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RE: Sidewall Problems/"Gassing"/Checking of Paint

Newmar uses hung wall construction and like ncrowley said they can remove only the fiber glass panels from the exterior of the RV and replace with new ones . Most other manufacturers use laminated structural panels and I do not think they can be replaced without removing and replacing the entire wall structure.Got it, thanks.
Pirate 11/27/15 04:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sidewall Problems/"Gassing"/Checking of Paint

Is replacing a sidewall has horrible of a job as I can imagine? You would think the entire RV would just fall apart like a house of cards if you removed a single wall.
Pirate 11/26/15 05:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Garmin and "road closed"?

Pirate 11/20/15 05:18pm Technology Corner
RE: electric blankets, $50, $150, $250, $$$$??

Biddeford is the only blanket maker we will use. They will replace the controllers as needed.
Pirate 11/16/15 05:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Floor Scales

What a bunch of opinionated a$$holes on this forum. I only wanted to post a source for a product. I didn't ask about how I spent my money, how to weight four corners, should I weigh four corners, etc. No wonder people don't want to post here.
Pirate 11/13/15 10:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Floor Scales

Actually a CAT scale can give you a pretty close corner weight, but it will cost you double the price. First weight on two rear platforms, yeah rough to reach the microphone button :B Call it 32K lbs total 20 rear and 12 front. Now start a new ticket with the DS off the same two platforms. Note weights. Now do the reweigh with the PS off the platforms. Note weights. If these two last weights are close to your first total weight on the axles I believe your close to corner weights. Disclaimer..... Most CAT scales are fairly level for platform vs roadway. If not YMMV We had a guy report a 900 lb difference on the front axle at the Freightliner plant in NC. Duh I would want to air up to that amount, not half of it.I haven't been to many cat scales but the ones I have been through did not have any room to scoot to either side.
Pirate 11/12/15 12:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Floor Scales

Sounds like a waste of $340 and your time. Cat scales are cheap.Cat scales won't tell you that your right side is 600lbs heavier than your left side, something my last 4-corner weigh-in did.
Pirate 11/11/15 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
Floor Scales

Found a place that sells a "kit" for building your own floor scale. My kit can handle 20K. The kit has all the guts you need, I need to provide my own platform. They recommend 3/4 or 1" aluminum. Price was $340 for the kit. I ordered one so I can weigh each position, one at a time. This should solve my 4 corner weighing issue which hasn't been done in a long time. A & A Scales
Pirate 11/10/15 04:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: February too cold for Williamsburg VA?

Went through that area last Feb. Weather was nice one day but within days had snow. It didn't last long. Remember to put down anteanns if they are up in cold wet weather above 32deg and will go below freezing overnight and you need to leave in the am.
Pirate 11/04/15 05:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Resurrecting an issue

I like listening to 19. Good info sometimes. Had some nice conversations when bypassing traffic jams. Truckers can be nice too.
Pirate 11/04/15 04:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Which sealant to use on replacing exterior speaker?

Yep, smear it all over that black looking cone gizmoe. Layer it one deep, at least an inch should work.
Pirate 10/30/15 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Direct TV-Clear View of the Sky?

I have used satellite ar app. Anyone know if that is just as good as dish pointer pro? Trying to figure out how the $20 vs free matters for this type of app. The other thing I am wondering if these give a clear view based on your exact antenna type. I have been told the true angle of satellite view to the dish is not the same as eyeballing it. Apparently the angle is 20deg upwards or something like that. So, if I use those apps, do they really take into account my dish?
Pirate 10/29/15 05:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Dumping RV tanks into home syptic system

Rid-X is just fine to use. A septic system depends on bacteria to work properly and Rid-X is just that. I add it after the tank is pumped to be sure that the bacteria has a good start. It can only do good and no harm.Rid-X will break up the top scum layer, which should be sucked out by a service. Once it breaks up, it can move to your leach field and clog it. Do Not use Rid-X in a septic system.
Pirate 10/26/15 04:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dumping RV tanks into home syptic system

Thank you. Your many comments and personal experiences have encouraged me to do some research on the subject of pumping septic tanks. So over the past couple days, I have reviewed over a dozen government and university websites along with a handful of (what I felt were) valid private sites (not "Big Bubba's Handy Septic Tips"). Over the course of this research, I learned quite a bit on the subject and for those of you that might be interested, I encourage doing similar research. No need to reference specific sites here as Google will lend a hand in your quest.Exactly. And what I found was to routinely pump your tank, don't use stuff like ridx.
Pirate 10/25/15 05:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why would anyone want an outside TV?

I agree. Outside tv, radio, speakers, all a big mistake in the rv world.
Pirate 10/16/15 05:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: furance running on the road

I read only one place one time that someone worried about the hot exhaust blowing down the side of the rv when traveling vs. straight out when parked. Not sure if it matters if you have graphics real close to furnace exhaust.
Pirate 10/03/15 05:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Get the Most Out of Time in Michigan

..dupe sorry
Pirate 10/02/15 05:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to Get the Most Out of Time in Michigan

Skip Sleeping Bear and go directly to the UP, after spending maybe a couple days near Mac. I would drive directly from Mac to the Soo, then to Paradise (Tahquamenon) along Lake Superior Scenic Drive. On to Munising. Stay a couple days. Drive up to Grand Marais, see Pictured Rocks. The northwest section of the lower peninsula is higher priced, busier, and not as beautiful as other parts of MI.
Pirate 10/02/15 05:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: High and Low settings for TST Tire Monitoring system

Havering installed this system before out 3000 mile trip we just completed, it was either their online video or the printed instructions that noted the 158 degree default is a temp many tire makers use for a max temp before tire failure That's fine, but the sensor measures, not the tire temperature, but the temperature of itself. I had a brake problem on my van. I didn't know until the TST started beeping from high temp.
Pirate 09/30/15 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Adding a heat strip to a Ducted A/C Unit...

I wanted to install the "cheap heat" system but I didn't have enough room for the unit in the cabinet. It is probably the best electrical heating system out there. http://www.rvcomfortsystems.com/
Pirate 09/20/15 05:01pm Tech Issues
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