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RE: Getting the AC right

My AC had a fan position that would run the AC fan when the compressor cycled off. It made a big difference in circulating the air. One fan or more could even out the temp.
miltvill 08/20/20 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: I've Rediscovered Butter

I have always used unsalted butter but have discovered salted butter. I use very little salt in my diet but like salted butter on my toast.
miltvill 08/19/20 04:08pm Around the Campfire
RE: Carelessness strikes again

I did an oil change on my 1999 Chevy 1500. Then went to get some lunch when my oil lite came on. I pulled over and checked my oil. The dip stick did not show any oil. I had forgot to tighten the oil bolt. No damage to my truck but made one big mess of the road leading back to my house. Lucky for me the bolt did not fall out and I had tools and oil with me. NEVER change your oil when your hungry.
miltvill 08/17/20 07:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck for New Empty Nesters

If you are only going to use the TV for a few trips a year then it sounds like the vehicle will also be your daily driver. You may be happier with a gas engine then a diesel in a 1/2 ton. The emissions on a diesel can be a problem if do a lot of short trips and idling. Tow rating and large fuel tank are things to consider. When I shop for a new vehicle I set the price aside and look for the most important features I must have then, I address the price as it can be negotiated. Some 3/4 tons ride very nice. Look at them before you purchase.
miltvill 08/16/20 07:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chicken Killers

I have a trail cam on a post by my chicken coop and have watched many raccoons attempt to get into my coop. If a chicken does get killed I place it in my live trap. I have caught opossums, raccoons and foxes on a dead chicken.
miltvill 08/16/20 06:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: Salt water purification

For a RV? A reverse osmosis system would require a lot of filter cleaning. I would look at a system for a boat.
miltvill 08/11/20 07:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: For all you carpenters

I have honey bees and make my own equipment (bee hive boxes). I have so many boards that were cut wrong. Then I realized the book I was getting my instructions from had the wrong measurements. Now there is a updated version of the same book with the correct measurements in it.
miltvill 08/07/20 06:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: Secret driving school for travel trailer towing

And everyone always says European RVs are better built then American RVs.
miltvill 08/07/20 05:55pm Towing
RE: DeWalt vs Milwaukee

I would go with Dewalt. I am slowly changing my tools from Rigid to Dewalt. My corded power tools are all Dewalt. I have a Dewalt chain saw I like to take camping that works really nice and fast.
miltvill 08/02/20 03:06pm Around the Campfire
RE: Which is better 60 amp converter or 1000 watt inverter

So you are talking about a Progressive Dynamics RV Converter PD9260C. Features: Converter charger changes AC shore power to DC power to quickly charge your RV batteries Provides continuous power to your DC breaker panel to run 12V loads Works with flooded lead acid, AGM, and gel batteries Integrated Charge Wizard monitors your RV's batteries and automatically begins charging when needed Multistage charging helps extend battery life Built-in safety features protect your RV's electrical system Status remote pendant (sold separately) lets you manually select the charging mode UL listed Made in the USA If you have solar panels then you should have an additional system for the solar charging.
miltvill 07/31/20 09:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: A Commercial Vacuum Sealer Might Be Just What You Need

I like to freeze wet or soft things first. They seal better. I seal my dry beans and rice in mason jars with the jar attachment. They last for years.
miltvill 07/28/20 07:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Florida

My neighbor across the street has COVID 19. He is miserable but doing alright. DW made me several masks and I keep two in my pocket. This is really going to be bad If we get hit with a big hurricane. With the shortages in the stores for some items at this time. We are getting are hurricane stuff now and getting prepared. A hurricane will clean the stores out completely. Florida has around 23 million people with over 6 million living in south Florida. The more congested places are the easier it is to spread the virus. I would stay out of Florida for now. You don't want to get sick away from home and family. We want to travel to Ohio and look at a new 5th wheel but for now we will stay home until things get better. We don't want to get sick or infect someone else.
miltvill 07/28/20 03:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: DPF message

My 2020 GMC has a display to tell me how much DEF I have. Works like the fuel display.
miltvill 07/21/20 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM HD Trucks Many with AWD instead of 4WD This is how my controls look.
miltvill 07/18/20 05:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cell Phone plan with truly unlimited data - no metering

Elon Musk's Starlink satellite internet maybe an option soon. He plans to cover the world.
miltvill 07/17/20 07:29pm Technology Corner
RE: GM HD Trucks Many with AWD instead of 4WD

The 2020 GM HD trucks have available automatic 4WD (high range) mode. This is still a 2-speed transfer case with 2WD, Auto/4WDHi locked, and 4WD Low locked. I have something similar in my Suburban and many many of the half tons have had it for 20 years. I use 4WD auto when the roads are partially snow covered for improved stability with the ability to turn on pavement without damage and binding. Where are you guys getting the auto 4 wd from? In mine, 2020 2500 lt gasser there is 4 low, 4 hi and 2 wd. No auto. Unless the 4 hi does both? My old 2012 1500 had 2wd, 4 hi, 4 low and auto. I haven't sceen the auto in the 2020 2500s. It may be the trim line. Mine has the auto feature along with 2 wd, 4 low, 4 hi. On mine you can turn the tow haul knob to the right and it will put you in off road mode. Some trim lines have off road, wetgrass, snow, mud and other modes. Z71/AT4 for example.
miltvill 07/17/20 07:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Large camper with single AC

Not sure what size your AC is but if it's a 13.5 then an upgrade to a 15 may help you out. With two ac units the first AC is usually 15 and the second is a 13.5. The longer the AC runs the more humidity is removed from the air. When we camp in the summer we get up early and do stuff. Take a nap or go to town when it gets hot. Then do stuff in the evening when it's a little cooler. With any luck you will get some rain to cool things off but then the humidity goes up. I change my shirt several times a day. I have never figured out why some manufactures make the cover for some AC units black and not white. South Florida summer camping is different.
miltvill 07/13/20 07:37pm Tech Issues
RE: 2017 Chevy as tow vehicle

Not sure about the new 5.3L but my DB has 256K on his 2000 chevy with a 5.3L which is his daily driver.
miltvill 07/11/20 06:55pm Tow Vehicles

For years I have read every post about DRW vs SRW. I just purchased a DRW and really like it. I am planing on getting a 5th wheel that could be towed just fine with a SRW. But if later I want bigger 5th wheel then I will have the TV to pull it and feel safe. My plan is as I get older I may sell the 5th wheel and get a TC. With a payload of 5170 I can get the TC I like. I was undecided untill I recently retired.
miltvill 07/10/20 06:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Concrete driveway thickness??

I just had a new 112' stamped cement driveway installed. The first 15 feet are part of the city's easement. The city required the easement to be 6" thick. The rest of my driveway is 4" thick. The cement is 3000psi and contains fiber mesh. The city requires the cement to contain a certain amount of fiber mesh so the contractor had to provide documentation to the city before they would sign off on the driveway. The city also required the driveway base to be lime rock which is the same base used for all roads around here. I also asked the contractor to put rebar mesh down just to make me happy. If the city required their part of my driveway to be 6" then I would have gone with 6" for the entire driveway for a heavy coach. The distance from the cement plant to my home was 54 minutes and 4000psi cement sets up to fast for me to have a stamped cement driveway. It was 95 degrees when my driveway was poured.
miltvill 07/10/20 02:57pm Class A Motorhomes
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