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RE: Recommend rail-mounted propane grill?

Not impressed with the RVQ-II and the website is terrible: Too little info to make informed decision. And couldn't find any reviews. How about the Camco 5500? https://www.amazon.com/Camco-57305-Olympian-Stainless-Portable/dp/B0014JN68O
solismaris 06/21/20 05:33am General RVing Issues
Recommend rail-mounted propane grill?

Hi, looking for recommendations to replace my 15 year-old RVQ grill. Parts no longer available and I can't keep it going any longer with jury-rig fixes. I want one very similar to the RVQ: connects to low-pressure propane line with quick-connect, easily mounts to outside wall on same rail system as the RVQ. At least 12000BTU. Compact enough to fit in my trailer's outside storage compartment. But preferably something of better quality than the RVQ. Stainless steel parts, etc. Also nice: piezo start, temperature gauge, etc. Any recommendations?
solismaris 06/20/20 03:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

It is very possible. They put criminally undersized components on RVs. In the case of my Prowler trailer springs, they broke 3 times in 3 years. Very inconvenient when it happens on the road! The 4th time I had them replaced by a spring shop by the correctly-sized springs. The shop said the originals were way undersized. I hope to get many years from the upgraded springs.
solismaris 05/18/20 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Best roof coating for aging rubber roofs

Thanks for the recommendations everybody. I'm going to try the Heng's. Which Heng's ? They make several products that you can use. Saying I'm going to use Heng's is like saying I'm going to buy a GM vehicle! Notice the comments on Henry actually identify the specific product they are recommending. So, which Heng's are you running out to buy? I guess this: https://www.amazon.com/Hengs-Rubber-Roof-Coating-Gallon/dp/B004A30MGA Will that work? Actually you say there are several Hengs' products. This is the only one that shows up when I search. It says for RV rubber roofs.
solismaris 04/07/20 06:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Best roof coating for aging rubber roofs

Thanks for the recommendations everybody. I'm going to try the Heng's.
solismaris 04/07/20 09:14am Tech Issues
Best roof coating for aging rubber roofs

What's the consensus on the best coating for aging rubber roofs? Not tears - I use Eternabond on those. Just an old intact rubber roof where the black is starting to show through in places. I want to get a few more years from it. Is there a coating that will do this?
solismaris 04/02/20 10:54am Tech Issues
RE: Just 13 threads

There are too many different forums - that's part of the problem. Why do we need a separate forum for Travel Trailers, Fifth-Wheels, Folding Trailers, Toy Haulers, and Hybrid Trailers? For Class A, B, and C motohomes? For Tech Issues, DIY Mods, and Technology Corner? For RV Parks, Roads and Routes, Public Lands, RVing in Canada, and RVing in Mexico? These unnecessary divisions spread the threads too much, forcing one to choose a category. But many if not most of the threads are relevant to all in the forum groups. As a regular trailer owner I never check the Fifth-Wheel or other trailer categories and I am sure I miss relevant discussions. A major simplification of these forums is overdue!
solismaris 01/29/20 10:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Everglades and Big Cypress camping in Feb. - availability?

Flamingo is anything but a swamp, more like a very large grass parking lot. But it is surrounded by 10s of 1000s of acres of mostly wet - if not technically swamp then still not the beaches and sun and sand that most people seek. Only reason these sites were still available on 10 days notice.
solismaris 01/23/20 05:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Everglades and Big Cypress camping in Feb. - availability?

Now that I made my reservations (got one of the last 2 tent sites at Burns Lake in Big Cypress for those dates, and also got a site at Flamingo in Everglades (the website didn't tell me how many were left) I'm set. Not everybody loves swamps I guess! Now I get to obsess about the foolishness of sleeping in a thin tent just a few feet from gator-infested Burns Lake! Wish me luck!
solismaris 01/23/20 01:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Everglades and Big Cypress camping in Feb. - availability?

I can handle the Octogenarians lol it is the mosquitoes you've got me worried about now! I'm a big DEET fan and that will help. At least it's the dry season - could be worse! Availability looks good for the tenters in the interior. I think I'll make it work!
solismaris 01/22/20 07:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Everglades and Big Cypress camping in Feb. - availability?

Hi, just starting to make plans - very late I know. I'm a tent camper and wondering should I even think about going to the Everglades, Big Cypress, and Fakahatchee area in 2nd-3rd weeks of February? I would need sites with car access - not hike-in. What if any availability should I expect? I am completely flexible as to developed or primitive campgrounds. Would reservations be absolutely required? Recommended? Don't worry there will be plenty of room? Forget about it and start planning for next year? Any thoughts?
solismaris 01/21/20 11:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Time to reorder some LED bulbs

Very happy with superbrightleds.com
solismaris 12/30/19 01:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Short queen mattress at CW

I'd never consider a foam mattress in an RV. If your camping habits are like mine (not everyone's are), memory foam solidifies to concrete-like firmness at low temperatures. It is not unheard of to have temps of 40 in my trailer on occasion.
solismaris 11/12/19 10:27am Travel Trailers
Winterizing and sink sprayer hose

I always winterize with compressed air followed by antifreeze. Never had a problem except one: the kitchen sink sprayer hose endpiece (that screws onto the pullout hose) has cracked each of the past 4 years and needed to be replaced. (Yes I did remember to flow the antifreeze through it.) I guess I can attribute this to the fact that it's cheap junk, and maybe the two pieces that screw together are made of different plastics with different expansion characteristics? In any case, I am determined not to have this happen again this year so I unscrewed the endpiece. Anyone else have this problem?
solismaris 11/06/19 01:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Acadia NP (Portland) to Shenandoa NP - avoiding NYC?

We're heading to Shenandoa NP, leaving from Portland, ME My mapping software takes us right through NY city! I'd like to arrive in Shenandoa still alive. What routes are better for avoiding the busy city areas? What are you afraid of? My trips through the Bronx on I95 was one of the most interesting parts of my journeys from MA to SC. A little slow but lots to look at! I've since given that route up, now going through central Pennsylvania instead. But that's because of the ridiculous high tolls on the NJ turnpike; nothing to do with NYC.
solismaris 10/21/19 02:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: How cold can you go?

Another concern not mentioned is the slide. Don't try to operate it in sub-freezing weather. You may tear the gasket - a very expensive mistake. If I'm expecting a cold night and leaving the next day I'll make sure the slide is closed before going to sleep while it is still warmish.
solismaris 10/17/19 11:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Keep using Eternabond until entire roof is covered?

EternaBond can be ordered in a roll that is four feet wide. piano - why do I see the person stuck to the roof like flypaper...? :B Yeah. A piece that big would be hard to manage. And mistakes could be very costly! But that suggests to me that the the manufacturers may well intend it to be used for large jobs, possibly including a complete roof recover.
solismaris 10/17/19 08:55am Tech Issues
Keep using Eternabond until entire roof is covered?

I like Eternabond and have been gradually replacing caulked seams with it. Now, after 15 years the rubber roof itself is starting to go; the white is wearing off in places and the black shows through. They make Eternabond in 12" widths and even wider. How about I cover those spots with wide Eternabond strips? And as the roof continues to age, cover those new spots, etc., until eventually the entire roof may be covered with overlapping Eternabond? Advantage: I can do it gradually, and it is within my skill level. Replacing the entire roof is a huge job, lots of upfront cost, and I would probably screw it up.
solismaris 10/16/19 12:38pm Tech Issues
RE: skylight/sunroof. clear, cloud, or smoke.

When I needed a replacement for the crappy OEM light that crumbled in 5 years the clear was warranted for 1 year and the cloud was warranted for I think 5 years. Apparently the clear model lacks much UV protection. I don't know if all manufacturers are the same but it was the deciding factor for me. I really wanted clear but didn't want to have to repeat the rather involved installation in a few years.
solismaris 10/04/19 09:00am Travel Trailers
RE: What do you want in a campground?

I mostly agree with the other postings. But I don't think anybody mentioned highway noise. Seems like a large number of private campgrounds are very close to a very busy highway - even an interstate, and the noise is atrocious. That's only good for a one-night stop while moving long distances.
solismaris 10/03/19 01:01pm Travel Trailers
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