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RE: Replaced roof molding screws

Larry, would RainKap be helpful for my application? http://www.rvaccessorypart.com/page/page/3352092.htm It would bypass the Jayco Eagle gutter system that has a gutter and a small tube with a slit in it underneath the gutter. I guess the small tube is to collect water that goes over the gutter. My awning is underneath the molding, but I'm not sure there is enough space to mount the RainKap. I guess I could cut it down. This would address the issue presented by Gjac. I do'k know of any other way to seal the molding unless I covered the entire thing in Eternabond.
jspringator 07/08/14 12:02pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replaced roof molding screws

Looks like I won't be replacing the roof membrane! I was re-gluing some trim pieces that fell off and had the 5200 handy. I have 3 tubes of 4200 (or 4000UV) in the freezer, but I like the idea of 5200, even though I know I won't be able to take the screws out. I recently bought a Harbor Freight 18 volt drill. If I hadn't had that I wouldn't have been able to do the job. I found a big piece of cardboard, and stuck each screw into the end of the sealant tube. I put 10 screws at a time on the cardboard and climbed on the roof. I took 10 out and put 10 back at a time. I left the drill on the roof. Next time, I moved the ladder and started over. It went pretty quick like that.
jspringator 07/03/14 03:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replaced roof molding screws

The vinyl trim piece on mine just hides the screws from view. It doesn't seal anything. It just press fits into the molding. I almost took it off.
jspringator 06/30/14 07:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replaced roof molding screws

Rain water has to go over this trim piece (and the screws) to get into the gutter. The screws weren't watertight; hence the leak.
jspringator 06/30/14 03:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replaced roof molding screws

It would if it was leaking around the screw. I also need to make sure the gutters aren't clogged. I think that is what caused the leaks.
jspringator 06/30/14 10:11am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Replaced roof molding screws

I replaced all the screws in the molding holding down the rubber roof with stainless steel screws dipped in 3M5200. That is a lot of screws! http://i57.tinypic.com/1538s2u.jpg Do I need to do anything else? Run a bead of sealant at the top of the molding? Cover the entire molding with Eternabond? I can't see either one of these would be an improvement on the crews heavily dipped in 3M5200 About 3/4 of my screws had rusted threads. On mine, a clog in the gutters caused water to rise into the screw area. I can't see that the plastic screw cover does anything but make the moisture hang around longer. My rig just turned 10. I wish I had done this 9 years ago.
jspringator 06/29/14 08:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Main breaker will not reset

Same exact thing happened at the same campsite a year later. I had to push the breaker AGGRESSIVELY to the right, then reset.
jspringator 06/25/14 07:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Florida Keys Camping, any recommendation?

Yes. It is on a public street.
jspringator 03/23/14 04:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Florida Keys Camping, any recommendation?

I know the ramp at Geiger Key was free. I imagine there are a LOT of ramps.
jspringator 02/26/14 02:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Florida Keys Camping, any recommendation?

It is so expensive to get to the Keys towing a travel trailer, and costs so much to camp when you get there, I've been staying at an extended stay hotel in Homestead and driving down in my convertible. Easier and LOTS cheaper.
jspringator 02/26/14 01:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Florida Keys Camping, any recommendation?

Not in key west you can't. There is a boat ramp fright next Door to Geiger Key.
jspringator 02/26/14 09:53am Truck Campers
RE: Florida Keys Camping, any recommendation?

I really liked Geiger Key. http://www.geigerkeymarina.com/
jspringator 02/25/14 03:26pm Truck Campers
RE: V-10 Excursion missing; no code or pending code

No, darn it, it still misses. Off to the shop.
jspringator 02/22/14 07:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: V-10 Excursion missing; no code or pending code

Could it be a discharged battery? I didn't drive it for about a month because it was iced in. Tried to start it, and it missed so bad it wouldn't run. Finally the battery wouldn't turn it over. I recharged the battery with a smart charger. Didn't want to start, but I kept my foot in the throttle to keep it running. Finally is smoothed out and idled normally. After I warmed it up I tried to get it to miss with a low RPM pull. Didn't miss a lick. I haven't had it on the highway yet, but could the problem have been a low battery? The truck sits a lot because its gas mileage is so bad. The battery turned it over slowly when the problem first presented.
jspringator 02/22/14 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Ram 1500 terrible Payload

About 10,000 pounds for a 1500 sounds pretty good to me. Maybe in 10 years I will look at one. I don't see how a recreational tower can justify that kind of money for something that is used so few times every year. The depreciation alone would dwarf any fuel savings.
jspringator 02/16/14 04:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I miss my toy hauler!

http://www.discount-trailers.com/swivelwheel.htm These are a lot cheaper. The SW58 has a 1,000 weight limit.
jspringator 02/16/14 11:30am Toy Haulers
RE: I miss my toy hauler!

I have 2. An ST1100 and the XT I bought for traveling. I find the XT is sufficient for the day trips I take while RVing.
jspringator 02/16/14 08:59am Toy Haulers
RE: I miss my toy hauler!

I don't know how small a bike you can live with, but I have a front hitch to mount a carrier for my RV motorcycle. 300 pounds or so plus a lightweight carrier is about all you can put up there. I have an XT225 that is good for anything except an interstate. A WR250 is a little heaver, but its has DOHC, fuel injection and liquid cooling, can just about do it all. Another option is one of the fixed hitch swivel wheel trailers that would let you carry quite bit more. These are legal on a fifth wheel; very questionable on a travel trailer.
jspringator 02/16/14 08:43am Toy Haulers
RE: Less Young People Camping?

You live in Canada. Apparently things are going well in the land of single payer health care. Here, not so much.
jspringator 02/15/14 10:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Less Young People Camping?

The economy is undergoing a transformation. There are fewer high paying jobs in manufacturing and other traditional middle class vocations. In a nutshell, that is why the middle class is shrinking.
jspringator 02/15/14 08:36am General RVing Issues
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