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General Discussion / Re: Driving with the Propane on?
« Last post by Isaac-1 on May 22, 2019, 08:48:40 PM »
I personally see nothing against it in a motorhome with iron propane plumbing, I however would not leave it on in a travel trailer that runs rubber propane lines near the wheel wells in case of a blow out.
General Discussion / Re: Pressure washing
« Last post by Hanr3 on May 22, 2019, 08:39:13 PM »
As far as costs go, hard to beat a bush with extension handle, bucket and soap. Rinse with water. Pressure washer replaces elbow grease, sometimes.
The Shade Tree / Re: High speed chase
« Last post by Roy M on May 22, 2019, 08:30:06 PM »
I imagine the adjuster will be writing it off. Glad the dog wasn't hurt when he bailed, that was funny.
bleach is not caustic
Tech Talk / Re: 110v Receptacles
« Last post by Isaac-1 on May 22, 2019, 08:17:50 PM »
What you are talking about is commonly called a suicide cord in the electrical trade for good reason.  Wiring in a separate 120V 20 amp inlet plug wiring directly to the microwave outlet may be acceptable though.
Tech Talk / Re: 110v Receptacles
« Last post by Old_Crow on May 22, 2019, 08:11:28 PM »
I've also got a '00 36s.  I've never had a problem running the microwave while running the a/c's.  The thermostat has load shedding capabilities and will usually just shut off one of the a/c compressors while you're using the microwave.

What I did do was add a stand alone 20amp circuit so I can run an electric fireplace type heater without putting a strain on the coach systems.  When I plug in at a park, I run the 30amp cord and also a 2nd normal 12ga cord to the 20amp plug on the pedestal.

John is right, that plug in the electric bay is for plugging in accessories.  I use it for my heated water hose if I ever need it.
Motorhomes / Towing 2019 GMC Canyon
« Last post by malexander on May 22, 2019, 08:10:24 PM »
I have a 2019 GMC Canyon 4WD. In order to tow it behind the motor home 4 down, I know it has to be in neutral.
The owners manual says to select "N" on the automatic selector. My selector only has 2L, auto, 4H, 4L. Is auto considered "N"?
I know the transmission has to be in neutral.
Destinations, RV Parks, Routes / Re: CT to AZ 84-81-40
« Last post by Old_Crow on May 22, 2019, 08:00:02 PM »
I've got a couple of places I like to stay, but I always take 412 across Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, and that's probably way too far north of I-40 for you.
If you're up for exploring, they are Keystone Lake, near Tulsa, Fort Supply Lake near Fort Supply, OK, and Maxwell Wildlife Refuge near Maxwell, NM.  I've also stayed at Lake Meredith near Fritch, TX a couple of times.  Keystone Lake is the only one of those that you have to pay for.

I've also over-nighted at the west bound rest area west of Cline's Corner on I-40.  The "watch for snakes" signs aren't kidding.  I almost tripped over about a 4' rattlesnake there one time.
General Discussion / Re: Buzzing noise
« Last post by Old_Crow on May 22, 2019, 07:35:08 PM »
I think Gizmo is probably right.  In my old '89 coach you could hit the battery disconnect switches when the coach was plugged in to shore power and the radio would buzz really bad while running off the converter only.  If you reconnected the batteries the buzz went away.
General Discussion / Re: Pressure washing
« Last post by Old_Crow on May 22, 2019, 07:29:15 PM »
That connection on your RV appears to be the hookup for city water when you're parked somewhere that provides that.

My previous coach had an outdoor shower behind one of the exterior doors on the coach.  There was also a hose bib in the same compartment.  My current coach has the outdoor shower in the utility bay with the sewer, water and electric hookups, but no hose bib.  My low point drains exit the coach in a location that's more accessible to me when all the utilities are hooked up, so I just added the hose bib to the end of the drain.  Also nice to be able to fill a bucket if I need to.
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