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RE: What Portable Propane Gas Grill Do You Use?

Have used my Weber Q100 for YEARS. Store it in the rear of my truck when pulling my 5er. Use adaptable 20# tank.
joelc 12/11/19 06:43am Truck Campers
RE: Cleaning top of slideout

Can you walk on your roof. I just climb up the rear RV ladder with a rubberized broom and sweep off the slides before I bring them in. If they have dew or water on them, squeegee them off. If you can not walk on your roof, the only other option would be a tall collapsible "A" frame ladder.
joelc 12/11/19 06:40am Tech Issues
RE: toilet

You can purchase a new seal if the toilet is a Domitedic toilet. For a temporary fix that worked with me. get some rubber gloves, shut off the water, open the valve with the peddle and clean the seal with vinegar or a non abrasive cleaner like Dawn. Then put the water on so the cleaner is rinsed off. Turn the water back off and empty the bowl. Spray some silicone on the seal and in the trap. Let it sit for a moment. Then turn the water back on. It should hold water as long as there are no tears in the seal. BE SURE NOT TO DROP THE CLEANING CLOTH IN YOUR TANK.
joelc 12/01/19 07:26am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Have no electrical power and no propane on one side of coach

If you have no propane to the fridge and it is on a slide, check under the slide to see if you have a pinched line. I had this problem one time to my stove. There is an angle bar there where that folds when the slide moves.
joelc 11/30/19 09:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical issues

Agree with above. Something happened during the work, if the problem did not pre-exist. Cut, pinched or unhooked wire. Do you have anything working off of 12V? Disconnect your shore 120V when testing. Lights, pump, CO monitor, slides.....
joelc 11/28/19 07:12am Tech Issues
RE: Water heater question

Don't know they came with drains. But I would not go that way. Stay with the std. anode rod. 1. How could you inspect the rod if it is not removed. 2. To get complete water to drain the valve would have to be at the lowest point and residual would water would be in the tank. 3. You could not shine a light into the tank to inspect it and flush it out. 4. You would not get that famous shower you get when the rod is removed. :)
joelc 11/28/19 07:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

The public should not judge someones RV by the age. I does not matter if it was the first one invented it does not matter as long as it has been maintained. As for homeless persons: some prefer to be homeless and others are homeless due to loss of job, home or other economic reasons. It is not us to judge. Those that live in an RV FULL TIME are actually "homeless". We have incomes or can work and that is what we choose and are not a burden on society. Those that are homeless that don't want or can't work are those that society must address. How I don't know. But there are shelters. Although, some don't want to take advantage of shelters either. What I am saying is those of us who choose to RV in any manner should be smart enough not to park on a street. Enough said. The Moderator will not cut this thread as long as it is kept friendly and sensible without attacking members. Opinions and discussions is what is beneficial to all.
joelc 11/18/19 09:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

Are these "Homeless" people or people who lost there homes due to fire or flood? 1st of all, they should not be on the streets. This is dangerous and gives RVers a bad name. I would presume the paid for their rig. They should be in a CG or private area set up by the Feds for disaster relief. We are full Timers and live on our own lot which is kept cleaner than I have seen in many yards. It is not because we can't afford a permanent dwelling, but prefer the life style to travel when we choose. For an RV to be on the streets or parking lot long term is wrong. It seems that many persons are purchasing RV's that don't have the courtesy of the older generation. They not courteous.
joelc 11/18/19 08:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing ac/heat pump

We have a HP now going since 2012 and still strong. "Knock on wood" If it went tomorrow, I would get another. It did have an issue one time with water coming in after a heavy rain from when the fan was turned on. It was NOT the seal. There was a build-up of debris around the unit causing water to build up in the pan.
joelc 11/07/19 01:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dogs now on Royal Canin SO Urinary food-questions

Talk to your Vet. Mine are on Gasto Intestinal Royal Canin.
joelc 11/07/19 01:53pm RV Pet Stop
RE: 5th wheel clearance

I have a 2006 Ford 6.0 Lariet and a Carriage Cameo. Because the truck is so high, Carriage, when they were in business and I ordered the RV, flipped the axles on the 5er. This gave me the clearance I needed. Don't know if all RV can be done on all 5er's or what the charge would be, but you can check with a dealer you trust to find out if this can be done and would solve your problem.
joelc 11/07/19 01:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Watch for this rig in Mexico but do not approach

Years ago we were told, but I don't remember where or when, that if you see a broken down RV on the side of the road do not stop, but call it in. Unfortunately, years ago we could trust others, but today you don't know who the other guy is and you must curb your instinct to help your fellow man.
joelc 10/31/19 03:02pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Dog Chwing resistant entry mat

I read somewhere Garlic can be poisonous to dogs. (Can be)
joelc 10/09/19 05:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dog Chwing resistant entry mat

Don't know if this would work, but try contacting PetsMart, Petco or call Chewy and see what they recommend. There are dog repellents out there.
joelc 10/06/19 06:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

On my tires it states 80 lbs pressure. That is what I leave them at towing or not. However, if you want a softer ride I would follow the guidelines on your left vehicle door jam, but not any less. Must be a real pleasure riding with you. At least you know you are safe. The manufacture puts a specific recommended pressure stamped on the tires for a reason. The vehicle manufacture puts another pressure on the door jam so you get a softer ride, but not generally safer. I would vote for the tire manufacturer specs, not the truck manufacturer suggested pressure. Check it out.
joelc 10/06/19 06:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

On my tires it states 80 lbs pressure. That is what I leave them at towing or not. However, if you want a softer ride I would follow the guidelines on your left vehicle door jam, but not any less.
joelc 10/04/19 10:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Twinkle Star Water Pressure Regulator

Get a quality WATTS adjustable PR. https://i.imgur.com/BGXpcvgl.jpg That's the brand I have. Good construction.
joelc 10/04/19 10:14am Tech Issues
RE: Roof caulking?

Don't say what you used, but silicone is a no-no with RV's. I use Dicor on the roof and Lexel on the sides. I also hear something called ?? = 303 is good too. Be sure to clean the area well of calk and use alcohol to clean.
joelc 10/04/19 06:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pa. road restrictions

Yes. As of 6 years ago. I lived there. As a matter of fact we are heading that way in about 9 days from MA to I-81, via Stoudsburg Rt. 33 to 78.
joelc 10/04/19 06:51am Roads and Routes
RE: Twinkle Star Water Pressure Regulator

I am not sure what brand of regulator I have because I am out of state right now, but be sure you get an adjustable regulator with a gauge, not just one with a gauge that is preset.
joelc 10/04/19 06:48am Tech Issues
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