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RE: New smoker grill

Just got a new toy, seems well made, have a pork roast on it now to test it. Got it from Amazon, about 30-35 lbs, has a latch to hold it closed when not in use, will be a permanent addition to my load out. smoker/grill Wow, it looks really impressive and I like the side shelves. Any serving photos to share? Don't use a gas grill, I carry one of the small coal ones (here's my latest, from masterbuilt) and a bucket of charcoal. But now I'm starting to think about adding one of these to my collection.
jeremy_kirby 04/09/20 12:34am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Thomas Payne, Rec Pro, or Best Furniture

I'm in the process of replacing the jackknife in our Coleman that has 10" of arms that are fixed with one that has no arms. It is a RecPro, and hope it does it's job and lasts. Just from what I can feel of the material in the package, it feels nice and comfy, so will see. If anything we gained an extra foot Plus the added width. Overall it is 2 inches wider. Sorry if I missed this, but do you have any updates, Acdii? Been thinking about replacing one of our sofas with two recliners so I'm looking for any comments on RecPro durability. Wife has been thinking about getting Charles 28" RV Euro. But I'm afraid these could be hard to operate (not to mention possible tension problems).
jeremy_kirby 03/17/20 08:48pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: What portable toilet has biggest seat and bowl?

What PortaPotti / Camco portable toilet (or similar) has the biggest seat and bowl? I’d much prefer a manual one, not a battery operated pump such as the 550E Curve. I dont want a WagBag or similar. The Leopard Outdoor T-Type Three Directional Flush Portable Travel Toilet - 5.3 Gallon - is pretty well rated on Amazon, except some people complain that the bowl is too small. (a common complaint on reviews of various portable toilets) We’ll need to move it from the truck camper out to a ‘toilet tent’ frequently, so easy to move around would be good. Any suggestions? Thanks. Nobody wants wag bags, so you made a right decision. Unfortunately, I've never tried anything from Leopard Outdoor, but our camping toilet (from Sanitation equipment) has similar construction and for me it works quite well. I'm not a small guy - 220 lbs - if this matters somehow and could help you. Here is a review of some porta-pottis that might help..Porta Potti review Similar one is mentioned in this review, though ours is Visa, 248 - specs here. The difference is in capacity - 248 is 18L, as 268 is 24L, and imo it's would be hard to move when it's almost full. Keep in mind that you might want to buy/make a bag (our came without one) for it so it'd be easier to store in your camper and carry around. For us it's really a big plus that you can keep it in a "bath" tent - no odor, no stench and everything gross is stored securely until you clean it. And I need to mention that it's quite easy to empty and clean: I typically end up just emptying it at home when I return.
jeremy_kirby 01/19/20 10:59pm Truck Campers
RE: New coffee maker

Since missus have problems with blood pressure she doesn't drink coffee anymore, and I switched to french press - but, well, to be honest I've never liked it as it never came out the same. The roast is the same, it's just me who couldn't master it. So I swapped it for a single-serve coffeemaker (from Black+Decker, CM618) and it works well for me. It's not an option if you're going to make coffee for your guests (as it's just really small, one travel mug), still results are nice.
jeremy_kirby 12/24/19 02:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Best tankless water heaters (LP) 2.5gph or higher

Just my two cents. I have a tankless heater at home, but not on our camper. Just don't believe it might be very effective. The tankless heater takes a lot of gas (or electricity) at one time, even though it saves in the long run. If using electric, I wouldn't think 30 amps would handle it if anything else is running. If on gas, yes, the BTUs would be less but while heating the water up quicker, you'd empty your LP tanks sooner. It's still gonna take the same amount of energy to get the water to temp, it's just cheaper and may do the job quicker. It might be worth it to you, but for us... well, it just didn't work. We installed InSinkErator (specs), added mix valve, water still was too hot to handle. Hope that makes sense, as I love the one we have at home, but can't see it being that great on the camper or RV - but once again, it's just me and my experience. If your going to get a tankless get the Truma. If you do a lot of boondocking or desert camping it's pointless to have it. I have a Girard, it works well, but with any tankless you operate differently than your home shower.First you need acceptable water pressure and flow. Buy a good adjustable water pressure valve and keep the pressure at 40-60 psi which works good for me. Set the temperature on the thermostat to 100 or so, then turn the hot water on full. You don't need the cold water cause the shower temp is set at the thermostat. Mine works fine with this method. A good adjustable quality water pressure valve is a Renator. You can find it on amazon. My Girard will run for 20 minutes, then it cycles off to protect the electronics from too much heat. This ^ might be a good solution. I will keep it in mind, just in case we would like to try again, so thanks for sharing your experience, T18skyguy.
jeremy_kirby 11/26/19 08:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Snake Repellent Testing - Advice

Why are so many people so afraid of snakes? They do way more good than harm! I bet most people don’t even know of anyone that has been biting by one. Better be safe than sorry! Back to OP's question, commercial snake repellents don't work, so don't waste your money and time.
jeremy_kirby 11/26/19 08:13pm Beginning RVing
RE: Uncomfortable Sofa

Twice that steelhunter said. Plywood might help - gives the seat backs some slope/comfort. As for sleeping, when we had a similar problem, I took a 2" foam pad and cut it to fit the top square of the bed. Meaning everything but the couch cushions. We then put a fitted sheet over it to hold the pad in place, and that made our sofa a better place to sleep, comfortable at least.
jeremy_kirby 11/26/19 08:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Garmin GPS

I went with the Garmin Camper 770 due to the largeness of the screen, use it a bit over a year and have no complaints. Gladly, it has not yet taken us on a wierd route. Also the fact you can just talk to it rather than typing is a huge plus for me.
jeremy_kirby 11/26/19 07:47pm Technology Corner
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