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RE: Opening and closing slides in winter

Really depends on temps and water/ice. If you have 10 percent humidity and haven't had any rain since you parked the temp really shouldn't matter. If there was water along the edge of your seals when the temp dropped below freezing, you might want to wait until you get a warm up.
schlep1967 12/06/19 11:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What do you want Santa to bring for your camper this year

A replacement. My camper is 10 years old and I want a new one! Oh and a bigger truck!!!
schlep1967 12/06/19 10:17am Family Camping
RE: Thoughts on studded tires

....assuming there's anywhere left where such tires are allowed besides Los Anchorage. I know some states you must have studded tires removed by a certain date in the spring. If you are in one of those states it may mean buying two sets of tires.
schlep1967 12/06/19 10:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: exchanging propane cylinder that came with TT

Exchange it and move on. The other option is to buy a new tank. That will cost you more than than exchanging and getting a 2/3 full tank.
schlep1967 12/05/19 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: The buy local fallacy

Looked at 5th wheels at the Hershey show which happens to be local for me. Found what we wanted with a fairly local (1.5 hour drive) dealer. Looked online for that model and found one in Indiana for $10,000 less. Bought it based on the photo's they provided and they delivered it to me foe $285. That was in 2010. About a year later we had an issue with the roof leaking down the back wall. I towed it back to the factory in Shipshewana, Indiana. They repaired it and returned it to the house for free. I also had some minor warranty work done at an independent RV repair place locally. Just got the work pre-approved. It really depends on how much money you can save by buying elsewhere. The $10,000 I saved can pay for quite a few trips to the factory to get work done. For $1,000 I might be less likely to travel that far for a unit.
schlep1967 12/04/19 06:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Dual pane windows....

Question about dual pane. Do they help reduce condensation? I've seen units with rotted out walls below the windows from the condensation on the inside.
schlep1967 12/03/19 07:24am Truck Campers
RE: digital photo storage

schlep1967 12/02/19 01:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: And the smokey glass stove cover is no more

Just my opinion but .... DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ON THERE THAT WILL BURN. Those saying to put wood on there, very bad idea. A burner gets turned on under the wood next thing your camper is on fire. Either replace the glass or make a cover out of sheet metal.
schlep1967 12/02/19 06:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Bent Kingpin?

Like others have said, frame issue. Just a side note, it will help when explaining to others if you know the correct terminology. Your "Pin Box" is moving up into the front of the trailer. The "King Pin" is just the part that latches into the hitch. Good luck with the fix.
schlep1967 12/02/19 05:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lance 2285 Water Heater Shutoff Valve

A few thoughts if you are not adding a bypass right now. Drain the water heater. With the drain still open blow air through the lines. This will clear the "before" side of the water heater blowing it into the water heater and out the drain. Put the plug or anode back in place and blow again opening one faucet at a time. This will clear the "after" side of the water lines. After doing that I would remove the plug/anode again just to allow any residual water to drain.
schlep1967 11/25/19 09:12am Tech Issues
RE: Help with water problem

the faucet is the type that has a detachable head with a long hose that can be used for spraying I have no idea if there is a cartridge in it......I do not know how to do all that sorry guys single lady here...somewhat mechanically inclined :? but hummmm not sure about replacing a faucet... Under the sink there will be lines that connect to the faucet. There should be a connection that can be unscrewed. You might need a wrench or pliers to get it loose. First turn off your water coming into the camper. Then disconnect one of the lines to the faucet. Here is where it gets tricky. You will need a helper to slowly turn on (and off when you tell them to) the water outside while you direct that line into a bucket. If you have good pressure flowing into your bucket, the problem is your faucet. If you do not have good pressure, you are going to need more help troubleshooting than I can provide on here.
schlep1967 11/25/19 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone gone on a Cruise?

Princess has a 15 day cruise to Hawaii. 4 over 4 back and 1 at Ensenada. 5 islands. Great excursions. 4 over and back is very relaxing. We went in December. We did this one. At 51 years old and married for 30 years ..... we were practically the newlyweds on the cruise. Had a great time and met some wonderful people. If cruising to Hawaii look up Roberts Hawaii for excursions. They guarantee you will get back to the ship on time or they will fly you to the next port. They also do the ship sponsored tours but it is a lot cheaper to book it through Roberts.
schlep1967 11/22/19 09:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Operating on a 20amp circuit

Your biggest concern is how you get the 20 Amps to the unit. If you can plug your camper cord with adapter directly into an outlet do it. If you need to run an extension cord, make sure it is a heavy one.
schlep1967 11/22/19 06:24am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone gone on a Cruise?

We've done 8 or 9 cruises so far. Mostly on Royal one on Princess. Our next one is in May. We are the budget conscience types. We book the lowest price room, inside lower level. You will use the room for two purposes, sleeping and getting changed to go to dinner. Other than sleeping, we spend less than an hour a day in the room. Save the money for excursions! Excursions .... there are basically two types. Fun and exciting like zip lining, horseback riding, 4 wheelers, Jeeps off road, snorkeling or sailing etc. And then there are the tours. If you want to see more of the destination do a more cultural tour. These tend to have a tour guide giving an oral history of the area and pointing out landmarks along the way. Generally they will have a few stops along the way at interesting points like old Forts, Rum Distilleries, shopping areas, etc. From your location it looks like you will have no choice but to fly to and from your cruise. If you are flexible with dates look for cruises that leave one port and finish in another port. They are generally cheaper because they lose the locals that want to drive to and from the port. Our May trip leaves from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades) and ends in Bayonne NJ. The cost for a 12 night cruise for two was around $1500. One way flight cost us another $300. Still a very cheap vacation.
schlep1967 11/22/19 06:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: traveling during US Thanksgiving

The day to avoid is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Most people are forced to travel on that day due to work schedules and having to be at the family house on Thursday. They then have Friday, Saturday or Sunday to get back home. That spreads traffic out a little following the Holiday. I would still try to avoid Sunday if possible.
schlep1967 11/21/19 12:02pm Snowbirds
RE: Do upgrades help the selling price?

List it as is for the price you want. Include details, cost and pics of the upgrades. In the body of the ad state that if you do not want "this item" the unit price will go down X amount. And that removal of the items not wanted will take time.
schlep1967 11/21/19 08:24am Truck Campers
RE: Hot water pressure drops

My guess would be the check valve on the hot water out on the water heater. Normally you lose all hot pressure when they break but it is possible it lodged at an angle allowing some water to get through. Easy fix. Just don't pitch the old one until you have the new one. Mine had a rubber insert in the bottom that had to be transferred to the new one. Without it it would not seal.
schlep1967 11/20/19 11:33am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Any nice new 5th wheels that have cloth furniture

You may be able to order cloth furniture from the factory.
schlep1967 11/20/19 10:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Voice Controlled Travel Trailer

No thanks. I already have enough devices listening to me for marketing purposes (and who knows what other purposes). I like knowing that when I manually pull the shades down they will stay down. Although recently putting them up, they didn't stay up. But a little bit of new string fixed that problem. Easier than replacing a several thousand dollar brain in the RV when it decides to cross it's circuits.
schlep1967 11/20/19 08:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Closet walls pulling away from structure

Until you tear it out and see what you have to work with it is hard to know what will work to replace it. Once you open it up I would find some type of reflective insulation to try to keep the heat out and install that first. If you have vertical supports running up and down the front wall you may be able to screw cedar boards directly to the structure. You would want to cut the edges of the boards at angles or rabbit them so they overlap to form a seal. If it gets that warm there you will want to make sure the boards are very dry before installing them. If not when they dry out you will have gaps. I would probably put a piece of thin plywood behind the cedar to act as the seal.
schlep1967 11/20/19 07:37am Fifth-Wheels
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