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RE: DIY Portable AC unit for inside RV!!

This idea was quite popular for the cars in the 50's before automobile air conditioners came out... Fill the ice chest full of ice and turn the 12VDC fan on... I saw a fan mounted on a ice chest in a store not too long ago... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/16 04:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Rt 89A Flagstaff to Sedona

Just did a SNIP from google maps showing the loop-backs at OAK CREEK VISTA on 89A... I need the practice snipping views from google earth maps... It's not quite CLICK CLICK yet for me to do this... OAK CREEK VISTA http://i.imgur.com/MmkGYjem.jpg height=400 Google Maps Image Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/16 02:55am Roads and Routes
RE: Rt 89A Flagstaff to Sedona

2gypsies - Thanks for the YOUTUBE trip down the 89A from the Oak Creek Vista area. Brought back some good memories from the past... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/16 02:00am Roads and Routes
RE: Rt 89A Flagstaff to Sedona

Its was even exciting in my OFF-ROAD Jeep. AT least 4-5 loopbacks in a roll at the bottom of OAKCREEK VISTA on 89A. Always enjoyed visiting the VISTA and spending a couple of hours walking around looking at the Native Indian items on display there. Quite a shop meet... Used to be the place to go to get good deals on Hopi collector-quality and Navajo souvenir-quality Kachinas as well as pottery, artifacts and jewelry. The Vista was also neat where you sit way up high overlooking the loop backs and all of the cars going hrough them. Good Coffee stop sitting on a big rock hehe... Its even more exciting waking up in the mornings tent or sleeping bag camping around the Red Rock Canyons of Sedona with the morning sun first hitting Red Rocks... Been there done that many of times... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/16 01:37am Roads and Routes
RE: Outside TV install

Looks good.... To keep things simple with mine I just bring along a couple of 25-foot RG cables and using a spliter I hook both up to the TV connection on the pedestal. Then I hook one up to the trailer CABLE Connection and throw the other one under the trailer. Then when we are sitting outside I just bring out my TV from the inside which is sitting on a cabinet top and sit it on a outside table and hook it up the second 25-foot RG cable... Then when it rains or we leave the area I just sit it inside the trailer locked door. I always wanted to install a swing-out mount on my 5th wheel just inside the storage area... Would look something like this... https://www.highlandridgerv.com/assets/front-end/img/product-galleries/2016/light/fifth-wheels/thumbs/05-2016-Optional-Outside-TV-Mount.jpg height=300 google image The swing-out arm would be installed on the inside storage bay wall which would allow you watch TV with it inside the storage bay or swing out like shown above. The beauty of this is if it starts raining or you walk away from the patio area you can simply swing it inside the storage area and lock the outside door... As it turned out we never did anything with our 5th wheel and it still sits near the edge of our woods here and we use it as a second bebroom for visiting kids etc... I never had a truck big enough to tow it safely We watch some TV in our Patio now with the OFF-ROAD POPUP trailer but one of the downsides is at popular camp ground with lots of people everyone that comes by stands in the road and watches your TV... Not that I am agin any of that it just feels strange for strangers watching your TV set and talking and all to each other what they are seeing and we are sitting there drinking a Texas long neck haha... Kinda weird sometimes... Work great in the woods too - Gives the Squirrels something to tell their grandkids about I guess... My other wood's friends can watch HDTV too I guess... http://rs820.pbsrc.com/albums/zz125/josephb555/catdogbear.jpg~c200 height=400 google image Roy Ken
RoyB 08/27/16 02:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Route into Prescott, AZ from Florida

AZ 69 west off I17 at the 262 Exit (Cordes Lakes RD) north of Phoenix looks like a great two separated laned road into Prescott. The roads you want to avoid is 89 and 89A. If you are wanting to go vist Jerome and Sedona then park the big rig and take the Jeep. We always go visit Jerome when we are in that area... Great day and night life haha... I just ran the AZ69 from the GOOGLE MAP in EARTH MODE a few minutes ago and it looks great.. Zoom on down where can view the two laned highway and walk your way to Prescott... Even can see tractor trailer rigs on 69 heading for Prescott... Be sure to visit OLD TOWN in Prescott with some of the OLD DAY Bars still running... Some of the rooms are still all shot up just as if it was only yesterday when the saloon's were filled with Cowboys... May have been yesterday haha... Not sure where you headed to on return but actually 89 north out of Prescott looks good enough to join up with I40... 89 south of Prescott runs into switch backs.. Roy Ken
RoyB 08/27/16 10:56am Coast to Coast
RE: who dry camps with residential fridge?

The only kind Wind Machine I would even think about being mounted on top of a RV would be the Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT)... I read about one that looked like the heat turbo fans on house roofs made for RV's' Looked something like this unit... http://www.remnet.com/Wind%20Energy/Hesperia1.jpg height=300 Being a vertical type you would have the generator down inside the RV somewhere driven by a long shaft... They make magnetic type bearings that have almost zero resistance for turning shafts. You can turn a shaft using a couple of these type bearings with your hand and it will turn for days haha... The BLADE TYPE turbines make alot of noise... These all have to be in zone where you have a sustained 5-7MPH wind going all the time. Great for Texas-Oklahoma Area and around the mountains or sea shores... The Vertical Axes type mounted on top of the RV going 60MPH would be great too... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/27/16 05:46am Tech Issues
RE: Generac iq2000 parallel kit == suicide cord?

I think there is a safety law that prevents such devices from being sold to the general public by US manufacturers. Ebay sales is another story I guess... If each 120VAC leg feeds a separate female pin on the 30A twist lock socket it is OK. I have a feeling however the two 120VAC legs from the separate 120VAc zones come together on one of the 30A female socket... What you don't want to see if when you plug one 120VAC Plug it wll engerize the second 120VAC plug before you can plug it in somewhere... It will be a libe 120VAC plug in your hand... You can find the RV50A such combiners as there is definitely two separate 120VAC socket legs on the connector. This one only has three sockets which will be hot-Neutral-ground feeding a RV 30A standard connection adapter... I looked it up on-line by its part number and didn't find any schmetic of it there... It costs $140 Who knows unless you can find a schemtic of it somewhere Just my two cents here - no expert advice... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/26/16 01:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Bedroom tv mount

What we would here is put up a back board and mount the TV mount to it using standard wood screws. No way with the flimsy walls support any screws in it - they will just pull through with the load of the TV set... Something like this perhaps: http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc123/SD70M/Sunny/Brunswick-LaborDay09/DSCF3803.jpg height=300 or this: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xwvx2FY2H6c/TYjEnKdYBtI/AAAAAAAAAns/9KtZF12gx-E/DSC02733.JPG height=300 Sometimes you can mount to the inside of an existing cabinet like this: http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m274/CloudDriver/New%20TV%20Install/IMG_0662.jpg height=300 Roy Ken
RoyB 08/26/16 10:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why did my coach batteries die?

It is most likely your 94 model RV is not equipped with a modern smart mode converter/charger unit. Your converter/charger may a unit that is only producing 13.6VDC when you are plugged into shore power or generator and this is the DC voltage that is used to keep your RV batteries charged. 13.6VDC is known to boil out battery fluids if left ON for long periods of times. One must start a battery maintenance program to at a minimum start checking the battery fluids and not ever let them get drained below the battery core tops. When the fluids get below the cores inside the batteries then this allows the cores to start building up crud and eventually creates a short circuit. When that happens it is usually game over for the batteries... Unless you just have lots of money and like to keep buying batteries everytime you take your old rig out for trips this is going to continue to happen. The batteries is the center function of the 12 Power Distribution Center and one needs to learn all they can on how the battery system works and what to watch for to maintain the great performance. You just can't install new batteries and thats all you do from then on... I measure my battery terminals with a hand held multimeter every time I walk around the unit. When a battery is fully charged it will read 12.6-7 Volts DC just sitting there. When I get back from a camping trip I like to read the battery terminals when I shut down everything and then the next morning Ilike to read the terminals again after it sits over night. If they are down to 12.2 or lower after just sitting there in place for 8-10 hours then this is indeed a red flag. A multimeter can be picked up at WALMART-LOWES- or any number of auto parts stores for less than $20. Harbor Freight used to give you one free when you made purchases there... Then I will engage shore power or generator and read the battery terminals again with my multimeter and it should now be reading 13.6VDC or what ever mode my converter/charger unit is in at the the time. This tells me my charging is working fine and the battery cable path and connections is all connected properly with no tripped DC circuit breaker if equipped or blown in line fuses. When looking around the battery terminals it will be very noticeable to see when they have been boiling out fluids... When they boiling out is actually occurring you may smell something like rotten eggs and your battery case case may also be warm to hot. I check my battery fluids about every two weeks now but never find them low any more since I upgraded my converter/charger unit to a modern three stage smart mode charging unit. This almost takes care of your batteries for you... My trailer came setup with four 85AH 12V Interstate batteries in 2008 and I lost one right away due to my inferior single mode converter/charger unit. Boiled out the fluids in one and I didn't catch it. Then this battery ended up with a shorted cell inside it and would not hold a charge. I have been using the remaining three 85AH 12V Batteries every since doing just great. These batteries are just failing and need replaced... Pretty good for being eight years old I would say... Just things I do here in the battery department on a regular basis with my pride and joy Camper unit. I usually don't respond to CLASS A forums comments as all of this is way above my $$$ class. But you did ask "Why did my coach batteries die?" Hope some of the comments help... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/26/16 05:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New 14.8V Progressive Dynanics Converters

I just noticed the 14.8VDC Model has the same part number as the 14.4VDC model I have. You would have thought they would add a letter change or something. The 14.8VDC Converter/charger is still listed as the PD-9260C for the model I have... I probably would have added a 14.4-14.8 switch on the front of it... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/25/16 12:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Grey water dumping

I've been to a couple of camp grounds that have a BRAY Water pit in each road feeding the trailers... This is the one for CLOUDLAND CANYON at Trenton, GA http://i.imgur.com/g6AC2.jpg height=300 Roy's image We always ask when camping in the Natl Forest etc... Most of the time they say go ahead and dump around the tree trunks... I would definite not just let it drain on the ground at the camp site. The next guys that gets your site is going to have a stink I'm pretty sure... Most of the time we carry our gray water to the localizied bath house building abd pour donw the pot. Then we bring back fresh water when available (with another water can) to add to our frest water tank. Sort of a daily routine This is what we do at any rate and most of our RV Camping is OFF-ROAD back in the woods somewhere... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/24/16 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dodge 4x4 RV

Dodge RV 4X4 RV http://i1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj576/beverchristopher/RVVAN_zpsrwtfyqdc.jpg height=400
RoyB 08/24/16 11:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 3 step for travel trailer

I'm guessing your original ones are too far damaged to repair. Was doing a quick search on google and these things are in the $1300.00 or so range... When I first got my 2008 Starcraft 14RT which only had a two step setup and it was a long way to the ground coming off the bottom step since my trailer has the 15-wheel setup on it. My fix was to purchase one of these HD grated folding steps for AMAZON. It can sit folded up as the bottom step which is generally the way I use it. Sometimes it requires to fold our it's short legs to make it tad higher of the ground. http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-steps/platformStepP102.jpg height=200 Google image It actually was a blessing for us with the very heavy duty grate construction as we can stomp the heck out of it before tracking leaves and other being out in the woods things on our boots... http://i.imgur.com/Y0wVcl.jpg height=400 Roy's image Roy Ken
RoyB 08/24/16 08:30am Travel Trailers
RE: FYI: Brake Problem Solved

Just curious did your brake wires get stripped to ground at the small hole where it enters to the inside of the axle housing.. Mine has two wires that get pushed through there to provide power for the opposite side brake magnet... I think that is a hollow housing not like the rear end axles of vehicles where you have turning parts... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/23/16 01:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't access thru RV.net

Maybe RV NET is going to get the problem fixed with folks not being able to make posts using the RV NET main portal. People have been reporting these problems for months now... Most of us have moved to one of the other RV NET PORTALS and all works fine there. I use WOODALL's here Roy Ken
RoyB 08/23/16 09:34am Forum Technical Support
RE: To drain or not to drain? Another ice chest question.

X2 on the Salt - I remember dad using that when making hand crank ice cream. Seems to me it was something special however for the salt - Rock Salt comes to mind - Not table salt... My job way back then was to sit on top of ice cream maker while Dad and the older boys would crank away... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/23/16 09:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Good all-around sleeping bag / mattress

When was tent camping regular we had carpet on floor and used a couple of those twin size folding beds that has a pouch for an air mattress in them... I got mine from OZARK TRAILS but Caballo's probably has them as well... http://dyn-images2.hsni.com/is/image/HomeShoppingNetwork/prodfull/origami-travel-air-bed-with-pump-twin-d-20130616170613627~259399.jpg height=200 google image We carried a small tent setup at first and it kept getting bigger and bigger. http://i.imgur.com/MJMgs.jpg height=300 Roy's image The three room tent with one long room up front and two side rooms in the back ended up being our perfect tent... Had the air mattress beds tied together in one side room and the other side room was the catch all room. Then the long room was neat to sit in and look out the big widows etc... http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx22/roybraddy/Facebook/Wall%20Photos/2406_1034537108961_9964_n.jpg height=400 http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx22/roybraddy/Facebook/Wall%20Photos/2406_1034514468395_1047_n.jpg height=400 Roy's images We have two or three great tent camping sites around here in Virginia... Sherando Lakes is our favorite close to home. Smoky Mtns TN ELKMONT Camp is also our favorite but its 450 miles away haha.. Roy Ken
RoyB 08/23/16 06:03am Tent Camping
RE: Eating out

We finally figured out how to make baked potatoes wrapping full potatoes in saran wrap and microwave for about five minutes... perfect baked potatoes Got to have Steaks on the grill and baked potatoes meal when we can... Momabear likes to make up stews in her electric skillet. It has high sides and will simmer things all day long cooking... Momabear has also figured out how to dice up onions in the fried potatoes for breakfast... I was pulling my popup trailer on a work trip one time and had stopped at a WALMART and picked up some hamburger patties. After getting setup for the night I started cooking them and then mixed in some good ole pork-n-beans and was really smelling up the camp site good. Turned around and had two different camp sites dogs behind me smacking their chops haha... Had to feed them too when the neighbors came to get their dogs... We used to pick up pre-made meals from Albertsons that was wrapped in a cold wrap.. Those were kinda neat... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/23/16 05:33am Travel Trailers
RE: No power when traveling down the road

You may even have your battery wired wrong... Find the word NEG or symbol stamped on the 12V Battery case and make sure this is the terminal that goes to the trailer frame ground real close to the battery terminals. Like '2oldman' is saying - 99% of the time it is something that was done wrong when working on the system... I do the same thing here once in awhile... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/22/16 05:29pm Class C Motorhomes
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