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RE: Water Filtration System

recirculating waste (dirty) water back into the feed water system would make that water dirtier and dirtier wouldn't it? what does that do for efficiency. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/30/20 06:08am Tech Issues
RE: Replacing a A-frame Jack, need to enlarge 2" hole to 2-1/4"

trailmanor, I like your idea of cutting little slots all around and then bending the uncut pieces to enlarge the hole. It's not elegant, but it gets the job done. When you are done, you can clean up the little spikes and shards with a round metal rasp. And then if the raggedy edges of the hole are still visible after you install the new jack, slap on some caulking around the perimeter to hide the mess. ;) bending that thick steel material will be extremely difficult and if that works you will end up with a jaggedy mess unless you spend hours with that rasp. from reading all of the responses/comments if I was to do this I would bolt a metal plate using existing 3 bolt holes under the opening for the pilot hole, get a decent hole saw of the proper size and drill out the desired hole. easy peasy, no hours cobbling things up with a rasp etc. end up with a smooth opening.no mess, not needing caulking. :) bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/30/20 05:59am Tech Issues
RE: Replacing a A-frame Jack, need to enlarge 2" hole to 2-1/4"

No need to weld a plate on to use to center the hole saw. Do like Cummins12V98 says. Clamps will work, but you can also add bolt holes to so it can be bolted down using the bolt holes for the existing Jack. yep, much easier to bolt it using existing hole pattern than clamping/welding etc. and when you get done with the hole saw your jack won't look like a cobbled up mess like some other suggestions would. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/29/20 04:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Where do you put your levels?

I was at the store today and picked up a couple of those bubble levels. I know on the TT I had one above the tongue jack and another on the side at the front corner. Wheres the best place to put them on the TC? on my class a's (which I think would be similar to a pickup, I leveled the RV using a 4 foot level, plus some of the round, target bubble levels on the floor of the freezer, then took a target level and smushed it into silicone sealer on the console till it showed centered/level. just pull into parking spot and wiggle around till that bubble is centered. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/29/20 04:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Replacing a A-frame Jack, need to enlarge 2" hole to 2-1/4"

2 1/4 hole saw is about $15 at any hardware store The original hole will still have to be enlarged since the new jack will pass thru that. And I find enlarging an existing hole, with a hole saw, to be a tough job tho I'm sure there are tricks I don't know. A good 2 1/4 in bimetallic saw blade runs about $18 plus a mandrel at $15 if you don't have one. A grinding stone is probably less than $5 which is why I recommended welding a metal plate over the existing hole to give you a way to easily use that hole saw. no ignorant sarcasm required. I have a hole saw fitting that holds a saw the size of the existing hole inside a saw that is the larger desired size. think it was called a "oops" or something like that. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/29/20 06:48am Tech Issues
RE: Replacing a A-frame Jack, need to enlarge 2" hole to 2-1/4"

weld a plate over the hole and use the right bit. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/28/20 04:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Braking system & brake buddy

yes , you should have a brake system, brake buddy or otherwise. yes, you should have a break away system. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/27/20 11:28am Dinghy Towing
RE: Does RV antifreeze go bad?

If you are concerned about any funk in it, just use it in the toilet and traps and get the fresh stuff for the domestic water supply. a winning suggestion. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/25/20 09:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Park models

I always thought Park Models were generally bigger than a TT and also a lot heavier. They aren't meant to be moved from campground to campground. Hence the name "Park(it) Model". Kind of like a small mobile home. This is my idea of a park model. Wow! Lake Havasu City sure has changed since I was first there back in the '70's when the London Bridge first opened. One word: Californians. back then Hughes?? would fly you out and show you around the development. not that crowded at the time. a lady in my car pool took them up on the flight/visit but didn't buy. to get the flight you had to give them a check, payable to both you and to Hughes?? which was returned if you didn't buy. I checked zillow the other day and got about 1000 hits, most park models. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/22/20 07:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Park models

I always thought Park Models were generally bigger than a TT and also a lot heavier. They aren't meant to be moved from campground to campground. Hence the name "Park(it) Model". Kind of like a small mobile home. This is my idea of a park model. yep, that is how I remember them. the current "park model" WOULD seem to be just a large TT. old ones were sort of like the current "tiny house" jobbies. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/21/20 07:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Park models

I was not aware that "Park" models had slideouts. I thought that they were limited to a certain square feet and some sort of cheated that by adding a "storage loft". but then it has been many years since I was looking at them. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/19/20 12:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: How much do you really need?

If you already have a camper take it to a CAT scale and see what it weighs compared to the empty weight...that will give you your current cargo weight. UVW of the new trailer + current cargo weight should be a decent estimate for the new rig. I would probably bump that up a bit (maybe 500lb) as nature abhors a vacuum and big rigs with lots of storage (ie: vacuum) tend to get filled. If this comes in below the GVWR, you have a reasonable basis for using your calculation over GVWR. Keep in mind 3000lb CCC is more than most RVs have, particularly smaller non-toy haulers. 1000-2000 CCC is more common and it's very easy to max that out, so lacking better information, is where the recommendation to use GVWR comes from as most people have no clue what their actual cargo weight is. yep, and 1500 lbs. would be a "normal" cargo weight. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/18/20 10:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Using a c-pap in a TC Inverter numbers W/Humidifier.

..Everyone says never run the C-Pap with the humidifier while boondocking without any numbers to back it up. . I don't think anybody said to NEVER run the humidifier when boondocking, just that it will use up some of your battery power. also a recent post reminded me that my heated hose also will draw something. whether this is a problem would be on a case by case basis. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/15/20 01:51pm Truck Campers
RE: 2020 Jayco GrayHawk 29MVP. Do I need to add Surge Protector

Im going to ask s dumb question . I use the same surge protector without a remote. Why is having a remote necessary on a surge protector ? it is NOT necessary. I have gone many years without a remote. they can be helpful however. just thought of a term to describe somebody addicted to one, a fussbudget. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/15/20 06:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2020 Jayco GrayHawk 29MVP. Do I need to add Surge Protector

WELL...I've received the Surge Guard from BOAT AND RV ACCESSORIES Co. They sell at their own web site and EBAY. Seems to work...BUT...it didn't come with the "Included Remote LCD readout" nor the alternate plastic weather guard! Reread their add several times and was SURE it says "Included". Contacted them. They SAY it 'Actually' says..."CAPABILITY for using Remote LCD readout included". The remote must be bought SEPARATELY! I Re-Re-read ad...6 more times... I won't be buying ANYTHING from them again. so who was right? bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/14/20 02:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Well water

try another type of filter. bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/12/20 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Flip down TV mount for the ceiling above the cab

Some rvs have a plywood square support board built into the wall at a tv location from the factory. On my tv’s, i mounted my pivoting tv arm to a cutting board first by bolting it. Then that board got mounted using a dozen screws , into the factory plywood thats inside the wall. The bolts and washers will not rip out of the cutting board and all those screws will distribute the weight. I have never had a tv fall off a wall using this method. I also use a support strap attached to the wall studs using screws and a plastic adjustable buckle secures the web strap around the tv. a web strap is a great addition bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/03/20 07:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Laptop Shuts Off

5 year old laptop. might be time to start looking for a new one.Mine is 11 years old. Just fine for light use. yep, same here bumpy
Bumpyroad 09/03/20 07:30am Technology Corner
RE: Replacing two 6 volt house batteries with one 12 volt

The 6 volt batteries are shot. yep, I don't know why everybody assumed they were good. bumpy
Bumpyroad 08/31/20 09:05am Tech Issues
RE: 30 foot run of sewer hose--downhill?

Macerator pump stores much easier. yep, macerator pump or sewer solution bumpy
Bumpyroad 08/31/20 09:00am General RVing Issues
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