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RE: Keeping ice cream frozen

Soft/messy ice cream indicates the temperature is to high. Time for maintenance and service to resolve the problem. No need for gel packs etc when it's working correctly. Start by measuring the temp which should be 0-8F. And the refer should be under 42F. What are your temps?
CA Traveler 10/19/19 09:51am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Is this forum going to get fixed???

Clue: It only took 3 years to correct the % sign error.
CA Traveler 10/18/19 12:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: sat dish with receiver in slide

Google wireless hdmi
CA Traveler 10/17/19 11:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Wiring neutral/ground when splitting panel for MultiPlus?

The drawing does not identify where each of the devices are located. 1)Disconnect the wires(all) that are for the circuit going to the items you want to power off inverter. 2)Connect the inverter to the 120 volt panel in the same location. Phase conductor to the breaker, ground and neutral to their individual buss bars. 3)At the converter, connect the wires from the circuit breaker to the inverter input. 4) Connect the branch circuit to the inverter. This can be done using a cord body plugged into the inverter output.OK but my impression is that the OP plans to connect to half of the RV panel with no other wiring changes at the panel. So he'll manage all of the existing loads like the second A/C on the inverter circuit. While I would rewire the panel and RV apparently the OP doesn't want to use this approach.
CA Traveler 10/17/19 08:00am Tech Issues
RE: sat dish with receiver in slide

You run the wires alongside existing wires/plumbing. Don't use solid copper wires, use multistrand flexible wires including the coax. DTV also has wireless Genie Clients for TVs as another option. Or wireless HDMI with the receiver elsewhere. With RF remotes the receiver can be elsewhere.
CA Traveler 10/16/19 07:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Batteries(new) supply power sporadically

You're very brave to start a trip with no battery power. :W A bad/loose wire/connection or auto reset CB are possibilities. Are the batteries being charged on shore power? From your description both banks have issues - right? Head directly to HF, buy a $5 DVM, learn how to use it and be prepared to use it the next time. Or hold up your credit card.
CA Traveler 10/16/19 03:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need new shocks Las Vegas area, any...

Many can replace shocks but often have little suspension knowledge. One shop that does is Henderson's Line Up in Grant's Pass, OR and their reputation is excellent. I knew I needed shocks and alignment. Fortunately no warn parts. I also opted for the ride along road test and glad I did. They used Koni FSD shocks on my rig and the difference was very significant.
CA Traveler 10/14/19 02:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Honda cr-v electrical problem

Using my great and unmatched wisdom, I would put an amp meter on the battery, measure the draw then start unplugging fuses one at a time.X2 And I'd use a clampon ammeter. This should help to isolate the problem if not find it. OP It appears that you had the problem before the wiring changes since you replaced the battery but didn't realize the car had a problem. Correct?
CA Traveler 10/11/19 05:19pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Wiring neutral/ground when splitting panel for MultiPlus?

OP, What you may be missing is that charger/inverters switch both the neutral and hot line and the output neutral and ground are bonded when inverting (only). You will also need to split the neutral in the panel and run a 2nd neutral from the inverter output to the panel. And there may be other considerations. As Mayer said it can be done but not recommended.
CA Traveler 10/10/19 01:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Help Switching to 40' Pusher

Good post. With the slides in check what can/can't be accessed. Consider parking in front of someone's house and only the curb side slides can be out. Some areas do not allow reverse parking. Do your own and complete PDI, never just accept a dealers PDI. Take multiple days as needed and if the dealer pushes back then walk. My current rig was 2 years old when purchased. My PDI resulted in parts that had to be ordered and stretched to 3 weeks. Dometic dragged their feet on A/C replacement and finally revealed there was a recall. Commitments were firm and the replacement occurred 4 months later near my home. So there are some good dealers. 3 weeks after taking delivery the hydraulic slide pump failed. Lipper finally agreed to a replacement after I documented the 5 design flaws. And guess what? Yup the new pump was redesigned and no problems in 8 years. Wish I could say the same for the cheap Lipper hydraulic hoses which I replaced.
CA Traveler 10/09/19 10:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help Switching to 40' Pusher

More expensive and if you keep it for 12 years even more expensive. More restricted CG sites than the C. More room inside and more storage w/o the drive shaft from the front, perhaps a FT consideration. For limited camping for 12 years before FT we waited for a DP, and "FT" 3-5 months.
CA Traveler 10/08/19 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many volts....

BTW Have your neighbor buy a $5 digital voltmeter from HF and show him how to check the battery voltages. Or about $20 elsewhere.
CA Traveler 10/07/19 08:44am Tech Issues
RE: How many volts....

Do the steps on a Class A operate from the house or engine battery?Good question and implies that both banks should be load checked considering the history is unknown. Some MHs do not charge the chassis battery from shore/gen power. I installed a trickle charger on the chassis batteries on my prior rig because they were not charged from shore/gen power.
CA Traveler 10/07/19 08:41am Tech Issues
RE: How many volts....

BTW 6.5V is considered a dead battery and some chargers will not charge the battery when it's that low which is why I said do whatever it takes to get them charged.
CA Traveler 10/07/19 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: How many volts....

Thanks for the replys and to 'set the stage' for the issue here, he went to the rig for something and when he closed the door the step would not retract all the way back in. Then he heard a clicking from near the steps, apparently from not enough voltage to retract them all the way. I went over and told him we need to check the batteries. The coach batteries, 2 6 volters, 1 was way low on water in all 3 cells the other was way low as well. We topped them off with distilled water then plugged it in to shore power. I checked the terminals with a multimeter and had only about 6.5 volts between the two. I thought there would have been at least 12 volts. Another issue here? Perhaps the batts. are toast?Perhaps. If the water was below the plates their capacity is compromised. Immediately charge the batteries using a auto charger of whatever and if somewhat OK they will reach the above posted voltage. Then have the batteries load tested so he knows their condition and resolve the charging issue.
CA Traveler 10/07/19 08:30am Tech Issues
RE: How many volts....

The typical RV does not have a trickle charger. Instead the charger is/should be a 3+ stage charger - float, absorb, bulk.
CA Traveler 10/07/19 08:24am Tech Issues
RE: How many volts....

13.4V (float) to 14.8V (bulk charge) depending upon the charger and battery SOC. And there is some variation based on battery type if the charger has that option. Plus it will vary if the charger is temperature compensated. It will not drop below the float voltage unless the charger has a standby no charge option. Or a trickle charger may take a long time to reach the float voltage and above. Or never if there are house or chassis battery loads.
CA Traveler 10/07/19 08:17am Tech Issues
RE: How to raise one end of slide out??

If a dealer can fix that correctly that's an extremely rare dealer IMHO. I'd be having a lot of discussion with the mfg on how best to get it closed for transport. Maybe a metal plate can help. I'm guessing the slide will have to be removed for repairs.
CA Traveler 10/06/19 10:49am Tech Issues
RE: How to raise one end of slide out??

No warranty on a 2018? Sounds like bad floor or roller. But if flush floor slide that could also be involved. Have you checked the floor inside removing what ever is required to get access? My slides can be raised when extended with a large wooden block near the end but leaving enough clearance to install SS plates above the rollers which are on the very ends. Different rig but perhaps this helps.
CA Traveler 10/06/19 09:40am Tech Issues
RE: Battery Wiring Question

Do a energy audit or otherwise determine if one battery is adequate for boon docking or even 2 batteries along with gen run time. If they are the same connect them in parallel and see what happens. But carry jumper cables and perhaps a battery pack. There are options for larger batteries including deep cycle batteries. Everything can tie together including your charger and it's capabilities in terms of charge time/gen run time.
CA Traveler 10/06/19 08:53am Travel Trailers
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