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RE: Need New TV

I replaced the original television in our trailer with a 32" Visio 5 years ago and it still works well. It is not a "smart" television but is fine for us right now.
RAS43 09/23/20 11:56am Technology Corner
RE: Best portable heater (30 amp) for my rv?

My furnace works fine. That's helpful for OP. ??
RAS43 09/19/20 11:31am Tech Issues
RE: Times Up, Told You So, DirecTV is Dead

metoo X3
RAS43 09/18/20 08:58pm Technology Corner
RE: Best portable heater (30 amp) for my rv?

Lots of good advice here and good brands out in the market. I have a Holmes and a 1Touch, both 1500 watts. When one of them quits I will try a Vornado. I usually run one on low all night and have the furnace set as backup, the setting depends on the overnight low. Down to about 35 degrees the furnace may come on near morning. I have used 2 heaters at times when colder but placing them can be an issue and having 2 running is a concern for us. We have been out in nights down to the high teens. On those nights We open the kitchen and bath cabinet doors to warm the piping. I haven't had an issue with the tanks with these methods. One thing I highly recommend is to run another heavy duty cord into the unit for one heater if the electric box has a 20 amp outlet. This takes the load off of the RV's circuits and makes it safer if two heaters are used. It is easy to do with slide outs as the cord can be passed by a seal.
RAS43 09/18/20 08:51pm Tech Issues
RE: RPMs dropping uphill, Ford f-450

Since the truck is new to you is all of the maintenance up to date, especially fuel filters? Could just be something simple.
RAS43 09/09/20 08:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you pay your bills on the road on extended trips?

I use my bank app on my phone as others do. If data is not available I have used a library as most towns have one and they are pretty secure.
RAS43 09/09/20 08:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Cold-ish weather camping

We are supposed to be in Estes Park, Co next Tuesday. The Weather Channel says a high of 31 and a low of 23 with 70% chance of snow. I may push it back a day. Forecast is for 6-13" of snow in RMNP Monday thru Tuesday. Good luck!!
RAS43 09/04/20 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Standard definition from direct tv

My SD still working fine X2 here.
RAS43 09/04/20 10:39am Technology Corner

manufacturer/dealer will sell extended warranty... MAKE SURE you haggle the price, they have. LARGE markup And be sure if a dealer is selling it that it is the manufacturers plan as many sell both and push the 3rd party plan as it can make them more $$$.
RAS43 09/01/20 03:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacing two 6 volt house batteries with one 12 volt

go get a wal mart deep cycle marine battery biggest that will fit. been using them for years no problem.mine are four years old last month. X2 Mine usually last 4-5 years and are reasonably priced and easy to find.
RAS43 08/31/20 03:40pm Tech Issues

Not a hater at all. In fact my truck's gear boxes have Amsoil in them. Goes back to my early days as a mechanic for a bulk hauling fleet. They tested Standard Oil {Amoco} synthetic gear oils which proved out to increase their fleet fuel mileage. Synthetic engine oils didn't work as well back then. I have used synthetic engine oils at times but am still not convinced that they work as well in engines and don't believe in the hype from Amsoil or any one else about extended oil changes. A quality oil and regular changes works for me. Did like the picture though of the tin oil can. Now where did I put that opener spout? ;)
RAS43 08/23/20 01:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Engine Runaway - 2005 Cummins

The old 2 stroke diesel I had back in the day had like a knife blade air door in the intake to stop it and beleive there was a factory air kill too. Diesel runaways do happen. Brings back a lot of memories. Detroit Diesel 2 stroke engines were famous for runaways back then. Either bad blower seals or piston rings could cause it to run on oil. That is why they had an air door on the intake with a pull cable into the cab or the air operated air valve you mentioned. Or a piece of plywood nearby our work station. Also, a runaway could happen if a mechanic set the fuel injector racks too right. That would be a fuel runaway. We kept a hammer nearby to break a fuel line to shut off the fuel and then shut off the air. :R
RAS43 08/23/20 01:13pm Tow Vehicles

No it's called "AMZ/OIL" It is AMSOIL, with an S on their web site and all their literature and labels. ????
RAS43 08/22/20 12:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: anode rod

Why is he late? There is still material on the rod to do the job. As for flushing, I flush every fall at storage time regardless of the condition of the rod.
RAS43 08/19/20 03:49pm Tech Issues
RE: All steel 236/85/R16 LRF

Or drink the right coolaid!!
RAS43 08/19/20 03:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tire pressure gauges

Where are you guys finding tire shops that have calibrated gauges? Every place I have ever been to Chain, independent, clean, filthy, trustworthy, or disreputable, use what ever gauge the tech has in his pocket,or the big stick gauge on the compressor hose. Y,all are either really gullible or, live in much more exclusive zip code than I. Costco near us has one and will check customer's.
RAS43 08/16/20 02:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire pressure gauges

Thanks RAS43. Good idea. Next time I'm at my local service shop I'll have them test it for me. :B
RAS43 08/15/20 09:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire pressure gauges

Stop by your favorite tire shop as ask them to compare their gauge vs. yours. Any good tire shop should have at least one accurate gauge.
RAS43 08/14/20 03:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Back to the '70s!!!!

RV industry pumping out the RV's. No new parks are being built or renovated for more sites :( Regulations hamper the building of new campgrounds and make it cost prohibitive. What is the solution to this problem? Simple parks with less amenities to keep costs down? A Jellystone campground about 40 miles from us spent the last year+ expanding and rebuilding. Originally had about 125 sites. Now there are over 200 sites and the same amount of cabins, plus a water park and other amenities. A full hookup site now is around $100 a night! We never stayed there before, won't now for sure. The big attraction in the area is the Renaissance Festival in July and August, which was cancelled this year. Not my cup of tea either.
RAS43 08/08/20 09:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rocky Mountain National Park to Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Just be aware that I25 from Castle Rock to Monument is still in major reconstruction. Narrow lanes and lots of lane movement. But is there any reasonable alternative when towing a 34' fifth-wheel? I can't seem to find one on the map. Not sure at this point. There is a CO 105 out of Sedalia that runs south and meets I25 in Monument. We are going to take a ride this week and check it out as it could work for us and our 34' Hitchhiker. We are off of C470 which you could connect from I70.
RAS43 08/03/20 05:50pm Roads and Routes
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