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RE: Tractor Supply: Pain in the.... Propane Problems

Here's what TSC says about propane on their website. TSC propane My local TSC says that can't fill the tank on my MH, corporate policy.
Hank MI 01/06/16 06:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: winnebago adventurer 35u cargo storage size

As mentioned the upper level compartment on passenger side. The compartments in slide out are pretty large. The closet and under the bed are other options.
Hank MI 12/28/15 06:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blind repair...

...Make sure you buy the string install tool! Ditto, cost a buck and worth ten times that.
Hank MI 12/24/15 06:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Blind repair...

Just repaired one of ours, bought the cord from fixmyblinds. What caused ours to fail was 2 of the plastic guides had popped out so the cord rubbed on the metal.
Hank MI 12/23/15 06:59am General RVing Issues
RE: 1994 Brave TV Coax re-wire

One of the ways I was thinking was to drill a hole through the top of the power cable box and attach a female connector so that I could use a male to male cable to attach to the park feed. As far as the right side connector near the outside stereo I would assume that TV Signal would feed the system from that receptacle allowing signal to go to the powered face plate above the drier/co-driver. I think that connection is for an outside TV. Guess you could back feed through it but I don't believe that was the intent. As mentioned, look at top of wet bay or utility hookup bay. That's where ours was on our 1994 Bounder.
Hank MI 12/21/15 07:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: allison 5 to 6 speed transmisson change out

Just a thought but Gear Vendor specializes in just this problem. I believe the Gear Vendor unit is an aux trans/overdrive that attaches between current trans and drive shaft. Lot more involved than just reprogramming a trans.
Hank MI 12/21/15 06:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 30 Amp Question

WalMart has the pig tails. Would they be in the meat freezer section?:h Pickled, in a jar on the shelve.
Hank MI 12/18/15 02:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tow bar storage

When parked for an extended time I put it in a basement compartment. Just to keep it out of the weather.
Hank MI 12/16/15 06:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How much is too much?

As dahkota said, it all depends. 300 miles with a strong crosswind can be exhausting. 400 miles with no wind isn't that bad. Terrain, wind, traffic all have a bigger impact when driving a MH vs a car.
Hank MI 12/12/15 05:56am Beginning RVing
RE: Windows

Did it work OK, Hank? What was the cost and can a bumbler do it?? Are the windows still sealed? Thanks I did 7 windows on our previous MH. Less than $150 for the spacer and sealant. A heat gun is your friend when doing this job. It makes cutting through the sealant to separate the 2 panes a lot easier. In most cases the whole unit has to be removed from the MH. The heat gun also works well for loosening the hand rail on the sliding half. We sold that MH home in June so how long the repairs will last is hard to say, they did hold up for several years. Edgetech super space comes in several thicknesses. The glass is typically 1/8" thick. So you need to measure the glass to be sure and thickness of the 2 pane unit, typically 1/2" for larger fixed or sliders. Two 1/8" panes of glass and a 1/4" spacer. Smaller crank out windows may only be 7/16" total. Two 1/8" panes of glass and a 3/16" spacer. Maybe I'm slow but it took longer than a few hours per window for me. I did have to remove the whole window unit, separate the 2 halves then reseal both halves. It's definitely a DIY project if you're willing to do the work. The first one is always the hardest.
Hank MI 12/01/15 05:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windows

Alan, on the fixing myself do they have kits and if so do you know anything about ordering them. Thanks Dave Root sells a kit, don't have link but you can google it. I bought the stuff needed from CR Laurence. Pretty sure it's the same stuff as in the Dave Root kit, minus a video, for less than half the cost.
Hank MI 12/01/15 06:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery DIsconnect ??

Most likely chassis battery is not charged by your converter. ECM, engine computer, can drain the engine battery overtime. so probably good to disconnect chassis battery. If you have a smart converter it can keep the coach batteries charged without over charging and boiling the water away. If you're not sure about converter then disconnect batteries. Most converters do not need a battery hooked up to function properly.
Hank MI 11/30/15 06:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric short

Could still be a loose connection at TV outlet or another outlet. Outlets are daisy chained, one to another. Loose connection at an upstream outlet can affect downstream outlets.
Hank MI 11/30/15 05:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV antifreeze test

... And THIS thread showing the picture of the 'water only' bottle should be a sticky for all the posts this year that gave the advice that: It's ok NOT to winterize if the temps only go down for one day. And it's ok NOT to winterize if the 'next' day is warm. :S If that frozen water bottle had been an RV water line with a pex fitting it would have blown apart....in just one day no matter what the next day temperature was. Keep in mind that the bottles were in a freezer at -15F for 24 hrs.
Hank MI 11/27/15 06:10am General RVing Issues
RE: RG6 Connectors

It sounds like the grey is actually RG59 which is a tiny bit smaller and requires the proper connector. Or, if you are saying the grey is too large then it could be RG6 quad shield which also requires the appropriate connector. As a side note, crimp connectors work OK but you would be much better served by using compression fittings. I agree with using the compression fittings. If you're replacing them you might as well use the better ones. I replaced everyone I could access in our MH, grey and black cable, all are RG6.
Hank MI 11/24/15 04:31pm Technology Corner
RE: snowbird advice needed

The cost to heat the house at 55-60 degrees isn't that much. Nobody home, no outside doors being opened. You be surprised how much savings there is in lowering the temp 10-15 degrees. Did this for a number of years with our cottage, never winterized it. We have a WiFi thermostat that will send an email if the temp drops to 45. It will also email if the temp drops 5 degrees during a heating cycle. We have a well so turn off the pump, relieve pressure and drain all lines into basement laundry tub. Neighbors have a key and our son only lives 7 miles away. I can turn the heat up during our trip home so the house is comfortable when we arrive.
Hank MI 11/17/15 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: String size

FixMyBlinds.com Wrap a piece of your cord around a pencil 10 times. Measure the wraps end to end. They have have a chart that tells you what size to use. Of course if you can measure it in millimeters you don't need the chart. They also have diagrams showing how the strings run through the blinds depending on the number of strings and number of springs. Also a video on how to do it. Just restrung one of ours with cord order from them and using their diagrams.
Hank MI 11/15/15 04:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv electronics upgrade

We bought a 2003 Adventurer this year, should be pretty similar to your Itasca. Has a roof mounted dish and also had a tripod and a ton of cables for another dish but no dish. I replaced the bedroom TV with a 26" flat screen and the front TV with a 32" one. Replacing the front TV was a real nightmare. Once you remove the plastic surround you find a metal cage the TV sits in. That cage is welded to and hangs from a cross member near the roof. I had to cut the metal cage loose from the cross member to remove it. Anyway, it's down now and worked out pretty good.
Hank MI 11/13/15 06:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The continuing saga of tire pressure...

...Not sure why but new MH tires with pressure way more than needed can make a rig that handles well be all over the road... Which is why you should inflate by weight, not to MAX just because it makes you feel good. Radial tires are designed to have the sidewalls flex. This increases the contact area of the tread both across the tread and front to rear. Over inflation reduces this contact area, or at least the area with a good solid grip on the road. Over inflate enough and you've reduced the contact area to a small circle in the center of the tread. Now add a cross wind, a small bump in the road and you're all over the place. Anyone that thinks this is safer, well all I can say is good luck. Oh, and if it starts raining get off the road because now you're in real danger. You're running on a small patch of rubber contacting a wet road surface, not a good combination. As Big Katuna said, over inflation will also cause your tires to wear unevenly. The center will wear out faster just as under inflated tires will cause the outer edges to wear faster. Every vehicle manufacturer provides a recommended pressure for the tires they installed, Some of it's for comfort, some for fuel economy but a big part is also safety.
Hank MI 11/12/15 03:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The continuing saga of tire pressure...

Sure, you can gamble that you will get a better ride by running your tires at lower pressures based on the axle weight. Actually, your load rating will be closer to a lower rated maximum and the factor of safety will be less too. Will you get a better ride? I'll bet you couldn't tell the difference. It's all in the mind. It's better to inflate the tires closer to the maximum sidewall rating because you will have more safety factor and lower your chances of a blowout. Really, that's how it works. GM says I should inflate my car tires to 33 psi. Max pressure listed on the sidewall is 51 psi. So I should pump them up to 51 psi and if it feels like I'm running on wooden wagon wheels it's all my head and I'll be safer and have less chance of a blowout. Winnebago says I should inflate my tires to 80 psi front 85 psi rear. Why would they say that if it's safer and less chance of a blowout to just pump them up to 110 psi? Suggest you do a little homework and see what bad affects over inflating yours tires can have. Tire manufacturers don't put out tire pressure charts based on weight just for the fun of it. If it was that simple they would remove the 'MAX Inflation xxx PSI' and replace with 'Inflate To xxx PSI' and be done with it.
Hank MI 11/12/15 01:48pm Class A Motorhomes
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