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Jim Gell

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    We began full timing on December 1st 2014.

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  1. Jim Gell

    Water tanks full or empty

    Thanks Kirk! Your answer was better worded than my question. Your algae statement reminds me.... I am thinking that after one fill with bad water, all bets would be off. I didn't want to muddy my original question, so I didn't include this information, but I installed a UV sanitizer under our kitchen sink. I did that because I don't think I would know when I picked up a bad water fill. How would I know when that happens? I have seen real good tasting well water test unsafe to drink with a pretty high count for e. coli /coli-form bacteria. I did not install my UV system to protect all taps and it's not currently wired to our inverted circuits, so it is only powered when we are on shore power. I need to decide what to do with that. It would be nice to have it sanitize all my RV water, but more important to work when we are boondocked. I think it's drawing 25 watts 24/7, rather than just "on demand". As long as the sun was out during the day to recharge my battery with solar, that should be OK, but during those periods when the sun does not shine much, I would need to fire up the generator that much sooner. I may see you at the Escapade in March as we will be "wintering" in Tucson. That would be nice. However, we are thinking of leaving before the Escapade. Jim
  2. Jim Gell

    Water tanks full or empty

    We run our fill water through a particulate and a carbon filter. The carbon filter should remove most, if not all, the chlorine when we fill with municipal water. I have two questions that relate to how this might change some answers provided to OP and other readers if they use a carbon filter, and for my own knowledge of course. 1) Assuming potable tank was properly sanitized and flushed with chlorine recently, how long would carbon filtered water be safe to drink? 2) When removing the chlorine every time the tank is filled, how often should the chlorine flush procedure be done to assure the water stays safe?
  3. I think you should be fine with the X-Chocks and your stabilizers.
  4. I am not an engineer or physicist, but I think that your X-Chocks should be adequate to keep your wheels from rolling. Without them rolling, the force on the fine gravel, under the wheels and jacks etc, should be straight down. I don't think you need to worry about it rolling or sliding down that slope.
  5. Jim Gell

    South Dakota or Florida

    I would not depend on generalized beliefs on this. I suggest you actually consult the specific States involved. For example, I was a long time resident of NY before we went full time and became domiciled in SD. I had a pickup truck I wanted (and have)to leave at my FIL's in Ohio. I use it a few weeks a year mostly for hunting in Ohio and NY. I thought, based on the advice I had read on this forum that because it was "garaged" in Ohio, I needed to register it in Ohio. Ohio BMV didn't think so. In fact, I went to two different BMV offices in Ohio and tried to register it. Supervisors at each told me that as a non-resident, I was not allowed to register it in Ohio.
  6. Jim Gell

    Feeler

    Cathy and I would be interested in planning to attend on our way to Alaska. A 40 ft. fifth wheel probably would not be considered a "small painting job" for Rita, but what about just the end caps? 😁 Jim
  7. Jim Gell

    MyDakotaAddress.com is shutting the doors

    Cathy and I are weighing our options. Does anyone domiciled in SD, and uses the Escapees mail forwarding service in Livingston TX, have any pros or cons to share? Jim
  8. Jim Gell

    HDT Members On The Road, Including Their Current Locations

    Willard, OH It's about midway between Sandusky and Mansfield,
  9. Jim Gell

    HDT Members On The Road, Including Their Current Locations

    Cathy and I are parked in her father's backyard in Ohio. Besides seeing family and friends, we are working on clearing out 2 rented storage sheds, or more likely, getting rid of enough stuff to fit what's left into one shed. We are not sure how long we will be here or where we are headed next.
  10. Jim Gell

    Anyone planning a trip to Alaska next year

    Cathy and I are talking about going. Our general plan would be spend couple weeks in the Icefield Parkways on the way up in May and arrive AK about first of June. Once in AK, likely spend most of our time in the Kenai and probably stay in a Seward for a few weeks surrounding their Fourth in July festivities. Would like to finish somewhere northern to catch the Aurora’s before heading south. It sounds like a too good a plan not to copy it, Jim and Wilma!
  11. Jim Gell

    Brake controller

    Yes, the manual air brake lever works with the Hayes. I have a used one I would sell, but I must say that I took it out because I found it difficult to adjust . But then I am challenged when it comes to following written instructions. I may have just been been turning the knob the wrong way. It was not intuitive for me. If you still want to buy my used one, PM me. Jim
  12. Jim Gell

    Water tank

    crazybanshee, How did you plumb into the tank from Tractor Supply? If it's like the one I looked at, it has a 3/4 inch NPT drain and a 5" screw on cap on top. I assume you pump in and out the drain hole. How did you install a vent line to the top? Thanks, Jim
  13. Jim Gell

    Passenger Assist Elevator

    JPL, With some help from a friend, I removed it yesterday in a couple hours. The mechanism bolts to the frame with two existing holes and two drilled holes. It also attaches to one of the fairing supports to help support the custom fairing door which I am keeping. The 12 volt hydraulic pump and reservoir sit on a plate mounted across two other fairing supports. For now the lift is intact and could be bought to mount on an older Volvo, but they would need to modify their own fairing into a door. Anyone who wants it, should speak up, because it may get parted out for other projects in the future. It will be in Ohio. I don't get on this forum often, so best bet is private message me. I should get an e-mail saying I have the PM and will read it. Jim
  14. Jim Gell

    Solar Panel Height Above Roof

    I clicked on the option to "copy link" to get the URL I pasted in here. I may need to convert it to a shorter URL using Tiny URL. I have a love hate relationship with computers. I don't know know what I would do without this frustration.
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