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RE: Goodyear G614 tire longevity experience?

I believe the general rule is to replace 5-7 years no matter what the wear. Is cheaper to replace the tires and be safe (hopefully) or to have a blow out risking damage to the RV or personal injury, not to mention inconvience of being stuck on the road. I am currently on a cross country trip with my 2012 Cameo and will be replacing all tires when I return Oct 2016. Expensive yes.
joelc 05/14/16 05:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Combo Washer Dryer

Thanks all. I believe my question is answered. We called the factory yesterday to see if we could get a dent model. There is nothing available for us now, but the saving would be well worth the wait. Thanks again all...:)
joelc 03/11/16 12:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Combo Washer Dryer

Our MH had one in it when I purchased it but I said, "we'll never use that" and took it out. Well, 12 year's later, I just installed a new vented 2100XC, and the wife loves it. She generally uses it every day when we have hook up's keeping the loads small. No more runs to the laundry. And since I mentioned this on the last thread regarding washer/dryer's, you can contact Splendide(Tony, in Oregon) and see about a scratch and dent unit. We got ours this way, saved close to 700.00 dollars and the slight damage is not noticeable at all. I remember your answer to my blog. We are on the waiting list for a dented unit, but I just wanted to be sure before we spent the $$ for one. See if there were any negatives other than closet space. Right now we are in Grand Isle, LA volunteering and there is no sewer, but this is the first place w/o full hook-up.
joelc 03/10/16 06:58am Fifth-Wheels
Combo Washer Dryer

We are full-timers and are thinking of getting a washer dryer combo unit. I would like to know what percentage of full-timers have a washer and or washer/dryer combo unit in there RV. I am trying to figure if it is really worth getting one. We know what we want if we get one. Also, I know that it can not be used if you are at a CG that has no sewer, and you would have to use pay anyway. Thanks for your input.
joelc 03/09/16 08:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advise on Surge Protectors?

Go with Progressive Industries. Yes. I have a 50A unit that I wired into the RV and it has saved us many times. I would not just consider surge, but an EMS with Surge. You can check them all out on Progressives' web site.
joelc 02/27/16 05:59pm Tech Issues
RE: COLD! Don't Laugh

I don't know what type of rig you have, but there a lot depends on the way your rig is built and the "R" value of your insulation all over. We have had temps into the low 30's on the Gulf of Mexico with wind, and have been quite comfortable. Is your unit considered a 3 or 4 season unit? There is a difference.
joelc 02/27/16 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: is there any way to determine usage of a fifth wheel?

Main thing is be sure everything works and is good shape. Check date on tires, check the water heater anode, seals on the fridge, rubber on the slides, check for water damage, check the breaks. In other words check it over completely. A RV that is used and maintained properly would probably be in better shape that a unit that is not used.
joelc 02/27/16 05:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Birds in pin box

Never had the problem, but when I camp near the ocean I put a heavy duty large trash bag over the pin box and secure it with a bungie cord. Now if this was the fall, and Winter was coming, I would think they are lazy and jut wanted to hitch a ride down South. :)
joelc 02/27/16 02:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Microsoft update help

Be very careful with updates. I have found that some had hurt the operation of my computer and I had to either restore or delete the update if I could. Before you install an update, see what it's purpose is. Initiate a Restore point before you make any computer changes, this way you have it just in case. I was thinking of going to Windows 10 until I found that MS will do only automatic updates and be able to snoop on your system at will. I have now also deleted Skype and covered my camera even with Windows 7 just in case.
joelc 02/23/16 02:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Electric Drum vs Hydraulic Disc Brakes

I had a K-Z and it is a good unit for the money. We traded it in when we went full timing. I have always had the drum breaks. Here is why. 1. Some of the disk break systems will not work on factory installed breaking systems in a pick up. 2.When I purchased my Carriage, I called the company, (they were still in business) and was told that the disk are not necessary. Now, what I would check no mater what system you do get, is the wiring 1X per year and be sure you check lights,breaks before you use the trailer each time.
joelc 02/09/16 03:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: water heater won't run on electric

You will note that you have 2 reset buttons(black). One is for electric and the other is for gas. I had my electric one burn out, and replaced it. Note: They are NOT interchangable. So, either it is the heater or the contacts. You can look up the model heater you have and check the parts list for the proper unit.
joelc 02/09/16 03:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing on the Blue Ridge Parkway?

Been there many years ago in a 1988 Class A. I would not do it in my 5er or any other camper. I almost burnt our our transmission and breaks. DON'T GO ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WITH ANY RV UNLESS IT IS A CLASS B.
joelc 02/08/16 08:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Soon to be RV 5th owner

First of all, don't rush in your search. Many manufactures make things look good on the inside, but the quality underneath is sloppy or poor. Look under sinks, in the storage area as to how plumbing and wiring is routed. If you ever have a problem, you will have to access these areas. If you find a unit you like, and it is built well, it would be worth spending a bit more than paying for headaches down the road. There are many RV companies that have frames built for them by a 3rd party. Companies that do this may or may not have their frame built to their specs. Be sure you get a strong frame. Check into companies, although few that might build their units from the ground up. Be sure the insulation R factors are good. If a company won't give you certain specs, then they are hiding something.
joelc 02/08/16 08:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV build quality issues

Other than the fact that it is too modern looking for me, it is very interesting. We would probably have problems with repairs in the US, but I can't believe it is $75K. My Cameo was more than that. But, of course it doesn't have electric shades.
joelc 02/08/16 08:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Best time for Utah

We are planning a trip to Utah also. Hopefully, we will arrive in June or July. How is it then?
joelc 02/08/16 08:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Furnace Probs - New 5th Wheel Owners

You probably have air in the propane lines. Turn on your range and try to light a burner. This may take 15-30 seconds to get all the air out of the line before the burner will light. This will purge the air out of the piping between the propane tanks and the range. Now, you will still have some air in the propane lines from the main line to the furnace. Keep cycling the furnace until it manages to purge the air from the main line to the furnace burner and it should eventually light and stay lit. The fan only runs 15 seconds because it's purging the furnace before the burner lights. If the burner doesn't light (i.e., if ignition isn't proven), the furnace will shut off. Also, be sure that the propane valve is turned on at the tanks and the correct tank is selected by the selector valve (if you only open one tank at a time). Rusty Agree.
joelc 02/06/16 06:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Putting out slide on incline?

NO>>>NO>>>NO. Not at an angle. You will put stress on the slide.
joelc 01/29/16 10:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Washer/Dryer Combo

I'm on the road right now and have phone number at home, but yes, they are scratch and dent. The one I just purchased had a small dent on one side and the top piece(which could easily be replaced) has a crack in it...its made out of a wood product. I was on a waiting list for two years for the deal I got but they do have other deals all the time. As I said, so far the wife loves it! OH....the damage does not show at all once installed in the cabinet and it still has the same warranty. Found the number and called. They have both scratch and dent and damaged units from shipping. The difference is one happens at the warehouse and the other is the freight company. The units from the freight company would be a little less because the carrier paid for the damage. We will be getting one in about a month when we are at our next volunteer area as long as one is available. Thanks very much. You saved us a lot of green backs.
joelc 01/29/16 10:34am Tech Issues
RE: carpenter ants

DutmanSport: Your idea sounds great. I like to carry things in my RV "just in case". You mentioned that is only comes in large bags, which I can't carry around with me. If you purchase a small bag of deer food that has that in it, could you spread the feed and it would have the same affect? Or, how can you get it in smaller quantities for later use if needed. I had small ants, not sure what kind and mixed the borax and sugar which did the same thing, but the borax is poisonous if animals get it. Good thing my problem was in my medicine cabinet.
joelc 01/28/16 12:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Washer/Dryer Combo

Just put the 2100XC Splendide in the MH...so far so good. Small loads is the secret. Also call Tony at the Oregon distribution center if you want to be on a list for shipping damaged units. (BIG discount and generally free shipping, no tax). Do you have a phone number? What types of damage do these units usually have,or are they just scratch and dent?
joelc 01/28/16 11:57am Tech Issues
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