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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
Washer/Dryer Combo

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joelc 01/27/16 02:03pm Around the Campfire
Washer/Dryer Combo

Our 5er will only take a combo unit. What I want to know is: 1. What brand do you have; do you like it and would you purchase another. 2. For those that do not have a unit and are looking, what brand would you consider. Also, why are you thinking of getting a unit. I am told that the vented version is best, so that is what we would get if we do purchase one. Thanks
joelc 01/27/16 02:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Destin Florida

Henderson Beach SP (No FHU) In Destin Proper. Topsail Hill Preserve SP (FHU) In Santa Rosa Beach. Grayton Beach SP (FHU) East end of Santa Rosa Beach. We are volunteering at Henderson Beach State Park currently. They are dog friendly, but the dogs are not allowed on ANY beach in Destin, unless they are a service dog. Rocky Bayou in Niceville is the sister park to Henderson, that is not on the beach. If you are a visitor at either you can go to the other at no charge. There is a wonderful dog park in Destin. There is a beach dogs are permitted - Bayview Dog Beach in Pensacola. Sometimes the park is very booked, so I would check availability as soon as you know where you want to go.
joelc 01/27/16 01:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 5th wheel height

The advertised height on the brochure is for a stock camper. If you raise or flip the axles the height will change. Additions to the roof could change the height too. I have yet to measure mine, but I know it is between 13.4 and 13.6.
joelc 01/27/16 01:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dump Valve Lubricant

Can't say exactly what material the dump valve seals are but absolutely do not use any petroleum based lubricant on them. They WILL swell and cause all sorts of problems. Use a silicone based lubricant and not a petroleum based one! I would agree. There are many warning in multiple RV parts not to use anything that is petroleum based, so why take a chance when a silicone product will work. Not to change the subject, but on the slide seals they say to use silicone spray and on my Big Foot system they say silicone or Teflon spray. YOU DO NOT USE SILICONE CALK HOWEVER.
joelc 01/27/16 01:42pm Tech Issues
RE: carpenter ants

http://www.terro.com/store/ants?area_to_protect=122_45 Terro products work great. If you go that route make sure the one you pick is for indoor use and also for carpenter ants. Agree!
joelc 01/27/16 01:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2005 Mobile Suite 32TK3 + 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty - OK?

Years ago my wife and I were looking at the same unit. I do know it is a heavy 5er and don't think a F-250 could handle it. As far as I know, the difference in the 250 and 350 is the suspension. I would check on the internet for truck specs. Look at the type of truck, differential size when checking.
joelc 01/27/16 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: carpenter ants

I never had the Carpenter Ants, but for the small sugar ant we used Borax and Sugar on their trail. In less than a week they were gone. As a suggestion, carry some granular or spray poison with you. Spray it around the RV and on anything that would lead up to the RV (electric cord around tires, jacks) so you can minimize entry where ever you go. Especially if you will be longer than 1 night.
joelc 01/27/16 07:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jacksonville

I always go around cities when I can. Interchanges can get confusing not to mention traffic and possible low clearance areas, unless you verified there are not any in advance.
joelc 01/27/16 07:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Dump Valve Lubricant

If it is just a lubricant you want you can get it anywhere. If you want a chemical that breaks down waste along with a lubricant, try Odorlos. I have used it for along time and love it. After I dump, I put some in the toilet and let it sit for awhile. It keeps my toilet seal and the valve well lubricated.
joelc 01/26/16 03:10pm Tech Issues
RE: What sealant to use?

Try Lexel. I think some Ace hardware have it or I know you can get it on Amazon. Do NOT use any type of silicone on an RV. I use Dicor on the roof and Lexel elsewhere on my Cameo.
joelc 01/26/16 03:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Co Pilot Android App

They offer advantages like turn by turn voice instruction and real time where am I info. "Turn right now on the unnamed road." Splash! Look up at the Co Pilot app and it verifies that I am in fact in the river. Well at least after it tells you to turn, it knows where it put you. I use my Garmin 660 and verify roads using my Rand McNally Truckers atlas, BEFORE I take a trip. For local driving I try to "trust" it. But I don't have the RV attached either.
joelc 01/25/16 03:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Co Pilot Android App

I wish Streets and Trips still was around. I'm disappointed with my new Garmin. I like a laptop big screen so I can see further out and wave the routing BS flag earlier. So far, Google Maps seems the best alternative. I reserve the right to change my mind again. Google Maps is great. It would be really great if they had low clearance and RV roads considered along with the walking and public transportation areas.
joelc 01/23/16 10:25am Technology Corner
Living on your own RV Lot

Does anyone know of a place where zoning lets a full-timer purchase land and put their RV on it. We ran into a problem in NC where we were about to purchase land and were told we could put our RV on it, but later found that not to be true. One could put a single wide on it, but NOT an RV with occupancy. We are full-timers and want to spend 6 months on our lot and travel the other 6 months. This land we were looking at had a open zoning area and farm. We want our own lot set up for an RV and not a camp ground or RV Park. (Pref. warm climate with-in 10 miles of the Ocean.)
joelc 01/18/16 10:51am Full-time RVing
RE: Co Pilot Android App

I used it a couple of times,but only for the truck and not the RV. Be sure you have the settings correct. I do know that the height only goes up to 13 feet clearance, so that is very bad if you have a taller RV as I do. Any GPS will have some problems, but they should not be that serious. Like I said check your settings. By the way, how did you get across the bridge that did not exist. One time before GPS my wife and I were following a map where the road led into the water. We did not realize this until we got near that area. We thought the map was in error, but found out there was a ferry that took you across, not noted on the map.
joelc 01/18/16 10:36am Technology Corner
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