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RE: Connecting radio to Winegard batwing antenna

Just keep in mind 12VDC is sent up to the BATWING ANTENNA when in use. Whereever you tap into RG Cable just be sure you will not get into the 12VDC that run along the same RG cable to power up the RF Amplifier inside the BAT WING housing... Might keep your BATWING antenna from working normally... Might also burn up something in your radio circuit too... Just check for 12VDC before tapping into the RG cable circuit... Roy Ken Good point, a splitter could allow that 12V to back-feed into the radio. Scott I haven't ever checked but I think the electronics in the VANGARD Antenna Wall Plate should have diodes installed in the HDTV connections points to prevent this from happening. I need to check that... https://i.imgur.com/4FEl1Zr.jpg height=400 I know for sure I have 12VDC on the same RG cable feeding the BATWING OTA Antenna but do not know if there is also 12VDC feeding the main HDTV or the Bedroom HDTV RG cable feeds... Should be an easy test to make... I guess if you used one of those NO DC PASS splitters it would work ok... I think the OP said he has a BEDROOM feed that he doesn't use... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/14/18 02:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Truck batteries

Mismatched paralleled batteries especially comes into play when being re-charged. Each battery will want to see different charging AMPS depending on their internal resistance. When this is close to being the same with new same age batteries then both batteries will want to charge somewhat equally. If you have an old and new battery in parallel then what usually happens is the OLDER battery will drag the performance of the NEWER battery to equal the OLDER battery. Eventually both batteries will operate at the same older battery performance level... You can get around this by charging and using each battery independently and switch one into place to use when the primary battery starts dropping off in performance. i.e. not run them in parallel- just one at a time... This would turn into alot of extra work on your part haha... If it were me I would replace both batteries at the same time... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/14/18 12:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Connecting radio to Winegard batwing antenna

Just keep in mind 12VDC is sent up to the BATWING ANTENNA when in use. Whereever you tap into RG Cable just be sure you will not get into the 12VDC that run along the same RG cable to power up the RF Amplifier inside the BAT WING housing... Might keep your BATWING antenna from working normally... Might also burn up something in your radio circuit too... Just check for 12VDC before tapping into the RG cable circuit... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/14/18 12:17pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C and a generator

Just curious if you have problems running your generator anytime you want to. I have the Honda EU2000i to use for charging my battery bank every morning requiring a three hour generator run time. I sometimes have a problem with the camp grounds where I can run my generator... Its usually a few hours in the morning and then again a few hours in the late afternoon. I have never found a public place where I can run my generator after 8PM at might or before 8AM in the mornings... Private camp grounds is a different story and I guess dispersed camping would also be a different story. Here on the East side of the US we don't have many dispersed camping sites that I know of... With all of this in mind almost all of my OFF-GRID camping at Public Camp Ground areas is powered using my battery banks which of course will not support Air Conditioning... Just curious... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/13/18 03:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Adding Better Reverse Lights on a Camper

In our state the REVERSE LIGHTS comes under the DOT SAFETY LIGHTS purview meaning they have to be DOT APPROVED. The lenses are required to have DOT ID numbers and of course I'm sure there is spec on how bright they might be. They also have to be wired in to operate from you going into REVERSE and not be wired to an individual ON-OFF switch. I got around all of of this by mounting my back of the trailer lights to rear sides of the trailer. I can't see directly behind my trailer anyway so having side lights worked out just as good... Not sure if your state has any problems with your planned install or not. Just passing along my licensed state would do... Some guys have done rear trailer lights mods only to have to remove them to pass their required SAFETY INSPECTION... Checking with your local DMV/DOT would probably be a good idea before dumping monies into your project... My 5th wheel has the 8-inch scare light mounted high on the side of my trailer which is no problem here in this state. This has a separate ON-OFF switch on the inside trailer wall. https://i.imgur.com/Iz8qAtJ.jpg height=400 Google image My off-road Starcraft RT14 popup trailer has a single 8-inch scare light mounted on the front of the trailer to be used with the front deck and this has not been any problem. It has a separate ON-OFF switch on the inside wall. https://i.imgur.com/lnkMTp0.jpg height=300 Google image Mounting brighter REVERSE LIGHTS under my RT14 trailer rear bumper had to be removed because they did not have DOT approved lens and also did not come ON when going into reverse from my truck... Rear lights looked like these https://i.imgur.com/oF0dzoi.jpg height=400 Google image Just passing on a couple of my experiences dealing with DMV/DOT inspections... Roy ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=40
RoyB 04/12/18 05:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Planning for inverter for elec. refrig, while driving

Just keep in mind that a 2000WATT Power Inverter can pull between 160-180DC Amps from your battery bank when fully loaded. This will require HD cabling and more than one standard size batteries. You also want to not plan on using your standard truck alternator in a situation like this when charging... This is alot of DC Amps being drawn... You also should follow good installation advice and NOT install the Power Inverter in the same location as the Wet Cell Battery bank. The batteries can emit explosive fumes when being charged and a small spark from DC switching action could set off an explosion... Probably never happen but it could... Just saying.... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/12/18 10:27am Tech Issues
RE: Securing batteries in RV storage

I think you would want a WIRELESS ALARM to go off and notify a specific person... Setting off an local alarm in one of those places probably doesn't get much attention... There is probably no one there to respond to such of an alarm... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/11/18 11:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Lost power alert - is there such a thing?

There are 'WIRELESS LOSS OF SHORE POWER ALARMS' available for users to alert them in the case of loss of Shore Power... These may contact you via cell phone etc... Type in the marked line above into google search and follow the many sites identified... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=40
RoyB 04/11/18 11:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Charging While Towing

My 2010 F150 Truck had an unmarked envelope in the glove box with a fuse and relay in it... Turns out this had to be installed in the truck main fuse panel and then would send back 12VDC to the trailer when the ignition key was turned on. Was labeled TOW something in the truck manual... Of course this only sent back 12VDC at a low amperage rate but getting a good trickle charge while going down the roadways for hours on end works wonders for the trailer installed battery bank... Might check your truck for this... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=40
RoyB 04/10/18 06:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Question about campsite policies

Here is what I do sitting under my awning sometimes in my big easy chair. I have several DALLAS Can Coozies and I will slip one over a my favorite LITE brew and have a couple of empty COLA cans sitting on the table. https://i.imgur.com/nudOHPf.jpg height=200 It is very hard to tell which blue can is in the can cozzie. https://i.imgur.com/TEL55LW.jpg height=200 https://i.imgur.com/Dzn2yUw.jpg height=200 having several pepsi cans in plain view sitting on the table helps too hehe... I don't think the rangers would say much for any of us older folks doing this anyway... Most likely for the younger getting loud party folks Roy ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=40
RoyB 04/09/18 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bunk fan for a hot sleeper?

I am a big fan of these 10-inch O2-COOL fans from WALMART that operate from 12VDC, 120VAc transformer, or internal D-CELLS. https://i.imgur.com/HFY2SoL.jpg height=300 Works great for us in our OFF-ROAD POPUP for cooling or pushing warm air from our Electric heater.. Roy ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=40
RoyB 04/07/18 11:52am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Exterior 12 volt outlet

I think your best results would be to get a BLUE SEA or WEST MARINE type matching 12VDC PLUG/SOCKET that is used in boat and marine units... ETRAILER should have something like this as well... I have tried other brands from autoparts stores and they always over heat on me when I try to pull 4-5AMPS DC current through them Using a matching 12V PLUG will give you the best results... Something like this from AMAZON should work just fine for you... Be sure to use at least #12 wiring or higher rating... https://i.imgur.com/BLL38o4.jpg height=300 Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=40
RoyB 04/07/18 11:42am Tech Issues
RE: Self Check-in when the office is closed

Hopefully those sites that are already reserved has a sign of some sort. Have even seen DO NOT CROSS tape up haha... Lots of sites around here are self check in. Money goes in a slot inside a HD round steel post in the ground... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=40
RoyB 04/07/18 09:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mounting an exterior coax connection to motorhome

I mounted one of these TV CONNECTOR weather tight boxes on my camper to use for routing my Ham Radio RG antenna cables to the outside. The TV "F" connectors are mounted in standard size holes in plastic and installing one of these connector boxes with spring lids is easy to do... Enough room here to remove the "F" connectors and use any number of the different RG feed through connectors... https://i.imgur.com/SRRYeWN.jpg height=300 Google image Find a spot on the outside that will extend into the back of a cabinet somewhere on the inside. Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=40
RoyB 04/04/18 01:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Speaker wire

The best way I found to run wires around my 5th wheel was to run the wires down the middle of the ceiling where the A/C built-in ducts are. You can pull the ceiling vents that is installed every 6-feet or so along the ceiling and pull your cables thru it. Then when you get to the ends you can come out inside one of the ceiling cabinets and route to where it needs to go... Have run several RG cables and other wiring doing this over the years. I do however think the idea of BLUETOOTH speakers would be your easiest solution to this problem. Like other post said - also gives you OUTSIDE use for your speakers as well... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=40
RoyB 04/03/18 02:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Basement access on Desert Fox 30 5J

It is also a good way to get back up into your trailer when you lock your self out as everybody has a basement key (They all the same for the most park)... If you can't fit through the hole a kid sure can... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=40
RoyB 04/02/18 12:08pm Toy Haulers
RE: East bound interstate 10 Alabama rest area.

I suspect you are going to find that OVERNIGHT parking at most Interstate REST STOPS locations is not permitted anymore... Check with internet for the ALA locations to see if that is allowed... I believe you are asking about the BALDWIN Rest stop at I10. We usually end up at WALMART parking lot somewhere... Roy Ken
RoyB 03/31/18 05:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: OUTSIDE GROUND COVERING?

Also check out LOWES - That is where i got my RV Mats... Roy Ken
RoyB 03/29/18 02:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: T.V. ANTENNA ?

If your older crank-up BATWING antenna looks like this... https://i.imgur.com/r3AFcGW.jpg height=300 It can really be improved for the higher frequencies the new DIGITAL National TV bands use by changing it out for one of the same type BATWING antennas with the added DIPOLEs like shown here... https://i.imgur.com/rbeQSTw.jpg height=300 Google images Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=40
RoyB 03/26/18 08:58pm Tech Issues
RE: The Peak , formally Pinnacle RV Park, Lawton OK

We have tent camped at Camp Doris and visited Scott Mtn in the Wichita Mtn Wildlife Refuge many times over the years. Didn't know about Peak RV Park... The REFUGE is a great place with kids as wild animals roam all over the refuge. The Prairie Dog City draws the biggest crowd... You certainly have to watch where you step after dark hehe... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=40
RoyB 03/21/18 05:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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