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RE: Why remove dinette booth and replace with table and chairs

Our dinette seats are awful. They hard the wrong angle "The ideal angle between the seat and the backrest is about 100 to 110 degrees. The base of the bench should give you room to pull your feet back toward your body. When your knees are less than a 90-degree angle, your quads are more relaxed, so the sitting position if more comfortable." for the backs and are hard. I plan to tear it out this winter and replace with a desk and chair. There is a complication in our case since the under seat storage goes to outside the camper hatches. But I think I have a fix for that. We don't need the bed space tho I better act quick before the wife thinks about bringing a grandkid.
agesilaus 08/03/20 05:49pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Yellowstone area update

We were there a few weeks ago, 2 days at the unknown entrance--Bechler and two at Mammoth Hot Springs. Every cg we passed was closed but we only drove the West Yellowstone to Mammoth Hot Springs road and maybe 20 miles east on the north road. I never got a clear look at their cg status board so you should check online. Crowds seemed to be normal, this is our 5th or 6th visit here. Visitor centers are closed. Mammoth HS traffic awful as usual. We stayed at an excellent boondocking site 15.5 miles north of the post office at Gardiner off 89. We were doing a drive by mainly my wife wanted to see some critters. The road to Bechler is ten miles of extreme washboard BTW but the Cave Falls CG is good and the falls and trails excellent.
agesilaus 08/03/20 02:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How Often Do you Get Skunked on FCFS Camp Spots?

Has not happened yet but we have been in some places where it is a major concern. 30 miles of road including the last 10 as gravel and only 5 or 6 sites at the end for example. We got the last site but would not try it agaain
agesilaus 07/28/20 06:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How Often Do you Get Skunked on FCFS Camp Spots?

agesilaus 07/28/20 09:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wheel chocks

I don't understand what the problem is, I just have a routine: pull into spot put down the chocks, get ready to leave, hitch up and retrieve chocks. I have to admit that we did leave them behind once and had to go back and get them when the cg called.
agesilaus 07/27/20 06:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Norcold fridge issue

I opened it up again today and cleaned it out as best I could. This cg has a no maintenance rule. Pulling the 120V plug causes the burner to light. So I will leave it as is until we get back home next month unless it acts up again. Thanks for the help.
agesilaus 07/27/20 02:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Wheel chocks

I haven't had any problems since I switched to the rubber ones, which are probably the sames as as the Northern Tools ones I got. The wedge shape converts some of the force pushing the chock out into downward force which is why they work.
agesilaus 07/27/20 02:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sanitizing water system

You mean 1 gallon of Clorox? I believe that is 6.25% or 62500 ppm of chlorate not 100%. Normal target for drinking water systems is about 1 ppm but I guess 4 pp is fine if you are slightly superchlorinating. Clorox itself recommends 8 drops per gallon or 1/8 teaspoon per 1.5 gallons of water: Disinfect water. If my math is right that's about a teaspoon per 10 gal of water
agesilaus 07/26/20 05:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Norcold fridge issue

I found the door and the burner. I'll have to find some canned air here in Missoula where we are now. Thx for the suggestions.
agesilaus 07/26/20 10:15am Tech Issues
RE: App or site to plan route

RV Trip Planner RVTW is what I use and is quite popular with a lot of folks. It routes your vehicle according to the height that you put in the software avoiding low bridges and such. It uses shows the actual road miles to a stop, it shows all it shows campgrounds on the map along with many diffifert types of places. The list is too long to show here. The developers are actively adding features, they had two major releases in the last couple of months and they have a forum on a different RV sites that they listen to and respond occasionally to question not answered by other users. It is pay $30/yr IIRC
agesilaus 07/26/20 10:11am Roads and Routes
Norcold fridge issue

OK we have a Norcold fridge that right now is working on 120V but not on propane. It was showing a 'F' error code in the display but that has gone away. Arctic Fox 25Y TT I assume this means that I need to clean the burner. The Norcold manual is worthless BTW. So do I need to pull the fridge out or can it accessed from the outside. There is a panel outside roughly aligned with the fridge but I assumed that was for the furnace with is installed under the fridge. I'm going out to pull that panel off in a minute so I may answer that myself Just how difficult is it to pull the fridge out? I only see two screw covers on the top flange, surely there must be more? Any other suggestions? The propane tank in near full, the oven, hot water and burner top all work. The 12 V fuse is OK.
agesilaus 07/25/20 05:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Vacuum

Ours used to be under the steps in our fiver.
agesilaus 07/25/20 02:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel chocks

Well, it may not move any when those are down, but many people chock the wheels before they drop the trailer, to preclude any movement before the other stuff is done. ........................... Ditto on that and TT don't have landing legs. I have had a trailer start to roll backwards when there is no obvious slope the instant that the truck is disconnected from the hitch. Lesson learned, put chocks in first then disconn truck.
agesilaus 07/25/20 02:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel chocks

I would not say they are a lawsuit waiting to happen. Because as far as I know, every version clearly says in the instructions that they are not to be used as a replacement for wedge chocks. So if you don't use both, it is on you as the user if anything happens. ------------------------- Yeah in an ideal world, which we do not live in, we have lawyers instead. Look at the drowning warnings on 5 gallon buckets for example, and the warnings plastered all over ladders, and hot coffee lawsuits.
agesilaus 07/25/20 10:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wheel chocks

We went thru several of those flimsy plastic chocks like they sell at Walmart, having your RV roll because it crushed some of those could be lawsuit fodder. I finally saw some heavy black rubber chocks at Northern Tool and those have worked much better. X-Chocks warn you right in the package that they will not substitute for regular chocks, they are intended to reduce floor bounce and vibration, not stop your RV from rolling.
agesilaus 07/25/20 09:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mnnesota and Wisconsin

We've been alternating 3 or 4 days of boondocking with a FHU park or a COE park if we are back in their territory. So we could boondock weekends and get a FHU during the week. Right now we are up in the air, my wife works for the schools and the local school board is trying to determine which way the political wind is blowing. She was supposed to be back 8/24 but now they are talking about special training on the week of 8/10 which may be online or maybe not. Right now they have plans that no middle schoolers would follow, period. So we cannot make long term reservations right now.
agesilaus 07/19/20 07:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: GFCI Issue looking for a solution

Could be a bad GFCI, I just had to replace ours. It would not reset.
agesilaus 07/19/20 05:53pm Tech Issues
Mnnesota and Wisconsin

Whats the camping environment like in Minnesota and Wisconsin right now? We will be in Montana Monday and I want to return to FL via Hwy 2 then south once we get to Minnesota. So far we haven't encountered anything more than minor irritations in the states we've been thru. We slipped thru NM before that governor cracked down again. And the worst thing we've seen was closed visitor centers, restaurants, attractions and such. we have to be back in FL, in mid August, so my wife can work for 3 weeks and retire from the school system.
agesilaus 07/19/20 10:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Where to buy awning fabric?

agesilaus 07/19/20 09:59am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: mastoid bone hearing aid equalizer ????

Pain from extremely loud but totally ineffective ear bud hearing aids make the inner each itch then later scream in pain. Well that shows that you were not working with an audiologist and ENT physician. The audiologist will give you several hearing tests and map out which frequencies need to be boosted. A modern in ear hearing aid is programmed to amplify the frequencies that you are deficient in and only boost each frequency band by the correct amount. So go pro and get yourself a good audiologist.
agesilaus 07/19/20 09:41am Tech Issues
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