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RE: Dumping Waste in Septics

No problem here---------------my poop don't smell. ;)
Horizon170 11/28/16 07:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Sprinter lug nuts

I read on one site that my torque should be 140-150#. I think my manual says 170n something. Anyone else confused? Marvin
Horizon170 11/27/16 08:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire valve extenders. (SOLVED)

I ordered a set of Borg metal valves for the dually today. Now I need to buy some balancing beads . Marvin
Horizon170 11/27/16 08:47pm Tech Issues
Sprinter lug nuts

I thought that all the Gorillas in the USA were in captivity---WRONG, one in the wild tightened the lug nuts on my 3500. Flat tire, at home, and I was attempting to take it off the normal way. Craftsman Electric impact got laughed at by the nuts (Before you tell me about impacts I loosen with impact and tighten with Torque wrench). I tried a 1/2 in. craftsman breaker bar and a 3 foot cheater and the extensions torqued about a 1/8 turn and I was afraid any more pressure would snap something. I went to the Flea market and bought a used SK 3/4 in ratchet and an 8 in. ext ($55.00). Then got a 3/4 to 1/2 in. adapter so I could use my 19mm 1/2 in. drive impact socket The 8 in. ext. was too short so I got a 16 or 18 in. ext. from NAPA. Finally got the wheel off and couldn't find a leak. Used soapy water all over so I guess the leak was where the 135* valve connected to the regular valve.($106.00 in tool purchase.) By now you are probably bored with this story but the reason is to make sure you have the proper tools for tire changing. (I know some will say call AAA, etc, but way back in the hills you may need to do it yourself.) I'm old and it was/is tiresome for me but with the right tools you can get/pay some younger person to help. Those nuts had to be torqued to around 300# and I think the book says 178#, if memory serves. I didn't get a full tool bag with the purchase of a used RV. Now I will torque all the lug nuts proper before going on trip. I hope the over torquing didn't weaken the studs.
Horizon170 11/26/16 04:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire valve extenders. (SOLVED)

Thanks Midnight, Five of my six read 80# but the outside left reads ZERO. Will have to take it off tomorrow and repair. Bought a new 19mm impact socket for it today. Impact off and Torque wrench on. Marvin
Horizon170 11/25/16 05:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire valve extenders. (SOLVED)

Thanks Dutchmen
Horizon170 11/25/16 05:15pm Tech Issues
Tire valve extenders. (SOLVED)

I have a 2008 Sprinter 3500 with dual rear tires. I want valve extenders so I can monitor/check air pressure in the duals without having to remove the wheel covers. I want individual extenders and not both tires connected to one check point. The outside tires already have the 135* bends on them but I still have to remove the wheel cover.
Horizon170 11/25/16 05:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Thanksgiving

Lincoln was the first Pres. to give amnesty to a Turkey. Unofficially and all by accident since his little Boy wanted to keep the Turkey alive. My wife an I gave amnesty to a Turkey today but we condemned the heck out of a Hog.
Horizon170 11/24/16 05:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do mattress toppers make that much of a difference.

Horizon170 11/21/16 06:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Staying in Shape to RV Longer

Almost 77 and have never had an exercise program in my life except what the Army required of me. I get plenty of exercise working around the house and pulling maintenance on 5 vehicles.
Horizon170 11/18/16 08:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas Choice

I run 10% ethanol in all of my gasoline engines------------Pure Gas isn't worth the additional cost. Proper maintenance is essential for all engines. Correction, I forgot that my home generator runs on Natural Gas with Gasoline as a backup.
Horizon170 11/18/16 08:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Parking the 5er

Only on an occasion did I ever need a spotter but the wife and I had hand signals that we used. I have been pulling and backing trailers since 1956 which helps now. One thing for Newbies to remember about backing a trailer is to place the steering hand on the BOTTOM of steering wheel and move it in the direction that you want the rear of the trailer to travel.
Horizon170 11/16/16 12:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do you guys stabilize your RV's in the campground?

We don't--------never been an issue. We do level though. FWIW, our Dish antenna is usually attached to the RV and the movement of us walking around has never affected the reception. May be an issue on the larger, heavily laden, RV's.
Horizon170 11/16/16 12:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Too Much Seafoam?

Seafoam should be allowed to thoroughly mix with fuel and run the engine to insure it gets to the carb and then you should be OK. I don't think you added too much Seafoam.
Horizon170 11/16/16 11:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: torn between two toads

I would select the Fiat. http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad222/GA_Boy/FIAT%20500/MVC-016F_zpsa8fdc611.jpg
Horizon170 11/14/16 05:59pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Cold weather storage tank operation

What's SRT? I'm using the basic 120v heat tape they sell at the big box stores. I used a lot of aluminum foil to better distribute the heat. Self Regulating Tape. http://www.chromalox.com/catalog/heat-trace Marvin PS, just found this. http://www.chromalox.com/en/catalog/heat-trace/heat-trace-cables/self-regulating-heat-trace/srl-self-regulating-low-temperature PPS, For my use this will suffice and it's cheaper. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Frost-King-6-ft-Electric-Water-Pipe-Heat-Cable-HC6A/202262328
Horizon170 11/14/16 05:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: solutions for sloppy hitch?

You could adapt one of these. http://www.homedepot.com/b/Tools-Hardware-Hardware-Fasteners-Bolts-U-Bolts/N-5yc1vZc2ao
Horizon170 11/14/16 01:47pm Tech Issues
RE: lead in water

After all the years of drinking hot water from a rubber garden hose, eating/chewing on lead based paint growing up, wallowing in Red Lead paint in NAVY bilges along with the 30 yrs exposure to asbestos I doubt a little lead leaching from a brass fixture is going to cause ME an issues. My Immune System was heavily assaulted and has survived.....:B Don't forget the Mercury we poured into our palms and rubbed pennies in it to make them shinny, and biting lead split shot on fishing lines.:B
Horizon170 11/14/16 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Kitchen Sink switch design, install

Nicely done---------I need to add a water pump switch to the bathroom.
Horizon170 11/14/16 01:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cold weather storage tank operation

So, who sells the SRT, 120 volt. Sounds a lot better than the old heat tapes for hoses. Do you cut to length and add ends or how do come shipped.
Horizon170 11/14/16 01:24pm Class C Motorhomes
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