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Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-24-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By FaithBowls
On the underside of your coach there should be a...

On the underside of your coach there should be a drain with a valve to turn it on and off. That's the low point drain. Different from the fresh water overflow because it can be turned on and off.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-24-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By FaithBowls
Good job lighthouse. Don't let the nay sayers get...

Good job lighthouse. Don't let the nay sayers get to you. Of all the tire posts I've read on here, yours is the first intelligent one. G or H rated are the way to go.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-18-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By FaithBowls
If you can run the furnace all night, you should...

If you can run the furnace all night, you should have enough power. Do the lights dim when the pump runs? I'd say take off the little black strainer on the pump and see if that fixes it. Those little...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-15-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,824
Posted By FaithBowls
Make sure to use a roller to press the eternabond.

Make sure to use a roller to press the eternabond.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-15-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,162
Posted By FaithBowls
Take a look at the Goodyear G614's.

Take a look at the Goodyear G614's.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-15-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By FaithBowls
You mean the pump never turns off or it takes...

You mean the pump never turns off or it takes longer than normal to prime and turn off? It's normal for the pump to take a few seconds longer on battery power, but it shouldn't be more than 5 or 10...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-15-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,781
Posted By FaithBowls
They're very nice. If we didn't buy a Lifestyle,...

They're very nice. If we didn't buy a Lifestyle, Redwood would be high on my list.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-15-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By FaithBowls
Thanks. Someone else said vents are sometimes...

Thanks. Someone else said vents are sometimes used for wiring. In my case it seems to be attic vent. I appreciate the responses.
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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-09-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By FaithBowls
Attic vent makes sense. Thanks. I'm not vague....

Attic vent makes sense. Thanks. I'm not vague. [moderator edit]
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-09-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,781
Posted By FaithBowls
The patents, designs and many employees went to...

The patents, designs and many employees went to lifestyle. Lifestyle is absolutely better than carriage - they corrected a lot of major faults in the slides, electrics and materials. I wouldn't want...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-09-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By FaithBowls
Much easier to use a hole cutter with a center...

Much easier to use a hole cutter with a center bit. The Camco vent kit is cheap and includes some sealing tape along with the louvered vent. Finish with rv non-sag sealer.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-09-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By FaithBowls
Roof vents behind ac units. Typical pipe vents on...

Roof vents behind ac units. Typical pipe vents on the roof, behind the ac
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-08-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By FaithBowls
Vents behind AC?

I have roof vents right behind my AC units. How are these connected and what do they do? Today I opened one up and found it's closed up with insulation. Not sure if that was a factory mistake. Anyone...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-07-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 206,830
Posted By FaithBowls
If you have factory heating pads, there will be a...

If you have factory heating pads, there will be a switch for them. Probably in the basement. You can get aftermarket pads or run the furnace. Electric heat doesn't go to the basement.
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 11-06-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,324
Posted By FaithBowls
Average 11-12 when towing (i drive slow)....

Average 11-12 when towing (i drive slow). Average 18 when not towing.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-06-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,965
Posted By FaithBowls
That's correct.

That's correct.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-05-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,832
Posted By FaithBowls
Most new vehicles pass CA emissions. There is a...

Most new vehicles pass CA emissions. There is a sticker under the hood. It will say USA emissions standard, but you want it to say it meets California emissions. If it does, you're fine. Then when...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-05-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,390
Posted By FaithBowls
We also use plastic boxes and rubber shelf paper....

We also use plastic boxes and rubber shelf paper. We also make sure heavy things are on the bottom shelf. A lot of people use 2" foam tubing - swimming pool foams, I believe.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-05-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By FaithBowls
Good tip on that $35 tuner. Thanks

Good tip on that $35 tuner. Thanks
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-05-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,965
Posted By FaithBowls
And to clarify - LT are not only for light...

And to clarify - LT are not only for light trucks. My LT tires are 110psi and made for heavy trailer use. Again - check the rating not the tire name.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-05-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,738
Posted By FaithBowls
I don't know why you guys are trashing Goodyear....

I don't know why you guys are trashing Goodyear. I have Goodyear G614's and they are great tires. We've put 18,000 miles on them this year including rough roads to Alaska. Even wear and still going...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-05-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,965
Posted By FaithBowls
Sigh... I say it over and over. The important...

Sigh... I say it over and over. The important factor is the TIRE RATING. I have a 15,000 pound trailer which is spec for 16" LT G rated tires. I know many other heavy trailer owners who use the same...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-05-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By FaithBowls
The reason is you can twist and bend the trailer...

The reason is you can twist and bend the trailer frame with improper lifting. Lifting it off the wheels increases the risk of damaging the trailer frame. Be carful lifting too high. Go back and forth...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-05-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,145
Posted By FaithBowls
Maybe because most of them are built poorly from...

Maybe because most of them are built poorly from junk materials. That's why we bought a Lifestyle. Luckily we got one before their parent corporation went out of business. If you want a really good...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-04-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,965
Posted By FaithBowls
Incorrect. Many heavy fifth wheels use LT tires.

Incorrect. Many heavy fifth wheels use LT tires.
Forum: Truck Camper Discussion 11-04-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,324
Posted By FaithBowls
I drive a Chevy 3500HD diesel one ton. Very...

I drive a Chevy 3500HD diesel one ton. Very reliable, comfortable, I like the steel box, lots of extras and look good too. Pulls great. In my research I found Ford have a lot of service issues. I...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-04-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,965
Posted By FaithBowls
No no no. The rating is the most important part....

No no no. The rating is the most important part. D rating you may as well use rubber balloons
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-03-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By FaithBowls
It sounds like you have a dryer vent already...

It sounds like you have a dryer vent already installed? Then run the dryer hose from your dryer to the vent. The instructions sound like there is 1 wall and 1 panel in between your dryer and the...
Forum: Duramax Engine Forum 11-03-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,983
Posted By FaithBowls
That's true. Everywhere I go with serious...

That's true. Everywhere I go with serious mountains I see more Chevy 3500HD than anything else. Great trucks.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-03-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 206,830
Posted By FaithBowls
You need to use truck brakes to stop. The trailer...

You need to use truck brakes to stop. The trailer brakes only assist and they are integrated to work when you use the truck brakes. You don't need to use the trailer brakes independently except in an...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-03-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By FaithBowls
To stop hydraulic jacks from creeping down, raise...

To stop hydraulic jacks from creeping down, raise them all the way and leave them like that for 15-20 minutes. Then use as normal.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-03-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,583
Posted By FaithBowls
299 is definitely not a good idea in an rv. I...

299 is definitely not a good idea in an rv. I drive up into oregon and take 199 to avoid 299.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-02-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,725
Posted By FaithBowls
Why do people always think the choice is between...

Why do people always think the choice is between st and lt? St means special trailer. Lt means light truck. Both designations are pretty meaningless if you ask me. What's more important is the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 11-02-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,583
Posted By FaithBowls
I really don't like 36, 20 or 199. I-80 to 37 to...

I really don't like 36, 20 or 199. I-80 to 37 to 101 is the easiest and nicest route.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-01-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By FaithBowls
The only service I've seen that honor the...

The only service I've seen that honor the national parks passes are multi agency areas run by national forest service. State parks don't usually honor national park cards.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 11-01-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,965
Posted By FaithBowls
What's most important is the tire rating. Get G...

What's most important is the tire rating. Get G rated tires if possible.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-01-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,083
Posted By FaithBowls
No. Is hitch theft an issue? Mine is pretty heavy...

No. Is hitch theft an issue? Mine is pretty heavy and takes time to remove.
Forum: Full-Timers 11-01-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By FaithBowls
Vans generally don't have enough space for an art...

Vans generally don't have enough space for an art studio. The space is tight in any van, but no more than a truck bed camper. How about a vintage stainless steel trailer? If you're handy you can fix...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-31-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By FaithBowls
Small sites are usually state and national parks....

Small sites are usually state and national parks. Most private cg are good
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-31-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,546
Posted By FaithBowls
The only clearance problems I've had are 2 small...

The only clearance problems I've had are 2 small roads going into rv parks..go figure
Forum: Full-Timers 10-31-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By FaithBowls
The problem with the Toyota units is they stopped...

The problem with the Toyota units is they stopped making them in the 80s and by the time you finish with necessary repairs and upgrades, you could have bought a better and newer rig. Even if it's in...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-30-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 206,830
Posted By FaithBowls
The Lifestyle parts were bought by an rv supply...

The Lifestyle parts were bought by an rv supply company. Go over to the carriage-lifestyle owner's club and forum website and ask there. Great site for help on our rigs.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 10-30-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,116
Posted By FaithBowls
Interesting. So a surge protector won't help in...

Interesting. So a surge protector won't help in case of high voltage?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-30-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,542
Posted By FaithBowls
We have it on our fridge and the freezer only had...

We have it on our fridge and the freezer only had the plastic one. I've replaced the plastic one 3 times, so I just bought that one on amazon to add it to the freezer.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-30-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,986
Posted By FaithBowls
There are many out west. Canada and Alaska there...

There are many out west. Canada and Alaska there are almost no 50amp sites. Many in the west have only a few 50a and charge extra. Many state parks seem to have only 30a.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 10-28-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,116
Posted By FaithBowls
What are "more common destructive conditions?"...

What are "more common destructive conditions?" I'm mostly worried about surge.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 10-28-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,116
Posted By FaithBowls
I think the new ones do more for less money. I...

I think the new ones do more for less money. I got the new Progressive Industries for $120: http://amzn.to/2f0Uw3Y
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,542
Posted By FaithBowls
Our fridge has this stainless steel latch - not...

Our fridge has this stainless steel latch - not common but works really well: http://amzn.to/2f0SmBt
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 10-28-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,116
Posted By FaithBowls
Someone stole mine and then I started noticing...

Someone stole mine and then I started noticing power surges and momentary outages. So I bought a new one. The $100 models are fine unless you want low wattage / autoform features.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,986
Posted By FaithBowls
Isn't Splendide the only brand? If you're looking...

Isn't Splendide the only brand? If you're looking at residential washer make sure you have the closet depth. We like our Splendide / Ariston. A bit pricey because made in Italy.
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