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RE: How to replace sofa in 5th wheel?

The metal frame supporting the jack knife is very heavy but everything else is usually a bunch of parts rather than a single sofa assembly. Upholstery shops are very pricey, and have lead time- but with some basic skills you can buy the material, use a staple gun, and give your coach a new look. Add foam based on desired firmness too. Having a friend whose attention to detail it's better than yours is wise. :-)
PartyOf Five 02/17/21 09:13am General RVing Issues
RE: What do you do for an address?

Both good ideas. You could use a friend or family member's address as the permanent domicile in town also. I like the PO Box option the best since the post office can forward your mail to any USPS location. Research 'general delivery' at their website and also 'informed delivery' as two ways to reduce your anxiety. Then relax- you don't want to be stressed leading up to relaxation, it's counterintuitive. :-)
PartyOf Five 02/04/21 10:59am General RVing Issues
RE: College age kids and working remote Floor plan

We look ahead and wonder the same... I'd pick something that gives me the sleeping arrangements we want, and adds at least a full bed somewhere. Maybe a murphy bed, or a toy hauler with couches that can be used as a separate bedroom. This way you always have space for a 'guest' or two.
PartyOf Five 02/04/21 10:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Furnace misbehaving.

On a home furnace there's a solenoid that gets corrosion on it, and eventually prevents the spark. Initially this is intermittent and then it becomes regular, ie regularly stops igniting. Hope that helps.
PartyOf Five 01/31/21 03:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Outdoors habit...

Reminds me of Gary Larson's Far Side lol
PartyOf Five 01/27/21 10:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Check Engine Light...Going on 5 years & 20,000 miles...

This is a commonly found engine and these are fairly routine parts to replace. I'd find a medium/ heavy truck repair shop and ask them you replace all the parts. We're talking much money on parts vs the labor cost to go in separately. This reduces variables quickly. is a good listing of recommended providers by region. As for DIY, are you comfortable Changing the air filter? Oil change? Replacing a sway bar? There are plenty of YouTube videos but you have to be in the right mindset to take on multiple part replacements and haven't given us an indicator of how much of a novice you are. When in doubt, I dig in, try, and learn- because an RV is expensive to maintain if you have everything done by others.
PartyOf Five 01/27/21 03:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dump Station Observations

I always wondered why we even choose to stand in line - it's not like waiting to use the toilet. Plenty of dump stations between any campground and anyone's home, and a few hundred pounds won't change anyone's gas mileage.
PartyOf Five 12/01/20 06:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Toad Service ??

Dealers set their own pricing, but I'd call back and ask them to itemize the expenses. Then call another area dealer- if an extra 30 minutes saves a hundred bucks, that's good enough for me. Our mercedes uses 8 quarts of synthetic and a premium filter meant for 15k miles, but (x2) the local mechanic is still much cheaper than the dealer.
PartyOf Five 11/30/20 04:35pm General RVing Issues
Grand Canyon North Rim: hibernation beginning In case anyone wanted to head south from Vegas or Utah... The North Rim, State Route 67 and all services are expected to reopen next May.
PartyOf Five 11/29/20 10:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lake Louise trailer park or Icefield parking lot.

The icefields parking lot is a hidden treasure, as far as we're concerned. We thought about spending a night but decided to continue to Jasper, but not before having dinner there and taking advantage of the various facilities available. Although the building shuts down, there are plenty of fellow campers and so no concern with safety, and it's a big parking lot. You do have to be mindful of animals like bears when it comes to food being out. If you have plans to go into Jasper or see Athabaska Falls, this is a good halfway point. It seems like you're thinking to commute back and forth after setting up camp somewhere- I would set a 30 minutes max 1 way, and am thinking Lake Louise to the Icefields is about 2 hours (plan extra time for slow traffic cuttings, and mountain driving). DM if we can help further, or you want pics.
PartyOf Five 11/29/20 12:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: travel during covid

Took 7 weeks while school was out to tour the west and trying to figure out what's feasible as remote work and learning continue. Hoping for winter down south in a long term bricks rental, with short rv trips from there. Anyone have a place or suggestions, pls DM
PartyOf Five 11/05/20 01:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV sitting for two to three weeks in 10 degree weather

One night in freezing temperature could give you a crack in a pipe, like we got in the tub drain of our shower. You would think the water would freeze and come upward through the pipe...
PartyOf Five 10/29/20 09:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sunrunners - opposite of Snowbirds?

We like Canada in the summer.
PartyOf Five 10/27/20 05:05pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Out the door....

Glad you had a blast, and thanks for letting us live vicariously through it. Be sure to take a few minutes to settle in before you plan the next one :-) And now you don't have to take our word for it, Canada has plenty to see {wink}
PartyOf Five 10/23/20 08:30am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Out the door....

No more snow, that's a good thing for a bit longer. Didn't realize you're a rail fan- you should swing past North Platte sometime where UP has a viewing tower.
PartyOf Five 10/21/20 07:00am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Question about Inverter/Charging batteries

Those heaters draw a lot don't they? How many amps is it
PartyOf Five 10/18/20 08:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Teacher's Pet

Thanks for sharing your travels together with us, and this sudden change. Your family here grieves and prays for you all as well.
PartyOf Five 10/15/20 06:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Out the door....

You could probably add a snow plow to that rig Gary..
PartyOf Five 10/13/20 11:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Up grading my Class C

If you intend to keep traveling inn it, the best options is to stick with what you have and you know. Don't think it has to stay static either- make it match your needs (flooring, layout, amenities, etc) and your years of excellent maintenance will be with your for years to come. Our 2000 is reaching 100k and we're trying to find ways to use it all year round.
PartyOf Five 10/13/20 11:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Should I buy a Class C or not for this specific situation?

I agree with spending less, saving for repairs/ issues, and not worrying about longevity or resale. Assume constant repairs around 2k annually like was mentioned. For most, this is disposable income- that's pricier than staying at home. Not a home on the coast or a big city, rather one of the many nice places where you can still find a reasonable overall cost of living.
PartyOf Five 10/11/20 06:38am Class C Motorhomes
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