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RE: Multimeter recommendation?

For a meter, decent middle of the road clamp meter, Uni-T UT210E. Thanks! Just ordered one.
OkieGene 11/26/21 03:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Are OTR truckers restricted from speeding?

I spent 15 years in the trucking and transportation business. Many companies have limits set on the rig. Speed limits may be regulated, and thus can't be exceeded, at any level the company desires. For example, many years ago, all the Schneider and JB Hunt trucks were limited to 55 mph. They can also set the truck to not idle for longer than, oh lets say 10 minutes or whatever they want, to conserve fuel and emissions. This is done not just to save money, but to help lower risk and liability. Everyone knows, or should know, that is a commercial truck, or you, are driving over the speed limit and have a wreck, you are exposed to much more penalty and liability, or the government and the lawyers will be lined up trying to get in on going after you. Some companies will pay a driver bonus for meeting or exceeding a fuel mileage mark. Get better mileage, get a bigger pay check.
OkieGene 11/15/21 11:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel tank recommendation.

Contact Transfer Flo in California and talk to them. I referred a friend to them, he conferred with them, purchased it and they shipped it to him, and a local garage installed it for him. This was a replacement tank, larger of course, that replaced the one he had. Now I'm trying to get him to buy one that sits in the bed of the pickup, low profile.
OkieGene 11/14/21 10:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding more Solar and DC-DC charger

I'm not solar expert..... I heard from an acquaintance that purchased an extra solar panel. You may not have the room to carry one....but anyway, to supplement his roof mounted panels on those days when it's hard to get enough sun to top off the batteries, this is what he does. He pulls the extra panel out of its storage spot and positions it on the ground, angled up and aimed properly with a home made metal frame thing, and aims it to catch the sun as it starts to come up. This gets some amps going 1st thing. He may or may not move it again, just depends, but he will wait, if needed, to re aim it for early evening to start catching the sun as it goes down, thus catching the the last of the suns energy. It's a little expense, not a lot, you need another good panel, the wiring, and some material to make the framework to hold and aim the panel as the day progresses. Best wishes to you.
OkieGene 11/14/21 10:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Solar Learning Question, from a previous thread

Thanks guys, I appreciate the input. I'd like to install my own so I will know more about it, how it works and is set up, and how to fix and update as needed. I might hire some guys to get on the roof and install the panels, maybe, but I definitely want to do the rest myself. I plan to install Solar in my new rig (Shopping now) and I also want to establish a 2nd and independent system for my Ham Radio operation. I want to be able to take my portable station out away from the rv and run it while operating ham radio, you guys who are hams will understand. Later!
OkieGene 11/14/21 07:59pm Tech Issues
Solar Learning Question, from a previous thread

Hi, There was a thread running, now closed, by someone requesting a Solar Subforum. I asked a question if anybody had a link to help me learn more about Solar. The thread was closed right after that, and someone emailed me with a link. Unfortunately, I didn't bookmark that and the email is gone. I'm getting confused about what is needed to make a good solar system, if the person who emailed me could resend, or anyone else with a very good solar system understanding and learning link would put it up here, I'd be most grateful. Thanks!
OkieGene 11/13/21 05:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Toilet broke loose!

Dude! No more Taco Bell for you!
OkieGene 11/09/21 07:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Payment method

Go talk to your local credit union. A real live person face to face, the manager.
OkieGene 11/08/21 01:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: leaking pipes

While you're at it, snake the drain pipes up on the roof.
OkieGene 11/06/21 01:34am Tech Issues
RE: Refrigerator Smell - Yuck!

You might try an Ozone Generator and direct it into the fridge-freezer.
OkieGene 11/06/21 01:33am General RVing Issues
RE: "Solar" Sub-Forum

I need an online tutorial of how RV Solar system work. The more I search online the more confusicated I become. Can anyone recommend anything? Thanks
OkieGene 11/03/21 09:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Coleman Triton stove sucks! Replacement?

^^^^^^ I've purchased new leather cups on ebay. Prices used to be a couple of bucks apiece but now people that have them to sell are asking a kings ransom. You might as well check it out anyway.
OkieGene 11/01/21 05:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Side-Trip Report: Great Salt Plains SP, OK

The Highway 412 you were on is just about the longest straight run in America. One section is 47.7 miles and is arrow straight, and the 2nd section is 65.5 miles of arrow straight miles. The tiny town you mentioned, Kenton, is one of the USA's best Dark Sky astronomy viewing areas, as there is just nothing really out there. You can google Okie Tex Star Party dot com, and see how people come from all across the USA as well as Canada and sometimes from other Continents. If you are an amateur astronomer, this place should be on your short list.
OkieGene 10/30/21 09:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Coleman Triton stove sucks! Replacement?

I have a 3 burner coleman gas stove I purchased new in 1977, so that's 44 years, and it's still working fine.
OkieGene 10/30/21 09:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: RF getting into Winnebago Furnace!!

Go to and to the forums section, the Mobil subsection or others you'll figure out which one, and ask your question there.
OkieGene 10/23/21 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Good Sam ERS Hung Us Out to Dry

Good Sam is NOT in the business to provide roadside assistance. Good Sam IS in the the business to make money. Period. Let that sink in.
OkieGene 10/22/21 11:34pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Air compressors

Well that's an interesting question and it may call for an unconventional answer. You could purchase an air bottle (similar to a scuba tank, or actually an old scuba tank) like the rock crawler folks use. They use these to air up tires in the middle of nowhere or to run air tools etc. These are very strong air bottles that handle a lot of high pressure air. You'd need a regulator of course. You wouldn't want to waste the high pressure, so you'd want to use your air compressor to put air into the tire (that your compressor could reasonably handle) and then top off the tire from the bottle. That's one possibility and certainly a unique possibility. Good luck.
OkieGene 10/07/21 05:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: interstate 40 from New York to Las Vegas

I think I'd go zippity doodah to St Louis. In St Louis pick up I-44 to Oklahoma City. In OKC pickup I-40 and head west. New York to I-40 has tons of options. Personally I'd cross the Mississippi River above Memphis, do not go through Memphis. If the weather is good I might take I-70 through Denver and cross into Utah. In Utah get on I-15 and head south to Lost Wages NV. If the weather is not good, wintertime weather, I HATE driving I-70 from Denver going west. NO way I am going to put tire chains on. Eisenhower is good but the weather gets rough in the wintertime. Yeah Colorado does a good job snow plowing but I just don't want to mess with it. If you decide to go through Denver make sure the weather is good, then run it straight through to Grand Junction, don't dilly dally and stop and have the weather turn on you. If you're in Denver and the weather forecast goes bad, take I-25 south to Albuquerque and I-40. Best wishes to you, good luck.
OkieGene 09/29/21 07:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Are Butyl Tapes Equal?

Consider using Eternabond. That stuff seriously sticks!!!
OkieGene 09/22/21 11:21pm Tech Issues
RE: What's in your tool kit? What about other must-haves?

I'd definitely carry a roll of Eternabond tape and a quality caulk gun ($15-ish for a dripless unit) and a couple tubes of Dicor, along with a roll of Butyl tape. Some quality duck tape too. I have one of those reflective vests you see highway crews wearing, they only cost a few bucks. I'd add to that a package of the reflective triangles (don't buy the cheapies, they blow over too easily, get the ones the 18-wheelers use. Harbor Freight sells some battery powered RED flashing light things, they only cost around $5 or $6. I have some and they are awesome. On that note, plenty of flashlights and electric lantern, battery powered (around $10 at Harbor Freight. A weather radio is a must. Buy a larger and better fire extinguisher, the one you have now most likely is the size that will barely put out a cigarette butt.
OkieGene 09/20/21 12:38pm Beginning RVing
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