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RE: De-winterizng an RV

If it is truly red in color, it's probably holding tank valve lubricant. It's very red. Good for your seals. JK
JKJavelin 05/26/23 08:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator dB rating

In early 2018, I bought a Champion 3100/2800 gas only inverter generator. It's done a good enough job, though not as quiet as a Honda. This year I got tired of dealing with having gas around, especially the storage of it on the road, and found a great deal on the Champion 2500 dual fuel. So I just bought 2 of them along with a parallel kit. Weight was a factor also: 37 lbs vs 95 lbs. I intend to only use propane. They were $399 each and probably would only need the second one for A/C. They are still in the boxes, will try them out soon. I hope that they are quieter than the 3100 JK
JKJavelin 05/17/23 11:10am Tech Issues
RE: Which screw to calibrate the oven temp?

I screwed an oven thermometer to the inside of the oven door. I usually have to set the control knob for 50-75 degrees higher. In other words, to get the oven thermometer to reach 350,I set the knob to 425. Open the door quick, no bending down, easy to read. Works for me! Just attach it where it won't interfere with the rack. JK
JKJavelin 05/11/23 02:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Broken Leaf Spring

FYI, a friend of mine got his springs from etrailer last year and they were stamped Made in China. JK
JKJavelin 05/10/23 07:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fuel Ecomony - Towing

Mine is a fifth wheel, but FWIW, with a Ram gas 2500 I got 7.5 mpg, and with Ram diesel 3500 I get 9.5 mpg towing. But the ease of towing now is outstanding. JK
JKJavelin 05/07/23 07:50am Towing
RE: Observations - Local RV Dealer.

The way manufacturers have inflated the prices over the last couple of years, I would go in there offering 50% off. And push hard, not as a token lowball offer. JK
JKJavelin 04/29/23 05:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Tires again.

No,I would have mentioned if I had any failures. And I don't think I've even heard of any til this thread.
JKJavelin 04/26/23 06:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires again.

I'm on my 3rd set of Endurance tires because I wear them out. The first 2 sets lasted about 25k miles each, which is their weakest point: They only have 1/4" of tread depth when new and it doesn't take long to get to the wear bars. But they are dependable. I got the current set a year ago and will need new ones next spring. JK
JKJavelin 04/25/23 12:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just curious

Ok, since we have at least one water expert here: Are all filters created equal? I have a filter system from the RV Water Filter Store which uses a 1 micron sediment filter, and a .5 micron carbon filter. Are the ones from a cheaper source inferior? Same question regarding residential fridge water dispenser filters. Thanks JK
JKJavelin 04/24/23 10:11am Truck Campers
RE: 5th wheel suggestions

My rig is 9345 empty (when it was new), with a GVWR of 12,500. The actual loaded wgt is 12,100, with a Pin wgt of 2750 (23%). JK
JKJavelin 04/20/23 06:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washing the exterior of our TT

All good advice above. I happened across a jug of Dometic Wash n Wax on clearance a couple years ago and I like it. Beads up nicely. As far as a hand wax goes, I've used many, and keep coming back to Nu Finish. JK
JKJavelin 04/19/23 06:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Shortest 5th wheel with washer/dryer

Our Open Range 316rls 5th wheel is 31.5' long and has washer/Dryer hookups. Also 3 slides, wide body, large tanks and 10 gallon water heater. Last year produced was 2018. JK
JKJavelin 04/07/23 07:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water saver for shower.

FWIW, I did a little testing with our Oxygenics showerhead a couple years ago and found that keeping the flow as low as possible but still getting a spray effect, it would consume .6 gallons per minute. Now, as far as toilets go, I read about people saying "use plenty of water " for the black tank, as well as many saying that they can go 2 weeks before dumping the black tank. How much should you put in the toilet between flushes?? We put about a quart of water in (I've measured it!). Too much? Not enough? With a 41 gallon tank, we can go a week max before the dreaded burp. JK
JKJavelin 03/23/23 09:55pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Twist-on sewer valves…

There is cross contamination in the pipe that all the tanks empty into on the way to the sewer hose. Therefore, if water backs up into the shower, well... you're standing in it. JK
JKJavelin 03/23/23 09:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet leak

LOL! I just applied some plumber's grease to mine (Thetford) for the same reason, and sat down to look at the forum and here's a thread about the same thing. Yes, it works for me for a good month. But it only takes 30 seconds. Good luck! JK
JKJavelin 03/20/23 06:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5% tipping point

They were probably having this same discussion (or similar) with horse and buggy vs. the new fangled gasoline automobiles. JK
JKJavelin 02/27/23 10:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Queen Mine Tour in Bisbee Arizona

Camper Jeff, last week Thursday and Friday we were at the nearby Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area and the weather was chilly, windy and dusty, and I see it didn't get any better... JK Now near Big Bend NP in the 80s
JKJavelin 02/24/23 08:11am Truck Campers
RE: Winter in Arizona...

We are from Wisconsin. When I got up this morning at the Gilbert Ray Campground near Tucson, it was colder there than it was at home. JK
JKJavelin 02/16/23 09:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Aqua Magic Style 2 - bowl leaks down

Put some plumbers grease on the seal, it will help with the ball movement and sealing or atleast with mine. X2 After several years of this problem, I replaced the seal last summer, and 2 weeks later it started leaking again. I smeared some plumber's grease around it and it was good for a long time. Had to do it again about 2 weeks ago. I can feel the difference in the foot pedal. I believe that the ball was not fully closing from too much friction. JK
JKJavelin 02/13/23 09:44am Tech Issues
RE: Big Bend National Park - RV PARKS

Do NOT go in the summer, nor during spring break (it’s too busy then). Stay in Terlingua, and spend Sunday afternoon on the porch at the general store. Go to Lajitas, and buy the mayor, (the Honorable Clay Henry) a beer. That mayor's nothing but an old goat!
JKJavelin 01/18/23 08:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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