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Cracked linoleum?

In our 2003 Class C 30 ft. Itasca MH, a major crack in the linoleum flooring about 3 ft. long has appeared, just 1 long crack. At 1st we taped it but now it's popping up, loose about a half inch on each side of the crack and the tape isn't holding. I poked around with a knife point thinking floor rot but it feels completely solid. I really don't want to get into tearing off all the flooring and recovering. Wondering if I can work some adhesive under the loose linoleum and fasten it down with small nails or better tape while it sets up? Any thoughts or experience?
Jayco-noslide 05/18/18 01:03pm Tech Issues
RE: car dolly

I've always flat towed behind out MH. Our son started with a dolly and didn't like it for a number of reasons. Now he's switched to a Blue Ox tow bar, flat tows and likes it much better. Neither methods are without frustrations. Hopefully your dolly were work out.
Jayco-noslide 05/18/18 12:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Little or no mechanical knowledge or capability

For the posters who ask "do you do your own work at home" or " why can't you do the work?" Sometimes I think that people who are skilled in this regard don't realize how gifted they are and many are not. I'm 75 so it's not like I haven't tried. But I find that it often turns out badly and I've kind of learned what to attempt and when to call someone. Incidentally I've had good experiences with mobile repair people.
Jayco-noslide 05/18/18 12:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rattle Snakes

Regardless of what I think about shooting one, isn't it illegal; a protected species?
Jayco-noslide 05/18/18 12:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Length of travel trailers

You're 3/4 ton is more than adequate for a 25 footer.
Jayco-noslide 05/15/18 09:43am Beginning RVing
RE: Length of travel trailers

I always take a tape measure and measure myself. I know about what size I want and I will measure. When 25 ft. is stated, that usually means the length of the box part that you leave in and does not include the hitch. 25 is a medium size trailer. About as big as you want for state parks, national forests, etc. You have to check out the interior and decide what is right for you.
Jayco-noslide 05/15/18 09:42am Beginning RVing
RE: Little or no mechanical knowledge or capability

I'm one of those who attempts very little in the way of repair of our 2003 30 ft. MH. Asking Google can help with some minor stuff. Having lots of mechanical problems and needing repair and replacement is one of the downsides of RV's, especially older motor homes. The considerable costs needs to be factored in when considering purchase and best not to get one if you feel yearly unpredictable expenses of several hundred to several thousands is too much. If we have 1 long trip with no problems, we celebrate. Yet, have no regrets. We paid $23000 and even with thousands of expense over 4 years, way less than a new one. Not a toy for a poor person.
Jayco-noslide 05/15/18 09:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Rattle Snakes

I don't get the "if it's not nice, shoot it" mentality. Sounds like the early frontier thinking which wiped out all kinds of species of plants and animals. If one spots a venomous snake on a trail, no need to kill it is there? Just avoid it. If you're far enough away to pull out a gun and shoot, you're far enough to avoid it. I can understand not wanting rattlers near you're house and in you're yard for safety but you can still call DNR to come get it.
Jayco-noslide 05/15/18 09:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Rattle Snakes

Have been RVing all over the country from north to south to southwest for 35 years. Mostly in natural areas. Have seen only a few snakes of any kind and only 1 rattler; that being in Everglades NP. I always try to look down at the trail just ahead and yes we've nearly stepped on a few but no poisonous ones yet.
Jayco-noslide 05/08/18 08:55am General RVing Issues
RE: 30' class C through Cade's Cove

To me it would be a little scarey. Afraid my rear end might drag on some of the hills following low dips. I wouldn't.
Jayco-noslide 05/07/18 09:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Two night stay requirement

Are you sure if maybe that only pertains to reservations? If so, find a campground that typically does not fill and arrive late morning. I've never encountered a campground that won't rent for 1 night if you pull in and there's a space.
Jayco-noslide 04/27/18 08:53am Beginning RVing
RE: WInnebago roof

We have an 03 Itasca (Winnebago) 30 ft. Class C with a fiberglass roof. No problem with the roof. If I ever buy another MH it will most likely be a Winnebago/Itasca. We've spent a lot on it but some has been replacement( because of wear and age) and additions more so than repair because of poor quality.
Jayco-noslide 04/18/18 10:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Will Spring EVER get here!

Short answer--No. Go right into summer.
Jayco-noslide 04/17/18 09:49am General RVing Issues
RE: How many tow a 4000 pound dingy behind a class c with V 10

You'll of course get lots of differing opinions. Here's mine. We've flat towed a 2700 lb. Chevy Sonic for years behind a 2003 30 ft. Class C with the Ford V-10. Just traded for a 3000 lb. Ford Focus. This was a big decision. Really wanted to tow a 2600 lb. Honda Fit but for various reasons went with the heavier Ford. Towing just about anything increases braking distance and slows performance. 3000 lb. would be my arbitrary limit because, even with the Sonic, hill climbing and stopping was not a breeze. I think my MH manual suggest not even towing but when I calculated the numbers it seemed I could tow much more than the 3000 lbs. but I know I would not like the performance. I wish it were mores straightforward like the manual in most vehicles that clearly states towing limits but it's not. Definitely you can tow it, but do you want to?
Jayco-noslide 04/17/18 09:47am Dinghy Towing
RE: Finding a spot to Boondock

Your fear may be justified. I try to not head down a road if it's non-paved and I don't have any information. Best left to very small RVs. It's not just roughness but tight turns, etc.
Jayco-noslide 04/14/18 09:24am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Why understate the length

Many people like to think they are going "small" and the manufacturers know that. Sort of like getting a 32 waist size that's labled 30. Also a question of exactly what is measured. Learned to take along a tape measure when looking.
Jayco-noslide 04/14/18 09:21am Toy Haulers
RE: Florida gulf coast Campgrounds

Grayton Beach SP if you can get a reservation. Ft. Pickens, a part of Gulf Islands Nat'l Pk.
Jayco-noslide 04/14/18 09:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bouncing on Concrete Roads

Do you have truck tires with stiff sidewalls instead of car tires with flexable sidewalls?
Jayco-noslide 04/09/18 08:28am Towing
RE: Buying New RV

After years of pop-ups, a hybrid and a 5th wheel, we now have had a 2003 30 ft. Class C for 5 years. Yes, noticed the interior noise of rattling and stuff banging around right away as well as the steering being not at all tight and quick like a car. I guess I wasn't surprised by the acceleration, hill ability and slow braking, especially towing even a sub-compact car. I think it's typical. Would not go back to a trailer.
Jayco-noslide 04/09/18 08:26am General RVing Issues
Supplementary Brakes

Just bought a Ford Focus Hatchback to tow behind our 30 ft. Class C. I've not had braking so far on the lightweight Sonic we pull but the Ford is a bit heavier. The shop who will set it up says the Blue Ox Patriot 2 is the only brakes they install. Anybody have it? Comments? it's $1500. I want one that requires the least input from me as far as set-up.
Jayco-noslide 04/06/18 09:27am Dinghy Towing
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