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RE: What caulk to use.

Thanks. I knew the self leveling was not the answer for the spouts but Dicor lap sealant is what I was looking for Did not know they made this. Thanks!!
Erie Tom 04/12/14 06:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What caulk to use.

Thanks. I knew the self leveling was not the answer for the spouts but Dicor lap sealant is what I was looking for Did not know they made this. Thanks!!
Erie Tom 04/12/14 06:54pm Fifth-Wheels
What caulk to use.

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Erie Tom 04/11/14 07:05pm Technology Corner
What caulk to use.

I am going to replace my gutter spouts. Got two that will be replaced but not sure which caulk to use or what they had there originally. Thanks
Erie Tom 04/11/14 07:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Frozen Battery Cells

To ROYP. I pick up replacement 100AH batteries from the local battery supplier for a fraction of the original cost. They replace them from computer back ups after nine months so they are almost new. The Amish are starting to pick them up to run with solar panels so the have electric without being hooked up to the outside world. This makes it a little harder to get the batteries. 300AH is nice but I physical pick them up and us them in my boat for the electric trolling motor. !00 AH weighs about 60 pounds. How heavy is a 300ah?
Erie Tom 04/11/14 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Frozen Battery Cells

I found two UPS uninterrupted power supplies and took out the bad or old batteries. Take the batteries into my basement. ran leads from the UPS to these larger batteries for the winter months and use them as back ups in the ham shack or for other things I need twelve volts. Batteries just setting on the shelf in warm conditions could still lose 1% a month
Erie Tom 04/10/14 05:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Colbert replaces Letterman

Maybe he'll be different on this show. did not find him to funny the other way.
Erie Tom 04/10/14 05:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: Frozen Battery Cells

It depends on the state of charge in the battery.Electrolite will freeze if it does not have the correct specific gravity. I tried to copy the answer but could not post it. Do a search ""Will electrolite freeze"" and look at the chart. This should help
Erie Tom 04/09/14 07:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Power Problems !

People do not turn off the breakers when leaving. Bad for the breaker ... And just what basis do you have for this claim? The only thing a breaker cares about is how many amps are flowing, at how many volts and how hot is it where it is. I do agree it is good practice to turn the breaker off before plugging in to prevent arcing of the plug contacts. Contacts get worn and spread apart. causing it to jump.. It is not a smooth contact... Basically plug is gone south because of use. Simple!!!!! A little added information f you give your recreational vehicle's breaker a break in certain situations, you'll help keep your RV's electrical system in top working condition. That advice comes from Jim Finch, KOA's assistant vice president/technical services. "There are three times that the campers should turn off the breaker in the campground electrical supply equipment,” he says. Those circumstances are: Before you plug your RV into a campground’s power pedestal Before you unplug your RV from a pedestal And when an electrical storm is building in the area. Here is why you should turn off the breaker in the first two situations: “If there's anything inside the RV that is on – if everything were turned off, it wouldn't matter -- in the process of plugging it in and unplugging it, you can get a situation where it can arc across, and it isn't totally safe,” Finch says. “I suspect that if you got an arc, it could damage whatever was turned on in the RV, too,” he says, adding that the caution especially applies to 50-amp rigs. And, if lightning is on its way, it’s a good precaution to turn off the breaker and then disconnect your RV from the campground’s electrical system, Finch says. “If there's an electrical strike at a transformer or in the supply side of the power company's equipment – and that does happen – it can travel down the lines and burn up equipment in the RV,” he says. Once the thunderstorm has passed, reverse the order of reconnecting your electricity: Plug in at the power pedestal. Then turn the breaker back on. “It's just a matter of safety. I know we've had electrical strikes on a transformer inside an RV park. Unlike a normal transformer that maybe supplies two or three houses, a transformer inside an RV park covers dozens of RV,” Finch says. And, lightning doesn’t necessary have to strike in the park itself to cause harm. “If it's close enough to transmit down the line and create a power surge,” an RV’s system could be damaged, he says. An RV owner turning off the breaker, then disconnecting the rig at the power pedestal has taken similar precautions to putting a surge protector between a wall outlet and a computer.
Erie Tom 03/29/14 09:12pm Tech Issues
RE: RV Power Problems !

People do not turn off the breakers when leaving. Bad for the breaker ... And just what basis do you have for this claim? The only thing a breaker cares about is how many amps are flowing, at how many volts and how hot is it where it is. I do agree it is good practice to turn the breaker off before plugging in to prevent arcing of the plug contacts. Contacts get worn and spread apart. causing it to jump.. It is not a smooth contact... Basically plug is gone south because of use. Simple!!!!!
Erie Tom 03/29/14 09:01pm Tech Issues
RE: RV Power Problems !

Power box at the campground,,,,OH YES. People do not turn off the breakers when leaving. Bad for the breaker and maybe bad for the next guy that plugs in. The arc can fuse the contacts of the plug on the post. This surge could have could have blown the fuse link before the fuse panel.
Erie Tom 03/24/14 12:56am Tech Issues
RE: Black Tank Level Indicator issues..

Before all the work replacing the sensors try this ,,,,Easier. Had the same problem and bought the black tank additive with the enzymes. Can not think of the name right now but not the chemical one. Drained it as best I could and then put a double recommended dose of the cleaner and filled the tank 2/3 full. Drove it to the next campground and then drained it when we got to the next site.Around 3 hundred miles. The movement of the liquid help clean off the sensors. The normal build up in warm weather was enough to give a false reading by the sensor. This is easier to try first and cheaper.
Erie Tom 03/01/14 06:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Interior lights dimmings

Souunds like a bad ground. Start at the light and work way to power source. Just loosening the ground screw and retightening may do it.
Erie Tom 01/24/14 08:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Skylight

Camping world was 40.00,,,,Wal-mart 20.00!!!!
Erie Tom 12/09/13 02:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water Heater Sediment Question

Nice tool! I would drain the tank and then leave the city water hooked up and run it as if filling the tank. That would flush out the sediment.
Erie Tom 11/23/13 10:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Pensacola/MS Coast advice

Also Eglin AFB. Very nice museum there also. Naval Air Station at Pennsi was great!!!
Erie Tom 11/11/13 07:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: For Veteran's day..........

Photo of the Liberty Belle. Saw the movie Memphis Belle the other night on the military channel.. Good Flick!!
Erie Tom 11/11/13 12:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: CB or Ham Radio good to get in contact to other RVers?

evidently you missed the OPs original statement, "I'm talking about close range communication, like chatting while passing on a highway." a cellphone and GPS are worthless for doing that. a ham radio will let you talk to the folks back home but not to the oncoming trucker who can supply traffic information. bumpy There are a lot of truckers that have hung up the mike on the cb and talk 2 meters. They do use the cb but not solo. They want to get away from the trash talk. You do not only talk to the folks back home.. There are a few RV nets at different times of the day giving road reports weather reports and just heads up for any problems that they know of.
Erie Tom 11/11/13 07:14am General RVing Issues
RE: CB or Ham Radio good to get in contact to other RVers?

If you want to listen to garbage on ch 19 get a CB. I have two meter and HF in the truck tow vehicle and then move it to the RV once at the CG. 2 meter simplex 52 is good. Have my call sign on the rear bumper of the rv and radios are on. Wife enjoys the ham bands but does not want to hear the potty mouths on CB. There are many nets on hf to make it interesting. With no code now go all the way to extra class and enjoy all of the privileges of ham radio. Simple antenna for the RV with hamsticks
Erie Tom 11/10/13 08:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Borderline ok tow vehicule

Worried about the tranny. Thinking of the family of 5 and a big dog. Can you stop it to protect the family of five and a big dog. What about the brakes when you need to stop in a hurry. Getting it going is one problem but stopping it another.
Erie Tom 11/06/13 07:14pm Tow Vehicles
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