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RE: Finally added the solar Next up, water storage

For extra water I got a 25 gallon spot sprayer from Northern Tool. I took the spray hose off and put a quick connect for a garden hose and a 7-way plug on the electrical cord. I just plug it into the regular trailer receptacle in the truck bed. You have the tank and pump all in one unit and can fill it up at home or wait until you get closer to your site.
pinesman 02/12/20 02:19pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Cargo light replacement bulb

I have a 2007 GMC 3500 and I would like to replace the cargo light bulb with a brighter LED bulb.I would like to be able to get enough light to easily see the level on my pin box. Has anyone used a bulb that is a lot brighter than stock they recommend for this?
pinesman 01/18/20 07:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Please help me choose between these two portable smokers

Interesting! I am very new to smoking. I have been using a 30-inch unit, keeping the temperature as low as I can and still get smoke. But after 4 hours the bacon is cooked. Does that mean I'm doing it wrong? I slice it up and freeze it and fry it for breakfast and it makes me very happy. But is it not supposed to end up cooked? I don't carry a grill with me, but I could, if that is a better solution. I have a little one that I got for free. I've never used it. I don't really understand how it is different from my propane stove, except that there is a little Hood over the burners. Is that to keep the grease from putting out the flame or catching on fire or something? Do I really need both a grill and a stove? I'm feeling a bit clueless here, but eager to learn! With the Masterbuilt smoker, you can not get enough heat for the smoke without cooking the meat, whatever it is. That is why I use the cold smoker box to actually create the smoke. That way I can keep the smoker temperature low. This picture shows the cold smoker box mounted on the side of an actual smoker.
pinesman 12/16/19 05:34am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Please help me choose between these two portable smokers

It may be way to big for you to haul around but I use a 30 inch Masterbuilt with the Cold Smoke box attachment. Using that, I can get the smoke without cooking the bacon. I cure mine in a brine for a while then smoke it in my smoker. After a few hours of smoke, I slice it, vacuum seal it and freeze
pinesman 12/15/19 04:45pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Cost of dental work on a small dog?

Prices can vary greatly but probably at least $500 for just a cleaning. I have heard any dental work can be dangerous for the dog also.
pinesman 12/04/19 12:26pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Honda 2000I versus Cpe 2000 inverter

I do not mean to hijack this thread but it does make me ask a question. I have one of the new CPE 2000 watt inverter generators. I want to upgrade my converter but I do not want the generator to rev up so loud like is being mentioned with the 75 amp converters. Right now it just idles with the stock converter. Does anyone have a suggestion on how big a converter I can get and still keep the generator quiet? Thanks.
pinesman 11/27/19 11:24am Tech Issues
RE: Recommendations for quiet portable generator

We were tailgating for a college football weekend in cold weather last week and were surrounded by every kind of generator imaginable. Since all I really was concerned about was battery charging due to the furnace, my little Champion 2000 watt suitcase was one of the quietest ones there. All of the builtin Onans drowned out mine so I could not tell if mine was running by just listening
pinesman 11/12/19 10:15am Truck Campers
RE: furnace while driving

Actually it is the Va Tech game
pinesman 11/07/19 06:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: furnace while driving

Thanks everyone. I think I will probably stop about 30 minutes before my destination Friday and start the furnace to knock off the chill before I get there.
pinesman 11/06/19 08:06am Fifth-Wheels
furnace while driving

One quick question, how many of you run your furnace while towing in cold weather? Thanks.
pinesman 11/06/19 05:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

If you plan to focus on national Parks, you might want to consider tank size and room for extra batteries as well since you will most likely be dry camping
pinesman 10/29/19 10:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Lock for generator

I have the Masterlock cable shown above but it probably just makes me feel better than really accomplishing anything against a determined thief. It will slow down the opportunistic person wanting something easy but won't stop anyone who really wants it. My plan that I am currently going with is "if it is running, I will be around. If I am not around, it will be hidden"
pinesman 10/21/19 01:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cellphone boosters

I have us cellular also. Below is what I bought for my shop. I take the booster with me when I travel and use a magnetic antenna on a pole 850MHz Cell Phone Signal Booster for Home GSM CDMA Verizon AT&T 3G 4G Band5 DATA
pinesman 10/20/19 07:28am Technology Corner
RE: Cell Signal Booster

I have a Weboost on my house and a no name kit from Ebay on my shop. I can't really tell that much difference. I take the one out of my shop and use it in my trailer when I go out. It helps a lot
pinesman 10/14/19 07:44pm Tech Issues
RE: 5th wheel with largest tanks

While my 60 gallon tanks are not the biggest out there, they are the biggest that I have had in an RV and the room that I have for 4 batteries basically just has me spoiled I guess
pinesman 10/09/19 09:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel with largest tanks

We have really come full circle the last 20 couple years. When we first started, all we did was dry camp. Then we felt we needed full hookups all the time. I am back to the original version now so if I ever buy another, it will have the biggest tanks that I can find. In an earlier life, I added both fresh and gray water tanks to trailers that did not have them but I want it already done for me now.
pinesman 10/07/19 11:08am Fifth-Wheels
5th wheel with largest tanks

Good morning. My current rig is a 2003 Crossroads Cruiser, 31' with 60 gallon fresh, black, gray, and galley tanks. As I get closer to retirement, I think i might want to upgrade to something newer but I want something in the same size range with the same tank sizes. Self leveling would be an added plus also. Does anyone have any recommendations for something like that? Thanks.
pinesman 10/07/19 09:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: US Cellular?

We have US Cellular and I don't know about Yuma but it worked fine when we were in northern Arizona a few years ago.
pinesman 10/05/19 06:54am Tech Issues
RE: 2000 watt Champion Inverter Gen worked great

Is this the black suitcase model or one of the others? I got the black one on sale at Tractor Supply. So far, I am loving it.
pinesman 09/30/19 06:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone use "Get Upside"?

I live in a rural area with two gas stations convenient when I am going back and forth to work. Most of the time the pump price is about the same but I can only use the GetUpside app at one of the stations. I probably average 16-18 cents back on every gallon as the amount back changes fairly often. I've gotten around $90 back since I started in the spring. Probably isn't for everyone but works for me.
pinesman 09/10/19 12:55pm General RVing Issues
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