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RE: Battery or no battery????????

An inexpensive Group 24 marine/deep cycle will serve the purpose just fine.
drsteve 08/19/19 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: How Sad

These ridiculous policies are put in place as scare tactics to keep people from destroying the campgrounds property. It makes people think the campground can arbitrarily charge their card if they tear something up. Think about it for just a minute. If I see a charge on my card for anything other than the price I agreed to pay for the site, I'm calling my card company and telling them I did not authorize that charge. And they will reverse it. So basically all the policy does is penalize a family that does not have a credit card. You may have authorized it when you paid for the site as part of the reservation agreement.
drsteve 08/18/19 02:00pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Is this RV to long in the back to launch 24’ boat.

So many variables.... I launch my 18’ Seaway Sportsman using my front mounted hitch. So far ,by far,the best solution to launch and retrieval. What he said. Front hitch is the way to go. No chance of dunking anything, drive wheels nowhere near the water.
drsteve 08/17/19 11:02am Beginning RVing
RE: Wall mount AC Leaking

Window units (also in homes) need to tilt to the outside so that they drain outside. It should drain outside if the drain is not clogged, the unit is tipped to the outside, and the condensate pan is not cracked or leaking. I'll bet you can fix it. Good luck! Newer window unit do not have a drain. They use the fan to sling water on the condenser coils for increased efficiency.
drsteve 08/17/19 10:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Windows 10 Update - Frozen at Downloading 100%

Schedule updates for 2 AM so you don't have to watch. Problem solved.
drsteve 08/15/19 07:56am Technology Corner
RE: Rvers beware

As usual, YouTube is a reliable source for inaccurate nonsense and misinformation.
drsteve 08/15/19 07:42am General RVing Issues
RE: RV toilet paper

I do not buy any of these GEORGIA PACIFIC HOUSEHOLD PAPER PRODUCTS TO AVOID Angel Soft toilet paper Quilted Northern toilet paper Soft 'n Gentle toilet paper Brawny paper towels Dixie plates, bowls, napkins and cups Mardi Gras napkins and towels Sparkle napkins Vanity fair napkins Zee napkins But the discussion is about flushing them down your RV toilet. Only the first three should be flushed....
drsteve 08/14/19 06:54am Beginning RVing
RE: RV toilet paper

Septic safe or not..... If it does not break down in the jar test, don't even put it aboard. Background Story: My daughter put a wipe in the pot. First it jammed the valve in the pot, but somehow she got it loose and never said anything. Then when dumping, the flow would not start. I got it started and I still didn't know about the wipe. At the next dump, the pipe was full because the slide valve was leaking for three days. When I got the chance to back-flush the valve, the wipe (now a week or more old) still had enough strength to plug up the back-flush set. I got the wipe free and now everything was working as it should. I showed the wipe to DW. She told me DD have brought those along and though she knew that they should not go into the pot....... Matt Are you talking about one of those baby wipe things?
drsteve 08/12/19 01:38pm Beginning RVing
RE: Winnebago Pesticide Policy

Huh... been camping for several decades, have never sprayed toxins around my campsite, but somehow never had a problem with bugs invading... go figure... This sounds like something I'd see on a Facebook camping page full of noobs.
drsteve 08/12/19 01:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: When you need water and a waste dump . . .

Truck stops, RV dealers, municipal water treatment plants, private campgrounds, all are places where you can dump, sometimes free.
drsteve 08/12/19 01:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hitch Setup Question

It's normal for a truck to sag a bit in the rear when loaded. The purpose of WD is to return weight to the front. A couple inches of sag is not even close to excessive. If the TT is level and the front is returned close to it's unloaded height, I wouldn't worry about it.
drsteve 08/10/19 05:54pm Towing
RE: Is the EV transformation of the market over hyped ?

So many people act like the battery and battery charging technology we now have will never get any better, when in fact it improves all the time.
drsteve 08/10/19 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery Draining...

Just slightly off topic but my 2011 Suburban will run down the battery after a weekend of non-use. I now carry a Noco Genius Boost model GB40 which is a starter not a battery charger. My battery charge indicator was down to 10 volts recently after a couple of days and the car would not start. The Noco started it up right away. BTW there are other such devices on the market. I'm not promoting mine. Sounds like your battery is shot.
drsteve 08/08/19 08:59am Tech Issues
RE: Windows update before hell freezes over

I just schedule updates for 2 AM. No muss, no fuss.
drsteve 08/07/19 08:10am Technology Corner
RE: Have I been doing it wrong all these years?

The main thing to remember is that the MPG reading is a lie. If you really want to know your MPG, keep track of mileage and amounts added to the tank, over several tankfuls you'll get your pretty accurate MPG. Let me understand. You trust your computer to tell you the number of miles you traveled. You trust your computer to tell you how fast you are going. You trust your computer to tell you the amount of time you traveled. You trust your computer to tell the engine what your foot wants it to do. You trust your computer to mix the correct amount of fuel with air, to allow the engine to run correctly. But you don't trust your computer to be able to use all that information to figure your MPG? Instead you trust a hand held computer, and a simi accurate computer on a random gas pump on a simi level concrete pad to figure your MPG. Oke Doke! The MPG is a calculated number, unlike the clock, odometer reading, etc, so it is more likely to be inaccurate. That said, hand calculating is not really any different.
drsteve 08/07/19 08:07am Towing
RE: Towing speed

I tow around 65 on the interstate, give or take a couple MPH. Depends on road and traffic conditions.
drsteve 08/07/19 08:03am Towing
RE: Battery Draining...

Battery disconnects typically leave the propane/CO detector powered up. But, a good battery should not run down in 3-4 days of powering a CO detector. If the battery has been discharged past 50% multiple times, it is probably damaged.
drsteve 08/07/19 07:54am Tech Issues
RE: Fridge help

Sounds like the battery is not charged. When you are hooked to shore power the converter supplies 12V. The fridge needs 12V for the control board as well as the ignitor.
drsteve 08/07/19 07:26am Travel Trailers
RE: ? "Easy" Way to Clean Patio Mat?

Most of the time, dirt doesn't really stick to these plastic mats after it is dry. A quick brooming will usually do it.
drsteve 08/06/19 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Bunkhouses similar to 272BHS with light hitch weight

And also if you decide on going to look at a 3/4 ton truck you must also watch their payloads. A 3/4 ton gas truck will have a lot more payload than a 3/4 ton diesel truck does. Heck I've looked at some loaded up 3/4 ton diesel trucks before that had payload capacities as low as the 1600 lb range...most don't go over 2100 lbs unless they are less optioned models. So if you would decide on a diesel I would highly recommend a 1 ton as it will have more payload capacity at very little cost difference than the 3/4 ton. But honestly a 3/4 ton gas would fit your bill perfectly and most likely not cost much more than that 1/2 ton Suburban...good luck in your search Keep in mind that many 3/4 ton trucks these days are essentially SRW one ton trucks with an artificially low 10,000 lb GVWR limit. The reason for 10,000 lb is that in many states, registration costs go up significantly because >10,000 lb means you pay for commercial plates.
drsteve 08/06/19 08:56am Travel Trailers
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