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RE: Heating Cost: Electric vs. Propane

Here is a cost comparison calculator: http://www.maxmcarter.com/fuels/fuelscalc.html Gosh Don, where do you find these things? :) That's excellent!
BobsYourUncle 10/28/20 05:06am General RVing Issues
RE: new roof

I see posts like this and it disturbs me. I know what is involved to fix that roof, I have done lots of major and minor RV repairs. I designed and built an entire new roof for one I fixed years ago. The rubber roof is one piece from end to end, therefore if you need to work on a spot near the AC you have to take a sizable portion of it off, but need it all off to replace it. Stripping the rubber back and then re-using it is not a good idea. OK, yeah, it's a lot of work, I know. But to see the money that these places charge severely annoys me. I could do it for half of that and still make a wage after paying for material. 7 grand? Wow, just wow! Unfortunately, the shop rate is high and most of us are at the mercy of the repair facilities. They do have a lot of overhead, the shop to pay for and all the rest of it, but gee whiz, 7K? Sadly, most shops will likely be similar in price. Kinda makes me want to open up my own shop and offer reasonable priced repairs. Anyhow, good luck to you, definitely shop around for a better price, and make sure you do your homework on the credibility of the shop and technicians you choose.
BobsYourUncle 10/25/20 04:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: 200,000 Mile Milestone

Looks awesome for 200K miles! Nice going, now it's finally almost broke in! Many more miles to come. :)
BobsYourUncle 10/25/20 03:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What does tis switch do on multiple AC socket strip?

It was a thought
BobsYourUncle 10/25/20 09:26am Technology Corner
RE: What does tis switch do on multiple AC socket strip?

Can you post a picture of it?
BobsYourUncle 10/25/20 07:46am Technology Corner
RE: What does tis switch do on multiple AC socket strip?

Could it be a reset in case of overload?
BobsYourUncle 10/24/20 03:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Unusual tank sensor issues.

I like you style, only issue is I'm always dry camping around 20-30 miles in on dirt. I'm dump the gray when needed but naww on the black. Lol worse part is the fresh tanks are black so I have no visual. Lol Dry camping = be very conservative on usage. Navy shower, if you must shower. Minimal water to flush, wash dishes or yourself etc. Paper plates and disposable cutlery, stuff like that. When I dry camp I carry 2 big extra water jugs to pour in to the fresh tank. I can go a week dry camping, but I am extremely careful with water consumption. Showers really kill the water fast.
BobsYourUncle 10/22/20 09:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Unusual tank sensor issues.

Welcome to the forum! :):) You will find that the sensors are as inaccurate as the latest news on Facebook. The very high percentage of people on the forum here report the same thing. My sensors and panel are so inaccurate that I don't pay attention to it. I don't even push the button to check them. I developed my own way of doing it: My Black tank sensor: open the flush valve, look down the hole - if it is creeping up to the neck of the pipe, time to empty. My Grey tank sensor: if I am ankle deep in grey water in the shower, time to empty. My fresh water sensor: if my water pump is clicking fast and furious, I'm out of water, time to refill it. After a while you get to know how long you can go with each tank. My last TT had the fresh water tank under the jackknife sofa. That was easy, I modded the front panel so it would pull away and hinge down so I could just look through the tank and see the level.
BobsYourUncle 10/22/20 07:11pm Tech Issues
RE: How to winterize batteries on the TT?

I just make sure they are charged when I winterize, then I turn my battery disconnect switch. Good to go. 8 months later when I come back to it, I flip the battery disconnect switch and run out the slide, dewinterize, good to go again. Never had a problem unless I forget to flip the battery switch.
BobsYourUncle 10/21/20 11:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Stripping down a rotten camper

Before you laugh at the design, it survived Isaias.... That's very clever!! I should have thought of something like that when I rebuilt my old Citation in my driveway. I had a tarp over mine but had to wait until no rain to work on it, and cover it up every day when done. Nice!
BobsYourUncle 10/20/20 07:34pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Michelin Defender LTX Discontinued ??

That would be a real shame to have those tires discontinued. They are fantastic. I have a set on my dually with currently 105814 K or 65,749 miles on them and they are still going. Yes they are getting down, but there is still a lot of miles left in them. Best tires I have ever had - zero problems. I will probably see 70,000 miles before I replace them, hopefully with more of the same.
BobsYourUncle 10/20/20 04:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why diesels are most efficient around 1,800 rpm

The solution is very simple: Just do like we used to do with our cars in the early 70's. Jack the back end up with big shackles so it is way up in the air, put on some big fat tires, (Deep Purple Highway Star) and then you are always traveling downhill! Everybody knows you burn less fuel going downhill! You're welcome... :B:B
BobsYourUncle 10/20/20 01:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Good Old Mold!

Good job - nice work!!
BobsYourUncle 10/20/20 01:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Colors of trucks!

Remember Henry Fords line? Any color you want as long as it's black!
BobsYourUncle 10/20/20 08:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Stripping down a rotten camper

Tow it to the dump first. Unhitch. Push it over onto its side. Cut all the bolts holding the floor to the frame outriggers. Cut away any wiring, gas lines water lines, tanks etc that are attached to the frame. Pull the frame off the rotten hulk and tip it back onto its wheels. Hook it back up drive away! No fuss, no long cleanup mess, fast and easy. You don't have to bother with a huge pile of work taking it all apart. Just leave it at the dump in one big chunk. They have big machines to bust it up and squish it! You'll have to prefab some temporary tail lights to legally get it home. When I was about 20 I bought a bare TT frame from a friend who rolled it. He stripped what was left of it. Think i paid 20 or 25 bucks for it. I made a flat deck trailer out of the frame. It was super simple. You don't want to try reusing the old bare floor for a flat deck. It's likely all rotten anyways. What I did was bought a bunch of 8 foot 2X6's and a bag of carriage bolts, lockwashers and nuts. I started at the back, put on the first board, drilled down from the top through the 2X6 and the main frame rail on each side, and ran the carriage bolts down from the top, did the washers and nuts underneath. Repeat until you reach the front. I cut around the wheels to suit. When I was done I had a marvelous little utility flat deck trailer that I hauled all kinds of things on, including small cars. I put a hitch on my 72 MG Midget and towed it with that. I rigged up proper lights for it and tapped into the MG wiring. I put four holes in the deck with chain ties to the frame for holding stuff in place. I used that trailer for everything. Moving myself and friends, transporting engines and transmissions, hauling firewood etc. I towed lots of small cars with it, including my father's broken down Mazda GLC from Cranbrook to Penticton BC. No trailer brakes..... I lived! Yes, I towed cars on it with a dinky little MG Midget. :)
BobsYourUncle 10/19/20 10:19pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Winter camping in Alberta

Thankyou all for your suggestions. I certainly feel more confident now to try this out this winter. I am from Calgary so I am familiar with the weather, however doing it in an RV comes with some added adventure. :) Adventure, yes!! You weren't around the forum in 13 - 14 when I was FT in my TT in Calgary. There were definitely some adventure stories! Some of which I get reminded of from time to time here.....:B But yes, it is certainly doable.
BobsYourUncle 10/18/20 04:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Good Old Mold!

Are you sure it is mold? A copper pipe in the area will get some normal discoloration and even some green powdery looking stuff as a by product of copper oxidation. I haven't seen copper piping in a camper. Even my dads $400,000 bus doesn't. It is all PEX. True that it is all pex. The compression rings could be copper. I'm only suggesting a possibility here. Anything copper can shed a green powder like substance.
BobsYourUncle 10/18/20 09:54am Tech Issues
RE: Winter camping in Alberta

I full timed 2 Calgary winters in my 3 season TT, So don't let anyone tell you it cannot be done. I was weeks on end with the temperature dropping to minus 33C or so. Finding a place to go is the tough part. For obvious reasons, they close them all down for winter. But! Check out Tunnel Mountain Village II in Banff. They are open year round. You will not get full hookups, but they do have electrical. They were doing some renovations there, so check to see if this park is affected. We used to go there all the time but have not been there in a couple years now. Water and sewer is out of the question, finding a dump station in minus 20's is difficult but not impossible. There is a Flying J off 114 and Barlow where I used to go to winter dump. It was hit and miss there. Sometimes everything was frozen up, including my dump pipe and valves. You can do this but be prepared for extra work for the simple things. You will need to run your furnace a lot, a real lot. In the deep cold I would burn through a 30 pounder in a very short time. You will need lots of heat in there to keep your water from freezing up. My fresh water tank was inside the TT, not underneath so I was ok there, but my pipes still froze up frequently. I have a 110V radiant heater I would put in various places to thaw things out. My fridge died one winter too. Got too cold to run it. Had to put a heat blanket in with my propane bottles to keep it flowing. Get down past minus 30 and the stuff likes to stop running, or at least slow down enough to make the furnace quit. Definitely do your homework and call around to see what may be open. Word to the wise though, due to snowbirds not going south and all that, it is not likely to easily find a CG that can accommodate you. Been there, done that, got the T shirt! Last but not least, Welcome to the forum! :)
BobsYourUncle 10/17/20 09:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Good Old Mold!

Are you sure it is mold? A copper pipe in the area will get some normal discoloration and even some green powdery looking stuff as a by product of copper oxidation.
BobsYourUncle 10/17/20 04:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Colors of trucks!

Further to the debate, I found this article of interest: Truck Colors
BobsYourUncle 10/17/20 10:31am Tow Vehicles
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