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Lowes has a great price on 20V Dewalt 1/2 drill

20V Dewalt 1/2in drill motor, 2 20V batteries, the charger, and a bag for $99 which is much cheaper than Amazon. I think they are selling the bare drill motor for $109. My old one went belly up after 4 years of frequent use. I use it to crank the stab jacks up and down for one thing. The battery charge lasts a long time. I'd guess this sale lasts until they sell them all and they had a big stack of them. But on the other hand I saw five or six guys walking around the store with that box in their hands.
agesilaus 11/27/20 01:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blue DEF

As noted DEF is DEF is DEF. It is all the same, save yourself some money and buy the $7 stuff from Walmart.
agesilaus 11/27/20 11:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Long Road trip

NO!
agesilaus 11/25/20 03:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mapping and GPS Recommendations Needed

Good solar article. As many do now our class c came pre-wired for solar. Aside from a plug on the roof, I’m not sure what else I would need to complete a solar install. You need to investigate much more, you'll need a controller. Those come in two different types. And an inverter if you plan to run 120V appliances off your solar charged batteries. You will need to learn how to wire your solar panels together, what wire to use, what connectors you'll need, how to mount the panels and how to get the wire down from the roof. There are many websites and YT videos on this plus lots of books if you prefer those. As for the gps, I am just about sold on the Garmin 890 RV which is darned pricey but worth it in aggravation reduction. The earlier gen isn't that much cheaper, $420 vs $500 so may as well get the newer model.
agesilaus 11/23/20 07:08pm Technology Corner
RE: Mapping and GPS Recommendations Needed

Look at this: How big a solar system? I have 400W, four panels, and two banks of six volt golf cart GC2 batteries.
agesilaus 11/23/20 09:29am Technology Corner
RE: Convert Basement Door to side Hinge

I am looking for feed back from my fellow Roadmasters. 1- Is this even possible? Why Not? 2- What kind of Hinge should I get? Either look at the hinges already there and go to your local big box hardware store (Lowes etc) or remove the old ones and use them on the side. I would use a thin metal backer plate on the back side of the door and thru bolt the side hinge. I would place the side hinges on the front edge of the door so the wind would blow the door shut in case someone forgets to latch it. 3- If i want to try it, maybe first doing it on a used door might be smart, is there a good place to go it used RV parts? RV Junk yard ANY HELP Would be great.. Thanks
agesilaus 11/23/20 09:21am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Mapping and GPS Recommendations Needed

RVTW campgrounds come from their link to Campground reviews and so are current
agesilaus 11/23/20 07:59am Technology Corner
RE: Mapping and GPS Recommendations Needed

All the PC based navigation programs are extinct. MS Streets and trips, Delorme Street Atlas are kaput and while the software, if you have a copy, still runs they are getting more and more out of date. I have them all. Street Atlas does not seem to run very well on modern computers either. It has gotten very slow to update meaning you will be well past a turning point when the software suddenly announces you are OFF ROUTE! I'm about to buy a navigation panel myself altho I've resisted doing so for years. Right now your best choice for planning is RV Trip Wizard RVTW which has a phone app that does real time navigating. Otherwise you are stuck with Google maps and those Navigation panels like Garmin sells. RVTW has many features, it shows just about all RV parks, places like Walmarts or Campingworlds, it routes the trip to avoid low bridges and such and the list goes on and on. RVTW
agesilaus 11/22/20 05:37pm Technology Corner
Amazon drop boxes

I picked up this over on Escapees, when you order from Amazon you can specify a drop box and then put in a zip code. Apparently some stores like Rite Aid and other places act as a drop location for packages. This could be very handy when you are on the road, I know we stayed at private parks for longer than we would have just to have an address to get packages delivered. This would be extra useful when boondocking or camping in a NF or COE cg.
agesilaus 11/21/20 10:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Recomendation for campground near Memphis.

I have an anti recommendation, avoid the Joy-O unless there is no other choice for an overnight stop.
agesilaus 11/20/20 07:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Underbay Storage Slideout - need design

Just buy the ready made ones. I have 2 in my Monaco but not cheap. Yeah $1400 for my pass thru was the quote. I can make one for maybe $300 For those thinking about it, I found this video very useful. Anything he uses the table saw on you can do with a hand circular saw or even saber saw and a guide. Wood magazine
agesilaus 11/20/20 11:22am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Oven ignitor

When the pilot lite goes out the gas going to it shuts off. Why would you smell gas?How would the pilot know to turn off its own gas supply? Maybe because you aren't pushing the knob in, nor is the thermal switch activated.
agesilaus 11/19/20 03:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Oven ignitor

I don't know about the kit but I had to replace the igniter in our s&b oven. It's a rod of metal, thicker than a pencil and 2 or 3 inches long. The stove heats that red hot to ignite the gas. I'd guess that takes considerable current which make be why you do not see them in RV ovens.
agesilaus 11/19/20 02:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Underbay Storage Slideout - need design

I don't know about designs but that project is on the far back burner for my RV. You need a couple of ball bearing slides, preferably full extension, that are as long as the compartment is deep. Amazon Or less than that if that's what you desire. And I plan on using that hardwood plywood that the big box stores are selling now. And then misc wood to mount the slides in the compartment and make the plywood shelf. You will loose some of the width and height of the compartment to fit the slides in. Keep in mind how heavy those totes will be in total when buying the slides. I'd use at least 1/2in plywood.You can use the cheaper stuff and just give it several coats of paint. These YT videos might give you some ideas
agesilaus 11/19/20 02:38pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Propane tank locks for my TT

My buddy had both 30lb tanks stolen from his trailer parked in his driveway. He bought new ones and did the same thing the OP did. I followed suit and did it also. Ah well, you folks made theft legal in Cali after all.
agesilaus 11/18/20 02:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Propane tank locks for my TT

Have any of you hear experience tank theft or swapping?
agesilaus 11/18/20 02:19pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Advice on towing a 5th wheel

Total length on the ground will be shorter with the fifth wheel since it extends over the bed of the truck. I also found a fiver easier to pull and especially back into a spot. I find the fiver is much easier to back up to connect to as well since you can see what's is happening.
agesilaus 11/18/20 02:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane tank locks for my TT

Not a good idea....if there was ever a fire, those tanks need to be removed from there quickly to avoid an explosion. I would not want them locked to the trailer in any way shape or form. Very good point
agesilaus 11/18/20 01:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Hwy 50

if possible catch Black Canyon NP The visitor center was closed this summer, may be open now. The park itself is open so you can look around.
agesilaus 11/18/20 08:49am Roads and Routes
RE: Which Way from Napa to Quartzite?

Why not take I-80 across and then get on US 395 south? Much more scenic and the last time I was on it the road surface was in excellent condition for Cali.
agesilaus 11/18/20 08:42am Roads and Routes
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