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RE: Quick response

Hello Buzzcut, Thank you for sharing your positive experience with Good Sam Roadside Assistance. We are pleased to hear about the rapid response your received from road service. Safe travels. Ella years X2, I have had good service from GSRA for 27 years:):):)
djgarcia 06/24/16 03:00pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: little surprise every time we dump the tanks

Leaking sewer line---- Go to camping world for a "sliding gate" that hooks directly permanently to your current sewer line.
djgarcia 06/23/16 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SAFETY WHILE TRAVELLING ALONE

Hello All, I am new here. In the future I would like to live and travel full time in my truck camper. At least for a few years after I retire, maybe forever : ) My question is about personal safety for a woman travelling alone. What is your opinion? Do you just make sure to check places out thoroughly beforehand and make sure there is good cell phone service? Is it something you just get used to? I would love some advice from others who travel alone. Hello, Here is a partial list of RV clubs, organizations that are designed for solo/women who would like to travel with fellow RVers: 1.Rvingwomen.org 2. women-traveling.com 3. roadtrecking.com 4. roamingrv.com Every one has their own level of safety / security measures. I suggest you consider the following: 1. Travel with RV clubs/groups 2. boondocks in areas that you are very familiar with 3. Install a security light on your RV to replace your original (amazon). This light will stay off until you or an intruder gets within 10 to 15 feet of your RV, then it will automatically turn on a very bright flood light which will stay on for about 10 min. The light is angeled so you are not disturbing your neighbor. 4. I keep a large bear spray canister in my truck, 5th wheel, house and car. 5. I have Good Sam Emergency Road Side service so I don't get stranded.
djgarcia 06/20/16 07:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tow Options with Larger 5th wheel

We had a break down last June on I - 10 west of Blythe. They didn't have a large tow rig available to do both. But We were lucky enough got two trucks and towed truck separate from fifth wheel. My situation was truck broke down so still under warranty I had GM pay for the truck tow and good Sam Paid for the trailer tow, put us in an RV park for the weekend until we got back on the road Monday. We have used the Good Sam Roadside service I believe 5 times now and haven't had any issues with towing or reimbursement. Just make sure you get info from operator and document your situation. Good Luck & Be Safe ! ! ! X2, they sent a truck and loaded the truck on the flat bed and then hooked up to the trailer TT. Towed me 40 miles to the Dodge dealer, disconnected from the TT, unloaded the truck at the dealer service bay. Then hooked up the TT again and drove me 10 miles to the RV Park, parked the TT into our reserved site. Explained they had to charge me a $1 a mile from the dealer to the RV Park:):) Good Sam provided a rental car until my truck was fixed. Good Sam paid the whole cost:):):)
djgarcia 06/19/16 10:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shower wont drain unless black tank is dumped

Hello, Boy could we use some help. We have a 2012 Keystone Montana. We made the mistake of leaving bland tank open. It clogged, we fould out the hard way. Before we had black pumped out by septic co, the shower clogged with 3 in water. Black is finally unclogged, rinsed out best we can tell. We are able to use flushing toilet, no more problems, or so we thought. Shower has standing water in it again. We dumped grey tank and it did not drain. Dumped black and the shower drained(black not full but we tried everything) This happens three more times. What could be causing shower to fill, needing black dumped...... Lift and remove the shower drain strainer. Take a metal clothes hanger, straighten a 12" length and make a hook on one end. Now reach down the shower drain and you will find soap scum and strings of hair. Remove all debris and clean the shower drain as far as you can reach. Take a plunger and push a few times and it will bring up other debris.
djgarcia 06/18/16 10:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Route in California

Texas to Calif. I don't know where you are starting from in Texas but I would not recommend I-10 or I-20. I would take the straightest route out of Texas by heading north to I-40. Then go west to I-58 out of Barstow. Stay on hwy. 58 to Hwy 99 then north to Yosemite.:)
djgarcia 06/18/16 02:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Mequires Ultimate Wash & Wax

In the past we have used RV wash and wax to wash the trailer. However when I was picking up a new jug of Mequires wax this morning, I saw the ultimate wash & wax. The label shows it for cars but is there any reason that it wouldn't work on the trailer. It just seems that if it works as good as the other Mequires products that it should do a good job, and maybe cut down on the waxing. I have always used Meqires Marine wax and it does an excellent job.
djgarcia 06/16/16 10:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 30 amp surge protector suggestions?

If my Lance trailer has a 30 amps cord for power, can I use a 50 amp surge protector without any problems or do I need to have 30/50 amp surge protector so I can use 30 or 50 amp, which ever is available at the particular park I am at???
djgarcia 06/15/16 08:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where do I get my drivers license?

If you've been living in a motorhome at an RV park in Colorado and your drivers license is ready to expire. Which state should you get the license from if you no longer live in the original state of origin? Colorado says you must get a Colorado license after living there 30 days. Does that apply to a motorhome in an RV park? I would make sure you are getting your information from a Colorado DMV. An Ariz. cop pulled me over and said that even though I was a snow bird, I had to get an Ariz. Driver Lic. after 30 days. I went to an Ariz. DMV office the next day and was told there is no such law or requirement:):):)
djgarcia 06/15/16 08:00pm Beginning RVing
RE: Service Recommendation Portland OR.

We have a 40' diesel Holiday Rambler motorhome needing scheduled PM (chassis stuff) plus some miscellaneous like jacks. We'll be in Portland, Oregon next week and would like a recommendation on a service center. I did discover J&S RV Services, and would like comments on them, and any others which folks have tried and liked for this kind of work. Thanks! Curtis Trailers in Hillsboro. If you are heading south, I would drive to Guaranty RV in Junction City, 93 miles from Portland. Guaranty would be my first choice, great service, large RV shop and they have an RV store.
djgarcia 06/13/16 08:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you know if your water heater is full?

Ok - so I have read never turn on the 110 heater coil in your water heater unless it has water in it - how do you know if its full or not? Before you turn on the hot water heater, ALWAYS, turn the water on at the kitchen sink and watch the water steam, you are looking for any air spurts mixed in the stream, continue running the water until you see NO air bubbles/or spurts. When the water stream is a steady stream, your hot water tank is full and you can now turn on your water heater. Too be extra safe you can run the faucet in the bathroom as well.
djgarcia 06/13/16 03:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: road side

We have Geico now on the truck and trailer but it doesn't cover road side assistance Just called and they want $55/year for the whole package of stuff. Does anybody have an idea what the others are charging now like good sam or coach net? as always thanks. good sam (rv and personal cars) runs around $100. we've had them for 30-years and are quite satisfied. X2. 25 years of great service:)
djgarcia 06/13/16 03:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water capacity?

Agreed that water usage can be subjective. And the Gal that was with has zero RV experience. And we tried to instruct her how to conserve water so that we could have a second round of showers before we left. Which she chose to ignore and proceeded to get grumpy on the last day that she felt dirty! We do keep a six gallon water jug with the old camper for refill purposes. Took me a while of running around but was able to find a campground down the road that allowed me to fill the jug a couple times to finish out the weekend. I do like the idea of carrying multiple extra water jugs or maybe an additional large tank in the truck? Clearly she didn't understand the concept of a "Navy Shower". We have 75 gallon capacity and can camp four days with 4 adults and 3 kids and still come home with water. Navy showers, wet wipes, waterless shampoo, and rinseless body wash at night for the kids. Sounds like it is time to find a new or different girl friend to go RVing with you:):):)
djgarcia 06/13/16 12:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water capacity?

Water capacity----- 25 gal to 30 gal. tanks are small. My 5th wheel has a 75 gal. tank and with 2 of us we can last 10 to 12 days with 1 shower a day BUT---- You and your friends have to start using what they call "NAVY" SHOWERS. Turn off the water as soon as you get yourself wet, then soap up your whole body including your hair, now turn the water back on to rinse then turn the water off. You should be able to do this in less than 5 min. :):)
djgarcia 06/13/16 10:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Amazed and Disgusted

Sorry, but @ 5:30am, neither my dogs or I are interested in trekking 1/4 mile through the CG to get to the dog park for them to do their business. People need to get over being so territorial. As long as it's bagged and taken away, there's really no issue to be raised. It was always my understanding that all RV Parks have a separate fenced area just for dog owners to take their dog to exercise, socialize with other dogs and other dog owners but more importantly to let there dogs whizz and poop!!!!! So a dog owners right to claim all the RV Park as their "territory" in addition to the special "dog area" that is provided makes the rest of us "territorial". "NOT" I reserve the right to NOT to have the smell dog whizz and poop!!!!
djgarcia 06/13/16 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Amazed and Disgusted

As long as she bags the poop, I would have no problem with any dog using a tree on my site. We're fortunate to have a site with a very large grassy area and our two dogs have come to use it all the time. Pick up after your dog and I'm happy. Leave it for me to pick up and we'll have a problem. RV Behaviors!!! A lady with a dog described the ritual of letting their "do their business" on the tree right in front of my RV site. I asked her if she thought this considerate and appropriate? She laughed and told me her dog pooping or peeing right in front of my RV was perfectly ok! I told her that in the morning I was going to walk in front of her RV by a tree and take a whizz and would that be ok??? She thought that was totally inappropriate!!!!! but it was ok for dog to take a dump and whizz everyday on my RV site::):) It was always my understanding that all RV Parks have a separate fenced area just for dog owners to take their dog to exercise, socialize with other dogs and other dog owners but more importantly to let there dogs whizz and poop!!!!!
djgarcia 06/13/16 08:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Amazed and Disgusted

RV Behaviors!!! A lady with a dog described the ritual of letting their "do their business" on the tree right in front of my RV site. I asked her if she thought this considerate and appropriate? She laughed and told me her dog pooping or peeing right in front of my RV was perfectly ok! I told her that in the morning I was going to walk in front of her RV by a tree and take a whizz and would that be ok??? She thought that was totally inappropriate!!!!! but it was ok for dog to take a dump and whizz everyday on my RV site::):)
djgarcia 06/12/16 07:10am General RVing Issues
RE: 110 PSI Air While on the Road

Thinking about upgrading from 80 PSI E-rated tires to 110 PSI G-rated tires. I assume 110 PSI air is available at most Love, Pilot-type truck stops? Anybody use a portable air compressor? If so, what make/model? Finding stations that have the 110psi could be difficult. I have my own compressor(Sears) with a capacity to fill to 110psi. Another alternative is to go to a tire shop. I use Les Schwab in Ca. Or. Wa. but I don't believe Ariz. has Les Schwab. Once I air up my trailer tires to 110psi at home I generally don't have to worry about loosing more than +/- 1 lb. of air. after being on the road for 3 to 4 months. I also use metal valve stems which prevents air loss.
djgarcia 06/09/16 06:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Vehicle Length when reserving

Is that just the trailer length they are asking for, or total length with tow vehicle? Just the length from the rear bumper to front of the hitch. The only exception might be if you are just staying over night and don't want to unhook your RV.
djgarcia 06/08/16 06:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tires

I purchased the Goodyear G614 tires, and today I had them mounted on my rims. When I was picking them up, the service guy said I needed to bring them somewhere and have treads cut on the outer and inner edges of the tire. I did some research before purchasing them and plenty of people bragged on this tire, but nothing was ever mentioned about having them regrooved upon arrival. Is this necessary? Thanks in advance! Never heard of this!!!! Sounds demented to me:):):)
djgarcia 06/07/16 06:00am Fifth-Wheels
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