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RE: Propane vs Electric Heating

Are you living in your RV full time and staying in one place where they're metering your electrical use? If they aren't metering it, then use the electric heaters. Bill
Trackrig 01/14/20 11:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Low Water Pressure

As said, clean the filters on the end of the faucet nozzle - they screw off. Also there should be a filter on the intake side of the water pump. And check where the pressure regulator screws on. Sometimes there's one of those garden hose style wire mesh screens there which you might not have seen. Bill
Trackrig 01/08/20 01:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: water pump

Check under the refrigerator. They love to stuff things into that space. Bill
Trackrig 12/27/19 10:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Will snow damage your average toy hauler roof?

You'll probably do more damage with the shovel than the snow will. I don't worry about my TT or MH. Bill
Trackrig 12/26/19 05:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Leave it on or take it off

My heavy TC stayed on the truck from the first time I used it in the spring until snow came in the fall and I needed the truck for snow plowing. I did this for about 15 years and I never noticed any harm to truck leaving it on all summer. When it was taken off it was stored on two stacks of good pallets with a sheet of plywood on top and the jacks down for stabilization. Bill
Trackrig 12/20/19 02:06am Truck Campers
RE: Solar panels

It depends on so many variables: Where you camp - cloudy winter northwest to sunny Arizona What time of year - is the sun up high or way down on the horizon How much TV do you watch, how much music time Are you going to use the microwave to heat a cup of coffee on batteries Do you like lots of lights on at night Do you run the ceiling fans Is it cool out and the furnace blower is working, two furnaces? Lots and lots of variables. An extra couple of panels costs very little overall. The big part of solar is figuring how you're going to install it, where to put the monitors and run the wiring. A little bit larger controller for three or four panels is almost nothing. If your going to go through the exercise, take an extra couple of hours and install three our four panels. (Solar is like horsepower, you never have too much and solar is cheaper than horsepower.) Bill
Trackrig 12/14/19 04:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Renting an RV in Alaska

PA12DRIVER has it right - things will be closing up very shortly after the Labor Day weekend. If you like to stay in RV parks most of them will be closed early in the month. However, having said that, if you rent a unit with a generator, Alaska has a lot more places to just camp on your own than other states if you watch your tanks and propane for heat. The gas stations will be open. And as he said, snow will/could be a problem. I live in Anchorage now days but always head north to go moose hunting. Going up isn't a problem, but coming back south we usually have snow. Sometimes it only lasts a day or two and other times it lasts for the winter. The main problem is wherever you go, you're going to have to travel the higher passes to get there. So while the main places like Anch, Kenai, Seward, Valdez, Fairbanks and so on are mostly at lower elevations, you're going to have to travel the higher elevations to get between them. I'd plan on being back in the Anch area by the second week in Sept unless your schedule is very flexible. These were taken on Sept 25th. Note the chains on the tractor - I spun out on one of the hills. Bill
Trackrig 12/12/19 11:11am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Extender Gas Cans

If the Honda 2000 is sitting in the truck bed and the external fuel tank is on the ground, is the Honda fuel pump capable of raising the fuel that far? Bill
Trackrig 11/25/19 08:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: A Question Are you limited to life on pavement

I've had our 40 ft DP down more dirt roads than most people. See the rig in my signature. Bill
Trackrig 11/15/19 03:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Microwaves on inverters.

I have four Trojan T125 batteries and a 2000W inverter and often use our 1200W microwave to warm food for lunch or a cup of hot water, usually for no linger than four minutes at a time with no problems. Bill
Trackrig 11/12/19 05:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Full time storage, but far away from home - possible?

We're from Alaska and have left our DP in Arizona for the last six years instead of running it back and forth to Alaska. We take it out of storage to use it 3 - 4 times a year, usually for 1 - 3 months at a time. Ours is diesel, so there's no problem with gas going bad. Don't worry about exercising the generator in their hot dry weather. We've found the biggest problem is the water in the 6 volt batteries evaporating. When you put it into storage, fill the batteries to the proper level the night before and then check them when you take it out of storage. The biggest problem you'll run into is finding storage space. In their heat, you want covered storage during the summer and it's getting harder to find all of the time. Because of the shortage of covered storage, people no longer check out of their storage space when they leave for a couple of months. About two years ago when we finally found covered storage again, we now keep it year round. So if you plan on leaving your MH home over there, start calling for storage the day you get there or even before you leave home. And as for your question is "far away" storage possible, the answer is yes. Most of the MHs stored in Arizona belong to people who live out of state. Bill
Trackrig 11/09/19 07:58pm General RVing Issues
Does anyone use Google FI for their cellular service?

Supposedly, Google, who has service contracts with Sprint, ATT and Verizon, will switch your call to whichever carrier you have the strongest connection to at the time your call is placed. We currently have Verizon which works fine while on the road, but at home they have terrible service. Does anyone have experience with using Google FI? Bill
Trackrig 10/31/19 07:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Battery Transfer pump for antifreeze

Get a little drill pump for $5.19 from Amazon or your local haardware store. Buy a couple of fittings to put 3/8" or 1/2" plastic tubing on both sides and you're all set to go. Bill
Trackrig 10/31/19 05:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Just wondering

I'd go to the F450 for the larger brakes and tighter turning on certain configurations. You might want to check with your insurance carrier on the differences in insurance cost. State Farm allows me to suspend my insurance when I'm not using it. Bill
Trackrig 10/31/19 04:03pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fuse on a Norcold 1200 refer?

Thanks. I've had to reset my board also, but didn't notice the fuse as I had other thing on my mind. Bill
Trackrig 10/30/19 08:05pm Class A Motorhomes
Fuse on a Norcold 1200 refer?

We have a 2005 Fleetwood 39S Excursion with a Norcold 1200 refer in it. We've been told there is a fuse someplace in the back of the 1200. I've done a bit of maintenance on it over the ages and have never seen a fuse on the refer itself. I'd like to find the fuse, identify it, and carry a spare. Can anyone confirm there is a fuse on the 1200? If yes, please tell me where it is or what it is so I can buy a spare. Bill
Trackrig 10/30/19 07:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Honda generator oil

I run the same oil as in my truck engine so I only have to buy and carry one oil. Rotella T6 5W-40 Synthetic. Has worked well for lots of hours and several years. I run it in seven different generators. Bill
Trackrig 10/29/19 10:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Home Storage

The heater will not keep piping or water in the walls or in the floor from freezing. You need to either blow it all out or use RV anti-freeze. Rotating the tires a half turn is not worth doing. Starting the generator, if hard to do in the cold, it is not worth doing. Trying to start a cold generator once a month can do more harm than good. If you do start it, run it under a good load for half an hour, don't just let it idle. Bill
Trackrig 10/29/19 10:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: RV Antifreeze

Use the pink RV antifreeze. It's usually cheapest at Krogers or one of their subsidiaries like Fred Meyers. I flush things well and drink from my MH fresh water tank all of the time. We never use bottled water unless we're going to put it in the toad with us. Bill
Trackrig 10/25/19 03:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Building RV park near McKinney TX, what would you want most?

My 6 cents worth. 1. Good electrical that can handle a full load of everyone's A/C, heaters, microwaves, etc. 2. Good WiFi - maybe have two levels of service. You could charge more for fast service for people who want to stream movies or otherwise use lots of bandwidth. 3. A nice shower house with laundry. 4. Level sites. It's surprises me all of the time of the RV parks we pull into which have terribly un-level sites. Either front to rear or side to side. 5. Sewer and water hookup where they should be and not back at the end of the RV. 6. The sites don't have to be paved, but have a decent gravel base to keep mud from being tracked inside when it rains, snows or the sprinklers are on. Spent a few nights in an RV park in Texas two years ago that the ground was so bad that I had to relevel the RV every day. And I have 16" x 16" heavy jack pads that would get pushed down into the mud. Then the camp ground owner was mad at people for washing the mud off of their shoes in the shower house. Bili
Trackrig 10/24/19 03:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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