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RE: Stainless steel screws

If they were in the stainless tapping screw section of the hardware store they are in all probability 18-8. They would only carry 410 in drill screws that had a drill point. If they were tapping screws you should be ok. I would also note that if reactive embrittlement occurs (on 400 series fasteners into aluminum) it Always happens within 24-48 hours per every expert I have read on the subject. I would not recommend using a standard zinc plated steel screw in aluminum as the risk of the embrittlement is even greater. And corrosion will likely occur even if you cover with a sealant. Expansion and contraction of all the components will allow some moisture in the form of humidity to make its way into the joint. Greg
EgorKC 05/17/20 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stainless steel screws

30+ years in the fastener industry. As long as you use a 300 series (commonly known as 18-8 stainless) you are ok. Do not under any circumstances use a 400 series stainless such as 410. 302, 304, 305 are the most common 18-8 used in fasteners. Greg
EgorKC 05/17/20 08:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: fifth wheel gas stops

Before any trip to unfamiliar areas I plan what roads/hwys I will take. I then calculate my fuel stop distances. I then search fuel stations in the closest town/area. Once armed with the stations addresses you can use google maps to look at a street view. I write down a list of usable stops to take with us. This method has not failed us yet. I often can identify 2 or more in a given area so I have options. I started this practice because diesel access can be problematic on 2 lane hwys. It should be easier to find options this way for a gasser. I have surprisingly found some rather small stations that had an RV friendly layout. Greg
EgorKC 03/12/20 07:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trouble with California

Wait for a few minutes please. I gotta pop more popcorn as this is getting good. :B
EgorKC 01/19/20 06:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Registering 1-ton Truck in KS

Our 2012 F350 SRW was $229, personal property tax. Tagged for 20M lb and if I remember right the license fee was around $150. Next level for tagging was 24M and around another $100. more. We insure for RV use only and it costs less than 2010 Ford Ranger 4 Cyl. daily driver. Greg / Chef
EgorKC 11/24/19 10:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Colorado campground for next summer

Consider Mountaindale RV park Colorado Springs. Its 15 miles southwest of Colorado Springs. Beautiful park and well maintained with Pine trees throughout. Spacious sites. Close to all the activities in Colo Springs and Royal Gorge area. You could spend a few days there and then take 50 thru Canon City and visit the Buena Vista area too. Elevation of Colo Springs is 6030. Mountaindale is a bit lower by probably 300-500ft. Mornings in Late June were high 40's to low 50's last year. 60 by 10 am. Greg
EgorKC 10/30/19 08:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: cable splitter location

Dave H M: I did not need to as I only turn the antenna booster on when using air. I believe the flaw was in the booster module itself since the same wire that carries air signals carries cable signals. The module carries both signals. There must have been a stray strand of wire that interfered with the cable. All wiring except that booster module is original and now 3 TV's have very good cable reception. Greg
EgorKC 10/22/19 08:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: cable splitter location

Update: Replaced the Antenna Boost which also has Cable connections to it. Have now stayed in 2 RV parks that we have not historically had great cable reception on more than one channel. Multiple trips to both with poor results. Both locations we had good air reception when on Antenna. Now we have excellent cable on one and near excellent on the other. In addition our outdoor TV has Very good cable when it had very poor in the past. I believe the splitter is located behind the fireplace but did not pursue once the new antenna boost solved the issue. Greg
EgorKC 10/13/19 06:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

I add 12-18 Kalamata olives chopped and a tablespoon of capers to the sauce. Maybe some shredded parmesan cheese as well if I have it. Adds a Mediterranean flavor to it. Greg
EgorKC 09/23/19 08:03pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How come?

Daily vitamins, and Honey on you oatmeal. I keep a Flonase spray in the MH for allergies because the pollens are always different from where we were before. Agree with this with 2 changes. Add a Zinc supplement daily at least 1 week before travel and continue while traveling. Make sure the Honey is Raw honey. It has natural antibiotic properties. Greg
EgorKC 09/10/19 07:34pm RV Lifestyle
RE: I Hate the Heat

Door County WI. Stayed for a week in early July about 3 years or so back and it never got above 78. 50-55 in the mornings. Loads to see and do as well.
EgorKC 08/25/19 06:48pm Full-time RVing
RE: cable splitter location

Could you explain where each of the four outlets are located? 1. Bedroom (direct from the Antenna power boost outlet) 2. Living room (main TV in street side wall) 3. Outside Kitchen (in ceiling) 4. ??????? (Outdoor sidewall to left of entry door) Since the Living room, Outdoor Kitchen and Outside sidewall all feed off of the connection at the power boost there must be a splitter. The Bedroom one has always had the best picture it has Never really been as clear as when hooked directly to the Park Cable connection. The others are worse. I have removed and tightened each of these. Ends feel and appear to be crimped well but I will replace if the splitter proves to be ok. Greg
EgorKC 08/13/19 08:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: cable splitter location

Have you tried replacing the end of the coax connection? I was also having issues and the person at the factory that crimped the cable did not do a good job. When I replaced both ends behind the wall plate I got much better signal. Will try after I locate and replace splitter if that does not solve it. In our experience with cable splitters are usually the culprit. Thanks for the thought tho. Greg
EgorKC 08/12/19 06:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: cable splitter location

We have a 2013 Forest River Wildcat Rear Living 5th wheel. Cable TV has never worked great but has been much worse the last 4-5 years, If I run Cable from Campground post direct through window to any TV reception is perfect. Through the main 5er cable input it is very snowy. I replaced the Antenna power boost outlet and removed all 4 of the Cable hookups and verified a tight connection. I also checked the main Cable input to verify tight. No change in snow. None of these have a splitter connected to the cable. I pulled all lines out as far as they had slack and no splitter. I then removed every access panel in the main trailer and basement to look for a main cable splitter. NO luck. There has to be one somewhere as this trailer has 1 cable inlet and 4 cable outlets. Does anyone have any idea where it could be? I will contact Forest River but my understanding from research is that RV's are wired based on the whim of the crew that given day. Thus I expect no real help there. We can use antenna reception but DW prefers the cable variety. Hoping to get help narrowing down the hunt. Greg I have to ask a basic question. You are turning off the OTA antenna booster when connected to park cable? (Yes) When you say 4 cable outlets, does that mean at four different locations in the trailer? Or two each at two locations? If two each at two locations, there is probably a SAT input somewhere that you are missing. (4 individual cable outlets none of which are loose or have any splitter connected when I pull out as much cable as the play allows. No outlets are marked SAT.) Might be time to buy a coax compression tool and some ends, and replace crimped ends with the newer compression ends. (Will do only after I locate and replace the splitter. Our experience with cable in multiple locations has been splitters are the culprit.) https://www.amazon.com/Crimper-Compression-Stripper-Gaobige-connectors/dp/B073TWL5G4/ref=asc_df_B073TWL5G4/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309802506143&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8440834710224871333&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1027744&hvtargid=pla-593079867514&psc=1 The OTA antenna power supply/booster has a splitter built into it. So the three connections on the back are: (Already replaced with Identical unit the Winegard came with.) 1. OTA Antenna 2. Cable in 3. Output (Antenna or Cable, depending on switch on or off) Front connection also gets switched between OTA Antenna and cable via the power button. A good test would be to hook up to cable and install a cable from the front outlet to the main TV if the power/supply booster is in the bedroom. That would islolate the problem as before or after the power supply. https://i.imgur.com/py6wWtFl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/bH0tye5l.jpg In many cases, they put a splitter on the 2nd TV output and it is in the wall behind the power supply. You say you already looked there however. I would think that by 2013 just about all trailers had sat cables installed OEM. Thanks for the ideas. I am now certain it must be behind the Electric Fireplace and will check there next trip. Unit is in storage now. (Thanks for the ideas. I will remove Fireplace and check behind it. I suspect that is where I will find it.) Chris
EgorKC 08/12/19 06:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: cable splitter location

Not the right year but here’s a List of some locations. Why not run the cable in thru the satellite connection? There are no Satellite connections. Just one Cable input located in the compartment with water/backflush inputs and holding tank levers.
EgorKC 08/11/19 06:56pm Fifth-Wheels
cable splitter location

We have a 2013 Forest River Wildcat Rear Living 5th wheel. Cable TV has never worked great but has been much worse the last 4-5 years, If I run Cable from Campground post direct through window to any TV reception is perfect. Through the main 5er cable input it is very snowy. I replaced the Antenna power boost outlet and removed all 4 of the Cable hookups and verified a tight connection. I also checked the main Cable input to verify tight. No change in snow. None of these have a splitter connected to the cable. I pulled all lines out as far as they had slack and no splitter. I then removed every access panel in the main trailer and basement to look for a main cable splitter. NO luck. There has to be one somewhere as this trailer has 1 cable inlet and 4 cable outlets. Does anyone have any idea where it could be? I will contact Forest River but my understanding from research is that RV's are wired based on the whim of the crew that given day. Thus I expect no real help there. We can use antenna reception but DW prefers the cable variety. Hoping to get help narrowing down the hunt. Greg
EgorKC 08/11/19 05:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Parks in/near Ruidoso, NM

We stayed at Circle B 3 years ago and were happy. We had a site on the outer edge that was spacious and shaded. We'd stay there again. Greg
EgorKC 07/13/19 06:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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