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RE: Xm/Sirius satellite radio.

I like Sirius for much more than music. CNN, Stern.. etc. Good stuff. Doesn't work well in canyons however. Maybe that's why there is a on/off button on the receiver.
PatrickA51 04/26/17 01:21am Technology Corner
RE: Xm/Sirius satellite radio.

When I bought my 2016 Ram 2500, and when I bought SWMbO aka my DW a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Both vehicles came with 12 month Free Sirius. We have an XM/Sirius Radio which we have had for many years. It never seems to loose signal except for a stretch of N/B I-15 near Riverside/San Diego County Line. Now in my Ram Truck or our Jeep Grand Cherokee is a different matter. You drive under a tree, or park close to a building it quits and has to reacquire signal. Since Sirius/XM became one their service stinks,
PatrickA51 04/23/17 04:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Has anyone used or made or purchased a Genturi exhaust?

Genturi works great. Just make sure the exhaust outlet is in a place that will allow the Genturi to be mounted vertically. We had use it on our previous rig just fine. We are having a generator installed in the new rig, and the typical location for the exhaust is directly under a slide, making the use of the Genturi in that location impossible. I'll have to have the exhaust run much further towards the rear to the first area the Genturi can be installed and not interfere with other equipment. X2 I had to have the exhaust pipe from the generator re-route. Because we have a window owning, and the exhaust pipe came right out under the window. Works well now. You will need to use the mounting hooks that are included for the up pipe.
PatrickA51 04/23/17 03:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cargo trailer battery

Get anOptima Battery from Auto Zone
PatrickA51 04/20/17 01:48am Truck Campers
RE: Newbie - Sewer hose recommendation?

Rhino Flex hose is your best bet,Walmart has the best price also a Clear elbow to see that everything is out of the tank when rinsing. I second that opinion. I have both items. They were not expensive enough to break the bank. Also if you order them online from Walmart they include free shipping without the Prime Membership like Amazon.:B
PatrickA51 04/20/17 01:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: cannot post trip report. What's up?

Don't feel too bad everything I get from RV.net goes in my Bulk File.
PatrickA51 04/19/17 11:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Newbie

do NOT blindly follow your GPS. get a state map at each state entry welcome center or AAA bumpy Been there done that, what Bumpy says take it as gospel truth. Also congratulations and welcome to the forum. Have a safe trip. Take your time you can always get there tomorrow, again welcome to the forum.
PatrickA51 04/18/17 11:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rough Survey / Who Switched To AGM Last 12 months? HAPPY?

I replaced all the Coach/House Batteries and the Chassis Battery on last Thursday 13Apr17 with AGM Batteries, 6- 6v 220Ah Lifeline Batteries, and I replaced a group 65 Duragold From Auto Zone Chassis Battery. (the chassis battery was replaced in November 2014) All of them were completely dead, and all of the coach batteries were dry as a bone. The Coach/House Batteries were all Interstate U2200 Workaholic 6V 220ah flooded batteries. I bought them in Aug of 2007, I think if I would not have neglected them since January of this year, they might still be working, but then again I was very ill and in the hospital for 10 days in February. So I would say I got my moneys worth out of the Coach/House Batteries.
PatrickA51 04/18/17 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: Solar & batteries ...

Interesting thread if I do say so.I need to post photo's of my solar system.
PatrickA51 04/18/17 04:19am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Members Solar Installations With Pics

Interesting thread,
PatrickA51 04/18/17 04:17am Tech Issues
RE: How much solar power do you have, wish you had?

On my Class-C I have (3) 100W Panels. I have (6) 6v Lifeline AGM 220ah batteries in series. For a total of 660Ah. I switched from flooded to AGM last Thursday.
PatrickA51 04/17/17 01:18am Truck Campers
RE: Safe T Alert Propane/Co Detector Low Voltage Chirp

OK, just got back with the TT from a dry camping Eastern Sierra trip. This one year old 25 ft. TT has all led lighting and I use power sparingly when dry camping. I would run my Honda 2000 for a few hours a day to keep the 2 new large 6v golf cart batteries charged. So it was cold at night and we set the thermostat to 50 and the battery control panel test light said full charge at bed time. About 1am the forced air starts to cycle on and off about every 1/2 hour. About 3am the Safe T Alert dual propane/Co starts beeping about every 30 seconds or so. That type of beep indicates low supply voltage. So at 3am I am checking the control panel and it says my batteries are at 2/3 full charge. So I check, led lights work, refer is still igniting, water heater ignites, bathroom fan runs full speed. But we could not get this Safe T Alert to stop. Pressed reset button but nothing stopped the beeping. Lost a bunch of sleep. It must be pretty voltage sensitive. Short of disconnecting it, what else could we be practically doing to solve this problem????? Isn't it still under Warranty, or did you buy your RV Secondhand?
PatrickA51 04/16/17 07:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Safe T Alert Propane/Co Detector Low Voltage Chirp

We had our Safe T Alert dual propane/Co go off. Our dog laid down on the floor in front of it one night, another time it went off at about 2 am. wouldn't stop. It was 6 years old so we replaced it.
PatrickA51 04/16/17 05:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Hmmm. Lightweight AGM Battery For CPAP?

Just musing possibilities. Can't have everything - light weight, amp hours, thick plates and low price. But the 'lil sister versions of this critter may be interesting as an overnight CPAP power source that can be configured to recharge from a cigarette lighter socket with a running rig engine...would need a good handle and 12 volt connector and fuse to the machine. 50 watts is what my unit draws when the humidifier heater is going full song - but unless it's Freeze The Cajones Off A Copper And Zinc Primate weather, the humidifier works a small percentage of the time. Better 'n a kick in the butt with a sharp stick... https://deepcyclebatterystore.com/full-throttle-battery/ I bought my Lifeline Batteries and my Excide AGM starter battery from this company. They know batteries talk to Jeff out there.
PatrickA51 04/15/17 01:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Hmmm. Lightweight AGM Battery For CPAP?

i think too small 6.6ah 84 wh 50 percent of a 20ahr agm would be 10 ahr and still have some left over remember this is for a Cpap machine, the user can't be running out of power in the middle of a bus ride I also think that maybe that's too small. For my BiPap I plug into a 12vdc plug by the bed in my Class C. I now besides having to use a b-Pap machine use one of these for my Oxygen Concentrator I wish you luck.
PatrickA51 04/15/17 01:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Hmmm. Lightweight AGM Battery For CPAP?

I have a battery pack for my C-PAP machine. I have since changed to a BiPAP Machine. My portable battery pack will run my BiPAP Machine for 24 hrs. But it needs to be recharged daily, My Bipap will work on my house batteries for weeks at a time with no problems. I switched my Flooded Batteries to AGM Batteries. I have 6-Lifeline 6 volt, 220 ah, Deep Cycle Marine/RV Battery 10.22"L x 6.95" W x 10.28" T system. A lot better than the Interstate U2200 Workaholic Batteries. Although I really can't say too many bad things about the Interstate Batteries, I installed them in 2007 and they finally took a dump on me, could be from neglect. When we took them out of the RV they were all bone dry and dead as door nails.
PatrickA51 04/14/17 10:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Woo Hoo..New AGM Batteries

I bought 6 interstate Batteries and had them installed yesterday.
PatrickA51 04/14/17 08:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Changing taillights out to LED's

After 20 years a couple of mine had small cracks and they looked like they had a haze on them. I changed them out to led. Before http://i.imgur.com/4dpHn2nl.jpg After http://i.imgur.com/vR3AjW9l.jpg Where did you get them? I want to switch the lights out on my Class C. One of the lenses and bulb got broke in our storage lot when someone backed into my RV.
PatrickA51 04/10/17 05:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries: Interstate vs Duracell/Deka

Interesting thread
PatrickA51 04/06/17 06:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Who's truck has a parking brake, who has an emergency break?

LOL When I start my 2016 Ram Truck it says Parking Brake Engaged and I think my wife's aka SWMbO 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a light that says Parking Brake Engaged, and our RV has an idiot light that just is Red and says Brake.
PatrickA51 04/06/17 06:30pm Truck Campers
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