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RE: Where to buy locking seal for cabover window glass

That is called glazing, and it holds the glass in, but isn’t what keeps after out- as Drew said the seal is between the glass and frame. Assume you meant "keeps water out"? That is called proof reading your posts before hitting "Post Message". :C
MDKMDK 06/24/19 11:49am Tech Issues
RE: Where to buy locking seal for cabover window glass

Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure? You may be able to source some at a marine hardware shop like West Marine. Replace the existing rubber seal and then edge it with this stuff. Try googling it first.
MDKMDK 06/24/19 10:47am Tech Issues
RE: Quality Class C 24’ for towing boat

Winnebago Porto or Vita. Either has enough power to pull 3500 lbs. in a shorter length C.
MDKMDK 06/24/19 05:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Good Sam roadside failed us again!!!!

After reading hundreds of critiques like this one over the years on many different forums, regarding the failures of the various service providers, I would conclude that the ones that are still in business today, must be providing enough positive outcomes to ensure their existing members will continue to renew their memberships and enough new members will join based on the on their pros versus their cons. The big ones like GSRA, AAA/CAA, Coachnet, have all had their problems, but if they were the rule rather than the exception, they all would have gone under years ago. It's always a hit or miss proposition when you dial the phone, that depends on the contracted service provider to engage someone on your behalf, and it doesn't always work out well, and there will always be those who get "the wrong person, at the wrong place, at the wrong time" and will write about it on forums like this one. It stands to reason that there are more positive experiences and outcomes than negative, or these companies would just be a memory. Sometimes you do get what you pay for, but paying more isn't always a guarantee of perfection either. It's the nature of the beast, or in this case, the roadside assistance game. Here's an example of how the opinions of one, can differ wildly from the opinions of another, even when it's research based. https://www.toptenreviews.com/best-roadside-assistance-services
MDKMDK 06/22/19 07:03pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Good Sam roadside failed us again!!!!

I have used GS RA twice. Once when my wife got stuck in a snowstorm and once because my truck had a drive shaft pilot bearing self destruct. The recovery truck showed up within 40 minutes to get my wife out of the ditch, which was impressive when yo consider the number of calls they were getting due to extreme weather conditions. The rollback unit arrived within 15 minutes to take my truck to the Ford dealer to get it repaired. Both times I got great service. I know that some people have had poor service, but so far, they have worked well for me. Right on.
MDKMDK 06/22/19 04:31pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: AC 20amp breaker trips mid day

Got a portable EMS you can plug into before shore power? That would tell you if it's the park power.
MDKMDK 06/21/19 11:25am Tech Issues
RE: Turning your heat off at home while in Florida

For a rule of thumb, you can assume the temperature of the pipes in the exterior walls will be halfway between the interior temperature and the outside temperature. If its 0*F outside and you have the thermostat set to 60*F inside then the pipe could reach 30*F. BTW, pipe insulation does not stop freezing, it just increases the amount of time till the pipe does freeze. Good point. That's why we don't drop our T-stat below 65F when away, and the auxiliary heating is set to fire at the same temperature, so as to not lose too much ground in the event of a power failure that takes out the HVAC system. Our security system tells us if a power outage happens, and we deal with it, as required. So far, so good. I guess I would add the phrase "it depends" to the above comments. It depends on your house design (does it have a basement, are the water pipes internal or in the walls, what sort of heating system do you have, how well is the house insulated etc.) In our case all the water pipes are internal in the basement (except for the hose bibs outside that I drain), the heating is forced warm air, the heating ducts in the basement keep it 2C above the main floor set point and keep the pipes warm, and the house is well insulated. I don't have concerns about setting the temp at 10C. If you have the knowledge of your house and how it's built it's OK, if not, a higher temp may be mandated. The quality of the power supply network is also important. As a FYI, we had the transformer that powers our (and our neighbours) house blow up 2 years ago during in an ice storm. It took 30 hours to bring the main floor temp down to the ambient outside temp, the electric guys installed an "extension cord" from another neighbours place to restore our power while a new transformer was installed. This experience confirmed some of the calculations that some of us did to prepare (and prevent freeze ups) for the worst Y2K situation that didn't happen at that time. Our power supply is as good or as bad as any. That's the only real variable in this equation, imo. Whether the pipes are inside the exterior walls or buried in the bowels of your basement won't make much difference if your power is out for a long time, say a week or more like New Brunswick over the years, and it takes out your electrically powered HVAC, and you're not home, and even if you were, there aren't any friendly power company guys around to help you get through it, as you cite in your example. Like has happened several times in New Brunswick recently. No idea why it's always NB. Bad luck? We set the heat sources at 65F, because it makes the drop to freezing a longer fall, in the even that both the primary and secondary heat systems fail. Our alternate heat sources function whether the HVAC is on or off, and will work for days, weeks, if necessary. At least until we can get home to address a lengthy power outage situation, if there's anything we can actually do about that.
MDKMDK 06/20/19 03:15pm Snowbirds
RE: Turning your heat off at home while in Florida

For a rule of thumb, you can assume the temperature of the pipes in the exterior walls will be halfway between the interior temperature and the outside temperature. If its 0*F outside and you have the thermostat set to 60*F inside then the pipe could reach 30*F. BTW, pipe insulation does not stop freezing, it just increases the amount of time till the pipe does freeze. Good point. That's why we don't drop our T-stat below 65F when away, and the auxiliary heating is set to fire at the same temperature, so as to not lose too much ground in the event of a power failure that takes out the HVAC system. Our security system tells us if a power outage happens, and we deal with it, as required. So far, so good.
MDKMDK 06/20/19 12:06pm Snowbirds
RE: Good Sam roadside failed us again!!!!

To those that advocate carrying their own tools in case the service guy doesn't have them....do you carry everything you need to repair your transmission if that fails? How about changing a drive shaft? How about a radiator? Do you carry a welding machine and torch in case you might need them? I don't want to carry a garage with me just in case something happens, that's why I have roadside assistance. There is always the risk the person showing up to help is unprepared, if he is, I'll wait for the next one. I've got more important things to bring along like golf clubs. That will work, if you break down near a golf course. :R I'd rather haul some basic tools for the vehicle specific fails that can really slow you down, rather than wait for someone to show up and not be able to help you. I don't expect them to rebuild the motor if it drops a valve, but if they're just one tool or part shy of a successful repair, why not cover your own bases? Better to two putt for par, than take a bogey.
MDKMDK 06/19/19 08:10pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Turning your heat off at home while in Florida

I'm about 300 miles west of your 10-20. We just turn the furnace thermostat down, and don't touch the water. For thermal backup, I've got 2 X 30K BTU gas fireplaces, one up, one down, standing pilot, thermostatically controlled, set to fire up at just slightly lower than the furnace thermostat setting. If the power were to go out, the 2 fireplaces can heat the entire house, and keep the pipes warm. We hardly use our furnace in the winter at all any more, it's become the backup. We let the fireplaces handle the heating, and just keep it for summer cooling. I can check the temperature via remote security camera access, if necessary.
MDKMDK 06/19/19 07:57pm Snowbirds
RE: LiFePO4 Battery

Am planning the same upgrade when the factory jars finally fail, or maybe a little sooner. I'm looking at a pair of these now, after doing a lot of research with Battle Born BB10012 batteries. https://relionbattery.com/products/lithium/rb100-lt Relion has solved (to some extent) the cold charging issue, but using some of the charging amperage controlled by the BMS to warm them up before allowing charging to happen. I had a look at their charts and graphs and the specs are as good or better than the industry standards. Pricey, but for cold weather camping, probably worth it.
MDKMDK 06/19/19 04:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Hot water heater drain

I used to use a dab of vaseline on the threads of the anode rod/plug when we had a standard 6 gal WH. It kept them in good shape. You can probably get a small diameter or small headed brass wire brush to clean them up at any hardware or big box store.
MDKMDK 06/19/19 09:25am Tech Issues
RE: Feds open 1.4 million acres to hunters and fishermen

I like clean air and water and the regulations that used to prohibit those who would plunder and pollute for their own greedy purposes from doing as they please. When the last tree is cut down and the last bit of drinkable water is poisoned and there's nowhere for your children and grandchildren to visit that hasn't been destroyed with industrialization you'll have nothing left to do but eat your petroleum and fossil fuel. Capitalism works best for everyone only when it's well regulated. Unregulated capitalism made the USA the greatest country the planet has ever seen. Don't mess with it, if you want your decendents to have the same opportunities to prosper. Don't worry about the environment too much, until you're ready to enforce it everywhere, because as you blow your brains out trying to save your little portion of the planet, the rest of the world is polluting and destroying their parts of it just as quickly. We share the oceans and the atmosphere with the rest of the world, and if they keep on ruining it, what chance do we have to fix it?
MDKMDK 06/18/19 07:01pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Northwestern Nevada

Does this help? If it does, you're welcome. Looks like anywhere north of Reno is a potential site. Thanks - I already have the dark sky finder. Am really looking for some "go here" recommendations. Figured you might. Sorry.
MDKMDK 06/18/19 06:36pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Northwestern Nevada

Does this help? If it does, you're welcome. Looks like anywhere north of Reno is a potential site.
MDKMDK 06/18/19 11:30am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Gaspe Trip, Quebec

We were out there in 2017, and did the Rte 132 loop around the peninsula, and it has changed a lot. No more all day Walmart parking. 23:00 to 06:00 only. As for campgrounds, I don't recall seeing a lot of them, but we didn't use campgrounds much back then in a Class B Van. You could always find a place to park for a few hours of rest, or overnight. Not so easy any more. There are a few National Parks that might have camping, Parc National du Bic is nice but crowded. We've used it for showers. This map shows what's out there at various degrees of zoom. More smaller ones show up if you zoom in a bit. https://www.google.com/search?q=rv+campgrounds+around+the+gaspe&npsic=0&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=48873051,-64363719,9758&tbm=lcl&ved=2ahUKEwiVrNG09u7iAhUmx1kKHQYZBjwQtgN6BAgKEAQ&tbs=lrf:!2m1!1e2!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:1&rldoc=1#rlfi=hd:;si:,48.74013791423887,-67.33256465484106;mv:!1m2!1d48.43217282623323!2d-68.48019238392135!2m2!1d48.23406040500562!2d-69.0707075206401!4m2!1d48.333212833392835!2d-68.77544995228072!5i11 Can't recommend any, because we used them sparingly when we used to go out there.
MDKMDK 06/16/19 03:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Toilet seal for foot pedal plunger.......

go to a good RV parts store not CW they have kit with directions. I have one.take your model number. iam gone replace mine as soon as the temperature gets below 95deg. Gonna replace mine when the water in the bowl thaws.
MDKMDK 06/16/19 12:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: motor temp

On my motorhome, it's roughly halfway between C and H. :B :S
MDKMDK 06/16/19 12:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Visiting Montreal and Quebec City

Don't know much about either city, but La Chutes de la Chaudieres is a nice place to stop for an hour or two. We did notice a few years ago that free overnight parking in Walmarts out in the Gaspe has been reduced to only being allowed (by warning signs) from 23:00 to 06:00, since around 2017. Not sure about the ones closer to the St. Lawrence River. Used to be wide open in Quebec, but the increasing extensive (ab)use of their parking lots as free campgrounds brought on the all day parking bans, I guess. The roadside parkettes and pull outs were also wide open, but now are signed "no overnight parking/camping", as well.
MDKMDK 06/12/19 10:43am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Water Heater Replacement PROBLEM!

Looks simple enough to me....
MDKMDK 06/11/19 04:59pm Tech Issues
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