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RE: fluorescent lights

I take it these lamps are 12VDC lamps... Any chance any of this associated with your JUNE 2014 reports of heavy rain getting inside your RV through the roof vents... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Time restricted route???

GOOGLE SEARCH says this... Mapquest "Timed Restrictions" Routing offthegrid 91 Points January 2011 edited November -1 in GPS Discussions The new Mapquest 'route planner' online now includes routing using 'timed restrictions' as part of their data. The article states "I live on a street with a school - they close part of the street off from 8:30 to 3:30 or 4. Mapquest has that data when routing me to or from home." Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 05:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Temporary hooking up truck to trailer question

YES - ETRAILER.COM carrys them... Looks something like this http://www.etrailer.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/pics/2/0/20027_1000.jpg height=200 Just be aware this may be a good way to run down your truck start battery over night- Your trailer will have parasitic 12VDC drains also on my 2010 F150 Truck my 7-way trailer connector only works with the truck ignition key turned on. Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 05:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dickinson Marine heater

Interesting - Have never considered one of these. The FIREBOX is pretty small but from the spec sheet I see it will last three hours or so... DICKISNSON SOLID FUEL SPEC
RoyB 11/22/14 04:56pm Truck Campers
RE: wireing

ETRAILER.COM has everything towing check out their web page... I too am confused what you are asking. Do you want to tow a Avalanche behind a Motorhome or do you want to wire up a Valance to tow a trailer... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 03:48pm Dinghy Towing
RE: [Solved] Help Identify?

Blue Bird Corporation used to have a BUS LIKE Motorhome... 1960s -1980s I think they were... http://www.chooseyouritem.com/rvs/photos/14233500/14233997.jpg height=300 Google Search view Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should I Change My WFCO Converter?

If you have ever seen your WFCO actually go into SMART MODE charging then keep it. Most of us have never seen a WFCO Converter go into smart mode charging. I changed my 2008 model out for the PD9260C smart mode converter right away and never looked back... Maybe the newer ones are better now... I still use the WFCO Power Distribution Panel where all of the circuit breakers and 12VDC fuses are located. Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 10:14am Tech Issues
RE: Flashlight Battery Corrosion Fix?

I just recently picked up a couple of inexpensive PHILLIPS Battery powered speakers (AMAZON) to use for external speakers in my truck. These fit perfect pushed into a nice catch all hole in my truck console. These portable speakers work extremely well with CELL PHONE PHONE OUT connections. This is how I monitor my Internet POLICE SCANNER App I have on my cell phone. Works great for my country music when waiting for momabear to get back from shopping at Food Lion hehe... http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51F%2BI99vjmL._SY300_.jpg height=300 They use three each AAA batteries and I was surprised how short battery life these guys have. I think I am going to start using re-chargable AAA batteries and then use a USB Battery Charger in my truck to keep a charged up set going for me. My truck console has two different locations for USB charging ports... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 10:08am Tech Issues
RE: Satellite question

You of course would have to convert his replaced SAT RCVR to your SATELLITE TV ACCOUNT etc... We did this all the time before Digital NATL BORADCAST TV came out. Ran a RG Cable from one of the SAT DISH connections to a SAT TV RCVR. Then ran VIDEO cables out of the SAT RCVR to the trailer VIDEO INPUT connection. Actually did the same thing going to a second SAT RCVR in the Bedroom area. This gave us standard mode SAT TV in both areas to use from the one PORTABLE SAT DISH which had two ports coming from it. When the digital NATL BROADCAST TV came out we finally stopped bringing along the SAT TV stuff and just use the OTA BATWING roof TV antenna to pick up full blown high def TV from the NATL BROADCAST NETWORK free to use. HDTV was much better to watch and all we watch is NCIS and WX/NEWS/24-7 Local Radar anyway... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 09:53am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical truck to trailer connection question

Your trailer 12VDC Parasitic Drains will run your truck start battery down just as easy as it will run down your trailer battery. Not a good idea to me. I would install 120VAC to your "trailer barn" and plug the trailer shore power cable into an installed RV 30AMP pedestal type receptacle or at least into the 120VAC Receptacle using a RV30A-15A long 'dogbone' type adapter (WALMART). This will run your trailer on-board converter/charger unit to keep your trailer batteries charged up. Rule number one in my book is never mess with the truck 12VDC start battery system as the truck is the only way you can get back home with... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 09:42am Tech Issues
RE: Power cord length on Apex 214rb?

We always carry a 25-foot MALE-FEMALE 30AMP Shore Power Cable extension cable. Has come in handy a few times http://www.americanrvcompany.com/assets/images/MightyCord/RV30A50WL.jpg height=300 Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 09:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Inspirational

X2 :) look at the smile on the dog's face... Reminds me of post sometime back where a guy's dog was in so much pain and he found he could relieve the dog from pain by holding half surmurged in water. He did this everyday for a few hours until the dog passed... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 09:11am RV Pet Stop
RE: Battery Backup Light?

I have a couple of those YELLOW JUMP START battery packs that has a pretty good light on them. I bet that would work great as well... Good Idea... Thanks http://www.twinpeaksleisure.com.au/Automotive/Images/JumpstartKit.jpg height=300 Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 08:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Can't enter Safe Mode

This is from GOOGLE SEARCH Windows XP If the computer is on, from the Start menu (in the lower-left corner of the screen), shut down Windows. Turn the computer off. Turn the computer on. The computer will begin processing a set of instructions known as the "Basic Input/Output System (BIOS)." What you see on the monitor depends on the BIOS manufacturer. Some computers display a progress bar that refers to the word BIOS, while others may not display any indication that this process is happening. As soon as the BIOS has finished processing, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard. Continue to do so until the Windows Advanced Options menu appears. NOTE If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this problem, restart the computer and try again. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to scroll through the menu options, and then select the Safe Mode menu option. Press ENTER. If you see the WINDOWs LOGO you have waited to long to start pressing the F8 key. Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 07:58am Technology Corner
RE: Macerating pump to empty black/gray tank

I saw one guy at camping spot we were at had a 30gal or so size plastic waste water tote in the back of his truck where he hooked his 12VDC FLO-JET Pump to the Black water connection of his trailer and pumped his tank into the tote while it was still sitting in the truck bed. Then he unhooked the 3/4-inch line from the FLO-JET and tied it off high on the truck bed and drove to the local dump site and gravity fed the tank into the dump site... I thought that was a pretty neat use for the FLO-JET pump when camping without sewer connections... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 07:49am Truck Campers
RE: Checking 12V from outside the rig

You can make a mulitmeter DC measurement across the trailer battery terminals which will read 12.6-7VDC if the battery is fully charged without shore power being plugged in or it will read 13.6VDC if the trailer is plugged into shore power telling you the on-board converter is charging your battery... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/22/14 07:32am Tech Issues
RE: Gummed Up Honda EU 2000 Gen

I guess I have just been lucky with mine. I got it in 2008 from Mayberries and it sets secured in the tailgate corner of my covered and locked truck bed. It starts on the second pull just about everytime... I change oil in it the spring of every year... Maybe the bouncing around of the fuel when I am driving down the road helps??? Roy Ken
RoyB 11/21/14 05:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Winter camping in a popup?

Google Search shows several Truck POPUP Campers in the mountain snow... This one article is kinda neat reading... Colorado Camping in TC Popup we have camped alot way into the winter months in our OFF-ROAD POPUP camper trailer... No problems at all keeping warm. Our Battery Bank is 255AHs Capacity and carry a 2KW Generator to recharge the batteries each day using the on-board trailer smart mode converter setup. The battery bank and INVERTER setup allows us to use a couple of electric blankets that is nice as well... Our Propane Furnace is actually too hot for us and hate the loud BRRRR noise coming from the blower. It is actually our last resort heat source with thermostat turned down real low to only come on if temp gets below 35 degrees or so... We only have one fresh water tank to deal with so can drain it and use the blow-out method for the small foot print water system. Can go right back to using fresh water tank again the next day by just adding water.. Don't think you will have any problems keeping warm with the Truck POPUP camper. Roy Ken
RoyB 11/21/14 12:33pm Truck Campers
RE: How much snow is too much.

Was listening to one NEWS channel and they was saying someone was using a drone to hover over the top of his roof and was blowing snow away from it. Nifty idea maybe... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/20/14 04:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Are you kidding?

Speaking of doors filled to the top with the snow banks reminds of a few trips to Northern Maine. Saw on facebook what one dude did with his solid snow cover when he opened his door. He installed some shelves in it and has all of his beer on ice haha... Just imagine if the power went off as well which I'm sure has happened... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/20/14 08:47am General RVing Issues
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