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    Posted: 10 Aug 2023 at 7:37pm
Originally posted by DavMar

Originally posted by StephenH

I think I will skip that for now. I am studying to take a Technician Class Amateur Radio License exam this coming Saturday. That is priority for right now.

Stephen, I know this is totally off the subject (so please everyone forgive me) but who in your area is doing examinations now??? I know my club FARC, Forsyth Amateur Radio Club out of Winston Salem is no longer testing due to the Covid 19 virus along with all the other radio clubs in the surrounding counties. Good luck on the test, its pretty easy with mostly just rules and regulations, for the technical license. If you ever hear the call sign on air of KN4VBT that's me! I really need to get my extra license so I can get a one by three call sign but without anyone locally giving the test and being so busy repairing vintage radios don't have time now to the little I need to get the license. 

I know this is long after the fact, but I don't remember if I answered your question. It is likely moot though since the restrictions have been lifted.

If you look at Chris Cancilla's site, W4CEC.com, you will find out information there. Another is Five County Ham Radio Enthusiasts. Both are Laurel VEC teams and thus do not charge a fee for testing, unlike some of the others.
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Thanks so much Stephen. When I noted the tread wear after the drive home from the dealer I checked the air pressure and found them to be 20 lbs under spec so I inflated them up good. Still will need new tires shortly after summer begins. Thank you for the tire tips and the jacking information. Next spring I will make two of your blocks. 

Kindest regards, Bill
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Placement is easy. It goes where the axle attaches to the risers or frame so that the V notch cradles the axle and the flat parts support the vertical plates that attach the axle to the trailer. Your 192 may be set up differently. You will need to customize to suit your trailer. The V notch is so that the jack pressure is not on the axle tube. I used scrap lumber for this. Dimensions are what you have vs. what you need.

As for the tires, get them balanced if they were not done so already. Also, check that there is not excessive camber (tires leaning in or out). Also, check the inflation to make sure it is up to specification for your tires. The wear pattern will help you diagnose what is happening. If the wear is in the middle but the edges are okay, then it might be overinflated. If it is on both edges, but the center is okay, it might be underinflated. If the wear is on the inside or outside edge, but the rest is okay, then look at the camber. If it is scalloped, then have the tires balanced and/or check the brakes for drag. If the brakes lock up, it will put a flat spot on the tire. Last, check the bearings in the hubs. If they are too loose, the wheel and tire may be moving in ways that they are not supposed to .

Also, do a search of the forum. Advanced search is your friend. With it, you can search older posts. The default is to only search those newer than 6 months. With advanced search, you can search any date and be more likely to find help.
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Stephen,

Great idea on the Jack pads you made. When the weather cooperates, would it be possible to show a picture or two of the placement of the jacking pad in position to lift the trailer. I am confused as it relates to lifting the trailer. Dimensions of the block would also be most appreciated. 

My 192 was purchased last July and after driving it home 180 miles I noticed the tread seemed worn down significantly. How could that be. Maybe not new. Hum. After 800 miles of use this past summer I am most disappointed with the Goodyear Endurance tire and likely also purchase the Carlisle tires next summer. 

Thanks in advance for your reply. 

Bill 
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Originally posted by Wingo

What type of converter did you use to have your 110 V CPAP machine run on 12V? I would be interested in this mod also.
Since the DreamStation 2 is natively running on 12V, I got a simple (but expensive) 12V plug and installed a 12V outlet to plug it into. If you have a CPAP machine that runs on 24V, then you would need a boost converter to boost the 12V to 24V or an inverter to use your AC power block. So, it isn't a simple answer. It depends on what you have.

We will have an issue in the future. My wife just started using oxygen at night. We will need to figure out how to power an oxygen concentrator. That will likely be a modification to come.
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Thanks so much for your water system flushing recipe. I will use it next spring. Next winter I will not add the rv antifreeze to the water lines. My dealer recommended to do so and to run some through the water pump. That made some sense but I think a good complete blowing out should do it…..hopefully. 

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What type of converter did you use to have your 110 V CPAP machine run on 12V? I would be interested in this mod also.
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I drain the sanitizing solution and refill the tank with fresh water. Since I am not pumping RV antifreeze through the pipes, the baking soda step is not needed. I also use the Camco TastePURE in the correct proportion when I fill or add water to the tank. I've previously had algae growing in the tank and the TastePURE helps keep it in check.
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We went a period of a few weeks this summer without camping, unusual for us, and had left some water in the fresh tank. It took on an odor so we got this stuff (Camco TastePURE)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EDUTQS?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

Used it as directed and the RV water system never smelled better. It's not a sanitizer which is not a big deal since we carry drinking water separately.
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Originally posted by Geezerbill

Regarding the water system sanitation. Can you please elaborate some on the process? Do you drain the system of bleach and then refill the complete system with the baking soda mix? What are the quantities of baking soda, lemon and vinegar?

Thank you so much. 

Bill


Not sure if this in response to a different post under a different topic but the baking soda, lemon and vinegar concoction was in response to one year when I mistakingly used RV antifreeze in the water lines to winterize.  The following spring I couldn't get the taste out of the lines until using a mix of 1 cup baking soda, 16 oz. lemon juice and 32 oz. white vinegar.  I mixed that all with tap water in a gallon jug, shook it until the baking soda was in suspension and poured the 1 gallon contents (added tap water to make 1 gallon) into the FW tank using a funnel.  I then added an additional 4 gallons tap water to the FW tank.  Immediately after that I ran the cold water taps for about a minute to make sure the mix was coming through (didn't bother with the HW side as we don't use for drinking).  Let sit overnight - total time was about 12 hours, drained the FW tank and added a few gallons fresh water and ran through the lines again to see if problem was solved.  It was, no more aftertaste of RV antifreeze (or smell).  NOTE: I did not use this to sanitize but rather to get the bad taste out of the lines as we use our FW tank and lines for drinking water.
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