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RE: Unknown electrical component.

You definitely can see the black ground cable on the top connect to the metal bar that is ground on both sides to frame ground. The three RED cables are going to something Bakelite... The whole thing doesn't appear to be very deep but that may misconceiving. Need another angle on the photo to be more helpful... It has both positive and negative cables terminated on the device. I guess it could be a DIODE BASED battery isolator. Maybe there is HEAT FINS if you could see a different angle on the photo. A modern day DIODE BASED Battery Isolator looks like this http://www.productpilot.com/findImages/320x260/userdata/bata/74314/5037ab0fe9290.jpg height=300 ??? Roy Ken
RoyB 07/23/14 05:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Fridge won't work on 12 volts

My 2008 Starcraft 14RT OFF-ROAD POPUP came with the Dometic RM2193 for LP Gas, 12VDC and 120VAC... http://www.automotiveusa.com/classifieds/user_images/9035074.jpg height=275 We normally turn on the 12VDC when we are about two hours out from our destination. Gives us alittle head start on getting fridge cooled down. Being the small cabinet height model we have to supplement this with our Coleman 5-day Ice Chest anyway... http://i.imgur.com/YZMuX.jpg height=300 Roy Ken
RoyB 07/23/14 08:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Gas gauge is stuck way past full mark .

Sounds like my 1999 Ford Expedition New purchase to me. Left the dealer with full tank of gas being shown - I thought to myself that was nice of them to fill the tank for me... I almost made it home before it ran out of gasoline. Had to get more gas and finally got home with it. When I added gas to the tank the gauge would go down instead of up haha... Took it back to the country dealer and he said they must had reversed the leads on the sensor or something like that. They did have the fuel pump etc replaced which was inside the tank. He remembered filling up their cars before delivery and noticed my Expedition was already showing full so passed it by haha... true story... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/23/14 08:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Who knows what this is? (Hint - Maxxis)

Reminds of the RETREAD days when living in TEXAS back in the 60s... Used to see these full circle tread only on the roads all the time... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/23/14 08:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone Still Use Juno Email

I remember JUNO... Used for awhile way back then and then switched to NETZERO which at the time supported POP3 email accounts better for me. Still use it today after all these years and it feeds in with my other two or special email accounts just fine. NETZERO is the only account I use when folks need my email address... NETZERO used to be totally free and then finally the free portion would work for a few hours in the middle of the night. Finally had to pay for the subscription hehe Their nationwide dialup still works like a champ... Great PLAN B for me... I get these same things from time to time and I guess what you don't want to do is click on their provided link. Go to the JUNO main page on the Internet and inquire there... If you can view the provided headers you will probably see some out of the country type addresses in it haha... Fishing for your passwords and personal info... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/23/14 08:00am Technology Corner
RE: Generators for 5th wheel power

I don't have a generator setup for my 5th wheel per say but I would think the two 2KW Honda type generators would fit the bill just fine. The are easy to handle with one person. My sister has two for their Montana 5th wheel and the generators sit on opposite corners of the truck tail gate area. Then they carry gasoline and tools etc just behind the truck rear window. Good setup for their 5th wheel travels. You will get more power from two 2KW Honda generators in parallel then you will from a single 3KW Honda setup. Of course the REMOTE Start-up for the 3KW Honda sounds kinda neat. If it were me I add the FOLD-A-COVER folding bed cover to the truck which will hide everything in the truck when you are unhooked and help with thief situations. http://i.imgur.com/g0FXo1o.jpg height=300 Lots of room under the folding bed cover for the 5th wheel hitch https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Rg0Wfes3w7Y/UfkoOAm3NiI/AAAAAAAAAwY/IB9fu_wxL9A/w800-h800/DSC_0719.JPG height=300 http://www.turnoverball.com/sites/default/files/products/companion_3500_in_red_truck.jpg height=300 You can add tool boxes setup like this as well.. http://www.800toolbox.com/5thwheel/5th_wheel_tool_box-5.jpg height=300 This is my setup I have been using since 2008 which I moved to my new 2010 truck. Works great for my generator setup and supporting my OFF-ROAD CAMPER setup. http://i.imgur.com/YZMuX.jpg height=300 ALL PHOTOS from google images Just some of my thoughts here... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/23/14 07:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hughes Autoformer

The US AMAZON carries both the HUGHES RV2130 30AMP $379 and HUGHES RV220-50 50AMP $548 AUTOFORMERS. Don't know if the Canada AMAZON carries them or not... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/22/14 05:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wind generators not common?

MITS22 - Google says PACWIND with a dealer at desertpowerline.com I kinda like this idea as well. The guy I was talking at a campground had a shaft that ran down inside his trailer and used something he called magnetic bearings. These have almost zero drag and when it start spinning it continues on what seemed like forever... Sure didn't make alot of noise like three hugh propellers would. I don't remember what KW size he had but he was using to store power in batteries of course like solar does...... Take a look see at this link. PACWIND MITTs - after looking at these specs this is alot bigger than the one I was looking at mounted on top of this guys trailer. It was around 18-inchs in dia maybe two feet tall... The design of the blades looked just like this one. I'll dig around and see what Ican find. I had the model number a couple years back so bet I talked about on here a few years back... Gonna look for VAWT types on google... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/22/14 02:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing old microwave/convection

I never did learn how to use the convection oven in our 5th wheel. We just use the Microwave hehe... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/22/14 01:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Add-ons to new trailer - Suggestions

It all depends what you camping style is I reckon... We go to the back woods and Natl Forest areas most of the time. This makes our big priority 'Camping off the Batteries' so naturally all of my mods are to that extent. If we were just travelers using the RV instead of automobiles or airplanes then those priorities would be different. If we were full time living on the road them those priorities would be geared towards that. My sister and her hubby travel almost the same routes each year pulling their Big Montana 5th wheel and only go to the fancy camp grounds. They wouldn't dream of camping off a creek bed somewhere way back in the woods... And of course I get the 25 question why I like to do that... They spend big amounts of money traveling and I just about only spend money for gas and food... We kids usually all get together in Myrtle Beach every year in late SEP/early OCT... One of my sisters lives there permanently. The rest of inner family stays in the fancy condos there at Lakewood. We usually camp down the road a bit at Huntington Beach in our OFF-ROAD POPUP trailer... We watch HDTV just like they do... We just like the woods atmosphere and nature's night sounds. I guess we are the Black Sheep of the family hehe... We all do our own thing haha... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/22/14 01:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wind generators not common?

There is only a few places near the mtns, or coast line, the valley from Texas to Canada border etc that you get enough wind to make power from. I seen one roof mounted turbine installed on a RV once which looked like the attic fan you see on some house roofs. The RV guy said he uses it mostly when going down the road and powers up things inside the RV. This install was almost hide from ground by the RV roof line. http://www.pacwind.remnet.com/Hesperia1.jpg height=300 I don't think I would like the blade type wind generator mounted on the roof of a RV... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/22/14 07:30am Tech Issues
RE: RV genset to power a house

We do it all the time here in Northern Neck VA. Our power goes out for more than a couple of days at least two or three times a years it seems for us. I use extension cords for my 2KW Generator that sits secured in the tail corner of my truck. We only need to supply power to the Kitchen area which has a HDTV sitting area. I will also run a second drop back to my radio room where I have an room UPS unit for the computer and radio electronics. It just takes about 5 minutes to get setup and sure is a blessing to have my war wagon POPUP sitting outside as well. It has an Inverter setup and I can get a few hours of 120VAC out of it as well running off the trailer batteries. When my 2KW Honda generator is running I can also re-charge the trailer as well.. This has really helped us out having this capability for the hurricane that comes up the east coast. We have had an extended power outage for a couple of weeks a few times already. We end having block parties as out PATIO is all light and the smell of fresh ground and brewed bean coffee brings in the neighbors. We setup the HDTV and all has a good time. I have also driven my truck over to help some folks and run their fridge a couple of hours a day as well... The problem we usually end up having is source of gasoline. The whole county goes off line which means the gas stations are without power as well. You have to find the gas station somewhere in the county that has generator power running their gas pumps hehe.. PLAN Bs even work here at house... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/22/14 06:51am General RVing Issues
RE: On the road with a Keurig Coffee Maker

X2 on VELCRO - Fixes everything...
RoyB 07/22/14 06:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Advice needed: how to keep a rig cooler...

We sometimes bring along a second window unit when our POPUP camping at an electric site is going to be extended length. There is only the two of us so the one tent bed area is free to use for other purposes and becomes our day time catch all area... We can setup the window unit and wrap the window flap material around the back part of the air conditioner unit and tape up with duct tape. This unit will plug into the 20AMP Service on the pedestal. The roofs of the RV TRAILERS are not very thick and parking under a shade is must for us. This sometimes hampers our HDTV reception when camping off the power grid... Surprising how another source of cool helps out. We too circulate the air inside the trailer with fans. You might want to do something similar but in your case pick up one of those PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONERS... They are pretty neat items. I have seen one in use in a TT trailer. All you need is a 20AMp service extension cord and an available window area to setup the exhaust panel. http://www.rayheating.biz/graphics/featuredjobs/portableACside_x.jpg height=300 Roy Ken
RoyB 07/22/14 06:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stolen Camper - Please share!

Sorry to report but chances are your trailer is now sitting way back in the woods somewhere and is home for a METH LAB setup. The RV units are becoming very popular amoung the druggies... Wishing you all the luck in the world finding it... Darn shame... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/21/14 08:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winegard Antenna Booster

You can also get the Winegard RV-7042 Power Supply wall unit that connects to 12VDC and will send 12VDC up to your JACK ANTENNA on the same RG cable the TV signal is on. The power injector unit for the JACK has to plug into 120VAC to work. This would only work when you was plugged into shore power... Use this instead of the one provided by KING. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4101T41VGGL.jpg height=200 Roy Ken
RoyB 07/21/14 08:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Not to toot my own horn, but I am!

I hope your friends aren't playing tricks on you haha... Had a guy at works always telling everyone he was getting bad gas mileage so his "friends" started adding gas every day. Got the guy up to about 26MPG in his truck... Then after listening to all of that for a few days they started taking gas out of his truck everyday. He was down to around 4MPG after that. Then they finally told him what was happening haha... I get about that much gas mileage when towing my trailer but it is a 4200LB OFF-ROAD POPUP unit. My F150 2010 truck doesn't change much on gas mileage whether it is pulling the POPUP trailer or not thanks to NO WIND LOAD... Must be the 'ECO-BOOST' motors at play here... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/21/14 03:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Portable Solar Panel, hook direct to batteries temporarily?

I have not experienced this but if it was putting out 19VDC and higher at 5-6AMPS I don't think I would like to do that. It could be the battery will load it down somewhat... If it is a 12VDC type solar panel no problem... Having 19VDC or higher might start blowing incandescent bulbs and other low current 12VDC devices... This if course is the reason you should be using a SOLAR CONTROLLER to regulate the DC output to the proper setting for your battery bank... Most panels produce the higher DC VOLTAGES to allow the solar controllers to output a good steady selectable DC VOLTAGE OUTPUT that you need. just my thoughts... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/21/14 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Quiet Generator fot 23ft TT

I had to take a different approach here on the East side of the US. As it turns out for us camping off the power we have to really deal alot with generator run time restrictions as most all of the places we visit have such things in place. The East side of the US has little DISPERSED TYPE camping locations and it seems for us only PRIVATE locations let you get away with running your generator anytime you want to. With this in mind I went the route to beef up my OFF_ROAD POPUP 2008 trailer with smart mode charging converter/charger, added more batteries, and changed out all incandescent 12VDC bulbs to LED boards. Then we had to decide what we wanted to run appliance wise that would match up with our installed battery banks which of course does not include Air Conditioning and running some of the very high wattage items like the Microwave (we run a small manual type white faced microwave from WALMART with good success when camping off the power grid). With my 255AH battery bank we can do almost everything we do at regular electric camp sites including running all the interior and outside lights we want, watch HDTV and play DVDs every night, run my NOAH WX Alert radio, computer and cell phone chargers, fans, even an occasional lap electric blanket. I also get to play some with my Ham Radio hobby... This includes all of the parasitic items the trailer requires to have on 24/7 when camping. http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx22/roybraddy/CampDorisSep07002-1.jpg height=300 All of this planned out to allow us to to camp one day/night off the batteries and then connect our trailer shore power cable directly to the 2KW Honda EU2000i sitting secured in the tail gate corners of my truck bed which is also locked with a FOLD-A-COVER bed cover. Using the smart mode technology PD9260C converter/charger I can re-charge my batteries to their 90% charge state in a quick three hour generator run time each morning when allowed to run our generator. My 2KW Honda Generator runs very quiet sitting on the tail gate of my Truck when being used. http://i.imgur.com/YZMuX.jpg height=300 Been doing this now since 2009 and it works out very success for us camping off the power grids around the high country here on the east side of the US. These are just some of the things we campers here on the East side of the US have to put up with. When I lived in the Arizona area in the late 60s early 70s it was no problem running a generator anywhere we wanted to. We tent camped all over the high country of Arizona with our Jeep buddies pulling util trailers loaded up with our Tent camping supplies. This is a google photo of how we all looked back in those days https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSP2wQBccz1oHTqapkSMa_D9nDviD27DcGiGzncLgovCA_79wkFFQ height=300 My camping off the power grid story... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/21/14 09:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Arctic fox 6/7pin cord

Have you checked with ETRAILER... They have a great selection of cables and adapters... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/20/14 07:37pm Truck Campers
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