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RE: Generator exhaust extension

What are you trying to accomplish? There's a device called the "Gen-turi" that redirects the generator exhaust above the RV roof line without placing any significant back pressure on the exhaust. The Gen-turi only adds about a foot to the actual exhaust pipe. The rest is an oversize plastic pipe that draws fresh air in the bottom to carry the exhaust fumes out the top. Camco Gen-Turi RV Generator Exhaust Venting System
Dutch_12078 01/24/22 06:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Aftermarket engine gauge recommendations

A ScanGauge should have what you want. And more... ScanGauge SG2 II
Dutch_12078 01/23/22 07:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help with Mobley device

If the Mobley's SIM lock PIN wasn't changed before AT&T updated the firmware to remove the "Never shut off" option a couple of years ago, moving the SIM to a hotspot will not work. You'll need to find a friendly AT&T cell service tech willing to give you the phone unlock (PUK) codes and instructions on how to use them.
Dutch_12078 01/21/22 04:55pm Tech Issues
RE: What Would Happen If?

You can mail the envelopes back empty or full of junk, but all it will accomplish is to give the person that slices the envelopes open a reason to say, "Huh, another one..." as he or she tosses it in the recycling bin or trash.
Dutch_12078 01/21/22 04:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone with a THERMOSAN ?

That Former Thetford engineer was ME. No, there is no way that the dump a load on a congress critter's car can be true, but I love the thought. At the end of the products life, we were being assailed by exhaust emissions flack. Never mind that it was not true, we are talking about bureaucrats here, and facts just don't matter. I had built a complete dyno and emissions test lab, and that did not show anything of interest. So I set up to pull samples into a gas chromatagraph. That was clear in that the resulting data with a 440 Chrysler engine could tell that the system was pumping, but when I handed out the data without labels, only about half guessed correctly and there were only two sets of data handed out..... I now wish I had saved enough of the parts to put one on my own coach. Matt Thanks for the additional info, Matt!
Dutch_12078 01/19/22 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: INCREASING lpg capacity ?

There's no need to buy a new cylinder unless you need additional tanks. If one of yours needs re certification you can exchange it at a Blue Rhino or other exchange place and get a newer one. I don't use those places regularly because they charge more for a tank that isn't full but they are nice if you need to "upgrade" to a newer tank. I've suggested this before and had people jump all over me that it is somehow unethical or stealing or fraud or something. If you check out the websites of the big exchange companies they are quite fine with the practice and fully expect it as part of their business model. Not jumping on you, but have you ever seen a cylinder exchange that handles the 30 and 40 lb cylinders many towable RV's use? I haven't...
Dutch_12078 01/19/22 04:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone with a THERMOSAN ?

Sounds like a myth to me... This post from a former Thetford employee seems much more likely to be factual. Thermasan Waste Distruct System
Dutch_12078 01/18/22 06:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: INCREASING lpg capacity ?

Permanently installed ASME tanks used on RV's don't need periodic inspections in the US like the portable DOT cylinders do. They are supposed to get a cursory visual before being refilled though. My experience has been about 50-50 on attendants checking the dates on DOT cylinders.
Dutch_12078 01/18/22 05:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone with a THERMOSAN ?

Thetford used to sell a "Thermasan" system that injected the waste into the exhaust stream, but it was dropped years ago due to low sales numbers.
Dutch_12078 01/18/22 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish portable dish.

Depending on the age and model of your in-motion dish, it may not work with the format changes Dish made several years ago. If you're considering buying one of the portable self-aiming "dome" dishes, the instructions that come with them are quite good at walking you through the initial setup. After that it's just a matter of placing the dish in a location with a clear view of the sky in the direction of the satellite arc(s) your dish supports. The Winegard Pathway X2 would be my first choice since it fully supports both satellite sets for maximum aiming opportunities.
Dutch_12078 01/15/22 03:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Anybody launching a boat with a Class A?

The lake where our family cottage is has 2 or 3 fishing tournaments each year that attract a number of pro and semi-pro fishermen. Several of them arrive in fairly high end motorhomes, and I've noticed that a few have a front hitch installed that they use for launching their boats. Others tow a stacker trailer with their boat on top and a pickup underneath they use for launching.
Dutch_12078 01/11/22 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVs over 10 years old are valueless

For a little perspective, we have 18 campground reservations from now until April, and none of them have shown the slightest interest in the age of our 21 year old Class A. I do know that two of them would care if we wanted to stay longer than 30 days, including one that runs a soft credit report and a criminal background check for longer stays.
Dutch_12078 01/08/22 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: More efficient propane furnace

Hydro-Flame's (Atwood/Dometic) Excalibur XT furnaces were supposed to be quieter and more efficient, but I don't see them listed any more.
Dutch_12078 01/08/22 06:03am Tech Issues
RE: Android and Linux

The "kernel" in an operating system is basically the digital interface between the hardware and software, in other words the "heart" of the OS. Android uses the open source Linux kernel, customized for their needs. The most popular OS that's commonly referred to as "Linux" is actually the "GNU" operating system that uses the Linux kernel as well. Point of interest, the Windows WSL 2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux) runs on a custom version of the Linux kernel. Microsoft is a member of the Linux Foundation and also supports the Linux kernel security mailing list (a rather select community). Microsoft submits patches to the Linux kernel as it works to create a complete virtualization stack with Linux and the Microsoft hypervisor.
Dutch_12078 01/07/22 08:12pm Technology Corner
RE: First front tire blow out....

I do agree that what the OP did was ok, but getting back to the hand positions on the steering wheel, here's an interesting article that discusses the NHTSA's change from the previous "10 & 2" recommendation to a "9 & 3" recommendation. They also keeping our thumbs on top of the wheel instead of wrapping them around the wheel. That's something professional race drivers have known for many years to avoid dislocating or breaking their thumbs in wrecks when the wheel can spin forcefully. How To Hold Your Steering Wheel Properly
Dutch_12078 01/04/22 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where did the Non weekend RVers go?

I'm a fulltimer and participate in other RV forums where the fulltimer community is much more active. If anything, I think the last couple of years have seen a significant increase in fulltimers, especially among the pre-retirement crowd. With so many working from home, a home that can be pretty much where ever you want it to be is certainly attractive.
Dutch_12078 01/03/22 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Raised toilet, what’s underneath

Did you replace a low profile toilet with a high profile one? The ones I've worked on usually had a toilet drain pipe that needed the height to run off at a downward angle to reach the black tank. With the flush valve open can you see straight down into the tank?
Dutch_12078 01/01/22 06:40am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: First front tire blow out....

NEVER . . . NEVER . . . NEVER Step on the brake with a front tire blowout. You step on the gas then work on slowing down without brakes. Most vehicles I have driven, the only way to disengage cruise control and maintain a grip on the wheel is tap brake or clutch pedal. Would be willing to bet the OP does not have the 2nd option The cruise controls on my F53 based motorhome are on the steering wheel within easy thumb reach while maintaining a grip on the wheel.
Dutch_12078 12/31/21 06:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Storing With or Without Full Gas Tank

For a month, nothing need be done beyond storing it with a full tank. For longer term storage, add fuel stabilizer to the full tank and run the engines as you described.
Dutch_12078 12/29/21 04:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) --- Great add-on

RV and/or chassis manufacturers aren't going to add anything that costs extra unless the feds require it or the market demands it. I expect TPMS' will be offered as a factory or dealer installed option at some point first.
Dutch_12078 12/24/21 06:26pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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