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RE: Solitare

I use this link all the time on WIN10 WORLD OF SOLITAIRE I just opened up SPIDER and it worked fine here... I do the YUKON game all the time here... Never played SPIDER before... No problem opening SPIDER here using WIN10 EDGE or GOOGLE CHROME or FIREFOX... Roy Ken
RoyB 12/03/16 10:00am Technology Corner
RE: Battery Isolation Plan

I am using the Blue sea 7610 model ACR smart relay here. The spec says "The ACR senses when the voltage of either of the batteries rises to a level indicating that a charge source is active (13.0V for 2 minutes). The ACR contacts then connect and the ACR applies the charge to both batteries. If the voltage on both of the batteries subsequently drops to 12.75V for 30 seconds, the ACR will disconnect, isolating the batteries." My setup follows this pretty close. I do notice that the smart relay switches in the second battery at a somewhat higher DC voltage like 14.0VDC verses the 13.0 specified. My battery cable lengths for the second battery is several feet longer than the truck start battery to where my ACR smart relay is installed. This may be the reason for a different DC Voltage ACR switch-over sequence. It does very well keeping my second battery charged at the same time the truck start battery is being charged by the truck alternator. When the truck engine is OFF then my battery drain on the second battery is isolated from the truck start battery wiring. Your start battery does not get run down on you. There are other smart relays on the market other than Blue Sea. Blue Sea and SURE POWER Industries seem to be the most popular ones discussed. In the old days we all used high current diodes to isolate the Batteries but the diodes designed built-in voltage drop in their operations makes it almost impossible to use when you are working with 14.4VDC-13.6VDC-13.2VDC levels associated with our modern smart mode charging systems... Smart relays that switch with has becomes the easiest way to isolate batteries these days... Roy Ken
RoyB 12/02/16 12:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Yahoo Mail not Working in Edge Browser

I never got into MS EDGE here as well after switching over to WIN10... About the only thing I use Edge for is the World of Solitaire card game. Has a whole bunch of different card games to do... I use GOOGLE CHROME and FIREFOX here for Internet browsers... I also did not subscribe for MS360 Office.... Still using my Microsoft Office 2007 along with the Microsoft OUTLOOK 2007 for my email program on WIN10... Everything on my WIN10 all looks like my old WIN7-8.1 setups here... Roy Ken
RoyB 12/01/16 05:06am Technology Corner
RE: Portal problems?

All of RV NET portals went down here a couple of hours ago... Was all down 15-20 minutes. I went to a couple of the other portals but they were we all down too... Finally came back up and all has been fine ever since. Got the down for maintenance standard page post. I use WOODALLs here all of the time... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/30/16 08:14pm Forum Technical Support
RE: MotoMaster 1000 Watt pure sine wave Inverter sale this Fri

I ended up with two Power Inverters... One 1500W PSW and the other 600W PSW... I ocassionaly plug my trailer into the 1500WATT to power up the receptacles and all (Poor man transfer switch). Too small to run the whole trailer. I leave my 600WATT PSW connected up to two separate multi-tap extension cords with one located near the home entertainment items and the other one back on the night table area for all of my small chargers another important thing I like to use alot... I call this one my work horse... I run it at 22-25AMPs DC current alot when camping... For my ops I think the 600WATT PSW is the perfect size for me. Got it for $150 a few years back from AMAZON. Roy Ken
RoyB 11/30/16 08:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Just bought my first RV a week ago. No idea what I am doing!

A couple of hours going down the road is all it took for me hehe... Then camping out in the driveway for a couple of nights did the rest of it.... Best for me to learn all these things while being close to home... In our case everything to keep it going comes from WALMART or LOWES... ALways check pout where they are located when we setup somewhere... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/30/16 07:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Asus RT-66U wireless router for RV

I have the ASUS RT66U here and it works great using my house wired cable internet connection and feeding several wired computer setups as well as sending out a strong WIFI signal using its antennas to allow many of our portable computers, tablets, etc to work from my cable internet connection. I was not aware the RT66U could be used to act as WIFI REPEATER so to speak where you have a small unit sitting in the back part of your home and pick up the wireless WIFI signal and "REPEAT' it to extend the WIFI to be available in poor signal locations... I always had to purchase small WIFI range entenders like this one shown to be able to do that... http://agtstore.com/images/EX6150.jpg height=300 Is this what you are referring too to be used in RV's to extend some of the various WIFI signals you may pickup...?? Roy Ken
RoyB 11/30/16 10:58am Technology Corner
RE: GSMNP and Gatlinburg fires

Any news from the ELKMONT camp ground would be appreciated... All of the news we get to hear about are about the towns and town property... Heard lots of folks evacuated... Heard the mtns have had some small forest fires on-going for a week or so now and the winds from the weather front moving through the area now really kicked everything in gear with high winds... Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountains been one of our most favorite places to do our RV and Tent Camping over the years since the 60s... Hope all is safe around there... AS we all know there are cabins all over those mountains that surround Gatlingburg.... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/29/16 07:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Appalachian Mountain WIldfires

Did any of the Smoky Mtns camp sites get hit with the wildfires yet... Namely ELKMONT... Been watching news from Gatlingburg and Pigeon Forge. I am thinking the fires are really bad in the Mountains just north of where DOLLYWOOD is located... Heard they have been fighting alot of small forest fires in the area for weeks now... The storm front that is on top of them now had alot of wind embedded in them that created more havic... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/29/16 06:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: speakers that let water into RV wall

My outside speaker cones are some kind of plastic - says for marine boat use... I have recently converted to BLUE TOOTH Portable speakers (WALMART-AMAZON) that produce much better sounds and can be sit anywhere around my RV patio area... I can plug the transmitter module into any audio phono port jack. This works out great to monitor some of my Ham radio scanners from the patio mounted inside my camper... Since this is working out good for me I am thinking of closing off my two outside speaker ports to prevent any possible damage from water getting into the trailer. http://i.imgur.com/luqCfYv.jpg height=300 Roy's image Roy Ken
RoyB 11/29/16 06:47am Truck Campers
RE: Small text

I like to run my forums screen size at 150%... Seems to be the best view size for me here... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/29/16 06:29am Technology Corner
RE: Smoky mountain fire

One of our most favorite places to go to... Been camping inside the Natl Park at ELKMONT for many years past - back to the 60s... Gatlinburg certainly sits in a hollow with mountains all around it... Have stated many times all of our RV Camping roads always go through Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns... Hoping all folks there stay safe... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/29/16 05:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Brighter porch light

I too have the STARLIGHT SL-1000 LED light with the built in motion detector... Kinda neat to come ON when engaged and light up the patio area before you get there... Also great to turn ON after you go to bed alerting you someone or something has crossed the patio area in the dark... http://i.imgur.com/fqPgk5d.jpg height=300 Comes in WHITE or BLACK housing... AMAZON has it listed this date for $45... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/28/16 05:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing 4 down in snow

Most 4WD vehicles do not have both wheels locked together making it very easy to lose control with one wheel spinning in the snow... One has to learn how to use your brakes when this occurs... Have pulled off of dry payments with one wheel still on the dry payment and the other wheel in the mud or snow. When that wheel starts spinning you are not going anywhere even in 4WD until you apply some brakes to stop the spinning wheel from turning... There used to be a State Farm funny commercial about this years back haha Can't remember the State Farm Driving rule now... This was most definitely a problem with my older 4WD trucks/Jeeps. Things may be different now with the newer trucks with 4WD. Climbing out of my 4WD Jeep and locking the hubs back in the day never had that problem... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/28/16 05:22pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Smoky mountain fire

You certainly can see this in a WEBCAM for Gatlinburg, TN Gatlinburg Space Needle WEBCAM Have seen the town fill up with smoke from forest fires in the past a few times.. Roy Ken
RoyB 11/28/16 04:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Our Thanksgiving trip to the desert

Looks like you all having fun... Love your trailer setup with dual axles... I could mod that up just great for my Emergency comms Radio setups... Make a patio out of the dropped rear door. Perfect size.... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/28/16 04:46am Toy Haulers
RE: Route with the least mountains

Google says "Maximum grade for Interstate highways is determined by a design table based on terrain and design speeds, with up to 6% generally allowed in mountainous areas and hilly urban areas with exceptions for up to 7% grades on mountainous roads with speed limits below 60 mph (95 km/h)." 6%-7% grades doesn't seem like much but what they don't say is how long these grades may end up being... Of course the Interstates will have truck lanes to use in these mountain areas... I always use I40 when I can as I love the mountain views and the snow... I10 running along the border has some people traffic especially at night around the rest stops and pull outs areas. One somewhat recent I10 trip had a border patrol road check setup which was alittle scary for us with dudes with hands on guns asking questions... You also have to watch your roaming setting along the border on I10 associated with your cell phones - might get some strange charges on your phone bill... I will take my beating using I40 over I10 any day haha... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/28/16 04:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Back up camera glare

We have very poor use of our backup camera being used at night... They need to be mounted as high as you can get them and then pointed down at a good angle... Like shown here on this google photo... http://www.modmyrv.com/wp-content/gallery/mod-12-image-gallery/rear-view-camera-motorhome-1.JPG height=400 google image Roy Ken
RoyB 11/28/16 03:51am Technology Corner
RE: How to Open HI-AMP 181090F for Reset

Are those four round head actually screws that can be removed using maybe an allen socket wrench... I almost can see a slot in the center of those round heads in the four corners of blank plate... ???
RoyB 11/27/16 09:00am Tech Issues
RE: How to Open HI-AMP 181090F for Reset

The manual ones I have seen look like this with a LEVER that drops down when tripped. Just simply move the LEVEL back up to reset... This is a typical HIGH AMP manual breaker... http://www.wiringproducts.com/images/stories/virtuemart/product/hiamp_breaker.jpg height=300 NORMAL: https://www.therobson.com/products/CB50PB.jpg height=300 TRIPPED: https://fip-production.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/products/buyers-products/product/cb90pb/787496.jpg height=400 Different manufacturers may do it different... ADDED NOTE: Disregard what is stated above... I see the High Amp 1810 model is different that what I have seen before... https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71DJ3tBBzhL._SL1231_.jpg height=300 google image... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/27/16 07:49am Tech Issues
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