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RE: Truck Bed Rubber Mat

Another vote for why bother to take it out? When I use the truck for hauling cargo, it keeps the cargo from shifting. I have fliped 1/2 one way, then then other way the two times I have looked under to inspect things. Saw no reason to clean anything underneith. Some minor dust underneith so no action needed.
portscanner 12/20/14 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: Gas oven goes out while in use

So it works perfect when you are not using it? Absolutely! Open the oven and use a small piece of sandpaper and lightly sand the thermocouple. This cleans the rust off. It's the little metal tube that is in the path of the pilot light. The pilot heats the thermocouple, which tells the gas valve to open and stay open. Make sure the thermocouple is in the path (middle) of the pilot. The other thing that might be occurring is that as the oven temp cycles and the burner relights, it's blowing out the pilot. Make sure that any kind of shroud around the pilot is positioned properly. Will try that this week.
portscanner 12/14/14 04:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas oven goes out while in use

My first guess would be the propane itself. In many areas they sell butane or a butane propane mixture. The vapour the stove runs on is created by the gas boiling in the tank, the boiling point of propane is -44 F. So at a temperature warmer than -44 the propane in your tank is boiling. However butane boils at 30 to 34 F. I suspect what your experiencing is fuel starvation, basically you're burning gas faster than the tank can supply it so you run out of gas and the burners all go out, even the pilot light. I would agree with you, however, two facts stand in the way: 1. The problem occured in the afternoon when the ambient temp was above 60F 2. No problems with the fridge on propane or the burners on the top of the stove. 3. I fried up a mess of eggs and bacon (need to start posting pictures of my cooking like some other people do) the morning when item 1 above occured and it was 28F outside and had no problem. I was have the same problem with my oven, since I got my rig. Has it always been like that? I adjusted the thermo-couple probe to get it nearer to the flame and center to it. It has been working great since then. Give it a try. Gary This is a new problem. It appears once it is relit, it stays lit. And it is not consistent. I have used it several other times without problems. I will see about the location of the thermocouple. I would guess the pilot is a bit clogged, and the pilot flame is too small. Once it gets up to temp, the main burner goes out, and the pilot cannot keep itself lit. How do you unclog it?
portscanner 12/14/14 09:34am General RVing Issues
Gas oven goes out while in use

(Pls note this is the oven, not the cooktop/stove) This has happened to me twice In the past week and it makes me concerned. Propane tanks are full. Light the pilot. Crank up the temp to 450. Burner lights off. Check it 10 minutes later by feeling outside of oven. Hot! 15-20 minutes later, go to get food. Not fully cooked. Burner and pilot out. No gas smell. Relight and finish cooking. No failures on the cooktop or fridge (fridge is on propane 8-10 hours a day) First time the happened, outside temps were in the mid 30's. Second time, outside temps were in the 60's. When failures occured fridge was on 110V and cooktop and water heater were not in use. Added note: temperature control on oven has always been poor. I have learned to adjust cooking time a bit and always set the oven temp to 450. Oven is 10 years old (came with TC when I bought it used.) Can I expect this problem to get worse?
portscanner 12/14/14 07:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Wife hates it. Spoiled I guess

We went from a 30' 5er toy hauler to a TC and neither SWMBO or I have looked back. (Of course I made sure we got the dry bath that Her Majesty wanted)
portscanner 12/13/14 09:58am Truck Campers
RE: Any ideas for keeping bears out?

Maybe putting a picture of a few lions on the door might help. You need some tigers, too. Oh my!
portscanner 11/30/14 02:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dash cams?

I guess that I could have been clearer in my post. What I was trying to say was that everything on your recording is open game for law enforcement if they find it in your car after an accident. And then comes the freedom of information requests. We most newer cars and trucks basically have Black Boxes that also have information stored. Way too many drivers that no matter what it is not their fault!!! If it shows I am at fault, then I should be willing to accept that! It is not the drivers fault. It is not the cameras fault It is the...........asphalt!
portscanner 11/30/14 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Other Uses for a Bottle Jack

I used it once to straighten the steps after dw did not listen and cut the corner too tight and caught a stump. I read this thread initally because there was a spot of dirt on the screen. I thought the title said Other uses for a bottle, Jack
portscanner 11/25/14 05:51am General RVing Issues
RE: If you could get one RV item as a gift ..

having hubby be able to have days off around christmas time so we can head south to the warm beach. fingers crossed :) X 2 And would not have to be warm beach. We make our own heat.
portscanner 11/25/14 05:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Chains?

I carry enough chains to cover the requirements of where we travel. I have never put them on. If the road conditions require chaining up I stay put until conditions improve. Unfortunately, if you're on a schedule, this isn't always possible. I therefore always try to add a few "what if" days to my schedule. We have a winner!!!!
portscanner 11/15/14 06:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Opinions on heat strip for A/C

I had an 18' bumper pull and the heat strip kept it toasty down into the 40's. Never had the oportinity to test it at lower temperatures. The thermostat kept it from getting to hot.
portscanner 11/12/14 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slammers

I like green eggs and slams!! do you like it in a boat? Do you like it with a goat? Do you do it in the dark? Do you do it on a lark? Do you do it in an RV Park? Do you do it unrulely? Do you do it with your Dually?
portscanner 11/10/14 03:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Full Monty at the Cat scale

Come on, you expect us to believe you went camping with only ½ case of beer? x2 Actually- I think it is 1/2 a truckload of kegs. That is why the weight is so high.
portscanner 11/10/14 07:16am Truck Campers
RE: Slammers

I like green eggs and slams!! do you like it in a boat? Do you like it with a goat?
portscanner 11/10/14 06:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Monitoring the factory supplied tpms on the toad

If I add an additional TPMS system - should I re-balance the tires? Nope! :C Sorry - but I got to ask the question - why not? I am adding weight to the one side of the wheel.
portscanner 11/09/14 12:01pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Monitoring the factory supplied tpms on the toad

If I add an additional TPMS system - should I re-balance the tires?
portscanner 11/09/14 09:46am Dinghy Towing
Valve stem extenders and wheel balance

I have searched for this a bit and have not seen an answer. How do you compensate for balancing the tires when you add valve stem extenders to your duallies? I am going to have to get new tires probably sometime next year. So at the same time, I am going to at least get metal valve stems - but also whatever I need to make my life easier when checking the tire pressure on the dual's. But I dont want to break things at the same time.
portscanner 11/09/14 07:50am Truck Campers
Monitoring the factory supplied tpms on the toad

Does anyone have a system that monitors the factory installed TPMS on the toad? i.e. I have a Jeep Liberty that came from the factory with TPMS and when I am towing it I would like to monitor the tires.
portscanner 11/09/14 07:45am Dinghy Towing
Claire has crossed the rainbow bridge

http://www.beaglenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/6-199x300.jpg We saved her just in time from the pound, skinny and covered in fleas and ticks. She took many hikes with us, and had several good times pointing and retrieving quail. She put up a good fight against a sudden onset of epilepsy and blindness, however, things went downhill recently. She joins her camping cousin, Annie the beagle, who is waiting for her. Goodbye Claire! Hunt on!
portscanner 11/04/14 09:49am RV Pet Stop
RE: Camping in a winterized TC

Whereas the main ingredient of RV antifreeze is ethyl alcohol, the same alcohol as in beer or wine. Non-toxic...except in extremely large doses! RV antifreeze is not ethyl alcohol!! It is propylene glycol - not going to make you drunk but not particularly good for you either. It is non-toxic for most people in small amounts. It may be more toxic to your pets. Ethylene glycol (ordinary antifreeze) is highly toxic, pets love it because it is sweet tasting but it is a very bad way to die. Darn! I was going to ask what was a good mixer with RV antifreeze. I remember a post from some time ago where someone said they used cheep vodka.
portscanner 11/04/14 08:04am Truck Campers
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