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RE: Securing loose wires in the closet?

I've used split loom tubing secured by nylon cable clips. (I think this is the "black flexible auto wiring duct" that enblethen refers to.) Coachmen used the same basic approach where they had to run wires through cabinet interiors rather than hidden inside walls etc. https://i.imgur.com/oNpPpgOl.jpg (This particular bit happens to be my work, not Coachmen's.) That is also what I did. Bought it at an NAPA auto supply store.
Clay L 11/16/17 10:52am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Quartzsite Camping Question

I am glad someone (catkins above) mentioned that the arroyos (dry washes) can be a problem. Some have a lot of sand in them and can be a problem to cross. Never set up camp in one. A rain many miles away can fill them with a roaring wall of water in minutes with the sun shinning where you are.
Clay L 10/29/17 11:03am Beginning RVing
RE: Water Heater on or off when Full Timing

I turned mine off when we went to bed and on first thing when I got up. Had water in 40 minutes so when I took my shower. Many RV parks when we stayed a while charged for electricity. It was usually cheaper to use propane - depends on the price of each. If you go HERE you can download a program for RVers that will make the simple calculation for you. It allows you to input the heater efficiently. If you see a box wanting you to sign in just close it and do the download. According to an email to me from engineering at Suburban Manufacturing, the efficiency of RV furnaces ranges from 70 to 80 percent. Water heaters are 70 percent efficient on gas. Note: Because Microsoft in their infinite wisdom didn't include the software to support the older help file formats, for Windows Vista and higher you will need to download and install a Microsoft program that allows you to use help files with the "hlp" extension for whatever operating system you are using - if you want to use the help file (not really necessary to use the program).. You can download it here Microsoft Knowledge Base. Scroll down to select your operating system.That doesn't work for Win10 however. Microsoft has not produced a patch for Win10. The program is so simple that a help file isn't really needed. It just shows the info used to write the program .
Clay L 10/23/17 02:33pm Full-time RVing
RE: pressure pro tpms

I mounted my antenna/repeater on the shelf where the rear TV was supposed to sit. There was a 12 volt point that was intended to be used for a dc TV power and I used that for the antenna. I had a 35 foot class A and one tire on the toad was intermittent. The antenna eliminated that problem.
Clay L 10/23/17 02:15pm Beginning RVing
RE: Use electric polisher on body?

As stated above an orbital buffer works fine. I bought a small one - 5 inch - because holding a bigger one up high while on a ladder was hard for me.
Clay L 10/23/17 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: portable water softener

We didn't have room for the FloPur10,000 so got the FloPur Mark8000. Worked great for many full timing years but needed to be recharged more often than the 10,000 would have. We rarely needed one except when we spent winters in AZ and summers in western CO. The hardness was over 50 PPM in AZ and 5 PPM is considered hard. 20 PPM in CO. We bought one because the faucet screens and shower heads clogged and deposits built up on the inside on all of the plumbing.
Clay L 10/22/17 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: first day of full timing

Most campgrounds in your area close on Oct 1 or Oct 15. There is a campground near Boston that used to be open all winter but I don't remember the name. Normandy Farms is in Foxboro and is open to Nov 30. As stated above rest areas in most states don't allow overnight parking.
Clay L 10/12/17 11:16am Full-time RVing
RE: MACARATOR OPINIONS?

I have a Flojet for dumping at home in the sewer clean out. Works fine but if you follow the instructions it is a pain to use and I only use it when a slinky hose is too short. They say to fill the gray and black tanks at least once with fresh water and pump them out to remove everything. They say this is necessary since you don't get the big rush like you do when dumping through a 3 inch hose. The following is from the Flojet manual: 1. Remove end cap from drain pipe. 2. Install portable waste pump on drain in any convenient position, twisting clockwise to lock. Be sure that o-ring is on pump adapter prior to installing unit. 3. Install waste/garden hose on discharge port adapter. 4. Install rinse water hose to on-off valve. 5. Open black water valve, turn on pump. 6. Turn off pump and open gray water valve. Let gray water backflush black water tank. Turn on pump. 7. Turn off pump, open rinsing valve and back fill tanks for rinsing. Turn on pump. Turn off rinse water. Drain tanks. 8. Close both drain valves, turn on rinse water (40 PSI max.) and pump. Rinse pump and discharge hose. 9. Turn off water and pump, disconnect hose and pump. Store until next use. 10. Replace end cap on drain pipe.
Clay L 10/11/17 02:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Southern Utah Weather

We passed through UT heading north from AZ for many years. We went through at the end of March most years and it was cool but not hot all those years as I recall.
Clay L 10/10/17 11:56am Roads and Routes
RE: Suggestions for new flooring in my MH

They do post temperature limits on the regular Alure so in storage in an area where it gets hot in the summer that might be an issue. We put down Alure in a rental unit and the adhesive was not all that good even though we used a heavy roller on the seams. I have read that the company now makes an Alure with snap edges rather than adhesive. In our motor home we used Armstrongs best quality laminate and it held up great for 6 full timing years.
Clay L 10/10/17 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane tank off trailer how long is re-cert good for?

What do those identification markings on propane cylinders mean 12 yrs vs 10 yrs.....DOT proposed/published new 10 yr. It was later 'modified' due to Propane Industry push back Currently the initial recert requirement is 12 yr after date of mfg....OR 10 yr after date of mfg. Both are being recognized....so IF you run into a place that states 10 yr. that is what they are using due to the 12/10 ruling by DOT Talk about government snafu :B I got a 5 year cert a few weeks ago. They did an inspection that was basically just a visual and a quick leak check. They put a sticker on the tank. I was told the longer cert required the tank to be pressure tested and they had to send it away for that. It was quire a bit more expensive also. I think they re-stamp the tank rather than use a sticker but I am not certain about that.
Clay L 09/17/17 11:56am Beginning RVing
RE: Please, please, need help with that junk "Photobucket"

Gents, As did many of you, I used Photobucket for hosting third party photos for quite a few years. What are you using to replace Photobucket? I use this site for RV.net. But what to use for other sites? So far I have been using: https://photos.google.com for 3rd party hosting. There may be something out there better but it has been working okay.
Clay L 09/03/17 01:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Please, please, need help with that junk "Photobucket"

Gents, So, I've been desperately trying to remove my photos from photobucket and place them back into a file on my computer. If, IF I ever can do that, I will find another site to host third party photos for linking on to forums. Scott I downloaded my albums as described above. So far I have been using: https://photos.google.com for 3rd party hosting. There may be something out there better but it has been working okay.
Clay L 09/03/17 01:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Countertop ice maker wont stop

There is a small metal temp sensor at the top center of the ice tank bin. When the ice reaches it the control board stops the process. If it works at home the true sine inverter must not be be very true. That being said my buddy ran his on a modified sine inverter for years. It worked fine even though the manual said to use only true sine power.
Clay L 09/02/17 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Water pump switch

With shore water disconnected open a faucet.If no water comes out the switch in off. If water comes out the switch is on. That is assuming the pump works and there is water in the tank of course.
Clay L 09/02/17 02:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring System Question

Next time you change tires get the dually valves installed and you will not have to use extenders. That is what I did. To the OP" They come with a stabilizer that fits in the hand hold and supports the valve stem. See HERE
Clay L 08/29/17 01:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Going full time

We sold a lot of stuff, gave a lot to our kids and places like the Salvation Army. We did not follow the advice of many about getting rid of everything and put quite a bit in storage (10 by 30 storage unit). After 11 years of full timing we bought a house in western CO and had all of our stuff moved here from NH. We had sold all of the big appliances and most of the soft furniture but still had a lot of stuff. I am sure glad we did not follow the conventional advice and get rid of all of it. We have spent about $15,000 buying what we need for the house - stuff that we sold for maybe 10 percent of what it cost back then. If we had to replace what we had stored - like guns, complete woodworking shop, my wifes equipment for building miniatures, her genealogy research records and small appliances, desks and office equipment, and my electronic gear, it would have cost a lot more than what we spent for storage. Some things like heirlooms that came from as far back as our great grand parents could not be replaced at any cost.
Clay L 08/25/17 01:27pm Full-time RVing
RE: Losing fresh water on right turns

Ah, I should have said that the overflow hose is located INSIDE the tank, with just an inch or two exposed at the bottom of the tank. The RV shop said we could put a vent on top of the tank--except they can't get at the top without major surgery. That is surprising. All of the many gas Winnebago's I have seen and the ones being built on several factory tours have a fitting spin welded to the top of the tank. The overflow tube connects to that fitting and goes down below the bottom of the compartment so the overflow goes on the ground. Usually there is a plastic insert with small holes that keeps bugs out of the tube. Nothing protrudes into the tank. On mine when I complained about the water loss on turns, the factory added a loop that went about six inches above the top of the tank. That stopped the loss.
Clay L 08/05/17 10:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: House Batteries

LR gets its voltage from a wire connected to the RUN terminal on the ignition switch. I have the Workhorse chassis and the dash that raises up. There is a fuse panel in the far back drivers side under the dash. The top row far right fuse is labeled "Step Alarm" - LR and several other wires connect to that fuse. The back up camera and the signal lead that causes the step to retract are a couple of the other wires connected to that point.
Clay L 07/25/17 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carpet Replacement in MH

Regarding winter, yes after we stopped snow birding it went through a CO winter with temps down to -20 and the summer before went through one summer with temps in the 100s. No problems.
Clay L 07/25/17 07:53am General RVing Issues
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