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RE: I messed up my floor

Ok, I have 3 slides on my RV. one (The bed) getting the carpet out from under it is NOT going to happen. The wardreobe by removing one panel I can get all the way to the wall THe MAIN slide.. IF I bring it in just a little I can work it so I can reach under and pull out the rest of the carpet.. I'd sharpen a wide edge and hammer it under the carpet remnant to remove any tacks, then use duck bill pliars to pull it out.. I should be able to get it all. HOWEVER that dpends on how your slide works.
wa8yxm 05/22/18 10:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter

IN another thread I was talking about body shops. Many shops today just replace fenders. they never bump 'em out, just bolt on a new one. Older shops would often bump 'em out or fill 'em in and do actual body work. You just described the same thing. The first shop "Replace the failed module" The secondm Diagnose and fix (replace the failed fuse) I've seen this same thing many times.
wa8yxm 05/22/18 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: email privacy

Tampering with US Mail is a federal offense. Why isn't email treated the same way? And why is all this privacy invasion considered acceptable? From the Constitution of the United States: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Now understand this applies to GOVERNMENT searches, not private theft but other laws protect you againts THEFT of mail.. When the letter is in transit it is the "property" of the government or at least a quasi government agency (post office) and thus tampering is prohibited Tampering with a letter is teh same as blowing up the White house legally. But.. Electronic communications are NOT handled by the government so those laws do not, it seems, apply. and the courts have ruled the 4th amendment does not apply to electronic communications as well. And that is all I can say. Other than this: There is I a reason I stuck to facts in this post and witheald my opinion.
wa8yxm 05/22/18 10:21am Technology Corner
RE: Weather bomb heading towards east coast - colder than Mars

When I lived in Detroit.. And got this class A.. I modified the motor home (Added a heavy duty outlet or 3) and the houaew (Generator transfer panel and inlet) so that I could run vital functions (Refrigeration and Furnace, Computers SELECTED lights and such, Microwave we cooked with gas) off the RV's genertor. At least once a year we had to do that.
wa8yxm 05/22/18 10:15am Around the Campfire
RE: Inverter Help

Advantage of a high end inverter charger is the ability to charge FAST. Fast charging is bad for the battery. Trojan suggests a SLOW charge (Charge amps = 10% or less C/20 amp horus) Xantrex recommends no more than 30% C/20 for most battery types. LIFELINE AGM is the only fast charge I know of in the lead acid field. and then ONLY lifeline, not MK or Deka. Just so you know To the Original poster A pair of T-105's has about one KWH of usable poer bit more if you only use 12 volt stuff and do not invert. (you loose about 10-20 percent in conversion).
wa8yxm 05/21/18 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: guage For battery cable

The answer depends on the max Current. For up to 100 amps 4GA is ok, but 2GA is better. if you are planing on drawing 200 amps. Now we are into 0000 land.
wa8yxm 05/21/18 12:57pm Beginning RVing
RE: Camping World for Collision repair? General Auto body shop?

This is a much harder question than it was some years back. I have never gone to CW for Body work.. and will not. Have had them mess up some other work, 100% of the time. and that's why Today you have body shops and you have BODY SHOPS Many modern shops just replace fenders.. they don't actually FIX just replace. imagine the cost to replace the entire passengar side of your RV.... OUCH But I had an older body may (over 50 years in the business) and he was fantastic, If he could not find the part he'd make it. I also had one repair done by a much younger body man. I saw the work he did on cars (I was having major other work done at that shop) (Xtreme Auto. Townsend GA) and saw the job this kid did. So I had him do some needed body work.. And I was not in the least dissappointed. But he is a "Fix" not a "Replace" type body man. he did a good and proper repair. Just like the old man I used to use (He is no longer in business by the way. Retired).
wa8yxm 05/20/18 07:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to clean toilet with

Chemically Most any toilet bowl cleaner same As I'd use at home. I never used Pine Oil to clean a toilet. Tools: They now make a bunch of "Toilet cleaning wand" things where you snap a head on the end of the wand, and the head contains cleaner and something like a wash cloth.. When done you push the release button and flush the head. DO NOT USE THESE Otehr than that. No recommendation .
wa8yxm 05/20/18 06:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing original TV hookup with a Winegard SensarPro

How I suggest folks do it First remove wall plate, LABELE EVERY WIRE or Cable Now see if the Sensar Pro fits without the spacer.> it does. GOOD. it does not see if it fits with teh spacer now make a small notch to pass the TV one lead off the back of the Sensar Pro Re-connect label to label (Ant, TV-2 Park cable) and the power leads Bolt it in place Hook up TV 1 cable (if used. NOTE if nothign connected to TV 1 you do not need the notch) Power on and see if it works.. Mine did. Still does.
wa8yxm 05/20/18 06:53am Technology Corner
RE: RV antenna

You guys had me until this post. So the Jack doesn't perform well for 25% of the US channels. How is performance on the other 75%? Why is nobody talking about that? If you follow the link many posta above to the independent lab test run by a fellow RVer.. You will find that the BEST the Jack did, compared to a Winegard S-III was -3db. -3DB is 1/2 the power. So at its very best the jack delivered 1/2 the signal the Winegard delivered and IF I RECALL CORRECTLY (Been a while) THE gent who did the tests did NOT have the wingman. So that's another 3 to six DB for the wingman. IN short the Jack is NEVER as good as the batwing. Unless you are tight in with stations all around you.
wa8yxm 05/19/18 04:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Medical emergencies?

I need to do some paperwork Some years ago Wife and I signed up for MASA.. Medical Air Services Assn. If one of us has a medical issue (Wife had one she died, the ultimate issue) MASA pays for a plane to return us home. (Or return the body) private jet no less (lear) and a porter to drive the motor home. You leave instructions in the fridge as to the cat. (in my case) or Dog. FMCA has a program like that but I can not compare. When my Wife died I transported her ashes. but MASA paid for the gas.
wa8yxm 05/19/18 04:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping membership for full timers?

I have two membersips one is Thousand Trails. The other Outdoor Adventure INc (Where I'm prked now) OAI is only in the great frozen north so I only use it summer. Generally I shuttle back and forth between OAI and a TT park during the summer less I'm going to somewhere special then I pick the parks as per the route.. Winters I 2 week in my TT park and then week out in a government park (County, Coe or if I must State). Now OIA is a growing company, Parks are well tended and well attended. TT on the other hand the parks tend to be in need of some "TLC" they are SLOWLY bringing them back up to glory but it is taking time. Sites are not as level, more 30 amp and old 30 amp at that. Some buildings closed and a bit run down. but they are improving.. Slowly Still since all I really want is parking. and power. I tend to be happy.
wa8yxm 05/18/18 09:32am Full-time RVing
RE: Post subject: How do I fix a black tank leak?

One of my favoite adheasive sealers is GOOP. in fact that is what I used installing the Tornado flush device. ..13 years ago. .Still not leaking. Another product I purchased for a totally DIFFERENT job is Flex Seal.. THough I bought it for one job. and it worked well.. I had some damage to the squirt gun (Windshield washer) tank on my Car.. It sealed that up right well too.. Multiple coats.
wa8yxm 05/18/18 09:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV batteries...how many?

Well you use the generator to recharge the chair so we won't include that Yoru two Interstate U-2200's or equal are what you need for the RV overnight. That leaves the Concentrator.. NOTE> have a bottle on hand just in cuss. 4 amp at 125 volt is 40 at 12.5 so we will go with 40*25, why 25, simplifies the math. 1000 amp hours per day. or about half that overnight (Generator hours to generator hours) since you can only use half your battery capacity (Assumes DEEP CYCLE) we are back to 1000 amp hours 4 pair of GC-2 would likely do the job. with a bit of assist from teh existing pair.. THe downside. that's gonna make a BIG dent in the cargo carrying capacity for that RV. You might do better to use bottled O2 when traveling. Use the concentrator only when generating
wa8yxm 05/18/18 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: We're all tired of reading about 'wandering' problems....

A trac bar fixed mine Two are even better (Front and rear)
wa8yxm 05/18/18 09:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is the safe way to fill a propane tank?

Re It takes more propane if you bleed the tank... True. but read on As I said before the gas in the tank is not AIR it is propane. As the tank fills the gas is condensed (Due to pressure) back into liquid.. However I seriously doubt you would notice the difference. More likely the tank was more empty when the bleeder was opened in the first place. Re: Training Was present when a class was reviewing the final The instructor would read the question,, then the proper answer after a short pause. The quetion was "What happens if you mix air and propane in the proper ratio and there is a spark" Before anyone could say anything I answered "You land two counties over" After the laughter died the instructor said "Exactly". Remember this when plying with propane folks .
wa8yxm 05/18/18 09:15am General RVing Issues
RE: What smartphone, service, hotspot, booster do you use?

Samsung Galay S-7 and T-Mobile 55+ program.
wa8yxm 05/18/18 09:11am Technology Corner
RE: AC to DC 12 volt Power supply for RV without batteries

Well if all you want is a power supply.. I kind of favor the Progressive Dynamics 9100 line.. you can "upgrade" it to a 3 stage charger very easily (Add the optional charge wizard converting it into a 9200). In your case I'd build my own supply.. but then I do that from time to time. Since you need to start the genny. I'd go with a Group 24 battery and a 9100. Option 2 is a 9100 and a "jump Start" Luggable battery pack. I have one of those too Very handy. Many tasks.
wa8yxm 05/18/18 09:07am Tech Issues
RE: audio solution needed

There are 3 issues with Television sound. one is NOT ENOUGH This one is easy to fix One is crappy quality. Often the same fix one is that though the VOLUME of commercials (Product) is by law the same as the Volume of the Filler (Bait-Program) the LOUDNESS is far greater.. If you want a technical explanation of the differene.. ASK. That one takes special hardware The first tow.. Most modern TV's have audio out and you feed it to a quality home theater system.
wa8yxm 05/18/18 09:04am Technology Corner
RE: Home cell phone booster

Any of them We-Boost. Max-Signal. Wilson. all work He might (Depending on how far the tower is) get away with a pair of antennas. Mount on up above the roof and the other down on the first floor connect them together and that's all folks But if he had good reception before. The We-Boost should do the trick.
wa8yxm 05/18/18 09:01am Around the Campfire
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