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RE: What Product To Brush On Rusty Metal, Suggestions Please

Most rust converters will do the job. Eastwood is good and there is a 3M product. You can find it at auto and marine supply stores. I've used rust converters off an on for over 20 years. Always had good results. Be sure to prime and paint after the converter dries otherwise the rust will come back.
the bear II 08/21/14 08:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Voyager AWM930/AWM93W radio comes on randomly ??

Some electronic devices come on automatically when there is a power outage and the power is restored. This also happens if the power drops and then picks up again (power hit/spike). Perhaps there is a drain on the power system that looks like a power outage to the radio. The drain could be in the park power or something in your RV. If the radio is equipped with a weather alert function, maybe it is getting confused by weather alert like signals...military, aviation..
the bear II 08/20/14 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Losing items in the truck bed

Get one of those stretchy cargo bed nets and either stretch it over the hitch saddle or cut out a section to fit around the hitch.
the bear II 08/20/14 11:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to 5th Wheel and looking for information

2. A Chevy/GMC 2500 with Duramax & Allison later 2007 or later if you can afford it would be my first choice. Ford F250 with low mileage diesel would be my second choice. 3. 16K hitch is good. I prefer the B&W Companion Hitch. 4. My actual choice would be as big of truck as you can afford. Once I got an MDT (Chevy C4500) I was amazed at how much better and safer it is as a tow vehicle. The guys with the HDTs claim they are even better than the MDTs. It's funny, you can pick up a good HDT with lots of miles left in it for a lot less than you can a same year light duty F250 or 2500.
the bear II 08/20/14 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: You might be an RVer if.

If your friends say "I don't see what you like about camping" The IT tech at work asks you how come you spend so much time on rv.net instead of doing real work If you know how to start a camp fire with one match after you turn on the propane tank Back into a parking spot that regular folks wouldn't even consider parking their compact car in.
the bear II 08/19/14 03:51pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Brain Fart for those who don't have washing machine onboard

I have a 3 gallon bucket with a screw on lid (got it at a restaurant supply store). I put the dirty clothes in it with warm soapy water and roll it around outside for a few minutes. Empty the water and refill with clean water then roll repeat till soap is gone and water is clear. Hang the clothes to dry. Works in a pinch. I store extra electrical extension cords in the bucket.
the bear II 08/19/14 02:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blown in insulation?

Most RVs are built with fiberglas type insulation blankets in the roof or styrofoam panels so there would be no room to blow in insulation. What you can do is spray or roll on a reflective and insulating sealant on the outside of the roof. Same type of stuff used on mobile homes. If your 5th wheel is stationary then use one of the metal awning covers or pole barn roof over it to provide shade in the summer and retain heat in the winter.
the bear II 08/19/14 02:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Issues preventing camping.

Yep...been there and am still there. My hypochondriac sister-in-law told me my body would begin falling apart at 50...mine waited until 55. Since then lots of aches and pains until I get moving.
the bear II 08/19/14 10:41am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Help solve my mystery? Couple weeks out of warranty

Auto reset Circuit breaker in motor or external going bad ?
the bear II 08/19/14 08:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: slide-outs & generator 5th wheel

Only have had electric slides with only one problem in 20 years. A wire nut came loose at the motor connection. Took about 15 minutes to discover the problem and fix it. Front storage Onan, very convenient (remote start), didn't disturb our sleep. In pickup bed, chance of theft and the need to unplug to take the truck somewhere. No remote start. After the Onan died, I bought two Honda 2000i and carry them in the truck bed but put them in the cab at night. When running we put the generators on the right side of the 5th wheel where they can be locked using a heavy cable and logging chain with two pad locks to the frame. After we are done with them for the day, I let them cool and then put them in the cab for the night.
the bear II 08/19/14 08:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cable snap while setting up on campsite?

Carry spares and learn how to install them is the best way to handle this problem. Here's a site to help: http://www.customcylindersintinc.com/camper_trailer_roof_lift_system.htm
the bear II 08/18/14 02:51pm Folding Trailers
RE: 2006 Fleetwood Orbit - Shower drain clogged?

I'm assuming it's more standing water than you would have if the RV was not level. If ours isn't level we will get about an 1/8" of standing water on the low side of the RV. My guess would be the roof vent may be clogged so the shower will drain slow enough to build up standing water.
the bear II 08/18/14 01:38pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Sofa?

If you have a large window that can be removed...I've seen sofas go in through the window opening. Some sofas have removable arms or other parts to make it easier to get through a doorway. If you're handy, how bout building a sleeping platform with stiff pillows to lean against when sitting. Or use a futon and raise it up to make it more comfortable for sitting.
the bear II 08/18/14 01:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Louvered V-gate

I still lost stuff that wasn't secured even with a louvered tailgate. The wind from semis going by or strong crosswinds can blow light weight stuff right out of the bed. Even with the V I still would put the louvered tailgate down when hitchhing or unhitching. So on my new truck I didn't even bother getting one. On Mythbusters TV show they tested fuel mileage with tailgate down, net type tailgate or tailgate up....tailgate up got the best fuel milaege. Of course they weren't towing a 5th wheel, which means the test doesn't apply but I thought I would share it for when running empty.
the bear II 08/18/14 01:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: another do I have enough truck question.

If you don't want to buy the TT give her this answer "No" If you want to buy the TT then the answer is "Yes". Or if you want to buy a bigger truck then the answer is "No but we can get a bigger truck and tow it".
the bear II 08/18/14 10:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Davis CA Stealth Camping

I would call the campus and speak with the security department to see if it would be OK to stay in one of the parking lots.
the bear II 08/18/14 10:54am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Parking on steep driveway

X-Chocks and wedge type chocks in front of the wheels will hold it. Whatever you do make sure the hitch is secure on the ball and locked in place before removing the chocks when you hitch up.
the bear II 08/18/14 10:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Would Roof Carpet to Cool RV?

Are you wanting to put it on the roof (outside) or ceiling (inside) ? If on the roof you may want to look into a product designed to insulate roofs. It's a white or silver coating you can spray on or roll on. Like this http://www.homedepot.com/p/Henry-4-75-Gal-287-Solarflex-White-Roof-Coating-HE287SF871/100051140
the bear II 08/18/14 09:55am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Roundtrip PA to CA in the fall??

Most private campgrounds have a limit of 2 medium or smaller sized dogs.
the bear II 08/18/14 08:00am Roads and Routes
RE: Which truck and why?

If in good shape I would pick the Dodge due to low mileage, exhaust brake and diesel.
the bear II 08/15/14 11:22am Truck Campers
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