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RE: Check Me....I am OK with this set-up

Bottom line you will be fine. haul about the same load with a dmax but that's me.
tomman58 01/21/20 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: EPass Extra thoughts

I have a damaged windshield and want to replace it. What of the sun pass is it transferable to the new windshield as it is stuck to the old windshield.
tomman58 01/12/20 08:11am Roads and Routes
RE: HP Officejet 4622 Printer Problem

and you cleaned or purged the cartridges, Did you try to print in b/w? If you did the furutre looks dim for that printer
tomman58 01/10/20 07:49am Technology Corner
RE: Discount on fuel if paying with cash??

This certainly isn't new it has been going on for years.................
tomman58 01/09/20 08:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Discount on fuel if paying with cash??

In the grand scheme of things if it's that important to save a few dollars vs the convenience of stopping where you want, maybe you can't afford this trip. Just sayin. B.O. I agree if the small difference in cost for fuel is never a consideration. Not to say I look for a deal but if fuel is a major concern you may not want to travel as there are so many other costs that can make fuel look like a very small concern.
tomman58 01/07/20 07:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Discount on fuel if paying with cash??

Many credit cards give 5% saving on fuel so the difference for paying cash isn't even chump change. In fact many times you end up ahead by charging and not going around with a pocket full of cash while traveling.
tomman58 01/06/20 07:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: potty without the rv

As long as bears s**t in the wood so shall I when hunting. No burying or anything that the wildlife doesn't do or any hunting dog for that matter.
tomman58 12/27/19 08:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Sometimes we win... Newest National Park

I already posted the link, and without stupid political commentary about 20 messages ago. I really doubt that anyone is looking to create new coal mines since the existing ones are on life support. As for other mines unless you live in a cave and wear animal skins and eat what you catch or grow, you have no right to criticize what provides you with food, shelter, clothing and transportation. You are a hypocrite in other words Hardly, As I said "the coal industry to pollute rivers and streams again You choose the words you wanted to read.. The coal industry is dead but as the tRump put forth his "executive" mandate to allow polluting the rivers and streams for the dying coal industry show little care for us or the USA. This not a political message but fact, period. As for someones comment as to where the lands are kept for us, it is in places of lesser public disadvantage where possible. I have never been to the north shore of Alaska but still think it shouldn't be lessened from oil drilling. I am hardly a hypocrite but am an American interested in saving as much as possible for other future RVers and their kids.
tomman58 12/26/19 05:14pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sometimes we win... Newest National Park

"Years in the crafting, the measure will designate 367 miles of new scenic rivers and 2,600 miles of new national trails. It protects nearly 500,000 acres in California alone, and enlarges both Death Valley and Joshua Tree national parks. And it reauthorizes a crucial funding mechanism for land and water conservation that had lapsed." So this was actually created and drawn up by other not tRump. I don't think it offsets all the public and protected lands from his pen as many now can have their resources harvested by big oil and mining. Also allows the coal industry to pollute rivers and streams again. While a good thing we still need to overcome the stealing of our precious park and lands by private group for profit. Article
tomman58 12/26/19 11:25am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: In the market for new trailer

Everyone has a special interest in their TT. Some look for the kids, others want the outside kitchen, while others have to have a toy hauler. Your world is what you want. We are in our unit for over 5 1/2 months a year, we travel across the US. We need our living room (duel opposing slides) with fireplace. This is where we hang out daily, a 4 foot shower and a queen size bed with our own mattress (residential size). We have had 5 Jaycos and one of our key decisions was the dealer, they have served us very,very well over the years. So many friends bought from large dealers that forgot who they were the moment they signed the papers.
tomman58 12/24/19 12:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ceramic Heater Safety

Electrical code says 80% is the max for sizing a circuit, wire size. Also those devices in your trailer that are for 110v are UL listed for there usage which means safe for their circuit load. Don't fear what you don't understand there are rules to follow with electricity. The problem is I do understand. So unless one knows what else Is on that circuit it will be overloaded. Seeing how most RVs have minimal number of circuits this becomes easy. Sorry as the son of a Firefighter I very much dislike space heaters. Yes, I have a couple if I have a furnace failure, but would only run on low. "So unless one knows what else Is on that circuit it will be overloaded." Overload of any circuit is controlled by the fuse or circuit breaker that is what keeps your system safe. As I mentioned "ALWAYS" make sure you are using UL listed electrical devises. There are plenty from overseas that do not meet that criteria.
tomman58 12/23/19 01:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ceramic Heater Safety

Well I have read most if not all the responses and don't recall the effects of running a 1500 watt heater on the standard RV 15 amp circuit and outlet. At 1500 watts that is 12.5 amps of current draw on a 15 amp circuit on 14 gauge wire. Not to my liking. My supplemental electrical heat is through my furnace. WHY????? #14 wire is throughout your stick house other than the kitchen and the laundry. #14 wire = 120v X 15 amps = 1800 watts electrical code limits its use to 80%. around 1500watts Yep, Just enough, don't forget the outlets in trailers have minimum wire contact, it is called insulation displacement. The wire is squeezed into a slot in a contact. I only add 20 amp circuits, with 12 gauge wire with screw-down terminals. By the way 1500 watts on a 15 amp circuit is 83% of the rating. Electrical code says 80% is the max for sizing a circuit, wire size. Also those devices in your trailer that are for 110v are UL listed for there usage which means safe for their circuit load. Don't fear what you don't understand there are rules to follow with electricity.
tomman58 12/23/19 07:30am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Typical problem we all see in RV parks.

We stay at a 55+ and mornings are for sleeping till 8:00. The are plenty of 3 wheelers ( Old peoples gas walkers) and also the (mines noisier than yours)Harley's. also the occasionally noisy power washer guy doing a trailer. I am thankful not to see a single snowflake and enjoys all of our friend here. Small bones are no big deal.
tomman58 12/21/19 07:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Zero emissions trucks, California?

We see the electric semis several times in the Detroit area and of course several disguised electric vehicles. If you think the electric future is far off just wait about 3 yeaars and this will not be a topic.
tomman58 12/19/19 04:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Zero emissions trucks, California?

I would think you will see many autonomous trucks on the interstates in the very near future and most of those will be electric. Probable in caravans with one backup driver for every 4 double trailer trucks. The cost saving to the big trucking outfits just cannot be ignored. Like some trucks that haul 3 trailers today go from on yard to another yard mils and miles away. I think we an hide and watch on these electrics and so many others. The future is here like it or not.
tomman58 12/19/19 10:11am Around the Campfire
RE: Zero emissions trucks, California?

California's economy ranks 5th in the WORLD.I think they can and will do what works for them. Don't like it don't live there. I've always found them on the cutting edge no matter what the discussion. Between wind and solar they could double their energy is a few short years.
tomman58 12/18/19 11:40am Around the Campfire
RE: Ceramic Heater Safety

Well I have read most if not all the responses and don't recall the effects of running a 1500 watt heater on the standard RV 15 amp circuit and outlet. At 1500 watts that is 12.5 amps of current draw on a 15 amp circuit on 14 gauge wire. Not to my liking. My supplemental electrical heat is through my furnace. WHY????? #14 wire is throughout your stick house other than the kitchen and the laundry. #14 wire = 120v X 15 amps = 1800 watts electrical code limits its use to 80%. around 1500watts
tomman58 12/18/19 08:28am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How much water to ad to black tank when starting out.?

I,ll add one more thing my wife doesn't flush the TP after she takes a wizz she puts it into the waste basket near the toilet. The amount of TP is drastically reduced. She got this idea after Brazil they don't flush any paper there because of bad plumbing there.
tomman58 12/14/19 08:29am Beginning RVing
RE: Ceramic Heater Safety

We've used a regular 1500 watt heater. We've used them for years and years. I have retired a couple do to the heater coils seemed to be less effective after about 5 years. Been using them for 30 years. I always look for the US testing lab id on the units UL listed is not given out without proper testing.
tomman58 12/13/19 02:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: How much water to ad to black tank when starting out.?

We don't add hardly a gallon. A small amount of treatment and do the power clean with the backwash about every 3rd or 4th dump. I run the backwash for about a 1/2 hour and also close and open the valve a few times. Been doing this long before we even had the backwash. Never a problem and have been doing this for 20 years. Also we use our TT about 5 to 6 1/2 months a year....every year.
tomman58 12/13/19 02:29pm Beginning RVing
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