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Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-13-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By mixedpuppy
I think I was based on information from the link...

I think I was based on information from the link I posted in my last message. With just a quarter turn, the pump shuts off much more distinctly now when water is turned off. We'll see when we're...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-12-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By mixedpuppy
Thanks again! I found some basic information: ...

Thanks again! I found some basic information:


"If the water flow from the faucet is erratic and surges and falls you may have an issue with the sensor. If the sensor's tolerances are...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-11-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By mixedpuppy
Great response, thanks! Looking at...

Great response, thanks!



Looking at the pump, I see only one screw that makes sense, but thought I'd ask. The casing on one end, that has the inlet/outlet for water, as screws around the...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-11-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By mixedpuppy
Water pump pulling power

This morning I noticed that there was a 6 amp power draw on the battery monitor. I also noticed light a whining noise. Water was not running anywhere, turning water on engaged the pump properly. ...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 07-08-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,979
Posted By mixedpuppy
I'm curious of the bypass is simply cutting the...

I'm curious of the bypass is simply cutting the sensor off and connecting the wires directly. Anyone know for certain? Is the sensor closed by default, opening when its heat index is (supposedly)...
Forum: On The Road... 01-01-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,213
Posted By mixedpuppy
You might also try https://keys.craigslist.org/. ...

You might also try https://keys.craigslist.org/. Search for "RV" under vacation rentals. That's how we found a spot on Cudjoe Key. There are a couple spots listed there right now, one in Marathon,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-24-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,813
Posted By mixedpuppy
I had no such luck. I found dealerships in BC to...

I had no such luck. I found dealerships in BC to be very reluctant to go out and get a pic of the sticker. They usually stick to quoting the marketing numbers. One dealer even told me initially...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-24-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,813
Posted By mixedpuppy
I created a spreadsheet based on all the option...

I created a spreadsheet based on all the option numbers from ford. Then I was able to select options and see what the weights came out to. I also have a section that I tossed into estimate some...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-22-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,813
Posted By mixedpuppy
If you're going new, do your research (see...

If you're going new, do your research (see f150forums) and really seriously consider ordering the truck with the heavy duty payload package. There are various specific limits to the truck options,...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-30-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By mixedpuppy
I've been in two places where the pressure was so...

I've been in two places where the pressure was so low we just used the water hookups to fill our fresh water tank and ran it through the pump to get good pressure. We've also been in a couple places...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-30-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,308
Posted By mixedpuppy
Why do you have the water pump on when you're on...

Why do you have the water pump on when you're on city water? The water pump is for water from the fresh water tank.
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 02-25-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,543
Posted By mixedpuppy
I don't know what size hail did it, but I saw a...

I don't know what size hail did it, but I saw a hail damaged airstream and oh my! a couple dents were a good 3-4" deep and a few inches around. Lots of small golf ball sized dents all over it. The...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-15-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By mixedpuppy
I keep seeing that, and I'm not really doubting...

I keep seeing that, and I'm not really doubting it, but I wonder how casters are any worse than dragging on the fin. I have one bent fin from the PO, and sometimes I wonder if the frame wasn't...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 12-21-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,981
Posted By mixedpuppy
You lost the context somewhere. The...

You lost the context somewhere.



The hose that came with the campchef is designed to connect to a tank and has a regulator on it.



I got a new quick-connect hose (without a...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 12-20-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,981
Posted By mixedpuppy
It is a 3/8 male flare on the campchef, 3/8...

It is a 3/8 male flare on the campchef, 3/8 female flare on the hose.
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 12-20-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,981
Posted By mixedpuppy
The hose it comes would connect directly to a...

The hose it comes would connect directly to a tank and has a regulator on the line.
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 12-19-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,303
Posted By mixedpuppy
Just had a quick connect added to our airstream,...

Just had a quick connect added to our airstream, one intended use is to connect to our champion generator. First, are there readily available male-to-male quick connect hoses? I couldn't find any...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 12-19-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,981
Posted By mixedpuppy
Propane hose connection preparation

I just picked up a camp chef 2 burner stove and a 12' hose for it to connect to the quick disconnect on the Airstream. The camp chef has a 3/8" threaded connection. What do I need to do when I put...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-17-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By mixedpuppy
I'm not entirely clear based on the manuals...

I'm not entirely clear based on the manuals below, but it seems the no-load draw would be 19 watts or 1.6 amps. It is supposed to go into a search mode that turns off the inverter unless it detects...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-17-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,379
Posted By mixedpuppy
2300# on a F150 Lariat is common if you get the...

2300# on a F150 Lariat is common if you get the HDPP. I ran across 2 2016 Lariats last year, both had 4x4 and double moonroof and came in at 2364#.



My '17 F150 Lariat 4x4 double moonroof...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 11-09-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,441
Posted By mixedpuppy
The second calendar link in the text, I can get...

The second calendar link in the text, I can get into it now so you've fixed it. Thanks!
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 11-08-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,441
Posted By mixedpuppy
The second link is not shared publicly. Did you...

The second link is not shared publicly. Did you intend that?
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 11-02-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,813
Posted By mixedpuppy
heh. We choose the 27 over a 30 for the same...

heh. We choose the 27 over a 30 for the same reasoning. In general, it almost never would have made a difference. I can only think of one or two state parks on the CA coast where it would have,...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-29-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By mixedpuppy
Well, it's actually 500 amp continuous. ...

Well, it's actually 500 amp continuous.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016HRUPE
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10-29-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By mixedpuppy
When I upgraded to lithium, I also rewired to be...

When I upgraded to lithium, I also rewired to be able to entirely isolate the battery when putting in store mode. Since I intended to add an inverter that goes through the relay, I calculated what I...
Forum: On The Road... 10-26-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,068
Posted By mixedpuppy
I cant help you with the route but thought I'd...

I cant help you with the route but thought I'd comment.



When we got ours I had never towed before either. Best advice I got was from my sister (who drives large public transit buses) when I...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-20-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By mixedpuppy
btw, by that article from clorox, it's more like...

btw, by that article from clorox, it's more like 2.5 (concentrated) or probably 3 (regular) teaspoons to the 40gal tank.


But here's another that has 2 teaspoons per 10gal, which is more...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 10-20-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,846
Posted By mixedpuppy
https://www.clorox.com/dr-laundry/disaster-prepare...

https://www.clorox.com/dr-laundry/disaster-preparedness-purifying-water/
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-19-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,379
Posted By mixedpuppy
My understanding of ARC is that is the maximum...

My understanding of ARC is that is the maximum allowed weight of options. It's different than payload, but takes away from payload. I don't know how the number is decided on.



For example,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-18-2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,379
Posted By mixedpuppy
BTW, total mileage just under 8K with 13MPG. ...

BTW, total mileage just under 8K with 13MPG. Typically see 11-12MPG towing. If I drive mild, I can see 20MPG on the freeway.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-18-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,379
Posted By mixedpuppy
I got a 2017 Lariat HDPP ecoboost 4x4. Reading...

I got a 2017 Lariat HDPP ecoboost 4x4. Reading into the above, payload is important to you. It was for me as I need to have a chunk of stuff in the bed while towing. Be absolutely sure, assuming...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 10-02-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,452
Posted By mixedpuppy
Last year I did a post on my setup on our poorly...

Last year I did a post on my setup on our poorly maintained blog. https://tinyshinyhouseonwheels.com/technology-part-1-cellular-connectivity/


This post shows the directional antenna when the...
Forum: On The Road... 09-30-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By mixedpuppy
I did some extensive ROI calculations around...

I did some extensive ROI calculations around this, and decided it wasn't worth it for what we anticipate our travel patterns would be. As well, frankly, you can purchase memberships from existing...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 09-30-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,452
Posted By mixedpuppy
BTW, I've been traveling for a couple years now...

BTW, I've been traveling for a couple years now with a directional in a similar upright position on the mast, no problem so far...
Forum: 2009-2015 Flying Cloud 09-30-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,452
Posted By mixedpuppy
I'm about to do something similar, except I have...

I'm about to do something similar, except I have more antenna's on there. A wifi antenna and a directional. I ended up removing the tv antenna and placing a king omni on the roof. We don't watch...
Forum: Modifications 08-13-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,183
Posted By mixedpuppy
I put a wifi booster antenna and the weboost...

I put a wifi booster antenna and the weboost directional antenna on mine. You can see pictures on tinyshinyhouseonwheels.com. I plan on taking off the tv antenna but need to get a part to keep the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 07-17-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,807
Posted By mixedpuppy
I can compare a '14 eco/6speed and a '17...

I can compare a '14 eco/6speed and a '17 eco/10speed. TBH I don't notice that much difference. Gear shifting is maybe smoother (I recall the '14 having a rough shift between 3/4), maybe the engine...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 07-16-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,735
Posted By mixedpuppy
How timely. My atwood 3000 gave up the ghost 2...

How timely. My atwood 3000 gave up the ghost 2 days ago, while trying to unhitch (fortunately no weight on it yet). Completely froze up, couldn't use the manual thingy either. Replaced with the...
Forum: On The Road... 06-23-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,074
Posted By mixedpuppy
meh. They almost never know what they are...

meh. They almost never know what they are talking about. I knew more about this than my dealer just by reading numerous ford manuals.






haha. Like an old F250 Heavy Duty? I...
Forum: On The Road... 06-19-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,074
Posted By mixedpuppy
7850# GVWR and 2284# payload on the door. eco...

7850# GVWR and 2284# payload on the door. eco 4x4 screw 6.5' bed. Options It's a 500A base package.selected were the 40/console/40 heated coold seats, twin moonroof, sidesteps, spray in liner.
...
Forum: On The Road... 06-18-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,074
Posted By mixedpuppy
I find the 10spd a bit clunky at times when not...

I find the 10spd a bit clunky at times when not in tow or sport mode. I also find the HDPP much smoother and more stable towing our 27.



Since we ordered in Canada, we were able to get the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-16-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,644
Posted By mixedpuppy
Had a '14 lariat screw 4x4 with only 1600#...

Had a '14 lariat screw 4x4 with only 1600# payload, while it towed great we never had much left over payload, not enough to feel comfortable adding anything new. Ordered a '17 lariat screw 4x4 with...
Forum: On The Road... 06-09-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,074
Posted By mixedpuppy
On a 150 You can only get the payload up to good...

On a 150 You can only get the payload up to good numbers with the heavy duty payload package, and you cant get that with any trim level above Lariat. I ended up with 2284# payload on a Lariat, and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-31-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By mixedpuppy
2014 F150 HDPP in California

I noticed this in my news feed, since they are so rare and hard to find used, I thought I'd post here.

https://www.f150forum.com/f38/my-14-heavy-duty-sale-now-unmolested-384364/
...
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 05-29-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,611
Posted By mixedpuppy
I used the pepwave for a bit, it's fine but part...

I used the pepwave for a bit, it's fine but part of their business model is subscription and paying for extra functionality. I like cradlepoint but you have to get an extra module for a second sim...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-26-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,643
Posted By mixedpuppy
Are you asking about filtering the water you put...

Are you asking about filtering the water you put into the tank, or filtering the water as it comes out of the tank?

For the prior, I suppose any hose filter like the one previously mentioned. For...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 05-23-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,112
Posted By mixedpuppy
Interesting. I got those, cannot get any reading...

Interesting. I got those, cannot get any reading beyond empty on my tanks. After one trip, the green feet no longer stay attached making putting a full tank back in place a major pain. I gave up...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 05-21-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,280
Posted By mixedpuppy
Bathroom cabinets?

I've seen pictures of 30' internationals (one very recently) that have an additional cabinet that the 28/27 do not have. It sits on the coutertop, left of the sink and extends up to the bottom of...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-05-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,293
Posted By mixedpuppy
Or...sell the house and live in the Airstream :)

Or...sell the house and live in the Airstream :)
Forum: On The Road... 04-29-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,067
Posted By mixedpuppy
When I imported our 2011, the US side didn't...

When I imported our 2011, the US side didn't care, didn't need to see it. When we imported a vehicle they did need paperwork.

This may only be a BC issue: Importing into BC, we needed to get an...
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