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RE: Fresh water tank - do you drink water from it?

Only when I'm thirsty. I use home well water and I drain it before winter each year. Only problem I ever had was when I hooked up to local water when camping. It would be better to limit to bottled water in that case. Mike
mike-uswest 09/18/14 12:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Search tips for finding cheap solar panels

I just checked on Amazon, they don't have them, through DM solar, they are 158 watt panels, 2 for $268, I don't know what shipping would be. The only problem, is they are out right now. Mine have been great. Mike
mike-uswest 09/14/14 06:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Search tips for finding cheap solar panels

I got my DM solar panels on Amazon a couple of years ago, 2 panels 145 watt for under 300 shipped. They are 150+ watts now. Check on Amazon.
mike-uswest 09/14/14 06:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Wave 3 Propane Heater

I have had different units over the years with the 3, 6, and 8 that I installed. The way you mentioned would work fine, but don't put it in an area that you have to stand in front of, they put out a lot of heat. Crack a vent or window open, I have never had a CO problem in many years of camping with one. No noise or electrical waste. If worried, you can go to the Cat heater they have shown. Mike
mike-uswest 09/14/14 09:01am Toy Haulers
RE: 100 watt solar panel

It's not worth that much money, but I put 290 watts on my fifth wheel myself for a lot less than that. Solar is the best thing I have ever done to my camp units. Mike
mike-uswest 07/28/14 12:46pm Tech Issues
RE: When To Unhook

Camping is relaxing, why cause more work? No need to unhook, if you don't need a vehicle to go out. Mike
mike-uswest 07/17/14 05:05pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Ethanol

Here in my town, it is $1 a gallon higher for the non ethanol gas over the ethanol. There are only a couple of stations in town that sell the non ethanol gas. I use it for boat motors, saws, lawn mowers, or any small motor. Mike
mike-uswest 07/07/14 02:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Soliciting calls on home phone.

I guess these guys are just like bad weather, they are going to happen. You just have to learn to ignore them. Thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 07/04/14 08:09am Technology Corner
RE: Soliciting calls on home phone.

I have been away from the computer, thanks for all of the answers. I am going to look in to some of them. The only thing wrong with the caller ID plan, is you have to stop what you are doing and go to the phone to see who is calling. If they quit calling after awhile, at least that will help. Thanks for the help. Mike
mike-uswest 07/03/14 08:12am Technology Corner
Soliciting calls on home phone.

This isn't RV related, but people on here seem to have a lot of information. On our home phone lately, we have been getting a ton of calls trying to sell us home security, computer stuff to make our computer safer, begging for donations to everything under the sun. We put all of our phones on that no call list a couple of times over the last few years, and that seems to get no results. Has anyone had any luck with any source?? Mike
mike-uswest 07/02/14 06:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Eternabond Tape for Wire Holdowns ?

I tried it, but not that close together, and it didn't hold. I had them 2-3 feet apart. Mike
mike-uswest 06/26/14 08:23am Tech Issues
RE: Dumping tanks at home??

I dump at home with a macerater into our septic tank when we tailgate or dry camp rather than stop. 60' uphill. If I had clean out I would use it but it indeed may be against some city ordinance. It's sewage going into a sewage system so it won't hurt but most places charge for sewer so the would consider it a theft. You have your own septic tank. The OP wants to put it in a storm drain/curb drain. From what I am reading, the OP is saying that he has a sewer clean-out, not a storm drain. When they put sewers in my area, I had them put a clean-out near the street and use it all the time to dump. It goes right into the sewer with the rest of the unmentionables from our house. It works fine, but I have it within 5' of the curb. Sounds like without a macerater it would be a chore for you. Mike
mike-uswest 06/16/14 05:53pm Beginning RVing
RE: What do you leave in your TT all the time?

Beer!!! Mike
mike-uswest 06/13/14 01:08pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What do you leave in your TT all the time?

Beer!!! Mike
mike-uswest 06/13/14 01:07pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Toyo trailer tires!!

A friend of mine has had 700/15 on his horse trailer for some time, and has been very happy with them.
mike-uswest 06/04/14 12:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to spend money in Canada

We used credit card. Monetary exchanges are all taken care of. We used very little cash. When you come back home exchange your Canadian money near or at the border. We found it to be difficult at home. Mike
mike-uswest 06/02/14 09:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Washing /waxing

Just had my wife wash and wax the 5er with Mcquires cleaner wax 50 and it only took her two days to do the job. She is getting older and slowing down some but it is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of trailer maintenance as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are overly sensitive, and there’s nothing worse than an oversensitive woman. She had to take a break when she was only half-finished washing and waxing the 5th Wheel. I tried not to make a scene. I’m a fair man. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me, too. I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support her. I’m not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging girlfriend or wife because of this post, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. That sounds like the way my wife got the job done. It only took me a week to get out of the hospital, and after that I decided to help by holding the hose. She seems a lot happier now:B Mike
mike-uswest 06/02/14 07:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Washing /waxing

Local High School cheerleaders held a fund raiser in an old K-Mart parking lot and wanted to charge me $20 to wash my rig. They did such a good job I paid them $40.00. I bet they were cute too. Mike
mike-uswest 06/01/14 08:07am General RVing Issues
RE: CB radios

Depends on the terrain, hilly, 1-3 miles, flat 5 miles or better, depending on the setup also. Mike
mike-uswest 05/27/14 05:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CB radio

In a lot of areas that I go hunting and camping, you will find that these fancy smart phones are not so smart, and the CB works well to keep track of others in your party. Mike
mike-uswest 05/26/14 05:50pm Class A Motorhomes
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