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RE: So many closed topics!

Thanks, MFL! Over the years, there have been many posts that “pmo”! But, I didn’t “wimper” to a moderator. I either dealt with the “offensive” post or ignored the thread and went elsewhere! However, when getting no response from the “moderators” when I confronted them about their decision to “CLOSE” a topic.....I thought it best to leave the forum. I thought this was perhaps best..... before I explained to the moderators what I thought about their decision in “colorful adjectives” on open forum and was permanently removed. memtb
memtb 12/15/19 02:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: So many closed topics!

I have sent several pm’s to the moderators pertaining to closed topics.....I can’t even get a response from them! There have been several closed “very” prematurely (IMO), and I wanted my questions answered.....to no avail! It seems as though there are several “extremely” thin -skinned participants or moderators! I’ve excused myself from this forum for a while, but, in a moment of weakness returned this morning.....finding this topic! memtb
memtb 12/15/19 11:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Opening and closing slides in winter

It depends upon the slide seal material.....I’ve extended or retracted my slides in temperatures lower than -10 F. memtb
memtb 12/15/19 11:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: '83 Toyota pickup start trouble in cold, wet weather

I’ll go with a previous answer......potentially a cracked rotor cap or the cap my have “carbon tracking” made worse with high humidity! memtb
memtb 12/01/19 07:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Question on using auto level while stored for the winter

If level when on the jacks, the roof “should” be designed to drain the water! memtb
memtb 12/01/19 07:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ghost Towns

Kerwin, Wy. 20 milers or so up the Greybull River from Meeteetse, Wy. Not much left of the old mining town, but beautiful country, and some unique history. A little coal mining town ( Gebo) just north of Thermopolis, Wy.... some old homesites and a small cemetery. There are several abandoned coal mine town sites around the Kemmerer, Wyoming area. Many of these require some off-roading....4WD highly recommended! memtb
memtb 11/07/19 07:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

As I said in my earlier post, you have to use your intuition in regards to your situation. The couple that bothered me in the RV park really unnerved me. I have traveled alone for years and never been scared. This couple in Port Aransas scared me. If you get bad vibes about a situation, leave. It is not worth risking your life by ignoring your feelings. Situational awareness Agree! I would suggest “common sense”.....but, “”common sense ain’t so common anymore”! memtb
memtb 11/06/19 07:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Our First “BAD” Winter Experience

THere should be ZERO clearnace between sides/top/bottom of RV Fridge when PROPERLY installed (as per Fridge MFG installtion specs) which few RV MFGs follow. Then toss in a 'handi-man' repair and you end up with NOT even close...... Goggle your Brand/Model for 'Installation Manual' ....then one day you should yank it back out and install if correctly. There should NOT be any way for outside to come in around the fridge when done right....not just for cold/hot days but also to prevent CO posioning from bad fridge flame Thanks Old Biscuit, We found an installation manual, that said the same....zero clearance. We were far from zero, I think we’re much better, maybe not perfect....but, much better! I hope! :B memtb
memtb 11/05/19 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Our First “BAD” Winter Experience

Fiberglass batt by itself is a terrible wind barrier. Some sort of rubber bulb seal would work much better. I concur! However, it’s compressed .....a lot! :B The compressed depth is probably 4 to 6 inches in depth, there’s a lot stuffed into that little narrow gap! memtb
memtb 11/05/19 12:49pm General RVing Issues
Our First “BAD” Winter Experience

We’ve lived in a 5er for two Wyoming winters, and have done a lot of winter boondocking, our coldest boondocking a -22 F.....with minimal to no problems. Until a week or so ago. We were in an RV park (full hook-ups).....thank goodness for the power cord. A little winter front came through, with wind gusting to over 35 mph and -10 F (not wind chill). We’ve had this camper for 6 years, with many winter trips, but had never parked with the refrigerator vents facing into the wind! The front came in at about 01:00 hrs. ....and then we found we had issues. The heater could not keep up.....49 in the living area. Standing approximately 18” in front of the refrigerator, you could feel very cold air blowing into the camper. I ended up placing garbage bags over the outside refrigerator vents to help stop the air flow, which helped a good bit. Once home I started a close inspection of the refrigerator area. It was then I discovered that there was no insulation or wind-stop between the outer refrigerator sides and the refrigerator cabinet (housing). It was pretty obvious that the refrigerator was at one time removed, prior to our purchase....and there was nothing installed around the refrigerator, for a wind- break or insulation. There was easily a 1/2” gap, all the way around the refrigerator. After this finding, I stuffed (a bunch) of fiberglass insulation into this gap. I realize that compressed fiberglass is not great insulation but is a darn good wind-break! We will soon be testing my handiwork! Of course, until we get a hard, cold wind directly on the refrigerator side....we still won’t be certain of the “fix”! I share this, not only to “vent” a little, but if someone experiences unusual cold air flow into their camper....this may be something to look at! memtb
memtb 11/05/19 11:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

I sleep with 3 dogs and carry a heater. Nobody sneaks up on our rig. Good advise. You don't want to get cold while boondocking. :B DaveI only have two dogs, but have two heaters.:B Only two “heaters”! You never know when the weather could turn exceptionally cool! ;) We have different models, should one fail due to prevailing conditions! memtb
memtb 11/04/19 07:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Winterizing Washer

On ours (GE SpaceSaver), I pour about 1/2 gallon antifreeze into the tub and start machine in “spin cycle”. It pumps the water to the drain......effectively winterizing the water pump! memtb
memtb 11/02/19 05:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: What air compressor do you carry?

This is what we have, and seems to be a good unit, It has a much lower profile than a pancake compressor, and has pretty quick recovery, and develops more pressure than you should ever need. memtb https://i.imgur.com/zqewbujl.png
memtb 10/21/19 09:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mice and soap

cavie, we could’ve taken that photo ourselves.....we had exactly the same thing happen. Two years ago, my wife started using little vented, plastic, condiment containers holding cotton balls with “ peppermint essential oils”. We placed these around throughout both our 5th wheel and our little class c.....so far we’ve been “mouse free”! I still have “sticky traps” placed around...but , haven’t caught a mouse in quite some time. memtb
memtb 10/19/19 08:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Broken Spring

Jerry, you left out “wannabe”.....as in, wannabe Wyoming rancher/cowboy! ;) memtb
memtb 10/12/19 09:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Broken Spring

In more than 30 yards of rv’ing, we’ve experienced 3 broken springs.....two in the last 3 years. Two of these were on while on the road. The most recent, discovered when making my “walk-around” while doing an afternoon refueling at a truck stop 50+ miles south of Lincoln, Ne. We spent the night in the truck stop while a cold front pushed-through, setting a low temperature record in Lincoln. The next morning we drove into Lincoln (after getting permission to leave the 5er in the lot), and bought 2 springs. I replaced the spring (it was cold work)and we were back on the road by 10:00or so. The second spring has found a semi-permanent home residing in the bed of our truck. We should “never” break another.....as we are now prepared. It seems that our repairs always happen during somewhat “extreme” temps. :M The previous spring change was done in an asphalt parking lot in Mesa, Az.....in August! I did that repair in early morning, while it was a little cooler....but rapidly getting hot. I was very thankful for the large piece of “Astro-turf”, I keep for putting on tire chains ( mud or snow), which helped “insulate” me from the hot asphalt! And then, there was that wheel bearing / brake assembly replacement during the Christmas Holidays, several years ago. Done in a campground, with morning temperatures below 0F. That required more than one cup of “hot chocolate”! Rv’’ing can certainly be an adventure ! We should write a book! memtb
memtb 10/12/19 06:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camping around Christmas time

I guess this means that Wyoming is off of your “short list”! ;) The Tetons and Yellowstone are beautiful that time of the year! memtb
memtb 10/10/19 06:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Time to prepare for winter

Soon.....”de-winterize” the camper, and head to the mountains for 2 or 3 weeks of boondocking. Been waiting on this time of year since last December! ;) The truck: chains -check, antifreeze- check, batteries - check, ect.,ect! :) memtb
memtb 10/10/19 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Removing small chair by door in class C.

Not sure exactly what to do if bolts or mounting plate can’t be removed. We’re going to remove our chair, but will use the bolts and plate to mount a small chest freezer! memtb
memtb 10/10/19 06:35pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Hope all you Snowbirds got out ahead of the blizzards!

The best time of year in the Rockies! ;) memtb
memtb 10/10/19 06:31pm General RVing Issues
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