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RE: Generac iq2000 parallel kit == suicide cord?

I think there is a safety law that prevents such devices from being sold to the general public by US manufacturers. Ebay sales is another story I guess... If each 120VAC leg feeds a separate female pin on the 30A twist lock socket it is OK. I have a feeling however the two 120VAC legs from the separate 120VAc zones come together on one of the 30A female socket... What you don't want to see if when you plug one 120VAC Plug it wll engerize the second 120VAC plug before you can plug it in somewhere... It will be a libe 120VAC plug in your hand... You can find the RV50A such combiners as there is definitely two separate 120VAC socket legs on the connector. This one only has three sockets which will be hot-Neutral-ground feeding a RV 30A standard connection adapter... I looked it up on-line by its part number and didn't find any schmetic of it there... It costs $140 Who knows unless you can find a schemtic of it somewhere Just my two cents here - no expert advice... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/26/16 01:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Bedroom tv mount

What we would here is put up a back board and mount the TV mount to it using standard wood screws. No way with the flimsy walls support any screws in it - they will just pull through with the load of the TV set... Something like this perhaps: http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc123/SD70M/Sunny/Brunswick-LaborDay09/DSCF3803.jpg height=300 or this: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xwvx2FY2H6c/TYjEnKdYBtI/AAAAAAAAAns/9KtZF12gx-E/DSC02733.JPG height=300 Sometimes you can mount to the inside of an existing cabinet like this: http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/CloudDriver/New%20TV%20Install/IMG_0662.jpg height=300 Roy Ken
RoyB 08/26/16 10:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why did my coach batteries die?

It is most likely your 94 model RV is not equipped with a modern smart mode converter/charger unit. Your converter/charger may a unit that is only producing 13.6VDC when you are plugged into shore power or generator and this is the DC voltage that is used to keep your RV batteries charged. 13.6VDC is known to boil out battery fluids if left ON for long periods of times. One must start a battery maintenance program to at a minimum start checking the battery fluids and not ever let them get drained below the battery core tops. When the fluids get below the cores inside the batteries then this allows the cores to start building up crud and eventually creates a short circuit. When that happens it is usually game over for the batteries... Unless you just have lots of money and like to keep buying batteries everytime you take your old rig out for trips this is going to continue to happen. The batteries is the center function of the 12 Power Distribution Center and one needs to learn all they can on how the battery system works and what to watch for to maintain the great performance. You just can't install new batteries and thats all you do from then on... I measure my battery terminals with a hand held multimeter every time I walk around the unit. When a battery is fully charged it will read 12.6-7 Volts DC just sitting there. When I get back from a camping trip I like to read the battery terminals when I shut down everything and then the next morning Ilike to read the terminals again after it sits over night. If they are down to 12.2 or lower after just sitting there in place for 8-10 hours then this is indeed a red flag. A multimeter can be picked up at WALMART-LOWES- or any number of auto parts stores for less than $20. Harbor Freight used to give you one free when you made purchases there... Then I will engage shore power or generator and read the battery terminals again with my multimeter and it should now be reading 13.6VDC or what ever mode my converter/charger unit is in at the the time. This tells me my charging is working fine and the battery cable path and connections is all connected properly with no tripped DC circuit breaker if equipped or blown in line fuses. When looking around the battery terminals it will be very noticeable to see when they have been boiling out fluids... When they boiling out is actually occurring you may smell something like rotten eggs and your battery case case may also be warm to hot. I check my battery fluids about every two weeks now but never find them low any more since I upgraded my converter/charger unit to a modern three stage smart mode charging unit. This almost takes care of your batteries for you... My trailer came setup with four 85AH 12V Interstate batteries in 2008 and I lost one right away due to my inferior single mode converter/charger unit. Boiled out the fluids in one and I didn't catch it. Then this battery ended up with a shorted cell inside it and would not hold a charge. I have been using the remaining three 85AH 12V Batteries every since doing just great. These batteries are just failing and need replaced... Pretty good for being eight years old I would say... Just things I do here in the battery department on a regular basis with my pride and joy Camper unit. I usually don't respond to CLASS A forums comments as all of this is way above my $$$ class. But you did ask "Why did my coach batteries die?" Hope some of the comments help... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/26/16 05:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New 14.8V Progressive Dynanics Converters

I just noticed the 14.8VDC Model has the same part number as the 14.4VDC model I have. You would have thought they would add a letter change or something. The 14.8VDC Converter/charger is still listed as the PD-9260C for the model I have... I probably would have added a 14.4-14.8 switch on the front of it... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/25/16 12:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Grey water dumping

I've been to a couple of camp grounds that have a BRAY Water pit in each road feeding the trailers... This is the one for CLOUDLAND CANYON at Trenton, GA http://i.imgur.com/g6AC2.jpg height=300 Roy's image We always ask when camping in the Natl Forest etc... Most of the time they say go ahead and dump around the tree trunks... I would definite not just let it drain on the ground at the camp site. The next guys that gets your site is going to have a stink I'm pretty sure... Most of the time we carry our gray water to the localizied bath house building abd pour donw the pot. Then we bring back fresh water when available (with another water can) to add to our frest water tank. Sort of a daily routine This is what we do at any rate and most of our RV Camping is OFF-ROAD back in the woods somewhere... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/24/16 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dodge 4x4 RV

Dodge RV 4X4 RV http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj576/beverchristopher/RVVAN_zpsrwtfyqdc.jpg height=400
RoyB 08/24/16 11:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 3 step for travel trailer

I'm guessing your original ones are too far damaged to repair. Was doing a quick search on google and these things are in the $1300.00 or so range... When I first got my 2008 Starcraft 14RT which only had a two step setup and it was a long way to the ground coming off the bottom step since my trailer has the 15-wheel setup on it. My fix was to purchase one of these HD grated folding steps for AMAZON. It can sit folded up as the bottom step which is generally the way I use it. Sometimes it requires to fold our it's short legs to make it tad higher of the ground. http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-steps/platformStepP102.jpg height=200 Google image It actually was a blessing for us with the very heavy duty grate construction as we can stomp the heck out of it before tracking leaves and other being out in the woods things on our boots... http://i.imgur.com/Y0wVcl.jpg height=400 Roy's image Roy Ken
RoyB 08/24/16 08:30am Travel Trailers
RE: FYI: Brake Problem Solved

Just curious did your brake wires get stripped to ground at the small hole where it enters to the inside of the axle housing.. Mine has two wires that get pushed through there to provide power for the opposite side brake magnet... I think that is a hollow housing not like the rear end axles of vehicles where you have turning parts... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/23/16 01:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't access thru RV.net

Maybe RV NET is going to get the problem fixed with folks not being able to make posts using the RV NET main portal. People have been reporting these problems for months now... Most of us have moved to one of the other RV NET PORTALS and all works fine there. I use WOODALL's here Roy Ken
RoyB 08/23/16 09:34am Forum Technical Support
RE: To drain or not to drain? Another ice chest question.

X2 on the Salt - I remember dad using that when making hand crank ice cream. Seems to me it was something special however for the salt - Rock Salt comes to mind - Not table salt... My job way back then was to sit on top of ice cream maker while Dad and the older boys would crank away... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/23/16 09:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Good all-around sleeping bag / mattress

When was tent camping regular we had carpet on floor and used a couple of those twin size folding beds that has a pouch for an air mattress in them... I got mine from OZARK TRAILS but Caballo's probably has them as well... http://dyn-images2.hsni.com/is/image/HomeShoppingNetwork/prodfull/origami-travel-air-bed-with-pump-twin-d-20130616170613627~259399.jpg height=200 google image We carried a small tent setup at first and it kept getting bigger and bigger. http://i.imgur.com/MJMgs.jpg height=300 Roy's image The three room tent with one long room up front and two side rooms in the back ended up being our perfect tent... Had the air mattress beds tied together in one side room and the other side room was the catch all room. Then the long room was neat to sit in and look out the big widows etc... http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx22/roybraddy/Facebook/Wall%20Photos/2406_1034537108961_9964_n.jpg height=400 http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx22/roybraddy/Facebook/Wall%20Photos/2406_1034514468395_1047_n.jpg height=400 Roy's images We have two or three great tent camping sites around here in Virginia... Sherando Lakes is our favorite close to home. Smoky Mtns TN ELKMONT Camp is also our favorite but its 450 miles away haha.. Roy Ken
RoyB 08/23/16 06:03am Tent Camping
RE: Eating out

We finally figured out how to make baked potatoes wrapping full potatoes in saran wrap and microwave for about five minutes... perfect baked potatoes Got to have Steaks on the grill and baked potatoes meal when we can... Momabear likes to make up stews in her electric skillet. It has high sides and will simmer things all day long cooking... Momabear has also figured out how to dice up onions in the fried potatoes for breakfast... I was pulling my popup trailer on a work trip one time and had stopped at a WALMART and picked up some hamburger patties. After getting setup for the night I started cooking them and then mixed in some good ole pork-n-beans and was really smelling up the camp site good. Turned around and had two different camp sites dogs behind me smacking their chops haha... Had to feed them too when the neighbors came to get their dogs... We used to pick up pre-made meals from Albertsons that was wrapped in a cold wrap.. Those were kinda neat... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/23/16 05:33am Travel Trailers
RE: No power when traveling down the road

You may even have your battery wired wrong... Find the word NEG or symbol stamped on the 12V Battery case and make sure this is the terminal that goes to the trailer frame ground real close to the battery terminals. Like '2oldman' is saying - 99% of the time it is something that was done wrong when working on the system... I do the same thing here once in awhile... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/22/16 05:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: No power when traveling down the road

The battery should connect to the +BAT connection on the 12VDC Power Distribution Panel. The 12VDC from the Converter.charger unit also connects to this same connection point. You are saying it works when on Pedestal or generator power and NO 12VDC when just on battery. There has to be a disconnect between the battery terminals and the 12VDC Distribution Panel where all the fuses are located. Like said above it could be simply the Battery Disconnect Switch is in the wrong position. Could also be a bad battery... Time to pull out the MULTIMETER and do some tracing back from the battery connections... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/22/16 05:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Adding backup lights, Wiring help needed.

Safety lights fall under US DOT regulations so it behooves one to check with them first before adding such lights. This may void your safety inspection... Only certain lights can be on the rear and front of towed units... You might get away putting them on the sides up high to the rear of the trailer... What you don't want is invest some monies into these kinds of lights only to have to remove them when it becomes inspection time. Talk to the JEEPS guys in California about adding lights... Not saying it can't be done but one should check on the requirements first. Even the lens of these light have to have DOT stamp approval numbers on them... Just saying... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/22/16 04:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Whoa, how much to wash my rig again...???

Everytime we drive close to a truck stop especially in the early evening we hear all kinds of ladies advertising to wash your truck on CH19... I have a feeling they are talking about something else hehe... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/22/16 01:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BEWARE! Check your outdoor speakers!

We use BLUE TOOTH portable speakers from WALMART in the patio area... They sound great... My outside speakers shown above the tire on the trailer look like they have plastic cones. I imagine those would be pretty hard to bust out?? http://i.imgur.com/oilcks5m.jpg height=400 Google Image Roy Ken
RoyB 08/22/16 01:37pm Truck Campers
RE: 1956 F100 what can it pull?

I spot my 4200 lb Starcraft RT14 OFF-ROAD POPUP trailer here at the house with my Sears LT1000 (Stock) so who knows... Operation looks much like this Google photo... http://www.2manytoyz.com/camp/ultimatetow1.jpg height=300 google image
RoyB 08/22/16 08:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Replacing 30amp male plug

I have always used the RV30A to 15A LONG DOGBONE type adapter like this one from WALMART... http://images.campingworld.com/is/image/CWI/40000/48856n.jpg height=300 This type of adapter does let the pins of the 30A Male plug get hot. The small round type adapters like shown here are known to burn up your contacts and shouldn't be used... http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31oEnhV0YFL._SS500_.jpg height=200 http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/nisAAOxyoahSYIPp/s-l300.jpg height=200 They will burn up your 30A Plug contacts everytime... http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa371/gaspeddler/5e50fca7.jpg height=300 Also if you are using an extension cord to get to your house/garage 120VAC receptacle use one that is 12GAUGE at a minimun. a 10GAUGE is even better. The cheap RED/ORANGE 14-16Gauge cords from WALMART doesn't do well... I lucked out in my garage where I had a 20A Circuit where an Air Compressor was once used. Nothing else is on this 20AMP Circuit breaker in the power panel. I found a couple of 50-foot contractor grade 10-gauge Extension Cords at a yard sale for my hookups. I also use one of these RV 120VAC plug in meters inside the trailer where I can glance at it. It has the SAFE ZONES printed on the scale. I won't turn on my air conditioner if the Ac Voltage is out of safe limits... http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/35108491/aview/__KGrHqF__lME1F4Spe1EBN_em8OVeQ__0_1.JPG height=200 All photos here from Google Images Roy Ken
RoyB 08/22/16 07:57am Tech Issues
RE: Win10 wake from sleep bypass sign in

I just select 'NEVER' go to sleep like ReadyToGo shows. Of course this may not be what you want with the computer never going to sleep - means it will stay on screen all the time... I selected 'NEVER' for all those questions in the menu... On the logon screen we used to always use the "Enter Key" as password then all you had to do was just hit the Enter key when logging in... Probably not a good idea these days as it isn't very hard to take over someones computer on-line so you will lose any security level you may want to have. I don't even want the Microsoft Company snooping around either... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/22/16 06:36am Technology Corner
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