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Forum: Freeways & Byways Today, 07:29 AM
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Posted By jsmith948
The KOA at Silt, CO is a relatively new, very...

The KOA at Silt, CO is a relatively new, very roomy and clean travel park.
We stayed overnight there in 2016 - nice park - nice folks.
Forum: General RV Issues Today, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By jsmith948
Have you given any thought to repairing them? ...

Have you given any thought to repairing them?

Get two or three bar/pipe clamps - I like Stanley or Bessy - and some TiteBond II wood glue. After you have the piece clamped up, wipe off the excess...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 02-17-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By jsmith948
Just an...

Just an FYI...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180217/76b4001210166e354199b15cd5088d6e.jpg

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Forum: Campfire Chatter 02-17-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By jsmith948
Almost any given weekend at Pismo Beach, CA. ...

Almost any given weekend at Pismo Beach, CA.

"here, hold my beer, I'll get into the campsite!:hide:
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-17-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By jsmith948
Find a spot where you can see the underside of...

Find a spot where you can see the underside of your roofing material. You can remove the trim from the inside of a roof vent (4 screws) or you might be able to see it by looking down into the shower...
Forum: New Member Check in! 02-16-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By jsmith948
Welcome to the forum from Central CA and congrats...

Welcome to the forum from Central CA and congrats on your new camper.

If you do a forum search you will find several threads/posts regarding the pros and cons of a battery disconnect. Some folks...
Forum: Travel Trailers 02-15-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By jsmith948
At first, we didn't really like the friction...

At first, we didn't really like the friction hinge feature - wasn't a deal beaker by any means, but not something we would have ordered. Now, we actually like the feature. The door stays wherever...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 02-14-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By jsmith948
Early spring here in central CA as well. Trees...

Early spring here in central CA as well. Trees are budding out and the fruit trees are in blossom. Hardly any rain this winter - early spring - probably going to be a long hot summer. Hoping for a...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-12-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By jsmith948
If you are using solar, isn't there an inverter...

If you are using solar, isn't there an inverter somewhere in the system? Could this be generating the hum?
Added: If you think it is a loose wire, make sure all of the hot and neutral lugs are...
Forum: General RV Issues 02-11-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,251
Posted By jsmith948
Just an FYI if you are using the circuit breaker...

Just an FYI if you are using the circuit breaker to turn the a/c side of the water heater on and off. I suppose it might depend on whether your trailer is 30 or 50 amp, but, on our previous 30 amp...
Forum: Campgrounds & Destinations 02-10-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By jsmith948
We have stayed at the KOA in Williams, AZ. Great...

We have stayed at the KOA in Williams, AZ. Great place with lots to do in the historic town of Williams and you can catch the train to the Grand Canyon. In Durango, we stayed at the KOA as well. ...
Forum: Travel Trailers 02-09-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By jsmith948
I use 1/4 cup of bleach for each 15 gals of tank...

I use 1/4 cup of bleach for each 15 gals of tank capacity. Why not just use the potable water hose that you use when connecting to the campground water supply
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-08-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By jsmith948
If you search the forum, you will find several...

If you search the forum, you will find several threads regarding portable air compressors. Whatever you choose to buy, make sure you pay attention to the CFM rating. For example, we have a 1-gal...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-07-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,317
Posted By jsmith948
Bleach. 1/4 cup for each 15 gal of capacity. ...

Bleach. 1/4 cup for each 15 gal of capacity. Dilute bleach in a bucket before pouring into the tank.

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Forum: Fifth Wheels 02-06-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By jsmith948
Since you have a gravity fill for the FW tank,...

Since you have a gravity fill for the FW tank, the third hose connection could be for the anti-freeze siphon.
Forum: General RV Issues 02-05-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By jsmith948
Well, some of us rock our campers more than...

Well, some of us rock our campers more than others, I guess.....

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Forum: Towing 02-02-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,274
Posted By jsmith948
Yeah - I agree - California is WAY messed up!! ...

Yeah - I agree - California is WAY messed up!!
Kansas is the "perfect" state:hide:
Forum: Towing 02-02-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,274
Posted By jsmith948
In California the need for a class A...

In California the need for a class A non-commercial license (in regards to pulling a non-commercial trailer) is based on the CVWR (not actual weight) of the towed vehicle. 10000# or less requires a...
Forum: Keystone Questions 02-01-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,447
Posted By jsmith948
Where did you get the guards? Looks lighter and...

Where did you get the guards? Looks lighter and cleaner than the ones at CW.

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Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 02-01-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By jsmith948
We had an issue with a valve. The way they had...

We had an issue with a valve. The way they had routed the cable, it was almost kinked. I had removed the valve body from the tank in order to check its function. I re-installed the valve 180* from...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 02-01-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By jsmith948
Thanks for the response. Our pump is a ShurFlo...

Thanks for the response. Our pump is a ShurFlo and it has a strainer attached. I think the debris I found in the bathroom aerator was in the lines downstream of the pump. I was just concerned that...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 02-01-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By jsmith948
The first night in our new trailer, we noticed...

The first night in our new trailer, we noticed that the water pump "short cycled" while running water in the bathroom sink. The stream of water seemed a little "puny". I removed the aerator on the...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 01-31-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,244
Posted By jsmith948
I would check the door gasket. Sent from my...

I would check the door gasket.

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Forum: Modifications and Upgrades 01-30-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By jsmith948
Forum advantage

I just wanted to add to my previous post:
When we picked up out trailer at the dealership in Tucson, I thought the coach sat a little nose-high (unhooked). Checked it with my torpedo level and...
Forum: General RV Issues 01-30-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,094
Posted By jsmith948
I have been following along and, like others, I...

I have been following along and, like others, I have noticed that you seem to be unwilling or unable to tell us the voltage reading at the batteries. Why is that?
In order to help you troubleshoot...
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