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RE: pressure washers

After reading dlpllg's post, has anyone found a soap/ foam Cannon whatever that truly softens "normal" dirt and road grime enough that a normal 2500 psi pressure washer actually gets the vehicle 100% clean with no touch, no scrubbing? I'd pay for that, just haven't found one yet I believe will work 100%. Neighbor even bought the expensive chemical guys setup and foam a couple years ago. Said how good it was initially and then reality set back in and it doesn't actually do the job 100%. Back to rags, sponges and brushes... DPG here, I tried foaming and letting it sit and then using the pressure washer to rinse with the appropriate nozzle and it didn't get it totally clean. Using the brush really made a difference. It wasn't that hard just kept moving the brush. No need to keep dipping it into the soap bucket as soap was already one RV. The trick is to let it sit and soften as much of the dirt as possible. Dave
dpgllg 12/01/19 12:02pm Beginning RVing
States visited and Rig picture not displaying

I updated my state map and added my rig picture to my signature and neither is displaying. I went in under my preferences and selected the images and selected submit button but they have never appeared. Any help? Dave Moderator's Note: Testing Signature below
dpgllg 12/01/19 08:40am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: I-4 though Orlando

I just drove this or attempted to on Friday November 8th while pulling a 32 foot 5th wheel in route to Disney around 3pm. Never in my life have I encountered anything like this. My GPS provides traffic updates regarding delays etc. and it couldn't keep up with everything happening. It kept rerouting me and I could not tell you the route we took. I used to be a paramedic firefighter and have driven emergency vehicles in all situations and I have never been as stressed as I was then. If I ever go back I will have a definitive route in place beforehand and won't be using my GPS or traveling I 4. Dave
dpgllg 12/01/19 08:35am Roads and Routes
RE: pressure washers

I use an Ryobi electric pressure washer with a Ryobi foaming soap canister at the end of the wand on my 5th wheel. I use a foaming Car soap I bought at Wal-Mart as the Ryobi soap gets to be expensive. I coat the area I want to wash with the soap and then let it sit for awhile. This really helps on the front cap to help soften the bug guts there. I then use a long handle car brush that reaches all the way up. Then set the soap canister to water only and rinse. 5th wheel comes out looking great and never a high pressure that if used incorrectly could damage the decals etc. I use this on my car, truck, lawn tractor and 5th wheel. The big benefit is dirty soap water never gets put on the vehicle. Dave
dpgllg 12/01/19 08:20am Beginning RVing
Question on using auto level while stored for the winter

I have emptied and winterized my 5th wheel for the winter. It is in a storage yard with a gravel base. I used the auto level system and it is level so all four jacks are down and are on those orange leveling pads. My question is should I keep the rear jacks down or not? I'm going to cover it as soon as the cover I ordered arrives this week. I'm thinking that I may want to make it nose high so the rain and water run off a little better. Your thoughts? Dave
dpgllg 12/01/19 07:51am Fifth-Wheels
New Green Acres RV Park Walterboro SC

Just wanted to leave a comment about this park. We were headed to Fort Wilderness from SW PA and I made a reservation with this park. Well the trip was long and rough as I 77 southbound was closed due to an accident. I called the park and informed them that we would be late arriving and the lady took my payment information and gave very good instructions on how to get to the park and which site to use. Couldn't have been nicer. We arrived around 8:30pm and found the park and our site quite easily. We had a pull through that was really long. No need to unhitch as it was fairly level as well. While the park is close to I 95 we really didn't get much noise at all. In daylight the next morning it revealed a nice park with decent room between sites and we saw the pool and dog park. The park looked clean and maintained. I would recommend this park to anyone traveling I 95. Dave
dpgllg 11/28/19 07:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Oxygenics Fury RV Handheld Shower

The handheld shower head in my 5th wheel broke on our last trip and I'm looking to replace it. On our old 5th wheel I installed an Oxygenics shower head and everyone loved it. My wife and daughters said that it provided enough flow for them to really rinse their hair. When looking online I see that there is now a Oxygenics Fury RV Handheld Shower Head available. Has anyone installed one of these and is it as good or better than the original? I won't be needing it anytime soon as the 5th is stored away for the winter but would like to have it ready when Spring comes along.
dpgllg 11/28/19 07:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Help selecting East Coast location with lots of variables...

If you want to be close to a beach then take a look at Willowtree RV Resort in Longs SC. It is in the North Myrtle Beach area off of Route 9. About 20 minutes from Cherry Grove Beach. Willowtree They have very nice cottages both one and two bedroom. In peak season the one bedroom is $137 a day and the 2 bedroom is $197. Very nice park quiet nice pool hot tub and walking trails. Sites are spacious as well. Good luck! Dave
dpgllg 10/11/19 07:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fresh Water Tank Drain

Very, very basic plumbing. This is the type of response that really shouldn't be posted. While it might be basic plumbing and fully understandable to you it is not to the OP who posted. If you are going to respond please respond with something useful that the OP can use.
dpgllg 10/11/19 07:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winter Cover

I also have been looking for a cover for my 5th wheel. I have narrowed it down to two. Classic Accessories OverDrive SkyShield™ Deluxe Tyvek® 5th Wheel Travel Trailer Cover Classic Accessories Goldline Cover Goldline They are close in cost but I am leaning toward the Classic Accessories cover. It is lightweight and has tension straps across the front and rear. Be prepared for a lot of comments from those who say not to cover. I posted asking for feedback on these two covers and the only comments were not to cover. If you get a properly sized cover, put it on correctly using foam etc. to protect all sharp points, and check on it regularly to make sure the straps are still tight there should not be any problems. Good luck in your search! Dave
dpgllg 10/04/19 07:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel cover selection help

Surprised at all the cover haters coming out of the closet here! You better not be the same folks reccomending them in the "How do I keep my RV from oxidizing and stickers form getting crispy" threads. Now I only used a cover 1 winter for about 6-7 months. It was windy and snowy (Alaska). Saw zero wear n tear on the camper from the cover. Here at home I'm fortunate enough to have a shop big enough to stuff the camper in. What I did find was it was a b____ to pull the snow off the roof and the icecicles from freeze thaw tugged at the sides (then I ripped the cover trying to pull off a ginormous icicle). After a thaw, I tossed a blue tarp over the soft cover. Not much larger than just the roof area. Made getting snow off waaay easier and kept the icicle build up down with less snow stuck up there and drips off the tarp vs running down the fabric cover. The naysayers are probably some of the folks that complain about why campers are schitty quality and don't last..... OP Here, I was looking for feedback from actual cover users of either the Goldline or Classic Accessories covers. I know about the damage if the cover rubs the wrong way. If a cover is not put on properly it will rub and rip. I plan on using foam shaped to fit at all of the critical rub points and adding additional straps to secure it. I will not be taking it off until spring. I also have the advantage that the nice little lady that owns the storage facility inspects the property every single day. If something is amiss such as a loose cover I will be called and I live close by. My previous 5th wheel was so sun damaged and developed leaks where the roof met the front cap. This caused a failure of the side wall fiberglass which had to be replaced. I do not want that problem again with the new 5th wheel. The one thing that you said about the ice makes me think that the roof straps that come with the Goldline cover would be a benefit. These straps help support the weight of the sidewalls. If there are any Goldline or Classic Accessories cover users out there I'd really appreciate your feedback. Dave
dpgllg 09/28/19 05:25pm General RVing Issues
5th wheel cover selection help

I want to cover my 5th wheel for the winter months. We live in the Southwest part of Pennsylvania and have snow wind and ice throughout the winter with occasional thaws. I have narrowed the selection down to two different covers. A Goldline cover Goldline Cover Classic Accessories SkyShield Deluxe 5th Wheel Cover Classic Accessories Cover I am looking for feedback from actual users of these covers. Would you purchase again? Why or why not? Any tips on using these particular covers is also appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help. Dave
dpgllg 09/27/19 07:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Need an Overnight stop off I-95 near Walterboro SC

One more question. Do you know where you plan to stay on the return trip? We like using Fayetteville RV Resort in Wade NC on our return from The Fort. It’s a good day’s drive, easy to access from the interstate, and well maintained. Hope you have a great trip. OP Here, We won't be traveling that far North on I 95. I will be getting on I 26 south of there to go over to I 77. Thanks for the feedback! Dave
dpgllg 09/12/19 05:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Need an Overnight stop off I-95 near Walterboro SC

Hello, We will be traveling to Disney World November 7th and need an overnight stop somewhere near Walterboro SC off of I 95. We will be getting on I 95 from I 26 I'm not against a rest area or Wal-Mart but being November we might need to run the furnace for some warmth. We don't need anything fancy just a safe spot where we can get some sleep before moving on in the morning. Dave
dpgllg 09/11/19 07:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best Route to Disney Fort Wilderness from SW Pennsylvania

I hate I-4 around/in/thru Orlando. There are toll roads you can take that are a million times better. OP here, Can you share what these roads are?
dpgllg 09/11/19 07:03am Roads and Routes
Best Route to Disney Fort Wilderness from SW Pennsylvania

Hello, We will be leaving for Disney Fort Wilderness On November 6th or 7th. My proposed route is as follows: I 79 South to Route 19 to I 77 to I 26 to I 95 to I 4 to exit 67 Epcot Center Drive to Bonnet Creek Parkway to Vista Blvd. to Fort Wilderness Trail. My questions / concerns: Weather in northern mountains. This will be in the middle of November and I have not driven through these mountains this time of year. Sorta unsure on what to expect. I am comfortable with everything until I exit I 95 onto I 4. I know nothing about the route from there. Are there toll roads? Better route to take? Roads to avoid at all costs? We will be towing a 32 foot 5th wheel. My truck is a 4 X 4 but I have no desire to tow in the snow if at all possible. Thanks in advance for your feedback! Dave
dpgllg 09/10/19 06:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Steps recommendations

Is the reason folks get the new steps like the Glo steps is because they make contact with the ground and are less wobbly? For the ones that came with my diver I put the leveling blocks under the steps but just to take the wobble out of the fiver when going up or down them. I was just curious as to the reason why folks change. I have seen them and they do look nice. Yes they are very stable and do not wobble. My 5th wheels factory steps were only three steps the Glo Steps are four. The rise is not as high as the factory step and is somewhat adjustable as well. They also can be set to accommodate uneven ground. They can be deployed in tight spaces like a storage yard. They also stay outside the RV where they belong and not folded up into the RV. I got them because I suffered several strokes and have weakness and balance issues. I felt very nervous going up and down the factory steps. With the Glo Steps I do not have such a fear of falling. We had a 15 year old Cocker Spaniel. He couldn't go up or down the factory steps but he handled the Glo Steps just fine. I have nothing but praise for these steps because they truly did make a difference for me. Dave
dpgllg 08/26/19 06:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50amp power protector

Another vote for the Progressive Industries EMS system. Had mine for 2 years now and no problems Dave
dpgllg 08/25/19 07:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Pennsylvania Turnpike

I live in Pennsylvania and I use the EZ-Pass system. It is a transponder device that you put in your car / truck up near the rear view mirror. Once you get the device you register ALL of your license plates including RV plate. You can move the transponder to each car / truck that you have registered so you only need one device. You have to maintain a $35.00 balance in the EZ-Pass account. Having the EZ-Pass provides two benefits 1 the tolls are less money then if you have them mail you the bill and two there is usually not any wait at the EZ-Pass lanes. Also EZ-Pass is not just for Pennsylvania. It is accepted in multiple states and Toll Bridges. Below is a link to the Pennsylvania EZ-Pass website. It explains all the details and where you can use it. PA EZ-Pass Have a great trip! Dave
dpgllg 08/25/19 11:28am Roads and Routes
RE: 5th Wheel Insurance questions

OP Here, I should have mentioned that we currently have Farmers and Foremost is the RV portion. I guess I need to check to see if I can keep the Foremost if I drop all of the other Farmers Insurance? Dave
dpgllg 08/24/19 07:44am General RVing Issues
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