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RE: RAM 2500 Mirrors

If it doesn't have the tow mirrors, I would have the dealer swap them out. The clip on type mirror extenders vibrate too much, and look cheap on a new truck. X1!!! clip on type mirrors will drive you crazy, give your eye balls head aches:):):)
djgarcia 12/02/16 10:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Totaled my fifth wheel, how to work with insurance adjuster

Sounds true as you wrote it. Why would you want them to use a comparable from 2013 for your 2015????? I think you might be wording it incorrectly? I had the same confusion but just figured I didn't understand the situation:):):)
djgarcia 11/30/16 05:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: tanks

Tanks-------------what would be the benefit or advantage of leaving the gray tank open all the time??????
djgarcia 11/30/16 04:38pm General RVing Issues
Pin box 5th Airborne 5th. wheel

I need information about my Pin Box 5th. Airborne 5th wheel hitch. How many (psi) of air should I use with my hitch? What psi is too low and what psi is too high? thanks
djgarcia 11/30/16 09:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2015 Itasca Sunstar 27n

I'm hoping someone here has experienced the issues that I have been struggling with for some time and has some ideas for me. I've had a roof leak in the front cap which leaks down onto the dash since the coach was new. I've had 3 seal tek tests so far and a lot of sealing done but the leak remains. It all looks sealed to me but it goes back for a 4th seal tek test this week. Also, the jacks down indicator comes on almost everytime the vehicle is started whether the jacks are down or not. This after returning the coach and having it checked out 4 times. The dealers haven't been able to resolve these problems so far and I would appreciagte any help I can get. Does anyone have any ideas? Take your RV to a different RV Repair facility. You might give Good Sam a call and see if by chance they have any recommendations of good RV Repair facilities or call customer service of the mfg. of your RV.
djgarcia 11/29/16 09:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: tanks

Never, ever let the black tank go dry. Keep it closed till it needs to be emptied. Once I empty mine ours I put in a couple of gallons of water to keep it from drying out. X1, good advice
djgarcia 11/29/16 08:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Just bought our first new trailer!

Catalina new trailer- Welcome to new adventures in the RV world. Here are a couple of thoughts based on my own experience with a new trailer: 1. Tires- find out what is biggest and highest load range tire you can use with your new trailer. Pick out the brand of tire that you like the most. I have used Good Year "G" rated tires for years and have had good experiences. Talk with your other RV friends for their opinions. Yes, there are a number different brands to choose from. Make replacing the tires your trailer comes with the tires of your choice a part of the deal or no deal. The dealer can have this done at the Mfg. plant. Generally new trailers come with cheapest tires possible. 2. I would test every system completely, including the AC. Put water in the fresh water tank to test the whole system especially the shower and toilet. Fresh water can just be drained right on the ground when done. Have the dealer fill both propane tanks so you can test the heating system. Turn on every electrical switch. Take your awing completely out and back in a couple of times. 3. If possible, stay in your trailer overnight at the dealers lot to do a "real" test of all the trailer systems and functions especially the refrigerator. Happy RVing:)
djgarcia 11/29/16 08:42am Travel Trailers
RE: tanks

Keep them closed. You need as much water and liquids in the black tank as possible to flush it out. Grey tank is not so critical, but if your kitchen sink flows into your tank, you really should wait to dump it too. Food particles will go down the drain and settle in the tank. If there is no water to flush them down, especially once they dry out, they will build up also, on top of each other, over time, and could potentially clog up your tank, same as the dreaded "poop pyramid syndrome." If both your tanks are connected to a single outlet, you can also back-flush the grey tank into the black tank to help clean it out a little better. You pick up a Flush King type snap on 3rd valve. After draining the black tank completely, you close the Flush King (3rd valve) and then open the grey tank and let it back flush into the black tank. After a few seconds close off the gray so none of the black gets into the grey tank. Then dump the black again. This will pull a LOT more poo from the black tank and you're not using any additional water. You repeat this 2 or 3 times, depending upon how big your tanks are, and it really cleans out your black tank. It takes WATER! Lots of it! Absolutely, never, do not ever, leave the black valve open. Fill the tank as much as possible, then dump it. You win! X1, Always leave all the tanks closed, you need all the water from all the tanks to make sure you can completly clean out your black tank. After emptying the Black tank, I close the black tank valve and use my back flush to fill the black tank about 1/2 full and then empty it again. With this method you have "everything to gain and nothing to loose". A plugged up black tank is frustrating and can be costly to have it pumped out!!!!!
djgarcia 11/28/16 08:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Death Valley in June?

Scotty's Castle tour is one of the main reasons to go to Death Valley. It's fabulous and has great history. In June you'll just be driving the main roads. There's nothing else for a reason to stop. Other times of the year you can do off-roading or hiking. Scotty's Castle is closed because of the flood last year.
djgarcia 11/28/16 08:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Death Valley in June?

Scotty's is in a corner of the park that they would have to make side trip to anyway so it doesnt really affect the trip. Just curious, so other than the area around Scotty's Castle, the rest of Death Valley is open and accessible??
djgarcia 11/28/16 08:39am Roads and Routes
RE: Death Valley in June?

Road is washed out until 2019. Also much restoration to Death Valley Ranch is needed. Historic items need extra time to repair. https://www.nps.gov/deva/learn/nature/flood-2015.htm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgfpPBOOyo0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScMqi47A_mw Thanks for sharing the videos on the floods and all the damage in Death Valley. It is hard to believe the rain storm could cause that much damage. What a great loss. It just seems so paradoxical that the hottest and driest part of calif. could be so damaged by rain storms. Hopefully the person wantinng to travel to DV in June will look at all these videos and seriously reconsider his plan to visit DV while there is so much reconstruction/repair going on.
djgarcia 11/28/16 07:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Death Valley in June?

Scotty's is closed as well as the road from there to 95. why is Scotty's castle closed??
djgarcia 11/27/16 07:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Death Valley in June?

Death Valley in June-- Another consideration, if you have never lived in or spent any significant time in the desert, you will are probably only acclimated to Tennessee. You live in a part of the country that is very humid. The desert is very extremely dry heat with little if any humidity. This could make a very uncomfortable RV experience for you and your family.
djgarcia 11/27/16 07:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: GPS for RVs

I recently purchased a Garmin RV 760LMT. Seem pretty good. I have had other Garmins and other brands. Garmin seems to have less issues. X1, the 760LMT is next on my order list. This will be my 3rd Garmin and they are great!!!
djgarcia 11/27/16 06:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Death Valley in June?

Average tempetures in the month of June average 106 to 120 deg.:(:(
djgarcia 11/27/16 01:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: I like the Anza Borrego

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/680AC5FF-1D7B-4DEB-ABDF-B5298833D868_zpsjbstdj3z.jpg height=600 In 1962 my grandfather went camping here in a rig like this 52 years later visited the same places in a this rig http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o655/rwdIII/EB7F6E05-7EF0-4D23-AFFE-9CA7089D7E1B_zpslpbdqwn4.jpg height=600 I think your grandfather had the better RV rig:):):):)
djgarcia 11/27/16 10:13am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Lug Nut Torque

My fifth wheel has 15" five bolt load range C tires. What should the lug nut torque be? Would 80 foot pounds be about right? Contact the customer service of your trailers MFG or look in your RV's manual or you could just call your local RV shop as they would have all these torque numbers.
djgarcia 11/27/16 09:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Death Valley in June?

Tioga pass Hwy. 120 would not be my 1 first choice to get to Death Valley when pulling or in this case being PUSHED by my trailer going down a steep grade!!! IMHO:)
djgarcia 11/27/16 09:00am Roads and Routes
RE: Death Valley in June?

Is it safe to go through Death Valley in late June? We are planing our trip out west (from Tennessee) for next summer with the Grandkids so we will be traveling while school is out. Our plan has us going from Yosemite (Tuolumne) to Los Vegas. Not staying in Death Velley. Just driving through. Pulling our 21' TT with our F150. The high temperature is the concern. Is this a safe plan? Thoughts appreciated. June could see some hot temps during the day. Check DV's average temps in June. Look at changing the order of your schedule i.e. If going to Death Valley first would get you there earlier in the season April, May, you might avoid some of the heat temps. Just some general trip thoughts: 1. Make sure your vechicle is in tip top shape, especially tires and batteries. Carry an extra fan belt with you. 2. Make sure you have a good "Emergency Road Side Service plan" i.e. Good Sam, don't depend on service plans that are not primarily designed for RVers i.e. AAA. Let your family members at home know what your RV itinerary is approx. when going traveling through Death Valley. 3. There are some good RV camp grounds right in Death Valley at Furnance Creek to stay if you want to break up your trip from Yosemite to Las Vegas. Death Valley is an incredible experience and to really appreciate it you could spend 2 or 3 days exploring. To really appreciate the wonders of DV, I would recommend buying a travel book for DV and/or a good video before you visit there. Personally, Las Vegas would not be a high priority for me if traveling with kids. There is little to do for children, it is a Disney Land experience for adults. Just my own opinion based on many trips to both. If Vegas is a priority for you, I would check out the various shows especially ones that kids might enjoy and book them in advance.
djgarcia 11/27/16 07:28am Roads and Routes
RE: Security Light

We have a Keystone Montana fifth wheel...over the past five years it has come on by itself a number of times. The inside switch that controls the light is still in the off position...the only way, short of cutting power, to turn the light off is to use the remote. Any ideas why the light turns itself on? You have an electrical short and or bad electrical connection
djgarcia 11/26/16 10:55am Fifth-Wheels
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