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Forum: Western USA 07-31-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By mnoland30
We stayed at Flaming Gorge. We were boondocking...

We stayed at Flaming Gorge. We were boondocking and got there late and left early, so the heat wasn't an issue. If you need hookups, I'm would imagine there are some available.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 07-31-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,050
Posted By mnoland30
I was told by a trailer axle shop guy that...

I was told by a trailer axle shop guy that torsion suspensions are actually better for unpaved road travel. I've had so many blowouts on trailers, I've lost count. i've never had an issue...
Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 07-29-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By mnoland30
Does your sink have a "p" trap like the one in...

Does your sink have a "p" trap like the one in your house? If you have a clog in there, it could cause a smell. If your vent is clogged, it will cause a smell. Your "P" trap should hold water, to...
Forum: Propane Systems 07-22-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By mnoland30
Please let us know the outcome.

Please let us know the outcome.
Forum: A Frame Campers 07-21-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By mnoland30
If you have a spare mounted on the back of your...

If you have a spare mounted on the back of your SUV as on my Jeep Liberty, you can add a truck step (AutoZone) and bungee a gas can to that. The step is rough, so I put padding under the gas can.
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 07-21-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By mnoland30
Consider the location of that switch. It is...

Consider the location of that switch. It is prone to corrosion. Exercising the switch probably cleaned the contacts. My battery disconnect is a cheap thumbscrew that connects the negative cable to...
Forum: General Community Discussions 07-21-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,435
Posted By mnoland30
One night at Lake Powell, we decided to just...

One night at Lake Powell, we decided to just sleep on the beach with no tent. My son made the mistake of looking for scorpions with a blacklight just after dark. He and my grandson found about 8...
Forum: General Community Discussions 07-21-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,047
Posted By mnoland30
I agree with U.S. Army Veteran. I started...

I agree with U.S. Army Veteran. I started reading these forums to learn, and I often found answers helpful even though they didn't exactly answer the OP's question. The intended audience is much...
Forum: Rockwood 07-20-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,758
Posted By mnoland30
A couple of years ago we went to Dinosaur...

A couple of years ago we went to Dinosaur National Monument in June, and our campsite had no shade, no power, and no generators allowed. We had paid for 3 days, and only stayed one. Our ROO, with...
Forum: Rockwood 07-19-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By mnoland30
I installed a Hopkins 08201 RV Smart Level on the...

I installed a Hopkins 08201 RV Smart Level on the side of my trailer. I can see it in the mirror (even in the dark) and it tells me when I'm level. The lights tell you how far off level you are. ...
Forum: Rockwood 07-19-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,758
Posted By mnoland30
Home Depot sells a Kill-A-Watt Electricity...

Home Depot sells a Kill-A-Watt Electricity Monitor that will tell you exactly how many amps you're using.. I'd grab one for $28 and test in your driveway. If you don't have a battery monitor with a...
Forum: Appliances and Electronics 07-18-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,061
Posted By mnoland30
We just got back from Lake Powell on our...

We just got back from Lake Powell on our houseboat. It got up to 109 degrees. . Our Dometic fridge worked pretty well. It was overloaded at the start of the 10 day trip, and didn't cool as well. ...
Forum: Appliances and Electronics 07-18-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,526
Posted By mnoland30
Adding a few hundred watts of solar power to your...

Adding a few hundred watts of solar power to your roof would solve a lot of problems.

I had to move my propane tanks forward a bit and build a support for my Harbor Freight tongue box, but it...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 07-18-2021, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By mnoland30
I believe many trailers come with load ranges...

I believe many trailers come with load ranges that are barely adequate for the trailer. I've had more blowouts than I can count on my trailers over the years. About 4 years ago, I upgraded all of...
Forum: Rockwood 07-17-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,107
Posted By mnoland30
We've become so spoiled using microwaves, we've...

We've become so spoiled using microwaves, we've forgotten that you can make popcorn on the stove. A little butter and keep the pan moving. We'd probably miss all of the preservatives they put in...
Forum: Rockwood 07-17-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,107
Posted By mnoland30
Harbor Freight sells a Pickup Truck Bed Crane -...

Harbor Freight sells a
Pickup Truck Bed Crane - 1000 lb. Capacity that folds into the space behind the wheel well. If I buy a heavier generator, that is what I'll buy. Even for a young man,...
Forum: Western USA 07-16-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,598
Posted By mnoland30
A high speed blowout on a front tire will yank...

A high speed blowout on a front tire will yank you out of your lane. I had one about 3 years ago, and fortunately no one was next to me and there was a shoulder. I always keep good tires on the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 07-15-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,961
Posted By mnoland30
On my F-250, the grill blocked a lot of air flow....

On my F-250, the grill blocked a lot of air flow. The coolant, transmission cooler, oil cooler, etc are stacked, and just didn't get enough air. I changed out to an aftermarket grill with better...
Forum: General Community Discussions 07-14-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By mnoland30
Just because you can lift it into the truck,...

Just because you can lift it into the truck, doesn't mean you should. The way most people find out they lifted too much is by rupturing a disk. Harbor Freight sells a 1000 lb. Capacity Pickup Truck...
Forum: Expandable and Hybrid RV Discussions 07-14-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By mnoland30
I'm assuming you're talking about leaks when it...

I'm assuming you're talking about leaks when it is closed up in storage. Mine came with ridiculously tiny rain gutters above the bunk end. I replaced it with some C3S 1.5" Galvanized Drip Edge, and...
Forum: General Community Discussions 07-14-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,377
Posted By mnoland30
My cousing bought a lot and installed a concrete...

My cousing bought a lot and installed a concrete pad, large propane tank and septic. He parks his 5th wheel there and never moves it.
Forum: Cardinal 07-14-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By mnoland30
Most converters (maybe all) have fans, so if...

Most converters (maybe all) have fans, so if there isn't air circulation that could be your problem. Heat increases resistance, and resistance increases heat, so it is a vicious circle.
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 07-14-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,113
Posted By mnoland30
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Forum: Plumbing and Water Systems & Fixtures 07-14-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,707
Posted By mnoland30
Whateve you use, make sure the end caps fit...

Whateve you use, make sure the end caps fit securely. I see drain hoses on the side of the road routinely. I put insect screen in the vent holes on my covers to keep wasps out.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 07-12-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,089
Posted By mnoland30
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