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RE: PVC vs EPDM roof for 5er

Lot's of good information on the link but EPDM by nature when manufactured is not black. It is a white slightly opaque color. Carbon black is added to many rubber products as a reinforcing filler and UV absorbent. Our church has about 14,000 square feet roof made by Duralast in the link posted and was touted to reduce our utility bills considerably but only reduced it slightly. It was custom made based upon measured dimensions and installed over 1/2" foam sheeting. Much of the sheeting was welded at the factory and that is an advantage as it is better controlled. All seams at the on site installation was hot air welded. I believe that at this point we have a very good roof and better than TPO or EPDM but if I was replacing the roof on my camper I would not necessarily eliminate EPDM. I would not use a TPO roof.
Charlie D. 10/24/14 08:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about a rain gauge vs. empty tuna can

The rain gauges are calibrated to the size of the top opening of the gauge, so the amount of water held will always be different between gauges. :h If that is the case then rain gauges would be useless because you would never know which one is correct?
Charlie D. 10/22/14 03:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Going back to cash

I received a WalMart gift card last year for Christmas. I ended up donating it to the local school after discovering that I couldn't use it without first registering it with WalMart (and giving them lots of personal info). No thanks. That's strange. I have bought and used gift cards from Wal-Mart. Buy with cash or credit card with no questions asked. When making a purchase I swipe at the register and no questions asked. Receipt shows remaining amount.
Charlie D. 10/19/14 06:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: 5,000,000 Super Duty's Produced at Kentucky Truck Plant

5,000,000 in 10 years... that's nothing! GM recalled 26,100,000 this year alone! The real question here is, how many burgers did McDonalds produce in the last 10 years...? In all seriousness, that's great for Ford. I hope the new 6.7 proves to be a quality and long lasting engine for them. The 6.0 and 6.4 engines lost them a lot of potential customers, hopefully the 6.7 brings them back. I would love to see a larger Ecoboost engine or a new big block as an option. Why such negativity on a post about Ford trucks?
Charlie D. 10/11/14 08:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Material on the bottom of slide out starting to fray

Our Darco was beginning to fray just a little bit on one side of our main slide. Our dealer used 4 inch wide sticky back Darco on the ends of each slide too beef it up. It seems to be working... But if it starts to wear I'm thinking of trying this stuff. http://www.eplastics.com/Slick_Strips I am wishing you luck but reports from the Forest River forum says that it is a temporary fix and will bunch up and tear after a while. Are you referring to the Darco tape or the plastic strips from elplastics? Darco tape. Some posters have tried the plastic strip and have had some success although they have not been using them for a very long time yet. Strips are not thick enough for countersunk screws and some have tried staples. Seems the best attachment may be double sided tape.
Charlie D. 10/11/14 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Material on the bottom of slide out starting to fray

Our Darco was beginning to fray just a little bit on one side of our main slide. Our dealer used 4 inch wide sticky back Darco on the ends of each slide too beef it up. It seems to be working... But if it starts to wear I'm thinking of trying this stuff. http://www.eplastics.com/Slick_Strips I am wishing you luck but reports from the Forest River forum says that it is a temporary fix and will bunch up and tear after a while.
Charlie D. 10/10/14 05:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Material on the bottom of slide out starting to fray

Yep-Darco wrap and it is a known problem on Primetime RV's and others that are Forest River products. There is a year old post about the issue on the Prime Time forum and Forest River refuses to acknowledge that there is a problem. Be very careful with the edges. They are the first to catch water and the ends will swell.
Charlie D. 10/09/14 04:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford ups warrenty

Still got the same old front doors they have had for what seems forever. I prefer a column stick rather than a floor shift.
Charlie D. 10/07/14 05:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buckeyes

Bags-I guess we fans feel that time management and involvement in the game for Les Miles. Sometimes when the camera pans to him he looks lost. I noticed yesterday that when the camera came on him he raised his shoulders and put his palms up as if " What happened." There is certainly a QB problem and he doesn't seem to be able or want to groom a quarterback. The recruits for QB are highly rated and we will just have to see how the season progress. I did see where he lost 11 players to the NFL. That is quite a loss and he has started a large number of Freshman who sometimes gives one the hope that they will grow into very good players.
Charlie D. 10/05/14 05:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Buckeyes

Please someone-send a doctor-my Tigers are on life support after the beating they took from Auburn who should rise to #2.
Charlie D. 10/05/14 03:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: Waiting for our 2015i GMC 3500HD Duramax

Ups the power? All three of the manufacturers keep trying to one-up each other with more torque and horsepower than one needs.
Charlie D. 10/05/14 02:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Crack in Sidewall by Bedroom Slide

Check the new post by Mike Leclair about getting his Cougar stuck. I noticed that he has a platform on the back of his and may be original from the factory. A search would tell you how his model compares to yours. Would be interesting if it matches closely and yet the platform on his is from the factory.
Charlie D. 10/03/14 05:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dexter EZ Flex upgrade improve towing

The one on the bottom of the first pictures have been known to rip out. There has been pictures on this and other forums about it. Please explain. Could you supply a link? Did a LITTLE digging but did not find any pictures of the Equaflex failure but if you look at the thickness of the top of the bolt holes you will see that they are much thinner than the EZ Flex.
Charlie D. 10/01/14 07:31am Towing
RE: Dexter EZ Flex upgrade improve towing

The one on the bottom of the first pictures have been known to rip out. There has been pictures on this and other forums about it.
Charlie D. 09/30/14 06:25pm Towing
RE: San Antonio east or south toward Florida

I mention the access road for Beltway 8 as some of the tollway you need a special pass to use the tollway as there are no toll booths for collecting cash. This is true on the North Belt but if they see a 1 time out of state plate they will ignore it. Do it 3 or 4 times in a short period and you will get a nastygram from them. The Beltway charges by the axle on the toll as well. That can be an expensive bypass. This spring I got on Beltway 8 by mistake. Decided to stay on it because the side roads had stop sign. I received a bill through the mail. I do not have the Toll Pass but I do have Texas license.
Charlie D. 09/30/14 06:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yesterday's College Football Games!

Sounds like a coach in Alabama. Demanded this, demanded that and got everything he wanted including the biggest paycheck in college football. If he didn't receive it quickly enough he became a whiner. I will give him credit for being an outstanding coach and recruiter but not much else.
Charlie D. 09/30/14 06:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Yosemite

BK and papa-Just received a message from wife's cousin. They are currently south of Fresno for a few days and decided to go to Las Vegas. I will suggest taking I-15 to Las Vegas and then 93 to Kingman. This should take them over Hoover Dam. How is Highway 93 to Kingman? They are asking about must see's but I haven't been that way. BK-You said " I assume this late in the year they are going to the south rim." Can you elaborate?
Charlie D. 09/29/14 04:27pm Roads and Routes
Yosemite

Wife's cousin called. Said they were at Yosemite and looking for a route to the Grand Canyon. They have a Ram 2500 and pulling and Airstream-guessing between 26-30 feet.
Charlie D. 09/28/14 06:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: Replacing shocks on 2500HD, CC

I went with the plain old Monroe's. Made a world of difference and not as pricey as the other. Found that my shocks were gone between 25000-30000 miles. I bet yours are worn out.
Charlie D. 09/28/14 05:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Social Security question/ help please if you know

Another thing to remember is the age you stop working. You can stop working at a different time than you start receiving SS. It will effect your final calculations. Please explain further what you mean. The Primary Insurance Amount is based on the year you turn 62, and does not depend on when you stop working. Calculations are based on the highest 35 years of employment. Go to the SS site and use their calculator. The year you stop working DOES affect the amount you get at 62 or later. If I retire from my work at 55 (earliest I'm eligible), but don't take SS until 67, I will get about $600 less per month than if I continue to work until 67 and take starting that year. I believe that there is a "max input" that you have to put into the system before the stop work date no longer affects your benefits - but I'm not positive. The comment from toedtows is what happened to me. No longer able to handle the stress from my job my doctor told me to retire. Did so at 57. For 6 years I added nothing to S.S. before I started drawing so my S.S. was lower (forever) . The final years are considered the highest earning and if you retire before 62 you loose that contribution.
Charlie D. 09/28/14 05:46pm RV Lifestyle
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