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RE: Exterior coax connector cover

If it were me, I would get a compression type coax fitting, the type that goes on the end of the coaxial cable (male F compression for RG-59 cable)and fill the end where the coax goes into the fitting with epoxy to seal it. You then have a nice waterproof screw on fitting that will keep dirt out of the female connector and protect the threads and they are cheap.
dryfly 07/18/20 02:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Grand Tetons first come first serve

We stayed at Gros Ventre in the middle of July last year with our 40 footer. We got a site that was more than large enough to fit the motorhome and towed vehicle. There were several open sites. We got there about noon to 1pm, which I would suggest doing as people pulled in off and on all afternoon. So, getting a spot that would accommodate a 30" 5th wheel and truck would be a good probability?
dryfly 06/10/20 12:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Changed fan cover now the fan isn't working...

OK, I'm not following your explanation of your use of the multi-meter, but a simple way to test the fan would be to pull the fan motor out of the vent, and connect the two leads, positive and negative, to a 12 volt DC source. Use your RV or vehicle battery. Above you state your fan power switch "doesn't work". If you know the switch is defective why not replace it??
dryfly 05/26/20 11:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Improving Fridge Cooling

NRALIFR: That thermoworks monitor looks cool. Do you just route the wires through the door gasket? Does that leak cool air?
dryfly 05/25/20 06:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Clearance Between Truck Bed Rails and 5th Wheel

My previous Crossroads Cruiser 5th wheel had 10" of bed clearance. It was great, and even though I don't do any off road camping, there were several times I got pretty close to the bed with the trailer. I really enjoy never having to worry about it. My new GD Reflection is still about 8" and I'm comfortable with that. I know 6" is standard but for me that's just too close.
dryfly 05/25/20 01:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Changed fan cover now the fan isn't working...

As with any electrical problem, start at the "problem" and work back to the power source. Make sure switch is on then, using a multi-meter, determine if 12 volts DC is present at the fan motor. If it is, you have a bad fan motor. If not move on to the switch, etc. It's really difficult and time consuming to "guess" a solution to any electrical problem.
dryfly 05/24/20 06:31pm Tech Issues
RE: RV Anti-freeze question.

Apologies to the OP. This thread really turned into garbage. I'll do some cleaning... It seemed like such a simple question too. Yes, seemed simple to me. I had no idea when I made the OP that the question could lead to other subjects as fast as it did. There is some really good info on this forum, and I did get some good advice to my original question. I appreciate those responders.
dryfly 05/18/20 07:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: DirecTV HD w/ 18 round dish

I have been using an HR24-500 with an 18" round antenna for years. I am assuming you use the receiver for HD reception at your home, so as Bill says, the key to successful RV use is to be able to make the correct changes in the setup menu. I use a single run of coax with no other devices in the feedline. I can only receive SD signals and can only watch/record one program at a time. This works for me. I do carry an old SD inactivated receiver because the HR24 does not have an audible signal strength meter. I aim the antenna with the SD receiver and then change the coaxial feedline over to the HR24.
dryfly 05/18/20 08:14am Technology Corner
RE: RV Anti-freeze question.

Please, please I'm not asking about anti-freeze vs. blowing out lines. I'm not asking about what if I get so feeble minded that I forget to flush the system and I drink a gallon of the pink stuff before I realize what happened. None of the above! All I'm simply asking is if the RV anti-freeze will cause any issues by leaving it in the line for a year.
dryfly 05/17/20 04:53pm General RVing Issues
RV Anti-freeze question.

I used RV anti-freeze for the first time this past winter. Previously I just drained lines and used my compressor to blow the remaining water out. Since I have cancelled travel plans for this summer, and really have no ability to tell if I can even travel this fall, I'm questioning as to if I should drain the solution out of my trailer. Is there any reason it can't be left in the lines for extended periods, as in 12 months? Of course I'm really hoping things will improve and I'll be back camping in a few months, but if not, I see no reason to have to drain and then refill next winter.
dryfly 05/17/20 02:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best way clean 5th wheel

I'm surprised to see the recommendations for Awesome (assuming Awesome Orange ). I use it and love it but it will definitely damage paint an decals. Gotta be careful with that stuff What component of this cleaner is causing damage? I'm curious if you have actually had damage occur with it. Reason I ask is that I've used it a lot to spot clean both the sides of the trailer as well as the decals. I've not observed any damage but certainly will not use in the future if there is an issue. Thanks.
dryfly 05/17/20 01:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Power cord

Is it not easier to just disconnect the battery when connected to shore power for an extended time? Ever 2-3 reconnect for a couple of days for a charge. Less trouble than having to check for water in my case.
dryfly 05/13/20 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Best way clean 5th wheel

I've used Awesome Cleaner with great results. Works well on black streaks and difficult stains. https://www.dollargeneral.com/las-awesome-cleaner.html
dryfly 05/13/20 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
Galveston - Bolivar Ferry

I've been riding the Bolivar Ferry for many, many years but have never had my trailer on it. For those that have, is it comfortable to board the ferry pulling a longer travel trailer? Max length allowed is 65' but my trailer/truck combination will only be about 50'. My comfort level is challenged by the tight lanes on the ferry.
dryfly 05/11/20 10:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone Lodges and Campgrounds to open in June

I've had reservations inside the park for a year now for mid June. It's really a difficult decision as to going or not. I'm not concerned about maintaining a "social distance" in the campground, but even though crowds will be small in the park, I would still think maintaining distances around the attractions would be difficult. I've got about a month to make a final decision so hopefully trends will show if it's going to be safe or not.
dryfly 04/29/20 10:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Cover for front of 5th wheel

Unfortunately my 5th wheel does not live in a covered enclosure. Fortunately, it is somewhat protected from the sun by trees and my garage on all sides except the front. Unfortunately the front faces due south and takes a beating in the summer sun. I'm trying to build some type of cover for the front cap only and really can't come up with a good design. Possibly a plastic tarp, but it would need to be insulated from the cap to prevent it moving around and scratching/abrazing the fiberglass. I've thought about using pool noodles as stand-offs. Any other creative ideas would be appreciated. I am not interested in a full trailer cover, only something that can protect the front cap. thanks.
dryfly 04/08/20 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: trailer lift kit

OP....have you actually backed under the Reflection and checked the height with the pin weight on your hitch. I recently purchased a 30' Reflection 150 Series 5th wheel and it worked fine with my Ram 2500 2WD. My previous trailer had to be lifted and converted to 16" wheels, but I was pleased to find the new Reflection set level and provided great bed clearance with the 15" factory wheels. Of course I did immediately change the tires out. I do realize your truck is a 4WD so you may have to take measures to get the trailer level, but give it a try. P.S. some of the above posts indicate your OP was not read before replying.
dryfly 03/27/20 07:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 100K miles - what maintenance?

As the OP, thank you to all who offered suggestions on preventive maintenance. To those that suggested my selling it and purchase a new vehicle............no way. It's a great truck that still looks like new, inside and out.
dryfly 03/03/20 09:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 100K miles - what maintenance?

Saw your post on the TDR. As stated there, trans service if not already done. I'd also do coolant and any other fluids that have never been touched. I wanted to post on both forums to see what kind of responses I might get from Dodge owners. Transmission is serviced yearly, fluid, filter, adjust bands. Brake fluid flushed about 25K miles ago. Probably need to change antifreeze and flush. What about heater hose and radiator hoses?? All original. Water pump changed at 50K. Hate to change out while it's still working.
dryfly 03/02/20 04:37pm Tow Vehicles
100K miles - what maintenance?

I have a 2005 CTD 2500 2WD that is getting ready to turn over 100K miles. I've had the truck since new and have done regular maintenance. Also ball joints, power steering pump, water pump, front brakes and brake assembly hoses, and electric fan clutch have been replaced. This truck is used primarily to pull my 5th wheel trailer, and is running great. However, since I'm getting ready to take an extended trip this summer I'm thinking it might be time to replace a few items, i.e. belts, hoses, etc. Any recommendations on necessary maintenance or parts? Thanks.
dryfly 03/02/20 03:52pm Tow Vehicles
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