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    Birding, digiscoping, photography, canoeing, bicycling, traveling, sightseeing, volunteering for USFWS

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  1. We took out the HEL in 1999 to pay for a two month tour of Madagascar. Used it again to buy our motorhome in 2003 as well as our toad. Then a new roof on the house and a two month tour of New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji. Came in handy for our second toad also. Paid it down to zero two years ago but still have the line of credit if need be. Just about equal to a new Phaeton....just saying. However we kept the house and don't intend on selling. I don't know how you can sell the house when the bank holds the mortgage on the Home equity loan? I am waiting to see what others have experienced. Thank You
  2. Same problem in our bedroom closet. High rear outer wall. Drilled two inch holes for these and painted them to match the woodwork.. Two front corners, one high and one low on side, and two along the top. 2 inch round vents Keep the air warm and moving with this: Closet Heater
  3. Love these sort of mysteries. Especially when they are not mine. Water sources include refrigerator auto defrost which SHOULD be tubed to the outside? Automatic ice maker line? Shower water lines and drain plumbing? Is there any dampness around your ceiling openings, vents, A/C, shower skylight? Condensation on top of a basement holding tank? Remember water can travel along shelves, pipes, and wires a long way before presenting itself. I would set up an elevated cover over that area you hi-lited with cardboard and place paper towels on it to make sure it is not coming from above. Try unleveling a few degrees sideways and front to back for a while and see if anything changes or if you can force it to appear. Good Luck
  4. This will grip it and perhaps give the lifting leverage you need" BROKEN BOLT EXTRACTOR
  5. I have the original Weber Q, I think model 100. 14 years and still working great. Added the side trays a few years ago. Just the two of us but I think it would be fine for a family of 4-6. (depending on the cook 🍗🥩🥓) Disposable drip trays are available everywhere. (think $ stores) Stores well with plumbers propane and all tools inside. Weber cover is a nice accessory. Spark start still works. No issues with burner. The below worked for me but I am not recommending it for anyone else. I know someone out there is thinking as I did and might benefit from my experience: I am an impatient cook so thought the range of flame chould be higher. Using a micro drill bit set I started with a bit that was the same size as the regulator orifice. Finger twisting, going up one size bit at a time, I tested each until I was satisfied. It was a long time ago but I don't think it was more than two or three. Each size made a noticeable difference. Still a nice low and a good for me high. Of course I waited until it was out of warranty.
  6. Back to basics: The start button is also the primer. Be sure to press it to off until the light goes out then press start. You also might try starting it from on board switch instead of remotely. Begin by flipping off its circuit breakers to remove all loads. While next to the gen you should hear its fuel pump "clicking" while priming. Low oil level will prevent the gen from running once you release the start button. If we can't talk you out of a portable and all the PIA it will bring..... A couple of weeks on the road will convince you.
  7. 2004 Tiffin Allegro 30DA. Fall of 2003 ordered from Red Bay. 104,000 miles. Heading west again this summer so should go over 110,000.
  8. We volunteered for Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge 2014 May-July, Visited friends in San Diego, day trip to see condors, relatives in Imperial. Boiling mudpots, Buckshot cafe, Salvation Mountain, plenty of birds added to our life list. Yuma Prison, Marine Air base Gala, Slab city, Blue Angels practicing overhead. Elevated board walk always in need of staining. Remote unit vault toilet and trash pickup. Rodent control around Hqtrs and Volunteer pad an on going issue The RV pad then was between buildings right behind visitor center and uncovered. We visited since then and I think they put in a cover. A second pad site out back by the fields was planned and would be more desirable. There are feed lots in the area which can smell but I think the sea smell must go blind after awhile because It is not a factor that would prevent us from going back. Our last night there a 4.1 tremor rolled thru. Centered about 2 miles away. Glad it waited until the end of our tour.
  9. rockylarson

    Dash cams

    I like the verbal command features, being able to record/save pictures and video on demand. It also records date, time, speed, and gps location. Traffic moving, lane departure, and following too close are a little sensitive but adjustable. Red light/speed camera locations warnings is a separate subscription. The 180 degree field of view is amazing and 1080p/30fps is more than adaquate. I have the "Parking Mode" power cable in the toad and it records events while the car is turned off. That appears to be both movement and visual and is very sensitive, recording scores of events while parked over night in my driveway.
  10. A FWS biology intern that was studying mice suggested adding a little vanilla extract to the mix. Just a few drops ups the odoriferous attractant factor.
  11. It takes about 80 ft to go around my RV plus another 20 for under the toad. They are or will be on sale soon at Walmart. Be sure they are white and waterproof encased in tubes. Also pick up a day/night sensor timer. They are low amp so a single 15amp outlet powers all 10 strings. BTW: I think the real theory behind all the techniques is to just to make sure your rig is less attractive than your neighbors. YMMV but I have not had a pack nor wood rat in 12 years, 9 months a year, volunteering for USFWS is some pretty rodent active locations. Both RVS on each side of us on the Texas coast struggled the whole stay. I think one of the problems was dog food smells. Good Luck.
  12. Laundromats mostly. Escapee Parks if on our route. Flying J laundry works for us.
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