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RE: New Class A Winnebago owners

I will reiterate the point about the roof. I would go on and reseal it. There is a utube showing how to do it. I tried to seal mine with Eternabomd, but there was not enough surface area on the J channel for the Eternabond to grip onto in order to hold the roof on in high winds. I used 3m 4200. It took 2 tubes per side, but that is for a 28 footer.
jspringator 10/18/21 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RV Parking UGA Football

Thinking about going to the UK-UGA football game next Saturday. Is there anyplace that we could boondock and take a shuttle to the game?
jspringator 10/10/21 06:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wind push P-32; Sumo Springs or Super Springs?

I think mine is good because of the combination of ALL the things I did instead of any one thing. I finally broke down and bought Michelin tires this time, but I don't know what effect that had on the overall result, if any. Now I'm working on reducing cabin noise. I had a corner of my roof blow up in strong Iowa winds, but I resealed one side already with the other to be resealed in the spring. I can tell you Eternabond isn't strong enough to hold the roof on in the strong Iowa winds.
jspringator 10/06/21 12:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind push P-32; Sumo Springs or Super Springs?

UPDATE I ended up removing the spare and got a lighter mattress. I had an incident at the junction of I-40 W and I-75 N where the road was rough, and my MH literally bounced. It almost bounced off the road. I decided to lower the tire pressure to 55 all the way around. This has cured all my handling issues. I have added a TPMS with temperature gauge. The tire temperature is in the 90s. 65 psi is the lowest pressure on the tire chart, but as I state earlier in the thread, my weight is way under the 65 psi chart weight. My hypothesis is that Winnebago made a decision to standardize tires and wheels on the entire Sightseer line and due to liability issues could not specify a pressure lower than the lowest pressure on the chart. I have the smallest Sightseer. If you extrapolate an additional 10 psi load increase downward, I still have a margin of safety. I will need to keep tabs on my weight. I think removing the spare and getting a lighter mattress (I also removed several heavy items) helped put more weight on the front. That also improved the handling. I just wish it hadn't taken me 7 years to figure it out.
jspringator 10/05/21 10:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Re-sealing Winnebago radius roof in "J" channel

Well, the decision was made for me. West Marine did not have 5200 quick set, but did have 4200 quick set, so I used 4200. I did all of the pasenger side roof that lifted off, but my inspection revealed that the Eternabond remaining does not have a good bond. I will have to do the rest of the roof before too much longer. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the Eternabond I installed 7 years ago. I would recommend that anybody dealing with roof issues is to go on and reseal it rather than try to seal it with Eternabond. It sealed fine to the roof, but did not seal to the J channel. It is easier to inspect the seal and re-seal it rather to cover up the joint with Eternabond I used lacquer thinner instead of mineral spirits. My experience is that lacquer thinner will promote better adhesion, Once I finish the entire job, I will probably use a cosmetic strip of Eternabond to cover up all the Eternabond adhesive stain that is cosmetically unappealing. I will not attempt to go over the j channel.
jspringator 09/21/21 04:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Re-sealing Winnebago radius roof in "J" channel

I looked at the reviews of the Geocel Pro Flex on Amazon and some were less than stellar. I was trying to figure out if I was entirely off base by considering 5200, so I broadened by quest by posting over here. As an aside, if I was as familiar with this roof system as I am now, I would have stuffed the styrofoam back in taped it up and continued on my trip. The tape held fine on the way home.
jspringator 09/19/21 07:37am Class A Motorhomes
Re-sealing Winnebago radius roof in "J" channel

When I bought my 02 Sightseer, I placed a strip of Eternabond to prevent a failure of the roof adhesive in the "J" channel from causing the roof to blow off. Well, it wasn't enough. We had to return home early from our Yellowstone trip when a 15 foot section of the roof lifted up out of the "J"channel. We taped it back into place with Gorilla tape and just made it home. The winds in Iowa that day were extremely strong, but I was still surprised the Eternabond let loose. I am going to have to reseal the filon into the "J" channel. The question is what adhesive to use. The experts recomend Pro Flex Geocel and recommend checking it every 6 months. I was considering resealing it with 3M 5200. My coach is almost 20 years old. I can't imagine a scenerio where I would need to remove the filon roof from the "J" channel. 5200 would provide a permanent but flexible bond. I have trouble seeing the downside. 4200 would be a better choice than the Geocel, and would be half the strength of the 5200. Has anyone used 5200 or 4200 to reseal the radius fo their Winnebago roof?
jspringator 09/18/21 07:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ? About fort Pickens in Florida

I always get great OTA local TV when I'm there.
jspringator 05/23/21 05:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Would you switch from Class A to Travel Trailer

This was 10yrs ago but back in the days I owned a V10 class C, I remember the cab area getting very hot when traveling in AZ. It felt like the cab AC could not keep the Coach cool enough in 100 degree weather. I am not sure if this has changed with new engines. Of course, I could run the generator but I never felt comfortable doing that while driving for long periods of time. MC I had that problem in my A until my mechanic installed a manual shut off valve in the coolant line to the heater core. Problem solved. Saved my bacon when the heater core went out.
jspringator 05/10/21 06:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 3M 5200 fast cure

It is longer if you store it in the freezer.
jspringator 04/18/21 08:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Bordetella Vaccinations

My puppy had kennel cough when we brought him home. He is now 3. Do I still need to have him vaccinated for it every year?
jspringator 04/06/21 07:56pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Where to watch rocket launch in or near motorhome?

We liked it. Brand new bath house where we were in the west side. Only problem was weak internet. Really too slow to use. I need some kind of booster or antenna. Sites were full but didn’t seem crowded.
jspringator 02/21/21 05:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where to watch rocket launch in or near motorhome?

Went back to the same spot last week and viewed a launch! We were at EG Simmons outside Tampa, and heard about the launch on the news We drove over there in a rental car for the 10:59 pm launch. The place was deserted. We are 1 for 3. Next I want to see a Falcon Heavy launch.
jspringator 02/20/21 08:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Suggestions for rest of Florida trip in Feb

If you do the Keys, it would probably be better to park the MH on the mainland and take the toad to Key West. I have been told there is a Casino on Krome Ave, close to Homestead that permits boondocking. Do the architecture tour of Miami Beach. I loved it.
jspringator 01/14/21 03:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Home theater these days.

I found the answer to my question. Sonos. Sonos Arc soundbar with powered sub and 2 rear speakers I need to decide if it is worth $1,800. I fixed my sub, so I'm good for a while. This system has no receiver. The tv stuff goes directly into the tv, and the TV sould out goes to the sound bar. It is all connected via an app, just like the Google WIFI I set up last week.
jspringator 12/26/20 03:37pm Technology Corner
Home theater these days.

I think the amp on my home theater system has given up the ghost. Either that, or I have managed to blow all the speakers. I have scratch sound intermittently depending on the source. For some reason it is worse on PBS. My powered amp makes no sound, although that could be a connection issue I'm working on. Ideally, the receiver should be a hub with cable (and other) wired and BT inputs, with powered subs and 5 speakers that are wireless (wifi or BT connections) and plug into AC for power. How come I can't find anything like this? I admit, I bought my current system almost 20 years ago. Probably all I need to do is replace the amp and wiring to the sub. What is a reasonable home theater system these days?
jspringator 12/26/20 09:56am Technology Corner
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