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RE: Winter Stuff

GOOD ONE!!!
wa8yxm 11/26/14 03:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Pie Purgatory!!!!!!!!!!!

Next time put something like a 10 inch foil pan under the 9 inch upper pie tin that way any drips will be caught by the tin and not bother the lower pie What's more, if you also put 2nd throw away foil pan under the 2nd (lower) pie, if it drips.. Clean up of the oven will take like 10 seconds (Wad up and toss)
wa8yxm 11/26/14 03:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: Video Streaming-Opinions

Video streaming burns up bandwith, if you are paying your own way internet wise then if your account is not unlimited one of two or three thigns will happen. 1(Verizon is famous for this) CHA-CHING!!!!! Overage charges big time 2: Your connection speed drops like a rock in free fall (Suddenly dial up is faster). 3: You get cut off, cold. If you are using park Wi-Fi.. please, do not
wa8yxm 11/26/14 03:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Driver of MH indicted in death of Police Officer

Two observations (Well 3) 1: Many folks say "Are CB radios of any use" I was in a traffic jam situtation due to a fatal accident (2 of them) 3 miles ahead a couple years ago but the CB went off telling me about it, so I, being in the right lane, activated my turn signal and exited, got to the cross road just as police closed the entrance ramp, Wally-docked the night, and the jam, away and continued on in the AM. Had I been in a hurry, well it was time for dinner and a nice eatery nearby as well. That was the first two,, (1: People ask if CB's are worthwhile, 2: I was directed to an exit and thus avoided the backup) TWO: The article clearly said he tried to drive BETWEEN the Police car and the Help truck.. And it also stated that the pair were blocking 2 lanes, In short he tried to drive where traffic was NOT supposed to drive. Three: Because he did something he was being told NOT to do, By a police officer, said officer was killed, So he deserves the time to contemplate what being in the devil's own hurry brings about. Oh, one more observation: RV lifestyle is about smelling the roses, not getting there first, He forgot that, and now.. He will be delayed getting there, by anywhere from a few years to 20-life.
wa8yxm 11/26/14 03:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: battery detonation

One of the popular questions is "Which is better 12 volt in parallel or six in series. Well there are no six volt batteries in RV's. only 12 volt, SOME of those 12 volt however are split in two for easier hangling (Each half is of course six volt) Here is what happened. The Bomb had a cell or two short out.. So now instead of being 12 volt it is perhaps 8 volt, or six volt (Depending on how many cells shorted) the others thus tried to "Charge" it, seriously overcharging and BOOM. By they way... This is a very rare failure, and it can happen with six volt packs as well if your converter can push enough or if you have multiple pairs.
wa8yxm 11/26/14 02:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 50 to 30 amp service

I have had some techs tell me several fantastic things.. Sometimes in areas where I happen to have more than a little bit of knowledge.. In one case this extended to a Medical Doctor talking about a condition I have done rather a lot of research in (So I hired someone who knows more than he does in case you are wondering how that turned out) Plugging a 30 amp RV into a 50 amp outlet using an adapter will cause no problems and in fact may solve one or two. Think like this, A Lamp with two old fashion 60 watt space heater,,,er, light bulbs in it, draws exactly 1 amp at 120 volt (Assuming the lamps average exactly 60 watts) but the outlet you plug it into may be a 15 or a 15/20 (20 amp capable).. And this is normal. Same with your RV, it can not draw more than the MAIN breaker is rated for. Some folks will yammer "What if the cord shorts" True, you can suck the full 50 amps down the 30 amp cord if it shorts, for about as 1/10th as long as it takes me to type THIS at close to 100wpm (not the paragraph, not the post, but the word THIS) (or if you like the blink of an eye) not nearly long enough to do secondary damage. A partial short that could draw enough to damage the cord, outside a lab, is not possible. The short would "Blow" before the cord was damaged.
wa8yxm 11/26/14 02:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I'm guessing an A/B/Both battery selector sw is okay?

Personally.. I would use the Marine switch but leave it in the "BOTH" position all the time less one of the batteries failed (Which will happen) then isolate that bank till you can get replacements. NOTE: Given the age of your "OLD" batteries, it's a coin toss as to which bank will fail first.
wa8yxm 11/26/14 04:49am Tech Issues
RE: Use Cable Modem to Create Home Hotspot??

Option 1: Contact cable company and ask for a WIRELESS cable modem/router Option 2: (how I did it) Install a simple wireless router, D-Link, NetGear, Linksys/Cisco, or most any brand other than BELKIN, I do not recommend a BELKIN. due to the way they program it. (I have a BELKIN now, It will eventually be replaced with something else).
wa8yxm 11/26/14 04:48am Technology Corner
RE: Safety Issue Chevy Pickups

That's why I buy GMCs. LOL Uh, Last time I checked CHEVY was a GMC company and many of the parts were used in both lines. Same for Buick, Olds and Cadillac but those are more car than truck lines.
wa8yxm 11/26/14 04:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Found good over night stays on 95.

I wonder if we are talking about the same Coastal RV park. This one is the most pristine and emmacutely landscaped place we've seen. Perfectly level patio and amazing pool, bathhouse, laundry. We were told the park is only 5 yrs. old. Anyway, I guess everyone has their own idea of what is good for,them. It is by a lake and a nice fishing area you can back into to as well. Sure does not sound like it,,,, I may be confused, but you described the location .. Wonder if there is another park nearby. In any case, Lots of wet here this AM, been raining all night/day/night and looks to not clear till Tanksgiving at the earliest. Many folks overnight here at Cathead Creek. but its a small park, mostly pull through (like 20 sites pull through out of 24) no trees though so your Sat TV works.
wa8yxm 11/26/14 04:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Hot kitchen cabinets

Do not feel bad.. When you start to feel bad about it remember this; One of the most common complaints about RV water heaters is that they only put out warm water, no hot water.... Of course, nearly 100% of these complaints (there are a few exceptions) all have the same source.. I call it the dog shower,, (The outside shower) Many of these have a cut off valve on the shower head. The owner opened the mixing valves, rinsed off whatever needed showering, then cut off flow at the head.. LEAVING THE MIXING VALVES OPEN. Now that is one I have not done......yet.... But I have come close a time or 3
wa8yxm 11/26/14 04:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Which State Has the Best Drivers?

Sadly, after traveling a good chunk of this country, I think the only state with good drivers is the State of Denial.. You see, it's not that the drivers are any better there. Only that they deny they have bad ones. Far too many drivers today are living in the state of CONFUSION after all.
wa8yxm 11/26/14 04:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Gurgling sound coming from my tub and sink drain

I think those sounds are more or less common in RV's. what may be happening is this. For this discussion I will describe MY RV. The kitchen sink drains into a line that goes across under the Floor (heated bay) to a T fitting where the bathroom lav T's in and then on to the gray tank Water rushing past the "T" is sucking air in, just like air rushing through a carb sucks gasoline. This causes Gurgle if the air admittance valve does not open. Not really a problem.
wa8yxm 11/26/14 04:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: wiring question

Well, first I would seriously consider upgrading that converter.. Try replacing the "Guts" of it with a Progressive Dynamics 4600 series or if the converter is NOT part of your power distribution panel a 9200. Your 3-way connector is likely ground (the odd pin) Tail (Well marker) lights and battery power.. but alas, I can not be sure which is which, Generally though the odd pin is ground.. Suggestion.. Using a jump start battery pack connect the odd pin to the black cable then connect the red wire to (one at a time) each of the other two pins, via a large 12 volt lamp (12 volt trouble lamp will work well, or a headlight) IF you short something.. the light will light If you find the marker light circuit, they will light If you find the "House power" circuit then (Leave a light on) the light you leave on will light. NOTE: only one light inside the house, Trouble light may glow dim. Test lights work better than multi-meters for some jobs, this is one of them.
wa8yxm 11/25/14 05:23am Tech Issues
RE: A or B selector switch

Generally the answer is yes.. SOME of the fancier electroinc switches I am not sure of but the ones like the one pictured in a prior reply by ROY B. Work very well indeed, I have used them. IF you pay more than 10 bucks for such a switch... It is a rip off If you get lucky you find 'em in a dollar store.
wa8yxm 11/25/14 05:19am Technology Corner
RE: Cutting Fiberglass

So long as you do not cut through a stud, It will not harm anything.
wa8yxm 11/25/14 05:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical Problems! Chassis Battery / Alternator Issues.

I can tell you what Click and Clack the Tappit Brothers told one caller to Car Talk who had that with their car... Replace alternator,, and that should work. On an engine that old, Serpertine belts do not normally slip, but the old "V" belts as they age stretch a bit, and if they get loose... I had 2 cars and helped 3 other people with the symptoms you had, Re-tensioning the belts was all that was needed. (That is the last step in replacing the alternator). Also.. A thought... Some RV's like mine all batteries charge no matter the source, (Bidirectional Isolator Relay Device) Some do not, some the engine is supposed to charge both house and chassis, but the converter (house) only charges the house. A Trick-L-Start adds the reverse missing function (House charging of chassis).
wa8yxm 11/25/14 05:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 3 different exterior keys really needed?

My Class a has five exterior keys One for the hood (Also fits the dog house inside) One for the basement compartments One for the water fill which also fits an aux electrical box I installed And two for the entry door. These last two have a copy stored in a key safe that is mounted in a hidden location. I tell folks that the one thing wrong with living in a motor home is... (Take out my key ring) They all fit!
wa8yxm 11/24/14 04:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Trickle Charge 2 12v batts in parallel question???

For trickle chargeing it does not matter you can hook both to the same battery or positive to one and negative to the other (and it does not matter which one if they are in parallel) your choice. one word of caution,, Solar panels come in two types.. Some have built in reverse current blockers (Diodes) some do not, if yours does not then it charges by day and DISCHARGES by night.
wa8yxm 11/24/14 04:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: Dang it! Help please!!!!

"At this point mositure control is more important than beauty" Flex-Seal, the white one, Most Wal-Marts, and Dollar General stores and many other stores will have it, about fifteen bucks a can as I recall, spray it on, not the best looking but have you seen the ads for this stuff,, A couple coats should work.. And yes, I have tested it. Just not in that manner.
wa8yxm 11/24/14 04:28pm General RVing Issues
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