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RE: Kansas City to Canon City, Co to Salida, Co

Getting across Kansas depends on whether you want to interstate or you like driving US or state highways. If you don't opt for interstate all the way, you could go hwy. 50 all the way or you could take 56 to 96 to Pueblo. Both are good roads but you do go through towns along the way. Sometimes it is fun to get off the fast track and see America.
jrs1871 07/12/16 06:54am Roads and Routes
RE: I-70 thru Kansas City

I70 is a toll road between Topeka and Bonner Springs. The cost is not outrageous and the road is in good shape. There is a little construction around Bonner Springs and I435 but neither will slow you down. I don't know about construction east of those two spots.
jrs1871 07/04/16 05:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Cedar Creek 5th wheel question

We are on our second Cedar Creek. We had the first one ten years and put about 50,000 miles on it before we upgraded. Our current one is 3 years old and has over 15,000 miles on it with no problems with skin cracking or frame issues or any other problems for that matter. One member of our CCRVOC club has 330,000 miles (yes you read that correctly) on his trailer and it has no issues other that repairs from damage caused by blown tires. Cedar Creek trailers are very well built and have great factory support if problems arise.
jrs1871 06/28/16 06:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: No Juice

Well the problem is solved. I replaced the GFI outlet in the bathroom and we have AC power again. I realize that not all trailers are configured as ours, but if you lose power the GFI outlets are something to check. Needless to say, we will add a 20 amp GFI outlet to our stock of repair parts. We may never need it, but I don't want to go through this hassle again.
jrs1871 06/21/16 07:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No Juice

John, the twelve volt system works fine. There is no AC power. As unusual as it seems, the bathroom GFI appears to shut down the entire AC system. I will replace that outlet today and see if it solves the problem. Since the power works for a few seconds when I reset that outlet, it does seem likely that the outlet is the culprit.
jrs1871 06/20/16 04:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No Juice

After thinking about it all afternoon, I went out this morning to do some more trouble shooting. I did find that the GFI outlet in the bathroom shuts off everything. It was tripped, I reset it, had power for a few seconds and it tripped again. So I started checking for loose connections. GFI's in kitchen and bathroom were all wired tight, wiring in breaker box was tight, all fuses were good, wiring from converter to breaker box was tight and wiring from surge protector to converter was tight. Checked the battery cables and connections and fuses in the front compartment, no problems. So far I can't find the problem but I am leaning toward a short or loose wire somewhere. I need to get the slides out to see if there is another GFI outlet somewhere. Beyond that I am somewhat at a loss short of checking wiring to all outlets and fixtures. I was planning on getting a larger amp converter and I am still going to do that. But I don't know if that will help my current situation.
jrs1871 06/18/16 09:06am Fifth-Wheels
No Juice

This morning I went out to clean the trailer and I have no power. We have a Progressive Industries surge protector/power monitor in it and it shows no error code and voltage coming in to it is good. But there is nothing downstream from there. I flipped the breakers and check the fuses; no problems noted. Is there an in line fuse somewhere or could a CGFI outlet be the culprit?
jrs1871 06/17/16 01:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: get out of the heat

We just got back from a week at Colorado Springs and it got pretty toasty during the days (near 90) but it did cool off nicely in the evening. Before that we spend a week at La Veta (southwest of Walsenburg). The temps were wonderful in La Veta. The only drawback, if you call it that, is you are a little off the beaten path. But there are a lot of interesting places within driving distance to explore. Or you can just sit back and relax and enjoy the weather. We stayed at Circle the Wagons RV park and would highly recommend it.
jrs1871 06/17/16 06:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mequires Ultimate Wash & Wax

As far as I know, the only thing to do with faded graphics is remove and replace with new graphics. It seems some graphics are more prone to fading than others. Our problem is the front cap takes a direct hit from the sun. The sides are fine but the front is oxidizing but the graphics are fine. We keep it waxed (3 times last summer)but it still oxidizes. I will try that Marine One Step to remove the oxidation. That will be cheaper than having it painted.
jrs1871 06/16/16 04:18pm Fifth-Wheels
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.
jrs1871 06/16/16 10:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Brake Controller problems

You might also have a chafed wire or a loose connector on the trailer that is causing the problem.
jrs1871 05/10/16 05:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 235/80R16 S637 tires

We got those put on our fifth wheel last year. So far very pleased with them. Our local tire dealer had them in stock so we had no delay in getting them. Maybe it is a regional difference that is causing the inventory shortage.
jrs1871 05/08/16 06:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires for TV

Thanks for the replies. The consensus seems to be that the Firestones are not the best choice. I should have clarified a little; we tow 10/12,000 miles a year. We do not drive it in winter conditions. The Bridgestones that are on it are the original tires and still look good but they are also six years old. Time to change irregardless of how they look.
jrs1871 05/06/16 06:28am Fifth-Wheels
Tires for TV

It is time to replace the tires on our 2010 Chevy 3/4 Duramax with approximately 38,000 miles. Currently it has Bridgestones and they have worn well with no problems. We carry about 2800 pounds pin weight. The tire shop recommended Michelins, Firestone Transforce or Bridgestone Dueler in order of price, highest to lowest. All are a LT265/70R17. Since we only use the truck to pull the fifth wheel and it is virtually all highway driving, we are leaning toward the Firestone or Bridgestone tires. What is the experience of folks with these tires?
jrs1871 05/05/16 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
Heading to Colorado

We are headed to Colorado in three weeks for a couple of RV rallies. So I have a couple of questions. Is CO 10 between LaJunta and Walsenburg decent? Also CO 94 between Colorado Springs and Aroya? Both of the state roads are on a more direct route for where we want to land. And are there any decent RV parks in the Lamar or La Junta area? Those that I have checked out on RV Park Review do not have very flattering remarks. This would be for an overnight only, so we are only looking for electric and water hookups. But we don't want to stay in a hell hole either.
jrs1871 05/04/16 06:34am Roads and Routes
RE: Need info re 2010 28RKBS

Even trailers that are listed as four season units are not going to do well when the outside temperature is 105. As a rule of thumb, you can figure that you will be able to cool the unit to about 20 degrees cooler than the outside temperature. Ceiling fans, table fans, keeping blinds closed, adding insulated curtains, etc. will all help make it more comfortable. But you will not be able to cool any of them like you can a stick and brick.
jrs1871 04/29/16 05:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Scenic route from Santa Fe to Farmington, NM

Your first option, 84/285/64 would be more scenic. US 550 would probably be faster as it skirts by the mountains. Even though 84/285/64 goes through the mountains, there was nothing that created any difficulty. We took 84/64 last summer from Santa Fe on our way to Durango and enjoyed the drive. Our last trip over 550 was a few years ago when much of it was under construction. There really wasn't much to see along that road.
jrs1871 04/13/16 06:24am Roads and Routes
RE: outside stair carpet

I bought rubber backed indoor/outdoor carpet runner at the local farm store and made my own. I did have a grommet tool so the cost was less than half of what the boughten step covers would be. Even if I would have purchased a grommet tool, they still would have been cheaper. I also work cheap so it was a win win for me. Like others said, they catch a lot of dirt and sand. And the steps aren't as slick when they are wet.
jrs1871 04/11/16 05:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Missouri to Montana

A possibility to avoid some of the interstate and see some of the local areas is: take I70 to Topeka, KS, north on US 75 to US 36, west on US 36 to US 83. North on US 83 to North Platte, NE. The Holiday RV Park in North Platte is an easy in, easy out park that is nice. West on I80 to catch US 26 west toward Scottsbluff and then over to I25. North on I25 to I90 and then west. This route has lots of interesting places that are worthy of a stop but the roads are such that you can make decent time. It also goes by a couple of the places you specifically wanted to visit. We have done this route several times on our way to Montana. Another possibility is to stay on I70 to US 83, but you miss some interesting spots this way.
jrs1871 03/29/16 06:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Route 50 through Kansas

We prefer the 56/96 route when we are headed out that way. Highway 50 is a good road but it does have a lot more truck traffic. There are passing lanes spaced nicely along the way. But we just prefer to avoid the truck traffic.
jrs1871 03/18/16 05:15am Roads and Routes
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