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RE: Electric heater remote stat highly recommended

It needs a remote so I don’t have to get out of bed Program it to increase the temperature at whatever time you want.
beemerphile1 03/23/18 07:28pm General RVing Issues
Electric heater remote stat highly recommended

I have found the thermostats in portable electric heaters to be sorely lacking in quality. I did some research and purchased this stat three months ago. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E7NYY8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I am very pleased with the performance. It does a fantastic job at keeping the temperature exactly where we want it. Before, it was a matter of constant tweaking to attempt to keep a comfortable temperature. I have not used the program function so cannot say anything good or bad. I can just say it does a great job of maintaining the set temperature.
beemerphile1 03/23/18 08:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Aerodynamics with build

The simplest thing in my opinion would be to run the front wall flat until you reach the roofline of the Pilot and then 45 back to the final roof height.
beemerphile1 03/23/18 08:39am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Black and Decker Vector "smart" charger

i have (2) vector chargers, a 25amp and a 40amp i have replaced the fan in the 40amp, but beside that, they have been flawless My 40 has been flawless as well since I replaced the fan.
beemerphile1 03/22/18 05:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Why is that ?

Oftentimes the quality of answers reflect the quality of the question. Ask vague, poorly worded, and lacking information questions, you get wild answers. Ask concise clear questions with all pertinent information included, you get good answers. Look at how many times people ask a question and the first five respondents have to ask for more information before an answer can be given.
beemerphile1 03/21/18 08:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Aftermarket Warranties?

...The question is WHO offers competitive reliable warranty packages? No one.
beemerphile1 03/21/18 08:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Aftermarket Warranties?

Only a manufacturer can 'warrant' a product. Anything else is an insurance policy with lots of loopholes.
beemerphile1 03/21/18 08:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black and Decker Vector "smart" charger

Hi all, The battery voltage is too low for the Vector. Thanks for all who contributed. I'm going to get a 1.5 amp dumb trickle charger from Princess Auto (Canada's Harbor Freight). Jumper it with a good battery for a minute till the charger starts.
beemerphile1 03/21/18 08:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Chevy tow/haul question

Not sure about the newer Silverados but the older ones had to have the tow/haul button on to energize the 12V charge pin on the trailer connector. Thanks for the tip, I will check on that.
beemerphile1 03/20/18 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy tow/haul question

...What did your owners manual say? The manual says to use for steep hills/mountains or towing/hauling heavy loads. With a tow rating of 19,600 pounds, my trailer at 6,500 is hardly a heavy load. The transmission never hunts and the transmission temperature has never gotten high without activating tow/haul.
beemerphile1 03/20/18 10:02am Tow Vehicles
Chevy tow/haul question

I am pulling 6,500 pounds with TV in signature. I have pulled with and without tow/haul. The truck does fine with it off. What would the pros and cons be for my combination? Which would use less fuel? My truck is capable of a much heavier load and tow/haul would be used at that heavier load. At 6,500 pounds it isn't even breathing hard.
beemerphile1 03/20/18 09:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Quick Tip on matching "wood"

I used Traffic Master laminate flooring which is vinyl. Score with a knife and snap.
beemerphile1 03/20/18 05:54am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Good Sam rallys

State Rallies (Samborees) are cheaper and put on by passionate volunteers rather than a for-profit corporation. Check the community page on Good Sam website.
beemerphile1 03/20/18 05:42am Good Sam Club
RE: Spare tire cable will not engage

The same thing happened to me with my fifth-wheel. The cable gets tangled on the takeup spool if it is rewound with no load on the cable. I bit the bullet and took it to my dealer to have fixed. No doubt I could have tried opening the underneath fabric to gain access to the spool and untangle the cable, but usually my attempts end up making things worse than they were to start with. However, if you are handier than me, you may be able to untangle the cable and put things back together. After that lesson, I do not rewind the cable unless there is a load on it, but rather let it dangle until I can put the spare back on the cable. Probably this, I had the same thing happen to me. A sturdy pair of cutters were needed to cut the cable.
beemerphile1 03/17/18 08:06pm Tech Issues
RE: 2001 Thor wanderer actual weight

Prior to 2009 there were no regulations and no watchdog keeping the manufacturers honest. The builders could put anything they wanted as the dry weight. Back then the only thing that had to be legit was the GVWR.
beemerphile1 03/17/18 08:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: A/C drain issue

Do not put a piece of steel on your roof to rust, you will regret it. A bead of caulk is all you need.
beemerphile1 03/16/18 06:49am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Refrigerator replacement

Not only does it have to fit the opening, you also have to figure out how to get it into the RV. It could involve removing the windshield or a slide. Manufacturer installed residentials typically have an inverter and batteries for the refrigerator.
beemerphile1 03/16/18 06:39am Tech Issues
RE: Small cordless drill/screwdriver rec for stabilizers?

Hi, I'm beemerphile1 and I used to be one of those annoying people using an impact in campgrounds. I'm sorry, I claim ignorance but I reformed a few years ago and only use a silent drill now. Please forgive me for being inconsiderate in the past. Ryobi 18v drill from Home Depot is now my chosen tool.
beemerphile1 03/14/18 10:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Good Sams gas savings

Dunno about Good Sam's savings, but I saved $500 switching to Geico ... Sorry my twisted sence of humor kicked in... Well, I switched to Geico, then to Progressive, and then to Liberty. With saving $350 to $500 each time, now they actually pay me!
beemerphile1 03/13/18 07:42am General RVing Issues
RE: The Rally

Well not the answer that i wanted to hear, but that is what i thought i would get. I guess I will pursue other types of rallies. We enjoyed having an additional reason to go some where, meet like people and just shop for the little gimmicks and gadgets and attend the little seminars, share knowledge etc. OH Well, as i say, it is what it is. Good luck & Be Safe ! ! ! There are lots of state rallies, they are smaller but substantially less expensive and are put on by passionate volunteers, not a for-profit corporation.
beemerphile1 03/13/18 07:34am Good Sam Club
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