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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
RE: Full Timing on our own lot - HELP! - Insurance ?

Over on Escapees this company gets a lot of recomendations: Miller's Insurance for full timers. Not sure if you can see this link on Escapees. You should think about joining Escapees especially if you plan to full time I've used and have spoken with the folks at Miller. Very helpful in helping to decide what you need. I contacted Miller Ins. and filled out their on line form. Waiting to hear back from them.
joelc 12/31/19 12:56pm Full-time RVing
RE: Full Timing on our own lot - HELP! - Insurance ?

I meant to add that we leave our RV in NC and go to MA for 6 mo. then return. Thanks agesiliaus. That might be something. If you have a house in MA that is vacant more than 30 days your homeowner insurance may not cover the house. When we go to MA it is not our home. We are staying with relatives. NC is my home base.
joelc 12/31/19 12:39pm Full-time RVing
RE: Full Timing on our own lot - HELP! - Insurance ?

I meant to add that we leave our RV in NC and go to MA for 6 mo. then return. Thanks agesiliaus. That might be something.
joelc 12/30/19 02:56pm Full-time RVing
Full Timing on our own lot - HELP! - Insurance ?

Hopefully someone out there can assist us. I will give as much info. as possible. 1. We live in NC on our own purchased land. 2. We have insurance for out land, truck, shed, fence, RV and contents of all, including storm coverage. 3. When we got insurance which we were under a policy that covered all, but we were told that because our RV was stationary and not on the road the insurance would be different. 4. We were told that if we were to travel with the RV we would be able to call the insurance company and they would add the RV for road travel during the period we are to be gone, then take it off when we return to the way it was before we left. 5. Now we are being told (we are going for 3 month) that if we leave with the RV we will need a new policy and the land will not be covered. 6. On the lot I have a shed and fence and the contents of the shed with washer dryer and tools. Any ideas or does anyone have the same living conditions and who are they using for insurance.... I would hate to cancel our volunteer assignment due to not having the proper coverage.
joelc 12/30/19 02:40pm Full-time RVing
RE: Cheap North Carolina campgrounds

You are not saying what part of NC you are planning to visit. Try a State Park or National Park. We are near Emerald Isle and the cheapest here is Croatan National Camp ground in Cape Carteret. But it is over $25.
joelc 12/29/19 11:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New 5th Wheel Manufacturer

I don't know much about them, but Artic Fox is supposed to be a good brand. We looked at them one time, and the only reason we did not purchase is we did not like the floor plans back then. Give them a look.
joelc 12/27/19 09:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Time to reorder some LED bulbs
joelc 12/26/19 08:15am Tech Issues
RE: Time to reorder some LED bulbs

I just converted from halogen to dimmable LED. I am not an expert, but after much searching I found these at Amazon. G4 LED Bulb Dimmable, 4 Watt G4 Bi-Pin LED Bulb Equivalent to G4 Halogen Xenon Bulb 30W, T3 JC G4 Base Daylight White 6000K G4 Light Bulb, AC/DC 12V (6 Pack) They are unavailable currently.
joelc 12/25/19 11:01am Tech Issues
RE: New 5th Wheel Manufacturer

Here is an article from dealer show that tells a little about the build. Looks like it will be in the range around the Riverstone, Landmark, etc. Looks interesting but no surprises. I was hoping that they would build their own chassis and a quality unit like Carriage used to be. I have one of the last off the Assy. line before they closed and I will tell you it is quality all the way. No build issues at all. Let's hope this company gets away from Lippert and really has quality and the consumer in mind.
joelc 12/25/19 10:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wi-Fi extenders

Check theBearExtender PC.
joelc 12/15/19 10:29am Technology Corner
RE: Norcold fridge

Check the reset switch as a first measure. When you open to fridge compartment from the outside you will see 2 rubber buttons: one is the reset for propane and the other electric. They are not compatible with each other so do not try to switch them.
joelc 12/15/19 10:27am Tech Issues
RE: Single Rear Wheel vs Dually - Whats the Best for You

I went this route and purchased a dually and I will tell you why. If you live in the North single wheels are better in the snow because they are not sharing weight of 2 tires on each side. But my dually did handle 6" no problem. The plus for single rear wheels ends there. If you get a flat, you still have one wheel that is good. The 4 wheels share the load and are more stable when hauling than a 2 wheel drive vehicle. I also purchased a long bed which allows for more cargo and don't have to get a slider hitch. The only draw back with a CC long bed is a large wheel base and it corners wide. Another downside of the dually, is tha carrying capacity or the truck will be less because of the extra weight of the additional rear wheels. They do not change the suspension. No matter what you get check your tires of rig and truck at every stop. I use the kick test. Better than nothing. If you are low, you will know.
joelc 12/14/19 09:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: What Portable Propane Gas Grill Do You Use?

Have used my Weber Q100 for YEARS. Store it in the rear of my truck when pulling my 5er. Use adaptable 20# tank.
joelc 12/11/19 06:43am Truck Campers
RE: Cleaning top of slideout

Can you walk on your roof. I just climb up the rear RV ladder with a rubberized broom and sweep off the slides before I bring them in. If they have dew or water on them, squeegee them off. If you can not walk on your roof, the only other option would be a tall collapsible "A" frame ladder.
joelc 12/11/19 06:40am Tech Issues
RE: toilet

You can purchase a new seal if the toilet is a Domitedic toilet. For a temporary fix that worked with me. get some rubber gloves, shut off the water, open the valve with the peddle and clean the seal with vinegar or a non abrasive cleaner like Dawn. Then put the water on so the cleaner is rinsed off. Turn the water back off and empty the bowl. Spray some silicone on the seal and in the trap. Let it sit for a moment. Then turn the water back on. It should hold water as long as there are no tears in the seal. BE SURE NOT TO DROP THE CLEANING CLOTH IN YOUR TANK.
joelc 12/01/19 07:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Have no electrical power and no propane on one side of coach

If you have no propane to the fridge and it is on a slide, check under the slide to see if you have a pinched line. I had this problem one time to my stove. There is an angle bar there where that folds when the slide moves.
joelc 11/30/19 09:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical issues

Agree with above. Something happened during the work, if the problem did not pre-exist. Cut, pinched or unhooked wire. Do you have anything working off of 12V? Disconnect your shore 120V when testing. Lights, pump, CO monitor, slides.....
joelc 11/28/19 07:12am Tech Issues
RE: Water heater question

Don't know they came with drains. But I would not go that way. Stay with the std. anode rod. 1. How could you inspect the rod if it is not removed. 2. To get complete water to drain the valve would have to be at the lowest point and residual would water would be in the tank. 3. You could not shine a light into the tank to inspect it and flush it out. 4. You would not get that famous shower you get when the rod is removed. :)
joelc 11/28/19 07:06am Fifth-Wheels
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