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RE: tire time

I have Sailun 637s and run them at 80psi. That's plenty to support the weight of my tri-axle toy hauler.
joebedford 09/25/22 09:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Space Storms Destroy Elon Musk's Starlink Satellites

OLD news and only applies to just launched birds. I read about it way back when it happened on
joebedford 09/20/22 10:21am Technology Corner
RE: what size inverter.

I forgot to mention that while a 300w inverter is fine for low current stuff, we have a built-in Onan 5500w for the high current stuff.
joebedford 09/20/22 09:47am Tech Issues
RE: Smaller Propane Tanks

I have propane at the stick house so my grill is plumbed into that. No cylinders to refill (well, there are two 400L cylinders but the truck comes to fill them). For my 5er, I have two 30lb tanks. Both have "aged out" (RV is 11 years old) so I have the extra expense of new tanks. That's one thing you don't have to worry about when you go on an exchange program. We RV in the winter and for the few weeks it's cool in the south, we use about one tank a week.
joebedford 09/20/22 09:44am General RVing Issues
RE: what size inverter.

I have a 300 watt inverter for my TVs, stereo and phone charging. I wouldn't go any smaller.
joebedford 09/19/22 08:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Finally replaced my propane regulator

This is an image of the two check valves I took out of the regulator. The female end is inverted flare and the male end isn't. width=640 I need an adapter that is 1/4" male flare and 3/8" NPT female.
joebedford 09/18/22 07:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Finally replaced my propane regulator

Pigtails may have valves.I wondered if that was the case for my pigtails. I think before I take it all apart again, I'll put one tank in and see if propane flows out of the other pigtail.
joebedford 09/18/22 07:32pm Tech Issues
Finally replaced my propane regulator

I was finding it difficult to find another MEGR253 (in stock - lots of places list it but don't stock it) so when a CAMCO regulator fell into my hands I said "OKAY". Anyway, it had two 1/4" brass adapters on the inputs; I took them out and my existing hoses fit perfectly. Lots of hose wiggling but I got it installed and it works. YAY! Almost... Today I had a close look at the "adapters" and discovered that they are one way valves - they're what stops propane from the other cylinder escaping through the pigtail of the empty cylinder I'm trying to change. I've thought about leaving it as it and being very careful to close both cylinders when one needs filling, but that's inconvenient and possibly dangerous. So now I'm searching for 3/8" to 1/4" brass adapter to put on the end of my pigtails then reinstall the 1/4" one way valves in the regulator. Now I'm trying to understand what's an inverted flare versus NPT. Grrr!
joebedford 09/18/22 04:35pm Tech Issues
RE: I thought the RV market might be getting soft. I was wrong.

I have a 2011 Voltage TH 3950 that I'm wondering about selling. Too old?
joebedford 09/16/22 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer sway milestone 377mb

"Have you weighed the truck and trailer when loaded for travel" I'm guessing that OP has not responded to any of the questions about the weight that weight is in fact the problem.
joebedford 09/06/22 11:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer sway milestone 377mb

Whenever I hear someone complaining about a towing problem with a BIG 5er with a 3/4 ton, I immediately think OVERLOAD. You're so close (over?) the limits that the difference full tanks can make over empty tanks is enough to make it sway.
joebedford 09/05/22 09:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any issues having slides on both sides?

I once stayed in a park where there wasn't room to put my awning out, but never not enough room for all slides. (on edit: there was one site we were assigned where the next door neighbour had his trailer on the line and his street slide extended over our pad - we couldn't get onto that site even with the slides in. Office gave us a different site) OTOH, when we overnight in a parking lot somewhere, there isn't enough room to put out our street side slides. Our galley slide (curbside) doesn't go out any further than our front steps - we need steps to get in and out. 5er toy hauler Often there isn't enough room to put our ramp down - we need to unload motorcycles before we park.
joebedford 08/27/22 09:35am General RVing Issues
RE: How safe is etransfer - selling big items?

Incidentally, I've always been leery of taking cash as it's so easy to counterfeit - Canadian $$ not so much but US $$ easier. Most I've taken in cash was $6K for a motorcycle I was selling.
joebedford 08/26/22 02:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: How safe is etransfer - selling big items?

I use eTransfer regularly but usually a few hundred dollars at a time. Never had a problem with it. When we bought our RV in Florida, the dealer insisted on wire transfer which was no problem except that we were in, well, Florida not Ontario. Apparently for wire transfer you have to go into the bank to tell them you're going to do one in the near future (but we worked around that). We were going to buy another RV in Florida for $10K. We kept going to TD Bank every day and withdrawing the max ($500) in cash. (eventually the seller re-neged on the deal - despite handshake and deposit paid in person). We had to buy the RV in order to get the lot it was sitting on. I have heard that some CDN banks will not honour any guarantees if you do not use a hard to figure out security question. So if your money is scammed and your password is something like "123", you're on your own.
joebedford 08/26/22 02:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: solar powered electric vehicle.

I planted 5000 trees in my backyard. Can I have an EV now?
joebedford 08/25/22 02:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: solar powered electric vehicle.

The Route del Sol unit has 6kw panels.
joebedford 08/25/22 01:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tires after over 2 years sitting

The only actual question is why were you "sheltering at home" for 2 years if you have a RV?No place around here for an RV the size of mine. Even if I could get in a park, I don't want to be as close to people as always happens at an RV park. I'll take my chances when winter rolls around. Today, I hauled the RV a little over 80km (50mi) to get the wheels serviced. Hit 110kmh at one point - no problems with the tires.
joebedford 08/23/22 04:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Air Conditioner / Thermostat after sitting for 2 years

I meant air conditioning when I typed AC.
joebedford 08/20/22 01:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Air Conditioner / Thermostat after sitting for 2 years

Is the De-Ox-It for the corrosion on the AC wiring or main power or both?
joebedford 08/20/22 08:43am Tech Issues
RE: Air Conditioner / Thermostat after sitting for 2 years

Haven't done anything about the tires (yet). My rig is 2011. I don't think the rooftop ACs are Penguin. In my 5er, Zone 1 is LR and Zone 2 is BR. There is ZERO access to LR from inside the rig but the BR is accessible by ceiling vent (though it's ducted too). I will certainly check the pins for corrosion. The ACs worked again today - cooled to 70F then cycled off. Definitely an intermittent.
joebedford 08/19/22 06:16pm Tech Issues
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