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    Brand New Trailer and Need a New Water Pump?

    On your water heater on the outside there are little rubber covers that cover reset buttons. Just push on the rubber cover with your finger and it will reset and hopefully it will work on electric. Push gently, it doesn't take much and you cant even tell your resetting it,
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    1995 international 4700

    No I really don't mind the slow uphill climb at 30-40 MPH with my 2001 F550 with the 7.3 and 4:88 rear end . The problem is the 4 speed tranny (3speed w/OD) Maybe if it had a 6 speed like the newer trucks it would be a whole different story. My RPMs are right up there in 2nd gear climbing up some grades. Pulling a 20,000# fifth wheel also contributes to the problem. I'm near the 30K limit with my truck.
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    1995 international 4700

    This is just my opinion so take it for what it's worth. I don't think you're going to be happy with that purchase when you come to hills to climb. You will slow down to 30-40 MPH. I don't have an IH but almost bought one twice. They're nice looking trucks but that engine is the same as one in a F-250-350-450-550 with the 7.3PSD. The 530 engine would be much better but stay away from the 444. You won't be happy.
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    First Time Hook-Up

    What came to my mind first is that can you lower your trailer. Some come with a 2" riser to raise the trailer so it can be towed with the higher bed 4 wheel drive pickups. ???
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    Anyone ever visited the Very Large Array?

    Call them and see when they offer a tour of the operation center. It's only once or twice a year. We did and really enjoyed it. The Manhattan Project was in Los Alamos, NM, not at White Sands. The Trinity Site where they tested their first BIG one was more to the north of WS. Several museums at Los Alamos about the Manhattan Project. Make sure you visit the old one. The Space Shuttle Columbia landed one time at White Sands. I have a NASA photo of the landing with the Columbia being escorted in with 2 fighter jets. Bought it at a yard sale for 50 cents. God bless the crew of the Columbia.
  6. Indeed, I'm not even interested in buying but I clicked it on to see it but without info I'm not interested in proceeding.
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    question about coyotes

    Since this is a RV forum I would assume that the OP travels in a RV and will possibly be spending most of his time in campgrounds. IMO he is more likely to be confronted by another campers dog that is off leash than a meeting with a coyote. I do not but it's best to carry a big stick to help protect. I have been in one instance that I wish I had that big stick but did not.
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    Although my F550 is not a HDT is might as well be as far as insurance goes. I just paid a 6 month policy with Nat Gen through Miller and it was $1025, that's for my truck, trailer and Jeep. It has been going up about 10 percent every 6 months. Vehicles are older and worth less but the premiums keep going up and up. Clean driving record, excellent credit but registered in New Mexico. I think they figure as time goes on you are more risky as a accident is overdue.
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    Solution to boondocking with dogs at night

    Here's my 2 cents worth. Just like the previous poster said about coyotes. They can run in packs and I've seen them in a chase after a dog. You mentioned about all the land out here in the western states. All of those have coyotes and lots of them, so many that some states, although I strongly disagree, have coyote hunts, where hunters will shoot dozens and dozens in a single day. I would never consider having my dogs out of my PHYSICAL control.
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    Rats crawling into my engne

    I have had this problem and the problem is the packrats. At Harbor Freight you can buy a string of Solar Powered Rope Lights and I have used them for years when in a problem area. It solved my problem.
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    FMCA votes to include towables

    The way I read this is that they need revenue and at $60 each that would total a sizeable amount. I for one would not join because of being restricted for 50 years.
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    Miller insurance company

    I have used Miller for several years for my Elite Suite, Jeep and my F550 which most other carriers wont insure. It's a great price for all three but it seems like they do increase you every 6 months. I wanted to pay for a year but they only write for 6 months. Just an FYI.
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    Securing fridge door while traveling

    As another already posted, I used Velcro strap. Lowes has them in their Velcro department. You can get a package many feet long and use the excess for hose bundle ties or for extension cord ties. I used a small 1" piece that I had before that has self adhesive on each end of the straps and put them on the cabinetry in a inconspicuous place. Made one for top and bottom door. Just roll up and stick in a drawer when we land.
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    Canyon de Chelly

    Been there many times. Be sure to take the tour. It's the only good way to see the best of the canyon.
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    Awning Problem

    Thanks Kirk, Do you think a week battery could be causing the problem ? Bob