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RE: Water tanks

Some caution is advised. I've been told the drain plug melts as a last ditch safety feature.
RickLight 04/16/21 08:27pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Holding tanks

So they are not all plumbed together? I too have three tanks in similar configuration as yours (1 grey rear of trailer, 1 grey, 1 black near front) but they are all plumbed to a single dump connection in the center of the trailer. You got luck, or smart. What rig?
RickLight 04/16/21 08:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Holding tanks

We have a rear kitchen so it has it's own grey tank with the other up front for the shower/bathroom sink. So 3 tanks to dump when it comes time and I have to pull forward about 15' to get to the third. This and 3 short hoses does it 90% of the time for me. https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/d507abae-6a13-4af1-b09b-e110a96d7575_1.246ecf512c9c0fa29b48f368d871c97a.jpeg
RickLight 04/16/21 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Holding tanks

I think it's not so much different levels as the distance between drains. The general rule is 1/4" drop per 12" run. If the drains are too far apart then they can't connect to the same outlet. Mine are about 20' apart, so 5" drop!
RickLight 04/10/21 09:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: LION ut1300 Lithium

I've had 3 of those for a year. Very happy except that we haven't gotten out yet this year. We aren't big power users but love to dig back into the forest. So far a week is easy.
RickLight 04/04/21 09:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

Have you tested the voltage of each wire against a known ground? Is there already some additional switch for the light?
RickLight 03/25/21 04:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Rear Kitchen - good idea or bad idea?

We too were warned of fridges in the rear, breaking eggs. 2 years no issues. We have been down some baaaad roads. Smooth driving with hidden dips, breaks and worse. Last summer after 100 miles of that, a jar of spaghetti sauce leaped out of the upper cupboard and hit the sink edge. Looked like an axe murder scene. Turns out the cheap bin on the shelf had broken releasing enough weight to open the cupboard. Took a while to clean up and get the smell out, Our canned food now lives in drawer.
RickLight 03/23/21 03:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Making a Pie Pan Dutch Oven

We have "Cooking on a Stick" a small book of kids campfire cooking. Half of it is right out of boy scouting. More than hotdogs, less than Dutch ovens.
RickLight 03/23/21 03:13pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What are your campfire cooking essentials?

My boy scout days taught me only a knife is really necessary! What we use most is a fish or burger holder, we've had several. 2 grates that hold flattish food pieces. Then with the heavy leather mitt, you just hold it over whatever is hot. Good wood smoke flavor, infinitely adjustable cooking. Easy cleanup by burning off anything stuck on. I haven't tried using it for s'mores, cause we carry way too much other stuff!
RickLight 03/23/21 02:56pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

The problem is that I don't know how to hook it up. The three wires on the existing switch go to the three wires on the new switch.
RickLight 03/21/21 06:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

Most 12V dimmers that look like that one are fine for most modern LEDs. I've put a lot of dimmers in my rig! I agree that it's probably best to disconnect the switch in the panel. I did that because I hated opening the cover just to turn on a light. Remove the switch leads one at a time to see what they do. As I recall, mine are just as you suggest. But testing is smart. The dimmer needs the neg/ground to properly dim LEDs, where a switch doesn't. If you want to just run the switch lines to the new switch you should be OK. Hook the wires up as directed by purpose NOT by color. There are several color patterns in use in automotive/RV products, including ones where black and white are reversed! Generally if you get it wrong things just won't work, rather than lighting on fire. Worst case you blow a fuse.
RickLight 03/21/21 05:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Montana "hi-line"

Some good ideas here. Thanks and keep them coming!!
RickLight 03/13/21 06:56pm Roads and Routes
Montana "hi-line"

Anyone have tips for north or east Montana? Cool places, great sights, places to skip?? We are looking at going from Spokane, WA to Bozeman, MT via the Dakotas! We have 8 weeks (April-June) and haven't been to TR National Park. Naturally a swing through Badlands, Black Hills, Devils Tower are in order. But it's early enough that high mountain snow will keep us out of Glacier and Yellowstone. Fort Peck lake has a bunch of campgrounds, but I don't know anything about the area and what's good. Are they all for fishing/boating?
RickLight 03/12/21 10:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: Cleaning Fresh water tank and water heater

If it's been awhile then definitely drain the water heater. Replace the anode rod if your model uses one. And flush! Maybe even descale it. https://youtu.be/TL7AtXJYNcc
RickLight 03/11/21 03:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Used “Canadian” trucks

Looser emissions standards in CA, I believe. Mine is great.
RickLight 03/11/21 03:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Campground recommendations for OR coast

We may see you there!
RickLight 03/11/21 03:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bluetooth Adjustable Converter?

NO I went lithium partially to avoid such complications. When a system is well designed you don't need to tweak it or even monitor it!
RickLight 03/11/21 03:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Northeast Oregon

We were there last fall. +1 Oregon Trail museum, and was open during pandemic! +2 Travel Oregon website, it's all there! Bookmark tripcheck.com the OR DOT website. Gas is infrequent, plan ahead. Smith Rocks are cool, with paved trails. Watch the rock climbers and cliff birds from a safe place. Pendleton is nice if things are open. The casino RV park is good. Their cultural center is supposed to be good but was closed last summer. John Day NM visitor centers are closed. I'm sensing a theme...
RickLight 03/02/21 02:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: LifePo4 Charge Performance

Mentioning your charger. I do hope it's lithium compatible, so you can charge to full. That's the real reason I got a new one!
RickLight 02/06/21 08:17am Tech Issues
RE: LifePo4 Charge Performance

LiFePo can be discharged to 0%, as defined by it's own BMS! Reliable manufacturers rate their products in real world terms. Whatever point the BMS shuts off power is likely 10-20% of capacity. The important part is getting the amp hours you pay for.
RickLight 02/05/21 10:15pm Tech Issues
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