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RE: Any ideas for quieting a generator??

It's possible to make up some acoustic panels that could break apart for travel, but unless you're an acoustic engineer, it's probably hit or miss on their effectiveness. If you try, you have to figure out passages for air intake and the exhaust, and use a decibel meter to see if there's a real improvement.
phillyg 06/10/21 08:20am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Alaska advice

The ferry schedule is on line and I believe the US port is Bellingham, WA. I recently checked and its very expensive with an RV. However, you can't drive thru CN now because of Covid, so the ferry is the only way.
phillyg 06/09/21 01:43pm Truck Campers
RE: About to leave, truck batteries are dead question

I've replaced three alternators in my 2005 F350 in the past three years. The last time, I erroneously concluded my batteries were bad, after which the new batteries ran down. Sure enough, it was another bad alternator.
phillyg 06/04/21 11:04am Truck Campers
RE: Lippert Auto Levelers

Dealer is wrong. The fronts can work independently, but when auto-leveling the centers and rears lower to ground, then all six adjust accordingly. Give Lippert a call and they will walk you through trouble-shooting.
phillyg 06/01/21 10:23am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Black tank outlet repair

So, it looks like a pre-formed outlet that the black drain pipe attaches to, and I'm assuming 4" pipe. However, I can't tell if the 4" is the outside or inside diameter. Either way, black ABS glue should go on the inside or outside of the outlet and the drain pipe attached. If it broke off because of stress at the joint, I would add three stainless screws around the outlet/pipe, but shorten them lest they provide a catch point inside that will catch TP.
phillyg 06/01/21 10:16am Tech Issues
RE: Jacking up Fifth wheel

On the axle directly under the spring perch is okay. If you're concerned, use a jack on each axle to share the load. If you have 6-point levelers, you can usually get one side off the ground using the manual function. Yes, I know Lippert says no, but many of us do. It's advisable to use a couple of jackstands under the frame no matter what method you use.
phillyg 05/30/21 08:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you run house AC while on the road

When I had a C and an A, yes, ran the genset for house AC.
phillyg 05/30/21 08:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

Notice in your first photo, the wrinkles in the undercarriage at the front and back. Looks like stress from bending. I think it will be totaled, and you should hope for complete replacement value.
phillyg 05/29/21 09:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Floor Protection Questions

......I've never taken a dog out every 30 minutes to pee. Every couple of hours, yes, but not every 30 minutes. That seems a bit extreme. Yep, I thought so, too, until I went into training for a pup were picking up in a couple of weeks. Every source I've researched recommends every 30 minutes for 8-12 week old puppies.
phillyg 05/27/21 10:10am RV Pet Stop
RE: King pin lock

I never locked any of my three. I have an auto slider hitch, so my kingpin has an adapter plate which, if hooked to a typical FW hitch, would probably rip off the hitch head or the kingpin on the first turn.
phillyg 05/26/21 02:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cats in a TT

Please don't ever leave animals or humans in trailers on the road.
phillyg 05/26/21 02:44pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Floor Protection Questions

I recently saw that 8-12 week old puppies need to be taken out every 30 minutes to pee. There're a lot of training videos on YouTube. The pup will probably manage to tear up any plastic you put down but I suppose it's worth a try. I suggest you virtually cover the floor with pee pads
phillyg 05/26/21 02:42pm RV Pet Stop
RE: domicile confused

It's not do A, B & C and your domicile is officially changed. It's establishing a pattern consistent with having a new domicile. - Traditionally, you sell your house in NY, buy a house in Idaho, live 10-12months of the year in Idaho, all your bills, doctors, etc are now from Idaho, you license, voter registration, etc... is from Idaho...Work tends to be connected to Idaho. It's a very strong pattern that is hard to argue against. It's also very familiar to the authorities and no one is likely to question it. - Full timing in your RV, you lose many of those obvious triggers that show a traditional pattern of domiciling in Idaho. You may only spend 2-3 months in Idaho (not the majority of your time). You may not have any utility bills or other ongoing links you can point to that say Idaho. You may keep your NY doctors because you like them. You may spend similar time in NY to visit friends and family. You may still have some work connection (if not retired) in NY. It basically creates an inconsistent pattern that doesn't clearly break from being domiciled in NY. Now if you are moving from Florida to Texas. Neither state really cares as they don't have income taxes or other large taxes associated with being domiciled there. It doesn't cost them anything if you leave. They simply won't care and if no one challenges your assertion that you have changed your domicile, it's changed for all practical purposes. If you move away from NY, California, Illinois on the other hand, they have substantial income taxes and if you leave, they lose that money. If you are really spending 8-10month each year in NY and you have NY drivers license and NY doctors, there is a good chance, NY comes back and challenges your assertion that you have changed your domicile because they want their proverbial "pound of flesh" come tax time. Probably worse now is with remote working, you face a new situation. Lots of people don't really want to move but they may be tempted to skirt the rules and change their domicile even though they are in fact still living in the same state. This makes state officials suspicious and the response is often guilty until proven innocent. They will send a big bill for unpaid income tax and you have to prove you aren't domiciled. These people often use the same mail forwarding services in low tax states, so when these addresses come up, the assumption is you may be doing the same thing. So there is nothing illegal about moving your domicile but the more you can demonstrate a pattern of not living in your old state, the better your case if they challenge it.
phillyg 05/24/21 12:42pm Full-time RVing
RE: NADA guides price change

RVs, boats, some cars/trucks, houses, and lumber, have all seen big price increases during this Covid ****, and I think the bubble will burst on some of that sooner than later.
phillyg 05/24/21 12:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: 98 itasca suncruiser f53 ford chassis 460 v8 .won't start

Crawl under and tap the starter solenoid with a hammer; it may have frozen up from little use.
phillyg 05/24/21 12:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Florida domicile people do you stay 6 months there?

Not being too anal as this can be serious business. I understand you are going to start full-timing in July, but do you own and live in a home in NY now? If so, you need to satisfy NY's requirements if you actually live in that current house and will spend more than X days there each year in the future, because NY is one of those greedy states. There's nothing wrong with creating a new domicile anywhere, and FL works for a lot of folks, but you have to title and register vehicles, get drivers licenses, pay taxes if any, register to vote, etc. I live in FL and I'm unaware of any rule requiring you be here X days to keep your domicile, probably because of FL's culture of transient snowbirds. Half of my neighbors aren't here much of the year, seriously.
phillyg 05/23/21 09:08am Full-time RVing
RE: Had our catalytic converter stolen

The Banks Powerpack for your RV does not include a catalytic converter. I'm not suggesting you purchase the Banks package, but its obvious to me that, if it's legal in all 50 states according to their ad, you don't necessarily need to replace your converter.
phillyg 05/18/21 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inflatable Kayaks

Check out Haven TT, a foldable kayak, but expensive.
phillyg 05/17/21 06:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Dead batteries

Don't give up on your batteries. I've successfully brought mine back from near dead twice now. Since then, I keep them up with a small solar panel while in storage.
phillyg 05/06/21 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How windy?

Crosswinds over 25mph keeps me grounded.
phillyg 05/05/21 09:35am Fifth-Wheels
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