Last post by Merlin - February 25, 2023, 07:53:43 PM
We don't like to stay in private campgrounds that have dozens of paved sites slotted side by side. To my traditionalist view of camping, that's not much different than an overnight in a Walmart lot. That being said, we will be forced into those some nights on our trip west because public camp sites are already booking up 6 months in advance. I just reserved a KOA pavement slot site for the night after our visit to Theodore Roosevelt NP and the KOA site with water and 30A power was $98. !!
Last post by GoElectric - February 24, 2023, 04:08:23 PM
We have the Maxxis on our 16DBS and have been pleased. It's been a couple years, but instead of ordering directly on line, I called and placed the order asking the date codes. He was very helpful, and put his hands on them with the newest date codes and marked them for me. He told me the codes and they were very recent.
Last post by GoElectric - February 24, 2023, 03:50:40 PM
Merlin, your suggestion worked! I went out on the dark night on the last day of our camping trip and spotted a narrow band of light about 6" long where the bottom seal does not touch the metal outside floor of the slideout. I'm going to try cleaning and conditioning the seal first, but will probably have to figure out a way to extend it a little. Thanks!
Last post by GoElectric - February 24, 2023, 03:43:13 PM
Thank you very much Marlin and happyhiker for your suggestions! We will look into both options and also someone else suggested those heavy 2 x 2 carpet squares with the padding on the back. We will post the results when job is completed
Last post by Merlin - February 24, 2023, 12:42:49 PM
Planning update. My plan to stay at public parks is getting rough. I'm fighting with thousands of other campers for the last available sites in each campground as the reservation windows open. I just missed the last campsite in Theodore Roosevelt NP by being a second too slow (probably literally) on the mouse button at 10:00A today when the campsites were released for reservation in August. Doing this each day for 3 weeks is not going to be any fun. Nice to see the interest in camping, but this is getting silly. We will need to modify our trip quite a bit.
Last post by happyhiker - February 21, 2023, 12:26:40 PM
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Last post by Merlin - February 20, 2023, 10:53:05 PM
Sometimes you can find leaks with a powerful flashlight at night. Have a person with the light either inside or outside and another person the other side looking.
Also, it might be leaking somewhere else and showing up where the water can find its way in.
Also again, I've found some of the slide seals are not flipping over completely when they should as the slide moves. The folds in the seals can then leak. The solution seems to be a good cleaning and conditioning of the seals.