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RE: Wanted - Fresh Water Hose for "Olds"

Thanks all! Got a Giraffe to try out our next trip, looks like it will work for us. FWIW, tried two different couplers, still too difficult for our aging hands.
dcmac214 10/06/21 03:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Got mice try this

a good cat works Mike ^ This ^ We're rural and there are numerous feral cats roaming the area. We put a bowl of dry cat food on a metal-leg table to encourage them to sort of hang around. Mice and skunks can't climb the table legs but the cats have no problem jumping up there. Plus 3 little bowls of real peppermint oil, bathroom (rear), galley (middle) & bedroom (front). Seems to work good as we haven't had any sign of vermin in the RV since we started using it.
dcmac214 09/17/21 11:35am General RVing Issues
Wanted - Fresh Water Hose for "Olds"

Looking for fresh water hose with feature for couple getting on in years and going down in strength. Want water hose, don't care what color, that has a "grip" on both ends. "Grip" being an easy-to-grasp assistant for tightening the connections. There are lots available with a "grip" on the female end but haven't been able to find one with "grip" on both ends. Closest I've seen so far (not bought) is one with hex ends for a wrench but that's not what I want.
dcmac214 09/02/21 09:07am General RVing Issues
RE: black water tank treatments

Cheap laundry detergent pods and lots of water. Started using the pods when we got the 5er +decade ago. Good for klutzy me, nothing to spill. Edit - Also put one down the greywater too.
dcmac214 07/13/21 12:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: stay pluged in or not

Not any more. Fries the batteries if they're not being used. Any time in storage a week or more I disconnect and hook up the Noco maintainer.
dcmac214 06/25/21 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
? DIY Utility Trailer Deck "Paint" ?-

Utility trailer with wood deck stored outside in the elements. What's your recommendation for DIY brush- or roll-on non-slip surface kinda like what's used in pickup beds? And how much will I need to cover ~100 square feet?
dcmac214 05/19/21 11:26am General RVing Issues
Need Generator Help!

Cummins-Onan Energy Command 30 5.5kW Marquis Gold Gasoline Generator HGJAB FWIW, this is basically the same generator we had on the 5er and I never had any problems there. What's the "trick" to refilling the oil? Very slowly trickled new oil down funnel into dipstick hole, didn't have a full quart in it and it starts spilling all over the place. Generator supposed to take a full 2 quarts. Very briefly ran it to get the filter filled up, thinking maybe that was the problem. Again slowly trickling oil thru the funnel, it almost immediately started spilling all over the place again. By trickling I mean trickling - I'm only pouring the oil into the funnel at a rate it doesn't back up in the funnel. Afterthought: is the trick in the refilling or in the draining? Just struck me that maybe somehow only half the old oil drained out. When I closed the valve it was dripping single drops every 15-20 seconds. And RV is absolutely level. ?
dcmac214 03/26/21 02:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Jacks Lubricant

Wipe them down with Windex and the spray them with WD40 about once a year and they will work perfect NO! Not WD-40! 1st it's not a lubricant. More important, it'll dry and turn sticky in the process, collecting dust, dirt and whatever, leaving you with a mess to clean off. My go-to is dry silicone spray.
dcmac214 02/11/21 06:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you let you kids drive your motorhome

No way. Me or DW. Period. The last time I let someone barrow something - 12' covered utility trailer - he towed with a barrowed Cl-A. Both were returned with damage. SOB didn't have the decency to tell me about it in returning, he just dropped it off in the driveway when no one was home. After that experience I wouldn't, as said above, even loan out one of my wheelborrows.
dcmac214 02/11/21 06:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mattresses

Yup. The mattress that we got with our Winnebago is pure unadulterated ****. In the research and weeding out process now, looking forward to comfortable nights in 2021...unlike 2020 was. Wish mightily we'd kept the mattress from the 5er - only a spring mattress but quite comfortable.
dcmac214 01/28/21 02:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: What do you do?

Drink. Poke the fire with a stick. Drink some more. Poke the Gkids with the stick. Drink again. Tell DW I'm not hurting the Gkids any and besides I got to poke them now because in a few years they'll poke back.
dcmac214 01/23/21 01:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Handy Hints, Gadgets, Products & Gizmos

Too long since last bump. Lots of Hint & Tip lists refer to a whiteboard/dry-erase board for note-making. Our whiteboard solution is an unframed flexible magnetic whiteboard, the back of the whole thing being magnetic plastic or rubber. It fits the curve of the refrigerator freezer door and sticks like crazy. No more flat, framed whiteboard on the floor when we arrive at the campsite. Many sizes & brands available at Amazon, Walmart, etc.
dcmac214 01/21/21 12:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: I just got the new RV Magazine

dcmac214 01/06/21 03:16pm Good Sam Club
RE: New Years camping.

Getting back to "old" tradition as well as this d*** virus, we'll be heading for the Gulf Coast soon as we get the RV out of maintenance - hopefully tomorrow. Before the Gkids came we'd head for the coast the day after Christmas, stay thru the weekend after the 1st. Now that the Gkids are all in their teens they don't have much time for us old Gparents.
dcmac214 12/21/20 02:45pm General RVing Issues
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