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RE: Raising my 5th wheel

With my 5er they flipped the axle at the factory. I have a Carriage Cameo and a 2006 Dually Lariet.
joelc 04/06/20 10:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stimulus Check , what are you going to do with yours ?

I am going to by myself some face masks. :) Really, though, savings, just in case an emergency arises. Lost a lot in stocks.
joelc 04/04/20 03:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water pump warning... a little long but may be worth it

Did you have it connected to water. Sometimes the back flow in the pump does not work and if connected to shore water you will get water in the tank which can overflow. I resolved this problem by putting a valve before the pump, so if I use shore water I shut it off. Using the pump, I turn it on. I know this was not your issue, but thought I would give you a heads up.
joelc 03/31/20 07:22am General RVing Issues
RE: auto Levelers

You must use all 4. If not you could bend your frame. You need proper support. It is like you standing on one leg for a long time. Not so steady...
joelc 03/31/20 07:18am Class A Motorhomes

I have the Garmin RV 660LMT which I don't think they make any longer. There are now different ones. It is very good unit, but still makes a few mistakes. No matter which GPS you purchase, which I highly recommend, you should also get the Rand McNally TRUCKER's atlas. I have the laminated version. This way you can double check the RV directions with truck routes.
joelc 03/31/20 07:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Bigfoot Hydrolic Jacks - Electrical Connection HELP!

With the advent of camera's on phones, I tend to take a photo before I start, just in case I have that brain fart moment. Saves me a lot of hassle. You are absolutely right. Only problem was I had the brain fart too by not taking the picture. What happened was I mixed up the cable for the Big Foot with the negative battery cable. That caused me to trace the wires. Also, I mentioned that my battery needed charging. Even though it was 12.5V, checking the cells yielded a dead cell. After I got a new battery and rectified my memory problem, everything worked out. The panel went on. Now all I have to do is make sure it has memory of my level. But I will wait 'till we travel again.
joelc 03/31/20 07:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bigfoot Hydrolic Jacks - Electrical Connection HELP!

Figured it out and everything works.
joelc 03/30/20 04:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Bigfoot Hydrolic Jacks - Electrical Connection HELP!

I located on internet the cable goes to positive. I don't know if I did something or the battery is bad. I did remove it for charging and it needed a lot of water. It measures 12.5V and when connected 13.4. I disconected it to see if it holds the charge.
joelc 03/29/20 05:38pm Fifth-Wheels
Bigfoot Hydrolic Jacks - Electrical Connection HELP!

I disconnected my battery and forgot where the wire for the bigfoot goes. Is it attached to negative or positive. Does anyone have this on there 5er. I have a Carriage. I thought it went to + even though it was black. I hope I did not blow my relay. Also, is there a reset or internal reset or fuse? FYI. I charged the battery.
joelc 03/29/20 09:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Don't know, but is it worth contacting a carrier and getting sick. Life is short. This will pass eventually.
joelc 03/24/20 01:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Driving With a Pop Up vs Hardside??

What kind of camping do you do. If you have anything with fabric you might not be allowed in National Parks due to some wildlife you would not want to enter your camper.
joelc 03/24/20 01:39pm Truck Campers
RE: 20 year loan for RV?

I have a 20 yr on a 2012 Carriage Cameo. All the above are true, but let me tell you it is not ideal. You will pay many years of interest and the value will depreciate greater than the loan. If you are purchasing a high end unit and MAINTAIN it watching for any minor problems and fix anything immediately it might last you 20 years. You have to ask yourself what might you be when it is paid off?
joelc 03/24/20 01:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: Thank you Good Sam

With Coach-Net I never had to pay. Even when they brought me my rig and truck to a CG and then the next day the truck over 20 mi. for repair. Just yeaterday my truck broke down and they towed it 17 miles to the facility I asked for. They came with-in an hour or less.
joelc 02/27/20 09:11am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Dog travel...USA to Canada

Customs will not make a call to your vet. You MUST have in writing inoculation records. THEY MUST BE UP TO DATE. If you are lucky they will just ask, but don't count on it. There is also a possibility you will need them again to get back in the USA. Have you pass book or card open and ready for the officer.
joelc 02/24/20 02:29pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Bleu Ridge Parkway

Way back had an '88 34' motor home. Did it for a bit. After transmission getting hot tried to find way off. Corners very sharp. STRONGLY ADVISE DON'T DO IT.
joelc 02/21/20 04:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Surge Protector

I have a built in Progressive EMS 50A. Great after many years. Saved RV several times. Had small problem years ago. Tech support great.
joelc 02/21/20 04:33pm Tech Issues
RE: lost 12VDC in coach

Usually there is a in-line fuse after the battery. Mine was hidden. Follow the 12V line. Should be with-in 2-3 feet of the battery. Also, if you have a shut off switch check to see if that is on. It might have been moved.
joelc 02/12/20 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: frsh water tank

Your valve in the pump is not working and is allowing city water to flow into your tank instead of stopping at the pump. I had the same problem. I installed a water shut off valve after the pump to stop the back flow. If you are going to use water in the tank turn it on, if not shut the valve to prevent the back flow. This fix being short of risking water flooding the RV and bursting your tank from pressure.
joelc 02/10/20 07:09am Travel Trailers
RE: 2006 dynasty monacco

Not sure, but etrailer.com might be able to assist. Too bad you don't have one key with hopefully with a number on it. Is there a number on the lock? Perhaps, if you are not locked out you can remove the lock and get the number from the tumbler or manufacturer and get a replacement. Good Luck!
joelc 02/06/20 06:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Window Leak - NOT condensation

Thanks all for your input. I have decided that for now I am going to stuff some small rubber gasket in between the window and the RV skin to keep the water out. When the weather gets warmer I will try to either loosen the screws and adjust the window or remount. I don't dare want to try it now, just in case I have a problem It is cold out there. Though small, the leak is not in between the walls and if this does not work I can put a towel on the inside to keep it in check.
joelc 02/02/20 07:41am Tech Issues
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