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RE: How long to recharge battery from shorepower?

This is from Progressive Dynamics states in the brochures on how long it takes to charge a single deep cycle battery using a charger with a DC current output from 17A to 20A DC current. "Progressive Dynamics ran this test on the amount of time it took a PD9155 (55-amp) converter/charger set to three different output voltages to recharge a 125 AH (Amp Hour) battery after it was fully discharged to 10.5-volts. 14.4-VOLTS (Boost Mode) – Returned the battery to 90% of full charge in approximately 3-hours. The battery reached full charge in approximately 11 hours. 13.6-VOLTS (Normal Mode) – Required 40-hours to return the battery to 90% of full charge and 78-hours to reach full charge. 13.2-VOLTS (Storage Mode) – Required 60-hours to return the battery to 90% of full charge and 100-hours to reach full charge." This is based on having 17-20AMPS DC current available for each battery in your battery bank... NOTE That Progressive Dynamics doesn't even list using DC Charge Voltages around the 12.0VC range as this would take alot more than 100 hours to achieve a 90% or 100% charge state. Roy Ken
RoyB 05/26/17 05:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Route 66

I have used it mostly in the AZ and NM states. We all want to have our picture taken standing beside one of the ROUTE 66 signs with the mtns in the back ground... I got all of my RT66 fill just around the FLAGSTAFF AZ area... RT66 follows I40 for the most part. you can't find many long stretches of just US ROUTE 66 any more... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/26/17 02:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Remove Water Heater Plug

On my OFF-ROAD POPUP trailer I never did want to use the pink stuff inside the water tank. I just drained all of the water I could from the low drain point with both HOT and COLD spigots opened up when draining. It doesn't get all the water our of the hot water heater for me but i suspect just a small inch of water or so in the very bottom of the water out-flow pipe fitting... Should be plenty of room inside the tank to expand when freezing. I also pop open the hot water relief vale on top of the water heater when I do this... This also helps draining all of the water out using the low drain point. My water system is small so I only use the blow-out method and only add the pink stuff to the two P traps I have. I also drain my one and only fresh water tank too... Everything else is either drained through the low drain port or blowned out down the sink using compressed air at the city water port. I use one of those 12V TANKLESS portable compressors which is slow building up pressure and I can hook it up and walk inside and open the values etc... The beauty for me is we like to camp anytime Summer, Fall, or winter and using the blow out method is best for us to use. Just add fresh water the next and we are back in water business again... Only takes a few minutes to drain everything and then use the 12V small tankless compressor to blow out the lines... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/25/17 12:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Installed new Dometic Rooftop A/C - Do I Dicor caulk?

The 14 x 14 inch gasket should be in place to keep water from getting back into the trailer... You would want any and all water that gets inside the roof mounted housing from its vents etc to freely flow away from the air conditioner unit... We always like to park with alittle tilt to the backside of the trailer just to keep the air conditioner roof drain to go in that direction in lieu coming down on the patio side... Typical Air Conditioner Install Diagram... Note the large Roof gasket position... http://www.rvst.org/candidate/Images/AC-roofair.png height=300 Google Image Roy ken
RoyB 05/25/17 09:14am Tech Issues
RE: Newbie Questions

Why not camp in the back yard so you can learn all the things you need to know without being away from things... You can learn alot setting up in the back yard... We can find all we need to keep going from Lowes and WALMART haha... One big thing we learned early on is not to drain the 12V battery below its 50% charge state which is around 12.0VDC before charging back up to its 90% charge state. You will ruin your battery if you do this several time with out recharging right away... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/24/17 04:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where do you get the states map

I got mine off the internet called "visited states map"... Once made up I made copy with MS PAINT and resized for my signature line... Then included in my signature line. I also included a small photo of my RV unit with the visited map so it is actually one photo to deal with... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/24/17 04:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad receptacle installation by factory - potentially unsafe

I have replaced a bunch of these thin line receptacles in my wiring mods... Never really found one mis-wired per say but there sure isn't much room to move one or tie another receptacle in line with one... There is also hardly any slack with the ROMEX cables going from receptacle to receptacle as well... Also when removing one since these are the pinch wire types as soon as you touch the solid wire that has been marked by the pinch wire it breaks into... I just pull them out and replace with the standard house type 120VAC receptacle that uses the wiring screws for connections which are not slimline type receptacles... https://hdsupplysolutions.com/wcsstore/ThdsMroUs/product/fm/large/30/301059_K_L.jpg height=200 Google image This makes you have to install them in a standard PVC Electrical box to meet code... If I had the wall space available I would remove and replace everyone of them... Assuming you purchased your 2016 model new and no previous owner has done any electrical changes to it... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/24/17 03:18pm Tech Issues
RE: blocking phone numbers

Here at our house I turned OFF the phone ringer... have no idea the phone is even ringing... It goes to answer machine and if I don't hear the kids say "DAD Answer the phone " it goes unattended... Then once a day I go through any calls that may have hit the answer machine and we missed it was a valid number with info for us... If not then I clear all the answer machine calls each day... Usually all I hear on my phone caller ID is the city calling unless it is from someone I have a valid phone number listed in my telephone. Actually the only phone that sounds out is the one in my Computer/Radio room... When you get older like us you would think we would to hear the phone ring but too much is too much... Crazy world we live in now... It does make us laugh once in awhile on how the CALLER ID pronounces some the city names... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/24/17 10:47am Technology Corner
RE: dam it?

I'm too old for these new things... Had to search google for what was an AIR DAM... Google says.... "air dam A metal or plastic barrier extending down from the front bumper of a motor vehicle and intended to enhance aerodynamics and stability by blocking the flow of turbulent air under the chassis." Now I kinda know what you all are talking about haha... I would have added the word Jim after your post title... I'm a Star Trek fan... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/24/17 09:41am Truck Campers
RE: Wave 3 heater report

That sure is KISS install haha... Just move the heater around on its feet where you need it... The HYRDONIC post in your thread really got my attention however haha... Nice install there.. Hot Water heat is very safe and quiet and doesn't pose any potentially-life-threatening-situations to deal with... Finding the right HEAT TRANSFER idea is what works best there. Of course the hot water is heated in a closed loop and will need propane or electric to keep it at a settable temp... Nothing is free haha... BTU's are BTU's I guess... Would be interesting to know how many times in a day/night the six gallon hot water heater kicks 'ON'... I think Don PIANOTUNA did a test on that sometime back... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/24/17 07:47am Truck Campers
RE: Land line charging...how long?

I have the "working' smart mode converter/charger on shore power all the time when parked. It does just fine keeping the batteries up... My older converter/charge was one of those single mode 13.6VDC chargers and it worked too well and sometimes would boil out fluids.. I had to keep a real close watch on my batteries when I was using that one... Lost one 12V battery to being over charged then I started checking them on a scheduled basis from then on. If I completely remove or switch out the cables my batteries will make it through the winter months just fine but I like to keep a few things running all the time as we use our two trailers all the time when parked for something... I still would keep an eye on them and when they dropped to around 12.4-5VDC then I would turn on a trickle charge and continue to watch them... My original battery bank installed in 2008 just started to drop performance big time last season. Just now working on a new battery setup... These original GP24 12V Interstate batteries got a big work out going from the 50% to 90% charge state camping off grid... I sure got my monies wroth out of them for sure... I started out with four of them and lost one in a few months for boiling out the fluids and after that all has been great with me watching them on a scheduled basis and using a smart mode charging setup. Roy Ken
RoyB 05/24/17 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: Opening Clickies

My clicky PDFs are coming thru windows10 edge just fine... My pics (.jpg etc) doing the same thing using one of my picture programs when I do the "clicky". Do alot of this when finding comments that have links in the them to click on... I think there is a setting window somewhere that has a program listing of what uses what when you access them... My main browser for the RV NET portals is FIREFOX and I also do a couple of my POLICE SCANNER BROADCASTIFY programs and WX programs using the Window10 Edge browser... FIREFOX on one 24-inch monitor and WIN10 on the other 24-inch monitor views... I can even have a third 17-inch view if I open up my LAPTOP lid screen... I was using Firefox Browser on one monitor programs and Google Chrome on the other one but the chrome started having hic-cups a few months back so now I switched to WIN10 Edge. I quit using the MS Internet Explorers a long time back... I probably should use WIN10 Edge for everything but the cloud stuff scares the heck out of me... Things have been pretty stable for sometime now running everything from my INSPIRION 17R5737 Dell laptop running i7-4500U cpu chip and 8GB ram...... Probably going to start changing now since I gave it a thumbs up haha... Everytime I get updates makes me nervous on what gets reset or changed from normal... Wish they would leave my cookies alone haha... Was using my old DELL M90s workstations running XP=PRO only a few years back - this thing I use now screams haha Of course with all of todays virus threats that only means you get hit faster perhaps haha So far so good for me... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/24/17 06:38am Technology Corner
RE: Wave 3 heater report

Would love to see a photo of your install... My POPUP trailer has the very loud blower setup and Propane super hot furnace setup which works great but is way too much heat for my small foot-print trailer... I have been thinking about the CAT/WAVE unit that has external outside vents. I have posted pictures of this before mounted on the door of one of the floor cabinets... http://www.modmyrv.com/wp-content/gallery/mod-36-image-gallery/cat-htr-4b-796386.jpg height=200 http://www.modmyrv.com/wp-content/gallery/mod-36-image-gallery/cat-htr-7b-796422.jpg height=200 Google Images This would be a good mod for my particular setup... even one of those HYDRONIC setups using a small hot water flow heaters using the six gallon hot water heater for source would work good for me as well... We would just like enough heat to keep everything above freezing and love crawling into under the bed covers at night haha... http://www.utvguide.net/news/uploaded_images/Aqua-Hot-100-753514.gif height=200 google image... Our backup heater is one of the MR BUDDY heaters using one of those 1lb canisters. We only use this with proper venting and never have it on after we go to sleep... Would like to get away from one of these... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/24/17 06:18am Truck Campers
RE: Still can't use percent signs

I had to use the RV NET last week when the TRAILERLIFE went off and noticed the % signs was working then. Then TRAILERLIFE came back on so I switched back to it... I never have any logging info problems with trailerlife... WOODALLs was my favorite that went away a short time back... Have never tried the GS portal Roy Ken
RoyB 05/23/17 03:13pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Adding higher, stop and turn signals on tt.

Its probably not a big deal but I would check with the DOT/DMV office first to see if what you want to do is approved for your local state... Hate to pay out for new lights and then have to remove them to pass your state inspection... I do know the lights must have a DOT approval numbers stamped on the lens... Another issue is your license plate holder requires a light on it above the License plate on the rear... Used to run into this all the time back in my OFF-ROAD JEEP Days... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/23/17 03:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: New mattress

We added memory foam on top of our POPUP trailer mattress... Great sleeping. Be mindful however that the foam mattress will freeze up solid when the inside temp gets below 30 degrees. Have woke up a few times laying in my wake so to speak... The same thing happens to Memory Foam Pillows too... hard as a rock haha... Happens to the memory foam items I bought anyway for a couple of hundred dollars... Roy Ken
RoyB 05/23/17 08:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Mtn Parkway

I've not been North of the Sky Drive section in Virginia. have made the trip South from Virginia to Smoky Mtns down the Blue Ridge a few times. Neat run for us with lots of pull outs to view and check out. There is a camp ground about every 50 miles and only a few gas stops. The major road crossing is the best place to get on and off of the parkway. The back road entrances to the Parkway usually are very winding and steep... Be sure to plan your gas stops with a major road crossing... The speed limit is most often 25MPH so don't plan on going very far in one day haha... There are some section up to 45MPH.. The Parkway is full of motorcycles and wild life at dusk... Also when you come up on a bunch of cars off to the side of the parkway usually means a Bear sighting... The camp grounds are small and originally built for Tent Camping from back in the 50s I guess... They do accommodate the bigger trailers... The camp ground will only have a rest room facility with a water spigot and no hookups anywhere else. No Electric at the pads... We have done the trip both Tent camping and with our POPUP trailer to Gatlingburg TN going this way a few times and had a lot of fun... You can download a entire trip map PDF with MP markers and items of interest to see... My favorite camping places is LOFT MTN on SKYLINE DRIVE (which has an entrance fee), Sherando lake and Otter Creek. My favorite camp place in the Smoky Mtns is ELKMONT also with no hook ups Just a bath room building and water spigot... Plenty of nice camp grounds around the Smoky Mtns in Gatlinburg, Pigeon forge, and Townsend TN. My pick would be Townsend to keep away from all the tourist things... The real high country section is in the NC run Roy Ken
RoyB 05/23/17 08:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: In and out of RV park to go sightseeing

I've never been in a situation like this... Would just getting a rental car be worth the effort... I know what would happen to me if I used my RV to go sightseeing in. Whatever I left behind would not be there when I got back and there would also be a whole of folks sitting around my camp fire asking who are you.... haha Roy Ken
RoyB 05/22/17 06:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: Where Do I Start Troubleshooting- TV reception problem

Maybe do the reverse of what you have just done... Take a Digital TV from the house to the trailer and see what happens... This pictorial for using the TV WALL PANEL might help too... http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f315/Tim65GT/Travel%20Trailer/CableDiagram.jpg height=400 Also does your crank-up BAT WING antenna have dipoles on it like this photo... http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b298/professor95/wingmanon.jpg height=400 Google Images I get great HDTV reception with my OFF-ROAD POPUP trailer camping OFF-GRID... http://i.imgur.com/eqaVpto.jpg height=400 Roy's image Roy Ken
RoyB 05/22/17 05:56pm Technology Corner
RE: interesting truck camper

Does all of that fold down when in travel mode? Might be more more info here from this link... Didn't read on... DEL REV CAMP KING SKY LOUNGE Roy Ken
RoyB 05/22/17 05:17pm General RVing Issues
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