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RE: Setting up a domicle-Need advice

I set up my SD address 6 months before I moved out of the house into the TT. That way I had time to make sure all my mail was sent to the SD address. SNIP. Six months in advance is a good idea. I did that and found I had forgotten a few places I didn't get mail from often - like the IRS and airline frequent flier programs.
Clay L 04/08/18 10:16am Full-time RVing
RE: Setting up a domicle-Need advice

Since you are going to a no income tax state from a tax state, they could consider that an avoidance issue. I dont know how aggressive Kansas is, but some states are rather demanding of their coin. Also, the question of insurance I would think could present a problem. If you still reside in your old state, registered and insured your vehicle in another, could there be an issue if you were to file a claim or be involved in a collision? I think, I would wait until you had a signed contract on your home, so if something did occur, you had evidence of your intentions and the move being in good faith. Changing his mailing address does not affect his domicile in Kansas.
Clay L 04/08/18 10:11am Full-time RVing
RE: New electric pedestal at home

For 30 amps and 100 feet: https://i.imgur.com/GpwfHr3l.jpg
Clay L 04/08/18 10:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Protecting absorption refrigerators PCB

Regular polyurethane spray works well as a conformal coating. One of the companies I worked for used it. One advantage was that you could easily repair the board because it was easy to do. The coating went away from the joint when you applied a soldering iron to it.
Clay L 04/08/18 09:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Onan 5500 generator

I have an Onan 5500 and Onan told me absolutely not to use multi vis synthetic unless it was to be operated in very cold temps and then 10/40 That's odd. I and several other people called them two or three years ago and we were all told it was fine to use synthetic oil. There were a bunch of posts about back it then.
Clay L 03/20/18 11:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan 5500 generator

Onan said synthetic oil was okay to use. Based on the temp range in which I used my generator I used 30 weight dino oil. When I switched to Mobil One synthetic oil in my motor home I used 10 W 30 weight - the same weight dino oil I used in it - that is also what I used in the generator. Only had to carry one weight of oil that way.
Clay L 03/19/18 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Browser Experimentation

SNIP I find I need Chrome when using my Bank of America website. Interestingly, Neither Edge nor Firefox works on the ‘Shop Safe’ section of that website. It just doesn’t load properly. Only Chrome works. Don’t know why? SNIP In the past I have used Firefox with BOA Shopsafe. It requires Adobe Flash which I believe is disabled by Firefox by default. You might try enabling it and see if that works. I use Chrome nowadays and haven't tried BOA with Firefox for a long time so just tried and can't even sign in to BOA at all - much less continue on to Shopsafe. Don't know what is going on there.
Clay L 01/24/18 10:12am Technology Corner
RE: Trade-ins... when did things change?

A dealer will normally offer a trade in value of close to the wholesale value. Dealers and other businesses buy at wholesale and sell at retail. NADA numbers are often higher than the actual value so the $18,000 trade in offer may be a reasonable number.
Clay L 01/14/18 10:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: graphics work, Quartzsite or Phoenix

This guy in Apache Junction near Phoenix had a good reputation a few years ago when I was looking. HERE
Clay L 12/31/17 10:41am Tech Issues
RE: nylon Kitchen faucet stems

I replaced all of the faucets in mine with Moen brand. They have a lifetime warranty. They were a drop in replacement in my rig.
Clay L 12/25/17 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: nylon Kitchen faucet stems

What brand? Some faucets do have lifetime warranty, although if a manufacturer put quality faucet in RV, that would be the first one I hear. Take the steam to Home Depot and match a new one. Gluing old one will be short-living. Winnebago uses Moen in most of their Class As nowadays. At least they did the last time I looked at new ones 3 or 4 years ago.
Clay L 12/25/17 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Minders

I have used the BatteryMinder on my motor home for many years. Also to keep 4 equipment batteries up all winter at a commercial peach orchard in CO.See HERE
Clay L 12/22/17 10:08am Class A Motorhomes
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

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
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