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

NJRVer said: "Bought a 5 gal bucket at Depot and I only used 1/2 of that for two coats on a 25' roof. It seems really thick when you go to roll it. You would think it isn't going to go far at all, but it really spreads. Looks like I will coat the roof of my cargo trailer now since I have the extra." NJRVer: An FYI for your consideration... According to Henry's, the appropriate rate of coverage is 1.5 gallons per 100 square feet. You sought to cover 250 sq ft (25' long by 10' wide). If you had 2.5 gallons left from a 5 gallon pail, your application may have been too conservative; i.e., it should have required at least 3.75 gallons +/- to meet their specifications for adequate coverage and protection. You can still add another coat, should you wish, to know you're within spec. Given the elapsed time you just need to wash your roof before hand. In my case, I have a 30' unit and marked the roof with tape in 3 - 100 sq ft sections to ensure I rolled it on evenly. One coat sufficed for me.
Hoerschel 10/08/20 05:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

I think you just answered your own question.
Hoerschel 10/08/20 04:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Care and Maintenance suggestions. SEE Finally Update NEED HELP!

I would concur with using the Henry's 887 TropiCool 100% silicone after sealing cracks and seams as needed with the Henry's 884 caulk-type 100% silicone tube sealant. After extensive conversations with Henry's customer service reps, I was informed that it is not normally necessary to remove old sealant or dicor. After thorough cleaning using TSP or Simple Green (will NOT leave residue like Dawn dish washing soap), apply the Henry 884 over cracks and gaps, let cure per label directions, and top-off with the thick liquid 887. I just did mine and very happy with results. Lots of work, but saved lots of money, too.
Hoerschel 09/27/20 06:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: roof coating

So, if you have a membrane roof, save the money and buy the less expensive acrylic as the silicone won't hold up much longer than the acrylic on those roof. Steve, a customer service rep I spoke with at Henry's (maker of 100% Silicone TropiCool), this statement is untrue. Membrane roofs are warrantied for life when coated according to directions with their 100% Silicone Tropicool. I'm not a paid spokesman, just a customer who has done extensive research on how to best protect my TPO membrane roof.
Hoerschel 09/25/20 05:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Camper Roof coating on top of old Coating?

Gdetrailer said: " I have zero faith in those miracle roofs in a bucket for reliability over time." Sorry to learn of your poor experience. Clearly you have not considered or researched the Henry 887 TropiCool 100% silicone coating. It has a lifetime warranty against failure when properly prepped and applied according to labeled directions. A cursory internet search will reveal many satisfied users over many years. I am not paid spokesman, only a satisfied customer.
Hoerschel 09/25/20 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Are Travel Trailers selling at all right now?

I’d rather sell my horse than my TT. How much you want for him?
Hoerschel 04/19/20 11:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Are Travel Trailers selling at all right now?

Our TT just sold. Pretty much what I expected to get, just took a little longer than expected. The family traveled 450 miles to get it. How did you advertise it?
Hoerschel 04/18/20 05:23pm Travel Trailers
Any experience selling via

Been looking to sell my rv and came across Reviews online have been mixed, particularly prior to 2019; however, the company has since replied to inquiries from the BBB and said it was reforming practices to better satisfy customers. Wondering if anyone here has any experience with this company in latter days...
Hoerschel 04/15/20 05:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are Travel Trailers selling at all right now?

I just bought a travel trailer Newbieatcamping: Did you buy new / used; from a dealer or individual? State? Any special incentives you were offered because of the pandemic? Your motivation to buy now? Thanks. Just wondering what the dynamics are out in the marketplace.
Hoerschel 04/13/20 05:31pm Travel Trailers
Are Travel Trailers selling at all right now?

Wondering if travel trailers are selling at all right now. I'm needing to list a 2018 Camplite but not observing much activity at all. I'm out here in Colorado. What's happening where you are?
Hoerschel 04/13/20 02:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

The Ford V10 is a screamer and high revs are not a problem beyond your ears :-) The switch just changes shift points for max power sooner (climbing) and engine compression braking sooner (downhill). Comfort is sacrificed for better performance... if you think about it compared to an empty van you are always towing/hauling all that RV mounted on the frame. Keep reading on it, do what feels good but I will tell you that you should ABSOLUTELY have it on for extended downhill runs... overheated brakes are a bummer. ZACHCYCLES: Thanks for contributing to my education. Your points are well taken.
Hoerschel 02/18/20 08:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Issues with Tow/Haul mode

As noted above TH especially on an E-450 should be engaged virtually all of the time due to the weight and aerodynamics {or lack thereof}. What the OP described does not sound right and the suggestion to have the dealer reflash the ECM sounds like the way to go. I have spoken with a couple of dozen folks renting C's and not one was ever given a syllable of instruction on using TH. This tells me two things, one; most of the folks renting them are blissfully ignorant of this function and two, most rental RV are slowly but surely cooking their transmissions, caveat emptor. :E To be clear, my unit DEFAULTS automatically to engage T/H upon starting. CA, it seems, is doing itself and renters a favor in this regard and even reminding drivers with the sticker on the gear shift lever to keep it engaged for better fuel economy. Your points--and those repeated by others earlier--about keeping it engaged are appreciated. I failed to take into account the continuous load factor / added weight built onto the chassis. I'm getting the transmission fully serviced later this week and will definitely inquire about re-flashing the ECM. Thanks to you all who contributed to my education!
Hoerschel 02/18/20 08:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Update on my December 2019 purchase of a CA 30' Majestic. The wife and I have taken it out three weekends since and are enjoying it, even though it's winter and we won't de-winterize until May (or whenever the last freeze occurs here in Colorado; who knows, it may be June or July!) We're taking along a 10 gallon bottle of water for washing dishes and flushing the toilet, then refilling the traps at the end of each trip with RV antifreeze. Had the unit's oil, transmission fluid and generator fully serviced as CA obviously timed the sale to avoid that big ticket expense. But, hey, I got a $2k discount for buying in December so I'm not complaining. The RV service center gave it a thorough inspection and was impressed with the overall condition. My only question right now has to do with the necessity of keeping Tow/Haul mode constantly engaged. CA put a sticker on the gear shift that urged keeping it in this mode for better fuel economy. But I find that the gears are not shifting smoothly and race the engine to 4,000 RPMs plus before finally changing. That can't be good, especially when just starting out and the engine / transmission fluid are cold. Today, I finally disengaged the feature and it runs so much more smoothly...and much lower rpms. Appreciate any wisdom shared here.
Hoerschel 02/17/20 05:30pm Class C Motorhomes
Issues with Tow/Haul mode

I recently purchased a 30 foot 2015 Four Winds Majestic with a Ford E-450 Triton engine from Cruise America. Interestingly, Tow/Haul mode is engaged by default upon starting. The sticker on the gearshift suggests keeping it in this mode will improve fuel economy. Trouble is, the transmission is agonizingly slow to gear up, often times getting stuck in 2nd or 3rd gear and racing the engine to 4,000 screaming rpms before shifting. When it began doing it again this morning, I immediately punched out of Tow/Haul mode and the gears shifted normally without excessive RPMs. I've looked at other forums for answers but no one specifically addresses the issue of using this mode apart from actually towing something, which I'm not doing with the motor home. I'm looking for perspective here, whether this is normal, do I have a transmission problem, or am I correct to trust my instincts and only engage Tow/Haul when I feel the transmission is hunting.
Hoerschel 02/17/20 04:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sealant Recommendation Needed

Thanks for these excellent recommendations!
Hoerschel 01/23/20 05:42pm Class C Motorhomes
Sealant Recommendation Needed

Friends, I need your recommendation of an appropriate sealant for a 3/8" hole I had to drill to install a rear view camera. Trouble is, DAP and 3M don't make one that can be applied in cold weather. I have called both companies who have confirmed this fact. They need 60 degrees plus with a few days to properly cure. I don't have that luxury. Daytime highs are mid 40s that drops to 20 and below at night. Looks like Loctite Tite Foam or Clear Silicone Waterproof Sealant might be an alternative, but I'd like to check with you more knowledgeable folks to ensure I'm not missing something else.
Hoerschel 01/22/20 01:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Installing After-market Rear View Camera Issue

I recently bought a Four Winds 28A from Cruise America and attempting to install a highly rated wireless rear view camera Which camera did you buy? This may be of help to others. I searched and researched and the most highly rated, in terms of value and features, was this one from Amazon:
Hoerschel 01/21/20 05:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Installing After-market Rear View Camera Issue

Aha moment finally arrived. Wisdom received = Polarity is NOT reversed. RV lights are wired correctly. The color coding, however, is different than what I was used to: RVs white / red goes to ground; black / green goes to power. Camera powers right up. Four bars of signal strength received in the cab monitor. Works great. Still enrolled in The School of Hard Knocks where there are no graduates and no degrees because the learning never ends.
Hoerschel 01/16/20 04:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Installing After-market Rear View Camera Issue

While troubleshooting this problem further today, I ran a test by connecting my camera directly to the coach 12 volt battery in the rear. The camera was attached to the intended mounting bracket up top and, voila, it came to life. Better yet, I had four bars on the monitor in the cab, 30 feet away. So my problem is not due to interference with the metal sheet panel embedded in the back wall. It appears to be a polarity problem with the 12 volt wiring I tapped off from the upper marker light. A volt meter, in fact, reflected -11.7 volts when I put the negative probe on the sleeve and the positive probe on the center pin of the camera's power cable. Am in process of reversing the wires that feed the camera. Admittedly, I'm a bit confused that the LED marker lights seem to work wired the opposite way. While doing a bit more research it appears that some manufacturers make LEDs that are not polarity sensitive. So, I guess I must have those, too. It's dark now and I will have to wait until tomorrow to run the penultimate test. Stay tuned.
Hoerschel 01/15/20 05:39pm Class C Motorhomes
Installing After-market Rear View Camera Issue

I recently bought a Four Winds 28A from Cruise America and attempting to install a highly rated wireless rear view camera. Upon drilling into the back wall I discovered a layer of sheet metal that apparently is interfering with the wireless signal from the camera to the monitor in the cab. The manufacturer of the camera has offered to send me a booster antenna with 13' cable to install on top of the rig and closer to the monitor. However, I'm still concerned the metal layer is going to interfere. Has anyone had this experience and any recommendations? I'm trying to avoid installing a wired unit due to the extra level of work involved.
Hoerschel 01/13/20 01:57pm Class C Motorhomes
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