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Five Wood

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  1. Gas Availablity

    In Kerrville getting fuel has become a problem the last two days. In town early today and I would say 80% of the stations that I saw had no gas or diesel. When I headed home I saw no stations that had fuel. The stations by the highway had fuel but very long lines.
  2. Repair to water damaged slide floor

    That was a really good description of what you did. And I think the idea of the way you made the lap joint is quite ingenious. Jim
  3. Towing a 5'er with an F150??

    This thread has clearly gone on longer than it should have. Jim
  4. Towing a 5'er with an F150??

    Rather than buying the smallest truck I can to legally tow my RV. . . I go the other way and want a large cushion of extra capacity on the tow vehicle. It makes for a much more enjoyable towing experience. And I just can't imagine trying to live with myself if I had an accident because I couldn't stop or lost control and killed a family, simply because I was trying to save a few bucks on the truck. Jim
  5. I switched from a Verizon data plan to the unlimited plan about 3 months ago. I use my phone as a hot spot exclusively. All three months I've gone over the 10G limit and noticed no reduction in speed. In fact, when I look at my account, it will show 10G remaining on my hot spot data no matter how much my total usage is. When I get into an area where the Verizon towers are busier that may change though. I don't think Verizon is trying to mislead anyone on the incentives they offer to switch over. I think the confusion arose because the response to the unlimited plan was greater than they anticipated. I did find that trying to "chat" with someone at their site was not they way to go. My military discount did not transfer over automatically and the person on chat said I couldn't get the discount on that plan. The web site clearly said I could. So, I just called in and the rep cleared up the issue immediately. I'm quite pleased with the new plan. Jim
  6. AC Fan Stops Momentarily

    Well, it seems it was the run capacitor. I changed it out about ten days ago and have had no problem since. Bought a spare for both the run and start capacitor. Thanks for the responses. Jim
  7. AC Fan Stops Momentarily

    Well, I replaced the run capacitor. We'll see if that was it. Thanks for the responses. Jim
  8. AC Fan Stops Momentarily

    The top of the capacitor has not pushed up. But they are certainly cheap enough that I will try changing that out to see if it corrects it. It's strange though. . . there are two capacitors in there and neither one has any markings on them what so ever to assist in ordering a replacement. The schematic shows which one is for the fan. I will have to call Coleman to get the proper number. Thanks for the help Jim
  9. AC Fan Stops Momentarily

    Denny I have checked the motor and it spins freely. If the "run capacitor" is bad, will that allow the fan to stop? Jim
  10. I have Colman Mac 15K AC unit that is 2 1/2 years old. In the last couple of days the fan will pause momentarily and then start again, while it is already running. It doesn't do it on start up, so I don't think it's the start capacitor. When this happens a burnt smell comes through the vents. It would seem that the fan motor is binding up. Any idea's on a fix for this? Or is the fan motor on it's way out? Thanks Jim
  11. Inverter Question

    Thanks for the responses. I now see why this is not a good idea. Jim
  12. Inverter Question

    If you don't want to hard wire an inverter into the system, you run an extension cord from the inverter up to the inside of the RV to power the items you want. What would be wrong with making a short male/male extension cord, to plug into the inverter and then plug into a receptacle that's in the compartment where the inverter is? You then go to the 110 fuse box, turn off all breakers including the main and then just turn on the breaker that you have the inverter plugged into and turn on the breaker that you want to use? Be kind with your responses. . . I never claimed to be an electrician Jim
  13. Volvo Electric Cars

    Interesting articles here on Volvo pushing into the electric car market. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40505671 The announcement states that they plan to introduce five fully electric models between 2019 and 2021. 2019 is only 18 months away. They must have those five models already designed and tested to make that sort of claim. The article below goes on to state that as of 2019 any new Volvo models will either be fully electric or hybrid(gas/electric). https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/business/energy-environment/volvo-hybrid-electric-car.html It's also interesting to note that Volvo is owned by a Chinese electric car maker. Jim
  14. RV How's the Back

    RV Yea, I've had a bad back for a number of years, but it has always been manageable until I retired four years ago. I think the lack of strenuous activity is making it worse. I am seeing a neurosurgeon who feels that physical therapy rather than an operation is the best course of action. I agree, so I do physical therapy religiously and that seems to help greatly. The thought of someone cutting around my spine worries me, so I will put it off as long as I can. Stick to the physical therapy. When you make it part of your routine. . . it becomes routine. Jim
  15. Quality VS Speed

    I like that. Jim