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RE: Not RV, but we haven't had a good generator bashing lately.

Lucky you. Maybe change the oil.
stickdog 07/13/20 02:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Calculating true payload capacity

I guarantee every item including the air in the tires on each and every vehicle is known and calculated on the build sheet.
stickdog 07/12/20 08:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: faucets

Just measure the distance between the holes any big box home supply carry them.
stickdog 07/12/20 08:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recommendations for a a route from PA to CO avoiding IL

Just cruise on through. I do it once or twice a year. First they need to stop you. I haven't been stopped for a traffic violation in twenty five years. I'm not in a hurry and prefer 62-65 and keep an eye open for speed changes. Cruise control is your friend just enjoy the corn harvest till you get to Missouri.
stickdog 07/12/20 07:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Are RV sewer hose supports necessary?

We're fulltime and only use them when we're stationary for a week or more and then only if needed. For a week or two moving from a winter site to a summer site we often only use W/E sites and use the dump station as needed. No need for hose support there.
stickdog 07/09/20 11:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Paid Caravans to Alaska Worth it?

We've made couple trips to AK from Texas in '15' and '18' no way did it cost us $10,000. We did a mix of state campgrounds, Homer spit and private campgrounds. We have shared campgrounds with caravans seemed like the wagonmaster was the first to arrive and setup some sort of welcome area for his travelers and help them find their assigned space. In the morning there was coffee and donuts I not sure if it was the wagonmaster or the tailgunner that handled that. Since we were on our own time if we liked a place we stayed an extra day or two. We were in Fairbanks and spent several days there, did the discovery paddlewheeler, did the museum of the north, went to Chena hotsprings and had our Appletini in the Ice Museum. DW wanted to do the restaurants from one of those TV food shows. So we ate at the Silver Gulch Brewery and restaurant and they were going to have brew tasting the following Saturday or Sunday so we added a couple days on our stay. Turned out a front moved in and it rained for three days. The DW did get another chance to try a featured dish from the TV show and I got to taste the Alaskan brewmasters best. The biggest expence was Halibut fishing charter, the license, processing and shipping frozen on to Florida. We learned, saved on the '18' trip we added a 3cu.ft. freezer to the 5er for the Halibut and Salmon. While I was out fishing DW was doing her favorite kayaking in the tidepools. Would I pay for a spot on a caravan to Alaska? No. DW thinks we should signup to work on one even if it only covered our camp fees and a few meals and some attractions.
stickdog 07/07/20 04:38pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: DEF how old is too old?

I would dump it. It would work good as fertilizer but would want to water it down as it's 33% urea which could burn whatever you dump it on.
stickdog 07/07/20 02:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery replacements in 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 Diesel

My 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Diesel has two batteries. They are original and therefore at least 7 years old. My concern is that they die in a most inopportune time. The one battery is in the normal place up top by the fender but the second battery is buried somewhere. I know that I should replace both batteries at the same time as they are a parallel connection. Has anyone replaced there batteries themselves? How complicated is it? Where exactly is the 2nd battery located? I've searched online and cannot find anything on replacing the 2nd battery. My dealer wants $55 replacement fee for each battery plus $169 for each battery. A total of $475 including tax. I understand that the replacement is more difficult for the 2nd battery but is $110 labor fee a bit much? Thanks in advance for your help Dave Dealers make their money in the service department. $475.00 is less than a monthly payment. Just drink cheap beer for awhile.
stickdog 06/29/20 02:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Toilet seats

They should.
stickdog 06/28/20 12:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Black Water Tank Issue

This neophyte needs help from those more experienced, and I apologize for the novel. My unit is a park model stationery RV. At the end of last season, my black tank plugged on a Friday evening when all RV places were closed, so I went on the advice of the local hardware store who sold me a drain cleaner, supposedly safe for setptic fields, and they assured me would not harm my system. Long story short, the toilet 'melted', and the black tank is not holding water. When I fill it up, it drains within about 10 minutes. There is no water in the underbelly. I had the toilet replaced when the unit was winterized, and they told me it should fix the black tank issue as well. However, I am thinking that I likely melted the black tank valve as well, and should probably have this replaced before using.... what are the thoughts of those more experienced? I'm not familiar with park models but I was under the impression they were connected to the sanitary drain without a black or gray tanks.
stickdog 06/27/20 10:23pm Tech Issues
RE: dometic dm2652rbx refrigerator- cooling in travel mode

If you have a generator why not run it while traveling. Many do to run the roof AC.
stickdog 06/24/20 09:19pm Tech Issues
RE: heartworm meds in the mountain west

Our present boy Auggy hates taking pills or medicine of any kind. Vet suggested a 6 month shot for heartworm.
stickdog 06/24/20 12:09am RV Pet Stop
RE: UPDATED - Ran over Gator

You were a couple hundred feet too close for emergency stop. Remember it is the safe drivers that keep your insurance rates down.
stickdog 06/23/20 09:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: UPDATED - Ran over Gator

You were a couple hundred feet too close for emergency stop. Remember it is the safe drivers that keep your insurance rates down.
stickdog 06/23/20 02:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where to RV on East Coast

Never rented a rv however as a camphost have heard many tales from renters on how the pickup did not go as planned. A 9:00 am pickup turned into a 3 hour ordeal. Then how far do you think you'll get that first day? Just a few things to consider the youngins would rather be swimming than a long boring ride. Keep it close to home.
stickdog 06/13/20 09:31pm Beginning RVing
RE: Advantage of residential refrig?

we had a gas electric fridge in our last 5er spent a couple grand replacing just about everything on it eventually a whole new fridge. Looking for a new 5er DW round the one of her dreams came with a residential fridge. If your a weekend warrior and stay in state parks and go for the cheap sites, then a G/E fridge would work better for you. We did 10 weeks on generator in Alaska with a residential fridge and the ice cream stayed frozen. There's no right or wrong answer it all depends on the camping you do. We are going on our Eleventh year full timing and didn't use a gen till we went to Alaska the first time in 2015 but that was with the RV fridge. The only time we used the gen was to charge the batteries or use the microwave. With our new 5er other than those 10 weeks in 2018 Alaska and three nights in Dinosaur National Monument the generator lie silent, we're on shore power.
stickdog 06/10/20 08:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic RM2652 5A fuse keeps blowing

Just to update: I checked the heating element and it’s 37.4 ohms. The spec in the manual says 44. Am I likely too far out of spec? I would say so.
stickdog 06/10/20 05:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Fifth wheel hitch height trick

Hammerboy I like it.
stickdog 06/07/20 07:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Houston Texas to Montana

Interstate 35 to I80 to I25 to I90 to Livingston. We have traveled this route north from Kerrville area to Montana and northward to Alaska a couple times. No terrible climbs but it's uphill all the way. ELE 4501 at Livingston.
stickdog 06/07/20 07:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2020 Pinnacle 36SSWS - Fresh drinking water system

Bottled water till you figure it out.
stickdog 06/06/20 01:29pm Fifth-Wheels
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