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RE: Removing Silicone caulk

Test them in a out-of-sight spot first. I found out that if you leave them on too long, they'll also take off the paint. I didn't find any of them that worked really well - lot of scraping with a sharp plastic putty knife worked the best. Bill
Trackrig 08/21/19 10:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Excellent service from Roadmaster

You are talking Roadmaster? Stowmaster towbar? Ah yes, my mistake, it was Roadmaster. Bill
Trackrig 08/15/19 12:35am Dinghy Towing
Excellent service from Roadmaster

Having just been in Vancouver, WA with a little time to kill, we took our Roadmaster tow bar to them to be serviced. This did not include the parts attached to the Jeep. They have a flat rate of $75 (plus tax if I remember right?) to inspect and service it. I was pleasantly surprised when we got it back and they had replaced every piece of the tow bar except for the two square arms with the serial number on them for that $75. Delivered it to them in the morning and we had it back that night. Couldn't beat the service or the price. Bill
Trackrig 08/14/19 06:37pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Possibly upgrading from TT to Class A

Since you mentioned the roof satellite receiver for TV, be aware that unless the current owners have upgraded it someplace along the line that it will probably not be usable without replacing the whole unit as we found out. But, it seems that we find acceptable OTA TV about 97% of the time and therefore get along fine without satellite TV. Bill
Trackrig 08/14/19 06:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Miles per day.

300 to 350, will push 450 if I need to, but not often. I'm retired, I don't like to get up early and I don't like to set up in the dark at night. Bill
Trackrig 08/05/19 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacing all my bulbs with LEDs

Amazon and eBay. Replace your tail lights while at it with brighter LED bulbs drawing less power. Bill
Trackrig 08/02/19 09:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Who really cares about what forum a thread is in?

I don't care where it's posted. I read the Newest and Active posts and catch almost everything. Bill
Trackrig 07/28/19 02:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

Finally installed true battery disconnect switches on both the starting and house batteries. It's so nice not to have to disconnect the battery cables now when putting it into storage. Also changed the starting batteries as they were over seven years old and they were having problems starting the DP when it was down below freezing. The Interstate distributors had 20% or 25% off for veterans. Bill
Trackrig 07/27/19 06:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Excursion 39S

Keep looking for one, they're better than most DPs. We're from Alaska and bought ours in Colorado sight unseen but we got about a hundred pictures checking on all of the small details. Flew to CO, did the inspection and drove off in it. The seller even filled the fuel and put a case of water in the cold fridge.
Trackrig 07/18/19 04:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Excursion 39S

She's probably trying to get what she owes on it. I haven't been checked lately how many hours are on our gen set, probably around 1000. Great generator, never any problems with it. A friend had the dash air controls go bad, it was over $500 for it. I just put two new Michelins on the front and it was over $1300 without taxes.
Trackrig 07/18/19 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Excursion 39S

They got rid of the geaseable fan hub because 90% of the people never greased them resulting in a lot of failures so they installed a permanently greased hub bearing. Of course they'll eventually fail but MH people don't put enough milage on them to worry about it. If you buy it, I can give you a lot of pointers on this particular DP.
Trackrig 07/17/19 10:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Excursion 39S

Here's something you need to check if you buy it. There were a couple of years there that the white plastic antifreeze tanks were made of bad plastic that didn't hold up the e gine heat well. They developed a lot of spider heat cracks and then started leaking. The tank is located on top of the right corner of the radiator. If it looks new then it's probably been changed. If it has cracks, change it before you load the closet as everything has to be unloaded from it. If you have to change it, I'd recommend having Freightliner flush the cooling system and install their long life coolant good for 6 years or 600,000 miles.
Trackrig 07/16/19 08:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Excursion 39S

It's definitely a Freightliner. On the wall to the left of the driver's seat should be a large white tag on the wall. It should include Freightliner's VIN number. It may be hidden behind the curtain. I've been watching my roof as I plan to install solar next year. I didn't want to have to take the solar off to install a new roof. Mine is in good shape and should have a number of years left on it.
Trackrig 07/15/19 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Excursion 39S

We have the 2005 39S Excursion which we bought about seven years ago and it's been a great MH. We're up to about 80,000 miles and just entered northern California headed south. Ask any questions you would like info on or pictures of. Bill
Trackrig 07/14/19 11:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for motorhome to travel to Alaska suggestions?

I'm going to assume you'll be traveling north in the summer months and not the middle of winter??? Get one with slides - be comfortable. But, you should get one you can use with the slides closed if need be. By that I mean you need to be able to use the kitchen, use the bathroom and use the bedroom without any problems. We leave our slides in more when it's very hot out for better cooling, but have left them in at night when it's cold. The interior of Canada and Alaska can be very warm during the summer months. Make sure you get a MH with two good working 15K air conditioners and a good dash air conditioner. Bill
Trackrig 06/10/19 09:44pm Full-time RVing
RE: At what point do I need a WD hitch?

When it squats a lot. What issues are you having - is the trailer swaying? Bill
Trackrig 05/13/19 09:37pm Towing
RE: Thoughts: 6.5' bed v. 8' bed

By the time I put in the 120 gal fuel tank and a Knak box, I don't know if there'd be anything left of 6.5' bed for me. On my new truck I'll probably put a 10' flat bed. Bill
Trackrig 05/13/19 04:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2 wheel dolly or flat tow?

Whether or not to use a dolly is sort of like who likes a Ford vs a Chevy or a Dodge. For myself, I don't use one. = It's one more set of tires, electrical and bearings to maintain = It's one more thing to hook-up in the rain = Since you plan on a Class C, finding room at your spot to put it = If you can do some of the work to put a tow bar and the electrical connections on the toad yourself, you can do this car and the next one for the price of dolly Bill
Trackrig 05/11/19 12:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2019

A few notes on the Parks highway between Fairbanks and Anchorage. I drove it twice recently. Basically the road and bridges are fine, there isn't any earthquake damage - I'm glad that subject has died out. The Parks has mile post signs up every mile which start at 0 leaving Anch. Having said that there's no earthquake damage, there is a lot of frost heaves in the road between mile post 260 (north of Healy) down to MP 200 (south of Cantwell). Slow down, they can sneak up on you quickly as you go around a corner or over a hill - you won't see them. I was just driving my truck (maybe a little over the speed limit) and left the ground in two spots - you've been warned. Also further south, a little north of Talkeetna, there's about 25 miles of normal summer road construction with pilot cars. So build stops and slow going into your schedule. As summer gets here there will be additional road construction, but you should be used to it by this point after traveling through Canada. And remember, or know, that on all main roads in Alaska the freight and fuel trucks are hauling doubles so they're stretched out to 102' in length. This isn't a problem as Alaska builds more passing lanes every year. Stay in the right hand lanes so they can get around you. Bill
Trackrig 05/11/19 11:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Salesman trying to talk me out of a Class C

Tell him that you want the Class C now and when you get tired of it in a year or so, he can then sell you a Class A........... Just for the view out of the front windows of Class A, I'd never own a Class C. Bill
Trackrig 05/02/19 07:36pm Class C Motorhomes
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