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fj12ryder 12/02/20 05:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Propane tank

I'm not a fan of the auto-switchover regulators. I want to know when that first tank runs dry, even if I have to get up and go out in the cold to switch tanks. To me that's preferable than to wake up in the cold to find that I have TWO empty tanks.Well, if you couldn't remember to fill one tank when it ran out, why would you remember to fill one when it ran out and you had to switch it over? And then you run out, go out to switch it over and find they're both empty. Can't blame the mechanism for human error.
fj12ryder 12/02/20 05:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank

Can you imagine driving a car like that? Ignore the gauge and wait until you are stalled on the side of the road. Then get out, change tanks and drive on. Not for me.Yeah, it was very common at one time. I had a Volkswagon that had a manual switch over that you worked with your foot when the main tank ran out. And I've had lots of motorcycles that had a reserve tank you switched to when the main ran out. Not at all uncommon.
fj12ryder 12/02/20 05:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane tank

I have one of the checker that you press against the side of the tank and it glows green or red. My main issue with it was reliability, it would rarely show the same level in the same place.
fj12ryder 12/02/20 07:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Auxiliary tank - full or empty?

Filled up with gas this morning, and it was $1.499, and I forgot to notice what diesel was, maybe $1.69. Same price it was a month ago.
fj12ryder 11/30/20 09:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Propane tank

Depending on where you are, "topping off" a tank can be somewhat costly since many places charge a set rate to fill a tank. Other places fill by the pound, which is how it should be, but don't be caught by by surprise with a $20 charge to top off a 30# tank. I use an electronic scale to check my tanks.
fj12ryder 11/28/20 07:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

Oh, and a well-cooked steak is supposed to be raw in the middle. Any other way is just roast beef. :) Steaks a grill has the edge but if you get the flat top rocket hot first, you can still make a real nice steak...and yes, rare to medium-rare is the way to eat steak...not sure why you added that. ...A previous poster had said: "expensive steaks looking good on the outside but raw in the center."Tell you what: I won't tell you how to eat your steak, and you don't tell me how to eat mine.Sorry, but when I see a crime committed, as in a well done steak, I have to speak out. :)
fj12ryder 11/26/20 06:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

Nope, no way is a flat top burger the equal of a charcoal grilled burger. Gas grill is a different story. And flat top steak vs charcoal grilled steak? Don't make me laugh. Oh, and a well-cooked steak is supposed to be raw in the middle. Any other way is just roast beef. :) Steaks a grill has the edge but if you get the flat top rocket hot first, you can still make a real nice steak...and yes, rare to medium-rare is the way to eat steak...not sure why you added that. ...A previous poster had said: "expensive steaks looking good on the outside but raw in the center."
fj12ryder 11/26/20 07:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

Clearly y'all haven't eaten (or didn't realize you had eaten) a steak on a flattop. It cooks WAY better than a grill. I can get one side piping hot and sear a beautiful crust on it (we prefer a little olive oil and some Montreal steak seasoning), then move it to the warm side and finish cooking to a perfect 134 degree medium. While the steak is cooking, we grill up some potatoes with a little olive oil and steak seasoning. Once the steaks come off we toss some fresh green beans on the grill and steam them up while the steak rests. Absolutely delicious. Many steakhouses cook on a flattop or a frying pan. Very few actually "grill" steaks. The thermal mass of a steel or iron cook top allows for a more even transfer of heat, as opposed to a grill that has flareups from grease. You do what you do, but don't knock a process that you don't know (or don't know that you know).Yes, it's pretty obvious that cooking on a flattop is a better process for cooking steaks in a restaurant. And some are very good, but none can compare to a rare steak off the grill. And if the meat is good, there really isn't any need for anything to help the taste.
fj12ryder 11/26/20 07:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

My stepson had a Traeger pellet smoker and absolutely loved the convenience, especially for large briskets. He would simply put the brisket on at night, and set everything and BOOM, come morning it was done. The main reason he got rid of it was he said he couldn't get the deep smoke ring that he could with a traditional smoker. So he went back to a charcoal smoker. I use a propane fired smoker and it works pretty well. But a lot more work than a pellet smoker, but less work than a charcoal one.
fj12ryder 11/25/20 11:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

Nope, no way is a flat top burger the equal of a charcoal grilled burger. Gas grill is a different story. And flat top steak vs charcoal grilled steak? Don't make me laugh. Oh, and a well-cooked steak is supposed to be raw in the middle. Any other way is just roast beef. :) I carry a "Weber Q" and a 22"Blackstone. They both have their purpose. The Blackstone wins the breakfast battle, but there is a lot of room to debate when it comes to steaks and burgers. Fajitas, steak subs, fish tacos, grilled veggies are all Blackstone only items. A gridle plate on top of a grill is a far cry from a true Blackstone experience.I don't cook outside. When we bought a trailer with a kitchen, we did it for a reason: so we didn't have to cook outside. I do use a small charcoal grill periodically, but I honestly have no desire to drag everything outside, and then back in again just for the experience of outdoor cooking. Indoor kitchens are a wonderful invention and I have every intention of taking full advantage of them. To me, the outdoor griddle is just one more thing to hassle with cleaning, moving, and fiddling with. For two people our 15" cast iron skillet works fine, with less muss and fuss. I just have to admit that I fail to see the attraction, kind of like sleeping outside when I have a nice bedroom to lie down in. Now, a large griddle would be very handy when serving large numbers of people, but we never do that so it's a moot point.
fj12ryder 11/25/20 11:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

Nope, no way is a flat top burger the equal of a charcoal grilled burger. Gas grill is a different story. And flat top steak vs charcoal grilled steak? Don't make me laugh. Oh, and a well-cooked steak is supposed to be raw in the middle. Any other way is just roast beef. :)
fj12ryder 11/25/20 07:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

Nah, I think I'll stick to cooking inside. I may grill steaks and burger over some charcoal, but I gave up cooking outside when the stove was moved indoors.
fj12ryder 11/24/20 09:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Auxiliary tank - full or empty?

Filled up the first part of November, and diesel was $1.64, now it's $1.64. Not climbing here.
fj12ryder 11/22/20 07:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: What size?

My Suburban also uses a 1 1/16" socket.
fj12ryder 11/22/20 07:17am Tech Issues
RE: Auxiliary tank - full or empty?

If the tank is full there is less room for condensation to form. I always fill both tanks before I put the Cummins away for the winter.
fj12ryder 11/17/20 09:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2 Years Without Changing Oil?

At 600 miles per year, who cares if you only get 20,000 miles out of the engine? That's over 30 years, so yeah, I'd change it no more than every couple years, maybe longer.
fj12ryder 11/17/20 09:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Check this if you've bought a used RV recently

Ok people. His LP alarm is not bad. He is saying his smoke detector never had a battery in it. He thought the beep was from the the smoke detector, but without a battery it couldn't beep. Good find, glad you found it before it's too late!Our smoke detector never had a battery in it either. However it was wired into the battery like the CO detector.
fj12ryder 11/17/20 07:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Peel and Sick Vinyl Plank.

5 years on our peel and stick flooring and doing fine.
fj12ryder 11/15/20 09:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Peel and Sick Vinyl Plank.

We did peel and stick in the garage of our toyhauler because we didn't care for the look of the rubber flooring. Turned out pretty darned good. We got ours from Lumber Liquidators. https://i.imgur.com/VdNw5HZ.jpg height=400
fj12ryder 11/14/20 07:03am General RVing Issues
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