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RE: Which exhaust brake would you recommend

The PacBrake kit does include a 12 volt air compressor. As I recall I paid about $1200 for the kit and my son and I installed it ourselves in about a day. This was money and time well spent if ou are going to be towing in mountains or over hilly country. I also installed a set of air horns at the same time since I had air available. You also get a kit to mount an air coupling o you truck to inflate tires, beach balls, air mattresses, etc. This also came in handy.
wborst 08/21/14 10:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Which exhaust brake would you recommend

I just completed a 3800 mile trip pulling my 1200 pound camper with the PacBrake Exhaust Brake. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! We went through the Ozark Mountains in Missouri and never had to use the service brakes while traveling the interstate. The exhaust brake did a fantastic job maintaining my cruise setting going down hill. I would HIGHLY recommend this device to anyone who tows a heavy trailer. It was money well spent. :B
wborst 08/18/14 03:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Seeking Helpers

Where is the campground located?
wborst 04/04/14 10:37am Workamping Forum
RE: How much does it cost to replace old carpet with new?

I just had my carpet replaced in the lounge area including the 2 slide-outs. They also replaced the carpet on the steps going to the bedroom/bath area. The total cost was $805. They put down new heavier padding, better quality carpet and installed it with tack strips instead of millions of staples. As stated above, it did take them a few days to get the edged bound for the slide-out pieces. They did a great job. It really looks nice. I had a flooring company do the job for me. Bill
wborst 03/10/14 10:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sewer hose recommendations

Been using valterra dominator. Keeps its shape, fits in bumper etc. X2 on the Dominator
wborst 02/12/14 11:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Which exhaust brake would you recommend

Well, I finally did it. I bought the PacBrake C44052 kit. My son (Who is a ASE Certified Master Mechanic and also the Service Manager at the local Dodge dealer) and I installed it a couple of weeks ago. I have not had a chance to use it while towing yet, but I am anxious to do so. When driving the truck without the camper, it does a great job slowing down to about 20 mph. I'll let you know about the performance with the 12,000 lb camper behind. Happy Rving, Bill
wborst 01/22/14 10:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Winterizing In the South

What's the big deal about winterizing. It only take about 20 minutes to blow out the water lines and pour about half of a gallon of antifreeze into the drain traps. At a cost of 20 minutes in time and $2.00 in antifreeze, it would be worth it to me not to even question whether I need to worry about freezing. Just my .02! :B
wborst 11/30/13 07:22am Beginning RVing
RV Parks near Charleston, WV

I would like to attend a convention next August in Charleston, WV. I have been searching the internet for RV parks in the area and have not found any that are very close to this city. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I could park my 34 foot fifth wheel in this area? Thanks for any help you can provide. Bill
wborst 11/14/13 09:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping, Nashville, TN

We stayed at Two Rivers last summer. It was a great place and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
wborst 11/10/13 02:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: new strong odor - help/advice please

Check the air admittance valve that is likely located under the bathroom sink. If this fails to close properly it will let odors from the grey tank enter the living space. This is a vry inexpensive device available from any home improvement store for $10 or less.
wborst 11/04/13 09:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bedroom slide repair

Yes, mine had a similar covering. Since I coated the plywood with spar varnish, it is completely water proofed. Therefore there was no need for this covering. Bill
wborst 11/01/13 01:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bedroom slide repair

I replaced the floor in my bedroom slide-out WITHOUT removing the slide-out. I extended the slide-out then attached a piece of angle iron to each outside corner after removing the outside trim. I then screwed a 2 x 4 to each angle iron that was sitting on the ground. I then lowered the front of the 5'er just enough for the 2x4's to take the weight of the slide-out. I then removed the mattress and the wafer board from the top the bed. This exposed the slide actuator mechanism. Once the slide-out was supported, I took the screws out of the bottom that attached the floor to the walls. I then removed the bolts that attached the slide actuator to the floor. Then the entire floor came out from the bottom. I used the old floor as a pattern for the new floor which I made from 1" thick marine plywood. After cutting the new floor to size, I coated it with several coats of spar varnish on all sides and edges. After the spar varnish was dry, I installed the new floor from the bottom, screwed it to the walls and re-attached the actuator assembly. Finally, I raised the front of the 5'er to remove the weight from the 2x4's, and removed the angle irons from the outside corners of the slide-out. Then I reattached the outside trim after sealing all the joints with Eternabond tape and caulking. Then I reassembled the bed platform. The whole process took several days because of the dry time for the spar varnish. Dis-assembly and re-assembly only involved a couple of days. The bedroom slide-out is now better than new. I hope this helps you out. P.S. I had to order the 1" marine plywood from a specialty plywood store. The cost for a 4' x 8' sheet was about $150.
wborst 11/01/13 12:33pm Fifth-Wheels
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