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RE: Membership card to e-Wallet

I received an email about adding my membership card to my e-wallet, but it doesn't seem to be working. Can you assist? It works to Google wallet, but the web site doesn’t work for Apple
jkwilson 01/14/23 10:41pm Good Sam Club
RE: Kalamazoo, MI to Gulf Shores, AL

Check your settings. The only way I can get google maps to give the US-41 option is I select "avoid highways" option. Otherwise, it's between I-69 and US-31. Might be set to avoid tolls. The bridge at Louisville on 65 is tolled.
jkwilson 12/31/22 06:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Kalamazoo, MI to Gulf Shores, AL

You don’t want any part of 41. Traffic lights are common. I see no reason not to do 69 to 65 or just 69 to 24. Minor discontinuity of 69 at Indy, and again at Evansville/Henderson, KY, but no big deal. Taking 31 south to Indy would be better than 41 by a long shot. If you do choose 69, blow the horn at me just after exit 87.
jkwilson 12/30/22 06:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: Feedback on $50 Onan carbs on Amazon?

This is why a certain Country owns us, people are happy to buy the CHEAP option over and over again. I am sure you have looked into re building the carb? I had two different Stihl pros rebuild my carb three times. No improvement. A $15 Chinese carburetor fixed it immediately after spending more than $200 trying to get it fixed. You’d have to be an idiot to throw more money at a losing proposition.
jkwilson 12/23/22 12:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Feedback on $50 Onan carbs on Amazon?

I gave in several years ago and went with the cheap carbs. I’ve been amazed. Had a saw that had been serviced at a dealer three times that just wouldn’t run right. 5 years running great with a $15 carb. I’ve replaced one on a tiller and one on a big water pump with no problems.
jkwilson 12/23/22 07:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Smoked Chuck Roast

The result was probably very similar to brisket on a smaller scale. Good food!
jkwilson 12/11/22 03:12pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 1992 Kit Road Ranger having electrical issues.

Are you talking about when you plug in the shore power cable?
jkwilson 12/11/22 12:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question for you money Pros

Do any of the properties qualify as your residence?
jkwilson 12/07/22 09:54am Around the Campfire
RE: CGs Near Osseo/Eau Claire, WI w/o Minimum Stay Requirement?

Often a direct call to the campground can get a one night booking even if the web says otherwise.
jkwilson 12/03/22 08:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Problem with a 6 year old Dometic frig

Friend of mine has a class C with a Dometic frig not working. We did some investigating yesterday, and found the following: Propane flame works when in that mode Electric heat works when in that mode Frig temperature doesn't change in either mode and stays constantly at 51 My conclusion is the frig is broke and needs a new cooling unit, or am I missing something? BTW, my suggestion to him was to install a residential unit instead. Outdoor temperature? Freezer temperature? Have you checked the cooling fans in the back?
jkwilson 11/24/22 08:25am Tech Issues
RE: Dicor sealant on my fifth wheel

https://getairtite.com/ Encloses the whole tube. Air leaks in from the plunger end too. I’ve only been using it for two seasons, but it either works that long or I got really lucky. Cheaper than a tube of sealant, so I’m already ahead.
jkwilson 10/24/22 02:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washington DC Advice Needed

Alexandria isn’t bad. We’ve gotten reasonably priced hotels. Easy parking at the Metro station. Decent places to eat nearby. Mt. Vernon isn’t far. Did the same thing you are planning. Metro in and out is very convenient.
jkwilson 10/22/22 09:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: No water pump

Have you tried opening a different faucet?
jkwilson 10/11/22 06:35am Tech Issues
RE: Rock Collectors

Harbor Freight sells a decent cheap one that will let you get started and see if you like it.
jkwilson 09/25/22 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric brakes

I would suggest you go back and solder those wires and shrink wrap. Actually, crimp connectors with heat-shrink sleeves is the preferred method of connecting wires where vibration is present. Since solder creates a stiff section in the stranded wire, the wire tends to break right next to the solder joint. Solder connections on wires in vehicles are just not reliable. You might notice that there are no solder connection on cars: they're all crimp connections. In fact on aircraft, solder connections are completely forbidden. Solder connections aren’t even uncommon on military aircraft. The key is a mechanical connection to keep the soldered wire from moving. With the amount of loose wire on a brake connection, you’ll never have a hint of a problem soldering.
jkwilson 09/11/22 08:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric brakes

Raise one side off the ground and spin a wheel. Have somebody pull the breakaway cable. Repeat with the other axle and other side. If the brakes work that way, you’ve eliminated a good chunk of wiring as the problem. If they don’t, you can be pretty sure the problem is between the junction box and axles.
jkwilson 09/11/22 06:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Mattresses, what’s your recommendation and why?

Maybe I’m an oddity, but I get a chuckle out of people worrying about mattresses. I can sleep on carpet covered concrete. I’ve had a good nap on a gravel driveway with my jacket as a pillow. Hiked many hundreds of miles sleeping at night on a tiny little thin mattress. Never slept better than on a 1-1/2” self-inflating mattress in a tent even at 60 years-old.
jkwilson 08/18/22 11:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Any issues having slides on both sides?

I’ve never been a site that didn’t have plenty of room for slides on both sides.
jkwilson 08/11/22 07:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: tire wrench

4-way wrenches are often too large to fit in the hole in the rim on modern aluminum wheels.
jkwilson 08/06/22 07:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic not cooling

Usually a bad thermistor overcools. Heavy frost sounds like a door not sealing.
jkwilson 08/01/22 06:26pm Tech Issues
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