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RE: swim box

I think this is what he is asking about.
BB_TX 01/21/19 08:30pm Tech Issues
RE: SRW vs DRW

jay5er I run my dually thru a touchless all the time. if the mirrows go thru the rest will Haven't seen one of the old touchless washes without guide rails around here in a long time. All the automatic car washes have guide rails that dual wheels definitely will not fit between.
BB_TX 01/21/19 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SRW vs DRW

Every truck of every brand, SRW or DRW, has a specified payload rating. And the specified payload rating for any truck, SRW or DRW, can vary considerably depending on that particular truck configuration. Example, an F350 SRW payload rating can vary as much as 1,000 lbs depending on cab, bed, engine, tires, etc. So there is no one number for all trucks.
BB_TX 01/21/19 09:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: writing on camper

Use a dry erase marker. Assumng you are not concerned about the possible repercussions of defacing someone’s property.
BB_TX 01/17/19 06:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Forum dead

Every time I read about the forum being dead I look at the number of active posts. There are almost always 5 or 6 pages of active posts. ........ ACTIVE posts, yes, because some of those threads started long ago get new replies a year or more after the initial post. But NEW threads (threads started within the last 24 hours) that used to be 6-10 pages are now down to 1 or 2 pages. That may not be dead, but definitely a significant decline.
BB_TX 01/17/19 08:06am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Forum dead

Forum decline had been discussed often for the last year or more.
BB_TX 01/16/19 05:49pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Water heater, anode rod, electrolysis, and teflon tape

After again posing the question to Suburban I got a response from their senior product engineer as follows; The two metals only have to be electrically connected, not physically connected to one another. The connection can come thru the electrolyte. I’ve attached some light reading on the subject from Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction 5th Ed. So I will leave it at that. Functionally for the RV water heater it is a moot point as I have always used tape on the threads and upon removing the rod there has never been more than strings of tape left after the threads cut, shredded, and compressed the tape into the voids to seal the threads leaving most of the threads exposed to metal to metal contact. And the rods have always corroded as designed and never leaked.
BB_TX 01/16/19 09:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Water heater, anode rod, electrolysis, and teflon tape

Seems even the "experts" are not in agreement. Some web sites have statements such as Galvanic corrosion refers to corrosion damage that occurs when two different metals are in electrical contact in an electrolyte, where the more noble metal is protected and the more active metal tends to corrode. Whereas some others have statements such as This rapid corrosion occurred because of a chemical process called galvanic corrosion. Galvanic corrosion can only occur when two electrochemically different metals are close to one another and also submerged in an electrolytic liquid Note the word "close" rather than "contact". So I guess it all depends on which "expert" you are talking to at the time.
BB_TX 01/16/19 07:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Water heater, anode rod, electrolysis, and teflon tape

........ Do you have a reference for the Suburban statement. I can't find it on their site. ....... The quoted statement in my post is from an e-mail from a Suburban assistant service manager when I ask if there needed to be electrical contact between the anode rod and the tank. The response came within a half day of my e-mailed question. Go to their web site, click on CONTACT US, and ask for further info if you need it. "The answer is No. The metal threads do not need to make contact with each other. Electrolysis is the chemical reaction that takes place inside the tank and has nothing to do with the threads. I've attached some Suburban water heater videos to this email that I believe you'll find very interesting."
BB_TX 01/15/19 03:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water heater, anode rod, electrolysis, and teflon tape

The success of any plumbing project hinges largely on the quality of its joints. Threaded connections between metal or plastic parts can be particularly problematic if not sealed properly. Teflon tape and pipe dope are used to fill voids between male and female threads to make joints leakproof and to prevent metal parts from rusting together. People often use pipe dope on top of Teflon tape, but some manufacturers say there is no benefit to that usage and that Teflon tape and pipe dope perform the same whether they’re used individually or together.
BB_TX 01/15/19 01:04pm General RVing Issues
Water heater, anode rod, electrolysis, and teflon tape

It is often stated on RV forums that you should not use teflon tape on the anode rod threads as it could interfere with the electrical contact. Being fairly knowledgeable in electric (retired EE) and limited knowledge of electrolysis, something just did not sound right. And my little engineering brain can't live like that. And finding nothing definitive by googling, I went directly to the source. I e-mailed Suburban with my question, "Does the anode rod threads have to make electrical contact with the water heater threads for the anode rod electrolysis to work properly?" I got a quick reply from an assistant service manager at Suburban as follows; "The answer is No. The metal threads do not need to make contact with each other. Electrolysis is the chemical reaction that takes place inside the tank and has nothing to do with the threads. I've attached some Suburban water heater videos to this email that I believe you'll find very interesting." And here is the video they attached, actually using the tape. So those who use teflon tape can rest easy. Suburban water heater video
BB_TX 01/15/19 11:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Texas Hill Country Campsite Recommendation?

Have you tried Kerrville Schreiner Park? . Formerly a state park but now a city park. Split by the highway with a river side and a hill side. We prefer the hill side as sites are much roomier and more of an isolation from civilization feel. But river side is right along the Guadalupe Rver. They have sites from full hookups to no hookups.
BB_TX 01/09/19 08:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: KOA Membership

......... KOA= Keep on Adding. I still don’t know where this comes from. As many times as we have stayed at a KOA I have never paid more than the price quoted when making reservations on line, or pulling in and getting a site in person.
BB_TX 01/09/19 03:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Store Hot Water

Even an insulated tank would cool down fairly quickly when water was not flowing. You would need to build some type recirculating system to keep the reserve tank hot.
BB_TX 01/09/19 01:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: KOA Membership

We have often stayed at KOAs. Have never stayed one that I would try to avoid for future stays. But some are much nicer than others. They actually have 3 levels of parks, Journey (fewest amenities and geared more toward short stays), Holiday (more amenities), Resort (most amenities), and price according to type and location. At 10% off, 6-8 nights will pay for the card depending on rate for each night. Plus you accumulate points toward future stays. And can get a free night at a certain of year.
BB_TX 01/09/19 01:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dallas to Port Aransas

I would not consider 77 an option until the south side of Waco. Mostly 2 lane highway with lower speed limits and small towns. None of which are particularly bad things unless you are trying to get there fast. I believe it is a good highway. Been a long time ago since on it.
BB_TX 01/07/19 05:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Critters chewing tubing/wiring

Critter Ridder stopped them from chewing wiring and vacuum hoses on a previous truck. Chewed the wiring 3 different times for about $400 each time until I sprayed with Cridder Ridder. None afterward. Bought at Home Depot.
BB_TX 01/07/19 05:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Looking for a new tow vehicle (Ford only)

The late 2003 thru 2007 Fords had the 6.0 diesel. Many had problems. Many had great trucks. I had a 2004 and a 2007 and no problem with either, the 2007 towing my 35’ 5er. 2008 thru 2010 had the 6.4 diesel. Fewer problems than the 6.0, but poor fuel mileage was a common complaint. 2011 thru current have the much better 6.7 diesel. Early models had some issues. My 2012 has been great. Up until latter 2003 when they switched to the 6.0, they still had the old reliable 7.3.
BB_TX 01/07/19 02:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Heavy Duty Electric Trucks are Coming...

New question here will be, should I buy gasser, diesel, or electric. Good looking truck except for the front. Looks like they forgot to install something. Was also discussed a day or two ago.
BB_TX 01/07/19 02:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Dallas to Port Aransas

Avoid approaching San Antonio from the north at rush hour. The stretch of I-35/I-410 down to I-10 can be really bad. And once on I-410 continue on it until it meets I-37 on the south side. Staying on I-35 to I-37 will take you thru downtown area. Unless you have a reason to go thru Dallas on I-35E, I recommend taking I-35W thru Ft Worth. The split is at Denton. And they merge back together at Hillsboro.
BB_TX 01/07/19 12:13pm Roads and Routes
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