be the case your slides will move slowly. The other issue is the current through your slide motors will be less causing them to get warm or heat up which is not good. Sounds a little technical but in another life use to be an electronics person.)
Elk_traveler 12/24/19 05:29am Tech Issues
RE: Any one flat towing a Ford Fiesta?

Don't know about the Fiesta but I tow the Ford Focus which I think is very similar and have been towing it for nearly three years now with no issue. Just as mentioned with the Fiesta the battery must be disconnected after placing transmission in neutral. The Ford dealership mechanic said that was necessary because it would be possible for the transmission to shift if the battery cable is not disconnected thereby causing problem with transmission.
Elk_traveler 12/23/19 07:58am Dinghy Towing
RE: Yellowstone / Old Faithful area

No question the Grizzly rv park in west yellowstone is the very best around and its only probably less than a mile from the entrance and down to Old Faithful should only take about 30' providing you don't encounter a crowd watching Bisons or some other wildlife. The Rocky Mtn park over the Roosevelt gate is a nice park but its not Grizzly and its much further away from the Old Faithful site. Besides being a very nice RV park just outside Grizzly in the town of west yellowstone you have many eateries, and other accomodations that you find in most towns except there is no Walmart around there. You cannot go wrong with Grizzly in my opinion having visited the area some five times over the years.
Elk_traveler 12/23/19 07:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: travel concerns

Your best bet for getting around the tremendous mess of traffic in the DC area is to avoid I-95. Take rt 301 south to just north of Richmond. rt 301 is somewhat slow because of shopping centers and traffic lights but there is no problem the traffic is moving and rarely an accident on the road. I-95 is nothing short of a nightmare virtually 18 hours of every day. Avoid 495 beltway around DC which is just as much of a nightmare. You lose about an hour going down 301 but the horrendous mess on I-95 will have you sitting in a stop and go mess, irate drivers and the like until you get to Frederickburg Va which is 50 miles below DC. Whereas 301 is just a casual drive. The bridge at 301 over to virginia will cost you $6 per axle and its a two lane road over the bridge but no problem. Just remember stay away from I-95 and 495 beltway around DC. You will again pick up I-95 at the Flying J just north of Richmond. I have traveled thru this area probably 50 times and the route just get worse all the time. Said to be one of the 6 most conjested areas in the USA.
Elk_traveler 12/18/19 05:00am Roads and Routes
RE: Opening and closing slides in winter

My rig is a 2017 Jayco Class C and my slides have rubber seals. I extend the slides periodically in winter and 20 deg or even less if we're out with no problem. However I keep them lubed with "rubber seal spray" or if I don't have any I spray Armorall on them to keep flexible. Been doing that form many years on several years with no problem. The key is the seal must remain flexible. The summer heat and sun takes a toll on the seal if not protected by some kind of shield compound.
Elk_traveler 12/07/19 04:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A Question Are you limited to life on pavement

Well I agree with the "different strokes for different people and that's ok for them but we have a different take on this subject. Been RV for nearly four decades and we are wedded to the state parks. After more than three decades from tents, popups, trailer, 5th wheel we have move up to motorhome but we still primarily camp in state parks. Why, because the experience is still similar to what it was when we started out years ago. We simply are not happy with the close confines of private parks where your unit is within arm distance of another and there is no outdoor experience in the private campground sitting around a pool or just sitting around talking. Don't get me wrong we stay in a private parks only when we are on the road going someplace and on long trips to the western part of country because of modern facilities needed when on road for lengthy periods. America has some incredible states parks throughout the country where the experience is very similar to what it was more than 30 yrs ago. I guess you could say we are from the old school because we still carry our old Coleman stoves and lanterns for lighting and we are very happy in the phrase "Dare to be modern". To us many so called campers miss out on what we call a real outdoor camping experience by hanging around private parks because they have a pool, club house or even a restaurant. Of course, if that is your idea of camping, that's fine but certainly not for us. We have visited so many state parks throughout the country so cannot say which one we like better another than to say we have enjoyed so many places and hopefully will continue to enjoy them. It just seems most private parks exist on three to five acres of land with everything crowded and cramped together. Kids have no place to play, no trails to visit nature, etc. Many barely have enough room to stretch out an awning without rubbing the next camper. That's not good.
Elk_traveler 11/19/19 06:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

I never go without a spare for the TV and TT. Agree 100%. I would never leave the house without a spare. Been RVing for several decades and had a flat on an earlier unit without a spare. The charge to replace it on the road by the emergency guy was 3X what it should have been. No choice had to pay it. If you have no spare and a tire needs replacing you are a sitting duck for a rip-off. There may be a few honest people left but in a situation on the road it is too easy to just over charge you and you basically have no choice but to pay up.
Elk_traveler 11/17/19 05:39am Class C Motorhomes
roof coating

Has anyone used the RV roof magic product on their roof. According to manufacturer no primer is needed for application. If so how well does it hold up?
Elk_traveler 11/16/19 06:41am Class C Motorhomes
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