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RE: Portable ice maker for RV.

I really enjoy my portable ice maker, it's the small kind they sell at most big box stores (I bought mine at Sam's Club) Doesn't use much electricity, I use it even when boondocking off grid... nothing better than sipping on an icy drink when it's 90°F outside. If the water going in is warm, the ice maker struggles for a while. I usually let it run for an hour or two with the basket out, so it recycles the ice right away. After it gets the water cooled down, the ice it makes is hard enough to crunch on but without busting a tooth.
GordonThree 07/13/20 01:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Nissan Titan Cummins 5.0L

Neighbor's son is towing a 34' 5r with his Titan XD, claims it rides good and getting great gas mileage. I said I was impressed.
GordonThree 07/09/20 01:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Add digital thermostat to manual rooftop unit?

My TT was not pre-wired for a higher end rooftop unit, so the only wire going up there is the 12 gauge power supply. I thought about an SSR but wondered about having somewhere to put a big heat sink, or if I would need a big heat sink. I had though about replacing the ceiling module with one designed for an external thermostat, which breaks out the various functions into something a simple thermostat can control, but by the time I got around to doing that, summer would be over and I'd procrastinate until next year.
GordonThree 07/09/20 01:25pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: mattress pad recommendations

Not sure a pad would firm up something too soft, usually its the other way around. Maybe check out a craft store like Michael's or Hobby Lobby and browse their foam selection. Consider placing a stiffer foam under the existing skinny RV mattress.
GordonThree 07/08/20 02:02pm General RVing Issues
Add digital thermostat to manual rooftop unit?

Thinking of a heavy duty contactor just off the circuit breaker, rather than messing with the wiring in the rooftop unit itself. Pro; easier wiring location, simple to uninstall Con; no separate fan control, more inrush turning fan and compressor on together Thoughts, suggestions?
GordonThree 07/08/20 11:31am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Paid Caravans to Alaska Worth it?

Phew good for them that people pay that price. Do they include a driver, or at least chef for breakfast and dinner?
GordonThree 07/07/20 10:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Space Station Lithium Batteries

Hand made in a lab at Caltech, Berkley or MIT at a cost of millions of dollars per cell? Found the link?
GordonThree 06/26/20 12:17pm Tech Issues
RE: dometic dm2652rbx refrigerator- cooling in travel mode

Smelling propane inside the motorhome while traveling down the road? I'd schedule service ASAP and discontinue use of the propane system.
GordonThree 06/24/20 08:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Michigan UP help

Is there still enough "touristy" things to do to make the drive worth it this year? Lighthouses, historical places, etc There's trails to hike, beaches to walk, lakes to fish, I'm sure some of the tourist stuff is still open but I don't have a concrete answer for you. There could be limited hours, reduced capacity, that sort of thing... Call ahead if you can.
GordonThree 06/19/20 05:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Michigan UP help

Is the state starting to open up? SP campgrounds aren't suppose to open till 6/21, but what about the rest of the businesses and sight seeing areas? I know some of the cities here in Texas (Dallas, SA, Houston) are still pushing big time about wearing masks in public and in businesses? Restaurants started opening up, but are limited to 50% capacity, movie theaters are still closed and a lot of the businesses are limiting entry. The UP and northern lower has been "open" for a while. Masks are required indoors statewide by law, not a suggestion. Lots of people ignore the law, like seat belt I guess? However it's not mandatory that businesses reopen. A lot of them didn't make it, and the UP was probably hit hard. The gov is still paying people more to stay home than they get paid to go to work, so *shrug* on that one. Still no large sporting events or other gatherings. Pretty much every festival, indoor concert, fair, etc has been cancelled through years end.
GordonThree 06/19/20 04:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Michigan UP help

Munising Tourist Park in Munising 9 near Pictured Rocks) has large spaces, some on the lake with 30 amp Are they open this year? I hadn't confirmed, but my neighbor was there over M-day and read a sign said they weren't opening until 2021 because of the boogeyman.
GordonThree 06/19/20 07:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Michigan UP help

Every state park I've visited in the UP (most of them) has had 30 amp hookups, hot showers and a central fill/dump station. Most even have paved 50 amp pull-through for the monster rigs. The parks further West are less busy, more than a few hours away from I-75 seems to discourage people. Regarding the weather staying near Lake Superior ... watch the wind. Temps can swing 30 degrees several times a day, and the bugs vary a lot. Wind from the South will bring warm air and BUGS from inland, from the North will bring cold air off the lake and shoo away the bugs. Favorites: Indian Lake in Manistique (near Lake Michigan), Lake Gogebic outside White City, Muskallonge in Deer Park (on Lake Superior), Fort Wilkins in Copper Harbor (on Lake Superior) Honorable Mention: Tahquamenon Falls near Paradise, Straits SP in St. Ignace (on Lake Michigan), Wells SP outside Cedar River (practically Wisconsin, on Lake Michigan) Ask me anything, I make several trips each year to the UP, it's my favorite place in the state.
GordonThree 06/18/20 06:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: SEAFLO Pump - O-Rings?

Measurements 14mm ID, 19mm OD, diameter 4mm --- this is all rounded off to the nearest mm, using a flat ruler, couldn't find my calipers.
GordonThree 06/18/20 06:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Lay flat hose for macerator

Any problems using a lay flat hose for a Flojet macerator? I like the space saving but don't know if I'm asking for trouble. I was thinking of a 1" x 50' Juan seemed to have mixed results with one he bought to use with his macerator... the price is right though! $30 bucks for a 60 foot 1 inch hose. clicky
GordonThree 06/17/20 01:43pm Tech Issues
RE: gps for the MH which one

Garmin and Google largely use the same data for maps. The machine is only as reliable as the person programming it. They do what you tell them to, not what you want them to. The day Google lets me use "maps" without a cell connection AND without pre-planning and downloading a route, is the day I'll stop buying Garmin.
GordonThree 06/14/20 08:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: gps for the MH which one

this exact question was debated for at least five pages a week or so ago. According to the hive mind, Google Maps on a phone is best - those folks all visit areas with great cell reception. The runner up was a Garmin device. Outliers included using various mapping apps with a 7-10 inch tablet.
GordonThree 06/14/20 11:51am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Extended Run Tank for Yamaha EF2000IS

If you have enough time, you can to modify your generator with a fuel pump. it's pretty straight forward. The mod is nice in that it adds an aux fuel tank connection, so you don't have to use the onboard fuel tank at all.
GordonThree 06/11/20 07:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Extended Run Tank for Yamaha EF2000IS

I've tried the gravity feed extended run with my ef2000 ... it's a PITA to get the right "head pressure" ... tank too far above the generator overfills the carb somehow (float can't "shut off" the flow) ... tank not high enough, fuel is not drawn into generator properly. clearing air bubbles from the fuel line gets tricky, since there's no where for them to go, other than pressurizing the gen's fuel tank, since you have replaced the cap and its vent The parts to add a pump to the Yamaha are about $30 from Amazon, and there are how-to videos on Youtube. If you really want extended run, that's your ticket.
GordonThree 06/10/20 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: DVD-Home theater

Probably phased out in favor of all in one sound bars and smart TVs. Your terminology sounds right to me. eBay has what you're after, lots of options under $200
GordonThree 06/09/20 06:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Service unavailable, again

The "My Forums" link is back to working for me. The rest of the site seemed to work normally, just "My Forums" was messed up.
GordonThree 06/09/20 08:27am Forum Posting Help and Support
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