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RE: Best plumbing materials for a leaky 2012 bighorn

I've come to the conclusion this am that my 2012 heartland bighorn needs compleatly re plumbed. I woke up to my 4th bad leak, fittings are comeing apart at random, plus the lines look like they were installed by a child at the factory. Everything is intangeled looks like an absolute mess. Then add wiring and duct work all twisted together and it's a mess. My RV is getting ruined little be little. There has to be better plumbing materials vs the cheap, no craftsmanship way this thing was slopped together. Some lines need shortened and better clamps need to replace the crimp on style. Any suggestions for better materials? I'm at a loss, less than 4 years old and rotting away. It might be worth a call to Heartland customer service. If you get lucky, some of the problems might be reparied by Heartland via warranty or in the interest of Customer relations.
djgarcia 09/26/16 06:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you drive with your propane on?

I checked with the Calif. DMV laws related to RV's. With regard to the levels of combustibility of "Gasoline, diesel and Propane" , they are all equal in terms of combustibility. I found no specific laws prohibiting the use of propane while the RV is moving. It is interesting question when you consider RV vehicles that run on propane?????
djgarcia 09/25/16 06:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Do you drive with your propane on?

In the 30 some odd years I've been camping in truck campers and a motor home I have always driven with the propane on to run the fridge. All these years I had never concidered this might be dangerous nor have I ever had anyone tell me they did not and in California it is illegal until last night. A friend who just bought a trailer said he was told it was unsafe and against the law. I tried a search and could not find any law saying it was illegal. So........what do y'all do? X2, I have always driven with the propane on for the same reason. I have heard other RVers express their opinion that the propane should be turned OFF when driving for safety reasons so I would suggest that each RVer do what is comfortable or makes sense to them. I am not aware of any law prohibiting the use of propane while driving.
djgarcia 09/25/16 05:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Just getting started... looking at small trailer choices

You can't go wrong with a small Lance trailer, used ones are hard to find but just keep looking. Based on your future plans and needs I would rule out any RV other than a small trailer with a bathroom/shower, stove, heater and refrigerator especially if you are planning on having kids RV with you. Having to go outside in the cold/rain at 1:00am to use the restrooms would not be fun:)
djgarcia 09/25/16 12:10am Beginning RVing

There is no guarantee on age when you order tires. That is why I only get tires locally and I tell them I will not accept tires older than 6 months. I buy tires for age not mileage and they are out of date before they can wear out. X2, I always look at each new tire for the mfg. date before they put them on my 5th. wheel to just to keep every honest:)
djgarcia 09/24/16 08:34am Fifth-Wheels

I suspect that you have answered your own suspicions!!!!! If you can't find any info about the company on the internet, that should be your first clue:)
djgarcia 09/23/16 11:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Highway 58, San Luis Obispo to Barstow

A much better way to go for an RV is 46 from Paso Robles. Very easy drive. X2, Hwy. 46 is the best and most RV friendly hwy. to take. 46 will take you directly to hwy. 99.
djgarcia 09/23/16 08:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Firs time in the RV with hookups

You don't use the onboard water pump when you're hooked up to city water. -Speak If you need extra water pressure in the shower you can run both.
djgarcia 09/22/16 10:57pm Beginning RVing
RE: Changing a tire on tt what do you use?

Bottle jack works great and they don't take up much room or cost much. Camping World sells a device called a "Travel Aide" that you set on the ground and just roll a tire up on and the bad tire is lifted up in the air so you can change the tire without having to use any jacks.
djgarcia 09/22/16 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Changing a tire on tt what do you use?

Changing a tire on tt what do you use? Cheers a credit card or motor club card and a cell phone. :B And you always have cell service ? This years travels I've only had cell service about a third of the time. Oh & didn't I help you with an electrical issue in a park this spring ? ; ) cheers You need to find a cell phone service that covers the areas you normally or typically travel in. I use AT&T and have never had a problem on the Pacific coast and/or all the south west states. I even used it once in Boston. Check out AT&T and Verzion.
djgarcia 09/22/16 11:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Changing a tire on tt what do you use?

Changing a tire on tt what do you use? Cheers a credit card or motor club card and a cell phone. :B X2, Call Good Sam Emergency Roadside service. Changing a tire in 110 deg. temp in the desert or on a 4 lane freeway is not my first choice or more importantly----safe! IMHO
djgarcia 09/22/16 11:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Feeling sick since first day RVing

Heat flashes, headaches, hard to breath, puking. I haven't been feeling well since sleeping in my RV. Sold house and full timing now. Sick everyday. Used coachmen 2008 freelancer Help please, William Are there other people living in the RV with you? Are they experiencing the same medical conditions??
djgarcia 09/21/16 09:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: Needles, Ca. to Mesa, Az. which route?

I would not recommend the Calif. Hwy. 95 , it is too bumpy, curvy and desolate and no fuel:( Take the Ariz. Hwy. 95
djgarcia 09/18/16 10:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route from I-5 to Oregon Coast

An alternative--- Go to Redding and take 299 over to 101 and you will be on Hwy. 101 all the way north to Newport. Opps! not 298
djgarcia 09/18/16 09:50am Roads and Routes
RE: Does tire pressure drastically affect crosswind stability?

One of the biggest spoilers of our travelling enjoyment is the spooky handling of our moho in the southwestern desert winds. Gusts of crosswinds can literally make it change lanes if they are strong. It doesn't lean much, but it moves sideways. I run the tire pressure on our 30ft. gasser A at 75 to 80 psi for a smoother and quieter ride. Do you know if increasing the pressure by 10 or 20 psi would make a big improvement in the stability? The tires are 245 70R 19.5. Look on the side of your tires for "max pressure" psi the tire is designed for. Then air the tires to the max. I run my Good Year "G" rated tires at 110 psi.
djgarcia 09/15/16 08:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5er shine products

Buy McGuires Marine liquid wax. They also have a "cleaning" wax if the RV is really oxidized, the use the other wax. Easy to apply and polish off.
djgarcia 09/15/16 08:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black Holding Tank slow to drain...

You might want to check with other RVers in the park and ask if they are having the same problem, if not, it is probably just the sewer drain at your site.
djgarcia 09/15/16 12:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black Holding Tank slow to drain...

1. put a water hose in the toilet and fill black tank about 3/4 full then open black tank valve, leaving the water hose running. Repeat process 2 or 3 times. If this does not resolve the issue call the local septic tank removal business and have your tank emptied.
djgarcia 09/15/16 10:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Firs time in the RV with hookups

1. The city water connection attaches to the pressure side of the water system, like the output of the pump. Generally you just have to hook it up and you have water; no additional valves to open or close, no need to turn on the pump or fill the tank. Not all rigs are created equal, on mine I have a manual valve within a few inches of my pump that I have to close when on city water. How do I know if I have this? You can always just turn the water off at the shore line spigot.
djgarcia 09/12/16 11:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: Firs time in the RV with hookups

1. Turn shore water off if you are going to be gone from rv site. 2. Let black tank get about 3/4 full and then empty. Turn on your black tank flush if you have one. After emptying the black, close the dump valve and fill the black tank up about 1/4 and then empty again to make sure you have discharged completely. Buy a clear sewer attachment that connects to your trailer so you can visually see if your tank is empty. 3. Some times I will pour 2 or 3 gallons of water into the toilet while I am dumping the black tank. 4. "Power Surge" is a must to protect all your electrical devices and appliances. RV Parks are not all equal with their electrical systems being up to date and in good shape.:(
djgarcia 09/12/16 08:03pm Beginning RVing
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