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RE: fuel pump and sender module

Just had mine replaced last month. The fuel pump was over $600 and with labor, it came to over $1300. The gas tank has to be dropped because the pump in in the top of the tank.
1rickw 01/21/15 11:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is a house battery necessary if plugging in at campground?

I don't want to sound rude, but if you have to "Budget" for a battery, you may want to re-think getting a Recreational Vehicle. They are like boats -- Money Pits. I wish I had re-thought before I bought one.
1rickw 01/21/15 11:06am Beginning RVing
RE: Please remove your hitch

My wife tells me to stop looking at my phone when I am walking. I have banged into the hitch on my pickup many times, so now I leave it off out of self-preservation. I do, however have my towing bar on my Toad on all the time, but I DO worry that someone with walk into it like I have done several times. It really hurts!!!!
1rickw 12/27/14 07:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Atwood Water Heater

You should be taking the plug out maybe 2 times a years to flush out the water heater. It will build up a lot of deposits. You can buy new plugs. When you do remove the plug, be sure that the heater is turned off, and don't relight until it refills. Also, this will give you a new "air gap" which you need so the overflow doesn't leak. Mine drips every time I turn it on to heat the water. I have just gotten used to it. You can also buy a rinser for your hose to help clean out the buildup of deposits.
1rickw 12/27/14 07:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Flat towing 2014 Ford Taurus

Towing the FIT is the same. Turn engine off but leave steering wheel unlocked. That means you have to leave the key in the car. Don't forget to release the parking brake. The first time I towed the FIT, I drove 6 miles with the parking brake partially engaged. Asked wife if she released it as we were going down the freeway. She said "Didn't You?" Really hot brakes but no damage luckily. Be sure to turn radio off and the air conditioner or you will have a dead battery by the time you arrive at your destination.
1rickw 12/16/14 10:22am Dinghy Towing
RE: Digame' abt Towing pls

I made the mistake of going down the wrong road once, but it only took 5 minutes for us to unhook toad, turn around and re-hook up toad. Not too bad. Just be careful of where you turn off.
1rickw 12/02/14 09:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Who pulls what toad behind their class C?

2012 Honda Fit Sport/Automatic Trans. I understand the new Fits cannot be towed 4 down if it is an Automatic. Something about the new type of transmission. I believe the Fit weighs just under 2500 pounds.
1rickw 10/17/14 11:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV Ovens, hate them, love them, or just meh?

I use an air-bake cookie tray over the burner. The Temps are usually perfect. I set the temp and time and ALWAYS comes out right. Without the cookie tray, everything burns.
1rickw 09/25/14 10:03am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: LP gas leak detector sounding alert.

Dropping an open bottle of wine right next to it will set it off.
1rickw 09/17/14 06:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone tow a 33ft bumper pull up Route 1 California coast

Our first motorhome trip in 2003 (26ft Class C/No toad) was from Half Moon Bay to South of San Simeon. I would never do that again. The DW kept telling me to "ride on the dots" as she was looking right over the edge for 60+ miles.
1rickw 09/13/14 09:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone ever go to Burning Man?

Already lived through the 60's. I don't have to revisit.
1rickw 09/02/14 09:43am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Need new portable BBQ

Weber-Q, of course.
1rickw 09/02/14 09:39am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What do you put in your beds...sheets?

We have been using a Travasak now for over 10 years. Here is a link from amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Travasak-Evergreen-Microsuede-System-Comforter/dp/B008GPIA58/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
1rickw 08/04/14 07:32pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Bubbling Toilet

OR, Yes I did and this solved it for good. Sometimes stuff gets stuck down there. Reach your arm down the hole as far as you can. When down to the max feel around for anything chunky. Grab it and squeeze it between your fingers until it gets smaller then dump some water in it (After you pull your arm out of coarse}. Do this once a month for regular maintenance. Wash your hands before cooking. I do have a self help video available. Hope this helps. I really hope the guy doesn't think you are serious! :)
1rickw 07/18/14 08:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What would stop you from RVing Mexico?

Mexico!!!
1rickw 07/07/14 09:42am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Soliciting calls on home phone.

We get at least 3 calls a day. Some I answer just to be able to say "Go Away". Now about half of the calls are from Contractors. We don't have Nomorerobos available here. I have called ATT and they cannot/will not block calls unless it is a known number. If I redial the number, it alway states that the number is not in service. They must steal numbers and use them once. At least I can block certain callers on my Cell.
1rickw 07/03/14 06:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Resume sample for work camping

Just Kidding But..... Since he worked at a Nuclear Power Plant, he could double as one of the Street Lamps in the campground!!! Remember, Just Kidding~~~
1rickw 06/22/14 10:18am Workamping Forum
RE: First night out, one issue ???

Maybe start the AC early morning. It will help a bit. Also, with any vents or windows open, you are sucking the hot air into the trailer and making the AC work harder. I found this out after running mine that way for 9 years until a friend said to close everything. Seemed to work better. We are going for a week next month to Jackson Calif, where the temps will be in the 90's. Fortunately, we will be at a Casino, so we can go into the air conditioned building.
1rickw 06/21/14 09:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: 12 volt lights dimming ?

I had the same problem. My converter also ruined the batteries. They would boil over and I would have to add water every week. Had a large spot of battery acid on my driveway. New converter, new batteries....All is good for the last year.
1rickw 06/13/14 11:02am Tech Issues
RE: how often do you actually use your onan generators

Just a couple of times in 10 years. Ours now has about 92 hours on it. That is mainly from turning it on for an hour or so every other month just to run it in our driveway. I like to know that it will run if the power at the house goes out, since I got rid of my small honda gen that was used for that purpose.
1rickw 05/26/14 09:45am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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