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RE: Roadtrip by car vs RV, a couple of thoughts...

Last October we took a 10 day 1700 mile trip to see family. I had made a spreadsheet a few years ago that let's me plug in miles, hotel cost, campground cost, fuel cost etc. and I figured it cost us $100 extra at $5 a gallon diesel prices to sleep in our own bed every night. I don't include food because you have to eat anyway, and we might find a place we want to eat at instead of cooking in the 5er. For us the 5er is our preferred way to go, but if you want to stay in a motel it's nearly equal cost.
dieseltruckdriver 02/02/23 11:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: MPH vs MPG

It's not the weight, it's the wind that will have the largest effect on your mileage. It doesn't matter if you hand calculate or not on a no wind day, what matters more is how tall is your trailer. Notice I didn't say how long is your trailer. Source: 17 years as a truck driver grossing 120,000 lbs in a previous life.
dieseltruckdriver 02/02/23 11:35pm Towing
RE: Cold Smoked Cheese

I also use Cabot Seriously Sharp. I also have two smoke tubes with the pellets, but I much prefer a different method of cold smoking. The pellets & smoke tube tends to leave a metallic taste in my opinion. So I use wood chips in my home made contraption. I use a Campbells soup can with the top removed & a 1/2" hole near the bottom on a side. Insert a cheap Harbor Freight pencil soldering iron (about $5.00) & fill the can with alder or pecan or apple chips and plug'er in. Don't use anything harsh like hickory or mesquite. I place my cheese on the warming rack on my gas grill & rotate position after about a good hour of smoke. Can of chips generally last a good 2 hours. Best yet! Good idea for a way to use chips. I also go about an hour to an hour and a half. I find that any more and the cheese gets too smokey. But then, my wife likes some things to taste like the inside of a chimney!
dieseltruckdriver 01/26/23 06:15pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Cold Smoked Cheese

I also cold smoke cheese and find that vacuum sealing the cheese for at least two weeks gives the best results versus shorter times. We also freeze it once it is vacuum sealed for an awesome treat in the middle of summer. I have cut the cheese ;) so that I only eat the center, and it still has a wonderful smokey flavor, so I believe that the vacuum sealing and time is what helps get the flavor into the inner part of the cheese. As far as the kind of pellets that is best to use in a smoker tube or pellet grill doesn't make much difference in the flavor in my experience. I have been keeping a blog for a few years to help me remember and haven't noticed a difference in flavor no matter the brand or kind of wood pellet used.
dieseltruckdriver 01/19/23 07:41pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Ants in the RV a good thing for once

Most of us men have been practicing saying “I don’t smell anything” all of our lives.You've been to my house!
dieseltruckdriver 12/09/22 06:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insert pins

I always take the shin knockers out and put them inside the cab, under the seat. That way I always know where they are, and they aren't rusted in place.
dieseltruckdriver 12/09/22 06:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Portable Solar Generators

When I bought my Airstream, there were no 12v outlets. Anywhere. SNIP When we were shopping for our current 5th wheel, that was one of the things I looked for. It wasn't just Air Stream that didn't have them, almost no manufacturer had any 12 volt outlets. A few had one. We decided on our current 5er, which had 12 volts available at both the living area and bedroom tvs and each side of the bed. The only other manufacturer we looked at that had that many were Ice Castles, and if you haven't heard of them it doesn't get cold enough for them where you live. They are made for ice fishing and sleeping on the lake.
dieseltruckdriver 12/09/22 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: CGs Near Osseo/Eau Claire, WI w/o Minimum Stay Requirement?

We stayed at THIS place in Osseo a couple of months ago. It let me select a Saturday check in and Sunday check out just now. It's not cheap, but it is a nice clean resort. At least we thought so, but it was our first RV resort. We were visiting family there so we didn't spend a lot of time at that place.
dieseltruckdriver 12/04/22 09:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: trying to winterize without pump

If opening a faucet doesn't work, and most everything has already had AF pumped through it, including the toilet, I'd just blow air through the city hookup, opening the outside shower first. This will force AF, that is in the lines, through and out the outside shower. After that, blow all lines, faucets, and low point drains. You don't need to have AF sitting in the lines all Winter. Open the low points, blow AF out there too. Jerry X2 Me three. I don't let the pink sit in the lines all winter either, but it was the last thing in the lines if there is a fitting that sits low enough to gather water.
dieseltruckdriver 12/02/22 08:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Escaping summer heat while in the southwest?

We have 60 acres of beautiful farmland and trees. 1 hour from Mt Rainier. In SW Washington. If you’d like to escape the heat we have room in exchange for a little farm help or property caretaking.They are 5 years older now, so they may not be able to! ;)
dieseltruckdriver 11/01/22 06:01pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Visible Phone Hotspot

Just a curious question as to why folks are using travel routers. It seems most phones/mifi devices have a hotspot feature where they can share the connection so I wanted to know of why go through the trouble of all the other setups people have. Some Visible phones will allow more than one connection, mine will only allow one connection. If we both want to surf the internet, then the repeater is necessary. Also in our case, it depends on whether I am using the Visible phone or the ATT hotspot for internet service. With the repeater our devices only need to know one connection. The phones don't care, but some of the things like the Chromecast and the Kindles or wifi camera need setting up for each different connection and that gets to be a much bigger pain than just plugging in the repeater and having it set up for the different internet connections.
dieseltruckdriver 10/28/22 08:20am Technology Corner
RE: Visible Phone Hotspot

Can anyone recommend a router to wirelessly connect to my Visible smart phone to enable me to use more than one device at a time? I am using THIS with a Visible smart phone for one of our internet options. The 5Gb limit isn't an issue, we stream whatever we want to watch, do Zoom and Teams meetings, just not doing all of it at one time. It will work well for you, and they are easy to set up. Edited to add more: We can both connect to the repeater and the Visible phone only sees one connection. We usually have both our phones and our Chromebooks connected and have not had problems surfing, but it isn't as fast as our home connection.
dieseltruckdriver 10/26/22 06:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Water pressure regulator

First time ever, we spent several days at a FHU RV site in Wisconsin a couple weeks ago. We still used our tank, so no use for a pressure regulator.
dieseltruckdriver 10/26/22 06:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: mounting the tireminder booster under a fifth wheel triler

I mounted mine under the batteries with the antennas pointing down to the ground. The typical battery compartment is pretty open so it's easy to find power to run it.
dieseltruckdriver 10/11/22 08:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help sick Charge Wizard

Yep Great customer support is right! Back in business :) Thanks guys So what was the problem? Also how did they help? Sharing this info may help others with the same problem. I was also wondering.
dieseltruckdriver 10/10/22 09:09am Tech Issues
RE: Refill small propane cylinder

I used to refill my 1 lb. bottles, and decided to switch to these I bought the first ones at a local farm and ranch store. After using them a while I bought the matching refill fitting and the bottles fill in about 30 - 45 seconds. I still carry my adapter for the old non refillable bottles but never use it anymore.
dieseltruckdriver 10/10/22 08:03am Tech Issues
RE: TIRES,,,,,need 4

I put Cooper HT3s on mine last year and they are wearing very well. I would have nearly worn out the Goodyears I was running before by now. I am running 16s, not 20s though. edited to add: I put them on two years ago, not last year.
dieseltruckdriver 10/05/22 07:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ian destruction

I have not heard from my grand children yet. 2 in Tampa and 2 in Orlando. Hope its lack of electric. I have a brother in the Tampa bay area and he said it wasn't that bad there. Hope you hear from them soon.
dieseltruckdriver 10/02/22 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Norcold on Inverter

Yeah, I have used it and left the propane on many times. I was taking the NRVTA home study course and they recommended leaving the propane off for safety. That was right after the part on converters and inverters. It got me thinking, which may or may not be a good thing, LOL. Thanks for the response! In my opinion, they HAVE to say that since they are offering "training". In a previous life I had hauled the stuff for several years, and I travel with mine on.
dieseltruckdriver 09/27/22 06:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lippert six point levelling jacks

When I park our 5er at home, it is WAY more unlevel than what they showed on the video. Back then we were watching them regularly and it made me a little nervous since I had only been using mine for a year. Now into our 5th year with the 4 point electric auto level I don't even think about it. I won't have another rv without auto level. FYI, the Ground Control 3.0 will let you go 5 degrees out of level front to back, but you HAVE to use manual control to get it to work. The system stops moving at 5 degrees. I deal with this every time we go home.
dieseltruckdriver 09/17/22 10:26am Fifth-Wheels
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