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RE: Replacement mattress

lastingimpressionsfoamdotcom sells RV sized memory foam mattresses. Since we have memory foam mattresses in our sticks&bricks sleeping in the RV is just like sleeping at home. They almost always ship the next day and the mattress arrives quickly. It will be compressed but heavy. I was able to muscle it into our RV and then take off the wrapping that keeps it compressed. Love our Lasting Impressions mattress!
ICamel 05/23/16 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Olympian wave catalytic heaters

I have been using an Oly Cat model Wave 6 since 2011. I even installed a second CO monitor that has a digital readout in the RV. Highest CO reading has been 17ppm and I cannot identify if that is from the heater, oven, outside generator or something else. It usually indicates 0ppm. I do use it for comfort heating overnight as well as daytime if the outside temperatures get down into the 30's
ICamel 05/23/16 12:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Installing plexiglass on screen door

Most screen doors have a channel on the inside around the door areas. If you have a piece of Lexan cut to fit inside those channels the Lexan material has enough flex that you can fit it in. Then use some window screen vinyl spline rope to hold it in place.
ICamel 04/16/16 09:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: popular rv/trailer accessories

Ice machine
ICamel 04/16/16 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Security Alarms on Doors

I installed this on all the doors/windows in our 5th wheel where someone could enter/exit. Even put some on outside storage doors. http://www.harborfreight.com/six-sensor-wireless-home-alarm-94799.html
ICamel 04/15/16 03:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Firefox bookmarks

Do you use the "star" symbol just to the right of the "Search" box to bookmark a page? If so the bookmark goes into a file just to the right of the star that looks a "list". This is the "Show your bookmarks" folder. Clicking on that icon you should see that the sixth item listed is "Recently Bookmarked". Hovering the cursor over the Recently Bookmarked should show the first item as what you just bookmarked. You can right click on that listing and "copy" it. Then you just navigate to the bookmark folder where you want to put it and "paste". Or use Google Chrome which asks where you want to put your bookmark at the time you bookmark it.
ICamel 04/14/16 11:16am Technology Corner
RE: Generator quieting

I think the rivets give the box a cleaner look. They are much less expensive than SS hardware. If I have any rivets fail, my backup plan is to replace those with nuts, washers, and bolts. (And now for a dumb and unimportant question -- why did you use rivets instead of screws or bolts?)
ICamel 04/13/16 09:53pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Generator quieting

Materials list: Qty 4 sheets - 2' x 4' exterior grade 3/16" plywood purchased at Home Depot. This yielded the top, bottom, two sides, front and back ends and the two interior partitions. Qty 2 sheets - 1/2" x 32" x 54" Soundown acoustic foam purchased from Amazon.com. You could get away with 1 sheet, but I opted to use more in places than Jim did. Qty 1 package - Aluminum Pop Rivets, 3/16 x 1/4-Inch, 100 rivets. Qty 1 package - Black Carbonized Fiber Welding Blanket, 18" x 18" purchased on Amazon.com. Qty 1 - 2-Pack Power Cord 3 Feet Heavy Duty AC Power Extension Cord in 3 Feet purchased on Amazon.com. Qty 6 - 3/4" x 1/16" x 36" aluminum angle bar. Qty 1 - 24" Brass plated metal hinge(this was cut into two sections for the top). Qty 1 - 12" Brass plated metal hinge(this was cut into two sections for the inlet end). Qty 1 - 4 pack 1.75" round furniture cups. Qty 1 - Brass plated lockable clasp and hinges for pull start door access. Digital photos: Left side https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1476/26323144082_2c2540338b_z.jpgP1000073 by camelwhit, on Flickr Air inlet end https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1594/26142639400_fbdac9dafe_z.jpgP1000074 by camelwhit, on Flickr Right side https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1480/26142639100_2e629138d7_z.jpgP1000075 by camelwhit, on Flickr Exhaust End https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1548/26142638840_4d8318c428_z.jpgP1000076 by camelwhit, on Flickr Top opened https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1716/26142638530_e187404bc8_z.jpgP1000077 by camelwhit, on Flickr Open top view https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1455/25812707543_63230bc5de_z.jpgP1000078 by camelwhit, on Flickr Air inlet open hinge for easier generator ingress/egress. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1506/26323141972_4f943762f8_z.jpgP1000081 by camelwhit, on Flickr EU2000i in the Quiet Box https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1592/26389554466_fc50474b5e_z.jpgP1000083 by camelwhit, on Flickr Close up view of how the generator snugs up to the partition between the exhaust side and the cool engine side. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1505/26323141482_12f415b952_z.jpgP1000084 by camelwhit, on Flickr My EU2000i is about 15 years old and still running strong!
ICamel 04/13/16 04:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Generator quieting

With inspiration from jauguston I built a EU Quiet Box for our EU2000i. I used the 1/2" Soundown material rather than the 1". Total cost was less than $125(NOT!). On Edit: Whoops!.....in the interest of full disclosure, after totaling up the individual costs it came to $182.01 See and hear on my Flicker account. For some reason it won't play on Google Chrome(but will in "incognito window"), but will play on Mozilla Firefox and MS Internet Explorer. EU2000i in the open. http://www.flickr.com/photos/11322575@N07/26138226090/in/dateposted-family/ EU2000i in Quiet Box http://www.flickr.com/photos/11322575@N07/26344709241/in/dateposted-family/ We have a Honda 2000 -- it is quiet but not silent. When we are boondocking, we add an extra extension cord so that the generator is as far from us as possible, preferably behind a big rock. It's certainly possible to quiet an EU2000i to the point where it's barely audible 20' away. I based my own EU Quiet Box on one built for an EU1000i by rv.net forum member jauguston ... his pics are here for anyone interested. However, a major issue became abundantly clear in building my quiet box - "quiet" is directly related to how much you're willing to spend. :W After calculating I'd be in for hundreds $$$ to duplicate jauguston's box for my own EU2000i I looked for alternatives that wouldn't break the bank and although what I came up with certainly works quite well I have no doubt the results would have been even better had I been willing to spend more - lots more. I wasn't so it is what it is BUT with the box sitting the back of my Avalanche and the cargo lids in place my EU2000i running full tilt is barely audible 20' away. :B
ICamel 04/13/16 12:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Landing gear lock pin sheared.

Did he raise the front of the 5'r while the back stabilizer legs were still down? This will put tremendous pressure on the front jack legs. I did this recently and it sheared off the motor arm bracket bolt. Self inflicted damage. I will have to add another item to my departure checklist.
ICamel 04/11/16 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Adventures in Used RV's Here in The Forrest! Amazing!

Or a meth lab. ....sounds like a hunters special that you basically give away....
ICamel 04/04/16 02:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Porta Bote under trailer?

I bought a 6HP Nissan gas outboard with my Porta Bote. While I sold the Bote a little over five years ago I still use the Nissan. It will be 11 years old this April. Weight is 55 pounds. I built an outboard motor holder that fits into the stake post in the pickup bed side rail right behind the cab and keeps the motor upright and takes up very little room. Again not intending to hi-jack the thread, but do you guys carry spare batteries for the trolling motors? I kind of like the idea of a small gas engine but it also has many drawbacks as far as storage and weight.
ICamel 03/31/16 02:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Porta Bote under trailer?

Your Porta Bote has a maximum thickness when folded of 7 inches at the rear and 3 inches at the front. Sounds like it would work if you put the bow portion over the axle(s). With the Porta Bote's resiliency it could easily ride underneath without an enclosure. Just something to keep it secure. That is the direction I would go if you want to keep the Bote and transport it under the trailer.
ICamel 03/31/16 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Dish Network and portable USB Drive usage

Our portable hard drive(Seagate Backup Plus 2TB Desktop External Hard Drive) can be moved between our home Dish VIP211k receivers. Dish programs all your house receivers when you pay the one time $40 programming fee. I take one of the house receivers when going camping.
ICamel 03/29/16 01:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Porta Bote under trailer?

How much room(height in inches) do you have between the top of the axle and the bottom of the trailer? I built an enclosure when I had a 12 foot Porta Bote that rested on top of the axle at the back of the enclosure with the front hanging from attachments to the trailer frame. It was made from galvanized steel corrugated roof panel with just a bottom, and two sides. The back, and front were wood boards. Worked great on our 5th wheel, but with the axles flipped there was adequate room. I picked up an older 10' Porta Bote on CL for practically nothing last week. I already have a 10' aluminum boat and didn't really need it, but the price was very low. In order to bring my aluminum boat, I have to put it above the cab of my Toyota Tacoma on a homemade rack I build for it. I'm trying to decide whether to keep the Porta Bote or flip it at a profit. I still need to try it out to see how I like it compared to my other boat, but another consideration is how small it packs. I don't really want to put holes in the top of my trailer to make a rack to store it up there, but I saw some pictures of people storing it under their trailer. How feasible would this be? Seems like ground clearance might be an issue? My trailer is only 18' long so would the axles force me to hang it too low, or would it would squeeze in the space between the axles and the bottom of the trailer? Any thoughts or ideas?
ICamel 03/29/16 12:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question regarding satellite signal through coax outlet

Also, you might want to pull the wall plate out and check the inside connections. We found that the port marked "Sat" on the wall plate had no cable of any type connected on the back side of the wall plate.
ICamel 03/15/16 03:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Need source to replace FIC lock cylinders for RV door

X2 on the rvlocksandmore. I even changed out the baggage door locks so they use the same key as the main door. A little more secure than the CH751 universal and I only need 1 key for all the door locks on our 5r.
ICamel 02/21/16 03:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Hard drive with Dish 211K for RV?

We have a Seagate Backup Plus 2TB Desktop External Hard Drive bought from Amazon. Works great. Only downside is that you cannot record one program while watching another program at the same time. Haven't used it in the RV yet, but will take it along this spring/summer/fall with a library of programs for when the weather does not cooperate.
ICamel 02/14/16 12:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Dry camping Oregon for Rock Hounding locations

Try a Google search for blogs by "Bill Barker". He writes outdoor articles for the Corvallis Gazette-Times. A number of his articles specifically are pointed towards rock hounding in Oregon in out of the way places to camp.
ICamel 01/21/16 11:58am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Smaller fifth wheels no longer made??

Suspect he meant Jayco Eagle HT 26.5RLS
ICamel 01/16/16 02:47pm Fifth-Wheels
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