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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
RE: Favorite DIGITAL Tire Pressure Gauge?

What is with this "digital" obsession. ... Because an analog tire pressure gauge for the visually challenged would be the size of a torque wrench - just to be able to read it.
gotsmart 08/20/16 07:51am Tech Issues
RE: Favorite DIGITAL Tire Pressure Gauge?

I use the Accutire MS-4355GB Programmable Tire Gauge. It displays the reading for 10 seconds. The button at the top is for the flashlight. user manual. Designed to measure PSI from 5-99 pound units Displays factory recommended pressure (set by the user) of both front and rear tire Features white LED flashlight to facilitate checking tire pressure at night Includes metal eye glass style storage case There are 2 replaceable batteries, 2 cr2032 lithium battery (included). user manual says it can display in PSI or BAR. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71krpMQEP3L._SL1500_.jpg height=270 width=320
gotsmart 08/19/16 09:49pm Tech Issues
RE: C Class TOAD vehicle?

2009 smart fortwo Passion
gotsmart 08/01/16 09:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wintering in Vancouver or Vancouver island BC

It depends. Most winters there will be maybe a week (total) of nights below freezing and many winters there will be no snow. Most of the time when it does snow it will be melted by the end of the day. Every few years (like 5) there will be enough snow to stick around for a day or two (like less then 20 cm) Rarely (by that I mean like 20 years) that heavy rain storm will turn into a heavy snow storm and there might be a meter of snow, with frozen rain under and maybe on-top. The last time that happened power was out from Victoria to Comox, even in most towns, for days. X2 I winter at a park in Sequim, WA. The winter in Sequim is about the same as described above.
gotsmart 07/25/16 09:15pm Full-time RVing
RE: Mex’s remote rectifier charger/genset – my version

Major parts: Power posts- Schottky Diode- Fans- Breaker- Rectifier- Capacitor, large- Capacitor, small- Heatsink- Plus: ½ in thick poly cutting board, 6x6x4 electrical box, 8ga & 4ga wire, Anderson connectors
gotsmart 07/04/16 12:14am Tech Issues
RE: Crimper Stripper with METRIC screw cutters

It's an Imperial IE-114 linky $18.53 USD http://imperial-tools.com/content/upfront-strippers-combination-tools http://www.kaufmanco.com/ecomm_images/items/large/imp_ie114.jpg height=480 width=480
gotsmart 06/30/16 05:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Oooooooo More High Amperage Gizmos!

are they "Frankenstein approved"?
gotsmart 06/29/16 01:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical questions

Hi, Not a good idea to start the generator when connected to shore power. Given the age of the OP's MH it is likely that the shore power cable needs to be plugged back into the coach in order to provide power when running off of the generator.
gotsmart 06/26/16 12:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Triton V10 maintenance

Service on my 2004 E450 (Triton V10) The OP did not include new tranny filter or cost of lube/oil/filter. 2012 replaced all fluids and other stuff. Spring clamps replaced with worm clamps - linky 2013 replaced 10 spark plugs and boots - linky
gotsmart 06/25/16 12:55am Tech Issues
RE: Class C insurance

I have Amica for the car and MH.
gotsmart 06/02/16 10:36am Tech Issues
RE: Homebase, Tillamook Oregon vs Americas MailBox SD

My domicile is at a PMB in Aberdeen, WA (Grays Harbor County). It is a county that does not require emissions testing. Vehicle registration and renewal email remainders can be done on-line. The car is $48.75/year. The 30' MH is $116.75/year. No income tax. The downside of the emissions testing WA counties for an RVer is that you have to drive to that county for the emissions test, BEFORE renewing the vehicle registration. If you're parked for the winter and have a winter renewal then that is a PITA. If the OP wants to hang out in Oregon but be a WA resident they may want to make their domicile in a WA border county other than Clark County.
gotsmart 06/01/16 10:22pm Full-time RVing
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