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RE: Best route - Maine to Cape Hatteras

It pretty much depends on how you are planning on traveling. Are you doing it all in one day? Stopping somewhere halfway? Willing to drive a little farther to avoid sitting in traffic? This is the route I would prefer. Long easy way around
schlep1967 05/19/23 08:48am Roads and Routes
RE: RV Armor Roof Experiences

I requested a quote for Flex Armor. If you have to replace something like your antenna, skylight or something along those lines, how would you do that with Flex Armor? For RV Armor, they told me they would walk me through the process while tech is at my house, Then, If I need to do that, I can get material from them, do the work, take some pics, and once they see the finished job, they will still honor the lifetime warranty. Just curious with a spray on application required to be done in the shop, how you would handle replacing something? Mike The answer to this question is generally what would make someone choose RV Armor. If you live close to an RV FLEX Armor location, replacing something on the roof is no big deal. Make an appointment and take it in. If you have to travel a couple hundred miles to do it, that makes a big difference. Here is the answer from RV FLEX Armors FAQ's. What if I have to replace anything on my roof? When we do your roof we replace all your vent pipes and lids, refrigerator base and lids, standard vent lids, install new Camco vent covers and new a/c gaskets. Your new bases are sealed in under the product so they will last as long as the roof. If you ever need to replace something for some reason or add something such as solar panels, we can remove the component, install a new one and respray just that area that was cut through. If you are somewhere else at the time,grind or cut through the coating to get the part out, replace it and caulk it until you can get back to an approved FlexArmor facility for respraying.
schlep1967 05/08/23 06:00am General RVing Issues
RE: New to me used camper questions and thoughts

At this point, with the market the way it is.... your 500 watts of Solar is worth more than your 27 year old trailer. Take what you want off of it and take it to the scrap yard. That may sound rude. It is not intended to. If anybody is looking to buy a 27 year old trailer, the custom mods you have done, swapping circuit boards etc., would leave them totally confused and lost if they ever tried to repair anything.
schlep1967 05/08/23 05:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Generator Question

Look up "generator Neutral grounding plug" You might need that to fool your surge protector.
schlep1967 05/04/23 08:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pooo! RVIA Shipment Report for March Reveals 50.8% Decrease

Seems everybody saw it but the RV Dealers. I just bought a leftover 2022 Montana. They wanted to give me next to nothing for my 2009 Open Range 385RLS. I sold it from my driveway for $13,000 and felt like I did well on a trailer I bought 13 years ago for $36,000. Hopefully the manufacturers can slow down now and start producing quality units.....
schlep1967 05/03/23 09:00am General RVing Issues
RE: How 4-season are 4 seasons Lances?

4 seasons. Summer in Minnesota, spring and fall almost anywhere and winter in Florida. It will work in all four seasons.... as long as you use the wheels you have it mounted on properly.
schlep1967 05/02/23 10:45am Truck Campers
RE: Fresh water tank support

I had a 2009 Open Range 385RLS. It had an 85 gallon fresh water tank. Luckily they placed it right over the axles. When it dropped it didn't go far enough to break anything. Seems a factory worker took it upon himself to use the same self tapping screws they use to hold the coroplast up to screw the metal strap tank supports to the frame. It was pretty evident this was not as designed when I saw the drilled holes in the frame an inch from where the screws pulled out. I easily installed bolts in the holes using the same straps and never had another problem.
schlep1967 05/01/23 06:10am Travel Trailers
RE: $100,000 Host Campers

Seeing that price makes me feel like I stole my 42 foot Montana!!
schlep1967 04/27/23 08:33am Truck Campers
RE: Hitch questions

Yes. Get an automatic sliding hitch. A neighbor didn't get a sliding hitch. When he backed the trailer up the hill into his driveway while turning he found out why he needed it. So instead of paying $2100 for a proper hitch, he paid $800 for the wrong hitch, $3100 for truck repair and $2100 for the proper hitch. Spend the money up front. I have the Pullrite Superglide. It's my second one and if I got another short bed truck, I would buy a third one.
schlep1967 04/19/23 06:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: AC noise. Should it be like that?

That hum is definitely a locked compressor. It would sound the same if it was running and you turned it off and right back on without waiting a few minutes. It may work when it gets warmed up. Then again, it might not. As for access, it looks like it was put in from the rear since the flange is behind the cabinetry. Look for accessible screws to remove a panel nearby, behind it, beside it or below it. Unless that whole front panel is removable...
schlep1967 04/11/23 05:57am Tech Issues
RE: New truck. How long of a trailer can I tow?

You're talking about the truck in the back left of the picture? It would make more sense....
schlep1967 04/03/23 08:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Seven States to Ban the Sale of Gas Powered Cars in 2035

The ballot box can change everything. And unless those states come up with the money to improve infrastructure before then, I'm guessing people will vote to have lights and heat in their homes over electric cars. Mandating things to Americans is just simply not going to work. If you want Americans to accept something new you need to make it better and affordable. As the EV's get better they will become more popular provided the energy is there to support them. My vote is to promote the hybrid vehicles as you get the best of both worlds. Cheap local travel without the fear of going dead on the road when on a long trip.
schlep1967 03/17/23 05:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: ebike for a heavy rider?

The new Lectric Cargo bike might be what you are looking for.
schlep1967 03/08/23 05:17am RV Lifestyle
RE: Replacing solid steps with folding steps

Sorry, I wasn't clear. My '17 KZ has old-style folding steps and I was gifted a set of the Glowstep Revolutions to replace them. We're thinking of upgrading FWs in the next 1-2 years, and I was wondering if anyone has swapped the stupid solid steps out for the old-style folding steps. That's one of my biggest pet peeves about the newer RVs and, IMO, it was totally unresearched by manufacturers to see if =actual RVers= would find them desirable. Again, IMO, LCI and MorRyde started literally giving these things to the manufacturers to promote them in the first couple of years, hence the explosive widespread use of them by all manufacturers. Now, if they'd make them OPTIONAL, I think you'd see how few people really like them. Lyle Almost all newer fifth-wheels have the steps that lift up into the door for storage. If the set of glowsteps you have is made for under door storage, they will not be compatible with most newer trailers.
schlep1967 03/03/23 07:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Campgrounds along US St 36 in Kansas

Marysville Kansas has a town park. It has several spots where you can park and hook up to electric. 30 and 50 amp are available. It is free. They do accept donations. Marysville City Park Camping There is a rail yard close by. You will hear train noises at night. We stayed there in a tent. Might not be as bad if you are in a camper with the ac running. If you look at it on Google maps street view you can go through the park and see what is there. Looks like there are some water hook ups also.
schlep1967 03/01/23 08:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Transfer switch

I should have caught that Thank you Mr. Wizard, you have a PM.
schlep1967 02/15/23 11:04am Tech Issues
RE: Calc. Turn Radius w/Truck + 35' 5er

Hello. I am designing a new driveway to accommodate a GMC Sierra 2500 Crew Cab and a not-yet purchased 35' 5th wheel. What is the best way to approximately calculate the necessary turning radius for this combo? I've scoured the internet and spoken to several RV dealers and no one can offer any help. Anyone hear have any advice? Thank you! I guess someone should have asked this by now. Are you looking at a pull through driveway or a back in driveway? As that would be two totally different designs.
schlep1967 02/08/23 05:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Calc. Turn Radius w/Truck + 35' 5er

This is what the road designers where I work use. Looks like an account is needed even for a trial. If you know someone that does road or even parking lot design ask them if they can run throughwhat ever software they have. https://www.transoftsolutions.com/vehicle-swept-path/autoturn-online/ Those turning templates are for going forward. Totally different than backing in. Now if you can find what they use to design a loading dock in the city, that would be the right stuff.
schlep1967 02/08/23 05:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Calc. Turn Radius w/Truck + 35' 5er

That's a tough number to come up with. Remember you are not working with the full 35 feet in length. Your length to worry about is the pin to the rear axle. With a 35 foot fifth wheel you may only be looking at 25-27 feet or less. A big part of your design needs to be based on the width of the roadway you are backing in off of. If you have 24 feet of road width and no real close obstructions to the sides, you should be able to get the trailer into a very narrow driveway. Provided you start from the far side of the road.
schlep1967 02/07/23 10:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: BAL Accu-Slide maxed out on adjustment

I think the pulleys are going to be your easiest gain on this. Just because of the hole setup on the brackets. You can move the brackets up so the bottom two holes on the outer edge line up with the top two holes and reinsert the bolts. Drill a new top hole and the two inside holes. From the pics that looks like at least 3/4 of an inch it would raise the cables.
schlep1967 02/02/23 11:08am Tech Issues
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