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RE: Lighting suggestions for rv building

3 chandeliers spaced 10' apart. not too long or they will hit the top of your RV
riven1950 04/01/20 06:44am General RVing Issues
RE: virus

I had a stem cell transplant in October and my wife and I had to hunker down for 90 days. Released in Jan and back at it now, especially because of a impaired immune system. My point is it can be done but not easy. I really feel for the sick and the people losing their income, and small business people who are all going to suffer.
riven1950 03/23/20 05:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: levelers

https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-03926-Never-Stick-Level/dp/B00EO4PZIA/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=rv+level+indicators&qid=1584918482&sr=8-10 We put these on. :)
riven1950 03/22/20 05:13pm General RVing Issues
James Island CG closing

We have not been able to camp for a while due to illness. Made reservations @ James Island CG in Charleston a few weeks back for our Anniversary 4/22. Anyway, They called yesterday and said they were cancelling and a full refund would be sent. I didn't think to ask how long they are closing for. They probably don't know right now anyway. Just a FYI
riven1950 03/21/20 02:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Germs, viruses and fuel pump handles and doors

All I can say is google " dangers of reusable grocery bags". Some reputable studies have been done. We used them for a while and now mostly use throw away bags. We recycle them for what that is worth, no telling where they end up. At least we are not worrying about what might be growing in our bags. To each their own...
riven1950 03/19/20 02:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Germs, viruses and fuel pump handles and doors

I was talking about reusable grocery bags not gloves
riven1950 03/18/20 08:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Germs, viruses and fuel pump handles and doors

Fj12ryder, those reusable bags are theoretically a good idea. In practice they can be a real source for some nasty bugs unless you wash them after every use, which kind of defeats the save the environment idea...use of more water and chemicals, soap etc. Just a thought.
riven1950 03/18/20 08:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hand-powered chainsaw -- for emergency use

Interesting. And doesn't require much space. Don't have that problem but I already carry a battery operated drill. I think I would just throw my battery operated saws all in the tool box, which uses the same battery.
riven1950 03/15/20 02:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Scams at gas stations

Also have to watch for cops trying to get "tips" there and further south in CA. I had a cop in CR stop me for not wearing a seat belt. We went back and forth for a while till he realized I was not going to budge, then waived me on. Many stories like that and the gas stations, bars etc.
riven1950 03/06/20 06:06am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Not your dad's Airstream

Nice! Lot of cabinets. Not a fan of the layout though. I would get tired of the LR seating pretty fast. Not for me, and I can buy about 3 of my GD tt's for that amount.
riven1950 03/06/20 05:42am Travel Trailers
RE: How noisy is your A/C?

Our GD TT is quieter than the previous ducted Apex, Both quieter than than the non ducted before that, but still louder than the home heat pump.
riven1950 02/23/20 08:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Pickup truck roof racks?

Of course since station wagons have gone away, a SB CC is now filling that role... Some of these beds are incredibly short... Barely enough to haul a washer or dryer by themselves. Buy a set, and it will take two trips. Show me a picture of a station wagon with a washer and dryer in it. I think both would fit in a SB pickup but most SB pickup owners are smart enough to let the seller deliver,unpack,setup and haul away for free;)
riven1950 02/14/20 04:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pickup truck roof racks?

Millions of buyers disagree with you. I've hauled lots of 10' long drywall with my 5.5 bed. With the tailgate down it is almost 7.5 feet. And my crew can fits in my garage. I agree. Everyone does not want or need a long bed
riven1950 02/13/20 05:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pickup truck roof racks?

I use a Thule roof rack in combo with a Yakima bed rack for our kayaks. The reason for the combo is I have a tool box mounted permanently behind the cab. Without the tool box you could use a pair of Thule on roof or a pair of Yakima on the bed rail. Yakima and Thule are not cheap but Very stable. Both can be easily removed. 2018 F150 CC short bed Eco Edit: The Thule is not strapped on. The have rubber pads designed for a specific vehicle and are tightened down with a hex wrench. Real nice fit
riven1950 02/10/20 02:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Florida toll charges

Coming down the west coast do as others have said to avoid the tolls. 41 is not a bad drive, lots of gators to see. Just gas up before heading on 41. If you venture up the East coast you should do the Turnpike for sure. I95 is murder around Miami area.
riven1950 02/08/20 05:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: TravelLite 690 Camper

Check with DMV . WE bought in SC and paid tax per NC requirements when getting the permanent registration in NC. I THINK that is pretty much how it is done.
riven1950 02/04/20 03:33pm Truck Campers
RE: question on inverter use / 120 v refrig / other crazy ?

OP here. Thanks so much for all the info and advice. Based on the comments I suspect the fridge will be used for storage for now unless he gets a bigger genny / solar / bigger inverter. Solar and more / better batteries make sense but I don't think he wants to spend those $$ right now. He only uses it for a place to hang out during the day. Maybe an overnight or two on occasion. He has a small gas heater mr buddy or something like that he uses but not while sleeping. I did advise him to get new co and smoke detectors no matter what he does. The cook top works and apparently the furnace. Would this old stove top require 12v power or would it depend on the model? The current owners just recently put two new propane tanks on board and they are full. I was thinking that for now he could just hook the battery up to the 12v fuse panel ( or whatever it is called ) and then he could have 12v lights and juice for the furnace / stove top if needed. Would that make sense? This would bypass the converter and eliminate all a/c power. Of course he would have to keep the battery charged occasionally with his little genny or take it home and charge it on ac. unless he goes solar. He could use his little inverter to charge phones etc. Thanks
riven1950 01/29/20 03:45pm Tech Issues
question on inverter use / 120 v refrig / other crazy ?

I found a 1990 TT for my BIL to use for his hunting camp. It has been sitting in a yearly lot lease park for years hooked up to power / water, no battery so i am guessing the converter works or they would not have lights. Where he is moving it there will be no power or water hookup. The original frig has been replaced with a small frig running off 120V ac. I looked but could find a plate on the frig that would show amps used but it is not big, fits in the original TT frig space. He was asking me what he could run off his battery ( 12 volt deep cycle ) and 1000 watt HF inverter. He also has a small 1000 watt HF generator but doesn't want to run it much due to noise. I have no answer for him as I have a 2019TT, no inverter, and use full hook ups. He does not care about AC use, HWH, or furnace. Maybe microwave, but probably not. He would mainly use frig and lights. What will he need for that and best way to hook up? Can he hook the inverter to his battery and plug that into the 30 amp cord with an adapter? I told him the battery would not last long, just no idea how long. Thanks
riven1950 01/29/20 05:48am Tech Issues
RE: F-150 HDPP?

I can testify they are hard to find. I was not looking used but when I bought my 2018 new I had a couple of dealers search for a new one. None to be found. Don't know if they can search for a used one. I ended up with a Heavy duty towing package,XLT,ECO. Payload sticker is 1790#. I put e rated tires on it and it meets our needs,and pulls great, although I would have bought the HDPP if I could have found one. Short of ordering new you may have a hard search. Good luck
riven1950 01/26/20 05:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: lino cracked after cold spell

OK, got it now. Never used one but looks like it would do the job
riven1950 01/25/20 03:44am Tech Issues
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