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RE: electric fireplace

No reason why that won't run without the glass. There is no heat on the glass. All it is a a small electric heater with a blower and the "log" and light is just for looks. I agree.
CavemanCharlie 09/21/21 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fridge project for the fall

Some RV fridges don't work very well not matter what you do. Others are much better. Maybe you just have one of the bad ones. I don't like to post brand names on this forum though.
CavemanCharlie 09/21/21 06:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black Eye

Went in to town yesterday and the road has a series of curves that generally prevent much passing. Ahead of me was a Class C RV followed by a semitruck. Speed limit is 55 but our pace was 40 to 45. After several places for the RV to move over the guy in the semi let loose on his diesel horn. Didn't phase the RV at all. Passed a few more places to turn out and the semi laid on his horn to no effect. Finally a place to pass and the driver looked like nothing wrong. This is always a topic of concern but I don't know how you can go along in La La Land with a big semi on your tail with horn blaring. It gives RV'ers a black eye and shows an extreme lack of common courtesy. I agree. It's not always just RV's though. Some people have no care for anyone but, themselves.
CavemanCharlie 09/21/21 06:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Got mice try this

Good old fashioned mouse trap some peanut butter & cheese. Found evidence that we were not alone in a cupboard last night. Set the neck breaker. This morning, one dead mouse. Easy meal in the tall grass behind us for something. I store my camper in a shed at home. A hungry cat in the shed is my first line of defense. The second is a trap like in the post above.( But, I like the type of mouse trap where you just squeeze the back of it to set it and then squeeze it again to release the mouse.) Those bucket traps like in the video look like a goo third option but, I've never had to use it yet. They look like they would work even better for the occasional RAT that I get here on the farm ! I HATE RATS.
CavemanCharlie 09/21/21 06:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Saw a unicorn F-150 on the road yesterday!

Rona inflation aside, these types of three are always hilarious to hear all the “back in my day” comments. Vehicles are even funnier. Can’t even compare the best swill that came out of Detroit in the 70s to even the cheapest “comparable” vehicle in 2021. And some things cost more, comparatively, and some things cost much less. And some weren’t even around back then to compare. Would you say a IPhone 10 is terribly overpriced compared to a 1976 telephone from Kmart? I mean the only thing in common between them is you could talk to people on both of them. Sure it’s fun to complain about, but if you actually believe you’re getting overcharged now, in general just asked on the inflation rate, then you’re pretty clueless. I had good luck with that Swill that came out of Detroit in the 70's because it was easy to fix and made in America. I'm mechanically inclined and can fix things like that myslef. New vehicles are great until they break and it cost a arm and a leg to fix them because you can't do it yourself anymore. And, I have had a few friends where once some computer part of the car broke nobody could figure out how to fix it and they had to give up and junk out a perfectly good car because of a broken computer part. ( Actually, my 2011 F-150 Pings when towing under load and no one can figure out why) As for the I-phone thing. I got by without one up until now and I have no reason to buy one now. I do have a cell phone now but, I use it just for making calls (And I have been dragged kicking and screaming into the text generation) . There are tons of little button things on my cell phone that you can push and I don't know what they do nor do I care.
CavemanCharlie 09/21/21 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Latest safety recall information

What does this have to do with RV's ??
CavemanCharlie 09/12/21 07:51pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Man, they don't make 'em like they used to

I love my 1993 Cobra Sunrise for many of the reason you said. The water lines are inside, the fresh water tank is inside under the bed, and I think may my floor might even me plywood. Another reason I love it is that it's simple, basic, and only 22 foot long. These days the new ones are all to super long, and have slide outs. I don't want either of those. Unfortunately the roof is getting purdy bad and it's been though 2 hail storms. It starting to look like a golf ball. lol Finding a replacement like the one I want is getting so difficult I'm thinking of just getting a really nice big tent.
CavemanCharlie 09/12/21 06:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Opinions on best anti theft hitch lock type device.

Sometimes our minds will create a mousetrap that we think is unbeatable. Then something stupid happens and we must "beat" our "unbeatable" solution. Case in point: We all have locks on the doors and windows of our homes; and when jump into our RVs and leave we feel safe. But, if we stupidly locked the keys inside the home, everyone of us would find away to "break in" to retrieve those keys. Every locking device/setup mentioned here is not foolproof. Said differently, if you lost the key to your mousetrap, everyone of you would find a way to "break in" and undo your mousetrap. Locks keep honest people honest. To a thief, locks are nuisances and consume valuable time; my deterrence to theft is to increase the nuisance level and the time involved to "break in". Well said. The best deterrence might be to use two on them. One hitch lock and one wheel lock. Then a common thief will move on to a easier one.
CavemanCharlie 09/12/21 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: A/C filter

Mine is just a cheap filter material. I just buy a bag of something like this and cut it to fit. https://www.amazon.com/Duck-Replacement-Conditioner-24-Inch-1285234/dp/B002GKC2US/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3IPEZV0FLD6WF&dchild=1&keywords=window+ac+filter+cut+to+fit&qid=1630964078&sprefix=window+AC+filter+%2Caps%2C1145&sr=8-6
CavemanCharlie 09/06/21 03:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jacked your to house batteries

When boondocking, can I plug the RV into a Jackery unit to transfer amps into the house batteries? I know I loose some power going from 12 v to 110 and back but I am looking for an easy way way to make those available to the whole RV. Thanks. If you already own it then why not give it a try ? I once had a small TT with only one battery and no easy way to install a second one. I had one of those portable "Jumper Packs" that you use to jump your car in a emergency. When my TT battery would start to run down I would hook up the Jumper Pack to give it a little more juice. Everyone told me it wouldn't work, and maybe it didn't work well, but it would allow me to go dry camping for one more day. You'll never know unless you try. (On the other hand if you don't already own it then that is a entirely different matter.)
CavemanCharlie 09/02/21 05:52pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C locking up in 1984 class c

My buddy let me borrow his multimeter, it's holding a pretty stead 114.4 at the compressor. Oddly enough, hasn't tripped again even with the cover on and it's been running since I posted yesterday. Another RV.NET success story. You're welcome. :B Victory dance time, found the problems and it came in three flavors. 1) To begin with the first place I had it plugged in was by the shed at a relatives house, turns out their wiring is old from the 60's and someone just mounted a 30 amp outlet to the regular 15 amp wiring, was causing lots of voltage drop and luckily didn't start a fire. 2) turns out the generator also had a bad brush, and was making enough power for the fridge and phone chargers it wasn't quite reaching above 95v. And 3) the connection to common on the compressor went to another terminal under the shroud (? Not sure of terminology, the sheet metal enclosure underneath the outermost cover on top). This terminal was caked with a bright green powder I instantly recognized as heavily oxidized copper and practically fell off the spade connector when I touched it, I can only assume the cover was shifting the wires just enough to cause an intermittent connection at this point. In the meantime while it's working now I have it plugged directly into a higher amp outlet that was properly installed directly on the house, The new terminal I soldered in place is preventing any intermittent connection issues, and I had a brush that I borrowed from an old jet alternator a buddy got surplus that fits where the old one went after sanding the graphite to size. Still planning on eventually upgrading but happy it's at least working now. Thanks for all the help and suggestions everyone, only discovered the intermittent connection problem and I bumped the wires while checking the common terminal with the multimeter. Congratulations ! You sound like the perfect person to inherit this old girl. You have the knowledge, patients, and time to keep it working. Please stick around on this board, help other people, and post about your adventures.
CavemanCharlie 08/31/21 06:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: On top

I usually crawl around on mine on all fours. Spreads the force out a little more and makes me feel safer.
CavemanCharlie 08/31/21 06:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Big black bugs crawling across road

Armaggedon? Bugs From OUTER SPACE !!! Sounds like a 1950's B movie. "THEM" (1954) = Giant ants - eventually migrating from the CA desert & hiding in the Los Angeles flood control underground tunnels. Impressive cast - including James Arness, Fess Parker, etc. Good quote from a man in hospital with DTs, with a window looking down on the open part of one of the channels - in reply to an Army officer asking, "What do you see down there?" Ans: "Ants! BIG ones!" (also) repeated a few times... "Make me a Sergeant and charge the booze!" Would be xlnt for a Black Flag commercial !!..:B ~ Thanks, I'll have to check it out.
CavemanCharlie 08/24/21 08:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: A cautionary tale... Pack a "Go Bag"

To the OP,,,Good Advice. I use a backpack. It has my basic stuff in it at all times and is ready to go. As for the meds. I have a few of them in the backpack in the original bottles. I change them out now and then to keep them fresh. What you are kinda talking about is a "Bug Out Bag". The preppers always have one of them ready to go. Theirs are more complete then what I take with me. I just have the basic stuff in mine like you stated in your orignal post.
CavemanCharlie 08/24/21 08:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Umbilical cord markers/reminders

Good idea ! I use a different method. The one you use works for you and that's great. Maybe someone else can use it or get inspiration from it. Thanks for posting it.
CavemanCharlie 08/24/21 07:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Brand New, Just beginning process

To the Original Poster... Ignore the disagreements among board members. Some people just like to argue. My advice to you is that it took me 4 Travel Traitors before I found the layout that I liked. I think that is common. Don't get to hung up on finding the perfect one the first time. You have to use it for awhile to get the feel of what you do and don't like. By a used one first and after that you will have a better idea of what you are looking for and can then decide what it is that you want in a camper.
CavemanCharlie 08/24/21 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fresh water tank

Never seems to gather any traction or commentary, but a wakeboat ballast bag and pump is a literally plug n play option with a 12V cig plug and a long extension cord on the pump. Can get bags or package deals with pumps in many different sizes and shapes of bags. Alot of times can get a good price on a package deal on a generic size bag and pump combo that aren't the latest and greatest. And,,, it didn't get much traction again. lol A quick check seems to put the price in the several hundred dollar range. I can build something my self cheaper.
CavemanCharlie 08/24/21 07:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: 20' travel trailer and an inflatable raft

I can get my plastic kayak into my 22 foot TT by putting it through the door and twisting it just right. If you don't want to completey deflate it maybe you could just let out a few pounds so that it would be a little softer and easier to put inside the TT.
CavemanCharlie 08/20/21 05:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Almost lost the microwave while driving.

I wonder if they just don't get their microwaves from the lowers bidder for that year (or few months) and the support boards were probably designed for the last batch of microwaves that came from a different bidder.
CavemanCharlie 08/20/21 05:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV Hot Skin. Mystery solved!

Thanks for letting us know. I was wondering if you ever found the problem.
CavemanCharlie 08/18/21 07:17pm General RVing Issues
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