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RE: Trailer Stolen with Man Inside!

How come this happening in Texas (not to mention the idiot trying to shoot at the thief) doesn't surprise me? I wonder how many rounds from his gun found neighbors cars, homes or maybe their pets (assuming that if he had hit people it would've been mentioned). I was thinking the same thing. I'm not anti-gun but, shooting at a moving vehicle while in a moving vehicle sounds dumb to me. You don't know where those bullets are going to land. Around here both men would be in a world of trouble. Thank God nobody got hurt.
CavemanCharlie 07/31/14 08:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Bees in your A/C?

If I was allergic to bee stings I think I would have found some neighborhood teenager to kill them for me and then have given him a few bucks for his trouble. Those cans that soot 20 feet are one of the greatest inventions of our time. Congrats on winning the battle. I hope you got the queen because if you didn't you may not yet have one the war.
CavemanCharlie 07/31/14 07:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Lights crazy with Headlights

Bad Ground. But, just to freak you out. I once had a tail light bulb burn a filament out. When it did the burned out part of the filament touched the other part of the filament and made the lights do weird things like your describing. If you can't find a bad ground check out your taillight bulbs and replace them. This is one of those once and a million chances because it once happened to me I thought I would mention it.
CavemanCharlie 07/30/14 08:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: TV Antenna

My computer anti-virus program won't even let me click on the link in the OP's post.
CavemanCharlie 07/29/14 08:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain

A bad day camping is better than being at home!! Yup, but, don't make the best of it as you said in your original post. That sounds like a conceit. Look at it all as fun! Slide in the mud, run around in the rain, have fun doing crazy stuff! Then be happy you have a nice warm RV to come back into. Yes, bring lots of towels. Try your best to dry off the dog and the rest of you. Then worry about how to clean it all up after you get back home and have time to worry about little things like that. Go Camping. Have Fun ! Rainy days can be fun too. Go with the flow.
CavemanCharlie 07/29/14 08:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where to buy good semi-cheap ratchet socket set in USA?

I hate to say it but, a lot of Craftsman Tool production has now been moved over to China and it's quality has fallen dramatically. If you have a good older set of tools that serves your needs and the only problem is the box you will be better off to just find a new box. You have to pay good money now to find good quality tools. Spend a lot of money on new tools or, get a new box, and keep the good tools you already have.
CavemanCharlie 07/29/14 08:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black tank and toilet paper and chemicals

I didn't read all 4 pages of this thread. I use the Scott rapidly dissolving stuff myself. Here is a link that may help you decide what you need. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDLXXRVe2pc
CavemanCharlie 07/29/14 07:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Rockwood 2910 TS AC not cooling enough

This camper seems to have found a roof unit that works for him. I looked it up on the internet. It was designed and made in Australia. It looks intriguing. It's sold over here as the Atwood Air Command. Click on the link below for the post http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27854590.cfm
CavemanCharlie 07/28/14 08:01am Travel Trailers
RE: We really need to thin out

Here in MN I'm stuck inside all winter with nothing to do but, think about camping. I keep my camper in a shed on my property so I turn on a electric heater inside it and use this time to take everything out of it. Then I go through all the stuff and repack the essentials that I've learned I need. The extra stuff goes on shelves in the shed. Problem now is the shelves are all full and I have to build more. I live out in the country at a old farm place. I have buildings crammed full of all sorts of stuff. I have a spare bedroom in my house that is so full of stuff I can't walk in there anymore. I still have my currant events notes from high school civics class. When Jimmy Carter was president . Someone should start a reality show called "Clean Your Junk" or something like that. Have a group of people go into a home and help the home owner have a big yard sale and bring a dumpster for what doesn't sell.
CavemanCharlie 07/28/14 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: power awning question.

While on the subject of power awnings, what do people like? I need to replace the fabric on my 5th wheel awning and I was thinking of taking it off and going power. I don't care how much work it is to install, that doesn't both me. Anyone have any strong likes or dislikes on the brands and models? I live in a area of usually windy days. I don't use my manual awning much because I'm afraid the wind will come up suddenly and rip it off. I was at the park earlier this year on a day that the weather service said could become windy. As I walked around the park I noticed that only the people with electric awnings had theres out. All the people with manual awnings had left there rolled up. Haven't had my awning out in 2 years.
CavemanCharlie 07/27/14 07:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Amazon Same Day Delivery

I had a friend several years ago that wanted to fly commercial passenger planes. But he was competing with other pilots that had many more flight hours. So he took a job flying commercial cargo planes to build up his hours. They fly at night - all night. Amazon has a huge warehouse at the airport in Louisville, KY. and their own runways and parking areas. Other places around the country as well. All Amazon packages are bar coded and run through a fully automated sorting facility. While the pilots are sleeping, the warehouse moves the packages from their origin to a plane headed for their destination. The next night, my friend hopped into a loaded plane and flew to the next stop. All the packages that were as close to their final destinations as possible were separated and loaded onto big trucks and delivered to their final warehouse stop. Then out to the familiar brown UPS delivery trucks. I've seen videos of the packages being sorted in the warehouses. They're moving so fast that you can't even see the bar codes go by. But the machines can. please show where you learned that they have their own air fleet & runways ! btw they do not ! what you speak of is UPS & FedEx and loading & sorting operations & transportation, NOT amazon's. Amazon only has inventory/fulfillment centers. Is it possible that the Amazon fulfillment centers might be right next to the UPS center?? So that they are separate entities but, still working together ? Type thing.
CavemanCharlie 07/27/14 07:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Amazon Same Day Delivery

I had a friend several years ago that wanted to fly commercial passenger planes. But he was competing with other pilots that had many more flight hours. So he took a job flying commercial cargo planes to build up his hours. They fly at night - all night. Amazon has a huge warehouse at the airport in Louisville, KY. and their own runways and parking areas. Other places around the country as well. All Amazon packages are bar coded and run through a fully automated sorting facility. While the pilots are sleeping, the warehouse moves the packages from their origin to a plane headed for their destination. The next night, my friend hopped into a loaded plane and flew to the next stop. All the packages that were as close to their final destinations as possible were separated and loaded onto big trucks and delivered to their final warehouse stop. Then out to the familiar brown UPS delivery trucks. I've seen videos of the packages being sorted in the warehouses. They're moving so fast that you can't even see the bar codes go by. But the machines can. That's the story I heard on the TV too.
CavemanCharlie 07/27/14 07:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campground pricing.

I didn't read all 5 pages of this thread. I'm just a local weekend camper. The casinos around here charge about 30 bucks a night. They have nice level cement pads. But, there quite plain. Not camping in nature, just a glorified parking lot. The local county, out of the way, parks I frequent run 17-22 dollars a night. They don't have full hook up's. At 17 a night you get electricity and nothing else. At 22 a night you get electricity and water. The sites are gravel, sometimes unleveled, (though not always) often shaded, and they have more of a camping type feel. MN state park prices are about the same prices as local county campgrounds. They are much, much, nicer but, you better have a reservation far in advance.
CavemanCharlie 07/27/14 07:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: How's your A/C working?

The RV 24 foot long came with a Dometic roof unit and worked very well even when the temps outside where 118+ outside and no shade, this year the unit quit and was replaced with a Coleman Mach unit of the same rating, not as good we have to keep it runing all the time in order to have inside temps of 75 to 80 with no shade and all the blinds closed. The Dometic unit was much better a little noisier but cooler when needed the most, the new unit is a little quieter but it does not cool as well and needs to be on cold setting all the time. navegator My brother has a Coleman Mach unit on his 5th wheel and it does not work very well. I don't know how big it is. He asked me to get up on the roof to clean the coils which I tried. I found there was no easy way to clean the evaporator coil from either inside the RV or outside on the roof. After cleaning the condenser coil I had him turn the unit on while I was still on the roof. Then I found out, to my horror, that in a attempt to make it quiet they are trying to draw air through the condenser and then force it to exit out the sides of the unit through the small slots in the side of the cover. This also means they are drawing all the hot air across the compressor which is the hottest part of the AC. That's never going to work. If it were mine I would try to find a fan blade the right size and reverse pitch to draw the air through the sides and blow it out through the condenser. Which is how all the old ones were all built. The way it's built now is a really, really, really, poorly designed air conditioner.
CavemanCharlie 07/27/14 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Boondocking in a natural disaster

Is that you in the videos? Your a TV star now. Can I have your autograph? I have my TT set up with 2 deep cycle golf cart batteries. I have plenty of water and food in there for a week or so. Maybe more but, I'd get tired of eating things like canned beans by the end of the week. I usually don't have more then a 3-6 day supply of meds in there though. Around here where I go camping if I'm stuck for longer then that it means the world as we know it has come to a end and nothing is going to matter anymore anyway.
CavemanCharlie 07/27/14 09:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Amazon Same Day Delivery

I heard a man give a talk once that said the reason this sort of stuff works so well is because the big shipping cooperation's like UPS are really the ones doing the work. You think you are buying from Amazon but they are really just the people handling you order and taking your money. UPS has a big giant facility somewhere that has it's own airport and 100's of acres of where houses. When you place your order with Amazon it instantly goes to them and the put it on the plane right away. There is no Amazon where house. I'll see if I can find the talk and post it here but, it may take me some time. The man who did the talk did it in a humorous way telling the story that the people in the funny little brown shorts (UPS shorts) are the ones doing everything. caveman - i don't know who gave that talk but they couldn't have been more off base ! Amazon absolutely DOES have warehouses....and they aren't necessarily close to any major airports...they are strategically placed. the DO leverage other logistics specialist like UPS, FedEx of course. for a list of Amazon Warehouses (aka fulfillment centers) - http://www.mwpvl.com/html/amazon_com.html OK, well I was half asleep watching the show at the park. Maybe I misunderstood him or said it wrong.
CavemanCharlie 07/27/14 09:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Fridge cooling fan mod

Is there anyway to add a roof vent to your TT? At least on my trailer, that's not really an option, though it's a good suggestion for natural air flow. The vent pipe would have to go through a counter top, partially block a window, then go through a cabinet. I'm pretty sure the wife would not find that aesthetically pleasing :) Another thing I've tried, but haven't really proven that it works, is to leave the top vent cover off. For me it's just a couple of tabs that rotate to unlock, not secured with screws like the OP. Just seems like that top vent cover captures a lot of heat coming off the coils. Maybe I should try taking off both the bottom and upper covers when it's hot to aid in circulation? Maybe removing the both would help. Could you possibly build a framework and replace the covers with screen? Then you would not have to remove them all the time.
CavemanCharlie 07/27/14 08:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Tighten you propane tank wing nut

I've always been amazed that they do not secure them better from the factory. Even if I get mine tight the whole framework is still held to the trailer by a couple of really small screws.
CavemanCharlie 07/26/14 10:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Air conditioner noise

There loud. There is no way to move the necessary amount of air through the small space required by a camper AC and do it quietly. From what I've found the quieter they make them the worse they work. You have to have air movement. The return warm air and the output cold air all have to get into and out of the AC in a 14 inch space. It's amazing they work as well as they do.
CavemanCharlie 07/26/14 10:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fridge cooling fan mod

I love what you have done. Your very handy and thanks for the very nice write up and the good post! Is there anyway to add a roof vent to your TT? Even if it's a small one? Like say a piece of 3-4 inch PVC pipe? I don't know if this would help but, I wonder if that along with your modifications would do the trick. The roof vent would get the "stack effect" started and once you got the air moving through the bottom of the fridge then your fans would be able to pull the hot air out . I have no idea really. I'm just bouncing ideas off of you and all of the other member to see what you think.
CavemanCharlie 07/26/14 10:36pm Travel Trailers
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