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RE: Installing new Progressive Dynamics converter

Never ever EVER put a switch or fuse device between an alternator and a battery. Interesting statement considering most all automobils have such a fuse device between the alternator and the rest of the vehicle. I know you can not see it..But I know what to look for. It is called a "Fusible Link". Try reading the ENTIRE response next time :) And FYI the alternator path to the battery has a fusible link but allows the alternator to feed chassis electrical. Sorta you know like keeps the alternator voltage regulator VOLTAGE SENSE LEAD WIRE feedback intact. This avoids full load dump and like a solar panel it is not in the realm of possibility that an alternator to ground short will compromise the wiring. But a battery to ground short is another story. Chopping off a loaded alternator is a death sentence to the alternator. Newer cars have a C connention (field report) at the reg that runs directly to the CPU ECU. Might a 200 volt load dump ring hurt the computer? Yeah you might say so. If a person insists on fusing an alternator use HUGE wire and size the fuse (not a breaker) for the wire capacity. I do hope this helps. Bravo :D
PatrickA51 06/20/15 09:49am Tech Issues
RE: America’s Wildflowers, On the Road in a Truck Camper Pt 2

Wow, Bryan, those are pretty spectacular shots. I'm not a big flower guy, but I really do enjoy seeing wildflowers in places you wouldn't think you'd see them. Brian I have to agree with Mike, great pictures, what brand of Camera did you use for these pictures? Those are some great pictures.
PatrickA51 06/15/15 02:45am Truck Campers
RE: Smoked some chickens this weekend....

Only my third time smoking anything, and my first time using my new Masterbuilt propane smokerhttp://i.imgur.com/2D3BVuyl.jpg. I brined them for 24 hrs, then rinsed them off and let the skin dry up some in the fridge for 6 hrs. Stuck some butter under the skin, rubbed some exra virgin olive oil over 'em and sprinkled on some rub. Into the smoker for about 5 hrs. Tasted incredible, tender juicy and everyone loved 'em. I'm definitely hooked.... Sorry to say this "They look Nasty" but I bet they sure taste good. Looks like you have a great set up there. Looking at your pictures made me "Hungry" !
PatrickA51 06/14/15 05:47pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: 99 vs. 395 to Yosemite

Hey, y'all -- a special request -- go easy on Paulj -- I owe him big time. He's the guy who (several years ago) tipped me off to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Canada, which was not on our radar screen at all. As a direct result of his advice, we were there on a cold clear September morning, in a deserted campground on the edge of a lake, after a snowy night: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1jH-MzN-XHk/Uqn67NHq-0I/AAAAAAAAJtQ/aMpW3W78vWs/s640/peter+lougheed+sunrise+sept+12+2012.jpg height=400 width=600 Perhaps the most spectacular moment of a six week trip to the Canadian Rockies, and that is saying a lot, as you can imagine. So I tend to take what he says very seriously! ;) I have to agree profdant139 I have driven in over Tioga Pass 395/120 and went out on 120 on the west side. They are both good. If it's your first time pulling a TT I wouldn't use it. We were on the 41 out of Fresno into Coarse Gold, south of Yosemite Great Road. Into and out of. INHO 99/41 is a lot better in or out.
PatrickA51 06/14/15 05:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yes it's my own D***N fault

Interesting. Thank You for posting. I have 6 6v. 220ah batteries in my RV been sitting since last Oct. I filled them with water a couple months ago(Feb.or Mar.) better go tomorrow and check them. Maybe be time to run the generator also :h :S. Again thanks for posting this reminder. Yes I did put SeaFoam in the tank before I parked the RV.
PatrickA51 06/03/15 05:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Gary's progress report.....

I like your sign on your blog People winging it! You and I think alike.
PatrickA51 05/31/15 07:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Gary's progress report.....

Good to hear that you are progressing. Good Luck.
PatrickA51 05/31/15 10:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: where to drill fridge?

interesting topic
PatrickA51 05/27/15 10:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Why is Crater Lake a must-see?

To answer your question....Because it's Crater Lake.
PatrickA51 05/27/15 06:56pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Walt's RV Surplus Has Moved and has a new owner

Thanks for the info guy's Hope you all had a safe Memorial Day Weekend.
PatrickA51 05/26/15 01:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Finding safe location for boondocking

I am assuming you are talking about rural areas. First, anyone can be a victim almost anyplace. I try to just be vigilent and observant. If I feel uncomfortable I wouldn't camp there. Are other campers in the area? Do I feel comfortable around them? It is just like driving in a different town that I haven't been in before. If I walk into a store am I in my comfort zone? I don't think it is any one thing. I have to agree with the above statement. When DW and I boondock,we usually stay in BLM Campgrounds. We have stayed in several Wal Mart locations,but more often than not we stay in the BLM campgrounds, while traveling in our RV. Google RV Sue, she has a very interesting blog about Boondocking, Also Google MelloMike. He's also a moderator here and does a lot of boondocking. Whazoo also a member here has good info.
PatrickA51 05/24/15 09:21pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: High altitude & cloud-free camping in mid-August?

Dan Thank you for posting this thread. Don't know why I didn't see it before now. Thanks again. A lot more Boondocking ideas.
PatrickA51 05/22/15 12:13am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Weber BBQ mod

Looks good nice write up. Thanks for posting it.
PatrickA51 05/17/15 05:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: LED Strip Light mod

The work looks good. You have a couple great ideas there. Moderator edit to remove unnecessary quote.
PatrickA51 05/17/15 05:02pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: sewer hose alternitve?

The Rhinoflex system is the best RV dumping system I've ever used. I got mine last year and wish I ordered it years ago. Hello RhinoFlex What he say's. Not only the best hose but this hose is very competitive in price. the best place I have found to purchase was at Amazon also.:B
PatrickA51 05/09/15 07:16pm Truck Campers
RE: High altitude & cloud-free camping in mid-August?

Dan This may sound crazy to you, but what about the Grand Canyon. The park is in the a higher elevation and I am not sure of the elevation of the park but it's sure a heck clear skies at night. Just a thought.
PatrickA51 04/23/15 03:14am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Best Homemade Coffee

I've been using Folgers 100% Colombian in a Mr. Coffee machine, for years now --- OK but not great ---- wife hates it, drinks tea. I got some sourdough starter and they sent me a packet of Starbucks Guatemala Laguna de Ayarza coffee, and it was quite good even in my Mr. Coffee machine. Problem is it runs $1.70/oz and my Folgers runs $0.55/oz. I'm just not willing to shell out that much for the Starbucks. Any ideas? I've been googling and lots of advice on roasting my own beans, grinding ($160 grinder!!) and using some kind of press machine. Sounds complicated for an old man. Why not? If you absolutely "cannot afford it" then sure, stick with the old standby. Get the expensive stuff and don't worry about it. You've earned it. I remember when Yuban was considered top of the line. LOL Chris You are making me feel old, I remember when my parents would only drink Yuban Coffee. I still buy Yuban Coffee. Other wise I buy what ever is on sale. But more often than not Yuban Dark Roast Made in a Mr. Coffee 12 cup pot at home. In the RV we use a Melitta Pour over method. Boil the water on the stove propane is cheap.
PatrickA51 04/20/15 05:40pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Overnighting-while-Urban, or OU

Hi Ya Silver! Hey I was thinking of putting a tow bar on the front of my truck. To stealth camp I could pull up behind the car in front of me , parked on the street, let the tow bar down to their rear bumper and voila, I'm a toad! No camo needed. I can see that now. Your big GMC/Chevy behind a Honda Accord with a trailer hitch on it. LOL ROFLMAO :h
PatrickA51 04/16/15 07:20am Truck Campers
RE: Another Blowout Report

I had a blowout on my old trailer -- it tore up the wheel well. So when I got my new trailer, I used gorilla glue to fasten thick slabs of truck mud flaps, cut to shape, inside the wheel well, as a sort of armor. I don't know if it will stand up to a blowout -- I hope I never find out -- but if you are interested in armoring your wheel wells, here is how I did it: Armor That's a great Idea. Looks good. I read your post on your blog. Patrick
PatrickA51 04/16/15 01:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Bodii. Ca.

All of the above are correct. Well worth going down the dirt road to get there. If you have a Toad use it to get there, take your RV down that road and you will feel like you filings in your teeth are going to fall out. Wash board road is as close as you can get to a good description of the road. There are several nice campgrounds in and around Bridgeport CA.
PatrickA51 04/14/15 05:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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