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RE: Pig tail propane tank connector hoses.

...Both were leaking at the connections where the hoses thread into the regulator... You may want to try a PTFE thread seal tape specifically formulated for propane something like THIS.
Rover_Bill 10/30/19 11:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

Your Ram truck will work on flat roads and no strong winds. Could be a different story when you start traveling up mountains or driving into strong head winds. If your truck is diesel, strongly recommend an exhaust brake. If possible, I would recommend a Dodge 2500 att least. I get a real laugh whenever I pass a big 2500 TV pulling a little 20' TT up a 7% grade through the mountains with my little 3.6L Canyon pulling a 30' 7000# TT. :B
Rover_Bill 10/29/19 10:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: HITCHGRIP Carrying Tool

I had mine for 3 yrs and would highly recommend it for anyone with a HEAVY WDH. The handle provides a nice grip and balance point that allows me to install/remove my 50# WDH with ONE HAND. I don't have to bend over as far to use two hands under the hitch so it's much easier on my back. The handle itself is not heavy (less than 1#) - it's strong, heavy duty glass-filled plastic.
Rover_Bill 10/29/19 09:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Winter Tire Maintenance

If this was my TT, I would raise and block the trailer so there was NO weight on the tires. I would apply a liberal amount of 303 to both sides of each tire and let it soak in for 24+ hours. I would then reduce the pressure in each tire down to 10 PSI. and cover them. With the reduced air pressure and no weight on the tires, exiting crack will not expand and new cracks will not develop as the tires heat and cool with the air temp. With no weight on the tires, the tire cords will not stretch and no flat spots develop (the 10 PSI will help keep the tires round). If I were really, really ambitious and knew the trailer would not be used for more than 6 months, I would take the mounted tires off the trailer and store them out of direct sun light in an unheated garage after the above treatment.
Rover_Bill 10/24/19 10:43pm Tech Issues
RE: slide out question when fifth wheel is parked for the summer

Helps keeps the debris (tree sap, bird poop, etc) from building up and sticking to the slideout roof. If you don't have a slideout topper and leave the slideout extended for a long period be sure to clean the roof before pulling it in.
Rover_Bill 10/16/19 10:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Comments on cancel your car Insurance

My question is: Why ask people on an internet forum an insurance question INSTEAD of asking your Insurance agent !!!!! Reason is the Agent will tell you facts. Sometimes people do not want facts because it's not the answer they want. Ask it on the forum and you will get many answers, many of which are not factual but are the answers you WANT TO HEAR. :S The Agent will tell you facts THAT BENEFIT HIS POCKETBOOK. For years my ALLSTATE agent kept sending me annual policy review reminders about extra cost policy features that they offered that I didn't buy yet. He did not tell me of all available discounts that I was entitled to (neither did ALLSTATE Company). I just found out that I was entitled to a $94/yr discount on my homeowner policy (55+ homeowner discount) that I've been paying for the past 15 yr. :M
Rover_Bill 09/29/19 10:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Storage Compartment Theft

The way I see it, the more money you spend hardening the doors, the more money it's going to cost you to repair the damage. A secured door may be more tempting to a determined thief (what's so valuable in there that you need the extra security?). I would look for a different storage area.
Rover_Bill 09/29/19 09:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cleaning up oxidation on gelcoat

You should also take a look at MEGUIAR'S M4965 Marine/RV Fiberglass Restoration System. It gave my oxidized endcap a mirror like shine. https://i.imgur.com/GB7EvIRl.jpg
Rover_Bill 09/25/19 12:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Water Heater Problems

Sounds like the thermostat may be going bad and the ECO may be shutting down the gas flow. See this for a nice visual troubleshooting/replacement guide.
Rover_Bill 09/24/19 11:41pm Toy Haulers
RE: RV prep for winter

What you're describing is tips for winter RV camping (not winter prep). There are many many tips already posted in this forum. I suggest you do a search on winter camping or start looking HERE
Rover_Bill 09/22/19 11:14pm Family Camping
RE: Winterizing

You need a compressor that you can regulate down to 35 psi. Why? PEX tubing and valves are rated for 160PSI of water @73F, I use 90 PSI of air which is much gentler and it works just fine. The tubing is rated at 160 PSI but the crimped and screwed-on connectors are not rated that high. At 90 PSI you can cause a connector to fail. Normal water pressure is between 45-60 PSI so there is no real need for 90 PSI.
Rover_Bill 09/16/19 11:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: What do you leave behind when gone for the day?

Before I got my TT, I would put an old lawn chair in the middle of my camping site entrance with a sign saying "This site is paid for and is occupied for today."
Rover_Bill 09/14/19 11:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Water hook up

One additional point - Be sure your water pressure regulator is attached to the supply spigot end of your hose. The reduced pressure in the water hose will not require as tight a connection to prevent leakage.
Rover_Bill 09/14/19 10:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: TT storage out of state of residence

To the best of my knowledge, a TT needs to be registered with DMV ONLY if it is transported on the highways. You should be able to get a temporary (30-day?) permit from OK to transport the TT from the OK dealer to your OK storage place/campground. Once the TT is parked at a long-term campground in OK, it should be insured as a second home and not part of a moving vehicle. You should be able to get a simple low cost homeowner's policy to cover it. I doubt that your AZ homeowners policy could be extended to cover the TT while its in OK. In an case, check with your AZ homeowner insurance agent to be sure.
Rover_Bill 09/14/19 10:43pm Good Sam Insurance
RE: Looking for time/temp display that shows full time Dew Point

Dew Point temperature (wet-bulb temp) along with the air temperature (dry-bulb temp) is measured by a psychrometer. I'm not aware of any inexpensive devices that contain a psychrometer to display an accurate wet-bulb temp. An accurate Relative Humidity is derived from those wet/dry bulb reading. Many mechanical (analog) and electronic (digital) instruments only give a gross RH approximation. If that RH value is calculated back to a wet-bulb temp from those displays, the margin of error would be +/- 5 degrees (or more). That error makes a dew point temp display grossly inaccurate. Oregon Scientific sells a nice line of home weather instruments. THIS is the one I have in my trailer.
Rover_Bill 09/10/19 11:24pm Tech Issues
RE: AC/ Stabilizers/ F.Cap wax - need your thoughts

Mirror shine on my 4 yr old endcap using Meguiars Fiberglass Restoration System. https://i.imgur.com/Xy5xJKcl.jpg
Rover_Bill 09/08/19 10:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Least mountainous route to Myrtle Beach

IMHO, the PA turnpike (I-76) is just as bad as the WV turnpike (I-77) and a much longer drive through mountains. If you want to avoid mountains by driving an extra half-day, head south to Birmingham, AL and then east to Myrtle Beach.
Rover_Bill 09/08/19 09:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Inverter Generators

When i clean the carb, and put excess ethanol gas in a pan, i clouds up in minutes when exposed to air. Back to the generators... Whats the deal with all of the different Yamaha part numbers? EF2000isV2. $850 Approx EF2000is EF2000i $550 approx The original Yamaha inverter generator for RV use was the EF2000is. It is now on sale (originally $900) because it is a closeout item being replaced by the improved Version 2 EF2000isV2. The V2 version outputs 2000 peak watts for a LONGER time than the original before going into overload. That extra peak time will allow many 13K A/C to startup and cycle. Yamaha also has a new EF2200iS inverter generator that comes equipped with a standard 30 amp RV plug (although a single generator will only output 2200 watts max). It's easily hooked up in parallel with another for a full 30 amp output. It only weighs 55# (like the EF2000isV2) and will run for 10 hours. All Yamaha inverter generators come with a fuel shutoff valve so that you run the carb dry before storage. No carb cleanout/drainage required.
Rover_Bill 09/08/19 12:05am Tech Issues
RE: Thunder Storms

Be sure you're not setup in a wash or dry creek bed. Get into your car/truck (and drive to the closest Walmart). :B
Rover_Bill 09/07/19 10:24pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Help with a batch file not concatinating it's logs

It's been a few years since I retired from programming. You may want to remove the %time functions from the file name but keep the time stamp within the file. Have one log file name per day or per hour.
Rover_Bill 09/03/19 10:33pm Technology Corner
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