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RE: leaking sunroof

I ordered a magnetic sheet which I place over the sunroof. The material is white, the vehicle is white so it matches without being seen. Want to use the sunroof, simply pull off the sheet, roll it up and carry it until the vehicle is parked again. The magnetic sheet, which I bought on Amazon, stays on the roof while driving, no matter how fast I drive. Simple solution, stops the leak and still allows me use of the sunroof. thanks, will search amazon, can you be a little more specific? thanks, bumpy
Bumpyroad 04/06/20 05:59pm Tech Issues
leaking sunroof

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Bumpyroad 04/06/20 08:49am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
leaking sunroof

my sunroof on my tow vehicle is not draining properly and collects water in the "drain pan"? when it rains. which then leaks into the vehicle. checking on the internet shows that this is a very common problem and to unblock the drain tubes have obtained two sizes of wire and a bore scope in hopes of fixing it. assuming I am doomed to failure, and not wanting to spend megabucks on a "feature" that I don't use/want am considering taping the seams/joints as a last resort. I bought a small roll of a sealing tape, externabond IIRC but that was a very thick piece of material suitable for a flat surface and I stuck a piece onto a piece of plexiglass and days later could just peel it off. I am in search of a UV resistant, waterproof tape, about 2 inches wide that can seal up the glass/rubber/metal joint. hopefully about the thickness, etc., of black electricians tape. my choices appear to be flex tape, eternabond, gorilla waterproof tape, and dicor. I am looking for any advice/comments/ experiences using these materials. thanks, bumpy
Bumpyroad 04/06/20 08:49am Tech Issues
RE: Idea for filtered air into the RV

exactly what is the OP trying to accomplish? to get filtered air into the RV just tape a filter , household allergy type, over your fantastic fan and reverse the flow. If this is about the Corono virus, forget it. oops, I see johno beat me to it. bumpy
Bumpyroad 04/05/20 08:20am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New luxury off grid trailer -- very fancy . . .

looks to me like it is a park model. bumpy
Bumpyroad 04/01/20 05:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

Maybe half as expensive, but while you're paying a mortgage, the house generally appreciates. You're paying half but you never recoup any of that... it's all lost to depreciation or rent. Usually long term parks don't include electric.. they'll put you on metered. But then again, owning a house you pay electric as well. There's too much other stuff I'd miss, at least right now. I like having my yard. Like my shop out back to work on old cars. Like the pool on a hot summer day after yard work etc... I see myself on the road 3-4 months, and then returning for 3-4 and then back out again, until I can't do it anymore. Then I'll just be here. Mike True, if the market is going up, as it usually does. The house needs to appreciate by more than $1,000 per month to win that race. Most don't. But, obviously, the biggest trade off is that you have much less space living in an RV. How about property taxes. They are going up as well. There are no property taxes with RV living. Lot of property tax with home ownership Property tax on the last home I owned near Dallas was about $8,600 per year for a $200K value home. But DW was over 65 when we bought it - so our taxes were frozen, and with homestead exemption, our taxes were fixed at $2,800 per year. A commercial RV park in Texas pays about three times per square foot more than a residential property. With no homestead exemption or freezing rates for residents over age 65. Multi-family residences pay at least 2.5 times what a home owner pays. In Texas, 70 to 80 % of property taxes goes to the school district. Most school district tax reports show the single family home owners pay 30 - 35 % of the costs of the school total tax collection. Living in an RV park, there are still property taxes paid by each tenant. True the individual tax total for a 60x20 ft, 1,200 sqft RV spot is less than the average new development 65 x 85 ft, 5,525 sqft single family home lot with a $225K home sitting on it. But the aggregate total works out to not a huge difference. Heck, the Walmart pays more property tax than many 100 home subdivisions, unless the city, county and school district have waived taxes for several years to get Walmart to build a store within their limits. when I was looking in TX I learned about your MUD taxes. bumpy
Bumpyroad 04/01/20 05:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

I periodically browse Zillow for real estate back in God's country. I would say that for $50,000 one could buy a very liveable house, $100,000 a bit nicer. bumpy
Bumpyroad 04/01/20 06:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

An RV is maybe last chance to wake up in an unfamiliar place . . and allow the unfamiliar part of you come forward. Very thought-provoking in a positive. not my quote bumpy
Bumpyroad 03/31/20 11:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

The point is to be outside. Shirtsleeve weather. Some extra clothing to cover a variety of conditions. The pleasure of cooking inside or out. If my “ideal” was a lumbering, unstable 5’er to which I had to buy a commercial vehicle to drag it with, that sure takes the fun out of solo touring a region. Day trips. Same with a Moho. It’s flat funny seeing the “toad” that only two people will ever use. A big family group it makes some sense. But repairs and maintenance are a pain as little is DIY. Two drivetrains has to be justified. THE POINT is that many MAY NOT have made good choice when it came time to buy an RV. The extra work of “bigger” is a huge turnoff. If not today, then tomorrow. Highest reliability, longest-life and ease of travel were the priorities I learned as third generation owner of type. Set-up and take-down shouldn’t be a burden. There’s NEVER an end of things to do or see. A major city or an unknown region. Any budget. A life of television has stunted many of you. Most of whom you might meet. Throw it out, as it’s poison. No one had them until reasonably priced solid-state portables were available in the mid-late 1970s. Absolutely NO ONE missed them. Examine assumptions. The rut you prefer is still just that. The lifelong slave loves his collar too much to remove it. An RV is maybe last chance to wake up in an unfamiliar place . . and allow the unfamiliar part of you come forward. . well, everyone is entitled to their opinion. bumpy
Bumpyroad 03/31/20 06:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Which motorhome to buy

look for quality, not eye candy. for example, sit in that J couch at the "J" end. can't get comfy. but they look Plush. also, do you really want/need a fake fireplace that is no better than a $18.00 ceramic cube? full body paint might impress the neighbors, at a cost of $5000? Bumpy
Bumpyroad 03/31/20 06:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which motorhome to buy

In new RVs I would consider winnebago, tiffin, newmar. same for used ones. bumpy
Bumpyroad 03/30/20 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ? L E D taillights

Not really wanting to get in between you two fighting but I do want to give a different point of view as to why I moved to LED tail lights. I spend a considerable amount of time commuting daily to work, 500 miles a week.. Over the years I have seen women putting makeup on at highway speeds, someone taking their "T" top off their car while driving, reading a newspaper and books while driving, texting while driving.. I have seen folks with bunch of bright electronic screens mounted to their windshield.. I have seen folks driving with the interior lights on at night.. I have experienced TAILGATORS nearly on a daily basis even at 70+ MPH, at those speeds they should be multiple car lengths behind you.. Nope, they are often so close I cannot see their headlights or front end and that is without a trailer attached. Distracted driving has been around for a long time, it is now even more so. So, if a huge BRIGHT WALL of red tailights gives me a slight advantage that someone driving stupidly distracted happens to see that bright wall of lights in time to react and prevent a disaster I WILL TAKE IT. Simply put, I (and YES YOU BUMPY) do not have control over OTHER DRIVERS and what they do. We cannot keep them from TAILGATING, driving distracted or not even driving (autopilots), we can only WARN THEM that driving conditions in front of them are changing (Tail lights). I will take even a microsecond advantage (the speed LEDs light up faster than a incadescent bulb) if that is what it takes for me to avoid someone driving into me from the rear. LEDs do react faster, they are brighter when done correctly and you can really see the difference.. Just don't buy them solely for life, I have had to replace lots of LED modules and they did not have the 100,000 hrs that was claimed (11 yrs of continuous light). well stated. by the way I went back through this thread and noticed that way2roll's entire input into it was the whining at me. :) bumpy
Bumpyroad 03/29/20 12:17pm Tech Issues
RE: ? L E D taillights

the last time I was rear ended, it was due to total negligence of the other driver. that excuse of a brake light coming on quicker, sounds to me more like a reason to convince the wife that, "yes dear, it makes sense to spend $14.99 for a perfectly good bulb whereas the current 99 cent one is perfectly adequate. the requirement for an eye level brake light is more meaningful than a millisecond faster reaction. bumpy Do you just sit around and wait to disagree with people? I bet you're a miserable old crusty to be around. EVERY single post I see you on it's like you are fishing for an argument or a chance to be condescending. Eat a snickers dude. I just respond to BS when I see it. bumpy The OP's post - "If you have regular tail, stop, turm taillights, can they be changed over to plug & play lights " I don't see any BS. I see a question. Try to be helpful for a change or move on. the OPs question can easily be answered with a yes or no, and references/links to replacements. the BS comes in when the claim is made that the 10 microseconds quicker lighting up will save the world. a more effective accident avoidance would be to increase distance between you and the vehicle ahead. who here adheres to the one car length per 10 mph or whatever, from my observances nobody does. reaction times, tire/brake condition, etc. etc. have more effect IMHO. but please block me since my posts offend you. bumpy
Bumpyroad 03/29/20 06:21am Tech Issues
RE: ? L E D taillights

the last time I was rear ended, it was due to total negligence of the other driver. that excuse of a brake light coming on quicker, sounds to me more like a reason to convince the wife that, "yes dear, it makes sense to spend $14.99 for a perfectly good bulb whereas the current 99 cent one is perfectly adequate. the requirement for an eye level brake light is more meaningful than a millisecond faster reaction. bumpy Do you just sit around and wait to disagree with people? I bet you're a miserable old crusty to be around. EVERY single post I see you on it's like you are fishing for an argument or a chance to be condescending. Eat a snickers dude. I just respond to BS when I see it. bumpy
Bumpyroad 03/28/20 05:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Flat towing vehicle list

In case the OP is considering modifying a non-towable to a towable, I did that on my S10 pickup with a drive shaft disconnect. It sucked. bumpy
Bumpyroad 03/28/20 01:17pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Small Window AC vs Roof Top Air

keep in mind that the OP is deciding which to order on a new unit. not cobble up something from Home Depot. I assume in the new unit the AC is on a side wall probably under a counter, and only sticks out an inch or two, just enough to drain/exhaust. bumpy Believe it or not, window units are standard for some TCs and trailers. I’m not sure what cobble you are talking about. all of the factory installations of "window" type of ACs that I have seen have been mounted thru the wall and nicely enclosed under a table, cabinet top, etc. and certainly not installed in a window. by cobble I mean taking a standard household AC and sticking it out a window of the RV. and IMHO it is insane to have to mount/un mount a window unit every time you go to move the RV. I certainly have no problem/issue with the "window" type of ACs that I have seen factory installed, other than as I have said when I was looking at Casitas, the wall mounted ACs shortened the hanging clothes closet. bumpy
Bumpyroad 03/28/20 01:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Small Window AC vs Roof Top Air

keep in mind that the OP is deciding which to order on a new unit. not cobble up something from Home Depot. I assume in the new unit the AC is on a side wall probably under a counter, and only sticks out an inch or two, just enough to drain/exhaust. bumpy
Bumpyroad 03/28/20 10:16am Truck Campers
RE: Small Window AC vs Roof Top Air

I think I would investigate one of those free standing internal AC units before I would hang a window AC out the side of my RV. bumpy
Bumpyroad 03/28/20 06:42am Truck Campers
RE: Flat towing vehicle list

you might want to look through this guide. Remco and after you have narrowed down some choices, confirm with the owners manual. bumpy
Bumpyroad 03/28/20 06:39am Dinghy Towing
RE: ? L E D taillights

the last time I was rear ended, it was due to total negligence of the other driver. that excuse of a brake light coming on quicker, sounds to me more like a reason to convince the wife that, "yes dear, it makes sense to spend $14.99 for a perfectly good bulb whereas the current 99 cent one is perfectly adequate. the requirement for an eye level brake light is more meaningful than a millisecond faster reaction. bumpy
Bumpyroad 03/28/20 06:38am Tech Issues
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