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RE: Peel and Sick Vinyl Plank.

I'm not sure of the brand but, I bought it at Home Depot. Did my hunting fifth wheel 8 years ago and it is going strong. No separation or lifting and it gets hot and humid in the summer and around zero at times in the winter. I'm very pleased. Also used it in a Keystone Outback and during the 3 years we had it it held up well. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again.
ksbowman 11/14/20 07:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Any full timers use a roomba style vac?

We have a small Bissel that we got at Walmart for less than $50 and we love it. It have a smaller head and will get into tight spots with excellent suction. A collection canister that is easy to empty and a cleanable/washable filter that filter out fine dust. We liked it so well we bought one for our lake house and use it over the Hoover self propelled Hurricane that we also have there. We also bought the next size larger for our sticks n bricks for $80 and love it too.
ksbowman 10/12/20 07:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Pine trees and slides ??

Sweeping off the slide is part of our departure routine. Not a big deal. X2. I always do the same then, nothing gets in seals and I'm sure it extends the life of them if there is no abrasive present.
ksbowman 10/06/20 07:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Replacing furnature

Can anyone give me brand names and or models or stores or web sites they bought from. We got Lazy boy on the recliners and Flexsteel on the loveseat. They were bought from Nebraska Furniture Mart in KC (NFM). They have at least one other location in our area and may be others around the country. The backs come off both brands for easy moving and both are zero clearance.
ksbowman 09/23/20 09:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing furnature

We've been looking for two chairs to replace our current ones for the last three years or so. Like one poster said, it has to fit thru the door. We've given up. Took our two chairs to an upholstery shop today to have them re cushioned. A lot cheaper than new ones. Different parts of the country must have different furniture available. The last 2 5th wheels we have replaced furniture in and had no problem getting furniture thru the door. You may have to remove the backs which is very easy or rotate thru the doorway with the item on it's side. The sofa sleepers I've had to go vertical with and rotate it out the door. We've done recliners very easy ( by myself) and electric reclining leather loveseats that were zero clearance recliners with a neighbor's help. The furniture went thru the door when it went in so I always figure it will go out and new will go in if it is close to the same size. We like the added quality of regular house furniture.
ksbowman 09/23/20 08:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing furnature

Go to any furniture store and find something you like, it just has to fit through the door. Many of the recliners & couches have removable backs so it's easy to get them in. X2 This is exactly what we did and couldn't be happier.
ksbowman 09/22/20 09:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 30’ 5th wheel

I've never had a problem in state and federal parks getting into spots with our GD 303rls.
ksbowman 09/16/20 04:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Escaping heat next summer?

If you do go in a bug season get a Thermacell. I used one bear hunting in Canada in May and I never could have made it without one. They are easily obtained at Walmart and are around $20. They work extremely well on Mosquitos, Black flies and a lot of other insects.
ksbowman 09/14/20 06:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What software are RV parks using to keep track of things?

We stayed at a place in Florida that was booked for a week. The last day was shown and we understood it as a thru that night. The park meant you had to be out by 11;00 am that day. Had a knock on the door about noon and a motorhome said we were in their spot. I said no we still had one night. Went to the office and they said our time was up. After a lengthy discussion we ended up moving for one more night in a different spot. Even after reading the reservations we still felt we had the original spot for 24 more hours but we moved anyway as we were leaving the next day and the motorhome had 2 weeks there.
ksbowman 09/09/20 07:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bathroom on the road?

If you don't want to carry water in your fresh water tank carry a gallon jug or two in the shower to flush with. Exactly what we do especially if it is to clod to carry water in fresh water tank. My wife refuses to use anything but her clean rv toilet.
ksbowman 08/16/20 09:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Checking on Wheel Bearing Heat

Yes, they should be close although the side receiving the sun will be elevated. I use an infrared temp gun from Harbor Freight and it makes checking temps very easy. They are very reasonable there.
ksbowman 07/29/20 06:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pay showers?

We went on a canoe trip years ago and tent camped there before we got an RV. It had pay showers that were a quarter for 4-5 minutes. They were converted car wash controls and had wash , rinse and wax! We got quite a few laughs out of that.
ksbowman 07/26/20 08:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Outdoor Kitchens

We had a small outside kitchen in our last 5th wheel a Keystone outback. It was used when we got it and the kitchen was right by the door. When looking at it I felt a spongy place by the door. I told the seller it had a leak and damage to the floor. He disagreed and said it had always felt that way. I told him I was sure of it and made him an offer that deducted the cost of fixing the floor. At first he refused it but, 2 or 3 days later he called to accept it. As soon as I got it home I pulled up floor and there it was a rotten section of floor. The outside kitchen door folded down and the top of the door frame pulled away from the side. I pulled the door out and resealed it and then tore out the section of floor that was rotten and re-enforced the support structure. Took me 3 days but it fixed it. Later ,even though I had resealed the kitchen door it leaked again so I quit using it. I'd never buy one with an outside kitchen unless there is a different design.
ksbowman 06/29/20 08:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Backing that trailer into a tight campsite..

I guess I am blessed to have had a father who started me early at 8 yo backing a short tongued trailer with a riding lawn mower. More than once I have watched tortured souls trying to back a trailer in and asked if I could help. When I got a yes I would ask if they minded letting me drive. Usually I have backed it in on the first try. If I can drive in forward then, I can back it in. One time the wife's GPS on her phone took us into a residential area and after driving in with a couple 90* turns we came to a dead end. My wife said "What now? " then I backed our 30' fifth wheel all the way out.
ksbowman 06/22/20 08:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wheel Bearing Repack

I do mine also. The reasons I do them are two fold. One, I get to look at everything and know it is reassembled correctly and don't have in the back of my mind while out on the road is it done correctly. Two, I can use that money elseware for the things I want.
ksbowman 06/15/20 04:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Favorite place to camp to avoid the heat in middle USA

Southern Colorado just west of town of South Fork along the south fork of the Rio Grande at about 8,500’ elevation. Even in July sometimes you might need a little heat at night. Pretty easy trip from north Texas, even closer for most of Oklahoma. That's where we go too!
ksbowman 06/13/20 04:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: SEWER HOSE STORAGE

I have a rubber maid tote with three 15' hoses, and all sewer attachments :) X2:)
ksbowman 06/13/20 04:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: pa, grand canyon

Don't forget the Grand Canyon Of Kansas. It is only a grader ditch in the Flint Hills but, after a rain the water really runs for up to 30 minutes.
ksbowman 06/12/20 04:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Black Hills suggestions

We stayed at Custer Gulch about 10 years ago. The owner and managers were the nicest, friendly people and easy to be around. We rolled in with no reservations and asked about a spot. They had one spot open each night (of 4 we needed) but each at a different site. As we moved each day they apologized for having us move even though they were doing us a great favor by working us in even though we were at fault for not planning ahead. If I were going back to the Black Hills again that is where we will stay. Very clean, quiet and pleasant place to stay and right outside the park west entrance.
ksbowman 06/04/20 07:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire Blowout damage to underbelly

I covered mine with aluminum diamond plate. You are lucky you did not need to repair any wires or pipes. This is basically what I did too. I didn't use the checker plate but, used galvanized sheet metal. Either way if you do both sides full length in the wheel wells you will not have this worry again. Took me about 4 hours to measure, cut for a tight fit, repair insulation and screw in the galvanized sheeting. If you do a search on here I did a post with pictures of how I fixed mine a couple years ago.
ksbowman 05/04/20 04:43pm Travel Trailers
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