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RE: Converter location on a Sunset Creek

This is what the Intellipower 9100 series Converter/Charger chassis looks like.. Most of the time they are installed in the bottom compartment below the Power Distribution Panel where the 120VAC Circuit breakers and 12VDC fuses are located... These are usually located under the OVEN or the FRIDGE close to the floor. These are stand alone units and can be installed almost anywhere. If they are larger current models alot of folks like to have them as close to the battery bank as they can get them... All they need to have to operate is 120VAC input and the DC OUTPUT connects to 12VDC Power Distribution Panel which is also feed by the battery... http://www.rvpartscountry.com/thumbnail.asp?file=assets/images/graphics/558/250/558806_silo.jpg&maxx=400&maxy=400 height=300 Photo from Google Images Roy Ken
RoyB 04/19/14 09:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Campgrounds on the way to the Grand Canyon

What we did one year was camp out in the SEDONA AZ area for a couple of weeks and then went to all the great places to visit and got to take our time. There are numerous places you will want to visit including the Grand Canyon. I was blew away with the first time we went to the SEDONA area many years back with all the RED ROCK CANYONS and MTNS... Even stopping along the old Route 66 for a few photos standing next to the ROUTE 66 road signs. The FLAGSTAFF AREA has many attractions you must visit... Even drinking a beer in a local pub pub at JEROME and PRESCOTT was alot of fun. Gave my camera to a lady there to take our pictures and like to never got my camera back hehe... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/19/14 07:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Boondocking in Montana

The north border MONTANA and adjoining States area camp sites are really hosed up now for the on-going OIL BOOM in that region. Everyone has re-located up in that region with no where to live it seems... Every available spot has a mobile home or camper sitting on it now... What a mess... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/19/14 07:42am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: I get a black "x" when trying to post pics- help

Lets try a GOOD link first to see if you are doing the ADD A PHOTO correctly... I right clicked on the GOOD SAM Symbol and selected 'copy image location' and will add this to the IMAGE link to add photos on here... I always add the complete URL in the link part then only select the HEIGHT entry for size. In this case I will add 100 size. This is what I get here. I always do the PREVIEW first before posting. The GOOD SAM URL looks like this (Starts with HTTP://): http://images.affinitygroup.com/webcontent/global/gs_badges/gsc_logo_badge_small.gif http://images.affinitygroup.com/webcontent/global/gs_badges/gsc_logo_badge_small.gif height=100 Try this on your end and see if you can post the GOOD SAM LOGO ok... If this works OK for the GOOD SAM LOGO then you must not be selecting the PUBLIC HTTP address from the FLICKR program for your photo to post. I am using FIREFOX here and use the IMGUR.com free posting program. Never used FLICKR before but it should work just the same. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/19/14 07:11am Forum Technical Support
RE: turning off 7345 converter

My original CONVERTER/CHARGER unit was wired to a 15AMP Circuit breaker in the Power Distribution Panel. My later replacement converter/charger came with its own 120VAC cable and plug so I installed it closer to the battery bank and wired in a new 120VAC Receptacle which was on its own circuit breaker. I just flip the 120VAC circuit breaker to turn the converter/charger units OFF. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/19/14 06:05am Tech Issues
RE: Internet Questions

We give up on the campground poor and crowded WIFI connections pretty quick. Public access WIFI also just didn't seem to be the thing to use to pay bills online anyway. We went with the VERIZON SECURED MIFI PLAN which was a 3GB DATAPLAN and cost around $27 a month. This creates my own WIFI HOTSPOT around my trailer where I can connect up to five of my WIFI enabled devices. This works out great for paying bills ONLINE, checking emails, checking-in with the kids, some web surfing, etc. If we was to get into movies or TV STATION downstreams then the MILLENICOM 20GB Plan using the VERIZON NETWORK would be the way to go. I can't imagine anyone using 100-200GB of data... Most plans I have seen max out around 20-30GB of data costing around $70 a month... http://jkontherun.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/cimg1496.jpg height=200 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31wIVRDFdAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg height=200 photo from Google Search My VERIZON MIFI stand alone unit normally sits in a WILSON SLEEK CRADLE which has its own outside antenna. Being a small shirt pocket size unit however when we want to go sit at the beach or even just go hiking I can carry the unit in my shirt pocket and all of the tablets etc we have with us works like a dream... The MIFI PLAN idea works out great for us in our travels around the Eastern side of the US.
RoyB 04/19/14 05:58am Beginning RVing
RE: Montana 5th wheel fire damage repair with pics

Just a question here... How do you handle the TITLE of the RV that has been marked TOTALED... Will this be a problem getting it back on the road again legally... Just asking... Oh - no pictures showed up on this end... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/18/14 08:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Schwintek Slide slides out while driving

Before all the fancy motor gear locks the RV's used a SLIDE LOCK BAR between the inside of the slide and the inside wall close to the ceiling inside the trailer. Looked something like this: http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc123/SD70M/Camper/slidelock.jpg height=250 http://images.dyersonline.com/catalog/product/cache/1/image/300x/a1eed0813d52712d6e948f99c3696e26/a/l/alta_adjustable_slide_lock_room_security_system-1.jpg height=259 http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-locks/slide-lock.jpg height=250 photos from google search You might be able to rig up a couple of 2X4's laying on top of the slide that is inside the trailer when pulled-in to do the same thing while trying to figure out the problem with the motor gear lock... Just a thought... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/18/14 08:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Schwintek Slide slides out while driving

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RoyB 04/18/14 08:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Polarity Checkers

The so called expensive SURGE PROTECTOR plays a very important role in the RV trailers. It is always ON and looks for bad incoming 120VAC line voltages. When it see's something bad it disconnects your RV trailer from the source to prevent failures. Actually a small price to pay for protection like this... You can use RV adapters to get your 30A and 50A service pedestal down to a 20AMP Receptacle and plug in one of these CIRCUIT TESTERs which will detect bad wiring and possible problem areas but does not give you 24HR protection. These are really just a good tool to have around to test the 12VAC Power SOURCE before you hook-up to it. http://www.shopblt.com/pimage/img=1tripp_ct120.jpg height=250 I think this is what you may be referring to... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/18/14 10:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Breakaway Switch - Before the fuse?

Each BRAKE MAGNET draws 3AMPs EACH with 12VDC applied. Two wheels is 6AMPS - Four wheels is 12AMPS... When your break-away switch is activated it will provide a full 12VDC from your TRAILER BATTERY to all of the connected BRAKE MAGNETS. Looking at two or three installation guides online including ETRAILER.COM I didn't see where a FUSE was installed in-line. However the battery is capable of alot of power being developed during a short circuit. A couple hundred AMPS probably - maybe more. A short circuit will definitely melt your break-away switch wiring and we have seen that reported on here... A wiring catastrophe fuse would eliminate this from happening. I don't think my wiring has any in-line fuse involved. Probably your call whether or not you want one installed. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/17/14 11:00am Towing
RE: Satellite Radio - Recommendations?

My 2010 F150 Truck came with Sirius XM Radio and I probably would have never got one on my own. It sure is a neat system to have when traveling. I also have the TRAVEL NAV AIDE with it as well. Great MAP service including WX service. Cost $24 a month I think... Love my 'WILLYS ROADHOUSE' radio... I too use PANDORA all the time here in the house listening to Internet Radio... It is just like the rear Tail gate Step that also came with the 2010 Truck. Wouldn't leave home without either one now haha... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/17/14 08:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: firewood - emerald ash borer

Here locally we carry three fire logs from home to get the first fire started. These three fire logs just fit under my portable firepit that is stowed upsidedown I always take on my tips. It is usually dark when we arrive leaving King George in the late afternoon. Then I get firewood the next day from the camp ground or local area. Our county is not on any banned firewood list... I know I shouldn't carry-in my firewood like that but sure is nice to get the first fire going as soon as we get there. Takes the pressure off of us finding firewood real quick. We usually go to a campground less than fifty miles away and sometimes go to the Skyline Drive Loft Mtn maybe 100 miles away doing this. Every time we go to the Smokys in NC it is quite visible now for the dying out trees in the higher elevations. Brings tears to your eyes to see what is happening to our scared place there... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/17/14 06:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Fresh water AND grey water combined?

Must be some sort of confusion here. The fresh water tank is used for consumption. The GRAY and BLACK water tanks are holding tanks for waste water until they are dumped. This is a simplified water flow diagram for a typical RV setup http://bigdiscountrv.com/images/water_system_diagram.png height=400 Roy Ken
RoyB 04/16/14 05:37pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Trying to register a 1971 Travel Trailer with no VIN.

Mine has a VIN ID TAG riveted in place on the frame on the drivers side just where the tongue frame ends before going under the trailer. Looks like this: (I blocked out the VIN NUMBER) http://i.imgur.com/woUHoGj.png height=200 I suspect there will be an actual stamped VIN number into the FRAME somewhere on it but never looked for it. I had a few places inside my trailer where the VIN number was printed - Inside a cabinet door - listed on documents that came with the trailer etc... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/16/14 12:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: How do dealers deal with this? (flooding issues inside)

Perhaps if they have flood insurance... I haven't looked but I doubt if mine does haha... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/16/14 11:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Built-in TV Signal Amp

Winegard makes both AMPLIFIED WALL PLATES and POWER SUPPLY WALL PLATE models. Model RA-7542 is the POWER SUPPLY PLATE which is used for when the RF Amplifier is mounted in the roof type Antenna and the RA-7296 is the AMPLIFIER PLATE model which is used with roof mounted antennas that DO NOT have the RF Amplifier installed.. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4101T41VGGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg height=300 The most common one you find in the RV Trailers is the POWER SUPPLY WALL PLATE model as most roof antennas like the BATWING or the JACK has built-in RF Preamplifier installed. The 12VDC required to operate these preamplifiers are provided by this WALL PLATE panel. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/16/14 11:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TV question

My VIZIO TV replaces the digital channels every time I scan it. I had one TV one time that had the option to just add new channels but the many VIZIOs I have now don't have that option. Different TV SETS may do it differently Roy Ken
RoyB 04/16/14 10:24am Technology Corner
RE: Test box for AC

I suspect you was informed to check your Air Conditioner 120VAC Circuit Breaker which would located in the 120VAC Power Distribution Panel which is usually installed in a panel under the fridge or oven next to the floor. This is not part of the fridge or oven. A panel installed under those appliances next to the floor... Might look something like this. This shows one installed under the oven... Trailers use all different manufacture models... https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR2Txc2EeDPhYqKAjWL-CiZKhKlqoy95QjhBLxwP1oG1ad5bcxvuQ height=300 This is a typical WFCO 8900 series Power Distribution panel. This is where all of your 120VAC Circuit breakers and 12VDC fuses are located in the upper part and your converter/charger unit installed in the bottom part. http://tweetys.com/images/products/detail/554711_grp_silo.jpg height=200 http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h221/hamops/Trailer%20General/P6300455A.jpg height=200 The 50AMP Trailers will have a larger circuit board panel for each leg of the 50AMP service. These panels may be installed in a different location where more room is available for the additional circuit breakers. Might be on an open wall near the door ???? http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac177/unyalli/PowerDistribution3cropped_zps2b3a88c3.jpg height=300 Roy Ken
RoyB 04/16/14 09:13am Tech Issues
RE: How to add 2nd. A/C

Most campgrounds have 30AMP and 20AMP receptacles for you to use. This is a typical PARK PEDESTAL setup... http://forums.mikeholt.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6489&d=1329772505 height=300 Each of the 30A and 20A service provided has its own circuit breaker on the campground pedestal. We use the 20AMP SERVICE alot when camping. All of the outside LIGHTS-FANS etc items get run from this connection. I also run an extension cord into the trailer and run my OIL FILLED portable heaters as well. The idea is to use their electric instead of my PROPANE... I like that idea of having an outside 20AMP connection installed on the trailer to use a separate cable going to the campground pedestal. I have been thinking about doing this to my trailer as well. Some trailers don't have an easy route into the trailer from the outside to run an extension cord. If you decide to get this done to your trailer I would make sure it terminates into an accessible 120VAC receptacle inside your trailer so you can use it for other use as well. There is another thought here as well you may want to think about. I personally don't like the idea of having the bedroom air conditioner just inches above our heads. If we did however have a second Air Conditioner installed I would probably go for the 9600BTU model which could be run from a 2KW Honda Portable Generator. We usually bring a house 8000BTU window unit along with us in our OFF-ROAD POPUP setup when we are going to be camping off the power grid for an extended time. Our EU2000i Honda runs it just fine. being a window unit I can set it in unsed tent bed area and wrap the tent window fabric around it to seal off... Works good for us. With your unit wired up to the outside 120VAC Power Plug would be a very easy connection to the portable generator... I was never able to run my 13,500BTU roof mounted air conditioners from the 2KW EU2000i Honda Generator. A good PLAN B to have for sure... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/16/14 08:31am Tech Issues
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