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RE: leak above driver door window ....question

If you have a window leaking, the only fix is to remove the window, clean the area, apply a layer of butyl putty tape, reinstall the window. Once it is secured and the excess putty is removed, apply a bead of Dicor for verticle surfaces around three sides of the window. Both the Dicor and butyl putty tape can be found at any RV parts house.
donn0128 07/05/15 09:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Advice for green newbies

Your welcome, Friend has one too. It is back in the shop for another turbo to the tune of 2K. If I remember right, your Ford in those years had a 9900 GVWR. With the diesel the truck usually scaled ready to go around 8000 pounds. Leaving you a scant 1900 pounds for hitch, fuel, passangers and personal stuff. Even with a 12K GVWR that trailer will carry far more than the dry listed pin of 1600 pounds guaranteed! My 35 foot Cedar Creek loaded ready to travel scales at 13,500 pounds with a 13,750 GVWR. Yea, I travel loaded, but I also have a 3000 pound pin weight. Looking strictly at the dry specs, my 2500 D/A should have handled it easily. Yea right! Loaded ready to travel the truck was 1800 pounds overloaded. There was nothing I could do to change that. So after three years of worry and countless dollars trying to make a silk purse out of it I bit the bullet and bought what I should have bought 3 years earlier, a dually. Towing is day and night difference. BTW, do not skimp on living space just trying to accomodate your undersized truck. You eventually will hate your mistakes. As a basic example,have you considered how or where your going to do laundry? Sitting in a laundrymat for several hours a couple times a week is not my idea of retirement. I know lots of folks do it, but..... Another consideration, can you use the toilet easily and comfortably? How about a shower? Is making a meal easy or a choir in your chosen floor plan? Flior plans that might be OK for a weekend can become a bad experience when living full time in it. Go get rid of the salesman and play house in the model you think you like for 30 minutes or so. Try making the bed, sitting on the toilet, pretend your making a meal. Where are you going to store extra clothes, the outside BBQ? Well you get the idea. Each of you make a list of likes and dislikes,and compare them. Expenses and exit plans are paramount in your decisions, but so is a floor plan you can comfortably live in for months at a time.
donn0128 07/05/15 08:53am Full-time RVing
RE: Advice for green newbies

First off, welcome. Next, you do not have enough truck to carry the load of any full time fiver. Pulling is never the issue, any modern diesel can pull. Next, the 6.0L has less than a steller reputation, and unless you have done a lot of work on it, sell it! Fifth wheels have approx 20% of its total weight will be pin weight. So if you look at the trailers GVWR, lets say 15,000 pounds as an example, 20% of 15K equals 3000 pounds of pin weight. Can your Ford handle 3000 more pounds without exceeding its mfg GVWR? Next, can you and your wife handle living in 350SQFT without killing each other? Takes special people to do it. Last and not least, full time RVing is not cheap. Add up fuel, maintenance, park rent and you could end up paying more a month RVing than living in a small home. Just add 25 to 50 dollars a day in site rental for a 30 day month. You can get cheaper rates if your paying a monthly rate, but the idea of RVing is the ability to move on when you tire of a place. With both of you disabled, I think you will find it difficult to properly maintain an RV if you cannot handle a house. I think you would be far better off finding a place to move to that would be more friendly to your health.
donn0128 07/05/15 07:38am Full-time RVing
RE: OTA antenna at home

Should work OK. Personally I would string a coax from my dish, either a portable ground antenna or my roof top to the TV inside the house.
donn0128 07/05/15 07:11am Technology Corner
RE: I was running heavy

Overloading is a real common problem for sure. But running ST tires beyond their maximum rated speed is also a guaranteed recipe for disaster
donn0128 07/04/15 09:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: DP started overheating after a repair

My first guess is an air bubble in the system. If they did not follow proper burping procedures it is possible.......
donn0128 07/04/15 09:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane container not releasing propane?

New OPD valves are a real pain sometimes. Close the valve, wait a couple of minutes and v e r y slowly open it. Go try lighting things again.
donn0128 07/04/15 03:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Forest River Surveyor 210 - Power Issue - Trips Breaker

Multiple GFCIs dont play well together. Try plugging it into a normal, non GFCI outlet and see what happens.
donn0128 07/04/15 01:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Decision time for newbies on laptops/mifi/phones

Have a laptop and two tablets. Next trip the laptop will stay home. For me the tablets do 99% of what we need. If you think you can survive with limited band width a mifi is OK. Personally when my contract expires I will probably cancel my mifi and use my phones wifi hotspot feature. Does the same thing with one less item to pay for. Remember, any cell technology is going to cost. 10GB on Verizon is 80 dollars a month. And 10GB can go pretty fast.
donn0128 07/04/15 01:34pm Technology Corner
RE: 1988 B class Okanagaon Econoline 250 appliances

Sure. Go out and write down brand, model, and serial numbers for each item. Then go online to each manufacturers web site and download them.
donn0128 07/04/15 01:25pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Battery not staying charged

Your converter/charger supplies 12VDC for the battery. What kind of battery did you buy? Disconnect your battery and measure voltage between the + and - cables, if it is not at least 13.5 VDC you have a converter issue.
donn0128 07/04/15 01:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Don't Do This....

At least I was smart enough to remove the sprinklers close to where I park my trailer LOL! We got home yesterday, notnto avoid the crowd but because our time was up.
donn0128 07/04/15 01:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help, Help need reviews for a 15 tundra to tow

One word, NO! The Tundra might be a reasonably capable tow vehicle, but at 30+ feet your trailer is probsbly going to push the Tundra around a lot.
donn0128 07/04/15 12:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: 3/4t vs 1t differences

The difference for me, as an educated outsider is in the GVWR, F/R GAWR and GCWR The problem with that Ben, is that the GVWR and GAWR in some cases are completely fabricated for marketing purposes. The 250 uses identical axles but they are rated at 6100 vs. 7k for the SRW 350. Same with GVWR. 10k vs. 11.5k on an identical truck. Well, you forget that GAWRs are a result of the weakest part, IE tires. Since generally speaking 2500 and 3500 series trucks have different tires and wheels the lower rating is a resultmof lower tire ratings.
donn0128 07/04/15 12:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 3/4t vs 1t differences

Why is it? People need a tool for a typical job, but insist on going the absolute minimum? I mean if you need a 3500 series truck for the intended load get one! Dont skimp by trying to get by with less. GET THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB!
donn0128 07/04/15 11:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Cedar Creek Maiden Trip

You will love it once the few items get fixed. Were on 10 years with our CKTS and it has never been in for warranty work.
donn0128 07/04/15 11:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travel trailer Trade-in - what to do?

RVs are notorious depreciating assets. If you really want to trade it, suck it up take the huge loss and move on. Otherwise keep what you have and run the wheels off it.
donn0128 07/04/15 07:48am Travel Trailers
RE: New Shoes

They dont make 17 inch shoes with round soles, so I had to go for Yokahama Geolanders
donn0128 07/03/15 05:44pm Tow Vehicles
New Shoes

Well, after 8 years and two failures of the OE General Ameritrack, the truck got a new set of shoes last week. Just towed home (150 miles). I am satisfied that I made the right decision. Softer ride, quiet, now just hope they give me good milage.
donn0128 07/03/15 04:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Roof seam repair

Sure, go ahead. Guaranteed you will have more leaks soon! Either Dicor lap seal or eternabond take are the correct product for RV repairs.
donn0128 07/03/15 06:47am Class A Motorhomes
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