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RE: Trouble finding alcohol free RV antifreeze this season?

My 2004 trailer gets the pink stuff (either variety) through all the lines and drains every winter. My black and gray still don't leak. I always keep a couple gallons on hand so I don't have to worry if it's in stock when I need it. Never understood why so many others (that winterize) don't do that.
TurnThePage 12/04/21 10:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Which years of Outdoors RV's had corrugated siding?

I haven't owned a fiberglass sided RV yet, but that will likely change with my next one. The aluminum siding on my 2004 trailer has held up well except as pointed out that it is susceptible to dents and punctures. I've used aluminum tape on a couple stab wounds from branches. My trailer lives outside year round and sealing the windows and edges has not been a burden. I did it once when the trailer was new, then again after about 5 years. The decals are peeling here and there, and the door is a little yellowed, but overall it's sound. Now, in its 18th year, It needs it again around the front running lights, but the rest still looks pretty good. I expect with a little TLC, a fiberglass RV would perform similarly. I believe the key is immediate preventive maintenance upon purchase. JMHO
TurnThePage 11/30/21 11:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Ambient Temp Sensor Troubleshooting

Lol. No mechanic work in the winter?Damned straight! My garage is too small to close the doors and have room to work, and I don't need the A/C just yet. Besides, it's my wife's car. :B
TurnThePage 11/27/21 10:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV roof chalky

The chalking is normal, but annoying how it stains walls. I coated mine with Hengs Rubber Roof Coating. It worked great and keeps the RV much cooler than before. There are several out there, and I imagine they all perform similarly.
TurnThePage 11/27/21 07:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ambient Temp Sensor Troubleshooting

Thanks for the research and feedback. Those items are the cabin air temp sensors. Just to be clear, we're talking about the ambient temp sensor that displays the outside temp and provides input to the HVAC system.
TurnThePage 11/26/21 04:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ambient Temp Sensor Troubleshooting

So... I've learned that there is only one sensor and it's the one I changed. I've also learned that it's semi-common for the wiring to this sensor to get damaged if there is even minor front damage. When this happened, my wife had hit a snow berm. Also, this sensor absolutely does influence the HVAC system. In the winter it's not too bad, you can always get heat, usually too much, but you can deal with that by cracking a window. Shouldn't be too difficult to find the damaged wiring once I get going on it, likely next spring.
TurnThePage 11/26/21 09:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ambient Temp Sensor Troubleshooting

Thanks folks. I'll do some more research.
TurnThePage 11/23/21 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
Ambient Temp Sensor Troubleshooting

Right up front, this is not an RV related question, but I know there's tremendous vehicle knowledge and experience to be had here. We have a 2012 Ford Fusion that doesn't know the outside temperature and thus is unable to heat/cool the inside properly. The temp display will sometimes be accurate briefly, but will soon start drifting downward, eventually bottoming out way below zero, before wandering back upward some. It goes all over the place. Internet research indicated that I should replace the ambient temp sensor, which I did, twice. The sensor I replaced is behind the front bumper and fascia. Is there another sensor? Could a bad fuse cause that behavior? I'm getting ready to remove it all together to see if there's any difference.
TurnThePage 11/23/21 03:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Four Season Travel Trailer

I would like to add that "Escape" trailers have their tanks and some plumbing exposed under the trailer, and I don't think the floor has any insulation on its own. Definitely not winter grade in my opinion. They do offer to add spray foam down there which I'm sure helps. If you're talking about having an actual mobile RV for winter camping, it's gonna cost. Otherwise, you can take almost any unit and make it survivable over a winter.
TurnThePage 11/19/21 09:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Fraserway RV Abbotsford - Massive fire, 100's of RVs

Wow! Sad.. :(
TurnThePage 11/17/21 01:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chrome and Edge Freezing with white screen

Chrome and Edge are pretty similar under the hood. You may want to try Firefox. Windows 11 is a free update, at least for now.
TurnThePage 11/15/21 03:35pm Technology Corner
RE: TT tires look askew!

That can happen if you're turning while backing in and don't pull forward to straighten the axles out. Yup. Sometimes my tires can be about 2" out of sync.
TurnThePage 11/10/21 06:26pm Towing
RE: Suggestions for Printer/Copier/Scanner for RV

I'm also a laser devotee. Never ever have to worry about ink drying up or spilling. You can go years between print jobs without a worry. I've had the same small Dell branded print/scan/copy/fax device for well over 10 years. Toner cartridges are cheap and last a loooong time. On a side note, there are great apps for your smart phone that can do the scanning if you don't need photo quality. A small plexiglass sheet to lay over the subject matter makes it look nearly professional.
TurnThePage 11/02/21 09:05am Technology Corner
RE: From whom does Rockwood get their tank heaters

Tank heaters are pretty standardized. Just a pad glued to the tank, and a thermostat. You add your own on/off switch. I went with the Ultraheat mentioned above because they were AC/DC. When I was plugged into shore power, all I had to do was flip a breaker. They were much higher quality compared to the other offerings at the time of my install, which was 2004. Other heat pads were foil, Ultraheat were a rubber mat with better glue. I also added a 12v only heat rope wrapped around the tank drains near the gate valves. Dunno if this was helpful or not. JMHO
TurnThePage 11/02/21 08:45am Tech Issues
RE: Wind!

^Re-useble shrink wrap? Tell me more. I thought that was one time use. It's supposed to be one time use, but it's holding up well to being folded and rolled, then unfolded semi annually. The plastic is pretty heavy duty too. I had the guy install vents so I could use the trailer while the cover was on. And I'll share that I sat a peaked structure on the roof before the cover was initially installed so that snow and rain run off. Good idea! I always thought that they were one and done and you had to un zip them with a utility knife! Must have a couple zippers or something? Sorry I didn't see this before. Since it only comes down a foot or so, I've been able to wrestle off the edges. Getting it back over the fall can be a bit of a challenge.
TurnThePage 11/01/21 09:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wind!

Here you go: https://i.imgur.com/hiXzmhKl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fkKc5Oyl.jpg
TurnThePage 11/01/21 02:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: How could this be?

Last summer I took a couple kayaks on a camping trip for the first time. They were mounted on top of the truck cap. My mileage improved almost 2mpg. The cap itself affects mileage negligibly.
TurnThePage 11/01/21 01:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can't user 5er again this winter - replace red goo in pipes?

As already pointed out multiple times, the antifreeze simply displaces any water in the pipes. Once the water's gone, it doesn't matter anymore. You don't need to add more antifreeze. I use antifreeze to winterize, then drain it. That way that evil chemical taste/smell doesn't have time to penetrate into the lines. Though it's probably just fine, I can't bring myself to trust just blowing out the lines.
TurnThePage 11/01/21 11:32am Tech Issues
RE: Wind!

^Re-useble shrink wrap? Tell me more. I thought that was one time use. It's supposed to be one time use, but it's holding up well to being folded and rolled, then unfolded semi annually. The plastic is pretty heavy duty too. I had the guy install vents so I could use the trailer while the cover was on. And I'll share that I sat a peaked structure on the roof before the cover was initially installed so that snow and rain run off.
TurnThePage 11/01/21 08:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Wind!

Several years ago I had my trailer shrink wrapped down to the navigation lights so I could still open the door. It worked out great and I've been reusing that same cover since. It's tight fitting and formed to all the solar and vents on the roof. The straps are tight and spaced away from the walls in a couple spots. No rubbing or damage that I've been able to find despite intense wind at times.
TurnThePage 10/31/21 09:34am General RVing Issues
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