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Old 09-02-2011, 07:49 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Do you have a "must have" piece of equipment for Motorhome?

Maybe this could be a place to recommend equipment for a better MH'ing experience, especially if it is at a great price. This would also be a good place to recommend specialized tools.
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PSIClops XL-180
PSIClops XL-180.

Used to make sure you have the same pressures in two tires.

Nicely made. less than $25 shipped on eBay.

There are other models, but you want the XL-180.

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Old 09-03-2011, 01:33 PM   #2
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I have just got mine on his recommendation.
Awesome piece of kit, and a must have!
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:15 PM   #3
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This Flojet pump has been the best investment saving $20 + every time I use it.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:33 PM   #4
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How does the flojet save $$?
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:52 PM   #5
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Here's what I'm considering next for a large $ purchase. Anyone have a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)? Realize that I want this, but really don't plan on any 'long' trips (over 100 miles away) for the next year or so. Want to get MoHo sorted out before I leave the state for extended trip. Thanks, Derek
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:13 PM   #6
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How does the flojet save $$?
Here in the Keys, people look at you funny when you stop on a bridge and pull the dump handle I was running to an RV park at least twice a month to use their dump station. There are only 3 (dump stations) in the lower Keys and and least expensive one charges $25 per use. I now can simply pump my unmentionables to the clean out on my house.

P.S. I was spending another $15+ in gas just to get to the dump station.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:28 AM   #7
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Here in the Keys, people look at you funny when you stop on a bridge and pull the dump handle I was running to an RV park at least twice a month to use their dump station. There are only 3 (dump stations) in the lower Keys and and least expensive one charges $25 per use. I now can simply pump my unmentionables to the clean out on my house.

P.S. I was spending another $15+ in gas just to get to the dump station.
I've got 'Full-Timer' friends you have the same set-up (macerator) It's made things convenient for those un-convenient moments!
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Speaking of tire air pressure...what IS the tire pressure supposed to be?
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Here's what I'm considering next for a large $ purchase. Anyone have a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)? Realize that I want this, but really don't plan on any 'long' trips (over 100 miles away) for the next year or so. Want to get MoHo sorted out before I leave the state for extended trip. Thanks, Derek
I use one of these Transportation Safety Products They are spendy but reading about how some of the other units work I spent the bucks. I really like that you can add air without removing the unit. Watching the pressure and temperature change while runnung down the highway is very interesting. Equalizing the pressure while cold standing still sounds good but it doesn't stay that way on the highway. Hitting the brakes a few times will warm up the inner duals and sun has a big effect. Park for a while on a hot sunny day and temp and pressure go way up. The tires actually cool a bit going down the highway. Bottom line is I highly recommend it.

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Speaking of tire air pressure...what IS the tire pressure supposed to be?
The best way is to weigh the load on each tire individually and go to the tire manufacturers web site and they have a chart giving tire pressure for the load on the tire. Vehicle manufacturers consider fuel economy, ride and handleing charactoristics while tire manufactures use what's best for the tire. Usually today both numbers are pretty close but it wasn't always that way.

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Questions for those with Tire monitors:
How many PSI of change before you make the decision to pull over?
What is the most you have ever seen PSI change while driving?
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Just got my package, PSIClops XL-180
Ordered on ebay the 2nd, for a 24.25 item with free shipping, cost them 11.74 in shipping, Chinese product so I hope it will hold up on usage, it appears to be well made as described by Paul. thanks.

Now if I could only find as good a deal on a TPMS, not interested at the prices I have seen so far. Cheap alternate is my IR lazer thermometer, I can shoot the tires in three spots and determine temp across the thread. Harbor Freight always has them on sale.
If you haven't tried troubleshooting, the IR thermometer can pinpoint problems in radiator, a/c, tires, brakes, and verify temperature gauges on the dash.
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Maybe this could be a place to recommend equipment for a better MH'ing experience, especially if it is at a great price. This would also be a good place to recommend specialized tools.
Paul recommended this one.




PSIClops XL-180
PSIClops XL-180.

Used to make sure you have the same pressures in two tires.

Nicely made. less than $25 shipped on eBay.

There are other models, but you want the XL-180.

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Mine arrived today!
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:52 PM   #14
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Just got my package, PSIClops XL-180
Ordered on ebay the 2nd, for a 24.25 item with free shipping, cost them 11.74 in shipping, Chinese product so I hope it will hold up on usage, it appears to be well made as described by Paul. thanks.

Now if I could only find as good a deal on a TPMS, not interested at the prices I have seen so far. Cheap alternate is my IR lazer thermometer, I can shoot the tires in three spots and determine temp across the thread. Harbor Freight always has them on sale.
If you haven't tried troubleshooting, the IR thermometer can pinpoint problems in radiator, a/c, tires, brakes, and verify temperature gauges on the dash.
Wow Dave,
That looks awesome. If you're able to find any TPMS systems that are of good build quality and a decent price, love to know about them. Thanks, Derek
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