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RE: RV Anti-freeze question.

I drain the pink stuff out of my lines immediately after winterizing so nothing is left in the lines and it makes flushing much faster in the spring. I say drain it and don't worry about it in case you can't get out this year. It still won't freeze next winter and it isn't in your lines all year.
dieseltruckdriver 05/17/20 07:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best way clean 5th wheel

Try some RejeX on the front cap, makes getting those bugs off pretty easy, also a great wax to use anywhere. I have to agree. It is not any easier to apply than regular wax, so I just did the front cap. I had to leave the bugs on the front of my 5er over the winter because it turned winter on the way home from our last outing. Anyway, the bugs came off very easy last weekend. Mine has lasted 6 months now, at least. :)
dieseltruckdriver 05/17/20 08:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Generator for travel trailer

Thanks for all the responses. I’m leaning toward the Honda 3000 because it will run everything but my concern is the weight. I hadn’t thought about pairing up 2 of the 2000’s. That is worth consideration. How long will they run on a tank of gas? That depends on what you are going to do with them. If lightly loaded, one of my Honda 2000s will run just shy of 15 hours, the other one will go well over 12 hours on a tank of gas, which is about a gallon. As far as I know Honda is the only one that will let you use an extended run tank which is important to me when the weather is bad and the solar doesn't do anything.
dieseltruckdriver 05/12/20 05:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: TIres, looking for long wearing, all weather load range E

Many years ago I bought a set of Michelin. With in a year the sidewall started to crack. After 2 years, the whole sidewall was very badly cracked. Michelin was recalling the truck tire 1 size below what I had, Called them and was told they don't cover sidewall cracking, only tire separation or blow outs. I removed them and bought American made Cooper HT3. Got 60,000 miles out of that set and have replaced them with another set of Cooper tires. I will never own Michelin tire again. I just put a set of Cooper HT3s on my pickup. They seem to ride nice on the 5 miles I have on them. I have always had good luck with Coopers. I had been running Goodyear Wranglers for years because they worked so well on snow and ice. They changed their tires, and I didn't like the offerings, so I went straight to Cooper. I got about 30,000 out of my last sets, and that is about average for me, with mainly mountain driving.
dieseltruckdriver 05/08/20 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Water Pump Being Weird. Is it dead?

I replaced the pump on my old 5er for a quieter version and kept the old one for a spare. I usually use it to pump from my 6 gallon jugs to my fresh water fill. It is much better than pouring the water in!
dieseltruckdriver 04/23/20 09:17am Tech Issues
RE: Thermometer for fridge?

Wow adamroberson aka Sean Hunter, that’s the first time I’ve heard of a digital thermometer fixing a refrigerator problem. You pulled a six year old topic out of the archive to tell us this? Wonder who you work for? :):)****. I didn't catch that.
dieseltruckdriver 04/23/20 08:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Thermometer for fridge?

Excellent. I will be doing something along the same lines, but maybe with the smallest clip I can find. Thanks for getting the picture up! I have been using varieties of those for several years, and I think you are worrying too much about the alligator clips. Currently I have one of the silver ones with the on/off switch like the picture, but it is secured with push on clips on both sides of the top. I am also using a homemade one with an alligator clip, and there really is no different. The very first one I used only had an alligator clip, and I had an alligator clip on hand so that is what I used when I made my own, with fans from ebay. I have a total of four fans on my fins and have no frost build up on them now. They work very well, no matter which kind you use. They make the fridge work so well there is almost no difference from our home fridge.
dieseltruckdriver 04/23/20 08:14am Travel Trailers
RE: And Texas Caves In

I see Texas will be the first state to partially open "stuff" next week. bumpy SD was never closed. Sssshhhh.
dieseltruckdriver 04/18/20 10:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Kirkland Signature synthetic 5W/30 ??

I am also glad to see a post from you Mex! Hope you are able to stay healthy.
dieseltruckdriver 04/14/20 06:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Yamaha vs Honda 3K

As far as I know Honda is still the only one that uses a fuel pump. I am not positive on that. Concur ! One thing I have always wondered ... On generators without a built in fuel pump, if the auxiliary tank was ABOVE the carburetor bowl (placed on top of something like a milk crate and the suction hose went to the bottom of that tank and a primer bulb was used to start the flow (siphon), wouldn't it continue on it own ? I would think that would work, but have never tried it since, well, I don't need to.
dieseltruckdriver 04/14/20 09:10am Tech Issues
RE: Question on Lippert 3 Auto leveling system

Hello, I have a 2017 Grand Design Reflection 27RL 5th wheel. I has the Lippert 3.0 auto leveling system. My problem is that when I park the 5th wheel in my driveway I cannot lower the front end back so that I can hitch up. I was able to unhitch without any trouble but the king pin is about 6 inches or so above my hitch when I go to hitch up again. My driveway does slope from the house down towards the road. What am I doing wrong? I've tried putting 1 foot high pads under the front jacks and that made it worse. This has happened three times causing me to put down a bunch of boards to back the truck on to meet the king pin. I keep getting an error that the front legs cannot lower any further. But I was able to unhitch and raise the 5th wheel to level. Your thoughts are appreciated! Dave I have the Ground COntrol 3.0, and have a pretty serious slope where I park our 5er. I have had the same thing happen to me. If you put it in Manual mode it should lower enough to hook back up. If it doesn't, it will be close, then you just need to see how much blocking you really need. Since I started using Manual mode, I have not had any issues though.
dieseltruckdriver 04/14/20 09:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Cell Phone Choice

Exactly our experience, we have had Samsung and Moto phones but my last three phones have been unlocked Google phones and I will never go back. The Moto phones are unlocked and priced lower than most and we had no problem with them. But the Google Pixel series have excellent cameras. Having an unlocked phone separates you from the carrier and Samsung apps that are not needed but can't be removed. As an added bonus, (my DW is not easy on phones) neither of us has ever cracked a screen on these. They must use good glass!
dieseltruckdriver 04/14/20 08:54am Technology Corner
RE: Yamaha vs Honda 3K

I made my own extended run for two Honda 2000s using a plastic 6.5 gallon boat tank, a couple of boat fittings, and two fuel lines. You just need a tee at the boat tank, with two of your favorite boat fittings on it.If you are like me and don't have a boat, I bought what they had in stock to complete the system. I wasn't sure if the system would suck air in when I was only using one generator, but it doesn't. The most I was out was one length of fuel hose, and a couple brass fittings if it didn't work. As far as I know Honda is still the only one that uses a fuel pump. I am not positive on that. BTW, regarding Hondas costing too much, I just turned 1000 hours last week on my newest Honda. And that is just since I put the hour meters on them. They both have WAY more hours than that on them. I couldn't even venture a guess as to actual hours, but they are still flawless in operation.
dieseltruckdriver 04/13/20 07:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone have a favorite RV wax ???

I tried Rejex based on many glowing reviews, and I found it no easier to apply than standard wax. Now that winter is nearly over I rubbed a couple bugs that got left on over the winter and they did rub right off. I will have to see what happens when I can wash the nose of the 5er where it was installed when the weather straightens out.
dieseltruckdriver 04/13/20 06:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Cell Phone Choice

If you haven't bought anything yet, we went with Googles phones after our banking apps wouldn't work with our old Samsung S3s. We absolutely LOVE them, and the improvement in cameras and not having Samsungs crappy interface on top of the Android stuff made them a breeze to use. If I can help it, I will not be using any more Samsung phones, and will be sticking with the Pixels as long as we can afford them. BTW, our Pixels are not tied to any carrier, and will work with them all. I am currently with Straighttalk, and my DW is with Google FI. We are considering switching to Visible, but not ready to make the jump yet. I know Visible will let you use the hotspot as will Google FI, but Straighttalk will not.
dieseltruckdriver 04/13/20 05:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Chromebook questions

I've been using a Chromebook as my only computer for several years. You don't have to be connected to the internet. Most of them have tiny hard drives, like 32gb. Get a 128gb SD card for $20, stick it in, and it is your hard drive. If you need the space you can get more than one. No need to mess with a usb external drive. Wife loves hers, virus free, it is fast for general surfing, emails, etc. I do business on a Windows computer. I spent over an hour today trying to get my Windoze computers on line. I went to my Chromebook and was able to go online with a Windows 7 desktop at work, while Windows Remote Desktop Connection wouldn't work. I was able to see that my controls stuff was ok. Most comments on this thread have been on the mark. You do not need to be online to make them happy, but online is mostly how I use the Chromebooks. They really are much faster than any Windows machine I have ever seen.
dieseltruckdriver 03/27/20 05:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Spearfish, SD

Expanding our search for campgrounds to Montana. Thinking about seeing the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and would like to camp near by. But need electric. About the only thing I can find is Tongue River State Park, Montana. Not the cloest, but has power. Any thoughts on this park or any other near the monument? Also in Wyoming, we want to see the Devil's Tower, but the only campground I can find near there is a KOA and really don't want to refinance the coach to spend a night. WOW! Any other campgrounds around there, with electric, worth staying? Boy the pioneer life in the wild west is rough! Can't find many, if any parks with conveniences without selling the farm. That is why many of us have our rvs ready to go with no hookups.. If I were you, I would look at skipping Custer until you were done with Custer Battlefield. They are quite a ways apart. Honestly, Wind Cave NP as a drive through will show you more wildlife than Custer SPs Wildlife Loop. They are actually connected.
dieseltruckdriver 03/27/20 05:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 6 volt batteries in series

One thing to think about.. When you take two 6 volt batteries and put 'em in series like this: -{6v}+-{6v}+==== 12 volt What you have is a SINGLE 12 volt battery. You put two pair in a series/parallel -{6v}+-{6v}+==== 12 volt -{6v}+-{6v}+==== 12 volt You still have one 12 volt battery (around 450 amp hours). SNIPPED You got this right. I read a lot of posts from internet battery experts on here, and they are knowledgeable, but no one ever gets this part correct. I am NOT saying I am an expert. For a few years I worked with a guy that did PMs on strings in power plants and sub stations. The individual unit is a jar, the entire string is a battery. When I was working with him, we did batteries up to 250 volts made up of 2 volt jars (which are really just huge 2 volt plastic containers). That is where the term "jars" comes from, it actually is correct. The testing tools in THAT industry still call the individual cells jars, and the whole group is a string, with the connectors called straps. Even today I have access to a Midtronics battery analyzer. I do enjoy it, if nothing else just so I can still play with it. As I said, I am NOT an expert, trust me, MEX knows WAY more about this stuff than I do.
dieseltruckdriver 03/26/20 06:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solar Charge Controller question

I am leaning towards the EPEver controller also, but may go with the Victron for a bunch more money just because I am so darn happy with my battery monitor. The reason I am upgrading is I am already close to maxing out my Renogy Wanderer, and I have 200 more watts sitting in the garage waiting to be installed, and I really didn't plan on going this big to begin with. It gets addicting being able to do everything we normally do without having to start the generator.
dieseltruckdriver 03/22/20 03:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any hints about why my tire leaking?

Your valve stem went bad, probably from no fault of yours. My pickup has been sitting since Thanksgiving weekend, and suddenly early March it had a flat tire. I thought that was strange, so I filled the tire back up. Next day it was flat again, so I put some air in it and then wiggled the stem and sure enough I could hear air leaking. I had a metal stem put in it, as this isn't the first time this has happened in that last couple years.
dieseltruckdriver 03/22/20 02:40pm General RVing Issues
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