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RE: 2008 Silverado door locks

On my 2003 Silverado I changed mine to unlock when I pull the key out of the ignition. At night I've had panhandlers at convenience stores walk up beside my truck waiting for me to get out to ask for money. The first time it scared the [email protected] out of me because I didn't see him until I opened the door and swung my legs out to stand up. After that I reset it to unlock when I remove the key from the ignition and always check my side mirrors before pulling the key out. I was concerned someone who wanted to rob me might want to surprise me by yanking the door open when I put it in park before I am ready to get out.
mobeewan 07/01/20 12:17am Tech Issues
RE: Black Water Accident

Oooopsies.
mobeewan 06/30/20 03:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black Water Accident

You need to learn to ignore the black & grey tank level indicators. But, I guess you just did. :) It didn't sound like his tanks were full, from what he said it sound like he had liquid trapped between the valves and the 3" cap that may have leaked past the seals on the valves from residual water in the tanks that was left over when he flushed the tanks.
mobeewan 06/30/20 03:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black Water Accident

You're grey and/or black tank valve seals maybe be bad allowing any residual liquid in the tank to fill between the valves and the cap. As the weather has gotten hotter the contents in the pipe may have become pressurized due to the warmer temperatures. The seals may have worked enough to hold the contents in the pipe keeping them from seeping back into the tanks. The pressure gave the contents a little extra help coming out when the cap was removed. Organic break down of the contents in the pipe may also have produced gas adding to the pressure in the pipe. Either way it was like popping the cap off a champagne bottle or a soda bottle when you took the cap off. You might replace the 3" cap with one that has a garden hose cap. That way in the future you could loosen the garden hose cap first cap to see if it starts dripping before you remove the 3" cap itself.
mobeewan 06/30/20 02:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: shower head

I have a 2019 Wildwood travel trailer and the shower head is junk. I am going to order a new one (it's connected with a hose into faucet)- Are these all universal size? Also - any advice on keeping squirrels from eating my propane hose? Rodent resistant sleeves for wiring and hoses. once you use the sleeves you can sprinkle the weave with powdered Cayenne pepper for extra protection. You might try antiratpro. It is a Cayenne pepper based spray. A couple of the nomads with YouTube channels swear by it. One of them had mice that keep getting into his engine compartment and inside his dash. Mice, squirrels and most other rodents are affected by the spiciness of hot pepper extracts. They sell bird seed that has pepper in it to keep the squirrels from eating it. The hot spiciness does not affect birds. They can't taste it. You might also just try using some Tabasco sauce or pepper sauce with a high Scoville rating and rub it directly on the hoses.
mobeewan 06/29/20 07:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Grey water pump into portable waste tank

Harbor freight has this 12V pump for about $50. If you have any Ryobi 18V tools, Ryobi makes a transfer pump that uses their 18V batteries or you can plug in the female end of an extension where you insert the battery to use it with 120vAC.
mobeewan 06/27/20 03:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Florida Plates; How to Prove We haven't Been There Lately.

I believe FL was restricting people from up North at one time. Right now I can't get into a camp ground in WV because I am from another state. I guess we just take our chances, Wal Mart, rest area, truck stop, side of the road. Its the chance we take. Traveling back-and-forth between Georgia and Florida didn't stop this guy from entering Florida at the check point on I95. He travels back and forth between Florida and Georgia.
mobeewan 06/27/20 01:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atwood Gas Oven Pilot Lighter Won't Spark

I don't think trailer ovens are designed with electronic Ignition on the oven burner because it is a closed box with minimal ventillation. Have you ever ignited a gas grill leaving the lid down and turning the gas on for 2 to 3 seconds before activating the igniter. WHUMP!!
mobeewan 06/27/20 01:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric Bikes???

The one thing that could frustrate you is these bikes are very heavy. So the non power part of the ride may not be as enjoyable as you think. Assuming it is a trail that is not entirely flat. But try it out and see if it works for you. Cycling is very good for weight loss and easy on the joint providing you fit the bike correctly to your body. Good luck on your rehabilitation. Mine is the heaviest one Rad Power Bikes make. I would have liked to have gotten a lighter bike but none of them had the weight rating above 300 lbs that I needed to carry me and a couple bags of groceries. It'll be mostly local neighborhood streets and sidewalks and maybe city parks. If i have to i can use the motor to get up to speed then take over pedaling, but I should be able to get up to speed on my own since it is has 7 speed gearing. I'm just mainly concerned about being able to get back home on the bicycle if I poop out and the knees can't take it any more. It's also been 40 years since I last rode a bike, so for now there won't be any trail riding. It'll probably be a couple years before I'm back to camping again. In the next year I'll probably have both knees replaced and a turbinate reduction between both knee surgeries. I think I'm going to hate the turbinate reduction more than the knee surgeries. They are going to cut and grind bone away then remove the excess tissue covering the bone in my nasal cavities to open them up more so I can breathe better through my nose. They'll also fix my deviated septum while they're at it. Then it will be 2 weeks of sponges packed in my nostrils. Even though a can breathe partially through my nose I still wake up every morning with my mouth as dry as the Sahara Desert. As soon as my first knee heals ill be working on my enclosed utility trailer camper build so I can retire and live on the road full time. Thats why I figure it'll be about 2 years before I go camping again. My dad had both has knees replaced 10 months apart and did pretty well. He was 68 when they did the first one. I'll be turning 60 when they do my first one.
mobeewan 06/26/20 01:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Bikes???

I bought a Powerwagon by Rad Power Bikes. I haven't used it yet but I plan on getting it out on the road this weekend. I bought it because it is the only one rated to carry over 270 pounds. It is rated for 350 pounds. Right now I am about 335 lbs wearing clothes. I believe all Rad Power Bikes are using 750mA motors. Lectric and other e-bikes are using 500mA motors. I bought it because I have severe arthritis. Currently both my knees have bone against bone with bone spurs and no cartilage. I ordered the bike before I was told that they will do a knee replacement on me. I was hoping to use it for exercise to help lose weight since walking has become an issue. My left knee is constantly swolen and I have to continually take prescription Anti-inflammatories and occasionally need pain killers which my primary doctor will no longer subscribe for me. I've had cortisone shots ins both knees which have not given any relief and the orthopedic doctor said are not working. The orthopedic doctor put in with my insurance to get the artificial cartilage shot which the insurance will no authorize. So now we're going with the next option which is surgery as soon as I am medically cleared. I am hoping to get the replacement done on my left knee in September and the right one done by next spring. In the mean time I plan on using the bicycle to work on losing weight which is why I originally bought it. My plan has been to use it to ride as far as I can and use the motor to return home if I can't pedal to get back home. If all goes well and I lose enough weight I plan on buying a folding e-bike by next summer. I am looking at getting a folding e-bike next by either Rad Power or Lectric.
mobeewan 06/25/20 04:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Kayak hooked to ladder?

strapping kayak to back of travel trailer Strapping kayak to travel trailer ladder
mobeewan 06/21/20 01:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Adj. water pressure regulators

I bought a Watts N55B years ago from either Lowes or Home Depot and still works fine, but is no longer made. It had both internal 3/4 inch pipe threads as well as external very sharp union threads. I added pipe nipples and tees with gages on both the inlet and outlet so I could monitor both the incoming and outgoing pressures. I also added male and female garden hose adapters. I added j hooks to the trailer I beams so I could hang it and the water filter under the trailer and out of the sun. I also can connect into the near by cold water low point drain instead of the city water connection so there is no hose hanging on the side of the trailer.
mobeewan 06/17/20 07:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Venting Indoors

Air admittance valves on top of the tank vent pipes are a very bad idea. The tanks have to vent as they are being filled. The air admittance valve will allow air into the tanks when dumping, but will restrict liquid from entering the tanks with the dump valves closed. Your drains will gurgle and flow very slow if at all when the dump valves are closed. If you try filling the grey tanks with the dump valves closed or do any back flushes on them, you very well may rupture a tank or cause a joint to leak especially at the tank connections. You might also cause the rubber flappers to dislodge inside the AAVs on the tank vents or even the ones under the trailer sinks rendering them useless. With the dump valve closed on the black tank you will get you will get a displacement of tank air into the bathroom every time you flush the toilet. You might also get splashed with tank contents as the tank "burps" into the bathroom. Vent through the roof, the end gable of the building or go through the wall into the other side of the building and tie into a plumping vent there.
mobeewan 06/17/20 07:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet Mold

When was the last time you sanitized your entire fresh water system? If you keep having mold in the toilet, I suspect you may have mold in your fresh water tank and fresh water lines. For cleaning the toilet I would recommend using some soft scrub with bleach or a put some bleach and water in a spray bottle at about a half ounce bleachper 16 ounces of water. Use the spray after your normal cleaning. Then maybe once daily. I would still sanitize the fresh water system.
mobeewan 06/13/20 12:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Magnetic Induction Cooking And Pacemakers?

How about trying another search engine?
mobeewan 06/11/20 03:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Sink and toilet cleaning products

I haven't had any problem using Soft Scrub with bleach or Soft Scrub with lemon.
mobeewan 06/09/20 12:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bathroom floor discoloring

Are you sure it is coming from underneath. My vinyl flooring in the trailer yellowed at the entry door and in front of the toilet. Both were caused by the rubbery backing on some cheap non slip throw rugs sold for bathroom use and poor aim in the bathroom is not a problem as suggested.
mobeewan 06/08/20 07:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Baby gate for bunks

How about something like is adjustable width pet gate. Here are some more carried by Target one of which has vertical wooden bars I know, I know, it's a pet gate, But the same company that manufactures pet gates also manufactures the same gates for toddlers and charge more money for them. I bought a similar pet gate to pen the family Chihuahua in the bathroom when we were not at home. I didn't use the wall attachments because it friction fit tight enough between the door jambs. I purchased mine as a pet gate and found the same exact one in a 2 pack at BJ's Wholesale Club sold as child gates in two different colors.
mobeewan 06/07/20 02:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Converting Dual Generator to Run off RV Quick Disconnects

Just to keep in mind. Different colored acme nuts that screw onto a propane cylinder have different BTU ratings. Black typically found on BBQ grills allows for propane flow to support 70000 BTU. Green typically used on trailer pigtails allows for propane flow to support 200,000 BTU. As long as your total BTU requirement for the generator, furnace, stove, water heater, fire pit and fridge are less than 200,000, you should be good to go. Otherwise, you might need to step up to a red acme nut and you might need a different regulator. Red typically allows for propane flow to support 400,000 BTU. The only time I've ever seen the red ones in use was on a Papa John's trailer that had six 40 lb propane cylinders mounted on the tongue. All six were connected in pairs flowing through 3 regulators to supply propane for the pizza ovens inside.
mobeewan 05/28/20 11:10pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How to secure storage area while connected to water?

I lived in my trailer for 5 years sitting in one spot the whole time. The only time I ever disconnected the water line was when the temperature was going to freeze the hose going to the trailer. I would disconnect the hose leaving it lying on the ground disconnected from the water spigot so it would drain. I also brought my regulator/filter assembly which hung under the trailer inside and drained both of them. The regulator assembly had a watts house regulator with gauges I added on the inlet and outlet side of the regulator. It was set to 50 PSI. The trailer pump was set at 45 PSI. When the hose was disconnected I would run off the water tank refilling it as needed and then reconnect the water hose when the temperatures would be staying above 30 degrees at night. Never once worried about my PEX tubing rupturing and flooding the trailer when the hose was connected and the water turned on. I only worried about the hose freezing solid or the filter housing bursting.
mobeewan 05/11/20 11:57pm Travel Trailers
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