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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. 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
RE: Leveling Jack Pads

I use 6 x 6 lumber cut about 4 " larger than my big foot and been using for years.
joelc 10/04/19 06:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Furnace won’t ignite

Above good advise, but also turn on your stove burners while trying it. If air in the lines it will help clear it.
joelc 10/02/19 10:51am Tech Issues
RE: Purchasing Motor HOme from Campers Inn

You are not saying what brand of MH. I have heard bad things about them years ago. We purchased our 2012 5er in Michigan at Terry Town RV. Had an excellent experience with them.
joelc 09/26/19 08:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Fall 2019 camp hosts positions That is what we have been using going on 6 years. Also, as an afterthought we have also served at Army Corps of Engineers.
joelc 09/26/19 08:44am Workamping Forum
RE: Diesel truck issues - thinking of going to gas

Yes, I am including tires etc. Since I had the truck in 2006 I spent $16K on it. Some things that come to memory are: Turbo maintenance, turbo hose clamps coming off, High pressure sensor, 2 X injectors, Breaks, EGR X2, undercoating, tires. Rear end needed change and maintenance due to rust on breather screen. So far no transmission problems. When it runs though it is great and can tow my 5er with no problem. I am thinking of getting new shocks for it next year although not needed yet.(116,000 mi)
joelc 09/26/19 08:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Self-Leveling Sealant For An Aluminum Roof?

I have a Vinyl roof and use Dicor. I would call them to see if they recommend it on Aluminum. One note about Aluminum. I had a Class A once that had an AL roof and it developed bad leaks and pin holes. Seems the manufacture installed the AL over steel without a barrier. That caused electrolysis in the AL causing failures. Be sure your RV does not have that issue.
joelc 09/24/19 06:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Sealant, Weatherproof Tape, & Coating; Or Sealant & Coating?

For maintaining seals I use Dicor on the roof and Lexel on the sides. If there is a tear on the roof I have used Eternabone Tape (The best one..self sealing) and then I use Dicor on the edges. Never had a problem.
joelc 09/24/19 05:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Diesel truck issues - thinking of going to gas

You will find entries a dime a dozen in this web site about truck problems. I have come to the conclusion that no matter what brand you have there are going to be problems. The average seems to be between $1000 to $2000 per year. I have a Ford diesel 6.0 and thought I had the only truck that breaks down. Not so. This year I spent $3K for maintenance repairs. It has about 110,000 miles.
joelc 09/24/19 05:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lippert ground clearance issue

1st check the RV against your truck for level and clearance. If it is too low, then you might be able to flip the axles. I would not do so for any other reason. The 5er overhang should be about 4"+ above the rail of the truck.
joelc 09/18/19 10:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Run Flat on back dually

I check ALL tires (tow vehicle and trailer) before each trip and kick check at rest stops. It does not guarantee no flat will happen but it cuts the likely hood of a ruined tire.
joelc 09/18/19 10:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black Tank flush with valve closed

After I dump I flush the tank with the cleaning wand installed in the tank. If you don't have one in your tank you can purchase one at most camping stores or on-line. I do this with the valve open and then with the valve closed for about 5 minutes. Occasionally, I have gotten stuff caught in the pipe. If that happens I do a reverse flush from the valve using a hose and an adapter that allows water in and sewage out. I am a full timer, so the rig sits for months in one spot and does not slosh around as one will do when traveling. When done, I fill the toilet with water and chemical then flush. Done!
joelc 09/18/19 09:58am Tech Issues
RE: Winterizing

Also not mentioned is to shut off the HW heater switches and empty your HW heater tank. If so equipped, close the inlet and outlet valves and open the bypass line valve. I just winterized my MH, TT, and assisted two friends doing theirs. Some RV's do not have water by-pass kits intalled at the water heater. A good point made is if you don't have a by-pass installed in your RV,one can be installed. It will save time and increase efficiency if you blow out your system, and if you are using antifreeze save multiple gallons.
joelc 09/17/19 08:26am Travel Trailers
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