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RE: pocket knife

Have carried one for as long as I can remember. Don't recall getting my first one, but probably was a gift from Dad when age appropriate. For about 40 years it has been a 3 blade Buck. But there have been two of them, because I had to surrender one to airport security back a few years ago. It is such an automatic thing to stick in my pocket every morning. I immediately bought the same model replacement after that trip. I used it almost every day for something, mostly opening packages these days. Great wire stripper when needed. Decent small screwdriver in a pinch, like changing small batteries. I've even field dressed a buck with it when I accidentally left my belt knife back in the truck. Cut fishing line. I can't imagine how people survive day to day without one.
bpounds 01/22/22 09:58am Around the Campfire
RE: plastic sky light over shower

I just did mine, and considered the same thing. There is an inner dome, as was mentioned, but in my case it did not stuck up above the roof, so a flat sheet could have worked. But frankly it would have looked bad. And a proper domed cover was not expensive, so for me it was proper to just get the intended cover. Skylight - Amazon https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLUBPuoc9Yn9IFu3TScv1DucuMH7Pk0zTGTGsdbLXuOYVc9r9EfAjncUJZcL3SnJzve0B7U9Qga4UBs01B5YEfhU9C90Doggi5083jbiBQ4SV6tt46LsxXpFgWZOqh6TCxkCI67Jz5fBQbDC0PhHwmkxdw=w1116-h529-no?authuser=0 width=600
bpounds 10/11/21 10:03am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Rec Pro RV furniture

We have the RecPro theater seating recliners. About 4 years now. We like them much better than the OEM sofa bed. But if I was going to replace them I would look long and hard at other solutions. The fabric on one, in just one area, is delaminating. Started after we had them for around 3 years. No, the dog did not do that. Also not sun damage, because we keep the blinds closed always during storage. All other areas are fine, and that is the one I sit on, so maybe my hair oil may have been a factor. Maybe cover the backs with blankets? When we got them the recliner mechanisms needed a lot of adjustment. Of course I had them already installed in the tight quarters of the fifth wheel before realizing that. I wished I had fully assembled them outside, done all the adjustments, and then removed the backs to go through the door. To this day the recliners are difficult to snap down, especially for my wife. They really looked nice when new. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLVUZYPzLNVl_pd_0zQEjT-lFhNUlQeqkdMp7NoZD7GhY_jrsgBTNssAJMQJVPPg4VVdp-UMfuogG2jkFYfgIflm9Zz6wVsIlyyN14WCZ_KR12-C85fvaX6gcrFboHbuXYpYNGBiZGYWFk2LZnbhS3hm=w1116-h628-no?authuser=0 width=600 Deteriorating pleather. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AM-JKLXL1I9w78lmLXEzlRIbEdqiQdl4X_tyvW3jBn5D0zOcLgM6F1VitXJbvGCmPAtv1QZ0_qtVnMLKLAZgXTqDnSOddOBDabtWs7vm6oQXbNCzmh7txuSaJMsVefVxJaL870Pw6dtNXRzhgtuBjdFNl-_LXA=w1116-h529-no?authuser=0 width=600
bpounds 10/11/21 09:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: East Side of Sierra options

You might find this site helpful. And yes, use Google Earth too. https://www.essrp.org/camping You have two identical question threads going on. I posted to this one since it was the most recent.
bpounds 08/21/21 09:46am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Altitude and appiances.

I camp at 7 - 8,000 feet frequently. The only appliance I have an issue with is the water heater. It starves for air a little bit and the flame can die. So far opening the other hatch door has always solved the problem. I think the direction of the prevailing wind is a factor too. Sometimes all works fine, so I think it is a borderline kind of thing. All other appliances are unaffected.
bpounds 06/02/21 02:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Solar Afterthought?

Looks clean. Good job.
bpounds 04/30/21 12:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Afterthought?

I don't see any issue using zip bases on the bottom of your panels. But I also don't see a point in doing that. Normally tying cables under the panel is not an issue. The cables running between panels, and over to whatever pass-thru path you used, is where you need them secured. That's where wind, and maybe even your feet, might move them around. That's where just a dab of Dicor or short strip of Eternabond tape is quick and easy. Just every couple of feet is all you need. And it isn't an issue to slice through if you ever want to reconfigure the array or replace a panel, connector, etc. And you would not want to use those zip bases out on the interconnecting cables where UV would destroy them very quickly.
bpounds 04/30/21 10:19am Tech Issues
RE: Q: Epever/Tracer MPPT 30 programming

Forget PC programming, get the MT50. It's apparently WAY easier than the PC program and gives you a remote screen. ^ this
bpounds 04/30/21 10:11am Tech Issues
RE: Paddle board / kayak rack

Not mine, but this guy was happy with his homade racks. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3cP6jl64bX7bRrl4cHXCjJuRgiJyckuUMcrIjVmcqKRwsubhrhzn-LANErwQvFd4An4KemtMtimVysQGaY6O_IJYx9GEt-WNVC1Xb46X7trwTq0rub2x40BPC5stIRD5iFSSD6P_O7K0_Zcq1YuyTzv=w1091-h818-no?authuser=0 width=640 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ecb_nFxdQS2vorocff8rkXcXv7fcsaj9rXJkufefMWKnbi5n0RPnZNNuL376HXaM1ndUpHKpGhZQ_u42BeuceUrJKL07vxSN50mcOOzkNTRGM_50YNh-6U3MteAE2O3k4j0Q8u3SEhlMH7kYvuR_QZ=w1091-h818-no?authuser=0 width=640 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eQ6BDVsLexn3h-yE5-e-Ujji0A2AabbU4cVtnuYwPw1NYNsgt2HwidcS66uFIv9fDCZOUR5ZZ9dWp0sDfwrRGiKGFF97I4vH3ENqDU3S2A2D27OpQqy6s_THIDI9umHbOEBY2xlJ7xcIa3mZsfDWv3=w1091-h818-no?authuser=0 width=640
bpounds 03/16/21 02:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Patching Coroplast

Yeah, a little water splashing wasn't a concern for me either. It is not a boat. Nice thing about zip ties is that it is easy to re-open an area. Because if there is something in there that needed attention once, chances are it will need attention again.
bpounds 02/18/21 09:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Patching Coroplast

I've cut access holes in several places in the bottom corro. I even cut some proactively so that I could inspect or access things like the emergency slide lead screw. On each of those I cut the panel along 3 sides, and simply folded the 4th side for access. Then zip tied along the 3 sides to close. Not sure if you think you need to fully weatherproof afterward. I didn't. If you do, the belly tape works well, and combined with the zip ties it would stay in place even if the adhesive let go. Even better might be an overlay patch.
bpounds 02/17/21 10:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

I avoid dump station lines whenever possible. But sometimes on longer trips it has to happen. I often use my gray water to flush my black tank. All it takes is a twist on valve at the end of the plumbing. Open twist-on, open black tank and drain. Close twist-on, leave black valve open, then open gray valve. Gray water will back flow into the black tank. You'll hear it, and when the whoosh stops, close the gray valve. Open the twist-on and let the black drain again. Finally close the black valve, open the gray and/or galley and finish the job. While all that is going on, no one in line will know anything about a flush going on. And you'll be there watching and working the valves the whole time. I'm no RV expert and this certainly will do a bit of a black tank flush, but I like the thought of the gray flushing all the poo out of the stinky slinky after the black tank drains, considering it's the drippy, gotta unhook it and store it somewhere part of the equation. Not sure I want corn and TP sitting in the slinky until next time. It still does clean the slinky. Assuming you had a good amount of gray to dump. Gravity being gravity, not all that much flows over to the black tank. It just finds its own level. In my case I have gray and galley, so plenty of non-black to do both jobs. Once you've got the twist-on valve. Its maybe 3 minutes extra time.
bpounds 02/09/21 01:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

I avoid dump station lines whenever possible. But sometimes on longer trips it has to happen. I often use my gray water to flush my black tank. All it takes is a twist on valve at the end of the plumbing. Open twist-on, open black tank and drain. Close twist-on, leave black valve open, then open gray valve. Gray water will back flow into the black tank. You'll hear it, and when the whoosh stops, close the gray valve. Open the twist-on and let the black drain again. Finally close the black valve, open the gray and/or galley and finish the job. While all that is going on, no one in line will know anything about a flush going on. And you'll be there watching and working the valves the whole time.
bpounds 02/08/21 02:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: 5th Wheel Broken Stud Theory

People who constantly re-torque things are their own worst enemies.
bpounds 02/05/21 09:44am Tech Issues
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