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RE: camping in ohio

I guess some people will always think the rules are for everyone else but them.Since you already addressed the OP I'm going to make a WAG and guess you are addressing me. So I'll just put this out there. Where I live there are no rules against camping. There are rules for social distancing, gathering in large groups, etc. I can certainly can do that in a campground provided my neighbors don't come over and insist on invading my space. I agree wholeheartedly that a campground is a good place to be, and if you're not under a stay in place order, then by all means, go camping. However, when the OP started off indicating that there is a stay in place order where THEY are at, your response to have them call the campground seems to imply that the stay in place order over THEM is irrelevant, therefore the rules don't apply to everyone.
rdhetrick 03/28/20 08:19am General RVing Issues
RE: camping in ohio

I guess some people will always think the rules are for everyone else but them.
rdhetrick 03/28/20 07:27am General RVing Issues
RE: camping in ohio

Shelter in place. Stay at home. Leave the campgrounds that are open (there aren't many) for people who HAVE to use them because they have no home. (full-timers) Exactly!
rdhetrick 03/27/20 06:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Switch: Was Red, Now Green

My guess is that the temperature rise during the day caused enough of a pressure increase in the tank to push the indicator up to green. I'm sure it's empty though, so time to get it refilled.
rdhetrick 03/25/20 05:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Remco disconnect

My dad had the driveshaft disconnect installed on a pickup he used to have. Towed it for several years till he wrecked it. He never really complained about it, I guess it worked. If it didn't, I definitely would have heard about it...
rdhetrick 03/02/20 06:18pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Are TPMS questions

I've got the TireMinder system. It works well. What's impressed me with them is the customer support and service. I've had mine about 4 years. After two years of owning it, I switched rigs and was having trouble pickup up the toad sensors. A phone call to TireMinder and they promptly sent me their new style booster. Problem solved. About 4 weeks ago, I had the main unit start acting weird, it would randomly shut itself off after 5 or 10 minutes. Another call to them and they sent me a new main unit. That's after having it for 4 years! I can't compare it to any of the others since I haven't owned them, but with customer service like that, I'll stick with them.
rdhetrick 03/02/20 06:15pm Tech Issues
JC Refrigeration Compressor Unit Long Term?

Hi All, My father is looking at the JC Refrigeration compressor retrofit for his Norcold that hasn't been working too well. I've found lot's of reviews where folks have made the conversion and are happy with it, however, I haven't seen any comments after a year or so to see if they're still happy.... Soooo, would any of you that have made the conversion to the compressor care to comment on your long term satisfaction? Thanks in advance!
rdhetrick 02/15/20 05:58pm Tech Issues
RE: black tank chemicals

Plain water. If you use enough water and flush your tanks, you don't need any chemicals. The length of time any solids are in your tank isn't nearly long enough for any enzymes to really do anything and they just end up in the recipients' septic system. Been using plain water for the past 7 years and never had an issue. I did install back flush systems on both grey and black and I can say it makes things much easier. x2 X3 If you're getting odors, it more likely a venting problem.
rdhetrick 02/10/20 07:48am Tech Issues
RE: Clear coat peeling on upper curve of roof

I've got the same coach, and the same problem. I've read of people using floor wax that ended up looking good, but I haven't tried it myself.
rdhetrick 02/05/20 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Vehicle Weights - Class A with Dinghy

Without knowing the coach UVW, it's not possible to give accurate numbers. However, all those ratings are independent - meaning you could max out on one, and the others would be ok. The 10k towing capacity is just the rating of the hitch For example, if the coach UVW was 18k, you could put 2k of weight in the coach and you'd be able to pull a 10k trailer/toad. In this case, you'd be at the limit of the GCWR and the hitch rating, and you would be under the GVWR. If the coach UVW was 24k, you could still put 2k of weight in the coach to get to the GVWR, but you would be limited to a 4k trailer/toad because of the GVWR even though the hitch itself is rated for more.
rdhetrick 02/05/20 04:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Flat tow power steering on Jeep

No, you don't need the harness for the power steering. The Grand Cherokee changed to all elec power steering in 2016.
rdhetrick 01/16/20 05:35pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Roof Vent Security

A cordless angle grinder negates RV security. This..."RV" and "security" don't belong in the same sentance! Why would someone go through the effort to climb up onto the roof when they could pop the door open with a prybar or bust a window?
rdhetrick 01/15/20 07:05pm Truck Campers
RE: RV repossession question

I have many investment properties. Through experience I found this to be very effective. Approach the tenant and ask if they would accept a cash payment of $500 to move out in 3 days. If they accept return and have some paperwork ready to be signed by the tenant and also have the local sheriffs department available when the paperwork is signed. This has worked %90 of the time for me. The $500 really pi$$es me off but it is a he!! of a lot cheaper than the cost of an eviction. Good luck the investment property world, we call this "cash for keys" and is worth an attempt. Much easier and cheaper than an eviction.
rdhetrick 01/05/20 05:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Current crop of SUV'S

If you parked all the "SUV'S" side by side, then looked at them from the side, they all have the same body shape!! At least I think so. OMG ROFL, funniest statement of the week! Same shape? Uhhh you're right, they're SUVs. Should they put the hood in back and the back seats up front to make one look different? That's like saying line up pickup trucks....dayum, they're all the same shape. Copycats, putting that bed thing behind the cab.....Where's the originality? LOL Haha, I was thinking the exact same thing!
rdhetrick 11/15/19 09:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Grand Cherokee Transmission Clunk

Ok, thanks everyone for putting my mind at ease!
rdhetrick 11/02/19 05:17pm Dinghy Towing
Grand Cherokee Transmission Clunk

Hi Everyone, I pull a 2015 Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 with the Quadratrac II transmission. When I hook up the vehicle to tow and put the transfer case into neutral, I press the button and it shifts silently into neutral, the light on the dash comes on, and everything is good. Every time I go through the un-hooking process at my destination, the transmission makes a really loud and hard "clunk" when shifting the transfer case out of neutral. I can't believe this is normal, any others that tow a Jeep with that transmission have the same clunking sound? Thanks in advance, Rob
rdhetrick 11/02/19 07:54am Dinghy Towing
RE: Splendid Washer/Dryer

After wearing pressed and starched shirts for so many years, I love the look of wrinkles!
rdhetrick 09/25/19 12:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tecma Toilet impeller issue ?

I had mine do the same thing once. In my case, somehow the main "drain" hose got twisted enough to essentially pinch off the flow - like a kink in a garden hose. I re-adjusted the hose and re-tightened the clamps and it's been fine since then.
rdhetrick 09/20/19 06:17am Tech Issues
RE: Cleaning out a DIY septic tank

I don't think the air will do anything. If there's a single open hole near the top, you will loose the air out that hole before any real pressure builds.
rdhetrick 09/19/19 05:14am Tech Issues
RE: Toad Hitch and wirig Installation

Sorry you've got such a mess. You don't HAVE to have the toad lights wired. In your situation, I would be inclined to just pull the toad to Kingman without it being wired for lights. You can remove any wires at the connector on the toad and tape them so they don't short to anything. When you get to Kingman, you can get it set up at your convenience and without the pressure of having to get somewhere. For the batteries, you can get similar GC2 batteries at Samsclub, or other battery stores like BatteriesPlus. I would think you should also be able to get the slide in and out by leaving the vehicle running. Even if not, this shouldn't prevent you from getting to Kingman, where you'll be able to get them without the pressure of needing to get somewhere. Good luck.
rdhetrick 09/06/19 05:43am Good Sam Extended Service Plan
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