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RE: Stinky cat problem

I'd consider a motion activated animal deterrent/repellent sprinkler. Scarecrow and Orbit are the brands I've heard of most. This is what we did. Only problem is when you forget it's there. Combine it with a motion activated security camera so you can post videos here to entertain us! :)
jkwilson 04/20/19 02:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: Rhinoflex... Not what it used to be

Best hose, period. I’d have one, because I have a lot of experience with banjo fittings on the farm, but the dump adapter on the end is permanently attached. Would complicate storage.
jkwilson 04/20/19 11:43am General RVing Issues
RE: tpms vs tire gauge reading

What matters most in a TPMS is consistency and its ability to see the pressure drop is its main job. Use a good quality gauge for cold air pressure. When going down the road, watch for fairly consistent pressures and temperatures occasionally. The actual pressure itself on the TPMS is secondary as long as all tire readings are close to each other. JK Agree 100%. As an engineer, I was always concerned with accuracy, but in a lot of cases, repeatability is far more important and much, much less costly.
jkwilson 04/17/19 10:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Electric Brakes shudder at low speed....Why?

How much has it been hauled since you got it? Could just need some road time. But if the PO didn’t service the hubs, they could stand a look with new seals and repacking the bearings.
jkwilson 04/15/19 11:47pm Tech Issues
RE: DC inline fuse blows when battery power turned on

Best advice I've seen in this thread. I do not trust colors in RV's cause they are wired by ELECTRICIANS not AUTOMOTIVE technicians or Electronic Technicians (I'm cross trained so I know both Traditions but THERE IS NO STANDARD!!!) I agree except that they are wired by folks that have no electricity in their own homes. :) Most of them do have electricity at home, and it is more similar to RV wiring than conventional wiring. 12V systems with solar or wind are very common among the Amish. I installed or helped with several systems based on cheap automotive headlight bulbs before LEDs became an option. They did a good job wiring, but didn’t get the idea about voltage drop so tended to overload circuits and get dim lights.
jkwilson 04/15/19 08:25am Tech Issues
RE: Short trip opinion

IMO, as a new traveler you won't find that much fun. We've owned ours for a year and a half and we are still trying to streamline the packing process and setup and tear down processes to make them simpler and for us to get better at them so it doesn't take as long. Generally at a campground you will have less than 24 hours for an overnight stay. In no earlier than 1pm and out no later than noon the next day is about what to expect. Just learning how things work will be a big deal. Would it be an adventure? Sure, but you won't have much time for fun, and the experience won't be anything near what it is like to own your own trailer. One of the great things about owning an RV is that your stuff is there in a drawer or cabinet where you don't have to hunt. The pillows, sheets and blankets are yours and just the way you like them. If you want to try one, I'd plan on at least 3 days and 4 would be better.
jkwilson 04/14/19 11:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Half-price camping for seniors in Maryland State Parks.

What age do they define as senior?
jkwilson 04/13/19 10:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Coleman lantern

I still have a couple of them around - They sure are too bright to use a campgrounds however... Always brings in a crowd asking what the bright light is all about haha... I use them mostly when camping off grid including tent camping... I also have a couple of those hanging lanterns that I like to hang in a tree on both ends of the camp site. These get turned down real low and burn all night... They will cast a shadow on the tent when things go past them... Now they have come out with the pull out hanging lanterns that are battery powered that runs all night... https://i.imgur.com/gskhMer.jpg height=200 google image Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45 One of my favorite things about them is that you can turn them down to just a glow or crank them up and see well enough to do most anything. I’ll keep mine turned way down when sitting by the fire and can crank it up if a nosy coon or skunk decides to visit.
jkwilson 04/13/19 10:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Coleman lantern

I do almost every trip. Brings back memories of camping as a child.
jkwilson 04/13/19 08:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Did something happen to the Roads and Routes forum?

Well it was hidden, but I didn’t even know it was an option to do so. Odd. Must have fat fingered it.
jkwilson 04/07/19 06:55pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Help with finding any material related to my 5th wheel

They were later sold under the name Veri-Lite. I wouldn’t get terribly concerned about finding an overall manual. They tend to be generic and vague with more warnings than information. Concentrate your efforts on identifying components like refrigerator, furnace, AC, water heater etc. and find those manuals. They will be more useful.
jkwilson 04/07/19 09:22am Fifth-Wheels
Did something happen to the Roads and Routes forum?

It appears to be gone to me.
jkwilson 04/06/19 06:25pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Wondering about Harvest Hosts

Probably depends on where you travel and if you are equipped to boondock. I’ve looked into it, but haven’t had a route planned where it made sense yet.
jkwilson 04/02/19 01:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rhino Sewer Hose

IMO, a product like Pledge does a better job of lubricating plastic fittings.
jkwilson 04/01/19 11:50am General RVing Issues
RE: slide out

Probably not. Most manufacturers recommend against them.
jkwilson 03/31/19 01:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Andersen Ultimate Measurements

14”
jkwilson 03/29/19 05:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 amp cords

I watched a guy pull his apart last fall with a pretty good method. The female end had a handle on the back. He had a nylon strap looped through the handle and he put his foot in the strap and pushed it down while pulling up on the plug. Looked much easier than pull apart with your hands.
jkwilson 03/29/19 07:00am Tech Issues
RE: Towing capacities aren't realistic, completely unachievable

Your truck has seating for six, so do you expect it to meet all other specs with six 200lb people riding in it? Manufacturer gives you maximum values and it's up to you to choose how to configure your truck and choose a trailer within its limits. You put options on your truck that ate up the payload. SRW can have nearly 5,000lb payload with the right set of options. The options you have reduce payload but don't reduce trailer towing capacity so there is no reason for them to dumb-down the buying process so people no longer need to think.
jkwilson 03/26/19 05:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traveling to Lynchburg, Va from Bowling Green KY

Though I like the 64 route through the mountains vs. the 40 route, you are too far south IMO to benefit from it. 40 has much more serious grades than 64/77, but still nothing to be too worried about. I'd take the Cumberland/Rogers Parkway over to London, then down to Corbin on 75 and off through the Cumberland Gap on the parkway to hit 40. 4 lane all the way I believe. I've driven that area quite a lot as my wife and I have family spread from Versailles to Somerset.
jkwilson 03/25/19 06:17am Roads and Routes
RE: Bike trails

LBL in Kentucky has a paved trail in the north end and a packed gravel trail more in the center that runs about 11 miles. Both have some hills, but nothing crazy.
jkwilson 03/24/19 07:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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