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RE: mail address/physical address in different states

As doxiemom11 said above - you can have a mail service anywhere you want. It does not affect your residency.
Clay L 04/24/17 02:41pm Full-time RVing
RE: Impressed with MPG in old rig

I have found that it takes several tanks of gas to get a good average. Hope the 8 mpg holds up. :)
Clay L 04/24/17 02:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane tank recertification

I thought I read there was a new ruling that the small tanks didn't need recertified for 12 years now. But a quick search didn't come up with anything... I know I read that somewhere recently... Roy Ken DOT requirement has been recert 12 yrs after date of mfg. on propane cylinders 4#-40# That recert requirement has been rewritten at 1st of year....10 yrs after date of mfg. but has NOT been released (it was and then pulled) SO as for now it is still 12 yrs after date of mfg. as stamped on protective collar. OP...... SW PA? Lot of territory Do you have a Suburban Propane Vendor? My local Co-Op must not have got the word - Two weeks ago I had to get one re-certified that was 11 years old. $5 for a sticker good for 5 additional years. Got it at Ferrellgas.
Clay L 04/21/17 02:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Serious Flaw in Firefox and Chrome Browsers!

Bit Defender blocked access to the site but I upgraded Chrome anyway. Hovering the cursor now shows the real url. Thanks for the info 1492.
Clay L 04/21/17 01:39pm Technology Corner
RE: AC vibrating the whole camper!

Chris may well be right. That is what caused mine to really vibrate once. I had to look carefully to find it.
Clay L 04/18/17 11:54am Tech Issues
RE: water heater

There are a number of things that can cause it. Go HERE for a troubleshooting guide and scroll down to "Erratic burner flame or sooting". In my case it was a misaligned flame spreader.
Clay L 04/18/17 11:40am Beginning RVing
RE: foul odor

Atwood does not use an anode rod because the tank is aluminum and a rod is not necessary. The following procedure for smelly water is from the Atwood manual. "1. Turn off your main water supply. Drain your water heater tank. Reinstall drain plug. Remove the pressure-temperature relief valve. With a funnel use 4 parts white vinegar to two parts water. (In a 6 gallon tank that would be 4 gallons vinegar to 2 gallons water). 2. Cycle the water heater, letting it run under normal operation 4-5 times. At no time do you remove the vinegar from the tank Once this has been completed, remove the drain plug and drain the water heater. 3. After thoroughly draining the tank, to remove the sediment, flush the water heater. If you elect to use air pressure, it may be applied either through the inlet or outlet on the rear of the tank or applied through the pressure-temperature relief valve. Remove the pressure-temperature relief valve and insert your air pressure through the pressure-temperature relief valve coupling. In either case, with the drain valve open, the air pressure will force the remaining water out of the unit. If air pressure is unavailable, your unit can be flushed with fresh water. Fresh water should be pumped into the tank either with the onboard pump or external water pressure. External pressure may be hosed into the unit either through the inlet or outlet found on the rear of the tank or the pressure-temperature relief valve coupling located on the front of the unit. Continue this flushing process for approximately five minutes allowing ample time for the fresh water to agitate the stagnant water on the bottom of the tank and forcing the deposits through the drain opening. 4. Upon completion of the steps above, replace the drain plug and the pressure-temperature relief valve. 5. Refill tank with fresh water that contains no sulphur."
Clay L 04/16/17 10:55am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone mastered Kindle Owners Lending Library?

I use the following site to access Kindle Prime books on my PC. I download them to my Kindles to read them but you can also read them on your PC. Kindle Prime
Clay L 04/13/17 03:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Anyone mastered Kindle Owners Lending Library?

This doesn't answer your question but I find it cheaper. I got a library card from my local library and use their ebook program and borrow books through Overdrive. No cost. You can put 10 of the newer books on hold and when they become available they send you an email and you download them. I think the borrow time is 14 days. It is 14 days but accessing Overdrive via my local library I was able to increase it 21 days. I sometimes (rarely) need more than 14 days when I get busy so I set mine to 21 days.
Clay L 04/13/17 03:33pm Technology Corner
RE: building trailer storage at home - guest room

You may live out in the country where it may not matter but many towns/counties have zoning regulations that won't allow what you want to do. Might be a good idea to check first - unless you already know the answer of course. yep, and any sewer hookup is a "clean out" not a RV dump. just use your words carefully when getting permits. it is NOT to live in. bumpy That is what we called it when we put in an RV site at an orchard we inherited back when we were full timing. Turned out that changes in the code since the system was put in many years ago actually required a clean out so we were golden. :)
Clay L 04/07/17 09:23am Beginning RVing
RE: building trailer storage at home - guest room

You may live out in the country where it may not matter but many towns/counties have zoning regulations that won't allow what you want to do. Might be a good idea to check first - unless you already know the answer of course.
Clay L 04/06/17 01:48pm Beginning RVing
RE: Motor home insurance

We had a full timers policy with Progressive for several years. One claim and it was handled quickly and fairly. When we moved to SD we switched to GS (National General now - used to be GMAC) because it was cheaper. I have read but have not checked but the Progressive road service that comes with the RV policy is said to have a very low towing mileage allowance. If so you might need to get a standalone road service policy. That will cost a $100 per year or so from GS or another supplier.
Clay L 04/06/17 01:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: yellowing plastic trim

I use Clorox Kitchen Cleanup with bleach. Spray it on, go have a cold one ... or 2, rinse. Also works well on the AC outlet covers and grab handle next to the door. That works but for more stubborn yellow stains I have used Softscrub with bleach. It takes a little work but will remove the yellowing.
Clay L 04/04/17 11:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Tank Oder

The waste system is sealed except for the roof vents. If you have any odor that isn't getting into the RV from the roof vent or out of the toilet when you flush with an exhaust fan running, you have a problem that needs to be addressed. You should have water in all of your traps and the toilet bowl. The air admittance valves under the sinks must be working properly. The air admittance valve is screwed onto a stub on the sewer side of the sink trap. Usually it can be unscrewed by hand. Replacements can be found in hardware stores. The gray water odor from a faulty admittance valve can be as bad or worse than the black tank.
Clay L 04/04/17 11:15am General RVing Issues
RE: F-53 Repair Manuals (Chilton/Haynes/etc.)

I know you prefer print manuals as I do but you can download an F53 2002 model year service manual HERE in case you change your mind. I got it from a friend who said Ford sent it to him when he called them.
Clay L 03/31/17 11:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ceiling fan. install advice

Beside checking for cabinet interference, make sure the blades won't hit anything when the slide is in. A friend didn't and had to remove a blade every time he brought the slide in.
Clay L 03/27/17 12:52pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dish tripod

A lot of folks use the TV4RV tripod mentioned above, See HERE
Clay L 03/25/17 03:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Full Time, Selling Everything

We sold a lot of stuff, gave a lot to our kids and places like the Salvation Army. We did not follow the advice of many about getting rid of everything and put quite a bit in storage (10 by 30 storage unit). After 11 years of full timing we bought a house in western CO and had all of our stuff moved here from NH. We had sold all of the big appliances and most of the soft furniture but still had a lot of stuff. I am sure glad we did not follow the conventional advice and get rid of all of it. We have spent about $15,000 buying what we need for the house - stuff that we sold for maybe 10 percent of what it cost back then. If we had to replace what we had stored - like guns, complete woodworking shop, my wife's equipment for building miniatures, her genealogy research records and small appliances, desks and office equipment, and my electronic gear, it would have cost a lot more than what we spent for storage. Some things like heirlooms that came from as far back as our great grand parents could not be replaced at any cost.
Clay L 03/25/17 03:07pm Full-time RVing
RE: Camping with oxygen?

Check out the Inogen One.It's a small battery-operated concentrator. I've been using mine over two years with no problems at all. I don't leave pilot lights on anyway (too many years on boats), so I never give the propane a thought. I have Medicare and a supplement, so there was no cost to me. Get the double batteries, it comes with 12Vdc and 115vac chargers. I think you'll be pleased. Except as a satisfied user, I have no connection with this company. BTW, the flame for your frig is outside. A friend has one that works great and we checked on one for my wife who like me uses CPAP. The Inogen is a demand type unit - that is it provides oxygen when it senses you taking a breath. According to Inogen it can't used with a CPAP machine because it doesn't provide a steady supply of oxygen at a specific pressure.
Clay L 03/10/17 11:56am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Hot water tank bypass valves

Some companies (Winnebago for one) use two check valves. Here is a drawing I made of my Winnebago setup. If you only have one check valve it will be in the hot water out line. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/ClayL/Winnebagowaterheaterplumbingdiagram.png
Clay L 03/10/17 11:31am Class A Motorhomes
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