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RE: Going to need new winnebago generator start switch

A great source for switches, including Carling, is DigiKey. If they don't have it, you probably don't need it. http://www.digikey.com/
haddy1 08/26/14 11:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: hard wired my converter in but not sure of polarity

Is it a flat zip cord? Usually it will have some ribbing on the outside that I believe is the neutral. Compare to the plug wire that was cut off. X2
haddy1 08/06/14 10:10pm Tech Issues
RE: What's the purpose of this black tank fitting?

Since the hose fitting on the valve is female, I'm pretty sure that it was used to back flush the tanks.
haddy1 08/03/14 04:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: SF-Golden Gate Bridge north

As you are coming from Salinas, I am going to assume that you have already been to the Golden Gate Bridge. If so, I would take 880 N in San Jose to 580 and use the Richmond San Rafael Bridge to cross the bay. 580 intersects 101 North shortly after crossing the bay. While some may think so, in my opinion there really is nothing particularly enjoyable about crossing the Golden Gate with an RV. So unless you are dead set on crossing the Golden Gate, I would recommend crossing using the Richmond San Rafael bridge. Enjoy your vacation, Jim If you choose the Richmond Bridge, you will be going in the toll direction. It's going to cost you over $20 for 4 axles. The GG is free going northbound.
haddy1 08/01/14 12:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: SF-Golden Gate Bridge north

It's the same route that the Golden Gate busses use. I've done it many times in everything from a van with trailer to my current motorhome pulling a Jeep. Don't follow CA101 (Van Ness), use 19th Ave. and all will be fine. BTW, In case you don't know, Northbound is the free direction on the GG Bridge.
haddy1 07/30/14 12:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Emergency Start switch didn't work

Most "aux start switches" don't actually switch battery banks, they tie the banks together. If your chassis batteries are really low, or bad, the switch may have to be held for some time because the bad batteries draw most of the initial load.
haddy1 07/22/14 04:34pm Tech Issues
RE: HD DVR dedicated inverter

That darn receiver will go through an entire boot up of 10 minutes or more for even the slightest power outage. That's why you need an inverter/charger that will switch from normal power to battery without interrupting power to the DVR, or one that is only powered by the batteries. DVR's will as you say, "reboot in a heartbeat".
haddy1 07/22/14 04:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Confused on Directv

I have the same dish itself just not the SWM, splitter and power injector. Not sure which SWM to get. I see different types. Steve If you want to use your existing dish (I'm assuming that it is a SL3 or SL5), you can either replace the LNB with a SWM3/5, or use a SWM8 multiswitch with your existing LNB. The power inserters for each option are different, but the splitters are the same. Unless you get locals or foreign language channels off of the 110 or 119 sats, you only need the SWM3 lnb.
haddy1 07/16/14 01:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Hiway 9 South of Lake Placid NY - Clearance Issue?

Sometimes, the clearance "issue" can be the clearance on the far right side of an oval shaped tunnel or bridge and you will be ok if you keep to the left. The local signs are probably a better guide than a map or gps.
haddy1 07/16/14 01:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Need help with tow wiring

wouldn't the running lites in the front be the same wire? Not on most new Jeeps. They have left and right side fuses, but each feeds 2 different color wires out of the TIPM.
haddy1 07/14/14 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black vs. White A/c shrouds

The color of the shroud is NOT going to make any difference. However, I have a device that fits around your fuel line that is guaranteed to increase your mileage by 100% or more. I would be willing to part with it if you are interested.:-)
haddy1 07/13/14 02:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: GPS is wacky

You do have to input Lat/long coordinates up here because many places just do not have traditional addresses. Also, you need to make sure that your lat/lon is entered in the same format as your GPS. My Garmin units have at least 3 different formats available.
haddy1 07/10/14 06:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Garage door opener as a lift for a camper shell

Harbor Freight has several AC powered winches that should do the job. They probably cost less than the parts that you would need to modify the opener and would definitely be MUCH SAFER.
haddy1 07/03/14 12:01pm Truck Campers
RE: Day Parking in Golden CO

There is a Camping World there. I'm sure they would not mind. About a mile east of CW there is a large shopping area/mall. They probably wouldn't even notice your rig.
haddy1 07/03/14 11:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water Pump Question

On some RVs the pump will run whenever the "city fill" valve is positioned to fill the tank. Also, an outside shower with both valves open and the head shut off can cause the same symptoms.
haddy1 06/21/14 11:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Direct TV dish setup?

If I understand your question, the reflector will not be "zeroed in" on anything useful in reference to the ground. There is a difference between "dead center" on the reflector and the LNB. That's why the LNB doesn't block the signal to the reflector. I think that I might have read somewhere that the difference is something like 23 degrees, but I don't know for sure. A simple way to determine the difference would be to set the reflector itself on a angle referenced to the ground or vertical and read what the calibration scale reads.
haddy1 06/21/14 11:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Direct tv Genie Receivers

I have the Trav'ler slimline 5 Then you will need to install a SWM8 multiswitch and a power inserter. The SWM8 can be anywhere you want but the PI must be protected from weather. I installed both in my electronics cabinet.
haddy1 06/09/14 10:44pm Technology Corner
RE: question about towing a jeep wrangler.

While your chassis may be rated for the combined weight of the MH and Wrangler, THE BRAKES ARE NOT. You NEED a braking system for the toad.
haddy1 06/08/14 11:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gen-turi for hydro hot

I was wondering about that, as well. We were told NOT to use a Genturi on the genny exhaust pipe as it would not support the weight. The Aqua-Hot exhaust looks pretty much the same. Like you, I try to be considerate of the neighbors -unless they're having a big, smokey campfire in which case it's "game on". ;) I also look for sites with no one close on the driver's side. Ours AH seemed too loud and the smell seemed so overly strong that I had an RV tech check it this week. He (and his supervisor) both stated that's just the way these units are. Actually, if you use the side mount as intended, there will be very little weight on the pipe. If you still think it's too much, you need to add an additional hanger/clamp.
haddy1 04/23/14 08:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Gen-turi for hydro hot

I've seen several people use them and I wish everyone would. That's especially true when they are parked next to me.
haddy1 04/23/14 05:38pm Tech Issues
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