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RE: Propane smell inside to best diagnose?

I don't know why but when my active propane tank is low there is a propane odor. After almost 20 years I still can't explain it.
Dick_B 10/25/22 07:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Heating the Garage

Just noticed several `plug in' ceramic heaters on Amazon for under $30. Don't know if they will do the job for you but may be part of the conversation. Those natural gas heaters will heat the whole neighborhood :-)
Dick_B 10/20/22 07:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing Water Heater

Always curious; why go to larger water heater? More people...longer showers...
Dick_B 10/18/22 07:40am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Advice on Cover for Winter Storage

What is a cover? We have used a Sunshield-like tarp for as long as we have had the RV. It's much easier to handle than the kind that envelopes the entire rig. It covers the roof and parts of the sides, front and back. I'm 84 and like a fool keep climbing up onto the roof to install it. For lots of reading search this Forum for `RV cover'.
Dick_B 10/17/22 07:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Mysterious Propane "Leak"

I had trouble finding a leak and tried everything; smelling, soap test and special leak detector liquid. Then one time I saw several flies around a particular joint, tested it specifically and then I saw the bubbles. Let flies be your best friend. They like the presence of LP.
Dick_B 10/10/22 07:37am Tech Issues
RE: The horrible roads are killing the fun.

The latest conspiracy theory (that I am just making up) is that the tire companies and the government are in cahoots somehow. The worse the roads are the more tires are needed. Good for the tire companies. Less road maintenance means lower taxes and more incumbents are re-elected. Good for the politicians.
Dick_B 10/06/22 08:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cover for camper while in storage? Yes/no?

For additional posts search this forum for `rv cover' and read on. We have covered our camper for 19 seasons using a `Sunshield' silver/black tarp that covers the top and part of the sides depending on what size tarp is used. Our 12 x 30 tarp costs around $60 and weighs about 20 lbs. We hold it down with boat fenders partially filled with sand to keep it from flapping. No damage as has sometimes been reported. If you go with a cover that envelopes the entire RV check the weight to see if you will be able to get it up onto the roof and where you will store it.
Dick_B 09/28/22 07:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Is changing to a quieter AC worth it?

I installed one of the Wacko products and it makes a big difference. Check out And, no, i don't work for them and would not benefit from a purchase.
Dick_B 09/13/22 09:09am Truck Campers
RE: Alaska - 2023

Devil's advocate here: We flew to Fairbanks and started a two week tour which included several days on a small cruise ship and some railroad travel. Saw a lot and it was easy on our aging bodies. I'd start the Alaska trip with something similar then go back another time to spend more time if you want. I just noticed Viking has something similar.
Dick_B 08/24/22 10:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Good RV Mattress for heavier people

If you can try Verlo. We've tried most of them and think they are the best but $$$ Remember you spend 1/3 of your life on a mattress so $$$ may not be so high when you think of how it's used. P.S. we have them on both our RV and stick house.
Dick_B 07/22/22 02:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chicago to Cedar City, UT - route 70 or 80?

I can't seem to find mine but Mountain Directory West may be helpful.
Dick_B 07/20/22 08:04am Travel Trailers
Tire longevity

After two years off for the pandemic we decided to check out the trailer in preparation for our August trip. Our tire guy noticed that our Michelin XPS Ribs were made in 2008 which is when we installed them. Pretty good service we thought so we bought five Rib replacements which should last a lifetime since we are both in our middle 80's.
Dick_B 07/04/22 07:05am General RVing Issues
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