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RE: Credit Cards For Fuel Discounts

I use my Costco credit card at Costco gas stations and receive 4% cash back on fuel. Recently fueled up with diesel at $6.00 per gallon, netted out at $5.76. They have the lowest price locally plus cash back. This discount works at dedicated gas stations, but not at stores that have stations like Safeway and Walmart. Downside is, even though there are plenty of Costco stations, very few have diesel. I have an auxiliary tank so I can manage short trips up and back without refueling. This has worked well for me and my travelling style. The Costco Citi Visa offers 4% on many/most non-Costco stations as well:
wnjj 06/27/22 03:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: DIY Slide In Camper questions

Another reason not to use the bed sides for support: If you change trucks down the road you don't have to modify the camper to match.
wnjj 06/27/22 03:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Disadvantages of flipping trailer axles?

Flipping axles adds cosiderably more side load torque to the spring pack, shackles hangers and frame. An added welded in X member like 2"x .188 square tube between the rear axle spring hangers would be my advice. Please explain how Leverage. The axles are now further away from the shackles and therefore have a larger “pry bar” acting against them. Picture the axle tube trying to slide side to side and what stops it. I cannot comment on whether they are built for it. Obviously plenty of people do oth without issue.
wnjj 06/18/22 09:01am Travel Trailers
RE: General newb questions - Advice?

Valhalla, As I mentioned in my post, some older and simpler systems did use a switch to choose from battery or converter to supply the 12V power to the house. Those systems do not charge the battery.
wnjj 05/31/22 04:29pm Truck Campers
RE: General newb questions - Advice?

Since you have a switch to select battery OR AC power I'm going to say that no, your battery won't charge when plugged in to AC. I've known of 2 tent trailers in the past (late 80's and early 2000's) that had this kind of setup. The AC->DC converter (power supply) only powers the appliances and the switch picks either battery or converter. Charging from the truck depends upon your truck's setup. Some trucks charge with the key on, others connect the charge line directly to the truck fuse box but only if someone has hooked it up. Then that wire from the 7-way connector needs to connect to the camper battery. The best way to confirm battery charging or not from any source is to put a volt meter on the battery terminals. When charging you should see > 13 volts. Most water heaters are LP or electric and can be run on both at the same time. If there is not a switch inside for the water heater there may be one outside under the screened cover with the twist tab lock. Depending upon the model you may likely have to light the LP manually. Look behind the outside cover for knobs, etc. and a 'pilot' button. Take a picture of what you see there. Your element is probably fine if you just plugged in since you likely did not turn on the WH. Similar to the water heater, check behind the outer cover of the fridge. If it operates on AC, you should see a normal power cord plugged into an outlet inside that compartment. Most fridges are 2-way (AC/LP) or 3-way (AC/DC/LP). It's possible yours is only DC/LP but I'm not sure I've heard of one of those. On older systems you typically pick the mode with a dial on the back of the fridge (behind the outer wall cover). Welcome and I hope this helps.
wnjj 05/28/22 06:17pm Truck Campers
RE: My key fob quit working

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Since my fob is newish(2017), I'm not finding a suitable replacement from Amazon or anyone. I'd like to be able to further disassemble the fob to access the circuit board but am not having luck and think the unit must be glued together. 3 here on eBay with the lowest at $50: eBay fobs
wnjj 05/10/22 11:15pm Tech Issues
RE: OEM vs Aftermarket - Chinese JUNK Comparison

We have a 2005 Silverado and a 2014 Yukon, both with stock headlights. The '05 headlights blow the doors off the '14, hands down. Every time I switch back to the truck I'm amazed how those older lights project. The Yukon lights are terrible and when you switch to high beam there is barely a noticeable difference in light output or projection distance. Both vehicles' lenses look clear yet. It looks like the GMC truck lights were slightly different than the Chevy in the mid-2000's. I wonder if GMC puts too much into the styling over the function?
wnjj 05/03/22 11:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Wiring battery combiner into 7 pin harness

You can take the wire off the stud and install the isolator there. That way you don’t even need to open the hood, let alone pull the fuse.
wnjj 05/02/22 11:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Storage RV lot with GFIC breakers

Post a picture of the breaker.
wnjj 03/28/22 12:09am Tech Issues
RE: 30 to 50 amp adapter

Here’s the 4-pin version: Amazon OR Also Amazon
wnjj 03/26/22 11:04am Tech Issues
RE: Storage RV lot with GFIC breakers

What brand of breakers are they? Eaton had a run of them about 10 years ago I think that were prone to false tripping from radio interference. A couple of years ago my elderly aunt kept having the breaker trip for her living room. It would happen anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks. I first tried reseating the breaker and tightening the screw connection. I then tried swapping breakers with one from another position in the panel. After the swap BOTH started false tripping! So after reading about this issue with this age of Eaton breakers I ordered two new ones, installed them and no more issue since. Even if they’re not Eaton, it’s possible they are susceptible anyway. I would ask the owner to try a new breaker (not a spare from any inventory).
wnjj 03/26/22 10:58am Tech Issues
RE: No Power to 7-Way Plug?

Good to hear. Thanks for checking back with the results.
wnjj 03/03/22 03:27pm Truck Campers
RE: The only real SRW “One Ton” that isn’t really a 3/4 ton

Some of y’all need to get off the couch and find something constructive to do. Why would you start comparing an antique to a new truck as if it is a viable or even remotely comparable option? What I got out of BM post,was the payload of 5355# is actually more than a lot of newer DRW and the newer SRW are not even close....I personally wonder why payload went backwards instead of forward in newer trucks. Mostly because the curb weight of the trucks has steadily claimed, along with the number of seats, creature comforts and safety features. The GVWR probably is quite similar to or lower than modern trucks.
wnjj 03/03/22 10:10am Truck Campers
RE: No Power to 7-Way Plug?

wnjj 03/03/22 02:11am Truck Campers
RE: No Power to 7-Way Plug?

When you say, “adding a fuse”, did you add an inline fuse or did you populate the fuse in the fuse box that powers up stud #1? Did you make sure there is power where you connected the wire? Thanks for the reply! I populated the fuse in the fuse box to power stud #1, but I didn’t check if there was power to the wire. I’m not sure how to do that, but I did check the fuse with the multimeter and it was good. To check the power on the wire, would I take a voltage reading with the multimeter with the black probe on the truck frame and the red probe on the power wire while the truck is on?? Yes, but you don’t even need the truck on as stud #1 is on full time. You can also put the black probe on the negative battery post if it’s nearby (or use a piece of wire to get there). I installed an automatic isolator (solid state) between the stud and the wire. Before that I would pull the fuse in camp so I didn’t run the truck down. You can unplug at the rear bumper easy enough. My truck also has an in-bed plug connected to the harness you mentioned that is stowed behind the cab. Both 7-way plugs are connected to the same place.
wnjj 03/03/22 02:09am Truck Campers
RE: No Power to 7-Way Plug?

When you say, “adding a fuse”, did you add an inline fuse or did you populate the fuse in the fuse box that powers up stud #1? Did you make sure there is power where you connected the wire?
wnjj 03/03/22 01:49am Truck Campers
RE: How to mount stairs to old Lance?

Get a decent sized plate of aluminum and bend the edge over. Mount it to the bottom side of the camper with the bent edge hanging down (or maybe just set the camper down onto it when you load up). Attach the stairs to the bent over edge.
wnjj 02/22/22 02:00am Truck Campers
RE: Toilet Fills with Water Pump On

That would drain the toilet, not fill it. Must not have been the case. Likely the blade is connected to the water valve so that if it doesn’t travel far enough shut the water continues to run.
wnjj 01/31/22 09:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

Cash in hand. When I first started selling stuff on our local Marketplace apps I can't tell you how many times people would say "I'll be there at 5 PM to get it" and then never show. Meanwhile I've turned other people away. And now if I go back to those other people I've lost my bargaining position to some extent because they know my other buyer didn't pan out. Now I do everything it's not sold until you pay me for it and I make everyone aware that this is how I do it. It's situational. If I'm going to invest time and money to drive a distance to buy, I'm not going to bother if it may disappear before I get there. You may be alienating buyers with your method. If you get a commitment for someone to show by a certain time, simply tell the other buyers that after that time it's all theirs. No reason to "turn them away", just inform them someone else is tentative. If that causes them to give up they weren't serious buyers.
wnjj 01/31/22 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

I agree the guy 4 hrs away gets the first shot. If your not good on your word your not good for anything else. Besides, both people know that there is another person interested. If the guy 4 hours away doesn't want it you still got the other local guy who does. Agree. As long as you represented what you’re selling accurately, most people willing to drive 4 hours are serious buyers. Put yourself in their shoes. How would you like to drive 4 hours to have “cash talks” buy it out from under you?
wnjj 01/29/22 01:37pm General RVing Issues
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