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RE: 25% increase in tire pressure during the day (above max)

No. Perfectly normal. Tires are designed for that situation. Sidewall lists max COLD presdure.
donn0128 07/07/15 09:44am Travel Trailers
RE: 2nd battery install

Convert to 6V golf cart batteries. Better construction, more durable, better recharge life. Yea, you need two to make up 12VDC. But they sure do last better than any of the so called RV/Marine batteries.
donn0128 07/07/15 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: fifth wheel jacks

Did the idiot dealer wire them in series or parallel?
donn0128 07/06/15 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Trim question

Screw trim available by the 50 foot roll. Available in black and white.
donn0128 07/05/15 07:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: difference in forest river 5th wheels?

The Columbis line is suppose to be the top tier. With Cardinal and Cedar Creek below them. From whst I have read I would avoid the Columbus models and go for one of the others. Personally I believe the Cedar Creek is probably your best buy for quality for the price and outstanding factory support.
donn0128 07/05/15 05:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flush Fit Slides vs Flange

Design Flush slides look sleeker The others might have a better seal
donn0128 07/05/15 02:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oregon caves

Valley of the Rogue state park is about 60 miles up the road. It is a good base for visiting the area. Dont forget historic Jacksonville, Oregon Vortex both just a short drive away.
donn0128 07/05/15 01:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: leak above driver door window ....question

If you have a window leaking, the only fix is to remove the window, clean the area, apply a layer of butyl putty tape, reinstall the window. Once it is secured and the excess putty is removed, apply a bead of Dicor for verticle surfaces around three sides of the window. Both the Dicor and butyl putty tape can be found at any RV parts house.
donn0128 07/05/15 09:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Advice for green newbies

Your welcome, Friend has one too. It is back in the shop for another turbo to the tune of 2K. If I remember right, your Ford in those years had a 9900 GVWR. With the diesel the truck usually scaled ready to go around 8000 pounds. Leaving you a scant 1900 pounds for hitch, fuel, passangers and personal stuff. Even with a 12K GVWR that trailer will carry far more than the dry listed pin of 1600 pounds guaranteed! My 35 foot Cedar Creek loaded ready to travel scales at 13,500 pounds with a 13,750 GVWR. Yea, I travel loaded, but I also have a 3000 pound pin weight. Looking strictly at the dry specs, my 2500 D/A should have handled it easily. Yea right! Loaded ready to travel the truck was 1800 pounds overloaded. There was nothing I could do to change that. So after three years of worry and countless dollars trying to make a silk purse out of it I bit the bullet and bought what I should have bought 3 years earlier, a dually. Towing is day and night difference. BTW, do not skimp on living space just trying to accomodate your undersized truck. You eventually will hate your mistakes. As a basic example,have you considered how or where your going to do laundry? Sitting in a laundrymat for several hours a couple times a week is not my idea of retirement. I know lots of folks do it, but..... Another consideration, can you use the toilet easily and comfortably? How about a shower? Is making a meal easy or a choir in your chosen floor plan? Flior plans that might be OK for a weekend can become a bad experience when living full time in it. Go get rid of the salesman and play house in the model you think you like for 30 minutes or so. Try making the bed, sitting on the toilet, pretend your making a meal. Where are you going to store extra clothes, the outside BBQ? Well you get the idea. Each of you make a list of likes and dislikes,and compare them. Expenses and exit plans are paramount in your decisions, but so is a floor plan you can comfortably live in for months at a time.
donn0128 07/05/15 08:53am Full-time RVing
RE: Advice for green newbies

First off, welcome. Next, you do not have enough truck to carry the load of any full time fiver. Pulling is never the issue, any modern diesel can pull. Next, the 6.0L has less than a steller reputation, and unless you have done a lot of work on it, sell it! Fifth wheels have approx 20% of its total weight will be pin weight. So if you look at the trailers GVWR, lets say 15,000 pounds as an example, 20% of 15K equals 3000 pounds of pin weight. Can your Ford handle 3000 more pounds without exceeding its mfg GVWR? Next, can you and your wife handle living in 350SQFT without killing each other? Takes special people to do it. Last and not least, full time RVing is not cheap. Add up fuel, maintenance, park rent and you could end up paying more a month RVing than living in a small home. Just add 25 to 50 dollars a day in site rental for a 30 day month. You can get cheaper rates if your paying a monthly rate, but the idea of RVing is the ability to move on when you tire of a place. With both of you disabled, I think you will find it difficult to properly maintain an RV if you cannot handle a house. I think you would be far better off finding a place to move to that would be more friendly to your health.
donn0128 07/05/15 07:38am Full-time RVing
RE: OTA antenna at home

Should work OK. Personally I would string a coax from my dish, either a portable ground antenna or my roof top to the TV inside the house.
donn0128 07/05/15 07:11am Technology Corner
RE: I was running heavy

Overloading is a real common problem for sure. But running ST tires beyond their maximum rated speed is also a guaranteed recipe for disaster
donn0128 07/04/15 09:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: DP started overheating after a repair

My first guess is an air bubble in the system. If they did not follow proper burping procedures it is possible.......
donn0128 07/04/15 09:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane container not releasing propane?

New OPD valves are a real pain sometimes. Close the valve, wait a couple of minutes and v e r y slowly open it. Go try lighting things again.
donn0128 07/04/15 03:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Forest River Surveyor 210 - Power Issue - Trips Breaker

Multiple GFCIs dont play well together. Try plugging it into a normal, non GFCI outlet and see what happens.
donn0128 07/04/15 01:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Decision time for newbies on laptops/mifi/phones

Have a laptop and two tablets. Next trip the laptop will stay home. For me the tablets do 99% of what we need. If you think you can survive with limited band width a mifi is OK. Personally when my contract expires I will probably cancel my mifi and use my phones wifi hotspot feature. Does the same thing with one less item to pay for. Remember, any cell technology is going to cost. 10GB on Verizon is 80 dollars a month. And 10GB can go pretty fast.
donn0128 07/04/15 01:34pm Technology Corner
RE: 1988 B class Okanagaon Econoline 250 appliances

Sure. Go out and write down brand, model, and serial numbers for each item. Then go online to each manufacturers web site and download them.
donn0128 07/04/15 01:25pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Battery not staying charged

Your converter/charger supplies 12VDC for the battery. What kind of battery did you buy? Disconnect your battery and measure voltage between the + and - cables, if it is not at least 13.5 VDC you have a converter issue.
donn0128 07/04/15 01:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Don't Do This....

At least I was smart enough to remove the sprinklers close to where I park my trailer LOL! We got home yesterday, notnto avoid the crowd but because our time was up.
donn0128 07/04/15 01:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help, Help need reviews for a 15 tundra to tow

One word, NO! The Tundra might be a reasonably capable tow vehicle, but at 30+ feet your trailer is probsbly going to push the Tundra around a lot.
donn0128 07/04/15 12:21pm Travel Trailers
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