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RE: Refilling propane tanks

The ONLY SAFE way to fill DOT portable RV LP cylinders is by WEIGHT. That means they must be removed to correctly fill them. NOT filling by weight regardless of where they are is dangerous. ASME tanks on Motorhomes are filled with the tank in place. Doug There was a place in BC that used a scale, but every other fill simply pumped until the OPD shut off. How is this unsafe?
stevenal 11/07/15 06:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Anybody ever connect an external battery?

Solder actually has pretty poor resistivity, and will add resistance and voltage drop to the connection. Hammer style crimpers can be inexpensive.
stevenal 10/27/15 08:48am Truck Campers
RE: Where are the tanks on a Sprinter?

Just did that. :) There is plenty of space under the Sprinter Van floor for the tanks in front of the rear axle. Yeah, I was typing too slow on a page that hadn't been refreshed for a bit, and didn't see your response. Appreciate the input.
stevenal 10/26/15 06:08pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Anybody ever connect an external battery?

I agree that jumper clamps would be a poor choice. You might use them while stopped, but then there would be no charging when under way. And leaving jumper clamps on while under way would be a really bad idea, since they could vibrate loose and short circuit. Proper ring terminals are not expensive.
stevenal 10/26/15 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Where are the tanks on a Sprinter?

Please explain further. Behind the rear axle, the generators, batteries, and propane tanks hang in the freed up spare tire spaces. Isn't the area in front taken up by drive shafts, exhaust, etc? Or is the camper floor raised from the van floor to allow space in between? Can a Sprinter van camper owner state where their tanks are just for example? Thanks.
stevenal 10/24/15 07:59pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
Where are the tanks on a Sprinter?

I took a look at some Pleasureway and Roadtrek Sprinters yesterday. After I left the dealership, I began to wonder where the fresh, grey, and black tanks were located. Can any of you enlighten me? Thanks.
stevenal 10/24/15 06:54pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Cassette Toilets

...The benefits of having a cassette toilet are numerous: 1. Dump in any toilet... Not always legally. I've begun seeing signs posted forbidding the act.
stevenal 10/08/15 08:56am Truck Campers
RE: DIY Awning

We've made do without an awning for a long time, but recently began to look into it. But where? Left side, right, back? Didn't seem like one location would suit for everywhere we go. Ended up with one of these instead. We can put it anywhere, even over a table. And it can be oriented to block the wind.
stevenal 10/07/15 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Fantastic fan and vent question

stevenal 10/05/15 09:00am Truck Campers
RE: Hitches - Stingers extended no "Super Hitch" thoughts?

15.75" draw bar 18" extension The above combination would put the ball 33.75" out from the pin hole on your receiver, with a 50% reduction in capacity.
stevenal 10/02/15 08:53am Truck Campers
RE: Are Dually Extension Brackets Unsafe?

Camper should be supported on a sturdy base during storage to prevent damage to camper floor and the wing walls. When living in camper, the floor should be firmly supported. owner's manual With no mention of duallies or brackets, Happijac does not advise using the jacks in this manner.
stevenal 09/29/15 08:52am Truck Campers
RE: %&$# RV Refrigerator

I keep hearing about flames blowing out on these refrigerators. When the fridge is working, try blowing it out. Auto-ignition simply re-lights it. Now turn off the gas and listen while it clicks away attempting to re-light. Long time before it gives up, right? Conclusion1: It would take a very long sustained gust to blow the flame out so that it stays out. Conclusion2: It's probably not the wind that's the problem. When I struggled with similar problems, I eventually picked out the proper Dinosaur replacement board and have had no problem since. http://www.dinosaurelectronics.com/
stevenal 09/25/15 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: Collapsable kaykas

We have several kayaks so this intrigues me. Can't decide if I would trust it tonot leak and stay erected. Any idea of cost? http://www.westmarine.com/buy/oru-kayak--the-bay-sit-inside-foldable-kayak--16652364?cm_mmc=PS-_-Google-_-Shopping_PLAs-_-16652364&adpos=1o2&creative=81974333044&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CJCUirW4ksgCFQNsfgodLOsJ1Q
stevenal 09/25/15 08:53am Truck Campers
RE: Extended Receiver Hitch

I add question. SuperTruss from what I see on the site works only with SuperHitch. I do have 2.5" receiver on my truck and would like to utilize that for up to 7000lb trailer and from what I measure I could use 5 foot extension. Anybody found easy solution ? I used to run an 18" extension with about a 3" drop draw bar with my old truck and boat. I left a few scrapes in the asphalt near the bottoms of driveways and similar grade transitions. I can't imagine a 5' extension working anywhere in this regard.
stevenal 09/18/15 08:54am Truck Campers
RE: Anticipating Possible Future Replacement Components

I've replaced the fridge electronic board, water heater thermal limit switch, a, and the convertor in my '98 BF which was purchased new. All other appliances and appliance parts are original.
stevenal 09/15/15 08:59am Truck Campers
RE: Good Evening campers... How do you light up the night?

stevenal 08/26/15 08:49am Truck Campers
RE: Camping in TC off truck

stevenal 08/25/15 06:22pm Truck Campers
RE: License Plate issues

How's things in Newport? Lived there for the first 18 years of my life. Great. I love living in the postcard.
stevenal 08/25/15 01:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Recommend me a tool?

A cordless drill that requires no charger or battery and is easy to pack Run time determined by the operator.
stevenal 08/24/15 01:30pm Tech Issues
RE: License Plate issues

Mine gets moved to the hitch extension complete with license plate lights and backup camera. Does a hitch pin constitute a secure fastening? Think I would use a bolt or locking pin at least. Every registration plate issued under this chapter shall be securely fastened to the vehicle to which it is assigned, with the upper edge of the plate horizontal, at a height of not less than 12 inches from the ground measuring from the bottom of the plate, and maintained in a location and condition so as to be clearly legible.
stevenal 08/24/15 01:20pm Truck Campers
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