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RE: Early Television

What I remember is after the 15 minuet local news cast at 11pm they played the national anthem with a flag flying, then a test pattern until either 6 or 7am the next morning.. As to first shows, do you remember "Captain Video & his Video Rangers". It was about space travel that came on at 7pm an was only a 15 minuet show and there was a robot named "Tobor" which is robot spelled backward... It was on in the early 50's...
Whiskey River 11/23/21 06:32am Around the Campfire
RE: Winterizing Residential Fridge

OK, Thanks Reisender & Mgirardo. That is what I was hoping to hear. My Fridge does not have the "water" in the door, just the ice machine. I can certainly clean up the small mess of pink antifreeze in the ice tray/bucket, just knowing it came thru the ice maker. That is what I was not sure of how or if that would work since I knew it would not freeze. But I understand now that you get pink ice to start with mixing with the existing water in the line first, then pink slush after. Dewinterizing, throw out the first few pink ice cubes, then add a couple fingers of whiskey to the cubes and enjoy the dewinterizing process... I'll do it this weekend. Thanks again...
Whiskey River 10/21/21 05:58am General RVing Issues
Winterizing Residential Fridge

I have the Samsung RF18 Fridge with Ice Maker. After checking various google posts & forums on how to winterize it, there appears to be no easy way. Everything from accessing the back of the fridge (its in a slide) remove the water line, removing the actual ice making thingy, make a jumper wire for the water solenoid, and other various scenario's. I feel like I'm trying to "redesign the guidance system" on a cruise missile. Has anyone done this? After pumping the pink antifreeze thru the water lines & opening & closing all the various spigot's just leave the pump on with the hose in the gallon of pink antifreeze and turn on the fridge ice maker. I know the antifreeze will not freeze in the ice maker. Will this work & will the ice maker dump the pink antifreeze so you know it has pumped through the ice maker? Anyone have any actual advice of what I can expect? Thanks.... Or should I just head for Florida....
Whiskey River 10/19/21 07:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Residential Stove/Oven

Tom_M... I think if you unscrew the top of your igniter or clicker to light the burners, you will find a AA battery. It will light the burner if no plug in is available. At least that is what I have, but I have an oven as well as burners on top....
Whiskey River 08/06/21 08:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I 70 in Ohio to Somerset PA staying off PA turnpike

I-70 from Ohio, I would take the I-470 bypass around Wheeling WV, then back on I-70 thru Washington, Pa and on to Rt 31 East. Rt 31 follows the turnpike and runs right into Summerset, Pa. Rt 31 is used as a detour if there is a problem / wreck on the turnpike.
Whiskey River 06/27/21 06:17am Roads and Routes
RV Keyless lock

I want to buy one for my 5th wheel, but like everything there are several makes & types and pricing from around 100 to 250 dollars. I know nothing about them and my question is if you have one do you like it. What do I need to make sure I get, like do they have a back light of some type to see the key pad in the dark. Is that light on all the time or do you have to hit or touch something to turn it on. How long do the batteries last in them. Thanks for any info....
Whiskey River 06/02/21 05:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery & cut off switch

OK, so I finally got back to the 5er from about 10 days ago. I charged the battery then and disconnected the negative wire on the battery. It was still fully charged, 12.84 on the multimeter after about 10/11 days. I hooked up the negative wire to the battery then turned off the battery switch and opened up the fuse box and started removing the 15 amp blue fuses and checking each one as curt12914 said to do. There were 10, 15 amp blue fuses. 9 registered 0.0 on the meter. One registered .35 on the multimeter. I guess that is .35 volts. This is the fuse marked TV / Radio. There are 2 flat screen TV's and a Radio/DVD/DVS player in the 5er. When I check my meter on a new AA Battery it registers 1.57 on a 1.5 volt battery. So my fix is to just leave the 15amp fuse out of the TV/Radio slot. Replacing the fuse takes 2 minuets. I can plug the 5er in as there is 50amp service, but until I am going to use it, I leave it unplugged. Why have power to the power center/converter charger with the fan coming on & off, along with the invertor & fan on & off. I just didn't want the battery going dead every week or 10 days. Thanks again curt12914.....
Whiskey River 05/12/21 05:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quad Bike mounted to ladder?

I wouldn't strap a 50 dollar bike to the back ladder let alone a 5 thousand dollar one. The ladder on the back of any trailer, 5er or travel trailer is like the end of the line on the old "crack the whip" kids use to play. The lateral "G" force on any small move left or right in & out of traffic at 65mph is huge. Also the up & down "G" force going over bridge "expansion" joints on about 75% of every interstate bridge is the same. I have thought how is the 5er still hooked up after crossing some bridge expansion joints and that is just behind in the bed of the truck, not 43 feet behind the hitch.. Make sure your insurance is up to date....
Whiskey River 05/12/21 05:49am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Battery & cut off switch

There is nothing added since it was built. It does have electric slides & the auto leveling system, hydraulic but electric pump, but I don't think any of those will work when the battery shut off is in the off position. I will try & check the battery post & cable first to see what the draw is...
Whiskey River 05/04/21 08:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery & cut off switch

Thanks for that curt. I didn't think about that. I was just going to pull a fuse and check in a few days. I always shut off the factory installed shut off switch, but the battery is still going dead in about 8/10 days. So I'm pretty sure there is more drain on it than the propane alarm and the radio that is not on, but I know they do draw some current to keep the channels set etc...
Whiskey River 05/04/21 06:58am General RVing Issues
RE: New Mattress

Thanks for the reply's. My mattress size is 72x80. Verlo & Sleep Dog does not make a 72x80. Not sure why the RV industry has so many different sizes of mattresses. They must make the rig, then have someone like Michiana make a cheap mattress to fit. Mattress Insider does make a 72x80, so thanks for your post Thermoguy. I want the same type firm mattress you talk about & not necessarily the top of the line. My back is aging as well. Insider makes 3 different mattresses in the 72x80 size. Sedona their entry level & 5.5 inches thick Aspen with 6" or 8" or 10" thick Scarsdale Luxury with 9" thick Do you recall what thickness you got. I'm going to get one & am somewhat gun shy and trying to eliminate the step of returning it or taking it to a local charity for a refund. Thanks for your help....
Whiskey River 05/04/21 06:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Battery & cut off switch

OK, thanks all. The battery is only a year old, so it should be good. I thought the propane detector would be wired on all the time, but did not think of the radio as Barney suggested. I will check that. There is no fan that comes on that I know of. My next plan is to go into the fuse box and pull a fuse or 2. There is just so many things on this rig that it could be. Each storage area has a motion light that comes on and should go off when the door is closed. Those are noted for not shutting off. It I can't find it I will get one of those cut offs that attaches to the battery terminal.
Whiskey River 05/04/21 04:47am General RVing Issues
New Mattress

I bought a new 2020 Grand Design Solitude and the mattress is with out a doubt the worst ever. It is a Michiana Evergreen 72x80, so called RV King. After a few weeks it has 2 depressions where we sleep. I first thought a topper might help, but after a couple more weeks, I knew it never would. If these depressions were in your back yard, it would look like 2 bodies are buried there. I want to buy a new mattress but have no clue what is a good brand, RV King 72x80 so you can't buy them just anywhere. I don't want to buy the same thing only under a different name. Anyone else had the same problem & what did you buy.
Whiskey River 05/02/21 09:16am General RVing Issues
RE: checking exterior lights

I do as Boon Docker says. Just put a 5 amp blade fuse at the top between pin 3 & 4 of the pigtail. It will light up all the clearance lights, top & side along with the tail lights..
Whiskey River 05/02/21 06:13am Tech Issues
Battery & cut off switch

My battery goes dead after about 7-10 days being not plugged in. Its a 5th wheel & I turn the cut off switch to off but it still goes dead. What all is still active or still powered to the battery with the switch in the off position. Lights don't work, awning does not extend etc. But something is still being powered or there is a short in a line somewhere. For now I just disconnect the negative terminal of the battery..
Whiskey River 05/01/21 06:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th Wheel entry steps

OK This thread has taken on a life of its own. I'm not complaining though. Everyone seems to be venting their frustration with the RV industry & the non-folding entry steps. My original question was what do you do with those steps when traveling. A recap of the 28 answers, only 2 answered correctly Alex!! 1. Park close to the left parking line. I do this. 2. Park where it can't happen. I do this, or try to. 3. 12 entry's about the draw backs of the new type steps. 4. 8 entry's to get Tork lift steps. 5. 6 misc. entry's. My original question was to find out what you do if you have these one piece fold into the door way steps when traveling & stopping at a non RV park. Leave them out extended or pull them in & hope you don't get stuck inside. I like one piece steps fine when at an RV Park. I also do like the Tork lift steps & would get them, but for only 2 or 3 nights a year, are cost prohibitive. Again I am not complaining about all the answers, only recapping. I park as close to the left line as possible & set an orange cone beside the extended steps....
Whiskey River 04/27/21 07:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel entry steps

Barney: Steps look good. But I assume your rig came with fold down steps underneath from the factory. When you get the single piece steps that lift up into the door, there is no notch framed in under the door. So to put these in would require modifying the body & frame. Way above my pay grade...
Whiskey River 04/24/21 12:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel entry steps

OK, thanks all. At least I am not the only one that do not like these steps. The steps are somewhat sturdier than the fold under type, but that comes from the fact they reach ground, unlike the fold out type. I think the disadvantage far outweigh the advantages. No one mentioned all the dirt, dust, sand & debris that gets dropped inside the rig when you lift the steps into the doorway. And yes you do have to sometimes adjust the length, shorten or lengthen, the steps to the lot, although this easy enough, just another thing to do. I knew when I bought the rig I was not going to like them. I just thought I would put a rope on the steps and lift them into the rig, which I did a couple of times. Never thinking if someone pulled to close, I could not get out. One time I pulled into a rest area and tried to put the steps down and there was not enough room and not room for me to move over any more. That's when the "light" went off & I thought if I am inside with the steps up and someone pulls to close, I can' get out.... I now leave the steps out and put an orange cone beside the steps. I know the nay sayers will say go to an RV park. I do that, except when I snowbird every winter. Not looking for hook ups ect, just a quick & easy 5/6 hours sleep and on the road again. I've learned to live with these and will not change them out for only a couple times a year, just wondered what everyone else thought or did. Thanks again......
Whiskey River 04/24/21 06:44am Fifth-Wheels
5th Wheel entry steps

What do you do?? My last 5er had the entry steps fold under the rig. So when stopping at a truck stop, rest area, cracker barrel etc. I would just leave the steps folded under the rig & use a step stool to get into the rig, then lift the step stool into the rig. Leaving nothing extended from the rig. Now my new 5th wheel has the steps that lift up into the door way. Do you leave the steps down, as they do extend away from the 5er. Don't want someone to pull in beside and hit the steps, but also if you put a rope on the steps & lift them up and into the door way, if someone pulls close to you, you can not get the steps down to exit the rig..
Whiskey River 04/22/21 10:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel tailgate

OK Thanks all. Still looking, but I have to get one. I moved the 5er yesterday and I have to back under, then put the tail gate back up and continue to back under the rig. Its just to close to the 5er with the tail gate down. If not square with the rig, it will hit for sure. The Anderson hitch is not like the typical 5er hitch that you have to just get close and back up and it goes into the latch. Anderson is a goose neck ball. But it only weighs 40 pounds and says it is good for 20,000# and 4500# on the pin. So weighing only 40 pounds its easy to take out of the truck and store. Don't need 3 men & a boy to remove it...
Whiskey River 04/21/21 06:49am Towing
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