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RE: inverter/converter problems?

The fact the wires get warm/hot to touch in such a short time tell me the batteries may not be connected correctly or there is a short to ground in the cable going to the batteries. Where are you checking the battery voltage? The fuse is there to protect the wiring and sounds like it is doing its job.
garry1p 01/12/17 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No power from shore or generator, ok on inverter, need help

If you bought an inverter without the charge function then you could buy a 60 amp CONVERTER for about the same price as a good battery charger. Your 20 amp charger is really not sufficient for an RV.
garry1p 01/12/17 07:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remote computer access

DYDNS provides the service you are looking for. They do have a free version but no tech support my service is less than $50 a year. No worry about dynamic or static IP since DYDNS takes care of it for you. You will have to set up port forwarding but they can help you with that.
garry1p 01/03/17 06:35pm Technology Corner
RE: C B Radio Help

SWR is the "standing wave ratio" you might want to look it up in Google. Your CB is limited to 5 watts output power A high SWR could reflected as high as 4 Watts of that output power "back into" the CB so a poorly tuned antenna may very well damage your output transistor. So until you figure out the problem limit you transmit time to a few seconds at a time. A high SWR while not good on the receiver side will only lead to somewhat poorer reception and not damage the CB. To tune the antenna for best performance you change the physical length of the antenna on most automobile CB antennas there is a set screw near the base that lets you move the antenna up or down by a half inch or more. They are usually very close where they should be the SWR meter lets you fine tune the antenna. Read the manual some units tell you how you can adjust for best performance using the signal meter on the unit. I agree with others sounds as if the problem is in the coax line or a bad CB. SWR tuning instructions
garry1p 01/03/17 06:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Hydroboost and break power steering problem

When replacing the power steering pump you can bleed the system by turning the steering wheel (engine running) "all" the way to the left then back and all the way to the right. Do this a couple of times. When the brake hose to the wheel cylinders go bad the brakes do not release after you apply the brakes causing that wheel to lock up. RV brakes require a lot more foot pressure than an automobile are you sure you have NO brakes?
garry1p 01/01/17 04:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Using toad to pull MH backwards

I tried backing up once with the toad connected and darn near broke my wife's arm so I disconnected everything (Brake Buddy) and backed the MH all of 20ft to get in a position to pull forward and turn. I wondered then why in the heck did I not just pull the MH backward with the Jeep. If ever in this situation again that is what I would do.
garry1p 12/05/16 03:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lost man

from herewego Last post I found 01/29/13 08:33pm .
garry1p 12/03/16 08:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Verizon "Home Phone"

One solution would be to use the old style corded phones. The Home Phone has 2 RJ 11 slots so you could have 2 phones you would have to run wire to both phones. Not as convenient but workable. Not sure how to get around the ground problem with the wireless other than your current set up. You can find old style phones at thrift stores for a dollar.
garry1p 11/23/16 08:17pm Technology Corner
RE: W 10 Backup Question

From what I understand you can back up all you want but if you have a disk wipe out then you have to have some way to boot your backup to a new disk and that is not provided in the win 10 backup.
garry1p 11/21/16 05:01pm Technology Corner
RE: 8R19.5 Double Coin tires ( just purchased )

Mine are 6 years old nitrogen filled by dealer no extra charge. Around 10K miles no problems, no cracks in sidewalls, added a little air once. I was warned by many on this forum about putting my family at risk with Chinese tires but with the limited miles I drive I saved a ton of money and very satisfied with Double Coin tires.
garry1p 11/20/16 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kwikee step replacement

I have 1990 Kwikee original steps had a few problems, dirty connector and replaced the motor ($45) not what I would call "ongoing" problems. Parts are available and steps are repairable what kind of problems are you experiencing that makes you want to replace?
garry1p 11/20/16 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Parking Motorhome on limestone/gravel

With the use you describe you are doing everything necessary for tire life. However; as you can read several folks park on wood some on rubber pads if you are worried about it take one of these suggestions it sure won't hurt, make you feel better and could help.
garry1p 10/16/16 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Force router reset while away

WOW I never thought of that my camera DVR does an auto reset every Sunday plus I can reboot remotely. The modem/router has never gone offline should it do so I have no way to reboot. Guess I should look into a weekly POR worse case I loose a week of data if it did go offline.
garry1p 09/20/16 07:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Router setup as a Wireless bridge

I have a TPLINK range extender ($15) with an Ethernet connection I think I could use that to connect to the CG WiFi. Use the Ethernet connection to my router and that would provide security. I just don't know once the signal leaves the TPLink to the CG WIFI would that be secure? I think https would be. Anyone know if this would be a solution for the OP?
garry1p 09/20/16 06:36pm Technology Corner
RE: A/C off of 20 amp service?

My 2 cents. It depends. Size of AC 13.5 maybe 15 doubtful and I would not recommend. Plugged into a circuit at home would require a dedicate circuit or knowledge on what else is on the circuit. If an extension cord is used size matters. I use 50ft 10 gauge. At the campground the outlets are usually burnt, pitted and resistive causing higher amp draw and lower voltage. If you have low voltage the longer the AC is on the hotter the wire the lower the voltage requiring more amps to do the same work increasing heat. I would not argue with dougtrainer and take his experience over what I have to say I base mine answer on my experience his experience is based or real life RV repair. Simple answer sure it can be done BUT you really need to monitor the incoming voltage and shut the AC down at 108 VAC. At 105AC the compressor is in self destruct mode if not today then soon. Myself and plenty of other folks do it usually when loading or unloading the RV going on or returning from a trip.
garry1p 09/20/16 05:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: something was wrong

Sounds normal if you were going up a steep grade mountain then start back down.
garry1p 09/06/16 06:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Garmin Express not recognizing micro sd card in nuvi 2790

I had problems with 2 SD cards I think one was a Pony not sure about the other I read on one of the forums to use Scan Disk bought one and no problems since. Another problem I read about was using to large (over 16MB) of card. You might try the POI factory lots of Garmin folks on there. Click on discussion top right to go to garmin. POI-factory
garry1p 08/20/16 08:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Changing light bulbs - Must read

Folks look it up on google there are 223765 pages related to changing light bulbs.
garry1p 08/19/16 01:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: Trouble with WIFI after installing Windows 10

If you are having problems with the wi-fi not coming up during start-up in WIN 10 and have the latest drivers try the following. Right click start click on "power options" click on "what the power buttons do" scroll down unclick the "turn on fast start option" This will fix the WI-FI issue and possible other start-up issues. Your PC will take all of a few seconds longer to boot but it is worth it to get rid of the intermittent no WI-FI and reboot start up problems.
garry1p 07/23/16 09:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Outside mirror part needed

I agree try Colaw's salvage. colaw's
garry1p 07/07/16 04:42pm Class A Motorhomes
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