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RE: Refrigerator Question

You can replace just the cooling unit. Here is one source. Here is another and yet another. No personal experience with any of them.
trailertraveler 08/17/17 01:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Recommendations for Low Battery Disconnect

Thanks GordonThree!
trailertraveler 08/14/17 06:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Recommendations for Low Battery Disconnect

I'm hardly an expert... Despite the ratings on the charger, I'd call for a solenoid anyway - it's $20 of cheap insurance for an expensive solar charger.What solenoid are you using? Most of the ones I have found even if rated for 40Amps are prewired and do not have very large wires and I need at least #8 for the inverter.
trailertraveler 08/14/17 05:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Recommendations for Low Battery Disconnect

What solar controller? Many have load outputs with LVD. If your controller has a load output you may be able to use that directly, for just the 300W inverter (~30 A load).This is what I thought. However, the "experts" on another RV forum claimed that an inverter could not be attached to the load side of the controller despite the fact that the load rating was 720 watts (60 amp) and the peak inverter draw for the 300 watt inverter is 500 watts. They claimed things would go up in smoke. I became skeptical of their self proclaimed expertise when they suggested placing the inverter near the entertainment center and making the long 12v run to the batteries even after I told them that I was set up to make the run to the entertainment center on the 120v side. That is why I thought I would see what the folks here might be doing. I spoke to one of the electrical engineers at Samlex a few minutes ago and he said that as long as the charger was rated for a load greater than 500 watts, he did not see an issue.
trailertraveler 08/14/17 04:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Recommendations for Low Battery Disconnect

Thanks for the links! The solar controller load manager could handle a solenoid if I went that route. I was hoping that someone would share what they are actually using that has worked for them.
trailertraveler 08/14/17 02:27pm Tech Issues
Recommendations for Low Battery Disconnect

I have a Samlex 300 watt (500 watt peak) inverter that I use to power a TV and satellite receiver that draw 100 watts based on the labels on the devices. The inverter shutoff is at 10.5 volts which is essentially zero state of charge for the batteries. We mostly watch TV at night, so the solar panels are not in play (during the day they will run the TV/satellite without draining the batteries). I would like to have the inverter shutdown at 50% discharge or a little less in the event that I fall asleep and don't shut the TV/satellite off. I am interested in what others may have done to solve this issue. Thanks!
trailertraveler 08/13/17 03:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Advice on campgrounds within Yellowstone.

Pebble Creek, Slough Creek, Tower, and Mammoth campgrounds are located in the Northern part of the park. You can read more about each here. All of these are dry camping. Mammoth is the only one that allows generator use if that is a factor for you.
trailertraveler 08/13/17 08:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Mexico - Springer to Clovis (56,39,469,209)

We have traveled US-412 from Springer to Clayton every fall for the past four years and it has always been decent road. (Last rip was last October).
trailertraveler 08/09/17 07:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: nj to sc

Exit 1, DE-896S to US-301S to VA-207S to I-95.
trailertraveler 07/30/17 06:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone camping - best spots?

...I suggest Norris campground, but make a reservation NOW if you can. It is small, shaded, central to the park and has both rv and tent camping...Norris is a first come first serve campground. It is one of the two first come first serve campgrounds in the park that allow generator use. Mammoth is the other one that allows generator use.
trailertraveler 07/24/17 06:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone camping - best spots?

With a 24' Class C, you have lots of options. Campgrounds in the park include those that take reservations and those that are first come first serve. Five of the seven first come first serve campgrounds do not allow generators at all. In addition to Baker's Hole outside the West entrance, there are a number of Forest Service campgrounds including some outside the North, Northeast and East entrances of the park.
trailertraveler 07/23/17 01:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Route from Maine to Gatlinburg? Least traffic?

...We pull a 41' 5th wheel...If you plan on visiting Ricketts Glen, which I love, I suggest that you contact the park as their website lists only a few sites at 40' and none longer. If you are traveling with pets, they are only permitted on designated sites and there are only a few 40' sites where pets are allowed. Going through Virginia on I-81, I suggest you plan your overnights at least a day or two in advance. There are some pretty long stretches with few or no campgrounds/RV parks and we have had several times that some of the few there are did not have room for us. If you are willing to do parking lots or truck stops, that will make it less of an issue.
trailertraveler 07/22/17 06:42am Roads and Routes
RE: Route 12, Calf Creek, Kodachrome, Escalante in Utah

why do they put a sign out saying 25 foot limit ? just the stupid state wasting money i guess.Liability. Many warning signs are to warn and also as a pre-emptive measure against lawsuits for damages. If they didn't have a sign and somebody with a 45' RV got it stuck between two trees they would likely get sued.
trailertraveler 07/18/17 06:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route 12, Calf Creek, Kodachrome, Escalante in Utah

Take a look at Singletree and Pleasant Creek.
trailertraveler 07/18/17 01:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route question: Las Cruces, NM to Brantley Lake State Park

US-82 will actually take you over the mountain and through Cloudcroft (but not near Guadalupe National Park). In another recent post there was mention of construction near the tunnel on US-82, so I would check the New Mexico DOT website when you are about to travel. We have done the US-82 route a number of times and it is mostly good two lane.
trailertraveler 07/13/17 03:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: PA to Mesa Verde.

We have travelled both US-36 and US-50 and enjoyed both. If you have the time there are interesting things to see and do along both routes. Here are some links that may help you if you choose to take either of these highways: US-36, US-36 Association, US-50, US-50 Loneliest Road
trailertraveler 07/10/17 06:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: PA to Mesa Verde.

Once out of Pennsylvania, I-80 will take you well North of the most direct route to Mesa Verde. I prefer non-interstate routes, so usually take US-50 either from just West of Saint Louis or just East of Kansas City, but you could stay on I-70 to Kansas City. US-50 will take you through Kansas. You can then take CO-10 to US-160 at Walsenburg. US-160 will take you to Mesa Verde. Lots of things to see and do along this route.
trailertraveler 07/09/17 08:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Alamogordo to TX

US-54, I-10, I-20. For a shorter non-interstate route: US-54, US-70, US-380, TX-214, US-385, I-20. US-70 does have some mountain driving in the Ruidoso area. This route will also take you through Roswell, NM. If you do not need or want to go to Alamogordo, you can pickup US-380 from I-25 near Socorro or US-54 at Carrizozo.
trailertraveler 07/09/17 05:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: State Park Links

Here is a link to State Park Entrance Pass Information which also contains some information about state camping passes. Here is a link to more information about State Park Camping Passes.
trailertraveler 07/08/17 05:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Mexico Rt 60

We have driven US-60/AZ-260 from I-25 to Payson a number of times. It is a good route. We pull a 32' travel trailer and have had no problem getting fuel. However, we have a diesel and can use the truck pumps. I start looking for fuel at half a tank. We also do not drive more than 250 miles and often unhook to tour the local area so their are often opportunities to fuel without the trailer in tow. The Safeway on US-60 in Show Low is a common fuel stop for RV's. Along this route is the Very Large Array. The Ghost Town of Kelly and some other Ghost Towns are near Magdalena. Take a break in Pie Town. There is a BLM campground at Datil Wells.
trailertraveler 07/06/17 06:10pm Roads and Routes
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