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RE: Ins and outs of DNA testing

I used Family Tree DNA for the Y-DNA. That is passed down the male line. There are sites for family names to join with your results to see where you relate. This is my site for Hamilton: http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/g/a/gah4/HamDNA/H1.html I'm not sure how to find other family name sites.
steveh27 12/30/21 05:16am Around the Campfire
RE: ASME propane tank leak

I do not think the tank can be 'taken out'. It is permanently mounted under the side of the van. The rv would probably need to be put up on a lift (it is already 9' high). I cannot see how it is attached from underneath.
steveh27 12/07/21 03:57am General RVing Issues
RE: ASME propane tank leak

The gas company I just took it to said they could not work on it as it is mounted under the side of my RV. It is no longer leaking and I am running the furnace now to drain some propane and the LiFePo4 batteries before winter storage. I do wish I could find someone to replace the stem or the whole tank. I've made a lot of calls to Rv places and gas places to no avail.
steveh27 12/06/21 09:38am General RVing Issues
RE: College Football Is Just Around The Corner, Can't Wait!

Notre Dame won the Cupcake Conference title. Unless and until they affiliate with a Conference or add a few conference powerhouses to their schedule if they wish to remain an "indie", hard to take them seriously. ND will get a New Year's 6 bowl invite but me thinks it's a real stretch to see them in the Championship 4. Match them up with Georgia in the Peach Bowl. That would be must see TV for me. But then who would you have #4 in the CFP?
steveh27 12/05/21 08:31am Around the Campfire
RE: College Football Is Just Around The Corner, Can't Wait!

GO BLUE!!! Michigan was very dominant over 10-2 Iowa. I think they should be #! with AL #2, Cinn #3. SHould GA be #4?? I would not like to see ND #4.
steveh27 12/05/21 07:38am Around the Campfire
RE: Finally Found a Cold Cereal I Like

I mix spoon size shredded wheat, cheerios and Wheat Bran flakes.
steveh27 12/01/21 04:57am Around the Campfire
RE: ASME propane tank leak

Where is the whooshing coming from? If the tank was leaking it would leak all the time. The leak is from the valve stem when open, not when closed.
steveh27 12/01/21 03:44am General RVing Issues
RE: ASME propane tank leak

Last night I used my brothers electric heater and it was getting too warm with it. I got it set lower and it was a very comfortable night.
steveh27 11/29/21 07:10am General RVing Issues
RE: ASME propane tank leak

I tried opening it all the way and closing it, several times. It still is not wooshing but there is a slight smell. So I've not used it and am using a small ceramic heater. It got down to 53 2 nights ago. At least the electric blanket worked well. Last night it was 63, better. 2 more nights to go. I have made many calls and found a gas place and an RV place that would take a look at it. Hope to take it in next week when I get home. I am not going beyond what I did. I asked all I called about replacing the tank and none would.
steveh27 11/28/21 04:58pm General RVing Issues
ASME propane tank leak

My permanently mounted ASME tank is under the van on my 1997 Class B Xplorer. I used it 10 days ago just fine. I drove to PA and as I started to turn on the valve I could hear wooshing gas and felt the cold on my hand and the smell. I turned it off right away. I tried again a few times with the same result. The next day it did not make the wooshing sound & I did not feel the cold, but I did smell some gas. So it has stayed off. This happened once before in 2019 when I wanted to check my furnace before driving to FLA in January from Michigan. When I made Tenn it was good and has been good since. I note both times it happened I had been in freezing temps. I am getting by as I am always plugged in to shore power on my current trip. When I get home I will try to find some company to either replace that valve or the whole tank as it is old and even though I repaint it often it's age is showing.
steveh27 11/26/21 06:01am General RVing Issues
LiFePo4 winter storage

I have 2 100 AH LiFePo4 batteries in my Class B Xplorer which I will not use from the first week of December until April. If I disconnect the black ground can I just leave them in the unit? The batteries are in a case under the van. height=6 width=8
steveh27 11/23/21 05:55am Tech Issues
RE: Contradictions with EV’s

steveh27 11/20/21 10:58am Tech Issues
RE: Contradictions with EV’s

My Toyota Yaris hatchback gets 40 mpg on the highway. I think i'll keep it going.
steveh27 11/20/21 04:09am Tech Issues
RE: Best way to seal roof?

OK I stand corrected. Barney, There is no comparison with your roof and our fiberglass roofs on our 20" Xplorer Class B's. Disagree! Did you look at the link I provided? They do work not only on RV's but commercial buildings etc. Here is a quote from one of their FAQ's: RV Armor can be applied to fiberglass, rubber / EPDM, TPO, metal, wood, or virtually any other type of RV roof. There absolutely is a comparison! The roof on your Explorer does the same job as the one on my Sunnybrook and is exposed to the same elements. The materials it is made of does not make any difference. Barney
steveh27 11/16/21 09:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Best way to seal roof?

Barney, There is no comparison with your roof and our fiberglass roofs on our 20" Xplorer Class B's.
steveh27 11/16/21 05:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Florida Everglades CG

I stayed at Midway for 3 days & it was OK. No showers. I've stayed at Long Pine CG inside the glades. I liked it. It has no electricity so I used portable solar panels. It has solar showers so use them after some sun, and toilets. The problem now is that a private concession is running it and no longer gives the 50% discount to the Senior Pass. That is not right.
steveh27 11/13/21 04:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Winter Storage

Carolyn, I've had a 1997 Xplorer 230XL since 2000 and live in Michigan. You are doing everything great. I remove the house batteries to inside and charge them every 2-3 months or so. I did just add LiFePo4 batteries so I'm not sure about them. I did not use my rv from Oct 2019 to April 2021 due to health issues. No problems. I do not leave it plugged in. I might run a portable charger out to the starter battery once in the winter. You do not need to start it or move it. I love my Xplorer. It has a few minor issues, but the engine is running great with 193,000 miles. Wish we were closer to get together. Steve
steveh27 10/30/21 03:11am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Best way to seal roof?

I have a 1997 Xplorer. A few years ago I found a spider crack area and a deeper gouge on the roof. I covered both with eternabond tape. It's still there. These 2 areas were not leaking but I wanted to protect them. I have had leaks from under the gutters which cover the joint of the fiberglass roof and the metal sides. I've removed them twice and resealed. Eventually a leak started again. I covered the gutter with white duct tape and no more leak. I will do the whole of both gutters next. The rear window has 2 crews on the outside top hinge. This is the safety exit. The caulk wears off and they can leak. I recaulked, but then covered the whole hinge seam with matching black duct tape and no more leak. Do not walk on the roof!
steveh27 10/21/21 04:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Class B folks, how far North and South?

In my 1997 Xplorer 230 XL I've been from Key West to Burlington, VT; From the Atlantic Ocean to Montana and New Mexico.
steveh27 09/21/21 03:42am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Family Tree Maker

I have used it but now use RootsMagic more. I also have Roots Magic although I have not upgraded for a long time.
steveh27 09/20/21 04:38am Around the Campfire
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