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RE: No good deed goes unpunished

"I explained that the battery cables came right from the converter and the current doesn't pass through those breakers to charge the battery. He says I'm wrong. AM I??" Simple test. Unhook the breakers and do another voltage measurement. You don't do this to say who is right. You do it for the knowledge to fix these things in the future. Your post doesn't really say he was angry at you for helping. The problem is fixed and he didn't pay an RV shop $150 an hour to troubleshoot and replace parts until they guessed right.
schlep1967 01/26/22 05:12am Tech Issues
RE: Driving from North Jersey to Denver and back

Look at the costs to travel the PA turnpike. If you have ez-pass it will cost you $31.40 going out. No ez-pass $64. Might cost you more depending on weight of truck and trailer when returning. Personally if the weather is not a problem I would take I-80 then cut down to Indianapolis.
schlep1967 01/25/22 10:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Pricing on used rv...bargaining etc

"The young newbie sales person let fly that he gets 20%..." I wouldn't take that to mean he is getting 20% of the 100K price tag. He may get 20% of the profit. Start wherever you want to. I would make it below what I am willing to pay so they have the chance to counter offer. Also do a good inspection. If there are repairs needed and they're price is a little over what you want to pay, fix that first and we will sign for that price.
schlep1967 01/25/22 05:30am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Roof Damage (water leak???)

My current 5th wheel is 13 years old wouldn't be worth the cost as we plan to replace it soon. When I get the new one I will be getting a flexarmor roof put on it. There is a place in York PA that does it. They are called Double Deuces Rv Roofing. You would never have to worry about your roof again.
schlep1967 01/20/22 05:42am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Roof Damage (water leak???)

That roof material is very thin. I've had a small branch fall just the right way and tear the rubber (or whatever fancy word they are using for it now). Any time I see limbs or branches on or laying near the camper I climb up and have a look. FYI it's actually easier to see where the limb hit if the roof is dirty. Look for the clean spot.
schlep1967 01/20/22 05:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping world in Fort Worth is dumb

Seems the only lots around here that are full are the Camping World lots. I wonder how much stock Camping World owns of the big three manufacturers.
schlep1967 01/14/22 06:20am Good Sam Club
RE: Water system going crazy help!!

Deleted previous entry. Right behind the city water hook-up there should be a check valve. Replacement can be bought for around $10 at home depot. Make sure you get all of the pieces of the check valve out before you put the new one in. On mine the retaining clip came off the piston. The piston then traveled downstream to the first joint where it go stuck, thus restricting the water flow.
schlep1967 01/13/22 09:06am Tech Issues
RE: Water system going crazy help!!

I'm thinking the check valve at the pump has failed. When running the pump it allows the pressure to drop as water leaks back into the tank. When hooked up to city water it allows water to go into the on-board tank overfilling it.
schlep1967 01/13/22 07:55am Tech Issues
RE: Galley Grey Tank

If you're not getting even a trickle either the valve is not opening or the pipe is frozen. Construction debris will not stop all of the water. Get some heat in the belly above the coroplast. You can do a minimal 3 sided cut with just enough room to get a hair dryer nozzle up in the hole and cover the whole thing with a single piece of gorilla tape when done.
schlep1967 01/10/22 06:55am Travel Trailers
RE: 4-season truck camper and anti-freeze

Any camper you buy will have the ability to freeze and burst water lines if you don't heat it. Just like a house does. If you are not going to run the furnace you will need to use antifreeze in the lines. A four season camper means it can be used, if used properly, in the winter. Using it properly means running the furnace to keep water lines from freezing. Using the onboard water tank since leaving a hose hooked up outside in freezing weather will not work. Among other things you will have to learn if you intend to camp in the winter.
schlep1967 12/30/21 05:15am Truck Campers
RE: Seneca Rocks, WV

Check out Canaan Valley Resort. They have hook-ups. Also about 30 minutes from Seneca Rocks. I also recommend a day trip down to the Greenbank Observatory when you are in the area. Just an FYI. When you are in that area, it seems nothing is closer than 30 minutes. There are also several caves to visit and I believe Blackwater Falls is nearby.
schlep1967 12/27/21 08:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Are the HP wars over?

Could be the Big 3 are realizing that the government is going to force them out of the diesel business in the next few years. So the management is pushing more funding into ELECTRIC towing vehicles.
schlep1967 12/23/21 05:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Centermatics or Balance Beads ???

The balance beads work in my motorcycle. Just make sure you follow the instructions for how much to put in the size tires you have. Also, some installers don't like spilling little ceramic beads on the floor of the garage so they just throw the whole bag in. Thinking the bag will break. And it will eventually. But until it does your tire will be very out of balance. Make sure the bags are opened and emptied into the tire or installed through the valve stem.
schlep1967 12/20/21 06:08am General RVing Issues
RE: 12 volt battery question please

As long as they are fully charged they will not freeze. Putting insulation around them will only retain heat if something is making heat to retain. Otherwise, once they get cold, the insulation will help keep them cold as the outside air warms up.
schlep1967 12/17/21 08:17am Tech Issues
RE: Plugged in or out

A lot of the answers seem to depend on the location. Here in PA my fifth-wheel is winterized and not going to be used for the next 5 months. The battery is removed and sitting in my insulated garage on a board right behind my motorcycle that most likely won't see the road for the same amount of time. I have a maintainer/charger that gets moved between the two every two weeks over the winter. The breakers on the RV supply post are both off and the rv cord is stowed out of the weather.
schlep1967 12/10/21 05:54am Beginning RVing
RE: winter camping advice

We are goint to try to build a small cabin (on piers due to frost) just as quickly as we can. Figured I can frame it in a week or so, use metal roof for now and pop a wood burning stove inside and mainly sleep there. I think I will still have atleast 2 months in a trailer though. I'm now leaning towards just getting a non-slide out as that its cheaper, and I figure less seals to leak. Put the roof and walls over and around the camper. Vent the furnace out the roof.
schlep1967 12/09/21 07:23am General RVing Issues
RE: winter camping advice

Depends on what the campground will allow but if possible enclose the bottom of the trailer and any slides you may have. Keeping the extreme cold out from under the trailer will help a lot to keep you warm. Tape up all seams so wind/cold can not get under there. You will want to keep the black and grey tanks closed until full. Then open to drain and make sure you walk the drain hose to get all of the liquids out. You don't want an ice plug in the hose the next time you need to dump.
schlep1967 12/08/21 12:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: fantastic fan just stopped

Is there a thermistor on the fan which would turn not only it off but also two 12v ceiling lights???? This happened a couple years ago and magically cured itself after couple days for no reason. Already checked fuses light bulbs and 12v power to all and everything seems normal Well, the problem has rectified itself. My wife turned on the bathroom fan and lo and behold, everything now works again. We believe there is a spirit trying to get our attention!! Trust the spirit! Find the issue and fix it! Electrical issues cause fires and campers burn fast. You know what circuit it is on, start by checking the connections on the lights, fans and in the fuse box.
schlep1967 12/08/21 06:46am Tech Issues
RE: Mildew pre treatment

You are storing it in a dry condition. You should be able to close everything up and run a dehumidifier inside for a week, shut down the dehumidifier (cut power to the trailer)and keep it closed up. That week should get the moisture level down and there should be no way for moisture to get back inside. Note: Do not "heat the trailer". If you are making the inside of the trailer warmer than the outside you will get condensation.
schlep1967 12/02/21 06:12am Beginning RVing
RE: LiFePo4 winter storage

I would go to the manufacturer for direction. Winter battery storage
schlep1967 11/23/21 08:21am Tech Issues
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