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Old 11-04-2018, 01:06 PM   #14701
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Just be sure to put them on the checklist. I once had an indoor/outdoor weather station. The outside unit I used to magnet onto the frame.... until the one time I rushed and it didnít make it back in before towing home. Now I have an indoor/ďerror-can not detect sensorĒ weather station.
Good advice. Never did that with my weather station but did do it with a light for the steps, twice. Luckily for me, it didn't fall off. Good magnets I guess. Now it's on my wife's checklist. Delegation is the key to good leadership.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:18 PM   #14702
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Good advice. Never did that with my weather station but did do it with a light for the steps, twice. Luckily for me, it didn't fall off. Good magnets I guess. Now it's on my wife's checklist. Delegation is the key to good leadership.

I mounted my outdoor temp sensor for mine with about 5 zip ties to the vertical bar for my spare tire mount on the back of the camper. It gets a little more shade there and is nice and tight so it won't fall off.


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Old 11-04-2018, 01:25 PM   #14703
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Installed an EasyStart system on the Dometic Brisk. Tested the unit with my Champion 3400 and the genny barely bogs when the compressor kicks on. I can also run the microwave at the same time. No issues with my HW 30amp EMS. Total draw for the A/C was 12 amps running.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:42 PM   #14704
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:55 PM   #14705
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This weekend I adjusted a slide.
Filled. Both propane tanks.
Adjusted the auto level sensor.
Filled the black thank with water ,calgon,and dawn.
Put all the clean sheets and towels on and away.
Brought it back to storage until our trip to Disney on the 16th. Will probably bring it back home to get the fridge nice and cold on the 14th.
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:38 PM   #14706
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We winterized ours sad day!!!!!
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:47 PM   #14707
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Winterizing this year was a chore....

Iím blonde going grey so pick your color for having a momentary lapse of better judgement.

Bonehead move #1:
Made a geyser out of my toilet by leaving the black tank rinse on with the valve closed.
Need to pay more attention when Iím rinsing the black tank!

Bonehead move #2:
Got set up for winterizing the water system. Turned on the electric pump inside my fiver and heard it running but thought I was priming the antifreeze up into the lines. Went out side and saw that I pumped a full gallon of antifreeze into my wash bay and the ground before I saw that I forgot to put the base of my water filter pot back after taking the filter out.

The only saving graces in my supreme acts of stupidity is that no damage occurred that I couldnít simply clean up and no one was around to grind salt in the wound.

Iíll use the lame excuse that itís because I only do this once a year so not enough practice to remember.
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Old 11-04-2018, 10:28 PM   #14708
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Winterizing this year was a chore....

Iím blonde going grey so pick your color for having a momentary lapse of better judgement.

Bonehead move #1:
Made a geyser out of my toilet by leaving the black tank rinse on with the valve closed.
Need to pay more attention when Iím rinsing the black tank!

Bonehead move #2:
Got set up for winterizing the water system. Turned on the electric pump inside my fiver and heard it running but thought I was priming the antifreeze up into the lines. Went out side and saw that I pumped a full gallon of antifreeze into my wash bay and the ground before I saw that I forgot to put the base of my water filter pot back after taking the filter out.

The only saving graces in my supreme acts of stupidity is that no damage occurred that I couldnít simply clean up and no one was around to grind salt in the wound.

Iíll use the lame excuse that itís because I only do this once a year so not enough practice to remember.
Happens to the best of us. I left my outdoor shower on when I drained the lines and found out after I turned the pump on. I am not blond or grey yet...I have no excuse.
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:15 PM   #14709
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Winterizing this year was a chore....



Iím blonde going grey so pick your color for having a momentary lapse of better judgement.



Bonehead move #1:

Made a geyser out of my toilet by leaving the black tank rinse on with the valve closed.

Need to pay more attention when Iím rinsing the black tank!



Bonehead move #2:

Got set up for winterizing the water system. Turned on the electric pump inside my fiver and heard it running but thought I was priming the antifreeze up into the lines. Went out side and saw that I pumped a full gallon of antifreeze into my wash bay and the ground before I saw that I forgot to put the base of my water filter pot back after taking the filter out.



The only saving graces in my supreme acts of stupidity is that no damage occurred that I couldnít simply clean up and no one was around to grind salt in the wound.



Iíll use the lame excuse that itís because I only do this once a year so not enough practice to remember.


Nice story thanks for being brave enough to share.
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:57 PM   #14710
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Added some insulation to my water bay to make the heated area smaller. Now the propane furnace will just heat the area around the water filter and pump, not the whole compartment. May add a rigid foam piece against the thin metal wall as well before next winter trip.
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:31 PM   #14711
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That's because it's not 90 degrees outside, you will be at 15 amps plus in the summer.
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Installed an EasyStart system on the Dometic Brisk. Tested the unit with my Champion 3400 and the genny barely bogs when the compressor kicks on. I can also run the microwave at the same time. No issues with my HW 30amp EMS. Total draw for the A/C was 12 amps running.
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:54 PM   #14712
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That's because it's not 90 degrees outside, you will be at 15 amps plus in the summer.
Hmmmm. My 15k Atwood with the MicroAir draws 14-15 amps when it’s 95-97 degrees outside. Same unit continues to show the same amp draw when the temperature outside is 80 degrees. I don’t see any difference in amp draw when running with or without the MicroAir. It seems only to effective when starting.
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:10 PM   #14713
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Hmmmm. My 15k Atwood with the MicroAir draws 14-15 amps when itís 95-97 degrees outside. Same unit continues to show the same amp draw when the temperature outside is 80 degrees. I donít see any difference in amp draw when running with or without the MicroAir. It seems only to effective only when starting.
That is correct; the Micro-air modulates starting current only. The running amps should be the same once the AC in "on speed".

The starting current with the micro-air working will never exceed the running current. That is the goal so that portable inverter generators can ramp up to provide the running amps without overloading and tripping off.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:18 PM   #14714
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Put my ADCO cover on today.
I installed my wheel covers.
Bit cold today so I made ample use of pool noodles, pipe insulation, and duct tape to cover rough edges and gutter spouts. Ran a ring of insulation around the top of the propane tank since the cover was big enough to cover the front gear. Next spring I will grind down and smooth the wheel well trim, it sticks down at the bottom from 1/2 to 1" and are rough metal edges. For now I just foamed and taped them.
I propped up the front bed to take weight off the gas rods, unplugged the water heater and plugged a power strip into its outlet. I ran my little dehumidifier over to by the storage access door under the bed so I can access it under the cover.
I cut four bars of Irish Spring and places pieces throughout the TT. Did it the safest & easiest way possible, placed my axe in the soap and let it drop four inches or so. A LOT easier than pushing a knife through it.
I got four rubber snakes and placed them around the TT, too.
So now the TT is completely bedded down for winter!
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:40 PM   #14715
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...I got four rubber snakes and placed them around the TT, too...
Good idea, but around here, that'd only work until the snow comes.
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I cut four bars of Irish Spring and places pieces throughout the TT.
What does the Irish Spring do ?

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What does the Irish Spring do ?

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Nothing.
Mice will eat it.
Many reports of them doing it and they did when I tried it too.
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Mice will eat it.
Many reports of them doing it and they did when I tried it too.
CRAP!

I did luck out in that today it snowed and left a wet layer on everything. Day after I bagged & tagged the TT
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CRAP!

I did luck out in that today it snowed and left a wet layer on everything. Day after I bagged & tagged the TT
Glad you got it done.
We had some snow today too so my time spent last week winterizing was well spent for sure.

These threads go on forever and everyone has their 'best' method.

I've said this before but these are our experiences after 40+ years...

Fresh Cab... mice chewed through the bag and ate the stuff and made nests out of the bag material.

Irish Spring... mice ate it and crapped next to the places where it was positioned.

Essence of Peppermint oil... mice drug the soaked cotton balls out of the cups and off to never never land.

Bounce sheets... mice made nests from them.

Rodent-B-Gone granules sprinkled around rig... mice still got in.

Coyote Pi$$... mice still got in.

Tomcat bait... something ate the bait but we still had signs of mice.

Electronic pest devices... used electricity... still had mice.

Moth Balls... mice crapped right next to them.

Glue traps... dragged away never to be found.

Victor Brand Mouse Traps... caught many mice! This is the ONLY thing that has worked for us. You have to check them weekly. We tried cheap Dollar Store mouse traps and set them next to the Victor. The cheap ones would be sprung (often not sprung) and the bait gone. The Victors always had a mouse.
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