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RE: propane tank full?

Is the propane tank on a motor home the side mounted type? If it is would it have the safety shutoff valve? If it doesn't would there be a problem regardless of how fast/slow the valve is opened? Just asking.
Charlie D. 12/20/14 12:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Slide Out Seal / Lubricant

Was looking on the label of some aerosol cans of wiper/rubber lubricants. Said the contents was Mineral Oil. When my can is empty I will buy some Mineral Oil and use a spray bottle. I believe the spray bottle will do a better job of spreading into the correct area than an aerosol can.
Charlie D. 12/20/14 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Z71 Package to tow with

Tow capacity on a 2015 4x4 is 17000 lbs/17200 on 2 w drive,payload is4190vs 4187 2 w drive according to the brochure. Not a lot of difference but the Chevy website says: the 4 wheel drive is 279 # heavier pay load of 4 WD is 279 less 4 WD 5th wheel towing is 300 # less
Charlie D. 12/17/14 01:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Z71 Package to tow with

If it is 4 wheel drive the towing capacity will be reduced.
Charlie D. 12/16/14 06:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Queen vs short or RV queen

Can buy mattresses cheaper on line. We bought one from "BedInABox"
Charlie D. 12/16/14 07:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Gray Water recycling

Not much of a filter. Looks to plug pretty quick.
Charlie D. 12/14/14 05:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Making a Doctor Appt. at the VA

Patient Advocate can get things moving and don't be afraid to contact them.
Charlie D. 12/12/14 08:56pm Around the Campfire
RE: VZ Data

Big Whitey Which device are you using? Is it the JetpackĀ® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFiĀ® 5510L? I've been thinking of getting it and I probably will now that they appear to have doubled the data for the same price. I have another service besides Verizon and we're only allowed 1 gig of data per month when out of our home area which is at least half of the year. Bill I have the JetPack now off contract. Worked great everywhere I used it. 5G for $50/mo. I think I saw a post here recently where Tracphone/Straighttalk has a MIFI that uses Verizon and is no contract.
Charlie D. 12/12/14 08:50pm Technology Corner
RE: rear levelling jack electric motor

Before replacing the motor double check the switch. My switch is located on passenger side rear and will work sometimes. Road debris, dirt and water has taken it's toll
Charlie D. 12/12/14 08:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Normal Transmission Temperature?

You likely have GM Dexron III fluid in the transmission. Around 05 GM retired Dex III and replaced it with Dexron VI, which is a full synthetic fluid and backwards compatible with all transmissions that used Dex III. If you drop the pan and change the filter, I would recommend refilling with Dex VI. DEXRON-VI is a mix of Group II and Group III base oils plus additives. A true synthetic will contain Group IV base oils which are called PAO (polyalphaolefins). TranSynd and the other TES-295 fluids all contain PAO only. Base oils are divided into these groups based on sulfur content, viscosity index, and amount of saturates. To learn more about Base Oil Groups, go to API.org (American Petroleum Institute).
Charlie D. 12/08/14 05:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: VHS to DVD converter

Diamond ONETouch VC500-plugs into VHS player to computer.
Charlie D. 12/07/14 06:40pm Technology Corner
RE: What light bulb is this?

Looks like a bulb used in a "EXIT" sign in buildings. They are usually several dollars each. Night light bulbs work just fine as a replacement.
Charlie D. 12/07/14 06:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Normal Transmission Temperature?

Doesn't sound off to me. As I said in my post, I run around 100 over ambient temp while towing. Our rigs are virtually identical. You're saying your at 150 on a 50 degree day, if yours is off mine is too. This is my second truck with the 4L80E and I've yet to get either one "hot" with many trips up 421,321 and 221 in the NC mountains. (knock on wood) Before the addition of the gauge, when you just had the light, did the light ever come on to warn of a high temp? I'm guessing not. Remember, the 4l80 was GM"s biggest and baddest before the Allison. It was used in the 3500's X2-My transmission runs between 80-90 deg. F above ambient.
Charlie D. 12/07/14 06:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bama SEC champs

Saw the game and was not happy with the results.:) Told the rest of the guys I was watching with that they were looking at the next National Champion. Saban keeps reloading and gets his team to get better every week. Blake Sims is a product of Sabin's system that uses his strengths and hides his weakness. Something that Les Miles could learn.
Charlie D. 12/06/14 06:46pm Around the Campfire
RE: Michigan's Brady Hoke vs Florida's Will Muschamp???

Les Miles recently told a 5 star recruit that he was staying put at LSU. Bags. That I agree with and believe Les will not going anywhere but that is also the same thing a fellow coach in Tuscaloosa and Miami said to his recruits and owner.
Charlie D. 12/05/14 05:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: Michigan's Brady Hoke vs Florida's Will Muschamp???

One of the knocks on Muschamp was no experience as a head coach til Florida. So, they go out and sign a guy who's only been a head coach three seasons, and sports a similar record to the one Muschamp amassed at Florida. I agree and that reminds me of a comment a MSU Alumni said over the radio when asked about Nick Saban's hiring at LSU after Jerry DiNardo was fired. He said " You fire a coach who had the same record at LSU as Nick Saban has at MSU. I hope it doesn"t come back to haunt you." The rest is history.
Charlie D. 12/05/14 04:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Michigan's Brady Hoke vs Florida's Will Muschamp???

Bags-Les Miles is indeed a terrific recrutier and has at least if not more NFL players than anyone. My problem is he has been unable to develop a quarterback with, IMO, Mettenberger the best. Mettenberger was only a starter for aq short time but battled injuries and was beginning to become the quarterback that they hoped he would. As I watch the defense play at high levels and a running game that year in and year out is among the best I wonder just how many championships LSU would have under him if he had only an average QB. I hate to compare Les to Saban but Saban's quarterbacks are a result of the system he has and he gets the most out of them. True that the ones now are young but I don't see any better performance from them next year.
Charlie D. 12/05/14 04:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tough Week For SEC Football!

Bags-interesting comment about Urban and being wound up. I noticed the difference in Nick Saban's face in yesterdays game. I have always found him so intense during games and never relaxes until the game is ended. That was true during practice when he was at LSU. I feel the game has taken a toll on him and wonder how much longer he will coach. College football is such a time consuming and stressful job. Bo Pellini will have a job as DC somewhere soon. That was his specialty and when at LSU he was loved by his players for his intensity and responded well.
Charlie D. 11/30/14 05:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: I-10 best choice thru TX?

I-10 through Texas is good. I'd worry more about I-10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette. We are planning a trip for May and just checked gas prices at Flying J in El Paso. Regular is 2.39; hope it holds. Pay attention to your gas gauge when you get in West Texas. Nothing wrong with the road between Baton Rouge and the end of the Atchafalaya Basin. As you head west off the basin the road between there and Lafayette is pretty rough. Also west of Lake Charles around marker 27 for the next few miles is bone jarring. I-10 between Orange and Beaumont is undergoing major construction and there have been a large increase on wrecks with fatalities. Hour long traffic jams are frequent and the holidays make it worse. You should exit at the Flying J west of Orange, head south on 73/62 and follow 73 to Winnie and back to I-10. 73 will take you through Bridge City and over the highest bridge in the south at 173'. Only 5-6 miles longer. Speed on 73 west of Bridge City is 75 with no stops to Winnie.
Charlie D. 11/28/14 02:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Metal carport for 5th wheel questions

I have a 24' wide and it allows me to park my truck with slides open but I have to stop the nose of the truck short of the curb side of the camper to open both sides. Measure the width of the truck and camper and you will get the minimum width but remember that the doors of your truck needs room. 12' legs should be a minimum. Also you will need extra length to protect the ends of the camper.
Charlie D. 11/28/14 11:35am Fifth-Wheels
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