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RE: hydraulic jacks quest.

I don't have those jacks, but if they are hydraulic check for a leak.
joelc 12/29/16 09:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas vs diesels

First, I will state that I have a 5er with a diesel truck. Diesel pusher MH from what I have observed aside from the engine, have air breaks, not hydraulic breaks. A whole different animal. A diesel engine while it is much more costly to maintain during oil changes, etc. might be more costly for repairs. My truck takes 18 qts of oil and filters are about 3x more expensive than if I had a gas engine. A big plus to the diesel..... If you are going to do heavy traveling and do a lot of climbing like the mountains out West, then a diesel will maintain your torque at high altitudes.
joelc 12/29/16 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CO alarm replacement.

Above is possible, but just be sure that when it does go off you are not taking it for a false alarm. It could be real. If you don't have a fan on your range or spray an aerosol it will go off. Also, not to be sarcastic, but are you sure you are hitting the reset button and not the test button?
joelc 12/29/16 09:12am General RVing Issues
RE: National Park Service has it all wrong!!??

You might change your tune on the cost of the Senior pass when you stop working and have a fixed income.
joelc 12/29/16 09:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fuel Discounts - The Flying J Question

Just a note. When we were traveling across country we noticed that Flying J and some of the other truck stops had the fuel a little cheaper at the area where cars fueling area over the truck area. Usually, you have clearance, gas and diesel at the auto islands. This was not the case all at every place but a enough to make me notice.
joelc 12/29/16 08:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Awning Support

I have a Care-free awning and not familiar with that rule. Check on-line or call your manufacturer. I don't think A & E does that either. I would not keep an awning out over 25 mph winds.
joelc 12/29/16 08:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Disgusted and getting the total run around.

joelc 12/29/16 08:44am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Disgusted and getting the total run around.

I had Good Sam road service many years ago, and they left me stranded because I had a car on a tow dolly. I now have a 40' 5er and went around the country and needed Coach-Net twice. Excellent service, and they towed me where I needed to go. One time they brought me to the CG that was 2 miles down the street and towed the truck to the repair shop of MY choice the next day.
joelc 12/23/16 09:16am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Winter heated hose not working

Yes, the light on the heat tape should be on. Then if it is going to get cold for extended period of time, you have to get the foam pipe wrap. They sell it in Lowes and Home Depot and probably hardware stores. Measure the length you need and purchase that quantity. I forget the width. Put it around the hose and heat tape I have 3 heat tapes for my 25' hose.
joelc 12/22/16 11:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How long does a water filter last?

What are the potential issues with this if i'm not drinking the water. Is everyone here drinking the water from the faucet and is that the only reason for better filtering? FYI, I do drink filtered water at home with a good filter but just am too leary about drinking the unknown faucet water from some of the campgrounds we frequent even on a good water filter. Thanks. We are full timers and we have 1 micron out door in line filter. We use the water for everything. However, I DO TEST the water from the faucet before drinking. If it proves to be questionable, then we do not drink it. One main reason we use an external filter is so no crud including sand, rocks etc. get into the RV water lines. Now you are asking how we test the water, that can be open for argument. But I use a Digital Water Purity Tester by Intellitec. zlsnvrt & Loader Group LLC
joelc 12/22/16 10:38am General RVing Issues
RE: How long does a water filter last?

Depends where you travel and what the water quality is like. I generally check mine every 6 months, BUT if I am in an area where I don't trust the water or I know it is high in iron (for example) it will need changing early. If in doubt carry spares and check when you want to. It only takes s short time.
joelc 12/16/16 10:18am General RVing Issues
RE: LED Light Considerations

I have halogen lights in my RV. I tried a pilot of 4 LED in my ceiling lights. While I did like the light, the ones I had were square with LEDs on all 4 sides. I found that after awhile some of the sides failed. I switched back to halogen, even though the LED are power savers. I am plugged into electric most of the time, anyway. I found no negatives other than the failure.
joelc 12/16/16 10:09am Tech Issues
RE: Traveling vs Camping

You failed to mention the many Rvers that are full timers. We have been full timing now for 4 years. When we were employed, before retirement, we used our rig to go camping on week ends and vacations.
joelc 12/15/16 12:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toilet Woes - New Recommended

Got the Dometic in yesterday and installed it today. There is a very slight leak just after the treads on the water valve cartridge. The hole is so small you can't see it, but in about 15 minutes there is a drop of water there. I tried calling Dometic support and held for over an hour. I found another number on the internet and found out that is the only number. After I called back the recording noted they were closed. I emailed tech support. So far I am not impressed with their customer attention. The product itself, seems okay....so far. I am not dumping my Thetford yet, just in case I have to reinstall it. It works great with the rubber band pulling the foot pedel back up. In answer to previous post. Don't know what caused the ball to be rough. I do not use any abrasive cleaners, but I don't know about my wife. The toilet works great now that it is repaired. Too bad I will be getting rid of it, eventually.
joelc 12/14/16 11:15am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Rodent Repellent

Just as a post note. Mice don't care if you are living in the RV or not. One time we had a mouse climb up the electric cord and made it over to a slide, chewed through the rubber slide gasket and entered. He lasted 3 days before I got him with a trap under the sink. I now have a large inverted plate around the cord, similar to what they use on boats, over the 50A cord. So far no more trouble.
joelc 12/12/16 11:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Waste Valve Always CLOSED or Always OPEN?

While camping you can leave Grey valve open and Black closed. I close my grey 1 day before I dump just to clean the lines and hose with the grey water. If you keep the black water open all the solids with accumulate to the bottom of the tank and you will have a problem getting it out. Also, if you have the tools or a hose rinse the black tank out well.
joelc 12/12/16 11:12am Tech Issues
RE: Towing in the snow

Very good advise above, but for me if I had a camper, I would just stay put until the roads are clear or safe then leave the CG.
joelc 12/12/16 11:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Rodent Repellent

Check into Pure Pep peppermint Oil. My bottle is made fro vitacost. Be sure it is pure. Saturate cotton balls and put them everywhere including under sinks, between floor and basement holes, closets. Check them monthly to be sure they are still saturated. Moth balls don't work. Also, be sure to remove anything they might eat. You could also put some snap traps along under sink areas and walls, just in case. We had good results. One year, I late putting it in and had visitors. Also, it is not poisonous.
joelc 12/12/16 10:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ever get bored?

We have been full timing for 4 years now. Sold our home in PA and travel to different volunteer positions. Between volunteering, checking out sites on your days off, RV maintenance we are kept busy. Besides, if she is not busy enough the CG will be glad to give her extra projects. The only time I get bored is when things aren't going right and we have a problem finding a volunteer position. We just completed a 6 month tour cross country that started last Spring and ended a few months ago. If you can afford it, do it while you can. She won't be bored. After getting use to the RV then volunteer. Or if you have all the time in the world and no health issues, volunteer around the country. Remember, it feels good to get out of the "rat race" and not know a Monday from a Saturaday.
joelc 12/10/16 01:39pm Full-time RVing
RE: Toilet Woes - New Recommended

HAD TROUBLE POSTING. READ THIS FIRST, THEN ONE ABOVE TO MAKE SENSE. I purchased a Dometic 320. The reason aside from the recommendations in this forum, is videos showed that it was easy to repair. You don’t have to remove the toilet to just remove the ball gasket.
joelc 12/09/16 04:58pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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