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Rear View Camera - So Many Choices

Consensus on best aftermarket rear view camera system? With 2 cameras: one on rear of truck and one on back of trailer and a switch on the monitor to view either one. Lots of choices feeling overwhelmed
solismaris 02/22/22 06:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Very Poor Results From Heng's Roof Coating

Guess a redo is in my future. No acetone next time. But I rechecked the Eternabond site and they do say clean with acetone prior to applying their product so I was not concerned about damage to the roof. I figured the acetone after it dries would not affect the Hengs but it somehow did. Or maybe I was not thorough enough with the scrubbing. So no more acetone next time, wait for a Very dry weather period, use powdered detergent, good scrubbing, good rinse, dry a long time, then try Heng's again. Wish me luck!
solismaris 02/21/22 06:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Very Poor Results From Heng's Roof Coating

I think using the acetone was likely a mistake, as Heng’s is an water based product. 21 years old rubber roof with Hengs and no lifting. I agree, why did you use acetone? Ok, no acetone next time. That is what was recommended for Eternabond so I thought that would be right for final cleaning before applying Heng's. But people seem in agreement that I rushed the job or screwed up the prep. I'll study the Hengs instructions carefully and try to contact somebody at the company for advice. And I'll do a sample area first and give it a month to test it. No I didn't do it all in one day. More like 3. But it was somewhat faster because I did not remove any roof structures like vents because they were already well protected with Eternabond so I only recoated up to the Eternabond or slightly beyond.
solismaris 02/21/22 05:57am Tech Issues
Very Poor Results From Heng's Roof Coating

Heng's rubber roof coating is the most recommended roof coating in this forum, and has very good reviews online. So I decided to try it for my aging rubber roof (16 years) which was still intact but starting to show a lot of black underlayer. So on a warm dry day last May I did it. I did what I thought was a thorough cleaning: detergent, rinse, thorough wipe down with acetone. Applied 2 coats Heng's with brush. Let dry. Next morning looked great. The whiteness was actually shockingly bright. But looks are deceiving. By day 2 I saw evidence of lifting in several places. Not small bubbles, but large areas of a square foot or more just lifting like a rubber sheet. So the coating is strong and loves to stick to itself but it is just terrible at sticking to the roof! What could be wrong? Nothing I can do now except strip it all off and start over. I haven't done that yet as I wanted to see how long it lasted. Not long it turned out. Over the course of the 6 or so camping trips last year I witnessed pieces tear off one by one until at this point about half of it is gone! Stripping the rest should be easy, I think it will peel off in big chunks. The question is what to replace it with? Unless I did something seriously wrong with the prep then Heng's is out. ProGuard? Dicor? Don't laugh but I am thinking of covering the whole roof with Eternabond - they do make it in 24" sheets. I've never had problems with Eternabond sticking.
solismaris 02/20/22 06:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Aqua Kem question

That's because it has formaldehyde in it............ The new AquaMAX which is replacing Aqua-Kem does not have formaldehyde in it. Well I hope AquaMAX is an alternative, not a replacement. Because I haven't found anything that works as well as AquaKem - not even close. Haven't tried AquaMAX yet though but the reviews are mostly mediocre.
solismaris 01/02/22 04:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Aqua Kem question

This was asked a long time ago but I want to clear up something so people won't damage their systems. AquaKem Blue DOES freeze, at the relatively warm temperature of +23F. DON'T leave it in your systems over a cold winter! https://www.rvservicecentre.com.au/blog/article/green-vs-blue-toilet-chemicalaqua-kem-green-is-a-toilet-fluid-with-biological-action-is-environmental-conscious-can-be-emptied-in-a-septic-tank-test-iso-11734-aqua-kem-green-lasts-appr-4-days
solismaris 01/01/22 09:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Work-anywhere towing assistance?

Lots of suggestions to follow up on; thanks! Good Sam plans, Coach-Net, AAA. I'm ashamed that I asked and got lots of suggestions but have had no time to research them yet. But I will; I promise! And will post when I decide. I think some of these plans have a 10 year age limit for the vehicle though. My truck and trailer are both well beyond that - but well maintained. Lack of cell coverage doesn't bother me that much. That is pretty rare in the places I travel. Peace of mind would be worth a lot to us - especially my wife. Breaking down in a car is one thing; a trailer is much different: far fewer places to repair, and fewer people who can drive it. We need this before she will agree to a long distance trip like MA to NM planned for next year As to whether I can drive with a broken left wrist: It is way harder than you might think. And mixed answers about legality. I have even heard that if I am in an accident and they find out I had an arm in a cast I could be denied all coverage! Do I believe it? Not sure. And nobody will give me a straight answer. And it's not just the driving, which I can manage. It is all the other things associated with driving the trailer: hooking up the w.d. hitch, connecting hoses, cables, etc. Craning my neck to look while backing up, etc. Way harder than you might think. I can drive a bit, but trailering is out of the question for now.
solismaris 09/14/21 06:34pm General RVing Issues
Work-anywhere towing assistance?

Recently broke my wrist and couldn't drive. Luckily friends back home came out the 90 miles and We got truck and trailer home. If I was far from home though? The convenience of calling a work-anywhere phone number for: - Mechanical breakdown: repair or tow to suitable facility - Personal injury: Get truck and trailer home somehow. It can be insurance, or pay-for-service - either way. I just need that I can call it 24/7 anywhere in the USA and get reliably dispatched to locals Does such a thing exist?
solismaris 09/06/21 06:52pm General RVing Issues
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