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RE: Size of generator ?

I guess I should have read and comprehended the post rather than seeing the 11.2 AMPS and commenting. My Honda 2000 will run a 12amp circular saw without any problems and I bet any 2000 watt generator should handle without any issue. Joe
jconnally 06/29/14 10:24am Tech Issues
RE: Size of generator ?

Based on 11.2 amps it sounds like you want to run an A/C. If that's the case search for Honda EU2000 A/C. You'll see numerous threads discussing start amps required and efficiency loss when it is hot. Some folks can run a 13.5 A/C on a single Honda EU2000 but most folks can't. I can start a 13.5 A/C and run but if it's above 90 degrees (when you really need the A/C) after about 10-15 minutes I can see the voltage start dropping and then it goes into overload. That's why I have 2 paralleled. The Yamaha 2800 will run an A/C no problem as will the Honda EU3000. Anything less is iffy..... Joe
jconnally 06/29/14 07:19am Tech Issues
RE: Georgia Dome

Your best bet may be Stone Mountain. You can drive to a Marta station and take the train to the Dome.
jconnally 06/11/14 09:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Instructions for setting up satellite TV?

I'm kinda lazy and cheap. I mounted my Slimline HD dish with a very short pole on a piece of 2x12 about 2 feet long. The only meter I use is the one on the TV in the setup menu. The trick is making sure the pole is plumb. Once the pole is plumb I get the proper coordinates by using the zipcode on the setup program. The skew always remains the same so then it's just the elevation which I set next, then slowly rotate the dish while watching the TV screen. Normal setup time is less than 5 minutes total. If it's out normal tailgating spot then the elevation hasn't changed I kinda know the direction so it's about a minute to fine tune. I am happy with around 90% on all 3 satellites. Sometimes I'm happy at 80%. I'm sure a heavy rainstorm would cause me to lose reception but it really hasn't been a problem. Like someone said earlier, try it at home and you'll get comfortable and realize it's not hard. Joe
jconnally 04/28/14 08:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: No Direct TV Receptions

You basically have to have a direct connection from the satellite to the receiver with no splitters or amps in line. Since it's a new unit it may be wired for satellite but should be marked. I would run a cable straight through the door to the receiver and set up the dish. Once I know it works I would then attempt to use the trailer wiring because even if prewired for satellite they could be crossed.
jconnally 03/10/14 09:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric Mods

popeyemth, This is just what I have been wanting and they look great. Thanks for the Ebay links to make it easy.
jconnally 02/25/14 08:42pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Loading problem.

Backing the truck's rear wheels up onto wheel ramps helps raise the front of the trailer. My concern is that you are increasing the incline of the ramp to the point that it becomes dangerous to drive the cycle up. If the ramp is dry and has an abrasive coating for traction you may be OK. However, when it's wet it really creates a problem. I do not recommend a running start as you could lose control. It needs to be eased up the ramp. That brings us back to the incline of the ramp, especially if loading when it's wet. Another solution may be to use an addition ramp that can be positioned to contact the trailer's ramp about half way up. A longer secondary ramp of this kind will decrease the incline. You could also elevate the leading edge of the ramp and then use the secondary ramp to get you up to trailer's ramp. That way the incline would be less. Your problem really seems like a design flaw of the trailer's manufacturer. Maybe the axles are placed to far rearward which makes is harder to get the right incline. Just some thoughts. Wouldn't it decrease the angle? If the door is on the rear of the trailer and you raise the front you lower the rear, decreasing the angle. Of course if raised enough you could create a bad incline on the inside of the TH and cause problems but to raise it that high would cause other problems......
jconnally 02/23/14 09:28pm Toy Haulers
RE: Breaker tripping.

Perhaps a bad converter and thus not charging the battery causing a dead battery? Disconnecting the battery and still having the problem eliminates the battery charging from overloading the converter. Really sounds like a bad converter now. Since you have a dead battery and the converter will not run due to tripping the breaker, put a charger on the battery and see if the voltage will come up. Leave the charger attached and it should provide 12V until you replace the converter.
jconnally 02/22/14 07:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Loading problem.

You want to be hitched up to load and something simple right? What about driving the rear wheels of the truck on leveling blocks which would raise the rear of the truck and hitch thus lowering the rear of the trailer? Might take a few leveling blocks but should be sturdy. I would use 2X12's stacked.
jconnally 02/15/14 08:46am Toy Haulers
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