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RE: Dump Station Observations

I ran into something new this Thanksgiving weekend. My gray water tank is a water jug. On a full hook-up site with water shut off. The dump station 50 yards away had the normal sloped concrete area around it. Thinking if I spill, it will be easy to wash that area, so I packed the jug that 50 yards. WHY IN SAM HILL WOULD THE COE PUT A PADLOCK ON THAT COVER? (I carried back to site, did not spill into the gravel) You poured it in the grass then? LOL just kidding :)
RobWNY 12/01/20 11:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Who do you use for Roadside Assistance?

I use my insurance provider. In my case it's Travelers but I also have it in my RV insurance package through Progressive in case I get grief from one or the other.
RobWNY 12/01/20 11:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dump Station Observations

These kinds of things are exactly why I avoid using dump stations unless it's absolutely necessary. I prefer to travel home and use my Macerator and pump my tanks into the sewer at my house.
RobWNY 12/01/20 06:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Publish video on youtube

You have to sign in to Youtube Studio not just your channel. After clicking on the help link, type in "upload videos" and you'll get the instructions on what to do. There's also a video clip to watch. Uploading from an app is clunky at best.
RobWNY 11/30/20 03:44pm Technology Corner
RE: Recommendations for tire gauge?

I use this one.
RobWNY 11/30/20 02:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV navigation (Device or app)

RV Trip Wizard is the best app. I create my trips in RVTW and then recreate them using Google Maps once I know there are no hazards to worry about like low bridges. Then I send the maps to my phone via text message and can just use my phone as a GPS rather than buying a stand alone unit. RV Trip Wizard is a subscription based app though but worth every penny of the $49 they charge annually.
RobWNY 11/30/20 02:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV backup camera stuff

I went with the Haloview RD7-Mini 720P Wireless Range Dominator System It fits in the Furrion housing and I didn't have to drill anything.
RobWNY 11/28/20 07:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Broken Leaf Springs

Not that I would want to travel with broken springs very far, it's good to know you can travel a ways to get where it's safer to make the repair rather than trying to do it on the side of the road while traffic speeds by.
RobWNY 11/27/20 03:09pm General RVing Issues
Broken Leaf Springs

I have seen several videos on youtube recently about RVers having to deal with a broken Leaf Spring while traveling and getting the repair done. Some have done the job themselves, while others have hired a mobile RV Tech and still others have found a repair facility to get the job done. So how often do broken leaf springs happen and is it mostly due to overloading or is there some other reason for them to break? How far can you safely pull a camper with a broken Leaf Spring? Would it be a good idea to have a spare leaf spring if doing a lot of traveling? Most of these people mention how repair places don't have one in stock which means they have to wait for weeks in some instances.
RobWNY 11/27/20 08:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling with ebikes

Get a few moving blankets from Harbor freight or Amazon. Take the pedals off, take the front wheels off, lay a moving blanket down on the bed. Turn the handlebars and lay one bike on the blanket. Put another moving blanket down and put the 2nd bike on top of that. Secure with a strap or bungee cord or rope so they don't move around.
RobWNY 11/25/20 07:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Broken cargo door key

Do you have a locksmith nearby that could pick the locks?
RobWNY 11/24/20 09:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

Nothing like that available near me. $129 for the griddle only. No hood or stand is the best I could find. The one you're mentioning is $174.00
RobWNY 11/24/20 02:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2019 Duramax Regen

This thread has been interesting and a learning experience for me. My 2020 Duramax and first diesel vehicle was idling high yesterday. I thought it was too warm outside for it to be idling higher than normal. Now I understand why! Thanks for teaching this old guy something :)
RobWNY 11/22/20 12:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Reliable Walkie Talkie?

Why not just buy a couple of hand held CB radios.
RobWNY 11/22/20 12:51pm Tech Issues
RE: 600kbps = unuseable

And that's how the cell phone companies can claim they offer "unlimited" data because technically they do. It's just unusable for the most part.
RobWNY 11/22/20 12:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Ram 2500 DEF fluid

It varies. You will use more when towing than when not towing. It also makes a difference in how big the DEF tank is. My understanding is to expect around 1000 miles for each gallon of DEF when not towing.
RobWNY 11/19/20 06:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Propane tank locks for my TT

Not a good idea....if there was ever a fire, those tanks need to be removed from there quickly to avoid an explosion. I would not want them locked to the trailer in any way shape or form. This is exactly why the doors on 5th Wheels where propane tanks are stored don't have locks on them.
RobWNY 11/18/20 01:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Anyone using a portable washer and dryer?

We actually bought a Magic Chef apartment size washer and dryer. Dryer is 110. The literature says not for use in RV's but they have worked well for us for 3 seasons. I only wash a medium size load because that is what works best in the dryer. For what these two cost, I can replace them both and still pay less than what an RV washer and dryer would cost. Thanks jrs1871. I see they have more than one size in this class of washing machine. What size did you get?
RobWNY 11/18/20 06:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone using a portable washer and dryer?

I have a Costway Mini Washing Machine from Amazon ($69.99) and it takes a good load -- several t-shirts and underwear. If you need to do jeans or heavy sweatshirts, I would advise one at a time. It doesn't have a spinner on it, so you need to get one separately. I think there are new models now which contain a spinner. When we were in Florida at end of March and locked out of the campground's laundry, this came in handy! For drying, you need a drying rack or some other contraption. With covid I will continue to use this method when we are on the road. Thank you texacokat. Yes, I'm looking at either the single drum fully automatic machines that have a spin cycle or the two drum models that have a separate drum for washing and one for spinning.
RobWNY 11/17/20 06:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone using a portable washer and dryer?

I have one, wash is approx 7# load no more Spin dry 4# wet clothes , different compartment same machine One wash load is two spin dry loads Hang them up to finish drying No heated tumble dry in this machine The one your looking at might be different, There is a variety of sizes and functions It does save on the number of trips to the laundromat But if your 6ft 2 inches, 200+# size 42 The machine I have is Probably not for you Thanks MrWizard. I've been looking at the ones like you describe and also the single tub fully automatic models. How does it do with things like a pair of jeans and sweatshirts? All the video reviews I've seen just show things like light weight shirts, shorts, socks etc.
RobWNY 11/17/20 11:48am General RVing Issues
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