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RE: Mobile RV Repair

Thanks everyone
2012Coleman 01/27/22 07:17am General RVing Issues
Mobile RV Repair

Anyone know the name of the web site that has reviews on mobile repair guys/gals?
2012Coleman 01/25/22 01:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th Wheel Bike carrier

I use the Yakima Longhaul bike rack. The receiver pin is threaded and has a lock. I use it on my fifth wheel and trust it with my expensive mountain bikes.
2012Coleman 01/25/22 01:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Finishing a Wood Ceiling

You might try just a light sealer stain.. Or clear sealer stain.. Roll on if you like or brush on ... Otherwise you are in for a lot of work.I ended up brushing on a water based poly - going to do a second coat - but going to roll it on.
2012Coleman 01/10/22 07:30am Around the Campfire
Finishing a Wood Ceiling

I just installed a pine tongue and groove ceiling in an indoor workshop space. It's actually in a new shed in my backyard that is insulated and cooled. I chose this material because I was not able to do drywall due to the height and the enormous cost of hiring it out. It came out great. Now, I'm trying to decide how to finish it - I should have considered doing this before installing it - but that's what inexperience gets you. I've looked at multiple poly - poly acrylic products that require multiple coats and sanding in between. Not going to stain it, and don't mind if the finish leaves a slight color which oil based seems to say it would - where water based poly says it dries clear. The ceiling is 208 square feet so that's a lot of brushing - would like to do something once and be done. Thoughts/ideas appreciated.
2012Coleman 01/07/22 12:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Need help to buy Rv Trayler

It is true that I do not handle the terms of some phrases or words in the English language correctly I apologize to the Annoyed. My word for these people would be much worse.... Please don't let the rejects keep you away and from asking questions - glad everything is working out for you - and happy camping!
2012Coleman 12/17/21 12:41pm Beginning RVing
RE: Windows 11

I did on a desktop last month. Jury still out for me. Wasn't really enamored with 10, don't want my computer desktop looking like a cell phone screen. 11 continues with that and I've experienced several "freeze" episodes since 11 was installed. Also massive bloatware. Good thing the computer has a 1 TB hard drive.What kind of Bloatware does it install?
2012Coleman 12/17/21 08:56am Technology Corner
RE: Windows 11

I see a comment on Reddit that win 11 shuts down Firefox. That's a problem for me.It prevents you from selecting it as the default browser - heres how to do that on Win 11
2012Coleman 12/17/21 08:56am Technology Corner
Windows 11

My laptop is telling me to upgrade to win 11. Anyone go from 10 to 11 yet?
2012Coleman 12/17/21 05:59am Technology Corner
RE: Which years of Outdoors RV's had corrugated siding?

My previous TT was corrugated aluminum sided. Agree with all the points that carringb made and will add that keeping it clean was a nightmare. The siding oxidizes and the only thing that removed it was Meguires Cleaner wax. The wax would wear off and oxidation would begin again. Maybe look at units a few years old - at least to see how they are holding up.
2012Coleman 11/30/21 06:19am Travel Trailers
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

These types of rules are usually cooked up by so called RV Resorts. We used to enjoy staying at these types of places as well, our favorite being Hilton Head Harbor - at least until last year when they changed their rules to this, quoted directly from their web site: We accept bumper pull travel trailers, 5th wheel travel trailers, hybrid campers and motor coaches. We cannot accept park models, destination trailers or tents or travel trailers that exceed our size limits. Due to our POA covenants, we do not accept pull behind travel trailers with slides or 5th wheel travel trailers with slides and they cannot exceed 35ft in length or 8 ft in width in their fully installed condition (which are to include tip outs and slide outs). There's an older gentleman who lives there full time in a very old Airstream, so old units are OK I guess. I say oh well as our Thanksgiving trip this year will be at an awesome SC state park in a huge pull through site with a lake view. No leaf blowers at 8:00 am there...
2012Coleman 11/23/21 05:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Suggestions for a shorter 5’ver…

You didn't ask for 1/2 ton tow-able, but that's where you will find what you are looking for. Here are some great examples: Brochure hitch weights are for entertainment purposes only... Reflection 150 Series 268BH - single wide rear bunks UVW: 7,893 lbs | GVWR: 9,995 lbs | Hitch Weight: 1,268 lbs | Length: 31'11" Reflection 150 Series 278BH - double wide rear bunks UVW: 8,345 lbs | GVWR: 10,195 lbs | Hitch Weight: 1,321 lbs | Length: 32'11" Reflection 150 Series 280RS - rear tri-fold soafa, but 30" 11" long UVW: 8,566 lbs | GVWR: 10,995 lbs | Hitch Weight: 1,384 lbs | Length: 30'11"
2012Coleman 11/22/21 01:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: dicore rubber roof

Personally, I would take the $2,750 and rubber roof. Then take the money and go to your nearest FlexArmor dealer and get the roof permanently repaired. Oh yea, you can use the rubber roof to cover your fire wood pile.I would do the same. FlexArmor takes everything off the roof - vents, AC, etc, down to the wood. They fix the wood if needed and spray on the roof material. They then give you a lifetime warranty which is transferable to a new owner. I really can't see the downside to that.
2012Coleman 11/19/21 06:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone use a battery operated blower?

What would be really nice is if there were some sort of attachment that would let you blow off the slide tops from the ground - I could then leave my collapsible ladder at home.
2012Coleman 11/19/21 06:05am Tech Issues
RE: My wife is gonna kill me, please help

Definition henpecked: A man, thoroughly and continually dominated, intimidated, bullied, or browbeaten by a woman, especially his wife or girlfriend. I hope you checked the other systems out like: The fridge - does it come on and get cool? Runs ok on propane? You know that you have to bleed air from the lines by lighting a burner in the stove first - right? Water heater - does it heat water? Air Conditioner - comes on and blows cold air? Water Pump - runs and pumps water from sinks and shower? Furnace - comes on and blows hot air? Stove - burners come on? Hopefully you saw all this stuff working before you bought it - except the fireplace didn't work, so chances are high that's a no. You understand that you can't test most things by plugging the TT into a 120 volt plug via an extension cord running from the garage - right? You should have a 30 amp RV outlet (not clothes dryer) outlet installed where your power cord can reach it. Do you know how old the tires are? You know what psi to fill them to before leaving and have a good spare? You understand the TT tires can look better than they actually are and the older they are - especially if they are made in china, the more prone to blowouts? Did the roof and caulk seams get inspected - or had maintenance done in the last year? Even seen the roof? Do you understand your tow vehicle's capabilities? Know about payload? Know how much weight a full tank of fresh water will add? And - has the fresh water system ever been used? Been sanitized? How do you know it doesn't have antifreeze in it? She was having a meltdown about an electric fireplace - imagine if any of these other creature comforts are all of the sudden taken away? I personally wouldn't go anywhere with someone who treats me like you describe - and now your going on a long trip to spend time with this person in a confined space? Life must be great as a punching bag. Lots of luck to you - you will need it since we all know how that will go for you if things aren't picture perfect...
2012Coleman 10/28/21 06:25am Tech Issues
RE: Tires again

I considered Sailuns, but they were overkill for my GVWR so I went with Endurance. Very well made tire - heavy. Didn't loose any psi over our summer travels.
2012Coleman 10/08/21 05:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mildew

I live in Florida. When I go inside my camper after it's been shut up a while in the summer, it's hot, but it isn't humid. I have never got the advice to leave a vent open. I wouldn't do that. Since it's under a carport, it is in the shade. Mold/mildew grows in dark humid conditions. So run the dehumidifier and drain into the sink. Open all interior doors and maybe use damprid in the bathroom.
2012Coleman 10/05/21 11:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Do I Want to Break Down Solids?

So thinking about "pancake batter" - the more water I put in it, the thinner it gets so the only answer is to use lots of water. That plus gravity will empty the contents of your black tank regardless of solids being broken down or not. After emptying, use the built in tank sprayer or one of those wands. The only time I put anything in my tanks is while in storage. As for the tank sensors, well those are never right and I never give them much attention.
2012Coleman 10/05/21 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Renting your RV

If your interested in renting your RV, check out You don't hand it over to some company. You can even opt to take it to the CG and set it up, and take it down and home afterwards. The people next to us at Stone Mountain this year rented. They left and the owner came and cleaned it while still hooked up. And all the warnings stated here are covered. Not everyone who rents is sub-human like people here seem to think. At the end of the day, its your RV and you get to decide how to use it. Just tell your renters to shut the porch light off at night... :W
2012Coleman 10/05/21 11:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Forest River Wildcat OR Grand Design Reflection...???

I think it is a smart move to buy used at this point in time. I'm betting the Nash is setting a pretty high bar for you. I have a 2018 303RLS and wasn't familiar with the Wildcat's floor plan, so I looked at them online. I have to agree with the other posters - it's about what floor plan suits you. My personal reason for selecting the 303 was that it has lots of window area - on the curb side - including a huge back window, and that the TV is directly across from the recliners. I see that the Wildcat puts the TV in front of the back window - maybe it descends into the cabinet below? But the recliners are at a right angle to it. As far as cold weather camping - who knows? Not sure about the Nash, but when RV's are advertised for "Artic" conditions, I have to laugh. They are not insulating with closed cell spray foam - and the walls are thin. So it is a tossup. Quality? Who knows, but any quality issues on used units this old should have been exposed and corrected - although I agree that the GD was built when that company was newer and you may be surprised. And as seasoned RV'ers, you likely already know how to determine condition - check for leaks, check the roof and tires, etc. I'm curious as to the condition of the recliners in the GD 303rls - has the fake leather started flaking off? So in the end, go with the floor plan you like best and then pick it apart with a fine tooth comb. Good luck.
2012Coleman 09/29/21 06:00am Fifth-Wheels
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