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RE: How to cap an old roof antenna hole?

I would 1st use Fiberglass resin to fill the hole and trowel smooth and then cover it with eternabond tape, using dicor on the edges to seal.
joelc 11/06/20 11:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Conclusion made: 95% of all TT's are a crapshoot

I check my 5er 2X a year for possible areas where the sealant might need replacement. Your RV travels on a road and can flex when traveling. A stick built home should not move in the wind, but still can get leaks. All man made products require maintenance periodically so they last.
joelc 11/05/20 10:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Temporary "driveway" over grass?

You want a barrier between your RV and the ground. Having it parked on gravel or grass will allow moisture to rise onto the underbelly and wheel structure causing eventual problems. I did see a suggestion of plywood which would probably work. You could also use a tarp or go the expensive way and put in a RV pad of concrete, like I have.
joelc 11/03/20 03:08pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: winter vs battery

When we go away for 6mo up North we have a dehumidifier running and the smaller bedroom A/C set at 90+. The battery is left connected, but we have it shut down with the battery disconnect switch.
joelc 10/29/20 02:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Heating Cost: Electric vs. Propane

I am not sure on cost, but that is a good question. We are on our own pad in East NC and when the temps drop in the upper forties and above we use a portable space heater, 38 and above we use our heat pump. But when the temps below 32 I use my furnace to keep water lines from freezing. Electric bill has never gone above $150/mo This is full electric RV including range and water tank.
joelc 10/28/20 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: 12V or 6V

Most of the time we are at our pad. When we do camp, the batteries would be used just as a BU in the event power fails. This way we can still keep the fridge going and if needed water heater. Thanks for all your input.
joelc 10/26/20 04:09pm Fifth-Wheels
12V or 6V

I have a 5er that came with a single 12V RV battery. I am thinking of replacing it. What I don't know, given the same amperage, would I get better service from 2 12V batteries in parallel or 6 6 V batteries in series? Once I know whether a 6V system or 12V system is better I can choose the battery.
joelc 10/25/20 01:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What does tis switch do on multiple AC socket strip?

These are the surge protector for a land line corded phone. The line from the wall goes in and then another out to the phone attachment. This protects your land line phone from a surge.
joelc 10/25/20 01:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Replacing furnature

We are purchasing from Lambright Comfort Chairs. Sent us a brochure and samples. Got a large roll ahead of time to redo the material on our head board. Looks great. They are backed up on orders and we won't be getting it until February. Not the cheapest, but seems to be quality.
joelc 10/25/20 01:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof repair dilemma

After it rains squeegee it off. If it does not leak you don't have an issue.
joelc 10/15/20 07:19am Truck Campers
RE: Platinum plan

I have 5er and needed them several times with truck down. Came through every time. They have various plans.
joelc 10/15/20 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trying to figure out best 5th wheel? Advice appreciated

New Horizons is excellent, but you need a truck greater than a 350 or 3500 to tow it.
joelc 10/06/20 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trying to figure out best 5th wheel? Advice appreciated

Research, research. It will take time and a lot of reading. The "best" rV for you might not be what the other person finds important. When I purchased my Carriage Cameo in 2012 I researched 5ers for over 6 months. I love my unit and have had near zero problems. I wanted a 4 season unit, constructed well and had good capacity. It is too bad they are out of business. Be sure you can tow what you get, maintain it well, and don't abuse it. Check ratings.
joelc 10/04/20 07:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Awning Cleaning Solution

Beach might weaken the fabric. i use a mixture of Dawn and Murphy Soap. Or you can use just one.
joelc 10/02/20 11:56am Tech Issues
RE: Platinum plan

2 words.... Coach-Net. Not Good Sam
joelc 10/01/20 05:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Should I be concerned about my hitch?

The hitch looks pretty beat up and sorry to say abused. When you see rust start that is when you should address it and clean it, then repaint. I have had some rust on my plate, but I wire brushed it and repainted it. Do you use a Nylon disk between the hitch and trailer. That supplies lubrication so you do not have metal to metal contact. Do not use grease. Does any area of the hitch show cracks. When you pull the handle does it open and close easily? If you have an RV repair shop near you, it might be a minimal fee to get an expert opinion.
joelc 10/01/20 05:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How long can you go on a 50 amp extension cord?

I have gone with the cord that came with my unit and an extension. ?? 50'. I do not remember the formula for voltage drop, but you should be okay. Do you have a surge/EMS protector? This might assist.
joelc 10/01/20 08:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winter travel

The only reason you would leave the heat on while traveling is so your water won't freeze. Just drain the lines. A holding tank won't freeze in a short days travel. Fridge yes, leave on.
joelc 09/29/20 10:57am Tech Issues
RE: What truck do I need to pull this trailer

When I purchased my diesel, I bought it for the CC trip. The torque is needed for the mountains. Other than that gas will do just fine. Keep in mind a diesel engine is more expensive to purchase than a gas and more expensive to maintain. To give you an idea. Oil change.... 8 qts + filter. I do it myself and it costs about $80. You also have the fuel filter. Also, fuel additives. No diesels arn't cheap but they do make pulling easier. Check to see what each truck can tow. If you are really under the weight, maybe a gas will work. Do not over purchase. Plan on $2000 for repairs on a cc trip, minimum.
joelc 09/29/20 10:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What truck do I need to pull this trailer

I have a 2006 F-350 with all the additions you are describing. We have done the cross country trip, but also have had many repairs on the truck. I have spoken to many truck owners and they all swear by their trucks, but then talking further have found out they ALL have their issues. Get what you want and feel comfortable with. Payload wise, I think Ford or GMC CHevy) are your best bets for towing torque you will need in the mountains.
joelc 09/28/20 08:37am Fifth-Wheels
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