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RE: F53 suspension upgrades

I'd LOVE to see someone post photos of that CHF from before, each step of it, and after it's complete.
dcmac214 10/19/20 11:05am Class A Motorhomes
? Which Dehumidifier?

Wanted - dehumidifier recommendations. Must run on house current Must be capable of handling 2,500 cubic feet MUCH PREFER that it drains thru hose/tube instead of its own holding tank (this is where I really need recommendations, all the ones I've seen that drain via hose/tube are larger-than-I-need household machines).
dcmac214 10/05/20 08:10am General RVing Issues
What's Your "Theme"?

Wondering out of mostly idle curiosity if anyone besides us has a "theme" for their RV. I have an inherited psychological disorder that afflicts everyone in my family. Almost everything I/we do is over-engineered (where two nails is more than adequate I'll use four). When we graduated to what will be our last RV (a Winnie coach) DW suggested we decorate with a theme. She found a dinnerware set with road runners and thought that would be perfect for our future retirement travel plans but no one makes much roadrunner "stuff". All she could find was a small plush roadrunner. So we went what's readily and overly available: Flamingo. Recall my family disorder? I mean it, we went Flamingo. We did stop short of repainting the coach pink but once inside the door it's Flamingo Heaven. Or Hell depending on your perspective. They're everywhere. Plush toys sitting and hanging, bedding, towels, floor mats...you name it, if it's flamingo we've got it. You can't even shower or reign from the throne without a flamingo staring at you.
dcmac214 09/01/20 07:27am General RVing Issues
RE: I've Rediscovered Butter

Yup. +30 years DW and I had our own spreads. She used one of those tub-oleo brands, I used butter sticks, and she was constantly ragging me about how much fat butter was and how unhealthy anything fat was. Then she heard someplace that oleo was neither healthy nor plant-based, that it was a form of plastic (I never bothered to enquire). Now it's the real thing.
dcmac214 08/20/20 03:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: refrigerator door prop

we throw a towel in each door. This ^ We loop a dish towel over the bottom rack on the freezer door, plenty long enough to keep top & bottom doors open a bit.
dcmac214 08/20/20 03:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: 50 amp cord storage ideas?

When we had our 5er I just sort of piled it in the pickup bed. Mostly for the convenience, partly because of age-declining strength. Too stiff and heavy to try coiling and squeezing it into the tunnel.
dcmac214 08/20/20 03:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best Wheel Chocks

This hands down the very best type.https://campaddict.com/wp-content/uploads/BAL-X-Chock-RV-wheel-chock-installed-lgbg-400x384.jpg
dcmac214 08/04/20 12:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should I connect my sewer line when camping?

BIG dittos!: I always connect and leave the hose on because if we have sewer we are staying for a few days. Gray tank always open with a p-trap bend in the hose to prevent gas back flow. I want to shower like a homeowner and not a sailor when possible. Black tank has to remain closed until ready to dump. A dry/empty black tank will never evacuate solids properly and it will all just sit there and stink like an outhouse. You need to have it 1/4 full minimum with water at all times to let the solids submerge, keep the odor down and not get rock hard. Dump when full, add water and repeat.
dcmac214 07/02/20 07:46am Beginning RVing
RE: Air Conditioning how many do not use it.

Couldn't pass up a comment after seeing subject line. As Gabby would've said, darned tootin' we use ours - both of them. Mostly camp SW OK & N TX, summer temps in 100s, we're so soft we couldn't do it without. Nighttime generally cool enough without the sun beating down we can run the front AC low.
dcmac214 06/23/20 02:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: ? 12-Inch Female-Female Hose - What For?

OP here. Thanks all. I guess it'll remain one of the unsolved mysteries of my life. Didn't get it for a hose reel, don't have, need, or want one. Blackwater tank flusher hookup is female. Same for the freshwater connection. Don't have, never had, a wastewater tote. The water filter we use has male-female connections, ensuring correct flow direction. Washer hookup that short and female-female? Never saw one. Home washer hoses both male-female. I guess I'll throw it out. Sure thing that within an hour after they empty the dumpster I'll have a critical need for it!
dcmac214 06/23/20 02:09pm General RVing Issues
? 12-Inch Female-Female Hose - What For?

Need help - what in the world did I buy this for? I've got a short section of garden hose, 10-12", with female connectors at each end. I know I had a reason to buy it but for the life of me I can't figure out what it was. ?
dcmac214 06/22/20 10:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Sink and toilet cleaning products

To add 1c, don't use anything that has any kind of grit in it, not good for the seals.
dcmac214 06/17/20 10:14am General RVing Issues
RE: First Aid Kit Contents

Those "First Aid Kits" sold as a kit-in-a-box are virtually worthless. Sure, they've got a "lot" of components but do they have what you need when you need it? Make your own. Ours is a smaller version of "Papa's Operating Room" box here on the farm, a largish plastic box with small bottles of peroxide and alcohol (rubbing alcohol, the good stuff is in a separate cabinet), assorted boxes of bandages (band-aides but not necessarily that brand), different size gauze pads, tape, etc etc. You got the idea. FWIW, no gloves. Neither DW or I have a worry about treating anyone in the family and getting our hands bloody. If any one of us has a disease it's highly unlikely that any of the other of us doesn't have it too.
dcmac214 06/17/20 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Do you use glass plates ?

Not us. There's more than enough dinnerware to wash when we're home. When we're off in the RV we're on vacation and vacation means as much of a break from everyday routine as possible. Virtually everything dinnerware-wise we use in the RV is disposable and recyclable.
dcmac214 05/13/20 10:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Oklahoma Is OK

Oklahoma is more than just "OK". It's the Heart of America!
dcmac214 04/29/20 11:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV "Coffee Table" Books

Thanks all for the recommendations! Make your own. We haven’t done this in a while, but we have used our own trip photos to create bound, hardback photo books that turned out very nice. We used kodakgallery.com, which has since been replaced by Shutterfly. It’s very easy to use, we aren’t even photo hobbyists ourselves. We just use our smartphone cameras, and typically come home with hundreds of photos from a short trip. There’s always a few dozen that are worthy of printing. The best part is, they’re YOUR photos! About the stuff that you did! When your memory starts to go, you’ll pick up those books and say “Who are these people, why did we buy this book?” :):) Neat idea! Will have to get the DiL to get us computer neaderthals started so we can just plug in the pics.
dcmac214 04/29/20 11:36am General RVing Issues
RV "Coffee Table" Books

Coffee table not quite right term but can't think of a better off the cuff. Looking for RV & camping books, not guides or how-to, but books that you can pick up & put down, start & stop reading on any page. Got what I could find at Amazon: Camper & RV Humor, Trailerama, Peculiar Place of the RV in American Culture. What else is available? Doesn't need to be new purchase, I've no problem buying good comdition used books.
dcmac214 04/24/20 10:52am General RVing Issues
Shore Power Question -- (15A+30A=45A)

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61HgQHXYulL._AC_SL1200_.jpg height=432 width=243 How well does a dual-pigtail like this Camco item work for 15A plus 30A giving you a nominal 45A when they don't have 50A? Reviews at amazon etc are pretty good.
dcmac214 04/20/20 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: What does having an appointment mean?

Mildly and pleasantly surprised at the truthfulness when we brought the OKIEbago in for a safety recall, were told outright the "appointment" was nothing more than the day they'd have an open parking space in the to-do lot and that they'd get to work as soon as they could but they had no idea when they'd be able to start the work.
dcmac214 04/14/20 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Do you know a good mail-order compounding pharmacy?

Thanks for the reminder! I need to order my annual poison ivy cocktails. Eric's Pharmacy Shawnee OK
dcmac214 03/24/20 12:42pm General RVing Issues
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