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Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-26-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 18,725
Posted By HISSSSS
Or a left handed smoke shifter to keep the...

Or a left handed smoke shifter to keep the campfire from blowing smoke into your eyes? :whistling:
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-18-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,675
Posted By HISSSSS
Really off topic from "What is up with Ford?"

Regarding my Post #70, I never said to use an electric Hummer or put a small engine in an 18 wheel semi rig and expect them to be economical or even a feasible idea. I'm an engineer, I lived by the...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-16-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,675
Posted By HISSSSS
So, anyone that thinks they know what's the...

So, anyone that thinks they know what's the "best" engine/ trans combos today, do you have an engineering degree and spend 40+ hours a week evaluating every possible combination that is available to...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 12-16-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 18,725
Posted By HISSSSS
Jimmy Durante, what a large nose he had and...

Jimmy Durante, what a large nose he had and memorial voice.

Since I'm a youngster, only 65 YO, compared to most of the rest of most of the posters, I only remembered $0.05 Cokes out of the machine...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-05-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,257
Posted By HISSSSS
Nothing to do with the BAs, but I will never...

Nothing to do with the BAs, but I will never forget the time tent camping at a rustic campsite at Lake Arbutus WI in the early '90s near Black River Falls WI and a couple of A10's were barely over...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-05-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,558
Posted By HISSSSS
CO/ O2 Monitor been checked recently?

Make sure you have a verifiable working CO/ O2 Monitor, any combustion in a living space is always questionable in my mind.

I wouldn't do something that could have fatal outcome w/o a check and a...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-29-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By HISSSSS
Mine was also low flow/ pressure on the water...

Mine was also low flow/ pressure on the water pump, I upgraded to an Oxygenics Hand Held sprayer (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F5MUB66/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) .
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-22-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,886
Posted By HISSSSS
Depending on the road conditions..

Started on the west side in late May (21?) 2019 at 9:30 AM on a dry highway and a "possible isolated rain shower" in the forecast ended being 12" of snow at the top. Very memorable during our first...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-22-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,556
Posted By HISSSSS
In general, ladder safety guidelines I have seen...

In general, ladder safety guidelines I have seen require at least 3' above the height where it rests against the wall/ roof (so you have something to hold on to as you step off on to the roof). Also...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 09-22-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,681
Posted By HISSSSS
Freightliner is my go to service center

Freightliner is less than 20 miles from my home in WI and the nearest MB is about 90 miles so I only use Freightliner exclusively. They are typically open longer hours than MB as they need to...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 09-10-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By HISSSSS
Just got in July a 2020 F150 Lariat with 502A...

Just got in July a 2020 F150 Lariat with 502A options and max towing package for boat and non TT usage and it is rated at 12.5K with 3.5 eco boost. The problem with getting a vehicle now is COVID:...
Forum: Damon 08-30-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By HISSSSS
The oil is hydroscopic, not the refrigerant

R134a refrigerant doesn't absorb water as much as the PAG oil. Never use an open container of oil unless it's been evacuated and heated during evacuation, heating and evacuation shouldn't be...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-26-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By HISSSSS
Many vendors out there for these products, I went...

Many vendors out there for these products, I went with a TST unit and have had no problems with it over the last year (other than the slow leak on the LF tire, but I know when it needs to be pumped...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 08-24-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,140
Posted By HISSSSS
2012 Via 25T experience

We have had ours since 2016, put 6K on a Utah circle trip from WI last year, only problem was a rock chip in the window that was fixed locally the next day for $40. Have put 13K total on it since we...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 08-19-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By HISSSSS
Having TPMS is not optional in my mind: How much...

Having TPMS is not optional in my mind: How much is it worth that you know one of your tires is low on pressure/ has a high temperature in real time which may mean you could get stranded in a less...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-19-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,952
Posted By HISSSSS
I agree, IL and IN toll roads are a pain....

I agree, IL and IN toll roads are a pain. HOWEVER, I believe WI has no toll roads on the interstate system or any other roads. Please correct me if you had tolls in WI and I would like to know where...
Forum: Boondocking 05-28-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,872
Posted By HISSSSS
OP: You do know you have to use a special...

OP: You do know you have to use a special connection per Honda, not just using a 50 to 30A dog bone? https://cdn.powerequipment.honda.com/pe/pdf/manuals/pci54866.pdf I would guess this is required...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-27-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12,827
Views: 1,040,240
Posted By HISSSSS
Probably sometime tomorrow

Probably sometime tomorrow
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 05-18-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By HISSSSS
After years of performing engineering risk...

After years of performing engineering risk analysis and developing Lock Out, Tag Out procedures for various mechanical equipment, I would never get under something that could drop if the pneumatic...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-28-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 28,589
Posted By HISSSSS
This virus is also bring the worse out of some...

This virus is also bring the worse out of some people: My daughter in a west suburb of Chicago related that a close friend, a pharmacist, has Covid-19 and has been getting hate messages/ put downs...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 03-27-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,669
Posted By HISSSSS
Our 2011 chassis Via needed a new DEF heater at...

Our 2011 chassis Via needed a new DEF heater at 34K last year, other than that, just follow the service intervals. A bit more expensive for maintenance but the fuel savings more than cover it, at...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-27-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,812
Posted By HISSSSS
I'm guessing it was the reference to the Fiat...

I'm guessing it was the reference to the Fiat X1/9 that may have been the cause for the dead end for the thread :whistling: . I had a first year, 1974, version that, while it was a blast to drive...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-23-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 28,589
Posted By HISSSSS
Better to play it safe than go to an early funeral

Yes this was true, except Hong Kong which was a shining light on what to do to prevent the spread a month ago in a large city will be in lockdown again very soon as a lot of new cases have just been...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 03-10-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,495
Posted By HISSSSS
Stuff Happens

While it's true the campground electrical will probably be what you need to protect from 99% of the time, what about when the generator has issues? It's a electro-mechanical system so sooner or later...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-09-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,397
Posted By HISSSSS
Unheated Beer Fridge Up North...

My 20+ year old "beer fridge" in the unheated garage in WI starts to have problems controlling freezer temperature when the garage gets around 40F. The fridge will maintain 33 to 40F until the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-09-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By HISSSSS
If your batteries are easy to access (mine is...

If your batteries are easy to access (mine is under the entrance steps), you might want to check out this small rotary switch that attached to the battery terminal:...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-04-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By HISSSSS
I top mine off (12.8VDC) and then disconnect the...

I top mine off (12.8VDC) and then disconnect the negative lead. It's stored in a 40 F shed. If it was to got below 32 F, I would pull the batteries and store them in the house's basement so they...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-01-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,343
Posted By HISSSSS
And the building inspectors can play God so you...

And the building inspectors can play God so you need to do religiously correct whatever they say are your deficiencies to receive their blessings :icon_peace:
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 12-17-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,439
Posted By HISSSSS
My nearest MB dealer is 85 miles away, I use the...

My nearest MB dealer is 85 miles away, I use the Freightliner dealer that is only 15 miles away and always have great service since they also sell/ service Sprinters.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-28-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By HISSSSS
Yep, just about every group has their own MLAs...

Yep, just about every group has their own MLAs (Multiple Letter Acronyms) to keep typing down to a minimum and this inadvertently also acts as a confusion factor for those that haven't learned what...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-28-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By HISSSSS
Internal Combustion Engine in this instance.

Internal Combustion Engine in this instance.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 11-16-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,356
Posted By HISSSSS
Sumos made a believer out of me

I echo the other posts about Sumos to minimize curb roll, it is a fairly cheap fix to stop having to slow to a stop to prevent the diving the stock Sprinter suspension typically does.
Forum: Boondocking 11-13-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,874
Posted By HISSSSS
How goo is the temperature control on your absorbtion fridge?

Get a temperature monitor to see how much it varies (I use a https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QJVU78/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. ) Outside 33 to 40 in the fridge? It...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-06-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 25,106
Posted By HISSSSS
Best "rent rate" there is...

I have a 45F heated pole barn at my son's place 3 miles away. Cost: Have to babysit the 2 and 4 YO grandkids twice a week, best and most enjoyable arrangement possible as we can influence their...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-05-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By HISSSSS
The entire Utah Big Five Circle route, each is...

The entire Utah Big Five Circle route, each is unique in it's own right. Who needs skyscrapers in a big city to feel small when you can get a much better view at Zion or even Capital Reef. Add the...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 11-01-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Coachmen: Mice
Views: 2,275
Posted By HISSSSS
I've had luck with cheap drier sheets from the $...

I've had luck with cheap drier sheets from the $ Store. They leave my boat alone in a heated garage. I use a lot of them since they are cheap. No need to buy the name brand types.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-30-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,875
Posted By HISSSSS
Try a reusable "TyRap"

Instead of a TyRap, I use a 3/4" wide Velcro strap and cut to length, you would be surprised how often you find a use for it. Extra tip: Cut at least on one end on ~ 45 degree angle so it is easier...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-30-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,610
Posted By HISSSSS
Backpacker's Mentality

Good items Scott
Having backpacked a lot in an early period of life, every item you take is scrutinized:
Do I really need it or is there something else that will suffice? Can I use it for...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-28-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By HISSSSS
Chaffeekid: Check the voltage on the front,...

Chaffeekid: Check the voltage on the front, working furnace, my guess it is in the range Reacher describes. Low voltage may prevent the gas valve solenoid from operating. If it doesn't open, no...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10-27-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,765
Posted By HISSSSS
Another way to defy gravity when installing a nut...

I usually use doubled over masking tape if I don't have double sided tape available to hold the nut to my finger tip when doing basically a blind install.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-21-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,859
Posted By HISSSSS
Various, as others have posted, all news is...

Various, as others have posted, all news is propaganda, you just need to consider the slant to the source. :banghead:
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-20-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,859
Posted By HISSSSS
Don't belive everything on the Internet...

Whenever I see a posting, I use a bit of common sense: What does the poster have to gain if anything in posting, if anything? Post #1 is from a Fox News story from NY about LA gas prices. Why is...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 10-16-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,151
Posted By HISSSSS
Beware of using an incandescent light bulb...

If you use a tungsten element light bulb, be aware that they fail/ burn out. How do you determine / prevent this at 2 AM in the morning when the temperature is below 32F? Do you need to have this...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-16-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,643
Posted By HISSSSS
Sometimes more than air is required...

For the "blow out with air only group", make sure if you have a macerator pump that it also gets flushed. My Winnie manual has Air Pressure and AF methods of winterizing the water supply lines but...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-13-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,970
Posted By HISSSSS
This is a RV forum to answer questions about RVs,...

This is a RV forum to answer questions about RVs, camping, etc. What does the max speed limit have to do with that? Who drives their rig over 70 MPH?

Seems like this post has gone wayyyy off...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-12-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By HISSSSS
Ditto on using GasBuddy, not always exactly...

Ditto on using GasBuddy, not always exactly correct on price but it usually has all fuel stations noted ( I need to sort on diesel). Did I mention it's free?
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 10-12-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,643
Posted By HISSSSS
I was also busted...

Dad had a new bottle of Jack at home, I was short on cash before payday while working the summer before my junior year at college, relieved the contents from the bottle on Tuesday (carefully not to...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-12-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,970
Posted By HISSSSS
Trust but verify...

Don't just connect the trailer wire harness, verify it works: Whenever I connect a trailer, I put on the emergency flasher and verify they are working on the trailer. Then also verify the brake...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10-12-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,970
Posted By HISSSSS
This violates the third rule of Good Engineering:...

This violates the third rule of Good Engineering: Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
Forum: Sprinter Chassis Forum 10-07-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,003
Posted By HISSSSS
My solution was to install internal band sensors...

My solution was to install internal band sensors (TST 507) when I got new tires. Never have to worry about stem failure due to the added weight on the valve stem.

The down side is the batteries...
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