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RE: Itinerary ideas for Oregon Coast

Traveling north to south gives you the easiest access to the pullouts which are on the ocean side. In Astoria visit the Maritime museum and ride the waterfront trolly from there. Across the street is the Bowpicker with the best fish and chips anywhere which is why there is always a long line. Ft Stevens is a great CG but visit it even if not staying there for great access to the ocean. There are many beautiful areas to stop along the coast, just pick what you like. Lighthouses, beach access, views, etc.
CA Traveler 08/28/16 09:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 50 amp to 30 amp

We are looking at a 50 amp TT. When in a park that does not have 50 amp service , what do you do. Install the 30 amp plug with a 50 amp female. What about the surge protector. Do you use the 30 amp? Will we need to carry both , a 50 and 30 amp surge protector? ThanksGet a 50/30 and a 30/20 adapter to cover all plugs. Highly recommend that you get a full 50A power protector like the PI HW50C or the portable unit. Besides high/low voltage and other faults it protects against a open neutral which is very important on 50A. It works with the above adapters.
CA Traveler 08/28/16 09:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Vancouver Island Ideas

Thanks to all. I did calculate both towed and de-toaded and it is cheaper separately. I will now check Anacortes rates! DianPost what you find as we may go next summer and Vancouver might work out. Last time we went out of Port Angeles on Black Ball no problem with separating the toad to save some bucks. No so on the return trip from Victoria (Black Ball again) even though we were early the arrogant person in charge said he could not guarantee both vehicles would be on the same ferry. He was being a as*. So check carefully before you separate.
CA Traveler 08/27/16 03:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Odd 12VDC issue - is it the charger or battery or both?

Perhaps I should have said 90-100AH for a single 12V battery.
CA Traveler 08/23/16 09:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Odd 12VDC issue - is it the charger or battery or both?

I am not trying to hijack your thread, but I have a battery issue and like some of your feelings, We are getting ready to pull out in the AM, went over yesterday to turn Refrigerator on (camper has been in storage since July, the little JENSON panel read "11.4 V" I figured all was well. I went back today no power at all...Took battery to parts place to get checked and a "charge" (battery is a 12 Volt deep cycle EXCIDE purchased the end of June). They tell me the battery has 11.4 volts but only 66 CCA, S/B 425 CCA. I have never heard of the volts being still up and the amps down...11.4V is a very discharged battery. Apparently they confirmed your voltage. Did they charge or load check it? 66 CCA is a starting battery spec (and a small one). You indicate a deep cycle battery??? Is it a marine deep cycle battery? For house batteries you want a AH spec like say 100AH.
CA Traveler 08/23/16 08:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Dish customer question

We travel winters and move around a lot. Dish has always authorized our mobile reciever within minutes to recieve the local channels for that area. All it takes is a phone call, tell them where you are with which reciever . Left at home recievers still get local channels for the g'kids.Is this for one account? I thought that DTV switched the account, hence all receivers, but I only have one receiver. In fact wasn't there discussion of someone with multiple receivers on a single account loaned to relatives being a no no? Maybe multiple locations OK with Dish?
CA Traveler 08/21/16 09:03am Technology Corner
RE: Dish customer question

Original poster again. We're not getting the RV plan. This would be the same as in a house. Do they let you change the service address for that too?Bill.Satellite He might be referring to DNS with his current DTV. OP Like others we change only the DTV service address and we have one receiver that is moved from the house to RV. Interesting comments about using a CG site number to avoid conflicts which I've never done. DTV "knows" I'm in a RV and has never questioned the address.
CA Traveler 08/21/16 08:57am Technology Corner
RE: Odd 12VDC issue - is it the charger or battery or both?

A built in voltmeter is a good idea but it's limited to one connection. Buy a digital voltmeter from any store under $20, sometimes free at Harbor Freight.
CA Traveler 08/21/16 08:45am Tech Issues
RE: Odd 12VDC issue - is it the charger or battery or both?

Have the battery load tested for starters. So you have a Lifeline AGM battery? Buy a portable battery charger to keep the battery charged during your trip as required. A burning smell is a big red flag. Disconnect the WFCO AC and DC wires or CB's
CA Traveler 08/20/16 10:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar question

Controllers won't hold up with moisture or flooded battery fumes. So install inside or a storage area.
CA Traveler 08/20/16 09:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Dish customer question

We've never had any significant DTV upgrade issues, however we've never asked them to do any rig hardware upgrades. We do local channel changes as required by the spot beam and not usually because we transient into a new town within the beam.
CA Traveler 08/20/16 08:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Houston to San Fransico

Been there done that for a living for a long time...... If you're not looking at sight seeing.....I 10 to Quartzsite, AZ 95 up to I 40W to 58W to 99N at Bakersfield 46 W at Wasco, CA to I 5N to I 580W to The Oakland-Bay bridge and into SF. There are a few other ways from I 580 but this is as good as any That is the way with the least traffic and fastest but California is packed full of traffic every where. Good Luck.He's going to HMB but yes 580, 92 is another route. BTW OP Stop at Rite Aid in Pacifica for ice cream cones, from there take the first right across US 1 and watch the surfers while enjoying the ice cream cone.
CA Traveler 08/20/16 06:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Houston to San Fransico

Plaza Gas on 101 1 mile south of 152 usually has lower prices than much of the bay area.
CA Traveler 08/19/16 12:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Houston to San Fransico

Then: 40, 58, 99, 46, 5, 152, 101, 85, 280, 92 to HMB. We like Ketch Joann's restaurant at the harbor, not real fancy.
CA Traveler 08/19/16 10:13am Roads and Routes
RE: Houston to San Fransico

I've taken 10, 210, 5 mid day through LA many times with only minor delays. Rush hour is another story. 101 is more scenic and slower than 5 headed north. Bay area roads are also best mid day.
CA Traveler 08/19/16 12:33am Roads and Routes
RE: Keeping Batteries Charged

Yes, get a battery switch to stop any draws during storage, use it whenever you are disconnected from power. A fully charged battery will not freeze. most should be charged about once a month to be safe.Good advice. The OPs battery has a self discharge rate of 3.5%/week at 80F which is excellent. Still my calculations show that it will self discharge to 50% SOC in 19 weeks at 80F, less I assume in lower temperatures. This will shorten battery life. I would want a temperature compensated charger that maintains the battery per the Crown specification.
CA Traveler 08/18/16 07:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric Awning

I have the CareLess Eclipse awning. Awning retracting: Battery 12.6V, input to awing switches 10.8V, motor voltage 9.1V (TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY INADEQUATE), 16ga wire for the relay and additional 12ga and 14ga wire for both Monaco and CareLess. Increasing the battery voltage to say 13.4V for float charging helps but still inadequate. Using some temporary heavy wiring to the switches (a battery or charger would do) the awning worked much better. I then installed 8ga positive and minus wires to the switch input and the voltage was 11.3V to the motor, a 2.2V increase to the motor. The CareLess relay has long 16 ga wires that could be cut to 1" and spliced or just buy an equivalent relay with terminals to further increase the voltage. It's not rocket science as the relay just reverses the polarity to the awning. ie DC motor run in the opposite direction when the polarity is reversed. In a nutshell the wiring is inadequate for the job. It appeared possible (but difficult) in my rig to replace the wiring from the switch to the outside wall and on to the CareLess motor. But IMHO the CareLess Eclipse awning is a marginal design at best as it tends to blow up and down with a small wind. I also had the pot metal end cap strip on an Interstate as it started to unwind. Ropes solved that problem until I could repair it.
CA Traveler 08/18/16 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Metal camper step shocked my dog!

I can see where the black ground wire goes to a screw with a square housing. It's connected well, as are all the other wires.Those wires and fuses are part of the DC or battery electrical system and have nothing to do with the your AC shock. The AC portion is under the panel and there may be a junction box somewhere. Now that you can post pictures which can help to understand what your saying I suggest you start from the beginning. AS SUGGESTED use the 3 light tester on the extension cord. If OK then use in on a rig plug with and without loads. What does it indicate? We can go from there but need good input from you. BTW Suggest you check the meter in the house with a good plug as it may be damaged when you used the wrong connections. Also AC can be dangerous as your dog found out. You would be wise to get some help so that no one gets hurt.
CA Traveler 08/15/16 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Metal camper step shocked my dog!

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CA Traveler 08/12/16 05:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Metal camper step shocked my dog!

Reverse polarity should not energize the skin.X2
CA Traveler 08/12/16 01:58pm General RVing Issues
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