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RE: Dometic awning end plug removal pin

Q. Does the pin go all the way to the other side and is visible? You may be able to tap it out with a brass punch if you can figure out a way to support the end piece, or, some tool like a ball joint remover or big wide opening "C" clamp pushing in a smaller item to push the pin out the other side. Good luck.
Fisherman 05/22/22 09:59am Tech Issues
RE: RAM spare tire tool

Not the jack, I may need the rod you use to lower the spare. With Ford you need a key like thingamajig you place on the end of the crank rod to engage the gear that lowers the tire. Does RAM need one. I need to search the track to see if these spare tire tools are in ir somewhere/ Where are those kept? Under the rear seat?? Back to the question of needing a "key" to lower the spare, not on mine. One of the 4 sections of rod that get connected have a 5 sided open end that engages the stud on the crank mechanism.
Fisherman 05/22/22 09:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Extending Wifi Range???

Not to hijack the thread, but has anyone had any luck with the wifi extenders working through a metal sided building? Anything that has metal, such as metal blinds, doors, furniture, infrastructure, and walls, can greatly diminish or completely terminate the WiFi signal. The more metal there is between your WiFi router and the connected device, the worse the WiFi signal will be.Oct 22, 2020
Fisherman 05/10/22 07:02pm Technology Corner
RE: 2022 F-150 Can Not install aftermarket brake controller!!!!!

Bean counters counting beans, everywhere they can shave off a 1/4 inch of wiring. I would have to ask, did you check and see if there's a brake switch wire to tap into to activate the after market brake controller? The others are just +, - and the blue wire to the back 7 pin receptacle.
Fisherman 04/26/22 01:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Interesting EV’s versus ICE article…

Found this elsewhere. Taken from another source that I saw. Probably the best post ever published on the subject of "zero emissions". Absolutely worth the read! (Translated from English): “Batteries don’t create electricity – they store electricity generated elsewhere, especially through coal, uranium, natural gas-powered power plants, or diesel-powered generators.” So the claim that an electric car is a zero-emission vehicle is not true at all. Since forty percent of the electricity produced in the USA comes from coal power plants, therefore forty percent of electric cars on the road are coal-based. But that's not all. Those of you excited about electric cars and a green revolution should take a closer look at the batteries, but also wind turbines and solar panels. A typical electric car battery weighs a thousand pounds, about the size of a suitcase. It contains twenty-five pounds of lithium, sixty pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds of cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminum, steel, and plastic. There are over 6,000 individual lithium-ion cells inside. To make each BEV battery, you'll need to process 25,000 pounds of salt for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of resin for the nickel, and 25,000 pounds of ore from the copper. Overall, you have to dig out 500,000 pounds of earth’s crust for a battery. " The main problem with solar systems is the chemicals used to turn silicate into the silicon used for the panels. To produce sufficiently pure silicon, it must be treated with hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, hydrogen fluoride, trichlorothane and acetone. In addition, gallium, arsenide, copper-indium-gallium diselenide and cadmium telluride are needed which are also highly toxic. Silicon dust poses a hazard to workers and the plates cannot be recycled. Wind turbines are the nonplusultra in terms of cost and environmental destruction. Each windmill weighs 1,688 tons (equivalent to the weight of 23 houses) and contains 1300 tons of concrete, 295 tons of steel, 48 tons of iron, 24 tons of fiberglass, and the hard-to-win rare-earths Neodym, Praseodym, and Dysprosium. Each of the three blades weighs 81,000 pounds and has a lifespan of 15 to 20 years, after which they must be replaced. We cannot recycle used rotor blades. These technologies can certainly have their place, but you have to look beyond the myth of emission freedom. “Going Green” may sound like a utopian ideal, but if you look at the hidden and embedded costs in a realistic and unbiased way, you’ll find that “Going Green" is doing more harm to the Earth’s environment than it seems. Has. I'm not opposed to mining, electric vehicles, wind or solar energy. But I show the reality of the situation.
Fisherman 04/26/22 09:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Water hose stuck on side of trailer..

Well if the vinegar didn't work, how about the same baggie trick with CLR. My brothers outside house tap was brass and the cheap china aluminum end corroded on to it. A couple drops of CLR and repeated squeezing with big channel lock plies made enough movement to finally get it off.
Fisherman 04/23/22 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Uninteresting people

Well if washing their dirty laundry gets them an audience, we know what you can label that audience. Unless they have a direct influence on my life, they are not worth a plug nickle.
Fisherman 04/22/22 07:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Battery tender & storage

Well some people still believe in 3K oil changes, technology changes, their mindset doesn't.
Fisherman 04/21/22 07:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery tender & storage

But a lot of maintainers do de-sulpahte the battery. This is from the Batteryminder plus website. The BatteryMINDer Plus is a 3-mode charger-maintainer-desulfator that extends performance and life of all types and sizes of 12 Volt lead acid batteries, including all starter, deep cycle, maintenance-free, sealed AGM, gelled or dry-type batteries, regardless of size or make. The Model 12117 automatically dissolves harmful power-robbing sulfation using safe, low voltage, patented high-frequency pulse technology I'm not familiar with Battery Minder plus but does it go into a desulfating mode automatically over a 4-month period of absence or do you have to be there to program it manually to desulfate? Mine does it automatically, no programming required.
Fisherman 04/19/22 08:42am Tech Issues
RE: RV door window

I put one similar to that in my cargo trailer. I don't know if it's the same but on mine the inner and outer cut outs were slightly different sized so when the two halves of the frame screw together they overlap. Might not hurt to read the reviews, several complaints that the actual frame is smaller than the original and can be a boner to line it up to ensure complete weather sealing.
Fisherman 04/19/22 08:34am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Hitch recommendation needed

first 3 at the link. https://www.etrailer.com/search/2.5+inch+weight+distribution+shank
Fisherman 04/18/22 05:02pm Towing
RE: Patching Trailer Cover

3M 77 spray glue.
Fisherman 04/16/22 05:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery tender & storage

I believe keeping your batteries plugged in 24/7 eats your plates away quicker than leaving your MH unplugged and recharging when the SOC reaches 80-90%. And where does belief come from pray tell.
Fisherman 04/15/22 09:50am Tech Issues
RE: %#$@^ critters!

Great LOL. Now his mice will be running around the RV 6" apart wearing little surgical masks while facing the possibility of being locked down by Dr Mauci. That has to top the hilarious sarcasm if I ever read one.
Fisherman 04/14/22 07:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2020 F350 6.7 weak start

We have a 2019 Highlander. Was sitting in a parking lot waiting on my wife while she was in a fabric store. Ignition in accessory position, radio on nothing else. The master alarm suddenly goes off and the dash display pops the following message " shutting Ignition off to conserve battery". Radio only????? After 20 minutes???? ..... Mfgr's put the smallest battery in there, thank the bean counters.
Fisherman 04/11/22 04:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery tender & storage

I have 3 battery tenders, one for my ATV and the other 2 do the boat battery and trailer battery. During the off season, they stay connected ALL the time and plugged in. I have never had to add water to the batteries even after 6 months of maintenance. They are made to stay connected and keep the batteries from sulfating. A couple of them have lasted 12 years, boat and RV 11. I'm pretty sure I'm doing something right.
Fisherman 04/09/22 11:36am Tech Issues
RE: Finding a 3500 series truck to test drive....

Seriously, I would make the effort and have the death wobble fixed. On my old 2004, it was ball joints, replaced them, no more wobble. As for reliability, I would take any 5.9 Cummins before any GM or Ford. Ford feels like driving a brick, GM's seats are like milk crates.
Fisherman 04/08/22 03:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 F150 trailer disconnect alarm issues

And we wonder why nothing really works properly with the nitwits inventing useless trinkets.
Fisherman 04/08/22 03:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What is happening with our members?

You have to hold them by the hand nowadays. Being a kinder gentler world can be beyond comprehension, makes you wonder how they get dressed in the morning.
Fisherman 04/07/22 07:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Decent Digital Camera

What RCMAN46 said, I've got a Canon SX510, it's got a 30X zoom and even that is amazing.
Fisherman 04/07/22 07:46am Technology Corner
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