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RE: Furnace bugs

These things are gnat-sized. Spider mites appears likely. This spring I'll turn off the manual valve in the furnace and maybe they won't be interested. Thanks!
johnhicks 01/19/22 09:36am General RVing Issues
Furnace bugs

I just had to pay yet again to have my MH furnace revived after several years of spending winters in warm places. :B Last time around the tech showed me a bunch of mostly-incinerated tiny bugs in the orifice, and this time the tech showed me a few tiny bugs, enough to cause a weak flame rather than the roaring afterburner it should be. What are these things, and it there any way to keep them out? Thanks!
johnhicks 01/18/22 06:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Converting Onan generator from gas to propane

Thanks Doug. I figured it was mainly economics.
johnhicks 01/14/22 11:41am Tech Issues
RE: Converting Onan generator from gas to propane

If I was running the gen and the furnace in really cold weather I'd be looking at around 24 to 30 hours per 65-gal tank fill. Not real practical. They both seriously drink propane. Several years ago I added an Extend-A-Stay hookup to run the furnace and lately a small gas generator to provide the power if I run into a Texas freeze situation. I've needed it and didn't have it; now I've assured I won't need it. The only reason to buy a MH with a propane generator is if you really really like the MH and it's a bargain price. Maybe someone can answer; why were propane generators a fad for a while rather than gas or diesel? Price?
johnhicks 01/13/22 09:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Converting Onan generator from gas to propane

To make it feasible on a class A you'll also need to install a much larger propane tank. Mine is 65 gallons and is expected to provide about 50 hours runtime. I've never tried it that long. I believe such horror stories involve portable generators and installed generators that rarely run. Proper regular exercise of a generator should prevent carb gumming. Also getting motorhome non-removeable propane tanks filled can be a major pain..
johnhicks 01/13/22 11:05am Tech Issues
RE: Where did the Non weekend RVers go?

Facebook, Twitter etc.
johnhicks 01/03/22 04:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: County Park or other with camping FL GA AL

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johnhicks 12/26/21 01:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stop using AIOW please!

johnhicks 12/18/21 02:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Crooker River SP, GA

It's been a few year but I don't recall there being much of anything you mentioned in the area. And you aren't going to see any subs. You could day-trip down to St. Mary's. I'd suggest you instead stay at Ft. Clinch SP, Amelia Island, Fla., and go into Fernandina.
johnhicks 12/12/21 11:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cheap sunbird locations? Escape Florida summer

Thanks JoeH, we're thinking about going up to Michigan next summer. I presume areas on the lakes are cooler than inland?
johnhicks 11/13/21 10:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cheap sunbird locations? Escape Florida summer

> recommend? I haven't found it yet, but after spending a couple of years in the north Georgia mountains I know that's not it. It was still rather warm at 2000ft in July and August. We're also native Floridiots. I've read that roughly 5000ft+ is the sweet spot.
johnhicks 11/12/21 06:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cheap sunbird locations? Escape Florida summer

You'll need to look for altitude; 2000 feet isn't high enough in mid-summer once you're well away from the Florida seabreeze and afternoon thundershowers.
johnhicks 11/12/21 10:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: You're kidding...Right?

DO NOT pay any attention to well-meaning suggestions to lower pressure or whatever someone else uses. Consult Toyo's chart and set your pressures accordingly, perhaps adding a few percent to account for cold-temperature changes. It may or may not be lower than 110psi; fwiw according to Toyo's chart I need 105psi in front and 110psi rear, so 110psi certainly can be the correct presure. The installer did the right thing since weight was unknown.
johnhicks 11/11/21 11:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: st augustine fl

johnhicks 11/09/21 08:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Does Anyone See A Need For a Portable Generator?

My situation is a bit odd because my MH has a propane-powered generator. If I have to run the furnace a lot plus run the generator I'll be sitting in the dark and cold in a fairly short time. Think of those folks caught in Texas last winter. So I bought a small cheap Champion inverter generator to keep the power up, leaving the propane for the furnace. I can siphon gas out of the toad if needed.
johnhicks 11/04/21 11:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Radial Tire Valve Core Failures

I've had the same cores since 2013, 110psi.
johnhicks 09/29/21 07:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Big Lagoon State Park FL campground?

johnhicks 08/11/21 08:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to Remove Convec/Microwave?

BTW, the second HIgh Pointe lasted about a week.
johnhicks 08/10/21 08:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Remove Convec/Microwave?

My High Pointe just rested on a board and was secured by six screws in the trim ring. Just remove the screws and pull.
johnhicks 08/09/21 08:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Engine blew white smoke died then generator

The heater turns itself on, nothing to plug in. Used instead of glow plugs.
johnhicks 08/06/21 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
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