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Old 06-19-2003, 02:57 PM   #15
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camping world spending

I know what you mean, I get to camping world once a year when we visit my wife's family in Windsor On. I spend far too much each time, and have to pray they don't nail me too hard at the border.

If you picked up the $30.00 UTM mirror your,gonna love it
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Old 06-19-2003, 04:41 PM   #16
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There aren't THAT many CW...

I live about 17 miles from one now, there is one 30 miles from where I am picking up the Trill and there is one about 10 miles from my mom's house in Utah. It's like they are following me!
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Old 06-19-2003, 08:37 PM   #17
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$30 UTM mirror

:splat I paid over $60 for mine - for EACH SIDE!
Man, This is the bad part about living too far away from a big city. :bh
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Old 06-20-2003, 09:02 AM   #18
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Prices

It can be tough if you need something at the last minute, but Camping World and a lot of other places do ship. Does Canadaian Tire ship? All y'all Northerners are always talking about them great deals you get there. Those of us south of the Border are jealous!
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Old 06-20-2003, 06:40 PM   #19
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shipping and paying

Canadian tire is just getting into the web based stuff and starting to ship.

OTOH,, Lainey, I was in a local rv shop today, their price was 79.95 $C each for the UTM.
Canadian Tire is like a Revy or Ace now, they have changed a lot in the past 5-10 years
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Old 06-20-2003, 07:24 PM   #20
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Joe

Ok, I don't feel so bad now - $60 was a steal compared to $80!
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Old 06-27-2003, 12:16 AM   #21
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adapter

howdy, Well for the first time at a campsite all the outlets were 30 amp and that sent me scrambling for the 10 buck adaptor. So may be a good Idea to pick one up ahead of time. The cable on my Boler has the standard 110 v plug. Also as earlier mentioned that if you are going to be using the camp water for drinking or cooking buy a RV/Marine water hose. They are not that much more money if any and also get a simple pressure regulator to put between your hose and the water supply. May save you blowing up your plumbing lines as some campgrounds seem to have a lot of pressure....Benny
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Old 06-27-2003, 12:40 AM   #22
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Hi Benny
Good points.I know they have been mentioned before , but don't hurt to say it again.Thanks.:wave
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Old 06-27-2003, 05:50 AM   #23
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I see people talking about A utm mirrow. What is A utm?
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Old 06-27-2003, 06:32 AM   #24
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utm

Running a google search comes up with Universal Towing Mirror
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Old 06-27-2003, 07:18 AM   #25
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Universal Towing Mirror

Its a clip on towing mirror, from this site:GotMirrors
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Old 06-27-2003, 08:22 AM   #26
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UTM

Sorry to digress from the topic of this thread, but the UTM is great I love mine - They're pretty slick
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Old 06-27-2003, 08:26 AM   #27
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the lower the gauge the thicker the wire

You need a thicker (smaller gauge number) the longer your wire run is. This is Due to Ohms law It simply states that if you multiply volts times amps you get watts. voltage in a long run extention cord is slighty lower at the end so ampage thur the wire goes up this cause the wire to heat.As a wire heats its restistance increases causeing voltage to lower more and increaseing current a larger wire can carry more amps.

so a 12 gauge is better then a 14 gauge . the outercase also makes a differance your typical pvc orange covered cord tened to be a pain to use when it gets cold out where black rubber coated ones seem a little more plyable as the thermometer drops.

The bad thing is wire becomes more expensive as it gets thicker and rubber is more expensive then pvc so dont be to shocked at the price of a high quality rv cord.
I am so glad i dont have ac mircowave toasteroven or and other electrical hog so i can get away with useing a cheap orange cable.
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What size wire?

Just what wire gauge extension cord is needed to run a 1500 watt heater or 7000 BTU roof A/C?

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