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RE: Black marks on slide

After cleaning the slides and applying Nu-Finish or other wax, I go one step further. I spray the rubber seals with PURE silicon. I emphasize PURE, because most advertised silicon sprays contain some petroleum distillates, which can damaged the rubber seals over time. The brand I get is JOHNSEN's at National Auto. (Disclaimer: I am not affiliated in any way with either of these companies.):C
zigzagrv 10/12/19 07:27am Tech Issues
RE: Eternabond vs Dicor

Eternabond done properly eliminates maintenance. Eliminating maintenance is my priority!
zigzagrv 10/10/19 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Eternabond vs Dicor

When I removed the old Dicor, I did not remove every last bit of it. If that was my intention, I'd still be up on the roof. ;). Dicor is pretty amazing stuff since after several (5?) years, the old stuff is still very pliable and sticky under the dirty top layer, so did not see a need to remove it all. I simply cleaned the surrounding area with acetone and reapplied the new Dicor.
zigzagrv 10/10/19 08:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Eternabond vs Dicor

OP here. I had a tough time removing the old Dicor probably because the air temp was in the low 60's. Will use a heat gun the next time Duh! The other thing is I have a fiberglass roof with a rough surface (pebbled?). So, I think a thin bead of Dicor on the edge of the tape would be necessary to properly seal it. Thanks for all the hints and suggestions. I'll be going with the Eternabond for the remaining 25 feet or so that I haven't done yet.
zigzagrv 10/09/19 06:45am General RVing Issues
RE: How to add bleach to fresh water tank

The filter is usually part of the hose washer. You can remove the hose washer/screen with a small screwdriver by prying it out. Replace when done adding bleach.
zigzagrv 10/05/19 10:43am General RVing Issues
Eternabond vs Dicor

I just removed about 12 feet of Dicor, cleaned it and reapplied Dicor. NOT an easy job especially for an old timer like me. Was wondering if anyone has used Eternabond instead of Dicor over roof seams and what the results have been? Does surface prep require removing old Dicor?
zigzagrv 10/05/19 09:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Can of foam---where to spray?

WARNING! Do NOT put steel wool in a hole with a wire going through it. Did it in my S&B and the mouse started chewing the wire insulation to get around the steel wool and was down to the bare wire. It was in a kitchen overhead cabinet, and when I opened the door I saw a flash of light as the wire was shorted out by the steel wool. Luckily, I avoided a fire. I removed the steel wool (after turning off the breaker) and filled the hole with spray foam.
zigzagrv 10/05/19 08:24am General RVing Issues
RE: What is this?

Ron, our door panels are sheet medal on the outside, either steel or aluminum. Wind caught the edge of the one over the sewer connection bin, and folded it back over 90 degrees. Thought it was going to have to be replaced and painted, but our RV tech was able to take it off and gently unfold it. Amazing that unless you know exactly where it is, you can find no trace of the damage. I called Gulf Stream for a replacement door, but was told the company who made them had gone out of business. So I got a piece of FRP from Home Depot, color matched paint from Express Paint, straightened out the frame and you would never know it had been damaged. I don't think the OP's compartment doors are delaminated because they were never laminated in the first place. Could have been the same vendor who supplied Gulf Stream.
zigzagrv 10/05/19 08:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is this?

The compartment doors on my motorhome are made with two pieces of FRP with Styrofoam in between. There is no adhesive bonding them together. They look very similar to what is in your picture and varies with the heat/cold. I know this because I damaged one of the doors and had it apart to repair. Now, if it were the side panels, I would look elsewhere.
zigzagrv 10/04/19 03:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad Dog = No Start and No shifting of Transmission

Also NO special computer to read the codes on your V10. Almost any code reader will work. To reset the codes, disconnect the battery for a while. Good luck!
zigzagrv 10/03/19 03:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pa. road restrictions

I have taken my motorhome with toad through there many times. Never a problem. However, I know commercial vehicles (18 wheelers) are prohibited except for local deliveries. Go for it. One other thing.....OBEY THE SPEED LIMIT. It is strictly enforced.
zigzagrv 10/03/19 11:26am Roads and Routes
RE: guardian 5500 rv Generac generator problems

I have the same generator in my mh. 1800+ hours on it and it has been very reliable, that is until about 3 weeks ago. Tried to start it for it's monthly maintenance run. Would crank, but wouldn't start. Sounded like fuel pump wasn't getting gas. Changed oil to be sure it was at correct level. Still no start. Anyway, went on camping trip last weekend and when I pulled into campground, decided to try the generator to run a/c, because it was hot, till I could get to hooking up electric. Pushed the button and it fired right up. My suspicion was that the gas pickup in the tank may have been clogged and that the drive to the campground shook the debris off. The only other suggestion is to be sure the battery(s) are fully charged. Mine has difficulty starting if batteries are not fully charged.
zigzagrv 09/28/19 07:42am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

@ Bill.Satellite. Sorry about your eye. The way I avoid getting hit by kickback is to stand to the side out of the direct line of the blade while cutting. I have kickbacks, but they go under my arm instead of into me. Good luck with the eye.
zigzagrv 09/25/19 08:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: GM Strike

I worked as a service provider, NOT an employee, at Bethlehem Steel during the 60's, 70's and 80's and saw what the unions and poor Bethlehem Steel management did to that company. When they went bankrupt, Bethlehem Steel was paying MORE annually to retirees than working union employees. It was unsustainable. They always caved to the unions to prevent a strike. The Feds took over the pension plans meaning we helped pay for their pensions. Was never a union member.
zigzagrv 09/24/19 11:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The first thing I did to my new table saw many years ago was to remove the blade guard. You can't cut rabbets, dadoes, and any kind of cut that does not go all the way through the wood with the blade guard on. It DOES require extra caution and concentration when using the saw this way. 50+ years later, and I still have all my fingers. I hurt myself more with sharp hand tools. :S
zigzagrv 09/24/19 10:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What else does your truck do?

Long, long time ago (50 years) when I was building my house, I was in need of cement. Just so happened, my brother's son-in-law worked at a local cement plant. He called and told my brother they had had a spill and I could have as much of the spilled cement as I wanted. My brother had a 1953 1/4 ton Chevy pickup with a six banger, so off to the cement plant. We loaded 23 80 pound bags (around a ton) into the truck and off we went. The rear of the truck was very low and the front was pointing skyward. My brother remarked how the steering felt like power steering as we went the 5 miles to my place. Many years later, he sold the truck and it was still going strong.
zigzagrv 09/14/19 07:03am Truck Campers
RE: Are my A/C's working correctly?

I think two 13.5k BTU a/C's SHOULD be fine. My 33' has a single 13.5k a/c and it has always kept us comfortable in 90+ degree temps. Spent two months a few years ago, July and August, in Branson with daily temps in the upper 90's to 100+ degrees and it kept us comfortable. Granted, we were in the shade about 70% of the day. Recently returned from a trip to Mo, Tx, Al, and N.C. and it was hot and humid, but my single 13.5k unit kept us comfortable even in full sun much of the time. I don't have double pane glass or extra insulation....just a plain mid-level coach.
zigzagrv 09/04/19 01:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Route 17 from I81 to I 95

Beautiful drive. Mostly 2 lane. Way better than fighting DC traffic. Agree! Always take that route when going to/from N.C. Only problem is a few roller coaster hills a few miles south of Winchester. Other than that, MUCH better than I95 through D.C. and Baltimore.
zigzagrv 08/30/19 03:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: National General/GS Insurance

Good to hear you are a satisfied customer. I went with them 2 years ago and am coming up on renewal in Nov. I shopped around at local independent agents and they could not beat National General's rates. Have not had a claim with them yet and hope to never have one. I have not done any price comparison in a few years because I am very satisfied with their rates and have been treated well by them. Why change? ;)
zigzagrv 08/29/19 07:00am General RVing Issues
National General/GS Insurance

I have had the above insurance with NG/GS for about 15 years and have been very pleased with it. This morning I took my motorhome for inspection and realized I did not have the latest insurance form. Called National General and within 10 minutes the RV dealer had a copy on their fax and I was able to get the inspection done. Very prompt and courteous service! I only had 1 claim during this time, a wind damaged awning, and they replaced it without question and paid in full. Again, the folks there were courteous and knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with.
zigzagrv 08/28/19 02:31pm General RVing Issues
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