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RE: Highway signs

I have noticed that Mexican restaurants get free advertising by the signs that say "GAS FOOD NEXT EXIT"
Clay Smith 04/13/17 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: cable routing for solar - vent pipe or drill roof?

Mark, Up on the roof, you remove the vent cap from the grey vent pipe and fish the wire down inside the wall beside the pipe without it ever entering the pipe. If the hole through the roof for the vent pipe isn't large enough for the wire to enter beside it, you may have to remove the entire vent cap form the roof to enlarge the hole. Then reinstall vent cap while sealing it down with some fresh Dicor sealant.
Clay Smith 01/30/17 06:40am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: inverter/converter problems?

It is good that you turned it down to 20 amps. That limits the current into the charger so that the 25 amp breaker for the charger no longer trips and the batteries charge at a slower rate, thereby not heating the cables so much. For your safety, I recommend you have a professonel check things over.
Clay Smith 01/14/17 08:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Freedom 458 inverter not charging/no pass thru

For any of you around Quartzsite there is a solar store that repairs inverters including the Freedom 458 for usually less than half the cost of a new one.
Clay Smith 01/14/17 08:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: increased insulation for refrigerator

When I Had may refer out to replace the cooling unit, I Cleaned out the messy insulation that was falling off the walls of the cabinet and replaced it with a water-heater-blanket from the hardware store. It worked out real good being 48"x76"x2" thick with plastic on one side. I cut it first for the hight then down the middle for two 2 foot wide pieces to fit the cabinet walls. Then the piece off of the top I cut and fitted for the top of the refer and insulate it too. Now when sliding the refer back in, it slides right by the plastic faced insulation.
Clay Smith 12/04/16 12:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Renovating my Rig

You may Not want to add a washer/dryer for several reasons, just give it some thought. Not only does it take up valuable space, but it also introduces lots of moisture in the limited space that can cause a lot of problems during the cold winter months. Even though it may be less convenient, it is usually more practical to use the laundry facilities within the park or local Laundromat. Also most people always leave their water and sewer hoses connected up as you would have to with a washer/dryer. As mentioned earlier, you would have to deal with heated hoses during the cold months. What I do (w/o washer/dryer) is function from the internal tanks that don't see freezing temperatures. During a day off, hopefully when the sun is shinning, I dump the holding tanks, refill the water tank, and then put the hoses away. That way there are no hoses to freeze up. Also doing this in the sunny months the hoses last much longer while not always out in the UV rays.
Clay Smith 09/16/16 10:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How I remove and install axle grease caps

While on the subject of grease caps, I have one more tip. We have all seen how the grease always pushes past the seal at the spindle. This is only natural as the internal pressure increases with temperature or altitude. On all of my vehicles (except boat trailers) the first time I remove the grease cap, I place it on a hard service with the open end up and with a center punch I nock a pin hole into the center of it. The hole is so tiny that you should only see it when you hold it up to the sun. Being the hole is so tiny, dirt and water don't pass, only air. So now as the internal pressure would otherwise increase, the air can now escape without pushing the grease past the seal. In over 30 years of doing this, I have never experienced any ill effect or anymore grease leaking past the seals. I hope that many of you will appreciate this idea. Just don't do this on a boat trailer, that is where you want to use the "Bearing-Buddy" to keep from sucking in water as you back the hot hubs into the cold water.
Clay Smith 09/16/16 09:47pm Tech Issues
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