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RE: Nasty, Nasty Electrical Issue

It is often easier to abandon the old and run new wire rather than investing a lot of time troubleshooting and repairing. You are right but us crazy geek technicians just have to find the short. We can't eat or sleep until we find it. We may still bypass it but being able to see it is so satisfying. :B
YC 1 06/29/16 09:19pm Tech Issues
RE: CONVERTER OUTPUT ?

Lots of motorized thingies won't work on a MSW inverter. Ditto: For example, many electric blankets or warmers will cook the controls. We have let the smoke out of several. What it means is dirty electricity versus clean. Remember when mom used to use her sewing machine and it messed up the tv? Well, kind of like that. Some electronics want clean sine waves and not jagged waves.
YC 1 06/29/16 09:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Running fridge on generator

Have you ever messed with the drip tube in the back? Often well meaning folks move them thinking they should be routed straight down for example. Some drip tubes need to trap a bit of water to keep the warm air from entering.
YC 1 06/29/16 09:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Question about Routing solar cables down fridge vent

Use low voltage landscape wire and you will have plenty of abrasion and heat protection as well as UV. It is nice and heavy and works extremely well. Available at any home improvement store in the landscape lighting area. Low voltage landscape wire is usually only 18 AWG and way to small. Panels normally come with 12 AWG wire which is the minimum size one should use between panel and combiner. I use 10 AWG marine grade. Landscape wire Landscape lights can use a lot of current.
YC 1 06/29/16 10:52am Tech Issues
RE: Question about Routing solar cables down fridge vent

Use low voltage landscape wire and you will have plenty of abrasion and heat protection as well as UV. It is nice and heavy and works extremely well. Available at any home improvement store in the landscape lighting area.
YC 1 06/28/16 01:32pm Tech Issues
RE: RV 12volt Power Supply

It sounds like a loose wire on the converter. The slightest movement is probably making it come and go. Tighten all the screws that hold wires there. Temperature changes can make terminals tighten and loosen . It only takes a tiny bit with 12 volts.
YC 1 06/28/16 01:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stone Vos awning fabric

There are plenty of helpful videos on changing them yourself. If you buy them from Stone Vos, they will gladly talk you through it. They can be dangerous to your fingers so be sure to do your research,.
YC 1 06/28/16 09:12am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: WuWee Tool ID Size Stickers For Old Blind Mechanics

Thanks for the tip. I just ordered some.
YC 1 06/27/16 03:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Stone Vos awning fabric

Stone Vos material is very strong and the folks are incredibly helpful.
YC 1 06/27/16 08:39am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Sewer Tank Flusher

Welcome. It is not uncommon for them to plug up on the ends. You may need to remove it from the tank to clean. Many then drill the holes out just a tad.
YC 1 06/25/16 12:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Coleman stoves and lanterns multiplying!

Those old mantles will set off radiation detectors. I have seen it demonstrated. Not enough to hurt you of course. Just an interesting observation. I don't know if new ones are the same.
YC 1 06/25/16 09:56am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Coleman stoves and lanterns multiplying!

Gosh, what memories those bring out. What a modern day convenience they were,. Can you say, fun with flare ups?
YC 1 06/24/16 08:07am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: CA to MN trip 31 foot class C

Sparks and Wendover are decent. I seem to remember a lot of trains in Wendover but it has been years.
YC 1 06/23/16 10:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help Newbie: Is this Class C worth it?

All of the replies sure are appreciated! I think I will pass on this because even though I can fix this and that, I am not a tinkerer. Sounds like things will start breaking down on this one. If it were a lot cheaper, it would easier to justify the purchase. If you buy an RV you better be handy with tools or handy with a check book. These things live on earthquakes and they often have something broken or loose. You can be in for a lot of painful repairs on an old one,. Finding a water leak is not unusual and fixing those issues can be heart breaking, They are a hobby. I don't care how much you spend on one either. The more expensive, the more things to break,.
YC 1 06/23/16 09:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help Newbie: Is this Class C worth it?

Ask if the in tank fuel pump has been replaced. Not a difficult job but those years had lots of problems with them. Acted like vapor lock.
YC 1 06/21/16 09:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Memory Card Recovery??

Call a small computer repair shop. They may have the software to do it. Pctools was a program I used for years to recover those files. Do not mess about and try to do it yourself. Let someone that knows how to do it. It probably won't cost much.
YC 1 06/21/16 06:07am Technology Corner
RE: Mounting Wilson Trucker cell booster Antenna on TV Mast

You were just fine mounting it on the crank up assuming you did not mount it much below the head. Mounting on RV's is always a compromise and the crank up is where I have my wi-fi repeater antenna. I use a roof mount antenna for my cell phone.
YC 1 06/20/16 07:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Good Sam GPS

They all have warts but after dropping mine on its face last year and needing it desperately that day we traveled by car over 100 miles to replace it. Having so many outstanding features that are easy to get to makes life on the road much easier. If you are planning a new route it is always good to cross check and if you have good internet going to google earth can really ease the pain by giving you a visual of the places you need to turn,. I have even printed them out in the past. The broken gps now has a new screen and is my backup. I am an electronic tech so replacing it was easy. Buy a good Ram Mount and get it just above the dash so reading it does not take your eyes off the road.
YC 1 06/19/16 06:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Newbie..... Batteries?

CAtravler is dead on. His 100 amps is probably closer due to losses etc. With four batteries it will have no trouble providing solid power for 15 minutes. Here is my rough calculations: 1100 Watts used to allow for some losses. 1100/12.5 volts DC = 88 amps DC. Divide that by four and you get 22 amps. I often use a rough simple method. Using AC take the 1000Watts and divide by 120 volts. You then get 8.3 amps. If you multiply the 8 amps times ten you get 80 amps of course and that is close to amount needed to run it via DC. You could do this with two decent 6 volt batteries if rated properly.
YC 1 06/19/16 06:33pm Tech Issues
RE: DVD - Lousy picture

It is probably a loose connection on the hardest one to get to so start there.
YC 1 06/19/16 12:17pm Class C Motorhomes
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