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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: On the verge- question on new stove on: April 18, 2017, 06:16:32 pm
We have it recessed and find it fine for our purposes, and we do cook a lot,but as Keelhauler said it limits the size of pots/pans.  We also have an induction unit which comes in handy and can be used inside or out.  With a recessed stovetop we find the extra counter space (with the covers in place) a big plus many times .

   - Mike
2  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Low Cost Macerator Pump Replacement (Saved A Pile Of Money) on: April 16, 2017, 04:23:33 am
Ron:  This is an older post, but you referenced it recently in a separate later post.  I was wondering if you had ever gotten around to determining where the greatest noise emanated from, the piping or the motor/strap/frame?

 - Mike
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Got "Bob" home on: April 15, 2017, 05:50:32 pm
 rolling on the floor

Beats 'Rettihs' I guess!
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Every little bit of storage counts on: April 11, 2017, 05:48:45 pm
Just checked our PC and jotted down the info of our charging device.

QuipAll (modelPCAJS400)

It's a pretty versatile device. Can charge a number of different things and had the capability of providing power thru the OBDII connection in order to save settings while changing or disconnecting the vehicle battery.  We received the unit as a gift a couple years ago and really love it.  It can be found here.....

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Quip-All-595-PCAJS400-Mini-Charge-All-Intelligent-Jump-Starter/186386018?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=1148&adid=22222222228057841484&wmlspartner=wmtlabs&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=161636337592&wl4=pla-270590567945&wl5=9032049&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=112562587&wl11=online&wl12=186386018&wl13=&veh=sem
5  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: National Park Fees on: April 11, 2017, 11:05:44 am
Been thinking of moving out of California for the same reason.  shrug

   - Mike
6  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: 2017 PC Rally on: April 10, 2017, 06:03:41 am
Just a couple of other places to mention in the Bend and Sisters area....

Crux Fermentation Project (Bend):   If you are into beer, this is a must.
Cascade Alchemy (Bend):   Great little microdistillery.  Tastings and free mini-tour.
Restaurants (Bend):  Greg's Grill and Anthony's At The Old Mill are both great and located at the Old Mill shopping area on the river.
High Desert Museum (Bend):  Worth a second, and third mention.
Other Stuff (Bend):  Sunriver Resort, Cascade Lakes Highway, Mt. Bachelor, Tumalo Falls, Pilot Butte State Park, Tower Theater.

Sisters Movie House (Sisters):  Very unique, clean, reasonably priced gem.
Camp Sherman (15 miles from Sisters):  Hiking, biking, fishing along the beautiful Metolius River.
Art Galleries and Antique Shops (Sisters):  A number of nice shops just off Main.
Hardtails Bar and Grill (Sisters):  Full service, fun, great brews and food.
Nugget News (Sisters):  Local newspaper www.nuggetnews.com  Great local info, coupons, etc.

    - Mike
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Got "Bob" home on: April 09, 2017, 03:28:30 am
We stole our name from somewhere on the net and call it the 'Cramalot Inn'.

  - Mike
8  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: 4 Way Water Fill Valve on: April 08, 2017, 05:12:51 am
Just curious if those that have had this problem use a pressure regulator at the campsite water supply?

    - Mike
9  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / National Park Fees on: April 07, 2017, 12:08:23 pm
Found this recently on the AARP website....

"Older people can expect a big jump sometime next year in the fee for a lifetime pass to visit national parks, as part of a larger move to pay for major projects and enhanced services.

The fee for a lifetime pass for citizens 62 and older will go from $10 to $80. An annual pass will cost them $20, which they can apply to the cost of a lifetime pass at a later point if they decide they want one.

But if you get a lifetime pass before the change is implemented, it will cost only $10. Passes can be purchased online for an additional service fee of $10 or at any of the parks without an extra charge.

National Park Service officials are unsure how long it will take to implement the change, but its expected before the end of 2017. Meantime, they are spreading the word informally.

We dont want anyone to feel blindsided and say, Why didnt anyone tell us about this, said Kathy Kupper, a Park Service spokeswoman. We dont know whether well get any pushback. It [the higher fee] is still a great deal.

Earlier this month, Congress approved legislation, the National Park Service Centennial Act, that raises fees and sets up an endowment to help pay for projects and visitor services. The cost of the senior pass has not been increased since 1994, when it jumped to $10.

The move is intended to improve the visitor experience and provide more opportunities to volunteer in parks across the country."

    - Mike
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Coleman Mach 8 air conditioner not working on: April 04, 2017, 07:43:44 am
Pattee:

We had an immediate problem with our Coleman unit when we received our PC as well.  A quick call to Kermit got us authorization to bring it to our local RV service center (we tried changing out the thermostat ourselves, which turned out not to be the problem). The issue was a loose connection (wire nut) on the rooftop unit.  All has been well since.  Your problem may be different, but hopefully it is as easily resolved.

    - Mike
11  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Storage and more crates on: March 31, 2017, 06:16:04 pm
I like those!   ThumbsUp  Gotta get me one or two.

   - Mike
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Towing calculations on: March 25, 2017, 07:59:30 pm
And these days, almost all auto manuals are available online.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RainX Quantum Wipers on: March 25, 2017, 07:57:07 pm
I don't recall offhand, but will check when I get to the PC.  I'm pretty sure it was a direct replacement size.   I don't often vear from the norm and try to do my own engineering.

    - Mike
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / RainX Quantum Wipers on: March 25, 2017, 11:05:07 am
Prior to the rainy season out here we installed RainX Quantum windshield wipers.  Thankfully we've had a really wet winter this year, and I can say that we've been very impressed with the new blades during a number of trips in the last few months.  Much improved visibility during all types of rain.  They are more expensive than normal blades, obviously, but we've found them to be valuable.  They also have a color-change indicator to let you know when to change them.

   - Mike
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Towing Ford Edge Limited AWD on: March 25, 2017, 10:40:18 am
After reading the recent post by John (jatrax) regarding toads and calculations, I thought I'd update this post regarding towing our Ford Edge since a couple of things were omitted by me in my original post.

Quick recap....the Edge is a heavy crossover/SUV.  Our model has push button start and there is no problem unlocking the steering wheel by placing the vehicle in ACC mode (also by button). The PC still has no problem at all towing the Edge. We are still very pleased with the setup and our decision.

What I do need to add to the discussion is that our model Edge also has a setting for 'auto rain detect' on our wipers and 'auto light/dark detect' on our headlights.  At one point during a trip in the rain I looked back at the Edge in my PC rear view camera and noticed that the wipers were on in the Edge.  Duh.  The headlights were also on.  Obviously had to change our little towing checklist to ensure that we set these things appropriately before towing.  Technology is great, until it outthinks you!

   - Mike
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