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Champion #100263 - 3400 Dual Fuel elect Start?

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Dtank 10/17/20 03:46pm Technology Corner
Champion #100263 - 3400 Dual Fuel elect Start?

Report on "Impressions" if you have one - and price/s?? Thanks! On edit: My bad! Should have been posted to "Tech Issues" forum. "Notify Moderator" won't fly.......so Mod/s if you see this pliz move over to Tech. Thanks again! .
Dtank 10/17/20 03:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Are other drivers killing your RV experience?

Yes! We actually cancelled our trip from PA to Myrtle Beach SC because at 65 years old driving around the Baltimore and Washington outer loops scares me stiff. I know what its like just driving my 8,000 dually, they play with me like I'm a toy. Don't they respect size and mass? Pulling a 41' fifth wheel with a dually 4x4 8' bed is Xanax time, I can't stop this train on a dime! I try to maintain safe following distance to give me some room to stop......forget it. Three cars cut in front of me. I guess if I leave at midnight is best, shouldn't be too crazy at 2-4 am? Yes - leave at midnight or 2AM !! and....keep the blood flowing to those white knuckles!!...:W You deserve an HDT -instead of the LGT for your 41' 5th wheel. Check who tows what (w/out the Xanax) on the Escapees HDT forum! .
Dtank 10/17/20 03:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Moving on up... to the mountains!

Appreciate the update OP. In my area that would be a million dollar home, easily. We've got a 1300 sq ft rambler on a half acre, nothing special about the location, paid more than that 12 years ago. I'm hopeful that when I retire and we sell this house (for too much money), we'll be able to go someplace beautiful and less expensive! Better hurry!! After seeing the photos, and reading the details..... The *SNOWBIRDS* - and the folks cooking in Phoenix are are on the way!! :)
Dtank 10/17/20 03:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: 1/2T/huge TT vs strong cross wind = BAADDD DAY

What's a bar pit ???? One of my cronies from the South would regularly say, "Lets go to the bar pit tonight". By "bar pit" he meant the BEAR PIT - a BBQ joint on Sepulveda Blvd in the San Fernando Valley, So.CA....:W .
Dtank 10/15/20 01:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electrical

Guessing this is a troll post. New member, no name, first and only post. X-2 on......TROLL !!...:S *If* the OP is serious.....he/she should have had enough feedback to realize....there *IS* an exception to the old saying, "there's no such thing as a stupid question" Time for the Mod/Admin to "get the hook"..:W .
Dtank 10/13/20 08:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone utilize Camping World consignment?

Has anyone had experience using Camping World's consignment service? I'm curious about the experience you had and if you were happy with it Ron W Maybe you should ask who may have had a "happy experience" with *anything* Camping World?..:R Wouldn't consign a bicycle to CW - or buy one from them, LOL. Sorry Marcus! - As one in-famous man? once said, "It is what it is!" Check into PPL Motorhomes in Texas - see lots of happy experiences by both buyers and sellers. Before consigning - check the comps and then list it in Craigslist in a large city near you. Use voice mail phone number with outgoing message. Ask callers to leave their number - and you will return calls in order received. Use a Tracfone (or similar) to return the calls - they never have your "real" number unless you want them to have it. (Culs out the "low ballers", tire kickers, dealers, etc.) Can vouch that the system works great - even spectacular! If you have a decent RV to sell-at a decent price.....it will be gone! Good luck. .
Dtank 10/07/20 03:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Military campground, base access

Suggest you try the "Veterans" forum on Escapees forums. Generally speaking, the SKP forums have more retired (dare I say "older") folks? (LOL) - Many Vets posting on the various forums over there. I see the very first thread on "Veterans" forum is by/from a former service member with a disability retirement. Hope it helps. (Compliments of a non-vet, who did his time for Uncle.) .
Dtank 10/07/20 03:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sliding Door off Track

Stand in the middle of the door, pull the door closed toward you as much as you can, put one hand on either side and lift door, move it to one side or the other. Wheels are probably sitting in a track, so you lift the wheels out of it. That's how some are mounted, but not sure if all RV sliding doors are the same. :) Reverse the process for re-mounting ... if you just want to remount the door, try lifting it and hook the wheels up over the track, one side or the other. Pretty accurate description. When new, my 5th wheel was missing the guide at the bottom of the door. Missed it on the walk thru. About $2 at a hardware store & 5 minutes work - probably equates to a week or two if returned to the dealer for a "fixit". Look it over carefully!! - :h Usually it's something that can be done without removing the door. ~
Dtank 10/07/20 03:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Moving on up... to the mountains!

Be a good neighbor and FireWise your property. They keep predicting Payson will be the next Paradise......and suffer a catastrophic fire. Catastrophic fire / Fire Wise: You just need to get out and "rake the forest"!..:R BTW - "Pleasure" CA (what POTUS called it) - Paradise had a "precautionary" evacuation yesterday - which most folks don't wait for it to become "mandatory". Second one since "THE" fire. Big box store parking lots in Chico full of folks sleeping in their cars. .
Dtank 09/28/20 03:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Directv what do you miss?

I know there has been a million threads about Directv vs. Dish. I am not asking about which service is best. My question is ONLY for those that have switched to Dish. What are some of the things that you miss that Directv offered? Hardware, user interface, programing etc? Thanks. Loooong time DTV customer. Switched to Dish. Just some "getting used to it". "DirecTV what do you miss?" = *nothing* !! :W
Dtank 09/25/20 12:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Moving on up... to the mountains!

Looks / sounds like a great move! Now you need to change your ID to "Mountain Captain" !! :B
Dtank 09/24/20 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do you pay your bills on the road on extended trips?

How do you pay your bills while on the road for an extended trip of a month or longer? We pay our bills online from home but are leery of say logging in at a Starbucks on the road to pay bills. What's a secure way to do it? *ALL* my routine bills (inc'l charge card) are paid by auto deduct ("ACH") from my credit union acct. Ditto auto deposit/s. Easy to check and maintain balances etc., via toll free number. Never found the need for online banking. .
Dtank 09/24/20 12:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Portable Wind Turbine as a power supplement?

It was a fun idea, though. Keep thinking outside the box!! .......and another fun idea....... maybe change your ID to "Rube Goldberg, Jr." ?? :B .
Dtank 09/23/20 03:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Firman 1500 generator issues

Maybe you should ask (seriously!): Does anyone *HAVE* (own) a Firman ??...:h *If* you receive any responses - you might try a PM (Private Message). Otherwise - "some" may believe the mfgr's assessment & questions! Good luck. ~
Dtank 09/23/20 03:30pm Tech Issues
RE: banks

City where I worked - a guy and his wife are both coming home from work at the same time. On entering their home, they discover a guy burglarizing it. So they just extended their PD shift a bit. Bank might have been a better choice. ,
Dtank 09/20/20 06:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: How to remove/prevent standing water at campsite???

I am not installing/using a sump pump. If I lived there permanently, that course of action might be more feasible. From where I sit you have limited options; 1)Witch about it. 2)Move 3)Divert the water before it drains to your site 4)Fill area to raise grade. 5)Install a gravity flow drainage system 6)Pump water out of area. 1 is what you want to stop. 2&4 You don't want to do. 3&5 a lot of work, and much in areas you don't control. 6, once the bucket is in place, and water collects rent a 2 inch trash pump for a couple of hours. Your feet get wet on the way to get pump, and while you put suction hose in, but water is soon gone. 7) If all the suggestions for a solution are "non starters" - just call it *Mission Impossible* - and try your best to enjoy your lake! .
Dtank 09/20/20 06:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sleeping on air mattress equipped sofa bed ??????

Quality air mattress WITH air chambers work well Another vote for the above. *If* you want to use two twin air mattresses - make sure they will both fit on the sofa bed. The mattresses in a box - are way more expensive than air mattresses - and as a poster said, real PITA to move around!!- in a word, DON'T. .
Dtank 09/20/20 06:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to remove/prevent standing water at campsite???

Many great suggestions. If the owner doesn't agree with the one(s) you like, do the raised (wood) walkway in "movable / portable" sections that can be stacked somewhere for "next time". Meanwhile - stock it for fishing - and/or get an inflatable kayak. .
Dtank 09/16/20 12:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone pulling over 12K with new Ford 7.3 Gasser?

Yeah. I have a PacBrake on my 2004.5 Ram (there was no OEM option for an exhaust brake). With trailer in tow, I just descended a 7 degree grade at 60mph without touching the brakes once. I won't tow again with a diesel without an exhaust brake. I don't even know if you can buy a new diesel from the big 3 that doesn't have an EB. I would still like to see a side by side comparison of engine braking, same displacement gas/diesel exhaust brake. I know the diesel without the add-on has almost nothing, so it would be the difference restricting the air in compare to restricting air out. Gas = downshift. You will still need to use brakes on and off to maintain speed. Diesel = You need to take a test drive! "Back when" with my 1985 Ferd diesel - there was no compression braking. A downshift to a lower gear was necessary. Exhaust brakes were optional on RAM trucks with manual transmissions in 2005. With automatic trans in 2006. After that, like the poster says - standard equipment. No need to use the (hydraulic) brakes on a downhill - except for a complete stop. BTW - HDTs (Heavy Duty Trucks) have had "Jake Brakes" for years - including 3 stage. Yes - a Jake Brake (HDT) and an EB (LDT) -some mfg by "Jacobs"- are two different animals that achieve the same excellent results. ~
Dtank 09/16/20 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
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