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RE: Thoughts on Lance Nose Cap Filon Replacement

Use 1/8" luan plywood, kerfing on the backside as needed.
phillyg 09/01/21 07:55am Truck Campers
RE: Absorption vs. Residential refrigerator

We love our residential, BUT, we rarely boondock. My understanding is you need a lot of solar, and possibly a BU generator, to keep your batteries happy
phillyg 08/25/21 07:58am Tech Issues
RE: Mechanics backed up for weeks all over?

Yes, and even pre-Covid.
phillyg 08/24/21 09:20am Beginning RVing
RE: 50 to 30 amp dog bone

Do it frequently, no problem.
phillyg 08/19/21 08:44am Tech Issues
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

I've had every class of RV, except a TC. For what it's worth, my experience is that 65mph seems to be the most comfortable max for me, whether it's towed or motorized, and I can't imagine a TC would be any different.
phillyg 08/19/21 08:42am Truck Campers
RE: Big black bugs crawling across road

phillyg 08/17/21 07:52am General RVing Issues
RE: HOW do I do this?

Like Valhalla360 stated, domicile can be difficult to establish and, as you apparently know, NY does not let go easily. If you don't plan on being in NY more that 180 days each year, there's nothing wrong with establishing domicile elsewhere. Keep in mind owning real estate, even in NY, does not by itself make one a resident at that location. A good source is the Escapees site and forums, and they have a well-established mailing service for those who choose SD, TX, or FL. As a FL resident, I can tell you the state is well-prepared to handle non full-time residents, what with the big numbers of snowbirds and RV'ers. It might even be worth a trip to FL to sell the existing RV and purchase new in FL, and establish domicile at the same time.
phillyg 08/17/21 07:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Just experienced our first Non-refundable campground

You knew the cancellation policy up front. You chose to cancel, your loss.
phillyg 08/13/21 07:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tire Pressure Q

There's nothing wrong with using max 80psi for your E-rated tires. Set when cold, i.e., not driven on. All tires with get hotter and psi will go up as driven. No worries as that's factored in by tire engineers. The hottest I've ever seen my FW tires is 135 on a hot summer day. If you choose to go with F or G-rated tires, you'd still be limited by your axle rating, and you should first determine if your wheels can take 110psi.
phillyg 08/07/21 10:34am Truck Campers
RE: Wastewater Tote & Fresh Water Containers - Do you use them?

We rarely boondock, but having supply and discharge containers is much better than having to break camp, IMHO. We bungie the empty sewer tote to the rear ladder.
phillyg 08/04/21 07:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone Montana 5er

RV dealers, in general, do not want to work on new units they didn't sell. It's BS, IMHO, but thats the way it is. I recommend your friends contact Keystone directly, plead their case, and ask for authorization to get repairs, even by mobile services.
phillyg 08/04/21 07:40am Tech Issues
RE: Must I have a toad with a 27' Class C?

We had a toad when we had a 27' Class C. Did not like to break camp to do day trips, and a 27' is difficult to park.
phillyg 08/02/21 07:41am Beginning RVing
RE: satellite on fiver

My fiver is supposedly 13'5" and the only overpasses I've found lower were in the NE, particularly NY, but I'm sure there're lower in other states, too. You really need to take a measurement and add the height of the proposed satellite to see where you will be.
phillyg 08/01/21 07:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Alternatives for Michelin XPS Ribs?

For that light weight FW, you should look at GY Endurance. Sailun or another G-rated tire would be overkill, IMHO. I've seen lots of reports of Maxxis failures.
phillyg 07/31/21 11:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires and their pressures

As I understand it, the truck mfgr. sets the tire pressure to the maximum load the rear axle can carry, which is not always the max psi set by the tire mfgr. I don't think your FW has more than a 2900lb pin weight, so 75psi on an E-rated tire (without looking at a load chart) is probably about right.
phillyg 07/26/21 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 40’+ limitations?

I haven't had a problem with 40' anywhere but a few state parks in FL where it was difficult to turn in because of trees at the entrance to the space. I haven't been to any other state or national parks with this RV, but I know for sure some national parks are very tight, so you have to check them out before going.
phillyg 07/15/21 07:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black tank valve replacement

Can you loosen or remove some of the downstream pipe hangar(s) enough to wiggle the new valve in place? If not, I'm with Phil-t on this one.
phillyg 07/13/21 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dead Batteries

Contrary to conventional wisdom, not all batteries are doomed if drained down significantly. I don't know the scientific reason or if it's the type/brand of battery, but I've had good success bringing some back from the dead, and have them last another two years or so.
phillyg 07/11/21 09:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finally made it to the Cat scales

What truck and TC please?
phillyg 07/08/21 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: is replacing hub seals a big job?

Easy but messy.
phillyg 07/06/21 11:43am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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