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RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

I've not heard any good recommendations for pressure gauges to accomplish what you want to see. Propane cylinders will keep up the pressure just about all the way to "almost empty" ... pressure doesn't vary much with the LP level. 2 methods that work for many of us are (singularly or combination of both): 1. Auto change over valve - standard (?) in nearly all the RVs now, I think. I use a grease pencil on the tanks to indicate fill date and selection date when I put a full cylinder in, and the date I point the change over valve handle at the selected cylinder. I then check it with some regularity (daily or whenever I think about it?) and note when the flag goes red, switch the regulator handle to the other cylinder, mark the date and know I now need to fill the now empty cylinder sometime within or well before the "usage window" that the first bottle gave me. 2. Pour a cup of hot water down the side of the cylinder and observe the frost line (or feel for the cold/hot demarcation line with my hand) to get an idea of how much LP remaining in that cylinder.
gkainz 11/11/19 09:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help and Advice on a badly placed 5th wheel

I would bet money that attempting to slide the jacks, regardless of greased boards or other, will bend the jacks. Ditto on 1. temporarily taking down the fence 2. forklift or skid steer 3. professional wrecker/tow truck good luck!
gkainz 11/08/19 08:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mysteries of RV design

Because of all your complaints about the vent opening, they just quit installing them. My 5er has no external vent for the range hood. To compliment that, they installed the smoke detector just about directly overhead the cooktop. Full disclosure - yes, I know it was eliminated because it saved $1.98 per unit to produce without it. It's more fun to blame the complainers :)
gkainz 10/30/19 08:00am General RVing Issues
RE: New way to lose more readers on this forum

I switch back and forth between rv.net and trailerlife portals when "the other one" begins acting up.
gkainz 10/25/19 07:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Group Camping Food Planning Question

We group camp a lot. Our routine for years has been: - breakfast - everyone bring some of: eggs, bacon or sausage (predetermined), hash browns and 2 of us cook - lunch - everyone on their own - dinner - everyone brings their own meat and a side or dessert to share Has worked well for us.
gkainz 10/22/19 11:50am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: prevent fresh water from freezing

It's "Bellevue" ;) No, actually it's not. It's Bellvue, CO ... on your way up the Poudre (for another funny spelling) https://i.imgur.com/eMQRX14l.png
gkainz 10/22/19 11:33am Truck Campers
RE: prevent fresh water from freezing

I cold weather camp all the time..I blow out the lines with air then we use a porta-potti and bottled/jugged water...Using a catalytic heater to keep things warm during the day out snowmobiling or whatever... I fought trying to keep things from freezing for years.0 to-35 degree's everything wants to freeze...2" Foam on the doors and behind all water lines and under..It just isn't worth it after plenty of mornings with a hair dryer thawing out pipes and lines.. It's just to easy to blow out the lines and use jugs of water.. Yep! Ditto! :D
gkainz 10/22/19 11:28am Truck Campers
RE: prevent fresh water from freezing

Ha! Not even many Coloradoans know where Bellvue is! :D
gkainz 10/21/19 12:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar wiring route?

In the photo above, there is a channel guard inside the awning arm that covers the wire to the power awning head. So, the only exposure is the 6" or so from top of awning bracket to roof. The wires "could" go under that guard and be completely protected, except for that top 6".
gkainz 10/16/19 02:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Solar wiring route?

yeah, I wondered about that. Very easy to snag on something and rip off. Eternabond tape would solve that, but I'm not keen on how that would look on the outside edge...
gkainz 10/16/19 12:19pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Solar wiring route?

Thinking about dropping the solar panel wire over the edge of the roof at the awning, making a small drip loop on the side, then following the awning power cable to the basement. Shortens the run by about 20' over using the fridge vent and keeps me from dropping the belly again. Thoughts? https://i.imgur.com/Kch0Br1l.jpg
gkainz 10/16/19 10:54am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Gas stove in fifth wheel

ditto above
gkainz 10/16/19 10:37am Tech Issues
RE: Expired CERT warning

Check the date and time settings on your coputer. Date and Time are fine on my end ... it's the CERT for www.rv.net and that one only that shows expired.
gkainz 10/07/19 02:46pm Forum Posting Help and Support
Expired CERT warning

Coming to rv.net, I now get an expired certification warning https://i.imgur.com/qBnG3t4l.png Edit - more details on expired cert https://i.imgur.com/Byccs7fl.png BTW, currently accessing via TRAILER LIFE portal ...
gkainz 10/07/19 07:30am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: The mother of all stupid truck camper questions....

Here's a place to start your research https://lmgtfy.com/?q=North+Carolina+BLM+National+Forest+dispersed+camping
gkainz 09/26/19 08:22am Truck Campers
RE: 2017 Ram 68RFE Question

... The 5.9 would be great with a six speed. it is. :D my current tow vehicle - 2007 2500 5.9l Cummins 6 speed manual
gkainz 09/20/19 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: South Dakota Advice

OP here. Thanks for the responses, keep them coming! We've researched the sights in the area, and have read about the "usual suspects". Any off-the-beaten-path ideas? If you're into hiking, there's a great hike to Black Elk Peak, formerly Harney Peak, the highest point in South Dakota, at over 7200 feet. Not overly long or difficult, the views are incredible from the top. correct, but even more ... Harney Peak is the highest point east of the Rockies in North America ... :) OP here. Thanks for the responses, keep them coming! We've researched the sights in the area, and have read about the "usual suspects". Any off-the-beaten-path ideas? North of Custer is Sylvan Lake - and starting at the dam (which you may recognize if you saw "National Treasure - Book of Secrets") is a nice hiking trail through Sunday Gulch. It's moderately strenuous but has hand rails for most of the rough spots. Then off to Mount Rushmore and Keystone for a day trip. If driving a car, you can take the Needles Highway, including a few very narrow tunnels. They're narrow, but ironically enough, wide enough for a greyhound bus (if you're one of the few specially trained bus drivers!) (Google for images and videos) Custer State Park includes the Game Lodge, Calvin Coolidge's summer White House. The vistors center has been significantly upgraded since I moved away and I've heard it's well worth the stop. Heading south, drive the wildlife loop, including 2 pigtail bridges. Mount Coolidge and Cicero Peak fire lookouts may be open to climb up, or just hike to. Bluebell lodge is a great place to stop for lunch on your way south. Further south, I second the Mammoth Digs in Hot Springs, also Evans Plunge. I got SCUBA certified there back in the 70s. :) Wind Cave National Park is between Custer State Park and Hot Springs. It's an interesting cave for the winds, where it got it's name, but I much prefer Jewell Cave, east of Custer. Heading to the Northern Hills, Spearfish Canyon is an attractive drive. The Homestake Gold Mine near Lead and Deadwood is much changed since the 70's but I believe still has an information center. Deadwood is now a gambling town and much of what I recall worth seeing is gone, but may still have some areas of interest. Rapid City has a good museum of Natural History at SD School of Mines, as well as a very good aviation museum at Ellsworth Air Force Base. Reptile Gardens (south of Rapid City) gives me the creeps but I cannot stand snakes, so disregard my revulsion. It gets high marks from visitors.
gkainz 09/16/19 11:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any of you guys winterizing with air only?

I used to use air only until one year my old class C split the line to the toilet. I assume water pooled down from the valve to a connector and froze. Switched to air followed with AF. Then I was cleaning my air/oil separator and draining the compressor tank and realized that I wouldn't fill SCUBA tanks with that air and breathe it, so why would I put it in my water lines? Only AF now for me.
gkainz 09/13/19 07:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6 Volt RV batteries

I get 6 volters from Costco. About $80 per battery. $80? https://www.costco.com/Interstate-6-Volt-Golf-Cart-Battery.product.100476406.html I took a photo of the price and specs in Costco in February and they were $93.99. They're $98.99 now online ... going up up up ...
gkainz 09/11/19 07:38am Tech Issues
RE: Need to buy replacement battery

not trying to stir the pot, but the above linked batteries claim to be Marine and RV Batteries ... and one includes Deep Cycle in the name and description. So, which is it? Deep Cycle or Marine and RV? Is there really an acceptable hybrid that now does both? Or is this still a compromise trying to really be a true Deep Cycle battery?
gkainz 09/03/19 11:53am Class C Motorhomes
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