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RE: Failed to consider the size of the Portable Dump tank..

Motorize it. :) Closer than you think! No, not the tote tank, get rid of it, in fact ditch the stinky slinky and invest in a FloJet Waste Macerator Pump and you too can off load grey or even macerated black water anywhere, anytime you choose, into easy to handle portable containers of your choice that are already sitting in the back of your truck. I've been using mine for years now, primarily so I can avoid dump station lineups by servicing my tanks at home, but it also enables me to off load waste tank contents while we're camping - no fuss, no muss, and best of all no lifting. :B My choice of containers are a set of 7 gal Aquatainers labelled for the purpose so the most I have to do is lower a full tank (weighing an easy 60 lbs when full) from the truck's tailgate to the ground when dumping - no stinky slinky and no struggling with a heavy wheeled tote tank to get it to the truck, no dragging it to the dump station. With the hundreds of times I've now used my FloJet system there's no way I'd ever consider owning another pain in the neck wheeled tote tank. When we had our truck/trailer, I would keep the tote in the bed of the truck and use my macerator (as mentioned above) to pump as much as i needed from either of my tanks to the tote. Once full, I'd go to the dump and connect my stinky slinky to the tote (still in the back of the truck) and empty via gravity to the sewer. Simple! Ron
lanerd 09/01/15 03:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Michelin Tires

Don't overlook other brands....Michelin is not the only one out there. Check Hankook, Toyo, and others. The only one I would not recommend is the Goodyear G670 series. Ron
lanerd 09/01/15 12:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Braking systems

This would get better responses if it was posted in the "Dinghy Towing" section. Moderator notified. Not to disagree, but I think most viewers click on the "Newest" and get all the latest posts regardless of the forum it was posted in. Ron
lanerd 08/30/15 11:58am Dinghy Towing
RE: Bakersfield to Lone Pine

I have to respectfully partially disagree with Dick. You do NOT want to come down 395 in January...unless you have daily weather report indicating no snow. Parts of 395 are 9000 feet elevation and it doesn't take much to snow up there. I do agree on taking 58 over Tehachapi pass (almost always kept clear of snow as it is a major east/west corridor over the Sierras) to Hwy 14. North on 14 until it merges with 395 at Inyokern. 395 will take you on up to Lone Pine. You DO NOT want to take Hwy 178 out of Bakersfield....this is a road that goes up Kern Canyon and has lots of turns, curves, drop offs, and crazy people driving way too fast. While you can take a large RV over this road, you will eventually have to go over Walker's Pass to get to Hwy 14. During January, this pass can close on a moments notice and you will have no where to go. Even in good weather, taking 178 v.s. 58 will take you at least 1/2 hour longer. So, as mentioned, hwy 58 to 14 to 395 is definitely the best route. I live in Ridgecrest and know these roads intimately. Ron
lanerd 08/29/15 12:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Fuel Survey

I too have the 6 cents off Pilot/Flying J RV Plus card and have never had a problem with it. Swipe it at the pump, put in the code and then fuel up. I really don't need a receipt, so if none appears, no problem. I just mark down the gallons, price per gallon and total $$ for my Excel budget program. Once a month I receive notice of the total monthly bill and then pay it on line with my Discover card that gives me 5% back. Ron
lanerd 08/29/15 11:09am Good Sam Club
RE: Fuel Survey

Sometimes it's not about the fuel being cheaper, but more about the ease of getting in and out and paying at the pump. Ron
lanerd 08/28/15 02:58pm Good Sam Club
RE: Ready to POP a cork I am! ERRRRRR!!!

A drum turning machine takes about 10 min per drum. Most auto parts stores have them in the back room and can do them for about $25 for all four. It's really very simple. $1300 plus another $300!! Yikes! :E It is entirely possible for one seal to leak, but all four?? A simple cleaning of the oil, replacing the seal, and it should be good as new. I agree, these people are trying to rip you off big time. Find someone else to do the work. Ron
lanerd 08/28/15 02:53pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: When will you start the flight south?

We typically head south when temps at home reach low 90s or upper 80s...usually around the first week of Oct or so.
lanerd 08/27/15 04:16pm Snowbirds
RE: Engine Identification help pls

I've always understood that all Chevy engines built since 1995 had the Vortec heads. Not true? Ron
lanerd 08/25/15 10:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Gen 10K filters

Or at least in the Owner's Manual... Ron
lanerd 08/24/15 04:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Good Sam Roadside Assistance.....CANCELLED!!!

The problem with any road side assistance program is that you are at the mercy of the person you talk to. Some will work with you and provide excellent service while others seem to that that you are a bother and interrupting their day. I'm sure there are others that fit in between and provide mediocre service at best. Sounds to me like you found several of the worse ones. Good Sam really needs to upgrade their training of the people who answer the phones. Getting more and more stories like this one. Ron
lanerd 08/24/15 01:37pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Drain smell.

We keep our gray tank drain open all the time due to the fact that we use our clothes washer and dish washer a lot and along with showers, the tank will fill quickly (65 gal tank). You are probably experiencing a bad Air Admittance Valve (AAV) located under your sink. Look for a small (two or three inches) device located on top of the drain piping. It screws off and you can find a replacement at home depot or lowes. And yes, you are correct about leaving the black tank closed until 2/3rd or 3/4th full. If you know how long it takes to fill the gray, you might want to close its valve so that when the black tank needs draining, you can use the gray water afterwards to flush out the stinky slinky. Otherwise, the hose will still have lots of "stuff" left in it. Not good. good luck Ron
lanerd 08/24/15 11:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Onan Gen 10K filters

Bill, you're absolutely correct. Pulled out the generator and right there on the front/side is a tag with all the filter info. Never crossed my mind to look on the generator itself. thanks. Twomed...thanks for the info, but my generator is a Spec F...not A. Not sure if the NAPA numbers will cross reference to the Onan numbers on the generator. Will check. Ron
lanerd 08/24/15 11:16am Tech Issues
Onan Gen 10K filters

I have an Onan 10K generator model HDKCA (or B) Spec Letter F that I'm having difficulty finding the part numbers for the oil, fuel, and air filters. I went to the Onan web page and with my model number, the Spec Letter only goes up to "E". Not sure if that model would be the same as mine. I have no info on part numbers in my owner's manual nor the Generator's Operator's manual. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Ron
lanerd 08/23/15 05:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Braking systems

Not to be short or disrespectful, but this is one of the most common subjects here on rv.net. Do a search on toad brakes and you'll get a whole bunch of info. Personally I have one of the very few brake systems (see signature) that actually utilizes the toad's vacuum assisted "power brakes". Most others do not, and if you've ever had to use a car's brakes with the engine off, you'll understand the amount of force required to stop the car without power brakes. Ron
lanerd 08/23/15 04:21pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Oregon Coast, forest fires, and smoke, current conditions

Here in Newport the air is clear and quality is perfect. Ron
lanerd 08/22/15 04:47pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Formaldahyde in Holding Tanks

Waiting for Willaid to come on and tell us differently. Ron
lanerd 08/22/15 04:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing a running car

Just asking...no disrespect intended. I've read here that NO Toyota has been towable 4-down in many, many years. Ron
lanerd 08/21/15 03:36pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing a running car

Ok can I tow a 2012 toyato seinna 4 down while running or do I need a lube pump and have it turned off and I don't like tow dolly Ask Toyota. Some models require special consideration and others just need to be in neutral. Are you suggesting that maybe the Sienna can be towed 4-down without modifications? Ron
lanerd 08/21/15 11:18am Dinghy Towing
RE: RV Fire inside Tunnel

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lanerd 08/20/15 04:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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