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RE: 1st Trip 4/26 & now battery issues What Brand if replacing?

Maybe his small inverter is 1,000 watts.Maybe his one battery is 460ah. Optima Blue Top This is the battery I have. Not sure about inverter GREAT NEWS! Advance Auto Parts tested my battery and said it only needed a charge. They charged it into last evening on a slow charge and retested it and the battery appears to be in good shape. I will be putting it back into the RV later today!
dpgllg 04/22/17 08:01am Tech Issues
RE: 1st Trip 4/26 & now battery issues What Brand if replacing?

.. I have a small invertor that I use on those occasions to brew some coffee in the morning maybe a toaster.How do you do that with one battery and a small inverter? Replace your battery. It's time. The invertor is in the front compartment of 5th wheel and I have an extension cord that I can pull up through the laundry opening and plug in the coffee maker OR toaster. Never both at once. Has worked fine
dpgllg 04/21/17 10:59am Tech Issues
1st Trip 4/26 & now battery issues What Brand if replacing?

Ok I know I have asked a lot of questions recently but as I attempt to try and get my 5th wheel ready for a trip leaving this coming Wednesday I keep getting hit with all sorts of maintenance issues. Put slide out yesterday and battery did not have enough power to bring slide back in. At least I'm praying it is just a battery problem. The battery is a AGM sealed type that is over 9 years old. Here is a list of battery uses that we routinely do: When camping always at a electrical hookup campground no dry camping. We do stop over night at a rest area and I have a small invertor that I use on those occasions to brew some coffee in the morning maybe a toaster. I have my refrigerator on while traveling on gas mode. That's about it for battery needs unless I have missed something. So based on the above needs what brand of battery should I go with that is readily available? I am having the battery tested this morning but just preparing in case it does need replaced. Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 04/21/17 10:11am Tech Issues
RE: Propane tank recertification

The 30lb tanks in my 5th wheel need to be recertified or replaced. I have tried to locate a place that does recertification near me in SW PA but no luck. The propane suppliers don't offer the service and cannot recommend a place. Does anyone have a suggestion on where to look or is it just better to buy two new tanks? Thanks! Dave Hi Dave. Dale Oxygen $5 per tank, all over. Amerigas Delmont. Call ahead to their office Just had mine done at Dale Oxygen. Less than $50 for both 30lbs filled and recertified. Thanks for the information. Did they stamp a new date on the bottle neck? I have found that some just visually check and do not stamp new date. I have found a local welding place that will perform a visual inspection and if OK will fill them. My bottles are clean and no rust as they are in inside compartments on my 5th wheel.
dpgllg 04/21/17 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: Propane tank recertification

dpgllg; Not all places check the expiry or re-certify date(s). For the past two (2) yrs. I've taken one of my - 'pass due date' tanks to a place where the tech. does not check!! Some readers may feel it might be unsafe to do this - but I think it's just another "rip off". bb I always got mine filled at Tractor Supply close by and good cost. Never had them check but they updated their policy at least at my store and check every tank. Not in date not filled
dpgllg 04/20/17 09:24am Tech Issues
RE: Propane tank recertification

Having my two tanks recertified as we speak. $10 each plus fill. New tanks are 85 dollars filled. Find a propane whosaler and ask them. Most all local dealers will not, but whosalers usually do. I called every propane wholesaler near me and none offer it or can recommend a place. I did have some luck searching under welding gases but most send the tanks out and the turn around time is very long over a month
dpgllg 04/20/17 09:23am Tech Issues
RE: Propane tank recertification

Lowe's sells brand new ones (30 lbs) for around $60. I tried both my local Lowea and Home Depot and Home Depot will allow me to order online and ship to store and Lowes although on website it tells you to contact store and my Lowes does not offer them. Tractor Supply has them around $70 buck or so in stock. I found one place that will send them out for certification for $35 but the turn around time is a month and a half. I think I might just get new ones at tractor supply as finding a certification place is not working out
dpgllg 04/20/17 09:21am Tech Issues
Propane tank recertification

The 30lb tanks in my 5th wheel need to be recertified or replaced. I have tried to locate a place that does recertification near me in SW PA but no luck. The propane suppliers don't offer the service and cannot recommend a place. Does anyone have a suggestion on where to look or is it just better to buy two new tanks? Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 04/20/17 07:51am Tech Issues
RE: Question on one wire on Dometic RM2652 frig

OP Here, Thanks to all who responded. I appreciate your help in this matter! Thanks again Dave
dpgllg 04/14/17 06:05am Tech Issues
RE: Question on one wire on Dometic RM2652 frig

Maybe this sheet from Dinosaur will help.Dinosaur Thank you for your response but the wire in question comes from the plug in the upper left corner and the document only covers the wires across the bottom. This document will help me verify that I do have those connections correct. Thanks again Dave
dpgllg 04/13/17 04:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Question on one wire on Dometic RM2652 frig

You asked the exact same question back on 3/28. Didnt you get the answer then? No I did not or I wouldn't be asking plus I asked about all connections not just this specific wire. What I got on 3/28 was about as helpful as your response today. I got a link to about 100 different wiring diagrams not that this wire connects here. I asked the moderator to close that thread but instead they just deleted most of the comments. I am asking a very specific question about just one wire now. If you don't have the answer or unable to help then just don't answer. I resent the fact that I have to justify my question to you. Have you not needed a little help at some point in your life? If not then you are one very fortunate person
dpgllg 04/13/17 04:45pm Tech Issues
Question on one wire on Dometic RM2652 frig

I replaced the cooling unit on my frig and due to illness did not get the electrical connections completed last fall / winter I had taken photos and labeled things but somehow I lost the images. I have most of the connections complete but there is just one wire that I can't find where it connects. If anyone can look at the attached photo and tell me where the small blue wire from the wire plug in the upper left of the control board goes I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance for your help Dave http://i.imgur.com/ztT9dgjl.jpg "border=0" http://bit.ly/1jtQSidClick For Full-Size Image.
dpgllg 04/13/17 03:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Advice on hauling adult tricycle

OP, There are multiple fold-up tricycles listed on Amazon that give the fold up dimensions. Since you have an 8 ft bed, you may be able to just load two trikes in the front of your truck bed and not have it interfere with trailer movement. May be worth looking up your specific bike's fold-up dimensions and roughly measuring it out in the back of your truck. Then do a test run without moving the truck, etc. Here's an example of one since you don't have the specific brand/model listed: Amazon - Worksman Port-o-Trike Three Speed Adult Tricycle Blue Measures 30 by 31 by 29 inches (W x H x D) folded Also, that is not something you are going to want to lift up to a roof mounted bike carrier since shipping weight on that linked bike is 70lbs, expect the actual weight around 60lbs +. Thank you so much for the response unbelievably you selected the one trike that I bought! I now know the weight and folded size so I can see what room I have to work with inside the RV and in my truck bed. Do to illness I have acquired an adult tricycle to ride while camping. It is a folding model where the frame folds the front wheel back alongside the frame and between the rear tire. I have not tried yet but I imagine it might be a little difficult to put the trike inside the RV for transport. Also I'm not sure if it will fit in the back of my truck in front of the hitch without causing an issue. I do have an 8 foot bed. I do not have a hitch receiver on the back of my 5th wheel to add a cargo tray. If anyone else has encountered this situation how did you resolve it? To further muddy the waters my wife who never rode a bike in her entire life wants a trike of her own now once she saw the trike! Any advice is appreciated! Dave Were I in your shoes, I'd find a =good= trailer/welding shop and simply have them replace your rear bumper with heavier gauge steel and add a 2" receiver on it. Get a basic $100 cargo rack from Harbor Freight or Walmart and load 'em up. I had this done on my FW and my welder said it would carry 300 lbs, no problem. Only loss was the bumper tube was just enough smaller ID that the stinky hoses would no longer fit, which was not an issue since I never carried them there anyway. My welder was also able to drill out the pop rivets holding the outer decorative sleeve and reuse it on the new bumper, so it still looks great. Just notched it to fit over the receiver. After thinking about this for a couple minutes, I remembered seeing cargo racks with a ramp on one end. Just roll your trikes up and strap 'em down. Worst case, have the shop modding your bumper build you a nice aluminum rack. Save a bit of weight hanging from the bumper that way. Lyle I started to look into this but none of the local hitch or RV shops want to perform the work for liability issues. They stated putting a receiver on the back would potentially allow me to attach a trailer which my 5th wheel would not support. I can keep looking to find someone. This applies to all the other responses regarding putting a cargo rack etc. on the back of my 5th wheel. I like Lyle and Roy's ideas. You could also maybe look at switching to a toy hauler type 5th. Then you could just lower he ramp and ride out! If I could I would pursue a new 5th wheel but due to my disability my income has been significantly reduced. A new 5th wheel is definitely not an option at this time. If you have an 8' bed, you shouldn't have trouble with it being in front of your hitch. I carry two standard bikes in front of my hitch in the bed, along with other items. That's assuming getting the trike in and out of the bed isn't an issue for you. It also wouldn't be real easy maneuvering over the hitch to get to the front of the bed. But there should be plenty of room. Mark The only concerns I have is getting the bikes over the hitch. My wife and I can lift them onto the back of the truck but getting it over the hitch might be a real problem. I will look at this to see what it would take. I would measure the door opening of the 5th wheel to see if the trike will fit through the door upright or on it's side. If it will fit then I would get a heavy moving blanket, lay it on the floor and put the trike in the 5th wheel. Place some large empty boxes to brace against the trike and a wall or other solid surface to hold it in place if you don't have a way to secure the trike with straps or rope. I've carried a mobility scooter and wheelchairs this way in our 5th wheel. Now that I know the exact size of the trike folded I will definitely look into this approach. I like the idea of the moving blanket and empty boxes as well. THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE RESPONDED! If anyone has other ideas please keep them coming. We have a trip scheduled April 26th and it would be great to take the trike. Dave Message got truncated
dpgllg 03/29/17 07:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice on hauling adult tricycle

I would measure the door opening of the 5th wheel to see if the trike will fit through the door upright or on it's side. If it will fit then I would get a heavy moving blanket, lay it on the floor and put the trike in the 5th wheel. Place some large empty boxes to brace against the trike and a wall or other solid surface to hold it in place if you don't have a way to secure the trike with straps or rope. I've carried a mobility scooter and wheelchairs this way in our 5th wheel. Now that I know the exact size of the trike folded I will definitely look into this approach. I like the idea of the moving blanket and empty boxes as well. THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE RESPONDED! If anyone has other ideas please keep them coming. We have a trip scheduled April 26th and it would be great to take the trike. Dave
dpgllg 03/29/17 07:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice on hauling adult tricycle

Would it be too heavy to lift on the roof of the truck using a std bike rack like yakima or thule? I think it would be to heavy for me and or my wife to lift it. I have balance issues and walk with a cane. I have not weighed the trike yet. It is at the bike shop getting a tune-up right now. I know that is heavy and bulky enough to require two people to lift it in out of the back of my truck. I can research this a little further though as I had not considered a roof rack Thank you for your response! Dave
dpgllg 03/28/17 01:14pm Fifth-Wheels
Advice on hauling adult tricycle

Do to illness I have acquired an adult tricycle to ride while camping. It is a folding model where the frame folds the front wheel back alongside the frame and between the rear tire. I have not tried yet but I imagine it might be a little difficult to put the trike inside the RV for transport. Also I'm not sure if it will fit in the back of my truck in front of the hitch without causing an issue. I do have an 8 foot bed. I do not have a hitch receiver on the back of my 5th wheel to add a cargo tray. If anyone else has encountered this situation how did you resolve it? To further muddy the waters my wife who never rode a bike in her entire life wants a trike of her own now once she saw the trike! Any advice is appreciated! Dave
dpgllg 03/28/17 12:51pm Fifth-Wheels
Dometic RM2652 Refrigerator help

Last year I replaced my cooling unit on my Dometic RM2652 frig. When I took everything apart I was very careful in taking photos and labeling everything. After I started the process I suffered a stroke that set me back quite a bit but I was able to get all the parts back together and the frig re installed with the exception of the connections into the control board. I had taken photos of the connections prior to disassembly ad had them labeled but unfortunately I did not have back ups of the photos and they have disappeared from my PC / Phone. The only remaining task is to make the final electrical connections and I'm not sure of what goes where on the control board. If anyone can send me details / photos of the connections on the control board I would be very grateful. Thank you in advance for your help Dave
dpgllg 03/28/17 12:43pm Tech Issues
What is best sealant when replacing clearance lights

I need to replace my clearance lights on my 5th wheel because the lens have faded and deteriorated. I had replaced them with LED lights that I purchased off of eBay but you get what you pay for. The lights that I am replacing them with are LED's made in the USA by Grote Industries. The last time I used a clear silicone sealant rated for outdoor use. Since this hopefully will be the last time I will be doing this on this rig I want to make sure I use what is best for the application, Thanks in advance for your help Dave
dpgllg 03/06/17 08:16am Tech Issues
Need Information on Alabama Coast Campgrounds

Hello, I posted last week asking for input on planning our next long RV trip in June. Thanks to all that gave input! We have decided on a plan but I need campground information on Alabama Coast campgrounds. We will leave home which is 20 miles or so south of Pittsburgh and travel to Memphis to see Graceland. My wife is a big Elvis fan. I figure on no more than 2 days to see everything there. Then we want to head south to the coast and spend a week at a nice campground somewhere along the Alabama coast Gulf Shores Orange Beach etc. Then we will be traveling back home. My needs for a campground are: Pet friendly (I travel with three cocker spaniels) Swimming pool Room for a 32 foot 5th wheel A park that is more on the quiet side At least close to the beach / restaurants Nice to have: Hot tub Enclosed Dog Park Beachfront I have tried looking at campgrounds on RV Park Reviews but I do not know the area and several so far only allow Motorhomes, or two dog limit, or RV must not be over 10 years old. Mine is a 2004. I'm looking for people that have stayed in the campground and can speak directly about their stay. Thank you in advance for your suggestions! Dave
dpgllg 01/19/17 01:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for a new destination advice

We have stayed at Cypress Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach several times. It's a small RV park located on the Intracoastal Waterway but close to everything. Nice size sites, big rig access and amenities include a swimming pool. Definitely pet friendly with plenty of open space to walk your dogs. We also stayed there several years ago. It was a very nice park and if you had a boat or jet ski even better as they had a launch right there. The only negative were the bugs in the evening. No amount of bug spray would keep them away and we also had an infestation of ants come into our RV. Dave
dpgllg 01/18/17 09:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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