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RE: lighted rocker switch

i did a quick search on GOOGLE for 'lighted rocker switch' when it loads up select 'IMAGES' and you will see page after page of lighted rocker switches.. Mouse click on the one that catches your eye for more info. Roy Ken
RoyB 07/31/14 06:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flexible Solar Panel - Will This Wire Cause Problems

I sure like the idea of being alittle flexible. Those would fit perfect around my slight slope I have on my trailer roof. Is there any reason for NOT gluing the panels directly to the roof. Seems like I have heard your need to have a small air space between the panel and the roof for heat build up??? I am just now thinking of installing solar panels to my POPUP trailer roof and seem to leaning towards using aluminum uni-strut material on the edges of my POPUP roof and using solid frame type solar panels. A typical 120WATT SOLAR PANEL should produce between 12VDC and 19VDC at 4-5AMPS DC current depending on the manufacturer. I am just curious if there is anything 'BAD' performance wise when gluing the flexible panels directly to the roof. Roy Ken
RoyB 07/31/14 08:49am Tech Issues
RE: cable tv

I go one step further and bring THREE RG6 cables with type F male connectors one 6-inches long and the other two at least 12-feet long.. Think mine are both 25-feet long. Then I hook one of the RF Splitters (WALMART) with the short 6-inch RG cable connecting it to the Pedestal CABLE TV connections. Then I run one of the long RG cables to the CABLE INPUT connection on the side of the trailer and the other long RG cable I throw under the trailer to use for a portable TV we bring out under the PATIO Awning to watch TV outside sometimes. We set the portable TV on a fold-out table next to the trailer. http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mpvYeMz-S96cB1oGKp3LYSQ.jpg height=150 http://submit2please.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/RG6-F-Type-Quad-Shielded-Coaxial-Cables.jpg height=150 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41UaASycSpL._SX300_.jpg height=150 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41UaASycSpL._SX300_.jpg height=150 Alittle TV while enjoying the firepit is a joy for us sometimes... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/31/14 08:24am Beginning RVing
RE: Converter vs. Charger, Whats in a name?

The primary purpose of my smart mode Converter/charger in my RV is to change 120 Volt A/C power to 12 Volt D/C power. My Converter/charger not only changes A/C power to D/C power it also acts as a smart mode battery charger. This means when I am plugged into a 120 Volt power source I am able to run all of my fixtures/appliances that need 12 Volt D/C power without drawing my POPUP batteries down. While I am plugged into Shore Power I am actually charging my deep cycle RV battery bank at the same time. When I am not plugged in Shore Power my fixtures/appliances that need 12 Volt D/C power still operates from my 12VDC Battery bank. When my battery banks runs down to around 50% charge state then I connect the Trailer Shore power directly to my 2KW Honda generator 120VAC receptacle which powers up my smart mode PD9260C converter/charger and will recharge my battery bank up to its 90% charge state in a quick three hours generator run time. I will continue to call my PD9260C Converter a converter/charger unit as both functions are most important to me. My OFF-ROAD POPUP operations does not function well without having both 120VAC and 12VDC functional systems. By installing solar panels I can reduce the requirments for a 120VAC power source somewhat but not completely unless I went to solar in a hugh way. The BATTERIES is the primary source of power for my POPUP operations and must be charged when discharged with either 120VAC from shore power or generator source of power or directly from solar panels if I had them. To me the solar panel function is to charge my batteries. My OFF-ROAD POPUP trailer functions are all centered around my BATTERY BANK capacity. Without my batteries I am dead in the water... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/31/14 07:32am Beginning RVing
RE: Jayco offers new Off Road Pop Up Campertrailer

On the outside this has to be the ugliest POPUP trailer I have ever seen when setup hehe... It needs a deck on front to carry supplies in... Is setup fine on the inside... I like the idea of the large sink setup in the entrance opening. Like the above post says the door is on the wrong side however... http://liveimages.motoring.com.au/motoring/general/editorial/ge4719196027899620174.jpg?height=370&aspect=FitWithinNoPad&width=555 height=300 I bet it performs great back off the road... I love the independent wheel suspension... I could put that to good use here... http://liveimages.editorial.carsales.com.au/caravancamping/general/editorial/ge5071749455826471320.jpg height=300 Roy Ken
RoyB 07/31/14 06:33am Folding Trailers
RE: Can I drain my hot water heater with low point drain?

I do mine this way but it doesn't completely drain the tank. If I open the heater relief value it comes out faster. As said above I really like the idea of pulling the anode plug as this is my yearly inspection of the anode rod. This is how I can get most water out of the tank by removing the anode plug... Getting all of the water out of the water tank really isn't completely required as there is alot of room inside the heater for expansion if the water start icing up. When I am doing my yearly inspection of the anode rod I also like to stick a wand sprayer up inside the tank and really clean it out good under pressure once a year as well... All kinds of junk flakes comes out with the flush... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/30/14 09:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Two Weeks...our longest time out

We have been out several two week trips but ours is usually at the same off-road (no power) camp site.. We can last a good two weeks running off our batteries doing the 50-90 charge cycle and re-charging every morning for around three hours using our 2KW Generator connected to the trailer shore power cable. After two weeks time to keep from doing damage to out battery bank we really have to charge our batteries to their full 100% charge state which takes a good 12 hours of generator run time so this is usually the main reason for heading back to the house. The things we run out of most is ice and gasoline for the generator hehe... Have to pull some gasoline from the truck sometimes... Our off-road popup doesn't have much fridge space so we really put the 5-day ice chest to good use. We got three or four of favorite places to do this at in the local Natl Forest areas close by. Roy Ken
RoyB 07/30/14 08:28am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Toilet cassette to shower/toilet cassette mod??

Bondebond - Hey ole buddy nice to see you are still alive and well. Things must be keeping your busy in Searcy Ar. Havent seen you on in awhile... I keep mentioning your name from time to time trying to pull you out of the woodworks haha... We still are in the same situation here but a light is beginning to show up at the end of the tunnel - sure hope it isn't a big ole train... I have been planning some major beef-up mods including solar panels on the roof for my OFF-ROAD POPUP... Its gonna be my WAR WAGON hehe... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/30/14 06:51am Folding Trailers
RE: Toilet cassette to shower/toilet cassette mod??

My 2008 Off-Road POPUP came with the combo cassette potty and shower setup. It is to the right of the entrance door and goes all the way to the bed end. This one use a pull around curtain for privacy and the end of the trailer has a pull across the trailer section curtain.... http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx22/roybraddy/CampDorisSep07002-1.jpg height=300 http://www.rvrentalssanantonio.com/14RT%20Floorplan.gif height=200 http://www.petersen100.com/images/camper4.JPG height=300 You remove the cassette unit from the outside which has wheels and tote off to the bath room and pour down the toilet http://i.ytimg.com/vi/tOuqPlsVnpw/0.jpg height=200 Although everything works great we have only used the shower part of it maybe a coupe of times. It is too small to stand up in it and there is just something basically wrong with sitting on the pot and take a hand wan shower. The joke is do you have the toilet lid up or down hehe... We end up having a sailors shower/wash up at the kitchen sink and mostly go to campground shower when they have one. I would save alot of room by installing the POTTY only version and save alot of precious room. This version has a nice storage lid on top... The cassette part pulls out inside the the trailer right inside the the entrance door... The cassette is easy to use and is no mess or smell -- there is no problem pulling it out inside the trailer... My same built-in section curtain would work well with the potty only version. http://www.rvweb.com/rvimgs/fleetwood/1127322883253/2006_americana_optional_cassette_potti.jpg height=300 All photos from GOOGLE Images Roy Ken
RoyB 07/30/14 06:42am Folding Trailers
RE: Dual AC a handicap when only 30amp is available?

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RoyB 07/29/14 05:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dual AC a handicap when only 30amp is available?

Some folks will install the second A/C unit on a separate 120VAC 20AMP circuit that they can plug into the camp ground 20AMP Service which most have... We use the 20AMP Service pedestal all the time with our trips. In the winter months this runs our extra oil-filled heaters... The 20AMp Service from the pedestal does not take away from your 30AMP service. It has its own circuit breaker on the campground pedestal. http://forums.mikeholt.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6489&d=1329772505 height=200 If you can't find a 20AMp service receptacle to plug-in to then go ahead and plug into one of your 15AMP receptacles and turn off alot of other things if you have too allowing you to run both air conditioners. There is also another solution which is starting to become popular and that is one of those portable air conditioners. They just plug into your 15 AMP receptacle and need to have a close by window for the exhaust to go thru. These A/C units can be a 5K or bigger but are great for one room like the bed room... http://www.rayheating.biz/graphics/featuredjobs/portableACside_x.jpg height=300 A couple of choices here... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/29/14 05:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water Flow Is Now Back to Normal

Glad you got your water flow problem fixed.. Ours does the same thing in quick order it seems - something else you have to check on... We decided a long time ago to not drink any from the city water connections. We wash dishes and take showers but provide our own bottled water. We are fresh ground bean coffee lovers which requires the same water used to get the taste we love so we always bring along bottled water for that. This is just us and the city water connection surely is inspected by the county folks and is safe to drink where you go. Roy Ken
RoyB 07/29/14 07:26am Full-time RVing
RE: Best or favorite type rug to put outside your door

Most of our camping is OFF-ROAD back in the woods somewhere. The small leaves get tracked inside alot for us... I got my OUTDOOR PATIO RUG from LOWES 9X12 size I think it is... We also have a aisle rug feeding the patio rug. Every little bit helps... I also have one of those folding steps from Camping World.. This has the grate on top of it and you can really stomp your feet before entering the trailer. My trailer really needs the third step being high up off the ground with the 15-inch wheels but having the folding legs makes this great to just put it flat on the ground to stomp on. http://images.campingworld.com/is/image/CWI/3000/35639n.jpg height=200 Roy ken
RoyB 07/29/14 07:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Insects..... Do you pick them up at RV parks?

Our camper has the pull out shore power cable and this is a 6-lane highway for ants going in both directions hehe... I finally have some foam around the hole after I pull out the cable which has stopped the ant traffic pretty good. I also have gone all over my the bottom of my POPUP and sprayed weather seal foam in all of the open holes under the trailer. It is amazing how the ants can find all of these holes... Myrtle Beach camping is well know for the really small ants. They get in the trailer and in my truck as well... I can't imagine how many of those I have relocated to other parts of the country when you finally just have to stop and go to work on them when they start crawling everywhere around the truck dash panel. Some folks swear by having a zip lock bag full of cotton balls soaked with 'PURE' PEPPERMINT OIL for mice control. We use SKIN-SO-SOFT from AVON to spray on us for mosquito bites. Works great for us... Just part of camping I suppose... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/29/14 07:10am General RVing Issues
RE: No one around to take $$ for campsite?

Alot of the NATL FOREST camp sites are on the honor system and have a drop box on your way out to leave money. I always leave money but know of several who doesn't.. Our home camp ground just 40 miles away from the house has their firewood stacked-up available on the honor system which is $.50 cents a fire log. Again I always pay but I have watched folks time and time again loading up and just driving off. Guess I wasn't raised that way hehe... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/29/14 06:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Heater

I do what PATH1 says before firing up my furnace for the first time after getting setup at the campground. Lightning the stove burners purges the propane lines... I always turn-off my propane tanks when in travel mode so this catches me for forgetting to turn on my propane before using it hehe... Roy ken
RoyB 07/29/14 06:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Myrtle Beach State Park

There are several well liked camp grounds along the BUS US17 S. Kings Highway strip along the beach of Myrtle Beach. One just south of the Myrtle Beach State Park is a place called PIRATE LAND CAMPGROUND which is really geared towards the kids.. We usually stay at the next campground south called LAKEWOOD RESORT mainly because my sister is staying there in permanent housing. About the only thing I didn't like about the Myrtle Beach State park and the next SPRINGMAID Hotel is these are in the final approach for the Myrtle beach Airport which is just across the road from BUS US17. You can actually see the pilots inside the aircraft when it is landing. Most of the the time they make this a landing event for noise abatement but sometimes I guess they are forced to take OFF in the direction of the Ocean which is very loud when that occurs. Pirate Land and Lakewood are far enough south to get away from the real loud noise with aircraft. The next campground south of LAKEWOOD is OCEAN LAKES FAMILY CAMPGROUND which is another well known facility with kids in mind... On down the SOUTH US17 road just a few miles is another State Park called HUNTINGTON BEACH STATE PARK at Murrells Inlet which is one I really want to stay at on one my future visits down that way. It also has BEACHFRONT CAMPING or back in the woods off to yourself somewhat. This is a hugh piece of land. We have camped alot in both areas of NC OUTER BANKS and Myrtle Beach and it really depends of what you want to do. NC outer bank is more beach type atmosphere where Myrtle Beach has both beaches and a really nice town with all of its amenities. Hard to say which place is better... I suspect the kids will fall in love with Myrtle beach. Roy Ken
RoyB 07/28/14 11:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Arctic Fox 860 Boiled the batteries?

You really should make sure your older ARTIC FOX gets equipped with a good smart mode converter/charger unit. These smart mode converters if you don't have one will almost take care of your batteries for you... The older converter/chargers only put out 13.6VDC and over time this alone will cause your batteries to boil out small amounts of fluids. If you are not in the habit of checking for this then once the fluid levels gets below the cores then possible battery cell short occurs demanding all the power your converter can muster eventually doing alot of battery damage requiring replacement. When a battery gets real hot it is even prone to exploding which you don't want to have especially if the battery setup is inside your trailer... I installed four each 12VDC Interstate batteries on my off-road POPUP when I first got it in 2008 and lost one battery due right away due to boiling out the fluids. I installed a good quality PD9260C converter/charger unit replacing my single voltage older converter and still check my batteries every couple of weeks looking for low fluids which doesn't happen anymore but I still check it... The original 2008/2009 Interstate 12VDC batteries are just now starting to drop off on performance. I have done alot of camping off the power grid since 2009 with my 255AH capacity Interstate Battery Bank. The other thing that has really helped me over these few years is NEVER let my batteries get discharged below 12.0VDC which is close to being 50% discharge state before re-charging back up to their 90% charge state.. Roy Ken
RoyB 07/28/14 10:41am Truck Campers
RE: Stuck on I81 in VA with no help from my Allstate Motor Club

I guess you are on your way now... Was going to recommend Harrisonburg VA has alot of RV and TRAILER related help just down the road from New Market... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/28/14 10:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Name of this part?

Search GOOGLE for 'rv propane regulator cover' and when it loads up select 'IMAGES'.. See if you can match up your piece you need from the photos there. Then you can click on the image for more details... Hopefully a bracket is all you need. Roy Ken
RoyB 07/28/14 10:07am General RVing Issues
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