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RE: Costco/ Colman Solar set up?

For $170 CDN, That is surely a PMW controller and a MSW inverter. And even then, it's not much of a bargain. Just MHO.
naturist 05/26/20 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: What's the Latest Solar Tech?

the web site "mobile-solarpower.com" can be of enormous help. I have been following it for over a year, and it is constantly updated with newly recommended parts and sources.
naturist 05/26/20 04:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Crimper With Awg Dies 8 - 1/0 NOT METRIC

I have this one, hammer type, for all sizes from 4/0 to 8. I've used it on some 4 gauge as well as some metric, and it works well. Good price, too, at $19.95. click
naturist 05/26/20 11:42am Tech Issues
RE: first time sanitize fresh water tanks

I have a suggestion for ya: instead of bleach, use peroxide. It is more expensive, but works as well, and does not leave any nasty, hard to remove aftertastes or smells. You don't say how big your fresh water tank is, so I can only tell you what I do each spring. Into an otherwise empty 30 gallon fresh water tank on my TT, I pour a whole quart of 3% peroxide. Then I fill the tank, and when it is finally full, I use the onboard pump to fill the entire system, including the water heater. Then I let it sit for at least 24 hours. Finally, drain the fresh tank and the water heater, hook up shore water and flush the system. Done.
naturist 05/22/20 04:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1995 Bounder Fuel (gas) leak

It is never acceptable or normal for gas to leak out anything like that. It is a fire hazard, plus it tends to rot asphalt creating potholes. Sounds like rotten rubber to me, too.
naturist 05/22/20 04:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane Exhaust Smell

My guess: wasp nest, dead stink bugs, or other obstruction in the burner tubes.
naturist 05/22/20 04:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Confused and Frustrated

One of the primary reasons for a Class C, B or A over a 5th wheel is the ability to climb into the driver's seat and drive away from trouble without ever having to go outside or hitch up. Class C rigs drive a bit more like a car than either A or B, which you might also find helpful. In addition, there are Cs that are smaller than As and Bs. I too would suggest renting a C from somebody like CruiseAmerica for a week so you get some experience before you put real money into buying. I also agree that your needs will differ depending on travel plans, your job(s), pets, and how much "stuff" you want to have with you. There are single people who find something as short as 17 or 18 feet perfectly acceptable, and others who feel pinched in a 35 footer.
naturist 05/22/20 04:43pm Full-time RVing
RE: The Long Trailer

Holy Smokes, how would you drag that around corners? The back end must swing really wide.
naturist 05/22/20 04:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: One of those things about traveling

We've noticed that too. Now this is likely just coincidence but many times, it's your computer/phone spying on you. We don't use the voice activation features on our phones but there are times we are in the truck talking and the phone sitting in the cup holder will suddenly ask us to repeat what we said. :h Your computer/phone spying on you causes floods? :h Hey, if windmills can cause cancer, why can't phones cause floods???
naturist 05/21/20 07:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Harbour Freight Jack stand recall.

Holy Moly, I think I have a pair of them. Thanks for the alert, @Fisherman.
naturist 05/20/20 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: Looking into a Truck Camper

We'd all like them built like Dr Who's Tardis: bigger inside then outside. Big enough to contain at least an olympic swimming pool, tennis court, and baseball field. Big enough to carry ALLLLL the **** we NEEEED every single day. Yet light enough we can carry on the plane with us and toss into the sub-compact rental car's trunk. If you find one, it's mine. Bring it back.
naturist 05/18/20 02:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Well, I have learned one thing during this pandemic...

Masks made for the medical market go over the ears as you describe. The reason being you can more easily take them off for sanitary reasons. Masks made for the carpentry (and other dust producing trades) go around the head. The reason being they are more comfortable and easier on the ears, especially for uses where you'll be in them for hours. I lack the hearing aids, but the glasses are still an issue. Especially when it's safety glasses on top of reading glasses.
naturist 05/18/20 02:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: NorCold Fridge - How Sensitive to Being Unlevel?

Yes, 3 degrees is a 6% slope. The road in front of my house where we parked the Forest River motorhome was not a 6% slope, (more likely a 3% slope) so maybe an unlevel fridge did not contribute to that fridge failing. I still plan to have my truck/camper as level as possible. Maybe not. Still, it's not like pulling teeth to get level, and as you already know, replacing a failed fridge (even if you don't have to remove a window) is expensive. Might as well do it and be sure.
naturist 05/15/20 04:36pm Truck Campers
RE: Do I need sway bar or equalizer?

Which dealer, trailer or truck? Just guessing, it is the trailer dealer, and it's likely you might not need either, given the truck capacity and the size of the trailer. One important detail to stay on top of, regardless of whether you go for those parts, is tire pressure. A Pickup truck, empty, is going to handle best with lower tire pressures, particularly in the rear, than will be needed when you load it up. Too much air in the rear tires when empty makes them ride hard and bouncy. Load the truck up, however, and too little air will make the truck directionally unstable. It'll be squirrely and you might really need the entire roadway. With a 3300 lb dry trailer, you are probably looking at 5,000 lbs or so loaded to go camping. This is well within the 9,000 lbs capacity for the truck, and adding the 500-600 lbs tongue weight to the back should be fine. But you will know for sure the first time a semi passes you on the interstate. If you need a sway bar, it'll be because the semi blows you all over the road. If you need a WDH, it'll be because the rear of the truck sags when you hook up the trailer. My guess is that you won't need either. But you are the one who has to make the call.
naturist 05/15/20 10:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Water in Fuel? When Do You Drain the Filter?

Fantastic, thanks for the info! So if I change the filters every year (or 12k miles) they shouldn't need draining in between? Different vehicles call for changing the fuel filter at various intervals. Follow the manufacturer's recommendation and you very rarely go wrong. There is nothing magical about 12k miles. My VW says every 40k miles. My BMW says (I think) 100k miles, although I didn't catch that and did it at 120k miles because it started leaking. Your truck maker could call for any interval.
naturist 05/15/20 09:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Water in Fuel? When Do You Drain the Filter?

Been driving diesel cars since 2001, and have never had to drain water. It's a fact that water in your fuel is bad and comes about due to a tank full of bad fuel. Doesn't matter whether it's gasoline or diesel, water doesn't work well in either. Such a drain on a diesel filter, and such a warning light/sensor on a diesel vehicle is due to the fact diesel fuel sometimes isn't treated as carefully as gasoline. If you get a load of bad fuel, ie, full of water, it'll shut down either gasoline or Diesel engines. Given the very high pressure fuel system used with diesel, water in your fuel can also damage the high pressure fuel pump, which is, of course, the OTHER reason for drain/sensor. If you get a load of bad fuel, the vendor thereof is usually on the hook for dealing with it. Don't worry, they have insurance for that. But the fact remains it is a hassle for them as well as you, and since there's no getting away with selling you watered fuel, they don't do it on purpose. However, be sure to keep your fuel receipts for proof you bought that bad stuff from THEM. (This applies whether you are buying gas or diesel, btw.) So, when was the last time you had a water-in-fuel emergency in your gas vehicles?
naturist 05/15/20 09:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Covid 19

The people of " The Flat Earth Society " are really perturbed about Covid 19 , they think this social distancing will force people over the edge ! :B :B :B :B Wander, there are many and not just Flat Earthers who are clearly over the edge already.. But I can prove, yes PROVE the earth is not flat.. If the Earth were flat.. Cats would have pushed everything off the edge by now. I'll double down on that: dogs would have helped them.
naturist 05/14/20 09:57am Around the Campfire
RE: Building own travel trailer legality?

I've got good news for ya: for ten grand or less, you have a wide array of used RVs available. Careful shopping should turn up a lot of units that will be better than anything you could build for the money. But it is your money, so feel free to do with it whatever you want.
naturist 05/12/20 01:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yellow powder in fresh water tank vent tube

I, too, think it is likely pollen. And I absolutely agree that a quart of bleach for a 30 gallon tank is WAAAAY over to top. It will certainly burn the daylights out of anything in the tank. It also won't be kind to any rubber gaskets or seals in the system.
naturist 05/11/20 07:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: How much solar power for a shed

naturist, OP is looking to electrify a shed. 600 bucks seems quite steep for a cold beer and a reading lamp. It's always simple when your spending someone else's money! I think you will find that 600 bucks won't do it either. Think $1000-1200, assuming he does his own work. Here's the thing; yes indeed, $1200 is pretty steep to electrify a shed. But the thing with solar is that you are paying for your electricity 100% up front. What you get then is 10-20 years worth of otherwise free electricity. At today's price per kWh, and depending on where you live, you may pay for the system in saved electric bills between 3 and 10 years. But the price of electricity is not staying fixed. It goes up annually, doesn't it? Mine has been. So the choice is, pay up front for your electricity or pay monthly to the electric company. Your choice.
naturist 05/08/20 07:59pm Around the Campfire
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