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Forum: Under The Awning 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Mikenjackie
How does the outside pressure gauge on the...

How does the outside pressure gauge on the airplane determine whether the pressure difference is from altitude or weather? I thought that generally the tower at the desired destination would give you...
Forum: Under The Awning 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Mikenjackie
Altimeter used as barometer!

Fun fact - you can use your altimeter as a barometer.

If you have an iPhone with a compass setting, it gives your height below the compass reading (plus your geo lat/long, useful!). I don't know...
Forum: BMC (Bluebird Motor Coach Unique Issues) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Mikenjackie
FWIW, I checked simpletire.com out when shopping...

FWIW, I checked simpletire.com out when shopping for new tires last year. True, they have low prices, but will not guarantee a recent date code. Also, they're drop shipped with a no return policy...
Forum: General 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By Mikenjackie
We went one of two ways before going full-time &...

We went one of two ways before going full-time & getting the toad. If we were going on a trip where we just needed to travel within a couple of miles (local store, restaurant, etc) we'd load a couple...
Forum: Travel Tips - Fuel Prices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 13,267
Posted By Mikenjackie
I agree, Jim. The handy-dandy route planning tool...

I agree, Jim. The handy-dandy route planning tool in the TSD app shows you all the participating truckstops on your proposed route, with their names, exit #'s & discounts. With our 'Birds' range,...
Forum: Electrical 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Mikenjackie
Usually crackling is caused by "noise" being...

Usually crackling is caused by "noise" being picked up on the signal; I'd look for a bad ground, either from radio case to chassis or on the antenna. If you can play a cd or aux source clean, I'd...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Mikenjackie
That would do it:D:D;)!

That would do it:D:D;)!
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Mikenjackie
That would be the ideal solution, but terrain...

That would be the ideal solution, but terrain (think "side of a hill") means only one route to the bird barn. But with the help of the Brain Trust here I'm going to "git 'er done".

Thanks, all,...
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Mikenjackie
the 5 acre pond, instead of going through it ...

the 5 acre pond, instead of going through it

Thanks Jim, I can see how you wouldn't want to go through a 5 acre pond:D:D! Seriously though, my deal is that I need to go forward into the Bird barn...
Forum: Campgrounds, RV Parks, Other Places to Sleep, or TO STAY AWAY FROM 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Mikenjackie
Wow, that's pretty cool! How are the access...

Wow, that's pretty cool! How are the access roads? We've been to some Tennessee State parks that were definitely NOT big rig friendly!
Forum: Travel Tips - Fuel Prices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 13,267
Posted By Mikenjackie
Wow, how surprising!! Marcus Lemonis strikes...

Wow, how surprising!! Marcus Lemonis strikes again. Good Sam offers 8c discount per gallon if you use the Good Sam discount card at Pilot/Flying J filling stations, TSD are giving us around 40c....
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Mikenjackie
Thanks, guys, just the info I needed! Now I can...

Thanks, guys, just the info I needed! Now I can decide which trees will become firewood:D:)!
Forum: PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Mikenjackie
turning radius, 43' wide body

Does anyone know the turning circle for the 43' Wide Body?
Let me explain why I need to know. I'm building a new house & bird barn. The barn will be behind the house, & will need a 90-degree turn to...
Forum: Travel Tips - Fuel Prices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 13,267
Posted By Mikenjackie
Just checked; you're right, the link is no longer...

Just checked; you're right, the link is no longer active, & the alternate URL on that page comes up with a "404" error.
I checked their Facebook page (from post #1), there is an Email address there,...
Forum: General 02-14-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Mikenjackie
Thanks, John, that's got me working...partially!...

Thanks, John, that's got me working...partially! Pump A is primed & working now, but Pump B jus continues to run without moving any water. I'll need to remove & test the pump once I get the chance...
Forum: General 02-14-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Mikenjackie
Water pumps - air lock?

Need advice...I let my fresh water tank empty, now I've refilled it but I'm not getting water flow using the pumps. I can hear/feel them running, but no water. Everything works using city water...
Forum: 'Bird Projects & Modifications 02-09-2020
Replies: 946
Views: 69,527
Posted By Mikenjackie
Sawzall doesn't work on a mattress, the whole...

Sawzall doesn't work on a mattress, the whole thing vibrates back & forth...ask me how I know:D! A good Stanley knife & a pair of diagonal cutters for the springs, now THAT'S how to get a queen...
Forum: Care and Upkeep 01-30-2020
Replies: 64
Views: 5,403
Posted By Mikenjackie
The other advantage of this is that it gets...

The other advantage of this is that it gets around a lot of the restrictive covenants regarding outbuildings. As it is essentially a tent, it isn't classed as a permanent structure, outbuilding or...
Forum: Electrical 01-22-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By Mikenjackie
LED tape vs replacement tubes

I’m getting ready to upgrade my fluorescent lights to LED. I’ve seen both LED tubes that replace the original units, & the adhesive backed LED tapes. Does anyone have recommendations as to which is...
Forum: Birds Of a Feather (BOF) 01-17-2020
Replies: 88
Views: 13,337
Posted By Mikenjackie
A few pics of the chili pot luck...with a...

A few pics of the chili pot luck...with a lightshow put on by Mother Nature!
Forum: Generators 01-07-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Mikenjackie
Thanks, Harold. I replaced the air filter in the...

Thanks, Harold. I replaced the air filter in the spring but I'll check it this evening. Actually, as I write this, the generator smoothed out & smoke stopped, now just an occasional puff. I'll let it...
Forum: Generators 01-07-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Mikenjackie
Black exhaust!

Started the genny up this morning, first time for months, it's running, but rough, with lots of black exhaust smoke. Is this indicative of a bad fuel filter? On the way to Q, haven't had time to...
Forum: Birds Of a Feather (BOF) 01-02-2020
Replies: 88
Views: 13,337
Posted By Mikenjackie
Q20??? Has the SP38 mastered time travel:D:D? ...

Q20??? Has the SP38 mastered time travel:D:D?

See ya down there soon...we're leaving Sunday, taking a leisurely trip, expect to be there around the 10th or so.
Forum: Engine 12-26-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By Mikenjackie
I had the same issue with my PT-40 during/after a...

I had the same issue with my PT-40 during/after a cold snap (teens). I'd wait till the engine was warm, then loosen, twist round the clamp 10-15 degrees or so (depending on access) then re-tighten....
Forum: General 12-22-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By Mikenjackie
Our Sharp convection microwave has a fixed rack...

Our Sharp convection microwave has a fixed rack for convection only & a little metal platform which can be used for either. The thing we've found we need to watch out for is that some of the menu...
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