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RE: Fan in Refrigerator question...

Take an IR reading in several different places in the box without the fan, I'll bet its not consistent. The point of the fan is simply to make it consistent everywhere. Too much fan heat? I doubt it. External box thermocoupling is probably x10+ times that. You don't need allot of volume to move the air around. 150ma is not a big fan at all. Move the fan away from the thermocouple, as in turn it 180 degrees and see how that is.
SCVJeff 06/30/15 02:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Amazing apps that alert me to rain and ligtning

I've found "Weather Radio" to be a good app for storm warnings, etc. It uses the phone's GPS to localize the warnings to your location, or you can choose from multiple saved locations. Many alert setting options, and it's available for both Android and iOS phones. The Android version is $4.99 and well worth it in my opinion.Thats the one. It just sits in the background and works Does this require your smartphone to be connected to wifi or 3/4g?YES. IF YOU HAVE INCOMING DATA, IT WILL WORK I will be on the road for a few months. It would be nice to find a weather radio to automatically scan for reception rather than wait to be programmed.YOU CAN PROGRAM THEM TO ALERT ALL 'FIPS' CODES AND SIMPLY NOT PROGRAM YOUR LOCAL AREA. NOT A BAD IDEA WHEN MOVING AT 70MPH. IF YOU ARE IN RANGE OF AN NWS TRANSMITTER, THE RADIO WILL WAKE UP AND ALERT YOU TO WHATEVER WARNINGS IT'S CARRYING AT THE TIME Ideally, an app that would send warnings (depending on my location) as I drive. ie Tornado Warnings.THERE ARE MANY THAT WILL DO THAT, STORM DOESN'T LOOK LIKE ITS ONE OF THEM (STILL PLAYING). WEATHER RADIO IS A FOLLOW-ME APP Best of all worlds would be to have weather alerts over my GPS Radio. I know this is available in some units, just not mine.GPS DOESN'T HAVE A "RADIO", BUT SEVERAL IN-CAR GPS RECEIVERS HAVE SUBSCRIPTION WEATHER RADAR OVERLAYS FED VIA SATELLITE RADIO. I LET MINE LAPSE. THE IPHONE IS WAY BETTER AND FASTER. HAVEN'T SEEN ONE THAT DOES TORNADOES (BUT ALSO DON'T LIVE IN TORNADO COUNTRY. Right now I would settle for a regular weather radio that will just scan to find a local station.PS _ I am right now replacing a Radio Shack (piece of crap) that has just decided not to work.SEE UP Thanks, Caryl
SCVJeff 06/30/15 01:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: CFL bulbs

Thank You... No bait, but I'm not going to let people pour misinformation around and this is as simple as it gets with electricity. Its a lamp. It's BALANCED AC. End of story.
SCVJeff 06/30/15 01:47pm Tech Issues
RE: CFL bulbs

It doesn't know and either can be corroded, loose, etc., with the same indications. Not true. If the hot side is open, the whole assembly is dead with respect to earth ground. If the neutral or ground is open, the whole assembly is potentially hot with respect to earth ground......and that can cause CFLs and LEDs to glow slightly. There is always some leakage resistance to earth ground present although it might be extremely high.Don't skew what you said. You said "check the ground". This is AC, the lamp could care less what side of the bulb neutral comes up. Its a lamp, period.
SCVJeff 06/30/15 12:35pm Tech Issues
RE: How TOP GEAR does, or used to do, an RV Roadtrip?

It is sad that Jeremy caused issues and managed to get fired. It was a great show.its still apparently up in the air as to the future of the show, and Jeremy has apparently been approached for another car show on another network.
SCVJeff 06/30/15 12:11pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Aerial Photo of your house?

If you want up to date and high quality, you could also talk to a local Remote Control Club and see if one of them would be willing to take images for you. Most will do it for nothing, but if you offer money, I'd bet you'll have to choose one. Someone will have the high quality cameras on their quadra-copter. Throw an offer of $50 and you'll have 2-3 asking your address.it is technically illegal for them to sell you the pictures unless they have an FAA 333 exemption AND are a licensed pilot (look it up). Trade it for a beer
SCVJeff 06/30/15 02:51am Technology Corner
RE: Oscillating lights

Anybody know what would cause the 12 volt lights to start oscillating?Make Model Flickering when: shore or battery What kind of load, a few lights or lots What's the oscillation rate ???
SCVJeff 06/30/15 02:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cheap Portable Inverter

Quote: I'm thinking of installing a permanent inverter, ---------------------------------------------- Whats the difference tween a permanent inverter and a portable one ?Bolts
SCVJeff 06/30/15 02:32am Tech Issues
RE: Winegard Razor automatic Rv TV antennae to replace Jensen

Can't remember where I saw it, but the Razor automatic did not get that good of reviews. You might google it before you buy one.please post it back here if you remember
SCVJeff 06/30/15 02:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Cheap Portable Inverter

Just curious but if I have a 10A fuse on the lighter socket, am I correct in assuming the most I'll ever get out of the Tripp-Lite is more like 120 watts minus inverter loss?YES, you are correct.Just before the self-regulating fuse opens up.. :)
SCVJeff 06/29/15 03:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Winegard Razor automatic Rv TV antennae to replace Jensen

Yeah, its fairly new, and those of us that play with and test allot of these antennas haven't gotten to play with it, but it and the panel Razor are on my list. As for the Jensen, what you've read is 100% correct. You will see lots of reviews and comments on the Batwing, Jack, and Razor (original) to a lesser extent. What you NEED totally depends upon how and where you camp, and what your expectations are once there.
SCVJeff 06/29/15 03:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Drain - Usual Suspects

HOUSE Loads: CO2 Detector LP Detector (usually have a switch) Clock Radio Outside Entertainment Center Antenna Amp (if left on) Storage bat lights with out of adjustment switches, or simply left on Some Fantastic Fans Some refrigerators Chassis Loads: Engine Computer Transmission Computer (some)
SCVJeff 06/29/15 03:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: CFL bulbs

Which side is ground on a AC device? OK, neutral if you prefer. It's the white wire......which eventually becomes a true ground at the transmission line connection.The point is that its AC. The lamp could care less, nor know if its a neutral, ground, or hot. It doesn't know and either can be corroded, loose, etc., with the same indications.
SCVJeff 06/29/15 03:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Fan in Refrigerator question...

"Necessary" is a matter of opinion and you are far into the minority on this one. In the minority of what exactly ?? Are you saying that you believe that over 50% of RV owners waste their money on a refrig fan that they don't need ??---snip---exactly the opposite. Any box fan that can circulate within the box will make it more efficient.
SCVJeff 06/29/15 03:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fan in Refrigerator question...

If no fan were such a good idea then you wouldn't have them in residential fridg's, and they wouldn't be installed in the new Dometic's. Because they are designed to work properly WITH a fan. Those without them are not. Some will work with a fan and, as pointed out here, some will not. The fan is not "necessary" in either case."Necessary" is a matter of opinion and you are far into the minority on this one. There is no possible way you can prove that a dead air ice box (and thats all it is at that point) works better than one capible of circulating air. Whether or not the OP's got his fan in the wrong place Is irrelevant to your comment.
SCVJeff 06/29/15 11:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fan in Refrigerator question...

It has been demonstrated here time and time again that a circulation fan in the fridge DOES help the overall temp in the box. The whole point of a fan is to get cold OFF the fins and evenly distributed in the box. If no fan were such a good idea then you wouldn't have them in residential fridg's, and they wouldn't be installed in the new Dometic's. This one blows clockwise across the top of the fridge cabinet and keeps the entire box at whatever temp is set. It doesn't blow ON anything. http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r192/SCVJeff/1200Fan.jpg height=200 width=200
SCVJeff 06/28/15 10:40pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: CFL bulbs

What is the cost of a 60 watt equivalent for the CFL vs LED. Honestly I have not seen any 120 volt LED's. Maybe I need to upgrade my Cave. LOL Thanks, MarvinSERIOUSLY ? So you haven't been to a Lowes or Home Depot in many years I assume? HD currently has CREE 60W warm white LED's for less than $5. Less in packs of 4 And they're fully dimmable
SCVJeff 06/28/15 10:18pm Tech Issues
RE: CFL bulbs

Well, went out and replaced the one that was flickering and the one that wasn't flickering started flickering. Replaced the other one that started flickering. And the one prior I replaced was flickering. Went around and tighten them all a quarter turn they all stopped flickering. Spooks, I'm afraid to go back and check!Corrosion or water
SCVJeff 06/28/15 10:15pm Tech Issues
RE: CFL bulbs

Any reason why there flickering? They are becoming worn out....probably. OR the ground is bad to those two sockets. Since you have more CFLs on hand, replace them and see what happens.Which side is ground on a AC device?
SCVJeff 06/28/15 05:08pm Tech Issues
RE: CFL bulbs

I'll agree on the LED's, just be aware that LED's running as outside security, or any other long term lighting have nowhere near lit lifespan claimed. Read the fine print.. All of my LED's are x2-x3 larger than the required use, but they are being controlled by dimmers at 50% or less. That's how you get the claimed hours or better.
SCVJeff 06/28/15 03:35pm Tech Issues
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