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RE: EPDM roof Material or Something Else?

OP here - First thanks to IAMICHABOD that link told me I have an EPDM roof - Now the follow up question - what adhesive is the correct one to repair a section of the roof? Thanks! josh How big of a section are you needing to repair? If it's a tear, get Eternabond tape. If it's a small hole, the I would use Eternabond and then Dicor self levelling.
dieseltruckdriver 05/17/22 06:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Water Pressure Regulator

^^I agree, there is a reason the Watts regulator costs more. The RV Guard model looks like the Valterra regulator. Bad thing about a cheap model, just more expense, when you decide to toss it, and get a proven high quality one. Myself...I quit using any, just fill my 60 gal fresh tank as needed, and have a great, consistent water pressure. Nice too, in case you ever have a water leak, you catch it right away. Jerry I curious....How long have you used this approach, and how many water pumps you replaced? I like this idea, but am always hesitant to, as I'm concerned that the water pumps they put in RVs, like many other RV components, aren't meant for prolonged use. I'd be concerned that if we used the water pump all the time for everything water related like you are advocating here, we'd be replacing a lot of water pumps. How has your water pump held up under this kind of constant use?I do not use external water connections except to fill my fresh tank. I have faith in my Sureflo pump. In my last 5er, I accidentally left my pump on for a day and a half, running dry. I was sure I ruined it so I ordered a new one and replaced it. I am still using that pump to pump water from my 60 gallon bladder to my tank in my current 5er. I haven't done a thing to that pump yet. We had our last 5er for 8 years, this one is on it's 5th year, and we stay over 100 nights a year in it since we like it better than our home, but can't afford to full time yet.
dieseltruckdriver 05/16/22 08:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need help understanding how to set up an ARP device

The instructions for my ARP device were NOT well written. Also, I couldn't get the device to change settings. I learned the hard way that a "TAP" of a button was not enough. I had to "HOLD" the button to make changes. Richard I agree. Poorly written instructions, and lots of "refer to something or someplace online." That's not handy when boondocking. I am glad I have the unit, and offhand I would recommend checking to see if maybe your heat sensor is too close to the heat source or not firmly against the metal.
dieseltruckdriver 05/15/22 08:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

I have to agree that the impacts are annoyingly loud. I was walking early one morning, 6ish and some a$$hat decided that an impact at that time of the morning was the tool he needed to use so he could go home when most were sleeping. I did say something to him and he looked clueless. Love the "all about me" people. Late morning to early evening and the impacts are just an annoyance. Earlier or later than that and they are just rude. Using a quieter tool doesn't affect anyone, and a drill is MUCH quieter than the little impacts. That being said, I have auto levelling, so I don't even need a drill.
dieseltruckdriver 05/15/22 08:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric bikes !!

SNIP I'd be afraid if we had E-bikes, we wouldn't get as much exercise riding. Temptation would be to get lazy and let the motor do a lot of the work. The only time I do that is after happy hour!!! And I love it! :)
dieseltruckdriver 04/26/22 06:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric bikes !!

I would love to have a electric bike. But, as a 58 year old, balding, jeans wearing, heavy set guy, I think I would look stupid on one and people would laugh at me. Could be worse. Around here if I rode a bike wearing a spandex outfit and a helmet like I see people on TV doing they would beat me up or something. lolHey, I'm 58, and jeans wearing. You wouldn't look stupid on one, and if someone said you did what do you care at this age? The exercise is great for you. Don't do the spandex. EVER!
dieseltruckdriver 04/25/22 06:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: secureing sofa in slide

We pulled the jackknife sofa out of ours and replaced it with a dual reclining loveseat about 4 years ago and it's not fastened down. The original one wasn't either. No problems yet.
dieseltruckdriver 04/24/22 04:31pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Need big collapsible bowl for salad for 4

I bought a couple of these in the original size, they have a lid and a cutting board is part of the collapsible bowl. Just a heads up, my shipping was very slow but it is a good quality product. Drip EZ I specifically did not want a drain in the bottom so I could use it to marinate meat without worrying about leaks.
dieseltruckdriver 04/22/22 05:44pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 80 amp charge controller

Epever seems to have a few issues periodically and is considered low end value product. I have not used this controller so just going on what I read. I've read the same thing but then again, I have read what trash Renogy is but I haven't had any issues with the two I have, other than smallish connection ports..I'm looking to get an MPPT 20 amp controller here very soon soon..Epever was on my short list but I may just go Victron and be done with it .. I have respect for Renogy, I have some of their components and like them. They have gotten used used daily for a few years now and no problems at all. That being said, I am going to go with Victron for my MPPT charge controller, and most likely my next PSW inverter. I have one of their 375 watt inverters now and am going to go with at least a 1200 watt unit.
dieseltruckdriver 04/22/22 05:37pm Tech Issues
RE: New porch light

While I don't have a direct link and honestly didn't even look for a light, my first stop on the internet for led lights is always Superbright LEDS.
dieseltruckdriver 04/22/22 05:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: 12 volt Refrigerator

You would be much better off with a propane refrigerator. That is debatable ! You could be in big trouble if you run out of propane and there is no refill station nearby. Snip The OP has been a member here longer than I have been. I am pretty sure he would make sure his propane is topped off. Also, I have never heard of this as an excuse to not use an absorption fridge before. Yes it could happen, but highly unlikely. Edited to add: If my Norcold would die, I would replace it with a 12 volt compressor fridge. That being said, I must be lucky as we are on our second Norcold, and they both work or worked very well into the upper 90's. Our ice cream has never thawed, even into the 100's. :)
dieseltruckdriver 04/22/22 05:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping Courtesies

If you will be repeatedly getting in and out of your vehicle throughout your stay, silence the beeps.This one is SO annoying! Either leave your vehicle unlocked or press the button on the door.
dieseltruckdriver 04/22/22 04:55pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Silver Bullet Hose

I use my tank all the time so I think it could be a good hose. I will keep it in mind if my Zero G goes bad. I do love the Zero G hose.
dieseltruckdriver 04/18/22 09:13am General RVing Issues
RE: 2020 F350 6.7 weak start

Typical new user no follow up.He just posted this morning, 2 hours before you posted this.
dieseltruckdriver 04/12/22 05:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 F350 6.7 weak start

We have a 2019 Highlander. Was sitting in a parking lot waiting on my wife while she was in a fabric store. Ignition in accessory position, radio on nothing else. The master alarm suddenly goes off and the dash display pops the following message " shutting Ignition off to conserve battery". Radio only????? After 20 minutes???? ..... Mfgr's put the smallest battery in there, thank the bean counters.Actually not always. My wifes Taurus takes the same battery as my 7.3l Powerstroke. Only one of them though. ;) My best friend has a 2017 or 18 6.7l and he left his sit most of the winter without starting it and it cranked right up when he tried it early this spring.
dieseltruckdriver 04/11/22 06:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacement for Jensen Entertainment Center

It drives my wife crazy that a 2018 5th wheel doesn't have a Blue Ray player in it. I actually want the same thing the OP wants. I want the ARC and since I have our tv running through our rig speakers instead of the much crappier tv speakers, I would also like to upgrade with the same parameters. Definitely watching this one to see if anyone comes up with something other than what has been mentioned. Edited to add: I have the exact same model as the OP also, but don't find the remote "terrible".
dieseltruckdriver 04/11/22 05:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone heading east

So 14 over to Greybull then 20/16 south to Worland and then East over to Buffalo? Do you know if I should carry extra fuel or will there be places to get gas?If your range is over 75 miles you will be fine for either fuel or gas. That is the route I would take.
dieseltruckdriver 04/03/22 09:10am Roads and Routes
RE: Small trailer suggestions

The Ember brand might be worth looking at. I have looked at a couple of them and they are geared towards boondockers if that interests you. They seemed to be higher build quality compared to most. I didn't look them over closely, but the floors aren't "squishy" in them. They are in most, and for me that's an instant no. I don't think they would be lightweight though.
dieseltruckdriver 04/01/22 02:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Butt splice connector to join 10 gauge to 12 gauge wire?

I need to join 10 gauge to 12 gauge -- and believe it or not, I have never used butt splice connectors. I've done my Internet research but have not been able to answer these two questions with any certainty: First, when the package says "10/12 connectors," are they only for joining 10 to 12? Or are they saying that both ends of the connector will accept either 10 or 12? Second, there is heat shrink, crimp, solder, etc. Which type will provide the most durable result, and which one is the easiest to use? I am not a good solder-er, so I am hoping to avoid that method. As you can tell, I am not confident when it comes to electrical work. Thanks in advance for your collective wisdom! Prof, I read through all of the pages before I posted, just to make sure that Mex didn't post. He has the most experience of anyone I have seen on these boards on these type of topics and I would trust his over my experience. GDE's post on the first page with the link to the crimpers is good information for low voltage stranded wire. I actually carry that same crimper in my 5er. Use plain butt connectors and put heat shrink over them. Just put the heat shrink on the wire before crimping. ;) I am a fan of soldering wires, but they make the wire brittle. That's not something you want when you are going down the road. Soldering as well as wire nuts are just fine on something that never moves or vibrates. That being said, I currently have wire nuts on my 30 amp connection, but that is going to change this spring when I will be installing a surge protector.
dieseltruckdriver 03/29/22 08:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacement Fridge

I have to admit with as much as we like to dry camp or boondock if our awesome Norcold were to die I would replace it with a 12 volt compressor fridge. 420 watts of solar and two Honda EU2000s, we would be ok.
dieseltruckdriver 03/22/22 06:03pm Fifth-Wheels
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