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RE: Fuel line for generator

OP inspired me to think about changing my fuel line. Came home from trip with 1/4 tank left. Crawled underneath and was disappointed to see large cross-member for HWH jacks running across tank. So OP, maybe that's why your estimate was so high. I'm not sure I will mess with mine until I have too.
Pirate 11/14/17 02:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall Do you have one in your RV?

Well ..... I have to ask since no one has mentioned it: Do the fire extinguishers that Kiddie sends out as replacements now have steel handles? I sure hope so .... I don't trust anything but metal in applications like this!!NO. Called in a few days ago and received 1 of 6 replacements today. It has the same old cheap plastic handle. I need to check the dates but it is the same model as a recall one. CORRECTION: The replacement is indeed metal vs. plastic. That's all I'm saying.
Pirate 11/04/17 05:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need help with STINK BUGS

In TN, I have never noticed a huge amount of stink bugs. Don't see them much in California either. Maybe they are working their way down from the north? OP, I'm not sure why you are scared of stink bugs, they don't bite or want to crawl on you. The good thing, is they don't reproduce when inside a house or RV. I googled them and the ideal prevention is winterizing the best that you can to keep them from coming inside. They emit an odor (not the stink odor) to attract other stink bugs that they have found a good winter place to hang-out. Good luck, MM. I live in east Tenn. and we are covered with them. And the odor they emit stinks. We had to replace a mattress where they had got between the headboard and mattress. I sure wish someone would tell mine they can't reproduce while inside, because they didn't get the memo. Just up the road from you, 15 minutes. Hardly seeing any stink bugs.
Pirate 10/10/17 04:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Property tax

No matter where you reside you're going to pay it one way or another. Here in PA there is no property tax on RV,s or vehicles, just sales tax on the front end. We do enjoy however one of the highest, if not the highest, fuel taxes in the nation. If you don't like it move somewhere else, you may save a little, you may not. It's the price you pay for having roads to move your RV on, public parks with campgrounds of which most are not self sufficient and depend on general fund dollars, and other infrastructure. I find your high fuel tax to be ironic because my experience has been that PA has the worst roads of anywhere that I have been. Meanwhile, in my home state of TN we some of the lowest fuel taxes and I belive the best roads of anywhere I go. I admit that I have not been to PA in over 10 years. I hope that roads have gotten better for you there. While I am here and back to the op's question, TN does not have property tax on vehicles, just a 7.5% sales tax and in my county 30$/year for any private vehicle larger than a motorcycle. Some counties have a "wheel tax" which tacks on an extra $25 per vehicle. We also don't have income tax except for interest and dividends and are phasing out the death tax.PA roads still suck and are the worse I have driven on too. Property taxes and the worse I have seen too. For what I pay in 1400 (per year) in taxes down in TN, equivalent in PA would probably be close to 11 or 12K per year. Where would they be 11K or 12K? The cities of Pittsburgh or Philadelphia or the counties they are in or surrounding? Possibly before posting you should no what your talking about. My property taxes including school tax in SW PA away from metropolitan areas run $2200 per year on $135K of property value. As far as the roads comparing TN to PA is Apple's to Oranges. You have little in the way of freeze thaw cycles and little need for salt and other road treatment chemicals.Hey bonehead, I do know what I am talking about. That's great your taxes are low but what kind of spread do you have? I have 11 acres of beautiful wooded land. You can't touch that around the Philly area, period, for what I pay in taxes in TN. So while we are both speaking truthfully in our postings, we did not divulge details to back up our claims yet you decided to slander me by claiming I didn't know what I was talking about. I DO know that the roads in PA suck, I don't care how you slice it, winter or not being the same.
Pirate 10/09/17 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Beware Bauer Keyless Entry

This is the lock I have on my trailer and it's the best RVLock They're expensive but don't suffer from the Bauer Lock SyndromeWhat exactly is the Bauer Lock Syndrome?
Pirate 10/01/17 05:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Norcold Hinge Repair

You can buy hinge reinforcement for the Notcolds. http://thenorcoldguy.com/norcold-reinforced-hinge-kit-634166-click-for-compatibility/
Pirate 10/01/17 05:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Beware Bauer Keyless Entry

Just a heads-up to those who have the Bauer Keyless Entry on their RV. This lock can be opened by anybody who knows the factory default code. There is even a YouTube video provided by Bauer and Lippert giving the factory default code and showing you how to override the code that you set. Bruce could you give a link for the video on how to override the code, I have looked on YouTube and couldn't find it .... if there is such a video, that would be a very bad thing Jim Here you go: Bauer Tech Showing How To Open Lock The guy gives you the default code as well as telling you which buttons to press to clear the code you entered. Trust me -- it works. BruceDidn't work for me.
Pirate 10/01/17 05:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: ID Theft Companies Re Equifax

x2 freeze. Have used for years. Easy on/off when needed, which is not often in my case.
Pirate 09/20/17 04:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Helping disabled wife and the law? Rest area sign.

I have to help xfer my wife exactly as you do OP. Been doing it for close to 20 years now. In all that time, I haven't had one person complain about me being in the ladies room. I prefer to look for family style rest rooms. Luckily, we have a modified motorhome so haven't had to encounter issues on the interstates and rest areas. Anyway, I find that about 75% of supposedly handicap bathrooms are nothing of the sort and can't accommodate a person in a wheelchair. I thought about making an app at one point to locate family rest rooms for travelers for this situation.
Pirate 09/03/17 04:45pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Winegard Garbage

Mines been on the roof for close to 5 years (guess) now, no issues. Too bad you are having a bad experience.
Pirate 08/12/17 04:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Detroit Campground, Fairgrounds?

I think the fairgrounds are the best choice for the area. Call ahead to make sure the fair is over. August is fair season in MI.
Pirate 08/09/17 06:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: HWH Levelers

WD40, not silicone, not hydraulic fluid, just WD40.
Pirate 08/05/17 04:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadmaster Spare Tire Carrier

I have to see whether or not I'll be able to check the oil without putting the rear jacks down, but if I do, I will. Also a little more difficult to store or access the towbar, but a spare tire is worth the hassle. I may see if I can get a slightly longer attachment for my Blue Ox, but it works as is so probably just leave it alone.My Blue Ox tow bar can be fitted with 2 or 3 different length hitch adapters. Not cheap.
Pirate 07/28/17 04:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Indoor Amplified HDTV Antenna's

Snake oil, but if that's all you can do, go for it. If it's an RV, no excuse not to have a nice rooftop antenna.
Pirate 07/27/17 05:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Winegard Sensar Pro ,signal meter & amp

You may have to turn the gain down on it too. It can go to 20 but that is not always the right amount.
Pirate 07/27/17 05:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Why campgrounds have gates.

We showed up at 4:00PM and the previous camper was still in our site.There is always someone who will stay to the exact last second and then some. They are usually the first people to complain too when they show up when someone is in their spot.
Pirate 07/27/17 05:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Big gust of wind pushes TT and Truck

Like this
Pirate 07/25/17 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roadmaster Spare Tire Carrier

Bought it, tried it, returned it. Tire mounted on it like a force multiplier. Hitch tension was just too much just moving the tire around by hand. I couldn't imagine the forces placed on the hitch while hitting bumps on the road.
Pirate 07/19/17 04:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shower caulk issue

If the base has a flange that goes up behind the wall, I would not caulk the gap. I keep a spray bottle of bleach and bleach that crack once per week to keep the yuckies from growing.
Pirate 07/17/17 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery powered Impact WRENCH or Impact DRIVER?

"Any mechanic worth anything will run the lugs on and then use a torque wrench to finish." This is very true, but good mechanics are not the ones removing and refitting the wheels, that would usually fall to the grunts.The idiots at my tire joint insisted they would use a torque wrench. I watched them on wheel number one as they torqued down the lug nuts to who-knows-what using the impact wrench and THEN put the torque wrench on. Clicks. Yep, all torqued. Fools. Of course I jumped in after running for the shop supervisor. If you want it done right, do it yourself.
Pirate 07/10/17 04:34pm Tech Issues
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