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Trailers & Fifthwheels / Re: Camping World & Warranty’s?
« Last post by Homeskillet on Today at 11:23:32 PM »
Wow - excellent input. 

Gary, I will definitely check out that YouTube link & warranty site.  Very enlightening posts.

I have some friends who full-time across the US, with 2 little children.  I realize I should (and I plan on) discussing much of this with them, but I wonder how other RV’ers manage in harsh winter climates?  I assume due to their experience & know-how.

Is there anything specific that I should look for in an RV that will help with seasonal weather conditions (e.g., roof, underbelly, etc.)?  I will also look for questions to ask when buying an RV (seems like I remember a thread on here about that?). 

I assume outfits like CW will show us how to use everything on the RV?  I have stayed in many of them so I am not completely ignorant to it, but I don’t even know how to hook one up  :-[.  For example, on the truck we just bought all I see is a square female end on the back bumper of the truck...and I think “How on earth would a TT fit into that?”

Now that I think about it, I should probably be posting on the newbie page.
Visitors to the USA / Re: Registering an RV as a non-resident
« Last post by Tom on Today at 10:58:43 PM »
Aye, it's a 10-year old topic. But, reading the prior messages, I don't see anything of significance that has changed that would affect your situation. Because so many things are handled by individual states, you might get a better answer if you could tell us where you plan to purchase and register the RV. Also, do you plan to set up an LLC?
Remodeling your RV / Shower enclosure sealing
« Last post by dufferDave on Today at 10:44:11 PM »
We bought a 2003 Fleetwood Jamboree GT (if that means anything to anybody) and we (I) are reworking much of the interior. I took apart the shower door and frame to chase down a water leak and repair the wall below it but now I am wondering about how I should re-seal during reassembly.

The door threshold plate had a very liberal layer of goopy, still soft, sticky, thick gray stuff. It does not feel like any sort of latex or silicone caulk that I have ever used so I am wondering if it is butyl or something?  It's my guess that this gray goop is from original manufacture, 15-plus? years ago. Realizing all this is still a poor description, I am asking anyway, can anyone guess what this stuff is? Was there a sealant that was usually used for this application, way back then?

And should I apply something in these joining surfaces as I reassemble, to wake up and re-seal these joints?

Thanks ahead of time for your help!

PCs, Communications, Electronics / Re: Awesome security camera
« Last post by johnaye on Today at 10:43:37 PM »
InteresMount it on top of the AC unit
I picked up my new Freightliner Multifunction switch (turn signal switch) beginning of the month, mounted it and we did not see any anomalies every time we checked signals and brakes. Looks like that fixed the whole strange behavior.

Thanks, to everyone who contributed to the resolving of this mystery.

FYI this is the Freightliner part number in case you need to change it out: A06-44025-000
Motorhomes / Re: How old when considering a Class A Motorhome?
« Last post by Isaac-1 on Today at 10:25:32 PM »
To a degree what WildeBill308 says is true, though you will need to go back farther than 2001 for many of those feature issues to be true.  Slides started becoming more popular in the late 90's though many of the chassis of that era were overloaded if slides were built in.  Also lots of technology can be retrofitted, TPMS, backup cameras, GPS, bluetooth enable stereos, ...  Though depending on the gas chassis, you would probably be looking at a 4 speed transmission before about 2002, also 01 was a transition year on the Workhorse chassis, the W series Had 8.1L Vortec engines with 5 speed Alison transmissions the, the P series had the 7.1L vortec with 4 speed 4L80e transmissions, up to mid 01 when they switched to the 8.1L Vortec still mated to the 4L80E though.

p.s. note Tiffin has moved considerably up market over the last 20 years.
Remodeling your RV / Slide-out attach bolts
« Last post by dufferDave on Today at 10:23:33 PM »
We bought a 2003 Fleetwood Jamboree GT (if that means anything to anybody) and we (I) are reworking much of the interior. I have replaced 90% of the floor, and while crawling around on hands and knees I noticed that one of the slide-out attach bolts seems a bit loose.

These bolts are set in pairs. The front pair is spread apart a few inches but is centered over the front slide-out actuator (I crawled under the chassis a few feet and looked). The front bolt of this pair is tight and I was able to get a socket on the nut (underneath) and another socket on the bolt head (on the slide-out floor) and check it. The second bolt of this pair is loose enough to turn when I put a wrench on the bolt head. Snug but not tight.

This second bolt is easy enough to reach from the top, but the nut underneath has me stumped. I cannot even get a direct visual on the nut because it is behind so much other framework under the slide-out. I can touch the nut but I have not figured out how to get a socket or any other tool on it. I would really like to get this bolt as snug as the first, but how do I do that?

Any advice is appreciated, including "take it to a shop where they know what they're doing"

(The other two attach bolts are located over the rear slide-out actuator, which I cannot see or reach at all. Beats me how they ever got it installed at the factory, but they are both good and tight so I am not gonna worry about them.)
Destinations, RV Parks, Routes / Re: Boston area to Shenandoah National Park
« Last post by OBX on Today at 10:19:19 PM »
Delaware Water Gap KOA is a nice campground and right in an area you are interested in.  Take exit 53 off 84 and follow 209 down to East Stroudsburg.  Watch for deer as they are densely populated in that area.

You should search the map East and West of 81 and 87.  There are historic locations and outdoors locations along the way.
Remodeling your RV / Re: Sheet metal screws
« Last post by dufferDave on Today at 10:09:03 PM »
An inch long?

Sure, if you like to waste 3/4 inch of grip length.

You would almost certainly be just fine to use 3/8 or 1/2 inch smscrews if you are only going through two sheets. If the fasteners seem to fit loosely then you may want to step up one or two screw sizes.

The only reason I can think of for using 1 inch screws would be if you were driving into a wood frame behind the layers of sheet metal, and even then using a smscrew would be the wrong type of threaded fastener to drive into wood.
Winnebago-specific issues / Re: Cambria Front TV removal
« Last post by Frozn in Minnesota on Today at 10:04:46 PM »
We have a 2010 Access with a front entertainment center. I have been trying to get behind the tv with little success. All the molding in front is none removeable. Tried to pry, lift, push, pull with no luck. Must come out somehow, I have contacted Winnebago so we'll see.
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