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RE: Old fashion woman bike for my wife

About 40 years ago I bought my wife a 5 speed bike Schwinn that I thought she could handle, she rode it about 100 yards, and refused to ride it again. Recently, I broke down and got her a Wal-Mart light weight cruiser, and she loves it. Rides it all around when we are camping. Mike
mike-uswest 05/22/15 06:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Butyl tape or Putty tape?

I would use the white butyl tape. Mike
mike-uswest 04/21/15 04:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Vanity Mirror LED replacement

I have a single one of those over my sink. So I wired mine to a switch that cuts the outside two off when flipped one way, and all three on when turned on with it the other way. Less light, but works OK when boondocking. When hooked into 110 at a park we can use all of them. We also have a double LED light in the ceiling behind that above our head, we use for the sink area. Works for us. You don't need that light for a very long time if everyone is trained well. Mike
mike-uswest 04/20/15 04:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Sumo "springs"

so, tell me about your timbren's. Did they smooth out ride in the rear? I have no problem with the ride. I did to start with, but after talking to them, they sent me different cushions to get a little space, then they were great. I carry a tool box that is pretty heavy, so in order to get some space above the timbren's it took a different size. With the trailer on, it supports the weight to prevent sagging, and that is what I wanted. I don't notice it being rough over bumpy roads like some complain of, but it is a truck, I don't expect Cadillac rides. Mike
mike-uswest 04/14/15 08:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sumo "springs"

Appear to function like the Timbren's, I like my Timbren's. Mike
mike-uswest 04/13/15 04:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Getting hard water stains off window

I had good luck with Bar Keepers Helper. Mike
mike-uswest 03/22/15 06:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Can't believe folks connecting up sewer without gloves

I used to work on a Jersey Dairy. I didn't use gloves then, and you wouldn't believe what I was exposed to. This is a piece of cake. Just use common sense and good hand washing after. Mike
mike-uswest 03/21/15 07:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need to move spare tire off bumper.

I took a spare tire holder off of a small truck, and mounted it under the fifth wheel. Mike
mike-uswest 03/21/15 04:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Weber Q?

Thanks, I will stay as is. Mike
mike-uswest 02/27/15 05:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weber Q?

I hate to jump in with another question, but this seems to be a good place. I bought a used Weber Q 120 I believe. From the web site it is supposed to have a thermometer in the lid, but mine does not. You can buy one, drill the lid and place one in. I worry about that being a place for the lid to break down with the heat. Do you use the thermometer, or just heat it up and go with what you get? Mike
mike-uswest 02/27/15 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Timben SES

My Timbrins are set with a 1" gap when empty. They came with a rubber disc than can be used to adjust the clearance. They make a huge difference in stability and are easy to install with no modification's. The same for mine. In and done. Very pleased. Mike
mike-uswest 02/15/15 08:29am Towing
RE: Hellwig vs Timbrens

I like my Timbrens. Mike
mike-uswest 01/07/15 06:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How many watts of Solar do you have?

I have 290 watts, flat mounted, feeding three 12 volts. We are stingy in our power usage, so it is OK for us. Have thought of another 100 watt panel. We have had a few times of heavy clouds, or snow where we had to also use the generator. Mike
mike-uswest 01/07/15 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: Hot Water Heater?????

I did a google search for suburban water heater troubleshooting and got this PDF that might help you. Linky This link is very good, thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 12/31/14 09:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hot Water Heater?????

I think the problem is with the blade connections, cleaned them up a little, and it is working better. Not great yet, but better. Will work on it more after I get home. Thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 12/30/14 05:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hot Water Heater?????

Outside shower spigot closed? Could be getting cold water feedback into the hot system. Might not be open enough that you would notice when the water was at full hot temp. But enough that you would notice before the water heater was up to temp. It is closed off. After three hours of being on you can hardly notice any heat in the water. I just turned it on to propane, and it started with no problem. I will see how long it takes to heat. Thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 12/29/14 03:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hot Water Heater?????

Recently de-winterized? I did winterize it previously, but ran the hot water faucet to fill the tank before the electricity was plugged in. I am going to drain it and see how fast it heats now. Thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 12/29/14 12:01pm Fifth-Wheels
Hot Water Heater?????

I have a Suburban water heater in my fifth wheel. We normally run it on propane, but when we stay in a park we use the electric element. It has always worked fine, but we set up at a park yesterday, turned the water heater to electric, and the water was just luke warm after 6 hours. This AM the water is hot. Does this mean that the element is going out, or is there other problems going on? Can the element be replaced, or is the whole thing shot? Thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 12/29/14 10:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Firearms in RV

I would like to thank everyone for the links, and answers. What got me thinking about it was the article in the NRA American Hunter about the women in New Jersey that had her life destroyed because even with a concealed permit from her home in Pennsylvania, when stopped for traffic offense she mentioned to the New Jersey patrolman that she did have a weapon in the car, and ended up in jail and in hot water that essentially ruined her life. I carry a pistol in the truck, and one in my fifth wheel. It sounds like the one in the truck will have to go when not in Oregon. Again, thanks for the replies, I haven't been on the computer since yesterday, and this has been extremely interesting. A lot of new sites in my favorites. Mike
mike-uswest 12/21/14 09:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Firearms in RV

I was wondering the same thing for California, is there a website to give a listing on that? I do have a concealed permit for Oregon. Mike
mike-uswest 12/20/14 11:56am General RVing Issues
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