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RE: RV Antifreeze or Regular Antifreeze

REgular antifreeze is toxic, a small amount can kill you. RV antifreeze is a mild poisonm, a very LARGE amnount can kill you Also Regular antifreeze is what 10-12, more dollars a gallon RV antifreeze 2-3 dollars a gallon You will need to completly flush all the Toxic stuff out of your fresh water system. I would do it NOT before it has a chance to "Soak in" if it does that,, Lots of fresh water rinses,m then finally blow the lines out with compressed air, and do not PUT anything in the tanks or lines (Fresh system only) use the Pink Stuff for the waste system (Toilets, Drain traps and such. on the fresh tank make sure you get it ALL OUT,, ENgine Antifreeze is very nasty stuff.. So make sure you suck that tank dry,, which is not possible on my rig without a whole lot of effort. I would flush at least 10 times.
wa8yxm 11/28/15 06:10am General RVing Issues
RE: New Technology Trickles Down To Tech For RV's

Today. you can put a computer with many times the power of that early machine in your pocket.. in fact your smart phone blows it away. The computer you are reading this one was unthinkable back then.. But it was needed for the Space Missions.. Many of which flew with IBM Thnkpads on board,, I forget the model (7xx) but I used to have one. (I think that was the Apolo era). Amazing what was done in less than 10 years isn't it.
wa8yxm 11/28/15 06:03am Around the Campfire
RE: I think we'll be cable tv cordcutters - roku tv

The problem with Streaming Video devices such as the Roku is that they burn up a whole lot of data bandwidth.. Unless you have a truly unlmited high speed access plan you may be surprised at the end of the month.. or you may only get to watch a few hours (like 10) of shows. My plan I can watch so many hours of streaming video then I get throttled. Others get Cha-Chinged.. Most plans do one or the other. If you use park Wi-Fi.. Well it depends a lot on the park but odds are your neighbors won't be pleased. (not so bad here)
wa8yxm 11/27/15 03:31pm Technology Corner
RE: IP address conflict

I have seen those from time to time . epically if if using park Wi-Fi and there are so many clients that someone is manually assigning an I/P address. It can also be a clue that someone is trying to hack.. Just so you know. (But then so can most all error messages save 401). On my netowrk the router has an IP address for chatting with the park.. And each device chats with the router on either a pre-set manually programmed IP address OUTSIDE the DHCP range or on a DHCP dynamically assigned address. no conflicts in quite some time.
wa8yxm 11/27/15 03:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Can you cook a turkey with a battery charger?

Can you cook a Turkey with a battery charger..... YES here is how. Charger (Progressive Dynamics Intella-power 9180 with wizard) charges batteries Batteries run Prosine 2.0 Inverter (2000 watt) Prosine runs turkey roaster Dinner is served.
wa8yxm 11/27/15 03:12pm Tech Issues
RE: 6v vs 12v battery question

When wiring batteries in series. 1: They must be indentical Same size, make, model, age, and so on. 2: YOu add volts. NOT capacity (So in your example of two 100 amp hour batteries in series you get 100 amp hours.. at 12 volts) You should treat each pair of six volt batteries EXACTLY as you would a single 12 volt battery .. For that is what they are. Wiring 12 volt batteries in parallel 1: THey need NOT be identical.. but it is not a good idea to mix different technoligies (IE: AMM and Flooded wet) Not that some do not go it with good results. 2: You add CAPACITY, not voltage,, So a Group 24 (75ha) and a group 31 (130) give you about 205... But wait there is more. Six volt batteries are usualy DEEP CYCLE, designed to go down to half full before serious damage sets in MARINE/deep cycle are NOT DEEP CYCLE (note case) you really should not take them to half. 70 percent perhaps (I do not know for sure what the lower state of charge is) but not half. Starting batteries and MARINE without mention of Deep cycle are even worse
wa8yxm 11/27/15 03:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood furnace blowing cold some time at night...

When the T-Stat calls for heat the control board starts the blower (1) The blower blows closing the sail switch (2) The control board then opens the gas valve (3) and begins sparking (4.1) Gas Flows (5) And ignitets (4.2) The flame heats the flame sensor (5) The flame sensor sends .480 volts to the control board (6) which then detects the .480 and continues operation (*) When the T-stat says "Enough already" (RV is now warm) The control board shuts off the gas flow (*) and then turns off the blower after a cool down (*) *: At nearly every step the control board is involved. IF IT IS BAD, things will not work.. I recommend replacement boards from Dinosaur boards.. When Mine went out the Dino board was less than half the price and when opened the box the quality of construction and workmanship, and then design was very clear to my trained eyes. 1: No 12 volt to furnace, blower motor shot 2: Low 12 volt, air ducts clogged, blower "obstructed" bad sail switch 3: Bad solenoid, Clogged Gas Jet 4: .1: Bad ignition circuit (high voltage) on control board. .2: Points too wide (Very common it seems) 5: These do not often fail but they can 5: Bad connection, NOTE: 5 and * Bad wire. * applies to all steps by the way So does bad wire/connection. Note that low battries will cause it to fail in the night if not on shore power. OR Not enough battery Or if using solar power not enough panels. Epically if running on sol
wa8yxm 11/27/15 03:05pm Tech Issues
RE: finding laundromats?

If I am staying in a CG odds are they have a laundry,, though not all do. If on the road Flying-J and some other large truck plazas will have them. If all else fails I open the Google App on my cell phone. tap the microphone option and say "Nearest Laundromat" and it goes BLEEP and up pops my answer.
wa8yxm 11/25/15 10:08am General RVing Issues
RE: sleeping bag falls off cushions with no kid attached

I am thinking tow possible answers. 1: Roll up bag and secure with Bungee 2: Attach Kid.
wa8yxm 11/25/15 10:06am Beginning RVing
RE: RG6 Connectors

IS the gray cable SMALLER (outside diamater)? than the Black? If so it's RG-59 Never Assume unless you are assuming they will use the lowest up-front cost **** they can get their hands on and that is RG-59
wa8yxm 11/25/15 10:04am Technology Corner
RE: Multicolor LED conversion?

I went with "Daylight White" but .. To each his own. I am not so sure those 12 volt flucuations are as color changing as the other poster suggested. They would not be if I designed the system and I'm not all that good.
wa8yxm 11/25/15 10:00am Tech Issues
RE: Pink stuff in the toilet?

Is it ok or accepted to have the pink stuff (antifreeze) sitting on top of the flapper in the toilet for the winter? I did flush until it came through the lines as well. Short answer: YES Longer answer: In fact if you read the destruct..er, Instructions, that is how they say to do it. NOTE: Pink stuff can freeze. it just does not expand and crack stuff when it freezes.. In fact in all the world there is but one substance that EXPANDS when it freezes....... Water.
wa8yxm 11/24/15 07:31am General RVing Issues

Wal*Mart black friday add shows a HP I think it's 15" 500 Gig HD, fairly impressive CPU 4 Gigs Ram 200 bucks. You can pre-order on Thursday on-line.. I'm going to (Have a friend who seriously needs a Christmas Gift) Store opens 10PM Thursday for Black Friday.. I will not set foot in the store on Thrusday and highly recommend you do not either.. Shop via computer (They do not celebrate holidays with family) or shop Froday 7:30 is a good time to shop Wal*Mart on black Friday or has been for me in the past.. But I'll likely do it Online and go to Store later.
wa8yxm 11/24/15 07:28am Technology Corner
RE: Static electricity

Problem exists between shoes and carpet. Possible solutions include: Add humidity to RV Change shoes/go barefoot Since you are INSIDE the RV. though I will not rule out completly the posibility of a wiring problem.. the odds are low. I did have a trailer once where it WAS a wiring problem, but I see that has already been addressed in another post. This trailer however was mostly plastic. To get a shock I had to touch two pieces of metal one of which was INSULATED from teh frame and one of which waS not. Turns out the orignal owner could not tell the difference between black aND white wires.
wa8yxm 11/24/15 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: Question for diabetics (or those familiar with one)

Stress is a MAJOR factor and in fact one of the contributing factors in the cause of Diabetes.. You should talk to your Endocrinologist You may need to add either oral meds or insulin to your regime.. Oh, and exercise can help reduce your stress levels too.. (Take out your frustrations on the punching bag) For more information on diabetes you can ask questions in the compuserve diabetes forum .. alas I'm not so sure of the url So I will give you a link to one of the message threads in the forum (I am very sure of that) To Post you must be logged in.. Any AOL, Comnpuserve or Netscape log in including instant messanger will work... Or you can register for feee. This thread is part of the 2015 FDA recalls thread. Lists most all FDA recalls for this year including medical Pet/animal feed and Human food recalls.. I try to put 'em all in there. but I can not guarantee Yahoo delivering all the Recalls to my in-box.. Some I've found mis-handled by Yahoo. (My E-mail service). From here you can click on the Forum link,, near the top (Home-Forum messaGes, click on the first blue part) Compuserve Diabetes Forum 2015 FDA recalls
wa8yxm 11/24/15 07:18am Around the Campfire
RE: Propane Tank Coupling is stuck!

One of the reasons I do not like working on other folks stuff is I tend to tighten nuts and fittings TIGHT.. Of course there are still times... I was helping a man put some modifications on his motor cycle, We were putting in a quarter inch bolt that holds the horn.. I simply held the nut while he tightend the bolt I DID NOT TURN ANYTHING.. HE overtightened and broke it. Thankfully.. I eat quarter inch bolts by the dozen (or used to (So I had spares on hand.. Exactly the kind he needed.
wa8yxm 11/23/15 12:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generators stolen --- UPDATE pg 4

One thing that I have not seen mentioned (Might have just missed it) is this. How can you tell YOUR Honda EU-2000i from Joe's or Pete's or Sam's or Charlie's or ____ anyone else's___? Two ways One is better. First: WRITE DOWN the Serial number of any thing you own of value.. Make model serial number and date of purshase.. Keep it in both a paper file and a compter file, keep one of them secure (paper is easier).\ Second.. Engrave the device.. Your 2 letter state code followed by a SLASH and your Driver's licese number Example (not a vald DL #) MI/D 123 456 789 000 You can even preceed with OLN: Like this: OLN:MI/D123 456 789 000 Or however your state formats OLN's A police officer who SUSPECTS the device may be stolen, upon seeing this engraving, will ask his dispatcher to run the driver's license number. And of course that gives the dispatcher, followed shortly by the officer, you name, and address, and selected other information.. From that I was able to find the phone number for the owner of the stolen device, and contact his wife, who called him, who verified it was stolen, and told me where he'd reported it.. The very same local PD station our troopers had taken the suspect and radio (in this case) to.. The Local PD had never entered the stolen radio in the system so had the owner not engraved his OLN (Operator's License Number, what we commonly call a Driver's LIcense Number) on the radio we would not have been able to prove it stolen and get it back to him. Yes. I'm telling a real story in which I personally was the dispatcher.
wa8yxm 11/23/15 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Men of Hollywood in WWII

And there are more that served not necessarly in WW II but in other battles who went on to become housolde names due to the small screen.. (No I will not list) kind of different today. And we have those fine folks to thank for the fact that we have rights and freedoms. THANK YOU and not just to them but to all who defended and still to this day defend our rights.
wa8yxm 11/23/15 12:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Looking for storage near Brunswick ga (Savannah area)

Cathead Creek Ranch RV park has some space along the fences for storage.. Not sure how much but I know there is room for at least one or two.. Plus he might put one in the arena since all he does there is wear out his grass cutter. 3 miles off I-95, (north west) exit 49,, (The Darien Exit) but the Ranch is in Townsend. You can google it and give Bill a call for rates
wa8yxm 11/22/15 06:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Open question to everyone...

The forum has some rules.. You can find them usually in a sticky but there are rules against selected topics of discussion. There is also a rule about flame wars (prohibted) Sometimes folks start arguing and it gets heated, or sometimes the entire topic is off topic with questions like who do you think will be our next president (PEOPLE DO NOT RESPOND TO THAT QUESTION IT IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE). If you make any kind of prohibited post or if the thread devolves into a flame war the moderators will, sadly, have to moderate and close the thread. It is like some folks think they can drive 105 MPH in a 65 zone... And when they do, not only do the police invite them to a meeting with one of the community's more distinguished persons (The Judge) but if they do it enough the DMV invites them to walk or hitch a ride,, not drive, for a period of time. Same thing exactly.. Believe it or not the traffic cop would rather NOT write you that speeding ticket, He'd rather you did not break the law. (Used to work for the police in a civilian capacity).
wa8yxm 11/22/15 06:04pm General RVing Issues
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