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RE: What size and type RV do you use to full-time?

My requirement for Full Timing is: No loans. Everything is paid for by day 1.
gotsmart 02/23/18 11:43am Full-time RVing
RE: kidde recall

... NOT recalled Plastic handle https://i.imgur.com/GhhbHuql.jpg Notice, the not recalled plastic handle has HORIZONTAL PULL PIN AND CURVED PLASTIC HANDLE ... I had the above Kidde extinguisher. linky. It was the Canadian model E10 and it WAS PART OF THE RECALL. I had to call Kidde and not use the recall website. If anyone has a Kidde extinguisher and they are confused by the recall website, place the extinguisher on the dinnete and call Kidde's 800 #. They'll ask you to tell them the model #, serial #, and (I think) the MFG date code. Kidde will tell you over the phone if it is affected by the recall or not.
gotsmart 02/16/18 07:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fire extinguisher

I received my replacement fire extinguisher yesterday. called on 1/31/18, received replacement on 2/8/18 Kidde replaced an E10 (Canadian unit) with an FC10 The E10 had a red plastic trigger lock that has tabs that kept it from falling out. The FC10 has a metal trigger lock - only held in by the yellow strap for shipping (which I snipped off immediately). With the extinguisher mounted with the pressure gauge and trigger lock against the wall the trigger lock won't come off or fall out, but it will rattle (metal trigger lock against metal trigger) like the dickens in the MH while going down the road. Leaving on the yellow strap would not make a difference. I'm now kind of liking the plastic trigger lock.
gotsmart 02/09/18 01:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Onan Micro Quiet 4000 Gas Powered Generator Won't Crank

In the past when the house battery was too weak to start my Onan MQ4000 I would: 1) start the MH's engine 2) go back to the test panel 3) push down on the generator rocker switch to prime it 4) push up on the generator rocker switch to start it 5) turn off the MH's engine I'm not sure why it works, but it does on my MH. YMMV EDIT: had the "down" and "up" reversed
gotsmart 02/09/18 10:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fire extinguisher

Thor sent me a recall notice. It even had my MH's VIN printed on it. The recall link in the letter did not work for me because I have an American MH that has a Canadian fire extinguisher. :h I ended up doing it over the phone by calling the "Consumer Contact" number for Kidde in this link: https://www.cpsc.gov/id/node/36700 If your extinguisher is from an RV they will want the RV's VIN when processing the request.
gotsmart 02/07/18 11:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: No Extra Coolant Temperature Port In Toad Engine

If the rest of the cooling system is OK, an electric helper fan can be mounted to the front of the radiator - assuming there is space for it.
gotsmart 01/16/18 02:05am Tech Issues
RE: Easiest To Use Electric Can Opener

I bought this Swing-A-Way Easy-Crank Can Opener for opening 1 gallon cans of gravy at work. I have strength issues with my right hand and this can opener works very well for me. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/310vo%2BB79lL.jpg
gotsmart 12/10/17 02:30am Tech Issues
RE: Quiet clock

But what ever clock you like and take it apart and pull the second hand off. No ticking sound after yo do this easy trick. Winner! Winner! Chicken dinner.
gotsmart 12/02/17 02:37am General RVing Issues
RE: (rant) ComCast is the absolute worst in service

If you have a Private MailBox (PMB) as opposed to a PO Box you sign 2 forms: one that allows them to receive your US Mail on your behalf from the USPS and a second form that allows them to sign for any mail/packages on your behalf when a signature is required. Because a PMB has a street address and signature authority I would guess that Comcast would deliver to it. BTW, there are more places to rent a PMB than a UPS Store. My PMB is with a mom/pop parcel store. It is more useful than any PO Box.
gotsmart 11/29/17 10:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Filling Propane Tanks

... My propane dealer fills my 20 and 30 lb tanks while sitting on a scale. Why is your propane dealer sitting on a scale when they fill your tanks? :S :B
gotsmart 11/11/17 09:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Step Up Toilet

gotsmart, This just made me laugh out loud, seriously :B because you nailed exactly what has to be done to avoid tripping.. This is the exact configuration of my 28A and I actually do leave the door open and I've learned to keep the curtain closed in the bedroom or else there's a clear view in/out because I got tired of opening and closing that curtain every single time... I don't have a curtain issue. I like a dark bedroom. I have the curtains always drawn on the 3 windows as well as Reflectix foil between the curtains and the glass, and a blackout cover on the bottom of the ceiling vent. 2 more tips. 1) My medicine cabinet does not go all the way to the ceiling. The top serves as a shelf to store 3 double-rolls of ones favorite toilet paper. 2) If your toilet paper holder is mounted on the wall similar to the below image then your knee is right under it when sitting on the toilet and it becomes kind of useless. Solution below the image. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8179/7937499488_7ff97c79f1_n.jpg If you don't have children then this works well. If you do, then YMMV. Use the toilet paper holder as an aid for getting onto and off of the pedestal. Use one hand on the sink counter and the other hand on the toilet paper holder to steady yourself as you get on and off the pedestal. BIG NOTE: The toilet paper holder is NOT a grab rail. It is not mounted in a way to support the full weight of a person. If your toilet paper holder is loose on the wall then using it to steady yourself IS NOT a good idea. So, where to put the toilet paper? Get one of these at Walmart. https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/a083d5bd-d4f8-41ed-a28d-e489655a103f_1.3952752326eb0c45f839dc2ae7b84cc2.jpeg height=200 width=200 Where to put it? Open the medicine cabinet door and hang it in the lower corner that is closest to the toilet. The door easily closes securely over it. I'd post a picture of mine, but Flickr is having issues at the moment. The location of over-the-tank toilet paper holder on the cabinet works very well for me.
gotsmart 11/09/17 10:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Step Up Toilet

This is the bathroom in my 2004 Majestic 28R. The step up is 11 inches high and is 17 inches from the door. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8312/7937502048_87faaa5412_n.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8179/7937499488_7ff97c79f1_n.jpg Below is the view from the rear bed. The bathroom is on the left with the shower on the right. It has a glass door. Problem: when getting off of the toilet while disrobed (with clothes at ones feet) there is a risk of tripping and falling into the door, or worse if the door is ajar falling into the shower door. My solution: Open the bathroom door all the way until it hits the door stop, and leave it in that position. Disrobe and lay the clothes out on the foot of the bed. Step backwards up onto the pedestal. There's no soundproofing in the walls at all, so privacy concerns are pretty much moot. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8182/7937491866_70737864f0_n.jpg
gotsmart 11/09/17 12:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wall Wart Efficiency? Dealing With Interpretations. WuuWee

I see one of these in your future: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51KAALSji6L.jpg :B
gotsmart 10/30/17 01:08am Tech Issues
RE: New Tires on Workhorse, Where near Olympia WA?

Wherever you go call ahead. Ask 2 questions: 1) Do they have the size of tire that you need? 2) Will they do the work outside in the parking lot if they can't get the RV into their garage? Discount Tire Store 5490 Martin Way E Lacey, WA 98516 (360) 459-1134 Les Schwab Tire Center 2825 Capital Mall Dr SW Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 943-9822 Les Schwab Tire Center 1100 Plum St SE Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 943-0870 Les Schwab Tire Center 6328 Capitol Blvd SE Tumwater, WA 98501 (360) 943-8813 You can also call these folks for advice (I don't think they do tires): Coumbs RV Truck Accessories 3052 Pacific Ave SE Olympia, WA 98501 (360) 357-6506
gotsmart 10/25/17 09:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane Adapter Kit ??

This is my Stay-A-While Deluxe. It is mounted between the valve and the regulator. It comes with a 5 foot hose for connecting to an external propane tank (side port) and a 12 foot hose for connecting to a gas grill (top port). In this configuration the gas grill needs its own regulator. I have a Coleman camp grill that use 1QT butane bottles. I connect the 12 foot hose to the grill where the bottle screws on and it works fine. (the stub on the grill that the bottle screws onto has its own regulator) https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8426/7796513374_e038868e0d_z_d.jpg
gotsmart 10/25/17 08:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone do Mods to cabover bunk?

Cutting off the Class C sleeping loft and modifying it to be shorter and more aerodynamic like the Class B is a very tall order. It is something you possibly won't find.
gotsmart 10/23/17 02:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Potty ?.+Updated.. Read again if you.read it already!!

Solved: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91WOMUDsaDL._SL1500_.jpg height=250 width=250 It was too easy..... :B
gotsmart 10/21/17 11:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rusty hitch ball vs stainless -- worthwhile?

...if only there were other experts on hitch balls.
gotsmart 10/07/17 10:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Be glad it is gone. The Dometic rooftop AC's with electronic thermostat controlling both heat and AC were awful. Went back to ceiling controlled Coleman units and standard analog t-stat for the furnace which is a virtually bulletproof installation. {cut} I'm glad I have a 28R. Coleman Mach 1, Sunbeam T-stat on the furnace, troublefree Norcold N621 (also has a N623RT label. ??) You gave me an idea to mull over. I use a LUX WIN100 to control a 1500W space heater. Would it be possible, I ask myself, to add a digital line voltage set-back thermostat that is sized to the power requirements of the Mach 1? My surgeguard at the pedestal takes care of the needed 2 minute compressor delay during a power failure. Would the Mach 1 be unhappy about being cycled via AC power? hmmmm
gotsmart 10/06/17 12:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: DIN? (School Is In) Nerd Fodder

I thought this was a DIN - made by... *coughs hard* ...Radio Shack for their Rubberlastic CB radios. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/4166f1W23iL._SY450_.jpg height=250 width=250
gotsmart 10/05/17 11:08pm Tech Issues
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