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RE: Traveling With the Propane On

Regards sue ze q comments regards propane tank safety. Serious topic,,,,,Propane use for refrigeration is safe and leaks are manageable if taken care of promptly. But the discussion regards Bleves and down playing the hazard of flame impingement on a tank is inappropriate. Upper explosion conc limit and lower explosion conc limit, release volumes, mixing, containment are all technical terms further describing the envelope in which bleves are measured. ANY observed impingement of flame on a propane tank should be considered a life hazard event best left to the professional with the appropriate protective gear and response knowledge. Emergency response crews will evacuate personnel to a distance of one mile for a tanker fire because of the over pressure potential. Five gallon tanks can cause over pressure potential to a hundred yards. First response to flame impingement ought to be evacuation. second response ought to be call 911. pops
traveylin 02/23/15 12:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Caravan to Alaska

suggest reposting to Alaska/Canada threads. The Alaska caravan terminology usually refers to a commercial venture where they sign up 25-40 rvers for 5 plus thousand dollars each to travel on a preplaned route, with support for breakdown/navigation. I have made the trip twice and seen a lot of caravans but would never do it myself. I just can't see standing in line for 8 weeks. But it does serve a purpose for the adventurous less secure folks. If just want to partner up for the crossing be more specific and persistant
traveylin 02/23/15 10:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Safty chains

My baseplate has the safety chains attachment points right out in front. Four down I find to be an easy way to tow IF you got the right vehicle. 4 wheel drive for simple shift to neutral transfer case, No locking steering wheel so you do not leave the key in and have to pull fuses, Lite weight to avoid aux braking systems, separated tall light system. I do not get on the ground and it takes about 6 minutes to hook up and go. My vehicle is a 2012 gmc Colorado 4 wheel drive. Love it
traveylin 02/23/15 08:59am Dinghy Towing
RE: Traveling With the Propane On

There are a whole lot of refrigerated trucks on the road. Probably more than rv's. I am confident that they turn off the propane before hooking up. There has to be a federal transportation law.
traveylin 02/23/15 08:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Confused about bearings

Two additional checks not mentioned. When you feel the nut is tight enough, grasp the outside edges of the tire and rock to check for play in the bearing assembly. If it rocks either the bearing is not tight or the spindle,race has excess wear. After final assembly take the trailer out on the road for 10-15 miles, stop and go feel the temperature of each bearing hub. One that is warmer than the others is probably too tight. Your next trip check the bearing temps again after about a hundred miles. I replaced many a bearing set on boat trailers used in salt water and spindals/races will corrode and loose the hard surface. pops
traveylin 02/22/15 10:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Strange rating system

Trying hard to avoid being snarky but I would have expected the moderator to manage the disparaging comments by X3r3 threepeeoo. Looking at the PPL pictures they would encourage me to investigate if it met my price analysis and I had an interest in buying. There is a world of folks that pass the time cruising sales lot for prurient interest and that's okey until they wantonly disparage some bodies business. X3r3 threpeeoo acknowledges folks think he is snarky in his second or third comment yet that is little help to the person trying to transact a sale. X3r3 threepeeoo may also want to update his profile photo as the awning appears to be drooping on the left side. pops
traveylin 02/21/15 07:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Recommendations for ocean water kayaks

I ran a kayak guide service in the south texas bay area and can offer the following. single kayaks only 14 foot longer is easier to steer with a rudder is easier still ride on top is self bailing and very helpful The first half of your trip should always be upwind Never tow bait buckets or ice chests. They are sea anchors cover up from the sun exposure pops
traveylin 02/21/15 12:38pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Wow, What a ride.

tried gabapentin for 6 weeks for a combination of diabetic foot pain, arthritis and bad knees. the initial feel good lasted for a couple weeks only and problems of forgetfulness started. gaba works by blocking nerve signals in your brain and has some side effects. I figure hurt is better than comatose. since the fed gov has put unreasonable restrictions on proven pain management medication, many will be looking for a new method of dealing with it.
traveylin 02/19/15 08:31am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Fuel price info & conversion

last summer it was a lot closer to 6 dollars a gallon....
traveylin 02/16/15 02:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Where have all the ladders gone?

Here in south Texas you cannot buy a ladder less than 14 feet because their are not enough rungs to put the safety warnings on to prevent lawsuits
traveylin 02/13/15 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Licensing RVers---is it time?

More safe does not equate to more rules. Fact is when there are to many rules folks will dot the i's and cross the t's yet overlook the important stuff. need less regulation I was charged with the task of training a 2000 people industrial site with the concept of full compliance for a year. Almost no one in the organization believed that it was possible to fully comply in either their work lift or personnel life because there were to many requirements to function. First step was to rewrite all mandatory policies and procedures to clear format. Second step was to train all employees, Last step was to fire the ones that couldn't comply. Interesting that human resources had the greatest problem establishing what was mandatory.
traveylin 02/07/15 07:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Talk about dodging a BULLET !!!

Break away brakes systems will shorten the glide path of a vehicle that has separated. It will not vector the separated vehicle to a safe location. Use a vehicle with a frame for proper base plate/safety chain attachments
traveylin 02/05/15 05:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad Braking Systems

Good closure...
traveylin 02/04/15 03:22pm Dinghy Towing
RE: wiper arm

Go to PPL and they have a wiper application chart for most motorhomes
traveylin 02/04/15 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rookie Looking For Advice on Creating Travel Plans

Great first post from a new rver from Covington. I grew up in st Charles Parish. Your intent to go west is very well placed. The views are much longer. Out of 130 days a year on the road we will make a reservation for about 5 of them. Must have locations or 2 hrs from closure and the cell phone calls ahead for a secure spot. We also locate nodes to camp at and use the toad to travel out. moving areas about every 4-5 days. Starting out in March watch the spring wind storms west of Dallas. Terlingua early in the summer is good. Utah is the best state. Limit the amount of travel, slow down and enjoy. research RV .net for your many questions. They have all been answered before and a search can get you a rapid response. Do ask the ones you cannot find.. There are lots of good applications on line for planning use them. We also carry a hard copy of Woodalls western campgrounds because you will find lots of road without wifi/cell service going west
traveylin 02/03/15 05:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad Braking Systems

In addition to The Physics of towed vehicles, you might also read the two stickies at the top of Dingy topic that includes 30 threads, three hundred comments and 300,000 looks. This is a well debated topic with a lot of contrary information. For breakaway protection a correctly installed base plate and towbar, is backed up by correctly installed safety chains. Aux braking system will merely shorten the glide path of an improperly installed toad after it has broken away. The toad may still go into oncoming traffic on the left or gas stations on the right
traveylin 02/03/15 06:48am Dinghy Towing
RE: Toad Braking Systems

Do not automatically assume you need an aux braking system. With a diesel pusher and a small crv you may be well within the breaking capacity of your motor home. My unscientific survey the last several years in rv parks has about half of the toad users without auxiliary brakes. Texas does not require the specific application of aux brks. Perf std not application. I have a bias against the aux brakes since it adds additional complexity to the hook up process and has the potential to add failure pops
traveylin 02/02/15 07:13pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Houston - We have a Problem! Home RV Pad

Wood cribbing is cheap and stows well so it looks good. Consider this a great exercise in road pot hole awareness. You will see lots of places in parking lots where the approach is a problem
traveylin 02/01/15 07:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Smoked the brakes yesterday-update on test

I have heard that Texas DPS truck stops use infra red cameras to id brakes that are hanging up running hot when pulling into the safety inspection stops. That could ID a bad brake' More simply next time you go down a hill using brakes crawl under an check temperatures. If one is much hotter than the others you may have a repair item. A hung up emergency brake would run hot on level ground and appropriately smell there also
traveylin 02/01/15 07:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First trip--what would you do different?

you did not give much in the way of interests so I went back and scanned your prior year posts for a basis to my recommendation. Starting in Rockport a day south of you There are only 2-3 direct routes to Great Falls Montana and neither are interesting till great falls. From there The route up through Ice roads pkwy to Dawson creek is favored. My return would be down the Cassis hwy further west. From Dawson Creek to Whitehorse, a long way there is only one road, can't get lost. At this point its west to Tox or North to Dawson city. I would come back through Dawson city on return. That's the generic stuff. In Alaska I have enjoyed Dalton highway, Prudhoe bay road and I would try to time it for first week of July to experience the 24 hour daylite above the artic circle. Gravel road 400 miles each way 2-3 gas stops. Stream side camping. Don't take your new rv Valdez, best place in North America for Mountains glaciers and Sea There are lots of other places well described in tour books My next trip We will probably go to Valdez and set up for a several week stay while I go on the ferry boat system west on the Aleutians as far as it takes me with a motor cycle and back pack Traveylin
traveylin 01/31/15 08:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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