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Old 09-15-2017, 07:32 PM   #11541
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Put on my new Adco tire covers. I have 225/75 15 tires and I went with the 30-32 size as my research said they ran tight and they fit perfect. I want to protect my new Endurance tires.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:23 PM   #11542
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Put on my new Adco tire covers. I have 225/75 15 tires and I went with the 30-32 size as my research said they ran tight and they fit perfect. I want to protect my new Endurance tires.
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Do these really make a diff, my insurance guy said they have found it hurts the tires by keeping moisture on them? Both rules of thought make sense to me, using them and also that they would hold moisture on the tire?
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:28 PM   #11543
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I have been using covers since 2012 when we got our unit. Put 303 on them and they almost look new. Its not under a cover either, out in the open.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:29 PM   #11544
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For the longest time I was hesitant to modify my rig, but the poor cooling ability of my fiver caused me to reconsider, and this year I've gone hog wild and have done plenty.

I have a 30A rig whose cooling power on hot days was underwhelming. All the features I wanted in the rig are there, but just not placed according to our lifestyle, and I added residential features that I'd never thought of before.

1. Added a 20A circuit to my rig to allow a running portable 12,500 BTU heat pump in addition to the rig A/C
2. Moved the table to the rear of the rig from the super slide
3. Removed one of the recliners, and moved the other to the super slide - I can now watch TV!
4. Added a 4" x 8" residential display shelf right next to my recliner for my wine glass
5. Moved the counter extension that was in the way to another side-I can now make the couch bed.
6. My A/C never worked properly - did a complete re-do and now it is icy cold
7. Replaced the awful Coleman Mach slide thermostat with a Honeywell digital residential unit
8. Added a magnetic door stop to the front door - no more plastic T latch
9. Added 12V LED strip lighting to the underside of the cabinets
10. Replaced the 120v outlets with residential units containing USB charge ports
11. Replaced two plain ceiling vents with remote control Fantastic Vents
12. Replaced all cell shades with residential drapes - now cooler and way easier to open and close
13. Installed a Furrion Observation System so I can now back up that long fiver without help
14. Replaced the old TV with a Roku TV so I can stream my Amazon Prime video
15. Added a Chromecast dongle to be able to stream my DirectTv subscription
16. Replaced all the incandescent bulbs with LED
17. Replaced the ceiling fan with a residential LED

It is a good think I just retired ;-)


Would love to know what you did to the a/c to improve it. Thanks
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:43 PM   #11545
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Brevard, say, would be attractive (Davidson River Campground with nearby mountain bike trails like Black Mountain). Raleigh, not so much.
Actually Wendell, near Zebulon. Way out in the sticks.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:15 AM   #11546
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Finished individually charging my batteries and wired the 4 batteries in parallel for a 400ah bank.

I need to buy 2 cables in order to finish my inverter installation and then I'll be ready to call this mod done.
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:23 PM   #11547
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Would love to know what you did to the a/c to improve it. Thanks
Simple things that only took a few hours. Ever since we purchased the rig we thought there was something wrong with the A/C because it never cooled the air coming out of the ceiling registers more than "kind of cool, but never cold". We even thought there must be something wrong with the refrigerant level or something like that.

I was changing light bulbs in the ceiling fixtures and felt air coming out of all of them in the main living area - I then took off the interior shroud and immediately saw that the installer had way overdone the expanding foam insulation on the intake side - I had to carve out enough to fill a gallon milk bottle to fully open the space.

I ran the A/C without the shroud and a huge volume of icy cold air blasted down so I knew there had to be something wrong with the ducting system. Long story short, there were many hidden problems so I modified the shroud taking off the deflector, closed off the ducting, and now have that icy cold air blasting straight down. Sure, I do not have air coming out of the registers, but if that air never cooled the rig all I had was cool looking registers with almost no cooling power.

Now the air flow is fixed, ducts closed off, and the rig cools marvelously - I don't miss the ducts at all, and most importantly, the wife is happy with the cooling results.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:27 PM   #11548
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I've always mounted an ABC extinguisher just inside the tailgate in the corner of all of my trucks.
I always keep a large one in my truck's cavernous center console.

Today I did something simple but necessary: I changed out the cover on the bathroom vent. UV had some a number on the old one. While I had the vent apart I also cleaned the screen and fan. The difference is remarkable.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:35 PM   #11549
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Changed out the Cheesy, Ugly, Cheap, POS (do you get the idea I don't' like it) lavatory faucet for a nice Price Pfister, Brushed Chrome, single handle unit. Looks GREAT, Works even better!

Best Part, DW loves it! Total cost, $20.00 (0n clearance) and 15 minutes work.
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Old 09-16-2017, 02:10 PM   #11550
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Changed out the Cheesy, Ugly, Cheap, POS (do you get the idea I don't' like it) lavatory faucet for a nice Price Pfister, Brushed Chrome, single handle unit. Looks GREAT, Works even better!

Best Part, DW loves it! Total cost, $20.00 (0n clearance) and 15 minutes work.
Please post a picture and where you bought it.
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Please post a picture and where you bought it.
I bought it at Lowes on a clearance rack for $19.03.

I can't take a pic and get it on the puter til Late Monday. I tried to download a pic but we are staying in a state park and with the LSU football game on the bandwidth is all gone so I can't go anywhere online to get the pic downloaded. I can post it on Monday if you like. Shoot me a PM and I will send it then.

In the meantime, I can give you the info so you can look for it on Google or eBay. It is a Price Pfister, Pasadena "F-042-PDKK".

I single handle, high arc, lavatory faucet.
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Just did the same mod, bathroom faucet. Ours was leaking. Because the faucet is on the side of our sink I added a sprayer nozzle to get the water in the center of the sink.

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Simple things that only took a few hours. Ever since we purchased the rig we thought there was something wrong with the A/C because it never cooled the air coming out of the ceiling registers more than "kind of cool, but never cold". We even thought there must be something wrong with the refrigerant level or something like that.



I was changing light bulbs in the ceiling fixtures and felt air coming out of all of them in the main living area - I then took off the interior shroud and immediately saw that the installer had way overdone the expanding foam insulation on the intake side - I had to carve out enough to fill a gallon milk bottle to fully open the space.



I ran the A/C without the shroud and a huge volume of icy cold air blasted down so I knew there had to be something wrong with the ducting system. Long story short, there were many hidden problems so I modified the shroud taking off the deflector, closed off the ducting, and now have that icy cold air blasting straight down. Sure, I do not have air coming out of the registers, but if that air never cooled the rig all I had was cool looking registers with almost no cooling power.



Now the air flow is fixed, ducts closed off, and the rig cools marvelously - I don't miss the ducts at all, and most importantly, the wife is happy with the cooling results.


Thanks for the info
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Trench is now at 50' out of 90, more than half done. Redneck gym continues.
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Old 09-16-2017, 07:37 PM   #11555
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Applied Gila Heat control window film

Got a bit "toasty" when we went to some of the eastern Washington RV parks that don't have much tree cover this summer. After spending 4 days in 105+ temp w/ no shade, I decided to look into UV Heat Control window film.

Decided to do it myself using the Gila brand window film from Lowe's. After a few trial and errors, it went pretty well. Did all the bedroom windows in privacy black film. Did the 8 main living area windows in the Platinum silver film as it does not darken and is better for viewing through. The biggest windows were the most difficult to get done w/o having creases, bubbles, etc. Had to have my wife lend a hand so as I pealed off the backing, I did not crease the film. advice: take your time nd ask for help on any window larger than 20" x 20" (Example: the large windows on my slide as shown in my profile picture).

Can't wait to take it out and see if it reduces the UV heat transfer to the inside and makes the AC cool better.
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Gotta love faucets on clearance or open box buy! That was how I got mine. DW hated the total lack of control over hot and cold water....no matter how we set the handle on the kitchen one, it was hot....or cold. The bathroom one barely put the water in the sink! Always splashed back, and hard to clean/dry between the faucet and back of sink. Hi arc, with a nice distance, easy to wash up now!
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Evereddie, did your faucet come with the swivel, or was it an add on? Looks great!
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Evereddie, did your faucet come with the swivel, or was it an add on? Looks great!
I added it on. It was on Amazon. It has 2 different flow settings. You twist it to change flow.
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I think I'd rent a ditchwitch.
I just finished a 70' ditch for an inch and a half conduit. I did cheat, rented a Barreto powered by Honda trencher. Would have taken a lot less time if it weren't for the incessant rocks.


Invited the neighbors.

They were standoffish at first. Started enjoying the meal then the other end of the block arrived. Kind of broke up the party.

But, it was nice to see they came back this am and cleaned up the yard.
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Wow the deer come right up to your truck?
I've got half a dozen does and two fawns that visit me of an evening, but they are pretty skittish.
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