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RE: Overhang construction

Most people would say that one leak is too many, and that it's not if but rather when in terms of likelihood of leaking. You really have to think about your usage and plans, meaning that if this is something you'll keep for 15 years then it's better to get something that doesn't require maintenance because it will probably leak during that time. On the other hand if the plan is to keep it for a few years then perhaps you'll get lucky and whoever buys it from you and choose to roll the dice instead. I also think there's a factor of role and twist that has to be considered. At that length it may be less and so you defer the leak, if you will.
PartyOf Five 03/16/21 03:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing error leads to BIG reissue bill

Added the link to the previous post
PartyOf Five 03/16/21 12:40pm Dinghy Towing
Towing error leads to BIG reissue bill Clicky
PartyOf Five 03/16/21 12:39pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Backup Camera

You need to tell us what the 2 fuses you changed were for, besides the levels and camera. It's unlikely that an external backup camera took in water to the point of blowing a fuse. Possible but not likely the cause- I'd focus my energy elsewhere. Also try a mobile rv mechanic. I use and post reviews at
PartyOf Five 03/11/21 10:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What to do about old gas in tank

I agree with the consensus. 2 cans of seafoam to loosen up any gunk inside and then burn it on the next trip, as m much as you can before filling again.
PartyOf Five 03/10/21 12:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Math question for any engineers out here

I'd think about the rear overhang and what (rear) approach angle the trailer can tolerate as you back up. On that steep of a grade, the pad height ie. Retaining wall height will certainly be much higher than the pic you added later.
PartyOf Five 03/09/21 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: SE TN trip Last week of March

Thanks so much Ken56 and everyone. We're at 11'6 so clearances sound great, and I've marked the other spots. With your reassurances, its now time to get everyone jazzed! :-)
PartyOf Five 03/04/21 06:09am Roads and Routes
RE: SE TN trip Last week of March

We went via Nashville last time, is it that much longer going via Lexington? That stretch on 441 didn't look bad- we've been on the Beartooth and theu Yosemite- but thought I should ask anyway. We drive a 31' C, no toad. Asheville north on i26 to Weaverville, then 25 up into Newport, to take 32 into Middlesboro seemed most direct. How is that drive?
PartyOf Five 03/02/21 01:02pm Roads and Routes
SE TN trip Last week of March

Depending on weather and recommended time for each, I'm thinking of Chicago to Chattanooga (via Lexington and Knoxville) then up 411 to Alcoa, then Pigeon Forge, Smoky, to Blue Ridge to Asheville. Back home via Corbin/ Cumberland Gap and Cincy. If this is too much or weather doesn't cooperate, We could skip the mountains section, or the parkway, or Chattanooga. What do you suggest? We're comfortable with most roads, but with switchbacks and overlooks it's good to give extra time for sightseeing and moving slowly. Any concerns? Any spots you would recommend we not miss? Thanks!
PartyOf Five 03/01/21 03:28pm Roads and Routes
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
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