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RE: In need of refrigerator help

My problem when I had the tingling was the 30amp to 20amp adapter when plugged at home. Replaced it and problem disappeared. If I remember correctly when I read volts from bumper to ground it was around 7 volts. Was washing trailer and ground was wet concrete.
Beaker 08/29/15 11:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sat and Cable Connectors

You first must know if the outside cable connection runs directly to the Winegard wall mounted power supply (little button with green light). This is normally used to select OTA TV or campground Cable. If that's the case you can remove the plate from the wall and disconnect the Cable coax. This is now a direct run from the outside to your hand. Plug that end into the single side of an A/B switch and then use the 2 outputs to run one coax directly to the satellite receiver and the 2nd output to run right back to the Cable connection in the Winegard wall plate. Now, selecting A or B will either send the signal to your receiver or the wall plate via a direct run. I've done this on two campers with no problems. To OP: I haven't seen it mentioned but the problem using the CABLE port is the booster which stops a 5v(if I remember correctly)signal from being sent to the dish from the DTV receiver.
Beaker 08/23/15 12:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Friends from the "OOP'S" thread.

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Beaker 08/23/15 09:15am Around the Campfire
RE: Knoxville TN thru Florence SC to Myrtle Beach route help.

Don't go down town Florence. Exit I-20 to I-95 North. Take I-95 N to exit 170,Hwy 327. 327 to US 76 US 76 to US 501. US 501 to MB x2
Beaker 08/21/15 04:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: 5 Dangerous Road Trips in the USA

Typically, it is other drivers that make it dangerous Umm, you do know that YOU are "other drivers" to me?
Beaker 08/21/15 04:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2012 Cougar High Country pinbox

...I'd back the truck's tailgate under and use a floor jack, made it all very manageable for my son and I. Did it myself that way using a hydraulic jack. Had to raise trailer up as I went up as the angle will change when jacking.
Beaker 08/21/15 04:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leaky Roof

I went up there to see if there was anything obvious wrong, but it all looked fine to me. The "obvious" usually doesn't show up and if it does there may be others. Had an older fifth that took Katrina and a garden hose to find the leaks. The present one I Eternabond on top and is looking good but it won't stop all the leaks, just the seams that were done with Eternabond. One of the leaks on the old was down a screw on the top side that held the awing. Another one around the window. Another down the corner, one thru a taillight. Although of course I wasn't happy with the leaks, it was a cheap learning lesson for looking for leaks. On the newer one, I do a lot of checking of inside cabinets, below cabinets and windows My very first trailer was totaled by insurance company within 3 years for water damage. Don't know why we RVers pay what we do for such junk. Actually I know why.
Beaker 08/21/15 04:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking at 5th wheels

This is a update on my question, Looking at 5vrs. My truck is a 2009 duramax CCSB. The door sticker for gcvw 9200#,it has 3.73 gears, and it weighs approx. 6850# with a half tank of diesel and driver. By the time I add more fuel,another passenger and the hitch it leaves me with 1700# for the pin weight and all the extras I would also be adding. I have an '08 and the paper that came with the truck showed the weight of tuck as 7010# and gcvw 9200#. Drop 200# for hitch and at least 500# for 40gal aux/tool tank leaves me at best maybe 1500# payload. My fifth has a gross of around 11000# but there is close to 4000# payload, which leaves a "uvw" of around 7000# putting pin somewhere in the neighborhood 1400. This is on a trailer of 28ft. I have not weighted it but wouldn't really matter because I certainly wouldn't change trucks or trailer at this point. 6ok on truck and fifth is exactly what we wanted. I think like others have said that this truck is underrated on payload and if you go by RAWR you have plenty of room to go. I like what I have. First diesel and if lucky it will last until I quit in 10 or so years.
Beaker 08/21/15 03:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: LED rechargeable flashlight

I appreciate all the responses and it seems there are some good LED flashlights out there. However, I just had to do work on the trailer. It has not been plugged in for about 2 months. Needed some light she grabbed the old one we have and it worked fine. Some type of Energizer brand. The reason I like this light is it just plugs in the outlet and I always know where it is. Hate to admit it, but a lot of things here grow legs and hide on me. This is always there, no chargers, cords, or batteries to mess with. So I will keep this one and maybe buy the cree for an emergency flashlight. Thanks everyone :)
Beaker 08/13/15 12:19pm General RVing Issues
LED rechargeable flashlight

I am looking for a LED rechargeable flashlight such as the Dorcy 41-1045 that recharges by plugging into an outlet. Most of the use is to just to walk the dog at night. I replaced lights in camper with LED. The Dorcy is rated at 12 lumens which seems sounds pretty weak. Anyone have one or similar and would it work for walking dog at night?
Beaker 08/12/15 04:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: baffled about the light bulbs or.....

I would bet the ballast has gone- you can buy Thin-lite replacements, but I would buy LED replacement tubes and do away with the ballast. Mine burned up at the contact end. Rewired fixture and used LED SMD4850. If I remember the LED tubes were a bit more expensive.
Beaker 08/12/15 12:54pm General RVing Issues
Maxx air vent

I had to drop the screen over the toilet to remove a wasp nest. While cleaning the vent dome, a center tab popped out. Glued and caulked it back on and the edge of that dome is just crumbling, probably from sun damage. While looking for a replacement, I ran across the Maxx air, which seem like a more sensible solution. Any comments on this product? It also seems like an easy installation.
Beaker 08/10/15 04:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help...Reese Sidewinder / Revolution or Pullrite Superglide

Thank you everyone for the replies. Although the Pullrite looks great and their owners love them I am leaning towards the Sidewinder for a couple of reasons. The biggest being the 10 degree hitching/unhitching (I verified this) problem with the superglide. I know I could not hitch up right now where I am parked. The other benefits I see for the sidewinder include less weight and more bed space. I choose the sidewinder over superglide due to weight and simplicity, among other things. I like FASW but: I cannot turn the turret by hand. It was properly greased and torqued according to spec. In effect this gives you close to 0 degree for hitching, because of the wedge. Luckily, there are ways around this if this happens when hitching. I have read several posts where some folks have had problems turning the turret by hand, many can.
Beaker 08/10/15 04:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Led light bulbs

I would recommend the LED panels in 36 5050 leds at 10 for $18.40 or 48 10 for $22.26 in warm white. I tried the 3 of the 36's but they were too dim for me. Replace all with the 48'. They seem much brighter to me.
Beaker 08/10/15 04:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stealth Camping

We arrived late once and tried to pay before leaving the next morning but the office wasn't open by 10am Happened to me. Cash slide under the door no problem.
Beaker 08/08/15 09:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Yellostone Fishing Bridge RV park - raised sewer connection

Snow and/or runoff. Luckily it looks like they don't get more than a foot of snow there.;)
Beaker 08/08/15 09:52am General RVing Issues
RE: loops closed at Hunting Island?

They are upgrading the power and they will be working on the dump station that is on the backside. Been going to Hunting Island for 15 years. Love it there. But the dump stations have always been some of the worst I've used.
Beaker 08/06/15 05:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: short bed - sliding hitch vs sidewinder?

Well, you folks can debate the physics but no difference from conventional that I can feel.
Beaker 08/02/15 10:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer Life subscription

I've never seen a negative review, but I think there are more negative things said than in the past.
Beaker 07/31/15 05:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: short bed - sliding hitch vs sidewinder?

I've had both manual slider and sidewinder, sidewinder still on. Trouble with a manual slider is you will not use when you need to. I saw somewhere that the sidewinder can have an issue with trying to dock when you need to angle the truck up to the camper? (like a tight spot where you can't straighten out the truck in front of camper). Any of you run into this? Seems to me if you back it in there, you should be able to get the truck back again. There is a wedge near the sidewinder pin that has to be close to in line with the hitch. If I got into a situation that you describe, I would loosen the 4 bolts on the turret and turn it so that the sidewinder is lined up. Another solution would be to take off the wedge, hook up as a normal hitch, and when straighten out, put the wedge back on. There is also the option of leaving the wedge out and putting couple of bolts back near turret which turns the sidewinder close to a conventional hitch. And no, it does not feel like a bumper pull and also is easier backing up.
Beaker 07/31/15 05:26pm Fifth-Wheels
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