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RE: Heaviest 5er without a dually?

All RVs have a different weight and tongue weight, and each truck manufacture and truck configuration can carry a different weight. You will have to have a truck in mind, then look up the specs for towing of that truck.
joelc 10/08/17 03:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel Storage

When I purchased my 5er the dealer said NO cover. I have heard both stories. Personally, I would not cover anything but the A/C units with custom A/C covers. Covers can rub against the roof and cause wear, also undesirables can get in between. If you have a good roof and seals there should be no issues. I would also face the unit if you can, facing the wind so it is not hit broadside. Keeps less profile to the elements.
joelc 09/24/17 09:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 1st time used, will cancel today very disappointed

Had a bad experience with them many years ago. Never again. I not have Coach-net. Has helped several times.
joelc 09/24/17 09:41am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
Buildig an RV Pad

We are full-timers, currently volunteering North and South East coast. Recently, we purchased some land in NC and want to build an RV pad on the land living there 6 months and volunteering the other 6 months. My question! Has anyone built a RV pad. What are the steps and approximate cost? The land did have a single wide on it, so there is septic, town water and electric to the land. Nothing hooked up and no elect meter pole. What steps do we take in building? We do want a concrete pad, 50/30Amp service, a shed to put a washer/dryer. Where we are we would have to be anchored with tie-downs. Are there quick-release ties so we can leave when we want to without any problems? Our RV is a 40' 5th wheel. ANY INPUT WOULD BE APPRECIATED
joelc 09/24/17 08:13am Full-time RVing
RE: National Park Trip

We finished a x country trip out West and to Alberta and British Columbia last year. Study the weather patterns. We took RT 10 West and then the Northern route I-40 on return due to bad weather from I-40 North in the Spring. We started from LA, though and not NJ. If you had the time and wanted to, take I-84 W to I-81 then head South. Avoid Baltimore and D.C. taking I-64 toward Richmond, VA and take a view of some of the Southern states, then head West. On the return you could go further north than I-40. We plotted areas of interest, left our 40' 5er at a CG using it as a hub and then took the truck to the area around the hub. Plan in advance, and I would advise having reservations ahead of time, by at least 3-4 wks. You might run into rallies and other events that might make it hard to stay in some areas. Some areas do not have cell or internet. Bring bottled water.
joelc 07/29/17 01:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: 8 ft v 6ft

I have a long bed truck and the extra space comes in handy. The only draw back to a LB is because the wheel base is longer than a short bed, the turning radius is longer and there will be a delay when backing a rig into a space, so you have to take that into account. But, If you take your time, you should not have any problems. Do not purchase short on the truck. Get it for doing work. Check manufactures and years carefully. I don't know much about Chevy or Dodge right now, but when I bought my Ford in 2006, it had the best reviews, but has cost me a mint for repairs and it has only gone 90K.
joelc 07/29/17 01:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New RV toilet needed

Had problems about 1 yr. ago with my Thetford. Purchased a Dometic 320 and am thrilled with it. Much easier maintenance if there is a problem. I got elongated bowl. You might have to change the water supply routing slightly to accommodate the input. If you don't have a shut off valve, it would be a good time to add one.
joelc 07/27/17 08:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Bathroom fan power

Found the problem. Found schematic on the internet. It was a fuse.
joelc 07/01/17 02:06pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Slideout seal repair

Does the goop bend, or is it a stiff glue. I need something that is pliable. I did look it up and there are all types.
joelc 07/01/17 11:39am Fifth-Wheels
Bathroom fan power

The switch on the BR fan was erratic so I went to replace it with a 12V toggle I picked up at a auto store. I had the switch on and now nothing works. I did find out that the BR fan is tied into the Fantastic fan in the kitchen as that does not work either now. I do have 13V to the wires in the bath fan. Checked 12V panel in the forward compartment. No red lights on signifying blown fuse. Any other 12 V fuses in the coach, or any ideas? I have a 2012 Carriage Cameo 5er.
joelc 07/01/17 11:36am Forum Technical Support
Slideout seal repair

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joelc 07/01/17 10:27am Forum Technical Support
Slideout seal repair

Not sure if this post is in the proper place. I have a 5er and on one of the slide outs the top seal is cracked in the corner and starting to tear. The remainder of the seal is fine, including the inner seal. Is there a way to patch this area so it won't tear further. I thought of a inner tube patch, but I want some input before I do it. The area does flex quite a bit when the slide goes in and out, so I think Eternabond Tape might be too stiff. I also thought of a silicone bead over it, but not sure. You're inputs would be appreciated.
joelc 07/01/17 10:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trip Mapping

I have a Garmin RV 660 that I use in conjunction with Rand McNally Truckers atlas. I plan the route and then check it on the atlas to be sure the roads are compatible. If not, I can alter the route on the Garmin. I drive a 40' 5er with a long bed dually CC truck. The camper is 13.6.
joelc 06/20/17 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: hydraulic jacks quest.

I don't have those jacks, but if they are hydraulic check for a leak.
joelc 12/29/16 09:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas vs diesels

First, I will state that I have a 5er with a diesel truck. Diesel pusher MH from what I have observed aside from the engine, have air breaks, not hydraulic breaks. A whole different animal. A diesel engine while it is much more costly to maintain during oil changes, etc. might be more costly for repairs. My truck takes 18 qts of oil and filters are about 3x more expensive than if I had a gas engine. A big plus to the diesel..... If you are going to do heavy traveling and do a lot of climbing like the mountains out West, then a diesel will maintain your torque at high altitudes.
joelc 12/29/16 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CO alarm replacement.

Above is possible, but just be sure that when it does go off you are not taking it for a false alarm. It could be real. If you don't have a fan on your range or spray an aerosol it will go off. Also, not to be sarcastic, but are you sure you are hitting the reset button and not the test button?
joelc 12/29/16 09:12am General RVing Issues
RE: National Park Service has it all wrong!!??

You might change your tune on the cost of the Senior pass when you stop working and have a fixed income.
joelc 12/29/16 09:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fuel Discounts - The Flying J Question

Just a note. When we were traveling across country we noticed that Flying J and some of the other truck stops had the fuel a little cheaper at the area where cars fueling area over the truck area. Usually, you have clearance, gas and diesel at the auto islands. This was not the case all at every place but a enough to make me notice.
joelc 12/29/16 08:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Awning Support

I have a Care-free awning and not familiar with that rule. Check on-line or call your manufacturer. I don't think A & E does that either. I would not keep an awning out over 25 mph winds.
joelc 12/29/16 08:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Disgusted and getting the total run around.

joelc 12/29/16 08:44am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
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