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RE: Waxing 5th wheel

What kind of sides? Fiberglas, most use a good quality polish like you would use on your Corvette. Corogated aluminum, most of us wax using a good grade of automotive wax.
donn0128 04/18/18 04:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: new and lots of questions

Tour retired? Budget??? You can buy cheap, or you can buy comfortable. Not likely your going to get both. Unless you buy some really OLD piece of junk. Budget? Did I ask your budget? Monthly amount you want or plan to spend? Amount you are prepared to lay out for an RV? Insurance? Both health and vehicle? Exit plan when RVing no longer is a viable option.
donn0128 04/18/18 03:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: gear ratios

There is not much other than a new motor will get you beyond maybe 9MPG. Those old school big blocks were simply gas hogs. You do realize that all the work your doing to the motor can only make matters worse. To get HP you need fuel. You might be better switching the old inefficient carbuetor for electronic fuel injection.
donn0128 04/18/18 09:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: gear ratios

Honestly you likely will not notice much difference. Either in pulling power or fuel economy. Another question, will or could you ever recover the cost of the gear change in increased fuel economy?
donn0128 04/18/18 08:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: First 5th Wheel--Do I Need Air Bags???

Get it level or just a bit nose down. Your handling will improve greatly. Dealer was apparently a lazy idiot not doing it properly.
donn0128 04/18/18 07:19am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Highway Rib Tire choices

Might want to do some more research. Coopers recently hwve been getting some negative comments. Michelins are nice, but really really pricy. As an alternative look at BFG Commercial TA or Yokohama Geloanders. Im running the Yokahamas on my 4x2 dually and really like them. Super quiet, decent price and so far their wearing well.
donn0128 04/18/18 07:17am Truck Campers
RE: First 5th Wheel--Do I Need Air Bags???

By your quick numbers Im guessing your spouting brochure numbers. Totally worthless. You need to load the trailer up and hit the scales. Get true accurate weights, then let us know what you have. I suspect with fiver sway, youe either not level or way pin light. The only other possability is that your trailers axles are not true to the pin. If that were the case that fiver would be back to the dealer in a heart beat. That is a rarity though so Im guessing your setup is not level.
donn0128 04/18/18 05:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel hitch suggestion

Air ride hitch, dual pivot head. All else is hype. My original hyjacker hitch is still going strong after 13 years.
donn0128 04/17/18 08:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: DISH Winegard Trav’ler Satellite Questions?

Given my prior experiences with Winegard there is no way in heck I would advise you throwing your money away on a Winegard Travler. RF Mogul while a bit more expensive is a much better thought. Now, Dish could care less how you get their signal. Dish likely will not instal in any RV. Once you have your dish installed, either yourself or pay someone to do it, all you need to do is order the receiver. When it arrives plug it in and go thru startup procedures. Installed a dish onmthe roof takes time. It is heavy to get up there. Ssure you can DIY. Locate a place to install it, mount it to the roof, drill a hole where you want the wires to drop inside and feed them down. Locate the control box, seal everything up and your done.
donn0128 04/17/18 07:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: looking for a old product

Goes by another name now. Zep. It has zero UV protection. Requires lots of prep work to get the surface ready. Apply it, might last for a couple of years, them its a pain to strip and reapply.
donn0128 04/17/18 01:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Rv oven won't light

Beoken knob? There is a detent for pilot. But I have had luck turning the knob to 250, push in and light.
donn0128 04/17/18 11:00am Tech Issues
RE: Slide Toppers

Been on my fiver since day one. Thats like since 2005. Last fall I replaced the material on all three for less than 500 dollars. IMHO they are one of the best investments for an RV possible. Mo water, debris coming in and cooler interior on hot days. We spend one winter in the Columbia river gorge, known for high winds. To stop worry about them I bought three 4 inch wide tow straps, over the toppers and secured them with 1 inch ratchet straps. No fuss and they held up just fine.
donn0128 04/17/18 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5'ver roof repair.

WOW. Your simply opening yourself up to a huge letdown. That trailer is too old to be anything but scrap. There is no way anybody in their right minds would consider spending five dollars on it. There is simply by your description too much water damage. Heck, a new roof alone could cost 5000 dollars. Even if you could fix it up, and thats dpubtful, the end results will not be worth squat. Not mentioning trying to find a RV park to park it!
donn0128 04/16/18 05:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Satellite TV reception in the North

If you were to ever have a prayer of getting Sat signal up north you need to ditch the small dishes and get a really BIG dish. One that is placed high enough in the air to get a clear signal.
donn0128 04/16/18 04:42pm Technology Corner
RE: 1997 Southwind ignition key

Chassis will tell you what type of key you need.
donn0128 04/16/18 10:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: sewer hose ideas

First, sewer hose carriers, AKA rear bumpers are a hprrible idea. The metal rusts and scraps the hose raw. Second they rust out and look UGLY. I would suggest you either mount one of the plastic type you can buy, make one out of a puece of 4 inch PVC, or simply coil it up in a plastic tote.
donn0128 04/16/18 07:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: CPAP machine

Well, there are battery powered Cpap machines that might work for you. What you need probably is an INverter. That takes 12VDC and converts it to 120VAC. Depending on the amp draw of his machine a 1000 watt unit will probably work just fine. INverters need to be placed as close to the battery bask as possible. Then its a matter of adding an inline fuse between the batteries and INverter and using sufficiently large gage wire to carry the load. From the INverter you can simply run a dedicated line to new receptacle near the bed.
donn0128 04/15/18 01:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie WorkKampers

Is this paid or volunteer gig? If its paid, get in writing exactly what your jobs will be. If its a volunteer job, sit back and relax. Some managers will be horrible, others are a joy to work for. Try different parks and pick and choose those that work with you and dont treat you like a slave.
donn0128 04/15/18 08:06am Workamping Forum
RE: How do you shop for specific features

Personally livability is utmost on my list. Everything else is just fluff. Go spend a half hour inside playing house. Can you bathe easily? How about using the toilet without chasing everyone oitside, or can you actually cook a meal? How about sleeping, is it comfortable, or are you making up the couch every night?
donn0128 04/14/18 11:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing landing gear motor - precautions?

Simply place a jack under the nose to support everything. This takes what two minutes. If I remember correctly the gear box motor assembly has to come off in one piece to access the screws that hold them together.
donn0128 04/14/18 08:49am Fifth-Wheels
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