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  • Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ
    Beautiful spot, can't wait to get my solar and visit places like this!
  • Folding electric bike
    Nope, I missed the change in the rule that would allow ebikes by 2 days!
  • Class A alignment cost?
    Thanks for the info Pat, my RV is only 18 months old and I'm not sure what parts I'd need but I'll keep on it at the repair shop Thanks!

    Lisa
  • Class A alignment cost?
    Bummer, I don't know if I'm happy or sad. I have an appointment next week to get an alignment but the $300 was setting me back. If that's the price at least I know I can keep my appointment. Thanks for the quick reply.

    Lisa
  • Exterior door of RV so drafty
    Mike, thanks for the ideas. Of course I'm out of warranty :groan: but I never thought of using my little radar thermometer to see exactly where the cold air is coming in! I just checked and air is leaking in my steps even more than the door! Thanks for this idea, now I'll have to get some weather stripping to stuff in the battery door of the steps to keep that cold air out.

    Lisa
  • Folding electric bike
    Yea this happened the day I left Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park! I missed out on 14 miles of carriage road by a day or 2. :groan:
  • Plumbing a Mr. Heater Big Buddy Heater into your RV propane system
    Very nice mod,I love these wall heaters! :grin:
  • Plumbing a Mr. Heater Big Buddy Heater into your RV propane system
    I love my Mr. Buddy heater and do use the 1 pound tanks. I have about 8 of them (get them from the trash in campsites when people toss them) and I refill them myself with a propane refill adapter https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00VVNGW5C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1.

    Of the many Mr. Buddy heaters, I find the regular Mr. Buddy (that holds 1 canister of propane) is more than enough to heat my RV common area; and it's easier to store.

    Nice topic given the arctic blast we're having now!
  • Using RV for first time
    I treat my fresh water tank twice a year. I have a camco hose filter and a whole-house filter that water goes through before it gets to my water tank. Inside the RV I use the tank water and filter it through 2 Brita pitchers and it's fine to drink. Other folks use Burkey water filters but they're expensive and rather large.

    Good luck!
  • Frig needs fan
    Thanks Randy, I did end up buying one of those and I think it's helping. The fan is sooooo ssslllloooowww I'm not sure it's really moving any air. I bumped it up one shelf to keep that warm up moving up. My hopes are high. Thanks!
  • Chevy Sonic LT 2016 for flat towing?
    Flat-towing is a dream! Well, compared to a tow dolly it is. 5 minute hookup, 3 minute unhook it's so much easier than a tow dolly. The only drawback seems to be the limited number of vehicles that can be flat towed. I have the Chevy Sonic and it's nothing compared to the Prius I used to dolly-tow; it's a sacrifice in driving quality and certainly gas mileage but you can't beat the ease of flat towing.
  • cheap outside solar RV lighting
    Update on solar lighting, etc.

    Well I did end up purchasing, from Amazon, 2 separate light items.
    1. SOLVAO Solar Motion Detector Light (Upgraded) - 26 LED Dusk to Dawn Outside Light for a great price of $16.97 (was a couple dollars cheaper this past summer when I bought it) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DNJT4LJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    love that it recharges itself, IF it's in the sun, and has 3 settings on the lights. Although really the dusk-to-dawn never makes anywhere near dawn, the motion detecting works best. I used a command strip hook on the side of my RV and it's been working for months now.

    2. For the non-solar option ... I purchased these 16.4 Feet Flat Flexible LED Rope Lights, Color Changing RGB Strip Light with Remote Control, 8 Colors Multiple Modes. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GH398SK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The remote is a joke, it only works when you're in the direct line of site with the box on the cord. The lights are a great addition to when I'm outside and don't use much power at all.

    Both of these together are making my evening/night outside life much better.
  • Frig needs fan
    Keith, I just realized that I don't think water is draining from the frig. The outgoing water hole is always frozen over and doesn't seem to drain outside at all. The outside hose looks fine, it drains into a plastic holding cup. It's the inside that appears to be causing the draining issue. Should I try to clear the whole with a wire or something? Seems like if I try to use a blow dryer it'll just clear it for a minute before it freezes? I'm attaching a pic of the interior frig drain. Any thoughts?

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  • Frig needs fan
    Great idea thanks!
  • Frig needs fan
    good idea on the switch. I'm rethinking the DC fan and might just go with the battery fan although they have horrible reviews and eat batteries from what I've heard. Haven't decided yet what I'm going to do, thanks for the advise.
  • Frig needs fan
    Keith, I think I have that. I see a hole just below the fins inside the frig, but I don't know where it goes. How do you clean it? Do I just try to pour white vinegar down it?
  • Frig needs fan
    Ohhhh, I don't seem to have a hose coming out the frig vents. I'll have to see if it's draining down. Thanks for the heads up on this one.
  • Frig needs fan
    Thanks Bryan, my frig is on a slide and of course I overpack it. :razz:
  • Folding electric bike
    Finally got my new Lectric ebike today!! It's been a long time since I've been on a bike, I have to ride around a bit just to make sure I'm unsteady legs before I even try it with the battery! :lol:


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  • Folding electric bike
    Will do. Lucky you!!