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RE: WASH WAX ALL ON FIVER; TIPS?

Received my pole kit yesterday minus the pole which is supposed to come today. I've used wash wax all on my truck for a while now and it does a great job. As I get older, I have decided to try the pole kit for my 5er. I usually use a ladder to wash and wax the 5er.
Pipeman 04/09/21 04:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can a generator get rained on?

I tie a rope between 2 trees and then put a tarp over the rope. Tie the tarp down and as they say "voila", you have a tent for the gennys. Just make sure the tarp is low enough on each side to protect the gennys. My 2 Hondas like their own wee apartment.
Pipeman 03/12/21 04:59am Tech Issues
RE: "Waxing" a fifth wheel camper

Wash Wax All used here also.
Pipeman 03/09/21 04:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, Alberta

Look up Waterton Lakes National Park. Not as many people you have to elbow your way around.Cameron Lake rivals Lake Louise in our opinion. Red Rock Canyon is great also. You can Hike around the lake area as well as the canyon. There is all kinds of wildlife if you take the time to look for it. There are other hiking trails if you do your homework to find them on the web site. From the park you can travel into BC on a day trip. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and you are right in the mountains. Take a ride on the boat that goes from Waterton town site into Montana and back. The Townsite campground has full hookups and that's what we have used. For fun I looked up reservation at the townsite campground last week and to my surprise I found a lot of sites were available for the times that I put in. Usually the dates that we would be there when going out west. I say odd because those sites are usually gone within minutes of the park opening up the reservation site for the season and that is in January. Just another place that you might be interested in touring. Check it out. We have traveled to Alberta many times over the last 41 years or so and we've stayed in full hook up places from southern Alberta to north of Edmonton, to Jasper, Banff, etc and boondocked in the Rockies for up to 3 weeks with the rest of our family who live out there. Just make darn sure that the provinces you have to travel through and the campgrounds on the way there are open to"outsiders". We cancelled out of going out west last season because of COVID and also here in Ontario at the Pinery for the same reason. We do have a site booked at the Pinery for May. Good luck and have fun if you are able to go.
Pipeman 03/06/21 05:23am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Genset carb upkeep:  drain it and/or exercise it? Both?

I owned a 4000 W Onan. I always used Stabil in the gas. When it was done for the season I would drain the carb and forget it until the next camping season came around. Now I have 2 Honda 2000s that I can parallel run if needed. I still use Stabil and I drain the carbs at camping season end, fill the gas tanks, put the covers on them until next camping season then I drain the oil and start them up. Been doing this for years. No exercising in the off season. Works for me.
Pipeman 02/18/21 05:12am Tech Issues
RE: Travel to Alberta

Makes for a bit of hard outdoor swimming here in the Florida of Canada.
Pipeman 01/28/21 04:54am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Outdoors habit...

My name is Bob and I had to copy that and then send it on.
Pipeman 01/28/21 04:50am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Cleaning shower with grey/white "water spots".

Ultra dawn dish soap on the shower walls, floor and on the glass also. At least once a week, usually on Saturdays depending on the day that we leave the campground. Sometimes twice a week. I use a vehicle white wash mitt to wash them. I have a small rack that the wash mitt hangs on when not in use.Works great for us.
Pipeman 01/11/21 11:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Side Out Trays

I had a toyhauler that had the storage slide that worked both ways. I liked it so much that when I got the present 5er I took it out of the toyhauler and installed it in our present 5er. Works great for us.
Pipeman 01/10/21 05:30am Tech Issues
RE: Flojet macerator: is it reliable? Maintenance issues?

I have one and when in a campground that doesn't have full hookups I pump into a tote in the bed of the truck and then go to the dump site and let gravity do its' job.......I sometimes will flush it with fresh water when we come home.
Pipeman 12/21/20 05:19am Tech Issues
RE: Which pick up to buy for towing big fifth wheel?

I have a 2011 diesel GMC dually crew cab, long box, 4x4. I haul a 35 ft 5th wheel. I towed this same trailer with a 3/4 ton diesel GMC, crew cab, 4x4 short box but never felt comfortable with that set up because I was over the GVWR. With the dually, when we boondock, I fill the fresh water tank up(60 gallons), I have an auxiliary diesel fuel tank that carries 50 gallons of fuel along with the 36 gallon tank in the truck. I also have 2 collapsible water totes, 1 is 50 gals and the other is 60gals. I usually fill one up in the bed of the truck when we are boondocking. We drive in the Rockies and boondock when we go out that way and the truck does great especially when we carry the extra water weight. I also have 2 Honda gennys plus 10 gallons of fuel that go in the back also. A 35 gal black water tote also fits in the bed, but will go in a hauler at the rear of the 5er now. The 3/4 will "pull" any trailer til the cows come home but what you want is the load capacity(GVWR)to safely haul your 5er. My truck is stable when I tow and it has the load capacity to haul everything we pack into the 5er plus what goes into the truck cabin and bed. So if you don't get the idea by now, I highly recommend the dually and in my opinion a diesel. I like GM diesels.
Pipeman 12/21/20 05:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lake Louise trailer park or Icefield parking lot.

I'll just throw my 42 cents worth in here. Depending on the border being open, Waterton Lakes National Park, townsite campground. Our absolute favourite place to go.There are other campgrounds in the park also. Been to Banff, Icefields, Jasper. Waterton is our favourite place to go. Not overcrowded. Take the boat ride on Waterton Lake into Montana and back. Go up to Red Rock Canyon and you might have sheep surround your vehicle to,lick your wheel wells. I don't know why they did. Couldn't have been for salt as it was in the summer. Take a drive up to Cameron Lake. As far as we are concerned, it rivals Lake Louise and hardly any big crowds. If you drive slowly and get out of the way of the younger generation who want to speed to get to these places you will probably see some black bears, cinnamon black bears and maybe if you're really lucky, like us, you might see a white black bear. Maybe even a grizzly. Since the fire in the park, Red Rock Canyon and Cameron Lake roads have been shut down for major repairs and improvements. They may be open by the time the summer of 2021 rolls around. Reservations go really fast when the park opens them up. When you drive around in the park, you are right in the mountains, close up and beautiful. The Prince of Wales Hotel is an old beautiful Hotel and you might want to go in for high tea with bagpipes playing etc. Did I say the Park is our favourite place to go to. It's a great place to start and then head up north to Banff and Jasper. Ok I think I put in 50 cents worth. Something to think about. Stay safe and stay calm in this time of COVID.
Pipeman 12/06/20 09:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Question on winter storage and Onan 5500

I fogged mine when winter came. I emptied the carb via the drain plug. Never exercised it in off season. Worked great when camping season started up.
Pipeman 11/02/20 04:32am Tech Issues
RE: comfortable ride in an one ton dually??

We have a 1 ton dually,long box, four door,HD. It's a large truck and doesn't ride like a Cadillac and never will.My wife and I have those horse shoe cushions on our seats. The truck is a diesel so it's a heavy beast. My wife calls it "the tank". I have Michelin tires on it and I inflate to 80 psi when towing the 5er. I drop that down to 50/55psi when not towing. It's our daily driver. My wife can drive it if needed but without the 5er. There is a noticeable difference in ride compared to my son's 1/2 ton. It has the stock shocks and suspension, but again, it's an HD truck and rides like one. It pulls a 35 ft 5er and that's why it was bought.We are both in our 70s and she notices the rough ride but we accept it for what it is. The truck is GMC Sierra, 2011 model.
Pipeman 10/25/20 04:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Unusual tank sensor issues.

Black tank, wait for it to start burping(air bubble, it's almost time to dump. Grey tank, I have 2, the bathroom tank fills fastest and I have been known to be standing in grey water while showering. Empty immediately. The kitchen grey tank takes longer to fill but I usually empty it when I dump the black tank, in tandem with the bathroom grey tank. It seems the gauge for our fresh water works great. When boondocking, we can usually last about 10 days without having to dump the black water.That's me having a navy shower every day. I have two water bladders, one is a 50 gallon and the other is 45 gallons. When the 5er is dropped I go and fill both of them and have water ready to go when needed. I use a RV pump to pump the water into my gravity fill port. My dually has an 8 ft box so both bladders can be used at the same time.
Pipeman 10/24/20 07:11am Tech Issues
RE: onan 4k gen

When I had one, I fogged the engine after draining the carb. Never exercised it. I used stabil in the gas all the time.
Pipeman 10/15/20 04:51am Tech Issues
RE: Border closure extended..again

Wife and I have a place to head to for beefsteak tomatoes just outside of Leamington, Ontario. BlTs two days ago and just good old tomatoe sandwiches yesterday for lunch. 6 for $3. Nice drive from here. Gets us out of the house during this time of COVID.
Pipeman 08/18/20 04:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 5th Wheel with no dually truck

I have a dually and it is my daily driver. I don't have a problem with it at all. It is 9 years old and a diesel, long box, 4 door and seats 5 people.I haul a 35 ft 5er with it. In my opinion there isn't any reason to be leery about using a dually as a daily driver. My 3 cents
Pipeman 08/08/20 04:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is a stabilizer jack for fifth wheel hitch worth the money?

Mine has been holding up the wall in my shed, where it's been placed to store, for years. I installed the steady fast system on my 5er.
Pipeman 07/08/20 04:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 12-volt power for macerator pump

I use the house batteries for power. I extended the cord from the macerator by using an extension that I made up with alligator clips to grab onto the battery posts. Actually it has alligator clips on both ends so I just connect to the alligator clips on the macerator and I used the same coloured wires, number 10, so there isn't a mistake in hooking up.Works for me.
Pipeman 06/30/20 05:04am Tech Issues
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