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RE: Traveling in hot regions

Ok to slow down a bit especially on any incline. Take a quick look at your tires when you are stopped. http://forums.woodalls.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28975279.cfm
smkettner 07/29/16 10:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: I am such a dunce...

Trade your cap for a battery watering system. Safety alone is worth the price.
smkettner 07/29/16 09:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Good Black flush "trick" or bad idea?

hold the sewer hose up (above the level of the tanks) and open the grey valve. All you need a hose spreader and a Y coupling to finish the shot :B
smkettner 07/29/16 09:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: SOLVED!!! Loud Screech from the 454!!!

More whistle than screech but it is just semantics now that you have fixed it. Sounded like a New Year's noisemaker.
smkettner 07/29/16 09:14pm Tech Issues
RE: It was a good day - NOT!

If not stainless at least get high pressure snap in stems. If they installed regular car stems go back and replace. I really dislike bugs :(
smkettner 07/29/16 08:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Solar's done

Trouble with the hybrid is you need a generator or utility power and then it makes the big solar less needed. So it depends on your style if the extra features are worth it. My GP2000SW is working great BTW.
smkettner 07/29/16 08:42pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: E-Z Flex worth $80??

I have them and I think they help but are a bit overrated.
smkettner 07/29/16 08:07pm Towing
RE: New battery

What is best to you? Size, longevity, price, charging speed, available local, low maintenance? You can hit a few but not everything.
smkettner 07/29/16 05:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Battery cutoff with solar

No switch. My RV runs 24/365 on solar. And with 510 watts you should not have an issue. Off is fine too. Always cut power from panels before you disconnect controller from battery.
smkettner 07/29/16 02:29pm Tech Issues
RE: SOLVED!!! Loud Screech from the 454!!!

I could see the acceleration of the cam against the valvetrain to cause a brief silence. Especially when combined with a worn timing chain. Or could it be the chain? Not likely to make a screech IMO. Does the noise seem external and toward the front? I mean you started with the belt driven accessories. Any access to inspect the flexplate and torque converter?
smkettner 07/29/16 02:20pm Tech Issues
RE: SOLVED!!! Loud Screech from the 454!!!

Does the noise change more with engine RPM or with vehicle speed? While parked or just in motion? Does the engine shift much when you flog it? motor mounts? Sorry can't see the video yet.
smkettner 07/29/16 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Black tank- dump it or leave it?

Dump every second or third visit.
smkettner 07/29/16 12:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: towing thru Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming

I did 14 east and 16 west and while 16 was probably a bit easier the change of scenery was worth doing both. Either one is not a huge deal even if you go a bit slow at times. Your truck is way newer than my old 260hp and 4spd transmission. Allow yourself extra time and don't make it a race and you will be fine.
smkettner 07/29/16 10:42am Travel Trailers
RE: New electrical issue

The fridge needs 12v for the controls and uses either propane or 120vac heater to power the absorption process. There are plenty of posts where the heating element is bad and causes the GFCI to trip. Unplug the fridge and see if the GFCI stays on 24 hours.
smkettner 07/29/16 08:59am Tech Issues
RE: Unique Off-Grid Propane Fridge - Will not run on propane.

Yea I would call the landlord and ask for a new one. That is what my tenants do. I get really bored fixing stuff and meeting service people.
smkettner 07/28/16 11:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Air conditioner works on shore but not genny

What is the generator model number?
smkettner 07/28/16 11:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Unique Off-Grid Propane Fridge - Will not run on propane.

Have you read the manual and checked the basics? Does the flame look right? Did you install NEW batteries?
smkettner 07/28/16 11:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Is there a minimum amount one can finance an RV?

My CU stopped boat and RV loans in 2008.
smkettner 07/28/16 04:31pm Beginning RVing
RE: MSW Inverter

I have read plenty of posts of some random coffee pot does not brew on some random MSW inverter. Coffee pot seems to survive another day as I don't recall the smoke coming out. Just no worky. 1500 or 2000 sw has your name on it :B
smkettner 07/28/16 03:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Is there a minimum amount one can finance an RV?

I am looking to finance maybe $6000 over 36 months on a $12k RV. I know it is very small but I like holding onto my cash, and I usually pay the loan off early and it helps build my credit.I recommend you finance the full $12k and still pay it off in 36 months. Assuming the interest rate is the same. Even get the terms for 10 or 15 years if the rate is the same. Make sure there are no prepayment penalties. If times get hard it will give flexibility. And if good times continue then you are still clear in 36 months.
smkettner 07/28/16 11:11am Beginning RVing
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