Jump to content

ss owens

Validated Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About ss owens

  • Rank
    New Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Northern Colorado
  • Interests
    Primarily, RVing. We still work a full time jobs (mine is at an office) and live in a S&B so the RV is more hobby than lifestyle.
    Our "winter sport" is taking time on the weekends to find and try new micro breweries in the area. We also enjoy finding breweries on our travels.
    Enjoying the outdoors either hiking (actually taking walks on established trails, we are not backpackers) or relaxing on the patio, be that at the S&B or under the RV Awning.

Optional Fields

  • SKP#
  • Lifetime Member

Recent Profile Visitors

188 profile views
  1. Escapees Roadside Assistance

    In four years, I have only used my ERS once, poorly planned fuel use. I now know my truck capabilities better also carry an extra fuel can. For something that I actually use so infrequently (and always hope to never need) cost is a prime selling point. Unless my next insurance carrier (shopping for same reasoning, I want lower premiums for something I haven't actually used in years and hope to not need to use) provides a full Roadside assistance program, including RV coverage, I will likely switch to the Escapees offering.
  2. Battery monitoring system

    I'll +1 the Trimetric. I have not used others to really compare but I have been very pleased with the Trimetric I installed. The manual that comes with it makes it easy install and set up. The trickiest part for me was figuring out the wire runs.
  3. More questions!

    I do not know about Galaxy Note 8 but I did have All Stays on my S4 and no problem transferring it to my Moto G5. Now, searching the Play Store, I see it is no longer there. I don't know what this means for the future of the app, but their website is still live. On the web site, the only option is to download from the Apple AppStore. That's going to be a disappointment for a lot of folks if Android support completely disappears.
  4. You're welcome. There has been some "interesting" discussion in that thread on it.
  5. This article link has already been posted with a going discussion in RVing on a budget under a topic with the same title as the article.
  6. 12 Volt Coffee Maker

    Don't know if this will really help or not but we use single cup brewers and a tea pot. My DW did not care at all for the hassle of percolated coffee. When dry camping, we heat a water kettle on the stove and use these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PXLZTV6?psc=1 with #2 cone filters and really like the coffee. When plugged in to shore power, we use an electric kettle to heat the water and still make a cup at a time. We also use these at S&B instead of making pots of brewed coffee. Stan - So jealous right now. We have a few years to go before hitting the road full time.
  7. New here

    I recently did a new roof layer (June this year) on my 25' Forest River TT. I used Liquid Roof EPDM. Since I just did this work this year, I cannot give you much information for how it holds up long term but I did a fair amount of research first including reviews of others that have followed this process. If your current roof is EPDM, then the new coating will be straight forward. If its an ALPHA rubber roof, you will have to research primer needs. On the whole, the information I found was quite helpful in understanding what I would need and how to get the job done. Timing is everything based on location when doing the job. In early June in Northern Colorado, the nights dropped below cure temps and it took a week for the rubber to completely cure. Winds also came up in the morning I started the work so there was a little bit of a mess when lifting the squeegee or roller. I did burn out a lower end drill trying to do the initial mix for consistency (before adding the catalyst) be sure you have a sturdy, corded drill for mixing. I wound up buying a 10amp that worked well. I would suggest you do some independent research to see if this is right for you. There is plenty of information on the product and process on the web. The seller's web site has several videos and I thin there are more on YouTube to see what you would be getting yourself into. In the end, assuming I see decent life out of this roof, I would do it again. EDIT - Fixed Typo
  8. Safe deposit box could be another option. I do not know if it would vary state to state but my understanding is that the banks really have no interest in even knowing what you place in the boxes. A few years ago, the wife's son was staying with us while on probation and we needed to have the firearms out of the house for that time. We used a safe deposit box at our local bank to store the handguns over the year. Have to admit though, it felt a bit awkward carrying guns (even unloaded and disassembled) into a bank building. In general, I believe safe deposit boxes are quite inexpensive as well. Seems to me, it was maybe $30 for a year for the size box we needed and added some important papers for safe keeping to boot.