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RE: Replacement radio completely off

I would just install a simple 12v switch inline to the unit. Allows you to shut off power any time you have no use for it. Depending on the unit you may lose any programming (stations) when you turn the switch off. Daryll
FLY 4 FUN 06/25/19 02:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging battery with Honda 2000

Your onboard converter will "demand" as many amps as it needs to charge your batteries. Should you be on eco mode it may ramp up the Honda if the converter pulls a lot of amps initially. Once the battery begins to get a decent charge it will spool down again so no harm done.
FLY 4 FUN 06/24/19 06:05pm Tech Issues
RE: What to use to brighten rv?

depending on how old the unit is there might be oxidation that is tarnishing the finish. In that case you may need to use an rv polish, then wax the rig to bring up the shine. The elements are not kind to our toys!
FLY 4 FUN 06/04/19 04:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fold up stairs blocking door

your exact situation is the one large downside to these steps. I do LOVE the rigidity of them, but when in storage I rarely have the room to deploy/use this great upgrade. I hope that industry comes up with a work around for those of us that end up in narrow spaces occasionally.
FLY 4 FUN 05/27/19 08:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Costco battery?

I use the Marine/rv group 24 in a cargo trailer and am happy with it. For an rv I would for sure try for the larger group 27 batt they sell for a few dollars more.
FLY 4 FUN 05/23/19 07:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Power Inverters

double post
FLY 4 FUN 04/29/19 12:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Power Inverters

As Ed says, rv furnaces run off 12V so you must be missing a step somewhere. Is your LP on and purged? Is there a fuse out on your furnace circuit? Being as its brand new did the furnace get demonstrated to you during the walkthrough? Let us know
FLY 4 FUN 04/29/19 12:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Vinyl flooring cracked. How to fix?

Yep a pretty common occurrence on rigs of that era. The flooring is perimeter glued and with swings in day/night temps the "vinyl" just splits from stem to stern. Only thing I can suggest is complete replacement and glue all of it down. There are also plank vinyl products that are quite nice. You did nothing wrong, this stuff was meant for homes that don't see the extremes of rv's. I think products the last few years is better and fully glued down because the warranty claims were getting out of hand.
FLY 4 FUN 04/27/19 08:41pm Tech Issues
RE: minimum amount of solar

If I was going to go to the trouble to mount a panel, run the wire to a charge controller and batteries...then best to get the largest single panel you can. I would suggest a single grid tie panel around 200W. Yes you will require a slightly more $ MPPT charge controller, but at least you will have a more robust system up there if you decide to do more dry camping.
FLY 4 FUN 04/09/19 01:31pm Tech Issues
RE: How do you store/ keep it clean ?

Right off the bat forget EVER using a tarp. They do not fit snugly and will rub and chafe and destroy things in a real hurry. If you get a lot of debris and stuff on the roof then a quality cover that is fit to your rig is the way to go. For sure using quality wash and wax products will help keep your rig looking good. Pay attention to the decals as they tend to deteriorate with UV. I use a product 303 aerospace on decals/tires/trim as its like "sunblock" for those areas. For inside be sure to prop ur fridge/freezer open between trips when its shut down. Clean with lysol wipes and air the rig out after trips as the outdoors smells nasty once you bring it home! Otherwise I say treat it like your car, dont leave garbage inside more than a day or so, vacuum carpets often and wash lino. Keep toilet valve seal in water so fumes dont come back into rig. Dont wash food bits down sinks as they will smell very bad! enjoy
FLY 4 FUN 03/31/19 07:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Polishing diamond plate

once you confirm that its actually metal then you can get one of those rim "balls" that go onto a drill and use metal polish to bring back some of the shine
FLY 4 FUN 03/31/19 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Exterior rear wall feels spongy

I know those walls are typically of a "hung" variety, but I don't think they should be any different firmness than the side walls! I may be wrong, but I would suspect a small amount of water intrusion from the window or roof has made it spongy. Other potential issue is the wall materials have delaminated due to glue/adhesive failure. Not sure I would proceed much further without an independant inspection. Buying an rv with a leak or delamination puts your investment in jeopardy.
FLY 4 FUN 03/28/19 11:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Television storage and cold temperatures

yep, they get shipped in unheated trucks to places where it cold enough that mercury freezes! All that's required is to ensure the tv gets to room temperature well before its plugged in and powered up. As noted the worry is condensation being present when power is applied...
FLY 4 FUN 03/26/19 08:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Afraid to Mount TV bracket

I would for sure ask other starcraft owners with similar/same model if they have done the mount in the factory position. Barring that go chat with your dealer as they likely have added exterior mounts for other customers. For sure do NOT be adding a wooden "spacer" as its going to soak up water and doesnt add any strength.
FLY 4 FUN 03/26/19 08:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Unusually good aurora tonight

One of the unique things about Canada's arctic is standing outside and watching the northern lights dance across the sky. As a former weather observer I was getting paid to enjoy them all the time. Spectacular and awe inspiring. Daryll
FLY 4 FUN 03/23/19 07:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tire UV Protection

Also a 303 fan. I dont want my tires all "shiny" but I do like them to look black. The uv inhibitors in the product is awesome on vinyl decals, interior of vehicles etc. I realize rv tires are expired in 5 or 6 years, but I do like to protect them as best I can during that time. There is a LOT riding on those babies, so I say do what you think is right to take care of them.
FLY 4 FUN 03/13/19 07:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Feedback on the new style entry steps

I don't own one with them, but of the hundreds I went into with them at the rv shows I really liked them. Full support of weight going in and out. There is no way they are cheaper to include vs the old style steps...but I suspect they will become "standard equipment" on all but entry level rigs. For me the downside would be all outside dirt gets in when folded inside. In addition, in storage I could never lower them if the rig beside me is within 4 feet of mine.
FLY 4 FUN 03/08/19 09:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: AUXILiARY FUEL TANK

I my Ram came with a larger OEM tank! I do plan my stops well in advance, but occasionally when we boondock we end up getting to the 1/4 tank mark so I toss in 5 gal from a jerry can. Would much rather have the option of factory ordering a 10-15 gallon larger tank as a buffer. I do have a 26gal water tank under my roll-n-lock so a fuel tank just wont fit in my short bed. When I retire I plan longer drives across Canada and would welcome the ability to not have to fill up every 450 km.
FLY 4 FUN 03/08/19 05:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best solar trickle charger???

Im on the fence with your concern. I understand that the phantom loads are draining ur battery while in extended storage, but I would just pull the 30A fuse on the tongue before leaving it...problem solved. If you want to keep it "up and running" and put back more than the phantom loads take out then its going to take at least 25-40W of solar, wiring, charge controller etc to accomplish this. If its a portable system are you confident it wont be stolen? Unless you want to install a somewhat robust solar system for true charge capabilities I would just install an inexpensive cut off switch and use it in storage. Those tiny/cheap solar "maintainers" are in my mind simply useless in rv's and a cloudy week may mean you still show up to a dead battery. Just my .02
FLY 4 FUN 03/05/19 08:07pm Beginning RVing
RE: Bike Hauling Question

Have to agree with carrying in back seat of truck or on rv bed if ur able to pull front tire. Since its just the 2 of us it takes seconds per bike to remove our front rim and they go in our Ram crew cab back seat. If we have passengers the bikes go in the rv in vapor barrier and on a cheap moving blanket on queen bed. I couldn't imagine leaving a high end bike out in plain view on any type of bike rack.
FLY 4 FUN 03/04/19 11:28pm Tech Issues
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