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Where to Buy Rubber Moldings for slide out

Rubber moldings are often sold in rolls of 50-100 feet for $100. Where is a good place to buy an 8 foot section for a slide out? I am interested in the piece across the top on a Rockwood Ultra lite. It is D shaped.
ppine 11/30/20 12:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bought a 2000 Airstream Land Yacht

Now you are in the club.
ppine 11/30/20 08:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVing in the winter

Upper 20s is nothing to worry about, especially if you are occupying your rig.
ppine 11/30/20 08:33am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do the Weight Police have jurisdiction off road?

I met some friends in Elko, NV. They were all making good money in the mining industry. In the winter there is not that much to do. They were all back country skiers and big fans of heli-skiing. They went in together and bought a Sno-Cat for backcountry skiing in the Ruby Mountains. Who needs a ski lift?
ppine 11/29/20 08:30am Truck Campers
RE: tranny temp got to 250!! yikes,, troubling questions

I have the same setup. The old 4 speed 4R100 sometimes needs to be downshifted. What was the tachometer reading when you had the over heat? On steep mountain roads I do not hesitate to let the engine idle and cool off or let the brake rotors cool off either by the side of the road. The old transmissions are dependable but only have 4 gears. The rebuilt ones now being offered by companies like BD, have a new style of torque converter and stronger parts. They cost about $5,000 but would greatly increase the performance of the 7.3. The price is high but not compared to buying even a used 6.7. I am thinking of making the move at 175 k miles.
ppine 11/29/20 08:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar panel

I like Renogy panels and MTTP controllers. About $1 per watt.
ppine 11/27/20 08:29pm Tech Issues
RE: A drone while camping

Nope. You are inviting trouble around other people. They can be useful, but easily invade the privacy of other people and are intrusive.
ppine 11/27/20 08:54am Technology Corner
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

The Marine Highway is a great idea, but it costs a lot to take a truck and a TT. I have ridden it twice. Studded snow tires are great especially on ice and transitional snow. I ran them on all four wheels in Colorado during the legal season. It helped a lot getting around in the snow and logging in the mountains.
ppine 11/26/20 08:18am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Your Natioonal Parks..before they were parks...

The tremendous crowding of NPs have occurred a lot in the last 25 years. I can remember being in Yosemite in the 1970s and it was quiet, we did not need a permit to climb Half Dome. I used to go to Yellowstone at least every 2 years or so. There were no reservations needed. We used to swim in the Firehole River. By Sept there was hardly anyone there. Now I avoid NPs except in the off season.
ppine 11/25/20 09:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Long Road trip

I like a trip around 3-4 weeks max. I like a diesel truck and a TT.
ppine 11/25/20 09:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Inexpensive solar panels

Solar energy is best with efficient components. If you buy better quality components like panels and an MTTP controller you need less panels. Buying older used panels is a total **** shoot. Most of them are less efficient designs at the end of their service lives making them even less efficient.
ppine 11/25/20 08:59am Tech Issues
RE: New Ford 7.3l Godzilla V8

Wow!!! The first class C to do the 1/4 mile in under 10 seconds!!!!! The chassis made it but the house is still at the starting line!!! This cannot be right.
ppine 11/25/20 08:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Black Tanks Won’t Flush

Add two bags of ice. Drive for awhile, then empty your tanks.
ppine 11/23/20 10:33am Tech Issues
RE: Tow Vehicle Rear End Sag

First you need to find a hitch ball that sits at the right height so your trailer is more level. More drop is needed. Then you need to properly adjust your weight distributing hitch. Get some help if you are still having problems.
ppine 11/23/20 10:32am Travel Trailers
RE: TT to HTT

I have owned a TC, pop-up, TT, HTT and now back to a TT. A hybrid can be light and easy to pull with lots of room. You can turtle in it in bad weather. But they have some disadvantages. They are hot in summer, cold in winter and loud all the time. The space blanket material on the pop-out ends helps somewhat. There are those nights when the cooling breeze flows through the rig with the canvas open that are really memorable. When boondocking you can hear the critters like bugling elk much easier. But it was the heat that finally convinced me to go back to a travel trailer. Now I have a Rockwood and it is a class rig. Much warmer at night in the mountains, the shoulder season and in winter.
ppine 11/23/20 10:29am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Toyota motor homes

The older Toyotas were the slowest and most under powered RVs ever made.
ppine 11/22/20 12:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

Common sense dictates chains going to Alaska in winter. The law is not that relevant.
ppine 11/22/20 12:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New Ford 7.3l Godzilla V8

No,running the old 7.3 diesel from 2002. It has a lot of life left in it. It may be around when the 7.3 gas engines are long gone.
ppine 11/22/20 08:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Is there any difference in DRIVING a gas class A vs diesel?

More power, better ride and fewer stops for fuel.
ppine 11/21/20 08:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: burried in dog hair HELP

A side note. Animal people wear a lot of canvas clothing. It does not attract and retain dog hair like fleece and wool sweaters. I learned this from hanging around horse and mule people.
ppine 11/20/20 08:53am RV Pet Stop
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