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RE: Stud Finders

As a coincidence, my old studfinder bit the dust a few months back. Replaced it with this. REALLY good quality tool. Solid feel to it unlike the plastic box thing I'd had before. Works well and has settings for both wood and metal studs. Good price. https://www.amazon.com/TACKLIFE-Scanner-Electronic-Detector-Detecting/dp/B07WVXVVR7/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=tacklife+stud+finder&qid=1601374403&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyN0pQSzBZTUpaUVJDJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTI4NzQ0NkUyRk1JSUdGM0lNJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAxNjgxMjdEV1E1RjNTNUw2Wksmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
garyemunson 09/29/20 04:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Window Tint

Our local tint shop uses a ceramic clear tint that stops the heat dead without darkening the windows.
garyemunson 09/28/20 06:57am Towing
RE: 2007 F53 radiator hoses where to buy

Any auto parts store should be able to find F53 hoses/belts for you. Remember, the chassis year is most likely one year before the RV year.
garyemunson 09/27/20 02:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: las vegas

Sam's Town is also our "go-to" Vegas destination. Always feel very safe there. They have a contingent of friendly "mounted" security people on bicycles who are always glad to escort you between the RV Park and the Casino. You will be fine!
garyemunson 09/17/20 06:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Black tank welding?

I would be concerned about the age of the tank. As they get old, plastic tanks of any material get brittle. I suspect the older they get, the less success you would have trying to weld them.
garyemunson 09/17/20 06:27am Truck Campers
RE: 2017 Newmar Baystar

I think you will find that hose only lets you pump RV antifreeze into the water lines. Usually, to sanitize the fresh water tank you need to pour bleach into the fresh water fill inlet. I haven't seen any RVs where the pump is able to put water into the fresh water tank. The valve associated with that hose most likely only allows selecting the hose OR the tank as the liquid supply to the pump. Isn't that second valve just a drain (to the ground) for the plumbing in the wet bay? To winterize, you first have to change the water heater lines to "bypass" so you can pull the heater plug and drain it. Without that bypass, you would have to fill the entire water heater before the lines got winterized, requiring gallons of antifreeze. Don't forget the icemaker line!
garyemunson 09/13/20 06:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Open Range slide issue

What brand slide mechanism?
garyemunson 09/10/20 03:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Top of Slideout Not Fully Retracting

RV may have travelled rough roads without locking bars wedged in at the top and the slide is slightly sprung out at that top. Can be hard to fix that.
garyemunson 09/06/20 06:26pm Tech Issues
RE: 1978 Chevy Itasca for $4800

"Missing" title? Good luck getting it registered.
garyemunson 08/29/20 05:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Window reflections

As for the windshield, We made a dark grey dash cover out of trunk liner material. The light colored dash reflected horribly. Haven't noticed side window reflections but we did have window tint installed right when we got our RV. Also repurposed the curtain for front bunk privacy and put MCD roller shades on the sides (and power shade on windshield). Being able to pull side roller down helps immensely when the sun is coming in the side. No more one handed driving holding a brochure to keep the sun out of our eyes.
garyemunson 08/29/20 05:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F 53 alignment & steer safe

My experience with motorhomes with straight axles in front is having the toe-in set to the max value (5/32" on F53s) will provide the straightest tracking and resistance to being blown around by passing trucks. However, this will come at the expense of outer edge tire wear on the front tires. Most of us will "age out" our tires long before the tread is worn to the point of needing replacement so I'm cool with the trade-off. Squirrelly handling on a straight axle vehicle is often caused by loose front end components (tie rod ends and kingpins) allowing the toe in to go to zero or a negative value. 5/32" is not a lot of wear distributed across four parts. In this age of sealed front end parts, a lot of the oil changers just are not familiar enough with "legacy" vehicles to even know where to find the fittings to put grease in so it doesn't get done. Good case for changing your own oil and greasing your own front end so you know it's done right. Grease the front end every oil change and it is VERY unlikely anything will ever wear out. The stuff is pretty tough.
garyemunson 08/27/20 05:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

If someone put a charging port on it in the past, sounds to me like it's time for a new A/C.
garyemunson 08/27/20 05:27am Tech Issues
RE: What Dish hardware for Hopper in RV

So much easier with a Tailgater auto-point dish and Wally receiver. You can get the dishes with dual outputs which will also require a second receiver to get 2 different channels at once. Our previous RV had a roof mounted manual dish. When we got our new Winne, at first we had a tripod for our new auto-point thinking it would be easier to get a clear shot of the satellite vs a roof mounted dish. Half the time I ended up climbing the ladder and putting the dish on the roof to dodge bushes and other stuff on the ground. Finally roof mounted it and got in the habit of asking for/reserving a "satellite friendly" site. Most campgrounds have gotten hip to that request now. One less thing to deal with when setting up.
garyemunson 08/23/20 07:13am Tech Issues
RE: Electronics repair shop needed

That kind of work is so labor intensive you'd be better off replacing with new. Without factory support with board level schematics and possibly of proprietary parts, I could see several days of shop tinkering with no guarantee of success.
garyemunson 08/19/20 06:08am Technology Corner
RE: Furrion A/C ?

Re-branded Chill unit.
garyemunson 08/19/20 06:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Li recycling 2% old fashioned lead acid 98%

Electric car batteries are JUST beginning to be recycled because they have not been around long enough for there to be enough bad ones to recycle. Tesla is just beginning to get depleted batteries back into their Nevada plant for in-house recycling. Next month it's expected they will announce their million mile battery. Other than a few defectives that get replaced under warranty, most Chevy Volt batteries are still chugging along at 8-9 years of age, 200K miles plus. Been driving electric for better than 8 years now. Am anxiously awaiting electric RVs. 1/3 the fuel cost and virtually no maintenance is what electric vehicles deliver. FAR better for the Earth. EV batteries are recyclable just like any other battery.
garyemunson 08/14/20 05:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Handling issues 2005 Fleetwood Expedition 34H

My guess the alignment shop will find too much toe-out, maybe worn parts. Firestone makes good tires, it's not them. Miles on the coach?
garyemunson 08/11/20 08:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First barrage with the dealer

Using RV Trader is how we will buy RVs from now on. Buying one from out of state has the advantage the dealer has to scrap all the "doc fee" nonsense as they have no way to do the paperwork in your home state.
garyemunson 08/09/20 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: 2020 Jayco 36FTBS grey water sewer smell in trailer

Probably the air admittance valve. Just replace with cheap Home Depot one. The extreme heat and cold in an RV during storage ruins them, cheap or expensive. Tear your old one apart and you will see why. In a house they live an easier life.
garyemunson 08/04/20 05:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mister

The units with the pumps are much better. One that just connects to a garden hose does not atomize the water enough and you will get a wet spot under them (and on you if you sit too close). The pump models will create a dropless fog that cools better and does not get things near them wet.
garyemunson 08/03/20 05:18am General RVing Issues
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