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RE: HD DVR dedicated inverter

The rig's 12v all comes from the DC-Dc power supply gizmo off his 24v system including battery bank, so the question there is how much can it do before being overwhelmed by loads? It's a 25a rated converter. There's not a lot of big 12v action in my coach. It runs the slides and the jacks just fine.The Direct DVR was so darn slow and unresponsive that I "wanted to pull my hair out". The reboot on power glitch is just another aspect of poor design.Oh man, my DTV DVR is sooo slow to respond to the remote. I don't know what's going on... whether the disk drive needs optimizing (the disk is 70% full), if the internet connection (and all the new streaming content) is bogging it down, all the on-demand content. It can sometimes take 5-10 seconds to bring up the guide, and then sometimes it's just a blank screen for another few seconds. Funny stuff about your hair! :) I do also think a lot of this is poor design. I had a less-than-1- second power outage in the house, and sure enough, the DVR went down for the count for its usual 10 minute break. ARGGGG
2oldman 07/22/14 05:53pm Tech Issues
HD DVR dedicated inverter

I've installed a dedicated inverter for the HD DVR. I had a spare 2kw (12v) Xantrex, which, amazingly, fired up and worked - with only #10 wires feeding it. There was a 12v socket in the cabinet, but I pulled those wires and put new connectors on them. The receiver draws only 50w, so we're good there. The voltage sits at about 12.2 as shown on the inverter front panel. Normal coach voltage is 12.5. I let it run for quite some time, and nothing's getting hot, so I guess that's good. I thought perhaps the small wires wouldn't even be enough to start the inverter itself, but, no problemo. I've ordered a 350w Samlex to be a permanent install. The 2kw unit is just too big for the cabinet. That darn receiver will go through an entire boot up of 10 minutes or more for even the slightest power outage.
2oldman 07/22/14 04:07pm Tech Issues
RE: A G M Batteries

This one went 11 pages... AGM.. better? 10/28/13
2oldman 07/22/14 03:53pm Tech Issues
RE: notification.

webmaster@rv.net Open Roads Forum - New post in: ... is all i see in the inbox. THAT is where others manage to put the subject.Ok, I tested this today and I got the subject listed after New post in:, instead of blank or the dots as you show. I don't know if that's of any help, or why yours doesn't work properly.
2oldman 07/22/14 03:51pm Forum Technical Support
RE: full timing smells

If it only happens when you dump the tanks, maybe you could put a clothespin on your nose for the duration. :)Yah, I don't quite get this post. Dumping a tank always smells, fulltime, parttime.. whatever.
2oldman 07/22/14 03:43pm Full-time RVing
RE: A G M Batteries

AGM v flooded 2011
2oldman 07/22/14 02:47pm Tech Issues
RE: List of questions to ask

I looked in the RVing FAQ and didn't find much...but maybe there is something there. Used MH.. what to look for 7/03
2oldman 07/22/14 01:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can't believe what i heard

why is it OK for the dealership to lie to a consumer about what they can tow, but not OK for the electrician to do so?Simply put, there are no laws. There also are no lawsuits I'm aware of for lying, or negligence by salesmen. It does seem incredible that used vehicle sales is so unregulated, while everything else is overregulated. I mean, how much sense does it take to not use a hairdryer in the bathtub, yet you see warnings about it. Those warnings don't appear on products simply because the mfr. thinks they should be there.
2oldman 07/22/14 01:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sleeping cool without AC

we've been using a dense memory foam topper that makes our bed nearly as comfortable as our Tempurpedic at home. Maybe this is part of the problem; but with a sheet and two layers of sleeping bag on top? I have 3" of very good mem foam with a wool covering, a heated pad over that, and a sheet. I have never noticed any heat-retention issues as others claim. Perhaps they are using a cheaper foam, and/or don't have enough cloth separation betweeen the body and the foam. My bedroom ceiling fan coupled with my headboard window open does a great job of cooling. Make sure NO other windows are open. This works great if I'm not in the path of campfire smoke.
2oldman 07/22/14 01:24pm Truck Campers
RE: What a Great Idea!

More Subject-only readers?
2oldman 07/22/14 01:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: The two big bills come in August...

Class C registration - 7/20
2oldman 07/22/14 01:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: My tire story - Big O tires

this has been around forever, and it's only getting worse In that cartoon I don't see the back-up beeper...the loudest and most obnoxious noise at a construction site.
2oldman 07/22/14 01:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just avoided a tire disaster

Just got back from the Truck Tire place with four new Cooper made in the USA 10 ply Load E tires mounted and balanced. Bought the fiver... Tell us whether they were LTs or STs, so we can have another 9-page argument. :)
2oldman 07/22/14 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: My tire story - Big O tires

After a week's time, I emailed the guy in Kennewick. He replied promptly and asked, again, what the tire size was so they will have some ready for me. I've asked what the details are so I will (hopefully) know exactly what they're doing before I get there.
2oldman 07/22/14 11:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What solvent to clean EDPM?

And I think it's EPDM
2oldman 07/22/14 11:32am Tech Issues
RE: Dead Batteries

You can also jump start it as well that way with jumper cables. Do that. No reason at all to mess around with moving the coach for a dead battery. That 'road service' you have is avoiding your problem.
2oldman 07/22/14 10:43am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Picky Choosing

When we stop for lunch at a rest stop, we like to eat at the dinette table. Extending a slide would be optional, but the tractor trailer pulling in next door could remove the slide for us. It's more likely they'd urinate on it.
2oldman 07/22/14 09:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: full timing smells

problem we are having is a real bad smell when I dump the tanks.Actually it's pretty darn difficult to dump a black tank and not get smell. Ever been downwind of a dump station?
2oldman 07/21/14 09:42pm Full-time RVing
RE: Anode rod question?

Maybe there's a new to you manual about the water heater. RV stores sell wands to flush crud out.
2oldman 07/21/14 08:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: What solvent to clean EDPM?

What does Eternabond recommend?
2oldman 07/21/14 05:55pm Tech Issues
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