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RE: Are most toilets pretty much interchangeable

We installed a Thetford Aqua-Magic Style Plus toilet in our first Class A in 2008 to replace a damaged toilet. In 2013 we moved the toilet to another new to us Class A that we still have and are still enjoying the Style Plus. The porcelain bowl is easy to clean and the residential seat is a bonus. The only repairs we've made in all that time is replacing a couple of ball seals and a spring.
Dutch_12078 10/01/23 06:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Has anyony upgraded to Android 13 on cell phone?

Folks, My phone forced me to upgrade to android 13 about three weeks ago. I get an annoying message appearing when I close apps down telling me how many closed and how much memory has been freed up. I really do not need to know this and it is more annoying as this message box at the bottom of the screen appears for about 4-5 seconds. Not a deal breaker but annoying. T-mobile tells me to call motorola, Motorola tells me to call google. Anyone experience what I describe and anyone know a work- around? I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy A51 to 13 some time back, and haven't seen anything like that.
Dutch_12078 09/23/23 03:20pm Technology Corner
RE: I-77 WV

I have two NY issued E-ZPasses for my motorhome. One is configured with a vehicle class for four axles for when we have our toad with us, and the other for two axles. Both are included in the NY Thruway's "Motorhome Plan" where we get charged standard passenger per axle rates instead of the higher large vehicle rates trucks and buses pay. The transponder classes tell other E-ZPass states how many axles we have, but we don't get any extra discounts of course. I assume the other states also have their own axle count detection systems as well.
Dutch_12078 09/23/23 07:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Propane Refills

I usually get 20lbs in a 20lb cylinder (by weight). Not 20lbs less 20%. are you filling an old tank with the old-style valve? If not, there is no way to get that much in it unless the place filling it is breaking the law. in a 20lbs cylinder, which are the same size they have always been, with the new valves and regulations they can only hold 16lbs or 3.89 gal. if a place is telling you they put 20lbs in or charges you for that, they are ripping you off or breaking the law filling the cylinders. I'm a certified LP refiller and trainer. I've been filling LP tanks of various sizes for over 40 years. My 20 LP cylinders when filled by opening the "spitter" (Fixed Liquid Level Gauge) until liquid flows weigh out at 20 lbs plus TW. My 30 lb cylinders at 30 lbs plus TW, and my 40 lb cylinder at 40 lbs plus TW. The 16 lbs you claim is incorrect. The LP capacity is 80% of the total water capacity of the cylinder, not 80% of the rated LP weight. A 20 lb rated cylinder holds 4.6 gallons of LP. A 30 lb rated cylinder holds 7 gallons of LP, and a 40 lb cylinder holds 9.4 gallons of LP. Actual total weights are a function of the LP weight plus the cylinder Tare Weight and minor variations due to ambient temperature differences.
Dutch_12078 09/17/23 07:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Best way to tow with mobility issue

After hip surgeries, can still do most things, but have trouble getting down low. I want to tow using a tow bar rather than trailers, dolly, etc. they seem fairly easy, but which bar setup requires the least effort getting down low? N SA, Blue ox, Roadmaster..? I'm slowly recovering from a stroke last spring that affects my walking, balance, and manual dexterity. I still manage to handle our motorhome including hooking up the toad. I only have to bend at the waist some to hook up our Blue Ox tow bar and cables, but a lot depends on how low or high the base plate installed on the toad connection points are. That varies from model to model toad as well the brand and model of the base plate. The Blue Ox base plate on our RAV4 extends the tow bar connection points through the grill about 20" off the ground. Some other brands bring the connection points out under the front valance, just a few inched off the ground. Whether a Blue Ox setup would be best for your situation would take some serious investigation and comparison on your part. Don't forget a braking system for the toad also. Some take more work to install each time you travel, while others have a one time installation followed by a simple cable, quick disconnect, etc. at hook up time.
Dutch_12078 09/02/23 08:39am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Are all super C's 4 wheel drive?

For anyone that hasn't seen a 4WD Super C, here's a few to get you started. 4WD Super C's
Dutch_12078 09/02/23 08:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sani Seal Toilet Seal

Why would you want to use that when the standard Thetford foam flange seal is only $7.49? Thetford 33239 Closet Flange Seal
Dutch_12078 09/01/23 06:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane tank replacement options?

A rack fabricated to hold two or three 20 lb BBQ cylinders upright could work using an automatic switchover regulator setup.
Dutch_12078 08/28/23 07:22am Tech Issues
RE: Proper Power Receptacle For Home?

An RV electrical panel like this is best way to go. Wire from your main electrical panel with wire correctly sized for the distance. Number 6 would handle the load. The breakers in that panel look to be Canadian, not US type. CHINT breakers are made in China and used pretty much worldwide, including in the US. CHINT breakers
Dutch_12078 08/27/23 06:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Interlock kit

It seems you're trying to use a 220 volt service panel with two independent 120 volt sources. Each source can only power the breakers on it's own bus. If the inverter is on full time, then place only the breakers you want powered by the inverter on that bus, with the others on the shorepower bus.
Dutch_12078 08/23/23 07:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Indian Boundary Campground closure

Indian Boundary Campground closes after August storms
Dutch_12078 08/23/23 07:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: stabilizing power steps

Camco has a product just for that purpose. https://i.imgur.com/p1oksDxl.jpg width=350 Camco RV Save-A-Step
Dutch_12078 08/19/23 10:12am Class A Motorhomes
"Mac the Fire Guy" has passed away

Mac McCoy, better known to many of us as "Mac the Fire Guy" from his many fire prevention talks and displays at various rallies, etc., has passed away. I found out this morning from former RV'er Nick Russell's blog remembering Mac. Rest in peace Mac, you will be missed: Rest in Peace, Mac
Dutch_12078 08/16/23 07:04am Around the Campfire
RE: dish satellite

has dish removed sat. from it line up. my reciever will pick up 110, 119, but not 129. on the point dish screen it shows 121 and then 148. 129 was removed from Dish service due to the lease expiring as the satellite is reaching end of service life. All channels on 129 were moved to 110 or 119.
Dutch_12078 08/14/23 07:06am Technology Corner
RE: 12 volt transfer pump

I added a 3-port valve to the inlet of our onboard water pump that let's me draw water from portable water tanks to refill the onboard tank using the existing fill/use valve.
Dutch_12078 08/11/23 07:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Site squatters

In 13 years of fulltiming, we've only arrived at our site once to find another RV parked on it. That time, the RV owner quickly hopped out and explained they were all loaded up and ready to go, but his wife had a last minute bathroom emergency due to a stomach bug of some sort. A couple of minutes later she showed up, and they were on their way. Not a problem, just a case of them being a few minutes late for a 1 PM checkout when we were right on time for the 1 PM check in. If we had been just a few minutes later we never would have known. The only other time our site was occupied and the office directed us to another site temporarily was when our site was "occupied" by a burned out TT surrounded by crime scene tape. It seems a fellow had killed his wife and tried to destroy the evidence by burning the trailer. Three days later the site had been cleaned up and we were allowed to move in to it. The temporary site they gave us was in the work campers village that wasn't in the nicest part of the park, so we were happy to move.
Dutch_12078 08/09/23 05:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Aftermarket parts

Sealing the extra holes is simple enough using the same butyl putty used to seal the vent to the wall. On a previous motorhome that had the little external tabs for locking the vent, I just used my awning rod to open and close them from the ground. Our current motorhome has an inside latch for the vent built in to the range hood.
Dutch_12078 07/29/23 07:43am Tech Issues
RE: Cleaning Onan generator slip rings

I've used Flight Systems Slip Stick on several different generators over the years with good results. I've never needed to drop the generator to use it. I do run the voltage/resistance checks in the Onan service manuals first though, to see if cleaning is needed. Generally, I've cleaned the slip rings on generators that have sat for extended periods without running. The most recent one I worked on had sat for about 4 years and the rings were pretty black. Here's a video on using one: Using the Slip Stick
Dutch_12078 07/27/23 07:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Dead Onan Generator

Visone RV Parts might have something that works for you. Onan generators for sale
Dutch_12078 07/27/23 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fuel pump

This one works well for me: Electric Fuel Pump E11015 Replacement for Onan 5500 5.5KW Gas Generator
Dutch_12078 07/25/23 08:21pm Class A Motorhomes
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