Not everyone goes through the slinky cleaning ritual, if I had to clean the slinky like that each time I wouldn't have an RV.
Of course, you're right. There are exceptions to every general statement. And, of course, you have to realize that you're an exception and most people do indeed go through the slinky cleaning ritual.
That looks like a very nice setup you have. :C But it looks like it might hang rather low, and I don't know if I would have enough room under my rig for something like that. :( And given how low the OP says his termination is located, he may not have room for it either.
painters blue tape? it is suppose to be non residue tape
But if it's anything like regular masking tape, the adhesive will dry out over the winter and then be nearly impossible to remove. Painter's tape is designed to be used short term and removed when the painting is done. Read the instructions and I'm sure you'll see that they don't recommend leaving it on any longer than necessary.
May I ask why you feel the need to seal up the opening? I never have.
How are the macerators? Are they fairly fast when operating? I'm assuming they'll pump up a incline?
Macerators are not real fast, but they ARE convenient, and they can pump uphill or rather long distances. I use mine all the time. I still carry a slinky hose for emergencies, but it's not been hooked up for more than five years now.
If you have enough space in the compartment to leave the macerator hooked up all of the time, much of the extra pumping time is offset by the lack of setup/cleanup time. With a slinky, you have to get out the hose and hook it up before you can dump. Then after dumping, you have to drain the hose, unhook it, rinse it, drain it again, and then put it away. That all takes time.
If you can leave the macerator hooked up, then all you have to do is pull on the hose and unscrew the cap. After dumping, let the hose drain, screw the cap on, and toss it back into the compartment. Odds are you won't even get your hands wet.
Running the pump takes longer than the whoosh from a slinky, but the little bit of extra time is really only an issue if you're in a long dump station line. But if you have the macerator, you might even be able to skip the dump station line and do it at home. I use 75 feet of garden hose to extend my macerator output to reach a septic tank cleanout/inlet. At the old place it was even a few feet uphill. But the macerator handles it with ease, something the slinky could never do.
If you're the type who sees dumping the tanks to be an activity like a pit stop where every second counts, then you probably won't like it. But if you don't mind a few extra minutes, you might consider it. And did I mention it can be so much more convenient and clean?
seems like a site that prefers sensation to reality.
The site warns of poor quality copies and deceptive sales practices. A member posts that they did indeed get a poor quality copy when it was advertised as the genuine article. That sounds like reality to me.
Are there better ways to phrase it? Of course. Do they get their point across? I think they do. You seem to be pedantically picking apart word usage and missing the bigger picture, when the intended meaning seems reasonably clear.
I think your definition of "fake" is fake. now if they advertise it has a GPS and it doesn't, then it is false advertising, not fake. A FAKE GPS would show some numbers, not correct however.
I agree fake is probably not the ideal word, but it's the word used on the review site.
"Counterfeit" would probably be a better word for it. It's a cheap knock-off imitation of the real product, deceptively labeled and packaged to look like the genuine article. It works, for the most part, but does not have the features, quality, or performance that you think you're buying. It's like plunking down your hard earned money for a "Rolex",and finding out you really got a "Rolox" imitation that doesn't keep proper time and falls apart after a couple weeks.
where is it ordained that a dash camera has to have a Novatek processor
In the genuine device's product specifications.
We spent four years looking for our current house. The first step when getting an address was to get on Google Earth and check out the overhead pictures. If it looked like there might be room to maneuver and park the MH, then we did a drive by. If it still looked like there was room, then we would ask our agent for a visit. We crossed off most of the candidates because there was no room for the MH. All other considerations were secondary. I guess we might actually be RVers...
I just read the thread and have a question. Any problems from the xray scanners and Folks with Pace Makers?
My understanding is that the large yellow scanners at the entrance to the booths on the US side are not X-Ray units. I believe that they are radiation sensors, and don't transmit anything. I'm not aware of any scanners on the Canadian side.
Now, on the US side, it's possible that you will get pulled aside for a secondary inspection where they line up a row of cars, and then drive past them with an X-Ray truck. I've not had that happen to me, so I don't know if they give any warnings. I've seen others get lined up for it, but I don't recall if they had people stay in the vehicles or get out.
got under the jack with a socket set and turned nut to manually lift jack, I noticed it turned hard at 1st than got easier
That's good news! When it happened to my friend last year, there was no resistance turning that manual override nut, and he could spin it as much as he wanted with no effect.
That happened to a friend of mine last year: one electric jack over-extended, got cocked, and wouldn't retract. Ended up twisting the frame enough that it broke the windshield. Had to get a tow truck out to the campsite and jack up the axle to take the weight off of it, then it would retract normally.
I have to have me some electricity for my CPAP machine. ;)
many CPAP owners use an inverter, so they don't need electric hookups.
Or they just run them directly off of 12 volts: many CPAP machines have 12 volt inputs, unbeknownst to their owners. Much more efficient to run them that way than the inefficiencies inherent in inverting 12v to 120v, and then back down to the low voltages used inside the machine.
After these posts I am seriously reconsidering. With all the rules, special equipment required, foreign vehicle fees, multiple fines for the same things, it seems the Canadian government is actually hostile toward foreigners. Is this right or am I just reading too much into it?
You're reading too much into it. They are not hostile towards foreigners, in fact other than weapons and felony conviction restrictions, crossing into Canada is a piece of cake compared to the US scrutiny coming back.
I've highlighted part of your post, and I think that mostly comes from my discussion of the ETR? That's just one toll road in Toronto, and in that case, I do think they are somewhat hostile to foreigners in heavy motorhomes, but that's just my opinion. If you're going from Niagara Falls to Detroit, you're not going to be anywhere near there.
This isn't exactly on topic, but I guess this means you let your dogs defecate where the next campers kids will be playing...
Not exactly on topic? It's not at all on topic.
But to answer you: Actually, no, we don't. 90% of the time we are not at a campground, but at a dog show where we're parked in the middle of a field (but we still clean up!) And wherever we are, we carry plastic patio mats that we use when the field is muddy, or when at a campground. They go down first, then the pen. Easy clean-up, with no piles or smears left behind.
Here's this weekend's setup:
Yes, that's another detail that I didn't include before. Not because I expect people to be clairvoyant, but because it has nothing to do with the the topic at hand, just like the negative anti-dog and anti-scooper comments. If we all wrote down every possible detail with every post, these threads would get very long, with a lot of unnecessary clutter.
I just don't get it... There is so much discussion about how angry people get when others don't clean up after their dogs. Now, when there is a discussion about ways to clean up, by people who want to do the right thing, there are still negative people who want to get their two cents in and cause a commotion. Get a life! I'm beginning to remember why I took a vacation from this forum for a year or two... :(
No where in your previous post did you give such detailed information as you do here. I'm neither a mind reader nor am I clairvoyant nor was I specifically responding to you.
Until your post, I didn't think it was necessary to give detailed information as to WHY someone would want to use a scooper. And your post didn't appear to be directed to anyone in particular, it appeared to be a general condemnation of anybody who used a scooper. I merely answered for the crowd that there can be valid reasons for a scooper that have nothing to do with being squeemish. I try to be helpful, rather than saying that what a person is asking about is nonsense.
I believe my dog should pay me to do it, but everytime I bring up the subject she just leans over and starts biting fleas. *sigh*
LOL! I got a Father's Dat card from "the dogs" once (actually my son found it.) On the front, it has a picture of dog, and says "You feed me, you take care of me, you pick up my poop." And on the inside it says "And I'M the dumb dog. Yeah, right."
I always get a chuckle over that thought. They do have us trained well, don't they? ;)
First off what is IMHO? I mostly want to know "where" to fill up. So, I guess it is campgrounds, RV Parks or gas stations. Thank you all
Acronyms are used by those who either cant spell the words or are too **** lazy to do so.
Or by those who are trying to fit in with "the cool kids." ;)
Rustoleum NeverWet shows a Satellite Dish on it's packaging:
Yes, it shows a DISH which is painted metal, but not a DOME which is plastic. Under the pictures it says concrete and wood, but the text under the dish is cut off. Other product pictures show the word "metal" under that picture.
The product information says it's compatible with "most plastics." It would be interesting to know what kind of plastic is used for the OP's dome, and whether NeverWet is compatible with it.
I don't know what kind of plastic is used by KingDome, but I know that when I used KindDome's treatment on my KingDome dome, it made the plastic look and feel terrible: it looked like the treatment actually attacked and softened the plastic.
ShapeShifter - what I called "ESP" is the "EMS".
That's what I was guessing, but I didn't want to make assumptions. After all, maybe an ESP is something that supernaturally figures out there's an electrical problem! :B
They key is that if the 30 amp adapter works, but things fail when you add the 20 (actually 15) amp adapter, then that means the problem pretty much has to be in the adapter or socket that it's plugged into. My guess is one of them will have an open ground or swapped hot/neutral polarity (I've seen both.)
The first step is to check the power socket. A quick test is to use one of these testers: (although they don't catch every possible problem)
Do you have one? If the socket is good, the next step is to try a different 20 amp adapter.
My problem is when I drop to 20 amp I get a fault on the ESP panel and it doesn't see the service.
Is there any indication of what the actual fault is?
What exactly is the "ESP"? Got a manufacturer/model name for it? Sounds like it doesn't like the 20 amp power for some reason. Is it like an EMS system that checks for wiring faults like open ground or reversed polarity (both of which could easily be caused by a bad adapter)? If it's a new adapter that you've never successfully used before, it's always possible there is a wiring problem with the adapter.
You say the 30 amp adapter works. First step is I would borrow a 20 to 30 amp adapter from someone and give that a try.
Considering I have never had a problem with what I have, I am probably just fixing something that is not broke. With my solar, I seldom run the Honda over twenty minutes a day. Maybe run for a few hours a couple of times a year.
Sounds to me that the whole concept isn't really needed for you. If you run it for such short durations, and so seldom, it hardly seems worth the effort.
The biggest concern would be if you frequently attend a rally, race, dog/horse show, or similar event where rigs are packed in like sardines. In that case, with your setup, the exhaust might be blowing directly into the window of a neighboring rig. But since you use it so infrequently, simply taking the generator off of the platform and aiming it more carefully could be a whole lot less work than adding a stack.
But hey, if you feel like tinkering and experimenting, go for it! (But if you've got that much free time, head over this way and help me with some work on my rig! :B)
The new diesel emission standards have been a huge pain for the emergency vehicle world. The vehicles idle too long and don't get driven long and far enough to passively regen and clean the DPF.
There, I added a little detail (in red) to your comment. Besides not getting driven far enough to start and complete a regen cycle, they are also idled (or fast idled for PTO) often so that the filter quickly fills up. Yes indeed, lots of idling and not enough over the road driving can be a real problem.