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RE: Slide problem

Unfortunately I have no pictures and once the fascia was back on the metal plate I put in is no longer visible. All I used was a door threshold plate which I stood on edge and screwed to the lip on the slide. When the slide extends it limits on the outside wall and keeps the upper portion of the slide from over extending under the cutout in the side wall.
bdpreece 11/17/16 12:27am Tech Issues
RE: Slide problem

Did you read my remedy in post 6? I seen it. How long of slide is yours this is 16' that's a lot of metal. I am taking it back to the shop tomorrow for the last time(warranty) Slide is 16 feet and has the frig in it. I purchased a metal floor door transition which if I remember is about 36 inches long and about four inches wide. I removed the wood fascia from the upper slide face and attached the metal plate to the backside edge of the upper side of the slide lip roughly in the middle of the slide. Metal is probably no more than 1/8 inch thick/ All you are trying to do is stop the slide from extending/dropping past the outside wall edge. I invested roughly $10 and a couple of hours labor. Listening to your video that is a sound I will never forget! Good luck with your dealer. Mine was no help at all.
bdpreece 11/15/16 06:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Slide problem

Did you read my remedy in post 6?
bdpreece 11/15/16 01:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Slide problem

I am a EXTREMELY skilled Master Certified Technician with 37 years experiance and have NO clue as to what that Video is showing or telling us. Doug Doug, Listen for the snap/grind sound just before you hear the clutch ratcheting.
bdpreece 11/15/16 01:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Slide problem

Sounds similar to what my large slide would do but I got most of my noise when starting in. What was happening in my case was when the slide was fully extended it would sag just enough that the upper edge of the slide would actually extend under the cutout in the sidewall catching on it. I solved my problem by attaching a flat piece of metal to the back side of the upper slide lip extending it high enough so that it limited on the wall and keeps it from catching.
bdpreece 11/15/16 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: Draining Battery While Towing

If your charge wire from your motorhome is working correctly you should have no problems with the battery discharging. One of the problems I found was not only did I need to run a charge line but I had to run a dedicated ground line from the motorhome to the toad. Using the hitch connection for ground did not work well.
bdpreece 11/13/16 10:02pm Dinghy Towing
RE: What's a ballpark figure for

Just had a 50 amp installed by an electrician in Yuma AZ. Run was approximately 45 feet buried in the ground all in schedule 80 conduit. Total cost was just under $1300.
bdpreece 11/08/16 12:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No lights and we are camping. Need help

Not familiar with a Casita but most times on RV's they use the frame for the ground run. If the negative side of the battery cable goes to the frame remove it at the frame and clean the area to make sure you have a good connection.
bdpreece 11/05/16 10:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone towing SUV

Tow a 2015 Ford Explorer. Once I added a charge line for the battery all is good.
bdpreece 10/12/16 07:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black tank flush stopped working

ON my coach when that happened I opened the hidden door to the black tank compartment and removed the tank flush wand from the top of the tank (three screws). The spray holes had plugged up with toilet paper so no water could pass. I used a drill bit to clean and enlarge the holes just a little more then cleaned everything up and re assembled. I have had to do this twice now in the last 7 or eight years.
bdpreece 10/04/16 10:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What's that smell?

Assuming you keep the trailer the first thing to do is find all the leaks. Your best bet at this point would be to find a Sealtech dealer, they will pressurize your rig and find any leaks. The next step is to get everything totally dry. Your smell is probably not coming from where it is saturated but in areas that are only damp and mildewed. Next either buy or rent an ozone machine and run it inside the trailer for several days with all cabinet and closet doors open. Even then there is no guarantee.
bdpreece 09/25/16 11:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Anybody done this.....sigh....aargh

Exactly why I never let anyone use my motorhome. If I mess up I hate myself but if anyone else even scratched it I would probably go bananas. Hopefully your BIL is more understanding.
bdpreece 09/24/16 08:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oregon weather

Rain from now to at least July 5th next year!!
bdpreece 09/18/16 09:42pm RV Lifestyle
RE: More Battery Problems

A shorted cell in one battery will cause over charging in all. Replace them both and be done with it. Extremely dangerous as the gas released is explosive.
bdpreece 09/07/16 05:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Emergency Exit window came loose

Suspect we were on the receiving end of one of those windows. Last spring we were passing a 2010 Copper Canyon 5th wheel with a bedroom window flapping. Just as we went by it came off and hit my motorhome about mid way down the side. Had two quotes; one was $16K the other $10K. I agreed to take the lower one, still pretty spendy. The lady said she was sure it was locked down when they started that morning.
bdpreece 09/06/16 07:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Preparing for the freeze

Cheapest, easiest, and highest R value for skirting is to buy bales of hay and skirt the rv. It isn't the prettiest skirting but it works well. Heat tape on the hose and keep the drains closed unless dumping. Looks like you are up fairly high, it's going to get cold. Be prepared!
bdpreece 09/02/16 10:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No Travel Full Timing Questions

Make sure before you do anything that zoning will allow you to use the property the way you want to. Often rv's can only be on property a certain number of days at a time. Other areas are stick built homes only. Availability of Sewer/water/electricity from local sources is probably the first question. If water is available locally then it comes down to the cost to install the line and a meter. If public water is not available then your only other option is to drill a well. Is a public sewer available? If not then installation of a legal septic system can be somewhat expensive but a better option than driving somewhere every two or three days to dump. Next there is electric. Bringing in power and installing a temp pole with a meter can be expensive. We have been through this twice in the last 15 or so years and it was not cheap. That being said when we sold the developed property we recovered our monies and then some.
bdpreece 08/31/16 10:39pm Full-time RVing
RE: camping world Kingston, NY

Don't worry you will have it in by the time the warranty runs out. Warranty does not stop just because they have it in the shop. If a company ran their business like Camping world did The Profit ( Marcus Lemonis) would crucify them.
bdpreece 08/30/16 07:06pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Route into Prescott, AZ from Florida

I17 to 169 to 69 into Prescott.
bdpreece 08/27/16 10:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Grants Pass to Reno

We take this route often: I-5, 89, 44, 36, 395 This is very doable in any RV. BTDT many times. That is our preferred route also. Our favorite unless it's snowing.
bdpreece 08/20/16 10:31am Roads and Routes
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