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RE: carbon Monoxide alarm going off

I have just bought this Kidde CO detector. I have had one in every rv I have had. Reading this thread made me realize I hadn't bought one for this 5er. This time I did a little test. I calibrate CO sensors at work, and the bottle of 60 ppm test gas was nearly empty. It was too low to do another calibration, so I put the gas to my new CO detector. It gave me a reading of 57 ppm. That is within the tolerances of the test gas so it was good enough for me. To the OP, as others have said, you CAN NOT smell CO.
dieseltruckdriver 07/20/19 01:31pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hermosa, SD to Cody WY

I have been reading quite a few of the posts about 16, Alt 16, 14, Alt 14 and I have to admit I am still a little confused regarding which is the easiest way to go with a big rig. Not afraid of some mountain driving but don't want to be that annoying person driving a big motor home on a road they have no business being on. From what I have read, I THINK I should get off I-90 at Buffalo, WY and take Hwy 16 to Worland, WY, then pick up US 20 north to Greybull, then US 14 west to Cody. Does that sound right or any other recommendations? That is the best route. There are several large pullouts so you can let people pass, don't be afraid to use them.
dieseltruckdriver 07/15/19 09:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Front bedroom height?

FYI, I just measured the ceiling height on my 2018 27-5L and at the outside edge of the bedroom door it is six feet four and one half inches. You can't walk that close to the outside, since the door frame is there, and these have an arched ceiling so it is taller towards the middle. These also have a flat floor from the bathroom to the bedroom so no steps to deal with in the middle of the night. Oh yeah, this is one of the only companies to have the bathroom doors work the correct direction so you don't have to balance on the edge of the stairs to get into the bathroom, or darn near walk into the bedroom to get into the bathroom. I talked to a factory engineer at an rv show and told him they screwed that up, and he said they had the door open out so you could have privacy when you were leaving the shower to go to the bedroom. That made sense, but we have never taken a shower when we had company, and we can just use the door to the bedroom if that were an issue.
dieseltruckdriver 07/15/19 09:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Norcold frig connection for 12v lead for fan

On my previous Norcold, I was able to use the light. On our new one I don't remember why but I know I couldn't do it. Maybe there was no power available easily. I went down the drain tube, like others have said. Don't worry, they don't drain that much. Pinch the wire where it gets stopped and see how far you are making it. It seems to me I had to do that, and when I went outside I was nearly at the end of the tube Don't give up, adding the inside fans makes our Norcold work as good as our home fridge. I had tried the little battery operated fans inside, and it is not even close to the same results. Added, by pinch the wire, I meant hold onto it where it stops, so you can see how far you are getting it down.
dieseltruckdriver 07/14/19 07:33am Tech Issues
RE: What gauge wire do I use

OK, 6 guage it is and yes this is a lot more expensive than I imagined. Before I spend this kind of money, what are the odds I would draw so much power that 6 is required. In other words, would normal everyday rv use require 6 gauge wire or would 8 be fine. Thanks again. I understand what you are saying about the expense. I only had a 100' run and went with 6 ga. just to avoid the voltage drop. Only buy wire once, and that way you don't regret not spending a little more later.
dieseltruckdriver 07/10/19 09:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda 2000: surprisingly poor oil fill tube design

4 pages on oil filler?? lol Bored to tears.....:B If you change your settings, it's only two pages. ;) I have a lot of years, and a lot of hours on both my Hondas, and never found oil changes to be difficult.
dieseltruckdriver 07/08/19 07:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Who has a good RV oven

Add a pizza stone or two. Get an oven thermometer that hangs from a rack. SNIP We did this and the DW loves to bake, and is very happy with the results.
dieseltruckdriver 07/05/19 07:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Lawnmowers

This a joke right? We mow our favorite fishing spots every spring. I wonder why we have trouble getting in those spots later....? ;)
dieseltruckdriver 07/02/19 06:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Honda 2000 not drawing gas from aux fuel tank

I've got the classic aux tank setup with Honda 2000 attached to a 6 gallon marine fuel tank using marine fittings. This has worked perfectly for two years. Going off its own tank, the Honda runs like butter. This week, however, the Honda just isn't taking up fuel from the aux tank. I've checked everything I can think of. I'm camped at 5200 ft if that might have anything to do with it. Usually I'm at sea level. Well you have some experience using this, so from my experiences with nearly the same setup, are the Honda and the tank about level? I try not to have my gas tank much lower than my Honda. Those fuel pumps can't be very strong, so I try to not make it work too hard. Also, make sure you have no air leaks. Not even a tiny one, they will not work then. As far as altitude, I live at 5500' so like I said, nearly the same setup. Oh yeah, is the marine tank vent open? Just checking.
dieseltruckdriver 07/02/19 06:29pm Tech Issues
RE: How long to return to camping after open heart surgery

I took our 5er out at 3 1/2 months. I went in to surgery pretty fit, at least as good as I could. Your body will let you know what you can do. I had a valve job, so it was pretty serious, and I was very anxious to get back to normal. I am on warfarin for the rest of my life, and it doesn't really change your life at all.
dieseltruckdriver 06/29/19 06:55pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: *UPDATE* ST tires any better nowadays?

How many posts about GY Endurance blow outs have you read? About as many as I've read about LT problems. Not to say the GY is as good as LT's but so far the track record seems positive. My TT came stock with GY Endurance 16". I'll let you know if one blows. +1 I am sold on LT tires based on past experience, as well as common sense. That being said, my 5er came with the Endurances, and have been fine for over a year.
dieseltruckdriver 06/05/19 09:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: gravity filling tank

I fill mine until water runs out overflow. I want maximum fresh water on board. this is what i do. Me too.
dieseltruckdriver 06/04/19 06:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need list of states where Walmarts have wine!

And South Dakota.
dieseltruckdriver 06/02/19 08:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone ever use one of these

I was going to post about a recent purchase that I am in love with when I found this post. I have been refilling the disposable bottles for several years, and have had good luck doing it. I use a setup similar to the one posted above that my former rv tech (retired) made for me to refill the little bottles. On a whim at the local Runnings store, I bought one of these from Flame King. It is so simple, I bought another one, so I can always have a full bottle. They sell a kit, but I just use what I had, and don't multitask while refilling the little bottle. It is 41 degrees outside right now, so the Little Buddy is keeping us toasty warm. I do use the hose for the grill, but will not use the hose indoors.
dieseltruckdriver 05/22/19 10:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Weather

I am pretty sure that he is responding to the storm hitting us right now. We have gotten over 24" of snow overnight in the northern Black Hills. We happen to be at the lake in our 5er, 45 miles away, and it is just raining outside of the Black Hills. We are getting a snow day, and can fish all day! :)
dieseltruckdriver 05/22/19 09:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Which Casting Device To Choose?

We have a couple Rokus, and a couple Chromecasts, one of which lives in the 5er. We use them about 50/50. We have had the Roku longer, and it gives a more "polished" user experience. It is like clicking on an app on your smartphone. The Chromecast is "clunkier". You have to select something to watch on your "device", then click on the "Cast" icon on your device, then wait for it to connect via wifi, but it is not connected to or through your device. After doing that, the Chromecast works very well. I lean towards the Roku, but the Chromecast can also turn my TV into a huge picture frame, using my photos from Google Photos, which is really cool, in my opinion. With all that being said, we do have an ATT unlimited hotspot (Mobley), so data useage isn't a concern for us.
dieseltruckdriver 05/08/19 09:32pm Technology Corner
RE: fresh water tank

I do not use the city water connection. I understand as the water comes in from it there is a check valve. If the pump is turned on and the water pressure goes below 40lbs it will turn on. If you were filling the tank while on city water. Some valve in the pump was not doing what is should do. That is, prevent water going through the pump into the water tank. Who knows, it could have had something holding a valve open. If the pump works normal without city water I would not worry about it. I know nothing about drain taps mentioned above. +1. We have a pump, and aren't afraid to use it.
dieseltruckdriver 04/30/19 06:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why do they put the head of the bed up against a window??

Actually that is an excellent question I mean that part of the room can get COLD or HOT depending on time of year. not comfortable at all. But I will attempt and answer and give a suggestion or two. THe window is not just a window. It's an ESCAPE window.. And heaven forbid there is a fire in the RV.. ANYWHERE other than the bed (If it is the bed you are already in tribble) YOu open the window and basically dive or sommersault out.. Do not delay. Do not reach for trousers.. Just get outta there before the toxic smoke drops you like a rock. What I DID I have a hand woven wool blanket that is basically useless. Save as a wall hanging. The wall I hung it on.. Said window (Between Window and shade) Reflectx is the other suggestion . I use thick cardboard, with cutouts for the emergency handles. But then, we think any window in the bedroom just lets in light, therefore, it isn't a good idea.
dieseltruckdriver 04/30/19 06:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: new generator question

I start and stop my "main" Honda EU2000i with the cord plugged in, but everything is on propane. It probably won't last doing that, but it only has 902 hours on it since I added the hour meter. They are worth the money.
dieseltruckdriver 04/24/19 09:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Arctic Fox 27-5L vs 28-5C

I am sitting in our 27-5L right now, watching tv while it rains. The rear pantry is the only thing blocked when the slide is in, the same as our 2000 27-5L which we had for over 8 years. The tv angle is perfect in this 27-5L, but the tv is limited to 32". I really like the MORryde pin box. I can't feel it move, but looking at the dust I can see that it does. We have the older type stairs which work much better for us. We were also considering the 28-5C, but the tank sizes were a no go for us. Because the slides cut down on space for tanks.
dieseltruckdriver 04/21/19 01:28pm Fifth-Wheels
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