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RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

Odd how some will rationalize annoying behavior as OK because it's less annoying than other more annoying behaviors. :hA true story: My brother was on a scouting trip and needed a quick throwdown camp for the night. He drove off the highway on a dirt road across a sagebrush flat a few miles and was having dinner when a car appeared on the horizon. it got closer and closer, stopping about 50 feet away, and the fella started setting up camp. My brother walked over to him wearing his sidearm, and told him "If I wanted neighbors, I would not have camped here". The fella left in a hurry. The point is, that if you want to camp near others... You gotta understand that someone will annoy you....Just as you are sure to annoy someone as well. As we are driving away, I'd be on the phone to the cops telling them how there is some crazy guy flashing a gun at people passing by...probably won't send him to jail but I'm sure he will love spending a couple hours discussing with the cops. Something tells me that a state with enough open space for that kind of camping wouldn't have a legal problem with a holstered sidearm out in the boonies. Of course, the description "flashing a gun at people passing by" would be just plain lying. No better than the "Karens in Florida" that we keep reading about.
Bobbo 05/24/22 07:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Nearly impossible to get Class C Chassis serviced?

When I had a MH with a Ford chassis, I took it to the Ford dealer in town who worked on ambulances.
Bobbo 05/19/22 08:19pm Beginning RVing
RE: Catastrophic Fuse

Why different size wire ? Stick with one size. There are people on eBay that will custom make battery cables. You choose the wire size, color, type if end and length. https://www.customcableusa.com/ (Used to be called Genuinedealz.com)
Bobbo 05/18/22 08:54am Tech Issues
RE: EPDM roof Material or Something Else?

EPDM TPO Fiberglass Aluminum I would avoid the first two. My first RV, a Winnebago had a fiberglass roof. The same stuff that was on the sidewalls. My current Airstream has aluminum. When shopping I immediately ruled out anything with EPDM or TPO. Please explain the basis for your comment. I have over 43 years as a RV tech. I have seen ALL roof materials. While I also would prefer Fiberglass, I would NOT like Metal roofs. Metal roofs will be damaged by normal size Hail that would dent a car. Fiberglass, rarely. It takes a LOT to punch holes thru fiberglass. It takes a LOT for Hail to damage a TPO/EPDM roof. For cost, I would like a EPDM/TPO roof. Your Airstream, the COST basis alone makes a Metal roof standard. Doug The basis for my comment? Personal preference. While I know that a good hail storm will dent my aluminum roof, I would be REALLY surprised if it punctured it. Dents, I can live with. You state that "{i}t takes a LOT to punch holes thru fiberglass." I posit that it takes more to punch a hole through aluminum.
Bobbo 05/16/22 08:54pm Tech Issues
RE: EPDM roof Material or Something Else?

EPDM TPO Fiberglass Aluminum I would avoid the first two. My first RV, a Winnebago had a fiberglass roof. The same stuff that was on the sidewalls. My current Airstream has aluminum. When shopping I immediately ruled out anything with EPDM or TPO.
Bobbo 05/16/22 08:05am Tech Issues
RE: Big quality of life mod

I think the was pointing to This Pump Yup, that's the one, not sure what happened with my pasted link. Take out everything between "url=" and "https" and it will work. (But leave in the "url=" and "https".) After "url=" it expects only the link. You have included some descriptive text in there.
Bobbo 05/16/22 08:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Fluctuating water temps

On my second RV, and that has always been my experience. A total of 15 years, so far.
Bobbo 05/13/22 09:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Drill motor for stabilizers

I have a bunch of Ryobi+ 18v tools, so I bought their impact driver. All of my batteries and chargers are interchangeable.
Bobbo 05/13/22 09:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: 30A Surge Protector Recommendations

I put the hard wired Progressive Industries HWC-30 in my TT. I cheaped out and didn’t get the remote display. Mistake. Only problem is it does it’s job well. No ground, inverted polarity on the mains, NO POWER passed. No workarounds. Had low voltage at one place, it kept shutting off power. I suggest having a bypassable plug so you can get power in those odd cases IF you determine the risk is worth it. As IAMICHABOD stated, there IS a bypass. It is part of the remote pendant that you didn't get. There were NO switches on the remote display whenever I bought my EMS. I’ll have to contact PI to see if the new remote is usable with my unit. IIRC, at the time I bought & 1st used my EMS, you could separately purchase the remote display later for near twice the additional cost buying it with the EMS. I bought my PI EMS HW30C in 2008 with the remote pendant. It has the switch. Your PI must be really old, because mine is 14 years old. Here is a photograph of my pendant (note the lower left corner of the pendant): https://i.imgur.com/bhbcnRv.jpg My PI HWC30 is about 4 years old. If you have the remote display, you do not have a local, on unit display. I have the display on the main unit. My display plugs into where the remote display plug would. I did find a remote bypass switch accessory compatible with my unit for $24, due in tomorrow. No remote display is available with my original unit. Might be able to McGuyver one but not worth the cost & effort to me. I keep a cheap plug in volt meter in my kitchen outlet for quick monitoring, reads about a volt low compared to the EMS. Yes, I regret not ponying up the extra for the remote display ;( You and I have different models. I have the EMS-HW30C, which has the remote pendant/bypass switch. You have the EMS-LCHW30. You just opted to buy the unit without the remote pendant. That doesn't mean that PI didn't offer a unit with the remote pendant/bypass switch. When you posted "I suggest having a bypassable plug so you can get power in those odd cases IF you determine the risk is worth it," I misinterpreted it as you were claiming PI didn't make a bypass switch. I didn't realize that you were acknowledging that you merely chose not to buy it.
Bobbo 05/11/22 08:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: 30A Surge Protector Recommendations

I put the hard wired Progressive Industries HWC-30 in my TT. I cheaped out and didn’t get the remote display. Mistake. Only problem is it does it’s job well. No ground, inverted polarity on the mains, NO POWER passed. No workarounds. Had low voltage at one place, it kept shutting off power. I suggest having a bypassable plug so you can get power in those odd cases IF you determine the risk is worth it. As IAMICHABOD stated, there IS a bypass. It is part of the remote pendant that you didn't get. There were NO switches on the remote display whenever I bought my EMS. I’ll have to contact PI to see if the new remote is usable with my unit. IIRC, at the time I bought & 1st used my EMS, you could separately purchase the remote display later for near twice the additional cost buying it with the EMS. I bought my PI EMS HW30C in 2008 with the remote pendant. It has the switch. Your PI must be really old, because mine is 14 years old. Here is a photograph of my pendant (note the lower left corner of the pendant): https://i.imgur.com/bhbcnRv.jpg
Bobbo 05/10/22 08:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Strange Gray Powder

Silver will oxidize? We call it "tarnish," but it is still just oxidation.
Bobbo 05/10/22 07:57am General RVing Issues
RE: 30A Surge Protector Recommendations

I put the hard wired Progressive Industries HWC-30 in my TT. I cheaped out and didn’t get the remote display. Mistake. Only problem is it does it’s job well. No ground, inverted polarity on the mains, NO POWER passed. No workarounds. Had low voltage at one place, it kept shutting off power. I suggest having a bypassable plug so you can get power in those odd cases IF you determine the risk is worth it. As IAMICHABOD stated, there IS a bypass. It is part of the remote pendant that you didn't get.
Bobbo 05/09/22 07:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: 30A Surge Protector Recommendations

On my Class C I went for the hard wired EMS-HW30C for the best protection. There will be others along soon with many differing views so until then This Chart may be helpful when deciding what is best for you. This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Bobbo 05/08/22 09:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: For Sale stuff. (question)

Their forum, their rules.
Bobbo 05/08/22 07:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Replacement City Water Inlet recommendation

If it is only leaking at the GHT connection, I would first try a new washer in it. Get a real rubber washer, not one of the neoprene types.
Bobbo 05/06/22 07:20am Tech Issues
RE: Scammer payback

My Mother, rest her soul, got a "Microsoft Tech Support" call one time. Retired and widowed, with nothing to do, she let him talk as long as he wanted. When he finished his spiel, she said, "but I don't understand, I don't own a computer." He hung up on her.
Bobbo 05/05/22 09:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Spare tire pressure

I had a Class C with dual rear tires, so I had 6 TST senders. When I sold my Class C and got a dual axle TT, I had 2 senders left over, so I put one on the TT spare and one on the TV spare. I always know if either spare needs air.
Bobbo 05/05/22 07:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Upgrading converter

Since the WFCO is famous for not going into boost mode, any other quality brand of 55 amp converter definitely will charge your batteries faster. My personal preference is Progressive Dynamics.
Bobbo 05/04/22 08:45pm Tech Issues
RE: wiring a 30 Amp Power Outlet 30A Circuit Breaker {{UPDATE}}

Your best move is to just put the GROUND wire from the house into the two screw block and call it a day. There is no benefit to pigtailling it to the screw in the photo. However, there is also no downside to pigtailling it either.
Bobbo 05/03/22 07:27am Tech Issues
RE: Interesting EV’s versus ICE article…

I just love the "Alaska Trip" article ending with the suggestion of putting level 1 chargers at trailheads so you can charge your vehicle for days while hiking. A wonderful way to tie up a charger for days so no one else can use it. Lastly, the state could install or incentivize destination chargers at popular stopping points around the state. Level 2 or even Level 1 chargers at national park entrances, remote trailheads, and other sites on the road system would allow recreationists to leave an EV for several hours to several days.
Bobbo 04/26/22 07:38am Around the Campfire
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