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RE: RV furniture by LCI

The sleeper sofa in my 2014 Winnebago is badly peeling and looks horrible. Have heard having it reupholstered isn't much cheaper than a new sofa but will be looking. I'm finding there aren't very RV furniture show rooms anywhere. Everything is mail order and nothing in stock so at least a month or two wait plus we cannot look at what we'd buy, sit in it etc. A quality reupholstering job is expensive, but the material used will be much better than what came on the furniture. Replacement furniture using the same material is going to have the same short life as the original furniture. Gary
GaryUT 02/20/21 11:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV furniture by LCI

I would look for someone to reupholster the existing furniture with better materials. This will be more durable than another LCI replacement.
GaryUT 02/03/21 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Turning Point pin boxes on new campers!

It looks like the turning point has limited vertical adjustment. Is the one on the trailer you are looking at in the upper or lower mounting holes. The nonstandard pin box mounting makes no sense to me. Trailer life article that has a good photo of the pin box.
GaryUT 12/30/20 07:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Eternabond around cab lights

Has anyone ever used this product around cab lights? I think I may have a leak around 1 or more on my semi truck and just thought of using this stuff VS silicone. Any suggestions on using it? They make double sided eternabond, you could use it to make a gasket between the light and the cab. But honestly removing the light and using a little silicone underneath would do the same thing. Gary
GaryUT 12/03/20 09:52pm Tow Vehicles

We started out in a hybrid. Had it for 13 seasons. Traveled all over the west and into Canada. In 2019 we went to a small fifth wheel. Sometimes I miss the hybrid, it fit in the back yard, the fifth wheel has to be stored in a storage lot. We boon-dock most of the time, took the hybrid places I wouldn't dare take the fifth wheel. What I don't miss it is packing up in the rain and having to open the tent ends up when we got home to let them dry. Setup and tear down obviously took a lot longer with the hybrid. The front bunk would leak when towing in the rain, I finally started putting tape in the lower corners to stop it from leaking while traveling. If I was looking for a small trailer I would look at one with a rear slide. Same benefit as a hybrid without the downsides. Gary
GaryUT 11/24/20 08:00pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Building my own batterty cables

I clamp the crimper to the workbench with quick-grip clamps. Put the terminal in the crimper and tighten it just enough to hold the terminal without smashing it. Hold the cable in the terminal and crimp it with your other hand. Putting the terminal in the crimper first also makes adding a terminal to a cable that's already in place on the trailer. Gary
GaryUT 11/17/20 09:22pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

I have 81 mph rated trailer tires. On the interstate I set the cruse at 65. I loose too much fuel mileage above 65. Yes I realize that I am going 20 mph slower than traffic at times, I always run with my trailer lights on, and stay in the right lane unless I am passing someone. Gary
GaryUT 08/28/20 11:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: cpap

I use passive humidification even at home, so the humidifier is always off. I have a 12v cord for the CPAP, it is way more efficient than using an inverter to power the CPAP. I added a cigarette lighter plug on the side of the bed. Gary
GaryUT 08/16/20 10:50pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: What to use to level trailer while parked

Just use leveling blocks under all 4 tires. drop the landing gear enough to stop the front from bouncing and lower the rear stabilizers. I don't unhitch for a quick overnight stop, I do unplug the 7 pin so the trailer wont draw on the truck battery. Chock the trailer wheels and set the parking brake in the truck. Gary
GaryUT 08/16/20 10:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need help on front hitch on TV

is it possible to access the frame and have a welding shop put the receiver in and add the bike racks? Might have to 'customize' rear body work to do, but would be a better option I think. A couple of companies make bolt on front receiver hitches that fit. https://www.etrailer.com/fmr-2013_GMC_Sierra.htm Gary
GaryUT 08/15/20 11:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: door lock won't open

Before you drill it out try lubricating the lock cylinder.
GaryUT 08/09/20 07:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Tow vehicle in the shop

Wow..... holding a grudge for 11 years? If that is the last time you had a problem I'd say you are doing pretty well. It's also a pretty safe bet that whatever system was in place in 2009 has been replaced for better or worse. That truck was a lemon, GM eventually ended up buying it back and replacing it with the one we have now. No problems with the replacement. GM's customer service leaves a lot to be desired, that has not changed. They offered me a free oil change as compensation for the lost vacation. The point of my post was that you need to have coverage other than the manufactures "roadside assistance." My insurance now includes towing for the truck and trailer. Gary
GaryUT 08/09/20 09:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow vehicle in the shop

Whatever you do DO NOT depend on GM's roadside assistance. Our 2009 GMC Sierra broke down while we were on vacation with our trailer. The truck was 2 months old with less than 3000 miles on it, Onstar was aware that we were towing a trailer when they sent the tow truck out to get the truck. I ended up leaving the trailer on the side of the road, I had to pay for another tow truck to get the trailer off the road to a campground. And to add insult to injury GM's idea of a suitable loaner while our truck was in the shop for a week was a Chevrolet Impala. Needless to say our vacation plans had to be canceled. Gary
GaryUT 08/08/20 04:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Portland OR, St George UT Earliest and latest travel Months?

March or October are doable, it depends on the year though. I have seen I15 closed in Farmington because of a lake effect storm in March. Utah DOT has a good web page also, they have cameras and road conditions. They also have an AP you can install on your phone. UDOT Traffic
GaryUT 07/29/20 06:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Unleaded vs. Premium gas, does it make a differnce?

Around here regular is only 85. My owners manual says 87 or higher. I get better mileage using mid grade, I get the best mileage using ethanol free 88 octane. Gary
GaryUT 07/17/20 04:43pm Tech Issues
RE: 2008 Silverado door locks

Is it possible the "unlock" function was installed but the "lock" function was not? If you can set the lock preference the unlock is there too. The ignition has to be ON and the truck in PARK to access the setting menu. Press the customize button (3rd one down) until the auto unlock setting is displayed, press set button (bottom one) ONCE to access the settings for this option, then use the customize button to scroll through the choices, press set when the choice you want is displayed. I set mine to lock when shifting from park, unlock when key is removed. Gary
GaryUT 06/30/20 07:26pm Tech Issues
RE: 2019 Dodge Durango with tow package? am I making a mistake?

You will need to add better shocks, higher load rated tires and a GOOD sway control hitch. But nothing will ever change that the wheelbase on the Durango is too short for a 25' plus trailer. Gary
GaryUT 06/28/20 10:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Devil's canyon UT

I've never been there, I normally look at the satellite view of a new campground to get an idea of the layout. Devils canyon campground Then on recreation.gov list all the campsites, it will sometimes include photos of the campsites. Devils Canyon Campsites Comparing the photo of the campsite to the satellite view will often clarify things. Gary
GaryUT 06/16/20 11:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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