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RE: Afraid of Mice

Although I never tried this, I've read that some folks obtain dried urine (I think it's fox) and use it to deter mice. The mice sense that there's a predator around (Hmm, maybe cat pee would work similarly). Don't know where you'd obtain it, though. Preadatorpee.com has it. I also use some of their other products to discourage other pests. Preadatorpee.com didn't work for me. Spelling???? Now it works?????????? Predatorpee.
tenbear 09/12/17 05:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Afraid of Mice

Although I never tried this, I've read that some folks obtain dried urine (I think it's fox) and use it to deter mice. The mice sense that there's a predator around (Hmm, maybe cat pee would work similarly). Don't know where you'd obtain it, though. Preadatorpee.com has it. I also use some of their other products to discourage other pests. Preadatorpee.com didn't work for me. Spelling????
tenbear 09/12/17 05:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Afraid of Mice

No paper that they want to tear apart and make a home. Then pray!Just the opposite - if mice get in, they're going to make nests. If they don't find paper products, they won't turn around and leave, they'll find something else to use. Much, much, better if they find paper towels or TP to use than chewing up the curtains, linens, or seat covers (although they may well do that, too). Before I got rid of the mice, they built a nest out of the fiberglass insulation on the oven. The lack of paper didn't bother them. Glad I found out, could have caused a fire.
tenbear 09/09/17 10:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Afraid of Mice

I agree with Mike-s, seal all holes that allow mice to get in. I laid on my back under the MH with a spray can of foam and filled every crack/hole. Larger holes may require something like steel wool in addition to the foam. After sealing all the holes I still had the occasional mouse until I made something to seal the hole that the power cord enters the MH through. Even with the cord in place there was enough space for a mouse to get in. Haven't had a mouse in the RV in many years.
tenbear 09/09/17 07:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Electricial system on2005 Roadtrek

Have you measured the battery voltage and inverter voltage with the inverter on?
tenbear 09/02/17 04:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Charging A Laptop on 12V?

I have 12v charger for my ACER laptop. AFAIK I bought it at Amazon many years ago. It wasn't expensive but I don't remember the cost. Works fine.
tenbear 08/25/17 06:59pm Technology Corner
RE: Mud Flaps for Class C towing jeep

I have mud flaps right behind my rear wheels and a full width mud flap on the rear of the Class C. I have had very few problems with debris hitting the car. It could be that the full width mud flap is further off the ground, or maybe I drive slower on unpaved roads. In any case, it works for me.
tenbear 08/25/17 06:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Magnatek 6336 replacement

I replaced my OEM converter with a Progressive Dynamics 9270 converter. Although my RV is substantially newer than yours, it is still not a modern RV. The only change that I made when I replaced the converter was to replace the converter to battery wire with a much heavier wire, #4 replacing the old #8 wire. The new converter now starts charging in the 40 amp range instead of the 5 or so amps the old converter charged at. The main reason for changing the wire was to reduce the voltage drop. There is no reason to replace the DC distribution/fuse board if it is still working well. The question is can the old circuitry handle the higher charging current. It probably can since the discharge current has always been higher than the charging current. Good luck with your project.
tenbear 08/19/17 07:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Over the cab storage

I removed the cushions and made a little fence around the area. The fence is only a couple of inches high but keeps everything in place.
tenbear 08/09/17 08:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 5th Wheel Electrical Issues

I'm still confused - are your batteries 6V or 12V? I believe he has 2 6v batteries. They are wired in series to give him 12v. This is effectively one large 12v battery.
tenbear 08/02/17 09:13am Tech Issues
RE: 5th Wheel Electrical Issues

OK, been a long time since I charged two batteries in series - do them while both hooked up or do each separately? Think of your two 6v batteries in series as one 12v battery. Do your measurements and charging using the 12v terminal and the ground terminal. The two terminals that are connected together probably have no other connections to them. Your charger is probably a 12 volt charger.
tenbear 08/01/17 10:17am Tech Issues
RE: 5th Wheel Electrical Issues

Glad to hear the batteries are good. Now its time to measure the voltage at the electric water heater. If the voltage is good there, then the element may be bad. If no voltage, then you have to start tracing the wiring and see where the voltage ends. Good luck.
tenbear 07/31/17 10:02am Tech Issues
RE: 5th Wheel Electrical Issues

I think MrWizard made a good point. Sounds like you may have 6v batteries.
tenbear 07/30/17 05:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Door latch

Its interesting that leveling jacks appear to cause a problem. None of my RVs have had leveling jacks. We have always leveled by driving up on wooden blocks. Do you have to slam the door when the trailer is sitting on its wheels?
tenbear 07/22/17 07:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Door latch

I am on my third RV, 2 trailers and now a Class C, and none of them had to be slammed.
tenbear 07/21/17 06:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: My converter noises

I looked at bestconverter.com and see that the 7155 is a single stage converter. If you do decide to replace it you should consider replacing it with a modern 3 stage converter. They will charge your battery much faster and will not overcharge the battery. Have a look at www.bestconverter.com.
tenbear 07/17/17 09:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: do all black wires go to ground?

I would never assume what the function of a wire is based on it's color. That's just asking for trouble.
tenbear 07/14/17 10:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Charging house batteries

I keep mine plugged in at home. My converter is the PD9260 and it is capable of pretty fast charging. It really doesn't draw a lot of current from the 120vac line so you don't need a heavy extension cord unless you are going to use other things in the RV that draw more current. You can check to see if your engine battery is charged by the converter by measuring the battery voltage when the MH is plugged in. If the voltage is over about 13.5v, the battery is being charged.
tenbear 07/14/17 09:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: One Question About Fresh Water Flush

I have never bothered to flush the water out between trips, and we do drink the water. Never noticed a bad taste or bad smell.
tenbear 07/11/17 10:53am Beginning RVing
RE: Dry Camping Battery Suggestions

How long it will take your generator to charge your battery depends on your converter. It converts the 120vac to 12vdc, actually somewhere between 14.8v and 13+ v depending on the converter and the battery state of charge. Modern converters are 3 or 4 stage, starting at the high level and reducing the voltage as the battery gets recharged. Usually the OEM converter is a cheap thing and does not do a very good job. The older converters are only single stage and take a long time to fully charge a battery. If you measure the charging voltage while the battery is being charged you can get an idea if your converter is doing its job. Progressive Dynamics is one of the good modern converters. Without knowing what your converter is, no one can tell you how long it will take to charge your battery.
tenbear 07/10/17 07:58pm General RVing Issues
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