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RE: High volume oil changes made easier

The add says it has a max lift of 1.66 inches. I don't think that would work on my 7.3 diesel. Marvin
Horizon170 07/22/15 03:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Need outlet wiring help. Can I use 220 volt wiring?

RoyB's post pretty much shows it all for you. Here's some extra reading material. RV Electric And take Mexicowanderer's advice and triple check before you plug you TT into it. Plus you can test with this. you will need a 30AMP to 15/20 amp adapter. http://www.amazon.com/ELECTRICAL-RECEPTACLE-TESTER-OUTLET-PRONG/dp/B002Q3R7HI
Horizon170 07/09/15 08:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Amazing apps that alert me to rain and ligtning

Jeff, you write some wonderful things on this forum and I'm just expressing another viewpoint. We are at a stage in the 21st century that we rely on others to take care of us through the Media. I,too, use this info at times but I also let my common sense dictate my actions. I respect you too much to argue----just giving my opinion on relying on others. I'm a good listener but also a survivor. To the other poster---Dad used a tent and I don't have a clue if Gramps ever camped. He passed away when I was 4 years old at around 90 years old. Have a super day tomorrow folks.
Horizon170 07/09/15 08:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yellow jackets in a/c box

I thought Yellow Jackets always made their nest under ground. We have some yellow/orange Wasps in GA and their sting is very painful. You can buy Wasp and Hornet spray at many places and it will shoot a stream 10-15 feet so you stay safe.
Horizon170 07/09/15 07:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Amazing apps that alert me to rain and ligtning

o brother.. Maybe you should turn on the electronic device called a TV, or simply go to the library and research how many hundreds of thousands have been killed by flash floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes that they NEVER knew they were coming, and it happens darn near every year in a CG somewhere too. It's pretty obvious why: They didn't know. So have yourself a good time refusing to let any electronic device protect you. I suggest when you see folks heading in the other direction you consider doing the same. I protect myself the same as my Father (1889-1979) and his Father before him. Use common sense and use your survival instincts if you have any. If you feel safe with these devices, fine, but I depend on my knowledge, not someone else who may be miles away.
Horizon170 07/09/15 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Have A Major Made In China Purchase In Mind?

How many $ do we/US Government owe China? What if they decide they need it all right now? Something about a Creek and the absence of a Paddle. :)
Horizon170 07/09/15 03:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Amazing apps that alert me to rain and ligtning

I'm just to 'old school' for this........................ Me too, I use a hanging rock and mirror. :) If I ever need any electronic device to keep me safe, then I shouldn't go RV'ing. People spend way too many hours staring at these devices. Take time to smell the roses folks---you will have a much more harmonious outcome.
Horizon170 07/09/15 02:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Have A Major Made In China Purchase In Mind?

To the OP, Thanks for your original post. Scarrrrrrrrrrry!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Marvin
Horizon170 07/08/15 11:21am Tech Issues
RE: Amazon hydraulic crimper

yeah i think he got confused 16 ton was Tennessee Ernie Ford right fist of iron, left one of steel You are correct, it was TN Ernie. My goof but I'm old as dirt. :)
Horizon170 07/05/15 05:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Transferring water

An extra 12v DC rv water pump...roughly $65 for one via PPL some tubing and and wiring with alligator clips This is a simple solution. I had an extra 12v pump. I use a 12v jump starter, with attached small battery cables, to power it. I had both already, so just purchased an inexpensive white water hose, cut the ends off, cut refill hose in half, v-notched the end that goes in water jug, works great. Jerry That is what I did to have a short hose to pull the pink antifreeze from a gallon jug and pump through the system for winterizing. I usually don't need to add to my fresh water tank but one more tee and cutoff and I could refill potable tank.
Horizon170 07/05/15 05:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Amazon hydraulic crimper

I got my HF crimper several years ago, IIRC it was listed at 5 ton Others have posted 7 ton, this was adv as 10 ton? They all look the same size, can't be that much difference in the hydraulic cylinder No matter what it truly is, I know it works, it does the job I need it to do. Hee,hee, mine looks the same from HF and is advertized as 16 Ton. Makes me think of Johny Cash. :)
Horizon170 07/04/15 04:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Brake Problem....your thoughts....SOLVED !!!

Its outta fluid. That is the very first thing you should have checked before even asking here. When was it last checked ? Why are you scolding me? Thirteen (13) years and you don't check all fluid levels? At least have someone check them for you if you aren't able or don't know how. I would hate for you to be following down the road when the traffic came to an abrupt stop. Not scolding, just wondering.
Horizon170 07/03/15 02:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Brake Problem....your thoughts....SOLVED !!!

There are 3 diferent brake systems used on Gassers depending on age Drumb (All wheels) Front Disc (rear Drum) All Wheel Disc Brakes Based on the 1996 build date I will guess you have one of the first two. Have your brake man mic (measure with a Micrometer) the drums. Took me 3 trips to the dealer on my 1992 Lumina (Mini-Van) before I put my mind to the task and figured that out.. 10 minutes at the tire store (They do breaks as well, I'd given up on the dealer) and we had the answer. One would think the dealer's brake man could have figured it out but in truth.. He should have ask his dad (The dealer fired him). So many shops don't have qualfied help.
Horizon170 07/03/15 02:44pm Tech Issues
RE: CLOCKS Are You A Digital Or Analog Sort Of Person?

Analog mostly for me and most run off 1 AAA battery. Alarm by the bed is Digital. I use a 120 V analog in conjunction with a stop watch to check the Frequency of my generators. Marvin
Horizon170 07/02/15 08:28pm Tech Issues
RE: CFL bulbs

What is the cost of a 60 watt equivalent for the CFL vs LED. Honestly I have not seen any 120 volt LED's. Maybe I need to upgrade my Cave. LOL Thanks, Marvin
Horizon170 06/28/15 09:03pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C started making rough noises today. What should I check?

One thing about this Forum is that if I do make a Boo-Boo and post something that isn't right there will be several that will correct me in a civil manner. I depend on "Open Roads" for the proper information. Marvin PS, I know it wasn't the OP's problem but Dirt Dobers and bird nest can cause problems. :)
Horizon170 06/28/15 06:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Flashlight for camping needed

ego rather than need spurs the purchase of many of these items. IMHO a flashlight for general use is basically a disposable item. I will lose it or have the batteries corrode it before it is worn out. bumpy3 You are correct-I get mine free or for 3.99 at Harbor Freight. These are for the occasional use If I cant illuminate with vehicle lights. I also have a HF 1,000,000 watt (Edit for mistake---I meant candlepower, not watt.) for around 20 bucks and can be recharged in vehicle. For true emergencies I have several hand crank ones. Marvin PS, I also keep s few of the solar and a few of the shaker type on hand. I keep a small key chain in my pocket 27/7. I haven't spent $114.00 on flashlights in the last 15 years probably and between the wife and I we have about 30 in house and Camper.
Horizon170 06/28/15 05:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Using ethanol free gas.

There is a RaceTrac (sp) near me (Commerce, GA) and 100% gas is around $.85 more than E10. I use 100% in my Honda 2K and Weed eater only. No way at those prices is it cost effective to use 100% in my vehicle. Marvin
Horizon170 06/27/15 08:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Using ethanol free gas.

Do the math and see how many miles per dollar you get and then you will know what is best on your wallet. Your vehicle is designed to run on gas with ethanol. Marvin
Horizon170 06/23/15 05:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leaving kids unattended in RV all day?

Unless there is some law being broken I would keep my nose out of other peoples business. Marvin
Horizon170 06/23/15 05:17pm General RVing Issues
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