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RE: New couch ideas ???

Most of the full size residential couches that recline will come apart in 6 sections. 3 seats and 3 backs. That would make doable to get thru the door. Thanks
ilvtravln 06/18/21 10:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New couch ideas ???

You will find most furniture store furniture will be too large for an RV. Ken Kind of what I figured, Thanks
ilvtravln 06/18/21 10:33am Fifth-Wheels
New couch ideas ???

We are going to take out our love seat size hide a bed and replace it with just a couch. Wife wants to go look at IKEA, I think the RV furniture mfg. might be the way to go, their stuff comes in sections so easier to maneuver of course more expensive. Any ideas appreciated. Thanks
ilvtravln 06/17/21 04:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Batteries not holding charge ???

Idiot lights are for the salesman to explain what a great charging system the RV has... Buy a digital voltmeter for $10-20. With a dishcarged battery the battery voltage at the battery terminals should ramp up to 14.4V (bulk charging), then hold at 14.4V while the amps taper down (absorb charging) and then volts and amps taper down to float mode of 13.6V. There are many posts on chargers that don't charge correctly especially WFCO and many have replaced that alleged charger. If the plates are not completely covered with water the batteries are compromised. Have the batteries load tested by a good battery shop, an auto store is not a good battery shop. Batteries read 13.19V while plugged into power, I check the water on a regular basis, have not load tested batteries yet. Thanks
ilvtravln 06/06/21 12:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Batteries not holding charge ???

I am sure you checked the water in the batteries? Yes, on a regular basis. Thanks
ilvtravln 06/06/21 12:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Batteries not holding charge ???

Solar makes keeping batteries charged so easy. My TT is neither on the 300 watt roof main system or, when covered, on the 30 watt panel on top of my cover. Good idea, Thanks
ilvtravln 06/06/21 12:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Batteries not holding charge ???

It's not unusual for acid batteries to lose capacity much faster than you think. Do you work them pretty hard? No
ilvtravln 06/06/21 12:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Batteries not holding charge ???

I’m not sure your issue is charging. Have the batteries tested. Did you recharge every two months when they very low or nearly dead? I did plug into power about every 2 months, have not tested the batteries. Thanks
ilvtravln 06/06/21 12:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Batteries not holding charge ???

Nothing is on. Thanks
ilvtravln 06/05/21 05:10pm Fifth-Wheels
Batteries not holding charge ???

I have 2 year old deep cycle Interstate batteries, usually they hold a charge for about 2 months but recently its much shorter than before. Is there a way to check the RV charging system? When I plug into power everything lights up normal. I check the water in the often. I plug into power about every 2 months. Last set of the same brand of batteries lasted 4 or 5 years. I called Costco where I bought them and they said warranty was only for 1 year. Thanks for any help.
ilvtravln 06/05/21 04:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Plastic trim piece ???

Are you talking like this? Insert trim Comes in various colors. AP Products also has it. Yes, Thank you
ilvtravln 05/08/21 12:42pm Fifth-Wheels
Plastic trim piece ???

Where do I buy the 1/2 round plastic trim piece between the roof and the gutter, it slides into a metal channel and runs the length of the RV on both sides. Its about 1" wide. I prefer not to contact Heartland. Sorry I am not tech savvy enough to post a pic. Thanks
ilvtravln 05/08/21 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Seatbelt grabs when its not suppose to ???

It is a safety feature for child seats. Do not pull the belt all the way out before fastening it. If you pull it all the way out it is designed to only get tighter and does not allow it to loosen If you only pull it out enough to fasten the belt instead of all the way, then it should allow both loosening and tightening as your body moves. I tried pulling seatbelt out only enough to fasten it and it works like a champ, I leaned foreward 20X and no problems. Talked to my wife, she says she pulls belt out all the way before she fastens it so problem solved. Thanks
ilvtravln 04/18/21 11:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Seatbelt grabs when its not suppose to ???

Driveway is not level. Thanks
ilvtravln 04/18/21 09:14am Tow Vehicles
Seatbelt grabs when its not suppose to ???

We have an 03 F350, the passenger seatbelt when you lean foreward sometimes locks up when you are trying to get into the glovebox. It will do this when just sitting in the driveway. The belt unrolls out of the top of the seat. Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks
ilvtravln 04/17/21 01:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Propane tanks 10 years old, what is best choice ???

Thanks to all who replied, tanks are on my 5er, will take them in to be recertified at the correct time.
ilvtravln 12/07/20 01:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane tanks 10 years old, what is best choice ???

Recertification.... Visual Inspection good for 5 yrs then repeat again and again and again 1. Damage to the cylinder’s exterior including dents; bulges; cuts; or cracks on the cylinder’s surface, or to welds; and any evidence of physical abuse; fire; or heat damage. 2. Detrimental rust, corrosion, or pitting on the cylinder, particularly on the bottom. 3. Absence of/damage to a cylinder footring, cylinder neckring (collar), or valve cover. 4. A leaking or defective valve or leaking or defective pressure relief device. Thanks for info, tanks are on my 5er, not even a scratch on the paint, will take them in to be recertified. Cheaper then buying NEW Cylinders Depending on State/Location recert could be $7 up to $35 (rip off) Check your local area for a BULK Propane Vendor (Suburban, Ferrellgas, Amerigas etc) Tractor Supply may do it also Recert requirement WAS 12 yrs after date of MFG....legislation was passed/post-poned to change that to 10 yrs after MFG date Many places use the 10 yr requirement
ilvtravln 12/07/20 01:10pm Fifth-Wheels
Propane tanks 10 years old, what is best choice ???

Hi, My propane tanks on 5er are 10 years old, do I leave them as is, replace them, recertify them or what, not sure, not having any problems with them, where we go camping often they never check the date on them as they refill them, not even a scratch on the paint any input would be appreciated. Thanks
ilvtravln 12/05/20 10:58am Fifth-Wheels
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