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Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-25-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,398
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Cargo Box

There's probably a reason that most commercial racks carry their loads horizontally rather than vertically. With all that jewelry hanging on the back, I'd be worried every time I hit a bump. In the...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-25-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,959
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Heavy Duty Extension Cord versus Power Cord

Don't forget your 25' cord is plugged into a house receptacle that is itself some distance from your 20 amp breaker. It's the total run that determines the voltage drop over any length of wire;...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-25-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,237
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Bedding?

Since we mostly are in warm weather country, we ditched sleeping bags in favor of home-made 'sleep sacks' made from cotton sheets. A self-inflating thin foam pad fits inside a sleeve made from one...
Forum: Fuel Economy 08-08-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 75,056
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Post your MPG

Cenex has outlets in the middle US (OK, KA, NE, MO, etc) only, but good to know that it makes a difference. According to this old blog post...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-03-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,990
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: 12 volt accessory outlets

I've given some thought to planting a 7805 voltage regulator (https://www.fairchildsemi.com/ds/LM/LM7805.pdf) in each of my 5V LED stick-up lights. 12V in, 5V out - at 1 amp, that should be plenty...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-03-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,990
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: 12 volt accessory outlets

I've used one of these 12V multi plugs (https://www.amazon.com/Wagan-4-Way-Automotive-Socket-Extender/dp/B0009JB7GI/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_0_2) for a couple of years without too much difficulty. I also...
Forum: Fuel Economy 08-03-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,928
Posted By arrveedogz
Beware Sheetz diesel ... no really, that's the brand name!

Sheetz is a fuel/quickie-mart brand now common in the mid Atlantic US states (NC through PA and as far west as OH). Nice-looking stations, clean, etc, so no reason to be suspicious. I filled up at...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-03-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,327
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: And now its the front tires

RoadTrek had a fun reply to my inquiry: You get whatever tires come on the Sprinters they get. Effectively, "don't call us, call Sprinter." Continental doesn't have any sympathy if you don't...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-13-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,327
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: And now its the front tires

Thanks, consolation is better than nothing.

The DOT shows the tires are indeed from '07, not surprising on an '08 RV. I mis-stated the mileage, which is actually 19500; still a disappointing tire...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-13-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,327
Posted By arrveedogz
And now its the front tires

I went out tonight to check tire pressures prior to starting the trip home on Sunday. I noticed 'flakes' of rubber on the outer tread coming loose -- I was able to pull off a piece about 1/2" long...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-11-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,528
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Those silly side windows

Yeah, maybe it's apples and pineapples. Where the GC is sharply eroded, desert-stark and monumentally vivid (or so I've seen in photos), the PA gc is softly rounded, lushly treed and subtly green...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-10-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,528
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Those silly side windows

yep, I've seen that particular canyon, but not the other one. Nor Gaspe. Planned a Nova Scotia trip once (although not from Texas), but didnt get that far. Maybe next year.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-09-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,528
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Those silly side windows

Thanks, I needed a reminder that kind of weather is still possible somewhere in North America. :mrgreen:

I've been in Mass and New Hampshire for the past 4 weeks; it's been in the mid 80s-90s...
Forum: Places & Routes 07-09-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,483
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Marina camping?

My problem with marina camping tends to be ... too many boats.

I travel with an inflatable kayak and look for lakeside campgrounds whenever possible. I get a lot of funny looks from power boaters...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-08-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,528
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Those silly side windows

Thanks for the advice, Mike! I hadn't thought of caulk, as I didn't want the solution to become yet another problem :) . As for duct tape being redneck, I am heading south so I can probably bust...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 07-04-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,631
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Difficulty of adding a multimeter gauge?

Recall that an ammeter is a series device (inline with one battery terminal) and a voltmeter is a parallel device (across both battery terminals). Most ammeters have built-in fuses; you'll need one...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 07-04-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,528
Posted By arrveedogz
Those silly side windows

I've always had trouble with those flappy little side windows: first the plastic knob strips, then the replacement knobs have too long a shank. Then the molding that is supposed to hold the glass...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-20-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,847
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Etiquette Question

Gloves are a good idea and I'm starting to see more people using 'em. You know how you handle your own fittings etc, but you never know about the guy just prior to you in line. I keep a bottle of...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-13-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,365
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Worst thing to say to a Class B'er

WrongWayRandall, I like that one!

I'm sure the guy was just trying to be funny, but it had been a long day. I usually get things like "That sure is a cute little rig!" Often the (male) driver of...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-13-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,478
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Hello everyone

I would think that the weight of an adult sized bathtub would be prohibitive for a Class B. However, there are such things as folding bathtubs....
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 06-13-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,807
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Sliding cargo box with bike rack

Amcruiser's narrow single door suggests a design like the slide out hitch rack at letsgoaero.com. This is just a mount that pulls away from the back, although I'd be careful about too much load when...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-13-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,365
Posted By arrveedogz
Worst thing to say to a Class B'er

So I pull the RoadTrek into a KOA (first time ever! - conveniently located near a friend's house) last night. While I'm hooking up, a guy walking his dog stops, looks at it and asks (I kid you not),...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 06-13-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,847
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Etiquette Question

You can also look at https://www.rvdumps.com/dumpstations/ for dump stations in the US (although 'RV dumps' could describe some campgrounds I've been in).

Speaking of, just yesterday I was happily...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 05-30-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,807
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Sliding cargo box with bike rack

I used some flat aluminum bar stock; 1/4" x 3/4" if I recall correctly. I bent the ends to fit the inside surface of the lid and drilled holes to bolt them in place - the only thing showing from the...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 05-30-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,807
Posted By arrveedogz
Re: Sliding cargo box with bike rack

Nice work! The sliding box by Let's Go Aero sure costs a bit more than yours!

I used a Plano XXL on a StowAway rack and found the top to be a bit soft (hint - don't sit or stand on it). I...
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