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RE: leveling systems for fifth wheelers

Our Carriage has the big foot leveling system. It works fantastic, and takes most of the trailer movement out. Our Carriage is the same way, except when my wife gets out of bed. She does not read this. Don't have to worry. Just kidding. Some movement, but very little even when windy.
joelc 11/15/15 07:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dirty Slide-out Seals

I was surprised to find you have white seals. We have white sealer on our 5er and some of it has a "mold" appearance. I have tried everything to whiten it, and nothing seems to work. The fix is to scrape it off and install new sealant, but you can't do that with the slides. I would try toothpaste that whitens your teeth, but that is abrasive. Just a joke.
joelc 11/15/15 07:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dirty Slide-out Seals

I would under no circumstance use WD40 on anything rubber. It has a petroleum base like kerosene which will degrade anything rubber. I use Camco Slide Seal lubricate. It goes on as a foam so you know where to spray it. When the foam dries it leave the rubber soft and supple. Yes, the Camco Slide Seal works good too. I have tried it, but I think, but won't bet on it that Silicone will do the same thing and is less expensive. Be sure to get the inner and outer rubber seals.
joelc 11/10/15 04:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof leak

Did you check the pan. Be sure it is clean. I recently had a leak problem, but it happened in heavy rain when the A/C was running. Tightened the motor and leak stopped. There is a gasket under the motor shaft. But yours sounds like the pan. If your model has a tube that comes out of the pan, check it to be sure it is not blocked.
joelc 11/09/15 06:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: leveling systems for fifth wheelers

Its standard on the upper end models and a option on others. We have the Big Foot system on our rig and it works great. Ditto. Have a Carriage Cameo and love the Big Foot by Quadra. However, many 5ers dont have a frame like the Cameo and need a 6 point system instead of a 4 point.
joelc 11/09/15 06:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dirty Slide-out Seals

I have never had the problem, but any good cleaner like dawn or a mold killer cleaner should work. Use a soft brush. After spray silicone or teflon spray on the rubber. WD40 I believe would not go good with rubber and attracts dirt. Someone also uses baby powder, but I tried it and it did not work well. I use regular wash and wax on my slides when I clean the RV.
joelc 11/09/15 06:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: folding bike

We ended up buying a Durban baypro. Target sells them. We got it on line. Very happy with it and it seems quality made.
joelc 11/09/15 06:18pm Around the Campfire
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
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