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About j2catfish

  • Birthday 08/12/1939

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    Near Morehead City NC
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  1. I am getting too old (82) to repair my Teton any more. It has a "Salvage" title for damage form Hurricane in Texas (Florence). North Carolina allows me to operate it with said title and USAA continues to provide me insurance on it. The roof was repaired and spray coated by RVRoof.com with a life time warranty against leaks. I had many repairs made at Texas Custom Coach (TCC) and have paid Invoices for $23,234.40. The kitchen slide (driver's side) has the top forward corner damaged and was not correctly repaired by TCC. Photos and the invoice are available for inspection by any interested buyer. Average "good" condition for this unit is about $34,000 by checking with RV Trader. I need to get near $18,000. I also have a 2008 K3500 Diesel Chevy 4 door hauler that will sell after I find a buyer for the Teton. About 106XXX miles, requires no DEF. Good truck! Value to be determined. Regards, Catfish WILLIAMS
  2. Just finished reading an ad for a portable WIFI unit that can go anywhere and provide you your own WIFI. Does not depend on TV park WIFI system. (Not a WIFI service extender). Reasonable cost (=/- $90.00) It is called MUAMA RYOKO. I know, if it sounds too good..... Has anyone checked this out? Any opinions would be appreciated. I have no connection to this product. I travel or have traveled a lot, prior to Covid, and plan to travel a bunch again. WIFI would be helpful while on the road. Thanks, Catfish Williams
  3. I have had my slide out seals replaced three times. The Uni-grip part numbers that they used are different than the one you stated (Uni-grip ED-50468-T); My rig has only three slides and that may be the difference. It uses ED-50480-T top seal curb side; and ED-50470-T for Top & Side seal for BR and Top & Side seals for LR; both are Uni-Grip part numbers. I have some of each of my part numbers that I bought before I had mine replaced at Texas Custom Coach, so I have no use for them now. They are in the original shipping box. If they will work for you and If you are interested, I will go and determine exactly how much I have. (New in Box). Maybe we can work a deal? My Teton is a 2007 33 foot foot three slide Sunrise Experience. We are located in Eastern NC, near Morehead City NC.
  4. Has anyone experienced any trouble while driving across State borders ? The television says that the Texas folks are stopping vehicles with out of state tags (especially Louisiana), I guess to test for the virus. Being from Texas, and semi-planning a trip back to God's country with North Carolina tags, are we gonna have any problems? I don't mind the testing as right now we be Ok, no outward signs of infections. Catfish
  5. Once you get to the finishing stage, I would recommend a "browning" metal finish rather than bluing. It will not rust (almost). Looks good with any wood finish you might like. If you use any brass hardware it will not take long for it to get the tarnished look if you don't mess with polishing it. Deer will spot the bright work from a lot farther off than you might imagine. (Don't ask how I know). I think a .50 caliber is a fair selection for most tasks although some really like the .54 caliber. Good luck with your project. Catfish
  6. X2: The combination above is without a doubt the best medical coverage for old military folk over 65. Really, only cost 20 years (or more) in service to our country. Thanks to the actions of a retired Col from the U S Air Force (Bud Day - MOA) who pushed Congress to enact the TFL program after the recruiters made promises that were not authorized that said we would get medical care for life if we stayed for 20 years. All retired military owe Col Day a big thank you. Semper Fi, Catfish
  7. I am considering adding dental coverage (probably Delta Dental) to my standard Medicare with Tricare for life as second payer. Would it be better to go with a Medicare Advantage plan that now covers dental along with TFL? I can find no info that provides that choice for retired service folks. Any advice/or info is appreciated. Catfish
  8. My 8800l works good most of the time but does drop out and causes some serious problems. Where can the firmware update be found? Do have to take it in to Verizon? Thanks Catfish
  9. RV roof.com has worked for me; damage from Hurricane Harvey. Pretty expensive but so is a replacement for the Teton. I checked about 250 internet ads for a replacement ( mostly with RVtrader.com) and really nothing comes close to the quality and features of my "old" 2007 Teton. Going to Texas Custom Coach for repairs to the BR side wall cause by the 2nd hurricane in two years. No roof leak, probably slide seals again. Catfish
  10. I have found when connecting stranded to solid wire with wire nuts, it is best to strip slightly more insulation from the stranded wire. Allow the end of the stranded wire to be some longer than the bare solid . To me, that ensures that the stranded wire properly contacts the solid wire. Seems to me that taping the connection used to be Code but somewhere along the way that requirement was deleted. Catfish (young retired electrician)
  11. Do not go I10 west bound about sun down. The sun really sets in the west and when I last went through there, it semi-blinded me. I am fearless but that trip scared me. Go later, or earlier, or as has been suggested go around or even over the mountain. Good luck which ever way you go! Catfish
  12. My experience is that some RV parks (even RV Resorts) have rules about not putting your jacks down without padding of some sort; even on concrete. Large MHs and some 5ers concentrate lots of their weight on the jack pads and they have sufficient weight to bust the concrete. Braircliffe RV Resort in Myrtle beach comes to mind. I'm not a big fan of the plastic blocks so mostly use 2"X8" wooden blocks. Asphalt in the south in the summer can be a problem. Catfish
  13. Flag Day is always a good time to check the condition of your every day flag. I usually replace mine if it shows wear (which is often) due to our brisk winds. A yearly replacement is not that expensive. The local boy scouts or the VFW will usually take your old, damaged flag and retire it with appropriate honors. Catfish
  14. What would be the correct tip for a drive through window? I have noticed several signs on the pick up window that says "Tips are appreciated". Have not tipped there yet, don't know if I will ever do so. Catfish
  15. Good article that makes a lot of sense to me. I know of a Marine back in 1958 in 29 Palms, California that had a coyote/dog mix. I don't know where the animal came from but thought it was a local. He had a pack made up for the animal and they hiked/walked from the stumps to Palm Springs for some charity. The animal carried mucho water for the trip. Was a small hero for a while. Catfish
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