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RE: RV roof UV coating. Worth it?

What are they proposing to use. Could be a scam of using something as simple as 303. A simple mild soap and water wash and spray down with 303 is cheap insurance. If the trailer is parked out in the SW sun, twice a year would be good. This is true to a point. It was my method for over eleven years. Preventative maintenance. Even this year when I recoated the roof it was, I guess by the standards of some, in good condition. The 'roof pox' was not severe. I looks good now. Hopefully it won't need another coating in the time left that I own it.
Veebyes 11/29/20 07:48am General RVing Issues
RE: RV roof UV coating. Worth it?

What are they proposing to use. Could be a scam of using something as simple as 303. Whatever, the roof should be thoroughly cleaned before anything goes on it. That will be 75% of the work right there. Do it yourself. If the roof is in decent condition & only a few years old 303 will do. If it is 5-10 years old & had alot of sun exposure a recoating with something for the roof type will be the way to go.
Veebyes 11/27/20 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank

Your cooktop will show when tank level is getting low. Yellow flame. Your fridge may have a warning when the tank is getting low. Shaking the tank in place will tell you when it is getting low. Easy to tell a full one from an empty one. The tone of a tank when given a tap will let you know which is empty & which is full. I don't use the automatic switchover on the regulator. I like to do it manually. When one goes empty, switch & refill at earliest opportunity. Less chance of forgetting till all out that way.
Veebyes 11/27/20 06:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Long Road trip

I will stick with the 5er. Being able to tow a jeep or some crossover SUV for some easy offroading is nice but for the difference in price of 5er & truck vs the price of a Moho & jeep plus additional expenses of them I can rent a jeep wherever I want one & keep lots of money in my pockets. Most people with 5ers have 4X4 trucks quite capable of doing easier offroad trails. In over 200,000 miles in 13 years of travel all over the US & Canada I have yet to find a parking lot that my 3500 LB CC won't find a spot in. Hitching & unhitching from a 5er is less work than dealing with a toad. JMO. In literally hundreds of arrivals & departures from CGs very very few have been done in the rain. An exit from a highway is never far away making bathroom breaks easy. I have yet to see a driver of a moho get up from the seat to use the potty while going down a highway. Getting up & moving around a vehicle hurtling down the road where there is the potential to hit other objects is not the smartest of ideas anyway.
Veebyes 11/27/20 06:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reliable Walkie Talkie?

I am well aware of the legality of using a marine radio for shore to shore comms. My ham 2M radio can receive everything from the aviation freqs all the way up through the marine freqs & I have some of them programmed to scan sometimes. Quite surprised to hear marine channels used far from any water & obviously non water related use. Not saying it is OK however a handheld radio on low power is not having a range of more than a few miles at best. For CG parking & not losing each other in a big box store the best to use is a cheap FSR. If it gets destroyed by dropping it or getting it soaked, no big deal.
Veebyes 11/25/20 06:57am Tech Issues
RE: Reliable Walkie Talkie?

Double post. SRI.
Veebyes 11/24/20 03:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Reliable Walkie Talkie?

Of course you could always get a couple of basic marine radios, pick some obscure channel that nobody uses & go at it that way. Range is going to be basically line of sight, the same as ham 2M or the commercial VHF band radios.
Veebyes 11/24/20 03:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Reliable Walkie Talkie?

The rechargables are a pain.The AA or AAA last longer. You just need to turn them off when not using them. What sort of range are you looking for? We use them for parking. The spotter talks. The driver listens. Maybe if one of us is going wandering around the CG. Sometimes use them in a big box store. Saves hunting each other down. Knowing the limitations of the radios helps. Both of us are ham radio operators however there is little point in having something expensive with a range in miles when a 1/4 or 1/2 mile will do.
Veebyes 11/23/20 02:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Painting the Walls of the 5er

As a cleaning product naptha is a seldom mentioned but very effective product for removing anything on the surface before it. Lacquer thinners or Acetone work well too.
Veebyes 11/22/20 07:11am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Recomendation for campground near Memphis.

Tom Sawyer across the river, beautiful views Been there a few times. Best was when they did not have any sites so we dry camped right next to the river. No need to go outside to watch the tows go by. Stayed at Fuller too. Be warned. If the wind is in the wrong direction you get the aroma of the nearby sewage plant.
Veebyes 11/21/20 05:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Underbay Storage Slideout - need design

Have a factory installed one in my 5er. Wonderful having the thing. Don't know the cost. It was a standard item for the model. I would imagine the aftermarket purchase would not be cheap. Course buying readymade is no labour on the owners part. Who knows how many hours for a DIY?
Veebyes 11/20/20 12:25pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Jacking up an RV

So this will be a semi permanent raising? Bottle jack under bottom spring leaf next to axle & lift as planned. Up, transfer weight back to wheel, re block, lift again, transfer etc. till you are at the height you want to be.
Veebyes 11/14/20 08:04am Tech Issues
RE: Maritmes phone coverage

The phone I have is an unlocked phone. At home in Bermuda a Bermuda provider sym card goes in. While in the US a Straight Talk sym card goes in. Looking at coverage maps it appears that either Telus or Bell have the best service. Not needing much data either. Not a gamer, a movie watcher or one to be posting pictures of every moment of my day. Not much of a phone yapper either. Data needs are CG research, since we rarely make reservations days in advance, & a few forums such as this one.
Veebyes 11/07/20 11:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: On the road breakdown stories..

Filled up both near empty tanks at a busy Amarillo, TX. truck stop. Off we headed N on 287 to CO. 1 1/2 later, DW driving, the truck died. Just died in the middle of the TX panhandle. Nothing there. Not even a cell signal. A TX trooper stopped & arranged a tow to next town. Flat towed, with trailer, no power to brakes or steering to a Chevy dealer where they tinkered & got us started. Off we went. 1 1/2 hours later the truck stops dead. OK panhandle this time, even more remote. Got towed by proper wrecker to next town. Spent night at his garage. Very much an old school diesel mechanic. Got truck started, topped off tank that we had been using (important) & continued to CO. Night in Seibert, CO E of Denver. Next day CHANGED tanks (100% Amarillo fuel) & headed to Denver. 1 1/2 hours later truck died in the middle of one of Denver's busiest interchanges. Finding a wrecker capable of towing us was near impossible so this shade tree mechanic & a 25 year veteran of marine diesel engines was left scratching his head to save himself. Brain fart! Changed tanks (to Amarillo/Oklahoma tank MIX). After repeated starts & stops with priming in between, the truck was running smoothly. Bad fuel from Amarillo. At next fillup, (that tank had 3 hours burn taken out of it) added all kinds of diesel additives. The engine has been fine ever since. Moral of story. Don't count on a busy truck stop having good fuel.
Veebyes 11/06/20 06:45am General RVing Issues
RE: travel during covid

Just got back from an 87 day trip. Covid crimped our style but did not stop us in our tracks. Travelling by RV is inherently a solitary activity. You travel in your own vehicle, sleep in your own bed & eat at your own site. There is no need to be running off to a store every day. If there is any socializing it is done outside at a respectful distance. We only covered about 5000 miles this trip which were very flexible in route & time spent. Plans are already in the works for next year. Newfoundland is plan A. A western trip is plan B. Be adaptable & go with the flow & be careful out there.
Veebyes 11/06/20 06:16am General RVing Issues
RE: How to cap an old roof antenna hole?

Something simple like a piece of formica sealed down would do the trick. Inside I would put up a nicely varnished piece of wood to cover the hole. Does nothing but looks better than trying to match whatever the ceiling covering is.
Veebyes 11/06/20 06:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Maritmes phone coverage

Unfortunately I don't have a US provider, such as AT&T. For the months that we are in the US we use Straight Talk & TracPhone. Straight Talk offers a plan for calls from the US TO Canada but nothing for use IN Canada, hence the question about a pay as you go provider IN Canada. More research needed. Phone options these days is bewildering. One option definitely out is my roaming with my Bermuda phone. Might as well get a satellite phone for their charges.
Veebyes 11/06/20 05:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Maritmes phone coverage

Subject to covid & border opening of course plan A next year is a trip to the Maritimes with at least a month on Newfoundland. The plan is to take our unlocked phone with us & get a pay as you go sym for the 3-4 months we hope to be in those provinces The question is, which service provider has the best all round coverage for those provinces?
Veebyes 11/05/20 02:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Is it a good time to sell?

Boats & RVs are summer toys. Selling in the fall, not such a great time. Buying in the fall, a great time. Sitting on something that is not being used is not a good idea any time.
Veebyes 11/05/20 07:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Rving coming to an end

Wishing your wife well. The day will come when we all have to give up the RV lifestyle. It won't be a happy day. We went into it with a plan to have it 4-5 years. 14 years later we are still at it with no plans to stop but realise there will not be another 14 years. Something will give. Health, finances, tired of it, run out of places to go, truck wore out, trailer wore out. Something will demand that we stop. Even if that time is next year it has been one helluva ride. There are thousands of pictures to remember it by.
Veebyes 11/05/20 07:22am Fifth-Wheels
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