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RE: Odd LP leak issue

I had one that kept going off at different time. Turned out it was out date against the REPLACE BY CERTAIN DATE stamped on the cover. I replaced it with a new one and has been good ever since. I also installed a second new unit in a slightly different location and using the idea that if both are going off at the time I may really have a problem... So far both units have been quiet. You kinda wish there was a real safe self check on these unit to test them... I used to blow smoke on the smoke detector to test it. Someone said use a pocket lighter and pull back on the lite slide but don't lite it. Those fumes will set off the propane gas alarm??? Never tried that... I use to have my 2kW Honda Generator on my tailgate pointing at the trailer and it would set off the CO2 alarm sometimes. I for one don't know which alarm goes with which device haha... CO and CO2 are two different animals... Even after I read the differences on-line I am still confused hehe... I guess one detects the presence of RAW PROPANE FUEL and the other one detects the present of Generator fumes or Furnace Fumes... Most trailers have two installed One high near the ceiling and the other one near the floor... Roy ken
RoyB 04/22/14 11:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camping Near Helen GA

Since you guys are quasi-military you might check with the local military bases in the area and see if they have a Military campgrounds and recreational facilities in that area. Alot of them have such things military folks can use. I know MARTIN LAKE in ALABAMA has a hugh place there for MWR use. I imagine Helen GA will fall into the same category as Gatlingburg TN on finding enough camping space during the prime camping seasons. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/22/14 11:25am General RVing Issues
RE: MS Outlook log in issues . . . .

You will have to go to MS OUTLOOK under TOOLS and ACCOUNT SETTING and change the old account settings to the new account settings with the current PASSWORD etc... Everything will be the same except under the LOG ON blocks. Your new user name and password will have to match what changes you made to your email account. I think this is what you are asking about - like said above MS OUTLOK program itself doesn't have a login or password required. Just has to have the correct ACCOUNT SETTING for the email account you are using. That is how my MS OUTLOOK version 2007 works at any rate... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/22/14 11:02am Technology Corner
RE: Battery Control Center Fusible Link Mod Installed

You might want to install an AUTO RESET CIRCUIT BREAKER in its place. This circuit breaker will OPEN during the heavy load period and then after it cools down for 2-3 minutes will auto reset. They look something like this... http://www.teleflexsierra.com/mall/image/view/4/9/cb42250_2.jpg height=300 Almost all installs have this FUSE in place to protect the wiring between the Battery and 12VDC Distribution. A typical battery can produce some serious DC AMPS for several minutes if the load is shorted out... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/22/14 07:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: solar charger effectiveness

Progressive Dynamics describes the Battery Science rules for charging deep cycle batteries pretty good in this statement they include in most of their converter/charger manuals. "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 becomes a more difficult task using SOLAR PANELs as a typical 120WATT PANEL will only produce around 5-6AMPS of usable DC CURRENT when in full HIGH SUN. This usually only lasts around 5-6 hours in a ONE SUN Day. It takes a good 15-18AMP DC current for each battery being re-charged to start out the charging process listed above in the Progressive Dynamics statement. This is why a small 18WATT Device would take forever and maybe a few more days to re-charge a deep cycle battery from 50% SOC to even 90% SOC. It would however help maintain a battery that was already charged to 100% State of charge that you might have in storage... Just my thoughts Roy Ken
RoyB 04/22/14 07:03am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical

I just ran a 25-foot HD yellow extension cord out thru the pass-thru area and plugged into the pedestal 20AMP service. 12-3 I think it is... Then I plug both my oil-filled portable electric heaters into it. I never run my heaters full blast - usually set it between 3-4 on one heat zone. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 10:07am Tech Issues
RE: determining pin weight

Probably the easiest thing to do would be to pick up one of these Sherline Roadmaster Tongue Weight Scale model LM1000 (AMAZON two for $130)... This is 1000LB MAX weight size... http://www.towshop.com/store/pc/catalog/sherline-5780-scale_1406_detail.jpg height=300 Just noticed you have a fifth wheel - might be abit tricky weighing those with this unit. I have one to weigh my pull trailer - works great for those... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 09:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jensen TV's

I guess the newer TVs from WALMART must be going back to the so called BRICK idea for power. I know many years back they were very common to see... All of the TV's I have got and looked at from WALMART in recent time all seem to have a 120VAC cord that plugs into a socket on the TV... I would definitely look for the BRICK or ask about that before buying one. That is definitely a great idea. You can make up a DC adapter cord with parts from RADIO SHACK... I had an older 19-inch TV (can't remember the brand now) that had the brick and said it ts output was 15VDC that plugged into the back of the TV. It worked just fine off of the 12.3-14.4VDC I was running in my POPUP coming from the on-board converter/charger setup. Just don't get worried if you see 15VDC-probably even 17VDC which I have seen before too. IT should work just fine off the RV trailer Battery system setup. Some of us have stand alone DVD players however which needs 120VAC to work which you won't be able to use without shore power. Maybe you can find a TV set that has a DVD player built-in. Roy Ken Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 07:34am Beginning RVing
RE: Jensen TV's

I use the $150 or less 22-inch VIZIO HDTV in my setup. Some folks like to get a 12VDC TV so it will run from the batteries. Some of these can be quite expensive for mobile 12VDC TVs. My answer to this is to use a low wattage PURE SINE WAVE Inverter connected to the battery which will produce the required 120VAC to operate any of the big store brand TV sets. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 05:01am Beginning RVing
RE: Electrical Shock!!

Keep in mind that RVs get their frame ground from the SHORE POWER CONNECTION. You are at the mercy of a properly wired SHORE POWER PEDESTAL or your SHORE POWER CONNECTION cable. I most always use a KILO-A-WATT meter and a CIRCUIT TESTER at the PEDESTALS before hooking up. Just takes a minute to test. Must always use all three conductors for the 30AMP system and the four conductors for the 50AMP systems. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 04:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Proper way to Wire Solar in Parallel?

This diagram shows connecting two 6VDC BATTERIES in SERIES and two 12VDC BATTERIES in PARALLEL to get 12VDC. Not sure I was able to understand what the QUOTED INFO you had copied was meaning... http://rvroadtrip.us/graphics/6v_12v.jpg height=300 My SOLAR WIRING CONCEPT will probably initially look something like this for my PLAY MODE to get better acquainted with solar panels and what to expect. http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z310/simplygib/solar-flow-diagram-12V-2_zps2aad5513.gif height=300 I eventually will want to use a SMART RELAY setup like this BLUE SEA SI-ACR to mix the solar panel sources into my battery bank setup in a more automated way of keeping may batteries charged up.. http://assets.bluesea.com/images/products/7610_install2.jpg height=300 All PHOTOs from google images Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 03:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Used Starcraft tent material question

I have never done any of that to my 2008 tent material. Never have had any water problems. The problems I have encountered is over time the tent material seems to be shrinking. The tent windows and walls are really tight now compared to when they was new. I had to change the way I was setting up to able to get the ends to work. Was always a couple inches to short to allow the zippers to work freely. Now I am zipping things up first before I extend the bows... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 02:54am Folding Trailers
RE: Interior lights blink when on shore power

Hard to say what causes what. The older converters that constantly put out 13.6VDC will boil out the battery fluids over time which causes them to short out their individual cells which puts a hugh load on the converters... Next thing you are replacing batteries and converters... I have been down that road as well haha... Have had good luck with the PD9200 series converter/charger. I get to watch the converter/charger do its thing when going thru its smart mode charge cycles with my BATTERY MONITOR PANEL meters reading both DC VOLTS and DC CURRENT. We do alot of camping off the power grid and like to have my batteries at their best performance. The PD series converters really do a great job keeping the batteries automatically re-charged using smart mode charging and you can force any of the smart mode charge modes with the press of a button... Best of all worlds Roy Ken
RoyB 04/21/14 02:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone have a road-loving housecat?

I know when we moved from CA to VA many years back using a UHAUL truck followed by one of our road vehicles one of our cats didn't make the first 50 mile pull out at a rest area. It darted out when we opened the truck door and we looked and looked for it for the next three to four hours and finally had to go off and leave it... Sad day for the kids... A dog will listen to you somewhat but a cat has a mind of its own I reckon... All our cat knew was he didn't like riding in the truck I guess. Probably was watching us the whole time we looking for him... Our fault for not keeping him in his carry case I guess... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/20/14 07:43am Full-time RVing
RE: Bulb replacement

Be sure to take the BULB with you so you can compare things... Most trailer lighting is 12VDC so the lights can be from the converter/charger when on shore power or directly from the battery when off the power grid. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/20/14 07:34am Folding Trailers
RE: Tempurpedic / Memory Foam or Sleep Number Bed

WE have the 3-inch memory foam toppers on our POPUP trailer beds. Also memory foam pillows... One thing I wasn't aware of before we got them is they react to cold weather. If it gets down below freezing the memory foam gets hard as a rock. We left our pillows in the back seat of the truck one real cold night and those thing were hard as a rock haha... Same thing with the memory foam bed toppers. I guess if you was sleeping in them and it got down below freezing where you was sinking down in the memory would stay that way until the temp warmed up above freezing hehe.. Amazing stuff... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/20/14 07:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rotopax opinions?

They sure would have been great to have back in the grand ole JEEP TRAIL days... https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSCy-UiHSkkqcX3XRsqLj9mBsl5fpTtXuuZVZu_oi93GWpQSyP8Yw height=300 Photo from GOOGLE images Roy Ken
RoyB 04/20/14 04:57am Tech Issues
RE: Replacing Elixir power converter with a PD9130 or equivalent

I replaced my older Elixir 30AMP unit with WFCO WF8900 series Power Distribution Panel box but used a PD9200 series converter/charger in it. This made me have to re-wire all of the 12VDC circuits to separate fuses as well as up to 9 each 120VAC Circuit breakers IEA full size 30AMP breaker and 8each 1/2 size individual circuit breakers... Was not a hard re-wire thing as all of the wiring is already routed to this location. Took me about 2 hours to replace the old ELIXIR unit. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41bWYhzHcZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg height=200 http://tweetys.com/images/products/detail/554711_grp_silo.jpg height=200 http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-converters/559011_silo.jpg height=200 All PHOTOs from GOOGLE Images Brought me into the modern power distribution world... The old ELIXIR only had two slots for a 30AMP main breaker and four 12VDC fuse positions with one of them the REVERSE POLARITY fuse. http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Elixir-ELX25-Like-WFCO-WF8725-25-Amp-Converter-Charger-/00/$(KGrHqEOKp!E0UNLbKYcBNWlgeKsRQ~~_3.JPG height=200 Ended up with a much better setup with a regular power distribution panel. The PD9200 series converter/charger would fit in the bottom compartment of the WF8900 series power distribution panel box. Now i can have 9 120VAC circuit breaker positions and 11 12VDC Fuse positions including two REVERSE POLARITY fuse positions. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v635/Stikapimp/IMG00202-20100625-1330.jpg height=300 That is what I did at any rate... If you just even want to add one more battery you will need a 45AMP system to be save and allow charging your two batteries in a quick three hour smart mode charge time. Will take longer to recharge batteries if all you have available is a 30AMP DC source. Roy Ken
RoyB 04/19/14 11:42am Tech Issues
RE: Converter location on a Sunset Creek

This is what the Intellipower 9100 series Converter/Charger chassis looks like.. Most of the time they are installed in the bottom compartment below the Power Distribution Panel where the 120VAC Circuit breakers and 12VDC fuses are located... These are usually located under the OVEN or the FRIDGE close to the floor. These are stand alone units and can be installed almost anywhere. If they are larger current models alot of folks like to have them as close to the battery bank as they can get them... All they need to have to operate is 120VAC input and the DC OUTPUT connects to 12VDC Power Distribution Panel which is also feed by the battery... http://www.rvpartscountry.com/thumbnail.asp?file=assets/images/graphics/558/250/558806_silo.jpg&maxx=400&maxy=400 height=300 Photo from Google Images Roy Ken
RoyB 04/19/14 09:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Campgrounds on the way to the Grand Canyon

What we did one year was camp out in the SEDONA AZ area for a couple of weeks and then went to all the great places to visit and got to take our time. There are numerous places you will want to visit including the Grand Canyon. I was blew away with the first time we went to the SEDONA area many years back with all the RED ROCK CANYONS and MTNS... Even stopping along the old Route 66 for a few photos standing next to the ROUTE 66 road signs. The FLAGSTAFF AREA has many attractions you must visit... Even drinking a beer in a local pub pub at JEROME and PRESCOTT was alot of fun. Gave my camera to a lady there to take our pictures and like to never got my camera back hehe... Roy Ken
RoyB 04/19/14 07:55am Travel Trailers
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