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RE: Is there a real-world test of a battery's true capacity?

The way I have been able to test the battery state of charge generally has been by first testing the amps used for a particular 12v appliance and then checking the battery discharge in volts. It's kind of like what should be expected and see if the testing makes sense. When we are dry camping in conserve mode, I will test the batteries once a day and see the voltage. The voltage reading will tell me the amps used, generally. For me, it's just "close enough" to know my batteries are not discharging too far and it also tells me about how long I can dry camp. This past weekend I attempted to figure out how much my batteries drained while using the furnace during the night but my voltage tests didn't make sense in the morning so I will try it again next year.
korbe 10/27/16 07:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Newbie - California Coast question

My first thought is that by the time you get to California you will not be uneasy about towing. Second, I don't think there is an alternative to driving Hwy 1 to get to the State Park. If once you get into the state, and if you still feel nervous, then I would recommend that you come in from the north. But we have taken that route in both directions, and we have enjoyed it all.
korbe 10/26/16 07:35am Beginning RVing
RE: Total number of Posts

I think I might have a record for active subscribers. I've got about 39 posts since I joined in 2004. Aw yes. Anticipate the total prior to this post. Good job. :)
korbe 10/26/16 06:37am Forum Technical Support
RE: book about working RV plumbing, elect fridge gas fridge etc.

Recently when I had an issue with my furnace, I started a google search and it still amazes me how much info is on the internet. The more specific you are about the item and an issue, the better the results.
korbe 10/25/16 09:40am Toy Haulers
RE: Total number of Posts

Now 94 Up to 95 now.
korbe 10/25/16 09:36am Forum Technical Support
RE: Total number of Posts

93 posts. I clicked on your profile below your name at this post. And there it was.
korbe 10/25/16 07:42am Forum Technical Support
RE: 5th wheel hitch position in the bed

I have never heard of the hitch placement determined by cab clearance. My 6.5' bed required me to get a slider hitch. And in tow mode, the pin is 2" forward from rear axle.
korbe 10/25/16 07:20am Towing
RE: Trim those trees.. please!!

http://photos.imageevent.com/2oldman/winter201617/websize/nastyTrees2.jpg height=270 It amazes me how some people in general get upset over trimming trees like these. These are junipers and on our public land that is managed by BLM, they are attempting to cut as many of these trees as possible. They are taking over the range land and considered a weed. These are not Liquidamber trees that are lining the formal entrance to a fancy resort. IMHO.
korbe 10/24/16 11:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Trim those trees.. please!!

With a chain saw? :B
korbe 10/21/16 11:38am General RVing Issues
RE: storage over winter

Ours gets shut down and batteries turned off. I will check the batteries about once a month, and if they are not still fully charged, I will plug the rig in, turn on the batteries and have the converter charge the batteries for about 24 hours.
korbe 10/21/16 09:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: tiny house

They sure are a lot heavier. I've been reading about how the park model type RV's or tiny houses are somehow able to fit within a loophole on some community zoning requirements. I have also heard where a park model was able to be placed within a flood plain whereas a MH would not.
korbe 10/20/16 11:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Less traffic

When I begin planning a possible route first thing I do is get on google Earth and zoom in and see whats going on. I will also go to street view and see how things look.
korbe 10/20/16 07:25am Roads and Routes
RE: Camp host rant

Bring my own, or bring my chainsaw.Chainsaw? Unless you're camping close to land you own (and why would you do that?), that still sounds like stealing. You can't just go out and cut up wood (even deadwood) from anywhere close without permission. Collecting sticks and twigs to start a fire, fine, but anything needing a chainsaw is way out of bounds. For us that live and recreate within or near the public lands managed by the Forest Service and BLM, completely understand the comments regarding the use of a chainsaw. All my firewood that I burn at home & while camping I cut within the surrounding forests. It's no big deal in our neck of the woods.
korbe 10/20/16 07:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Camp host rant

As Korbe said above, most if not all the campgrounds around here have firewood piled up, and not secured. Usually a sign stating price, and sometimes a can to leave the payment. Just help yourself if the host doesn't pop out of his trailer. Leave payment if a can is provided, otherwise just drop by later and pay. Even here in CA, the honor system works. Plus, they charge so much, the few who cheat still leaves plenty on the bottom line. I NEVER pay for firewood. I never pay either, because we bring ours also.
korbe 10/19/16 12:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camp host rant

The Forest Service campgrounds around here have the "for sale" bundles of fire wood stacked against the trees at their site and not locked up. It's nice to camp in an area that is not worried about theft. Locked up firewood would be the only reason I would need to "visit" the host. If I was a host and if unlocking the door to the firewood storage area was a major part of my routine, I would probably consider an alternative method of providing firewood if i knew I was going to be gone for some time.
korbe 10/19/16 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: What would you do differently "next time"?

"Anyone have thoughts about doing things differently "next time"? " Nope. And we don't plan on a next time, I hope. :) We had a small 5er that was tight in the living and kitchen areas. We felt a slide in that portion of the rig would make it perfect. And that is what we found.
korbe 10/18/16 07:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: Battery question

This is a general reply regarding most all trailers and 5th wheels. They are designed to provide electric comforts while away from shore power(plugged into a 110 power source). The battery and converter are used for lights, water pump, and aid in the use of your LPG system.
korbe 10/18/16 11:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Seattle to Arizona in late October early November route?

Early November is normally pretty nice weather in the eastern Sierra Nevada's. However, Storms are already hitting the higher elevations so you would need to watch the forecasts. If you do take I-5 to Redding, I would continue on down the valley, no reason at that point to head up to Reno, IMHO If the weather is good, I might take I-5 down to Mt Shasta, then 89, 44, 36, 395 to Reno. Then 80 to Fernley, then 50 to Fallon, then 95 to Las Vegas.
korbe 10/18/16 11:14am Roads and Routes
RE: How do you define too expensive?

I have always compared prices relative to my assumed value or reward. Everything. Always have. My assumed value and necessity of reward determines if something appears to me to be "too expensive". And that need for reward has some people with their credit cards maxed out and no savings account, IMHO
korbe 10/18/16 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: furnace/heater question

My furnace measured at 6.7 amps, so I can figure out the rest with my set up.
korbe 10/17/16 07:57pm Travel Trailers
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