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RE: Strange problem with Dometic RM2812 fridge

If it has been in for a while it may be rusted and hard to remove. When I replaced mine I had to used long needle nose pliers and twist if back and forth about 1/ 8 in at a time. I also had to make some tooling to pry up on the bottom of the element while twisting. Mine was in there for 14 years when I changed it so maybe yours will come out better. Before I installed the new one I cleaned out the hole with emery paper and steel wool. Good luck.
Gjac 07/29/14 09:47am Tech Issues
RE: Hickory Smoking Wood Chips Alternative

I use oak because it is readily available to me. I do not soak the wood to smoke in a smoker but do soak when I use oak planks in my grill to cook trout , salmon, or blue fish. Even with soaking over night the oak planks burn from underneath and around the edges and some times need water to reduce flames. Closing the lid won't do it.
Gjac 07/29/14 08:07am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Perfect sunny side up eggs

When I was much younger the way I would cook sunny side up eggs was to fry the bacon first then put the hot bacon grease on top of the yolks with a spoon to cook them. They were good. Now I use low fat ham and over easy to cook the tops. Less cholesterol.
Gjac 07/29/14 07:54am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Our new to us Country Coach

Nice. Good luck with you new MH.
Gjac 07/29/14 06:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Microwave not working, convection OK

I would check the ceramic fuse first, they are cheap and easy to replace.
Gjac 07/29/14 05:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blown Engine, 8.1l

My thoughts are that a person/family should take care of their financial security/retirement first. If there are any extra funds they can consider 'toys'. The level of the toy will depend on your extra funds. If you don't have $20,000 set aside for emergency repairs for the RV then I wouldn't buy another coach. Nothing is more frustrating than living beyond your means and that could be many different levels. ... MM.Except that toys are disposable. Since it is not something one depends on for survival, one can afford to loose it as long as you are not over extended to buy it in the first place. When I first got my coach, I could not have afforded a new engine, had it blown. The out was that I would just be out the initial investment and know it was fun while it lasted. but that is because it was an extra. Once can afford to loose an extra. Now since then, finances improved, and I did do a new engine. I don't think that John considers his MH a toy, I believe this is his home based on his profile and that he lives in it full time. This is a major repair for him. I hope that the damage is contained to the lower unit. It would be nice if the bang he heard was road debris hitting the pan and the smoke was from the oil on the muffler.
Gjac 07/28/14 10:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pain meds not cutting it!!

Everyone that I have talked to that had the replacement all said it was the best think that they could have done( after the bulk of the pain subsided) Quite frequently there is minor pain in the surrounding tissue that can be alleviated with OTC meds.. My brother who is 4 years younger than me just had his done and is getting ready for the other knee. What helps me is to try to be thankful for the things that I can still do rather than thinking about what I can't do. I am sure you will be walking for your DD baby shower in November and look forward to traveling again with your DH.
Gjac 07/28/14 10:06pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Herkimer Diamond Mines

I want to thank everyone for the info. Has anyone fished or seen trout caught in the river in July I understand that it is one of NY's better trout streams? Usually it slows in July unless the water is cold.
Gjac 07/28/14 09:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pain meds not cutting it!!

I have had knee arthritis for 15 years, 2 rotator cuff repairs 4 Ti pins in each shoulder, 18 in of my colon removed due to multiple attacks of diverticulitis, and about a dozen kidney stone attacks. So I can empathize with you. With my first 3 kidney stone attack's I went to the emergency room because the pain was so unbearable. The morphine and other drugs would dull the pain but not eliminate it. What I have learned over the years is to take Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, and Naproxen all over the counter pain killers that you can buy at any drug store and just take one 325 mg tablet of each. Somehow the combination works better then 3 Ibuprofen's etc. I passed a large kidney stone this way up in Alaska far from a hospital and another in Fla for the winter last year using this process. Hope this helps and I am sure your pain will reduce in time. I am putting off the TKR as long as I can. I think when you get older you just get used to a certain amount of pain.
Gjac 07/28/14 09:07am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Keep The Top Of Flooded Batteries Bone Dry

Cell to cell electrical leakage can and does develop if the top of the battery gets wet. This is an issue with flat top recessed cap batteries. The leakage can grow and become dozens of milliamps. It is especially wonderful if leakage is cell to cell causing the state of charge balance to become unequal. Smear dialectric silicone grease on filler cap plugs to seal. The built in cap vent acts like a minor league recombinant chamber. And remember MOST of the unexplainable corrosion of battery terminals comes from the imperfect seal between the battery lid and lead battery post. The temperature expansion rates are wildly different and the culprit is GAS not liquid electrolyte. When I bought this MH 10 years ago I was worried of my Magnatech converter "boiling my batteries dry so I was always overfilling the cells causing the wet top as you describe and a lot of corrosion. This coupled with heavy inverter and alternator usage caused a lot of corrosion at the terminals and angle iron to hold the batteries in place. The corrosion was green and a wet build up. The corrosion actually ate some of the terminals away. I now fill the cells to about a 1/2 in from the top, run my refer on propane and clean the tops of the batteries when I fill with water. This has greatly reduced corrosion. However I still get corrosion on my angle iron to hold down the batteries.
Gjac 07/28/14 08:04am Tech Issues
RE: GFI outlet tripping for no (??) reason

Is you refer on electric? If so your heating element may be going bad causing the GFI to trip.
Gjac 07/28/14 07:17am Tech Issues
RE: Can someone tell me how to read this correctly

I would get a mulimeter if you don't already have one and check the battery once it is fully charged, 12.6 volts or higher, then see which light corresponds to a fully charged battery. Having said that I would trust the multimeter reading over the light readings which may or may not be accurate. In ten days you will have to recharge your battery somehow if you are dry camping. Do you have just 1 12v battery or 2 6 v batteries connected to make a 12 v?
Gjac 07/28/14 07:15am Tech Issues
RE: P32 MH Engine Dying Abruptly

Jim does it ever die at idle? I would think that if you let it idle on a hot day in you drive way even partially blocking the radiator to cause an over heat condition and it abruptly shuts down when it gets hot that would point to a failing coil, relay etc. If it does not shut down it would point to a loose ign switch or some other loose electrical connection. When it does shut down do you lose all you lights on the dash?
Gjac 07/28/14 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Herkimer Diamond Mines

Any body camp at the Ace of Diamonds CG?
Gjac 07/28/14 06:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: frige level

Yes.
Gjac 07/27/14 06:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Herkimer Diamond Mines

We picked up all the Diamonds we wanted right from the KOA. As stated you can buy a bag with diamonds already in it, shift them out in there sluiceway outside the store door. Take a short drive to the Erie Canal, you ride the boat down through the locks. Historic and fun, enjoyed the area. Did you find them just on the ground in the CG or along the river banks?
Gjac 07/27/14 06:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blown Engine, 8.1l

Curious what material are the 8.1 pistons made of? At some point GM switch to Hypereutectic pistons (2005?) to address piston slap complaints. Basically, those pistons are super-satured with silica, making them expand less, at the expense of being more brittle. That said... The Ford V10 uses them too. I've had my share of detonation usually from a dirty MAF, but more recently from a failed EGR sensor. This las time it sounded BAD. I can't imagine driving to the point of breaking a piston, without hearing the detonation first. I would think that with 630 HP one would have to worry about the transmission or the rear end holding up if he replaced his stock eng with this one.
Gjac 07/27/14 06:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Exterior Renovation

I think I would peel the decals off myself and use the shadow as a template and paint if myself. $3500 will by a lot of fuel.
Gjac 07/27/14 01:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wintering in NE area.

There is a guy on here that camps in Canada in the winter( Pianotuna) that has used electric rugs and other things to keep warm and has posted his temps before and after these mods. If you do a search under his name you will find a lot of detailed info.
Gjac 07/27/14 01:38pm Class A Motorhomes
Herkimer Diamond Mines

I wanted to take my 9 year old Grandson to the diamond mines in Herkimer area to look for quarts crystals next week from Wed to Fri. In doing a search I have found 3 CG's in this area. A KOA with the mine across the street and a river in back of CG. A West Canada Creek CG also along the river and Ace of Diamonds CG that has its own mine. For those that are familiar with the area is the Ace mine any better for finding the crystals than the KOA? Also I can't see myself breaking rocks in the hot sun in a open mine for very long, can these crystals be found in the creek with a mask and snorkel in the KOA CG OR West Canada CG?
Gjac 07/27/14 01:28pm Class A Motorhomes
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