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RE: LED Strip Light addition -- battery power?

Current is the same in the entire circuit...therefore a fuse anywhere in the circuit will afford the same protection. "The current is the same in the entire circuit." That is true in normal operation, but if a short develops in the wire, the current will be very high between the battery and the short. The fuse will only protect the circuit if it is located between the short and the battery. Shorts can happen anywhere that the wire rubs against something, especially the metal frame. And the fuse will protect it no matter where it is in the circuit. Car fuse panels are nowhere near the battery, RV fuse blocks are often at the other end of the trailer from the battery on the tongue. Ohms law means that no matter where the short is the current is the same throughout the entire circuit whether the short is at or near the battery the entire conductor (circuit) will see the same rise in current.
RandACampin 08/30/15 09:03am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: LED Strip Light addition -- battery power?

I'm just a little confused by your post. First, anything wired directly to the battery must be fused as close to the battery as possible. Why would you not be able to use the lights when dry camping if wired to some other convenient 12v source? The porch light, or it's switch, comes to mind. What would the extension cable be for? If wired directly to the battery it is one more thing to disconnect (turn off) when in storage. You can put the fuse anywhere in the circuit, makes no difference. If wired into the existing porch light circuit, there is already a fuse. In general, though, you should put the fuse as close to the power source as practical because the main purposes of the fuse is to prevent the wire run from being overloaded to the point of causing a fire in the event of a short circuit or other overload. The short circuit might not occur at the point the power is used, but could be due to damage to the wiring between the two. If the damage is before the fuse, and the wire shorts to the chassis of the RV, there's nothing limiting the current to safe levels. Current is the same in the entire circuit...therefore a fuse anywhere in the circuit will afford the same protection.
RandACampin 08/28/15 03:50am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: LED Strip Light addition -- battery power?

I'm just a little confused by your post. First, anything wired directly to the battery must be fused as close to the battery as possible. Why would you not be able to use the lights when dry camping if wired to some other convenient 12v source? The porch light, or it's switch, comes to mind. What would the extension cable be for? If wired directly to the battery it is one more thing to disconnect (turn off) when in storage. You can put the fuse anywhere in the circuit, makes no difference.
RandACampin 08/27/15 03:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: RV dealers parts ripoff

When I was younger, we used to say "that's a ripoff" if something was unfair, overpriced, a scam or dishonest, etc. We would say "I was ripped off" if we did the deal and then discovered it less expensive or not needed later....so I think the OP can say it was a ripoff that the dealer wanted $550 for something he could repair at $35. Give the guy a break....some people here remind me of the two old guys from the muppets. Life is too short Give the guy a break? Maybe people here are tired of the whiners with no reason to gripe.
RandACampin 08/26/15 04:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: GM transmission, the 4L80 E unable to select 1, 3 or 4th..

the biggest culprit with gm is the ignition switch How does the ignition switch keep the transmission from shifting to all the gears?
RandACampin 08/25/15 09:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Went In For Alignment Now Feel Being Taken For A Ride

... We trusted this advice and signed off to proceed. ... End of story. I certainly would be getting second or third opinions.
RandACampin 08/18/15 04:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help - need pull-thru for one night

There is no "good time" to go through Atlanta as some posters would have you believe. I have been stuck in traffic at all times even 2 am. I have breezed through at rush hour. It is a total **** shoot. If you leave Calhoun at 0500 you will be in Atlanta at 0600-0630. Should be as good a time as any. If you don't want to go straight through on 75 take the 285 bypass to 675 to 75. even the bypass is no guarantee. I was in Atlanta last week and I can tell you the poster who said 1000 is wrong. The traffic at the I 20 and I 85 interchanges was terrible.
RandACampin 08/17/15 10:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rear View Saftey The company NOT to deal with

Just got my rear view camera today from Rear View Saftey but after calling the company for the second time I'm sending it back. When I first considered this camera I tried to get some info on the camera I wanted and got some very poor customer service. The red flags went up but this camera got such rave reviews I went ahead. In going over the practically non existent installation instructions I again contacted the company. The person I contacted was rude and condescending. I've been a mechanic a good part of my life and all I needed to know was which way the mounting bracket went, and which way the camera went but this person acted as though there were detailed instructions and I was wasting his time. He then disappeared without so much as a, hold please. After 20 minutes I hung up. To give you an example the instructions say, "mount the bracket", just as it does the camera but does not tell you which way. There's two packages of machine screws but nowhere does it tell you where they go. I don't give a **** how good these cameras may be I would never do business with this company. That's why I find on-line reviews worthless.
RandACampin 08/12/15 07:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Do you cross your safety chains?

never
RandACampin 08/12/15 05:56am Travel Trailers
RE: SALT YOUR STEAKS?

wrong
RandACampin 08/11/15 03:41pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Whine coming from somewhere!

My Suburban did the same at 30,000 miles, pinion bearing failure, lucky for me even though outside of 36 months GM did repair since under mileage. If I had to pay I would look for a used unit from salvage yard, that way you can pick the gear ratio you want and most times can see the vehicle it comes from and know the mileage it has on it as well. This option usually cheaper than repairing what you have. How do you get to see the mileage at a salvage yard? Most vehicles these days have a digital odometer. A battery would be needed and in my experience that's one of the first things removed.
RandACampin 08/05/15 11:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: sourdough biscuit recipe

Thank you. I have had my starter going for over 35 years and bake bread with it, constantly. I have just never tried biscuits. I have good luck with the recipe I have for biscuits, so I have never ventured into using sourdough to make them. I think I will do these for supper tonight. If you already have a starter and a biscuit recipe what's the issue?
RandACampin 08/05/15 10:40am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How can I make my TT lights flash unhooked from my truck?

12 gauge wire should be more than sufficient.
RandACampin 08/05/15 08:28am Travel Trailers
RE: SALT YOUR STEAKS?

I think this is a Solution in search of a problem. Try Chuck Eye steaks about 1 1/2 inches thick. They are tender, incredibly beefy tasting really nice little steaks and are about 1/2 the price of a Rib Eye. I put a wet Rub on my steaks that contains the following: 2 Cloves of garlic. (thru a press) Sea Salt the large grain stuff to taste Ground or cracked peppercorns (Lots) Tsp of Worcestershire Sauce one or two tsp of FINELY GROUND COFFEE Olive oil (enough to make ingredients into a thick paste) Not a good solution, lots of myths in your solution. Rub on both sides and edges of the steaks. Leave for at least one hour before cooking. Not only will you have a perfect looking grilled steak. But it tastes great. and it tenderizes it.
RandACampin 08/05/15 03:31am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Weight distribution bars

What brand is the hitch? BTW the prospective buyer is right, he may even need to readjust after he puts his gear in.
RandACampin 08/04/15 04:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Turn in motorhome back to bank

I know someone who did that with a Kia minivan, and it was only 2 years old. Her daughter had to be in the hospital a long time, and she had no other assets. The dealership sold the van for $5,000 at auction, and she still owes a tax bill for the 'loss' that the finance company suffered and wrote off to her benifit. So while they could not go after her for the money, the IRS will. Try to lower the price to what they are accepting for 2006 Alegro's. Check with a couple of the Texas DP dealers, and see what they are selling them for. Try selling it for a $10,000 loss. And while you will take a loss, it will not be as bad as having the bank sell it at auction to the highest bidder, who is thinking "I really have no idea what maintenance has been done to this RV, or if the refrigerator works, or the transmission is bad or what?" They plan on bidding $50,000 on a $120,000 Rig hoping that they will not have to pay more than $10,000 to get it road worthy and able to sell it at some profit. Also consider your monthly payments. Take what you might pay over the next year, and consider 'what if I sell it next year for say $75,000.' During the next 12 months you will have to pay about $1,000 in insurance and perhaps $12,000 in payments. By selling it today for $60,000 you will actually be coming out ahead - in come cases. And next year it will be 'another' year older, 10 in fact. Some RV parks do not allow 10 year old units, but many will. Some just decide not to buy a 10 year old unit for that reason.. . Good luck, some tough decisions, and they all don't look to rosy. . . Fred. How did ya'll assume the OP was from Texas? Profile says Mauldin, South Carolina.
RandACampin 07/30/15 08:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Speeding in campgrounds

Does anyone else get frustrated by the fact that some people (more than you would think) completely ignore the speed limits set within campground areas? Some are 5mph, some are up to 15mph. I try to relax when I go camping, but sometimes it is hard to do that when you feel like a traffic cop as cars rip by you. Most of them are not towing mind you, but those instances occur as well. Most places my family and I go are children oriented. They ride bikes, run around and play with friends. There are lots of blind intersections where a child or even an adult could risk getting hit by one of these maniacs. I lost my voice at Yogi bears Java Jellystone over July 4th from yelling "slow down" so many times. Maybe I am overreacting, but last time I checked, 5mph was almost walking speed or a extremely slow jog. These so called campers acted like they were driving in nascar or the autobahn. Some of the people were simply going from site to site in their car instead of walking (big park) and my real question is what is the rush? Of course at Jellystone the teenage employees of the campground were not exactly setting a good example by hauling around in their gators, tractors and golf carts at well over the 5mph speed limit. I was not the only one who felt this way during these weekends but obviously some people disregard safety in order to save 30 seconds as with the regular roads. Rant over. You ever speed on the highway? Pretty sure there are NO kids, adults walking dogs on the Highway.... Campground usually only have the road to walk on so I'm with the SLOW DOWN crowd, what's the rush! 5 or 10 mph is no big deal, the front gate is never that far. You hit a kid and hurt them your fault or not, you have to live with it. Doesn't matter, there are signs to obey in both situations. I see speed limit signs at EVERY campground but have yet to see a sign that said kids watch out for cars. Think you just don't get it and your most likely one that just can't idle thru the cg. You look at it however you want signs or no signs but you hit and hurt a kid or even an adult that was on the same road you were on its probably gonna be put on you and either way you have to live with it. The op is right you just don't get it, many not all go to fast in the cg, they have NO common sense and either just think they will be able to stop or no kid could ever run out in front of them. I think you don't get it. I never speed in the CG nor do I speed on the highways. The point is the OP probably speeds on the highways ignoring the signs then complains that people do the same in the CG.
RandACampin 07/30/15 07:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Speeding in campgrounds

Does anyone else get frustrated by the fact that some people (more than you would think) completely ignore the speed limits set within campground areas? Some are 5mph, some are up to 15mph. I try to relax when I go camping, but sometimes it is hard to do that when you feel like a traffic cop as cars rip by you. Most of them are not towing mind you, but those instances occur as well. Most places my family and I go are children oriented. They ride bikes, run around and play with friends. There are lots of blind intersections where a child or even an adult could risk getting hit by one of these maniacs. I lost my voice at Yogi bears Java Jellystone over July 4th from yelling "slow down" so many times. Maybe I am overreacting, but last time I checked, 5mph was almost walking speed or a extremely slow jog. These so called campers acted like they were driving in nascar or the autobahn. Some of the people were simply going from site to site in their car instead of walking (big park) and my real question is what is the rush? Of course at Jellystone the teenage employees of the campground were not exactly setting a good example by hauling around in their gators, tractors and golf carts at well over the 5mph speed limit. I was not the only one who felt this way during these weekends but obviously some people disregard safety in order to save 30 seconds as with the regular roads. Rant over. You ever speed on the highway? Pretty sure there are NO kids, adults walking dogs on the Highway.... Campground usually only have the road to walk on so I'm with the SLOW DOWN crowd, what's the rush! 5 or 10 mph is no big deal, the front gate is never that far. You hit a kid and hurt them your fault or not, you have to live with it. Doesn't matter, there are signs to obey in both situations.
RandACampin 07/30/15 04:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Speeding in campgrounds

Does anyone else get frustrated by the fact that some people (more than you would think) completely ignore the speed limits set within campground areas? Some are 5mph, some are up to 15mph. I try to relax when I go camping, but sometimes it is hard to do that when you feel like a traffic cop as cars rip by you. Most of them are not towing mind you, but those instances occur as well. Most places my family and I go are children oriented. They ride bikes, run around and play with friends. There are lots of blind intersections where a child or even an adult could risk getting hit by one of these maniacs. I lost my voice at Yogi bears Java Jellystone over July 4th from yelling "slow down" so many times. Maybe I am overreacting, but last time I checked, 5mph was almost walking speed or a extremely slow jog. These so called campers acted like they were driving in nascar or the autobahn. Some of the people were simply going from site to site in their car instead of walking (big park) and my real question is what is the rush? Of course at Jellystone the teenage employees of the campground were not exactly setting a good example by hauling around in their gators, tractors and golf carts at well over the 5mph speed limit. I was not the only one who felt this way during these weekends but obviously some people disregard safety in order to save 30 seconds as with the regular roads. Rant over. You ever speed on the highway?
RandACampin 07/29/15 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Dog urinating and defecating on your site while owners watch

To the OP... It's OK for the dog to poop on your site as long as the owner cleans it up, period. So if a dog poops on your rug, under your awning on your site , and the owner picks it up it's ok. Period.
RandACampin 07/29/15 07:56am RV Pet Stop
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