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RE: Spilled Lots of Dish Soap into Gray Water Tank - An Issue?

When we volunteer we may sit for 3--4 months I only close the gray tank the day before I dump the black so when we pull out I'll drop a half cup of Dawn down the kitchen and run the hot water till it runs cold. Hit the road. That night when we stop hook up the dumpline and let the crud flow. A couple hundred miles of sloshing realy breaks it up. We try to wipe all plates, bowls and pans before washing but you still wind up with some crud going down the drain.
stickdog 03/22/17 09:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ice maker line leaking

What I've learned about RVing be handy or have plenty of plastic in your wallet
stickdog 03/19/17 08:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel Pin Cushion (Head Protector)

Just run into it once and you will always remember to duck no need for something fancy. How do I know, that was 7 years ago.
stickdog 03/19/17 01:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2wd or 4x4?

Our F350 DRW 4x4 is my first 4x4 only use it about once a year, it's worth it. the cost of the 4x4 option is only the up front cost you will have lower fuel mileage but again you have it when you need it. Try calling a tow in the middle of nowhere with no cell service to even call a tow. Boondocking get the 4x4. I'm thinking about trading up and the next truck will have it as well.
stickdog 03/13/17 07:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New awning

I have had both and rather have the manual awning. Every time I hit the button just hope it works. Manual is more sturdy, easier to adjust. I agree but the DW didn't. A man must know what battles are worth it. ;)
stickdog 03/10/17 04:19pm Beginning RVing
RE: Slide question.

Years ago all slides had the 2 inch step, flush floor slides are a later development. We have both the flush floor with the dinette and the sofa slide and the kitchen/entertainment slide with the lip. The face of the kitchen cabinets covers the lip but the entertainment section it is exposed. 7 years haven't stumped my toes cooking and DW hasn't complained when cleaning up after.
stickdog 03/10/17 12:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow Vehicle Question (year recommendations)

Do you have to have a CDL to be GCVW OVER 26k? Thanks! Jeremiah As others have stated it depends what state your licensed in and 26,000 is not the trigger that requires a non commercial cdl. In many states towing over 10,000 lbs. requires it.
stickdog 03/07/17 10:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New awning

We had one installed at the Escapee Rally last year in Vermont cost was $870 installed they use the roller and your awning fabric. The guy did a very professional job. Took about 3hrs or less. DW wanted it as she couldn't rise or lower the manual one. They would change the fabric for another $100 if you supplied it. He did not remove the lower brackets so there are no holes to repair.
stickdog 03/07/17 01:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: newb questions

I didn't see anyone mention it but you should repack the wheel bearings when you replace the tires. Some would say replace them.
stickdog 03/05/17 10:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Charleston SC what to do?

Be good to know your timeline here's a link to Festivals in Charleston SC, http://www.sciway.net/calendar/may.html you may want to check out, http://www.charlestoncvb.com/plan-your-trip/tours-attractions~204/ Enjoy your trip.
stickdog 03/05/17 01:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tow Vehicle Question (year recommendations)

I'm only familiar with Ford, I unfortunately have a 6.4 which is B5 limited while most stations have up to B20 fuel depending on the calendar and govt regulation. If your buying used Ford diesel get a 6.7 2011 or later.
stickdog 03/02/17 03:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: chair swivel pedestal replacement

This might help. Go to Goodwill or the salvation army store and get an old chair that is similar and change the base out. Cheap repair and then take the chair and give it back. They will junk it for you I had this problem with a Lazy Boy and found a perfect match at the Salvation army store for $10 buck. Busyguy Just might get a piece of junk.
stickdog 03/02/17 03:49pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Border Crossing

We crossed at Sweetgrass in 15. We overnighted in one of the last RV parks before the border so we hit the crossing early in the morning. Had one coach ahead of us, we were asked the usual questions and were on our way in 5 minutes. We had checked on what fruits,veggies,meat and other foodstuffs were prohibited so no problems at any of the crossings back and forth up north or returning to the lower 48. Eight crossings total. We had passport books not the auto cards and it was nice that they stamped them when entering at the top of the world border crossing at Poker flats.
stickdog 03/01/17 11:32am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: chair swivel pedestal replacement

You need to learn to google. Try "swivel chair parts" many sites for replacement parts.
stickdog 03/01/17 10:52am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Icefields Pkwy (93) Banff to Jasper

We drove it both south to north and then reverse when we went to Alaska in 15. There is a fuel station about half way between Lake Louise and Jasper. The only long pull is at the Athabaskan glacier northbound we had no problem with it. Enjoy.
stickdog 02/24/17 11:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Birds

We had a bewick's wren setup housekeeping in our hitch. We were volunteering at the time at a wildlife refuge and told we couldn't leave till the little birds fledged. They did about a week before we were set to leave.
stickdog 02/20/17 09:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Flooring Questions

I replaced the vinyl and carpet with stainmaster vinyl plank floating flooring.
stickdog 02/13/17 08:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: GPS route using "No Left Turn" algorithm?

Simple, every time the GPS wants you to make a left just make three rights instead. How does that work when coming to a T intersection?
stickdog 02/10/17 10:45pm Technology Corner
RE: State Residency Question?

Is the RV lot in another state? Will it be a permanent base or just seasonal? You can have many residences but only one domicile.
stickdog 02/06/17 08:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to measure length of fifth wheel unit

Ours model is 33.5 but thats the interior the exterior 35 from the pin to the back cap the ladder is another 10inchs.
stickdog 02/04/17 07:30pm Fifth-Wheels
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