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RE: water water everywhere but not a drop to drink!

If it's good enough for your car, it's good enough for your body.
camperdave 09/28/19 10:51pm Tech Issues
RE: GM Strike

I do numbers for a living. I can make them say whatever I want them to. Lie? not exactly. But data is easily massaged to show what you would like it to show. just saying... And seriously, is there any single person on this board who has not been forced to move on and learn something new in order to adapt to the workplace? It's life. I've been laid off 3 times and have had multiple completely different careers in different industries in my short 30 years of working. You suck it up and figure it out.
camperdave 09/27/19 12:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Campground washroom needs GFCI

I should add, if the receptacle is protected by another device, the problem then arises to find the device, either breaker or upstream receptacle. Excuse me sir, but the power seems to be out in the bathroom. :B
camperdave 09/25/19 08:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campground washroom needs GFCI

I would test the outlet before reporting it. Odds are the manager won't care anyway.
camperdave 09/25/19 06:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Long distance tank disposal

If it's flat, the Sewer Solution instructions say you can go up to 100' if you use 1" pvc. If it's downhill, you can go as far as you want. Personally I used to use a Sewer Solution to pump into a sewer cleanout about 2' above tank level, and it worked great. From there of course it just gravity fed all the way down to the street (and eventually the sanitation department...) I'd think if it IS a flat run, you could build a ramp at the trailer of 2-3 feet and used the sewer solution to pump the contents up to a 1-1/2" pvc pipe. From there it should make it the 150 feet to your cleanout via gravity. By the time it all gets past the nozzle, it's pretty pulverized and liquidy, there's no chunks to push through the pipe.
camperdave 09/25/19 02:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric vehicles. Small diesel generator to charge??

It's more like 20hp to sustain freeway speeds which is like 15kW. Not unreasonable, but still a lot of charging power. Typical 220v EV charging stations charge at 6.6Kw, but DC fast chargers are 50kw. Up to over 100Kw for Tesla superschargers. It could be done, but you'd need a decent sized genset. For the record, the only true series hybrid car I know of was the Fisker Karma. It had a 2 liter turbocharged Ecotec that put out 260hp running a generator. Driveline was electric only.
camperdave 09/25/19 12:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric vehicles. Small diesel generator to charge??

That would be a series hybid, like a locomotive. No reason you couldn't do it. Pretty sure any factory EV would not let you start the car while plugged in so you'd have to do some electronics trickery.
camperdave 09/24/19 10:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/09/24/fremont-police-tesla-runs-low-on-juice-during-high-speed-chase/amp/. :S :B
camperdave 09/24/19 10:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Strike

Unions (and Employee Associations) around the country for the most part do good things for the workers. As with most bureaucracies, as they get bigger they get less focused and more wasteful. Until such point that they need to just implode (much like all forms of Government, really). My personal experience is that our pooled dues were put to good use when we hired an experienced arbitrator to stand for us in contract negotiations. We got way more than we could have without a hired gun, money well spent. The replacement of full time employees with temp workers (without benefits) is a HUGE part of what is wrong in our country right now. It is happening all over in the name of cost savings. Great plan for the company and the execs at top, bad news for the worker bees.
camperdave 09/24/19 04:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel truck issues - thinking of going to gas

No problems with engine, no, but it's one thing after another. AGAIN - I love it regardless and will have another Dodge. so... you've had tons of Dodge problems, no diesel problems, so you're going to trade the diesel Dodge for a gas Dodge? That makes no sense at all. :?
camperdave 09/24/19 10:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: This is what happens when you have too much tongue weight...

oof. Came up short and cased it on the doubles.
camperdave 09/23/19 03:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Valve extenders safe?

Lots of people use extenders without issue. Personally I solved the problem by putting my wheel simulators in the garage. :B
camperdave 09/21/19 05:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: new generator time

What happened to it? I know it's not what you asked, but just curious what happened that would make replacing cheaper than repairing.
camperdave 09/20/19 04:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help, need old a/c shroud replaced

I think you are on the right track with a piece of sheetmetal and some tin snips. I'd think as long as you have a cover over the top, and shroud in the fan so it pushes air through the condenser you'll be good to go. A simple rectangle piece with two bends in it seems like it'd work to me.
camperdave 09/20/19 11:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Another internet choice

"But Visible does feature some other restrictions you should be aware of. (What — you didn't think there was a catch to that $40 monthly rate?) Visible reserves the right to slow down your data speed when Verizon's network is congested. Like Verizon's least expensive unlimited plan, Visible caps video streaming at 480p resolution. Music streams at 500 Kbps." https://www.tomsguide.com/us/visible-wireless,review-6036.html edit: see gary's link in the post below. Actual info from people using it.
camperdave 09/20/19 08:29am Tech Issues
RE: mysterious disapearing topic

someone probably mentioned lawyers.
camperdave 09/20/19 08:16am Truck Campers
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

I'm not a big believer in the government (even though I am in fact a government employee... or maybe it's because I am lol) but I do believe in doing the right thing at the personal level even if it's not the cheapest. The rub is we obviously don't all agree on what the right thing is, right? But if the government is making you do it, it's probably not the right thing. I oppose all incentives, but they are so ingrained in every part of life imaginable I don't see my opinion changing anything there. So in the meantime I'll take advantage of them when I can, and pay for them with my taxes whether I use them or not. It's fundamentally not right. I bought our solar array, and wrote a large part of it off. But I also paid more taxes than Amazon, so **** Bezos.
camperdave 09/19/19 11:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: What is the best power inverter for camping?

In my limited knowledge and reading, you can pretty much determine how quality an inverter is based on price and weight (heavier is better). Not always true of course, but it's pretty sure than a 3kw inverter from Walmart for $250 is not going to be as good as a name brand 3kw inverter for $700. I've heard very good things about Outback. I have a GoPower that I really like. I also have a truck stop special that has never failed, so who knows? lol. The thing that frustrates me is that I want a stand alone inverter in the 4k range, but it's almost the same price for an inverter/charger. I don't want a combo unit, but by the time you price out switches and all that, the combo units end up being worth it even if not using the charger portion. Anyway, went a bit off track there...
camperdave 09/19/19 11:23am Family Camping
RE: Towing with my new Honda Ridgeline

I tow a 4x8 utility trailer with my Saab convertible, doesn't make it a truck. :B
camperdave 09/19/19 11:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: New to RVing

Congrats on retirement! I've got 4,061 days to go (but who's counting?).
camperdave 09/18/19 10:19pm Class C Motorhomes
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