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Offline Oz

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The 10 Minute Mechanic
« on: June 30, 2012, 10:53 PM »
From the "Livability" series.  A collection of very short articles submitted by RVers covering hundreds of how-tos, tips and tricks to help you improve your Rving experience and cure those annoying, common problems...  easy and cheaply.  You won't believe how many of these innovative ideas you'll want to use!

Download from our server, save it on your computer and read at your leisure.  You'll have a list of cool projects for your RV in no time!
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  • Selecting Test & Tune-up Equipment  What to look for and what to avoid when buying tune-up & test equipment.
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Offline Arberg0

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Re: The 10 Minute Mechanic
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012, 07:36 AM »
Thanks Mark for this little gem!  Teresa was going to have me print it off.  I told her, "Woman, that's why I put a computer in the RV; so you could play your games and I could store things."  She says, "We have a computer in the RV?"  I said, "Yes, it's been there for over 6 months.  I know it has clothes over it whilst we are cleaning but, its there..."  I have  it plugged into the shore line now.  How long before I should know if a fridge is goosed or not, Mark?
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Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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Re: The 10 Minute Mechanic
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 10:37 AM »
:)rotflmao   :)rotflmao   :)rotflmao   :)rotflmao   :)rotflmao   :)rotflmao
I love this place.  RV Fridge should be close to final temp in 3-4 hours max 6.


Offline Oz

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Re: The 10 Minute Mechanic
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 02:39 PM »
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