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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
RE: Explain why I can't patch a tire.

... I've taken it to two tire places and they say they can't patch a radial side wall. ... Bill Did they actually submerge the mounted tire in a tub and leak test it, to find the source of the leak? valve stem = fixable bead - fixable tread - fixable (recommend plug AND patch) I've had good service in the past from NTB (Sears) and Les Schwab with tires that developed a slow leak.
gotsmart 05/18/16 04:03am Dinghy Towing
RE: That Wanderer Gringo

... to hand deliver an older smart phone of mine that I hope will make his life both easier,and harder at the same time. ... laughed so hard that I almost barf'd a lung
gotsmart 05/06/16 12:25am Tech Issues
RE: Need help on part name so I can order

www.sahararv.com/fckimages/pdf/552-566_Parts_Coleman-Mach.pdf When the roof on my 28R was replaced, I took the part#/serial # off of my Coleman. Mine is a model: 9330A713 Look at the last page of the PDF. Index # 13, "Mounting Frame and Bolt Package" may be what you're looking for.
gotsmart 05/05/16 12:39pm Tech Issues
RE: My insulation theory, take a look.

Spray foam, when installed by someone who knows what they're doing, doesn't cause damage thru expansion. It just needs to be sprayed a little at a time in layers. I had open cell spray foam installed in the house I'm renovating. I wanted it in the ceiling, and to do that I laid construction paper over the tops of the joists and stapled it down. The insulation contractor sprayed into the that and there were very few places where the pressure from expansion displaced the paper, usually only in areas where I didn't put in enough stapes. Never saw one place where the paper was torn from expansion, but I did see a lot of small nooks and crannies that were nicely filled with the foam. There are also different formulas for the spray foam and you can see that in the types available at home improvement stores. The formula recommended for use around doors and windows expands but only to the point where it meets an obstruction so it doesn't warp the frames. 1) I agree with Bob. Hire a professional who has the right spray equipment with specialty nozzles and the correct foam product for the application. It will be a labor-intensive task for the lower section of the van - as in: the hourly rate times several hours. 2) evy, I believe that you have already made up your mind and are only seeking affirmation of your decision. If that is the case then there is nothing more to say other than, good luck.
gotsmart 04/28/16 03:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Mexico Wanderer Thread

This thread should be moved to Good Sam Roadside Assistance.
gotsmart 04/19/16 09:36pm Tech Issues
RE: GoodSam Elite Free Campgrounds

The PDF in this link says that one gets a $1,000.00 certificate to enjoy the ultimate camping experience at the Coast to Coast family of membership resorts. https://d7wompu62zbx1.cloudfront.net/May_Highways_Elite_Announcement.pdf
gotsmart 04/14/16 09:52pm Beginning RVing
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