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RE: first day of full timing

Most campgrounds in your area close on Oct 1 or Oct 15. There is a campground near Boston that used to be open all winter but I don't remember the name. Normandy Farms is in Foxboro and is open to Nov 30. As stated above rest areas in most states don't allow overnight parking.
Clay L 10/12/17 11:16am Full-time RVing
RE: MACARATOR OPINIONS?

I have a Flojet for dumping at home in the sewer clean out. Works fine but if you follow the instructions it is a pain to use and I only use it when a slinky hose is too short. They say to fill the gray and black tanks at least once with fresh water and pump them out to remove everything. They say this is necessary since you don't get the big rush like you do when dumping through a 3 inch hose. The following is from the Flojet manual: 1. Remove end cap from drain pipe. 2. Install portable waste pump on drain in any convenient position, twisting clockwise to lock. Be sure that o-ring is on pump adapter prior to installing unit. 3. Install waste/garden hose on discharge port adapter. 4. Install rinse water hose to on-off valve. 5. Open black water valve, turn on pump. 6. Turn off pump and open gray water valve. Let gray water backflush black water tank. Turn on pump. 7. Turn off pump, open rinsing valve and back fill tanks for rinsing. Turn on pump. Turn off rinse water. Drain tanks. 8. Close both drain valves, turn on rinse water (40 PSI max.) and pump. Rinse pump and discharge hose. 9. Turn off water and pump, disconnect hose and pump. Store until next use. 10. Replace end cap on drain pipe.
Clay L 10/11/17 02:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Southern Utah Weather

We passed through UT heading north from AZ for many years. We went through at the end of March most years and it was cool but not hot all those years as I recall.
Clay L 10/10/17 11:56am Roads and Routes
RE: Suggestions for new flooring in my MH

They do post temperature limits on the regular Alure so in storage in an area where it gets hot in the summer that might be an issue. We put down Alure in a rental unit and the adhesive was not all that good even though we used a heavy roller on the seams. I have read that the company now makes an Alure with snap edges rather than adhesive. In our motor home we used Armstrongs best quality laminate and it held up great for 6 full timing years.
Clay L 10/10/17 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane tank off trailer how long is re-cert good for?

What do those identification markings on propane cylinders mean 12 yrs vs 10 yrs.....DOT proposed/published new 10 yr. It was later 'modified' due to Propane Industry push back Currently the initial recert requirement is 12 yr after date of mfg....OR 10 yr after date of mfg. Both are being recognized....so IF you run into a place that states 10 yr. that is what they are using due to the 12/10 ruling by DOT Talk about government snafu :B I got a 5 year cert a few weeks ago. They did an inspection that was basically just a visual and a quick leak check. They put a sticker on the tank. I was told the longer cert required the tank to be pressure tested and they had to send it away for that. It was quire a bit more expensive also. I think they re-stamp the tank rather than use a sticker but I am not certain about that.
Clay L 09/17/17 11:56am Beginning RVing
RE: Please, please, need help with that junk "Photobucket"

Gents, As did many of you, I used Photobucket for hosting third party photos for quite a few years. What are you using to replace Photobucket? I use this site for RV.net. But what to use for other sites? So far I have been using: https://photos.google.com for 3rd party hosting. There may be something out there better but it has been working okay.
Clay L 09/03/17 01:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Please, please, need help with that junk "Photobucket"

Gents, So, I've been desperately trying to remove my photos from photobucket and place them back into a file on my computer. If, IF I ever can do that, I will find another site to host third party photos for linking on to forums. Scott I downloaded my albums as described above. So far I have been using: https://photos.google.com for 3rd party hosting. There may be something out there better but it has been working okay.
Clay L 09/03/17 01:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Countertop ice maker wont stop

There is a small metal temp sensor at the top center of the ice tank bin. When the ice reaches it the control board stops the process. If it works at home the true sine inverter must not be be very true. That being said my buddy ran his on a modified sine inverter for years. It worked fine even though the manual said to use only true sine power.
Clay L 09/02/17 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Water pump switch

With shore water disconnected open a faucet.If no water comes out the switch in off. If water comes out the switch is on. That is assuming the pump works and there is water in the tank of course.
Clay L 09/02/17 02:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring System Question

Next time you change tires get the dually valves installed and you will not have to use extenders. That is what I did. To the OP" They come with a stabilizer that fits in the hand hold and supports the valve stem. See HERE
Clay L 08/29/17 01:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Going full time

We sold a lot of stuff, gave a lot to our kids and places like the Salvation Army. We did not follow the advice of many about getting rid of everything and put quite a bit in storage (10 by 30 storage unit). After 11 years of full timing we bought a house in western CO and had all of our stuff moved here from NH. We had sold all of the big appliances and most of the soft furniture but still had a lot of stuff. I am sure glad we did not follow the conventional advice and get rid of all of it. We have spent about $15,000 buying what we need for the house - stuff that we sold for maybe 10 percent of what it cost back then. If we had to replace what we had stored - like guns, complete woodworking shop, my wifes equipment for building miniatures, her genealogy research records and small appliances, desks and office equipment, and my electronic gear, it would have cost a lot more than what we spent for storage. Some things like heirlooms that came from as far back as our great grand parents could not be replaced at any cost.
Clay L 08/25/17 01:27pm Full-time RVing
RE: Losing fresh water on right turns

Ah, I should have said that the overflow hose is located INSIDE the tank, with just an inch or two exposed at the bottom of the tank. The RV shop said we could put a vent on top of the tank--except they can't get at the top without major surgery. That is surprising. All of the many gas Winnebago's I have seen and the ones being built on several factory tours have a fitting spin welded to the top of the tank. The overflow tube connects to that fitting and goes down below the bottom of the compartment so the overflow goes on the ground. Usually there is a plastic insert with small holes that keeps bugs out of the tube. Nothing protrudes into the tank. On mine when I complained about the water loss on turns, the factory added a loop that went about six inches above the top of the tank. That stopped the loss.
Clay L 08/05/17 10:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: House Batteries

LR gets its voltage from a wire connected to the RUN terminal on the ignition switch. I have the Workhorse chassis and the dash that raises up. There is a fuse panel in the far back drivers side under the dash. The top row far right fuse is labeled "Step Alarm" - LR and several other wires connect to that fuse. The back up camera and the signal lead that causes the step to retract are a couple of the other wires connected to that point.
Clay L 07/25/17 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carpet Replacement in MH

Regarding winter, yes after we stopped snow birding it went through a CO winter with temps down to -20 and the summer before went through one summer with temps in the 100s. No problems.
Clay L 07/25/17 07:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Carpet Replacement in MH

Our flooring project: Sightseer 35N. I called the factory about what would be needed if I installed laminate flooring and Winnebago advised me that I needed to replace the existing shoes under the slides. The existing ones are made of high density polyethylene. I made an appointment for a couple of months later and stopped by the factory on our way from NH to CO. When I got to the factory, they made up the new shoes with carpet on them. The cost for them was going to be about $150. The shoes were 1 X 6 s about 3 feet long with an angle cut on one side and covered (glued on) with the material that is used to cover the floors of the service bay. There were six of them as I recall. Then when they were supposed to install them they came out and said they were afraid that the material would create too much friction running on the existing carpet and the slides would not function properly. I did not want to remove the carpet until I got to my sister in law's place where I intended to install the laminate flooring, so I did not have them install the shoes and decided to rethink the whole thing. I ended up deciding that I was going to install the flooring and see what would happen. I really didn’t think the existing shoes would be any worse than the carpet type. It seemed to me that the carpet type could catch dust and small rocks as easily as the old smooth ones. We used Armstrong's best grade of laminate. We picked it based on some tests that Consumer Reports did that showed it had better wear and scratch resistance than Pergo. It's 3/8 inch thick. We were surprised to find that a Carpet Time store had much better prices on the best grade than Home Depot or Lowes had on the middle grade which is all Lowes and Home Depot carried. The best grades were special order. We did the installation of our flooring ourselves. We couldn't find an installer willing to do the job. It took us about ten day’s altogether (we only worked about 4 hours a day though). It wasn't terribly difficult but did require a lot of cutting and trimming because of all of the corners. There were some challenges involving the front of the slides, around the stairs, underneath the dinette, the transition piece between the driver’s area carpet and the laminate, and the trim piece along the back wall. Before we did the installation we did a test by removing a square of carpet and making sure the slides would ride over a piece of T molding, laminate and underlayment. Some people try to cut the carpet back under the slide, but we cut the carpet in front of the slides leaving enough carpet to be stapled down. I was afraid the slides would catch the carpet when the slide went back out. Baseboard molding covers it so it doesn't show. If you do the job yourself I would recommend a few things to have: 1) Table saw, 2) Chop saw, 3) Good saber saw, 4) Rotozip tool, 5) Air brad nailer, 6) Air stapler, 7) Utility knife and sharp hook blades, 8) Screwdriver type staple puller There were two grades of the foam underlayment available. We used the best grade - more expensive but thicker and provides a moisture barrier. We also used a special waterproof joint glue in areas that are prone to getting wet - like in front of the sink, refrigerator, and around the stairwell. (This is used to glue the joints so spilled water can't get in the joints - not to glue the flooring to the subfloor). We also used silicon caulk to fill the 1/4 gap at the edges in those areas. The caulk and waterproof glue are both recommended in the instructions from Armstrong. Regarding the project; we are extremely happy with the results. It is very easy to clean and it looks good. As far as the slides coming in goes, we have had one problem. The first few times we operated the slides everything was fine. Then we had a scratch show up in front of the dinette. The next time we brought the slide in we put a thin piece of plastic (flexible cutting board) down at that point. When the slide went back out the plastic was badly scratched and it left two paper clips on the plastic. Apparently Damncat who loves to steal and play with them had batted them under the slide before we got the baseboard fixed to the front of the slide in that area. We added door sweep strips behind the baseboard trim in front of the slides to keep pebbles and paper clips from getting under the slide shoes. Since then we have had no more scratches. We do vacuum carefully before we operate the slides. The good news is that the scratch is not noticeable and if you don’t know it’s there I don’t believe you will see it.
Clay L 07/24/17 02:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stay-a-While cracked

I cut a piece from a 1X4 that was a slight press fit under the Stay a While T. I used some silicon adhesive underneath make sure it didn't vibrate out. Lasted about 11 years with no problem. http://i.imgur.com/LColY7hl.jpg
Clay L 07/23/17 11:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing linoleum in camper 04 Adventure

Clay L Sounds like a good idea. I'll look at doing this. Not sure how much it goes under the slide. Yes, this slid comes up as it starts in. I'm sure it was installed before the slide. How about under the table which extends past the slide edge. Also the couch. Don't know about that - my dinette/table and couch were on the slide. It Winnebago says the slide can be lifted up, they told me two men could lift it up enough to put blocks under it to hold it while they worked under it. They use airbags rather than blocks though.
Clay L 07/08/17 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing linoleum in camper 04 Adventure

I didn't remove it under the slide. I cut the carpet leaving just enough to staple it down securely and hid it with baseboard attached to the slide. If you don't want to do that, check with Winnebago. Some slides (Kwikee brand I know) can be extended part way and then lifted up a few inches.
Clay L 07/07/17 01:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A air conditioner

Because of the weight of the AC I would think some additional roof joists would be needed in the area. If the area around the vent was not intended for the weight you might have some real problems.
Clay L 07/06/17 11:43am Beginning RVing
RE: Water pump chattering

If it is an older Shurflo pump (2088 422 144) there is an adjustment screw that controls rapid cycling. I can send you the service manual with the adjustment proceedure. Please advise if you want it.
Clay L 07/05/17 01:16pm Class A Motorhomes
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