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RE: INCREASING lpg capacity ?

Just did a search at and the only thing listed was a 5-lb cylinder.Hmm.. that's a 5 gallon container, and weighs a lot more than 5lb. Typo?I think it is a 5 lb. Nowhere does it mention 5 gal. One of the reviews mentions that they needed a smaller tank then a 20lb.
Tom_M 01/25/22 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Missing catalytic converter

Same thing happened to me just prior to Thanksgiving when I was getting ready to leave for Florida. Started with a bang and figured I had blown out the muffler but someone had stolen my converter. Cost of replacement would be about $3200. I have $500 deductible insurance but it would delay my departure so I bought a length of flex tubing and installed it in place of the converter. So far I have had no problems. I have two years to process the claim if I choose to do so.
Tom_M 01/25/22 08:47am General RVing Issues
RE: INCREASING lpg capacity ?

Just did a search at and the only thing listed was a 5-lb cylinder.
Tom_M 01/19/22 06:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: DVD player Setup

Since doing a scan picks up TV stations it sounds like the antenna is still connected to the TV. Your switch box should have a DVD player button. If all else fails, connect a coax directly from the F connector on the DVD player to the antenna in on the TV and do another scan.
Tom_M 01/17/22 08:35am Technology Corner
RE: What kind of quality lifepo4 do you get for $300 review

The battery tested turned out that it had no low temperature cut-off. Will Prowse has done similar tests with the same results for the cheap batteries. If you plan on using the battery and know it will not get down below freezing it would be a good choice.
Tom_M 01/11/22 08:53am Tech Issues
RE: Mr Buddy Heater Permanent Install?

You will need to remove the regulator from the Buddy. I connected mine with a hose and teed off the line feeding my cooktop.
Tom_M 01/02/22 03:24am Truck Campers
RE: TV Antenna

Ah, now we know why your new antenna out performed the Wingard antenna. Most trailer manufactures do NOT put amplified antennas in as OEM. You replaced an unamplified antenna with an amplified antenna. My amplified Wingard receives 60-90 mile signals, depending on location and elevation. RichardFrom what I've seen, most manufactures are using the Jack antenna which is amplified. The OP is using a Winegard but doesn't say what model. The most popular is the Sensar series (aka batwing) which usually is amplified. If the OP's is not a Sensar IV his results make sense. I have both a Jack and a Sensar IV. The Jack works fairly well but does poorly for VHF channels.
Tom_M 12/20/21 05:07am Technology Corner
RE: Windows 11

I see a comment on Reddit that win 11 shuts down Firefox. That's a problem for me.Mozilla Firefox Finally Arrives in Microsoft Store for Windows 11
Tom_M 12/18/21 03:01am Technology Corner
RE: Multimeter recommendation?

Here's my Fluke 77 that I have had for decades. An incandescent lamp tipped onto it and after about 30 minutes this was the result: width=320
Tom_M 12/16/21 06:21am Tech Issues
RE: Simplest battery monitor and shunt? Advice for non-expert

Voltage alone is a poor way to check state of charge. The batteries need to be at rest for quite a while to get a meaningful reading. This means no charge or discharge. A meter that keeps track of the amount of charge and discharge (amps in minus amps out) is a far better choice.
Tom_M 12/15/21 07:07am Tech Issues
RE: Antifreeze in transmission 2010 Duramax??

If your problem is the radiator, replace the whole radiator. You can then install an external cooler if you are worried about this happening again.
Tom_M 12/14/21 02:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: Automatic Transfer Switch

Here's a schematic of my solution: width=320 K1 is my existing ATS. K2 is a 120 VAC 30 amp relay. The output feeds all my 120 volt receptacles except the ones feeding my fridge and microwave. The converter is powered only when on shore or generator power.
Tom_M 12/14/21 02:36am Tech Issues
RE: New cooling unit or refurbish?

I am NOT a normal person!!!! I have HIGH sensitivity to noise!!! I have slept in the room with my RGE400 fridge many times. I could NEVER do that with a compressor fridge! Do you understand my situation now? :)Perfectly. You should have mentioned this earlier. A ticking clock drives me nuts but a compressor fridge does not. To each their own. Good luck with your repair.
Tom_M 12/12/21 06:37am Tech Issues
RE: New cooling unit or refurbish?

Using an absorption type fridge for home use makes no sense. You can buy a new residential model for less than the repair cost of your old one.
Tom_M 12/11/21 05:07am Tech Issues
RE: Lifepo4 cold temp cut off 23F or 32F? height=340 width=540From ExpertPower web site: Discharge: -4 — 140°F Charge: 32 — 140°F The Amazon listing is a typo.
Tom_M 11/23/21 06:12am Tech Issues
RE: Lifepo4 cold temp cut off 23F or 32F?

Checked their web site and it states 32F
Tom_M 11/22/21 10:34am Tech Issues
RE: TV antenna

You do not need a special antenna. The crank-up Winegard Sensar IV (aka Batwing) is considered one of the best TV antennas for an RV. If you have a crank-up antenna it is most likely a Winegard and it should work. If it is an older Sensar III there is a snap-on attachment available that makes it the same as a Sensar IV.
Tom_M 11/21/21 04:39pm Technology Corner
RE: Video Editing Software

An excellent source for anything video is Check the "Software" section. Olive Video Editor sounds interesting.
Tom_M 11/14/21 07:10am Technology Corner
RE: Anyone using the Mr. Heater "Journey" catalytic heaters?

I'm tempted to try the Flame King's version which has the added benefit of a thermostat and a bit higher output.I purchased the Flame King heater and removed the regulator. I hooked it up in my motorhome. Initially it was working great but after a while the carbon monoxide level started ramping up. When the digital display hit 50 on my CO detector I shut the heater off. It's possible that the Flame King is using lower pressure than 11" WC. I don't have time to mess with it so I reinstalled my Buddy heater.
Tom_M 11/10/21 12:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Norcold fridge not cooling

I managed to get the old fridge out through my door. The cooling unit is definitely bad. Could smell the ammonia after all the jockeying around. Hopefully the new fridge will fit through my door. I canceled my Amazon order after I found that the fridge was $300 cheaper at West Marine.
Tom_M 11/09/21 02:00pm Tech Issues
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