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RE: Louisiana to Louisville, Ky (how do I find casinos)

You can probably open up GOOGLE MAP of that area and type CASINO in the search blank. It should show Casinos on your MAP as you move it along the way... I do this all the time to search for RV CAMPGROUNDs using the google maps... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/24/14 03:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: LP vs AC

The process for the propane refrigerator has been around for many years. I can remember one from back when I was a kid in the 40's... It is truly amazing how you can put fire or heat in one end and get cooling out of the other end. Reading up on-line it says the refrigerant in LP gas/ electric refrigerators is ammonia- the oldest refrigerant used. In an RV refrigerator, the heat can by generated by an LP gas flame or an electric heating element- the heating element can be 120 volt AC, or 12 volt DC. With all of this in mind there really shouldn't be any difference whether you use a gas flame or electric heating element as long as the ammonia gets heated up properly. The only difference maybe might be dirty flue or poor connections etc... I would think keeping the fridge in the a cool environment as best you can would be the best of all worlds. Parking where the high sun always hits the outside wall of the fridge probably not a good idea. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/24/14 05:57am Tech Issues
RE: 50amp to 30amp

This is neat diagram of how the CAMPGROUND PEDESTALs are wired. http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb122/EdConley/Plugs/rv-service1.jpg height=300 The 30AMP is wired just like a standard 120VAC RECEPTACLE but has larger wiring and is fed by a 30AMP breaker in the panel. As long as your 30AMP SERVICE lash-up tests out like shown here you will be fine... http://www.noshockzone.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/20-30_Amp_120V-metered.jpg height=300 Home wiring LASH-UPS are best done by brother-in-laws and friends. Then when you blow up your friends trailer appliances you only end up with a fist fight. If you have a qualified electrician wire up it then he will be bonded and if he blows up your friends appliances then his insurance will pay for it... Tread lightly... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/24/14 05:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rt 89 in Az

Harold - Whats the lastest on RT89 from Flaggstaff to Sedona... I think there was a road repair scheduled and the whole road was to be closed. Is that still the case... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/23/14 07:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Mounting solar panels on fiberglass roof

I think I am going to mount some aluminum UNISTRUT type cross sections attached to the side of the trailer just below the roof. I have mounted things in this area already and has proven to be very strong etc. Nothing will touch the roof area. All of the cabling etc will follow the unistrut to a electrical mounting box on the side of the trailer and go thru the wall at that point. In my case the VALANCE CURTAINs that go around my whole POPUP interior will hide all of my cabling that will be inside wire management units (LOWES) My unistrut going across the roof will allow me to use quick disconnect hinges so I can remove the panels to place on the ground if needed to stay in the high sun... Haven't got it all on any paper yet but think this is going to the best way for me to mount my three or four 120WATT size SOLAR panels on my POPUP ROOF. Mounting the solar panels on top of the unistrut will have a couple of inches between the panels and the roof surface. The unistrut mounting nuts will slide the whole width of the roof making for a great and secure install. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/23/14 07:12pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Radio antenna

Alot of new RFI issues are being introduced all the time in the RV's. The lastest new source of RFI may be from recent installation of LED lights... I know i had big time interference with my HDTV when using the OTA Antenna for digital signals from local towns, my WX ALERT RADIO, and My HAM RADIO setup all suffered from the LED installation. I never noticed the FM radio. Another source of big time RFI is from almost any INVERTER setup. In my case the INVERTER would eat up my HAM RADIO operations especially in 7MHZ bands. You can find out real quick if the LED lights or the INVERTER is causing interference by just turning them off and see if your FM RADIO jumps back to life... Worth a check at any rate... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/23/14 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC Voltage Through Frame/Stablizers

Keep in mind the pedestal connection is the only FRAME GROUND you get. Really important to have good cables and use all conductors (three conductor for 30AMP and four conductor for 50AMP service) Like said above ADAPTERs are usually the culprit. Of course the CAMPGROUND PEDESTALS SERVICE is used everyday and really start going downhill early on from being used so much. If I see a CAMPGROUND 30AMP Service PEDESTAL looking pretty bad I will use my 50A-30A Long Adapter and plug into the 50AMP side just to get the better contacts... Also having the circuit tester on hand is must for me as well... I have one plugged into a KILL-A-WATT meter outlet and plug that into the camp ground pedestal before hooking up. I can see the line voltage as well as the correct grounds and polarity lights being lit up on the circuit tester. Just takes a couple of minutes to test. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/23/14 03:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Virginia Highway system

I think the four numbered streets like 2106 might be a dead end street. Most through roads here are single, double, and three numbered streets... VA RT3 feeds 206 which has 611 and then 1201 going into my neighborhood. All the 1200 road signs are dead end streets. Having said that some are circle drives haha... We always have Google map available if we are worried about the streets. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/23/14 01:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: Odd LP leak issue

I had one that kept going off at different time. Turned out it was out date against the REPLACE BY CERTAIN DATE stamped on the cover. I replaced it with a new one and has been good ever since. I also installed a second new unit in a slightly different location and using the idea that if both are going off at the time I may really have a problem... So far both units have been quiet. You kinda wish there was a real safe self check on these unit to test them... I used to blow smoke on the smoke detector to test it. Someone said use a pocket lighter and pull back on the lite slide but don't lite it. Those fumes will set off the propane gas alarm??? Never tried that... I use to have my 2kW Honda Generator on my tailgate pointing at the trailer and it would set off the CO2 alarm sometimes. I for one don't know which alarm goes with which device haha... CO and CO2 are two different animals... Even after I read the differences on-line I am still confused hehe... I guess one detects the presence of RAW PROPANE FUEL and the other one detects the present of Generator fumes or Furnace Fumes... Most trailers have two installed One high near the ceiling and the other one near the floor... Roy ken
RoyB 04/22/14 11:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camping Near Helen GA

Since you guys are quasi-military you might check with the local military bases in the area and see if they have a Military campgrounds and recreational facilities in that area. Alot of them have such things military folks can use. I know MARTIN LAKE in ALABAMA has a hugh place there for MWR use. I imagine Helen GA will fall into the same category as Gatlingburg TN on finding enough camping space during the prime camping seasons. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/22/14 11:25am General RVing Issues
RE: MS Outlook log in issues . . . .

You will have to go to MS OUTLOOK under TOOLS and ACCOUNT SETTING and change the old account settings to the new account settings with the current PASSWORD etc... Everything will be the same except under the LOG ON blocks. Your new user name and password will have to match what changes you made to your email account. I think this is what you are asking about - like said above MS OUTLOK program itself doesn't have a login or password required. Just has to have the correct ACCOUNT SETTING for the email account you are using. That is how my MS OUTLOOK version 2007 works at any rate... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/22/14 11:02am Technology Corner
RE: Battery Control Center Fusible Link Mod Installed

You might want to install an AUTO RESET CIRCUIT BREAKER in its place. This circuit breaker will OPEN during the heavy load period and then after it cools down for 2-3 minutes will auto reset. They look something like this... http://www.teleflexsierra.com/mall/image/view/4/9/cb42250_2.jpg height=300 Almost all installs have this FUSE in place to protect the wiring between the Battery and 12VDC Distribution. A typical battery can produce some serious DC AMPS for several minutes if the load is shorted out... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/22/14 07:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: solar charger effectiveness

Progressive Dynamics describes the Battery Science rules for charging deep cycle batteries pretty good in this statement they include in most of their converter/charger manuals. "Progressive Dynamics ran this test on the amount of time it took a PD9155 (55-amp) converter/charger set to three different output voltages to recharge a 125 AH (Amp Hour) battery after it was fully discharged to 10.5-volts. 14.4-VOLTS (Boost Mode) – Returned the battery to 90% of full charge in approximately 3-hours. The battery reached full charge in approximately 11 hours. 13.6-VOLTS (Normal Mode) – Required 40-hours to return the battery to 90% of full charge and 78-hours to reach full charge. 13.2-VOLTS (Storage Mode) – Required 60-hours to return the battery to 90% of full charge and 100-hours to reach full charge." This becomes a more difficult task using SOLAR PANELs as a typical 120WATT PANEL will only produce around 5-6AMPS of usable DC CURRENT when in full HIGH SUN. This usually only lasts around 5-6 hours in a ONE SUN Day. It takes a good 15-18AMP DC current for each battery being re-charged to start out the charging process listed above in the Progressive Dynamics statement. This is why a small 18WATT Device would take forever and maybe a few more days to re-charge a deep cycle battery from 50% SOC to even 90% SOC. It would however help maintain a battery that was already charged to 100% State of charge that you might have in storage... Just my thoughts Roy Ken
RoyB 04/22/14 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical

I just ran a 25-foot HD yellow extension cord out thru the pass-thru area and plugged into the pedestal 20AMP service. 12-3 I think it is... Then I plug both my oil-filled portable electric heaters into it. I never run my heaters full blast - usually set it between 3-4 on one heat zone. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 10:07am Tech Issues
RE: determining pin weight

Probably the easiest thing to do would be to pick up one of these Sherline Roadmaster Tongue Weight Scale model LM1000 (AMAZON two for $130)... This is 1000LB MAX weight size... http://www.towshop.com/store/pc/catalog/sherline-5780-scale_1406_detail.jpg height=300 Just noticed you have a fifth wheel - might be abit tricky weighing those with this unit. I have one to weigh my pull trailer - works great for those... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 09:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jensen TV's

I guess the newer TVs from WALMART must be going back to the so called BRICK idea for power. I know many years back they were very common to see... All of the TV's I have got and looked at from WALMART in recent time all seem to have a 120VAC cord that plugs into a socket on the TV... I would definitely look for the BRICK or ask about that before buying one. That is definitely a great idea. You can make up a DC adapter cord with parts from RADIO SHACK... I had an older 19-inch TV (can't remember the brand now) that had the brick and said it ts output was 15VDC that plugged into the back of the TV. It worked just fine off of the 12.3-14.4VDC I was running in my POPUP coming from the on-board converter/charger setup. Just don't get worried if you see 15VDC-probably even 17VDC which I have seen before too. IT should work just fine off the RV trailer Battery system setup. Some of us have stand alone DVD players however which needs 120VAC to work which you won't be able to use without shore power. Maybe you can find a TV set that has a DVD player built-in. Roy Ken Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 07:34am Beginning RVing
RE: Jensen TV's

I use the $150 or less 22-inch VIZIO HDTV in my setup. Some folks like to get a 12VDC TV so it will run from the batteries. Some of these can be quite expensive for mobile 12VDC TVs. My answer to this is to use a low wattage PURE SINE WAVE Inverter connected to the battery which will produce the required 120VAC to operate any of the big store brand TV sets. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 05:01am Beginning RVing
RE: Electrical Shock!!

Keep in mind that RVs get their frame ground from the SHORE POWER CONNECTION. You are at the mercy of a properly wired SHORE POWER PEDESTAL or your SHORE POWER CONNECTION cable. I most always use a KILO-A-WATT meter and a CIRCUIT TESTER at the PEDESTALS before hooking up. Just takes a minute to test. Must always use all three conductors for the 30AMP system and the four conductors for the 50AMP systems. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 04:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Proper way to Wire Solar in Parallel?

This diagram shows connecting two 6VDC BATTERIES in SERIES and two 12VDC BATTERIES in PARALLEL to get 12VDC. Not sure I was able to understand what the QUOTED INFO you had copied was meaning... http://rvroadtrip.us/graphics/6v_12v.jpg height=300 My SOLAR WIRING CONCEPT will probably initially look something like this for my PLAY MODE to get better acquainted with solar panels and what to expect. http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z310/simplygib/solar-flow-diagram-12V-2_zps2aad5513.gif height=300 I eventually will want to use a SMART RELAY setup like this BLUE SEA SI-ACR to mix the solar panel sources into my battery bank setup in a more automated way of keeping may batteries charged up.. http://assets.bluesea.com/images/products/7610_install2.jpg height=300 All PHOTOs from google images Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 03:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Used Starcraft tent material question

I have never done any of that to my 2008 tent material. Never have had any water problems. The problems I have encountered is over time the tent material seems to be shrinking. The tent windows and walls are really tight now compared to when they was new. I had to change the way I was setting up to able to get the ends to work. Was always a couple inches to short to allow the zippers to work freely. Now I am zipping things up first before I extend the bows... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 02:54am Folding Trailers
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