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RE: Tankless Hot Water Heater (Gas)

Many of the newest RV's come with the Truma Aqua Go which gives instant hot water. It has a one liter reservoir of hot water so it doesn't need time to sense the water flow. I think it has become the new standard.
markchengr 04/17/22 06:54pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Silver Bullet Hose

Manufacturer says do not leave it pressurized except when using it so not recommended for continuous hookup. I use one for filling the water tank and for washing down. It's important to note on the label that it is approved for potable water, some of them are not.
markchengr 04/17/22 06:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bedding in overhead beds in T/C

I'm 80. Still do fitted sheets. Making the overhead bed isn't fun but it's doable. We're starting to look at class C's or B+'s with walkaround beds. Getting a little tired of slithering in and out of the overhead but we'll miss the offroad possibilities.
markchengr 02/03/22 09:39am Truck Campers
RE: Is support needed when storing for an extended time?

Probably depends on your camper but we have never used anything but the jacks to hold it up when off the truck for the last 13 years. Did you ever notice that the new campers in RV dealers lots or RV shows are just standing on the jacks while people are traipsing through them?
markchengr 01/11/22 10:01am Truck Campers
RE: Making A Warmer Truck Camper Bed

Our 200 watt matress pad heater uses only 4 ampere hours to run for a 15 minute warm up and then you get to climb into a nice warm bed.
markchengr 01/11/22 09:53am Truck Campers
RE: Making A Warmer Truck Camper Bed

X2 on heated mattress pad. We use it to preheat the bed before we get in. If boondocking, running on battery, we use an inverter to preheat for about 15 minutes.
markchengr 01/10/22 08:45am Truck Campers
RE: When do Snow Birds head south??

We don't leave south florida until it starts getting hot in April.
markchengr 11/07/21 01:52pm Snowbirds
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. Please leave earlier or wait until it's safe to pass or wait until I get to the next pullout.
markchengr 08/30/21 12:02pm Truck Campers
RE: How fast do you drive with camper on? .

On 2 lane roads, I'm usually at or more likely slghtly over the speed limit and I use pullouts when I have 5 vehicles behind me as required in many states but often with less than 5 or even one if they've been back there for awhile. However, it seems there is often someone who is in such a hurry that they will pass me in a no passing zone.
markchengr 08/25/21 01:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Torklift tie down maintenance

Rust converters (reformers) have been around for many years. They work by converting ferric oxide (red rust) to ferrous oxide (magnetite). I use them whenever there is any rust on steel before painting. You can even just convert the rust and leave it unpainted if appearance is no concern. They turn the rust black. There are a number of different brands.
markchengr 08/11/21 05:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Glad I caught this

These are the ones that work. Been using them professionaly for years. https://www.amazon.com/RIDGID-35585-Extractor-4-inch-2-inch/dp/B000WQYJIG/ref=sr_1_51?dchild=1&keywords=bolt+extractor+set&qid=1626550122&sr=8-51
markchengr 07/17/21 01:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Camping in a high temperature area.

We were camped in Central Oregon, 109 F. Couldn't take the heat so moved to the Oregon Coast. Didn't even need the AC there. It was in the low 70's.
markchengr 06/30/21 04:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Travel thoughts 2021

Recently completed a month long trip from Florida to Washington state. The condition of the pavement on interstate highways varied greatly from state to state. The absolute worst we encountered was in Tennesee. They should rename it "The Pothole State". Had to get a wheel alignment after passing through there.
markchengr 06/30/21 04:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator gas overflow even after changing regulator

You're experiencing fuel dilution of the crankcase oil. Could be one or more broken rings or a cracked piston. Sounds like a factory defect. Have seen this on large engines. -Mark.
markchengr 06/05/21 04:36pm Tech Issues
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