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RE: Felt so bad for older couple traveling today

Weeluvdis, We had our first TT for 16 years and our current 5th wheel for 20 years. I discovered early on that maintenance and preventative maintenance will help make the trips much more enjoyable. Some things will pop up no matter how good of care you take but the problems you described that this couple went through sure points to poor care of their vehicles. Life is an adventure....enjoy the trip. Just think how boring it would be if everything was always perfect.
the bear II 07/16/14 02:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Carrying a Generator/Gas Can While Traveling

Bed of truck with a cable lock and heavy chain with a padlock. Once it has cooled down I put the generator in the cab of the truck at night.
the bear II 07/16/14 02:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dawn Ultra or Borax to clean epdm roof?

I just use a soft bristle brush on a pole that attaches to my garden hose. With a little bit of scubbing and a stream of water it cleans up nice. It can be slippery if you use soap so be careful.
the bear II 07/16/14 01:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Honda Generator

I used a Honda 1000 just for charging batteries and run the TV/sat box at night. It worked great. Didn't work for the microwave or vacuum. My Honda 2000 will take care of those.
the bear II 07/16/14 11:03am Tech Issues
RE: Campgrounds in San Diego

The age rule is meant to keep ugly RVs out. Send a photo of your RV and a photo of you plus anyone else staying with you. You may be able to get an OK from management to stay there. Be sure to explain you will be staying ther on Business. There are a couple of state parks north in Carlsbad / Oceanside area There are others further east (including casinos) if you can't locate anything. Try www.rvparkreviews.com to find the RV Parks within 50 miles of San Diego.
the bear II 07/16/14 09:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: dodge 3500 cummins clutch fan engages on flat with no load

In dash guages can be off by as much as 20 degrees either way. Typically only a few degrees off but on one of my trucks the temp guage read 10 degrees low. There is a product by Royal Purple called Wetter Water. I've used it and it helps keep the temps lower when towing up a grade. You just add it to the radiator and enjoy the cool.
the bear II 07/16/14 08:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: temp patch on a cracked gray water pipe ??

There is a tape (one name is Atomic Tape) it was developed for the military. It is self sealing tape. I've seen it at RV shops, Hardware stores and Lowes/Home Depot type stores. It looks like electrical or vinyl tape. As you wrap it, it seals and will hold when wet or under pressure. I've also read of people using JB Weld to seal PVC or ABS plastic.
the bear II 07/16/14 08:49am Tech Issues
RE: running ac or micro unit on tt while parked at home ??

20 Amp will work if the run to the panel is short and no other high draw appliances are running on the same circuit. I have heard of folks melting plugs when they used an extension cord to get power to their RV from a garage outlet. Make sure you only use the trailer power cord or a short heavy duty extension cord to reach the outlet.
the bear II 07/16/14 08:45am Tech Issues
RE: used domestic refrigerator freezer door?

There are RV salvage lots listed when you do a Google search. PPL Motorhomes has a gret parts department and the prices are the best I've found on the web. You may want to check with them to see if they can give you a good price. www.pplmotorhomes.com look for the parts banner on the home page. On my Dometic I was able to use pieces from the other corners of the door to rebuild the broken parts.
the bear II 07/16/14 08:41am Travel Trailers
RE: P32 MH Engine Dying Abruptly

Some autoparts stores have the OBDs and will let you use it to diagnose a problem in hopes they can sell you parts. Hopefully someone can shed some light on the cause. Maybe this forum can help: http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/6-other-vehicles/9-gm-gassers/
the bear II 07/15/14 03:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thanksgiving in Yosemite

Hopefully the weather will be great. What a wonderful place to spend Thanksgiving. We were ther in April one year, still snow on the ground in some places. Would get below freezing at night. Jacket cool during the day. One of my best memories is a drive at night through the valley at 1AM on a full moon night. It was clear and the granite glistened from the moon light. Waterfalls were unearthly looking in that light. If only I had thought to bring the video camera.
the bear II 07/15/14 03:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ready to Buy New TT but have roof questions

I would worry about it. Looks like the adhesive may have given up in a couple of spots or leaks have caused it to loosen.
the bear II 07/15/14 02:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Care of Tires for Long Term Storage

My tires end up being beyond 5 years old before they show signs of wear from storage. Mine sit on asphalt and I keep them covered with vinyl tire covers. I have had to replace three sets of tires due to old age vs. wear over the 20 years we have had our current RV.
the bear II 07/15/14 02:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Flooded my new Laredo

It depends on how quickly you are/were able to get the floor as dry as possible. The warping occurs once the wood is soaked and then dries. If you kept it from getting soaked you may be OK. I would keep the air conditioner on or a dehumidifier along with some fans pointed at the floor to help dry it out. Hopefully you took photos of the loose ventline and had a witness to the fact that it was loose when you removed the cover for the first time. I would file a complaint with the dealer and manufacturer in writing providing details and photos. Ask the dealer to check it over to see if they feel there would be unforseen damage. Get their report in writing. Keep notes of all conversations you have with the dealer and manufacturer. You need to build a paper trail in case it gets serious and requires legal action.
the bear II 07/15/14 02:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: HOT SUMMER ESCAPES

We see a lot of Canadian license plates in the RV parks near the ocean in Southern California. Very few days above 90 degrees, usually high 70's. with a light breeze. I would choose Washington or Oregon coast for cooler daytime temps.
the bear II 07/15/14 12:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Noob Question, maybe you guys can help me out?

Older 5th wheels typically will have a bedroom and the sofa will convert into a sleeper. There are newer models with a two bedroom setup usually in a 36ft long or longer 5th wheel. Many of the toyhauler 5th wheels have rear beds that lower from the ceiling to create a bedroom in the garage area. These beds also fold into a couch like seat (kind of like a futon does) that allows the area to be used as a living room when not a garage or bedroom. So the ultimate answer to your question is yes. Keep looking you'll find them.
the bear II 07/15/14 12:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Follow up on my Forest River 8293 Front cap being loose.

"Are you saying that it came from the factory with NO screws holding this thing together ?? I'd be making some sort of complaint to Forest River about this. How old is this unit? " The Cap Screw guy was off sick the day his unit was built.
the bear II 07/15/14 10:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Michelin Tire Pressure

Have you had the RV weighed or are you only using the numbers off of the door sticker. Your two front tires will support 2600lbs X 2 = 5200lbs total. So you are 1300lbs safe 5200 - 3900 = 1300lbs Rear would be 4940 X 2 = 9880 so you are safe by only 180 lbs on the rear. To make sure you are safe have the RV weighed to confirm all of the numbers. In the meantime keep the tires inflated to the maximum of 80lbs.
the bear II 07/15/14 10:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Material question - fabric under trailer

The black plastic sheeting is the best method for sealing up the bottom. I would carefully remove it fix the problem and then replace the plastic and use adhesive and screws to hold it in place and seal the new seams with silicone.
the bear II 07/15/14 09:41am Beginning RVing
RE: Raising trailer

I vote for subframe....sorry for the extra work, but it will be safer.
the bear II 07/15/14 09:37am Fifth-Wheels
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