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RE: Trailer too long for truck?

If I am correct it is only weight and trailer distribution that matters. You want the weight to be with=in tow limits of your truck and the distribution so you don't get tail wag going down the road. The rest is up to the expertise of the driver.
joelc 01/15/21 08:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: 13'5" clearance

You should not have problems as long as you don't go under a bridge lower. My 5er is 13'6"
joelc 01/15/21 08:53am Toy Haulers
RE: Cleaning shower with grey/white "water spots".

We have solved the problem. At first we tried this and it did not work, but here is what we did. Using Vinegar a little water and baking soda. We mixed very little backing soda in the liquid (mostly vinegar)to create a very light feel to the texture so the baking soda did not scratch the shower. We used a teflon scrubber and applied and scrubbed in a circular motion. After 5 min we rinsed off. Please note, that if you wait to long the mixture will thicken and become too rough to use and will need further dilution with additional vinegar. On the glass we used WD-40, then let it sit for 5 min and scrape off with a razor blade. From this point on we hope to use a liquid cleaner for maintenance. (Better Life Tub and Tile cleaner....we found on Amazon)
joelc 01/11/21 08:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camco sewer lugs out of spec? An easy fix but very odd

This is why it is important for the consumer to rate products we purchase. With a good or poor rating we will buy accordingly and companies will either succeed or fail due to poor quality.
joelc 01/02/21 12:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Updating shower

I have a 2012 Cameo and the shower shows stains from full time use also. I have a blog in RV,Net now asking for remedies to remove the white stains. So far nothing has worked. If you want to track my blog, I will be writing if I ever find something.
joelc 01/02/21 12:12pm Full-time RVing
RE: Cleaning shower with grey/white "water spots".

We tried Wet and Forget. Does not work. Did not improve even a little. There is a note on the back of the bottle that it won't remove water spots. I want to try the oven cleaner next, but wife won't.
joelc 12/29/20 06:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: No hot water during a freeze

I have not read every entry, but I would bet you have a water line frozen somewhere. Take a hair dryer and plug it in turning it on fo about 1/2 hour starting from the access to the pipes in the rear of your water tank and proceed to other area where the water line runs. Try after each process. Cold water enters the heater, is heated, then leaves to travel to your various faucets. Good Luck! Hope your pipe did not burst when frozen. Watch for leaks when you thaw also.
joelc 12/26/20 12:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Cleaning shower with grey/white "water spots".

Some good suggestions. Keep them coming. The stains look like lime deposits.
joelc 12/26/20 12:16pm Fifth-Wheels
Cleaning shower with grey/white "water spots".

We have a Carriage Cameo and I am sure the shower is either a plastic or acrylic like any other RV. It is light brown in color and has many what appear to be water or lime spots which we can't get out. We have tried vinegar, dawn, murphy's soap, baking soda to no avail. I don't know if the white is wear or the color is only topical and worn. Is there a non invasive way to clean the shower and glass to get this film off? I am hesitant to use a fiberglass product that you would use on a Corvette as it might make the shower slippery.
joelc 12/25/20 12:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to cap an old roof antenna hole?

I would 1st use Fiberglass resin to fill the hole and trowel smooth and then cover it with eternabond tape, using dicor on the edges to seal.
joelc 11/06/20 11:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Conclusion made: 95% of all TT's are a crapshoot

I check my 5er 2X a year for possible areas where the sealant might need replacement. Your RV travels on a road and can flex when traveling. A stick built home should not move in the wind, but still can get leaks. All man made products require maintenance periodically so they last.
joelc 11/05/20 10:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Temporary "driveway" over grass?

You want a barrier between your RV and the ground. Having it parked on gravel or grass will allow moisture to rise onto the underbelly and wheel structure causing eventual problems. I did see a suggestion of plywood which would probably work. You could also use a tarp or go the expensive way and put in a RV pad of concrete, like I have.
joelc 11/03/20 03:08pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: winter vs battery

When we go away for 6mo up North we have a dehumidifier running and the smaller bedroom A/C set at 90+. The battery is left connected, but we have it shut down with the battery disconnect switch.
joelc 10/29/20 02:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Heating Cost: Electric vs. Propane

I am not sure on cost, but that is a good question. We are on our own pad in East NC and when the temps drop in the upper forties and above we use a portable space heater, 38 and above we use our heat pump. But when the temps below 32 I use my furnace to keep water lines from freezing. Electric bill has never gone above $150/mo This is full electric RV including range and water tank.
joelc 10/28/20 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: 12V or 6V

Most of the time we are at our pad. When we do camp, the batteries would be used just as a BU in the event power fails. This way we can still keep the fridge going and if needed water heater. Thanks for all your input.
joelc 10/26/20 04:09pm Fifth-Wheels
12V or 6V

I have a 5er that came with a single 12V RV battery. I am thinking of replacing it. What I don't know, given the same amperage, would I get better service from 2 12V batteries in parallel or 6 6 V batteries in series? Once I know whether a 6V system or 12V system is better I can choose the battery.
joelc 10/25/20 01:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What does tis switch do on multiple AC socket strip?

These are the surge protector for a land line corded phone. The line from the wall goes in and then another out to the phone attachment. This protects your land line phone from a surge.
joelc 10/25/20 01:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Replacing furnature

We are purchasing from Lambright Comfort Chairs. Sent us a brochure and samples. Got a large roll ahead of time to redo the material on our head board. Looks great. They are backed up on orders and we won't be getting it until February. Not the cheapest, but seems to be quality.
joelc 10/25/20 01:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof repair dilemma

After it rains squeegee it off. If it does not leak you don't have an issue.
joelc 10/15/20 07:19am Truck Campers
RE: Platinum plan

I have 5er and needed them several times with truck down. Came through every time. They have various plans.
joelc 10/15/20 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
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