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RE: Cummins Onan P2500I Inverter Portable Generator

If you want something cheaper than Honda and Yamaha just buy a Champion. They're proven have parts available and good support. Do they make a quiet unit? All the Champions I've camped near are the loud contractor units. Yes they make loud contractors generators. Many campgrounds don't even allow those as they're basically as loud as a lawnmower. We're talking about inverter generators here. Huge difference in sound level and price. Good to know. 90% of my camping is boondocking and I've never seen a quiet Champion gen before. If you're in our group and you have a Champion, you have to park on the outer outer outer ring so we won't have to listen to you. They don't have an inverter type Champion then which costs several times as much. Champion inverter generators are in the same league as Honda and Yamaha in terms of sound. My daughter found a Champion 3400 watt inverter generator with remote electric start online a couple years ago for $999 with no tax and free shipping. It's a very nice generator but too heavy for my 63 year old back to lift. I putt along with my 16 year old Honda EU2000 that does everything I need. What you see a lot of in So Cal with the kids who boondock out in the dessert is the 4500 watt $299 Home Depot special. They're blasting loud music all day so it really doesn't matter. No private campground around here will allow those. Unfortunately the States campgrounds don't care and you'll run into those from time to time.
Ron3rd 05/10/20 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Fan clutch work-around

Good work OP!
Ron3rd 05/10/20 09:22am Tech Issues
RE: Hooked it up

Awesome truck. Congratulations!
Ron3rd 05/09/20 04:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cummins Onan P2500I Inverter Portable Generator

If you want something cheaper than Honda and Yamaha just buy a Champion. They're proven have parts available and good support. Do they make a quiet unit? All the Champions I've camped near are the loud contractor units. Yes they make loud contractors generators. Many campgrounds don't even allow those as they're basically as loud as a lawnmower. We're talking about inverter generators here. Huge difference in sound level and price.
Ron3rd 05/07/20 04:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: This could be a problem

Heard on business news this morning that RV sales are booming. Good for the industry but possibly bad for those of us who are already finding it increasingly difficult to find campsites. All the state campgrounds in California are closed with no date to reopen. Some private campgrounds are open and your only choice unless you want to pull off the road somewhere it's legal and dry camp
Ron3rd 05/07/20 04:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cummins Onan P2500I Inverter Portable Generator

If you want something cheaper than Honda and Yamaha just buy a Champion. They're proven have parts available and good support.
Ron3rd 05/06/20 05:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chinese Versus TAIWAN Hand Tools

Always purchased USMade hand tools. Still have them. For the most part me too.A large assortment of 40 year old Craftsman tools when I used to build motors in my younger days. I think I broke a 1/4" ratchet about 30 years ago but as I recall that was my fault and they replaced it. Craftsman today is cheap China junk.
Ron3rd 05/05/20 06:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Storing with gas in tank, for a year or more?

Seafoam? For a gas stabilizer? Hmmmm..... Yes Seafoam is an excellent stabilizer. It's used for other purposes too. Some say the best is marine Stabil
Ron3rd 05/05/20 11:44am Tech Issues
RE: Android vs Apple

jrs1871, Unfortunately newer android phones have to be taken apart to replace the battery. A sales lesson they learned from Apple. While true it's not too bad. I've replaced a couple in iPhones and can tell you the hardest part is dealing with the tiny screws that holds the battery down ! The batteries come with all the tools including the screwdriver which looks like a tiny Torx head driver. First thing you need to do is put the driver on a magnet and magnitize it. If you drop one of those tiny screws you'll probably never find it. Tons of YouTube videos on how to do it. They all basically come apart the same way. I even replaced the battery in my Samsung tablet which was basically the same process as the iPhone only bigger. If you're handy don't be afraid to do it.
Ron3rd 05/04/20 08:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Android vs Apple

The bottom line is all of them work. If you go Android your Apple friends can install Google Duo on their iPhones which is Googles answer to FaceTime.
Ron3rd 05/04/20 08:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Android vs Apple

If you can live with an older generation iPhone check with your local AT&T for promotions. About 2 years ago they had the iPhone 6S, which can do everything I need it to do for $125. The catch was I had to sign up for their streaming service for one month. But I didn't have to pay for one month. The salesman said "just cancel the service when you get home ". Which I did. They probably have a similar promotion now and if you don't need the latest and greatest it works great. On the other hand if you require the latest phone you're gonna have to pay big bucks, something I refuse to do for any phone. Only downside is it won't be able to get 5G. But who knows when that's gonna happen in our area. As to which better, it's a matter of taste. We have Apple, or friends have Android and everybody's happy. Heck my daughter has one of those inexpensive Google phones and really likes it!
Ron3rd 05/04/20 04:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Chinese Versus TAIWAN Hand Tools

Don't know about China but you can get any level of quality you're willing to pay for in Taiwan. Taiwan is not China, not even close.Actually it's not that far away, about 100 miles, and "the Republic of China (commonly referred to as Taiwan)". :) True but they've different countries. Taiwan is a democracy and US ally. We all know about China. I worked for a company that manufacturered parts in Taiwan for 15 years and there is no difference in quality if you're willing to pay for it. For the most part, materials like steel or billet aluminum are actually more expensive in Taiwan but the labor cost and overhead is much less even afteryou pay to ship it here. But a lot of companies bailed on Taiwan and went to China for lower cost and in the process unfortunately educated the Chinese on how to manufacture. Now if you want to argue everything should be made in USA that's a different discussion.
Ron3rd 05/03/20 07:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Which TPMS system to buy for truck and trailer?

I went with the TST 507 about 10 years ago and works fine. Had to buy the repeater when we went with the 35 ft trailer. I understand they now all come with repeater. The monitor died last year but nothing lasts forever. Their new monitors are actually much nicer.
Ron3rd 05/03/20 06:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chinese Versus TAIWAN Hand Tools

Don't know about China but you can get any level of quality you're willing to pay for in Taiwan. Taiwan is not China, not even close.
Ron3rd 05/03/20 06:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Costco GC2 batteries changed?

Last time I checked my local Costco was selling Interstate GC batteries
Ron3rd 04/27/20 12:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Fantastic Fan motor comparison

If they were serious they would use a brushless motor with twin ball bearings. Good Luck, that. True, but then we would have to assume people will pay for quality. Sadly most won't. The price point generally controls. To the OP thanks for the good information
Ron3rd 04/23/20 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Article About DISH and DirecTV Merger

From reading the article, they’re not merging. They might, but not yet. Having just dropped DISH and switched to HULU and streaming after DISH jacked my rate to $150/mo, I would MUCH prefer DISH if it were close to the $65/mo I’m paying now. I X2 on Hulu. Just dumped cable TV and went with Hulu Live at about $55 a month. Couldn't be happier. Cheaper with more and better content. Final straw was when Spectrum notified me our service was going up $30 a month. Cable TV is in big trouble imo. If you have good Internet bandwidth streaming is the only way to go imo.
Ron3rd 04/15/20 08:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Kirkland Signature synthetic 5W/30 ??

Walmart's SuperTech Full Synthetic is the required DEXOS certified for GM vehicles. $14.88 for a 5 gallon jug. I've been using it the wife's Traverse with no issues. $15/5 gal ? that's $3/ gallon or $.75/ qt. ? or is my math bad?Your math is fine, but there may have been a typo. :) Probably meant 5 quarts/liters for $14.88. Sorry meant 5 quarts
Ron3rd 04/15/20 08:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Extended warranty. What are your thoughts

Generally, extended warranties are mostly a gamble that the manufacturer and dealer usually win. I have never bought one for anything I own, except for my last purchase. That was for my Mustang Bullitt, and it has a TON of electronics and Bullitt-specific parts. I bought the 8yr/60K plan because I know I'll keep it that long. If you are going to buy an extended warranty, NEVER go with a third party. Buy Ford's ESP. X2. Also, you can buy from ANY AUTHORIZED RAM/GM/FORD DEALER so shop online for the best price then get your dealer to match it. When I bought my 2016 CTD I received a quote from an out of state Ram dealer for $2200 for the longest warranty available; 8 years, 120 miles. I simply told my dealer I would buy it "from them or buy it from you" it made no difference to me. Time will tell if it was worth it but repairs on these modern diesels can be very expensive.
Ron3rd 04/13/20 11:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Kirkland Signature synthetic 5W/30 ??

Walmart's SuperTech Full Synthetic is the required DEXOS certified for GM vehicles. $14.88 for a 5 gallon jug. I've been using it the wife's Traverse with no issues.
Ron3rd 04/13/20 10:05am Tech Issues
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