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 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Where to mount CB Antenna

Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 5:25 pm 

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The born free website lists the height of a 26-footer at 118" or 9'10". What's 10'8"?

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Where to mount CB Antenna

 Post subject: limits
Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 6:41 am 

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To all,

If you don't know your motorhome height and weight, I suggest printing a label for your dashboard. If you travel in canada, include english and metric.

It would be a really bad idea to cross a 3-ton bridge or go under a 9' overpass...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Where to mount CB Antenna

 Post subject: CB Antenna Installation
Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 2:23 pm 

Replies: 21
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standard height of a Born Free coach is approximately 8' 10" (106") without an antenna sticking out higher than that. Born Frees are 10' (120") plus or minus several inches, depending on the year. Perhaps they're lower if you don't have a cabover or air conditioner, but I haven't ever seen one like...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Where to mount CB Antenna

Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 6:25 am 

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Hi Trisha, Two thoughts on the cb antenna. 1. Bill's right, some of the better cb antennas (e.g. wilson) are specifically tuned for cb frequencies and aren't so good for weather, so we use a separate weather radio and antenna. I made a dipole weather antenna tuned to the weather frequency (468/162.4...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: High Altitude Norcold Refrigerator Operation

 Post subject: meds
Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:47 am 

Replies: 20
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Hi Trisha, One option for keeping meds cool when the frig isn't working is to fill large ziplock bags with ice and surround the meds with the bagged ice, perhaps in a refrigerator drawer or on the lowest shelf. If you are willing to give up a little freezer space, you could always carry a day's supp...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: High Altitude Norcold Refrigerator Operation

Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:58 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 24855


FWIW, it got down to 22 degrees fahrenheit when we overnighted in bryce canyon's north campground last month, which is slightly over 8000'. Frig worked fine on propane. I ran the furnace and hot water heater in the night and they worked ok too. I added a gallon of rv antifreeze to the partially-full...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Gas Appliances vs High Altitudes

Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 5:07 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 7608


Hi George,

My (limited) understanding is that the high-altitude orifice is smaller.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Gas Appliances vs High Altitudes

Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 7:55 am 

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Hi George, I am not an expert here, but I thought that the thinner air and reduced oxygen was more a factor than the propane pressure. I recall norcold offering high-altitude kits in the past, some that increased the air flow to the burner and some that reduced the burner orifice size. But the norco...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: High Altitude Norcold Refrigerator Operation

Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 7:42 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 24855


The intent of my post was to provide useful information. To those going to the rally or others heading to high altitudes, different refrigerator models have different limits, and there appears variation even within models. It's certainly prudent to prepare for the frig not working on propane, it cer...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Campground suggestions for June/July

Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 9:27 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 4984


Hi Don and Ann, If you have a little extra time, you could get on the blue ridge parkway, perhaps at roanoke or earlier, and continue to skyline drive, then get back on I81 at I66. It's 35mph rather than 65mph, but quite pretty. Great views along the road and good hiking if you're into that. We over...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: High Altitude Norcold Refrigerator Operation

Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 7:03 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 24855


We've been to 10800' with our 1991 norcold 652 frig working perfectly on propane with the stock burner orifice. I know of others who have not had problems, so I don't think it's a fluke. Several years ago, norcold offered a high-altitude orifice. Interestingly, I find no mention of it now on their w...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Generator Leak or Improper Use?

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 8:11 am 

Replies: 3
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Hi Bob, I'm not a generator expert, but I am skeptical of the explanation. Small engines (lawn mowers, snowblowers, etc.) are run at high throttle and little or no load every day without ill effects. Is generac really saying that its generators cannot be used when there may be no load? Seems hard to...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: disposing of antifreeze

 Post subject: disposing of antifreeze
Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:56 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 2990


Hi David and Susan, Rv antifreeze (pink) is not poison and can go into a sewer or septic. Engine antifreeze (often green, but can be other colors) is poison and shouldn't go to a dump (unless they have special provision for it). FWIW, our town accepts antifreeze at the annual hazardous waste day. Pe...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Looking for advice on maintenace and care of a diesel BF

 Post subject: synthetic oils
Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:42 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 18301


Just watching gas milage in my cars. Pretty simple science. A vague testimonial is not science. The internet is full of these, often by those who profit by selling synthetics. Let's look at the 2 claims, longevity and gas mileage. Remember, the burden of proof is on those who claim increaes in both...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Looking for advice on maintenace and care of a diesel BF

 Post subject: synthetic oils
Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:38 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 18301


Quote:
I have used synthetic in my gas motors for years and have always had better gas milage and longevity.


Do you have any credible, scientific evidence to support either claim? Please exclude any company or individual involved in multi-level marketing of synthetics.
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