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RE: Update on 50 ft 50 amp extension cord

SOmetimes that just 6 more feet really hurts you day haha... Most places we go to when you back in the pedestal is right next to the trailer connector side... I did pull into one in VA one time however where they shared a pedestal with two trailers. Can't image running the shore power cable across someone elses camp spot. There was just enough room to drive in instead of backing in so that is what I did but now my awning is on the wrong side. Glad it was just a one night stay... Roy Ken
RoyB 03/27/15 11:11am Tech Issues
RE: Morningstar, Outback, Midnite, which to choose.

I'm just going to wait for JIM to pick one - then that is what I will get for my three panels for my OFF-ROAD POPUP hehe...
RoyB 03/27/15 09:08am Tech Issues
RE: Below freezing advice

We camp all the time in our off-road POPUP camper which has a fresh water tank and inside plumbing for that as well as a hot water water heater etc... We also do not have any under belly membrane covering. We do just fine by unhooking any water connections and running heat inside the trailer on the very cold nights. We also are setup for doing a quick drain of the trailer fresh water low points which also drains the hot water water tank to some degree if we open the hot water faucet. Once all of the water gets drained from the low water point we can do a quick blow-out of the water lines using our tankless 12VDC air compressor connected to the city water inlet port using an air adapter... Then we just add some pink stuff to the couple of p-traps we have. All of this just takes a few minutes and we can start using the water system again by just adding fresh water the next day to the fresh water tank or hook back up to city water. Have camped thru some low single digit temps doing this here in the high country of VA-TN-NC-GA camp sites. We also have all of our cabinets that are interconnected around our floorspace using internal small vents and use a 12VDC vent fan on one end to force air movement through all of the cabinets. this helps big time keeping our internal warm air inside our cabinets... Not really a big deal for us camping during the winter months... Having a bigger trailer might be more of a problem... Our winters here in Northern Neck Virginia are not harsh at all - It may get down to freezing overnite but usually warms back up the next day. The only thing that has ever frozen up for us water forgetting to unhook the water hose connection to the camp ground pedestal one cold night. Roy Ken
RoyB 03/27/15 07:49am Travel Trailers
RE: CB Radios

I have one under the seat set for TRUCKERS freq. Squelch turned up all the way so I don't have to listen to all of the NASTYs on there. Only comes in handy when in bad traffic. Follow the big trucks... Have never heard or talked to another RV'er using CB radio. Have more success using FRS RADIOS talking with other RV CAMPER folks... There was some comments on here trying to get a RV CHANNEL setup for all of us to tune to - never heard anymore about it... We use CELL PHONES here to keep in touch with family traveling with us along the roadways... Roy Ken
RoyB 03/27/15 06:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Moved and can not update my general info

I goto MY FORUM then to MY PROFILE and just fill in the blanks.. I did not know the BLANK for ZIP CODE would check the TOWN and STATE BLANK above it... I guess I will go and type in a different ZIP CODE here and see what it does... Roy Ken NOTE: Mine does the same thing yours does... ZIP CODE has to agree with the CITY and STATE entry. Type your CITY STATE and ZIP CODE into GOOGLE search and see it that works OK... I got corrected right away when I entered the wrong ZIP code here. This LINK is interesting for your town... YELLOWKNIFE POSTAL CODE
RoyB 03/27/15 05:52am Forum Technical Support
RE: Gas shock on door

My fifth wheel has a latch that you can hook into the opened door to keep the wind from blowing it around. That comes in handy... Roy Ken
RoyB 03/27/15 05:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Conflicting Info From Mazda Company and Mechanics:

Unless you can disengage your tow vehicle differential and transmission by using lock-out hubs or transfer box then towing four down will damage those items when being towed. The JEEP 4WD Vehicles are great choices for tow vehicles as you can just shift them out with their transfer case. When the wheels turn from being towed on the ground nothing else in the drive chain turns. We always had to drop the drive shaft on vehicles that needed towed that did not have a transfer case or lock out hubs... Buying a car dolly or trailer is probably alot cheaper than replacing your tow vehicle transmission. Some dolly's only allows you to use two wheels off the ground. For front drive tow cars this works out great sometimes there is no connections to the rear wheels that would turn when the rear wheels are spinning. Has nothing to do which is easier to use... Roy Ken
RoyB 03/27/15 04:55am Dinghy Towing
RE: How Much is Local Dealer Worth in Purchase Price?

It seems that RV's and Boats fall into the same repair category. Always something that needs attention... The bigger and more high tech you buy the worse it gets it seems... Having local dealer might have its advantage when something breaks... Most of us fixes everything ourselves it seems... Some dealers will get quite irate with you if you bring in something that was purchased from another dealer. I ran into this when I bought my 2KW Honda high dollar generator from MAYBERRYs to save a couple of bucks. The local authorized Honda Generator dealer told me not to bring that unit to him for repairs... Said mail it back to MAYBERRYs haha... I just grinned at him... Roy Ken
RoyB 03/27/15 04:41am Beginning RVing
RE: LED Bulbs for Fifth Wheel Intrerior

Be aware that some high dollar LED's may cause interference with your HDTV, WX ALERT RADIO, and other RADIO Electronics like HAM RADIo etc.... This is caused by the REGULATION CHIPS on the LED BOARDS. It was really bad on my install when I was using the OTA ANTENNA setup on weaker HDTV reception. In my case my HDTV would totally blank OFF and when I turned off the LED LIGHTS it jumps back to crystal clear performance. The LED BOARDS meet FCC REGULATIONS on submission of Radio Frequency Interference. Lots of info available on this forum about this... I originally purchased a whole bunch of the LED BOARD that had the regulator BUCK BOOST chips on the board that makes the LED operate within the 9-20VDC voltage range. I had to throw those out and just use non-regulated LED BOARDS in my two trailer. Just passing on what happened to my LED INSTALL... Might work just fine for you... I definitely would only BUY ONE to try out first before dumping a couple of hundred of dollars into the change out project. I got my my LED BOARDS from EBAY CHINA for 10 boards for around $50. Installed in 2010 an still working just fine in both trailers. Roy Ken
RoyB 03/27/15 04:17am Tech Issues
RE: Fifth Wheel Wiring Issue?

It could be your wiring colors... RV Trailers use BLACK for +12VDC and WHITE for -12VDC or ground. Automotive car radios most likely use RED for +12VDC and BLACK for -12VDC or ground. Which way did you hook it up in the RV... Roy Ken
RoyB 03/26/15 04:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: A-Frames With Bath + 2 Sleeping areas?

My 2008 STARCRAFT 14RT OFF-ROAD POPUP camper has this CASSETT POTTY/SHOWER COMBO with surround draw curtain... Not alot of room here but does work great. http://www.petersen100.com/images/camper4.JPG height=300 http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx22/roybraddy/CampDorisSep07002-1.jpg height=300 http://www.rvrentalssanantonio.com/14RT%20Floorplan.gif height=200 Roy Ken
RoyB 03/26/15 02:56pm Folding Trailers
RE: When doing permanent set up ...

Be sure you know the county laws for the area you are buying land. They may not allow structures like this... etc Check first what you can build on your land before buying... Roy Ken
RoyB 03/26/15 01:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: External fuel jugs

Don't know if this is what you are showing or not... http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/02/87/52/89/0002875289125_500X500.jpg height=300 Thin Line Gas Cans Mouse click for more info Roy Ken
RoyB 03/26/15 01:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Headlight Lens covers

If they are glazed over real bad just use anyone one of those products you hear about. Just wipe them down. I picked up something from PEPBOYS and it worked wonders for me... AT least try that first before shelling out mucho dollars for a whole assembly... Roy Ken
RoyB 03/26/15 09:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Get Real AdBloc Plus back

I am running FIREFOX Ver 36.0.4 with no problems here...
RoyB 03/26/15 08:32am Technology Corner
RE: inverter question

The idea in the Mootorhomes is the same with RV Trailers to never let your batteries get down below their 50% charge state which is around 12.0VDC. If you have enough battery capacity to not let that happen then by all means leave your INVERTER on. When I am running on my batteries I keep a good eye on the DC VOLTAGE PANEL and when it get to 12.0VDC then I start shutting things down. We RV trailer guys usually have to wait until 8AM the next morning before we can use our generators to re-charge our batteries... If you are continuing to drop your batteries below the 50% charge state then I would power down things. Your batteries will not perform well for you if you constantly let them get below the 50% charge state and not get re-charged right away. You will eventually have to replace them or suffer big time poor performance. I suspect your battery bank is a large one so do the tricks of the trade to take care of them. Worse nightmare for us is when it goes dark on us at 10:30 at night haha... It would be neat to have an alarm go off when the battery DC voltage drops to around 12.0VDC like the BOGART Trimetric TM-2025-RV monitor does. Roy Ken
RoyB 03/26/15 08:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: An app for Android?

Pretty easy to remember RV.NET... Just type that into GOOGLE search Don't know if there is an APP or not... Never looked... Roy Ken
RoyB 03/25/15 08:16pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Truck sufficient for what I want?

With all of that weight pushing you down the long grade hills on I81 in the Roanoke VA area or maybe running East on US82 between Crossett and Lake Village Ark and meeting up with one of those hugh Georgia Pacific loaded trailers stacked up 13-feet tall doing around 70MPH on the two lane stretch of US82 there you probably wish you had a bigger truck. There is no escape... You will most definitely have a death grip on the truck steering wheel. The last thing I would always see was the on-coming truck driver with a big ole grin on his face... Listen to the old school guys... 1/2ton trucks only good for up to something that weighs around 7500 lbs to be safe. My 8900LBS 2004 Flagstaff 8528RESS 5th wheel that the dealer said "you can tow this baby with your F150 Ford" still sits in my camp back yard up against the woods after only about 300 miles on my first trip in it heading for Gatlinburg TN. I chickened out after the long hill beyond Roanoke VA. I knew right then this was not for me... Will be paid off next year and then I can give it to the kids to play with... Good luck with the dealer if you ask if you can try it first before buying it. Roy Ken
RoyB 03/25/15 09:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lost a sale today

Mesa AZ - oh yeal - thats the town between Tempe and Apache Junction... Used to drive through there with my trusty ole Jeep pulling a utility trailer on my way to camping up in the high country off the Apache Trail... Don't think we ever stopped in Mesa in the five years we lived there. Hard to tell where one town stops and the next one starts there in the greater Phoenix region. Used to go visit EARNHARDT FORD to see if they had any CHEVYs on the lot or any pictures of Dale SR... I think they have moved to I10 now... Roy Ken
RoyB 03/25/15 08:26am Camping World Accessories
RE: Want to upgrade tv to digital

Hard to find a better antenna then the crank up BATWING with ADDED DIPOLEs. The KING Antenna is nice too but I still prefer the BATWING here. http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/professor95/wingmanon.jpg height=300 Some of the newer trailers are coming out with this KING antenna that rotates but doesnt crank up. http://www.bornfreervclub.org/bulletin_board/files/jack_antenna_01_430.jpg height=300 We use the VIZIO 22-inch Digital HDTV here (WALMART). Takes a beating in our off-road POPUP and is still ticking.. Just plug it in to the antenna panel. Throw away the Digital to Analog TV converter if you have one. TRAIL-EXPLORER-Jim I talk to my antennas all the time here - "How you feeling today Bub..." hehe... I thought everyone did that... Roy Ken
RoyB 03/25/15 08:11am Truck Campers
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