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Old 10-10-2020, 06:50 PM   #461
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LOL, now that is a great install

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Old 10-11-2020, 02:10 AM   #462
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New floor is halfway done.
The supratile are 18x18 and go down with a rubber hammer to interlock the edges.
16x80 feet (and another 16x80 to go), I didn't trim five grams of material to make them fit on that miserable moonscape of a concrete floor and I did zero prep except whiskbrooming each tile spot as I went along.

Heavy recommendation for this supratile.

The solid black part of the floor is tractor supply horse stall mats.
The walk a bit, but are also very nice floor gnif you don't have oil leaks.
They're rubber and oil makes swelled spots.
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Old 10-11-2020, 02:16 AM   #463
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Great writeup on your radio swap. Exactly how I plan on doing mine! Lol
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Easiest ever.
I paid the local stereo shop less Than $100 to install it.
I walked over to Dennys, had an adequate cheeseburger, walked back an hour later.

I'm smart enough to do the job, which makes me smart enough to have hired it out.

But

It's just a standard din install. Lots and lots of install vids on youtube.
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Old 10-12-2020, 03:50 PM   #464
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We're Headed from the grand canyon to pietown nm today by way of springerville AZ.
A dice roll type trip.
Life rolled the dice this time, not us.
Adventure awaits.
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Old 10-20-2020, 04:00 AM   #465
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We're in Las Vegas.
The Fiesta on the north side of town.
Flat. Bored. To. Death.
The nearest shopping for us used to be Las Vegas.
It's a been there
Don't wanna be back
Thing.
We've used this town to a nub from temple bar to mount Charleston.

Visiting my dad.
Spur of the moment thing.
We'll try to buy the most expensive/best served steak in town tomorrow night.
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Old 10-25-2020, 04:14 AM   #466
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I fired up the diesel heater in the greenhouse tonight.
https://www.amazon.com/SUPERFASTRACI...3595403&sr=8-5
It'll do duty in the rv basement and on the gator and in the shop.
VERY portable. I'll put an aux diesel tank in the spot next to the generator. There's just enough room there for a fill tube. 10 gallons of diesel would probably last me 4 years in the 24.1 by heating the basement and consequently the bedroom floor.
In floor, indirect heat.
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:09 PM   #467
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We're Headed from the grand canyon to pietown nm today by way of springerville AZ.
A dice roll type trip.
Life rolled the dice this time, not us.
Adventure awaits.
Been to Pietown. There are only 2 places in town that sell pie, and they have 'Pie Day' once a year. It's really out of the way, but if you head east, it's on the way to the VLA, if that kind of thing floats your boat.
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Old 11-07-2020, 09:29 PM   #468
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I just bought this for $149 to replace the AWFUL echo auto.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B077S...rb_top?ie=UTF8

10.1 inch screen Is a huge bonus.
Faceplant calls while driving.
Kindle books without tying up the phone.
Portable, it'll live in the house sometimes.
Turn on the rv electric blankets, see the home cameras operate the remote rfid locks on the bins(purchased but not yet installed.)

A nice add on to the android things we do.
I'm also adding two Blink cameras and a hub I had laying around. They'll work to things inside the rv from afar and will announce burglars and send video clips to the cloud.
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Old 11-15-2020, 02:47 PM   #469
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I just spent the last three and half hours reading this thread! Thanks for the tips.
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Old 11-18-2020, 12:47 AM   #470
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So,
The black tank has been sitting for a month and suddenly ripened the whole damn garage. Seems someone used it without my knowing, and without me having put in anti smell stuff, and it took it a while to ripen.

I pulled it around to our rv spot on the property, used the macerator and 3/4" garden hose, hooked up the double tornados, flushed it all and didn't spill a single solitary drop.

I was afraid the tornados wouldn't be able to keep up with the macerator but damn they dump a lot of water into the tank.
I'm going to add a spare water meter I have laying around so I can set a timer on the tornados when I hook up the selonoids. That'll allow me to add three or so gallons after the macerator stops.
Everything will work from the freshwater tank.

I used the last tide pod looking black tank pod that came with the rv.
I, on recommendations here, ordered the Happy Camper scoop type tank stuff. It claims no smell. I hate perfumes as bad as I do sewage smells.

I have a new whole house reverse osmosis system on the house(we live solely on rainwater) and filled the fresh rv water tank with 2ppm water. That should last without fear of going stale.

I have a 12v uv lamp that will shine in the fresh water tank so long term storage shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 11-21-2020, 12:46 AM   #471
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So,
We have what we call
Rats with racks.
There's one in the picture.
We also have two skunks, seldom seen together.
All come up to the porch for water.
A mouse and a chipmunk drowned in a water bucket a bit away so I gathered them out and set them on the porch for the skunks to eat.
Damn deer ate the chipmunk.
We know chicken scraps are snapped up by the deer but it appears they like chipmunks too.
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:29 AM   #472
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First thing is that the gray water can smell much stronger and worse than the black. If you ever need to change the dump valves, use happy camper in the gray tank and dump prior to changing the valves.

Second is that the picture is of a large antlered rabbit. Bambi is not to be mentioned do to the young getting upset. So remember that when you land a great big eight point buck, it is a large antlered rabbit.
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:40 AM   #473
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Yeh, smell graph wasn't linear, and it was a bit weird, maybe it was gray water.
It went from a smell we blamed on the new pvc floor to more sulphuric, to a sharp pungentcy not associated with black tank stuff.
I opened all the doors to air out the shop, closed the doors, and the smell didn't start from scratch but started where it had left off.
That's when I decided it was the rv.

Everything is fine in the shop now.
I kinda forgot when it's in an enclosed space the vents vent to that enclosed space.
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Old 11-27-2020, 11:19 PM   #474
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This wall was going to be a floor to ceiling fireplace with the elk head and the display gun, yadda yadda, but when storing the patio heaters they fit so nicely there I scuttled the fancy fireplace idea.

So,
I'm down at the shop perusing black Friday deals with those heaters blazing and surfing a bit.
I swear amazon marked up all the tv's for black Friday. I'm pretty sure they were today's price low and lower before holloween.
WhiIe surfing I saw a deal for 15 percent off, I saw a deal of buy $500 in goods and get $40 off your next purchase and I saw a deal on a factory site of $188'our lowest price ever' but shipping isn't free on sale items. Came to $206, the everyday price on amazon with shipping and no two to three week wait the home site said they'd have.

Amazon days was a bust and so is black Friday.
I did last week, land one of only 7 tv's available through Walmart.com for their pre black Friday.
It wouldn't let me check out because it wouldn't ship to my address or store.

Anyone find anything worth buying.?
Tip us off if you do.
Cw has $99, 32 inch tv's. You can usually find the same price on amazon, but a little trip to cw would be just as nice.

I keep a lot of things on my Amazon list and look through to see what's comes on sale or close out.
Last year I landed TWO xantrek(damn I don't care about brand names. It's the one I have in the rv} 3000w inverters, normally $1,500+ for THIRTY SEVEN DOLLARS EACH. the seller selling them begged me to not make them ship as it was a mistake, and I conceded. I found it on my list and hit
Buy now.

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Yeh, smell graph wasn't linear, and it was a bit weird, maybe it was gray water.
It went from a smell we blamed on the new pvc floor to more sulphuric, to a sharp pungentcy not associated with black tank stuff.
I opened all the doors to air out the shop, closed the doors, and the smell didn't start from scratch but started where it had left off.
That's when I decided it was the rv.

Everything is fine in the shop now.
I kinda forgot when it's in an enclosed space the vents vent to that enclosed space.
Happy Camper eliminates the gray water smell and I did not notice the black tank smell as well when I changed the valve gaskets. Gray is worse the the black tank as far as the smell goes.
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https://www.amazon.com/TCL-32S327-32...-monday&sr=1-4

Well it's official
This 2018 model TV when new, not the three year holdover it now is, was 98 bucks.
Amazon marked it up 30 percent AND three years old, for Cyber Monday.
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https://www.amazon.com/TCL-32S327-32...-monday&sr=1-4

Well it's official
This 2018 model TV when new, not the three year holdover it now is, was 98 bucks.
Amazon marked it up 30 percent AND three years old, for Cyber Monday.
A friend was a store assistant manager and they had an off brand dish soap. They kept lowering the price until it was 16 cents for a bottle. None sold. He suggested to the manager to place in the weekly add three for a dollar. They sold out the first day! It is call marketing.
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I have always been Black Friday shopper since it started to be an event hittthe favorite bargains at 5 am

This is the first year the deals sucked and never bought one item
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I'm sitting on the couch, a bit cold and all I had to do was say
'echo, turn on the fireplace'.
This is a giant Luxury over getting off of my considerable ass, finding the remote, shuffling buttons, almost inclvariably fighting with or replacing the batteries and then promptly losing the remote somewhere near the couch.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B071G...b_b_asin_image

I bought this last month and couldn't be happier with it.
You point a remote from almost anything at it and it takes on the commands of that remote.
Superduper easy.
Now the fireplace and ceiling fans and window blinds all work with Alexa.

I'm not sure, but with a small bit of coaxing I think it may let you voice command that Bluetooth system in newer coaches.
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Old 12-08-2020, 06:25 PM   #480
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The holiday shopping isn't getting any better.
Eastwood has a flash sale for 33sqft of xmat for 69 bucks and free shipping... Except they added 44 bucks to shipping the first time I tried to check out, I canceled it, and subsequent tries added 27 bucks.

It is normally 89 bucks so no big sale, but I thought I'd throw a bone to a retailer and get free shipping.
So far, I'm 0 and 8 for holiday shopping tries.
Out of stock
Won't ship to my area(like Walmart cares where they ship)
Shipping added
'it was a mistake'....
We only do business by email(their one customer service person doesn't have good English and doesn't read emails well and has a list of canned responses.that's OK, it was only a $4,000)

So far, I figure I've saved about $6,000 by not getting A SINGLE SALE ITEM I TRIED TO BUY THIS SEASON.
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