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RE: Roof Damage - Need Repair

Much as you hate to, you bought insurance for a reason. You might get an estimate to have it fixed right, and then consider if you put in a claim for $3,500 with your insurance agent - will you still be friends? But it is the right way to fix your sidewall / roof.
Golden_HVAC 07/28/20 08:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: House Batteries

Have you been adding water to your coach batteries on a regular basis? If the plates are visible, then yes the battery might need replacement. Adding water might restore some of their capacity. Maintenance free and coach batteries are not the same. A coach battery, you should be able to add water to it every once in a while. depending on how good your battery charger is, you should need to add water about once every 6 months. If the charger is set to high of voltage, then more often. Water is consumed during the charge process. If the coach was built say middle of the year in 2017, then the battery are at least 3 years old, the chassis might have been assembled as early as September 2016, with a battery that was new in May of 2016? Maybe even older than that. So perhaps 4-5 years old? If you can recharge the battery on a bench or with the RV wiring disconnected from it, then it stays above 12.2 volts without the charger for a week, it should be fine. Yet if it self discharges to say 11.5 volts in a week, it can not be trusted to run anything, it has internal short circuit, probably debris under the plates accumulated and it is bad. I have seen some batteries that you charge to 13.6 volts for a week, and within a hour of shutting off the charger they reach 10 volts or less, indicating a shorted cell, and not good for anything. It is easy for me to say "Replace all three batteries and you will be fine". However you probably will have to replace the battery soon if you are not doing things correctly. Like charging the engine battery once in a while. Like keeping a eye on the water in the coach battery and filling it with distilled water every couple of months, and then you can get an idea of how often you need to check it, and fill it to stay in range. Shutting off the disconnect switch when you will not be using the coach for a while is also important. Keeping it plugged into 120 volt power will keep the coach battery full (but use up water too) and will not normally charge the engine battery. Starting the engine once a month and let it run about 10 minutes will top off that battery. Fred.
Golden_HVAC 07/26/20 05:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bleeding(?) Propane Lines

The igniter will not be damaged if it runs a few seconds at a time for days on end. Yes I would start my stove first, each time I wanted to start my refrigerator. My propane leak detector would shut off the propane each time I stored it. Without starting the burner first, it would take a few extra minutes to get the refrigerator running. And it might stop running after I went back into my house. With the stove running first, it never went out on me. Fred.
Golden_HVAC 07/26/20 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Sanitizing water system

Many people ask how much chlorine should be used to sanitize the water tank. You need to get to about 4 parts per million, so 1 gallon will treat about 1 million quarts of water, or about 250,000 gallons. So if you mix a tablespoon of bleach into a quart of water, then pour this into your fresh water tank fill (or the hose if you can not pour it in directly), then fill the water tank, you will have plenty of bleach in the tank. Filling the tank all they way, and it will not slosh around. However fill it about 3/4, and then drive around the block, so it will coat the inside of the tank. Run the water pump, and let it fill all the pipes. Let it sit about 1 hour, and then pump out water from each line until you can smell the chlorine again, then let it sit 1 hour, and run the lines again. Drain the tank the next morning, and fill with fresh water. Drain the water heater, and it will then be full of only clean water. Run fresh water out of all the lines for about 20 seconds after you stop smelling the chlorine. Then your system should be full of fresh water only. I would do this every spring, or anytime the water was allowed to sit more then a couple of months. I always drained my water tank at the end of every trip. Fred.
Golden_HVAC 07/26/20 04:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Exclusive: Utterly Unique Fifth Wheel

The "Single level fifth wheel" - I think I will pass on climbing up 10 steps to get to the living room! I don't mind the 4 steps to get into my sister's toy hauler, and the interior 3 steps to get to the bathroom, and another step to the over the hitch area where her bedroom is located, but I don't know about this all one level floorplan that would place everything at the height of the fifth wheel! Most pickups today have bed rails that are almost 5 feet off the ground, that would make the living space about 6 feet off the ground. Fine if you like climbing into a two story house, but not me. . .. And having all that weight so high up in the air, no, I don't think I would want to tow it on a windy day. . .
Golden_HVAC 07/24/20 06:42am Fifth-Wheels
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