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Old 08-31-2014, 09:13 AM   #21505
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Ah grasshoppers.

The effects of altitude and temperature. (Be aware that this applies to RV tires as well as inflatable beds.

For every 1000 feet of altitude change there is a 0.48 pound difference in air pressure.
For every 10 degrees of temperature change there is a 2% difference in air pressure

So let us assume that you set your bed at 60 psi (Annie could set her's higher as she is not as heavy as..... well, you know)
There would be a 2.4 psi difference (increase) between Sea Level and 5000 feet
Also, let us assume that the temperature difference is 10 degrees lower. So that would be a 1.2 psi drop. My math says that the difference would total 1.2 psi so now the bed would be at 61.2 psi. Not a heck of a lot of change to be fidgeting with buttons.

The above scientific discussion does not take into account any hot air visiting from Arkansas, nor any internal thermostat temperature settings that may make the temperature to be rather stable, nor any hot air being verbally expelled by occupants of other States or permanent occupants, Annie excluded.
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^^^ Wayne - too early for math today - just cleared 4 large bags and stack of shoe boxes 6 feet tall for disposal. Another bag for charity. A refresh on coffee and I'm going back in...

As for the Sleep Number - it's fairly quick to let the air down to next to nuthin - so when going up will just let it out. It firms up just as quickly. Better safe than sorry.

Edit - I have hypoxia after reading your post Wayne. I took Aerospace Physiology in college in 1978. Put me to sleep then too.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:27 AM   #21507
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To early! How do you think I felt doing math this early in the morning. Sheesh!

just remember to use te fudge factor with the RV Tires and don't eat fudge, or crackers, if sleeping on an air bed. I'll explain the first if necessary or asked for.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:29 AM   #21508
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Ah grasshoppers.

The effects of altitude and temperature. (Be aware that this applies to RV tires as well as inflatable beds.

For every 1000 feet of altitude change there is a 0.48 pound difference in air pressure.
For every 10 degrees of temperature change there is a 2% difference in air pressure

So let us assume that you set your bed at 60 psi (Annie could set her's higher as she is not as heavy as..... well, you know)
There would be a 2.4 psi difference (increase) between Sea Level and 5000 feet
Also, let us assume that the temperature difference is 10 degrees lower. So that would be a 1.2 psi drop. My math says that the difference would total 1.2 psi so now the bed would be at 61.2 psi. Not a heck of a lot of change to be fidgeting with buttons.

The above scientific discussion does not take into account any hot air visiting from Arkansas, nor any internal thermostat temperature settings that may make the temperature to be rather stable, nor any hot air being verbally expelled by occupants of other States or permanent occupants, Annie excluded.
Who's he talking bout Willis?
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To early! How do you think I felt doing math this early in the morning. Sheesh!

just remember to use te fudge factor with the RV Tires and don't eat fudge, or crackers, if sleeping on an air bed. I'll explain the first if necessary or asked for.
I have TST on MH tires with fudge factor set under the direction of and using the SkyBoss method.

Will do the same with the toad and now the Sleep Number bed. There must be an app for that ???
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They are probably waiting for us at home. Thank you for sending them.

We are on the Rainbow! We have been out every weekend since April 1, with as many long weekends as possible.

We won't be out next weekend, as Serenity is going in for a new microwave, replaced under warranty. Then we're packing for the rally.

I am also having problems with my city water fitting, but may replace that myself. The dealer wants $65 in labor to replace a $5 fitting. Any recommendations, Muteys? I could buy the part and replace it at the rally if someone could guide me. There are three screws holding it in, but I don't know what is behind that.

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Woo Hoo! On the rainbow! Hopefully the mugs found their way. As for the fitting - I have never had such a problem and cannot help.. I'm sure Wayne knows.
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They are probably waiting for us at home. Thank you for sending them.

We are on the Rainbow! We have been out every weekend since April 1, with as many long weekends as possible.

We won't be out next weekend, as Serenity is going in for a new microwave, replaced under warranty. Then we're packing for the rally.

I am also having problems with my city water fitting, but may replace that myself. The dealer wants $65 in labor to replace a $5 fitting. Any recommendations, Muteys? I could buy the part and replace it at the rally if someone could guide me. There are three screws holding it in, but I don't know what is behind that.

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Liz, you might want to take those screws out and pull fitting out so you can see how the hose is connect. There is usually a non-reusable crimp that is used on the plumbing. I don't have a tool to crimp on a new one but if the hole that the hose goes through is large enough to get a screw tightening clamp through then that might be used.

Ha DWAYNE, any ideas on this post! Or anyone else!
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They are probably waiting for us at home. Thank you for sending them.

We are on the Rainbow! We have been out every weekend since April 1, with as many long weekends as possible.

We won't be out next weekend, as Serenity is going in for a new microwave, replaced under warranty. Then we're packing for the rally.

I am also having problems with my city water fitting, but may replace that myself. The dealer wants $65 in labor to replace a $5 fitting. Any recommendations, Muteys? I could buy the part and replace it at the rally if someone could guide me. There are three screws holding it in, but I don't know what is behind that.

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Liz, you might want to take those screws out and pull fitting out so you can see how the hose is connect. There is usually a non-reusable crimp that is used on the plumbing. I don't have a tool to crimp on a new one but if the hole that the hose goes through is large enough to get a screw tightening clamp through then that might be used.

Ha DWAYNE, any ideas on this post! Or anyone else!
Hi Liz.

As Tim suggested. Remove the 3 screws and gently pull the screw-on connect away from the place where the screws were. I say gently because you don't know how much PEX hose they used to connect to the back side. If it comes out easily after breaking away from the paint then there should be enough hose to work with. Some have the crimp on connector land some have the 3/4 inch typical hose connector. If the later, just unscrew it, throw the old city water fitting away and put on the new one. Be sure to replace the gasket in the part that connect to the back of the new city fitting.

If you experience a difficult time pulling the old fitting off - stop - as some old craftsman may have put the end to tight with no slack. Call Dwayne for help - or spend the $65.

A close up picture of the area you are working in may help with other suggestions.

p.s., if it is a crimp you will have to cut the hose as close to the fitting as possible. Then get a "radiator clamp," any auto parts store or even Walmart should have an assortment of them, and use it in place of the crimp to attach the new fitting after pushing the hose back on.
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Yep it has a steel clamp if you can buy the shark bite style to replace it with it's not hard to fix about 30 mins. I have oovoo if I'm not there. I'll help it's like Skype video chat I can walk you threw it.
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Yep it has a steel clamp if you can buy the shark bite style to replace it with it's not hard to fix about 30 mins. I have oovoo if I'm not there. I'll help it's like Skype video chat I can walk you threw it.
And Steve my arrow groups not the deer groups lol

Lol.... Steve must not be a hunter.... I knew.... Sons taking a special trip to Missouri later to hunt white tail.... They both hunt locally so think it is more a guy trip.....

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When and where is the rally?

Hi. Myrtle Beach, SC. There's a forum for it -check it out - lots of info.

We will be there September 12th through the 22nd.
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