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RE: I don't know what it is called.

Reflectix Model # ST16025 16 in. x 25 ft. Double Reflective Insulation with Staple Tab Sold at Home DEPOT http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/d8/d88302cb-25b1-4dc6-8651-41b8d7940821_400.jpg height=300 Roy Ken
RoyB 11/27/14 07:07pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: ipad charger cord question

Dang Google search has all the answers haha...
RoyB 11/27/14 05:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Will my water holding freeze up

I don't know what others are going to say but I probably would go ahead and drain the fresh water tank at its low point. Then fill back up if the temps are going to get above freezing the next day. Everything inside is going to do just fine with heater running. Your trailer does have heated water tanks and they are enclosed with the underbelly cover. Be interesting what the Montana Trailer guys are going to tell you... I have done OK in my OFF-ROAD Camper at those temps but always drained the freshwater tank and blow out the water lines with air compressor... One of my cold country buddies has rigged up a HYDRONIC hot water heater system using the trailer hot water tank to route hot water lines around his tanks when camping off the power grid.... We are always aware to know where to get more fresh water even if it takes bringing it in using a couple of 5-gallon jerry-type cans at a time... I bet you can find some fresh water around the camp ground somewhere. Of course draining you fresh water tank around your camp site may cause a skating rink for you haha... NOTE: Looks like my slow typing got me behind everyones answer hehe... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/27/14 04:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chrombox???

I run DUAL 24-inch DELL monitors here with my DELL PRECISION M90 XP-PRO setup. I get excellent connections using the PR01X Port Replicator which supports multiple monitors and a whole list of other external connections... Sure makes for great use of the M90 laptop being used here at the house and then just grab the same M90laptop and plop into same setup setup in the trailer. Can carry everything with your. I also carry several USB Hard Drives for all my work and hobby uses... Wouldn't have it any other way. I am currently looking into getting my M90 to run on WIN7 PRO since support for XP dropped out a few months back... I would most definitely be looking for a LAPTOP that uses the port replicator docking. DELL has many models that does this... If my M90 is too old to do me any good running WIN7 I will be looking for the DELL PRECISION M6700 or newer from ebay OFF-LEASE places. My OFF-ROAD POPUP Camper looks pretty neat with DUAL 22-inch DELL monitors and all the accessories sitting behind my wrap around seating next to my unused tent bed end... Its all PLUG and PLAY moving from house to trailer Roy Ken NOTE: Obviously I don't have a clue what a CHROMEBOX is hehe...
RoyB 11/27/14 03:29pm Technology Corner
RE: How to get around busy Phoneix?

The interstates and the loops about all you can use... Be sure to study the loops... All of the streets are layed out east-west and north-south. If you get caught going West at SUNSET it is almost a good idea to find a good waterhole around those times. Can't see nuffin hehe... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/27/14 03:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ipad charger cord question

I have one of these USB charging cables for my DROID Cellphone. It normally plugs into a 120VAC ADAPTER for charging my DROID CELL PHONE battery. Also one of my TABLETS gets charged this way as well... http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/ProductImageCompressAll300/A0PG_1_20130918170488979.jpg height=200 I can also plug this into any of my four USB 12VDC charge ports in my F150 truck to charge my DROID CELLPHONE battery. I have also plugged this into my COMPUTER USB port and I see my battery CHARGE DISPLAY on the DROID working normal... This is also the same port I can use to download and listen to AUDIO PORTS from my DROID and TABLETS from my Truck Radio System I can't say I have ever left my DROID on this COMPUTER USB port for a continuous battery charge but during the short times I am using it it does show the charge display being active... ???? Roy Ken
RoyB 11/27/14 02:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Still have water heater issue.

This has probably already been discussed but the VALVES for winterizing are elongated as shown in this pictorial. Are your valves showing this as well... https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSRel3879Q73Xmvse56rr4LMBcUsrNsMaIbhHGrjT8igz641oxA height=200 This is a typical trailer water flow diagram that may help as well.. http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t112/WadeHarley/Camper%20stuff/water_system_diagram.png height=400 Pictorials from GOOGLE IMAGES Roy Ken
RoyB 11/27/14 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for LOWEST BTU Roof A/C available-

I have got my 13,500 BTU Roof Mount to start-up a couple of times but as soon as it cycles it trips the breaker... We do bring along our 8000 BTU home window unit alot if we are going to be camping off the power grid for a long period in our OFF-ROAD Camper. Its works just fine from EU20001 generator. Our bigger problem is however not all the public camp grounds including the Natl Forest areas we go to allows us to use our generator after 8PM. Not much dispersed camping here on the East Side of the US. I would almost think I could run the 9200BTU Coleman roof mount unit with my EU20001 generator... Maybe some others can dime in here on that model. They also make a roof mounted SWAMP COOLER type air conditioner as well but I have no knowledge of how they might work. When we lived in the Phoenix AZ area back in the 60s thats all the homes there hard on the roof. Had to fight off the Black Widow spiders to change out the filters haha... About the only thing I use my 2KW generator for is to recharge my battery banks every morning and we run all the things we want to have on using an INVERTER or Direct Connected to the battery bank, Not having an air conditioner when camping off the power grid is not all that big of a deal for us. Maybe you can find the original OEM 7700 BTU unit somewhere... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/27/14 11:37am Tech Issues
RE: Boat trailer behind 5th wheel

Google search says this... "According to TowingWorld.COM, the some 30 states do allow you to pull a trailer behind your fifth wheel." You can read this report here... Towing a trailer behind your 5th Wheel. Another issue may be if you are allowed to tow a trailer, boat, or car behind your 5th wheel trailer in your home licensed state will it be legal to do so in the state that don't this you are driving through... There is also a MAXIMUM over-all total length involved... Something to check on before doing it... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/27/14 11:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keep tripping 110 breaker when plugging in

This is some info on ways to hook up to 120VAC receptacle in your house/garage that might be of some help. You will need a RV Adapter to get down to the 120VAC plug. ALot of us carry the various RV adapters with us when we are on the road to cover all of the power circumstances... I would have to use two adapters to get a 50AMP Shore power down to the 120VAC Receptacle plug. First is to convert the 50AMP Trailer Shore Power Cable to the RV50AMP FEMALE to RV30AMP MALE adapter http://www.dmbruss.com/images/FullTimingLifeStyle/Adapters/3050ampRVDistribution.jpg height=300 RV50AMP FEMALE to RV30AMP MALE ADAPTER http://www.dmbruss.com/images/FullTimingLifeStyle/Adapters/30-50ampDogbone.jpg height=300 http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g322/twitch0808/DSCN4450_zps07d7991f.jpg height=300 Then you will need to ADAPT the 30AMP MALE ADAPTER down to the 120VAC MALE PLUG using this ADAPTER https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUOm4U0VgzogKQzFml6OJqa_p6WX8p9nLnPc-kz0CYUgYECLWsyQ height=300 Now you can plug these two adapters into a 10 GAUGE 25-50FOOT HD Extension cord which you can plug into a GOOD 120VAC Receptacle in your garage. You really want to use a 120VAC RECEPTACLE that is close to your Garage Breaker panel and doesn't have other receptacles in the loop. I use a 120VAC 20AMP RECEPTACLE that was installed for a stand alone Air Compressor in my garage. http://www.goodmart.com/images/prodimages/bayco/SL-753L.jpg height=300 This is what I would do at my house for one of my parked RV Trailers. I would also make sure the 120VAC RECEPTACLE is wired correctly using one of these 120VAC CIRCUIT TESTERS.. http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab263/wrvond/2014%20Coachmen/gfcitester_zpsf70f8fe5.jpg height=300 If the bottom two YELLOW LIGHTS are ON as shown above then your 120VAC RECEPTACLE is wired correctly. All three conductors must be used in your receptacle that you want to plug into... Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES would I ever use any of those small round RV ADAPTERS as they will get hot and destroy your good cable plugs... http://www.menards.com/main/store/20090519001/items/media/Electrical/ConnecticutElectric/ProductLarge/AD-3020.jpg height=200 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/317P7ha%2BH1L.jpg height=200 Your high dollar RV CABLES will end up looking like this and will have to replaced... http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa371/gaspeddler/5e50fca7.jpg height=200 http://blog.woodalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/16-amp-adapter-580x208.jpg height=200 I use 10-gauge Extension cords to feed my trailers at home and you could get away with 12-gauge but may start seeing some voltage drop and heating of connections for the high current items in your trailer. I would NEVER USE those 14-16 gauge extension cords you find at the local hardware stores. I lucked out when I was looking for heavy duty extension cords and found two 10-gauge (10-3) 50-foot contractor type extension cords for $50 for the two... If you want to test each of the 120VAC ADAPTERS use these two pictorials as a guide on what you expect to measure using a multi-meter RV 50AMP SERVICE http://rvtravel.com/uploads/1/50_Amp_240V_metered.JPG height=400 RV 15AMP-20AMP-30AMP SERVICE http://www.noshockzone.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/20-30_Amp_120V-metered.jpg height=400 This is how a typical CAMPGROUND PEDESTAL is wired up for 50A and 30A service... NOTE adding 20A SERVICE is exactly like the 30A service except it is fed with a 20AMP Circuit Breaker and uses the appropriate socket. http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb122/EdConley/Plugs/rv-service1.jpg height=400 ALL IMAGES from GOOGLE IMAGES FOOD FOR THOUGHT Roy Ken
RoyB 11/27/14 06:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Keep tripping 110 breaker when plugging in

Alot of converter/chargers have their own 120VAC plug that is plugged into a 120VAC receptacle in the trailers. My PD 9260C COnverter/charger is this way... http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z27/PTHutch/Sunline%20Modifications/Power%20Converter%20Mod/PD9260DCCnctn.jpg height=300 http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z27/PTHutch/Sunline%20Modifications/Power%20Converter%20Mod/PD9260PwrCordampGrnd.jpg height=300 Photos from google images If yours is like this maybe just an extension out to the trailer and only plug-in the converter/charger unit. This might be easier to get the batteries charged back for now instead of trying to figure out why the house breaker is tripping plugging in the trailer shore power cable. Just a thought Roy Ken
RoyB 11/27/14 05:07am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 to 30 amp service

This is what a RV50AMP service to RV30A service ADAPTER looks like schematic wise. As you can see only one leg of the two 50AMP circuits is being used. Your 30AMP Trailer main breaker will allow you to only use up to 30AMPs of service... RV50AMP Service http://rvtravel.com/uploads/1/50_Amp_240V_metered.JPG height=300 RV50A MALE to RV30A FEMALE ADAPTER http://www.dmbruss.com/timages/FullTimingLifeStyle/Adapters/50-30ampDogbone.jpg height=300 RV30AMP SERVICE http://www.noshockzone.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/20-30_Amp_120V-metered.jpg height=300 PLEASE NOTE: This only works for RV 50AMP service hookups. Connecting to a HOUSE Dryer 240AC circuit is a different story and will burn up a bunch of things in your 30AMP trailer system... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/26/14 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery Charger

Sorry to hear about the VEC1093DBD 40AMP smart mode portable charger not being available anymore. I have had one for a long time and someone gave me another one for working on some things for him. One of my two units is currently being used by my son-in-law... They are certainly a great portable battery charger... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/26/14 04:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Which of these 3 Ala state parks are the best

X2 what BIRD FREAK says. Love the DESOTO site the best. Also just some 20 miles up the road from DESOTA is CLOUDLAND CANYON off of I59 which is much like DESOTA.. Both state parks up on the Lookout Mountain. Have not ever been to OAK MOUNTAIN. Roy and Carolyn
RoyB 11/26/14 07:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Keeping Batteries Charged in Winter

I never pull my batteries when parked at home. My batteries do just fine in freezing times if they are charged up up to begin with. I have one trailer plugged into my garage 120V 15A/20A house receptacle which keeps its batteries charged all the time. My other trailer usually is just parked. Sometimes I do hook it up to the garage as well on a separate 120VAC 15A/20A house receptacle. I make sure the batteries are charged and then switch them completely OFF LINE. I will check them at least once a month to see how the charge is holding. If needed I will charge them again. Roy Ken
RoyB 11/26/14 07:47am Tech Issues
RE: winterizing trailer but still using it in winter.

We use the blow out methed in our small water system... Drain the fresh water tank and other things using the low point drain. Opening both sink spigots when draining.. Then use our 12VDC tankless air compressor at the city water connection using an air adapter. This blows out all of the water in the lines down the sink drain. Then I add just a tad of the pink stuff at the P-trap. http://www.title-3.com/images/Winter1.gif height=200 Pretty much our popup trailer water flow system http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hYwPsge1L.jpg height=200 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41JjZ9BsviL._SL500_AA300_.jpg height=200 Tankless type air compressor is slow to come up to pressure which is perfect for this app... We always carry our own drinking and cooking water water - Fresh made bean coffee requires same water for best taste results... We can reuse our water system by just adding water to the fresh water tank... Granted we are not in a heavy freeze area but does freeze at nights around here but most often warms up the next day... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/26/14 07:33am Beginning RVing
RE: Is there a good tow vehicle that also gets good MPG?

For what ever it is worth - my 2010 F150 SUPERCAB 4WD truck gets great gas mileage pulling my 2008 OFF-ROAD Camper in my signature block. We can make it from King George VA to Gatlinburg TN on one tank. Fillup when we first get to Gatlinburg, visit the town sights for a week while staying the Smoky Mtn ELKMONT camp. Then fill up again usually around $20 for the trip home... The Gatlinburg trip is usually around 1100 miles counting running around town for about a week in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area I'm guessing 2 1/4 tanks of gas consumed (60 gals)... My 4000lb loaded up camper of course offers very little wind resistance when being pulled and I am a very easy driver when on the road. The supercab truck having two captain seats in the front and full seats in the rear is very roomy for us. The truck bed covered with our hard plastic fold-a-cover bed cover and the 5X8 front deck of the camper provides us room for all the camping supplies we need for out outings... Works great for us with this setup... http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx22/roybraddy/WestmorelandOCT07004.jpg height=400 Roy and Carolyn
RoyB 11/26/14 07:02am Folding Trailers
RE: battery detonation

Could you tell us what converter/charger unit you was using. Also type of battery 6VDC or 12VDC
RoyB 11/25/14 06:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driveway camping at my own house

Just be cautious that you are not doing something against the country trailer laws. We have a county NO HOUSE TRAILER residence law here except at a regular trailer park. We spend the nights in our trailer quite a bit here as well... Parking our RV at home is allowed... Spending the night here is one thing but actually living in the trailer would be a big NO-NO here. I guess connecting up to permanent sewer would be a give-away. We are connected to the garage 120VAC 15/20 amp service using the shore power cable and the appropriate RV30a-15A adapter. We are not hooked up to sewer or water here in the back yard. Just saying might be something for you to check on... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/25/14 03:56pm Truck Campers
RE: I'm guessing an A/B/Both battery selector sw is okay?

This is one way to control two or four T105 6VDC batteries... http://i.imgur.com/7pfft0C.png height=350 There is no real benefit of use a OFF-BAT1-BOTH-BAT2 four way switch for just two T105 6VDC batteries in series... Only ON-OFF like this setup maybe... The BAT2 side would be left for future expansion for two more 6VDC batteries in series... http://i.imgur.com/mffgm6C.png height=350 Roy Ken
RoyB 11/25/14 11:48am Tech Issues
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