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RE: Microwaves on inverters.

I have four Trojan T125 batteries and a 2000W inverter and often use our 1200W microwave to warm food for lunch or a cup of hot water, usually for no linger than four minutes at a time with no problems. Bill
Trackrig 11/12/19 05:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Full time storage, but far away from home - possible?

We're from Alaska and have left our DP in Arizona for the last six years instead of running it back and forth to Alaska. We take it out of storage to use it 3 - 4 times a year, usually for 1 - 3 months at a time. Ours is diesel, so there's no problem with gas going bad. Don't worry about exercising the generator in their hot dry weather. We've found the biggest problem is the water in the 6 volt batteries evaporating. When you put it into storage, fill the batteries to the proper level the night before and then check them when you take it out of storage. The biggest problem you'll run into is finding storage space. In their heat, you want covered storage during the summer and it's getting harder to find all of the time. Because of the shortage of covered storage, people no longer check out of their storage space when they leave for a couple of months. About two years ago when we finally found covered storage again, we now keep it year round. So if you plan on leaving your MH home over there, start calling for storage the day you get there or even before you leave home. And as for your question is "far away" storage possible, the answer is yes. Most of the MHs stored in Arizona belong to people who live out of state. Bill
Trackrig 11/09/19 07:58pm General RVing Issues
Does anyone use Google FI for their cellular service?

Supposedly, Google, who has service contracts with Sprint, ATT and Verizon, will switch your call to whichever carrier you have the strongest connection to at the time your call is placed. We currently have Verizon which works fine while on the road, but at home they have terrible service. Does anyone have experience with using Google FI? Bill
Trackrig 10/31/19 07:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Battery Transfer pump for antifreeze

Get a little drill pump for $5.19 from Amazon or your local haardware store. Buy a couple of fittings to put 3/8" or 1/2" plastic tubing on both sides and you're all set to go. Bill
Trackrig 10/31/19 05:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Just wondering

I'd go to the F450 for the larger brakes and tighter turning on certain configurations. You might want to check with your insurance carrier on the differences in insurance cost. State Farm allows me to suspend my insurance when I'm not using it. Bill
Trackrig 10/31/19 04:03pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fuse on a Norcold 1200 refer?

Thanks. I've had to reset my board also, but didn't notice the fuse as I had other thing on my mind. Bill
Trackrig 10/30/19 08:05pm Class A Motorhomes
Fuse on a Norcold 1200 refer?

We have a 2005 Fleetwood 39S Excursion with a Norcold 1200 refer in it. We've been told there is a fuse someplace in the back of the 1200. I've done a bit of maintenance on it over the ages and have never seen a fuse on the refer itself. I'd like to find the fuse, identify it, and carry a spare. Can anyone confirm there is a fuse on the 1200? If yes, please tell me where it is or what it is so I can buy a spare. Bill
Trackrig 10/30/19 07:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Honda generator oil

I run the same oil as in my truck engine so I only have to buy and carry one oil. Rotella T6 5W-40 Synthetic. Has worked well for lots of hours and several years. I run it in seven different generators. Bill
Trackrig 10/29/19 10:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Home Storage

The heater will not keep piping or water in the walls or in the floor from freezing. You need to either blow it all out or use RV anti-freeze. Rotating the tires a half turn is not worth doing. Starting the generator, if hard to do in the cold, it is not worth doing. Trying to start a cold generator once a month can do more harm than good. If you do start it, run it under a good load for half an hour, don't just let it idle. Bill
Trackrig 10/29/19 10:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: RV Antifreeze

Use the pink RV antifreeze. It's usually cheapest at Krogers or one of their subsidiaries like Fred Meyers. I flush things well and drink from my MH fresh water tank all of the time. We never use bottled water unless we're going to put it in the toad with us. Bill
Trackrig 10/25/19 03:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Building RV park near McKinney TX, what would you want most?

My 6 cents worth. 1. Good electrical that can handle a full load of everyone's A/C, heaters, microwaves, etc. 2. Good WiFi - maybe have two levels of service. You could charge more for fast service for people who want to stream movies or otherwise use lots of bandwidth. 3. A nice shower house with laundry. 4. Level sites. It's surprises me all of the time of the RV parks we pull into which have terribly un-level sites. Either front to rear or side to side. 5. Sewer and water hookup where they should be and not back at the end of the RV. 6. The sites don't have to be paved, but have a decent gravel base to keep mud from being tracked inside when it rains, snows or the sprinklers are on. Spent a few nights in an RV park in Texas two years ago that the ground was so bad that I had to relevel the RV every day. And I have 16" x 16" heavy jack pads that would get pushed down into the mud. Then the camp ground owner was mad at people for washing the mud off of their shoes in the shower house. Bili
Trackrig 10/24/19 03:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Spartan service Az/Nv

Assuming you're near a decent sized town, call a few of the local truck shops such as the service department at the Freightliner dealer. If they can't do it, they can probably recommend someone. They may want the S/N and VIN of your MH to see what it takes. I'm sure Redlands Truck and RV in Redlands, CA can do the work, but I find them a little bit on the expensive side for parts and they try to up sell you on things that don't really need to be done. The actual work and their mechanics knowledge was good. They also have their own RV park where you can spend the night for free coming and going. Redlands Truck and RV web site Bill
Trackrig 10/23/19 12:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

Having a complete factory paint job done on my 2003 Fleetwood Providence Do. Will take 5 weeks. Of course $15,000. Ouch. OK, it's been well over five weeks, can you post pictures? Were you happy with the job? Bill
Trackrig 10/23/19 12:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trouble with California

Back in 1971, when I was traveling by motorcycle from Texas to Calif for the first time, I saw signs about not entering Calif with oranges. As I was pulling into the Ag station with them, expecting to loose them, the inspector waved me through (who would be carrying fruit on a motorcycle???) so I went on my way and ate them later that day. California's orange crop survived my lawless ways.......... Bill
Trackrig 10/21/19 08:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Transynd ??

Find your local Allison transmission dealer or order it FROM AMAZON. Bill
Trackrig 10/21/19 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Interior lights cauing Radio interference

One of our LEDs close to the radio caused interference. We tried several different LEDs with the same results. Finally went back to a standard bulb in that one fixture. Bill
Trackrig 10/20/19 10:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Alberquerque Balloon fest for those who have an interest

Yes,a great launch this morning. We're up on the bluff overlooking the field. 550 ballons were scheduled to go up but some wind sheer came up at the end. Bill
Trackrig 10/12/19 09:53am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Thinking about beds.

On our last 5er, we put a full size mattress in it, and then put a 5" piece of foam between the "headboard" and the mattress. My thinking was that all it has to do is hold the pillows up. Yes, go the simple route. We slid the mattress down 6" then folded up an extra blanket and put it in the hole under the pillows. Bill
Trackrig 10/01/19 09:59pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Imperial Dam LTVA

I think you will grow rather board during a long term stay at the Imperial Dam. It's fine for several days or a couple of weeks, maybe, but there's not a lot to do or see around there. There are some nice roadside produce places. Everyone needs to see Yuma, but again, not a lot to do around there or very many restaurants. Bill
Trackrig 10/01/19 08:29pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Pin for ladder?

You'll have to provide more info and preferably a picture of the ladder and if there is another pin there for people to see. A lot of ladders don't use pins so it's hard to tell what you need. And, your profile is incomplete so we don't know what type of RV you have. Bill
Trackrig 09/29/19 10:43pm Fifth-Wheels
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