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RE: Best Fuel Preservative for Pure Gas ???

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jkwilson 12/14/19 09:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Best Fuel Preservative for Pure Gas ???

Most gasoline additives, Sta-bil in particular, are 95% or more kerosene. They try very hard to keep that a secret. No matter what the other ingredients are, at standard dosage you get about 1/10th of a teaspoon of all of it per gallon of fuel. Seafoam is mostly alcohol, but does have some benefit in cleaning a carburetor.
jkwilson 12/14/19 09:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Bunk model 5th wheel

Have you looked at the GD Solitude 3550BH?
jkwilson 12/14/19 06:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ceramic Heater Safety

Don't worry about the dog. Once his tail bursts into flames once you can rest assured he'll not go near that heater again. I hope you are happy! Your post has condemned me to hell as I snorted diet Mountain Dew laughing from thinking about a dachshund running around the camper with its tail on fire.
jkwilson 12/13/19 01:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Portable Generator Insurance?

Insuring something you can afford to replace is a poor financial decision. If you can’t afford to replace a portable generator, you shouldn’t have one because they are difficult to insure. Insure companies sell the idea that insurance is a good idea. It’s a bad gamble in almost all cases until it begins covering more than you can afford to pay. Seems like pretty dumb logic. I can replace my pickup but cover it with insurance because I’d prefer not to write a check when a couple hundred bucks a year covers me in the event of a total loss. Risk mitigation is smart if it is cost effective. Just like we ensure personal items that are valuable, I wanted to explore the same with a generator that costs over 2k. The price isn’t right/not available so I’m not doing it but it was worth exploring..... On average, you will spend more in insurance premiums than you would to replace the truck. That is an absolute fact. If it weren’t true, the insurance industry would not exist. Like anything else, there are cases where insurance pays you more than you pay in, but those are a big minority of policy holders. The odds are against you, but insurance marketing has convinced people that it makes financial sense to insure everything. When you figure in depreciation and deductibles, the payback on totaling a $70K truck is substantially less than $70K. The kicker that really gets you that most people don’t consider is how much your rates go up after making a claim. Even if a tree falls on your truck, insurance companies (they share claim data) will consider you a higher risk and you will pay more.
jkwilson 12/11/19 01:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Portable Generator Insurance?

Insuring something you can afford to replace is a poor financial decision. If you can’t afford to replace a portable generator, you shouldn’t have one because they are difficult to insure. Insure companies sell the idea that insurance is a good idea. It’s a bad gamble in almost all cases until it begins covering more than you can afford to pay.
jkwilson 12/09/19 05:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help: 300Ah AGM battery, substantially decreased performanc

Measure each battery individually. 12.75V is on the low side for a fully charged AGM if that was OCV. For example, the Trojan T105 is 6.42V OCV at full charge so you should measure 12.84V. Most brands are that voltage or higher. My guess is you’ll find one lower than the other.
jkwilson 12/09/19 11:38am Tech Issues
RE: A couple of distilleries in early April

If you're in Lexington, try to get to Bluegrass Distillers Bluegrass Distillers It's a small distiller where you get a personal tour, sampling and get to fill your own bottle of Bourbon Filling the bottle doesn’t sound as much fun as emptying it!
jkwilson 12/06/19 07:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A couple of distilleries in early April

"The Federal Standards of Identity for Bourbon stipulate what is and what isn't bourbon. For a whiskey to call itself bourbon, its mash, the mixture of grains from which the product is distilled, must contain at least 51% corn. (The rest of the mash is usually filled out with malted barley and either rye or wheat.) The mash must be distilled at 160 proof or less, put into the barrel at 125 proof or less, and it must not contain any additives. The distillate must be aged in a new charred oak barrel. (Most often these barrels are white oak, but they can be any variety of oak.)" Another interesting tidbit is that Scotch whisky is traditionally aged in used bourbon barrels. This is for three reasons: First, there is limited if any oak available for making barrels in Scotland. Second is that new barrels impart an astringency to the whiskey/whisky. Third, bourbon has to be aged in new barrels, so they can’t be reused for bourbon.
jkwilson 12/06/19 10:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A couple of distilleries in early April

If you are going to Jack Daniels in Lynchburg, them a MUST see is George Dickle outside Tullahoma. Daniels is a huge industrial manufacturer, Dickle is a small exibition of the art of whisky making as it should be. And one sip will make you a true believer. This is NOT a true burbon, as that can only be a product of Burbon County KY, but instead is a true Tennessee sipping whisky. A distillery tour in Kentucky is a real experience not to be missed in you are in that area with a bit of time. Some of the distilleries are beautiful places to visit. Bourbon can be made anywhere in the US. Very little is made in Bourbon County. Evan Williams began producing bourbon in Louisville at the first commercial bourbon distillery. Anderson County, Jefferson County, Nelson County, Franklin County, Marion County, and others produce the most famous brands like Wild Turkey, Beam, Buffalo Trace, Heaven Hill, Makers Mark etc.. Jack Daniels could be called bourbon if they chose to label it as such. I’m related to the Ripy family that founded Wild Turkey in Anderson County and have family in every county I mentioned above. The Bourbon Trail is a great way to spend a couple of days!
jkwilson 12/06/19 09:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV storage - how much room is needed?

I wouldn't waste the time and money if you are not going to use it as a garage. My opinion is that there in more damage to an RV during hot summer months than cold and darker winters. My trailer is indoors whenever it is not in use. I put down marker tape on the floor for guidance when backing in so that the trailer is located where I want it. The idea of a larger door is good so that you can make the fine adjustments with little interference with traffic. Couldn’t agree more. You will pay for leaving the rig outside in the summer with increased maintenance and reduced resale value.
jkwilson 12/01/19 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV storage - how much room is needed?

You should be good for backing with the width of the road available to. If you need more space to get things straight, you may be able to put a culvert in the ditch across the road to allow you to pull forward further once you are in the driveway. If you want to be able to put slides out inside the shed, you are going to eat up your space fast. You’ll have to park 4ft off the wall to clear the poles.
jkwilson 12/01/19 07:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

I think you need to get some help. Brake lights on the trailer, the actual trailer brakes, and the charging circuit are separate circuits. Where do you have a 30A breaker tripping on the road?
jkwilson 11/28/19 09:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Your first post on the forum

Sometime back in 2003.....my how things have changed. Here you go https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/11080144.cfm
jkwilson 11/22/19 01:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Indianapolis

65 or 69? What kind of hookups?
jkwilson 11/15/19 10:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Alternator

Frank, I just have to ask why you care? If you are hoping to use it to recover the battery in a TT or other, this is usually a lost cause because of the required cable length and weight. If you hope to use it to supply power when stationary, that is an all around bad idea for so many reasons. Matt Not to mention most of the power it produces goes to running the truck.
jkwilson 11/13/19 11:41am Tech Issues
RE: Dirt

We bought an Astro turf entry mat when we had a pop up. That got moved to the trailer and we bought another for the camper. Floors look not too dirty, but I dump the Astro turf mat about once a day. Forgot a few days when we were camped at a sandy place. I think I had enough to fill a sand box. That captures it near the door, so I hear you about sweeping. We have throw rugs we use for warmth underfoot, and they can be washed. Brian We have the AstroTurf too. Best thing I’ve found. Been thinking about adding another to have one at the top and bottom of the stairs.
jkwilson 11/12/19 02:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

Streaming doesn't work very well without good internet. DSL is sometimes OK if it doesn't rain. Cable only goes to the city or in town and no company has cell service everywhere. Many of us have no cell service at all. I'm lucky that I have it in one room. How would rain affect DSL?
jkwilson 10/25/19 09:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slow/ No Cranking

I have a battery boost that will connect my house batteries with the engine battery but it doesn’t help. I’ve also tried jumper cables. Usually when boosting doesn’t help, it’s the starter or cables.
jkwilson 10/25/19 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Battery disconnect switch? On my rig, only the jacks and smoke/CO detector will work if the disconnect is off.
jkwilson 10/25/19 03:57pm Tech Issues
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