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RE: Adding on board Generator

I did the same exercise a few years ago, spent a lot of time working on the various details and came to some conclusions. Propane was not efficient enough, diesel was too heavy, a 5500 Onan plus fuel tank, sheet metal, plumbing and electrical put me at about 6k and a lot of time. So, I ran a cable from the shore power connection to the front and installed another shore power plug next to the front storage door. I built a weather proof enclosure and installed a Honda 6500 with a remote start in the bed of the truck with a 20gal remote tank, a 15' cord makes the connection and can stay connected full time if your lazy (don't know about running it while driving, never tried.) I've got about 800hrs on it and it works flawlessly rain or shine and I have plenty of power to run whatever whenever, no vibration no noise.
gtnsmlr 07/05/20 09:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ?ampers are on the road

It's not a question of how many people are going to die from this virus, millions will by the time it runs its course. The question is who...choice is yours.
gtnsmlr 05/02/20 04:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chinese Versus TAIWAN Hand Tools

Back in the early 70s while working at a gas station, the Proto tool truck drove in. I bought the full rollaway, the works. Five years of payments and fifty years later I still have every one... I did wear out a 1/2" deep wall socket though.
gtnsmlr 05/02/20 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: I5 Bakersfield to Redding

I don't know where you are going on the Oregon coast. Having done all the routes to Brookings at the south end of the Oregon coast, and guessing you want to see the entire Oregon coast; also not knowing what equipment/experience you have; personally I would take I5 to W/B US 299 in Oregon and take US 101 North along the Oregon coast. The downside of that is you miss the northern California coast/Redwoods NP, but with the exception of an about 20 mile stretch of 299 in California it is an easier drive. My opinion. It would appear that the 5 would be the way to go, We have a stop in Chico to visit a friend. I’m thinking the 299 w would be my best bet off the 5, the pass from Redding to Medford could be iffy and we will be slowing down to hang around in the redwoods. We don’t have any solid plans until the middle of May on the central coast.
gtnsmlr 02/29/20 09:31pm Roads and Routes
I5 Bakersfield to Redding

Will be driving up the valley to the Oregon coast in a few weeks and was wondering which was the better road surface, the 5 or the 99 ?
gtnsmlr 02/29/20 06:24am Roads and Routes
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

I have a friend that I’ve rode with for going on 40 years, he’s been riding a Honda XR650 since they first came out . Road or trail, he’s hard to keep up with and....reliable as it gets. If I was doing a long duel sport ride,I’d get the XR with a custom Russell Mayer seat and have at it...
gtnsmlr 01/26/20 01:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: BMW vs KTM vs Triumph vs Honda Adventure motorcycle

Riding on the road you wish you had a big cc bike, riding on fire roads you wish you had a 600-800 cc bike, for doing it all I like my 500EXC...250 lb race bike with a plate.
gtnsmlr 01/23/20 03:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

Depends n the cost difference. We can go a week easy before we need a dump. If we’re staying at a nice spot for a couple of weeks and I’m saving 40-60 bucks for a partial hook up, I’ll happily hit the pump station, park the rig ( auto leveling is important here) and go buy some 2” thick fillets with the savings. On a side note: Most of the really nice state parks we’ve stayed at do not have full hookups...
gtnsmlr 01/17/20 08:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Chevy 8.1 truck with low miles?

I was at an RV show some time ago looking at a very nice very large motor home. I mumbled something about gas mileage and the salesman summed it up quite nicely, he said it gets great mileage for a house...never gave towing mileage a second thought after that and, my 8.1 has 110k on the clock.
gtnsmlr 01/09/20 01:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do y'all see the IRONY here?

Is that setup wired into a big stinky generator?
gtnsmlr 01/02/20 03:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: Point Mugu to San Pedro

For a day trip, go down the coast, leave at 6am. Stay till 8pm, take the 405 to the 101 home. If you go on a weekend you can leave at 7. I made that commute for 6 years and these days it’s a crapshoot 24/7...
gtnsmlr 01/01/20 04:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Solar wiring through vent, how to seal hole in vent line

Seems to me, the OP was asking a question on how to patch up a hole made AFTER the wire was installed, NOT what was the best method of installation. Maybe some of the more enlightened ones on this forum could spend more time working on their comprehension before banging out a bunch of condescending dribble...
gtnsmlr 12/31/19 08:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar wiring through vent, how to seal hole in vent line

I had to bring the wire for my rooftop solar panels down through the kitchen sink vent pipe. I drilled a 3/4 in hole to fish wire through; how have others sealed this hole?? Thanks, Doug Go get a plastic coupler same size as vent pipe. Cut in half lengthwise, notch the cup to slide over wire glue on and seal gaps with 3M 5200. Tie wire works good to hold in place while adhesive sets.
gtnsmlr 12/29/19 05:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Having a SENIOR moment

If I don’t look, you have to let me in...
gtnsmlr 11/10/19 03:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Another generator thread? yea, want your ideas, please?
gtnsmlr 08/25/19 04:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Those with auto leveling systems

I haven’t measured but it looks like my Lippert system jacks have about 6” of stroke. If you’re on a site that uses up 4” of stroke to level front to back, you only have 2” of stroke left for side to side leveling so, before I do anything, I check both ways and if both are way out of level, I block the wheels and save the stroke for front to back. It sux to get the out of stroke code a 1/4” out of level.
gtnsmlr 08/17/19 08:08pm Fifth-Wheels
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