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RE: RV Shopping

I would suggest you and your wife go to several dealers and see which models you like that are in your price range. Relying on other peoples ideas of what you should consider isn't a good idea. No one knows what you will like. Everyone only knows what they like. To save time, go to the manufacturers and dealer websites and look at the floor plans and what dealers have in stock. Narrow it down to a reasonable number of RV's to look at and make a day of it and go see them in person. It will be a fun day! If what you really want isn't in stock, you can order one.
RobWNY 07/05/20 07:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solid Step Leg Adjustment

We had the Solid Steps on our last RV. They were great but we hated two things about them. 1. when put away wet, we always had to put a towel down to catch all the dripping water. 2. We always were cleaning mud out of the "feet".
RobWNY 07/04/20 09:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric Awning Locks?

Electric awnings aren't going to open up if the fabric has ripped. The motors failing would be the only way the arms would open up or if somehow the button to open the awning was pressed while traveling down the road. That issue you describe would be unique to manual awnings.
RobWNY 07/03/20 01:07pm Tech Issues
RE: 5th wheel for Reese Sidewinder

You will like the Sidewinder but I'll warn you that getting it all dialed in was a pain for me. I finally got it so the Jaws on my B&W close but at first I fought with getting a good connection. I hope you don't have the same problems.
RobWNY 07/02/20 07:27pm Towing
RE: 5th wheel for Reese Sidewinder

I have a B&W Patriot 16k hitch and a Sidewinder King Pin. I had to order the specific wedge for the B&W. The wedge that comes with the Sidewinder was a little sloppy and allowed for movement. With the correct wedge, it works fine and B&W hitches are very well reviewed.
RobWNY 07/02/20 03:46pm Towing
RE: Happy birthday Canada.

Happy Canada Day! I have thoroughly enjoyed myself every time I've crossed the border and maybe I've been lucky but every Canadian I've met in my life have been great people! As a matter of fact, I have a neighbor who is a dual citizen. Heck of a nice guy!
RobWNY 07/01/20 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Frig in Outdoor Kitchen

Ours outside kitchen Fridge is AC only but you can solve your problem with a cooler filled with drinks and sandwiches and replenish daily if going on a long trip but I agree....We looked for a unit that we would have access to the fridge, bathroom and bedroom with the slides in. We found what worked for us. There are a lot of RV's that provide access.
RobWNY 07/01/20 05:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Who do you use for Insurance?

We have Progressive now and we've had National General in the past. I check every year for the best rate with comparable coverage. These past two years it just so happens that Progressive was the cheapest. Fortunately, we haven't had to file a claim in the 6 years we've been RVing.
RobWNY 07/01/20 03:46pm Beginning RVing
RE: 12-volt power for macerator pump

I use the booster cable clamps on my portable power pack from Harbor freight to power my macerator. I just clamp on to the Pos/Neg wires. It's the easiest way.Which Harbor Freight power pack do you have? I have this one but the 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 would work fine also.
RobWNY 07/01/20 10:10am Tech Issues
RE: Super Noisy A/C

I had a Dometic in our old rig. It was so loud I couldn't watch TV without the volume being all the way up. We have two Coleman Mach units in our current rig and they are much much quieter. Whisper quiet is the way to go but the Coleman's aren't bad at all.
RobWNY 06/30/20 10:51am Tech Issues
RE: 12-volt power for macerator pump

I use the booster cable clamps on my portable power pack from Harbor freight to power my macerator. I just clamp on to the Pos/Neg wires. It's the easiest way.
RobWNY 06/30/20 07:04am Tech Issues
RE: 2000 Komfort 5th Wheel

There's usually a hole on the opposite side of the trailer directly across from the slide out. If there is no hole to put the manual crank in to, check underneath that same area for a nut that the crank fits on to to turn.
RobWNY 06/28/20 10:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery question

That does sound like the converter isn't charging the battery.
RobWNY 06/27/20 06:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Rear view camera

A normal backup camera is usually in the handle of the tailgate so with a Fifth Wheel hitch, the tailgate would be down so that camera is useless. There are cameras that are mounted in the cargo light that would work but I think they are pretty pricey to install as an after market camera. If you're looking to put one on your car, they have backup cameras that are in a license plate bracket. That might work for you.
RobWNY 06/26/20 08:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Rear view camera

I don't know if there is a camera that sends the image to your cell phone but I use this Camera and Monitor System and it works great. I plug in the monitor to a 12V cigarette lighter outlet and then put it all away when done hitching up.
RobWNY 06/26/20 05:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Had a water leak

Make sure they're good shut off valves too. I would use good ball valves. None of the cheap plastic ****.
RobWNY 06/26/20 04:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Waterproofing the 1/8" thick exposed plywood

Whether it needed to be done or not, it was an hour job. Being retired, I have a lot of free time.
RobWNY 06/26/20 03:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Waterproofing the 1/8" thick exposed plywood

Crawl Under and take a really good look for exposed bottom edges of the 1/8" Luan that is the substrate behind the filon on the sidewalls, especially in the wheelwells. Our Grand Design Solitude started to delam above the fender skirts. It was the water from the tires hitting a raw edge and wicking up into the plywood like a sponge. Out of warranty so piss off according to GD. $60K POS. Thanks for the tip on where else to check. I'll do that!
RobWNY 06/26/20 11:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Toll roads or not

Craig, If you avoid toll roads (Primarily I-90) you will go through every little town and village with traffic lights. Not that there's anything wrong with that but getting fuel may be more difficult due to the size of your Motorhome. EZ-Pass and I-90 is the way to go. You can load the acccount with whatever you are comfortable with when you get the transponder and then have your account replenished automatically in small increments. You will also have a much easier time getting fuel as there are many travel plaza's along the way. I would suggest getting the EZ-Pass, put $50 on it and set the replenish amount to as little as they will allow. You can't get a refund if you don't use it all but many States with toll roads accept EZ-Pass. As an example of toll cost on I-90, I have 4 Axles (truck and 5th wheel). From Exit 59 Fredonia NY to Exit 36 at Syracuse, it costs me $37.00 You certainly can pay cash at the tolls if you wish but keep in mind that because of the Pandemic, there are very few toll booths that are manned along I-90 so many times those lanes are backed up so the wait is longer than it used to be.
RobWNY 06/26/20 07:11am Roads and Routes
RE: Waterproofing the 1/8" thick exposed plywood

Jerry, Ain't that the truth! So far on this "brand New" RV that I haven't used yet, I've had to repair seam tape, corner molding, had the ladder replaced because it was damaged when we bought it, a Schwintek motor quit after putting the slide in/out 5 times and the sealing of the exposed wood. I'm sure I'm not done yet. I just haven't discovered the rest of what's not right yet. LOL
RobWNY 06/26/20 06:59am Fifth-Wheels
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