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RE: Favorite foods to make bulk and freeze for the road?

I’ll be impressed the day they actually make a successful replicator. Earl Grey, hot.:B Heck yeah, COMPUTER - Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, double white gravy........
lwbfl 06/19/21 05:37pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Favorite foods to make bulk and freeze for the road?

There are several multi function units available today. Our Ninja Foodi slow cooks, pressure cooks, air frys, dehydrates, steams, sears, etc. One pot for every function.
lwbfl 06/19/21 01:47pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Insect prevention in black tank

Sheesh, all these people dumping bleach and chemicals in the tanks... you do realize that all has to go to a water treatment plant eventually, right? I've never used chemicals. Straight water has always done the trick for us. Never had sewer flies but we never leave valves open, not even the grey. Unless you're hooked to a septic tank. You do realize that every water treatment plant uses some form of chlorine during the treatment process and that you can't use enough bleach to effect the millions of gallons being processed?
lwbfl 06/10/21 07:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: how long to lower temps When living quarters at 100

I've lived in Florida my entire life, camping for 35 years. The inside of my camper is usually higher than the outside temp once we stop. Here is what works for me: Travel with the vents open whenever possible (vent covers with lots of ventilation area!) As soon as we stop, I open the doors, windows and vents to let the heat out. Fire up the A/C and a fan if you have one and let it push out the heat while you finish setting up. Once set up, close everything back and let the A/C work. Sit on front of a fan with a cold drink until you cool down from all that hard work!
lwbfl 06/06/21 01:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch

^Hes saying once you know the setting then it doesn’t matter where you hook it up at. OP, go set it up in a flat area. You can tow your trailer somewhere close by without being all strapped up belt n suspenders (wdh). When I posted that I was the third comment. So the one I didn't understand was "no difference in flat or level when setting up". Although true, it had no bearing on the OP's question.
lwbfl 06/06/21 01:32pm Towing
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch

Greetings, Hopefully, someone on here can help me. I need to install a weight distribution hitch in order to safely tow my travel trailer; however, my driveway is not long enough, so my tow vehicle is not level. My question is does the tow vehicle have to be level to install the hitch? I'm not sure how to get around this issue, assuming it's vital to setting up the hitch properly. Thanks! Chris Portland, OR Yes, you'll need to have both units level in order to properly set up the hitch. P.S. I have no idea what the previous poster is trying to say.
lwbfl 06/05/21 01:18pm Towing
RE: Where to begin

Here is another opinion (From owning a 1980 Class C). 1 New Tires AND Brake system check. You're usually safe it wont go, never save if it won't stop. 2) Roof - clean and seal the roof even if it looks good. Once it starts moving it will flex and all that dry seal will crack. 3)Electrical System 4) Do whatever you want with the house, don't think you can only use RV stuff, make it your own to enjoy. 5) ENJOY IT!
lwbfl 05/04/21 04:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Odd size brake replacement suggestions

I'm confused why they consider that an odd size anyway. There are literally two choices in brake shoes. Both are normal stock at my local auto parts stores. The tires are not hard to find, heck both Wal-Mart stores near me have some in stock. I think they are just being lazy at those shops. You really can just use a floor jack, I took mine one at a time to the tire shop when I replaced them all.
lwbfl 04/29/21 04:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Odd size brake replacement suggestions

Getting our old Class C up and running again, and I've hit a brick wall with brake replacement. It's a Chevy C30 van body, 16.5 rims. One of the back brakes is seized. We've called pretty much everywhere around, and no one wants to touch it because parts would be so hard to find (odd size, apparently....) Has anyone bought their own parts and taken it to a shop before with any luck? Also, any recommendations for searching for these? That's the best way to make sure you get the right replacement parts, take the old ones with you. People take the parts to their shop all the time, but it isn't any cheaper. I deliver parts from the store to the shop, they get a discount and charge you more than we do for the part. I had the same chassis, you'll be surprised how simple it is to fix yourself (but everything is heavy).
lwbfl 04/28/21 07:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: missing cover

I have a cover that flew off of my trailer. It covered the opening for the propane fridge. Would it be possible to just make a frame out of wood, cover it with screening and it be safe? The one on the side, yes but a replacement is probably pretty inexpensive. It is a 1999 Rockwood Ultra light 24 footer. If you can find one, that would be great! Found both using Google in .5 seconds. I can't tell you which one you had but if you search for it, you might be able to tell which one it was!
lwbfl 04/24/21 01:42pm Tech Issues
RE: missing cover

I have a cover that flew off of my trailer. It covered the opening for the propane fridge. Would it be possible to just make a frame out of wood, cover it with screening and it be safe? The one on the side, yes but a replacement is probably pretty inexpensive.
lwbfl 04/22/21 05:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Water heater, anode rod, electrolysis, and teflon tape

I'm lucky. My water heater has a plastic plug, no anode rod, so I do not have to worry about how it works. My new one does too, YAY!
lwbfl 04/16/21 01:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help! Hitch stuck in ball mount.

Oh my goodness; I just got it off! The problem was I just didn't know how to properly undo the latch. It was very sticky; the trailer is very old, as I mentioned. I had an "aha" moment last night when I watched one more youtube video of hitch dismantling and watched the way he pulled out the latch. When dismantling the hitch the other day, I broke the first rule of RVing, "Never be in a rush", as I was starting to run out of time before I had to be at work and I needed to get the trailer detached from my truck so I could drive to work and not have to take my trailer with me! So I began to panic. I also had someone helping me who knew nothing about trailers and was the one who suggested pulling the pin out of the hitch and driving the truck out. So now I just have to put the ball mount back on my truck and practice hitching and unhitching about 50 more times! Maybe 100. And maybe put some WD40 on that latch. Thanks, everyone! That's awesome news! That's how we learn and this lesson was free! Glad it was resolved with a simple solution and keep us updated on your future usage!
lwbfl 04/16/21 01:07pm Beginning RVing
RE: Help! Hitch stuck in ball mount.

Would have to be a pretty big bench to put that trailer on to. :B And upside down to boot!
lwbfl 04/15/21 07:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: Water heater, anode rod, electrolysis, and teflon tape

.....small positive charge attached to the anode, negative lead attached to the piece being cleaned. Doesn’t this simply provide the current (electrons) needed to balance the ion flow in the solution (in place of directly electrically connecting the two metal pieces) and help drive the desired electrochemical reaction? Sure it does, speeds the process and controls the flow, but there is no direct "electrical connection" for the same process, they are not screwed together like the element and the tank. The charge and solution simply quicken the reaction, they do not cause it. The point (well confused by this point)is that two metals can be isolated from each other and still be effected by electrolysis.
lwbfl 04/15/21 07:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: 18" Equal-i-zer Shank - Hitching with Tailgate Down?

If the wheels are completely in the bed, remove the tailgate. Most take about 30 seconds. Not anymore if you have locks and cameras in them. You'd have to install your own disconnect and then you could! Here's how you know for certain - hook up with the tailgate closed. Now open the tailgate - I'd venture to guess that turning will not be possible unless the jack is below the gate or you remove it.
lwbfl 04/15/21 07:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water heater, anode rod, electrolysis, and teflon tape

I use electrolysis to clean cast iron. There is no direct electrical connection between the two pieces (sacrificial metal and piece being cleaned) other than water. To make the process more efficient (which also rapidly increased the declining of the sacrificial metal or anodes)Sodium carbonate, Na2CO3, (also known as washing soda, soda ash and soda crystals) is added to the water. Both pieces are submersed in the solution, small positive charge attached to the anode, negative lead attached to the piece being cleaned. The piece being restored loses all organic materials and rust which gets transferred to the anodes. I suppose the point I'm trying to make with all of this is that no direct electrical connection is required for the chemical process other than the water.
lwbfl 04/15/21 06:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help! Hitch stuck in ball mount.

I would say remove the ball from the Truck thenput the hitch and the ball on the bench, upside down. so you can get a good look at the blanged thing. Odds are a couple tapps with about a 12-16 oz hammer and perhaps a rod to direct the force and it will pop open and release the ball. then you can either put the ball. or more than likely a new ball of the proper size on the truck. (Inspect the bolt threads often they get damaged so you need to use a new ball.) The entire hitch has been "removed from the truck". The hitch and ball are stuck in the tongue so they can't go on a bench just yet.
lwbfl 04/15/21 06:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: Help! Hitch stuck in ball mount.

Not enough info to say for sure. Maybe try taking some pictures and post them. If the torsion bars (or one) is still somehow in place, be very careful as it's like a strung bow. But unless I'm missing something, when the hitch was pulled out of the receiver, that should have released the tension on the torsion bars but again, it's hard to tell what's happening based on the description. I'm thinking the same about the torsion bar! It would simply push the shank up, jamming the whole thing! Imagine a 2000lb spring bar pushing up on the hitch with no counterweight!
lwbfl 04/15/21 02:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: Water tanks

Depends on what you have, mine is a 2" pipe with a gate valve coming directly out of the bottom of the fresh water tank.
lwbfl 04/15/21 12:23pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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