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RE: Good plot, bad language

They don’t make em like they used to, as referred to by The Statler Brothers song.....”Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott “ memtb
memtb 08/21/20 08:04am Around the Campfire
RE: I've Rediscovered Butter

We’ve used nothing but butter for around 30 years. We buy the “salted” butter, as we’ve read that it keeps longer in the freezer.....and we keep an inventory of around 20 pounds. We believe that butter is far less detrimental to our health than manmade products. We (I more than she) eat pretty much an old fashion normal diet. I have 3 eggs (over easy) cooked in bacon grease, one or two (size dependent) potatoes for hash browns, and bacon, almost every morning for breakfast! This diet may shorten my life......but, I plan to enjoy good food until the end! memtb
memtb 08/20/20 07:48am Around the Campfire
RE: Buying land for camping...

kfp673, A friend of ours recently purchased a nice little spot in NW Montana! Beautiful area! The small lot was part of an area developed for semi or permanent RV use. Their site already had an asphalt drive, all utilities and a permanent shed/outbuilding can be put on the property! memtb
memtb 08/17/20 05:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Your Favorite Boondocking Pics

Funny or racist.....sadly potentially accurate! memtb
memtb 08/17/20 05:22pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: solar for your RV

Been using solar since late summer of 1994. And haven’t been without since. In the process of putting 4 100 watt panels, multi-point controller, 2K inverter, and 4 batteries in our Class C. Though, as we do a lot of fall/winter camping ( often night temps in low single digits) .....the generator still gets a regular workout! memtb
memtb 08/16/20 09:29am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Carelessness strikes again

This is sorta an ongoing saga with me. I’ve got so many different projects going or need to be started....I’m often working on one, while thinking of another! I can’t multi-task.....mentally or physically! memtb
memtb 08/14/20 07:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Salt water purification

Know of a small salt water purification system? I’m probably wrong with this, my memory isn’t that great.....but, I think with an RO System, the reject water is about 4X the good water. memtb
memtb 08/12/20 07:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Unplanned Maintenance

To all.....I relayed this, hoping that it may help someone. I carry far more stuff than the average RVver for roadside problems....but, overlooked this simple little item! Thanks for the kind words, after all .....we’re all in this together! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 09:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Unplanned Maintenance

Thanks a lot for the description on where the fuel filter is located! Our small Class C has the same model Onan in it (2005 vintage). P.S. Do you still have 3 Miniature Schnauzers? Our little people-dog RV'ing companion is an 8 lb. Havenese. (It took a few trips before we found out a way to play fetch with her inside a 24 foot RV!) No Sir, we lost our oldest ( my Dad’s dog), left us last September. She was getting on up in age (14) and had a heart condition! We still miss her! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 09:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What ONE feature do you really like/want in your next RV ?

We already have it....only took 25 years and several 5th wheels to get here! Here’s the list: Comfortable to a -20 F, dual ac’s, large solar panel system, 6 batteries, hydraulic disc brakes, Bigfoot Auto Leveling, Stackable washer and dryer, 2 Thermostatically controlled Fantastic Fans, 2 inverters ( one a 2000 for most of the unit, and an 800 dedicated for our 5.0 cu ft. chest freezer), dual pane windows, triple axle with 17.5” rims/tires, all LED lighting, added a 12 volt automotive radio/Sirius XM (energy conservation when boondocking), and installed an 12 volt automotive radio/SiriusXM for energy conservation when boondocking. Want to get full skirting for the long winter boondocking trips (help conserve propane)! That ‘bout sums it up! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 07:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Our new solar/inverter power system

work2much, “Color me impressed” A beautiful set-up! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 06:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Unplanned Maintenance

pnichols, We have the little Onan Micro Quiet 4000 generator (2007 vintage)! The filter is located on the end of the unit, near the manual start button and breaker area. The filter is somewhat hidden by a rubber boot/plug in the lower part of the generator housing. The “dead giveaway” is the 3/8” (I think) rubber fuel line routed up from it toward the RV frame. A 9/16” deep socket makes removal easy. It’s a little awkward to access, but a 9/16” open end wrench, and a little patience could get the job done! hope that this discription was somewhat clear. Among my many shortcomings.....giving directions may be my “greatest”! :B memtb
memtb 08/11/20 06:27pm Class C Motorhomes
Unplanned Maintenance

We’ve got an older Class C, which has seen minimal use.....considering age! With our summer travels being minimized this year, we decided to use the motor home for our tri-monthly shopping trip! Figuring that it needs some fresh fuel, and a little exercise for the driveline and the ac. While in the store, we left the generator running for ac power....leaving the dogs camping out! We returned in about an hour, with the generator “not” running, and the interior getting warm A longer period of time or in an extremely hot region.... this could have been ugly! We have a fairly large project planned for our little class c this summer ( 4 panel solar system) but, generator repairs were “not” on the list! Once home, and trying to diagnose the problem.....the generator would start, run for a short while, then die! So, I started with the least expensive, easiest to replace and most likely culprit....the fuel filter. Problem Solved!! This long diatribe is primarily a bit of advice. A very simple thing (fuel filter) could cause you much discomfort and perhaps much worse will on the road. Changing your filter prior to starting your trip could save you some headaches. I recommend having a spare ( cheap, light, small) filter. As much fuel that we go through when on a trip, and never being certain about the quality of every fuel purchase.....a spare filter may save you some heartache! As many spare parts and tools that we carry ......we didn’t have this little item! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 09:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Big Horn Mountains (Sheridan/Buffalo WY)

katleman, that’s one of many reasons that we call this area home! Our little piece of paradise doesn’t look like that.....but, the trip to beauty is pretty short! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 08:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: smell from hot water

Though a bit of a PITA.....a quick bleach flush will “sweeten” the system. An occasional bleach flush through the entire fresh water system can “only” be a good thing! Here at the house, we are on our own well system, which if not treated occasionally will begin to get a little bit of sulfur smell. Hot Springs State Park is not very far from us, and we have lots of minerals in our water. I will give our home water heater a good flush ( water heaters seem to be a “catch all” for minerals and sediment) then fill our home filter housing with bleach...turn on the well and bring the bleach through the pressure tank, and into the rest of the house plumbing. After a day of normal use the bleach has worked it’s way through the system .....and, we’re great for another 6 months or so! It’s a lot quicker and easier with an RV! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 07:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Covid has not stopped the Off Road Motorhomes

That’s what a class c or similar classification should look like! That’s how you RV camp! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 07:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tow vehicle in the shop

Everyone has given great advice. A major breakdown while on the road has always been a fear of mine.....which is the primary reason I don’t want a motor home for extended trips or full timing. Generally, a major breakdown would be something in the drivetrain. Meaning, if you’re in a motor home, all of your personal items, many quite expensive or “politically incorrect” (for the area) are in a motor home in the repair shop.....while, you’re living in a motel room. If the tow vehicle breaks down, it’s in the shop......while you and your personal items are safely in your 5th wheel/travel trailer in an RV park, of your choosing ! memtb
memtb 08/08/20 05:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Parking on area with dirt/grass stability

Nanidh12, We almost never camp in an RV campground, and we camp in all 4 seasons.... from dry summer, wet fall/ spring, to snow and below zero temps. I used 2 pieces of 3/4” plywood, glued and screwed together (laminated). I cut ours to a 16”x16” footprint, you could likely go smaller, as our unit weighs 20K pounds. I also put a small piece of nylon strap between the lamination on one side to serve as a “carry handle”! If we will be camping when temperatures may drop to well below freezing, I have some “tar paper/building felt” pieces pre-cut to go beneath my plywood pieces. This will allow me to take my plywood pieces home with me......not frozen to the ground! We’ve never had to leave any tar paper behind ( it seems to “not” stick to the ice), and hopefully never will! memtb
memtb 08/06/20 07:53am Beginning RVing
RE: Top models in Class C’s

Ron, WOW! Great information summary......you may have just set the “benchmark” for responses! ;) memtb
memtb 08/06/20 07:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Industrial Strength Liars

I believe that this is a multifaceted issue! While undoubtedly there are some “good” salespersons, I believe that many are either totally ignorant about their products or merely want a sale. We’ve recently been watching a series about people buying RV’s. The vast majority of these folks are totally ignorant about RV’s .....and the salespersons only wants the sale. We watched a show recently, that had a young family wanting to full time..... yet, wanting a unit with a cost of no more than $30K. I wouldn’t buy the unit they purchased for an occasional week-end.....and never for full time use. The salesperson gladly took (stole) their money, and never attempted to educate them about RV living. I guess that being an RV salesman is not my forte......as I could not, with a clear conscience sell most of these people the RV that they have chosen! memtb
memtb 08/03/20 11:39am General RVing Issues
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