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RE: Blue Beacon Truck Wash - Procedural Question

I'm thinking of using them the next time my 5th wheel needs done. Do they do anything with the roof or just the sides?
dpgllg 08/26/15 12:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Modifying 5th Wheel landing legs

I think your creating work for yourself. Lower the legs a bit. A bit depends on terrain and whether your going to need to raise or drop the nose. Pull the snaps pins. Continue lowering the legs. Eventually the pins will snap into the next available hole. From there continue lowering the legs until you get enough strain to release the hitch. Release and pull out. Once clear raise or lower the legs to make the trailer level. OP Here, You learn something new everyday! I was shown by the dealer when I purchased the 5th wheel in 2006 that you pull out the pins adjust the legs so pins can be reinserted and then proceed to lower legs. Being my first RV I didn't question him as at the time I was able to handle raising and lowering of the legs. I have since replaced the removable pins with the pin locks and just proceeded to continue with the same process. Thinking about it now it does really make sense. I will be adding the eye bolts in the bottom hole to help with the lifting of the legs. Thanks everyone for your help! Dave
dpgllg 08/26/15 11:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question on storing a LED TV

OP Here, Thanks everyone for your responses! My wife was actually insisting that we remove the TV "because it will freeze". I just wanted to leave it so all your responses say it will be fine so it stays As far as theft the thieves would have to break into a fenced locked and camera monitored lot that has someone on site 24 / 7. Then they would have to break into my RV and figure out a way to extend the slide to get to the TV. The battery is disconnected and the slide will not work. Thanks again for all your help! Dave
dpgllg 08/25/15 10:01am Technology Corner
Modifying 5th Wheel landing legs

I am looking for a way to make the process of raising and lowering my landing legs easier on me. I am disabled and have extreme difficulty bending or getting down on the ground to deal with the landing legs. I have the pull pins to drop them but you always seem to need to raise them a bit to get them to lock into the hole. When raising I need to get down and lift them up until they lock. I know expensive rigs have fully automatic systems but I don't have that kind of money available. All suggestions to assist are greatly appreciated Thanks ! Dave
dpgllg 08/24/15 12:56pm Fifth-Wheels
Question on storing a LED TV

Hello, This year we are storing my 5th wheel in Myrtle Beach for the winter. It has a flat screen LED TV inside. My question is can I safely leave the TV in the RV over winter or do I need to bring it home and store it someplace warm? Thanks in advance Dave
dpgllg 08/24/15 12:23pm Technology Corner
RE: How much smoke is the right amount?

Dave, you sound like you were doing everything right and I like your choices for the wood mix. I never lay smoke to my food for the entire cook period. Try using larger chunks and only applying smoke for about 1/2 the cook period next time. Thanks! I just read on another web site that the smoke should be an almost pale blue not a heavy white or grey. Mine was a heavy white and every time it died down I threw more wood on to get that heavy white smoke again.
dpgllg 06/12/15 12:05pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How much smoke is the right amount?

Lots of contributing factors. Smoke generated by combusting wood will make for a nasty taste. Smoke should be from coals and smoldering wood. The type of wood has a big part in the flavor. What kind of wood were you using? I was using a mixture of Hickory, apple, and cherry chunks. I did not wet them as I got mixed signals from the various websites I researched. I used lump charcoal and once it was going threw the wood chunks on top. They did not last as long as I thought. Should I have soaked the wood in water for a period of time before adding to charcoal? I also sprayed the ribs with apple juice every time I flipped them and had a tray of water under the ribs to help keep them moist.
dpgllg 06/12/15 11:54am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
How much smoke is the right amount?

Hello all! I just got a new Smoke Hollow grill / smoker. It is a hybrid and has a sear burner, gas grill charcoal grill with attached smoke box. I attempted to smoke just one rack of ribs and I definitely used too much smoke. The ribs were cooked to perfection but WOW the smoke was so strong it made it very hard to try and eat them. Every time I saw the smoke stop I would add more wood and get it smoking again. I did pretty well controlling the temps at 275 degrees but like I said the smoke flavor was way too strong. How much smoke should be applied and how do you control it? Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 06/12/15 11:20am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Apache Family Campground Myrtle Beach

If you don't mind being 15 minutes from the ocean beach the I would give Willow Tree another phone call. It is one of the nicest campgrounds we have camped at. They have a 30 acre spring feed lake with a sandy beach, pool and hot tub. And just a short drive to the beach and all the crazy of Myrtle Beach. We have 10 days booked this summer, can't wait. OP here, We have stayed at Willowtree many times in the past. When I called they were booked but I called again and got a space starting July 5th. Not ideal but it will be our first trip in over three years! We will drive through Apache and see for ourselves this trip and then decide. Thanks everyone for your help! Dave
dpgllg 06/12/15 11:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Apache Family Campground Myrtle Beach

myrtle beach travel park is really nice. We spent a week there last year. Everyone says its the nicest one but its the only place we've been at myrtle beach so I have nothing to compare it to. I would love to stay there but they are booked
dpgllg 06/09/15 06:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Apache Family Campground Myrtle Beach

Try Grapefull Sisters Vineyard only us locals know about it. You can google it. Thanks! It looks very nice! How long does it take to get to the beaches and to Restaurant Row?
dpgllg 06/09/15 05:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Apache Family Campground Myrtle Beach

Hello, Due to illness and other issues we were not able to confirm a vacation date. My wife just found out she is off July 2nd through July 12th. We want to go to Myrtle Beach but every campground is full except for Apache Family Campground. Has anyone stayed there recently? All the reviews in RV Park Reviews seem to be from last year. They only have July 5th through the 12th open in the shaded section. Other parks I tried with no openings: Myrtle Beach KOA Lakewood Ocean Lakes Pirateland Myrtle Beach State Park Huntingdon Beach State Park Cyprus Campground I am waiting to hear back from Willowtree Resort Any help will be appreciated! Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 06/09/15 04:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Oven cleaner in 5th wheel

I need to clean the oven in my 5th wheel. It has been in storage for over two years so we need to spend a lot of time getting it back in shape. While inspecting all the systems I discovered that there was a small mouse nest in the corner of my oven. I did not find any droppings etc just this little wad of cotton like material. I removed everything and wiped it out with a disinfectant cleaner but my wife thinks the oven should be cleaned with an oven cleaner. It is not really that bad but there is some areas that probably could be cleaned. My question is can you use a standard spray oven cleaner in these RV ovens? Is there a better way or solution? Thanks in advance! Dave
dpgllg 05/27/15 10:22am Tech Issues
What to use to clean oily film on outside of 5th wheel

Hello, Due to health issues our 5th wheel has been in storage for almost two years. It was in an outdoor lot that the land owner started leasing space to the Marcus Shale companies here in SW PA. The owner cancelled all RV leases to focus on the Marcus Shale so I have my RV here in my driveway. I think the trucks running around have left an oily black specked film all over the outside of the RV. I kept my roof vents open for fresh air and the inside had a film on everything inside. I suspect that this might be from the diesel exhausts from all the trucks. We went from around 10 trucks to well over 150 on the lot. We cleaned the inside with Dawn dish soap and Magic Eraser and are making progress. My question is the outside. I tried the Dawn on a small section and it took some of the oily feel off but still looks dirty / oily. Can anyone recommend a cleaner that can be used to get all the dirt / oil off? I know that once the dirt is off there will be elbow grease required to get it white again. I used Bar Keepers Friend in the past but with that oily residue I don't think it would work very well. I have a pressure washer and was thinking about spraying it using the soft soap setting with some Purple Krud Cutter but don't want to damage anything Thanks in advance for your advice! Dave
dpgllg 05/26/15 07:29am Tech Issues
RE: How to tell what Refrigerator Vent Cover to buy

OP here, Thanks everyone for your responses. I stopped by my local RV place and purchased the CAMCO cover. Got it for $6 less than anywhere online which kind of surprised me. I always assumed that online had better deals. Son-in-law had it installed in less than 10 minutes! Thanks again! Dave
dpgllg 05/26/15 07:14am Tech Issues
How to tell what Refrigerator Vent Cover to buy

Hello, I just got my 5th wheel out of storage last evening. It has been in outside storage for over 2 years while I was dealing with health issues. It of course is filthy and needs some cleaning as well as removal of the front decal which is almost totally gone. I am fortunate that when the RV is in my driveway I can see the roof of it from my front porch. The issue I see is that the vent cover for the refrigerator is broken and needs replaced. I have a Dometic refrigerator in the RV and wanted to know which vent cover to purchase. I can't get up on the roof due to my health so the fortunate thing in paying for 2 daughters weddings is I now have two very healthy son in laws that can do the work for me! Can anyone tell me how to know which cover to order to replace the current broken one? Is it as simple as if you have Dometic frig you order a Dometic cover? Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 05/19/15 07:10am Tech Issues
RE: Help moving trailer

OP Here First I want to thank everyone for their support and offers. I was surprised that in this day and age there are still so many people willing to jump in and help a total stranger. I know I have stepped up to the plate in the past and I was pleased to see that there are others out there as well that actually care about other people. This is what makes this forum and more importantly the people on it so special. I am very happy to report that my brother was able to use a friend's truck to move my 5th wheel. It is now safely parked in my driveway! My hitch will be installed this coming Saturday so I won't get caught again! Thanks again to everyone! Dave
dpgllg 05/19/15 07:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help moving trailer

I just called the RV dealer back and asked again. The gentlemen I talked to lives 5 minutes from my house and said he will move it if I can't find a truck etc. He was very reasonable once I explained my situation and he remembers me from my initial purchase as well as all the parts etc. I have purchased from them. So it looks like I have a potential solution Thanks Everyone! Dave
dpgllg 05/15/15 01:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help moving trailer

Call a local RV dealer, they know people who can move it. I did contact the only local dealer and this is where I purchased it and they could not help me. Thanks!
dpgllg 05/15/15 12:20pm Fifth-Wheels
Help moving trailer

I purchased a new truck last August. Due to serious health issues I was not able to get my hitch installed in the new truck. I need to purchase new rails and have placed the order. My brother has agreed to install the hitch for me once all the parts are here. My problem is that the storage yard where I have it stored is closing down the storage to make room for the Marcus Shale trucks in the area. They have given me to Mid week to have my 5th wheel removed. The total mileage from the storage yard to my house is 6.3 miles and 12 minutes travel time. I have tried searching online but cannot find a rental truck with a 5th wheel hitch. I contacted where I bought the unit and they do not offer that type of service. I live in Washington PA just south of Pittsburgh. Can anyone recommend a rental company or a service that can pull my 5th wheel from the storage yard to my house? Thanks in advance for any help! Dave
dpgllg 05/15/15 12:15pm Fifth-Wheels
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