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RE: Is Top of the World Hwy paved

OP - since you don't like dust/gravel and your wife needs guardrails, I highly suggest you skip the Top of the World Highway. You might even have difficulty with the whole Alaskan trip if you don't like dust. Re-think your goal. Hopefully, you'll change your mind. All that dust/gravel is well worth it.Our trip started as a once in a life time trip - cross it off the bucket list. But it turned into an incredible adventure and we're going back!
CA Traveler 04/16/14 10:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Is Top of the World Hwy paved

It is not paved from DC to Chicken (120 or so miles) but there was a prior attempt at chip sealing it. There are no guard rails and soft dirt shoulders that run along the mountain ridge. Have you read the 2014 Milepost? If you don't want to drive in dust or gravel then don't go to Alaska as you'll have both in construction areas and access roads. The typical Canadian construction zone is 15 miles long with rocks, dust, potholes and slow driving.
CA Traveler 04/16/14 03:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: DirectTV / Wineguard

Receiver Setup: After banging my head against a rock several times trying to reproduce the setup I made these instructions which may help others. Different dish types and TVs required additional setup. Different TV types also meant that the DTV remote would not work both TVs. Dish pointing is not included. Here are the receiver setup instructions I used when moving the HR24 receiver from home HD to the 18” round portable SD dish for the MH. Note: The HR24 is a dual tuner DVR (connect 2 coax cables) but that is not a factor in the setup. Home – Slimline 5 Dish and HD Channels 1. Install 2 B-Band Converters and all cords 2. Turn on receiver wait for setup to complete (about 6 minutes). 3. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Display-TV Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 4. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Display-TV Resolutions: Check all resolutions. 5. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Display–Video: On, Pillar Box, Dark Gray 6. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Display-Preferences-Guide HD Channels: Hide SD duplicates. 7. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Satellite-Repeat Satellite Setup: Dish setup: Option 4–Slimline 5 02: Multiswitch Dual. To confirm: Menu-Setup-System Setup-Info & Test-More System Info and confirm dish type MH – Portable 18” Dish and SD Channels Only 1. Do not install B-Band Converters 2. Plug in all cords. Turn on receiver wait for setup to complete (about 6 minutes) 3. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Satellite-View Satellite Strength-Satellite 101, final check after aiming the dish 4. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Display-TV Ratio: Standard 4:3 5. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Display-TV Resolutions: Check 480i only 6. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Display–Video: On, Pillar Box, Dark Gray 7. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Display-Preferences-Guide HD Channels: Hide HD duplcates. Note: This takes a few minutes to change. 8. The MH Portable dish will not receive/record HD and will display ln not found for HD channels. 9. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Satellite-Repeat Satellite Setup: Dish setup: Option 1 – 18” round dish 02: Multiswitch Dual. To confirm: Menu-Setup-System Setup-Info & Test-More System Info and confirm. The only practical mounting for the receiver in the MH was vertical in a cabinet and that required the use of a RF remote which the HR24 supports. Switching back to the IR remote for home was tedious since the front panel had to be used to switch the remotes. Before long I purchased a second RF remote to use at home. Each of the RF remotes was programmed to support their respective IR TVs which was another reason for having the 2 remotes. Programming the remote can be found under Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Remote Control-Program Remote. Later I added a HD SWM dish to the MH and used these settings for the MH. Note: The MH TV is HD and Widescreen. The HR24 receiver will also operate with the single SWM coax. MH – HD Dish – SWM Dish and HD Channels 1. Do not install B-Band Converters 2. Plug in all cords. Turn on receiver wait for setup to complete (about 6 minutes). 3. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Display-TV Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 4. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Display-TV Resolutions: Check all resolutions. 5. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Display–Video: On, Pillar Box, Dark Gray 6. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Display-Preferences-Guide HD Channels: Hide SD duplicates. 7. Menu-Settings & Help-Settings-Satellite-Repeat Satellite Setup: Dish setup: Option 17 Swimline-3S(SWM), 01: SWM, Dual. To confirm: Menu-Setup-System Setup-Info & Test-More System Info and confirm dish type
CA Traveler 04/16/14 02:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Spare tire class A motorhome

This is a spare tire solution by another RVer, just the tire so that's it's available if needed. http://i369.photobucket.com/albums/oo134/catraveler/DSCN0292_zps7faa32cd.jpg
CA Traveler 04/15/14 04:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power to MH

You could make an adapter to go from the 60A welding receptacle to the 50A RV plug. JMOThat's asking for a lot of trouble. Most likely the welding plug is 240V 3 wire. The RV plug is 240/120V 4 wire. Have a new 50A RV plug installed. The 50A RV plug is a standard household plug used by stoves etc.
CA Traveler 04/15/14 08:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1985 southwind battery trouble ???

Have all of the batteries load tested at a auto store for free. Have the alternator checked to see if it's charging the chassis battery. Have the house charger checked to see if it's charging the house battery.
CA Traveler 04/13/14 09:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DirectTV / Wineguard

I want to find a used dish and whatever else i need on EBay to stay within my budget.You might get one for free, a friend gave me one. I've seen a few along side the trash. I made my own stand and used it for years. Had 50' of coax and an additional 100' which I used a few times due to trees.
CA Traveler 04/13/14 07:54pm Technology Corner
RE: DirectTV / Wineguard

My experience is that a Direct TV non HD Dish will not support a HD receiver so you might want to check that out prior to buying a Direct TV dish from any source. I would like to hear from anyone who has attempted this same process. I made the mistake of going from a non HD receiver to a HD receiver. I now have a HD dish which is way too large to carry in my truck camper.I used my 18" SD dish with a HR24 receiver which has HD. Just set the receiver to hide HD channels and change dish types from my slimline 5 at home. But different receivers have different capabilities.
CA Traveler 04/13/14 05:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Odometer Reset

Miles
CA Traveler 04/13/14 12:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DirectTV / Wineguard

All you need is a dish that supports your home receiver, could be SD only, HD, multiple tuners etc. At many CGs you'll see a variety of automatic and manual dishes and Wineguard is not the only mfg.
CA Traveler 04/13/14 12:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Odometer Reset

Mine was a Cummins and Allison and the diagnostic port read both including the tranny mileage.
CA Traveler 04/13/14 12:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Odometer Reset

I believe there are various rules and laws covering changing the mileage. Mine had to be sent to a facility with paperwork in NH to correct the mileage. Does your tranny also have the mileage? Find out who can repair it and it may not be FL. It doesn't surprise me at all the FL couldn't change it. However the fact that they didn't know and tell you how to get it done would be a red flag for that facility.
CA Traveler 04/13/14 11:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is pulling down the battery?

Most campers have loads that you cannot turn off like smoke detectors, etc. You can install a battery switch right on the battery post as one solution. Have the battery load checked so that you know your "new" battery is still good. You can also borrow or buy a DC clamp on ammeter or other equipment to help track down the loads.
CA Traveler 04/13/14 08:24am Tech Issues
RE: Dealing with rotted studs and flooring

Post pictures. Curves are easy to make. Use a very thin piece of veneer or wood strip, perhaps exoxy it in and use braces until dry. Add another layer glued to the first in held in place by braces. Keep at it a layer at a time. Basically you're building plywood a layer at a time and it's curved. Or make paper or cardboard patterns as a guide.
CA Traveler 04/12/14 08:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Figuring Proper Fuse Size

Fuses protect the equipment and the wiring. Wiring can develop a short and you certainly want a fuse to protect it and the equipment.Fusing is for protecting wire. Regardless, this does not make any sense (at least not to me) if you have properly sized wire. In a 300W inverter, the max it draws is 30 amps from the batteries (maybe it can draw up to its surge rating IDK). If I have wiring that can accommodate 100-380 amps (this is my setup), how is a short going to do anything to the wire? If the equipment shorts internally, it has fuses and protection circuits to handle that. Not to mention, shorts ALWAYS lead to an open and usually in a short period (pun) of time because internal circuitry is not designed to run over its design parameters. I'd be more worried about the equipment catching fire than wiring melting.What you're missing is that shorts are abnormal and don't obey any rules or preconceived notions. Inverters may/may not have any fuses to protect the heavy DC draw electronics and they don't need to because the fuse should be near the battery. But if it does have a fuse what if the short occurs between it's fuse and the terminal lug? You don't want the wiring to overheat and cause a fire or cause the battery to overheat and be destroyed or cause a fire.
CA Traveler 04/12/14 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: two tech questions

If you have to use the BadYear tire drive slow to a tire shop. I'd get a new one as it will be 8 years old. It's not a good idea to have marginal tires on a trip to Alaska. First suspect would be that the drum or nut wasn't installed correctly.
CA Traveler 04/12/14 10:59am Tech Issues
RE: Raising Rear On Diesel Pusher

First things first: Take the rig and salesman to your drive. Keep in mind that it's likely not loaded with cargo.
CA Traveler 04/11/14 08:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How does something so simple gets so messed up?

Did you ever consider a Fumoto Oil Drain Valve? They are great. I put one on after putting on new oil pan. Works great, all vehicles should come with them. Thought about putting one in the stripped out oil pan before changing, but wasn't sure at the time if it would work or not and didn't want to chance it. I have found out since then that is what I should of done.They work and I've used one. But after a while it occurred to me that they are more prone to road hazards. So I worked out an alternative. Will you ever have a road failure with one? Probably not. I even put one on the gen and that was the one that broke. Fortunately I saw the oil and replaced it with the steel plug which is unlikely to ever become damaged.
CA Traveler 04/11/14 08:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Haines

We took the Alaskan Highway up through Whitehorse. Then on the return trip down to Haines. First stop Kathleen Lake NP. Enjoyed Haines and camped next to the water at Oceanside RV Park. We also took the Fjord Express day trip to Juneau. Then on to Skagway via ferry. Heading north we took Tagish road to the Alaskan Highway bypassing WH. All roads were good. We found interesting things to do in Skagway while avoiding the cruise ship rift raft. Skagway like Juneau has a significant Caribbean jewelry store influence. Same stores, same products, same people, etc. We were going to take the train but got some rain - and the road out largely parallels the train to the summit. The Fjord Express passenger ferry is expensive but it's a customized route that depends upon what's available to see. The owner even went 20 miles out of the way to see whales with no guarantee they would be there - they were. And the ferry to Skagway was expensive - MH, car and 2 passengers. But the drive from Haines to Skagway is long but a little less cost for fuel. And Haines/Skagway have the lower US fuel prices. Driving to Alaska your scenic views of the incredible SE Alaska scenery are largely hidden. Haines/Skagway offer another glimpse.
CA Traveler 04/11/14 03:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Figuring Proper Fuse Size

Question, what size should the Main fuse be? do I even need a Main fuse?Let the inverter fuse also be the main fuse. I would probably go 150 or 200 amp. You will not have much if any inverter surge issue in an RV.The main fuse needs to protect the inverter draw plus all other draws (lights etc). Most likely 200A will handle the loads, perhaps 150A also.
CA Traveler 04/11/14 08:36am Tech Issues
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