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RE: Question about PMBs

I have a PMB address and use the PMB syntax whenever it is accepted. When it is not accepted I use: # , APT, SUITE, etc. The parcel store where my mailbox is located has told me that THEY do not care what syntax I use as long as my box number is on the address label so that they don't have to look up my box number. My driver license has a # instead of PMB.
gotsmart 10/19/16 04:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: remove/replace big reefer

In my Class C my Norcold N621 has to come out through the (removed) dinette window as the coach door is too narrow.
gotsmart 10/17/16 08:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Refrigerator ran off level

Why can a park model cabin have a factory installed propane stove with a DSI oven and a TT, FW, or MH can't? My guess is the NHTSA (and related agencies) has decided that park model cabins aren't over-the-road vehicles and don't have the same compliance requirements as TTs, FWs, and MHs. The RV industry could use a different fridge design tomorrow, but won't because it doesn't believe the ROI is there for cost of the certification of a new design of an appliance for such a small consumer market.
gotsmart 10/11/16 04:22am Tech Issues
RE: Fantastic fan removable of off/on knob

Check out the below link: 4200, 5200/5300, and 6300/7300 series fans have optional wall controls. Is your fan one of these model series? http://www.fantasticvent.com/fan-tastic-vent-s-oem-controls.html#controller4200series My solution was to replace my fan with one that came with a remote. Granted, it was about a $400 USD solution - but no more reaching for the fan switch anymore.
gotsmart 10/11/16 03:56am Tech Issues
RE: Refrigerator ran off level

hmmm... This is the Norcold N621 in my 2005 rental. I drive down the road with the fridge in AUTO. It's only turned off before entering a station to take on fuel or propane. The manual says that it can be +/- 3 degrees from level. In 2013 I had to make a U-turn on a road on Lake Coeur d'Alene. I pulled the MH onto a gravel side street to unhook the toad so that I could back up the MH into the road and re-hook up the toad. 1. the side street was a gravel hill with about a 30 to 35 degree incline. 2. I was driving by myself at the time. 3. I set the E-450 in Park and set the emergency brake, and chocked the rear tires. 4. I took 20+ minutes to unhook the car because I was having a massive panic attack for having to stand 10 inches from 14,000 lbs (US) sitting on a steep incline on a gravel road. I had flop sweat the entire time. I completed the U-turn and doubled back to the RV park at Black Rock Marina. The N621 never quite or threw a code, nor has it given me any trouble since then.
gotsmart 10/10/16 08:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Fantastic fan removable of off/on knob

This is my Fantastic Vent 6600R. If you remove the trim off of it you may be able to see/access the 12v wiring that powers it. Instead of modifying the fan how about leaving the fan switch turned on and running a new switch off of the 12v power going into the fan. The new switch could be located at wall-switch height. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7373/13896524228_b58839a4f3_z_d.jpg
gotsmart 10/10/16 07:50pm Tech Issues
RE: 24 Volt 5,000 watt Inverter / CHARGER Facinating...

...and autoformers are the best thing since sliced bread. Right?
gotsmart 10/10/16 07:41pm Tech Issues
RE: A novice's question about towing a car behind a Class C

I drag my 2009 smart. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7796511834_89e23e1c6c_z_d.jpg
gotsmart 10/10/16 07:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Home HVAC Thermostat

Read the manual. Most "intelligent" thermostats say that they require 8 to 10 days to learn the characteristics of a heating/cooling system and will adjust the on/off cycles accordingly.
gotsmart 10/04/16 08:23pm Tech Issues
RE: RV's too old to park in their campground???

Many CGs use such a rule as a gatekeeper to keep out derelicts and some have been known to grant exemptions on a case-by-case basis. If you have not already done so and think that your RV is pretty enough to receive an exemption then send them photos of your RV and ask for an exception to their rule.
gotsmart 10/04/16 08:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing old house lights with LEDs

When I decided to replace the ceiling fixtures in my MH with LEDs I looked at the retrofit LED panels and bulbs, similar to these, and decided to replace the fixtures with LED fixtures. http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l55/Heavy_Hauler/LED10.jpg height=183 width=320http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MzAwWDMwMA==/z/zIkAAOSwYGFUyBpk/$_3.JPG?set_id=2 height=200 width=200 What many of the posters in this thread are talking about is the process of matching the LED to the fixture - to produce the quality of light that you want. With a bit of work it can be done. I came to realize that an incandescent fixture has a lens that is designed to work with an incandescent bulb, but not so much with an LED. In my opinion, LED needs an LED-specific lens. I chose the wholesale replacement of each incandescent fixture with an LED fixture. Yes, one is looking at about $30+ USD per fixture whereas the retrofit LEDs are less than a third of the fixture cost in many instances. In my case, in my MH, I think it was worth it.
gotsmart 10/02/16 01:15am Tech Issues
RE: Dissolving Silicone Sealer?

For Dicor lap seal and silicone caulk on the outside of my MH I have used spirit gum turpentine. It melts through silicone caulk like a hot knife through butter. Is it appropriate for the OP's application? I would be hesitant to use it. It possibly could fog the lens - like DEET on sunglasses.
gotsmart 09/19/16 12:20am Tech Issues
RE: Laptop: Temp Alarm Goes Out After Re-Boot

On Amazon search for "laptop cooling pad" Here are 2 examples - both are clickable https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71I7i%2ByOf0L._SL1500_.jpg height=320 width=320 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61hKelhbSqL._SL1000_.jpg height=320 width=320
gotsmart 09/19/16 12:11am Technology Corner
RE: Rv was totalled by insurance company

Some states have processes (published online) where you can restore a salvaged title. I use a 4 letter word for "restore", though the ethics of it is another topic. The process is quite detailed. A lot of meticulous documentation (recording keeping) is required for the application.
gotsmart 09/18/16 01:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone know how to safely remove a previous coat off roof?

Drivers side - self-explanatory Coach (or patio) side - the side of the RV that has the entrance into the "House" (living space of the RV, be it a trailer or MH) Class A - a motorhome where you're not looking out over a hood with an engine under it and it has an expensive windshield (should it need replacing). The difference between a Class C and Class B/B+ is the cabover. The Class C's cabover area is a sleeping berth. The Class B/B+'s cabover is more aerodynamically streamlined with the cab for better fuel efficiency and is for storage and/or an entertainment center. FW (or 5er) - Fifth Wheel trailer pull trailer (or bumper pull trailer) - same as a travel trailer FT - Full Time FTer - Full Time RVer genset - (auxiliary power) generator Some times you might hear someone say "coach" or "house" instead of "RV". As in: "Come over to my coach and I'll show you the leak." They are talking about their RV - whether it be a MH or trailer. I live fulltime in my MH. When I'm staying in an RV park I generally don't refer to my MH as my RV or refer to my RV site (or site # even). It's a mindset thing, because where I'm parked - for as long as I'm parked there - that site, that patch of earth is my home. I am more likely to say "Come over to my house." or "I'm going home to make dinner."
gotsmart 09/18/16 01:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What Ethanol Does And Doesn't Do (PDF)

Just stop the Ethanol subsidy to the corn farmers. The subsidy makes it a no-brainer for farmers to grow corn for ethanol. Path of least resistance. Easy income. If the farmers can't make a profit on a crop then they'll switch to a different crop. This would throw the ethanol fuel industry into a tailspin as the production costs would increase due to insufficient domestic supply of raw materials.
gotsmart 09/11/16 09:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Soaking Onan Carb in Acetone?

MW, you are a plethora of sage advice ;). .... Hush, you'll mak is head esplode :W
gotsmart 09/09/16 10:48pm Tech Issues
RE: A Project Sitting On A Shelf? Unfinished?

Those toes look pretty clean to me.
gotsmart 08/25/16 03:16pm Tech Issues
RE: First Time RV owner...need some advice please!

Pay $$ to have a 3rd party inspector (eg: mobile RV tech that you trust and is not cozy with the RV dealerships) to do an inspection of the RVs for you. They will likely call out far more items that need attending to than you will on your own. Use their findings as your punch list with the dealerships to see what they will and will not repair - AND for those items that they won't repair, what consideration will they give you in lieu of each repair.
gotsmart 08/20/16 06:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Favorite DIGITAL Tire Pressure Gauge?

I picked up three that look like a hand grip, red in color, at the local autoparts store. One for home, RV & truck. Working fine for the last 5 or 8 years. I can check at least two tires before it sleeps including R&R the cap. Display and connector have a light for after dark. Seem to be accurate in .5 increments. I think it was PepBoys or O'Reilly's. I think this is it: TEKTON on Amazon ...but what if you're left handed? :h https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71nCDfB4COL._SL1500_.jpg height=270 width=320
gotsmart 08/20/16 06:48pm Tech Issues
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