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RE: Inverter install

I use GoPower inverters at remote microwave sites throughout Calif and Az., running radios costing well north of $50K each and they just sit there and run. BUT... If I were installing an inverter/ charger like the OP has listed I would go for the Magnum PS-2012 for the same price point (~1500). It's been around for several years, rock-solid, the factory is in the US, support is great, and there are plenty on this forum that have them. GoPower has allot of proving to do to go up against a Magnum
SCVJeff 03/30/17 11:37am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: California vacation

Two thoughts about your specific questions... >Month of July, better make camping reservations anywhere near the big attractions. >Stay off Hwy 1 with a rig your size unless you are very adventurous. and...have a good trip. FYI: Hwy1 is currently closed in both directions @ Big Sur and will likely remain that way for a year :(
SCVJeff 03/30/17 11:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to Boondocking near Quartzsite/BLM

It's just about being with friends and doing activities together.x2.x3 Everything that goes on there is fluff. We meet friends hang out, usually breaking something for a project
SCVJeff 03/30/17 03:57am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Batwing vs.BatMan vs. Jack: The Results.. finally (LONG)

Move 20 miles farther out and repeat :)
SCVJeff 03/30/17 01:23am Technology Corner
RE: New to Boondocking near Quartzsite/BLM

There are 900,000 that will disagree with Fulltimedaniel, so I'll leave it at that. BTW, we've been going there for over ten years now, and one thing we've noticed is the lack of any insects whatsoever. As for water, in addition to LaPosa, there is a place in town called The Pit Stop that sells it either by a time metered hose (approx 6gal) or unlimited for filling an RV tank for a few bux. Pit Stop is a full service dump and refil station, both tanks and LP. Just stay away from there in the morning when. The early risers show up and you can have a line well out into the road
SCVJeff 03/29/17 09:55am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Will this generator run what I want?

If all you're doing is charging batteries, Harbor Freight has one that's 700w cont, 900 peak for $88 They claim a 2db difference in noise to the Honda
SCVJeff 03/29/17 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Topping off small LP tanks

Everywhere around here charges by the gallon.x2 Never seen a flat rate station
SCVJeff 03/29/17 12:35am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Television Antenna Options

It's true that perception goes a long way over fact, and there are a few here that will still argue that Jack is a better antenna. But the numbers simply don't lie.. and as I've said for awhile, the severe lack of VHF performance is going to come back and bite the Jack big time as stations will start populating VHF again as the repack project starts taking shape. FWIW- Winegard found that old post and put a link on their corporate website for quite awhile
SCVJeff 03/29/17 12:22am Tech Issues
RE: RV Thermostat that can be Operated by Iphone App

There simply isn't enough market to build something RV specific. But there is already a market for RV specific products, just take a walk thru Camping World is one example.not when the factory wants 300,000 pieces. CW sells what people buy lots of. I'll bet if you took a straw pole on RV.net you would find very few even remotely interested in that since it requires continuous wifi to work other than standalone (although it would be fun). If you really want to do it, that drawing above will get you in the ballpark
SCVJeff 03/26/17 01:47am Technology Corner
RE: RV Television Antenna Options

You're correct. It's +-10db with '10' on the display being Unity. Verified on a spectrum analyzer. I run mine about 12 to start. It's really easy to saturate the front end of the TV
SCVJeff 03/26/17 01:36am Tech Issues

A (clear) QAM tuner is becoming a dinosaur these days since most are scrambled digital. The FCC removed the 'Clear QAM' proviso several years ago and most if not all the name brand cable suppliers require their flavor of STB to work at all. Anyplace you find Clear QAM or NTSC (analog) the CG likely has a small head end in the office to supply the property with decoded cable or remodulated OTA. The FCC requires an NTSC & ATSC tuner but don't think they have any QAM requirements for the above reasons. If those TV's really don't have a QAM tuner, I'd replace them.. Also, make sure your external antenna works properly when the CG can't deliver.
SCVJeff 03/25/17 10:53am Technology Corner
RE: RV Thermostat that can be Operated by Iphone App

My Honeywell can run dual compressors but it obviously has no idea what dual zone is since it's only one stat, meaning you can't independently control your 'zones'. There simply isn't enough market to build something RV specific. You're better off figuring out what might be able to adapt. You'll also need to supply whatever you use with 24vac in order to keep it alive. That's going to be another engineering project for dry camping, especially making AC if the stat can't take DC
SCVJeff 03/25/17 10:24am Technology Corner
RE: North of LA to San Diego

FYI- the 91 from the 71 to 15 was all but finished (finally) when I was through there a few weeks ago, and the news is reporting it officially now, so all that construction traffic should be gone
SCVJeff 03/25/17 10:13am Roads and Routes
RE: Making 2000 CR-V a toad in Los Angeles??

That might be a tough sale if she is like my DW! Maybe you should start a survey question for owners of CR-v's to post their issues or non-issues. DickI'll start: Zero
SCVJeff 03/25/17 10:00am Dinghy Towing
RE: (OPINION!) LED Replacement Headlamp Bulbs

I also have installed what works, its not bothering oncoming drivers, so personally I also could care less about opinions of others here that have no clue how MY system performs. I ain't changing it. :h Not sure HOW you "determined" your lights don't "bother" others.. There is no REAL way to properly focus a LED in a reflector made for a incadescent filament, just not possible to eliminate the scatter since most of the light coming from that LED is OUTSIDE the focal point of said reflector. Oh, folks have tried with very limited success and there is others who don't give a hoot about anyone else and call it good. Your post pretty much sums up just how SELFISH and UNCARING towards OTHERS now days folks have gotten. Puts you in the same category as folks texting and driving.. A real sad state of affairs. I HOPE that YOU never find yourself blinded by another selfish and uncaring motorist using LEDs coming towards you.. All the while a fast moving deer decides to insert it's body into YOUR path.. Sometimes I think this forum needs renamed to the "SELFISH RVrs net".. Bla Bla You know ZERO about my installation, and even less about the difference between a parabola used for RF vs. simple focused headlight. Do a little homework before you show up as the resident authority. Thanks for taking this thread south
SCVJeff 03/25/17 09:59am Tech Issues
RE: wipers stopped working - again

That says 'Fuse CIRCUIT'. I'll bet that's an auto reset circuit breaker. They're not uncommon to find in-line with wiper motors
SCVJeff 03/24/17 11:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Most RV friendly Cities and States

It's FINALLY refreshing to see California defended by so many here. Its WAY overdue! I was born here as was our daughter who was literally brought up camping from 4months. There is so much to do and see just from a camping experience, forget about all the tourist stuff, that you could spend a lifetime in different CG's and never see it all, and that doesn't include any of the open desert area. We may not agree with California politics but it is as bothersome as ones anal rentetiveness to watch the news. You'all should be thanking us for containing some of the crazies in this state and if you don't stop bashing us, we'll turn 'em loose! Traffic? Yep... But anyone that travels for a living will backup the statement that LA, SFO, etc. traffic is easily riveled by any other major city in the U.S.. Some of ours are just longer but the congestestion is the same. If you want to complain, complain about conditions of the roads.
SCVJeff 03/23/17 12:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Spilled Lots of Dish Soap into Gray Water Tank - An Issue?

The only thing that doesn't like soap is a Macerator, it's a big suds generator and could kill the rubber impeller. BTDT
SCVJeff 03/23/17 11:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Captcha?

I've never in many years seen a Captcha popup for this site.x2
SCVJeff 03/23/17 11:46am Forum Technical Support
RE: Making 2000 CR-V a toad in Los Angeles??

Thanks, going to up there Saturday or Sunday. Going to CW. May go to Rincon next week and walk along the road. Will probably see 30+ with toads.see PM
SCVJeff 03/23/17 03:27am Dinghy Towing
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