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RE: BlueTooth ear buds and phone on airplane mode...?

After you put the phone in airplane mode, turn the bluetooth and wireless back on individually. The only thing off will be the phone radio itself. No problem operating this way.
rdhetrick 01/14/23 04:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Broken Frame on a RAM 3500

17,000 whats? What are you even talking about? Did you read the article or just look at the pictures? 17,000 was the invoiced amount of the repair.
rdhetrick 12/30/22 12:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Locked Out...Sorta

Hard to say for sure without specific details, but if it's like most rv door handles/locks, you will need a key for the non-deadbolt lock. Only the deadbolt has the lever inside.
rdhetrick 11/24/22 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Route into Pinnacles National Park?

Been there a few times, don't remember any really steep grades, but it was definitely curvy - but doable, just take it slow. I was in a car both times, but I remember seeing motorhomes along the way.
rdhetrick 10/04/22 03:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Why not jack trailer under the spring plates?

You're right about the U-bolts - looks pretty weak but the tensile strength of steel is actually quite high. Not to say at all that the U-bolts are overdesigned, but they could be sized properly. As to jacking there - it's not a matter of "can" it hold...it's more about "is it the safest point to jack from." It is inherently unstable jacking it up by the springs - a gust of wind could shift the loading, or one of the bolts holding the springs could fail. Jacking it directly at the frame minimizes the points of failure. It's the same reason we should use jack stands when working under a vehicle. The jack itself should hold, but why take the risk - granted, many of us, myself included, do take that risk sometimes - but it's not the safest way of doing it.
rdhetrick 10/02/22 04:52am Tech Issues
RE: Traveling with Propane on

Yes, we always ran with LP on UNTIL we stopped for fuel. I would pull over before we got to the station and turn it off at the cylinder. After fueling, I would pull out of the station, or at least away from the fuel pumps, and turn it back on. Then I would enter the TT to make sure the frig was lit again. Safety first!! What is it about fueling up that makes you want to shut off the propane? When I had a trailer, the propane was always on until it needed to be switched or until I put it in storage. Now, the only time I turn it off is when refilling the tank.
rdhetrick 06/29/22 06:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Onan diesel 8000 generator

What kind of "kit" are you expecting? All you need is an oil filter and oil. The filters can be found on amazon, the oil can be found anywhere. While you're at it, change the air filter and fuel filter...both can be found on amazon.
rdhetrick 06/04/22 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: %#$@^ critters!

Well growing up in the sticks where mice were a part of life, I guess I should have died many years ago. Same here!!!
rdhetrick 04/09/22 01:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blue-Ox Karguard

Wow, I knew about the auxiliary pumps and driveshaft disconnects, but I had no idea it had anything to do with cooling - I thought it was purely lubrication....interesting!
rdhetrick 03/27/22 04:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Blue-Ox Karguard

I'm confused...why would the toad drive system overheat when being towed?
rdhetrick 03/27/22 06:40am Dinghy Towing
RE: How much power does an inverter use?

Am I correct to assume that the 400W inverter will only draw down the RV battery based on what I plug into it? Jorn Since nobody answered your actual question, Yes, the inverter will only draw from the batter what is needed - plus it's "dead" load. The 400w probably larger dead load than the 100w, but that is not certain and would depend on efficiencies. And as others have pointed out, the ratings are peak, but so is the 90w charger.
rdhetrick 03/14/22 03:45am Tech Issues
RE: Splendede washer lint filter cleanout

It's not really a lint filter, it's more of a trap to catch and prevent larger things like coins from going through the pump. I used to check mine once a year but never found anything. When I checked it, I just had a bath towel ready, it was enough to catch most of the water. I tried a cookie sheet, but it just spread the water around more!
rdhetrick 02/14/22 05:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: having work done on rv while fulltime

Do you rent hotel?? Do they fix it in a day? I've had both, all depends on what broke! Some places will have a spot you can plug in to and stay overnight, others don't allow it...just depends. So far, I haven't had anything happen that put me out of the coach for more than 4 nights.
rdhetrick 01/30/22 05:24am Full-time RVing
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