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RE: wheel balancers

Judging from my experience with Centramatics on a 2004 workhorse 19.5 wheels I think WOW will be in order,
rockylarson 11/25/20 03:04am Travel Trailers
RE: What size?

The wrench that comes with those plugs has two different sizes. I would think that implies there are two different size plugs out there. At least on the outside. The inside diameter of the drain may be the same on all water heaters. I increased the bend angle on that tool and it worked just fine. Channel Lock pliers have worked also.
rockylarson 11/22/20 02:22am Tech Issues
RE: Winterization of hot water heater?

Atwood vs Suburban "I'm trying to prevent premature electrolysis from pitting the aluminum. Any thoughts?' Aluminum tanks don't use anode rods. Good Luck, Have Fun, Stay Safe
rockylarson 11/21/20 03:45am Truck Campers
RE: Garmin RV 780 or 785 GPS

I have a Garmin 65W dash cam which I really like and I believe the early model Garmin 770 which I also like. If the the 785 was available then I might have considered it. However the 65W is such an awesome device on its own I might have stayed with them separate. Compare the camera and function in the 785 with the wide angle camera and function of the 65W. Good luck.
rockylarson 11/20/20 04:34am Technology Corner
RE: Oven ignitor

My pilot light is a normally closed device. Lighting it requires heating the sensor (thermocouple?) until it opens and allows propane to flow to the pilot. While on it maintains its flow with its own flame. No heat, No gas to pilot . Turning the oven temp on/up enlarges the pilot flame to heat the burner sensor which is also closed until it feels the larger pilot flame. No larger pilot flame, no burner gas. That is how I understand the MH industry safety features built into RV propane ovens. I could be wrong but that is what I have observed, once a season, when I have to get down on my knees to relight our oven. It is way in the back and barely visible but only takes a few seconds with a long handled BBQ lighter. Goodluck
rockylarson 11/20/20 04:22am Tech Issues
RE: Help! Onan 4K generator refuses to start and stay on

What worked for me is to start it up with no loads, zero, and let it warm up before adding devices. Refrig, converter, water heater, air conditioner, space heaters, and any other 120 volt devices you may have, Microwave, tv's. I also never park for more than a couple weeks without gas stabilizer in the tank. Fault 36 is a catch all with fuel related at the top but electrical issues not far behind Good Luck
rockylarson 11/20/20 04:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Needing opinions on solar panel mounting on "C" sloped nose.

I would not go with a design that locked me into always parking in a particular direction to function. Too many variables in views, site design, satellite access, etc.
rockylarson 11/18/20 12:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Portable Macertator

I carry 50 ft of 3/4 inch hose while traveling. Another 75 ft at home to reach my sewer clean out. Each length is sectioned into 15 to 20 ft for easy handling, storage and shorter hookups. I made several size sewer screw in PVC caps with garden hose swivel connecters JB welded in place. Allows me to keep the sewer end connected while on site and not have to worry about the hose coming out during use. DW often has a better idea of how we are going to park (usually not the same as the campsite designers) for a better view. The macerator makes it possible to pull in and hook up no matter where the sewer connection is.
rockylarson 11/17/20 03:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Adding a 12v outlet

I believe most auto store or big box store plugs and sockets are rated around 7amps, I chose to use Marinco rated at 15amps. Marinco socket. If you use their plugs they are waterproof and have a locking function. I ran 10 gauge wire from my fuse panel and found an unassigned 20amp spot that I reduced to 10amp fuse. Heated CPAP and handheld car vacuum each have their own outlet.
rockylarson 11/13/20 06:26am Beginning RVing
RE: Jacking up an RV

Bumpers are mostly cosmetic. I have seen many pushed in, bent back, or almost torn off due to misuse. More discussions here: Lifting 5th wheel RV
rockylarson 11/13/20 06:01am Tech Issues
RE: Beware Camco Water Heater Tank Rinser

Why do ya feel the need to rinse your water heater ? Do you rinse the one in your house ? Yes, twice a year. Not really a rinse like the RV heater, more of a drain off of a couple of gallons and all the sediment on the bottom. For the OP I would suggest flushing from above thru the temp/pressure relief valve and as the water rushes out the bottom stop and start a couple of times and see if the tube seeks the opening. Good Luck
rockylarson 11/12/20 11:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Opinion on a campground?

I'd bet that the CG owner/operator is an alumni.
rockylarson 11/12/20 11:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: banking when full timing

"Wells Fargo gone Rabo bank gone etc. " ?? Please elaborate. "We fulltimed for 15 years using Wells Fargo. Never had a problem. Did online banking." "Wells Fargo for more years than I can remember" Wells Fargo X3
rockylarson 11/10/20 05:37am Full-time RVing
RE: 30 foot limit

I'm 31.5, more like 50 with tow. Don't normally overnight in places that have length restriction. Not that I check, just not our style. Turns out some of them did. I will say I have had second thoughts on many access roads to campgrounds and remote attractions where there should have been a warning but were none. Only had to disconnect and turn around twice in 16 years and 110,000 miles. If it is paved on the way in it is better than gravel. Also reading branch clearance and trunk rub/damage will come with experience. Be especially aware of roof top side clearance because rough terrain can cause a foot or more of unexpected sway. Good Luck Have Fun Stay safe.
rockylarson 11/09/20 04:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Aisle light bulb replacement ?

Bulb sourceThis is it. Check details.
rockylarson 11/02/20 03:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tail light issues

Drop a small dab of solder on both connections of the bulb. File down slightly to make them flat and still fit in the socket. WFM, YMMV
rockylarson 10/22/20 01:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sewer hose?

I used a hollow square plastic fence post and cut to fit width of MH. Strapped it to the gas tank supports with long metal screw straps. If I remember correctly it is 5 inches square and allows me to keep fittings on both ends of sewer hose and store a section of gutter for a slope ramp. End caps secured with short bungee cords.
rockylarson 10/21/20 05:36am Truck Campers
RE: Refrigerator Issues

My refrigerator circuit board, under an easily removeable cover, from the outside panel, has a small fuse. I would skip testing it and just replace. I think it is in the 3 to 5 amp range.
rockylarson 10/11/20 03:07am Tech Issues
RE: shower taps leaking

Yes.
rockylarson 10/09/20 01:26am Tech Issues
RE: Blown engine

Sorry for your loss... We Like the entire package of our 2004 Allegro. So when the engine went at 80,000 miles we opted for a rebuilt one. 2016 cost close to 20,000 dollars, and a month off the road. Then this past summer at 108,00 miles the transmission gave up the ghost, a week off the road and $5,000. Oh and BTW, new total wrap with awning last summer (10grand) and new window curtains all around this week.(1800). Yes I am sure there is a new coach down payment in there somewhere but we are not willing to give up on her just yet.
rockylarson 10/05/20 03:39pm Class A Motorhomes
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