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RE: Need a new water pump

I went with the Gold Standard as recommended by the RVWaterFilterStore. Sounds good. Our AquaFlow has 55 gallons a minute but at 55psi. I like 85 psi in shower. Just have to make sure older plumbing will stand up to it. I wonder if the hookup is the same, of one plug and two hoses?
down home 01/17/17 08:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: How will this affect RVing. Very interesting video.

The green agenda is a net loss. Sure they have made batteries with more capacity and efficient and Expensive. Energy is not free and each exchange cycle adds a lot of loss. Producing electricity is not cheap and eventually you will pay big bucks for electricity or for miles traveled. then there is range. There are road in Ark, that its is over one hundred miles of hills and valleys, that will cut range of a light weight, small car in half. Heavy RVs will require half the basement as battery storage. I'm not much of fan for storing high amounts of energy in small packages, liek lithium ion bombs. Impractibilty and ultimately cost. Cost in batteries, cost in energy, cost in replacement and limited capacity as compared to diesel or gasoline, or propane will not fit the requirements or pocketbooks of most people. I cited Arkansas. How about West Texas and miles and miles without stations and electricity and when you find one stand quarter mile away as you charge 6,000lbs of batteries for hours or maybe an hour which really scares me. Lots of energy transfere in short time into batteries means lots and lots of heat. Not to mention 100 degree heat on a massive battery pack. Perhaps in the future I will buy a small electric for close to home, here in the hills which will cut range by half.
down home 01/17/17 08:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yum...tapeworms in your salmon

Do the fish glow too? They say radioactivity is high from Fukishima. I discussed it with my wife, a few years ago and we don't buy fish from Alaska or the Northwest or California. I don't care for raw fish. My son likes it but I think he will change his mind, after hearing about the worms and grubs, in the fish from there.
down home 01/17/17 08:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Cost of driving now vs then

First car in High School was 56 Ford Fairlane, gray and white, with 292 v8 engine and auto. Gas was about 29 to 36cents a gallon. In fifties and early sixties my Uncle, in small town, Monroe,Indiana ran a gas station. He told me of selling gas for 14-19 cents a gallon. He got a penny and the Distributor got a penny. Full service too. Oil changes, service and tires is where they made their money. Now Distributors own the stations or the pumps and tanks, and set the prices and sell lots of junk food for a lot more money.
down home 01/17/17 08:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Arizona (AZDOT) posts new tags for fuel pumps

What we have done is pay inside of course for truck diesel pumps, and signed a log, with our plate number. The Clerk made the tax adjustment, and we paid the non commercial or cheaper price.Why did you sign a log? Is it a commercial account? Is this for AZ? They just had a log book or ledger book, I signed and make of MH and ta number. I suppose it is to show tax people if they come round. I've only fueled up few times in Az. The Flying J in Kingman at RV pumps, and Pilot on I10. I stopped at the lat place because the posted price truck price for fuel was quite a bit cheaper than Flyin J. It was truck stop and we couldn't get into car lanes. A bit greasy but saved about 45.00 on fill up in 2012.
down home 01/15/17 08:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Arizona (AZDOT) posts new tags for fuel pumps

What we have done is pay inside of course for truck diesel pumps, and signed a log, with our plate number. The Clerk made the tax adjustment, and we paid the non commercial or cheaper price.
down home 01/14/17 08:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cost of driving now vs then

1970 I bought Hemi Cuda for 4,200.00 premium gas was 39 cents a gallon, best I remember. Bought three Hardees Char broil grilled hamburgers, fries and cokes, for 3.69 or there abouts. Our current 05 Ford Crew Cab was about 21,000.00 and we paid too much.Still have it. New one as of November, in alummmminum, was somewhere around54,000.00 and wasn't the top of the line, with a small 5.0, or more with troublesome turbo six. A new Suburban, loaded, only big one left is right around 92,000.00 or same as the Cadillac Escalade. In 71 a new Cadillac, don't remember model, loaded was about 4400.00. First replacement set, of tires, for the F150 was about 500.00+ some. Michelins. New ones, changed design last year, are 219.00 each. 199.00 at another place.
down home 01/14/17 07:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Post that do not stick to subject

I had a situation once. Only had a twenty and the machine would only take a dollar.
down home 01/11/17 09:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine

Warming up an engines means cold weather and perhaps ice and snow on the windshield. We've all been through it. I have tried to drive before the ice and snow were off it and nearly wrecked once. It makes no sense to not warm the engine. If worried about oil being too thick, which I've seen switch to synthetic. My engine on the F150 burns synthetic anyway. It is thin and the design of the modern emissions engine, some with only one compression ring and one oil ring, all rather loose encourages it. A lot of new cars come with remote start. The only way to stop some possible minor scuff is to keep the engine running all the time, or an oil pressure accumulator,which adds cost and car mfgs don't want to do that. Trying to drive away, with it ten degrees below, inside the car, and frost on the windshield is not a good idea.
down home 01/11/17 09:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: Frozen water pipe

The bounder has or had a cover where you put the sewer hose and two or three 1/2 in holes for any water to drain out. I thought about it on a trip to Fla a few years ago when daytime high was in the teens, of putting piece of duct tape on the holes, temporarily. I didn't and all was good. There is power in the wet bay, 12 volt for the light and water pump. 120 is on the other side. Not too much of a problem to do some wiring and plugin there. Only would have to run the inverter going down the road. A 120 bulb will operate on 12 volt, but I haven't done the math to see if there would be problem. Probably not. Real solution would be a GFC equipped very small heater and fan,on either 12 or 120. On 12 volt, it would require at least 10 gauge wire from a DC breaker. Don't know if there is an extra or space for one or not, but just bit more work if not. Just don't want too much juice from alternator, so I guess that woule mean Inverter and do the math on draw.
down home 01/08/17 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: PA Gas Tax

Guess where we won't be traveling through or to? Those fuel taxes are totally unreasonable and something you would expect in Europe or Britain. They're not fixing roads with that. They are spending it on something else. It will have a serious negative effect on tourism, new business and people moving to their state. All the local and ling distance transport will have to increase their prices and groceries and everything else will go up with it. Perhaps they are trying to force people to use bicycles?
down home 01/04/17 09:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Could We See Big Block Gas V-8 & V-10 In New Trucks Again

Since this has gone diesel vs gas, right I don't own one. I do work on them. And as I stated I wouldn't own a late model def equipped diesel. Ide rather stop for one more gas fill up rather than wait on the side of the road for a tow truck or be limited to 50mph because of an issue. And ide love to see a diesel PU getting 15 mpg towing 15k plus lbs!!! Since that seems to be what people are claiming. If not, the actual mileage of 11 wouldn't sway me one bit to get a diesel. If and when the time comes and I wanted a diesel it would be a pre DEF Cummins. We no longer have it but our 05 Dualie F350 pulling, bear with me,19,00lbs, I think got, at 62mph, 1900rpm on cruise and average of somewhere around 20mpg.There is a post somewhere from when we had it with the exact figures. Nail it and it went down. That figure was averaged over one mountain and a total, mostly Interstate in the US and some congestion in Ontario, and west over Superior and back down. Our 02 7.4 F350 did better than that with a tune, on tow setting. Empty it would run like a race car.
down home 01/04/17 09:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Could We See Big Block Gas V-8 & V-10 In New Trucks Again

I don't see any big block making a comeback. If you want one you will have to resurrect a old vehicle that has one. Crate engines are available up to 632 cubic inches. 572s are as common as dirt. And in other post I made you got the dough, you can buy up to over 900 inches, complete.
down home 01/04/17 09:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Could We See Big Block Gas V-8 & V-10 In New Trucks Again

Nope I am looking for a plug-in hybrid MH or truck. That would be one heck, of a battery pack fora truck. Of course the bed is usually empty.
down home 01/04/17 09:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Underside shielding on motorhome

I can't see it. Those plastic tanks swell a lot when full. Could be to support them plus road shield. A large rock, or bolt that will go through a 22.5 in tire will easily penetrate a tank. at any rate I would fix the rust and reinstall 1/4 in or thicker aluminum plates. If they are aluminum on steel supports galvanic corrosion/rusting is the reason everything let go. If they contact the tanks, might want some glue between the two so no movement from vibration etc occurs. Certainly fix the rusted metal and proper coating to insulate steel from aluminum. Maybe someone else has a better idea?
down home 01/04/17 09:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Underside shielding on motorhome

I can't see it. Thosoe plastic tanks swell a lot when full. Could be to support them plus road shield. at any rate I would fix the rust and reinstall 1/4 in or thicker aluminum plates. If they are aluminum on steel supports galvanic corrosion/rusting is the reason everything let go. If they contact the tanks, might want some glue between the two so no movement from vibration etc occurs. Certainly fix the rusted metal and proper coating to insulate steel from aluminum. Maybe someone else ahs a better idea?
down home 01/04/17 09:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Domicile: Texas vs. Florida

Don't come her it is too crowded and you wouldn't like all the woods. Florida if you like a Sauna. Texas if you like an oven. We don't have income tax and registration or plates or tax is 24.00 a year. Don't care if it is a Susuki or a Prevost. We have four seasons, sometimes three. Sales tax is generally 9.75 combined. Now, guess where.
down home 01/04/17 09:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Benefits of 22" inch wheels on a gasser?

Stick 22.5s on your half ton and see if it will carry more. It is all part of the design. You start with dimensions, then weight and other factors., 19.5 on a twenty eight o fifty thousand lb motor home, would not last too long, in my opinion. You're not going to see that on a lot or anywhere. As far as a conversion from 9.5 to 22.5 I would have to see the creature. Probably take a lot of adjustments such as gearing, and bigger axles. It would be one stout puppy though. 22.5s on a ten thousand pound or so, RV ought to last a loooong time. Might not ride smooth at all, not enough weight for sidewall design and the huge thread depth. Th extra unsprung weight would be something akin to driving a chevy luv, with huge tires. Take a lot more braking too.
down home 01/04/17 09:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Could We See Big Block Gas V-8 & V-10 In New Trucks Again

Have you ever bough gas for a 500 ci or larger gas engine pulling a heavy load. EPA was trying to design, or regulate diesels out of existence. They would have liked to see one or two gas engines, on the road, no matter the cost, or lack or acceptabiltiy, reliabiltiy and so on. Still Sonnies makes a gas eninge, all aluminum in the next generation chevy hemi design, or mopar or ford hemi of over 900 ci and a 1000 ci is in the works. Or a WWII Ford all aluminum V12, 4 cam hemi, for a tank. You could pull right along side the 550 t0 800 ci diesels. You might get 1 mile to the gallon.
down home 01/03/17 04:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: DH is concerned because our Coachmen Mirada has no bumpers

In 07 we saw couple from California that hit an Elk in Colorado, in their new coach. A cowcatcher or some other style would be simply a great idea. We need more weight on the front. I'm sure it would take, some custom work and expensive work, to adapt one designed for a Freightliner to the mh. One hit by an elk, cow or car would pay for it though. The NHTSA idea, of extensive and expensive body work,air conditioner, generator, and weak frame, for crash safety defies logic.
down home 01/03/17 04:14pm Class A Motorhomes
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