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RE: slide vs no slide

Lots of great opinions here. Thanks
dave17352 06/23/20 04:30pm Class C Motorhomes
slide vs no slide

Here is my question. We are well into our 60's. We are thinking about getting a class c and the kids will take the truck camper and truck. This class C will be used for lake camping with grand kids and also for travel for just the two of us. Looking for opinions of pros and cons of slides vs no slides on a newer unit. Probably no more than 2 or 3 years old. Thanks in advance of any input.
dave17352 06/23/20 05:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Used diesel, anyway to tell if it's been chipped?

I have had lots of diesels. I now enjoy my 2017 chevy 3500 6.0 for my 12 foot lance truck camper. Diesels are heavier less payload. The fuel is more expensive and you are not pulling anything you need a diesel for. Diesel is fun but I think not worth while for your endeavor. JMHO
dave17352 05/11/20 07:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: water pump problems

Interesting ideas. I have been working mon tues and wed. I will take another look Thursday. You see when I filled the fresh water tank all the way up instead of just 2/3 full, water actually leaked out of the tank area. Meaning to me something has come apart, or cracked. How I do not know because I am always very anal about winterizing. Somewhere at the top of the tank probably where the fresh water tube connects there has to be a problem. When I find it I will update! Thanks
dave17352 04/01/20 07:32pm Tech Issues
RE: water pump problems

Thanks for all the suggestions. It is definitely on the inlet side. I have no idea what happened but I have leak right at the top of the fresh water tank. I am thinking where the fresh water line enters the tank. I had two thirds of the tank filled and no water leak. When I filled it to the brim a little water leaked out. I checked the pump by running water through the winterizing hose and it worked fine so.... I replaced the pump for no reason. :( Works fine with city water inlet though.
dave17352 03/30/20 05:30am Tech Issues
water pump problems

Okay I just took the 5th wheel out of storage. I have filled the fresh water tank and turned on the pump. I do the usual of opening fixtures and hear some gurgling like usual. But it just keeps gurgling. I turn the pump on and off to try to get it to prime but it just won't. The I hook up the hose and make sure the hot water tank is full and run water out all the lines. I turn the pump back on and it just won't get pressure. So I remove that pump put another pump on and exact same problems. All I get is dribbles and spurts of water. Any help here would be appreciated. This is on my Forrest River 2005 Cardinal. I should add it has been in storage for 4 years. Thanks again for any advice opinions.
dave17352 03/29/20 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Glowsteps questions

I have had scissor steps and thought about glow steps. I am sure they are a great product. I purchased the little giant ladder for my truck camper and love it. Someone on here recommended it and it is outrageously stable. JMHO
dave17352 03/26/20 07:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Securing Generator To A Cargo Carrier On A Receiver Hitch

With my honda generator I had four pieces of metal welded to the base of the cargo carrier that where inserted into the base of the my honda generator. It is not welded to the generator but is welded to the carrier. It may seem extreme but it serves me well. All though I still strap the generator to keep it tight to the carrier it is virtually impossible for it to bounce off the rack even if the straps brake. Also with it attached to the rack it would take two young strapping men to steal it:) After of course cutting the high grade locking pin.
dave17352 03/01/20 07:34am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Securing Generator To A Cargo Carrier On A Receiver Hitch

If you run the gen on the carrier the noise and vibration inside will not be very tolerable. I did it once for 5 minutes or so. I would have to disagree with this. I have used mine in such a fashion on my 5th wheel and on the front of my truck. The front of the truck I can easily sleep with it running. It is almost not noticeable when wide awake. It is a little more noticeable when on the 5th wheel. But not bad at all. I have a honda 3u3000 which of course is very quiet and smooth. This is a very quiet Westinghouse inverter generator. It's not an open frame generator. Similar to a Champion 3100/2800 Inverter generator. Noise is comparable to a Honda.
dave17352 03/01/20 07:29am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: When does a Pickup become a " Historical Vehicle"?

Yep same in Nebraska over 25 years old and very limited use.
dave17352 01/30/20 03:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 1st trailer... septic hookup questions

If it is just you put a a few gallons of water in the blank tank. Use the toilet like any other toilet til it is full. Then dump. You want plenty of liquid along with the solids. Now you could maybe go 2/3 full then dump. The grey I would leave open until a couple days before dumping the black. Then let the grey fill up and dump that right after the black tank. The grey water will help flush all the solids from the blank tank down the line. The grey water will fill much much faster than the black tank. Under no circumstance should you leave the blank tank valve open. You will end up with a pyramid of solids where the goods hit the tank bottom. They will continue to mound up as the liquid flows out if you leave the valve open. Not a good thing. You don't want to let your black tank or any tank for that matter to freeze. If you have tank heaters make sure there is some water in the tanks before you turn them on. That is if they are the electric pad type.
dave17352 01/13/20 09:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Airing down tires on dually for beach

I use these. Got it on Amazon for 20 bucks works great. Teraflex 4807200 Air Deflator Check these out. There are four screwed together. You screw one on each tire and you can check the pressure with a gauge and unscrew when at the right psi. These are a great product. JMHO
dave17352 12/28/19 06:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Havent camped in 2 years

I could certainly see where a Class C would be easier without having to hitch and unhitch. I wish you all the best. I have had just enough back problems to know how very difficult it can make the simplest things.
dave17352 09/19/19 08:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: solar update

Solar is cool! I like it a lot.
dave17352 09/03/19 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winter RV camping

LI designed with heater for winter use. (Not perfect--but getting there): https://relionbattery.com/blog/lithium-battery-cold-weather I called them about this battery. There tech guy said this is fine for occasional use but you are still better off keeping these batteries in a controlled temperature environment. Those were not his exact words but that's what he was getting at. I asked about leaving the battery in my truck camper year around here in Nebraska.
dave17352 09/03/19 06:36pm Full-time RVing
RE: Another generator thread? yea, want your ideas, please?

Well you can forget about no hook up camping, which is not just boondocking, but also state and federal parks which commonly lack electrical hookups. You'd need a massive battery bank. This seems a little harsh. But I would think a investment in some solar is in order. Solar is fun and pretty cheap now. One of the great things about solar is it is working anytime the sun is shining keeping your batteries topped off. This gives your expensive batteries a nice long life. With solar you can definitely boondock. But if you want ac you will need a generator. I have been using my honda eu3000 for 12 years now and it has been great with a run time of 20 hours. If I was buying now I am sure I would be looking at Champion or the harbor freight inverter generators. There just too reasonable not to look at. But that being said I have nothing but good things to say about a honda. I keep mine welded to a cargo rack locked into a receiver hitch on the back of my 5th wheel or on the front of my pickup if using the truck camper. I like this better than having mounted in the rig. I feel more comfortable sleeping with it not built in. My eu3000 runs my 15k ac and lite loads just fine. But with your fridge and wanting to run 2? AC's you would need more power. But solar is something you should seriously look at it. Like I said it is fun and extremely handy and way more reasonable than it used to be. JMHO
dave17352 08/24/19 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: another solar option

nothing special about that deal
dave17352 08/09/19 05:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Low priced Danfoss fridges

Well smarty pants I mentioned nova kool which was not in the brands you mentioned. So there! :) Very strange. Your mention was a brand with only one compartment. I was looking for two so I have a freezer and a fridge in one. I was not able to find that brand in anything except one compartment. I am interested to hear from owners of these off-brand units… Yes very strange indeed. Nova Kool has lots of refrigerators with two compartments. Freezer and refer. Double check you will find I am correct.
dave17352 07/31/19 08:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Low priced Danfoss fridges

Thanks for feedback. No, I never said I was looking for the best, just for feedback on these lower priced units. I am not female looking for a good time, pal. I asked for PM only from those who do not know anything about this topic yet still will have a need to voice their opinion on the subject. If they PM me this will keep the thread clean of junk. If anyone reads the PM is of another matter. so far, 0-6 Well smarty pants I mentioned nova kool which was not in the brands you mentioned. So there! :)
dave17352 07/30/19 07:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Low priced Danfoss fridges

Nova kool great fridge go to there website. www.novakool.com I have had mine for I think for 3 years. Not a hiccup. I have a pretty big one with a fridge and freezer. They make smaller ones in fact they make lots of models.
dave17352 07/26/19 04:30pm Tech Issues
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