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RE: AV Ducting Condensation Problem

Thanks for the responses. We're camping again this weekend in very humid conditions. So far there's no condensation showing so maybe the dew point was a factor. I still think it could be the "messed up" ducting. Going to the dealer next week for this and another repeat problem, one of the slides that stops 8" out.
phillyg 08/01/15 03:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressure loss

Mine are usually down five or so pounds after sitting for a few monrhs.
phillyg 08/01/15 03:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: When to replace tires on trailer?

Anecdotally, people start having trouble at or soon after three years, and I did, too. You have been very lucky IMHO.
phillyg 08/01/15 03:02pm Fifth-Wheels
Residential Fridge on 30A

Thinking of upgrading to a FW with a residential fridge, but most locations where we stay only have 30a service. We're used to only operating one AC at a time and the MW on 30a, but are concerned we'd have to be on 50a with the fridge. Anyone with real time experience running one AC and a residential fridge on 30a?
phillyg 08/01/15 12:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: crash course in 5th wheel hitches?

I can only speak to a Pullrite Superglide. Four holes in the bed about 1" each is all that remains.
phillyg 07/29/15 07:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can ordered MH cost more upon delivery?

Whatever is stated in the signed contract is controlling. Additionally, the deposit should be linked or specified in the contract terms. The dealership doesn't get to keep your deposit if it can't comply with the contract terms. The dealership doesn't get to charge you more unilaterally if it's costs are higher. Of course, you may have to, gasp, get a lawyer involved.
phillyg 07/26/15 11:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Generator and Ethanol

If all you can get is ethanol laced fuel, you're stuck with it. If you have a shutoff valve between the tank and genset carb, it's best to shut it off and let the genset use up the fuel on the carb. I use that approach with all small engines when possible. If there's no shutoff, next best thing is to use Stabil or Seafoam in any fuel that sits for extended periods, to avoid potential phase-separation.
phillyg 07/26/15 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for opinions, good or bad, on Forest River Wildcats

Ours has officially reached POC (piece of crap) status.
phillyg 07/25/15 11:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Damaged Ball

I don't grease my ball(s).
phillyg 07/25/15 03:31pm General RVing Issues
AV Ducting Condensation Problem

Had this new (12/2014) Wildcat 327CK in for warranty work in 4/2015 for multiple issues including no AC airflow to the front BR. The dealer service rep told me the ceiling ducting between the one AC and the BR was "messed up." FR's solution was to install a second AC in the front BR.  We've used the RV for the past week and a half. I noticed a lot of condensation on the bathroom ceiling below the ducting going to the BR. We have not used the BR air during this period. Now, the condensation shows on the ceiling over a five foot length, right below the ducting path to the BR. Since the ducting passes over the wall between the kitchen cabinets and the bathroom, I am of the opinion it will always be wet in that area when running the AC, potentially causing water damage to the wall and ceiling.  We're very disappointed overall with this RV, anyway, and ready to go to war with FR over this obviously defective/damaged ceiling ducting. Since the ducting is integral to the roof assembly I'm envisioning a real fix would involve removing the roof.  I suppose I'm looking for opinions for potential damage and also validation of my thoughts on repair, and I don't want to overact, either. Thank you.
phillyg 07/24/15 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Story about Goodyear Motorhome Tire Failure.

Big company, lots of lawyers, playing games with discovery, yes. Problem with tires is they can be damaged by contributory negligence, like failing to check tire pressure before crossing a hot desert.
phillyg 07/23/15 11:29am Tech Issues
RE: setting out landing gear while still hooked up to truck

I too agree with rusty.
phillyg 07/21/15 10:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 89 tioga arrow ford exhaust leak

Best bet is a Banks (or similar) header system. Putting stock manifolds on guarantees the same problem returning.
phillyg 07/21/15 10:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shore power cord stuck in the compartment.

When mine was tangled and stuck, I just kept twisting and pulling, one direction, and another. I could have broken the seal around inlet, after removing the screws, but I got it without, just took a while. I then took it all the way out, laid it in the sun until warm. I coated it with 303 protectant, put it back in by coiling it into hole. No problem since. Jerry This.
phillyg 07/19/15 05:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1/2 ton pickup + 6000 lb TT on 5000 mi western trip

An F150 with a 5.0 probably has less than a 3.73 axle so you may be at the top end of the truck's ability to pull in the mountains. I'm not the weight police having towed an 8,400lb FW for a few years with an '04 F150, 5.4, 3.73 axle, but I never tried the mountains. Just be very careful and use your gears accordingly.
phillyg 07/18/15 09:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Pressure

If your rear axle weight is correct, you're over 26,000lb on a 22,000lb chassis. Are you carrying a smart car in a rear storage bin? Think you need to re-weigh to confirm then start to drive with empty tanks and maybe leave DW at home LOL.
phillyg 07/18/15 08:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dual Axle Leveling help

Yellow Lynx Blocks work for me.
phillyg 07/14/15 11:27am Beginning RVing
RE: Dropped 5er with Pullrite SuperGlide?

I did, once. Wife said "I don't think it latched." I should have listened!
phillyg 07/12/15 09:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Waving

In my experience boaters and motorcyclists wave; most RV'ers don't.
phillyg 07/11/15 12:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sheep

Little drops, ewe.
phillyg 07/11/15 12:16pm General RVing Issues
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