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Uses for old Magnetek converter/charger

I am house cleaning, and have a Magnetek converter/charger that I took out of our 93 Jayco. AFAIK it's a single stage 13.6v. I don't think it's much good as an RV unit these days. Is it good for something else, such as a power supply or ??? I'd like to sell it on ebay but I think I would need to list it for some alternative usage where it might find a buyer.
Snowman9000 09/24/14 05:46am Tech Issues
RE: RV Newbie, Restoration on a budget, Intro Post

I agree that you should start new topics for any major questions. These long build/repair threads develop a regular but not always wide readership. Personally I love them though. :)
Snowman9000 09/24/14 05:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Honda 2K surging/hunting

Snowman9000 09/21/14 05:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Sunseeker House Batteries not charging

It's a WFCO.
Snowman9000 09/12/14 06:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Class C bashing

Look at Tiger RV's.
Snowman9000 09/12/14 06:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: state parks in Texas

We've stayed in some good ones. You have to pay an entrance fee, so that can make the value seem a bit less. At Junction is South Llano River SP, just a few minutes off I-10. It's a nice little CG, dead dark at night.
Snowman9000 09/06/14 04:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Drawer sliders keep breaking

You can screw a small wooden support block under the plastic piece to help absorb some of the weight and prevent the rear of the slide from moving down until it breaks the plastic piece. Naturally you could change to heavier hardware if you want to. That's what I did on our fifth wheel.
Snowman9000 09/05/14 02:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Minocqua, Woodruff WI Area RV Parks

I will be interested to see what you find. We looked at all the ones we could find, and were not impressed. We camped in the State Forest campgrounds, but there are no hookups, and most sites would not fit your rig. There are some that would, though, and the parks are nice, like state parks on lakes.
Snowman9000 09/04/14 06:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mild Rant. Don't Any of You Take care of your RV?

I have always been surprised at the asking prices for used MHs, especially Class C's. And yeah, for the most part, they don't get maintained very well.
Snowman9000 08/31/14 08:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Never changed the oil.

No problem. In my work, I was taught by a motor oil engineer at a day long seminar. I specifically asked him about the miles and months thing, "Does oil go bad sitting in an engine?" He said no, it doesn't. The recommendations are just insurance or comfort for the engine manufacturers. Obviously after enough years, there could be some water created by condensation. Although a lot more water is created by running the engine. But anyway, I think you are good to go. Me personally, I would just change the oil and forget about it. No need to flush it.
Snowman9000 08/26/14 05:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of Full Timing for a Couple Years

RV can get really cramped in a hurry. Plus maintenance can be a killer if your not used to it. Consider a park model instead. Cheaper to buy, more living space, less upkeep. Of course you wont be able to move it either. We lived 8 months in our fiver while trying tonfind a house too. Lots of negatives if your parked in one place. Now, if you were full timing and moving every month or so, thats another story My dad winters in Winter Haven, in a small double-wide senior community. Last year he paid $10,000 for a nice used double-wide on a lot that costs $240 per month. It's a simple, well kept park. Considering the space, the ability to heat and cool easily, having real toilet, shower, and sewer, and the money, I cannot see doing the same in a fiver. Due to death or disability, there are always a handful for sale there. I'm sure it is the same all over central Florida. He says the rent is below market because the owner is satisfied with his tenants and there is no pool, just a simple clubhouse. Even if the rent was $400 per month, this seems like a no-brainer.
Snowman9000 08/26/14 10:58am Full-time RVing
RE: Final decision - Forest River Forester-2251LE

Yongkie, The 2250LE is built to a price point. Over time, they have added some things to it. A genset is included, but not a transfer switch. A ladder might not be included, it was not at one time. I forget the other things, but there are several. If you go to the Forest River forums website, there is a thread in the Sunseeker folder about this subject. If you compare the floor plan of the 2250 to the 2300 (no slide), you'll notice they have virtually the same space. But the 2300 has all the features, plus more exterior storage.
Snowman9000 08/21/14 03:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Minnie Winnie 25B Sale Price

TPO is a lot better than EDPM (Rubber) roof, IMO. Having owned both. I don't think I would avoid a unit because of a TPO roof.
Snowman9000 08/21/14 03:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Great Falls to Boston and miss Chicago?

I agree with brirene. I live a little south of Chicago. It would be nice if there was such a bypass, but there really isn't. The detours suggested above are so much longer that they just are not practical to my way of thinking. That said, I do agree with I-39 to I-80; it's not much out of the way. It is hairy to run 90-94 through the city in a car, let alone an RV. I could do it, it's not much different than a lot of big US cities, but it's not fun. I-80 across NW Indiana is very busy but you can just pick a middle lane and cruise on through.
Snowman9000 08/14/14 08:41pm Roads and Routes
Dementia in parents

Does anyone have any recommendations for reading and resources for preparing to work with a parent who is beginning to show signs of dementia? Between my wife and I we have at least one for whom we need to do something. And the person is very independent (and stubborn), living alone, still traveling, including wintering in Florida.
Snowman9000 08/12/14 08:06am Around the Campfire
RE: Suspension question?

I am subscribing to the thread so I can catch your post in case you do want to figure out the degrees of tilt.
Snowman9000 08/10/14 09:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Boondocking in Mexico?

BTW, Tioga and George have retired to an apartment in San Diego.
Snowman9000 08/10/14 07:13am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: CO and LP detector battery drain. Solution?

Here is my post about my previous one, which uses way less than my current one. I do think this model has been superceded by a new version. It was LP only, and we had a battery powered CO/smoke unit separately. Low Draw LP detector
Snowman9000 08/10/14 06:54am General RVing Issues
RE: CO and LP detector battery drain. Solution?

I dunno. I suspect it's something the industry has improved in recent years.
Snowman9000 08/10/14 06:51am General RVing Issues
RE: CO and LP detector battery drain. Solution?

There are detectors which use next to nothing. I've checked mine in my current and previous RVs with a multi-meter, and the usage was trivial. Once you find the fuse, you can jump your multi-meter leads across the fuse socket terminals and read the amps being drawn. The circuit might serve more than just the detector, so you'll have to watch for that. My current one draws 0.050a running, with a bit more at startup. So that is 1.2 amps in 24 hours. If you want to disable it, just find the fuse that it's on, and pull it. Or put a switch in the circuit.
Snowman9000 08/10/14 06:43am General RVing Issues
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