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RE: RV Vinyl Wrap

It's definitely going to be awhile. Looks like we're not going to Elkhart until November. That will answer a lot of questions. There's nothing like a pilgrimage to Elkhart. We did it a few years ago and it was so so worth it. We had some great work done back there that would have cost us a fortune back home. It was kind of a funky day since we couldn't leave the dogs in the trailer like we would if we were sightseeing. We tried to hit a dog park, but we couldn't find any that were open to the public if you weren't a resident. It was going to cost us $35 just to play fetch. We ended up stopping at a dive bar that was dog friendly and sat outside and had brunch & beers. I'd never had smelt before, and the basket of smelt was pretty cool. And then a few beers into the morning my phone rang and I had forgotten that I had a third interview with Facebook that morning. I turned down their offer because they were so rigid against remote working. The joke was on them when they had to shut down their office six months later for covid and I got a better gig elsewhere. The RV hall of fame museum was sort of a let down. Cross that off the bucket list. I'll be interested to see what you decide to do. Make sure to get some before & after photos.
dedmiston 10/04/23 02:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: 1994 Winnebago Vectra Diesel Pusher 12 V issues

Different rig, but I lost 12v power years ago in our old toy hauler. It took a while (in the dark) to figure out that there was an inline fuse between the batteries and the main panel. Instead of blowing the fuse, the fuse holder itself melted and fried. I had to run a larger line from the batteries back to the panel. Not saying this is exactly your problem, but it wouldn't hurt to follow the line from your house battery to the panel and see if anything is amiss.
dedmiston 10/03/23 02:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Vinyl Wrap

yes it can be done, and yes it’s the same as wrapping any other vehicle/surface. And yes it’s a lot of money for something that doesn’t last as long as paint, out in the elements. And to stay on topic. I did wrap a camper, part of of one, once. Idk it was a pain and not that great. Also there is a significant difference between vinyl wrap and vinyl decals. And it sounds like you’re after decals possibly? Nah man. Wrapping your Mystery Machine in tinfoil to avoid The Man doesn't count. Come to think of it though, that would be an amazing wrap. I wonder how our 44' 5er would look with a good wrap. And would I have to start wearing an ascot to look like Fred? https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod/images/the-classic-mystery-machine-replica-van-built-by-jerry-news-photo-1587131341.jpg width=550
dedmiston 10/03/23 09:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Where did all the old posts go?

I just looked through that closed thread and have a few thoughts: Capri Racer is an engineer in the tire industry. He's been around here longer than most members and has a lot of credibility. I believe what he says over some of the folks who pushed back against his opinion. Also, the thread doesn't quite look like it did back in the day because a lot of the posts were deleted. I can see them and don't want to go through that again. I think your questions are answered though. I'm going to close this thread so it doesn't turn into the same discussion as the old one.
dedmiston 10/02/23 05:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where did all the old posts go?

Well, I started a thread in General RVing, and there was another thread started in the 5th Wheel forum. Both threads were about Trailer Legs, a way to raise your RV tires off the ground. Both threads can't be found. I remember that thread (or at least one of them). The one I remember went kind of sideways, but it wasn't bad enough to get deleted (I checked). Short answer: That topic was nutty enough that we probably don't want to revisit it. There was lots of drama, if I'm remembering correctly. Longer answer: If it's the thread I'm thinking of, it would have been from sometime in spring or summer of 2022, which makes it really tough to find. There are two things working against you: First, the list of active topics only goes back a year. If you click on your own profile to see your posts, you'll see that the list doesn't go back more than a year. Secondly, our forum software is old and brittle, and one of the things that's the most broken of all is the search. The search has a blind spot where it won't find any results in about a ten-year window, and this post would have fallen within that time. The good news though is that Google isn't broken. You can find things via Google that you can't find from our own built in search. If you start a google search with the word "site" plus a colon plus the name of a website, then it will just show the results for that site. So searching "site:rv.net" plus whatever you're looking for might give you what you're looking for. (NOTE: A colon followed by the letter R creates an emoji, so where you see :R, just substitute ": R" without a space between them.) I just searched for site:rv.net spindeepster "trailer legs" and found one of the threads. Trailer Legs Unfortunately the thread is closed. Any thread older than one year is supposed to close automatically. That feature is also broken, but maybe a Mod closed it. If I remember this topic correctly, there was a lot of drama swirling around it and I don't recommend revisiting it. Some things are better left as they sit. Hopefully this answers your question where the old posts went though.
dedmiston 10/02/23 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator auto-start not working?

Hey timelinex - I'm not sure that it works that way, but let me repeat it back to make sure I understand... First of all, when you say HVAC I assume you mean air conditioning and not heat since the heater runs off 12v and doesn't need the gen. You didn't say what you're doing for AC power to run the air conditioning, but I assume you're using an inverter (since the A/C won't run off your batteries) and not shore power (since you wouldn't need the gen if you have shore power). If that's the case, then I don't know of an auto-start that's connected to the thermostat to start the gen X number of minutes before kicking on the air. The only auto-start function that I know of is triggered by the charge state of the batteries and comes on when your batteries get weak enough to require recharging. Are you trying to run your air off of your batteries via an inverter? I don't think that would work anyway. Even if your inverter is wired to run your A/C units (which seems unlikely), the load would drain your batteries pretty quickly, to the point that you'd be better off running the gen the whole time anyway. Or did I misunderstand your question completely? :B The more I think about it, we only have two use cases with our A/C (and dogs): 1. We're heading out for the day and it's hot. If so, the A/C runs all day because it's hot all day, so we either need shore power or we need to run the gen all day. 2. It's the evening and it's hot enough to need the A/C running. In that case, the A/C stops and starts by the thermostat because it's not as hot as the daytime when it needs to run all day. In that case, we're home and we can switch the gen on and off.
dedmiston 10/02/23 03:21pm Tech Issues
RE: 2020 Lance TT front window condensation

It's going to take a massive Tupperware container and a dump truck of rice to dry it out. :B Sorry. :W Welcome to the forum. I hope someone has an actual answer for you. And for what it's worth, we replaced a large window on our fifth-wheel a few years ago and it didn't break the bank. That was pre-pandemic though, so who knows what the prices look like now. Good luck.
dedmiston 10/02/23 01:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2008 weekend warrior rear beds removal

Hi camp Mobbins - Welcome to the forum. I moved your thread to the Toy Hauler section where it will get better visibility. Can you post photos of your rear beds? These aren't the Happijack beds on the tracks with the chain drive, are they? Our old Warrior (2005) had the pull-down bed with pneumatic jacks and a seatbelt buckle to hold it in place. Yours sounds like an upgrade compared to what we had. Photos would be a big help. And again, welcome to the forum. I hope you find what you need here.
dedmiston 10/02/23 09:27am Toy Haulers
RE: RV Vinyl Wrap

I think I’m going to be in a similar boat in another year or so. The sun has been pretty rough on ours and it’s beginning to look a little ragged.
dedmiston 10/01/23 07:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where did all the old posts go?

Nobody deletes them, or at least not unless something goes haywire and a Mod has to nuke a post or an entire thread. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s not always easy to find the old threads.
dedmiston 10/01/23 07:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Vinyl Wrap

That sounds like a solution without a problem to me... Nice. :R He already said what the problem is: He thinks their factory graphics are ugly. That’s a problem, right?
dedmiston 10/01/23 06:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Carrier Air V Rooftop AC Unit

Was wondering if anyone can help me with what a red blinking light means on my Carrier Air V RV Rooftop AC unit i didn't get a manual with it when i bought the pull behind RV/Camper any help would be greatful.... Welcome to the forum. I hope you find what you're looking for. :C
dedmiston 09/29/23 04:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gulf coast things to do!

If you make it to Mobile, AL, I recommend dinner at Felix's Fish Camp. It's a little fancy and requires reservations, but we had good luck dining at the bar. We met some real characters that way, which wouldn't have happened if we had our own table.
dedmiston 09/26/23 02:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 5th Wheel Cover before snowbirding

^At the risk of upsetting someone again or still, I’ll again suggest the plastic tarp on top. Still requires you to keep up with it or deal with the mess of multiple snows like you mentioned above. But everything slides off easier. Even if you get some melted/re-frozen chucks, they don’t stick to the tarp and slide right off. You could also just layout a few runs of sno melt cord up there. But I could see that only being partially effective and potentially creating ice dams and/or big ole icicles tugging on the roof material and gutters and anything else they freeze to. Grit , it just keeps getting better , keep up the good ideas . :B Don't tell Dave that I said this...seems often times trolling/troublemaking is initiated by RAM owners. Anonymous Looks like somebody's begging to get banned. It's been nice knowing you, Jerry. :B
dedmiston 09/26/23 02:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th Wheel Cover before snowbirding

I'm surprised by the amount of rancor over a topic like this. Everyone please remember to play nice and treat each other with respect, even when you disagree.
dedmiston 09/25/23 10:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Fun in the snow...

Don't forget to take a look at the Can-Ams. :B Either way though, we've got lots of brands in our group and everyone is happy. Are you shopping for something in particular? * Speed * Handling * Price * Comfort * Warranty The list goes on. And just a thought... The RZRs are probably the most popular, but they've had warranty troubles lately and there's currently a recall and Polaris is asking owners not to drive theirs but there isn't an immediate fix. I assume the new units aren't part of the recall, but it's worth looking into. And I'm not implying that Polaris is worse than Can-Am just because there's a recall on the RZR and not on the x3. I still like my x3 better though. :B Anyway, if I were shopping today, I would be looking at used cars because a lot of people are overextended and there are a lot of stressed sellers trying to get out of the payment. Plus the used units have so many of the upgrades that you'd want (radios, whips, tuned suspension, lights, mirrors, roofs, etc.).
dedmiston 09/23/23 11:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Truck was totaled, looking at GM 6.6 Gasser

Oh and idk why anyone would carry UIM on a vehicle they’re carrying collision coverage on. It’s a sham, unless you’re not even willing to bet your deductible against the cost of UIM and the odds. Some carriers require you to have it if you pay for UI coverage (uninsured motorist bodily injury). I think we're hovering close to 20% uninsured drivers in my county, which understates the stats since assigned risks and anybody with the legal minimums are totally underinsured. It sucks to have to pay to insure every other stranger on the road, but we've had to use it before when my wife was badly injured by some bangers fleeing from a place they'd just shot up. Her face was cut up pretty badly and we really needed that coverage. If you're not required to have it though, then you're right to skip it. Another distinction that makes uninsured motorist (property damage) coverage a bad deal is the fact that you have to identify the other driver. The bodily injury coverage doesn't require you to ID the other party, so you're covered for hit & run. But the PD coverage requires you to ID them and prove that they're uninsured (or underinsured) before your coverage kicks in.
dedmiston 09/21/23 01:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Where do I find my 'preference settings' for this forum? I can't see any pictures due to 'your preference settings' Right here: https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/myforums/subAction/preferences.cfm
dedmiston 09/21/23 01:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wheel Wells upgrades - For info to others.

That is a great idea! wish you had photos. (I don't how to include however) Photo Posting Tutorial
dedmiston 09/20/23 03:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2008 inferno electrical issues

Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found us. Have you had any luck yet?
dedmiston 09/18/23 02:09pm Toy Haulers
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