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RE: FURNACE NOT LISTED ON THERMOSTAT

Doug, SIR -I had no service work done on the AC unit - no dip switches had been changed by either me or any tech. Must be an incredible feeling to be so GD perfect. Find another forum to "help out" with your valuable assistance. Actually, Doug is a professional RV tech. He does this stuff for a living as his day job.
Bobbo 11/29/19 09:34am Tech Issues
RE: FURNACE NOT LISTED ON THERMOSTAT

My TT air conditioner died before I ever took the trailer out for the first time. Dometic had a bad run and I got lucky. When the dealer replaced it under warranty, I brought it home and did my usual OCD double checking. I saw that the furnace was no longer listed in the thermostat. I took it back to the dealer and the service guy spent 2 hours trying to figure it out. Then he called the service manager over. As soon as he explained what was happening, the service manager told him the dip switches inside the roof unit were set wrong. Took 5 minutes more to fix, and most of that was getting the ladder.
Bobbo 11/28/19 08:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

I use stabil in mowers, sea foam in boat. bumpy Just wondered why? If you think one is better than the other wouldn't you use it in everything? I think that they both work just fine. a convenience thing. full cans of sea foam get dumped into boat. Measured ounces in the bottle of stabil go in small 1-6 gallon tanks. bumpy OK. I buy Seafoam in gallon cans and refill a couple of the pint (or is it quart? anyway, the little cans) cans I have. I have a 3 ounce RX bottle that I liberated from work. (I am a retired Pharmacist.) I use that to measure the Seafoam for my gas cans. (The 5 gallon cans take two pours, 3oz and 2oz.)
Bobbo 11/28/19 05:27am Tech Issues
RE: Charging electric car

There's always this method https://insideevs.com/news/382196/raptor-charge-model-3-towing/ Made it a clicky
Bobbo 11/27/19 08:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

I don't get built in GPS in anything. I like separate devices that I can upgrade, move from location to location, carry inside to program, etc. I also like a separate GPS from the one in my phone. My phone's is great for off the cuff needs, but I like a stand alone unit for actual traveling. However, when traveling, I do download the offline maps into Google Maps on my phone, just in case.
Bobbo 11/27/19 08:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

I use stabil in mowers, sea foam in boat. bumpy Just wondered why? If you think one is better than the other wouldn't you use it in everything?
Bobbo 11/27/19 08:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Stabil or Seafoam for long term gas can storage?

Except for automobiles, every drop of gas I buy is ethanol free and gets Seafoam. I had several pieces of lawn equipment almost die from the carburetors gumming up. I started using Seafoam at double concentration and by the end of the summer, they were all running like sewing machines. (I then cut back to the recommended concentration.) When I found a station that sells ethanol free (labeled "recreational gasoline" and sells for 150% of the price of 91 octane) I went to that exclusively for my small engines.
Bobbo 11/27/19 08:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Snake Repellent Testing - Advice

Why are so many people so afraid of snakes? They do way more good than harm! I bet most people don’t even know of anyone that has been biting by one. I am not afraid of snakes, but when a 32" long copperhead (I measured his length AFTERWARD) was heading for my wife's VERY thickly planted flowerbeds, I said no, no, no. He, however, did not go to waste. We had a Cooper's Hawk nesting in the yard. I threw the deceased out into the yard near the nest. The hawk ate on that snake for 2 days. We watched through the picture window of our house. And, for whatever it's worth, one of my wife's friends was bitten by a copperhead in one of HER flowerbeds.
Bobbo 11/26/19 08:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Large dog

This past summer, we have seen two separate RV's with a mastiff. Over 150# of dog. I am not sure what RV one of them was in as they were walking the dog and I didn't think to ask, but the other said he had a toy hauler and the toy box was the dog's kennel. (The one I didn't ask about the size of the RV said the mastiff was his new wife's FIRST DOG.)
Bobbo 11/25/19 07:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Snake Repellent Testing - Advice

Small pellets (#8 size) of lead traveling at 900fps has worked for me for years This ^^^^^^^^^ is MY solution, but I prefer #4 size.
Bobbo 11/25/19 07:45am Beginning RVing
RE: Adj. water pressure regulators

they are. we use the Watts stainless steel, oil filled model 263A. This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Bobbo 11/24/19 06:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Operating on a 20amp circuit

Do American RVs have all 20a breakers with 12AWG wire to 15/20 receptacles? The 2003 Komfort 5er we had with a Parallax 7300, had schematics in the manual showing the USA version had a 30a Main and all the branches were 20a. The Canadian version we had of the same trailer (made in Oregon) had a 30a Main and one 20a with the rest 15a with 14 wire. All the receptacles were 15a. I find it hard to believe the factory had 12 wire and 15/20 receptacles in the 2003 USA version, but don't know. What about these days? Do American RVs all come with all 20a breakers and 12 wire for everything? You need the 20/15 receptacles of course, since you still get lots of appliances to plug in with 15a plugs. New stick houses are getting more 20a circuits these days than before. But "up here" they still have some 15s. I can't speak for other RV's, but the one I have has 12g as the smallest wire, the breakers are all at least 20 amp, but the outlets do not have the 20 amp sideways slot. The outlets are 15 amp outlets. That being said, it is my understanding that the only difference between a 15 amp outlet and a 20 amp outlet is the way that slot is cut in the plastic face.
Bobbo 11/23/19 07:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Chassis battery not charging

Glad you got it diagnosed. Electrical problems can sometimes be very hard to track down.
Bobbo 11/21/19 06:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Trickle Charging Chassis battery

^ Ah, I getcha now. You're say IF the OP's rig has a solenoid that links the hose batteries to the start batteries he can wire the charger up to charge/maintain both at the same time. That sounds simple and clever. Almost. The Trik-L-Start only charges the chassis battery. It takes current from the house battery, which is being charged full time by the converter/charger. Essentially, it just forwards a little current from the converter/charger to the chassis battery. I'm not familiar with big RVs like this but would ASSume that the house batteries are already linked to charge from the alternator when the engine is running? Yes If they are then there may be a simple way to reverse that so the existing charger can power both sets of batteries. If not, an automatic charging relay can be added where it links the batteries as soon as 1 side or the other see's charging power (>13.5 V or something) and then disconnects the link when it senses power below 12V to prevent discharge of both sides. Blue Seas ACR is what i used in the boat for this. The Trik-L-Start kind of does that, but only allows current to flow one way. The alternator charging the house batteries takes care of current flow the other way. Except for not being bi-directional, it does exactly what you are suggesting.
Bobbo 11/21/19 06:38pm Beginning RVing
RE: Large dog

I am between dogs right now, but I have traveled with Akitas who ranged from 115 to 136#. Akitas are included on some cg ban lists. My sister in Colorado was an Akita breeder for years. She has recently retired from doing that since she is soon moving back home to be near family. Me helping her socialize some puppies during a visit in 2014. Every time I sat down, that particular puppy would crawl into my lap. DW said that if he had done that to her, he would have come home with us. https://i.imgur.com/QSAYnhr.jpg
Bobbo 11/20/19 08:03am General RVing Issues
RE: 2002 Newmar Kountry Star reoccurring electrical problem

For testing purposes, plug in using a 30 amp to 50 amp adapter. That puts voltage on both legs, but it is the same phase so there is zero voltage between the two hot wires. Now, you can look for wherever there is no current/reduced current/low voltage without risking damage to anything plugged in from 240v. A loose neutral under those conditions will just look like an open circuit or loose connection.
Bobbo 11/19/19 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Large dog

We had two German Shepherd Dogs when we got our first RV in 2007, and have had two dogs every since. Having big dogs in an RV is no different than having big dogs in apartments. You have a responsibility to get them out and exercise them far more than if you have big dogs in a huge house with a massive yard. It is not big dogs that are a problem. It is irresponsible owners who don't properly care for big dogs who are a problem. Here is a photo taken on our first RV trip. If you want, I can post a photo of them in the RV cab with me. In 12 years of RV'ing, we have come across exactly ONE campground that banned German Shepherd Dogs. Since ours were not black and tan, they didn't realize they were German Shepherd Dogs. DW told me to come back and add that having a German Shepherd Dog in your RV means never having to deadbolt the door. https://i.imgur.com/4Friw3H.jpg
Bobbo 11/19/19 07:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Total EV Travel Trailer/ Caravan

We boondock. A lot. We could do without electric much easier than we could do without propane. Same here, but they are using solar capture without propane Great. As long as the sun is out. Or you are not parked in the shade. I think they would have got some not so sunny days in those 20,000kilometres around Australia Great. When you know for sure let us know. Also, please explain how you get enough charge to keep an all electric caravan fully functional with several days of those "not so sunny days." Not trying to be a smart a$$, but I would really like to know how someone expects this to work under real world conditions. It would also be enlightening to know if heating the caravan while camping in the winter impacts the utility of the unit. While boondocking in our RV, we often camp in below freezing temperatures. Our propane furnace keeps us warm, but we have to be careful or the furnace blower will drain our batteries. Well they did for 20,000 km best to get in touch with them. When they release details it will be more intwresting how they did it. Seeing we get pretty cold winter days without sun in Australia https://i.postimg.cc/D0MVr9fL/images-jpeg-13.jpg OK, you win. In Australia they can keep a 100% EV fully functioning without a source of electricity to keep the batteries charged. (This is, of course, assuming that they didn't plug in to the electric grid. That the EV was fully self contained. You ARE saying that they did the 20,000km without ever plugging in, aren't you? The whole, entire, point of my part of this discussion is boondocking, where you have no electric grid to plug into.)
Bobbo 11/19/19 07:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Chassis battery not charging

Read this thread. This is a current (pardon the pun) thread on solving exactly this problem. Trickle Charging Chassis battery
Bobbo 11/18/19 06:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Trickle Charging Chassis battery

Battery solenoid? I'm the one who hooked up a Trik-L-Start to the battery solenoid. The Class C I had at the time had a button on the dash that would connect the house batteries to the chassis battery as long as I held the button. That was in case the chassis battery was dead, I could start the engine from the house batteries. That button activated a solenoid. The solenoid had the house battery hooked to one big lug, and the chassis battery hooked to the other. As long as I held that button down, the batteries were connected. I put the Trik-L-Start from one big lug to the other. That way, as long as the RV was plugged in, the Trik-L-Start put some charging current to the chassis battery. ON EDIT: Here is the schematic of the battery solenoid with the Trik-L-Start drawn in. Red line is hot wire in on the Trik-L-Start from the house batteries. Blue line is hot wire out to the chassis battery. Black line is ground. It literally went from one big lug to the other on that solenoid. https://i.imgur.com/dm839sL.jpg
Bobbo 11/18/19 06:18pm Beginning RVing
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