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RE: Air Conditiioning Air Flow Mod

Thanks for posting this. My AC hardly pushes any air into the front bedroom and this may help with flow.
frankwp 06/11/22 04:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Wobble Stoppers?

Yes, toss the tripod. If you install a set of strong arms, you can go to regular wheel chocks because the X-chocks won't be adding any stabilities at all. Depending on the length, you may want to even add crank down stabilizers next to the axles.
frankwp 05/23/22 02:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Arctic Fox 25r interior wall removal

Walls that run perpendicular to the side walls are probably important shear walls that give stiffness to the structure. removing them could have serious consequences.
frankwp 04/24/22 11:15am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Member Blocking is a Blessing

I bet if we could compare our blocked lists, there would be several names common to most. These are the people that have decided that they are always, always right and anyone with a differing opinion is just plain wrong. There are already enough difficulties in life to waste time on those sad, pathetic little boys in old man bodies.
frankwp 04/24/22 11:08am General RVing Issues
RE: What is happening with our members?

As long as the forum has all these sad, nasty old men who also happen to know everything and think others are stupid for having a different opinion, younger, more open minded people are going to continue to stay away. And I agree with others who have said the forum is undermined. I can think of a handful of long standing members who should have been banned before they past the New Member status.
frankwp 04/10/22 04:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cleaning A/C coils: DIY or hire a pro? (See March 8 update)

So, now we will test out the a/c and see if it still ices up (as it had been doing). If it does, we will call a mobile repair guy. We gave it our best shot, and there is nothing more that we can do by ourselves. There is a time to boldly DIY, and then there is a time when discretion is the better part of valor. Icing up indicates insufficient airflow over the evaporator coil, so either the filter is clogged or the coil is dirty.
frankwp 03/09/22 07:51am Tech Issues
RE: Cleaning A/C coils: DIY or hire a pro? (See March 8 update)

Be sure to clean the condensate drain pan out as well. Gunk that collects there can clog the drain holes, which will lead to water dripping into the trailer through the AC cover.
frankwp 03/03/22 10:01am Tech Issues
RE: New Outside Stairs

They have to be adjusted for almost every time they are deployed. Back when we had the 4 step cantilever style, we had to adjust every time because I would put a couple aluminum jack stands under the last step because they flexed so much otherwise. My wife doesn't like the bounce of the standard cantilever steps either, which is another reason I'll go with the Torklift.
frankwp 03/03/22 09:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New Outside Stairs

The solid steps are not for me. There are too many places where I wouldn't be able to get in, like at the storage yard or at a gas station. Virtually every gas stop someone needs to get in for some reason. We can just climb in without pulling the steps out. Tough to do with solid steps. And there's the whole clean up thing. I know it isn't a huge deal, but it's just one more thing to deal with. I have enough things to deal with already. I do plan on getting the Torklift steps though. My wife has a funky hip & I can get the Torklift with an additional step.
frankwp 03/02/22 08:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Back to Zion woo hoo!

I love Zion too. We got caught in a downpour in the narrows one summer. A bit terrifying, but also completely awesome.
frankwp 02/26/22 12:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Planning of a DIY LiFePO4 battery - air conditioned

As Wizard said, Peltiers are very inefficient, but more importantly, are quite limited in how much energy transfer they're capable of. On the other hand, running them in reverse will keep the batteries warm while using less energy than pads. Much like a heat pump.
frankwp 02/10/22 08:06am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Bidet attachment

The Blondell seat I have at home has a flat metal plate that bolts onto the toilet & then the seat is secured to that plate. It might be able to be redrilled to fit an RV toilet, but I can't say without taking the plate to the toilet to see.
frankwp 02/07/22 01:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Front brakes

My 2003 2500HD had the rear brakes done at about 200,000 km & the fronts were worn out about 30,000 km later. Most of the driving was done unloaded.
frankwp 02/04/22 07:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looks like we got ourselves a Convoy

"Supply chain problem? What supply chain problem?" Exactly. They would have every out of stock item or late delivery down to the vax rule, but it just ain't so. Certainly there are some delays due to a shortage of truckers. If it got to be too much of an issue, it wouldn't take long to get the military (or just those looking for work) up to speed to fill in.
frankwp 01/27/22 12:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Looks like we got ourselves a Convoy

It's scary how many stupid people have been brought together & allowed to play with big machinery. What if critical mass is achieved :) Jokes aside, there's no point in trying to convince those who won't listen to science, fact and logic.
frankwp 01/27/22 12:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Are the HP wars over?

Torque is what counts when hauling a load. That is a laughably simplistic & inaccurate statement that displays a complete misunderstanding of what horsepower & torque are.
frankwp 12/26/21 11:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: back to gas v diesel

I'll have to try driving a new diesel. When I got my 8.1 in 2003, I drove a duramax to compare and was most underwhelmed. So not worth the $$$. But that was then & this is now & things have changed big time. You should because things have changed a lot just like you said. Back when you bought your big block it had 340 HP and the diesel had only 300 HP. 40 HP is a big difference and couple that with the instant HP feel that the gas engine gives is going to be a lot. Nothing wrong with kicking tires. I'm curious how heavy of a trailer you towed with your 8.1 and what kind of mileage you got while towing? I still have the truck & tow a 5th wheel that weighs in at just over 12,000 lbs loaded. It's just over the limit (about 200 lbs) of what the truck is rated to carry. It pulls very well. Most of my towing is through the mountains of Alberta & BC. I have no complaints about that. Fuel mileage is quite another matter, averaging around 30L/100KM or 7.8 miles per US gallon. But fuel is just part of the cost of having fun & I lose no sleep over that. Because I don't tow that much, maybe a couple thousand KM per year, and put well under 10,000 KM per year total, I'll probably get another gasser. But I will try the diesels as well before making a decision.
frankwp 12/23/21 05:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: back to gas v diesel

I'll have to try driving a new diesel. When I got my 8.1 in 2003, I drove a duramax to compare and was most underwhelmed. So not worth the $$$. But that was then & this is now & things have changed big time.
frankwp 12/22/21 11:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: For those with no bathroom access during travel mode.

Access to bathroom & kitchen (fridge especially) would be very high on our list. There would have to be powerful incentive to get something without those.
frankwp 12/10/21 12:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: towing a popup with 2008 Odyssey - assorted questions

I towed a large pop up with a Windstar (definitely a less capable vehicle than an Oddessy) and it pulled like a champ. It had a 3500 lb tow rating & the trailer weight very close to that. Power & stability were not an issue. But I would not do it without a weight distributing hitch. The trailer had electric brakes, something I would not want to be without in all but the smallest utility trailers.
frankwp 12/06/21 08:28am Tow Vehicles
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