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My 22" TV draws 1 amp at 12v. It had an adapter, 120vac to 12vdc. I removed the adapter and run the TV directly off 12vdc. Perhaps you could find an appropriate sized TV with an adapter to remove for smaller current drain. :h My new Samsung 32" has a power brick. I need to check the output to see if I can just get a 12vdc cord for it. Thanks! The output voltage should be marked on the brick.
tenbear 12/01/15 01:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Can we tow a 2015 Mini Cooper 4 down?

I looked in the Motorhome 2015 Guide to Dingy Towing and couldn't find any mention of the Mini Cooper. Unless the owner's manual says it is towable I would not tow it 4 down.
tenbear 11/30/15 09:09pm Dinghy Towing
RE: antifreeze in rv toilet

I usually keep mine closed, it looks better. For a while I left it open because I thought I might have a leaking seal and it's easier to check if it's open.
tenbear 11/29/15 04:48pm General RVing Issues

My 22" TV draws 1 amp at 12v. It had an adapter, 120vac to 12vdc. I removed the adapter and run the TV directly off 12vdc. Perhaps you could find an appropriate sized TV with an adapter to remove for smaller current drain. :h
tenbear 11/29/15 02:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Help! New led lights don't work

Don't just believe the color code of the wires, incandescent bulbs don't care about the polarity so often the builder didn't care either.
tenbear 11/29/15 02:35pm Technology Corner
RE: 2016 Towing Guide

The 2015 Motorhome Dingy Towing Guide was a supplement to the April 2015 issue. I would assume from that, that the 2016 will be a supplement to the April 2016 issue.
tenbear 11/29/15 02:29pm Dinghy Towing
RE: antifreeze in rv toilet

Definitely leave some antifreeze in the bowl, I leave about an inch. I also put some in the black tank after rinsing it as well as I can. Probably between 2 cups and a quart.
tenbear 11/29/15 02:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should we ban DHMO?

DHMO Clicky
tenbear 11/29/15 08:38am General RVing Issues
RE: QUICKEN or QuickBooks?

Long time Quicken user here - 15+years. In August 2014, I decided to quit buying a new version of Quicken every few years and try something else. I discovered KMyMoney, a free personal finance manager. I used it in parallel with quicken for a few months, than cut the Quicken cord. KMyMoney does everything I need, including investment tracking. It's a free download - give it a try. I tried KMyMoney and I think I will like it. I use Zone Alarm and it flagged KMyMoney presumably sending something back to the originator, the same as Quicken does. I blocked it and KMyMoney would not run. Quicken sends a message 4x, which I block, then allows the program to run. I finally got KMyMoney running again and stopped Zone Alarm from blocking the message it sends when it starts. It ran fine. Have you any idea what KMyMoney is sending when it starts up? Have you seen an increase in spam that could originate from whatever the program sends back? Thanks.
tenbear 11/25/15 04:59pm Technology Corner
RE: Dumping the Fresh Water Tank

Most RV's have a spigot on the side to dump fresh water tank, They also have two separate "low point" drain valves inside the RV, that you must open to drain the hot and cold water lines. You must close the low point drain valves completely, after draining, or fresh water pump will not shut off with pump switch "on". When draining the low point drains you should see water dribbling out of two small tubes under the RV. That's how mine is plumbed.
tenbear 11/25/15 10:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chassis battery drain

I just checked my rig, 2004 Chevy chassis, and the dash lights go out as soon as I pull out the key.
tenbear 11/24/15 02:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fell hard while hiking through rocks

Been there, done that. Glad you survived with no serious damage. In my case everything healed in a couple of weeks, just bruises and scrapes.
tenbear 11/23/15 08:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: Driveable vs towable for x country trip

We have been coast to coast 3 times. The first 2 were towing a trailer, the third was with our current rig, a class C towing a Subaru. I liked the third best, using the MH for traveling and the car for touring. 30 mpg vs 9 mpg is one advantage. Also the ease of driving and parking a car is nice. Another thing, having 2 drive-able vehicles gives you a pretty good "lifeboat" if anything should go wrong on some of the roads we were on. Nothing did.
tenbear 11/23/15 08:13pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Winterizing Air vs Antifreeze

I have used the low point drains and emptied the system. Then pumped anti-freeze in. Never an issue over the last several season. When I drain the system with my low point drains, then blow out the lines, I get a lot of water coming out the bathroom sink hot water faucet. Yes, the heater is bypassed. All RVs are not the same.
tenbear 11/23/15 07:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Static electricity

Walk across the room and touch something that gives you a shock. Then, without moving, touch it again. If you get a second shock, something is wrong. If no second shock, it is just static electricity and is harmless, but annoying.
tenbear 11/23/15 07:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Winterizing Air vs Antifreeze

I use both. I just don't trust that I can get all the water out using only air. Also blowing most of the water out leaves less water to dilute the antifreeze.
tenbear 11/23/15 07:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Some electrical upgrades

I'm impressed. Looks really good. As nineoaks said, you have been busy, now you will have nothing to do during the winter.
tenbear 11/21/15 07:23pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Looking for Class C terminology

My 'C' is standard with the cabover bed. But I'm a single RVer and have a short queen bed in the rear. So I removed the so called mattress in the cabover and stored it at home. Then I lined the bare wood with a couple of rolls of the sticky stuff. I found some plastic bins with lids and filled them with spare things like extra blankets and sheets, paper towels, toilet paper, a bag for dirty clothes, some canned goods, Extra coffee, etc. In short, things I need on occasion but not every day. So far, everything has stayed put. I did the same except I put a carpet in it and made a low fence around it. Makes a great storage area.
tenbear 11/21/15 02:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery wiring diagram

If any of you subscribe to motorhome magazine, check out the December 2015 issue Page 68 to see the actual photo and accompanying article! Amazing! I thought Motorhome Mag was better than that. I wonder if anyone read that and tried to duplicate it.:h
tenbear 11/21/15 02:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for Class C terminology

I think that the venders call them whatever they think will sell the best. Usually C refers to units with a front overhang with a bed or not. C-, B+ and B seem to be what ever the seller wants to call them.
tenbear 11/21/15 09:31am Class C Motorhomes
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