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RE: Propane tank off trailer how long is re-cert good for?

What do those identification markings on propane cylinders mean 12 yrs vs 10 yrs.....DOT proposed/published new 10 yr. It was later 'modified' due to Propane Industry push back Currently the initial recert requirement is 12 yr after date of mfg....OR 10 yr after date of mfg. Both are being recognized....so IF you run into a place that states 10 yr. that is what they are using due to the 12/10 ruling by DOT Talk about government snafu :B I got a 5 year cert a few weeks ago. They did an inspection that was basically just a visual and a quick leak check. They put a sticker on the tank. I was told the longer cert required the tank to be pressure tested and they had to send it away for that. It was quire a bit more expensive also. I think they re-stamp the tank rather than use a sticker but I am not certain about that.
Clay L 09/17/17 11:56am Beginning RVing
RE: Please, please, need help with that junk "Photobucket"

Gents, As did many of you, I used Photobucket for hosting third party photos for quite a few years. What are you using to replace Photobucket? I use this site for RV.net. But what to use for other sites? So far I have been using: https://photos.google.com for 3rd party hosting. There may be something out there better but it has been working okay.
Clay L 09/03/17 01:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Please, please, need help with that junk "Photobucket"

Gents, So, I've been desperately trying to remove my photos from photobucket and place them back into a file on my computer. If, IF I ever can do that, I will find another site to host third party photos for linking on to forums. Scott I downloaded my albums as described above. So far I have been using: https://photos.google.com for 3rd party hosting. There may be something out there better but it has been working okay.
Clay L 09/03/17 01:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Countertop ice maker wont stop

There is a small metal temp sensor at the top center of the ice tank bin. When the ice reaches it the control board stops the process. If it works at home the true sine inverter must not be be very true. That being said my buddy ran his on a modified sine inverter for years. It worked fine even though the manual said to use only true sine power.
Clay L 09/02/17 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Water pump switch

With shore water disconnected open a faucet.If no water comes out the switch in off. If water comes out the switch is on. That is assuming the pump works and there is water in the tank of course.
Clay L 09/02/17 02:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring System Question

Next time you change tires get the dually valves installed and you will not have to use extenders. That is what I did. To the OP" They come with a stabilizer that fits in the hand hold and supports the valve stem. See HERE
Clay L 08/29/17 01:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Going full time

We sold a lot of stuff, gave a lot to our kids and places like the Salvation Army. We did not follow the advice of many about getting rid of everything and put quite a bit in storage (10 by 30 storage unit). After 11 years of full timing we bought a house in western CO and had all of our stuff moved here from NH. We had sold all of the big appliances and most of the soft furniture but still had a lot of stuff. I am sure glad we did not follow the conventional advice and get rid of all of it. We have spent about $15,000 buying what we need for the house - stuff that we sold for maybe 10 percent of what it cost back then. If we had to replace what we had stored - like guns, complete woodworking shop, my wifes equipment for building miniatures, her genealogy research records and small appliances, desks and office equipment, and my electronic gear, it would have cost a lot more than what we spent for storage. Some things like heirlooms that came from as far back as our great grand parents could not be replaced at any cost.
Clay L 08/25/17 01:27pm Full-time RVing
RE: Losing fresh water on right turns

Ah, I should have said that the overflow hose is located INSIDE the tank, with just an inch or two exposed at the bottom of the tank. The RV shop said we could put a vent on top of the tank--except they can't get at the top without major surgery. That is surprising. All of the many gas Winnebago's I have seen and the ones being built on several factory tours have a fitting spin welded to the top of the tank. The overflow tube connects to that fitting and goes down below the bottom of the compartment so the overflow goes on the ground. Usually there is a plastic insert with small holes that keeps bugs out of the tube. Nothing protrudes into the tank. On mine when I complained about the water loss on turns, the factory added a loop that went about six inches above the top of the tank. That stopped the loss.
Clay L 08/05/17 10:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: House Batteries

LR gets its voltage from a wire connected to the RUN terminal on the ignition switch. I have the Workhorse chassis and the dash that raises up. There is a fuse panel in the far back drivers side under the dash. The top row far right fuse is labeled "Step Alarm" - LR and several other wires connect to that fuse. The back up camera and the signal lead that causes the step to retract are a couple of the other wires connected to that point.
Clay L 07/25/17 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carpet Replacement in MH

Regarding winter, yes after we stopped snow birding it went through a CO winter with temps down to -20 and the summer before went through one summer with temps in the 100s. No problems.
Clay L 07/25/17 07:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Carpet Replacement in MH

Our flooring project: Sightseer 35N. I called the factory about what would be needed if I installed laminate flooring and Winnebago advised me that I needed to replace the existing shoes under the slides. The existing ones are made of high density polyethylene. I made an appointment for a couple of months later and stopped by the factory on our way from NH to CO. When I got to the factory, they made up the new shoes with carpet on them. The cost for them was going to be about $150. The shoes were 1 X 6 s about 3 feet long with an angle cut on one side and covered (glued on) with the material that is used to cover the floors of the service bay. There were six of them as I recall. Then when they were supposed to install them they came out and said they were afraid that the material would create too much friction running on the existing carpet and the slides would not function properly. I did not want to remove the carpet until I got to my sister in law's place where I intended to install the laminate flooring, so I did not have them install the shoes and decided to rethink the whole thing. I ended up deciding that I was going to install the flooring and see what would happen. I really didn’t think the existing shoes would be any worse than the carpet type. It seemed to me that the carpet type could catch dust and small rocks as easily as the old smooth ones. We used Armstrong's best grade of laminate. We picked it based on some tests that Consumer Reports did that showed it had better wear and scratch resistance than Pergo. It's 3/8 inch thick. We were surprised to find that a Carpet Time store had much better prices on the best grade than Home Depot or Lowes had on the middle grade which is all Lowes and Home Depot carried. The best grades were special order. We did the installation of our flooring ourselves. We couldn't find an installer willing to do the job. It took us about ten day’s altogether (we only worked about 4 hours a day though). It wasn't terribly difficult but did require a lot of cutting and trimming because of all of the corners. There were some challenges involving the front of the slides, around the stairs, underneath the dinette, the transition piece between the driver’s area carpet and the laminate, and the trim piece along the back wall. Before we did the installation we did a test by removing a square of carpet and making sure the slides would ride over a piece of T molding, laminate and underlayment. Some people try to cut the carpet back under the slide, but we cut the carpet in front of the slides leaving enough carpet to be stapled down. I was afraid the slides would catch the carpet when the slide went back out. Baseboard molding covers it so it doesn't show. If you do the job yourself I would recommend a few things to have: 1) Table saw, 2) Chop saw, 3) Good saber saw, 4) Rotozip tool, 5) Air brad nailer, 6) Air stapler, 7) Utility knife and sharp hook blades, 8) Screwdriver type staple puller There were two grades of the foam underlayment available. We used the best grade - more expensive but thicker and provides a moisture barrier. We also used a special waterproof joint glue in areas that are prone to getting wet - like in front of the sink, refrigerator, and around the stairwell. (This is used to glue the joints so spilled water can't get in the joints - not to glue the flooring to the subfloor). We also used silicon caulk to fill the 1/4 gap at the edges in those areas. The caulk and waterproof glue are both recommended in the instructions from Armstrong. Regarding the project; we are extremely happy with the results. It is very easy to clean and it looks good. As far as the slides coming in goes, we have had one problem. The first few times we operated the slides everything was fine. Then we had a scratch show up in front of the dinette. The next time we brought the slide in we put a thin piece of plastic (flexible cutting board) down at that point. When the slide went back out the plastic was badly scratched and it left two paper clips on the plastic. Apparently Damncat who loves to steal and play with them had batted them under the slide before we got the baseboard fixed to the front of the slide in that area. We added door sweep strips behind the baseboard trim in front of the slides to keep pebbles and paper clips from getting under the slide shoes. Since then we have had no more scratches. We do vacuum carefully before we operate the slides. The good news is that the scratch is not noticeable and if you don’t know it’s there I don’t believe you will see it.
Clay L 07/24/17 02:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stay-a-While cracked

I cut a piece from a 1X4 that was a slight press fit under the Stay a While T. I used some silicon adhesive underneath make sure it didn't vibrate out. Lasted about 11 years with no problem. http://i.imgur.com/LColY7hl.jpg
Clay L 07/23/17 11:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing linoleum in camper 04 Adventure

Clay L Sounds like a good idea. I'll look at doing this. Not sure how much it goes under the slide. Yes, this slid comes up as it starts in. I'm sure it was installed before the slide. How about under the table which extends past the slide edge. Also the couch. Don't know about that - my dinette/table and couch were on the slide. It Winnebago says the slide can be lifted up, they told me two men could lift it up enough to put blocks under it to hold it while they worked under it. They use airbags rather than blocks though.
Clay L 07/08/17 01:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing linoleum in camper 04 Adventure

I didn't remove it under the slide. I cut the carpet leaving just enough to staple it down securely and hid it with baseboard attached to the slide. If you don't want to do that, check with Winnebago. Some slides (Kwikee brand I know) can be extended part way and then lifted up a few inches.
Clay L 07/07/17 01:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A air conditioner

Because of the weight of the AC I would think some additional roof joists would be needed in the area. If the area around the vent was not intended for the weight you might have some real problems.
Clay L 07/06/17 11:43am Beginning RVing
RE: Water pump chattering

If it is an older Shurflo pump (2088 422 144) there is an adjustment screw that controls rapid cycling. I can send you the service manual with the adjustment proceedure. Please advise if you want it.
Clay L 07/05/17 01:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What brand of toilet paper can I use in my TT?

Any kind you want. It does not have to say septic safe. There are many posts showing the dissolving times and most brands dissolve in less than a minute or so. Many of us full timers use a quite a bit of water when we flush and don't use chemicals either. We full timed for 11 years, used whatever toilet paper we (actually wife) liked and never had a problem.
Clay L 07/04/17 11:20am Beginning RVing
RE: Did you ever love your home...but sold it to fulltime

We had a 4000 square foot home on 3 acres with a 20 X 40 in-ground pool in NH. Average of about 100 inches per year of snow and a 140 foot long driveway. Even with a 40 inch cut snowblower on a garden tractor and a 5 horsepower leaf vacuum/chopper that blew the chopped up leaves into a trailer, we knew there was no way we would be able to maintain the house and grounds as we got older. In addition the taxes on the house the last year we owned it were over $10,000. We sold it and never really looked back even though we loved the home.
Clay L 07/01/17 01:47pm Full-time RVing
RE: battery disconnect switch

There are many choices. Marine stores are good places to get one and maybe some advice on which one.
Clay L 06/24/17 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: A/C and Arizona Heat Wave

RV is at my house. I am not sure what gauge the wire is running to the outlet, or the the breaker on the outside wall from the house. It was already here and setup for an RV. There is a dedicated 30A cb for the RV outlet. I didn't feel like opening the panel to inspect the wire gauge. It is about 150' (min) from the house to the breaker box, and another 75' to the socket to plug into. I suspect a below minimum wire size as the conduit to the plug is 1/2" metallic. I have a 120 foot run and I used 8 gauge wire.It works well. Some people will say that smaller gauges are rated for higher currents, but they don't realize that the voltage drop is a factor. Not just the ability of the wire to carry a given current. Both have to be taken into account. My wire size calculator says for 150 feet of 8 Gauge wire with a 30 amp draw there will be a 3.5% volt drop and there will about 15 1/2 volts available at the RV. Since you have an additional 75 feet with an unknown wire size. 8 Gauge may not be adequate.
Clay L 06/21/17 02:15pm Tech Issues
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