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RE: Memorial Day - Where are you camping?!

We're in Blanding UT at Blue Mountain RV Park. We've been exploring around here down to Moki Dugway and Valley of the Gods. Explored the Needles area of Canyonlands yesterday. One more day here and then on to someplace else.
D.E.Bishop 05/27/16 09:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing 30 amp cable.

This summer will be my 62nd year since becoming a electrical apprentice and I have found the non-contact voltage detector really handy and have them in the RV, tool boxes and the kids homes for their safety. Both my daughters will change a switch or outlet before trying to get husbands to do anything electrical. I wanted them safe.
D.E.Bishop 05/19/16 09:57am Tech Issues
RE: Black water tank flush

I'm a newby at this built in flush system and found it to be really easy and cleaned out the tank very well. I drained the tank first, Then connected the garden hose to my "Y", connected a second hose to the "Y":, I had to use a Sewer Solution to reach my home cleanout, 1" hose, Clear elbow on knife valve and then the SS, Left valve open, Ran water into the Tornado Flusher, Water started to clear, shut off hose and let it drain completely, Checked tank by looking through the toilet, Re-flushed tank, Checked tank with a dip stick, found to be really empty, Rinsed all SS parts, let sun dry, Rinsed and sanitized hoses attached to "Y", Sun dried everything and stored in appropriate bin. With two Fantastic Vents fans running on high in exhaust mode and toilet valve open, little or no odor from tank. Added requisite five or so gallons of water. I'm now ready for the dump stations using only the 3" Stinky Slinky and flushing at home. We're still on water restrictions so I hope all is well with how much water I sent to the treatment plant. I posted earlier about how bad the odor was when we bought this rig, got several hints from you'all and now we're clean and fresh and no additives.
D.E.Bishop 05/19/16 09:50am General RVing Issues
Follow up to "Blank tanl Odor Solution"

Back in mid April I posted about the horrid smell when vent fans were on and when dumping the tanks in our new to us RV. Following suggestions found here and after replacing the ball valve seal I solved the problem. Today was the first time I had a chance to dump and flush the tanks. Using my Sewer Solution so I could reach the clean out and the Tornado flush system, I now have a very, very clean Black Tank and a pretty darn clean Grey Tank. During the dumping processes, no order, after flushing, even with the vent fans on and the ball valve open no odor. Good think I didn't try to do this at a campground dump, it took about an hour and a half. It is amazing what in the case amounted to a lot of water can do to a black tank. There wasn't any POP as I had feared but there was a lot of crud. We leave Sunday or Monday for a couple of weeks without the embarrassment of that horrible odor when dumping. Thanks again to all of you.
D.E.Bishop 05/18/16 12:05pm Tech Issues
RE: America Lost a True Hero Patriot and My Friend

Thank God I had men like him to look up to and show me the way. I didn't know him as an individual but men like him were my idols. Bless him and his family.
D.E.Bishop 05/17/16 12:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: Newbie mistake......

At my age I just roll with the punches and use my check off lists (If I remember) You know, I've got to add the water heater to my setup check list, if I can find the file on the hdd.
D.E.Bishop 05/17/16 07:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Off to Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore

Angela, If you are at all interested in the history of the Indian Wars and would like a great read for your trip, buy "Voices of Wounded Knee" by Coleman. There is a place in the Badlands called "The Stronghold" and was important an locale during the wars, he mentioned it in his book. My DW and I loved the whole Badlands area and thought how beautiful it is, we stayed in the NPS campground there and really enjoyed the visitors center which is not to far up the road. All of the places mentioned so far are great and deserve to be viewed at a leisurely pace. Don't rush, take time to learn how important these places are. As someone said, "There ain't no place like this place anyplace".
D.E.Bishop 05/17/16 07:23am Roads and Routes
RE: Indoor HD TV antenna

Mike, A lot of time and energy has gone into this subject and the best info I have seen here is from SCVJeff. He has the time education and equipment available to test antennas. You can do a search using his handle and get more information than you need. He's pretty cool and I think his findings seem are rock solid.
D.E.Bishop 05/17/16 07:00am Technology Corner
RE: Running lights when parked.

All jokes aside, the red lights of the trailer shouldn't really disrupt other campers. Red is better for night vision then the clowns that leave every freaking white light on the outside of their camper turned on all night. My old camper had LED running lights. At night time when I was walking the dogs before bed I would leave my running lights on to make it easier to find my camper. I wouldn't leave them on all night though. Like anything else, as long as the OP has a little common courtesy it shouldn't be a problem. Okay spoon, any more of this logical talk and they will hall you off for re-education.
D.E.Bishop 05/17/16 06:27am Travel Trailers
RE: What is national Park ?

having visited 53 of the National Parks so far I too thought it funny, but, even the NPS has been calling all facilities Parks, just not all are called National Parks. A slight difference but a difference none the less. I don't the that the NPS cares if they are called National Parks just as long as we all find OUR park(s).
D.E.Bishop 05/16/16 09:27am Camping World Accessories
RE: Whales?

Alaska is not the only place to see whales, if you will be on the Oregon coast you can take a great trip out of Depoe Bay for Whale Watching. Then again maybe you could do both. We had a home just south a ways and watched them all summer long from our living room and dining room, out front on the bluff too.
D.E.Bishop 05/16/16 09:22am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Entry door swings out too far

I just checked my catalog and AP Products makes Suspa Gas Shocks and have 13, 19" models. All of them have a 7.87" stroke and the P1 Force is from 13 to 180 lbs.
D.E.Bishop 05/16/16 09:16am Class A Motorhomes
Removing Norcold N842IM Icemaker

We do not sit in one place for long and will never use the icemaker but we would like the space it takes up. It looks straight forward to remove and I have already disconnected the water solenoid and capped off the water line, are there any secret do do when removing the icemaker itself.
D.E.Bishop 05/15/16 08:33am Tech Issues
RE: Which TOADS are worth owning ?

We tow a Suzi GV also, very comfortable and it will go literally everywhere. We also have a Suzi Sidekick. Not as comfortable but very light. Neither one are great on gas, Sidekick is pretty bad, GV is fair. Both are easy to hook up and unhook.
D.E.Bishop 05/15/16 12:20am Dinghy Towing
RE: Winegard Sensar Amplifier

I'm glad no one told me that the short(a relative distance) cable from the antenna to the power supply was easy to replace. In my Bounder, there were three pieces of cable from where the cable from the antenna entered the Bounder to the power supply. FOUR pieces in all.
D.E.Bishop 05/14/16 04:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Solar Battery Tender

I don't know exactly what you are willing to settle for or what you want to pay, but, I have a Deltran Solar Battery Tender. It is not a charger in the sense every one here seems to be talking about, it is a tender that will maintain either my chassis or my house batteries IF they are fully charged to start with. I know and I acknowledge that it has little or no chance of charging a low battery. At one time, folks that remove their batteries during the winter and keep them in a garage or shop were praising the Deltran Battery Minder(120vac) for keeping their batteries topped off. I will admit that the Battery Minder will run 24 hours a day and may do a better job than the Solar Battery Tender but I have found it satisfactory between trips. My opinion only, many have and will disagree.
D.E.Bishop 05/14/16 11:59am Tech Issues
RE: Radio always on.

When I bought our Winnie, the radios were off, of course I tried them and the pushed the power button. The darn things were still on. I messed with them and found out holding down the power button for 5 or 10 seconds turned off everything but the clock and memory.
D.E.Bishop 05/11/16 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Installing 50/30 Amp Service on Acreage.....?

Isn't the typical 50/30/20 amp pedestal intended to service one site and not to do double or triple duty serving more than one site? I know it must have been done somewhere that one pedestal serves more than one site, but with 60K miles or so traveling around this country I haven't run into one. If this pedestal is strictly for personal use and you are careful, it might be okay but I don't think it would meet code nor be satisfactory for commercial use. I wouldn't be happy sharing a pedestal with someone that has a 50 amp RV and running two ACs while I'm running my single AC. Something is going to happen there. I agree with wa8yxm, No.
D.E.Bishop 05/11/16 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: 1983 Scamper Roof Vents

That looks like an Elixir vent lid, prior to 1994. Camco makes one it is #40156. You should be able to Google Elixir Vent Lid Prior to 1994 and they run about $17.00 or $18.00. I have a parts and accessory catalog from an RV dealer and they are listed in that. Many RV dealers with big parts inventories have free catalogs.
D.E.Bishop 05/09/16 12:19am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Just wondering....

Larry, I too am 75, will be 76 next month and we upgraded from our 1990 Bounder 27D to a Winnie Adventurer 32V in February. I have developed several little age related hitches in my get along, none of them have really hampered my RVing. But, like many, I have slowed down. An example, I have a Submarine reunion in September that I want to attend, it is across the country and Id have to drive 400 miles a day to get there due to obligations here at home. Five years ago I would have told the DW that she needed to plan on taking the RV instead of flying. Today looking at several days of 400 miles a day, can't do it. I did have buyers remorse for a few days after buying the Winnie, spending that kind of money for probably five years of use. Was it sound? I don't know but after a few more days I know it was a good idea. Five more years of traveling around this country is invaluable. Maybe my DGKs will enjoy it for awhile after I quit driving, heck they might even take me and the DW along. Just my feelings, I have faced the facts and it might be shorter but maybe longer.
D.E.Bishop 05/08/16 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
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