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Roof Sealer
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Has anyone thought of or has used Flex Seal to seal the roof of their camper? Thoughts?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachael Poffenroth Feb 9, 2017.

Electrical Challenge
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Hello all. Well its' that time, electrical repair. I purchased an 88 Alpenlite DX. At the bathroom the 12 volt switches work well. There are two plates covering boxes with 110 volt wiring. Within the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by a linger Jun 8, 2015.

Through The Roof
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It was recommended to me to use " Through the Roof ". I believed the more it cost the better. The product may be great. I bought a gallon knowing it would cover the entire roof. Well, lesson learned.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Henry Jun 4, 2014.

Septic Systems
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I purchased the RV that was in a RV park. Being new to RV's I took advice from other RV's. Hook up the septic line, leave the waist gate open and you can even use whatever TP you want.Let me tell you…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lakota Wolf May 22, 2014.


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Dean posted a status
"New Old Rig. It looks like I got a different rig coming. I will be getting a 1995 Prevost tour bus. Looking forward to getting it."
Feb 20, 2017
Pat Daly replied to Dean's discussion Roof Sealer
"Hey Rachael, that great. Can you please change and add a direct link to your rv roof coating and kit with pricing?  Couldn't find it navigating around on the site and part of the video was off my screen when it played.  thanks…"
Feb 7, 2017
Rachael Poffenroth replied to Dean's discussion Roof Sealer
"Eeek, Id stay away from flex seal, it is not flexible or long lasting, Also Please do not use any form of acrylic to restore an RV roof, it will not last longer than 5 years and cannot stand up to long term water.. We have created an amazing repair…"
Feb 6, 2017
Dean posted a status
"Such a busy Christmas. I installed a new propane hot water heater, and on the 23rd got a new grand daughter. Already spoiled..."
Jan 4, 2017
Lakota Wolf commented on Dean's status
"If I had the choice, I would choose the Pilot light option over electronic, due to LESS things to go wrong."
Dec 19, 2016
Dean commented on Dean's status
"Sorry it has taken so long to reply. I ordered a pilot hot water heater. Wasn't the plan but the cost of electronic ignition water heater wasn't in the budget. I was thinking of switching the electronic ignition system over along with…"
Dec 19, 2016
Dean posted a status
"After looking for a tank, purchasing it, and then trying to install it, put back the water heater, I decided to buy a new one. Yippee"
Dec 15, 2016
Dean posted a status
"Update... several water leaks have been fixed, now hole in the tank. Does anyone know where to find a replacement tank?"
Dec 14, 2016
Dean posted a status
"Well, I had to hire someone to work on the water leaks while I am at work. My plan was to fix it on the weekend but leak too bad."
Dec 7, 2016
Dean commented on Dean's status
"Great idea. I definitely will. My goal is to replace all water lines next spring and thinking of making my own manifold in it. "
Dec 6, 2016
Rich Thomas commented on Dean's status
"Pex is fairly flexible Dean you may be able to eliminate some of the elbows just by making wide bends around corners with out cutting and adding hard elbows. Lowe's sells a push type connector similar to a shark bite that runs $.83 -$1.98 each,…"
Dec 5, 2016
Dean commented on Dean's status
"Thanks Rich, I am thinking  it is actually the toilet water line feed. I am looking at replacing the lines with pex. My problem is which is the most cost efficient connections to use? I have found anywhere from .60 - 5.98 each for connections.…"
Dec 5, 2016
Rich Thomas commented on Dean's status
"Sorry for the problems you are having. I had a leak in my bathroom that I had a heck of a time finding. After pulling a piece of paneling off I found that the leak was right at the water faucet. It had cracked right in a thread just out side of the…"
Dec 3, 2016
Dean posted a status
"Well, another crack in the dam. yes, another water leak. I basically have to pull the bathroom apart. I will have pics on this journey."
Dec 3, 2016
Dean commented on Chad's group Pace Arrow
"Thanks for the info. I found all the wires pulled on the heater system. That has me thinking. I am going to hook up all the wires and test the fuse. Need to find out if the motor is any good. Thanks again."
Dec 1, 2016
Dean commented on Chad's group Pace Arrow
"Thanks Lakota. I will take plenty of pictures. I do have a question. The central heat system, is it safe enough for the most part to leave on all night? Should I use electric heaters. The wiring is over 30 years old and of  coarse so is the…"
Dec 1, 2016

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My wife and I are moving into the 89 Fleetwood Pace Arrow on the 28th. We both cant wait as we live in a 23' 5th wheel now. We have found a beautiful place to park her.
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I enjoy the idea I can make changes to the rig that appeals to the family.
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Dean's Blog


This is so CRAZY. Murphy's Law is driving me crazy. First, the septic, second no AC and now the hot water heater is not working. NO I will not ask what is next...LOL

Well, just another thing to figure out. I have to wait till dark to check the electronic spark. I actually think it is in the regulator. This unit, I believe is the original unit. I will let you know what I find. Wish Me luck.

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 8:01pm — 4 Comments

AC Problems

BEWARE OF THE RAKING OVER THE COALS. If you are needing work done on your rig, please shop around as I did today. Both of my units AC units are out and in AZ we are already in the 100's.I called a repair shop and wanted to charge me $ 580.00  to put in a fan motor in my AC unit. Although he could sell me a new unit for 600 plus 200 install. The very next call I made can get the parts and labor for 200.  The second business I called will give a free est on site. If the prices are like the fan…


Posted on June 4, 2014 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments


Well we managed the winter with electric heaters. Now it is summer. Highs have been in the 90's. Now the AC systems do not work. I do have to order new motors for the systems. Today the septic line broke. Had to replace the entire system. However, I know not to ask what is next.

Posted on May 4, 2014 at 9:38pm — 5 Comments

1985 Tiffen Allergo

We finally too'k the step!! We now own an 85 Allergo. She is all original. We have had our share of water leaks, electrical problems and worst of all. trying to get rid of things we don't need from the house. I think this is the hardest part due to the things we have had for so many years and now we have no room for it.

We spent our first night last night. It truly different than living in the house. We are very happy though. We are now part of the RV community.

I do wish if…


Posted on January 25, 2014 at 5:53pm

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