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RE: remember expansion plugs used to replace freeze out plugs

Can you access the hole from the inside? If you can fit your hand inside the tank, maybe a small SS screw with a rubber washer on the inside and a nut on the outside.
christopherglenn 08/30/14 01:01pm Tech Issues
RE: onnan 5500 generator

Mine has a pair of 30 amp breakers, no 50 amp anything. Possible overheat?
christopherglenn 08/27/14 10:27pm Toy Haulers
RE: Stopped at weight station ROUND 2-Need advice

Towing my old TT with the 2500 I had the push pull, the dually didn't. Maybe try increasing the air pressure in the rear tires to sidewall max - for a stretch of highway - as a test. The only difference between my trucks is long bed VS short bed (which shouldn't amount to anything), and dual tire VS single. The 4 extra sidewalls on the dually may have made the difference.
christopherglenn 08/24/14 10:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Using a Front Mounted Hitch to Park Trailor?

Be careful off pavement, you are putting all the weight on the front end, and removing (a little) from the drive wheels out back. A trailer that weighs less then the TV isn't to bad, but some TT weigh almost twice the TV..
christopherglenn 08/24/14 10:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: WiFi Repeater

I am in the process of putting a titanium bullet with a 15 DB Omni Antenna on the roof, and reuse an old Netgear WNDR 3300 router. The advantage of this setup is the netgear router has a 2.4 and 5.8 radio, and unlike most repeaters can repeat the wifi on a different channel then the incoming data. Normally you loose 3/4 of the bandwidth repeating the data on the same channel, with this type of setup there is no loss from that, and it is on both the 2.4 and 5.8 ghz. The Iphone 5 (and later) can connect to the 5.8 which I have NEVER seen used in a rv park (mostly due to short range and very poor penetration of structures aka rv's). Inside and outside there is no issues repeating my home wifi from 2.4 to 5.8. If you are slightly technical, DDWRT gives you MANY options of customizing your router.
christopherglenn 08/23/14 10:50pm Technology Corner
RE: Towing through Eisenhower Tunnel

With a '13 duramax your only problem will be running people over uphill if you set the cruise. Downhill it should exceed the cruise by ~5 mph, then start downshifting to maintain it. Other then the merge and trucks pulling out in front of you, there is nothing to worry about.
christopherglenn 08/23/14 10:34pm Towing
RE: Would Roof Carpet to Cool RV?

maybe cover the roof wit solar panels?
christopherglenn 08/23/14 10:28pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How to move a million pound load

As long as people don't raise their own food, sheer their sheep for wool, and knit their own clothes, (big) oil get whatever they want from where it is to where they are...
christopherglenn 08/21/14 11:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: built in generators

I run both ac's and the microwave off my onan 5500 without problems. Add the hair drier, toaster and coffee pot to the mix and things get exciting.
christopherglenn 08/21/14 11:00am Toy Haulers
RE: Generator Options for Boondocking

I got a 2kw Costco generator 2 months ago for boondocking. I run the onan in the morning to quick charge the batteries, then run the costo portable off and on as needed to keep them up. The Costco is parallel capable, and has a Yamaha motor. FWIW my Honda 3000is is quieter under idle and load then the Costco unit. $600 for Costco 2k for Honda.. I got the second unit because I didn't want to leave a $2k generator sitting in the back of my truck, and the onan burns a lot of fuel VS the portable at low output.
christopherglenn 08/21/14 10:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Live in CA, like the Stealth 21' TH.but?

per federal DOT awnings, ladders, lights, mirrors, aerodynamics, etc don't count in width or length measurements. It is the "cargo" area only. * The laws were written for truckers, not rv's BUT it is all there is.
christopherglenn 08/13/14 08:56pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2nd battery install in a GMT900 Suburban - TP2 option

When I dropped a second battery into my Yukon, I just ran a ground to the alternator mounting bolt, and a positive to the alternator 12v stud. Unless you know what it *should* look like, the only thing you notice is the lack of the covers on the cables on the new battery.
christopherglenn 08/07/14 10:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bedroom Slide Tips

Anything that runs back and forth on the carpet will destroy it - given enough time. Rolling wheels will take longer then sliding plywood, but your best bet is the stickers - which can be changed out when ragged.
christopherglenn 08/04/14 04:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Run Gas AND Electric?

When I plug in shore power, I turn on the electric. Before getting in the shower, I start the gas. With low flow heads, I can get ~15 minutes of warm water before it starts getting cold. The wife and DD kill it off in 7-8 minutes.
christopherglenn 07/28/14 02:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: AGM vs Flooded Lead Acid Batteries

Just remember, don't compare cheap AGM's against high end flooded..
christopherglenn 07/27/14 12:38pm Tech Issues
RE: When do I change the oil?

The 3000 mile oil change was important in the 70's, when engines were far less efficient, and oils were closer to crude. Modern engines are designed with closer tolerances, and far less blow by, so the oils are absorbing less crud as the engine runs. The oils are also made far better then 30 years ago. The people that designed the engines know far more about their engines then most people typing on the internet, so in almost all cases you are better off going with their recommendations. For most of us all you are doing by 3k oil changes is spending more money then you need to, and causing more waste oil and filters to be processed then actually needed. If you want to get some stupid long oil life, get secondary oil filtration, run a good synthetic oil, and get analysis every 3k until you know how long it lasts, then go to 50%, 75% and 90% on the analysis. Some people are getting upwards of 50k on the oil, only changing the filters and adding make up oil (for what is consumed in the engine and lost in the filter changes).
christopherglenn 07/27/14 12:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Love my Toy Hauler.....except one "small" thing.

wash dishes in a plastic pan, no running water. Navy showers (get wet, lather up, rinse off - done right you are only running the water for 30-60 seconds per shower), Long hair gets washed in the sink with a tub. 32 gallons in the black tank is a lot for 2 days. You may want to look at portable waste tanks to dump mid stay, that said dropping the belly and looking is your only real option to see what is in there.
christopherglenn 07/27/14 12:16pm Toy Haulers
RE: A G M Batteries

If you are going to do ALL the maintance, get the wet cells. If you might do it, or already know you will not, get the agm's.
christopherglenn 07/26/14 11:26am Tech Issues
RE: AGM vs Flooded Lead Acid Batteries

I have AGM's on several solar CP sites in 2 states. They are off bulk and onto absorb by 10-11 am daily - and range from 3-8 years old, still running as designed on the original batteries. The 3 85 AH agm's in my trailer absorb the entire 150 amp output of my inverter charger in bulk, not something I would attempt with wet cells. (They are rated for 5C - 1250+ amp max charge rate)
christopherglenn 07/26/14 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: You'll Soon Be Able To UNLOCK Your Mobile Phone Legally!

Most carriers will unlock phones once the contract is ended. All that does is require them to do so.
christopherglenn 07/26/14 11:14am Technology Corner
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