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RE: Lowe's refund timeframe using a debit card-head's up

I have never encountered that problem. But then, I always tell the cashier to run the card as a credit card, not a debit card. Maybe that's why...
mowermech 07/28/14 12:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Left C-Falls about noon yesterday, decided I wanted to go home, so drove pretty much straight thru. got home about 2145. Nothing bent, nothing broke, the only casualty was one bird (or maybe it was a bat, not sure). Oh, yeah, and a LOT of bugs! Sure glad to be home!
mowermech 07/28/14 07:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

The 55th reunion was pretty good. I decided to go ahead and ride the float in the Heritage Days Parade yesterday, kinda fun. Had a good dinner in the afternoon; fried chicken and potato salad, of course, but it was GOOD (it helps if you are really hungry). I had a big chicken breast and three drumsticks, and two helpings of salad, then a piece of each of the cakes. Buffet breakfast this morning at the C-Falls Senior Center, then head for Great Falls, then home tomorrow. So, I best start getting this thing folded up and put away, ready for travel. Later, y'all... Oh, yeah; yes, I did get the laundry put away, no I did not catch any fish!
mowermech 07/27/14 07:04am Around the Campfire
RE: .44-40 or 45 Colt

Once upon a time, the .44-40 was popular because there was a rifle also available for that cartridge. Now, however, with lever action rifles available in .45 LC, that is no longer true. In fact, there is a lever gun available in nearly every pistol caliber one could want. I had a .44-40 rifle several years ago. I liked my .45 LC revolver much better. I no longer have the rifle. I agree, shoot the gun. The "unfired" status will not increase the value by any great amount. In fact, it probably WAS fired at the factory!
mowermech 07/25/14 07:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Follow the Instructions-What Could Go Wrong?

IMO, it is obvious that the transfer case was not in NEUTRAL, or somehow got bumped into gear. That is why I always towed my Jeep with the transmission in 5th or 6th gear. It kept the transmission from turning, but if the transfer case somehow got into gear the chance of catastrophic engine RPM was minimized. When towing the Jeep I always put the transmission in gear and let the clutch out to make sure the vehicle did not try to move, thus verifying the transfer case is truly in neutral. I do the same with the Dodge 1500, except it is an automatic tranny. Once I verify that the transfer case is really in neutral, then the tranny can be put in gear (or in PARK, in the Dodge), and we are ready to go. So sorry to hear of your disaster. So far, I have been lucky.
mowermech 07/24/14 09:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would you feel good about selling 3 YO LT Tires?

When I was young and broke, we all ran our cars on used tires or recap rejects. Even within the last 10 years, I have gone to a tire store and bought "take-offs", tires that people had replaced for one reason or another. So, yes, I would sell used tires and think nothing of it, "As is, where is, no warranty expressed or implied!"
mowermech 07/23/14 07:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Laundry is done and folded, but not put away. Had a Spam and cheese sammich for lunch. Did the dishes, and dumped the water into the black tank to flush it after I dumped it, now to close the valve and dump the grey (or gray) tank. then... I think I'll go fishing!
mowermech 07/23/14 01:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: LP tank testing itasca 1992

Have to agree about taking it to a full service propane dealer. "Start by taking a soapy dish detergent and water solution in a spray bottle. Spray all the fittings that you can find starting at the tank. Watch for the large bubble that forms at a slow leak or a number of bubbles at a fast leak. This may give you the source of your leak. How does this work when the tank is empty? :h How would anyone find the leak while the tank is empty. Highly skilled propane dealer or not This won't work with an empty tank. It will need to be pressurized then the soapy water can be used. Altho I'm not a "propane expert" I would assume that putting the tank under pressure with dry compressed air would be the best way to test an already empty tank.... -paul NO NO NO! NEVER put air in a propane tank or bottle or cylinder! the propane supplier can put a very small amount of liquid propane in there, and the pressure will immediately go to full propane pressure. Even half a cup of liquid propane will give full pressure, that's why the pressure gauge gimmicks to indicate tank levels are pretty much useless; the pressure won't drop until the tank is completely empty! Get the tank tested at a competent facility, then let them drain it and fix it.
mowermech 07/23/14 09:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Personalized plates

Navy Veteran plates on the MH. The Jeep had amateur radio call sign plates, I might reactivate them for the truck someday.
mowermech 07/23/14 09:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV age & park rules?

Do your research before going to a park and avoid the ones that have he rules. No need to lie to them about it. Just go elsewhere. People would hate it if the park said one thing and then did something else. So why is it any different. They don't want your rig there, you don't want to go there. EXACTLY!! I will not go to a park that limits the number of pets one can have. I will not go to any park that has rules about what I can have in my RV. I will not go to any park that doesn't like my jeans and boots (I have never heard of one, but then I haven't been to every park in the area). My RV is over 10 years old. If they have the 10 year rule, I will assist them in enforcing it, by not going to their park. They lose, I don't, and they will never know it!
mowermech 07/23/14 09:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Sway control?

In the 54 years I have been driving, I have towed many different types and sizes of trailers, using many different tow vehicles. I have never used a sway control gimmick. In fact, for many of those years, they had not been invented! I used a WD hitch for one and only one tow vehicle, towing a 19 foot TT. That Jeep Wagoneer HAD to have a WD to keep the back bumper off the ground! IMO, a properly built, properly loaded trailer will NOT sway. If it does, there is a problem. Find the problem, and FIX IT, and THEN if a sway control will help you sleep better, get one and use it. BUT, a sway control should NEVER be used to solve an existing sway problem. It will MASK the problem, but it will NOT CURE it! I had one homemade flatbed trailer that had a sway problem. No matter how it was loaded, it would sway, usually when going down hill. It was NOT built properly! Nothing could be done to stop it from swaying. Sway controls were not available at the time. I sold it with the clear understanding that at the very least the axles had to be relocated before it was safe to use.
mowermech 07/23/14 09:20am Towing
RE: RV age & park rules?

In Montana, any vehicle of any size/type that is 11 years old or older can have PERMANENT license plates. Given the choice between never having to renew my registration and staying in a park that has a "10 year old rule", I will take the PERMANENT registration! That does not apply to trailers of any size or type, though. ALL trailers have PERMANENT registration. But, I don't have a trailer. The "10 year" RV park loses.
mowermech 07/22/14 08:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Are large gas motor Rv's underpower?

The coach? See sig. The toad? See sig, "Toad 2". The road? U.S. Highway 2, over Marias Pass, and I 15, Great Falls to Shelby (several steep grades), and U.S. 87 (several steep grades) Eddie's Corner to Great Falls, and U.S. 191 (steep grades, construction) Harlowton to Eddie\'s Corner, and U.S. 12 (mostly flat, but a couple of grades) Lavina to Harlowton, and MT 3 (some grades) from Billings to Lavina. Problems encountered: NONE! Now for the return trip.... Next Sunday.
mowermech 07/22/14 06:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

The hamfest was OK, but somewhat lacking. No vendors, and the best part of the flea market was the Bitterroot Ham Club table. They had about three (maybe four) estate sales going on. LOTS of stuff for sale. I got a nice hand held transceiver and some other gimcracks, my son got a very nice antenna analyzer (he saw it before I did) and some other stuff. Ennyhoo, I am now at the La Salle RV park about three miles from Columbia Falls. I decided that three days of dry camping was enough, I want full hookups for the remainder of my stay! I think I'll go fishing tomorrow. EDIT: whoops, for some reason that previous post didn't show up until I posted this one! Oh, well... I found the problem with the water pump. It looks like somebody replaced it, and went cheap. The existing pump is a 2 gallon per minute 30 PSI unit! IIRC, Amazon has a 4 GPM 55 PSI one for about $90. I just might get that one.
mowermech 07/22/14 04:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Best state to register a Class A RV in?

"...try to skirt taxes by doing illegal acts." Sorry, I disagree! IF you KNOW the applicable laws, and OBEY those laws, and DOCUMENT your compliance with the laws, you have NOT done anything ILLEGAL!
mowermech 07/21/14 03:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best state to register a Class A RV in?

If your rig is 11 years old or older, you can license it in Montana PERMANENTLY. You will never have to renew the registration for as long as you own the rig. The cost? About $250. YES, you CAN legally establish a Montana LLC to own your rig. In fact, it is very likely you can do the same thing in many other states! However, you absolutely MUST know the laws of your home state, and you MUST comply with those laws TO THE LETTER! If that means you can never bring your rig "home", so be it, do NOT bring it home, EVER! KNOW the applicable laws, COMPLY with the laws completely, and DOCUMENT your compliance!
mowermech 07/21/14 11:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Champion Generator

1. Make sure it is full of oil. 2. Disconnect the low oil level sensor. 3. Start the generator, run it at half load (a bank of 100 watt light bulbs makes a good load bank), and see if it quits. If it does, there is another problem. If it doesn't, replace the oil level sensor.
mowermech 07/21/14 11:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

Hamfest is over. No more need be said about that. I decided that three nights of dry camping was more than enough, so I am set up in a full-hookup park on La Salle road (U.S. 2), three miles from Columbia Falls. I was reminded that I need to replace the water pump in this rig! I took a shower, and the water flow was PITIFUL!! I need a pump that puts out about 60 PSI and 5 GPM. The truck towed well, but I can't say I'm impressed with the Stowmaster telescoping towbar. Maybe I can rebuild the latches and make it better.
mowermech 07/21/14 10:04am Around the Campfire
RE: Tragedy involving RV, probably caused by RV.

Part of an equalizer is as vague as it gets. What part, how do you know it was operator error and on a failure of the part? Exactly! NOBODY knows just what happened, yet some are ready to ASSUME that it was a preventable occurrence. I'm somewhat surprised that there hasn't been a call to outlaw these dangerous hitches! Perhaps that will come if it is shown that it was a part failure not a person failure.
mowermech 07/16/14 07:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

At Malmstrom AFB Gateway Famcamp, Great Falls, MT, for the night. Tomorrow, fuel,then on to Glacier Meadows RV Park for the Hamfest.
mowermech 07/16/14 06:27pm Around the Campfire
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