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RE: Need Manual

You're probably not going to find anything on the RV itself. If you write down the model numbers on each appliance and go to the manufacturer's web sites, you might be able to find those manuals - though on 12-year-old stuff, that might be shooting in the dark, too. Rob
Second Chance 09/04/20 06:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Medium Duty Tow Vehicle

Insurance regulations are governed by state insurance commissions and vary from state to state. There are many Escapees (active on the Escapees MDT subforum) who pull with the FL60 and insure them as private, not-for-hire vehicles (many of them in Texas, I'm sure). You might pop over to the Escapees forums and ask them for some advice. Rob
Second Chance 09/03/20 10:24am Good Sam Insurance
RE: Question on Full timer ins.

Did you ask Progressive if they can issue a Valuable Personal Property (VPP) policy? That's what USAA did for us. This is in addition to our renters' policy to cover contents, an umbrella policy for liability, and the usual auto policy to cover both vehicles and the RV. Of course, state insurance commissions govern what can be done in each state, so what a particular company like Progressive or USAA can do in one state, they might not be able to in another (we are domiciled in Texas). Rob
Second Chance 09/01/20 02:50pm Full-time RVing
RE: 2020 Ford F350 weight

I dont own a F350. Plan on buying one soon to replace my gas F250 so we can haul a good sized 5th wheeler. Am on the fence between a F350 6.7 4x4 LB CC single or dual wheel set up. If by "good size" you mean anything over 15,000 lbs. GVWR, you'll need a dual rear wheel. Diesel drive trains are quite a bit heavier than gas drive trains (and 4WD adds even more weight) - which reduces the payload. Rob
Second Chance 08/31/20 01:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jury Duty

We are Escapees and domiciled in Polk County, Texas. We usually receive our forwarded mail with a jury summons after the jury selection date. When we get the summons, I just call the clerk of the court in Polk County. All I have to say is, "We're Escapees" and they stop me and say, "OK, thanks for calling." With the number of Escapees who are full-timers and domiciled there, all of the county offices are used to dealing with us. Rob
Second Chance 08/30/20 06:33pm Full-time RVing
RE: Tow/haul mode

What tow vehicle? Is it diesel or gas? What kind of load are you towing? Give us something to go on, here... I my case going down a steep grade, with a diesel and a six-speed transmission, I put the transmission in "Manual" mode and select the gear I want. I can then tap the brakes as needed to supplement the engine brake. Rob
Second Chance 08/30/20 06:23pm Towing
RE: 1978 Chevy Itasca for $4800

Turn around and run as fast as you can.
Second Chance 08/29/20 08:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: What to do with my hitch

Yep - that puts the upward pressure on the fifth wheel plate without damaging the latch release. Just what's needed for the PullRite hitch, too. Thanks for posting that part. Rob I find it interesting that B&W makes a device that is used to remove a 5th wheel hitch that takes the place of the king pin. B&W BWRVXA3130 "border=0" For Full-Size Image.
Second Chance 08/28/20 01:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What to do with my hitch

Sure, you can leave it in the truck bed. Exposed to the weather, not being used, in the way of other loads. I hang mine from the 5th wheel king pin. Put it back in the truck in the spring. You have to be careful doing this with certain hitches. On the PullRite hitches, the latch arm under the fifth wheel plate can be damaged if too much upward force is applied by the king pin. On many other hitches it's no problem. Rob
Second Chance 08/28/20 06:16am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mattress Underlayment

I came up with a hugh throw away of 2x2 feet Carpet squares... These still had sticky on their backs haha.. I put carpet squares under both tent bed ends and of course had to trim a tad to cover the whole floor. I used DARK GREEN color here... Then I put down 2X2 Carpet squares on the POPUP main floor. I used DARK BLUE color here. One spot was very close to the heat duct coming from the Propane Heater so I used a small section of metal here on the floor in front of the heater vent... I didn't do any of this per say to a problem you are discussing here... I was never aware our mattress was doing something like you are speaking of... I was looking mainly on putting down something under the POPUP mattress to make a tad warmer to sleep on and prevent drafts from sneaking in around the edges... We also laid down a few of those Air Conditioning foam sections that one installs in the house open window where the installed window air conditioner is installed to prevent drafts. This works great going around the where the POPUP floor meets the installed tent bed fabric ends. Also keeps small things from falling out as well like small flashlights haha... height=200 The Carpet Squares did very well for what I was expecting. Having carpet on the main floor however probably was not the smartest thing I have done. I never knew how much dirt and twigs got carried into the trailer through the front door haha.. I installed one of those HD grated steps allowing one to stomp their feet real hard before entering the trailer. height=300 Roy's image Roy Ken height=45 Carpet is often a mold magnet. I would not recommend it for prevention under a mattress. Rob
Second Chance 08/23/20 05:16pm Truck Campers
RE: 2016 Ram short bed 6.7 diesel 2500 payload close to max

Back to the 2,100 lbs. pin weight you are referring to. The GD Reflection 337RLS lists a pin weight of 2,090 on the web site. That is EMPTY! Our 2016 Reflection 337RLS (same advertised specs as the new ones) was ALWAYS over 3,000 lbs. on the pin loaded - every time we crossed the CAT scales. Never use advertised pin weights - use 23% of the fifth wheel's GVWR to estimate a loaded pin weight. In the case of the Reflection 337RLS (GVWR 13,995), that would be around 3,200 lbs. (which we only got up to once and off-loaded some things to get closer to 3,100 lbs.). Rob
Second Chance 08/23/20 12:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mattress Underlayment

X3 on the Hypervent Aire-Flow: Link Rob
Second Chance 08/23/20 11:49am Truck Campers
RE: Wishing to stay out of I-95S through Washington DC

We do it all the time on I-95 with the rig in my signature. We take the loops on the west side of Baltimore and DC - no issues and no tolls. One side of the tunnel in downtown Baltimore is closed right now with a lot of congestion, anyway. We don't drive this route early morning or late afternoon and try to avoid Fridays altogether. Rob
Second Chance 08/22/20 12:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Mission View RV Park Tucson Arizona

We have stayed there a couple of times - the last time was in Oct-Nov, 2019. It's not the Ritz, but we like it. You might want to check and see if the pool is open during the pandemic, though. Rob
Second Chance 08/22/20 12:29pm Family Camping
RE: Tire air pressure question

I have a 2019 Chevy 2500HD that shows on the yellow sticker on the door, air pressure is 80 psi for the rear and 60 psi for the fronts as max air pressue. Should I tow with these or do I need to inflate the fronts higher? Thank you, Curly The tire pressures on the door sticker aren't "max" pressures - they're the recommended pressures for those tires on that particular vehicle. 80 PSI is the max pressure for an LT load range E tire. This happens to coincide with the recommended inflation pressure on the rear - but not on the front. As others have said, keep them at what the door sticker says. When I had a single rear wheel truck, I asked my dealer service department if I could/should lower the rear pressures to 65 when not towing. They said to leave them at 80 PSI. From a practical point of view, though, there would be no harm in lowering the rears to 65 when empty... just don't forget to take them back up when loaded or towing. Rob
Second Chance 08/21/20 10:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Suburban. How Much Trailer?

Get all of your tow vehicle numbers together and plug them in here: Calculator Rob
Second Chance 08/20/20 04:50pm Towing
RE: Whoa as him

Is this the same son-in-law who was going to pull the TT with a 4-banger SUV rather than the 7.3 F250 he has? Sounds like more than a "horse and water" issue... Rob
Second Chance 08/20/20 04:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Full time campgrounds in Massachusetts?

If you're on Facebook, look for and ask to join a group called "WINTER RVing - Let's Stay Warm Together!" They're all about year-round campgrounds and RV parks in cold places with lots of knowledgeable people. I just recently asked to join and was admitted in just a few hours. Rob
Second Chance 08/17/20 08:21pm Full-time RVing
RE: movable solar panels/built in system?

The length of wire you are talking about in gauges needed for the current would be expensive and heavy. You would also have voltage drop since you're talking about DC. It doesn't seem like a practical approach. Ours does just fine on the roof. Rob
Second Chance 08/16/20 12:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Charger

Your RV should have come with something like a Serial Number Data Sheet" in your documentation packet. If so, it will list the make and model of your converter/charger. You can then research that model and see if it is lithium compatible. Chances are extremely low that it is, though. Rob
Second Chance 08/14/20 11:09am Class A Motorhomes
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