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RE: Small space heater

I've installed in 2 mh what's called a "Toe Kick" heater, it's a miniature electric furnace. You put a t-stat where ever in most practical. They are quieter than the gas furnace. Dusty
Dusty R 12/12/17 05:52am Tech Issues
RE: clearance lights/fantastic fan grounding

Don't see why one would need to shrink wrap/insulate the 2 volt ground.
Dusty R 12/11/17 08:19am Tech Issues
RE: Where will we sleep?

Wife and wife slept in what we called "The Crow's Nest" for about 25 years. We always figured that as long as we were willing and able to sleep up there, then a bed down was wasted floor space. At 75 age and health got to us, and we now have a bed down at floor level. Dusty
Dusty R 12/09/17 07:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: GPS volume control

"smi-adjustable"? Do you mean it doesn't get loud enough? Or hard to adjust? Or doesn't stay at the level you choose? Or the volume level menu is difficult to navigate to? Be nice to know what model you have, rather than the vague "older Garmin". It's a nuvi 205W Also hard to adjust. Dusty
Dusty R 11/16/17 03:32pm Technology Corner
RE: GPS volume control

I'll have to go out and check what model. To adjust the volume you have to go into an adjustment program, which makes it, what I would call semi-permanet. What we would like is to be able to adjust the volume like you do on a radio. Dusty
Dusty R 11/16/17 07:15am Technology Corner
GPS volume control

We have an older Garmin, and we are considering getting a new GPS. We have liked the one we have, but we think that we would like one a little larger. We use it mostly in out motor home. We would like one where you can adjust the volume much like you can on a radio. The volume on the one we have is adjustable, but it's more smi-adjustable. Anyone know of one that the volume is redly adjustably? Thanks, Dusty
Dusty R 11/16/17 06:38am Technology Corner
RE: Securing loose wires in the closet?

You could use what we called sticky backs they stick to the wall and hold tie wraps. Or get some plastic Wiremould race way and stick it to the wall. Dusty
Dusty R 11/13/17 04:32pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Class C choices around 24'

We had a 2002 Itasca 24 V. It had all the options, rear dinette & sofa/couch w/2 small tables. Really liked it but health & age caught up with us.\ Dusty
Dusty R 11/13/17 03:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Swivel Passenger Seat

We have a 27' Itasca on a Ford E-450. The cab seats swivel, which is nice but, the coach floor is 3-1/2" higher than cab. Chin on knees. Dusty Yep. That would be exactly the case with our Itasca. The coach floor is higher than the cab floor, so a swiveled cab passenger seat would be of no use if one sitting in this swiveled passenger seat wanted to join the crowd that's "up higher" in the coach area, watch a TV that was in the coach area, or worse yet ... get out of this swiveled passenger chair unto the coach's raised floor (impossible). What we need is a swivel mechanism that raises the seat first and then enables it to be swiveled ... good luck ever finding an after-market product like that. I guess that's the price us Itasca owners must pay for our raised coach floors .... which otherwise offer many advantages over a coach floor that is not raised. When we are parked for the winter I first turn the seats around, then use angle iron and raise the seats up. It's too much work to do that for just a few days at a time in the summer, and we don't spend very much time sitting inside in the summer. Dusty
Dusty R 11/13/17 05:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Swivel Passenger Seat

We have a 27' Itasca on a Ford E-450. The cab seats swivel, which is nice but, the coach floor is 3-1/2" higher than cab. Chin on knees. Dusty
Dusty R 11/11/17 07:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C choices around 24'

I always figured that as long as we were willing and able, to sleep in the crow's nest, a bed down was wasted floor space. Well we are getting older, and 4 years ago I had prostrate surgery. So 2 years ago we got a 27' mh with a queen down. The one we traded was a 24' with a rear dinette. I think we liked that one the best of the 3 we have had. Dusty
Dusty R 11/11/17 07:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Running the gererator while driving

If you are driving into the sun, run the defroster to cool the windshield. The sun heats the windshield which then radiates heat back into the coach. Dusty
Dusty R 10/29/17 08:06am Tech Issues
RE: Winter Storage with Full Tank Of Gas or Not?

I top off and store the rig with full tank of gas to avoid condensation problems. I stopped using fuel stabilizers in my cars/rigs years ago - haven't notice any adverse impacts yet. Maybe lucky/stupid/stubborn/ or all the above. I've never used a stabilizer, that goes with lawn mowers, garden tractors, farm equipment. Dusty
Dusty R 10/26/17 09:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Propane Level Indication?

I never liked the thirds. On my last 2 mh's I installed a SeeLevel system.They show in %. So much better and not all that hard to install. Dusty
Dusty R 10/23/17 02:26pm Class C Motorhomes
Trailer brake control

Anyone using the Prodigy P-2 brake control? If you use the hand lever to activate the trailer brakes only, do your brake lights come on? Thanks, Dusty
Dusty R 10/18/17 02:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda generator and electrical grid

I lost power and used my Honda 2000 for 3 1/2 days. I ran an extension cord into my house & ran more from it to power the fridge, sat dish, tv, computer & a light. I also ran a line into my neighbors so they could power their fridge & a light. I used a 5 gallon external tank with a second genny cap to go for extended use without having to refill the genny too often. I have thought of doing the transfer switch to be able to run the furnace if power went out in the cold. Or I could rewire the furnace from direct to a plug so it could be run with an extension cord. I saw a furnace in a home once that had a short cord with a male cord cap on it, hanging out of the disconnect switch on the furnace. What had been done was a 3 way switch was used as a disconnect switch for the furnace and also as a transfer switch. So if there was a loss of power from the utility, one could flip the switch and plug the furnace into a portable generator. It looked a little strange, but I saw nothing wrong with it.
Dusty R 10/17/17 07:04am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda generator and electrical grid

The third option, the breaker interlock, is exactly what I pictured in my mind. I believe I could do it myself, but just to be extra safe, I will hire an electrician to do it for me. I’d be surprised if you could get an electrician to do that sort of a job. It’s not legal because it’s potentially very dangerous. Please do it properly and install a transfer switch. A breaker interlock does the same thing as a transfer switch, and is legal.
Dusty R 10/17/17 06:19am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Installing door holders on outside storage

Get an electronic stud finder, they measure density. Maybe you can find a stud that is in an area that will work to hold the screws. Dusty
Dusty R 10/15/17 06:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What to buy with $25k?

Consider using an equalizing hitch on the trailer. A friend talked me to using one, a big improvement. Dusty
Dusty R 10/14/17 07:28am Class C Motorhomes

Sounds more like air in the line. You need to make a manometer. Basically it's a clear tube at least 30 inches long that you fill part way with water. Make the tube into a loop, remove a burner and slip one end over the spud. Turn on the gas, the water level should move about 11 inches up the tube. Making a manometer That 11 inches is between the top of the water column in each column, or 5.5 inches from where they were when they are at rest. So one column moves up 5.5 inches, and the other moves down 5.5 inches. Dusty
Dusty R 10/13/17 07:06am Tech Issues
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