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RE: Salt water purification

Know of a small salt water purification system? I’m probably wrong with this, my memory isn’t that great.....but, I think with an RO System, the reject water is about 4X the good water. memtb
memtb 08/12/20 07:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Unplanned Maintenance

To all.....I relayed this, hoping that it may help someone. I carry far more stuff than the average RVver for roadside problems....but, overlooked this simple little item! Thanks for the kind words, after all .....we’re all in this together! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 09:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Unplanned Maintenance

Thanks a lot for the description on where the fuel filter is located! Our small Class C has the same model Onan in it (2005 vintage). P.S. Do you still have 3 Miniature Schnauzers? Our little people-dog RV'ing companion is an 8 lb. Havenese. (It took a few trips before we found out a way to play fetch with her inside a 24 foot RV!) No Sir, we lost our oldest ( my Dad’s dog), left us last September. She was getting on up in age (14) and had a heart condition! We still miss her! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 09:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What ONE feature do you really like/want in your next RV ?

We already have it....only took 25 years and several 5th wheels to get here! Here’s the list: Comfortable to a -20 F, dual ac’s, large solar panel system, 6 batteries, hydraulic disc brakes, Bigfoot Auto Leveling, Stackable washer and dryer, 2 Thermostatically controlled Fantastic Fans, 2 inverters ( one a 2000 for most of the unit, and an 800 dedicated for our 5.0 cu ft. chest freezer), dual pane windows, triple axle with 17.5” rims/tires, all LED lighting, added a 12 volt automotive radio/Sirius XM (energy conservation when boondocking), and installed an 12 volt automotive radio/SiriusXM for energy conservation when boondocking. Want to get full skirting for the long winter boondocking trips (help conserve propane)! That ‘bout sums it up! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 07:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Our new solar/inverter power system

work2much, “Color me impressed” A beautiful set-up! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 06:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Unplanned Maintenance

pnichols, We have the little Onan Micro Quiet 4000 generator (2007 vintage)! The filter is located on the end of the unit, near the manual start button and breaker area. The filter is somewhat hidden by a rubber boot/plug in the lower part of the generator housing. The “dead giveaway” is the 3/8” (I think) rubber fuel line routed up from it toward the RV frame. A 9/16” deep socket makes removal easy. It’s a little awkward to access, but a 9/16” open end wrench, and a little patience could get the job done! hope that this discription was somewhat clear. Among my many shortcomings.....giving directions may be my “greatest”! :B memtb
memtb 08/11/20 06:27pm Class C Motorhomes
Unplanned Maintenance

We’ve got an older Class C, which has seen minimal use.....considering age! With our summer travels being minimized this year, we decided to use the motor home for our tri-monthly shopping trip! Figuring that it needs some fresh fuel, and a little exercise for the driveline and the ac. While in the store, we left the generator running for ac power....leaving the dogs camping out! We returned in about an hour, with the generator “not” running, and the interior getting warm A longer period of time or in an extremely hot region.... this could have been ugly! We have a fairly large project planned for our little class c this summer ( 4 panel solar system) but, generator repairs were “not” on the list! Once home, and trying to diagnose the problem.....the generator would start, run for a short while, then die! So, I started with the least expensive, easiest to replace and most likely culprit....the fuel filter. Problem Solved!! This long diatribe is primarily a bit of advice. A very simple thing (fuel filter) could cause you much discomfort and perhaps much worse will on the road. Changing your filter prior to starting your trip could save you some headaches. I recommend having a spare ( cheap, light, small) filter. As much fuel that we go through when on a trip, and never being certain about the quality of every fuel purchase.....a spare filter may save you some heartache! As many spare parts and tools that we carry ......we didn’t have this little item! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 09:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Big Horn Mountains (Sheridan/Buffalo WY)

katleman, that’s one of many reasons that we call this area home! Our little piece of paradise doesn’t look like that.....but, the trip to beauty is pretty short! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 08:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: smell from hot water

Though a bit of a PITA.....a quick bleach flush will “sweeten” the system. An occasional bleach flush through the entire fresh water system can “only” be a good thing! Here at the house, we are on our own well system, which if not treated occasionally will begin to get a little bit of sulfur smell. Hot Springs State Park is not very far from us, and we have lots of minerals in our water. I will give our home water heater a good flush ( water heaters seem to be a “catch all” for minerals and sediment) then fill our home filter housing with bleach...turn on the well and bring the bleach through the pressure tank, and into the rest of the house plumbing. After a day of normal use the bleach has worked it’s way through the system .....and, we’re great for another 6 months or so! It’s a lot quicker and easier with an RV! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 07:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Covid has not stopped the Off Road Motorhomes

That’s what a class c or similar classification should look like! That’s how you RV camp! memtb
memtb 08/11/20 07:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tow vehicle in the shop

Everyone has given great advice. A major breakdown while on the road has always been a fear of mine.....which is the primary reason I don’t want a motor home for extended trips or full timing. Generally, a major breakdown would be something in the drivetrain. Meaning, if you’re in a motor home, all of your personal items, many quite expensive or “politically incorrect” (for the area) are in a motor home in the repair shop.....while, you’re living in a motel room. If the tow vehicle breaks down, it’s in the shop......while you and your personal items are safely in your 5th wheel/travel trailer in an RV park, of your choosing ! memtb
memtb 08/08/20 05:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Parking on area with dirt/grass stability

Nanidh12, We almost never camp in an RV campground, and we camp in all 4 seasons.... from dry summer, wet fall/ spring, to snow and below zero temps. I used 2 pieces of 3/4” plywood, glued and screwed together (laminated). I cut ours to a 16”x16” footprint, you could likely go smaller, as our unit weighs 20K pounds. I also put a small piece of nylon strap between the lamination on one side to serve as a “carry handle”! If we will be camping when temperatures may drop to well below freezing, I have some “tar paper/building felt” pieces pre-cut to go beneath my plywood pieces. This will allow me to take my plywood pieces home with me......not frozen to the ground! We’ve never had to leave any tar paper behind ( it seems to “not” stick to the ice), and hopefully never will! memtb
memtb 08/06/20 07:53am Beginning RVing
RE: Top models in Class C’s

Ron, WOW! Great information summary......you may have just set the “benchmark” for responses! ;) memtb
memtb 08/06/20 07:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Industrial Strength Liars

I believe that this is a multifaceted issue! While undoubtedly there are some “good” salespersons, I believe that many are either totally ignorant about their products or merely want a sale. We’ve recently been watching a series about people buying RV’s. The vast majority of these folks are totally ignorant about RV’s .....and the salespersons only wants the sale. We watched a show recently, that had a young family wanting to full time..... yet, wanting a unit with a cost of no more than $30K. I wouldn’t buy the unit they purchased for an occasional week-end.....and never for full time use. The salesperson gladly took (stole) their money, and never attempted to educate them about RV living. I guess that being an RV salesman is not my forte......as I could not, with a clear conscience sell most of these people the RV that they have chosen! memtb
memtb 08/03/20 11:39am General RVing Issues
RE: The Way “All” 5th Wheels Frames Should Be Built

IMO, you can have a quality, well engineered, somewhat heavier frame to be used in the less expensive, competitive market, without adding a large price to each unit! While the consumer may pay a little more up front....I believe in the long term, it would be a great investment for the consumer memtb
memtb 08/02/20 09:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The Way “All” 5th Wheels Frames Should Be Built

Rick, You are very correct about the engineering and then the manufacturers employing said engineering. The video (New Horizons) spent a little bit of time discussing bracing, gusseting, etc. not used on most RV frames.......as well as frame dimensions and wall thickness. Ultimately, in comes down to the manufactures providing the best frames for our RV’s within reasonable costs! The sad reality is....the “bean counters” determine the quality of the product that is offered to the public. memtb
memtb 08/02/20 06:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: The Way “All” 5th Wheels Frames Should Be Built

If I were to get a “new” (unlikely) RV, Arctic Fox would be on the short list.....if I won a big lottery, New Horizons would be the “only” one on the list. Meanwhile, I hope that our old Teton will carry us to the end of our RV’ing days! memtb
memtb 08/01/20 05:43pm Fifth-Wheels
The Way “All” 5th Wheels Frames Should Be Built

Many folks don’t think about or have any knowledge about the most important part of the RV..... mainly because it is mostly unseen. The frame and suspension is the foundation for your RV. There are places where costs can be reduced, the frame design and integrity .....is not it! Obviously the beam dimensions (wall thickness, height, etc) can be reduced for a smaller, lighter unit.....but this is not the place to put the minimum! If nothing else.....it may give folks an idea of things to look for when shopping for your next RV! And no, we don’t own one! However, many of the features mentioned are things we’ve had in our 5th wheels since the ‘90’s! memtb https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2fKbAUuwgPo
memtb 08/01/20 03:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Checking on Wheel Bearing Heat

My TPMS will show me that the wheels on the sunny side will be 10° warmer than the other. Now, whether bearing heat will show at the edge of the rim.. I don't know. 2oldman, the TPSS system is great......but, the IR gun, is just another tool in your arsenal! memtb
memtb 08/01/20 10:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Checking on Wheel Bearing Heat

I’d be very surprised if the majority of people could get within 20 degrees of the actual temperature when using there hand.It's not the actual temperature they're after when using their hands, it's whether the warmth feels all about the same. I’ll buy that to a point! But, I want to know the temperature differential between tires/hubs/ brake drums(if applicable) for each side of the unit.....example , all should be similar on the same side of the unit. Yes....anyone can determine “if” one component is significantly hotter than it’s counterparts...But, by that time it’s likely too likely too late for preventive maintenance! An example being.... with the IR gun I can determine not only if one component is “warmer” than it’s counterparts.... but determine within a degree or two, the difference from side to side of the unit, caused by loading, road crown, sunlight exposure, etc.! Maybe I am “overreacting” to the importance of this little tool.....but, I’m forming an intense displeasure for roadside or campground work performed in single digit or triple digit temperatures! If this can save me a tire, bearing/hub failure, a dragging brake, or as mentioned a failing truck differential.....it’s a monetary win and some piece of mind! memtb
memtb 08/01/20 09:57am Fifth-Wheels
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