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RE: Good Sam ERS Hung Us Out to Dry

Move to GS Roadside Assistance forum from 5th wheels forum.
BarneyS 10/23/21 10:47am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Question about gray water...?

When we used to camp with a pop-up the bucket was used to water the nearby plants when it was full. Keep in mind that the bucket only contained the water from the sink and was usually less than 12 hours old so did not have time to ferment or develop any bad smell - unlike the water from the gray tank of a normal RV. We never dumped it onto the grass or on anybody's site. Some campgrounds had designated sites for gray water dumping so we used those. Barney
BarneyS 10/20/21 09:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Alignment...I think!

Here is your picture. https://i.imgur.com/Vnut4n7l.jpg If you will follow these directions exactly, it is very easy to post pictures on our forums. One of our moderators, 1492, developed this photo posting app to post your pictures. It works for other internet sites also. There is no need to have a separate hosting site for your pictures in order to use it. It is very simple to use. 1. Upload your picture from your computer to the app. 2. Copy the resulting URL. 3. Paste that URL into your post without ANY changes. No additions or deletions. Your picture will then appear in your post and be properly sized for use on our forums.:) I have posted a test thread here for members to try out the app and see how it works. That thread is ONLY for testing however and not for comments on pictures. Good luck. Barney
BarneyS 10/20/21 08:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Broken black water pipe

Often the fittings on the water and waste tanks are "spin welded" into place. They are not removable without breaking the weld and, as far as I know, are very difficult to replace because most glues and caulks will not stick to the tank material. Were it me, I would leave it up to a dealer or RV repair facility to do the work. Barney
BarneyS 10/12/21 08:57am Travel Trailers
RE: plastic sky light over shower

I recently replaced my whole roof and also the skylight cover. Only needed the cover and not the whole skylight. This one fit perfectly and was of very high quality. Mine is over the shower and I wanted less light so got the smoke colored one but during the day it hardly makes any difference. They have many different sizes and styles. Barney Icon Direct skylight cover
BarneyS 10/12/21 08:39am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: anybody have experience with Lippert Straptek system?

He may be able to fix this by using a higher hitch ball. I personally am leary of the straps lasting very long, especially if used with heavy trailers that have over 1,000 lbs. of hitch weight. You do realize that you have revived a 4 year old post don't you? Barney
BarneyS 10/07/21 04:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Charging a towed vehicle's battery

See the replies to your other post on this topic here. This one is closed. Barney
BarneyS 10/01/21 07:00am Towing
RE: Are Butyl Tapes Equal?

Where would be a good source to buy pure butyl tape or ernabond? I have purchased my Eternabond tape for many years from Best Materials but they also sell Butyl Rubber sealant tape. Here is the 4 inch Eternabond tape that I have used extensively on my roof. It has been on there for almost 15 years and was just recently removed when I had my roof recovered. I have found that Best Materials usually has the best price for most roofing/caulking type products. Barney
BarneyS 09/23/21 08:39am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Refrgerator RM1350 I give up

I would call a local mobile RV tech and have them replace it with a residential unit. The same thing happened to me when we arrived down in Florida several years ago. The mobile tech wanted me to put in a residential unit but I foolishly decided to replace my Dometic unit with another one. That one is still working today but I wish I had gone with his suggestion instead. Would have saved a whole bunch of money and probably have a better working unit. I no longer have the mobile techs number or name but he was active in the Tampa area and I suspect he is still in business. After looking around online, I think this place may be the one I used. Good luck.:) Barney Edit: On second thought, this may be the one we used.
BarneyS 09/22/21 08:25am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water Heater Question

Yes that is normal if you do not open a hot water valve or trip the pressure release valve on the water heater first. I have received the shot in the belly once from forgetting the above. Notice I said once!:E You should be good to go now.:) Barney
BarneyS 09/20/21 05:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Liquid rubber

Yes, they do it both ways and price accordingly. Click on the "learn more" link of the website and they explain the tear off. I wanted a tear off to find out what shape my roof was in because I intend to leave it for my sons use in his campground when we are done with it. I don't want to leave him a pile of garbage. Next summer I will have it professionally detailed outside and, with that done, the trailer will be essentially a new trailer inside and out. We have already replaced the fridge, and air conditioner and many other minor items. Barney
BarneyS 09/13/21 08:04am Beginning RVing
RE: Liquid rubber

Bringing this up again as my roof was torn off and replaced last weekend in three days by a very conscientious and well trained technician from RV Armor. They came to my trailer location out in the woods and did it right there on site. I am completely thrilled with the work done and how the roof looks now. No more worry about leaks. As you can see by the pictures below, my roof looked terrible but was not leaking a bit as evidenced by the condition of the wood after the rubber was torn off. I was a bit worried but knew I had been quite proactive in taking care of it for the past 17 years. I would have no worries about recommending this company if you are looking to repair your roof or are interested in getting the longest life possible out of your rig. Barney Roof before https://i.imgur.com/0BcJIkGl.jpg Rubber roof removed. https://i.imgur.com/y151of7l.jpg Roof right after applicationhttps://i.imgur.com/LByx2rpl.jpg Roof completed. We left the luggage rack off because it had never been used and never would be. https://i.imgur.com/uy2onVil.jpg
BarneyS 09/12/21 03:02pm Beginning RVing
RE: who's towing with gas and 342 vs 373

I have had two diesel trucks. I didn't find either one to be complicated or temperamental. One was a 2002 F250 with the 7.3 PSD and the other, and my favorite, is the 2016 Ram Cummins TD pictured in my signature. Both trucks ran flawlessly for thousands of trouble free miles and gave excellent towing performance. The cost of an oil change was higher ($55-$90) because of the amount of oil in the crankcase (16 quarts if I recall correctly). Other then that, the diesels didn't cost anymore to maintain than my previous gas engines. Of course they do cost more up front though but that is a slight disadvantage, in my opinion, compared to the improved towing performance that they give. Barney
BarneyS 09/12/21 08:49am Towing
RE: manual retraction of slides

The electric motors all work at the moment. I am jsut trying to be prepared in the event that they dont... The underbelly is totally cover in coreplast .Have not found a hole where a crank would go . The motor is visible right behind the slide out. All Sunnybrooks had their underbellies covered but if you look behind the slideout, you will see the motor and the shaft that connects the two sides together. The part you turn is on the bottom of the motor. You should also have a small crank to turn the motor with. It is black and is about 12-14 inches long and has a square opening in the end to fit the motor shaft. My trailer also does not have a hole for a crank. You have to slide under the trailer to get to the motor shaft. Barney
BarneyS 09/10/21 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: manual retraction of slides

On my trailer, the slide motor is on the bottom rear side of the slide out and can be operated either with the small crank that came with it or a electric drill/socket. It is attached to a long round bar that operates the opposite side gear along with the gear on the rear side. You have to slide yourself under the trailer to access it. Although our trailers are different types, I think Sunnybrook was fairly consistent in the use and placement of most things between models and years. Barney
BarneyS 09/09/21 11:49am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone have to send fiver back to mfg for major repair?

I suspect she will have to find an apartment to rent. Barney
BarneyS 09/08/21 05:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: owners manual - 2005 King of The Road

I agree with the comments that almost any RV manual is just a collection of the manuals that the appliance manufacturers put out and any other information is just about useless. We have a longtime member, Chris Bryant, now retired from his RV service business, who has generously provided a link to many manuals, both RV's themselves and appliances used in RV's, on his company website. You can check out the various categories on his site here. Barney
BarneyS 09/08/21 05:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Suggestions for a Weight Distribution Hitch

Take a look at the Blue Ox Sway Pro, no noise, and you can backup with it. I've had one for 6 years, and would buy it again. Snip... I back up with my Anderson all the time. just loosen the sway bar and don't jackknife. Snip.... The Andersen hitch does not have a "sway bar" to loosen. The sway control comes from the material that the ball cone sits in on the hitch head. If you DO have an Andersen then your statement makes no sense at all to me.
BarneyS 09/06/21 06:07pm Towing
RE: Need help - Weight distribution hitch installation pics

Folks, this is to explain the "edited" posts above. It is not necessary or desirable to use the "quote" feature when replying to the person immediately above you. Just type your reply as if you were talking to the person. I don't know anybody who repeats the persons sentence when speaking to them and it is not necessary here. Barney
BarneyS 09/04/21 09:14am Towing
RE: Macerator pump questions

I think the reason you are seeing stuff still come out after more than one dump is because "stuff" gets into the corners when you just sit in one spot and are not moving around thus mixing the contents. The tank rinser does not reach them well enough - especially the corners on the same side of the tank as the rinse nozzle. I found that while snowbirding in Florida for 18 years and staying in one spot for 3-4 months, I had to use the wand down the toilet hole about once a month to blast the stuff out after normally using the tank rinser every dump. It would take quite a while before the water ran clear too because the stuff packs quite tightly into the corners! Here is the one that I use. It does a good job and shoots a powerful blast of water. I would use it down the toilet while emptying with the macerator. Barney
BarneyS 09/02/21 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
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