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RE: Smoke alarm

I find that hardwired smoke detectors are unnecessary and often PIA. Suggest you toss and buy an inexpensive battery operated combo fire/CO detector - you have to change the battery once a yr. No big deal.
ksg5000 08/02/20 08:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Broken Window

When something similar happened to me I took the rig to a local glass shop who made a template of the window and sent to their supplier - took a few days for them to get the glass.
ksg5000 07/31/20 03:43pm Toy Haulers
RE: Oregon Coast in September

Sounds like a great trip. Depot Bay is nice but if it were me I would stay at Beverly Beach (just south of Depot Bay) and make Depot a day trip.
ksg5000 07/30/20 01:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Class C

I put my coffee in a thermal carafe which sits in the kitchen sink padded with a towel.
ksg5000 07/30/20 10:25am Tech Issues
RE: More water needed....

When everything is perfect you might get away with what you're proposing ... but that ain't my life. My last trip didn't look too tough on the map/forums ... but they didn't talk about the sh*tty roads/elevation/tight turns which would have made having additional weight on the roof a nightmare. If hair washing is a deal breaker ... buy a bigger rig.
ksg5000 07/28/20 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dometic freezer cold but fridge barely gets to 60 over night

Always thought that RV fridges are pretty much the same. One cooling unit where cooling starts in freezer and works it's way down. Threads that indicate that freezer is working but fridge doesn't tend to be resolved with time/patience. Maybe houseboat use puts more pressure on fridge than RV where you can allow everything to cool down on driveway b4 taking rig out?
ksg5000 07/28/20 05:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Insurance claim

Your current repair shop should know someone who does delam work. Some insurance companies (mine included) don't have a clue when it comes to RV repair and totally rely on the repair shop.
ksg5000 07/27/20 07:06am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: water line vibration

l had loose pipe which created similar issue - I used some round pipe insulation - provided enough support to eliminate the problem. Minimal cost.
ksg5000 07/25/20 08:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fresh water indicator lights not working

In my rig I have easy access to the FW tank and when my sensors got flaky it turned out to be loose wire connection.
ksg5000 07/21/20 08:59am Tech Issues
RE: where 2 get water for RV before you reach your destination?

My rig rides better with less water/gas/weight so I rarely leave with a full tank of FW. In my area of the country the public water tends to be soft and rarely from well water so taking it from my home or elsewhere is seldom an issue.
ksg5000 07/15/20 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and back

On Wednesday, the wife asks if we could go visit two of her friends, one in Oregon, the other in Spokane Washington. Guess where I'm going next week? Good question. Carl's Jr? Not sure my wife would have the guts to ask me to take a long trip to visit her friends after she declined to take similar trip to visit mine - especially when both trips could have been combined.
ksg5000 07/14/20 12:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: ac maintaniance

As others have said - clean the drip holes in the drain pan located under evaporator. If your going up to remove the shroud you might consider spending additional time and clean the evaporator coils - they tend to be ignored by many/most because they are hidden by a metal shroud (which requires removing a dozen or so screws). A clean evaporator will improve the overall performance of the air conditioner. Another possibility is that the air conditioner gasket is old or needs to be tightened. Lots of threads on how to do that - but don't over tighten the gasket. Hope this helps.
ksg5000 07/13/20 10:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Life of AC?

Life of AC may depend on how it was treated. My 91 is working fine ... I did add a hard start capacitor when it was about 18 years old. If AC is like most things - older units probably have greater life than newer units ... but I have never heard anyone say that life of newer units is 3-5 years. As others have said running AC on low voltage will create issues.
ksg5000 07/11/20 02:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Onan Genset Spark Arrestor Cleaning

For what it's worth - many generators do fine with little/no maintenance of the spark arrestor. I never could get my spark arrestor removed for cleaning and my generator works fine (and my rig is 91)
ksg5000 07/08/20 11:41am Tech Issues
RE: How many miles a day can we go?

When I first got my RV I used to travel from Portland Or to Los Angeles often ... about 1,000 miles. I made that trip in two days with no problem (with two young kids and wife who didn't want to drive the RV). I found that leaving very early was helpful. Things changed as I got older - my two day trip is now 3 days.
ksg5000 07/08/20 11:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RVing with no mechanical capability

Many/most RV repairs are pretty simple and with a little guidance from people on this/other forums can be handled by almost anyone. As others have said you can always hire someone to perform the repairs
ksg5000 06/18/20 04:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: Oregon SP opening up

Thanks for the info.
ksg5000 05/30/20 08:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Onan Emerald 4000

I would start with the basics - clean all the battery grounds as well as the generator ground - clean/tighten the battery connectors - and make sure the batteries are fully charged. After that - start your engine which will put your chassis and house batteries into parallel mode and then try and start your generator using the start button on the generator.
ksg5000 05/30/20 08:32am Tech Issues
RE: House/Chassis Battery Charging Issue

If your referring to a Trik L Start an easy way to determine whether it's working is to turn on your headlights for a few minutes - that should deplete your chassis battery sufficient to kick on the charging light of the Trik L Start. Trik L Start Instructions
ksg5000 05/24/20 07:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Road trip Portland OR to Las Vegas

I suspect if you wait a few weeks you can get that interview near your home.
ksg5000 05/15/20 06:01am Truck Campers
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