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RE: 2002 silverado 1500

Just take your time, it will be a dog on hills and you will not be setting any land speed records. But you'll be fine.
Sjm9911 10/26/21 03:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Question about gray water...?

Capture the water and dispose of it as the campground/ forestry service dictates. Pretty simple. If you need a container, aquatainers, buckets or waste tote. Never had a problem colecting and dumping the tote with my pup. The sink water does get nasty , as stated above, if everyone dumped that on the ground, no one would be able to/ want to camp there.
Sjm9911 10/22/21 07:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking at used, canvas repair?

Pretty much the one you have and http://bearcreekcanvas.com/ are the go to ones. Call to see if they have your pattern in house. Or you may need to ship yours to them for a template. One does just canvas, the other does synthetic tenting, like sumbrella. Depends on what you want. Both are really backed up. Whats wrong with your tenting? Sometimes a good awning or sail shop can sew patches. Tenting isn't cheap.
Sjm9911 10/17/21 08:32pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Pop ups

The pop up people are abundant on a diffrent site. Some have accounts here also.
Sjm9911 10/15/21 12:33pm Folding Trailers
RE: 2021 F-150 Brake Controller problems

My silverado has no problems, the controller works fine for me. Just watch the 2021 f 150s. Lots of other weird ellecteical stuff, i said this somewhere else before. Guy at work is in the process of lemon lawing one. Just hope its a fluke.
Sjm9911 10/14/21 04:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I need help removing my broken water heater drain plug

Not sure if you could get a hacksaw blade or simmiler inside there, but on old metal drain pipes you used to cut it from the inside out to the threads, in like 4 spots then it just falls out. You need to use like a keyhole saw one. Not a full hacksaw.
Sjm9911 10/12/21 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: Carbon Monoxide Detector Proper Placement

You are correct, and thats what i said before, where floors and cellings meet walls are dead space. This gets into into air flow patterns, like you observed. But yes, 6 inches off the floor, thats not up by the celling. I did say, if you read back a bit do not place them where the floor or celling meets a wall. As far as the camper, In my pop up, it was just a propane detecter at the floor level, not a combo unit. So it sat at floor level. The combo one in the TT is up a bit more. The one you repleced might have been just a propane detector, or added on later. And your stove will normally, when on , give off some co, anything that burns does. So 1 to 3 ppm is normal. The problem was the old detectors were only accumulative, so they took that little bit of co and it saturated the sensor untill the unit alarmed. It was inevitable. So the changes were not made because they bothered the fire departments, they were made because the units would alarm for no cause and create panic for the homeowners. Yes the he good detecters are the digital display ones, but they usually have to have to be plugged in to work, they would have a battry back up but that would only last a day or two. It needed ac power to purge itself and take samples. These were plugged in a lower outlet. The first one was a nighhawk, now made by kidda and were $$# when they first came out. If you have a combo one with a smoke, that needs to go close to the celling. A stand alone co does not. Some have a mute that will mute the 30 ppm co, but will trip again at 60 ppm. Like i said, high or low they will work. And they always alarmed at about 30 ppm, I think the first ones were set at 28 ppm when they came out. The other ones, can not tell how long the co has been present. They just go off after a certain number is reached. But, there all a bit diffrent now.
Sjm9911 09/28/21 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: Carbon Monoxide Detector Proper Placement

That I will agree with , lol. We go on a lot of these calls, we go and check for co when the alarm goes off. All meters are a bit diffrent and sound at different levels. Some are better then others. Many just accumulate co and go into alarm when there saturated and give a false positive. Those are rhe cheaper ones, the good ones take samples and purge themselves. Usually at the time when they first sound around 30 ppm the co is more concentrated around the device thats causing the problem. The levels are not constant throughout a room. So if your stove is producing co, the levels will be higher at the stove, and less everywhere elese in the room. And the readings dissapate from the stove out in all directions. 30 ppm, is a lower number and really will not cause any health issues, even with long time exposure. So its set to go off way before there are problems. If it makes you happy, you can put it up higher, but it really dosen't matter.
Sjm9911 09/28/21 05:15am Tech Issues
RE: Carbon Monoxide Detector Proper Placement

Co mixes readily with air. The amount its lighter makes really no difference. You can place it high or low. Just not in a corner where a wall meets a celling or floor. And yea, they expire after like 8 years. This is why dual propane/co detecters are placed low to the floor. The main thing is to have one and to make sure it works. What ever is producing the CO is also producing heat, which causes the CO to rise. Not a good idea to have the detector low to the floor. In all fairness, im a Deputy Chief of a professional urban fire department for 25 years. What I stated was a fact and a professional opinion. CO dosen't nessassarly have to have heat associated with it. And its so slightly lighter then air, it dosen't matter. But it is mostly caused from uncomplete conbustion. If they didn't work close to the floor they wouldn't make a combo propane /CO unit. Or plug in units. Dont belive everything that pops up on Google. I atually do this for a living. EPA website isn't posted by "Google", if EPA stated something, I would tend to believe it over what a 25 yr Deputy Chief of a fire department says. The combo propane/Co detectors are a hybrid device. In order for that detector to detect unsafe levels of combustible gasses like propane it MUST be at floor level where Propane pools (propane is "heavier than air" and pools at the lowest point of your floor). The floor level while it may work for CO, is in reality less than "ideal" and may or may not be quite as effective. Ideally you would what it at least the height of your bed or higher since that is where you will be when sleeping and living (unless of coarse you crawl or sleep on the floor). You would belive anything that supported your argument, but you would still be wrong.
Sjm9911 09/27/21 08:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Carbon Monoxide Detector Proper Placement

Interesting--I worked as a contractor in Vietnam and lost 2 of my employees to carbon monoxide. A pump in a well stopped working and the foreman went down in it, about 40ft, to see what wrong and the workers above saw him fall into the water and another one went down. He to fell in the water. When they were got out it was determined that the carbon monoxide had killed them. I had been down in that well myself no problem but we in the meantime had started a diesel power station right above the well. We were told that carbon monoxide had settled in the well because it was a heavier gas. Were we told wrong? I have always believed that since then. Unless the exhaust pipe was faulty and was directing the exhaust right into the well, I doubt that was the issue. There are plenty of other gasses which often seep into and are present in underground places like wells, tunnels, mines which are odorless and will kill you by suffocation.. Most common is Methane.. Miners of the old days used to take a canary into the mines, if it died, they knew it was unsafe and had to exit the mine. Canary in Coal Mines Now days they do have special detectors which can test the air quality. In reality a well should be treated like any enclosed or confined space, some sort of forced fresh air supply established and air quality should have been tested before someone enters.. HERE is a confined space primer.. It could have been, air currents and tempature plus humidity can redirect exausts. It could have been a fluke, some strage things do happen. Its like the opposite of a stack effect, there is a technical term I can not remember at the moment. It was most likely lack of oxygen because it was a confined space, as stated above.
Sjm9911 09/27/21 08:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Carbon Monoxide Detector Proper Placement

Co mixes readily with air. The amount its lighter makes really no difference. You can place it high or low. Just not in a corner where a wall meets a celling or floor. And yea, they expire after like 8 years. This is why dual propane/co detecters are placed low to the floor. The main thing is to have one and to make sure it works. What ever is producing the CO is also producing heat, which causes the CO to rise. Not a good idea to have the detector low to the floor. In all fairness, im a Deputy Chief of a professional urban fire department for 25 years. What I stated was a fact and a professional opinion. CO dosen't nessassarly have to have heat associated with it. And its so slightly lighter then air, it dosen't matter. But it is mostly caused from uncomplete conbustion. If they didn't work close to the floor they wouldn't make a combo propane /CO unit. Or plug in units. Dont belive everything that pops up on Google. I atually do this for a living.
Sjm9911 09/27/21 08:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Carbon Monoxide Detector Proper Placement

Co mixes readily with air. The amount its lighter makes really no difference. You can place it high or low. Just not in a corner where a wall meets a celling or floor. And yea, they expire after like 8 years. This is why dual propane/co detecters are placed low to the floor. The main thing is to have one and to make sure it works.
Sjm9911 09/27/21 12:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Figuring Mileages

I use the google map millage and ajust the speed for less. So if its a 70 mph zone, im only going 65. So i divide the miles by 65 or 60 and then as above add an hour for stops, depending on fuel and how far im going. Unfortunately, millage, fuel, stops and traffic all add time. The miles for both maps should be similer. The times may be different.
Sjm9911 09/26/21 07:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pet peeve, neighbors leave porch light on

Ill agree , most people dont even know there lights are on and bothersome. Always ok to go and explain it to them. When i had a pop up it was more bothersome then. Any light would light up the bed ends. Some of the fith wheels have lights on all sides, and they have no idea they are even on.
Sjm9911 09/26/21 06:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Class A Low Bridge Accident

https://youtu.be/USu8vT_tfdw For your vewing pleasure, not my link. If you notice there is a warning on chains before the bridge. Some just are oblivious to it. They did raise the bridge eventually. You should, know your height. And maybe have written it on the windshild or sun visor. I see bridges by me get hit by trucks a lot. If you think your going to be tight, go slow , use a spotter, and if you hit it stop. Addtionally, if there is snow on the road the bridge height will be lower. Also, signs usally dont get replaced after repaving/milling. So the signe is a guide and actual height can be diffrent.
Sjm9911 09/26/21 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer Bounce oscillations

Is it happening when your loaded up or not loaded? The toy in the back will reduce the tongue weight. When i had a pop up the porposing was either from not enough tounge weight or the trailer toung was too high. So is it level or a little bit toung down when you tow? And thats when its loaded. If you set up un loaded and add a toy it will change stuff depending on how much weight you add. So empty may need to be a bit more toung down. Also some concreate highways can cause a vibration at certian speeds, so it kind of resonates throughout. You need to change the speed when that happens to break the cycle. Play with it a bit , you'll get it better.
Sjm9911 09/24/21 10:34am Towing
RE: GFI keeps tripping

Line on the gfi is incoming feed and load is outgoing feed. Make sure they are correct.
Sjm9911 09/22/21 02:19pm Tech Issues
RE: New Truck question(s)

Without having driven them all, the 6.6 is so far a prety decent truck. I would price some out in your area. I got the chevy because it was cheaper and more readily available then the gmc. My last 2 trucks were new gmcs. Just looking around, and depending on options, a lt 4x4 2500 chevy can be had for 51000 around my area. Not sure if you can talk them down now adays. Look around, price them out and sit in them. Then decide. Any would be more then adequate for your TT.
Sjm9911 09/22/21 06:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck question(s)

The 1500 will have a smaller fuel tank , unless they can give you a bigger one. Thats a killer on long trips.
Sjm9911 09/21/21 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Wine Country north of San Francisco

I haven't been there in 20 years, lol. But i do remember at the end we went to see the old faithfull Geyser, one of 3 in the world with that designation. It was small but fun to go do, like saying you saw the worlds biggest ball of string. There were fainting goats there also. For wineries, i remember Chandone, and freemark abby? Not sure on spelling or even if they are still there.
Sjm9911 09/20/21 02:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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