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RE: Battery replacements in 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 Diesel

My 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Diesel has two batteries. They are original and therefore at least 7 years old. My concern is that they die in a most inopportune time. The one battery is in the normal place up top by the fender but the second battery is buried somewhere. I know that I should replace both batteries at the same time as they are a parallel connection. Has anyone replaced there batteries themselves? How complicated is it? Where exactly is the 2nd battery located? I've searched online and cannot find anything on replacing the 2nd battery. My dealer wants $55 replacement fee for each battery plus $169 for each battery. A total of $475 including tax. I understand that the replacement is more difficult for the 2nd battery but is $110 labor fee a bit much? Thanks in advance for your help Dave Dealers make their money in the service department. $475.00 is less than a monthly payment. Just drink cheap beer for awhile.
stickdog 06/29/20 02:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Toilet seats

They should.
stickdog 06/28/20 12:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Black Water Tank Issue

This neophyte needs help from those more experienced, and I apologize for the novel. My unit is a park model stationery RV. At the end of last season, my black tank plugged on a Friday evening when all RV places were closed, so I went on the advice of the local hardware store who sold me a drain cleaner, supposedly safe for setptic fields, and they assured me would not harm my system. Long story short, the toilet 'melted', and the black tank is not holding water. When I fill it up, it drains within about 10 minutes. There is no water in the underbelly. I had the toilet replaced when the unit was winterized, and they told me it should fix the black tank issue as well. However, I am thinking that I likely melted the black tank valve as well, and should probably have this replaced before using.... what are the thoughts of those more experienced? I'm not familiar with park models but I was under the impression they were connected to the sanitary drain without a black or gray tanks.
stickdog 06/27/20 10:23pm Tech Issues
RE: dometic dm2652rbx refrigerator- cooling in travel mode

If you have a generator why not run it while traveling. Many do to run the roof AC.
stickdog 06/24/20 09:19pm Tech Issues
RE: heartworm meds in the mountain west

Our present boy Auggy hates taking pills or medicine of any kind. Vet suggested a 6 month shot for heartworm.
stickdog 06/24/20 12:09am RV Pet Stop
RE: Ran over Gator

You were a couple hundred feet too close for emergency stop. Remember it is the safe drivers that keep your insurance rates down.
stickdog 06/23/20 09:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ran over Gator

You were a couple hundred feet too close for emergency stop. Remember it is the safe drivers that keep your insurance rates down.
stickdog 06/23/20 02:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where to RV on East Coast

Never rented a rv however as a camphost have heard many tales from renters on how the pickup did not go as planned. A 9:00 am pickup turned into a 3 hour ordeal. Then how far do you think you'll get that first day? Just a few things to consider the youngins would rather be swimming than a long boring ride. Keep it close to home.
stickdog 06/13/20 09:31pm Beginning RVing
RE: Advantage of residential refrig?

we had a gas electric fridge in our last 5er spent a couple grand replacing just about everything on it eventually a whole new fridge. Looking for a new 5er DW round the one of her dreams came with a residential fridge. If your a weekend warrior and stay in state parks and go for the cheap sites, then a G/E fridge would work better for you. We did 10 weeks on generator in Alaska with a residential fridge and the ice cream stayed frozen. There's no right or wrong answer it all depends on the camping you do. We are going on our Eleventh year full timing and didn't use a gen till we went to Alaska the first time in 2015 but that was with the RV fridge. The only time we used the gen was to charge the batteries or use the microwave. With our new 5er other than those 10 weeks in 2018 Alaska and three nights in Dinosaur National Monument the generator lie silent, we're on shore power.
stickdog 06/10/20 08:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic RM2652 5A fuse keeps blowing

Just to update: I checked the heating element and it’s 37.4 ohms. The spec in the manual says 44. Am I likely too far out of spec? I would say so.
stickdog 06/10/20 05:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Fifth wheel hitch height trick

Hammerboy I like it.
stickdog 06/07/20 07:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Houston Texas to Montana

Interstate 35 to I80 to I25 to I90 to Livingston. We have traveled this route north from Kerrville area to Montana and northward to Alaska a couple times. No terrible climbs but it's uphill all the way. ELE 4501 at Livingston.
stickdog 06/07/20 07:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2020 Pinnacle 36SSWS - Fresh drinking water system

Bottled water till you figure it out.
stickdog 06/06/20 01:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suburban Water Heater electric heating element question

Our Hitch Hiker had both electric and gas indoor switches.
stickdog 06/05/20 11:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda 3000 Problem

Age slows us all down including generators.
stickdog 06/05/20 10:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Cades Cove

My second wife had lived in Marysville it was only twice we went but she directed me through what she called the backdoor into the park. Just Google maps Cades Cove then directions from Marysville. Piece of cake.
stickdog 06/01/20 08:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Help - Plumming

Slow connection and it took 15-20 seconds to open. Now have more info on plex than I ever thought I'd need.
stickdog 06/01/20 12:33am Tech Issues
RE: Lassen Volcanic National Park Opens

And some people wonder why the United States has the highest infection rate in the world. I think the post above tells the story of why the rate is not dropping as quickly as other countries. Which is really unfortunate. If you don't test anyone does that mean you don't have any cases? NY, NJ, are the petri dish of the US.
stickdog 05/31/20 05:05pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: First 5th wheel advise

Whatever the wife likes that's within the budget.
stickdog 05/31/20 04:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: High humidity

Dead skunk in your AC vents?
stickdog 05/24/20 07:43am Class A Motorhomes
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