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RE: 12V Electric Issues - Inverter?

Battery disconnect needs to be ON. Off you are probably stopping the battery from being charged. Everything your describing indicates dead battery.
donn0128 12/13/17 01:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck Shopping Soon

A 2500 series truck, especially the newest ones give up nothing in creature or ride comforts. The newest gas motors are vastly improved in power and fuel economy. You also gain hugh in towing/load carrying ability. Unless you are planning in the near future to upgrade to a much larger TT of possibly a fifth wheel you probably dont need a 3500 or a diesel.
donn0128 12/13/17 11:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Black and gray sewer valves open or closed

Closed. No reason to allow access to critters.
donn0128 12/12/17 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for snow advice - POSITIVE COMMENTS ONLY

You will need chains for the truck, and in some states you will also need chains for the trailer. In Oregon for instance drag chains (chains on trailer tires) are required on trailers when chains are required. Thats for starters. How you handle the cold weather and freezing water lines is another totally different discussion.
donn0128 12/12/17 09:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 12v refrigerator /freezer

Yea, I think you need to figure out exactly why your refer is not working correctly. Heck, my refer has worked perfectly even though it is in a slide out and the vents are both on the side wall. Which is not suppose to work. There has to be some basic reason for it not cooling correctly.
donn0128 12/12/17 09:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Can I really do this?

To answer your question 1) yes its bad 2) living on two grand a month doable, yes, in a MH, possible, but not smart. MHs are the number one most expensive form of RV there is. You could easily spend up words of 2000 dollars just for a set of tires. Maintenance could kill your monthly income with just one breakdown. To live that cheap you will need to find some form of supplimental income, camp hosting to pay for your monthly site fees would help. How do you plan to pay for health insurance? Some retirees report 500 a month for premiums. Do not even attempt to rely on medicare part a only. One hospital stay could bankrupt you. Living full time is not cheap. Park rent could set you back 500 a month, insurance? You really need to sit down and write an honest budget including everything then come back and tell us how much disposable income you have.
donn0128 12/12/17 09:23am Full-time RVing
RE: Steer tires

They will only effect handling if a belt is broken. Some tread patterns can create wander, but if your having handling problems look at suspension and tires them selves.
donn0128 12/11/17 05:52pm Towing
RE: Wet and mold

One word, DEHUMIDIFIER. Windows open help, but a large dehumidifier is what you need. Run it 24/7. You will be amazed how much water is removed. Also leave closet doors open when you can.
donn0128 12/11/17 03:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: New countertop: laminate or solid surface?

Solid surfaces have some draw backs, namely it can be cut. On the plus side it can also be easily fixed by a compentent DIYer. I would swap to solid surface if you plan to keep the camper for a few more years. Otherwise keep the laminant. The solid surface in my fiver is 12 years old and still looks good. It is no heavier than laminant and half inch particle board, so dont let that scare you.
donn0128 12/10/17 07:29pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Looking for new batteries

Start looking for a battery house, someplace that specalizes in batteries. Also look for a golf cart repair facility. Usually there will be at least one near any large city. They can offer your best buy of good batteries.
donn0128 12/09/17 04:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shock absorbers on 5th wheel

Inspect them. Leaking? Time to change them. No leaks, leave em.
donn0128 12/09/17 08:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Water heater plug

Loot at the ling range forecast for the area your traveling through. If its below about 30 overnights, then do not fill your water system. I assume your talking about 2 nights maximum? Fill the system your second morning and you should be OK. BTW leaving the plug in or out has no bearing on anything.
donn0128 12/09/17 08:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First

Here in the valley is rately gets below 25. Last winter was weird. 3 snow events and lots of rain. Right now were in a shadow. Sunny the last three days and another 7 or so perdicted.
donn0128 12/08/17 03:53pm Around the Campfire
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This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 29501237
donn0128 12/08/17 09:24am RV Lifestyle
First

First frost of the season this morning. 30° on my back porch.
donn0128 12/08/17 09:24am Around the Campfire
RE: HDMI splitters with DirecTV

Hey Bill, I was just on the Directv web site and there now is a Genie2. It apparently now has a built in video bridge, and supports recording up to 8 programs at once.
donn0128 12/07/17 05:44pm Technology Corner
RE: HDMI splitters with DirecTV

Your going Genie? Simply add wireless minis for each TV after your main one. Done!That requires a wireless network and internet connection...so does the genie to work properly SO WRONG! The Genie creates its own network. To setup a Genie wireless system, all you need is a Genie, either HR44 or HR54, a video bridge, and up tp five mini Genies. The video bridge sends the signal to the minis. I take my Genie and wireless system with me every time I leave the house. No network connection at stale parks. Geeze, please listen to me. All the poor fella needs is the correct Genie, a video bridge, and two or three minis, one for each TV not connected to the main Genie. From this point he will need to do some coax cabling to get the signal from the dish to the back of the Genie, with a splitter to send a signal to the video bridge.
donn0128 12/07/17 05:13pm Technology Corner
RE: HDMI splitters with DirecTV

Your going Genie? Simply add wireless minis for each TV after your main one. Done!
donn0128 12/07/17 12:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Water heater clattering

You have air in the lines. Turn off the water, drain the tank, close the drain, turn the water back on, fill the tank, bleed the hot water lines, turn the power back on. Report back what happens.
donn0128 12/06/17 07:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Fifth-wheel Questions.

Your truck likely has a GVWR of 10,000 pounds and scales ready to camp around 7500-8000 pounds. So how are you going to carry 2500 to 3000 pounds of pin plus hitch without exceeding mfg weight numbers? Before you spend money on anything you really need to load the truck like your going camping and drive across a set of scales. Edit, Fifth wheels will place approx 20% of their actual weight directly over the rear axle. NOT the advertised humber nor 20% of its published dry weight but its actual weight loaded ready to camp. Simce you dont have that number yet, consider using 20% of the trailers GVWR. Under? Likely, but at least you will error on the side of caution.
donn0128 12/06/17 05:52pm Fifth-Wheels
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