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RE: Traveling with Propane on

Yes, we always ran with LP on UNTIL we stopped for fuel. I would pull over before we got to the station and turn it off at the cylinder. After fueling, I would pull out of the station, or at least away from the fuel pumps, and turn it back on. Then I would enter the TT to make sure the frig was lit again. Safety first!! What is it about fueling up that makes you want to shut off the propane? When I had a trailer, the propane was always on until it needed to be switched or until I put it in storage. Now, the only time I turn it off is when refilling the tank.
rdhetrick 06/29/22 06:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Onan diesel 8000 generator

What kind of "kit" are you expecting? All you need is an oil filter and oil. The filters can be found on amazon, the oil can be found anywhere. While you're at it, change the air filter and fuel filter...both can be found on amazon.
rdhetrick 06/04/22 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: %#[email protected]^ critters!

Well growing up in the sticks where mice were a part of life, I guess I should have died many years ago. Same here!!!
rdhetrick 04/09/22 01:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blue-Ox Karguard

Wow, I knew about the auxiliary pumps and driveshaft disconnects, but I had no idea it had anything to do with cooling - I thought it was purely lubrication....interesting!
rdhetrick 03/27/22 04:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Blue-Ox Karguard

I'm confused...why would the toad drive system overheat when being towed?
rdhetrick 03/27/22 06:40am Dinghy Towing
RE: How much power does an inverter use?

Am I correct to assume that the 400W inverter will only draw down the RV battery based on what I plug into it? Jorn Since nobody answered your actual question, Yes, the inverter will only draw from the batter what is needed - plus it's "dead" load. The 400w probably larger dead load than the 100w, but that is not certain and would depend on efficiencies. And as others have pointed out, the ratings are peak, but so is the 90w charger.
rdhetrick 03/14/22 03:45am Tech Issues
RE: Splendede washer lint filter cleanout

It's not really a lint filter, it's more of a trap to catch and prevent larger things like coins from going through the pump. I used to check mine once a year but never found anything. When I checked it, I just had a bath towel ready, it was enough to catch most of the water. I tried a cookie sheet, but it just spread the water around more!
rdhetrick 02/14/22 05:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: having work done on rv while fulltime

Do you rent hotel?? Do they fix it in a day? I've had both, all depends on what broke! Some places will have a spot you can plug in to and stay overnight, others don't allow it...just depends. So far, I haven't had anything happen that put me out of the coach for more than 4 nights.
rdhetrick 01/30/22 05:24am Full-time RVing
RE: Looks like we got ourselves a Convoy

What's more, everybody on the barking canine telling you how bad the shots are has had theirs. I haven't seen one person on here saying that the vaccine was bad. What part of "It's not about the vaccine, it's about the mandate" is so hard to understand?
rdhetrick 01/28/22 06:28am Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like we got ourselves a Convoy

If it is governmental overreach to mandate Covid vaccination is it also overreach for the mandated vaccinations listed here? Or is it vaccination against just Covid that is governmental overreach? State Laws and Mandates by Vaccine Yes.
rdhetrick 01/28/22 06:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like we got ourselves a Convoy

^^^According to Saskatchewan Government data there is 328 people (120 on account of Covid related issues and 140 of which are incidental) with Covid in Saskatchewan hospitals and 33% of those are not fully vaccinated. click Yes, it's very difficult for many people to accept that all the propaganda they've absorbed doesn't align with the actual facts. It doesn't fit with their "feelings."
rdhetrick 01/28/22 03:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like we got ourselves a Convoy

So how many of you have advanced degrees in virology, immunology, biology, or some other pertinent field to actually understand the science? Or are you just listening to whomever you think has the correct version of "science?" Bottom line, these protests aren't about the virus or science, they're about government control and being able to force something upon the population. If they really wanted to protect the population, they would ban alcohol. But we all know it's not really about protecting people.
rdhetrick 01/27/22 01:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: Combining black & grey tanks

The tanks on my motorhome are nested - The fresh water is on bottom, the grey sits on top of that, and the black sits on top of the grey. With this arrangement, "combining" the tanks wouldn't work too well.
rdhetrick 01/14/22 08:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pandemic in Mexico V USA

It's encouraging to see such dramatically lower rates in all these places that take the pandemic so seriously and are masked everywhere they go....yeah....ok...
rdhetrick 12/29/21 11:09am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: GPS

There have been a lot of improvements in 21 years! I take it you have Google Maps on your phone but you want a unit that does NOT need an internet connection to work? Will you use it while driving? Or hiking? We see this all the time. Google Maps does not need a cellular signal to work. It does need a connection to setup the trip or somewhere along the early part of the trip but it downloads the upcoming instructions so going without a cellular connection for periods of time will not effect its performance. All you need is Google Maps and/or WAZE (both free!) and you will have the best highway information at your fingertips. As an example, the other day, heading S. on I-85, the highway was closed due to a deadly accident. Google Maps routed us around it while your stand alone GPS would have taken you directly into that stand still traffic. x2 Does Google Maps route you around low clearance, low weight limit roads? Not the last time I checked. Google maps is good, but it's not the end-all-be-all for navigation. It has it's place, but so does a RV/Truck GPS for many of us. I've used the Garmin 770 for several years and have been happy with it. I'm sure the newer ones have additional features that might be of value to some.
rdhetrick 12/27/21 07:20am Technology Corner
RE: Advise around Dallas/Ft. Worth

My company is based on the north side of Dallas in Plano, so I drive in and out of DFW from various directions with my RV many times each year. For me, knowing the roads, it's not too bad, but certainly it's stressfull. For your route from Weatherford to DeKalb, I would take 20 across the south side of the metroplex (it turns into 635), and then out 30. Sat/Sun are of course the lighter traffic days if possible, but I've come through during rush hour as well.
rdhetrick 12/10/21 04:40am Roads and Routes
RE: Black water tank overflow

I have another question for the OP; All my life I have been told water seeks it's own level. And I have never seen a bathroom where the top of toilet is higher than bottom of sink. Even if a pipe tied the 2 together how could water flow into sink from toilet? Can't speak for the OP, but in my case, it's not actually sewage that backs up into the sink. I have a Tecma toilet (macerator type that pumps to the black tank). When the tank level gets full and blocks the vent line, the next flush pressurizes the tank - the only way out for the pressure is through drain line from the sink. What actually "backs up" in mine is not black water, just the water from the sink trap. When this happens, it comes with the tank gas and smells just like the black tank.
rdhetrick 11/17/21 09:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black water tank overflow

It's not uncommon at all for the bathroom sink to drain into the black tank. I know mine does.
rdhetrick 11/16/21 07:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: General Question on Discounts

Why didn’t you just get the credit union financing to begin with? In my case, using the dealer financing dropped the price of the car $1500. It wasn't the lowest interest rate I could have found, but I knew I'd be paying it off right away so it didn't matter. If I had intended on keeping the loan, it would have made sense to take the discount for using their financing, and then moving it to a credit union as the other poster did.
rdhetrick 11/14/21 11:59am Travel Trailers
RE: General Question on Discounts

I'll also add that paying cash might actually be a downside for the dealer. If they get some form of kick-back from the finance company they work with, they wouldn't get that on a cash deal. When I bought my last used car, I was told that if I wanted the lowest price, I would need to finance it. I could pay it off the first month if I had the cash to do so. Don't know if this is true in all situations, but it makes sense.
rdhetrick 11/14/21 06:46am Travel Trailers
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