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RE: How much oil do I really need?

Please do not do a dry start. Add oil to your filters, you can cause some serious damage to your engine filling those filters ON the engine. The theory as stated above might sound good, but make the call to the Cummins people as stated with the numbers mentioned.
just me 12/16/14 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Taking off while the other occupants sleep

One thing to ponder, and a "what If", If you had an on board fire start while traveling down the road, everyone asleep but you, could you get stopped and everyone out of the rig in time, before they were over come with smoke or death? There have been reports of Motor homes burning to the ground in less than 5 minutes. Something to think about.
just me 12/05/14 07:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Be careful with generators

I don't even like the propane fired space heaters that's installed in trailers. Appears to be a problem waiting to happen.
just me 12/05/14 07:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Chinese to buy Travel Trailer company

By buying one company, I don't care who, they have a foot in the door as seen in the past has been mentioned. And we support them when we by there China made products. Its a shame on us, and its to bad.
just me 11/28/14 07:49am Travel Trailers
RE: No hot water??

As stated, by pass the thermofuse till you can get it fixed. I did that on mine. Find a electrical shop and make one your self. A RV dealer charges a arm and leg for these. WE have one here in SLC, old school, they have every thing electrical for hobbyist. I bought two of these things. You have a lot of good suggestions.
just me 11/28/14 07:34am Tech Issues
RE: Help / Stranded / RV will not start /Road Service is no help

Could be a FUSIBLE link in the start system. By going to the solenoid and jumping it there your by-passing the key. Good luck on finding your problem. Electrical can be a ---ch.
just me 11/19/14 07:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: No Praises for GSRA Today - I Need to Rant

Usually if your off the main drag, out in the boonies, your on your own anyway. (Read the fine print) Just cover your self and MAKE sure you have your spare. A driver is not going to buy a GPS and use it in his work truck, the company should have a couple available if there is a question on locating a customer.
just me 11/19/14 07:28am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Privately Owned Parks that Just Do Not Want Your Business

They were out back in the Forest tending the STILL. That needs a lot of watching. And sampling.
just me 11/14/14 08:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: BEST PLACE TO CHECK FOR LEVEL

Putting that large level on the pin box you can see when your level or not be fore you unhook. As you are now trying to determine the best way for level Before mounting, do your best to determine whet level is, and go from there. In time you'll be able to walk inside and say we are not level. I do it some time now. I camp with a group that PULLS out there levels and checks this and that, and some time they can't find there level. Nuff said
just me 11/09/14 03:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: YNP bandwidth controversy

We don't need no METAL TREES. Enjoy the park for what it has to offer. Parenting has gone astray and the Electronic craze is way over board as a baby sitter, or kid sitter. Now enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer.
just me 11/04/14 07:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Do you let your TV warm up before towing?

Here is something else to think about, You start your engine and WARM it up- but you don't warm up the rest of your DRIVE TRAIN until you start to roll the rig---RIGHT?????????? so warm them all up together just don't hog on it full boor for a few miles.
just me 10/29/14 07:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you let your TV warm up before towing?

With all these suggestions and solutions being offered as to HOW an individual treats his diesel engine, it shows me that there is only a few that has read there owners manual. First: a diesel engine will not warm up as a gas engine does by Idling. They are considered an air pump. Air in-air out. No baffle or butterfly in the throttle air inlet. Second: by doing so, the motor oil will become diluted by unburned fuel making its way to the crank case. Not good for the engine. Ford says that 10% is ok. Third: Start the engine, Bringing up the oil pressure and let it circulate for a minute to get the lube going, drive at a slow pace and moderately to bring the engine up to temp before driving normally with it. Your engine will get warmer faster while under load. The older Ford Diesels injection pumps were crank case oil driven, an other reason that Ford recommended there oil additive to fortify the oil against oil break down. Not an expert here, just relaying what I have gleamed over the years on how things work. Its your engine do what you will, But I won't. High idle plus exhaust brake set will help. Newer ones will up-idle after a few minutes. Some have this set up in the ECM'S. Check your OWNERS manual.
just me 10/27/14 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Two more questions on Yellowstone

Early June is good. Animals are still down low areas. Make reservations early for the dates you want. week ends not to worry yet. IF you can't get the dates you want through the reservation system call FB directly and the rangers can tell you if they have what you want. The reservation system is a little slow. When you go to these places you step back in time and leave the Media home. If you want the weather, they post it in the office for a couple days at a time. And you will want to be out to see nature at its best. It can be cool, and IT MIGHT SNOW @ that time of year. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!
just me 10/23/14 08:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Didn't Believe about the Chinese Tires

Marbles article is a good start. I read that its recommend to spin/rotate the tire on the axle by jacking up each tire on a towable, when it is going to sit for an extended period of time by 50%, to avoid flat spotting, and the extra stress placed on the side walls. Also tires will last a lot longer if the rig is used more often and the tires are brought up to operating temperatures to keep the rubber compounds flexible and happy. And an other thing I read, it is recommended to over in-flate the tires 10# over cold inflation spec. to help fight the flat spotting thing, when its going to sit for a period of time. Or just remove the tires completely and block up the rig.
just me 10/22/14 07:42am Travel Trailers
Getting all the water out of the water heater

When you drain your water heater, and get ready to winterize your rig, do you remove ALL the water out of the water heater? There is usually about 1/2 gal or so left in it. There will not be any damage to the water heater if not drained because there is room for the ice to expand. Hence the question, is it worth while to get all the water out? Or it was never considered?
just me 10/19/14 07:50am Tech Issues
RE: Ordering 2015 ram 3500

With the manual trans there also is reduction of horse power and torque and if you do the 5500 this also applies to these trucks be it manual or auto trans. Depends if you want all the gusto that is available. Guys that were manual guys, bought new ones went for(did)the autos (Asin) and didn't look back. Its your choice. Enjoy your new ride.
just me 10/17/14 07:05am Truck Campers
RE: Locked inside by entry assist handle

We stopped for a potty break, wife went first, she went back to the truck, shut the door and the HANDLE over it. I tried to exit, no go, she could not hear me yelling. Good thing my rig has TWO doors on it. Later we had a good laugh. OP I can see where your coming from.
just me 10/12/14 07:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Before a trip should I turn off the water of my house?

Put RV anti freeze in the "P" traps like you do in the RV. Does it stay there?I don't really know. If It does evaporate it would be slower. And it has a oily base. Should last long enough for your return. Turn off the water valve to the house as you do to the RV when leaving for a length of time.I do. Witnessed to many flooded trailers with the water left on.
just me 10/11/14 07:49am Beginning RVing
RE: fireplace

I have one thats smiler and I opened the glass front so it gets a little more air and it helped. actually I removed the glass for the time I had it on. Just not enough air gets to the blower. I think that it recirculates the air and heats it more. Try that and see if it helps.
just me 09/15/14 06:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rand Mcnally 7725 lm

Use your back up copies that are printed in a booklet on the area your interested in. And maybe the solar flairs that happened had an impact. But your happy now right?
just me 09/15/14 06:34am Technology Corner
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