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General Discussion / Re: Fiberglass roof
« on: November 17, 2019, 09:59:15 pm »
So, I wish my RV lived inside, but its previous life was in Arizona then in Tennessee briefly. You can’t see the fiberglass fibers sticking up.. . If I could I wouldn’t have laid on my belly to seal around the front running lights. Or sat on the roof while sealing the seam that attaches the roof to the front cab . But, after climbing down I sure could feel them.  I looked at my clothing and it was covered in fine fibers. NOT a pleasant experience. The next time up I put a plastic garbage bag down to sit on.  We store it in covered parking now. It does not leak, but for some reason I feel like it should be protected. I would like to try and prevent any unforeseen problems. The roof is yellowed, though its a 2004 and I dont know what color it was when it was new. The Rv seems to be in great shape for its age and I would like to keep it that way. Sun can be a terrible thing. The roof does not look as nice as Ron’s.

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General Discussion / Re: Fiberglass roof
« on: November 17, 2019, 12:24:02 pm »
Hey Volkemon,
Sure would appreciate you posting what you end up using. We don't have any leaks but the fiberglass looks like it could use some maintenance . When I am up there to check the sealant around stuff I end up covered in those nasty fiberglass fibers. 

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General Discussion / Re: Charging issue
« on: October 01, 2019, 07:07:49 pm »
Thanks Donc13!! That was the problem. All fixed now. I think it was the original. Both posts were al rusted and it was only held on with 1 screw, the other broke. Thanks again

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General Discussion / Re: Charging issue
« on: September 28, 2019, 10:40:18 pm »
Thanks DONC13! And super thanks for the photo. At least that leads me to another place to check. I know of the phantom loads and all since we have a solar home also.  It  was cold at night on this trip, I would hit the battery disconnect since the fridge was staying cold as was everything else. That way the voltage would not decrease. Funny the RV came  with a Roku TV and the DVD player from PC, we haven’t even looked at the manual yet as we usually are in the sticks and dont even think about watching it. At some point we wil probably want to watch a movie.
    Hopefully tomorrow will not be raining and we will try again to figure things out. Thanks for your help

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General Discussion / Re: Charging issue
« on: September 28, 2019, 10:31:46 pm »
HI, we got back to Reno and plugged in. Charged up to 100% quickly.   Ya, all has been good until yesterday. We usually are boondocking or in  CG without hookups. We have a 100w plug and play solar setup from Renogy. It has been good. We rarely even use the generator except for heating with the micro or kicking on the heat on a cold (under 50F) in the morning. We have an off grid house in Mexico so we are good at conserving energy .... The previous owner was on this board and did some great upgrades to the 2004. Now call me a dummy, but where would the inverter be? I know there is a boondocker charger/converter. The chassis battery was good when we got to Reno. Only 2 yrs old.
    To fit the 2 6v batteries in , the last owner pulled the tray, so to get to the wiring in back, I have to pull the batteries out. But everything back there seemed tight . I’m a she so my hands could fit behind and check things out to some extent. Unfortunately , here in the Reno area we are having some nasty weather. Hit a super powerful wind/dust storm on the way back, blew the cover off the AC.  Luckily DH was driving as I dont know if I could have held it on the road. Finally got here , started to clean stuff and  found out we have a mouse and it got into our Oreos and dried cranberries.  GRRRR. A challenging day.
     I am just baffled by the electrical because it has all been working so well. Oh.... I pulled out my voltmeter and the battery was dead. TOMORROW  will be new day. We do have a good RV mechanic in Fallon NV, retired man that works out of his house, We have a call into him.  Thanks for all your input. Love this forum and still..... really like our RV.

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General Discussion / Re: Charging issue
« on: September 28, 2019, 01:25:58 pm »
Just stopped for gas.. I just checked all the battery connections on chassis and house batteries..  and of the wires I could get to. All right and clean. The previous owner took great care of the RV. So everything is squeaky clean.. when we get home we will plug it in, hopefully it charges right up.. but we will still need to find the problem..

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General Discussion / Charging issue
« on: September 28, 2019, 12:55:13 pm »
Hello, we are on the road, DH driving. We have been super happy with our 2004 2350. We bought it this summer . The previous owner changed out the batteries to 2 6v AGM, he also installed a Boondocker converter/charger, plus a battery monitor. .Starting  yesterday.. we noticed the batteries charged very slowly off the generator and today while driving with battery disconnect in the “in use” position the batteries r actually drawing down. When I switch the disconnect to “ store” the batteries stay put, no loss or gain. we have driven some gravel roads , hit bumps in the freeway so I am hoping for a loose wire. Haven’t checked any fuses yet.. as we r driving for another 4hrs.. any ideas? The batteries r only 2 yrs old and have been treated well. Everything has been perfect until yesterday .Thanks for any help..

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General Discussion / Re: Roof maintenance
« on: August 12, 2019, 01:41:15 pm »
Hey Thanks!  I would love to see the pics.. Funny , when people look at older Rvs they always ask “hows it run?”   the big engines in these things are usually the least of concern. ITS THE ROOF!!!! What a hard life it has if it is not garaged or covered.  Oh, yes I am on facebook

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General Discussion / Re: Roof maintenance
« on: August 11, 2019, 06:37:20 pm »
Thanks, I have tried to post pics but failed. I need to figure out how to shrink my file size when using my iPad.
     SO, I cleaned with denatured alcohol then used dicor. We’ll see how it holds up.  The roof is pretty sunbaked. By the time I was finished my pants and me were covered with tiny fiberglass fibers. Ya.... thats pleasant.  Once the dicor is all cured I will give the roof a good wash.
    Next, i will try and figure out how to post pics. We are looking forward to taking a good trip with our new to us Rv later next week. It will be so nice not to crawl out of an overhead bunk.

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General Discussion / Re: Roof maintenance
« on: August 10, 2019, 07:01:17 pm »
Ok, so now i have the cruiser here. Yes i can see the shiny threads. They are smooth. Except I forgot to wear a long sleeve shirt when leaning on the stuff and now I have fiberglass arm.
    I looked at the seam on the roof where the cap meets the roof. Some of the caulking is old and cracked. I can actually peel it up and see under that rubber/plastic  strip  that covers the metal strip and screws. All the metal looks good and shiny. No crud. There is no evidence of leakage. But I can actually see the edge of the fiberglass and it is not under any metal or anything. I dont know if I should use Dicor caulking or Eternabond. Any suggestions?? I dont like how I can actually see and move (slightly) the actually fiberglass. At least we dont get much rain where I am. Thanks for any help you have to offer.

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General Discussion / Re: Roof maintenance
« on: August 05, 2019, 12:58:36 pm »
Thanks for the input. It’s in storage about an hr away. I will check for the hairs and get back to you. 

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General Discussion / Roof maintenance
« on: August 04, 2019, 06:35:17 pm »
Hello, So we bought TNCanuks 2004 2350. It is in very good condition and he did some great modifications. That my previous RV has a rubber roof, I learned about what happens when a roof is neglected. I am going to touch up the sealant on the seam where the front cap meets roof. But I don't know much about the fiberglass roof. I already did a search.  Do any of you ever use things like Dicor fiberglass roof coating? Or is just waxing it OK? Being a 2004 I want to be on top of things. Thanks for any suggestions.  The RV is not garaged, but winter storage is in a covered parking spot. The rest of the time it is in high altitude sun.

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General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« on: July 22, 2019, 08:30:20 pm »
 Well, I have been lurking on this forum for about a yr. Earlier this month I joined so I could  contact TNCANUCK. 
     A cpl yrs ago we bought an OLD 1991 Tioga Montana to see if we would like RVing. Well we loved it but  owning a old, had been parked rubber roofed rv with a overcab bed helped me learn what we didn’t want.  On this and many other forums I read so many posts by Ron Dittmer that we decided to start looking for a PC. They are not easy to come by on the west coast.
    So, almost 1 week ago we rented a car to drive to Tennessee to meet Vandor. TNCANUCK’s rv.  It was love at first site. Scott and I smiled all the way to Caniz today and will continue to smile all the way back to the west coast. It’s hard to believe how solid this 2004 2350 is. The size is the perfect fit for us and our German shepherd. Compact but with everything we need.
Happy to meet you all

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General Discussion / Re: Selling our Phoenix Cruiser
« on: July 22, 2019, 08:07:35 pm »
Thanks TNCANUCK! Scott and I are super excited about our future with Vandor. Today as we drove through torrential downpours, Nashville rush hour and bumpy roads we appreciated the PC smooth solid ride. Part was the PC and part was the work you had done to it. We will send you pics of him at the next mountain camp trip we take.  He is going to have to get acclimated to some high altitude and dry weather. Thanks again C and S

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General Discussion / Re: Selling our Phoenix Cruiser
« on: July 08, 2019, 11:29:22 am »
Hello, I sent you an email regarding your PC.  I’ve yet to introduce myself as we r traveling and my typing is bad enough when stationary..
thanks, Cathy and Scott

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