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Ray,IN

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  • Birthday 12/25/1942

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  1. Not to much wood for me, but I'm the outdoors type. I just looked at the website again and spotted one model with cedar planking inside, impressive. The bottom line is insuring DW likes everything too.
  2. Cool, Lincoln logs on steroids. In 1968 I bought a 1,300 sq.ft. kit house for #13,xxx. Taking inflation over the past 53 years into account, IMO you are getting a reasonable deal. I wonder how the interior walls would look with composite wood flooring instead of the wood in their pictures? That would eliminate any finishing.
  3. GlennWest I have a manual Carfree awning, when we got the MH the awning and slide toppers did not retract properly. I used spray PB blaster and the spray extension to spray blaster in through a hole in the end caps to lube the springs. That solved the inadequate spring tension problem.
  4. An Energy Management System does exactly that; it monitors power consumption and turns off/on appliances as necessary to prevent tripping the main electrical panel's main breaker. It also monitors incoming power for quality, and will shut of incoming power if it exceeds the industry standard of 120VAC + or - 10% It checks incoming power lines for correct configuration and connections. This link explains everything better than my feeble attempt: Energy Management Systems - Family RVing Magazine
  5. K-Star, any progress to report? johnpeters, re-aligning the magnetic switch and magnet did solve my staying out problem. Kwikee does not use a rotary switch to the best of my knowledge.
  6. I always ran B.F.Goodrich on my Chevy dually with great results. Since UPS delivery truck ran them I thought them suitable for my personal use, I never regretted buying them..
  7. This is the water pressure regulator W/gauge I have used for several years without any problems: https://www.amazon.com/AccuMeter-Lead-Free-Pressure-Regulator-Adjustable/dp/B07TB9C36N/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=Water+Pressure+Regulator+with+Gauge&qid=1634569517&sr=8-7 It will NOT freeze when stored, or mine has not in the past 5 years; of course leaving it full of water in freezing temperatures will crack the brass casting. Our MH has a built-in EMS and voltage protection. It has prevented a faulty voltage problem from damaging our MH many times during the past 8 years of ownership. I consider it a must-have device. 2gypsies: https://www.handi-steps.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1
  8. 2012 S.M.A.R.T. Alaska caravan; the spring alignment bolt broke on one side of our 40' 5er and the U-bolts came loose. This allowed the axle to slide to the rear approx. 8" just before we overnighted at Tok. I got in a hurry and forgot my pre-trip walk around inspection. About 15 miles towards Chicken I noticed a tire smoking and pulled into an abandoned driveway. We spent 3 nights there in the wilderness after driving back to Tok and Willards repair shop. The owner followed us to out 5er, where he assessed the situation and made a list of parts required. He returned to his shop and ordered parts to be flown from Seattle. The third day he repaired our 5er axle and brakes. It was kind of unsettling opening the door to see moose and bear tracks around the 5er every morning. We drove top of the world highway (mud road, happy I had 4WD) by ourselves without further incidents.
  9. Yep, a year ago we were told cloth masks were the best option. Today we are told cloth masks are not adequate. I have a handheld UV light to sanitize my 95 mask for reuse, I got the idea from my optometrist office, that's how they sanitize theirs and their exam rooms.
  10. Masks are intended for preventing the wearer from spreading the virus if they are a carrier, they are not intended to prevent catching the virus. At least that is what Dr. Fauci said 20 months ago.
  11. The old rule of thumb for truckers distance between duals was 1 ½" minimum. This was to prevent stones from becoming lodged between duals then at speed throwing the stones behind you, and prevent dual tires "kissing" under load. Now we have this for guidance: https://www.doublecointires.com/wp-content/uploads/Double-Coin-Dual-Spacing-InfoSheet.pdf When considering a different sized tire, this is invaluable: https://tiresize.com/calculator/
  12. For how many years have humans been trying to convert SW desert into commercial farms and or communities and diverting more and more water from the North? Now they are complaining about lack of water in a historical desert??? Nothing humans have invented or devised has improved on natures grand design; some things have been speeded up but not improved.
  13. Glenn, have you seen these Renology batteries on sale? https://www.renogy.com/12v-200ah-lithium-iron-phosphate-battery-w-bluetooth/ https://www.renogy.com/12v-100ah-lithium-iron-phosphate-battery-w-bluetooth/
  14. Back when I towed a 5er with my Chevy LB,CC, 4wd dually I ran B.F. Goodrich. Prior to purchasing new tires I would observe UPS delivery trucks and note the brand of steer tires, this was in 2005. At that time they all were B.F.Goodrich T/A commercial tires, so that's what I bought. I figured if the UPS bean counters liked them they were good enough for me. I was never unhappy with either set of 6 tires I bought.
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