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RE: New battery time

Ha! I need to update that. Yeah. Um, I live in Northern WI now.
Hemling 06/29/23 05:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: New battery time

Sorry - I should clarify. I was thinking of just going with a car battery. I used to live somewhere that prohibited having a TT on my property, so it was in storage and went through a lot of charge/discharge cycles. Now, it will be plugged in all the time.
Hemling 06/29/23 12:48pm Travel Trailers
New battery time

We never boondock with our TT, and since we now live in a place where it can be stored on property, it will always be plugged in. Do I really need a deep-cycle battery? Probably the only time it will ever be disconnected is winter storage, and then I'll probably disconnect the battery and keep it inside.
Hemling 06/29/23 11:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Slideouts on household current

Wow - thanks I guess I learned something new today. So, essentially, if I am beating my dead battery I am charging it through the converter by having it plugged in, but it is not really sufficient to the task in any case then.
Hemling 06/27/23 08:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Slideouts on household current

Oh, ok. Yeah, I know the battery is toast. It's pulling solely household current I'm certain.
Hemling 06/27/23 03:19pm Travel Trailers
Slideouts on household current

I currently have my TT parked at my house, but have no way to hook it up to 30/50 amp service, so I'm doing the whole necked-down adapter to a 100 ft. heavy-duty extension cord. This works fine for using the lights and stuff as I do some work, but the slideouts certainly don't like it. I have a Sprinter 33bh, with one super-slide and a smaller one in the bunkhouse in the back. The superslide actually does better than the small one. It just goes really, really, slow but at least is tracking straight and even. The smaller slide kind of jerks and bounces a bit, and I can't get the bottom edge to go out all the way. There is about an inch and a half difference if you measure the top to the bottom. A slight amount of difference from side to side. Is this just a symptom of not having enough juice to get it done? Anytime we've been camping both slides work perfectly on 30/50 amp. Guess I can't remember the last time I had it hooked up this way or if something has gone wrong.
Hemling 06/27/23 01:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Luan woes

Nevermind - guess I'm on my own. Just got my 'middle finger' certified letter from my 'insurance' company that they won't be covering any of my damages. Essentially anything caused by seepage of water or wet/dry rot is not covered. Learn something new every day. Guess I've been wasting money on all these coverages. On to plan B!!!
Hemling 02/15/23 12:57pm Travel Trailers
Coating peeling off seats

Among other issues, my 6 year old Sprinter has a serious problem with the 'leather' coated seating areas. Basically, it has been peeling and cracking off for a few years now, and it's at the point where you can't even sit on anything without a sheet or towel or something, because when you get up a whole bunch of flecks and bits of the coating stick to you. This applies to the couch, booth-area cushions, and the fold out couch/bed in the back room under the fold-down bunk bed. The layer below the fake-leather is mostly exposed now, and the fuzzy insulation beneath is starting to ball up and shed as well. Is this an isolated situation, or has Keystone addressed or fixed it in any way?
Hemling 02/15/23 10:09am General RVing Issues
Luan woes

I'm not sure if I am posting in the right forum or not, so I apologize in advance. My topic kind of fits a few places I suppose. Long story short, my 2017 Keystone Sprinter 33bh has water damage. I noticed it on our trip from Florida to Wisconsin last summer. About a 4 inch by 6 foot strip right in front of the slide out seems like nothing is there except linoleum. Very odd - it is a high traffic area and I never once noticed softness, just one day it was like a chunk 'fell off'. I took it in and it was estimated a little under $9K to repair. This is, of course, a near-full disassembly and inspection. I have comprehensive coverage on it (not sure I can drop company names here), so I am in the midst of a claim. I have maintenance records that show the roof seals are not in need to repair. Insurance company feels that the seals around the slide are to blame. I feel like it is environmental - we have traveled a lot with it, and lived in Florida for 4 years. We've been through storms and lots of weather, both on the road and at sites. Never had an internal water leak that I can recall. Insurance has been hemming and hawing for about a week on it. Calling back and forth and such. What are my chances of having this claim honored do you think? Anything I can do to help my chances? I guess on a positive note, they are entertaining the idea of covering me and didn't laugh me out of the conversation for mentioning it. On a related note, I am preparing for the worst and doing the job myself. I can tap on the bottom of the membrane below the camper and can tell that something is bouncing around under there - bits and pieces of flooring. I have done flooring work with plywood - any tips or tricks with deteriorated Luan / sandwich board that they use in there? I assume that I can just replace the bad pieces of Luan with marine plywood or something similar in the right thickness.
Hemling 02/15/23 08:11am Travel Trailers
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