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RE: WIX oil filter for Onan genny?

Wix makes quality filters been using them on all of my vehicles for 20 years. X2
Ron3rd 02/04/20 08:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Ohio's New Online Reservation System!

Has anyone else tried to use the new Ohio state park reservation system yet? I am so disappointed In the new system! It is definitely not user friendly at least in my opinion! There are no more campsite photos and there are no more site maps to work from. I have since sent an email to them asking them to bring back the old system! Is there any one else that feels the same way I do? Just curious! Sounds like their new system is almost as good as reservecalifornia.com
Ron3rd 02/04/20 08:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV lot OWNERSHIP - deeded lot ownership, live year round

Doesn't Escapees have something like this where they sell you a lot you can use as your "base station"?
Ron3rd 02/01/20 10:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Toilet choices, plastic vs. porcelain.

We've had both and prefer the porcelain
Ron3rd 01/31/20 02:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Composting Toilet

Thanks for your comments (at least most of them, Horsedoc for example). We boondock exclusively and live in our RV full time. Spent a few years on a sailboat so have extensive experience with this type of toilet. Also don't get wigged out over cleaning this sort of item. In that case, and it sounds like you know what you're doing, I say go for it.
Ron3rd 01/27/20 05:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Composting Toilet

I did the bucket and bag thing, for my first five years of 1/2 to 3/4 time van living. I'm now doing the portapotty thing, and emptying it in a sewer cleanout. They both have their pluses and minuses. I don't ever plan to put a black tank in my van. Seems like too much work for not very much benefit. But I might use it if I had boughv a pre-made RV. Yeah, that makes sense in a Van, but the OP has a Toy Hauler. I see no problem with what he wants to do so long as the Toy Hauler can be easily converted back to a standard RV toilet, ie, keep all the old parts, toilet, etc. Otherwise, good luck selling it in the future.
Ron3rd 01/27/20 05:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: timbrens

People really should not compare air bags with Timbrens. They're 2 completely different animals with entirely different approaches. In some cases Timbrens might work fine for you and in other cases you're really much better off with air bags. Depends on the setup.
Ron3rd 01/26/20 04:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: MaxAir added

Vent covers are the first mod I do on a new rig. Should be standard equipment
Ron3rd 01/26/20 04:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: What is the coldest temp you've started your Honda 2000 in?

There is a YouTube channel where a young couple was using an EU3000i that their only power source in northern Idaho. No warm storage. Frequently used well BELOW 0F. It always started but the RPMs would "hunt" (oscillate) unless it was run on 1/2 choke. After several trip back to an authorized service center, with no success, they stumbled on using Mobil 1 0W-20. Not sure why, but it cured the oscillations. Once the temps got consistently in the 20s, they switched back to Honda's recommended weight oil. EU2000 in Death Valley in January with early morning temperature at 20 degrees. The genny was left outside in the bed of the truck. Not super cold but I had the oscillation issue noted above and had to keep a little choke on to smooth it out. I had dino oil in it at the time so maybe synthetic would have made a difference.
Ron3rd 01/19/20 12:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Champion generator

Daughter has the Champion 3400 inverter genny with the remote start and it works great. She found it online for $999 with free shipping and not sales tax. I think it's a great brand and see no problem going with them. I own a Honda EU2000 from 15 years ago. Paid $700 and change from a friend that had a Honda dealership. It's great but would not hesitate to buy a Champion. I've read here that they have good customer support and parts available too.
Ron3rd 01/18/20 10:18am Tech Issues
RE: Would I ever be happy towing with a half ton truck

You can get away with a properly equipped 1/2 ton. I towed with my old Tundra for 10 years before getting a bigger truck. Even towed about 8,000 lbs with it for over 3 years. But based on your comment of possibly moving up in size of trailer, I would say it's a no brainer; go with the 3/4 ton, the cost difference is not that much and will give you more options on what you can tow.
Ron3rd 01/18/20 10:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: UPPER PINE CAMPGROUND, YOSEMETE

I may be wrong and I have not checked but I thought North Pines was the only Yosemite Valley cg with large sites for RV. That's where we stayed at site 101 which is right at the entrance and easy maneuvering. The others near there are also very good 103, 105 etc. Those sites are right on the river. Later we grabbed a site that just opened, maybe 517 and had a fun time maneuvering the narrow twisty roads with boulders and big trees as I mentioned. then we had a very hard time backing into the site, but it was worth it for 5 more days in the Valley. You're not wrong at all. They have sites that will accommodate 35 foot rigs. The problem is maneuvering a 35 ft travel trailer into the site which may or may not work for us. As I also mentioned, they can turn you away at the gate if your rig is too long. If you have a 35 ft motor home you're fine.
Ron3rd 01/18/20 09:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grill conversion

Here's my old post for Weber Q grills: WEBER CONVERSION
Ron3rd 01/18/20 08:49am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Grill conversion

The post above has a lot of good info. You did not say what grill you have. I can only speak for the Weber Q. The basic idea is your quick connect off your trailer delivers low pressure gas off the regulator in the trailer. Most grills have a regulator to regulate high pressure gas from the screw on cylinders. Therefore, you end up with 2 regulators in the chain which can result in bad performance of the grill. You need to set up your grill for the low pressure gas from the trailer. The solution is to remove the regulator on the grill. With the Weber Q grills this is easily done as the regulator simply unscrews and you're left with an 1/8 NPT male fitting. Calor makes an adapter fitting for this with a quick connect for your hose. It's a simple 5 minute conversion on Weber grills. If you need more info I have an old post on this forum with pictures and will try to find it.
Ron3rd 01/18/20 08:45am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: POPS RV (broker) - Feedback?

In my opinion people are wasting there time and money with Pops's RVs. When I was looking all of the units I would've been interested in were over priced by a lot. And as you are finding out getting a straight answer is difficult if not impossible! I'm sure they are legit, but they make the buying process and getting info difficult. That has been my initial impression as well, even after 1 unit. Their offer is 3 pages and, there is a buyers fee of $389. I was just looking for a verbal on how far apart we were on price, which would ensure I don’t waste their time (or mine). I am hesitant to sign any contract, I may just walk away from this one. Thanks OJ I see nothing wrong with requiring a written offer to make sure you're a serious buyer. The $389 fee is a deal breaker for me though because they're making their money off the seller. But it's their business so their rules. I agree with the others; I'd walk.
Ron3rd 01/16/20 12:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: POPS RV (broker) - Feedback?

^ NO ITS NOT a consignment sale charges the seller a commission off the sale not the buyer......... Correct in most cases if seen. Though not set in stone, many take 10% of the top of the sale from the SELLER. Percentages will vary. The buyer is not normally charged anything other than any mandatory state fees, etc.
Ron3rd 01/16/20 12:02pm Beginning RVing
RE: Substancial deposit required

Have run into multiple types of deposit situations. If I don't like it I just go elsewhere. Same here, the policies are all over the map for private campgrounds. The latest private campground we booked said they collect payment when we check in. Some private's collect one night. Some charge all. I can tell you ALL the California State Parks collect FULL payment when you reserve the site online through reservecalifornia.com, even if you're going 6 months from now.
Ron3rd 01/16/20 11:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: UPPER PINE CAMPGROUND, YOSEMETE

Rated for a 35' trailer you should have no issues. Rated for a 35' motorhome could present some difficulty. Otherwise if you fit you can stay. UPDATE: I was going to book a site and got big warning when I added the site to the cart. The site will accommodate a 35 ft motor home but is limited to a 24 ft trailer. They said maneuverability in the campground is the biggest issue. A friend who has stayed there said they will measure you and turn you away if your trailer is over 24 ft. Being a 8 hour tow, I decided to pass! Seems the member that posted above is correct; the issue is maneuverability through the campground. Thanks to all who took the time to reply.
Ron3rd 01/16/20 11:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New truck batteries

X2 and wal mart are as good as any. X3. Walmart brand in the wife's Traverse going strong for 5 years. Will definitely replace with same when the time comes As I recall Walmart, Interstate and most auto store house brands are made by Johnson Controls. ...and if not Johnson then Exide
Ron3rd 01/16/20 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: POPS RV (broker) - Feedback?

Check out pplmotorhomes in Texas. They sell trailers, motohomes etc on consignment and have a good reputation
Ron3rd 01/16/20 09:49am Beginning RVing
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