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RE: It is no wonder

neither am i. please explain what you mean.
rk911 12/05/19 06:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tea Kettle

i just went to Target or Wally and bought one of the shelf. no muss, no fuss.
rk911 12/03/19 07:01am General RVing Issues
RE: What jack to have onboard for roadside tire changes?

a working, charged cellphone, a roadside service plan and a credit card.
rk911 12/01/19 06:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Have no electrical power and no propane on one side of coach

Turning on the generator has given me back the missing power, so do you think the transfer switch is failing. We are in a rest area 150 miles from the New Mexico border and heading home. bad or possibly loose or corroded connections. that would certainly explain the power loss.
rk911 11/30/19 09:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Have no electrical power and no propane on one side of coach

regarding the power... - 50 amp or 30 amp coach? - check for a tripped GFCI outlet in the kitchen, bath. your power out on one side almost screams a tripped GFCI - if that's not the problem disconnect from shore power and start the genny. if all electric is working your problem is likely at the post. if problem persists you may have missed a GFCI ref the LP...simple things first... - lp tank full or at least not empty? supply valve on? - was furnace working before? - will the stove light?
rk911 11/29/19 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Howling wind

so sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. thoughts and prayers for you all.
rk911 11/29/19 09:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Howling wind

I was staying at the St. Mary KOA in East Glacier and thought our camper was going to blow over! Steady 35mph winds with gust in the 40's and 50's. Horrible, could not sleep at all due to the rocking and howling. Campground host acted like it happens all the time there. Someone mentioned slide toppers....my current trailer has them on all of the slides but we have not camped in any high wind situations since we purchased it. What are you folks doing with them during high winds other than pulling the slides in? Will they stand up to a good beating? we had similar winds for 5-6 days in Amarillo 2-yrs ago. we pulled in the slide that was on the windward side during the day and both at night. the bedroom slide was also on the windward side so that was also in during the day but had to be out at night. some of the gusts were pretty violent.
rk911 11/28/19 07:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Howling wind

Had friends that were so anxious a couple years ago to get south, that instead of staying put, took off down the road on a windy day. Nothing extreme, but 30 with higher gusts. Wind flipped their rig causing truck to also roll. Wife very seriously injured and a year later still in a wheel chair. It's just not worth it no matter why you think you need to go and no matter how great you think you are in handling the rig in wind. Better to just sit and stay safe ! pilots call that "gotta get there-itis' and it's killed a few of them. as you point out it just aint worth the risk.
rk911 11/28/19 06:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: tv

is flexvision the mfg? otherwise pls give us the mfg name and model number.
rk911 11/27/19 01:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Windshield Shades

I am now intrigued by the MagnaShade. The only thing that I don't like about our motorhome vs our old travel trailer is the front of the motorhome stays warm during the Florida heat in the summers. The back of the motorhome stays cool but the front is always several degrees warmer. For those that have the Magnashade, does it really cut down on the heat in the front of the motorhome? I looked at them and they are pricey but if they significantly cut down the heat, I think it's worth the price. absolutely. I think that any of the similar windshield screens will perform about the same in blocking heat from the windshield. what sold us on the MagneShade was the ease of putting it up and taking it down. no holes to drill, no ladders to use..EZ. and the magnets hold even in heavy wind. we were stuck in Amarillo for 5-6 extra days 2-yrs ago because of very heavy winds. our MagneShade was not affected. as I posted earlier the only criticism I have is the wand used to lift the shade to the top of the windshield. but it's easily replaced with something else. beyond that I can tell you that the MagneShade delivers what it promises.
rk911 11/26/19 07:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Howling wind

had the same thing 2-yrs ago in Amarillo. winds kept us in the park for 5-extra days.
rk911 11/25/19 01:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Windshield Shades

count us in as very happy magneshade users. first time out with it it was a bit frustrating trying to get it applied but it became EZ once i realized that it goes under the wiper blades and not over them. now i can get it on the windshield in about a minute. it takes longer to fold it and put it away than it does to put it up and take it down. my only gripe or criticism is the wand used to put it up...a bit too flimsy but so far it's working.
rk911 11/24/19 10:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adj. water pressure regulators

they are. we use the Watts stainless steel, oil filled model 263A.
rk911 11/24/19 03:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Non-renewable Lithium...Fact.

This entire thread should be deleted as it is based on the right wing talking point of "EVs bad!". The statement "can't be recycled" is totally false. Many companies have started successful recycling programs and here in Nevada where I live, lithium mining by evaporating salts is big business utilizing the old "poison waterholes" from old Western movies to get some use out of lifeless, desolate wasteland area. Myself, I have been driving electric over 7 years now, the last two getting fueled for free from our rooftop solar. The carbon industry is scared to death of electric vehicles wiping away their livelyhood and so are car dealers as, like I can assure you from my personal use, maintainance and repair of electric vehicles is a tiny fraction of that of petroleum cars. Most electric cars never get their brakes replaced unless parts rust off from age. https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/the-afterlife-of-electric-vehicles-battery-recycling-and-repurposing/ LMAO!
rk911 11/24/19 09:08am Tech Issues
RE: Non-renewable Lithium...Fact.

according to Wikipedia this is a list of the top 9-lithium producing countries. several are not exactly friendly to the USA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_lithium_production
rk911 11/23/19 05:44pm Tech Issues
RE: 2nd to Wrangler what are the best toad options?

but again...know how much weight you can tow before choosing a toad.
rk911 11/22/19 08:05pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Thanksgiving

Working up at our local Elks Lodge. Cooking and serving a full Thanksgiving free meal to all veterans, First Responders, Fire fighters, etc. It's a long hard day's work, but well worth it. thank-you!
rk911 11/22/19 03:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2nd to Wrangler what are the best toad options?

the universe of flat towable vehicles is shrinking. Motor Home magazine publishes an annual list which can be accessed here. beyond that I would want a vehicle that... - did not require any modifications in order to flat tow it. many vehicles CAN be modified to be flat towed. please see Remco Towing. - I would also want a vehicle, modified or not, that had no time/distance/speed restrictions. some vehicles that can be flat towed require they be stopped every X-hours in order to start the engine and run the transmission through the gears; or be towed no faster than X-MPH; or be towed no further than X-miles before stopping, starting the engine and running the transmission through the gears. maybe that's not a big deal to some but I wanted a toad that we could tow for days on end without any of the above restrictions. we were towing an ‘03 2-DR auto tranny Wrangler (TJ) from '03-'10. in '10 we bought a '10 Jeep Liberty which we've been towing for the last 9-years. neither required any modifications or has any towing restrictions. we still have the Wrangler and it's still outfitted with the tow bar, baseplate and auxiliary brake (don't forget you should have an auxiliary braking system). you can't go wrong with a Jeep.
rk911 11/20/19 02:25pm Dinghy Towing
RE: The best Wranglers for towing?

There seems to be a myriad of Wrangler models and options. How much heavier are the 4doors than the 2dr? Are there any 4dr models that come in under or slightly over 4k lbs? It seems 4k is cut off weight, not sure if because of the hitch capacities or braking? Which model configurations make the best toads and get the best fuel mileage? Can one person possibly sleep in a 4dr version but not in a 2dr? Any other considerations regarding plus and minuses of the different models especially in terms of towing and all around versatility? you're very wise to ask these questions before you buy a toad. but you need to know and understand the various actual weights and weight ratings of your motorhome and toad before proceeding. the amount of weight you can safely tow will be the lesser of the following: - the gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of the MH minus the actual weight of the MH as it is loaded and configured for travel. actual or rolling weight is determined by loading the MH as you would for a trip. fill the fuel, fresh water and LP tanks. add clothes, food, supplies, etc. don't forget people. find a scale and get individual axle weights at a minimum. compare the actual axle weight to the axle weight rating (GAWR) for that axle. each axle will have a different weight rating. for every pound your mh exceeds its gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) you lose a pound of available tow weight. don't guess or assume...know. - the weight rating of your hitch. the amount of weight your hitch is engineered to carry should be in your owner's manual. - the weight rating of your tow bar. check the specs of your tow bar if you already have one. if not i'd look for one that is capable of towing 8000-10,000 lbs. once you determine how much weight you can safely tow then you can start shopping for a toad. since you’re talking about a wrangler (great choice, btw) all you need to do is ensure that be model CAN be flat towed (not all can) and know what the curb weight including whatever options you may order. if buying used or off the lot make sure to determine the gross weight of the car (including fuel at 6-lbs oer gallon) by taking it to a scale.
rk911 11/20/19 11:16am Dinghy Towing
RE: Why no continuous furnace fan option?

we leave the fan on 24/7 at our home, too. don’t know but my guess is that our homes hold the heat better and longer than in our RVs. they cool down a lot faster and a running fan would just blow cold air.
rk911 11/19/19 11:06pm Class A Motorhomes
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