Today was (about) our one month anniversary on the IRV2 Forum. We joined for a number of reasons, including the fact that we are recently retired (mostly retired in my case, fully retired for my wife) and have gradually begun a new phase in our life that includes an RV. We're both career-long engineers in the aerospace/space launch industry, and still enjoy engaging our technical skills to exercise our minds and keep busy. These two factors (The RV which includes a new F350 Diesel Truck, and the mental exercise) resulted in us starting a small business which is one of the other reasons we joined IRV2 - we needed a place to try advertising. The crew at IRV2 has been great getting us started and we really appreciate it!!
Our full story on this subject is on our company website www.fivestardef.com
, where you can read all the details of our attempt at entrepreneurship and find our products including an easy way to purchase them on eBay or the website (links to the eBay auctions are included in the blog). We do all the work ourselves, including updates on the website. We make our cool flexible spouts, clean and label our DEFJUGS, purchase and weigh out pure automotive grade urea, and package and ship from our recently built clean work area in our home. We offer an affordable way to have your DEF tested for urea concentration using a laboratory grade instrument by sending you a sample tube and return envelope. We provide the results via email after testing in our small lab.
We're proud to offer what we think is a safer way to carry reserve DEF on your vehicle that is also easier on the environment by using local supply of distilled water from your grocery store. We also have come up with a cool flexible spout that makes it easier to dispense DEF in your vehicle (fits most jugs on the market), and also offer the only cleanliness and drop tested ISO 22241 compliant REFILLABLE container specifically for DEF available on the market today.
The other reason we joined IRV2 is that we have learned a LOT about Clean Diesel Technology in the last 10 months and wanted to share the information in a way that might help others to understand their newer RV or diesel truck. We have no association with RV manufacturers, or engine builders, or other OEM associations or petroleum/DEF manufacturers and distributors - just a couple of retired engineers who enjoy working together and have a small talent for research and problem solving. I guess it helps that I'm a life-long gear head and enjoy working on anything automotive related.
I'm the writer of the fivestardef posts that often seem long and technical, but seem to have had a good reception. I'll continue this regardless of how the business works because it is enjoyable and social (at least as social as it can be tapping away on a laptop).
Thanks for including us in your IRV2 discussions, and as always, please consider us your technical resource for questions on Clean Diesels and DEF.