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RE: Generator Security

We are looking at Lockstraps. Check that out.
ReneeG 07/28/22 07:50am Tech Issues
RE: Fifth wheel mileage question

I agree with the person who said heavier FWs often equate to quality. I also agree with the two that said, don't sweat about the mileage; pick the floor plan that works best for you. On that, I have to add that after four travel trailers and knowing what we liked and didn't when we started looking for an FW, we had every salesperson bring the slides in so we could see what that felt like as far as walking around when we stopped at a rest stop or had to spend the night in it that way at an overnight stop. That was an eye-opener. In our FW, we can access all kitchen appliances, the commode, and can sleep in it, all with the slides in. Good luck in your decision.
ReneeG 07/28/22 06:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator Security

Thanks for all the feedback, all great. We've got a cable in mind, but the key is how to attach it to the truck's bed. We've been looking at a "cleat" that attaches to the inside wall, near the back, that is mainly used for securing motorcycle tie-down straps but most likely will do the job.
ReneeG 07/28/22 06:48am Tech Issues
RE: Generator Security

There are a bazillion different bicycle alarms available for reasonable prices, some of which would also work great with a generator. There are also some good bike locks out there. Also, consider hiding an AirTag somewhere inside the generator - They're only around $25, and do a surprisingly good job of tracking the location of items. Basically, as soon as anyone with an iPhone wanders by it, you know its location. (You don't actually have to own any Apple devices to program or track an AirTag - Any friend or relative with an iPhone, iPad, etc. can do it for you.) Thank you. We've talked about the air tag and think it's a good idea, but securing it to the bed is part of the issue.
ReneeG 07/27/22 07:05pm Tech Issues
Generator Security

We just purchased a second generator to parallel with our existing one to run our AC. One is stored in the front bay of our FW and we plan to carry the second one in the bed of our pickup. We're currently researching how to secure it and lock it to guard against theft. It has the theft deterrent bracket on the handle, and we found a theft proof cable, but am wondering what others have done to secure theirs in the bed. It shouldn't make any difference, but it's a Honda eu2000i. Thanks.
ReneeG 07/27/22 06:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Fifth wheel mileage question

I'm not an expert, but I think it's a little of both. Before we purchased our FW we had a 32' Komfort TT, 8 - 9k fully loaded that we towed with an F250 6.8L gasser. Got about 12 - 13mpg. Same truck towing the 13k fully loaded FW in our signature, 7, yes, 7mpg. Fast forward - same FW, different TV, 2011 F350 diesel dually, long bed, 12 - 14mpg.
ReneeG 07/27/22 02:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rubber Roof Replacement

Check into rv flex armor roof. rvroof.com Had a quote of 5000 for our 35 foot a few years ago. Lifetime warranty. Not meaning to hijack this, but thank you for this information.
ReneeG 07/27/22 08:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rubber Roof Replacement

We had an estimate last year of $5k (around that) to replace the roof on ours when it's ready. It's not ready yet.
ReneeG 07/26/22 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear window reflective sun shade

I just ordered the 4 x 100 ft roll. We have a popup, so we will use it in that camper too.
ReneeG 07/25/22 11:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear window reflective sun shade

Check out Boise Window Tint, for slightly different options. Bennet Akers 208 322 3312 [email protected] If Bennet can't do it himself he'll refer you to another shop that can. He is a true professional and quality businessman. Thanks for the heads up on this. Our window is tinted now, so not sure this is the avenue we want to take, but is good information to have for later should we change our minds.
ReneeG 07/25/22 06:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear window reflective sun shade

EZ Snap We want to avoid anything permanent and on the outside. It needs to mount inside between the window and blind. You will do better for summer solar heat transfer if you put the screen on the outside of the RV. Do not let the heat into the RV. If you have to have it on the inside, look at MCD as they make roll up solar screens. We have had them on two RVS. https://mcdinnovations.com/american-duo Ken With our Valance/lambrequins and day/night shade, there would be no room for this type of shade. If we were in a warmer climate throughout the year or several months, then this investment and ease of use would be the way to go.
ReneeG 07/25/22 06:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear window reflective sun shade

A few years back we purchased this for our old RV and it worked really well…. It must be removed for travel.. EZ Snap We want to avoid anything permanent and on the outside. It needs to mount inside between the window and blind. It is NOT permanent, they also use 3M adhesive on the mounts.. They are removable. Fastener Types 3M™ Adhesive Stud Set For all smooth, flat surfaces including glass. Mine was in stalled directly on the glass…. Thanks. A little more than we are wanting to do. If we stayed in a hot climate year around full timing then this would be a good route to take.
ReneeG 07/25/22 06:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear window reflective sun shade

The width of our window is the issue, unless we flip them and use two. I got mine from Camping World, it came 4' by 10'. I cut it off for my 4x6 foot rear window, and place it between the shade and glass. It does a good job! It was one piece of reflectix insulation, foil on both sides. Jerry Thanks, Jerry. I saw a roll this size on Amazon and will buy it. We've used the same material in two West facing windows in our house and it is amazing as a heat deflector. We wanted something inexpensive and quick to put up when we are sitting at home. Thanks.
ReneeG 07/25/22 06:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear window reflective sun shade

A few years back we purchased this for our old RV and it worked really well…. It must be removed for travel.. EZ Snap We want to avoid anything permanent and on the outside. It needs to mount inside between the window and blind.
ReneeG 07/24/22 09:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear window reflective sun shade

Would a motorhome windshield sunshade work for your big window? I used a regular size folding kind in my fifth-wheel rear window. Worked great. Or buy a roll of it at Lowe's or Home Depot and cut to size? The width of our window is the issue, unless we flip them and use two.
ReneeG 07/24/22 09:34am Fifth-Wheels
Rear window reflective sun shade

Anyone here purchase a reflective sunshade for the rear window in their fifth wheel? We have a Bighorn with the rear window measuring 69" wide by 46" tall. I know we can buy the rolled reflective insulation material (Reflectix) and piece one together but I'm looking for something ready-made that we can just pop in and out as needed. Parked at home, it gets the west setting sun which really heats it up in the summer. After putting this material in two upstairs west facing bedrooms and feeling a significant cool down, having something like this specifically made for a FW rear window would be great. I've searched but so far all the ready-mades are for motorhomes, semis, or small trailer windows.
ReneeG 07/23/22 02:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth wheel length question

Our first four RVs were trailers starting at 17', then 22', then 24', then 32'. Now our fifth is a fifth wheel at 35' 5", and we still camp in all the same places we did with the others except for one. We do have to consider the width of the interior roads and obstacles when selecting a site, but the same as with our previous trailers. We primarily camp at FS campgrounds and boondock. It's hard to camp with our tent set up or even our popup when our FW has so many nice comfy amenities with the recliners being one!!
ReneeG 07/21/22 09:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Easy Start By Micro Air

What about a 15k btu ac, Easy Start and Honda eu2000i? Or do we need the 2200? Honda 2200 is rated at 18.3a (short term), and 15a continuous, so you’d need to check out your air conditioner amp spec’s to be sure, and have your onboard converter-charger disabled (at the breaker)… ‘Eco mode’ might be somewhat questionable, though maybe possible with a soft-start…Concurrent solar can take care of charging duties while the converter is disabled… As previously mentioned, elevation and higher ambient temps will derate any generator’s output, so maybe a few actual users will chime in! JMO 3 tons Thank you. We have an inverter and solar system, but we don't intend to use it for AC, yet this adds another thought.
ReneeG 07/21/22 06:55am Tech Issues
RE: McCall, ID to Idaho Falls Avoiding Boise

My old mapping system shows it as Garden Valley Rd, NF-24 Old yes, but the current is Banks-Lowman Rd, 17.
ReneeG 07/21/22 06:52am Roads and Routes
RE: McCall, ID to Idaho Falls Avoiding Boise

Paulj: Thats how I remember Banks to Lowman, gravel a little more than Forest Service Road. I think it was about same time as you in 1991! I've lived here most of my life and i don't remember Banks to Lowman Hwy being gravel. Landmark Stanley rd maybe? My first trip on that stretch was is 1978, and it wasn't paved. The road base was the native decomposing granite. The blacktop pavement ended just east of Garden Valley and resumed at Lowman. It is much wider now than it was but still twisty and scenic. S Fk Payette W of Lowman from highway 17 Well, ok, 1978 I understand, but not 1991! As for your image, yes, I've got many of those looking down into the canyon.
ReneeG 07/21/22 06:50am Roads and Routes
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