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RE: Ditching Dometic Thermostat?

Yes, I did ours a month or so ago. You need one that runs on batteries though. Thermostats in an RV are 12 volts and house thermostats are 24 volts. If it’s battery operated it will work. I used a Lux digital one. Here’s how to wire it. Red = RH+RC - Power Yellow=Y - AC compressor White=W - Heat Green=G - Fan High Blue=No connection Gray=No connection - Fan Low
Rwake901 07/08/20 07:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Howdy. New Owner With Questions Not Found in the Manuals.

It is my understanding that most “wine coolers” only cool down to around 40 degrees. I purchased one for my work and that’s what the instructions said.
Rwake901 06/29/20 01:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Snow Birds ??

So I called the resort in Florida that we want to stay at this winter and out of 450 sites they have 4 available for the dates we want to go. I guess this Covid-19 isn’t scaring most people. We picked a site and I’m calling on Monday to make reservations. Might end up spending the whole winter in the RV for the most part or with a mask on but at least it will be warm. lol The good side is there are two lakes so I can go fishing. Stay safe everyone and thanks for all the responses.
Rwake901 06/27/20 05:59pm Snowbirds
RE: Snow Birds ??

Illinois has more than twice the confirmed Covid cases per 100,000 residents and a death rate more than triple that of Florida. Maybe going south from Illinois is the safe move. lol.... Good point! We will probably end up going even if we can’t do much. Better to be warm than cold in Illinois.
Rwake901 06/24/20 03:55pm Snowbirds
Snow Birds ??

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Rwake901 06/24/20 10:00am Fifth-Wheels
Snow Birds ??

To all the snow birds who go to Florida, Texas etc. for the winter are you still planning on going with this COVID-19 thing going on? My wife and I finally retired this spring and were excited about spending the winter in Florida in our new 5th wheel. Now we are not sure what to do. We already went down last year and picked out a place to stay but we are holding off making reservations to see what’s going to happen with this virus. Just wanted to see what everyone else is doing. Thanks
Rwake901 06/24/20 10:00am Snowbirds
RE: The more I learn, the more I realize what I don't know

Just went through the exact thing a year ago. After owning two different motorhomes we decided we wanted more room. So we traded our motorhome for a 5th wheel and a new pickup truck. What we have determined after using the 5th wheel for a year is that the motorhome was the best for traveling in. The 5th wheel is best for room, comfort and ease of maintenance. So they both have their strong points. In my opinion if you’re planning on doing lots of traveling stick with the motorhome. If you’re planning on going to one location and staying for a while get the 5th wheel. A lot less maintenance and a lot more room inside. Which is what we plan to do this winter in Florida for 4 months since we retired this spring. Good luck on your decision.
Rwake901 06/19/20 01:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: fifth wheel gas stops

I too pull a 36 ft FW with a gas engine. I found that when you’re looking for a gas station that you can get into price doesn’t matter. It’s more important to me that I can get in and out easily. Also I only get off on exits that have at least three gas stations that way I have a choice of which one is easy in easy out. When you’re only getting 6-7 miles to the gallon you learn quickly because you’re stopping a lot. lol Also when we stop for the night I always unhook and top off the truck with gas without the FW.
Rwake901 03/13/20 06:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: water heater anode rod

This is the first RV that I’ve had that has an anode rod our other campers/motorhomes just had a plug. I took the anode rod out to drain the water heater and I thought it looked pretty ate up after only one season. Is this normal?
Rwake901 10/26/19 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
water heater anode rod

How often should I replace the water heater anode rod and are they pretty much all the same when it comes to purchasing one? Thanks
Rwake901 10/26/19 01:01pm Fifth-Wheels
Mice / holes in the frame

I noticed the other day that there are a few holes in the frame underneath my fifth wheel for cables and wires etc to go through and gaps between the frame and coroplast. Not a lot maybe 4 or 5 total combined. I’m concerned about mice when it’s stored for the winter getting in these areas. Should I fill these with spray foam or should I be worried? Or should they be left open for some reason? Thanks for your thoughts
Rwake901 09/15/19 01:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone RV

Don’t rely on Keystone’s warranty because it sucks or any of their specs to be correct in their brochures. The specs on our unit states that we have a 66 gallon fresh water tank when in fact it’s only 40 gallons. I have had several small issues with our new fifth wheel by Keystone and repaired and paid for them all myself even though it’s still under warranty. Every time I would call Keystone about an issue I was having rather than just sending me the part like other manufacturers do I was told “take it to your dealer “. I can’t haul this thing 180 miles round trip to my dealer every time some $20 to $50 dollar part goes bad. So I just fix it myself. This will definitely be the last Keystone product I own mainly because of the warranty and misrepresentation of their product. Good luck with your roof. All manufacturers misrepresent their products and every single one has a disclaimer worded something to this effect on websites and brochures. "All information on this website is the latest available at time of publication approval. Features, floor plans, and specifications are subject to change without notice. Please consult with your Keystone dealer for more current product information and specifications. Photos on the website may show optional equipment or props used for photography purposes." It's Caveat Emptor when buying an RV. Keystone does require everything to be done through a dealer regarding warranty work, and it's spelled out clearly in the warranty docs which people should read prior to signing on the line. Lots of other manufacturers will not send parts to owners under warranty. Forest River is a good example, some brands / lines might send you parts, others will tell you to take a hike It's not a Keystone only thing. Not sure how it's Keystones fault that you bought at a dealer 180 miles away. Next time your tow vehicle has a warranty issue as GM or Ford to come fix it in your driveway and see if that works. Good luck finding another brand where you don't have a lot of the same type scenarios you take issue with. It’s 180 miles “round trip” and it’s the closest RV dealer to me that sells fifth wheels. I’ve owned both Thor and Tiffin motorhomes both had no problems sending me the parts under warranty. So what you’re saying is it’s ok for the manufacturer to lie and deceive their customers as long as they add that little disclaimer? Just checking, do you work for Keystone? I personally don’t like to be lied to or deceive. Don’t get me wrong we like our fifth wheel and think for the price it’s built adequately but I think Keystone should stand behind their products better than they do. I would think that they would want to send you the parts to repair what is needed to avoid paying a dealer to fix it. You can bet that if something major goes wrong it will be at the dealer for repairs.
Rwake901 09/07/19 11:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keystone RV

Don’t rely on Keystone’s warranty because it sucks or any of their specs to be correct in their brochures. The specs on our unit states that we have a 66 gallon fresh water tank when in fact it’s only 40 gallons. I have had several small issues with our new fifth wheel by Keystone and repaired and paid for them all myself even though it’s still under warranty. Every time I would call Keystone about an issue I was having rather than just sending me the part like other manufacturers do I was told “take it to your dealer “. I can’t haul this thing 180 miles round trip to my dealer every time some $20 to $50 dollar part goes bad. So I just fix it myself. This will definitely be the last Keystone product I own mainly because of the warranty and misrepresentation of their product. Good luck with your roof.
Rwake901 09/07/19 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What options?

Paid extra for an outside television and never use it.
Rwake901 08/23/19 12:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Height

I measured 13 feet from top of Maxx Airs. Forget the spec nothing beats a ruler. So does it measure taller or shorter than the specs?
Rwake901 08/22/19 09:25am Fifth-Wheels
Gas Mileage

I have a Chevrolet 3500 6.0 gas to tow our fifth wheel. Has anyone tried using Premium gasoline to see if your gas mileage would change? Just curious. Thanks
Rwake901 07/26/19 11:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

Looked at a different wheel tonight and found the adjusting wheel. It’s mostly hidden behind a piece of metal that I’m assuming is the self adjuster. Which means that I shouldn’t have to adjust them because they will eventually adjust themselves. Right?Not if the braking performance is poor. Hence the need for initial adjustment. Have you manually applied the trailer brakes at full power? Maybe the controller needs adjustment. Virtually new should be working but no guaranty. I will adjust them this weekend. I have the brake controller turned up as high as it will go.
Rwake901 07/25/19 06:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

Looked at a different wheel tonight and found the adjusting wheel. It’s mostly hidden behind a piece of metal that I’m assuming is the self adjuster. Which means that I shouldn’t have to adjust them because they will eventually adjust themselves. Right?
Rwake901 07/23/19 07:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

Took a good look with a flashlight in the two slots in backing plate. There is no adjusting wheel so I assume this means they are self adjusting?
Rwake901 07/23/19 11:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric brakes self adjusting?

Crawl underneath and take a look at the backing plate: If you see a couple of oval rubber bungs at the bottom of the backing plate then they are not self-adjusting. If there are no bungs then your brakes are self-adjusting. They self adjust going forward. There are two openings at the bottom but I’m not seeing an adjustment wheel in the opening. I think I’m just going to have to pull a wheel and hub when we get home. The brakes work but they don’t seem like they do much.
Rwake901 07/19/19 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
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