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RE: Owners of RVGarmin gps

I have the 660 and it has also made some errors, but I always review my route before I take a trip. I also suggest purchasing the Rand McNally TRUCKERS ATLAS which will display truck routes so you can verify the trip on the Garmin. While I do not find my Garmin bullet proof, I do find it is reliable most of the time. Also, check your settings.
joelc 04/18/18 08:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Touch up paint for front cap

Just a thought. If you have a sample of the paint or a true photo of the color, a hardware or big box store should be able to mix an exact color. The important thing is to get a paint for fiberglass and the correct "gloss". Just a thought. A marina might also be able to assist.
joelc 02/27/18 07:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Decals Starting to look Shabby

I want to thank all for their input, however, my question remains unanswered. Can you apply ployurathane coating over the decals to get them to last longer. Kampinguru, it is good that your manufacturer sent you a new set of graphics. That must have been a lot of work reinstalling them. Mine aren't that bad yet. I want to just try to preserve them a bit. I have a Carriage 5er, and getting graphics would be difficult, as Carriage is out of business.
joelc 02/27/18 07:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Full time rv insurance

I have my address in NC, and use Progressive. My agent said there are few companies that insure it like a home for full-time. Most will insure for part time only.
joelc 02/24/18 01:31pm Class A Motorhomes
Decals Starting to look Shabby

I have a 5er and I noticed that some of the decals are starting to look like they are growing scales. Starting to age. Has anyone done anything to slow or stop this aging process, so they don't look like ****? I was thinking of putting a coat of polyurathane over them, but don't want to even attempt it if it won't work. Open for suggestions.
joelc 02/24/18 01:28pm Tech Issues
RE: 5th wheel access on Icefields Parkway

Get a Rand McNally truckers atlas. It will be a big help. We did the trip with a 40 foot 5er, but took the truck only to the places you mentioned and based camp elsewhere.
joelc 01/21/18 12:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: NC not RV Full time friendly

Not sure about the lawn mowing, but the tax as I know it is on sales an labor. First I had insurance on my truck and 5er with Progressive and never had a problem with them. Then last year their rates went up because we had an extra car and I took that off the policy. So we changed to National General which was substancially less on the truck, but more on the RV. Both companies when we signed up through our agent knew we were full-timers. So not the RV is through Progressive and the truck with National General. I will be changing back, most likely to Progressive or another company if and when this break-in claim on my truck is satisfied. As far as the land we have. We called zoning and as long it is 1 or more acres and zoned as our is we can put an RV on it for 6 months only....6 months off. We will be installing a pad, electric and sewer. There is a permit required for elect., water and septic. Sorry, I did not get back sooner, but where we are volunteering internet is very sketchy.
joelc 12/03/17 10:03am Full-time RVing
NC not RV Full time friendly

Unfortunately, I had purchased land in NC and have my "domicile" there. Well, I am glad in a way I purchased land. I am now in FL and someone broke into my truck window with a rock. Yes, I am covered, but my insurance company almost cancelled me because I did not have a "physical" address where my RV would be parked. I have my bank, license, tags etc. in NC. It seems the insurance industry will not insure you unless there is a physical address where you will be 6 month out of each year. Every state has a sales tax. Well, NC last year also incorporated a labor tax on top of the sales tax. So, if one gets their lawn mowed you have to pay this tax now. NC is also very hard as to where you can put your RV other than a CG for extended stay. The good thing is, we did purchase land in an agriculture zoned area over an acre, where we think at this point we can put a pad and stay 6 months (only) at a time.
joelc 11/30/17 11:05am Full-time RVing
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 Posting Help and 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 Posting Help and Support
Slideout seal repair

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joelc 07/01/17 10:27am Forum Posting Help and 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
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