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RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

I use one of these. A full 30 pound tank weighs 55 pounds. Approximately 25 pounds when empty. Whatever it weighs on the scale, tells me how much propane I have left. https://i.imgur.com/NGpN8oIl.jpg
RobWNY 11/11/19 01:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replace or reseal skylight

You can also try one of the headlight restore kits on the skylight if the yellowing is bothersome.
RobWNY 11/10/19 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: No one is heading south?

We're leaving New York State for Florida on Nov. 19th We woke to 6 inches of snow this morning. Getting out of here can't happen fast enough!
RobWNY 11/08/19 02:50pm Snowbirds
RE: Change dining booth to table and chairs

We didn't change things out like you are thinking about doing but our 5th wheel came with the dinette table and chairs. The table is bolted to the floor as well as the outside wall utilizing a cleat underneath the table where it butts against the wall and we secure the chairs during transport by turning one upside down and placing it on top of the other, cushion to cushion. Then we use bungee cords and attach them to the hooks the factory installed that are screwed to the floor. Because the chairs are tight up against the edge of the table, we use a blanket between the edge of the table and the chairs to prevent damage.
RobWNY 11/07/19 01:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: So This Popped Up in the "Recommended" Videos

What have you been watching? Joking, but I think the point is to be exposed and get enough followers to make money. Too bad that she picked almost the smallest segment of the RV world. I think she has the exposure part pretty well mastered :B
RobWNY 11/06/19 04:03pm Truck Campers
RE: National General Rate Increases

Good Sam is not going to recommend a competitor insurance company. Call some reputable companies, compare apples to apples and see if Good Sam is competitive with the others or not and make an informed decision on who to purchase your coverage from. Include the company you have your vehicles and home owners with. You might get a good price having things bundled. For me my RV is covered by Progressive. They offered the most coverage for the least money. Don't mistake that with them being cheap though because they aren't. None of them are, but nothing about owning an RV is cheap as I'm sure you know. Good Luck
RobWNY 11/05/19 05:09am Good Sam Insurance
RE: Storage compartment lock latch?

Best to just change the lock as colliehauler suggested. Most storage compartment locks use the standard Latch Key #CH751
RobWNY 11/04/19 07:14am Tech Issues
RE: first time winterizing my 5th wheel

If you have a Black Tank Flush connection, get some anti-freeze in there too. There's a Anti-Siphon Vacuum Breaker/check valve, usually plastic and situated under the bathroom vanity that will likely still have some water in it as well as the Pex pipe that it's attached to. They sell hand pumps to winterize this part but I just take a piece of garden hose and screw it on to the flush connector and then use a funnel to pour anti-freeze through the hose and into that area. Lift the hose above the connector until it flows in and that should be good. Also, don't forget about the washer/Dryer plumbing if your rig is equipped for them.
RobWNY 11/03/19 12:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Macerator pumps

I have the flojet macerator as well. It works great although mine tends to overheat because I have a long run of 1" hose and I have to wait for it to cool down to continue. Not a big deal to me. I'd rather take care of things while in the comfort of my yard where I can do it at my leisure and get the tanks as clean as I want.
RobWNY 10/31/19 03:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Suburban Hot Water Heater Issue.

It's one of two possible issues. You either have components that have gone bad or it's an adjustment that needs to be made. Here is a link to a video that shows how to adjust the air intake when you get too much yellow flame. Adjustment Video
RobWNY 10/30/19 10:38am Tech Issues
RE: Mysteries of RV design

Our former travel trailer had this too. Besides being a pain in the neck to open/close it, any time the wind blew or any trailer movement whatsoever happened, a distinctive "tink tink tink" could be heard. Our current 5th wheel doesn't have an outside vent. Just a vent hood and filter. I don't miss the "tink tink tink" noise but no vent at all isn't the best thing either.
RobWNY 10/29/19 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Changes in Air Temp and Tire PSI

I think since there's so much different information being provided that doing as I posted earlier, checking each morning of our trip and adjusting accordingly, would be the best thing to do. I have a TPMS system so I'll know if pressures and/or temperatures get out of the normal range.
RobWNY 10/29/19 08:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Costs of things

I get your point but it really is a cheaper way to travel if you put a price on things that you normally wouldn't. How much is sleeping in a bed without worrying about bed bugs worth? How about feeling good because you slept in a comfortable bed rather than the hard as a rock mattress in a hotel. How much is that worth? How much is it worth knowing what a black light doesn't have to reveal? How much is not having kids running and thumping on the floor above you worth? How much is knowing the rest of your living space is clean worth? How much money do you save by not having to eat in a restaurant for every meal? What about the friends you've made over the years. What's that worth to you? Yes the cost of the RV and repairs and fuel etc. isn't cheap but but why did you buy an RV in the first place? There's something you love about the lifestyle. How much is that worth? If you put a dollar value on everything, it's way cheaper than other ways to go places. I can't remember the last time I stayed in a Hotel and became friends with someone. Some of the things I've mentioned are priceless to me!
RobWNY 10/28/19 12:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Changes in Air Temp and Tire PSI

Thanks everyone. I'll check each morning of our trip and adjust accordingly.
RobWNY 10/28/19 11:45am General RVing Issues
Changes in Air Temp and Tire PSI

If airing up tires to 80 PSI (Manufacturer recommended Max cold pressure indicated on tire) while air temp is 45 degrees and then traveling to a warm climate, will I likely have to let some air out? What I'm getting at is this....I start out with air temps at 45 degrees, tires at 80 PSI. I travel to where the air temp is 80 degrees. From past experience here in the Northeast, I know that my tire PSI in the summer when traveling gets to near 100 PSI when air temps are in the 80's and remain around that temperature for the duration of my trip. But now, I'll be airing up tires to 80 PSI and going from a cool air temperature to a warm temperature along with hot tires from traveling. From what I've read, tire pressure increases about 2% for each 10 degree increase in temperature. Using that as a guide, my tire pressure will be in the neighborhood of 105-110 PSI. Should I start out at something less than 80 PSI or is this something I shouldn't be overly concerned with?
RobWNY 10/28/19 07:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Smoke Detectors

I do have an alarm system with glass breakage, motion, temperature, water and entry sensors along with some cameras that activate with motion. Besides being monitored by the alarm company, I get phone notifications as well. Why not get smokes and CO's that are tied into your alarm and monitoring? All security companies can get battery operated - wireless smoke and CO detectors that can be put on a system, even if it's currently hard wired. I plan on doing that in a couple of years. I replaced all of my smoke/CO detectors last Spring and installed the alarm system this past Summer. I want to get a couple of years use out of them at least. I hate feeling like I threw my money away.
RobWNY 10/24/19 12:37pm Snowbirds
RE: Smoke Detectors

Good advice everyone. I'll leave the batteries in and working.
RobWNY 10/24/19 07:14am Snowbirds
RE: Smoke Detectors

If you have an Amazon Alexa device, you can enable a feature called Alexa Guard. The device will listen for breaking glass and smoke detector alarms. If it hears either, it will send a push notification to your phone to let you know. I played a breaking glass sound effect and pushed the smoke detector test button to try it out. It notifies your phone, and lets you listen in to hear what's happening in your house. Obviously not the same as a full security system. But a cheap way to let you know that something might be going on. I don't have an Amazon Alexa device but I do have an alarm system with glass breakage, motion, temperature, water and entry sensors along with some cameras that activate with motion. Besides being monitored by the alarm company, I get phone notifications as well.
RobWNY 10/24/19 04:48am Snowbirds
RE: Smoke Detectors

I have the smoke detectors that claim a 10 year battery life and installed Lithium Ion 9v batteries in them. I'll leave them in but will check with my insurance agent regarding this.
RobWNY 10/23/19 09:21am Snowbirds
RE: Smoke Detectors

I ask because you hear stories all the time when disaster strikes, where the fire department makes a point to say "There were no working fire/Smoke Detectors in the Home". I don't know if that creates a snag when negotiating a settlement with the Insurance company or if the fire officials are just stressing the importance of detectors.
RobWNY 10/23/19 07:39am Snowbirds
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