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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
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

flip phone versus smart phone is really no debate. One is just a phone while the other is a pocket computer. The new devices have desktop grade 64 bit power and large high res screens. The functions include full web ability, gps, VoIP, excellent photo and video quality, huge library of programs, text over sms with video and picture, video calling, cellular hotspot, ac wifi, nfc payment, e reader and the best call quality I've ever heard with hd calling. With a good carrier these devices are the very best of a computer /tablet/ camera/ gps /phone hybrid and a joy to use. They now can replace many one trick devices easily and match if not exceed those devices in quality and function. Does everyone need one? No. Once you have one and actually use it they are very hard to not have - like any modern convenience. See, now that is the reason I don't get a smart phone. Being an old coot, I don't understand 90% of what you are talking about. Mike
mike-uswest 12/04/14 08:59am Technology Corner
RE: For those that resist giving up their flip phone...

I seldom even take my flip phone with me. If someone wants to bother me, they can wait until I am at home and relaxed. Mike
mike-uswest 12/03/14 08:42am Technology Corner
RE: Looking for a late sleep stop in Roseburg Oregon

.. Agreed! I'm going to start going to the RV Resort (or whatever it's called) forum and post parking lots that they can stay in. Pat Love's sounds like what is called for here. Not all of us require four star accommodations for a quick nights stay. Mike
mike-uswest 11/07/14 05:38pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Timbrens or Air Bags

Timbrens you just put them on and forget them. Easy choice. Mike
mike-uswest 10/29/14 08:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacing a 55 amp converter with a 45?

I went to a 45 on my converter to make it possible to charge my batteries using a 1000 watt generator in the case that there just wasn't any sun for an extended amount of time. Rare, but it has happened a few times. I have 3- 12 volts, and it works fine to keep things working. I have no room for a larger generator. Mike
mike-uswest 10/28/14 08:44am Tech Issues
RE: Grants Pass, OR via 140 and I80 to Ogden, UT

You hit 140 above Medford, and it is 2 lane most of the way. Not bad road and very scenic if you like the desert that most of it is east of the mountains. Antelope, horses, and donkeys along the way. I haven't found anything bad for the road. It should be a good trip, have fun. Mike
mike-uswest 10/19/14 05:52pm Roads and Routes
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