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RE: The Steering Wheel and spinning the captain's chair

I would rather the driver's seat NOT spin. but Ill fix that later. I have had to move it forward and back and forward again to get it turned around more than once.. FOr all practical uses the spin on that unit is a waste of parts.. Which is why I want to lock in forward. WELD would be ideal for me.
wa8yxm 03/23/19 06:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What length sewer hose?

Depending on where I park I've used the hose that came with the RIG (about 10' as I recall) a 5 foot extension hose. 10-15-20 and currently 25 foot. The 25 Foot is a "Sentinel" by I think Tetford and frankly I like it better than I Did the Rhino flex jobs it replaced.
wa8yxm 03/23/19 06:56am Beginning RVing
RE: AC replacement

The New A/C will come with a new seal and will fit in the same hole.. So long as the number of wires between the T-Stat and the AC is the same or less. you will have no problems. You might not even need a new T-stat... though there I can not be sure. I have done two 13500 to 15000 upgrades One new T-Stat one uses original controls.
wa8yxm 03/23/19 06:52am Tech Issues
RE: Refrigerator runs on A/C but not LP

Take a table knife. one that a magnet will stick to and hold it flat side near the coil (like 1/8" away) and see if it's attracted to teh coil the coil on the gas valve that is.. May be an open coil bad valve. clogged burner orifice.
wa8yxm 03/23/19 06:51am Tech Issues
RE: about perfect for a 30 amp RV!

Im not sure I'd care for that model some of the specifications are not to my liking but ... I'd have to know more before I'd give a strong recommendation either way.. I use a HUGHES autoformer This unit seems to be only 7 volts boost the Hughes can do better. What are they used for? Well some parks the park provides a nice solid 120 volts. some 110, some 110 I've seen 84 Get the picture. anything under about 105-110 is not good.
wa8yxm 03/23/19 06:40am Tech Issues
RE: Satellite TV is Dead, Direct TV just lost 267,000 customers

*is driec ending SD: Story is yes. Do not know when What to do: Option 1 Over the air, cut the sat feed stop wasting money Option 2 Dish network.
wa8yxm 03/22/19 06:55am Technology Corner
RE: Power gear hydraulic resovoir, Needle in a haystack

While you are outside, have someone activate the jacks. You WILL hear the motor! Reservoir is part of the motor assembly. Took the words right off my keyboard he did. or in other words DITTO, I second that.. How I found mine.
wa8yxm 03/21/19 04:37pm Tech Issues
RE: membership rv parks

Most membership parks have a 2-or 3 week in one week out rule.. And yes when you are not there others may be using the site.. HOWEVER some parks you own the site. On those parks.. I can not tell you much. Also most Membership parks have a mutual agreement with others for a small nighlly fee (I will use fifteen dollars a night as an EXAMPLE only) you can use other membership parks for 1-2- or 3 weeks at a time. Advantages.. Well once I paid off my memberships (I have two of them) my monthly dues less than 100/month. In fact right now you can get a Thousand Trails Zone pass (One year of 2 weeks in 1 week out at about 1/5 of the TT/Encore parks) for about what Id pay for a week at some KOA's. Summers I use both memberships and full time for LESS THAN 100/MONTH!!!!! Winters add another hundred cause of the week out park Some parks are bright and shiny.. One of the parks I belong to the main park (Where i spend about half my summer) is a show place. Though they have one building in need of repair. the contract is signed and the work is starting. The other one.. (TT/Encore) many of the parks are in need of improvements. which are being done.... SLOWLY. but I have to say I really like the staffers at the TT parks I have visited. But the key to membership is WILL YOU USE IT.. Check out where the parks are. How likely you are to stay in 'em.. If you use 'em like I do they are great. Even every weekend you at least break even. but if you only visit for say 2 weeks a year.. Perhaps not the thing to buy into.
wa8yxm 03/21/19 06:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Flat towing EVs?

I like others are not aware of any EV that are rated towable 4 down. Some hybrid's possibly with the addition of a lube pump but no EVs My SUSPICION and I really stress that word is it has to do with the braking system. But Again I stress SUSPICION.
wa8yxm 03/21/19 06:17am Tech Issues
RE: Motor home tire pressure

First the correct tire pressure may be different from wheel to wheel. So you need 4 corner weights and the tire maker's inflation chart.. That's it folks HOw to do that method one Www.rvsafety.com and follow the links to get it weighed. They do most all the grunt work for you but it costs a bit.. (Generally more than a truck scale) option 2: FInd a FLAT and I mean FLAT segmented truck scale. MOST CAT scales are bridge type and those will not work (you drive up on a bridge) Park so each axle is on a segment by itself (Be loaded for travel) get a weight ticket Now pull around so only one side of the RV is on the scale again one wheel per segment.. Axle weight - one side weight = other side weight. now use the tire company's charts.
wa8yxm 03/20/19 04:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Car Wash Leaves Windshield Loaded With Wax.

Things come off faster with Coca cola things go faster with Coke. Seriously it's one serious cleaner.. But be sure to wash it off right away cause it will damage most anything except the glass. or use a good grade of wax remover but be sure to wash it off.
wa8yxm 03/20/19 04:39pm Tech Issues
RE: 22.5 tires $$$$ ?

Ok comments about Mitchlin and Toyo other than price. Most all tires now days are made out of much the same stuff. oh there may be minor differences in the formulation but nothing earth shattering. I have often heard that Mitchlines do show signs of cracking or more precisely crazing (very low level cracking) but this is not indicative in most cases if imminate tire failure. I am also told they have great tread life.. But read on. Toyo's for example at over 1,000 less installed. Well the tread life is not as good if you are driving a SEMI. but if you are driving an RV.. odds are you do not drive 8 hours a day 6 days a week and thus wont wear the tread out over a period of 10 years.. and you should have already replaced either brand 10 years from now. So save your money.
wa8yxm 03/19/19 04:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical smell from water heater

To answer your question how muich Power 1500 watts or 12.5 amps unless you do what I did.. trade wattage for re-heat time so I not take 4 times as long to re-heat but do it at 1/4 the wattager (375) and current 3.125) Saves me going out and resetting the park's 30 amp breaker on many occasions.
wa8yxm 03/19/19 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Laptop dies when AC outlet is turned off.

Just so you know it couild be worse. I got my last laptop battery oh. Well At Radio shack as I recall. so you know it's been a while. 2014.. Today the laptop says "no battery detected"
wa8yxm 03/19/19 04:13pm Technology Corner
RE: 22.5 tires $$$$ ?

Michelin XRVs are indeed pricy. As I recall with FMCA discount about 3500 for six of 'em and you still have to put 'em on... page 2 So I got TOYO's which are within 1/2 of one percent when it comes to size (Fit the rim exactly overall outside diameter or circumference is less than 1/2 of one percent smaller. makes about 1/2 MPH difference at 50 MPH or less) 2300 out the drive.. (Installed with balance beads) Belle Tire. Burton MI. Your price may vary from shop to shop.
wa8yxm 03/19/19 06:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical smell from water heater

Two tests you can run. One is the "SNIFF" test. follow the scent of hot wire and see if you can track it down (not easy) the other is the infra red thermometer test. SHOOT the wires.. all junction boxes. and such. including the breaker that feeds the water heater.. I am guessing a poor connection.
wa8yxm 03/19/19 06:52am Tech Issues
RE: Laptop dies when AC outlet is turned off.

It is time for a new battery.. They do not last forever (3 years is considered a long time for laptop batteries. 1-2 years on the original is not uncommon). Batteries + will likely have one in stock but..... YOu might like to order one via Amazon or E-bay better.
wa8yxm 03/19/19 06:49am Technology Corner
RE: Too much fun in Tombstone...

This link is just the lyrics And if you'd like to hear it on You Tube
wa8yxm 03/18/19 07:27am General RVing Issues
RE: 2006 Bounder 37U Carfax

Technically it WAS in involved in a fire.. So ... But a Tire FIre is not like a house fire. and Even house fires can be fixed.
wa8yxm 03/18/19 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Max tire pressure

First it does not say MAX 80 PSI Cold... It says Maximum Load XXXX at max pressure of 80 PSI cold (Cold is about 72 degrees but do nto sweat that too much) and that means what it says.. 80 PSI at any temp you are likely to be checking the pressure at first thing in the AM after at least 8 hours of PARKED. What the pressure is when going down the highway (USE a remote reading TPMS to check at 55 MPH) Well note the pressure on all tires.. if ONE is way higher than the rest you have a problem (likely a dragging brake or a bad bearing in that order) but else do not worry. Likewise if one is LOWER than the rest (Leak).
wa8yxm 03/18/19 07:22am Tech Issues
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