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RE: 110v shore power dying, slowly?

You have a few different symptoms that really should not be related to each other. My thoughts are that you have a trailer that's been wired incorrectly at some point. You need a real electrician at this point. Not a mobile RV mechanic, an actual electrician.
pira114 10/13/17 10:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV - Flush It Or Can It?

Bagging the paper makes about as much sense as a 2 story outhouse. Actually, those used to be quite common. Just sayin
pira114 10/03/17 12:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Question on use of electric coffee maker in RV

I use this, works great. Just another option. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001K7IDVU/ref=asc_df_B001K7IDVU5196950/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=394997&creativeASIN=B001K7IDVU&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167147331067&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=311082458636633292&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032299&hvtargid=pla-273224193359 Another option is an AeroPress. Better than French Press to me
pira114 10/02/17 02:32am General RVing Issues
RE: just a test

How many of you remember this ??? I think I got it right from memory. It's close. This is a test. A Test of the emergency broadcast system. This station in voluntary cooperation with the FCC and other authorities have developed this system to keep you informed in a event of an emergency. If this had been a actual emergency you would have been informed to where to turn for news and other official information. This is only a test. Not hard to remember two days ago. We still get those.
pira114 10/02/17 02:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Need advice on buying an electric tongue jack.

Huskey Brute 4500. Last one you'll ever buy most likely. And probably the quietest one made
pira114 09/26/17 09:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Conversion Vans not allowed at some RV Parks?

My experience was that it was all about looks. Of all the places I was refused, it was the ones who considered themselves upscale. This was a normal travel trailer, but old. 1987. They pulled the 10 year old rule on me because it looked old. Only because of color scheme. The normal 80s tan with brown and red stripe. To be fair, they all warned me when I made reservations. One manager came out and looked at my rig, saw it was very well maintained, and allowed me in. He explained that their 10 year old rule was for preventing run down looking rigs, and the possibility of an old rig causing fire. Ok. Either way, if the van looks good, it'll probably be allowed. Here's a practical option. If you don't need hookups, you can rent a tent site and just not set up a tent. Doubt anyone would care or notice.
pira114 09/25/17 02:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Road Debris: Gotta Be Some Upset RV Owners Out There.....

I'm tired of ladders. Is it really that hard to secure a ladder to your truck? I've had a ladder in or on my truck for years. I value my tools. I've never lost a ladder, or any tool, while driving. It's hard to imagine so many people either don't care to secure them, or don't know how.
pira114 09/24/17 11:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hurricane Irma - Tips for keeping Beer cold!

There is plenty of times to get drunk and make stupid decisions. A hurricane is not one of those times. :? Lighten up it was just a funny picture. :R Calling Corona beer is not funny.
pira114 09/07/17 04:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Pine Sap

Baby wipes. I live in a pine forest. It works
pira114 09/01/17 01:24am Folding Trailers
RE: Looking for a New Jack(A Frame)

I had a Barker and had no issues with it until it just gave up one day. Nothing against them, I think it was just it's time. I replaced it with a Husky Brute 4500 and now I feel spoiled. Best trailer Jack I've ever owned.
pira114 08/14/17 10:07am Travel Trailers
RE: CA License & Registration Req for 3500 SRW with 11.7k GVWR?

And there's no rv endorsement. As li g as it's not for hire, no special license is required. Check out the links Old Biscuit posted. It's all you need to know.
pira114 08/11/17 03:46am General RVing Issues
RE: CA License & Registration Req for 3500 SRW with 11.7k GVWR?

That's not true. You can sign an affidavit stating the truck is for camping in if it has a bed cap. Get caught hauling anything and it's a huge ticket.
pira114 08/11/17 03:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Any towing difference between 8' or 8.5' width?

I like my 7.5 foot Winnie better than 8 footers. Backing into a tight campsite is easier, and I wouldn't try CA 9 from Santa Cruz to Big Basin RSP at all in an 8. With awning you'll be 8'9". Depends on where you camp. Depends on the driver too. I used to drive CA9 all the time with a much wider horse trailer. I wouldn't think twice about an 8.5, let alone anything less.
pira114 08/07/17 10:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bent Trailer Hitch Ball

One recommendation I have is go back to camping world and make them fix all this at zero cost to you.
pira114 08/02/17 01:27am Travel Trailers
RE: 1964 Roadrunner - Tow-Mater Cab-Over Bunk Resto-Mod

As usual, awesome posts! Love that trailer
pira114 07/27/17 04:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery boomdocking dlemma.

Not that any of the advice is bad, but it's really not that hard. I boondock a lot. '87 Wilderness with all original lights and inefficient appliances. One deep cycle marine battery. I charge it on a gen for about an hour a day. Maybe two, if I have no neighbors and no where to go. I never worry about running out of battery. With two 30lb propane tanks, I can go two weeks. Water is what I have to resupply.
pira114 07/21/17 12:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet usage

My goodness, I didn't mean to create an argument. No argument, no worries. I always like several varying opinions, theories, experience, etc. I'm not always right. No one is. We all throw in our posts and people can do more research based on that if they want. That's what I do. Helps me learn more. Never too old to learn. Never know enough to want to stop learning. Some people will go with whatever was posted more. Also, people new to this game can start learning answers to questions they didn't even ask. For example, everyone needs a bigger truck. Haha
pira114 07/20/17 12:55am Travel Trailers
RE: squirt

Spend $35?
pira114 07/19/17 02:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet usage

Keeping water in the toilet bowl is so that there is a VAPOR Barrier ..... Residential toilets have built in 'p' trap designed into bowl fixture. RV toilets do not..straight gravity dump so water in the bowl does keep seal wet but is for keeping the stink from waste tank coming back up thru toilet Simple..... As for weight..... If you need water to prevent stink, something is wrong with your vent. Water would prevent stink if you had it though. I was just pointing out why one would want to keep a seal wet. Totally agree with your comments about weights. But as we all know, a lot of people try to push the limits of those weights and say they'll just not carry water. Silly, but that's what a lot of people do. Also, you're dead on about frontal area vs weight for mpg. Try telling that to some people though.....
pira114 07/19/17 02:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet usage

Those seals, and most rubber components, are usually coated with a petroleum based product after manufacturing. This is to protect it from drying out in storage before it's installed in something. During installation and over time in general, that coating wears off, gets wiped off, etc. They can and do dry out. Drying out causes cracks, deformations, etc. Keeping seals lubricated in some way is just good practice. Or periodic replacement if it's cheap and easy. Often, these types of seals can outlast the component they're in. That's why it's not that big of a deal to most people. But when they fail, like in a toilet, it can be a pain. Keeping a bit of water in the bowl is a very low tech, low cost, preventative measure. That's all.
pira114 07/19/17 01:40pm Travel Trailers
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