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Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 07-15-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By johnlewis
Love my Progressive EMS and all that it does. ...

Love my Progressive EMS and all that it does. Saved our bacon 3 times already - 2 from voltage going above 132 VAC (too high a voltage can damage electronics).
I use RV Park Reviews when looking...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 07-15-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,002
Posted By johnlewis
I keep the black tank closed, until I'm ready to...

I keep the black tank closed, until I'm ready to dump. If you have a flush system for your black tank, use it, especially if you are going home and not planning on using the unit for a while. I...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-12-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By johnlewis
With our 12 year old 5th wheel, I almost always...

With our 12 year old 5th wheel, I almost always get some liquid out when I remove the cap. That's why I have a cap with the hose size fitting and a cap on it. I put connect the sewer line to the...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 07-12-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,752
Posted By johnlewis
Our Montana came with Load Range E tires. These...

Our Montana came with Load Range E tires. These are marginal, I think, since the combined max weight is not much higher that GVW. We have Load Range G tires (4040 max load each). They are also...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-12-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,752
Posted By johnlewis
I have a friend who installed one of the low...

I have a friend who installed one of the low headroom units, and he said the noise inside is a lot loader with the low headroom unit.

I have bought a couple of things from PPL that were on sale...
Forum: Travel Trailers 07-12-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,686
Posted By johnlewis
I agree with the greater room in the back seat of...

I agree with the greater room in the back seat of a lwb truck. I have used a swb truck, and knee room seems significantly less. However, the biggest benefit we have found with our lwb Ram is that...
Forum: Keystone Questions 07-09-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By johnlewis
Specs on our 2006 Montana say 78 gal grey water...

Specs on our 2006 Montana say 78 gal grey water "volume". This is split between a grey tank under the shower & bathroom sink, and a grey tank for galley grey water. The handle for the galley tank...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 07-09-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By johnlewis
We are members of Escapees and we use their mail...

We are members of Escapees and we use their mail service, so we have our USPS mail forwarded to our Escapees address in Livingston, TX. Escapees then forwards mail to us where we designate.
When we...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-08-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,234
Posted By johnlewis
We have a surge protector because the...

We have a surge protector because the approximately $500.00 I spent on it protects my refrigerator ($1,700.00 replacement cost), A/C units ($600.00 to $800.00 replacement cost), and expensive...
Forum: Keystone Questions 07-08-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,135
Posted By johnlewis
Our Oxygenics shower head leaks when I close the...

Our Oxygenics shower head leaks when I close the valve, but when I turn the shower head back on, the "cold shot" is virtually non existant. I think the leak in the valve is designed to minimize the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-01-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,059
Posted By johnlewis
http://fifthwheelst.com/rvtc_calculator.html

http://fifthwheelst.com/rvtc_calculator.html
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-01-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,059
Posted By johnlewis
There is a website, where you an enter the GCVW,...

There is a website, where you an enter the GCVW, GVR, etc for the truck, and the various weights for the trailer, make some other selections, and it will tell you if the Duramax is capable of...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 07-01-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,234
Posted By johnlewis
Here's the reason. Voltage can vary. Many of...

Here's the reason. Voltage can vary. Many of your AC electrical components are designed to operate at 120 VAC +/-10% (108 VAC to 132 VAC). Motors use watts. If the voltage drops too low, motors...
Forum: Lite Weight Trailers 07-01-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,781
Posted By johnlewis
We have Tire-Safeguard, and the new "cap" sensors...

We have Tire-Safeguard, and the new "cap" sensors now have replaceable batteries. Installed them late 2016, and would not travel without them. Bought Tire-Safeguard because they had the largest...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-01-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,224
Posted By johnlewis
In Texas, 2012 Ram 3500 dually registration fee...

In Texas, 2012 Ram 3500 dually registration fee was $78.75 and 37' Montana 5th wheel RV was $137.75. Now in AZ. Dually registration fee was $344.04. Afraid to register RV in AZ May move back to...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 07-01-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,269
Posted By johnlewis
We just coated the roof on our 2006 Montana. We...

We just coated the roof on our 2006 Montana. We used Dicor White Rubber Roof Acrylic Coating, preparing the surface with Dicor Rubber Roof Cleaner Activator. The roof looks fantastic, and the...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 06-25-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,763
Posted By johnlewis
We carry 1/3 full tank, for bathroom breaks along...

We carry 1/3 full tank, for bathroom breaks along the way. I don't want to carry the extra weight of a full tank. I have enough load in the 5th wheel, and the extra weight can't help fuel mileage....
Forum: Campgrounds & Destinations 06-21-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,375
Posted By johnlewis
We have reservations in July at Straits State...

We have reservations in July at Straits State Park. Looking forward to it, since we have never been in the UP. Thanks to all for the suggestions on places to visit in the area.
Forum: Full-timers & Snowbirds 06-21-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,306
Posted By johnlewis
You don't say what part of Florida. We have gone...

You don't say what part of Florida. We have gone to Florida in "high season", but we could only find RV parks away from the coast, and we made reservations before we left. If you want to go, you...
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 06-14-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By johnlewis
A laptop is the way to go. I have a little HP,...

A laptop is the way to go. I have a little HP, with an external (512gB) hard drive, and bluetooth mouse. I do all my banking and bill paying on it, plus operate my monthly budget via Excel. I have...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 06-14-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,527
Posted By johnlewis
We travel with our fridge on all the time. I...

We travel with our fridge on all the time. I understand the concern with damaging the fridge because it isn't level enough, but our 5th wheel is pretty level when we are hooked up. Have been doing...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 06-14-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,585
Posted By johnlewis
Ditto on lube plate. Grease is REALLY messy. We...

Ditto on lube plate. Grease is REALLY messy. We carry a spare, but I'm not sure why,
Forum: Odds 'n Ends 06-11-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,221
Posted By johnlewis
When we were full-timing, we found Tractor Supply...

When we were full-timing, we found Tractor Supply to almost always to be the cheapest price around. Unfortunately, the price has gone up, but the Tractor Supply in Green Valley, AZ, where we last...
Forum: Tires, Tires, Tires! 06-11-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,777
Posted By johnlewis
I agree that higher rated tires is better, but...

I agree that higher rated tires is better, but the tire pressure should be based on the actual load on the tire vs the tire load rating. Tire manufacturers have to produce a chart that allows you to...
Forum: Fifth Wheels 06-03-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,114
Posted By johnlewis
Used Seal All to repair a crack in my Galley...

Used Seal All to repair a crack in my Galley tank. Love this stuff. Cheaper than Flex Seal.
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