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RE: Bigfoot Hydrolic Jacks - Electrical Connection HELP!

I located on internet the cable goes to positive. I don't know if I did something or the battery is bad. I did remove it for charging and it needed a lot of water. It measures 12.5V and when connected 13.4. I disconected it to see if it holds the charge.
joelc 03/29/20 05:38pm Fifth-Wheels
Bigfoot Hydrolic Jacks - Electrical Connection HELP!

I disconnected my battery and forgot where the wire for the bigfoot goes. Is it attached to negative or positive. Does anyone have this on there 5er. I have a Carriage. I thought it went to + even though it was black. I hope I did not blow my relay. Also, is there a reset or internal reset or fuse? FYI. I charged the battery.
joelc 03/29/20 09:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Don't know, but is it worth contacting a carrier and getting sick. Life is short. This will pass eventually.
joelc 03/24/20 01:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Driving With a Pop Up vs Hardside??

What kind of camping do you do. If you have anything with fabric you might not be allowed in National Parks due to some wildlife you would not want to enter your camper.
joelc 03/24/20 01:39pm Truck Campers
RE: 20 year loan for RV?

I have a 20 yr on a 2012 Carriage Cameo. All the above are true, but let me tell you it is not ideal. You will pay many years of interest and the value will depreciate greater than the loan. If you are purchasing a high end unit and MAINTAIN it watching for any minor problems and fix anything immediately it might last you 20 years. You have to ask yourself what might you be when it is paid off?
joelc 03/24/20 01:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: Thank you Good Sam

With Coach-Net I never had to pay. Even when they brought me my rig and truck to a CG and then the next day the truck over 20 mi. for repair. Just yeaterday my truck broke down and they towed it 17 miles to the facility I asked for. They came with-in an hour or less.
joelc 02/27/20 09:11am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Dog travel...USA to Canada

Customs will not make a call to your vet. You MUST have in writing inoculation records. THEY MUST BE UP TO DATE. If you are lucky they will just ask, but don't count on it. There is also a possibility you will need them again to get back in the USA. Have you pass book or card open and ready for the officer.
joelc 02/24/20 02:29pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Bleu Ridge Parkway

Way back had an '88 34' motor home. Did it for a bit. After transmission getting hot tried to find way off. Corners very sharp. STRONGLY ADVISE DON'T DO IT.
joelc 02/21/20 04:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Surge Protector

I have a built in Progressive EMS 50A. Great after many years. Saved RV several times. Had small problem years ago. Tech support great.
joelc 02/21/20 04:33pm Tech Issues
RE: lost 12VDC in coach

Usually there is a in-line fuse after the battery. Mine was hidden. Follow the 12V line. Should be with-in 2-3 feet of the battery. Also, if you have a shut off switch check to see if that is on. It might have been moved.
joelc 02/12/20 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: frsh water tank

Your valve in the pump is not working and is allowing city water to flow into your tank instead of stopping at the pump. I had the same problem. I installed a water shut off valve after the pump to stop the back flow. If you are going to use water in the tank turn it on, if not shut the valve to prevent the back flow. This fix being short of risking water flooding the RV and bursting your tank from pressure.
joelc 02/10/20 07:09am Travel Trailers
RE: 2006 dynasty monacco

Not sure, but might be able to assist. Too bad you don't have one key with hopefully with a number on it. Is there a number on the lock? Perhaps, if you are not locked out you can remove the lock and get the number from the tumbler or manufacturer and get a replacement. Good Luck!
joelc 02/06/20 06:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Window Leak - NOT condensation

Thanks all for your input. I have decided that for now I am going to stuff some small rubber gasket in between the window and the RV skin to keep the water out. When the weather gets warmer I will try to either loosen the screws and adjust the window or remount. I don't dare want to try it now, just in case I have a problem It is cold out there. Though small, the leak is not in between the walls and if this does not work I can put a towel on the inside to keep it in check.
joelc 02/02/20 07:41am Tech Issues
RE: Window Leak - NOT condensation Hope this works. Don't know how to DL pic but here is a link to a unit like mine. See they type of window. Found pic on internet. Don't know if allowed. Moderator delete if not.
joelc 02/01/20 11:05am Tech Issues
RE: Store up on leveling jacks?

I have my 40' 5er on a concrete pad most of the year. I have the jacks installed and the RV level. The jacks rest on cut 6X6 wood. The tires rest on plastic place mats so they are separated from the concrete.
joelc 02/01/20 10:22am Fifth-Wheels
Window Leak - NOT condensation

I have a 5er with the type of window that opens from the bottom and overlaps the RV slightly. The glass all around overlaps the RV skin. You can see the rubber gasket from if you look on the edge of the glass. The RV was built in 2012 so it is the style seen on most RV today. There is no frame on the outside, just visible is the glass. My problem is a a small leak was spotted dripping from the upper frame inside. Upon going outside I noticed that there is a slight gap in the gasket to window. (The inside screws are tight) I think the gasket is starting to dry out. I do not want to remove the window and put in a new gasket as I might have additional problems Do you all think a bead of clear Lexel would solve the problem if I put it around the top section between the glass and top of gasket?
joelc 02/01/20 10:18am Tech Issues
RE: campgrounds in destin or pensacola fl

Check out the State Park. We had volunteered there. Very nice, but on sewer if I remember.
joelc 01/31/20 09:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question about PC's..

U can always add a CD drive to a USB slot
joelc 01/25/20 09:01am Technology Corner
RE: Disconnect battery when not using?

Yes disconnect. Some RV's have a master battery turn off. When not in use the battery still drains on your CO monitor and anything else that may use it that is live.
joelc 01/16/20 03:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Full Timing on our own lot - HELP! - Insurance ?

Bill: I agree with you. But they want to cancel my land/fence policy when we are on the road. Won't cover if RV is on the road. We are waiting to hear back from them too.
joelc 12/31/19 12:59pm Full-time RVing
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