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RE: Need dash air servicing

Call a moble mechanic, he doesn't have to be an RV guy. Most mechanics can diagnois and repair/add freon.
okhmbldr 07/28/19 02:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Can someone tell me what this is plz

Looks like a water pump to me. Input line on the left side and the supply lines on the right. Follow all lines until they terminate and see what they hook up to.
okhmbldr 07/28/19 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: using a 2012 ridgeline for towing

Dump the Ridgeline. It's unsafe in that situation and will be putting everyone and their families at risk on the road. Get a 1 ton dually with a Cummins Powertoke Max diesel, get some airbags and a Hensley. Make sure you have LT tires on the truck and trailer or better yet see if you can get some military spec bulletproof ones. Take the whole shebang over to a Cat scale and weigh it every way you can think of. OK folks, I found this to be very humorous. Every time someone posts a thread with a 1/2 ton pulling anything.....there is always someone who chastises the poster for even thinking of pulling anything with a 1/2 ton pickup. So I thought it was funny.
okhmbldr 07/27/19 06:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Motorhome drinking oil

Another reason for this sudden use of oil is possibly the quality of oil added at the last oil change. I have an Avalanche with 205,000 miles and has never used a drop of oil....until my oil change guy forgot and added their "house blend". I noticed that after 1000 miles it used a full quart and I was sad. All those years and never used a drop and now I was a user! Later I noticed on my receipt he noted that the house blend had been used instead of the Castrol 10/30 that has been in the truck since new. Anyway, I went back and he changed to my Castrol, and the truck hasn't used a drop since. Just a thought. Two things: 1) the base stock of almost all oils is so similar that this is not possible. 2) I highly doubt your Avalanche calls for 10W-30 oil and it absolutely did not come with that "new." Thank you soooo much for correcting MY story. Your are right, the Avalanche originally came with 5w30 as the recommended oil. But, at 205k miles and living in a hot climate, I choose to use the 10w30. And why would you care? Second, the quik lube I used explained that their base oil that they put in my truck by mistake is actually a re-refined oil for the cheap oil changes and he admitted that it does burn in many vehicles. So, I'm just passing on the quik lube guys info. I thought if the OP had received a similar oil change recently that his problem could have been the same as mine. Thanks again for setting me straight.
okhmbldr 07/22/19 09:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is a travel trailer with a slide out a good idea for me?

Go for the trailer with a slide. More room is always better. And, in the future when you want to upgrade, a slide is a very good selling point. Whether it be a Class A,C, TT, or Fiver, the ones with a slide or two always sell the best.
okhmbldr 07/21/19 06:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Motorhome drinking oil

Another reason for this sudden use of oil is possibly the quality of oil added at the last oil change. I have an Avalanche with 205,000 miles and has never used a drop of oil....until my oil change guy forgot and added their "house blend". I noticed that after 1000 miles it used a full quart and I was sad. All those years and never used a drop and now I was a user! Later I noticed on my receipt he noted that the house blend had been used instead of the Castrol 10/30 that has been in the truck since new. Anyway, I went back and he changed to my Castrol, and the truck hasn't used a drop since. Just a thought.
okhmbldr 07/19/19 04:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Selling Canadian MHome in US with no title

Does the MH have a Canada tag or a US tag? If it's US, then follow the tag to the state and file for a lost title. With that info contact the original titled owner and have them sign it over. In absence of a title, the dealer should be able to do a title 42 (in Oklahoma), a lot of paperwork but it will establish the person in possession as the proper owner, then allow them to get a tag and new title. Wrecker services do this all the time to get a clear title to abandoned vehicles so they can sell them at auction with a good title.
okhmbldr 07/14/19 02:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Can anyone recommend a tankless on demand water heater?

You have a shed, so you probably have room for your tub and a 30 gallon Propane standard hot water tank. Keep the HWT in the pilot mode, except when you want a good soaking, just turn it to high about 30 minutes before you begin to fill the tub. When finished just turn the HWT control knob back to pilot. (saving propane when not in use)
okhmbldr 07/04/19 05:34am Tech Issues
RE: CANADA & ALASKA TRAVEL TIPS

In May of '18, the biggest challenge (driving a SUV, not an RV) was determining which motel to book for the night. All FWIW. Next year, 2020 I plan to do the drive in an SUV also. I had wondered about the availability of motels and if you need to make prior reservations. I usually don't make reservations, because when you stop to look at stuff during the day you really don't want to be rushed to get to the motel. But, I don't want to arrive at 5:00 and no rooms available. Any advice is appreciated, thanks, Geo.
okhmbldr 06/26/19 11:25am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Shopping for travel trailer. I need help, please

If it's a used trailer and you have the year, model, etc. you can go to NADA RV's, look up your trailer and it will give you the weight. https://www.nadaguides.com/RVs
okhmbldr 06/23/19 06:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Drawing water from a lake

Speaking of bottled water: People who drink exclusively from plastic water bottles ingest an additional 90,000 microplastics each year, researchers found. Smithsonian Yes, and not only that, studies have shown that if you have ever eaten a carrot.....you will die!
okhmbldr 06/07/19 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Small engine question

I had the same problem yesterday on two of my weed eaters. I could get them started, but couldn't keep them running and couldn't get any rpm's. My first thought was bad gas, so I mixed a new batch with fresh gas, drained the tanks and no change. Start, but no rpm's. Then I wondered if it could be a spark plug. Bought two new plugs, installed, and both started right up and are running great. I really thought it was gas, but $4 plugs fixed me.
okhmbldr 05/07/19 06:18am Tech Issues
RE: How to Paint Bathroom Sink

You need to use an epoxy paint. Available at most big box stores, designed for sinks and bathtubs. I've used it in several rentals during remodels. Lasts a long time.
okhmbldr 04/17/19 08:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dealer never put TITLE in my name, am I stuck??

We haven't heard from the OP recently, but my biggest question is; without the title and registration, how is he purchasing a tag each year? Seems to me that it has never been registered in his home state. I'm guessing if he does get the original title he will be faced with a lot of late fees and penatlies. His best shot now is to forget the dealer and do a new title from a storage lien (in Oklahoma it's called a title 42) Cost is a few hundred dollars and takes about a month.
okhmbldr 04/12/19 05:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ClimateRight 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner

I think 5000 btu's is a little small. The big box stores sell 10,000-12,000 portable units for about the same money, maybe less. I picked up a used one from Craigslist (12,000 btu) about a year old for $175. Used it in a pop up and it did great. I keep one around the house and you would be supprised how many times it gets used an an emergency during the summer when a friend or relative has their central unit quit. My brother in law used it for two weeks while his CH&A was being replaced. I think they are pretty handy if you live in a really hot climate.
okhmbldr 04/04/19 09:13am Tech Issues
RE: Towing with a rental

Very interesting, I've personally never towed with a rental, but I sold a boat to a guy from San Francisco; he had rented a Ford Explorer to tow it home. The Explorer came from the factory with a trailering package that included a hitch and light kit. My question is; How can you deny a claim for using a vehicle as intended from the factory? Maybe some additional fine print needs to be reviewed?
okhmbldr 03/31/19 06:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Can't bring TT home because of neighbors parking in street?

Take a few photos of the cars in the street. Send to the HOA with a nice letter noting that these neighbors are relatively new to the subdivision and may not be aware of the rules that prohibit parking in the street. Also mention that this activity occasionally keeps you and others from accessing your drive way. Ask them to investigate and make sure they are aware of the rules. You pay an HOA for a reason, use them. If the neighbors get mad, etc. so what! Sounds like they're not that good a neighbor anyway.
okhmbldr 03/07/19 09:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Largest, Cheapest Class A or Travel Trailer?

How about a park model trailer?
okhmbldr 03/04/19 11:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Buying another Vintage Camper

AND... I have my wife looking for some large vinyl letters, gonna put 'Ole Man Dan' on the hatch on the back of the camper. (Got to keep her busy) Dan, If you haven't found the vinyl lettering yet, send me a personal note. I have a vinyl cutter and would be happy to contribute "Ole Man Dan" to your project. I can cut about any size and font you might like. Good luck on this project, Geo.
okhmbldr 03/04/19 06:11am Travel Trailers
RE: What about those houses with RV Garages

I am a new home builder, and basically I don't think you will ever see a builder construct a spec home with an RV garage. It just limits your potential buyer pool and it's too large an investment to wait for the "right buyer". I recently built myself a new home on a half-acre lot in a subdivision with about 75 lots. Another builder in this area built a 3000' home with a four car garage Plus an RV garage. Very well done, but it was a custom home at about $600k. The buyer paid for this home as it was built. And, while it's a great idea for the person with a nice motor home who wants to keep it close, another problem I see is selling the home in the future. In ten years the person who built this home with the RV garage will have "aged out" of the RV lifestyle, looking to downsize, and while it won't be impossible, it will be a little harder to sell to your average buyer. So, if you want an RV garage, you will probably need to build it yourself, or contract with a builder. But, they are really nice.
okhmbldr 02/07/19 07:46am General RVing Issues
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