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RE: RV GPS

. Love the voice command and the preloaded RV parks along with the POIs. Looking forward to the day I can put it through its tests. :) On my 760 it sometimes doesn't understand my native language , Texan .:B
sayoung 03/30/20 07:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV GPS

Garmin 785. Dash cam built in, lifetime updates . I use a 760 which is earlier version but still works , even has traffic. .
sayoung 03/30/20 02:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: 110 outlets

Thought a GFI to start with. Onle one we have is in the bathroom...all other outlets are kinda like daisy-changed to the one and only GFI. And no power at the first2 double beakers in the panel. Have checked all connections so far. All worked in the morning before we left one rv park and got to another one and then the problem appeared. Guess I should pull every outlet and check the wires since the GFI will not reset. Do you mean " no power " on the wire terminal of the dbl pole breaker ? When resetting GFI make sure all outlets on that circuit have nothing plugged in. If it still doesn't reset then gfi either bad or you have a bad wire and it's doing its job. Normally the gfi only protects the bath/kitchen/ outside plugs \
sayoung 03/30/20 06:34am Tech Issues
RE: Roof coatings.

Anyone familiar with RV Armor, Flex Armor Gaco or other liquid roof coating? I suffered some damage to my roof and am being told I need a whole new roof. It's only 4 years old but I understand a dealer service shop needs to cover their butts if they are going to guarantee a new repair installation. Is the liquid roof stuff a good option? It's almost half the cost of a new TPO or EDPM membrane. Any insight here? This is what I put on my 5th wheel. IMHO nothing better. FlexArmor If your going to keep this rv this is the BEST roof you can get. We had ours done last March at DFW RV Roof in Denton, Tx.
sayoung 03/29/20 09:02am Tech Issues
RE: levelers

Has anyone ever put levelers on their RV? Much work? I had the Equalizer hydraulic system added to my 5er but I took it to thier install shop in Elkhart. They do have some authorized installers across the country but none were close and good excuse for a road trip. I did look at the Lippert & Bullfrog electric systems and you can drill frame & bolt on the brackets. At the time both of these only offered a 4 pt aftermarket unit but Bullfrog was supposedly going to also have a 6 pt . I could have installed any of the systems but the Equalizer labor price was so cheap it was a no brainer. Now that I have a 6 pt hydraulic system, glad I didn't get the cheaper electric type.
sayoung 03/23/20 05:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Trying to decide which way to go on fifth wheel hitch

FYI, I know the Trailair turning point pinbox has a specific wedge for each brand of 5er hitch . I only know this from reading the install/maintenance manual as I am about to help a friend remove his off a GD to check it. It has a bind when turning to the drivers side that wasn't there when new.
sayoung 03/18/20 09:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: You can buy S637 tires here, but install: HAHAHAHA

What are you trying to say??? Just guessing but maybe he is at a Walmart with his rv trying to buy tires and WM will not mount them. My cousin is a service mgr. at WM near Dallas and the policy is no mounting on trailers/RV's . Cousin says just bring in old wheels and they won't ask a thing.
sayoung 03/17/20 07:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Mexico State Parks Suspend Overnight Camping

Clearly being done by folks who have never been camping. Have we as a society lost our cotton pickin minds ?
sayoung 03/13/20 08:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Building a house, need long term RV site

Where are you in NW Arkansas ? We have some land south of Berryville. Way back in in our youth my wife I tent camped often up there even in the winter . It can get , to me, pretty cold in the winter. We were in our tent one day it got down to -3 degrees. I have owned a pop up and it was colder than our tent. If you have the ability to live on site might get one of those rent to own style buildings and make that like an office/living room/laundry ..
sayoung 03/07/20 05:37pm Beginning RVing
RE: Electric heated water hose

Do you use your electric heated water hose year round or store it for the summer? I just use in winter as it's heavy. Got ours at CW maybe 6 years ago & for once caught something on " sale " :B
sayoung 03/04/20 01:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New R/V mattress

Sleep Number hands down!!! We agree again.
sayoung 03/03/20 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Crater Lake

Since it's a long way from Tx, if we flew to Or or Ca and rented car. Is there a good selection of hotels/motels in the Crater Lake area ? My Mom & Dad were married in Medford during WWII and she stayed in the area for the duration. I have a bunch of Photos of Mom & several of her GI bride friends picnicking at Crater Lake and would really like to see the area. Medford would have the largest choice and is about 90-100 miles from Crater Lake. Kalamath Falls would be 50 miles and the motel selection a little less. Chiloquin has new motel at the casino and surprisingly there food is good. https://klamoyacasino.com/ maybe 35 miles to CL. One other choice would to head into Canyonville and stay at the casino there. https://www.sevenfeathers.com/about 105 miles. You can fly into Medford but I think you have to go into Eugene for some airlines, and take a puddle jumper. It seems like there was on of the CA cities you could also catch a flight to Medford. I know Alaska Airlines flies into Medford from Portland and maybe Southwest. If you go the fly route stay at the Crater Lake Lodge. It is neat place with some good history. Food is kinda overpriced but generally good. Really no matter where you stay has some good scenery on the drive. Thanks. Oregon is so pretty .When it gets close to a chance to do will do more research. We can fly standby on AA and won't be in any rush . I have thought about a long summer trip as I have driven from Salem back to Tx . Our Son went to Willamtte Law School. I was pulling a loaded 26ft cargo trailer with a 1/2 ton pickup. That was a long drive. Anyway our problem time wise is my wife's medical and she must see her neurologist pretty frequent. Might go ahead & do the rv trip and figure out where we need to be to fly back.
sayoung 03/03/20 01:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Crater Lake

Since it's a long way from Tx, if we flew to Or or Ca and rented car. Is there a good selection of hotels/motels in the Crater Lake area ? My Mom & Dad were married in Medford during WWII and she stayed in the area for the duration. I have a bunch of Photos of Mom & several of her GI bride friends picnicking at Crater Lake and would really like to see the area.
sayoung 03/03/20 10:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Replacing TT AC

If the OP uses a meter on those terminals , Have on safety goggles as it's not BS that using a meter on compressor terminals sometimes blows out the terminal.. I know from experience. It's rare but can happen and oil & refrigerant in the face isn't fun. Original post led me to believe some AC hack had already tested & told him unit needed replacing because the capacitor "cannot " be replaced per tester. Only now shows compressor with appearance of bad terminals. While getting klaxon get a terminal repair wireing kit that has the leads with pre-crimped terminals. Without the crimping tool you'll have bad connections most of the time. The compressor terminals come through a molded glass block so they won't leak. I have seen overheating cause them to blow out the terminals resulting in the loss of all the gas. When that happens, there's no choice but to replace the compressor or the whole unit. Because there's no sign of any leakage in this case, the integrity of the glass seems to be sound. I can't image why applying the probes of an ohm meter to the terminals would cause any problems. I always pried the wire connectors off the compressor carefully with a screwdriver using another tool as a fulcrum. (as oppose to grabbing them with pliers to pull them off) That must be done before any ohm readings are measured. The first test should be between the terminals and the copper tube coming out of the compressor. If there is any sign of continuity (even at the highest range on the meter), the compressor is toast. The reading between COMMON and RUN should be lowest. The reading between COMMON and START should be a lot higher and the reading between START and RUN should be the highest. The exact numbers they should show are hard to find without access to the complete documentation for the compressor. Duh, I've been working on HVACR equipment since I was 16, retired 4 yrs ago after working on everything from small wine cooler to 200ton chillers. Blowing the terminal can & will happen , maybe 4 times in my career . Don't lose an eye. Also when testing continuity to ground you need a meter that can read megohms or a true megger . If not you will mis-diagnose a lot of grounded compressors. But usually tripping breaker at that point
sayoung 02/28/20 12:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing TT AC

I can't imagine why no one has told you the truth here. That's the compressor in the picture and those are the wiring terminals! The wires are stuck on the terminals with spade connectors. I'd try to pull them off and then "ohm out" the compressor to see if it's shorted or open. If it ohms out correctly, I'd clean up the terminals and re-attach the wires. The wire from the "Klixon" (overload) to the "Common" terminal on your compressor is burned up. The terminals are called "Common" - "Start" - "Run". Clockwise from the terminal that's burnt. If the compressor ohms out okay, I'd try replacing the Klixon and the capacitors to see if the compressor will run before scraping out the whole thing. https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/6/6a/Check-an-AC-Compressor-Step-10.jpg/aid9606691-v4-728px-Check-an-AC-Compressor-Step-10.jpg (After viewing this image, use the "back button" on your browser to return to this message.} I borrowed this image and text from this link: https://www.wikihow.com/Check-an-AC-Compressor Purchase a multimeter and set it to continuity. There should be a dial on the front of your multimeter. Set this dial to continuity so that you can test each individual terminal to determine where the fault is. Continuity tests whether there is an electrical flow between the terminals. If there is no flow, it’s likely that the terminal is broken or damaged. If you can get the numbers off the Klixon, you can get a replacement online. Local suppliers are usually reluctant to sell to the customer. The Klixon is attached to the COMMON Terminal. The White wire is on the RUN terminal. The Red wire is on the START terminal. If the OP uses a meter on those terminals , Have on safety goggles as it's not BS that using a meter on compressor terminals sometimes blows out the terminal.. I know from experience. It's rare but can happen and oil & refrigerant in the face isn't fun. Original post led me to believe some AC hack had already tested & told him unit needed replacing because the capacitor "cannot " be replaced per tester. Only now shows compressor with appearance of bad terminals. While getting klaxon get a terminal repair wireing kit that has the leads with pre-crimped terminals. Without the crimping tool you'll have bad connections most of the time.
sayoung 02/27/20 09:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing TT AC

Do you know the model number on your Dometic air conditioner? I've been repairing air conditioners since 1966 and can't imagine a non-replaceable run capacitor. I'd like to look into that some more. Unless the terminals are burnt off the compressor, seems like you'd be able to hang a run capacitor in there somewhere and bypass the original even if it wasn't removable. Any way you could post a picture? Where are you located? I'm just south of Miami right now. I started the summer of 65. I also can't get my head around an irreplaceable run capacitor. Even if " true ", any AC tech worth a flip should be able to work around that if the compressor wiring near the terminals is accessible...
sayoung 02/26/20 08:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford MSRP discount

While mine is not a Ford but a Chevy, last October when the new 2020's were starting to show up on the lots and there was still good selection available on the 2019's, I picked up mine for $13k under the $69k sticker. I was happy with what I paid and it is almost exactly how I would have ordered it. I did travel 2 1/2 hours to the selling dealer though to find what I wanted. I would think you could get at least that or better now that the 2020's are in full force. DanHow much of that $13K was incentives? If memory serves me I think it was between $5-6K. Dan I stopped and looked at a 20 Chevy 2500 and the sales guy I have been buying thru since 82 told me right now on the 3/4-1 ton no incentives from Chevy. I was just looking but I think my 2012 3500 is lookin real good. I really don't know about what our son is going to do. He is thriftier than me and this morning tried one more time to deal on that new left over 19 Ford. They wouldn't budge off 64 & TTL so in his best Attorney court room voice, told them to shove it in a very polite way.
sayoung 02/26/20 03:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gooseneck or 5th wheel

Put one of the underbed rail with turn over gooseball so you have both. Another option is just a turnover ball gooseneck & a B& W Companion that slips into the gooseneck ball shaft. I use a Curt turnover gooseneck with a Curt X-Rail that mounts in the hole and use a B& W Patriot . Really depends on how heavy a 5er your planning on. If real heavy look at the Traiersaver Airride hitches but B&W will take some really heavy ones also.
sayoung 02/26/20 07:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford MSRP discount

Like I said I don't know jack about buyin fords. I have been a Chevy guy since 82 and I had a really good family ran dealer that would deal. I was thinking minimum 80% but closer to 75% of sticker. Regretfully they sold out to a big city dealership. I think some dealers just don't believe there are those of us that can write a check for these overpriced hay haulers. My first new truck was a 1972 Dodge 1/2 ton, 318, auto, & air 2400 & change out the door. Times have changed. I admit I did buy 2 new Ford vans in 90 ( what soured me on fords ) thru a plan my hvac OEM had going. Worst 2 trucks I ever had in my fleet. In shop constantly and had to be towed also. Employees can't make you no $ sitting on the side of the road waiting on a wrecker.
sayoung 02/25/20 03:37pm Tow Vehicles
Ford MSRP discount

Our Son found a left over 2019 f250 with a $70K window sticker. Dealer wants $64K. I haven't even looked at a Ford since 1990 so don't know where it should be.
sayoung 02/25/20 08:30am Tow Vehicles
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