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RE: Securing LED Lights on outside of RV

If you don't mind the screws being in place forever (well, barring a heat gun), LocTite Red has its place. I have also used security screws with Loctite Blue (removable with hand tools) so someone trying to stick a scissor tip in would not be able to break it free, while the right bit will easily extract the screw. The best of all worlds is Bryce Fasteners which will give you a custom bit that only you have... but they are not set up for retail sales.
mlts22 09/30/14 08:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Did Marcus buy Trailer Life?

I just wish TL were on a format usable by Android. Pixelmags is great... but not everyone has an iDevice that will bend to their will.
mlts22 09/26/14 03:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hill Country Texas State Parks

If you want FHU, then Bastrop State Park is a good site as well.
mlts22 09/26/14 01:56pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Converting Single windows to Double Pane?

If you are staying in the same place, I've seen some RV-ers use double-sided tape and a 3M window insulator kit, using a hair dryer to shrink it into place, for another layer of dead air space between the window and the RV. It might not hurt to find some way to put a small container of desiccant in there as well, so a small leak doesn't make the clear plastic film a spot for condensation to take place.
mlts22 09/26/14 01:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Costco Insurance

I have been happy with Costco so far, although insurance, they tend to "OEM" other companies. I'd rather just stick with Geico and USAA for that, as Geico definitely covers my RV, and tow vehicle.
mlts22 09/25/14 02:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Years Old Vulnerability Discovered in Linux and Mac OS X?

A yum upgrade patched most of my stuff... but there are always appliances and other items. Android is also an issue, although most Android devices don't use bash proper, they use busybox which gives the same functionality, but don't have the bug.
mlts22 09/25/14 02:15pm Technology Corner
RE: Which browser with Windows 8

I use Chrome + Sandboxie for general Web browsing. For my banking and sensitive stuff, I use Firefox and a different sandbox. That way, if Chrome gets compromised, the effect will be mitigated somewhat.
mlts22 09/25/14 11:19am Technology Corner
RE: Wincrasher's Report from Hershey RV Show

As for the ProMaster Lexor, I wonder how they managed to shoehorn a tankless water heater into the vehicle, while Winnebago had to go electric for no real real estate to put the heater's intake/exhaust.
mlts22 09/24/14 12:14pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Accessory for Travato owners???

What do you folks think of this? Basecamp AquaCube Portable Water Heater It might be nice to have on hand for boondocking and needing hot water. Kinda bulky though. Gets good reviews. I'm on the fence. Think I'd just run the generator for 20 mins. One benefit, besides not having to run the generator, is that you could have your showers off an auxiliary water vessel and not use your main tank. Depending where I was camping, I'd consider the Coleman version of that... or most likely just run the generator, because a propane water heater + a 20# bottle of LP gas + a jug of water can take up a lot of space.
mlts22 09/24/14 12:13pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: F150 and a Camper

I have two F-150s. My older one, a 1998, just doesn't have the braking power which would make me comfortable with that heavy a load, no matter how well the suspension system was rebuilt. My newer one with bigger rotors has a decent 60-0 stopping distance... but it has a 5.5' bed, which makes it worthless for a truck camper. My solution is going to be a one ton, perhaps a dually with the Rickson DRW to SRW converion, since with any decent Lance or Arctic Fox rig, one is likely going to be overweight on a SRW once all the toys are packed in and the tanks filled.
mlts22 09/22/14 04:16pm Truck Campers
RE: 20% Bio Fuel at Flying J/Pilot

That is pretty lame. For a modern PSD that can work well on B20, it isn't a deal, but in theory, it would cost big bucks if one fills up a Sprinter on this, since it would void the warranty on the vehicle. Well, not technically. The Magnuson Moss act means that filling up on B20 won't -directly- void the warranty... but if the DPF is fouled, the computer is throwing codes left and right, and the vehicle spends more time in LHM mode than out of it, it isn't Mercedes's fault. Same with the ProMaster. Its diesel engine is rated for B7. Getting a surprise by B20 can mean hefty repair bills if it decides to throw a code.
mlts22 09/22/14 02:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jalopnik.com editorial on RV Licencing

Germany's requirements work because you can get anywhere in their country without a car, which is impossible in most of the US. I see that on a lot of other forums, people from other countries who assume their way -must- work in the US. Well, if their ways have worked here, they would be adopted here. What we need are fewer regulations not more. Instead, I personally think people should (and this is not a must) look at investing in drive cams. Enough people out there on the roads that will be happy to toss their cam footage up on YouTube for a DA or plaintiff attorney to look at, and it will put a serious damper on bad behavior. If done right, the fear that someone texting and causing a wreck, with the video displayed in HD for all to see will do far more to stop the idiocy than almost any amount of laws passed would do, combined. This isn't to say some of Germany's laws are bad. In fact, some should be used here, such as having the yellow light come on before a green so one can wake up and get ready, to having to have supplies and a first aid kit.
mlts22 09/22/14 02:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Phoenix cruiser

The E-450 has a wider stance and is heavier duty. I'm also looking at a PC model myself, but with the Quigley 4x4 upfit. It might ride rougher, but it would allow a shorter model a lot more room to go boondocking.
mlts22 09/22/14 01:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: NeXus RV 2015.5 updates

Interesting... an unmanned showroom in Fort Worth.
mlts22 09/22/14 01:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Which Generator? Need Your Opinions

It is good to have a little bit of headroom. The A/C compressor will briefly want 60 or so locked rotor amps, and this can drive even a 3000 watt generator into overload sometimes. Some factors help or hurt, such as flipping the breaker to the RV converter, having a hard start cap, using a high quality fuel in the generator, and so on. A pair of Honda twins gives you 3500 watts (not sustained), which is enough room to get almost all 15k BTU A/Cs up and running, even at full head pressure.
mlts22 09/22/14 01:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Which Generator? Need Your Opinions

The Smart Tool ones have OK reviews, but I'd be leery of them because it might be difficult to find parts. For the same price, you can buy Champion models that have decent parts, good service, and some repair places. For the rig I have now, if I had to do it all over again, I'd go for two 2000 watt Hondas paralleled, although with an A/C running, they are noisier than a 3000 watt generator with the same load. One caveat: I'd make sure to get either reinforcing handle brackets or Low Pro LockDown brackets and anchor the Hondas to a surface that isn't going anywhere. I like the LockDown brackets because it will take more than just bolt cutters to remove them.
mlts22 09/22/14 10:31am General RVing Issues
RE: How to shop for Class B

Good advice from above posts. The RV shows were yawners in my neck of the woods, with the main attraction being all LED based lights, while last year it was having as many televisions as possible (one fifth wheel had at least seven, one for each bed, one for the middle room, one in the kitchen, and one in an outside compartment.) If one wants a custom unit, I would look at Sportsmobile or Advanced RV.
mlts22 09/17/14 09:02am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Wincrasher's Report from Hershey RV Show

Excellent review, as this is a completely new model, and really the first ProMaster "B" with a mainstream floor plan.
mlts22 09/16/14 08:49am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Pleasureway plateau XL and pursuit

This is definitely one reason for a "B". Not as dramatic as the tunnel, but there are some two lane highways near the Texas Renaissance Faire which 102 inches is taking up the complete lane and some in the center. Come a semi, one or the other vehicle will be in the ditch (no shoulder), or there will be a meeting of the mirrors.
mlts22 09/15/14 10:57am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Wincrasher's Report from Hershey RV Show

My sailboats gray tank is just a hole in the side of the hull. So it never fills up. Great idea. On my last project, we couldn't get a permit for a septic tank for a building's bathroom. So we ended up with what we called a "turd burner". Essentially it was a tank with a flame-thrower inside it. Funny thing was people asked us if it was safe to give a courtesy flush while still sitting down. :D An incinolet? You put a piece of paper on the metal plate, do your business, hit the lever, and the "output" plus the paper drop into the bottom and get barbecued in short order. The ironic thing, I remember Dometic offering this for RVs way back in the past... it used the motorhome's exhaust to burn what normally goes in the black water tank.
mlts22 09/15/14 10:38am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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