RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog


RV Sales




RV Parks


RV Club


RV Buyers Guide


Roadside Assistance


Extended Service Plan


RV Travel Assistance


RV Credit Card


RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'Canadian Rainbirds' found 294 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 15  
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Santa Teresa, NM Border Crossing?

Haven't done it in years but the paperwork was done south of El Paso on the 45 at Km 30, near Pemex 5716. After Santa Teresa, from Route 1, turn East on Route 2 to intersect the 45 north north of the check point. If you continue south on route 1 past the route 2 intersection you will also intersect 45 be SOUTH of the checkpoint. Above info from Church & Church Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping 4th Edition (2009) If I recall, the Km markers were really strange until we were almost on top of it.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/28/15 10:24am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Emergency Escape - What to Do??

throw a blanket over the lip feet first stomach down and drop out and down Just what I was going to say. If you go that way you should be able to grab the window lip and get out without a big drop or fall. A stick cut to length will hold the window up so you're not fighting it and it won't fall on your hands. PRACTICE IT! BOTH (ALL) OF YOU!
Canadian Rainbirds 08/25/15 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

Took it to the shop for basic service (lube, oil change, filters, trans, brake check etc as well as awning adjustment. Nice to have a Cummins authorised tech who is also an RV tech. And he'll make house calls
Canadian Rainbirds 08/25/15 08:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First time snowbird....need help

In San Antonio, we have stayed at http://brauniglakervresort.com/ a couple of times and found it excellent. Nice dog walk areas, very helpful staff and volunteers. A bit out of town but with the freeway system it doesn't take long to get into the city. (Which by the way we like very much). If we HAD to stay the winter in Texas, this would be our choice.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/24/15 10:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Learn from my stupidity !!! I did

Just to make you feel better: Our stick house has a 4 burner gas stove top. The two right burners can be replaced with a grill. After we bought a large BQ for the patio we realised that we never used the stove grill so put the the two burners back. Since we almost never use more than two burners, at a time we have large thick maple cutting cutting board over the two right hand burners. See it coming? We now have two lovely black patterns on the under side of the cutting board.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/22/15 12:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Xantrex Prosine 2.0

Mine died a while ago, shipped if off for repair, came back unrepairable. I believe that it was the transfer switch that failed so I now have a 2KW puresine wave inverter that won't pass AC and won't charge the batteries. It's about the only one that charges at 100A and fits the space I have so I went searching and found a "reconditioned" one online for $650.00. Working fine so far. The old one is sitting in my ham shack while I ponder connecting it to my battery bank there. They are a great unit when they work. Too bad the service has gone for a s***.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/19/15 10:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Portable battery charger

Here is a link to Mexicowanderer's most informative post on the care, charging and equalizing lead acid batteries Copy it and save it somewhere. You will want to refer to it again.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/19/15 12:13am Tech Issues
RE: Went In For Alignment Now Feel Being Taken For A Ride

No one has answered your question on how to post a photo so I'll give it a shot: As you have found out you cannot post a photo from your files. The photo needs to be on a photo site such as photo-bucket, picasa etc. Here is a link to the help topic in Forum Technical Support.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/19/15 12:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solar panels to charge battery

Running the engine once a month does more harm than good unless the rig is driven for at least 30 minutes. This allows everything including transmission to fully warm up and also drives out all the moisture. Running the gen to charge batteries is fine since it will be under load while charging though not very efficient as it needs to run a very long time in order to get the batteries FULLY charged. Solar works very well in this application.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/16/15 11:01am Tech Issues
RE: Hidden toad vehicle Plate

Pulled over in Tucson AZ, I think. Tt was many years ago, driving the toad, a 2 door Chevy Tracker. Reason? one brake light out---AND he couldn't see the rear plate clearly because of the electric bike on a rack on the back. Friendly (not written) warning. Fixed the light next day, not the bike problem. Been fine ever since.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/15/15 11:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solar panels to charge battery

Yes, it is more than possible. How big a panel depends on how big your batteries are and what the phantom load on them is. If you aren't using it for just a couple or three months, fully charge the house batteries then disconnect the negative cable. I left my van almost 6 months that way and it started first try.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/15/15 05:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Winnie/Itasca coach vs chassis battery wiring notes

Don; Who was your Canadian source for Amp-L-Start? I can't find anyone who carries them. I just lost my second Xantrex Echo Charger to moisture/fumes. (On the battery comp door)
Canadian Rainbirds 08/15/15 04:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: motor oil and flagpole opinions.............

Note the pictures in rolling rhoda's post above. NOWHERE does is show more than one flag on the same pole. Historically, One nation's flag above another's on the same halyard indicates that the vessel or fort or. . . flying the upper flag has captured the vessel or whatever from the other country. I suppose Americans could perhaps fly the Stars and Stripes above the Union Flag (the flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain) and the flag of Texas could be flown above the Mexican flag. :B Just don't fly it above the Canadian Flag or you might see the Pig War start up again. Only residents of WN and BC will get this reference so I posted a link..
Canadian Rainbirds 08/15/15 01:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnie/Itasca coach vs chassis battery wiring notes

In case it is of use to others, this is how my 2008 30B was wired - and this was not in the owners manual: When the engine is running, the alternator only charges the chassis battery -- it does not charge the coach batteries. Also, when the RV is plugged into 120v, its inverter only charges the coach batteries; it does not charge the chassis battery. Likewise the Onan generator only charges the coach batteries. (I installed a switch to jumper the coach and chassis batteries when needed so that all batteries will charge when driving or when plugged in at a campground) Other Notes: The dash cig lighter outlet connects to the coach batteries. The steps connect to the chassis battery. My highlight above; this is NOT normal. Probably a failed diode or solenoid. To charge chassis batteries from gen, shore power, solar, use a charger that charges from the house batteries when the the house batteries are at an adequate voltage. For example, our Xantrex Echo Charger charges the chassis batteries when: The chassis batteries are 0.5V to 1.0V less than the house batteries AND the house batteries are 13.0V or greater.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/15/15 01:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery maintainer help

Note about stand alone (portable) smart chargers; If you are depending on them to keep your batteries up be aware that should the shore power go out the chargers probably won't restart automatically when the power comes on again. If the rig is where you can check every day or two this might not be a problem but in storage facility. . .
Canadian Rainbirds 08/14/15 12:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Adding solar with existing inverter/charger

If you want to use the pre-installed wire, I am assuming #12 or hopefully #10 you should series all the panels and use an MPPT controller, though my 420 watts of panels are paralleled with #10 on the input side of the controller. You can afford some voltage drop on the input side but not on the output side. Controller must be very near the batteries and connected with as large a cable as feasible. If within a couple of feet you could get away with #10. I have about 25feet of mostly #6 which gives me an unacceptable loss of 1 volt drop @ 20 Amps. The one drawback to series panels is the basic rule (from Ohm's Law) that in a series circuit the current remains the same throughout the circuit. This means that if one or more panels is shaded, the total current will be what that panel produces, even if it is only an amp or two. If/when I redo mine I will use series/parallel with the rear two in series, the front two in series, and then both sets paralleled. Where we park in Mexico for three months the rear panels are shaded by a building a couple of hours before the front ones. When connecting panels, panels in series should have equal current output. In parallel, both panels should have the voltages as near to equal as possible.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/14/15 12:01pm Tech Issues
RE: What did you do to your Class A MH today???

Update, brother Bob now wants a magnum bottle of Seagram's 7 and a bottle of Tanqueray Gin for the water heater tank repair. Sorry Canadian Rainbirds I'll have to retract the almost invite to share the single malt scotch, lol! D---! Guess I'll just have to buy my own. :(
Canadian Rainbirds 08/14/15 11:42am Class A Motorhomes

109V while the compressor running, not just the fans, should be OK.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/13/15 05:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Engine Battery Not Charging

I have a TRIK-L-Start that I use when parked for a few weeks or months plugged into shore power. (snowbirding, for instance). Works great...then. However, when in storage (for a few months) I disconnect it. Reason? The TRIK-L-START "cannibalizes" power from my 2 6V batteries into the 12V starter battery. If (when) the 2 6V batteries are discharged enough, ALL THREE batteries are "dead"...then the jumper cables come out. just my 2 cents. I don't know about the Trick-L-Start, but the Xantrex Echo Charger will only charge the chassis batteries when the chassis batteries are 0.5 to 1.0 volts less than the house batteries BUT only turns on when the house batteries are at 13.0 volts or higher. In other words, it will not draw the house batteries down below 13.0v to charge the chassis batteries.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/13/15 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coax nightmare

I think I'd contact the insurance company. That's the place to start. If you get no joy from them, then you can go the toner route. Hint; when using the toner, wrap a piece of masking tape around each cable end and label them as they are identified.
Canadian Rainbirds 08/13/15 10:08am Class A Motorhomes
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 15  

New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2015 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS