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pet cover throw 4 sofa

we are full timers and would like to keep our leather so first protect spiffy.currently we have some fabric throws over them but they wear quickly.we would like to know if anyone has any experience with covers for the couch and chairs. what do you use to protect your chairs from your pets?
joelc 07/17/15 12:10pm Full-time RVing
folding bike

We want to buy 2 folding bikes and wanted to know if anyone has any recommendations.
joelc 05/11/15 02:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Here's why we're dropping all GS coverage

Looks like they haven't changed over the years. They left me stranded years ago.
joelc 05/02/15 04:29pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Door lock question.

Several years ago Fastec had a recall on the door locks. Certain key numbers were affected. Call them or go on their web site to get information of this recall. The number I have is if one has a problem replacing the cylinders, but they might be able to assit...800-837-2505. Be sure to have the key numbers available to your door.
joelc 05/02/15 04:26pm Travel Trailers
shower cleaning

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 28311057
joelc 04/17/15 05:55am Around the Campfire
shower cleaning

What do u use to clean rv shower that won't scratch but will clean scum and water spots?
joelc 04/17/15 05:55am General RVing Issues
RE: gps phone app

My 5th wheel is 13.4 to 13.6 so I can't use copilot. The app I mentioned you can input your height. Has anyone used smaetrvroute? My other option it the Garmin, but it does the same thing and is much more expensive.
joelc 04/17/15 05:51am Full-time RVing
gps phone app

We will be traveling cross country soon and will either have to upgrade our present GPS to one that will have low clearance and is for RV. I have seen some phone apps that offer RV routes, but don't know much about them. On I came across is SMART RV ROUTE. Anyone have experience with this one or another?
joelc 04/15/15 05:35pm Full-time RVing
RE: Oh No!?!,,?

Have you tried a back flush? If that does work and releases something, then if you don't have a wand installed in your tank take a hose stick it down there and hopefully the power from the hose will clean the tank. Do this with the valve open. You can purchase a fitting that goes onto the sewer hose connection that allows you to inject water into the tank while the sewer hose is connected to the fitting.
joelc 03/06/15 11:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Fireplace

I installed one in my 5ver.....use it constantly. Have not used the furnace at all. Love our fireplace in our Cameo. We use it in the A.M. and other times when the temps are above freezing and to assist the furnace when below freezing. I copied the above because it is something you can not rely on to heat your entire RV. Don't forget when the temp goes below freezing it is very important to use the furnace to heat the basement and keep water lines from freezing.
joelc 02/26/15 10:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Re-sealing roof with Dicor

Excellent suggestion. You should check the roof 2X per year for potential weak spots in the seams, remove as much as the old sealer as possible, clean and reapply Dicor. If you have any major areas on the roof material use the Eternabond. You should also check other areas on the seams of the RV, slides, etc. for problem areas. On areas other than the roof use Lexel.
joelc 02/17/15 03:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing water pump

I have a shurflo and have replaced the pump once and installed the valve area twice due to water coming back from the line past the pump, filling the tank then overflowing through the water input for the tank. I have had no problem getting the pumps to prime except only with one of them. I had finally installed a shut off valve directly after the pump so water does not flow past the pump filling the tank when not in use. I tried a check valve one time and it failed. No matter what type of pump you choose, I think the shut off valve installed after the pump will act as a good safety. Then when you plan to use the pump, just open it.
joelc 02/17/15 02:30pm Tech Issues
RE: when to put slide outs out

Level entire unit/then slides. If the unit is not level you might put a strain on the slides.
joelc 02/17/15 02:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Annoying smell

Don't know how your RV is built, but if you have an void area underneath, there could be a dead rodent. When the fan is turned on, the smell is pulled out.
joelc 02/15/15 04:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Trouble shooting suggestions-Thetford Toilet/water pump

Couple of things you might want to do based on my experience. First clean and lubricate the spring in back of the peddle with silicone. Get some good toilet chemical that not only breaks down waste but also cleans your sensors and LUBRICATES your valves. Pour some of this chemical in the toilet and let it set. This will lubricate the valve in the toilet. So, every time you change your chems just let the lubricant do the work on the valve. Also, if you don't have one and are handy, install a shut off valve so if the toilet does leak you can shut the water off. I also purchased a battery water alarm at Home Depot for about $9-$12. You put it on the floor and if the toilet does overflow an alarm goes off as soon as the floor gets a little wet. SORRY. DID NOT NOTICE I RESPONDED BEFORE. LET US KNOW IF THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED.
joelc 01/25/15 07:29am Tech Issues
RE: best roof vents...what brand?

I am not sure if you are asking about the vents or the covers. I have had Max-Aire for years and love them.
joelc 01/17/15 07:17am General RVing Issues
RE: best roof vents...what brand?

I am not sure if you are asking about the vents or the covers. I have had Max-Aire for years and love them.
joelc 01/17/15 07:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble shooting suggestions-Thetford Toilet/water pump

It is probably the toilet valve. Purchase a good toilet chemical that has the properties of lubricating the valves, cleans the sensors as well as break down of waste. When you dump, pour some in your toilet and let it sit. This is so it will penetrate the rubber gasket and allow the valve to slide on it, fully closing. It the valve in the toilet does not close ALL the way the water valve on the side of the toilet won't close. Also, try some silicone on the spring after you clean it so cut down friction. If you are worried about the toilet overflowing, purchase an alarm available at Home Depot for about $9.00. You just set it on the floor and if there is water it emits a high frequency tone.
joelc 01/10/15 01:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Starcraft Questions

I would not purchase a Starcraft. Can't go into the reasons, but just take my word for it.
joelc 01/10/15 01:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Parking on concrete slab

5 Myths about flat spots. I had heard that concrete over a period of time can damage the tires. Whether it does or not is immaterial. Putting a place mat beteen tire and the ground won't hurt.
joelc 01/10/15 01:23pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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