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RE: Better cable clamps?

X2 on the cushion/metal clamps. What people don't realize is all plastic clamps and including zip strips. There is a temperature rating written in small print on the package labels. I'm sure the RV manuf buy the cheapest ones without regard to temp ratings. I used zip stips to attached a canopy up North. When the temps fell I literally watched each and every one just crack open one by one. That is how 'I' found out about the high/low temp ratings on the labels. The better the temp rating is the more expensive the zip strip cost was.
rockhillmanor 01/23/17 11:28am Tech Issues
RE: Tornado Warning

I have been in numerous CG's during tornado warnings and one barreling down on the CG. I MOVE MY RV to safer ground. As does everyone. Never had anyone say anything. It's a safety issue. The CG host was all WRONG on this one. When all is quieted down and you are safe I would definitely report this CG host to the owner before someone gets hurt or killed. They obviously have not been instructed on how to handle severe weather issues regarding RV's in a CG.
rockhillmanor 01/23/17 11:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jet-sounding neighbour furnace

....I am kind of surprized that such noisy thing was installed on luxury DP in the first place, but is there a way to aproach the neighour about the issue? ...... We plan to stay here another month, so shall we live with the noise hoping for warmer weather, or give the neighbour a gift with electric heater? If an RV hot water heater, furnace, etc. noise is bothering you? You have a LONG haul ahead of you RV'ing! :B If you approached me with the complaint that you didn't like the sound coming from my MH furnace or hot water heater? Well.....
rockhillmanor 01/23/17 11:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Portable Gas Grill

KISS theory. I've tried them all and trust me once you get going on RV'ing. "space" how much room something will take up, will become a priority with your RV! BBQ grill and burner. Folds flat for storage and doesn't take up a lot of room in storage bay. http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/graphics/product_images/pDSP1-18345041p275w.jpg
rockhillmanor 01/19/17 05:24am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: rotten egg smell

When I thick of sulfur (rotten egg) smell my first thoughts go to a boiling battery and secondly to an LPG leak. DITTO Been there did that too. :( Everyone was convinced the rotten egg smell was from my gray tank and I should call RV repair for a new vent. I sat waiting for Rv Repair. THANK GOOD with all the windows open! It WAS a propane leak. When I moved from one venue to another I just threw my storage tubs up against the stove.........the top one when traveling fell forward up against the stove and pushed the stove knob to the on position. Propane seeks the lowest spot and the lowest spot was the sink. Making it seem like the smell was coming from the gray tank. And since the propane found the sink as the low spot it did not set off my detector. Closet I've been to meeting my maker. :C
rockhillmanor 01/19/17 05:12am Tech Issues
RE: rotten egg smell

I too would check your battery. If your battery is on the same side as where you dump it could be that that is the only time you are smelling it. Rotten egg smell can = boiling battery. I'll step up and raise my hand and admit that when I kept getting whiffs of rotten eggs outside my RV and I wrote it off to the smell of the CG well water.......well, and it turned out my battery was boiling so bad it could have exploded. :(
rockhillmanor 01/16/17 05:07am Tech Issues
RE: Heater Core Replaced, Now Blows Cold Air

thermostat? I've had work done on water hoses and then have the thermostat stick open from debris inside the lines that were opened and/or they stick from extreme heat pressure from why the repair was needed. And with a heater core repair we always replace the thermostat at the same time. Did they replace yours?
rockhillmanor 01/03/17 06:03am Class A Motorhomes

http://tinypic.com/r/21eam87/9 Sun rise over the Mississippi River at Tom Sawyer rv park, West Memphis, AR. On the way home after spending the winter in Fulton, TX. At Woody Acres rv park in Fulton, about 30 miles north of CorpusChristi Tom Sawyer is my all time favorite CG. Pulled in to just spend the night on the way to Florida and ended up staying a week. All the lighted up barges running down the river at night was just amazing. Would have stayed longer but the tornado that touched down in it while I was there gave me cause to get back on the road. :C
rockhillmanor 12/31/16 12:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dull Headlights

Took my newly purchased 2008 Fleetwood class A to Las Vegas. I left in a rain storm before the sun was up. It was scary! Could not see the lane lines unless I was in an extremely well lit highway. Even on the return dry drive at night, headlights were poor. Will be replacing headlights in Spring. An suggestions to make the job run smooth? Also, suggestions on best place to purchase.Thanks Not an A but same scary situation at night with a C. I took it right in to replace the headlights when I got back. Only thing? They can't replace just the headlight. I had to buy the whole assembly! Cost me 500 bucks for both lights. :R But it was well worth it. On another note I added fog lights to my conversion van I used to travel long distances with and WHAT A DIFFERENCE driving at night and/or rainy situations. It was like driving in broad daylight and the width of vision is priceless when traveling on narrow roads.
rockhillmanor 12/31/16 12:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remote campsites?

Nothing EAST of the Mississippi River! That's for sure! That's why I am dreaming! lol don't be so quick to dismiss East of the Mississippi! :B Lake Michigan on the breakwaters. My very 'first' trip in my very first MH eons ago. http://i.imgur.com/2qUYwl6l.jpg
rockhillmanor 12/31/16 11:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ocala National Forest CGs

If you can't get in there try Crystal River and/or Rainbow Springs Park area CG's, Rock Crusher always get 'great' reviews here on the forum as there are quite a few other than the State Parks. There's Goethe State Park, and Rainbow Springs State Park if that is what you want though too. Beautiful bright blue crystal clear natural springs at Rainbow and see the manatees in Crystal river. IMHO all in this are are MUCH nicer places than ocala National Forest and they are all within 20 minutes of Ocala. And if you like great seafood by the shore,Charlie's in Crystal river should not be missed! :C
rockhillmanor 12/31/16 11:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Another near death by GPS story

The first thing I learned when using an automotive GPS. NEVER use shortest distance. X2! Been there did that 'once'. Hearing all these stories of seriously stranded motorists that used their GPS....I'm sorry I do NOT feel sorry for any of them. How can ANYONE after driving for more than a just a few minutes into the wild not know they are on the wrong path? And more importantly not have the brains to turn around? :R
rockhillmanor 12/31/16 11:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Sweet Potatoes

We are having a disagreement in our house - looking for a referee. I say you serve sweet potatoes as an alternative to regular potatoes cooked anyway you prefer.. DH says sweet potatoes are a vegetable that you serve along with regular potatoes. This is what his mother did - so therefore must be right! Who is right? Sweet potatoes - vegetable or potato? ? ? :H What disagreement? Save your marriage go right to the books. Science has already determined what they are! Horticulturally they are a sweet "potato". The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum. ... HOW you serve them on a plate and next to what is up to you. And how to spell them, well, ask Dan Quail about that! :B
rockhillmanor 12/31/16 10:32am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How do you store bungies?

got rid of all bungees once I found out about these. Don't have to carry all the different size bungees for it to work. Holds everything tight no stretching. When storing they lay flat no getting all tangled up. They don't deteriorate either. I've had my ladder attached with a set of these in the hot southern sun for over 4 years now. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5112U1RJZiL.jpg
rockhillmanor 12/31/16 10:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Insulating window for winter

Attention to roof openings, and door weatherstrip really pays off. X10! The roof vents are a real big problem for letting cold air in 'and' letting your heat out, in winter. I have 3 roof vents. Once I found out about vent pillows what a DIFFERENCE it made in keeping my coach warm in winter. http://i5.walmartimages.com/dfw/dce07b8c-abf6/k2-_d420f5ac-d933-4f0e-9fb1-d54656849cc2.v1.jpg The ones made of material with the silver lining on the other side are the ones that work the best! They pop right in and stay put. I leave them in when traveling also. AND In summer they also keep the hot heat out and your air conditioning cooling from escaping thru the not sealed, plastic vents. :W
rockhillmanor 12/31/16 10:00am Full-time RVing
RE: Insulating window for winter

I use 'van size' windshield cover sunshades. They fit just right under the day/night shades and you do NO have to put velcro all over your coach to hold them in place. Makes a BIG difference in keeping the cold out in winter and the sun out in summer! Best part is they are a breeze to put up and down and fold up for storage. Because they are not pressed on the windows I never got condensation. Walmart carries a big selection of them. AND, IMHO, they look a lot 'nicer from the outside'. They come in a ton of different nice designs. I bought the ones with palm trees :C http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/01/99/12/01/0001991201992_180X180.jpg
rockhillmanor 12/30/16 03:03pm Full-time RVing
RE: How to coil up an extension or shore power cord!

Tried them all and ended up throwing them all out. Buckets just take up too much room and usually only can hold 2 items. Gadgets that you wind stuff around always come undone, etc. etc. I found these adjustable clamps that fit around everything and anything that you can roll up and keeps them snug and in place. And then you just stack them on top of each other in the bay. the handle on it makes it a breeze to pick up and carry to where needed. Comes in ALL sizes. All the way down to a nano size clamp that will hold a usb cord! :B http://www.cableclamp.com/product-category/mega-clamp/ http://www.cableclamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Mega-Clamp.Yellow.Water-Hose-300x237.jpg http://www.cableclamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Mega-Clamp-Power-Leads-300x247.jpg
rockhillmanor 12/30/16 02:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Installing a new awning

So currently my TT does not have an awning installed on it. I know come summer time I will want some extra shade outside. Is it difficult to install an awning? Any special hardware or tools I will need? It's a 25' Dutchmen TT for what it's worth. Since you are in Florida. I found the mobile RV Repair guys are THE most economical way to have an awning replaced and/or installed. I lost mine in a tornado. And RV Mobile Repair had it replaced in last than an hour AND I couldn't have bought the materials for the price I paid to have them order one, pick it up and replace it!! There are soooo many RV'ers in Florida and many RV mobile repairs so to be competitive their prices are REAL affordable to have work done right where you are at on your RV. I have ALL my maintenance and repairs done by RV Mobile Repair now. Can't beat their prices and the convenience of not haveing to leave your RV for days for repair is priceless to me.
rockhillmanor 12/28/16 07:00am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Boondocking~ Simply way to add water ideas?

Add a water holding tank either to the bed of truck or FW. Fill it with just what you need. Take your pick they come in all sizes. https://www.horseloversoutlet.com/Water_Tanks_for_Truck_Trailer_s/60.htm Here is just a few of MANY different portable water tanks available. http://d12by4zqdbhge3.cloudfront.net/product_images/attachments/000/000/146/list/open-uri20140327-2-ttfhho.jpg?1395913649 truck water caddy for 5'er and goosneck. 63 gals. http://d12by4zqdbhge3.cloudfront.net/product_images/attachments/000/000/075/list/open-uri20140327-2-1swkf0t.jpg?1395912890 half moon fits up against a 'wall'. 48 gals. http://d12by4zqdbhge3.cloudfront.net/product_images/attachments/000/000/140/list/open-uri20140327-2-ywwmvg.jpg?1395913602 slant load 39 gal fits in 'corner'. https://cdn3.volusion.com/jyvar.dmucw/v/vspfiles/photos/BC-25-1.jpg?1426768952 bench caddy 25 gals.
rockhillmanor 12/28/16 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Grey valve open

Why in the world would you hold it open??? It was meant for it to be a to see visual "example/test" for the RV'ers that do NOT know that the toilet is straight open NO p-trap. :R Here to tell you. I use chemicals. For years and years no smell. UNTIL I RV'd to Florida in the summer at a site where I had to break camp to dump so I would wait until full.......AND...if you allow the tank to completely fill up, the odor DOES come into the RV when you flush. When you open the flap to dump water just trickles down the side. The time it is open and the time it closes to fill IS enough time for odor to enter the RV. Again filled tank, 90 degree weather and sitting for days in tank before dumping. Many of us who RV in those conditions will use 2 bottles of chems in that situation.
rockhillmanor 12/25/16 04:43pm Fifth-Wheels
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