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RE: Decal Removal

I assume he removed them because they were in bad shape. If you have good digital photos of yout RV you can have the decals duplicated by a graphics shop. I had all of ours removed and replaced by a local sign shop. I got to pick a much better quality decal material for the new ones. Our 7 year old trailer still looks very nice with this issue corrected. Dick
dclark1946 03/28/14 04:48am Tech Issues
RE: Watts H560 water pressure regulator malfunction

We have not had any problem with out Watts water regulator and it is probably 10 years old. It stays in our trailer during the winter off season. I do make sure it has all of the water out of it after each use by disconnecting it from the hose and holding it in both vertical positions. The gage is starting to get a little rusty but it still functions. I may just order a new gage. Dick
dclark1946 03/28/14 04:42am Tech Issues
RE: Good Sam RV Insurance Feedback

We are considering Good Sam RV insurance to cover the chance that our TV or trailer has major issues on the road. We currently have AAA but that would only cover our TV and would not help with getting our TT back to civilization while the TV was being worked on nor would it cover trailer issues. Anyone with experience with this insurance? Thanks;Just join Good Sam, & you'll get all the junk mail you ever wanted concerning Good Sam Roadside Assistance Insurance , I get about 3 offers a week in the mail, I've gotten so many that I know what they are without opening them, so the go directly to the trash unopened. Yes I understand that. We are Good Sam members through Camping World and we get plenty of that type of mail. I have always blown that off but have been rethinking if that might be a good investment. Dick
dclark1946 03/26/14 06:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sleep Number Mattress Questions

Hmmmm. Interesting input from everyone. Dick
dclark1946 03/26/14 06:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sleep Number Mattress Questions

Get an inverter. I considered that but prefer not to add more 12V power draw since we do nicely with a single high quality (Trojan SCS 200) 12V battery. I do carry a small 100W inverter for emergency situations but have used it only once in 10 years. I need to know if there is any reason the mattress needs ac power all the time after you get the pressure set. Dick
dclark1946 03/26/14 10:43am General RVing Issues
Good Sam RV Insurance Feedback

We are considering Good Sam RV insurance to cover the chance that our TV or trailer has major issues on the road. We currently have AAA but that would only cover our TV and would not help with getting our TT back to civilization while the TV was being worked on nor would it cover trailer issues. Anyone with experience with this insurance? Thanks;
dclark1946 03/26/14 10:37am General RVing Issues
Sleep Number Mattress Questions

We are considering purchasing a Sleep Number mattress from Camping World since they currently have them on sale for $800. I know you have to allow for altitude differences but am wondering if once you get to your site and get the pressure set right do you need electrical power. We dry camp a lot in national parks with a generator when needed for recharging the battery but would not want to need ac power all the time. Also have you been happy with the RV version(short queen)? Thanks; Dick
dclark1946 03/26/14 10:31am General RVing Issues
RE: New tow vehicle

Congratulations on your new truck. I would be interested in hearing some mileage data highway w/wo trailer. Also engine rpms and speed on grades. How much weight are you towing and what engine did your F150 have? Dick
dclark1946 03/25/14 05:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Insulating windows

Hi Wayne, Temperature where I am at now is 9 F, out door relative humidity is 79%, indoor relative humidity is 15%. That is an unhealthy humidity . Dick
dclark1946 03/25/14 03:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Insulating windows

What is generating all the moisture? Just the inhabitants or are you cooking with gas? I just got back from a trip to the Grand Canyon and it was so dry I ran a vaporizer or boiled water to raise the humidity level. I was proud to have a little condensate on the window. Dick
dclark1946 03/25/14 06:51am Tech Issues
RE: telescopic ladders

Bought mine several years ago at Camping World (Telestep or something like that). I use it a lot and works perfectly for getting onto the TT roof. I clean the slide roof when camping under messy trees, roof maintenance and putting up my Davis wireless weather station. Dick
dclark1946 03/21/14 04:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Need your help with portable generators

I carry our small Honda generator in the trailer all the time. It rides right inside the door or under the table. I've never smelled any fumes from it. It does sleep outside though. I have four Honda generators ( two EU 2000 and two EU1000). I never could eliminate gas smell in a closed area with the fuel cap set to off for any of the units. Dick
dclark1946 03/19/14 10:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Coachmen Apex Quality??

My grandson bought an Apex. What a piece of junk! The fenders are falling off because most of the screws didn't hit anything. That said, my Spree had considerable faults as well. When you looked at the 262RKS, was the fridge in the slide or just inside the door. The early ones were by the door and reduced counter space. Our dealer had a 261RKS and it had the fridge on the slide and decent counter space. The 262RKS pictures we have seen had the fridge by the door and the kitchen sink was on a diagonal with not much counter space. To add to the Spree confusion their web site shows the 262 RKS fridge on the slide. We assume the floor plan has not been updated since two different dealers that have the 262RKS show the fridge by the door. Dick So you are saying the new 262RKS has the fridge back on the slide? I will give that more consideration. Thanks Dick They are putting them in the slide again. I believe that very few were built with the fridge by the door. Personally I would prefer to have it out of the slide. The slide limits the height so the fridge is smaller. The slide install requires side vents which in turn requires a fan to move the air. The fridge would be more convenient if one could reach items, without going completely across the trailer, when you are outdoors. A small flip-up shelf could be installed to add some of the lost counter space.
dclark1946 03/05/14 10:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Coachmen Apex Quality??

We just purchase a Coachmen Apex 239RDS the parent company is Forest River. I have been following this unit for the last couple of years and the brand had made great improvement in the craftsmanship of the Apex units. I am happy with our purchases. With all campers, maintenance is the key. Thanks for your positive feedback. I think we will visit the dealer that has one in stock to get a better look. Dick
dclark1946 03/05/14 03:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Coachmen Apex Quality??

My grandson bought an Apex. What a piece of junk! The fenders are falling off because most of the screws didn't hit anything. That said, my Spree had considerable faults as well. When you looked at the 262RKS, was the fridge in the slide or just inside the door. The early ones were by the door and reduced counter space. Our dealer had a 261RKS and it had the fridge on the slide and decent counter space. The 262RKS pictures we have seen had the fridge by the door and the kitchen sink was on a diagonal with not much counter space. To add to the Spree confusion their web site shows the 262 RKS fridge on the slide. We assume the floor plan has not been updated since two different dealers that have the 262RKS show the fridge by the door. Dick
dclark1946 03/05/14 03:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Coachmen Apex Quality??

We had a 2003 Coachmen Catalina 28BH that had a good portion of the floor rot out in less than 4 years due to unseen leaks around doors/windows. There was absolutely no indication on the walls or ceilings, just soft spots under the carpet that were a real mess when I pulled the carpet up. I don't know the difference between a Catalina and Apex, but that pretty much turned me off of Coachmen. Thanks for your input. Our relative's trailer also had an issue with a soft spot in the floor in addition to the slide leakage. Dick
dclark1946 03/05/14 08:55am Travel Trailers
RE: 13500/1500 air conditioner?

Hi 15000/13500 =~ 11% larger. I you really want "more cool" add a 2nd unit. I would suggest the same, but most likely a 30' TT only has 30 amp service and that will not run 2 units. I agree. One often overlooked option is the high efficiency 13.5 K units that Coleman and Dometic offer. These units draw 4 A less than a standard 13.5 K unit. Coleman claims their Power Saver has greater cooling capacity than their standard unit. You could actually run two high efficiency 13.5 units for about 22 A. Dick
dclark1946 03/05/14 06:27am Travel Trailers
Coachmen Apex Quality??

We are looking for a possible replacement for our 07 KZ Spree 240 RBS. KZ no longer makes a 24 foot Spree and we do not want to go to the 262 RKS because it has less kitchen counter space than our trailer. We finally found Coachmen Apex 258RKS that has all the features (front cap,floor plan, weight and frameless windows) that we are looking for but do not know anything about the build quality. We have a relative that has a 06 Coachmen that had slide seal issues that caused extensive damage but don't know if that is an isolated data point . Thanks, Dick
dclark1946 03/05/14 06:07am Travel Trailers
RE: EPDM Liquid roof starting to get shallow cracks.

Another coat and another 5 years. How much longer to you plan on keeping your RV? Dick
dclark1946 02/26/14 07:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Salem/McMinnville - where to buy a Honda eu1000i?

We own two Eu1000s and two Eu2000s. When we are dry camping I carry only the Eu1000s because they provide all we need. The second unit is only for backup. The 1000s are much easier on my back taking it in and out of the pickup bed when I use it to charge our battery. Now at home if we have a power outage I prefer the 2000 to run the refrigerator and freezer and any other critical items. With the EU1000 you do really need to be careful with the gasoline as the tiny jets are easy to get clogged. I use Stabile marine (blue) and drain the tank and carb when the unit is not going to be used in a couple of weeks Are you aware that two Honda 1000i's can be paralleled together? In fact two of them in parallel put out more continuous power than a single 2000i does! Because of this, two 1000i Hondas in parallel might just run a 13.5K air conditioner in certain situations in which a single 2000i won't. As you said, two 1000i generators are each one much easier to lift separately than a 2000i and also provide some all-important 120V AC backup in case one should fail. If I was going to ever buy "around 2000 watts" of portable Honda generator power and if could afford it, I'd buy two 1000i generators in a heartbeat instead of a single 2000i. It's strange that you should mention 1000i jets being easy to clog up. For some reason my Honda EX650 has never had a fuel delivery problem. I sometimes leave it sitting for months (years - before we bought our RV) without draining/changing the gas between RV trips and it still starts right up. However, I do keep Stabil in the gas storage container that I fill the generator from. Yes I am aware you can parallel EU1000s. I have even paralleled an Eu1000 with an EU2000 and while it works I could not get the load sharing to work properly. The EU1000 was always carrying more of the total load. Dick
dclark1946 02/25/14 05:59am Tech Issues
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