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Clearstream 2 Amplified RV antenna

Hi All - I wondered if anyone has replaced their old Wineguard antennas with this Clearstream 2 RV antenna, and if so, how is it? Thanks!
GaryS1953 10/04/21 11:57am Tech Issues
RE: Replacement Toilet Recommendations

Thanks everyone. Maybe I’ll give a Dometic a try, though they seem about the same height as our current one. DW swears our old one was shorter AND didn’t jut out into the room as far as this one does. She complains she bangs her knees on it when changing.
GaryS1953 09/30/21 06:24am General RVing Issues
Replacement Toilet Recommendations

Hi All - A few years ago we had to replace the Theftford Aquamagic 3 toilet that was in our camper when we got it. We replaced it with a Aquamagic 4. Lately we are getting occasional leaking around the toilet, and a persistent bad odor. I'm thinking I need to replace the seal around the base, kind of a (I'm sorry) crappy job. Since I have to remove the toilet to do this I'm thinking maybe I should look into a replacement toilet as DW has ALWAYS complained that this toilet is seat is higher than the previous one, and she is short. In addition, the cheap plastic the toilet is made of stains very easily, AND, there is a space below the bowl that collects solid waste on the sides and looks awful, and may be contributing to the smell. The unit was only about $140, so I guess you get what you pay for. In any case I'm looking for recommendations. Ideally it would have a ceramic bowl, better plastic exterior, have a seat around 16" from the floor, AND, doesn't have the space below the bowl that collects the smelly waste on the side. I know, a tall order. Any recommendations? Oh, and it would be nice to stay below $250 and $300. Thanks!!
GaryS1953 09/28/21 05:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roaches ugh!

Cold won't kill. Bomb them. That was my first thought, but DW put the kabash to it. What she doesn't know won't hurt her.Ha! Trust me, she’d know.
GaryS1953 08/28/21 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roaches ugh!

Get a pair of Jack Russell terriers! Nothing can hide from them. If that is not something that would work for you, thy Home Defense. Works like a charm. Spray it in the back of every cabinet and say goodbye to insect life. Ha ha! Unfortunately the Jack Russel Terriers won’t work for our current lifestyle, not to mention our small space. DW is against any sprays, butt thanks for your thoughts.
GaryS1953 08/28/21 12:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roaches ugh!

If you can find them, try the Combat Roach Baits, large size. 8 to a package about $7.50 a box down here. Lasts about 3 months, less messy than Boric Acid. Because we already have the boric acid and confectioner sugar we’ll try that first. If it doesn’t, we’ll look for the Combat Roach baits. Thanks!!
GaryS1953 08/28/21 12:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roaches ugh!

Since you were in Florida, you don't have roaches, you have "Palmetto Bugs". :) But whatever you choose to call them, boric acid will kill them. Pretty much guaranteed to wipe out any infestation. Ha ha! Thanks, we’ll probably try this, seems easy enough if it works.
GaryS1953 08/28/21 12:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roaches ugh!

Cold won't kill. Bomb them. That was my first thought, but DW put the kabash to it.
GaryS1953 08/28/21 12:03pm General RVing Issues
Roaches ugh!

We spent 3 months in Miami Florida this past winter, arriving back home in Michigan in mid May. Since then we have found at least 2 large cockroaches in our camper. We managed to catch/kill the first and thought/hoped we were done. Now a month later, on a Michigan camping trip we’ve found another, which unfortunately got away and disappeared. We’ve explored all the ways to get them, DE, boric acid, etc. My question, is it likely that our freezing winter temperatures will kill them off, including any eggs? We don’t go back to Florida until early Feb, so that would leave a couple of months with freezing temps?
GaryS1953 08/28/21 07:37am General RVing Issues
Light weight 5th wheel hitch

For some reason my 5th wheel hitch has gotten much heavier in the last few years ??, and it’s getting more difficult to lift into the truck. Our camper is only about 6000 lbs fully loaded, but our Reese hitch is rated at 16000 lbs. Can anyone recommend a lighter weight hitch that won’t break the bank? Thanks!
GaryS1953 03/21/21 12:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atwood Hot water heater working, BUT...

Perfect, thanks very much!
GaryS1953 02/21/21 06:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atwood Hot water heater working, BUT...

Ok, I've got those in my cart. What about the other 3 wires that connect on the ECO, should I replace them as well? If so I can't find a part number for them.
GaryS1953 02/21/21 05:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atwood Hot water heater working, BUT...

Ok, looks like it could just be the wires. One red one in particular looks like it has a connector of some sort in the middle that connects to another section with a plastic sleeve over it. Where the two connect at the sleeve it's very loose, and I noticed that when I moved it the green light on the board went out and then back on. Is that a special wire of some sort that I might need to order?
GaryS1953 02/21/21 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Atwood Hot water heater working, BUT...

What is full model number of your Atwood? Number should be on outside access on frame. Are you running on electric or propane? First thought is thermostat is not tight against tank,It's a G6A-AE, and it's strictly propane. The green light on the dynasaur board shows green except when it's burning, then red. The flame is a nice blue. I said thermometer, but I meant thermostat. Is that the heavy duty metal part the gas line connects to on the bottom of the exterior access, the part that always makes it difficult to access the drain?
GaryS1953 02/21/21 04:26pm General RVing Issues
Atwood Hot water heater working, BUT...

Hi All- So we are very fortunate to be spending a couple of months in warm Miami with full hookups, and our hot water heater is keeping water hot, but, comes on very frequently and only stays on for 2 minutes or less after the initial warm up. I turn if off overnight and start it in the morning, and at that point it stays on longer to do the initial heating. I installed a dynasaur board years ago and it's always worked well till now. Is this a thermometer issue of some sort? Any thoughts? Thanks1
GaryS1953 02/21/21 02:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Recreation.gov Cancellation Refund problem

They cancelled several reservations last year due to COVID. I got a prompt refund for all. Sorry. What exactly are they telling you? Every time they tell me all they can do is pass it on to the "refund team", and "it can take a while". Today I finally got to another level, and she told me they are way behind for cancellations from December, and she said she would "mark my case urgent". We'll see what happens, but its been over a month.
GaryS1953 01/28/21 06:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Recreation.gov Cancellation Refund problem

Hi - I wondered if others have had recent problems receiving their refund for a cancellation with Recreation.gov? I've used the site for years for reservations and have never had a problem getting a refund until now. In December I cancelled a February reservation for Fort Pickens in Florida and have still not received my $210 refund. I've contacted them 4 times with so far no results. Is anyone else having problems with refunds from them?
GaryS1953 01/28/21 01:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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