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RE: Help a non-electrician out here!

I ended up using a multimeter to determine the polarity on the lines. I temporarily mounted the camera to the rear license plate and secured the cables and transmitter. Reception was fine (in the driveway anyway) from the rear of the 31 TT to the GPS up in the F250. camera is constant on when parking lights are on, the GPS switches easily between map and camera view with just one touch on the screen. Later I will move the camera to the top rear of TT and run the transmitter along the top of TT, I will add an extension if I find it necessary.
doublenot7 12/30/15 11:06am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Help a non-electrician out here!

I am about the furthest you can get from an electrician, but I have done minor projects. I just changed out the wiring harness for a new stereo in the TT. I am installing a wireless back up camera on the back of the TT. The camera is part of my Garmin GPS. Truck has a hard wired rear-view camera already. Since the TT has no reverse lights to tie into, I thought I would tie in the camera to the parking lights. The Garmin GPS is supposed to be able to switch between camera and GPS if the camera is connected to constant power. Is this the best option or other thoughts? But my main question is, which darn wires to use? Like I said, not an electrician but some of these color codes don't make sense: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/doublenot7/20151228_171105_resized_zpstoswrn30.jpg width=640 This is one of the parking light mounts. It has two white wires, one with a yellow stripe, running into two black wires. The camera has the standard one red and one black wires. http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/doublenot7/20151228_171145_resized_zpsflmt82ey.jpg width=640 This wiring runs down the length of the unit. Moderator edit to re-size pictures to forum recommended limit of 640px maximum width.
doublenot7 12/29/15 08:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Halloween camping in Texas.

Looks like Martin Dies, Jr. State Park in East Texas has a Haunted Hike on October 24. There doesn't seem to be a way to search the Texas State Park Events calendar by keyword, but scroll though, I know many parks end up various halloween-themed events. TPWD Calendar of Events We've been there for the Haunted Trail, the kids really liked it.
doublenot7 09/22/15 04:02pm Family Camping
RE: RV Fuel Issues & Prices - Post 'Em Here!

Diesel $2.08 Gas $1.95 Texas City, TX
doublenot7 09/22/15 03:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Travel Trailer Inspection in Texas

Anyone had to renew their TT registration in Texas since 1 March? I tried today and was told the TT had to be inspected before I could renew. From what I was told, everything is in a database now. What a bunch of BS, I've owned a TT for over 20 years and never had to get it inspected. Took it to a regular inspection station and the guy didn't have a clue what to inspect,just looked at the lights and tires. IMO, this is just another way to squeeze a "little more" from us. I am truly disgusted. So for 20 years you have been in violation of the law. So what are you disgusted about? 4,500 GVWR trailers have always required a safety inspection as far as I can recall, not sure when it actually came about. Most, not all, RV places should be able to handle the inspection for you.
doublenot7 04/22/15 02:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Has anyone had a run in with any WILD animals?

I just cooked some ribs over the campfire and my wife was sitting at a picnic table when a raccoon came up and tugged on her pants leg for her to give him some ribs too. That was about the worse for RVing... Now "other" forms of camping in some locales I've had far more interesting run ins with locals; like chimps, orangutans (did you know they can change your tire on a Hummer without even taking the tire off the rim? They just remove the whole wheel...) , water buffalo (don't try pushing them out of the way with a Hummer - the buffalo has a higher GVWR), water moccasins, pythons, wild boars, etc...
doublenot7 04/22/15 01:59pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Ford rips axle off Jeep

Nice video on HOW not to recover a vehicle.
doublenot7 04/22/15 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Kids sports

I'd rather take the kids camping than have them in sports. I rather dislike the school year based sports that detract from the kids studies. We already do BSA during the school year and that is a distraction enough. My 7 year old may start golf though.
doublenot7 04/22/15 01:34pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Outdoor Kitchen options in 26 to 31 foot bunkhouses

We have a Puma 31-BHSS and love the set-up: U-shaped dinette, plenty room for kids with the rear bunk room, second door directly to bathroom is useful, we pretty much only use the outdoor kitchen. http://www.berrylandcampers.com/imgw500x375/media/floorplans/units/11374/31-BHSS.jpg
doublenot7 04/14/15 11:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Mother in Law

Count yourself lucky, mine is crazy as a loon.
doublenot7 04/14/15 11:03am Around the Campfire
RE: Getting Divorced at 40 w/ 2 daughters aged 6 and 3

"Amicable divorce" means suited to her needs and wants. If she wants to go, let her, but that doesn't mean you have to rip your life apart. Keep the house and the kids! Let her go, she can pay you child support. 7-10 years is a tough spot for most in their marriages. Divorce may not be the best answer and instead investment in each other may be more the correct answer. Past that 7-10 hump, it gets better. Most divorced fathers do not have custody of their kids, most divorced fathers never fought for custody of their kids. -just something told to me by a very savvy divorce attorney. Good luck.
doublenot7 04/14/15 11:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Right Tires

$200+ for a tire is far better $2000+ for repairing blow out damage to your unit.
doublenot7 04/14/15 10:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 2500 Cummins the most fuel economical

I get pretty good mileage on my 6.7L F250, max is up to 24.5mpg in city/highway combined. I'm pretty certain any of the major brands newer diesels can do just as good. I don't think the brand is what will determine your mileage but instead it is mostly the driver. You're not going to find anything that has great mileage while towing.
doublenot7 04/14/15 10:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel price war

The "savings,etc..." was never even a consideration for getting a diesel. Mine cost an extra $7K for the diesel but I do get better mileage now in my 3/4 ton than I did in my gas 1/2 ton. It just does the job better all around. $2.25 diesel here and $2.07 gas; no diesel price war but bring it on!
doublenot7 04/14/15 10:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buckee's Road stop

Buccees indeed has diesel, the best price you will likely find and located at EVERY pump. Also have cheap DEF. I think the bathrooms have just as many positions as the pumps.
doublenot7 04/14/15 10:34am RV Lifestyle
RE: Child/baby seat confusion

I'm feeling quite daunted by this, and worried that perhaps our RV plan won't work out after all, so your input would be really appreciated. Don't feel daunted. Usually you can go to the local Fire Department or Police Department to have them check that the car seat is installed properly. They should have someone or a few people with a CPS certification. They will be more than happy to inspect or instruct you how to properly or best set up your safety seat. I suggest calling first however to know when they will be available due to rotating schedules, etc... Of course follow state laws (they all have different laws covering the child seats) but beyond that, follow what the CPS certified first responder tells you. Do not follow the manufacturer recommendations, they will and do over rate themselves in this respect.
doublenot7 04/14/15 10:29am Beginning RVing
RE: TrackMaster grenade

I agree about the nail on the highway, but it is a lot more fun to rant about, "China bombs". Happens about every month around this forum. REALLY? I didn't find anything fun or amusing about it. This was not a nail, incorrect pressure, or anything else but piss poor quality of a product produced by the same good folks who brings us asbestos drywall, metal shrapnel dog food, etc... There are also documented deaths contributed to the "China Bombs" trailer tires with an adjoining federal civil suit. I guess those were fun and amusing also. EDIT: The original tires are not the R16 I listed prior, those are what I was looking to switching too; the correct ones that blew are 225/75/R15. I do have TPMS (does not report temps) it there was no indication at all. Again, not one indication of anything in handling, etc... until the split second it happened. Concerning the LT tires, do these have suitable sidewalls for use on a trailer? I've heard some say NO. This is a dual axle trailer with dry weight just under 9000 lbs, cargo is minimal and under 1000 lbs.
doublenot7 04/12/15 09:59pm Travel Trailers
TrackMaster grenade

On the way back from camping this weekend we had a tire detread and explode. Slight damage to the rim but a good amount of damage to under carriage of camper along with some side body damage around the wheel well. We were running very light, under 65 mph, tire pressure at 65psi, these are TrackMaster 235/80/R16 with just over 2,000 miles on them. No cracking, dry rot, etc... Besides the repairs ALL the TrackMasters are coming off too. I'm thinking of going with Maxxis. Made in the USA? I don't want any more fine China products. Thoughts/comments?
doublenot7 04/07/15 09:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV Fuel Issues & Prices - Post 'Em Here!

$2.25 diesel - Texas City, TX
doublenot7 04/07/15 08:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5th wheel won't move

Maybe it's time to dump that Dodge :)
doublenot7 04/07/15 08:49pm Towing
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