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RE: Propane Coffee Pot

This is my propane coffee pot. I’ve had it for years, love to watch it brew. https://i.imgur.com/SrIsT9Hl.jpg :):) I have two of those Pyrex percolators. They make great coffee.
Vintage465 10/21/20 08:42pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Ford 6L diesel in the news again

When I bought my X in 06 I really wanted the 6.0. But I came across A very clean low mile V-10. Glad I did. This was before all the problems of the 6.0 were evident. The V-10 never left me stranded and made it up the mountains just as easily as the diesel did. I’ll take a few less mpg over being stuck in the middle of no where! Well, two things for certain....The 6.0 debate/discussion/flogging will never be over....2nd, no gasser ever went up and over a hill as easy as the current breed of Diesel or even the days the 6.0 was marketed. May have gone up the same hill, same speed, but much higher RPM....not as easy. Easy is 1800 RPM.
Vintage465 10/18/20 06:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Grease gun/ grease recommendations

My experience and thoughts. I figured I'd try the EZ lube as I can think of nothing much nicer than super easy wheel bearing greasing. Also figured most issues people has was 'cause they did it wrong. I did it right and got grease in my brakes. I think what happens is since the hub is full of grease when it gets hot, pressure builds in the hub and grease is forced past the seal. Say you only do week end camping....30 miles to the beach or hills. I think you could "Dexter" it all you want. I think for those of us who bomb down Hwy 40 in the heat of the summer day at 65 mph the likely hood of getting grease in your brakes is far greater. I will be manually greasing mine from now on as we do a fair amount of 8hr a day towing.
Vintage465 10/18/20 06:06am Travel Trailers
RE: New to RV'ing, need a new vehicle

I think if you want to stay in the "sport utility" type vehicle and really want to tow something and not worry so much about weight you should look towards a larger sport utility like an Expedition, Tahoe or Suburban. It's a lot more comfy to have a "larger foot print" towing the coach. I towed a 25 ft. trailer all over the US with a 1999 half ton suburban 4x4. It had a nice large foot print and I never felt "pushed". Nope, for your daily driver, it's not gonna get small car mileage like a Highlander sized vehicle, but if I compromised one or the the other....it's be on the "tow safely side".
Vintage465 10/17/20 06:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Your "favorite" BBQ Grill, suggestions

I have a version of the the Masterbuilt noted above called a Vector Smoke Hollow. Exact same unit, different name. It is a very good smoker and will do ribs and other long smoked products as good as any smoker. That unit is also very adjustable as far as heat goes. Has a separate smoker tray. Not really good for burgers or steaks...in my opinion. I also have a Weber Q1000 that is the regular staple cause it makes real good hamburgers, reasonable chicken. I have a griddle for mine and I do a ton of outdoor cooking with it. It is a little more versatile because of the griddle. The Weber is also a real well built unit. I travel with both of them.
Vintage465 10/13/20 08:43pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Root Beer

I am also a root beer fan. In the past a big A&W fan, but only at the old school A&W drive ups. Those truly were the days. One of the last places....I was told that actually brew their A&W Root Beer in California was in Oakhurst near Bass Lake. Their brew was truly amazing and creamy. Since then all is really lost when it comes to getting a "draft out of the spout" other than the occasional beer brewery that does some root beer too. Those are usually real fun. For me, as far as over the counter root beer, Virgil's is at the top, then it just becomes a matter of taste and availability where you are. Mrs. Stewarts is good, Barque's is good. Henry Weinhardt's is good. There are a lot of small batch brewers Like Death Valley Brewing.....But I think if you really want to try what I think Root Beer was originally supposed to taste like...Try Virgil's https://www.virgils.com/
Vintage465 10/10/20 08:35am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Aluminum or fiberglass trailer

I'm a fan of aluminum framing and laminated fiberglass walls. I like the rigidity from this type construction vs. the aluminum on stick framing. That is really my biggest thing. Delamination is real. I think that the quality of the build is better today than when the aluminum/fiberglass first came out. I seem to see less delamination on later models. I also think that careful maintenance to the roof and making sure all the wall penetrations are sealed goes a long way to having an "aluma-glass" rig minus the delamination.
Vintage465 10/04/20 03:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: 6 Volt Interstate batteries

Sam's Club sells Duracell which are actually manufactured by East Penn. East Penn manufactures for several other brands including Deka. Trojan or Rolls Surrette are the best, but as mentioned by Trackrig, I am not sure they are worth the premium price. Gold carts store typically carry Trojan. Industrial supply houses carry either Trojan or Rolls, but they may not stock the GC2 size. Solar power stires also, but again, they probably don't stock GC2. I think the Deka or Duracell is the best bang for the buck. They have a 235ah 6v for $150.00 ish bucks. I have 4 of them. Had them since 2018. Working great.
Vintage465 10/03/20 08:37am Travel Trailers
RE: sway bar instructions

Since 1981 I've towed with "lower rent" type W.D. lashups with friction type sway control always. And by lower rent I mean Eas-Lift, Valley Tow-Rite, Draw-Tite and Reese versions of the chain type snap ups and not the integrated sway. I've never read the instructions for my friction type sway control. Never thought I needed too. Everything said about the friction sway being tight enough to overcome the traction on the front tires of the tow rig makes sense. I will consider myself more educated today than I was yesterday. Mine is very adjustable(not "on or off")I will back mine off a 1/2 turn when towing in the rain and make further adjustments as needed. In recent years I've heard and read about not backing up with the sway control in place. I've always backed up with the friction type sway control on and never had an issue. Recently I pulled into a spot I had no business being, and literally tied the rig up in knots to get out and had no issues. It was good entertainment for all the onlookers though!
Vintage465 10/02/20 04:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Kitchen Sink

Nice job! I did the same thing. The one I put is really close in design to the plastic sink. Mine's a Moen product and I can set a 10" cast iron skillet down flat on the bottom of it!
Vintage465 09/25/20 05:58pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Newbie with a Dutch Oven

I think a roll of "crack and pop" biscuits is a great way to start with the Dutch Oven. Here's why: They're cheap. They require next to no effort to make. If you screw it up by being to hot or cold with the coals, you've lost next to nothing in $$$$ or time. Below is a guide to assist with learning the right amount of coals to use with different Dutch Oven sizes. https://i.imgur.com/cvndgR5l.jpg
Vintage465 09/25/20 05:39pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Servicing Wheel Bearings

I have a 2015 CreekSide with Dexter EZ Lubes. I've read all the pro-cons in greasing the bearings with this. I felt that most persons having trouble with getting grease in their brakes were likely over greasing, or not spinning the wheel while greasing. I was wrong. I spun the wheel while gently greasing just enough to see the grease come out by the washer and nut........aaaand I had grease in 3 of 4 hubs with brakes. I think what happens is the hub(that is full of grease) gets hot going down the road, builds pressure and slings it into the brakes. Either way, I will be manually greasing my bearings every 10 or so thousand miles. Also, Dusty R, don't trust the spring loaded cabs with the grease zerk, they only grease the nut, washer, cotter pin and maybe a little of the front bearing, unless the entire hub is full of grease to force it to the back bearing....and if your flat bed trailer has brakes, they will likely get gooped up with grease. I've seen much of that at my Dad's RV shop when I worked there.
Vintage465 09/25/20 05:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Dry Camping - Heat with Propane, or electrically w/Inverter?

We do mostly dry camping. A Buddy Heater is a great way to offset the use of the 12v/propane furnace. We use the Buddy at night before turning in, then set the 12v/propane furnace to 55-60 degrees to keep the belly and pipes from freezing. In the morning we turn on the stove to make coffee and fire up the Buddy again. With my 450w of solar and four 6v golf cart batteries we can do this routine in temps as low as 07 degrees and manage well. I normally have 85% battery left in the morning.
Vintage465 09/25/20 11:03am Tech Issues
RE: Newbie with a Dutch Oven

Chili has no beans. If you put beans in it then it is something else. According the International Chili Society. Right........It just became something else.......Chili....with beans........pretty simple
Vintage465 09/24/20 08:30pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: TPMS

I also went with TST 507 unit and it works perfectly...........once I called Support and got them to set it up for me. The guy was super helpful and did guided me thru the whole thing. I installed the booster under the pass thru as there was handy 12v right there. I didn't get the color screen for some reason.......oh well. Tucked the monitor over in the left hand corner of the wind shield. Very nice product. I may upgrade to the internal sensors when I get new tires...........
Vintage465 09/24/20 08:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thought on suspension equalizers

Yup. All the above. I used MorRyde SRE3000 and hefty shackles with wet bolts too. Also, not to put more dirt over the grave, but consider getting new springs for a couple reasons....your existing ones are prolly Chinese(your new ones will be too) and could be on the minimum rating(mine were 1750's, replaced with 2500's). In reality springs are about a $150.00 investment and you'll have them all removed while installing the new system. One of my springs broke just before I was planning to do the upgrade.
Vintage465 09/11/20 06:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Teaching Your Spouse How to Pull a Trailer

My thought is to leave "backing" out the curriculum. If i needed my wife to pull a rig, it'd be going down a pretty dang straight road like Hwy 80 or Hwy 40. And for the most part in my case it'd only be if I was too tired to drive and we needed to make up time to be somewhere at some specific time. Easier with a Diesel tow vehicle too as there is no thought of shifting down or braking going up or down hills
Vintage465 09/07/20 10:51am Towing
RE: hitch lock??

I got a "Master Lock" brand hitch lock for a 2 to 2-5/16" coupler. Came with the pin lock for the ball latch too. I think it would cause would-be-stinkers to go to another not so easy to get rig. Got it from E-Trailer. Bout $85.00
Vintage465 09/07/20 06:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Solar

For mounting the panels, I'd be using "Well-Nuts". They are rubber with a brass set of threads molded into them. They work like a "Re-usable" molly bolt. Certainly will the panels down firm.
Vintage465 09/03/20 07:42am Tech Issues
RE: Boondocker recommendations?

When you mainly boondock, a lot of features in current units don't make sense. Islands in kitchen is one feature that I shake my head at. We've been in windy situations that we feel better with all the slides in while we wait out the storm. Had we had an island in the kitchen, either the stove, fridge or sink would not be accessible. Outside kitchens are another crazy idea as are residential fridges and no ovens. For crying out loud, how do you boondock without an oven for those biscuits and rolls, then after they're baked, using the residual oven heat to warm your space?! Our unit is completely self contained, with solar power and heated basement (ducted to). We don't have thermal windows, but our unit can maintain a 30 degree difference from the outside to in. In addition, it is rated for full time use. Roger! Gotta have an oven! I don’t remember baking rolls, but a pan of lasagna sure is good after fishing or hunting all day. As far as insulated windows go, the biggest load on my batteries is the fan for the heater. I could keep my previous three-season trailer warm, but want to minimize power requirements. I have not done any heat loss calculations, but thermal pane windows are not expensive and I take that conservative route. Oven? Yes! We added dual pane windows to ours after purchase. Biggest and best thing about dual pane windows is mitigating the moisture build up on the windows. Good for summer and winter. I love winter camping and like to be able to regularly keep in the teens. We are Buddy heater keeping warm in the evening. Furnace over night. Stove(making coffee)and Buddy Heater in the morning. The solar your rig comes with will need to be revamped to really keep up with the needs of the furnace on a frosty night. My 450w with 4-6v golf cart batteries keeps up with my winter needs easily but it is nothing like ORV designed the factory prewire. I have a generator but have not needed it.
Vintage465 09/01/20 07:49am Travel Trailers
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