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RE: Some info for owners of RV's with TPO roofs

I am still leaning towards the roof coating from Superior RV roof coatings. When I factor in all the peripherals (2 bottles of activator/cleaner for the Dicor ) and the fact that it doesn't do well in ponding/standing water, and she stressed that it was a "acrylic coating" while the Superior roof product is a one part, and isnt susceptible to moisture even before it has set up, and you don't have to get the second coat on within hours of the first coat, along with other things I think are better. Makes the 40.00 difference in price a minor detail
suprz 07/21/17 02:59am Tech Issues
RE: Brake job on E450

....."I have a aftermarket warranty and I checked with the Ford dealership and they will honor it. I had to ask because it covers A LOT of the chassis components. (engine,transmission, etc... ) as well as the coach parts"......... Good deal. I have the Ford extended warranty on my car. I figured with all the electronic stuff (that I have no idea how it works) that an extended warranty would be worthwhile. I do all my own maintenance including brakes and tires but electronics befuddle me. Part of being old I guess. Well, I agree with you. And one of the few good things about being old is having the wisdom of knowing that a warranty let's you have qualified people fix it, instead of yourself PRICELESS..... But being an old mechanic is a double edged sword, on one side, you know how to do stuff and want to, but your body tells you different. The other side is glad that you don't have to worry about it BUT... You worry about having it done right. That's why I get a little crazy researching things before I take my RV anywhere to be repaired. I wouldn't take the RV anywhere other than Ford, to have the chassis components worked on. I also trust the RV dealer I bought the RV from to do the coach work. ( they have been in business for over 40 years. ) these days, trust is something I don't have in many things / people
suprz 07/21/17 02:35am Tech Issues
RE: Brake job on E450

Personally, I think the dealership is the best place to take your vehicle for repairs, but you have to find the right one. At 32,000 miles, for $1900 it sounds like they are replacing everything. Ask why?? At 32,000 miles I would expect the front pads to be getting low and the squealer tabs contacting rotors to alert you. The calipers should be ok. Ask why they were quoted? Many companies consider it a liability to reuse things so they replace everything. But service manual won't say it is required. Rotors have a minimum thickness, ask if yours are below minimum. If not, why were they quoted? The rotors should be ok but will need machined as part of front brake pad replacement. You get what you pay for and brakes are important obviously, as well as having qualified person do the work. My suggestion is to get a second opinion and ask the above questions if price is also $1900. A front brake job (lu be caliper slides, replace pads, machine rotors) should cost less than $500 using good Ford parts. I'm betting rear brakes are still only half worn which is fine for another 30,000. I agree, and I only contacted the dealer because of the squeaking and to get a quote on a brake job so I can get the $$ ready. The 1900.00 quote was only for the brake pads, all four rotors, and the seals for the rear axles. It doesn't include calipers. (but my aftermarket warranty does cover calipers if they were needed). Sooooo.... This year it looks like I will do a roof re-coat, and a new A/C. And next year brakes I have to ask... Do you have the Ford extended warranty or a third party warranty? reason I ask is if it's 3rd party, you need to check and see if the Ford garage will honor it. I have a aftermarket warranty and I checked with the Ford dealership and they will honor it. I had to ask because it covers A LOT of the chassis components. (engine,transmission, etc... ) as well as the coach parts
suprz 07/20/17 03:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Some info for owners of RV's with TPO roofs

KoolSeal products are not compatible with TPO roofs.
suprz 07/20/17 12:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Some info for owners of RV's with TPO roofs

Have you considered using Alpha System #1021 (self leveling) or #1010 (non-sag) roof sealant? These are compatible with TPO roofs. I purchased several tubes at Camping World. The Dicor lap sealant works fine with the TPO roof, I'm just trying to get some info on the coatings for the entire roof
suprz 07/20/17 12:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Some info for owners of RV's with TPO roofs

Just talked to ProGuard roof coatings. Their coatings are compatible with TPO roofs also. No activator needed, they suggested that the TPO roof be "abbrated" or slightly scuffed, before coating
suprz 07/20/17 12:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Some info for owners of RV's with TPO roofs

lets see, dicor lady says dicor is usable? seems "obvious" to me. bumpy Well yes, but I am now on a quest to contact as many manufacturers as I can just so the folks with TPO roofs have some sort of info. Superior RV Roof coatings state that their product is compatible with TPO roofs AND can stand up to standing water. It is a one part coating no prep other than cleaning the roof. Dicor did not have an answer to that when asked about standing water.
suprz 07/20/17 11:36am Tech Issues
Some info for owners of RV's with TPO roofs

So far, per speaking with Kathy at Dicor, Dicor 2 step epdm coating is compatible with a TPO roof membrane, as long as the activator/cleaner is used first. Per a phone call to Hengs roof coatings... It is NOT compatible with TPO roofs. (my local RV dealership/repair facility parts dept told me that it was....) More to come
suprz 07/20/17 08:18am Tech Issues
RE: Brake job on E450

Personally, I think the dealership is the best place to take your vehicle for repairs, but you have to find the right one. At 32,000 miles, for $1900 it sounds like they are replacing everything. Ask why?? At 32,000 miles I would expect the front pads to be getting low and the squealer tabs contacting rotors to alert you. The calipers should be ok. Ask why they were quoted? Many companies consider it a liability to reuse things so they replace everything. But service manual won't say it is required. Rotors have a minimum thickness, ask if yours are below minimum. If not, why were they quoted? The rotors should be ok but will need machined as part of front brake pad replacement. You get what you pay for and brakes are important obviously, as well as having qualified person do the work. My suggestion is to get a second opinion and ask the above questions if price is also $1900. A front brake job (lu be caliper slides, replace pads, machine rotors) should cost less than $500 using good Ford parts. I'm betting rear brakes are still only half worn which is fine for another 30,000. I agree, and I only contacted the dealer because of the squeaking and to get a quote on a brake job so I can get the $$ ready. The 1900.00 quote was only for the brake pads, all four rotors, and the seals for the rear axles. It doesn't include calipers. (but my aftermarket warranty does cover calipers if they were needed). Sooooo.... This year it looks like I will do a roof re-coat, and a new A/C. And next year brakes
suprz 07/20/17 03:04am Tech Issues
RE: Brake job on E450

Don't forget now, let me know what its weight was, from Jayco. I believe that the sticker on the cabinet door said 12,200lbs out the door of the factory
suprz 07/20/17 02:55am Tech Issues
RE: Brake job on E450

Are you able to work on brakes, and do you want to? If so, dismantle, scuff pads with emery cloth (or a flat concrete surface) and put it all together lubing it with thishttps://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51JzPoUb2RL._AC_US218_.jpg width=200 You can get the front Calipers and Pads off easily. To pull the Rotor, you need to remove the Caliper Bracket, 21MM socket and they are TIGHT. What year is your Chassis? And How many Miles? Do you have the rear brakes on slide pins like the fronts, or does yours use the stainless steel drive wedges? With either, you can get it apart and do same as front, but drive wedges are a PITA to get back in place. Remember, unless your Chassis has the "Dump Truck Nose" you can upgrade to those brakes from a 4x4 conversion company. I can do brakes, BUT not on this rig. The year of the E450 is 2006. It has 32,000 miles on it. Have no idea what the rear calipers have (pins or wedges) I'm the third owner of the RV, so I don't know brake maintenance. But I am guessing they haven't been done. The pedal feels good, no pulsing in the pedal, or lurching like the rotors are warped at all. They just squeak when crawling in stop and go traffic. They are probably fine, I will probably have the fronts done next spring, and the rears in the fall. Just so I know that the brakes are new. The trip this year is to Florida, so no real mountain descents to be of any worry. But 2018 is Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Glacier NP. Utah... So I would rather have piece of mind on the 2018 trip
suprz 07/19/17 12:17pm Tech Issues
Brake job on E450

Just got a quote from the local Ford dealership... New pads, rotors, and seals. $1,900.00 My pads seem to be fine to me. They just squeak sometimes when in stop and go traffic. If you press the brake pedal it goes away. I'm thinking that the anti-squeal coating on the pads is dried up. Any suggestions?
suprz 07/19/17 10:32am Tech Issues
RE: Parking Surface

Been parking my Class c on 2x8 NON treated wood planks for the last 3 years, and before that my old pop up for 8 no problem at all with the tires or condensation. But it will kill the grass for sure PS... I always cover my tires with white colored RV tire covers. I have heard that the black ones can cause high heat
suprz 07/19/17 02:57am Tech Issues
RE: Suggestions on RV lean to

I know you say you don't want to put up a building or anything like that, but I think its your best bet. I tend to over-analyze so many things (thank you Amazon reviews), and I've spent a great deal of time thinking of the same thing you are. The building option always wins out. Obviously, can't comment on your situation in RI, but down here in FL, you can get your hands on a "RV" storage shed (tall metal frame with roof) for about $2K. Some places require a permit and some do not. As a licensed contractor myself, I helped someone get a permit for their similar structure a while back and it was between $100 and $200, best I remember. I would love to have a permanent structure, but even if I could do it. I have to figure in the structures snow load capabilities. Some prefab carports have very weak roof structures
suprz 07/19/17 02:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Suggestions on RV lean to

That is a concern I have. That's one reason I was considering using bungee rope or cord only without the metal hooks on the end. I would not want that slapping against the RV. I just want to keep the RV out of the elements the best I can, without building a garage or paying for indoor storage
suprz 07/18/17 12:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Suggestions on RV lean to

Thx for the replies, I don't know if the garden fabric would work for me. I really want to keep as much rain (rain especially)and sun off it as possible. I like the idea of using bungees instead of regular rope. Maybe use a long length of bungee cord looped thru all the grommets? Something like that
suprz 07/18/17 10:50am General RVing Issues
Suggestions on RV lean to

I want to be able to get my RV under some cover during the spring, summer, and fall (I have a cover for the winter) I park the RV next to my house. I was thinking of connecting some sort of tarp / canopy to the house and the other side to trees. This would enable the RV to just drive under it and it will be shaded and somewhat protected from the rain and sun. I would love to have a permanent structure, but I'm sure the city would have something to say about that. Plus we do have neighbors next to us
suprz 07/18/17 07:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone heard of, or used this roof coating?

Really? No one?
suprz 07/18/17 04:44am Tech Issues
Anyone heard of, or used this roof coating?

WWW.SuperiorRVroof.com. looks like what I have been looking for. The money is a issue, but... Ya wanna play, ya gotta pay!
suprz 07/17/17 01:42pm Tech Issues
RE: 460 Ford Quits Running......But always restarts

Someone on you tube had a similar problem, turned out to be a clogged exhaust/muffler
suprz 07/17/17 01:32pm Tech Issues
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