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RE: Dental work in Mexicali

This link may be helpful. http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30012637.cfm
CA Traveler 12/13/19 08:26pm RV Lifestyle
Los Algodones Border Crossing

Any input on walking into Los Algodones and the return? Recently there have been some 11 hour car delays at other locations. I'm planning a walk across both ways this coming Tues morning and my longest ever return was 45 minutes. The good news is that I always bore the border doggies. Thanks
CA Traveler 12/13/19 07:58pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Dental work in Mexicali

Good input above. From your signature you could camp anywhere and drive to the border parking lot. The casino CG is about a mile from the border, not sure as I always drive. I've seen campers immediately on the north side of I8, don't know anything about that area. There is a second casino CG in CA very close to I8 and the CA/AZ border, also dry camping and I don't recall any fee.
CA Traveler 12/13/19 07:45pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Dental work in Mexicali

Can't help with Mexicali. We go to the Purple Pharmacy in Los Algodones/Yuma, use the Quechan Casino CG, no hookups, low cost and plan to be there next week. We take the car to the res parking lot at the border. $7 to park the car. Can take the RV there and I don't have a RV parking cost. It's about a 2 block walk from there. Talked to several people that are satisfied with dental work there but have no personal experience, but search the internet for information. Perhaps a option as it's not far from Mexicali. Suggest you review safety and border crossing waits. A few weeks ago there were reported US entry car waits of 11 hours at some border locations. :( No mention of walking entry waits. Last year it was 45 minutes for me at Los Algodones. The US border dogies always ignore us. :B We've never been stopped going into Mexico unlike coming back. Google Earth will show all of the above.
CA Traveler 12/13/19 04:28am RV Lifestyle
RE: Flattest, warmest route to Las Vegas in January from NC

Now as for I-10 goes, it's the southern route that most people who travel this part of country in winter take. When was the last time you drove thru Phoenix, AZ? It's a total nightmare. Actually yesterday and other days as I live in the area. LA is a total nightmare and Phoenix not so much, unless of course you're on I10 when it's closed for the weekend. FYI The I10 closure for construction is 3 miles long and no joke. Avoid it. Closed as in closed and you exit onto local streets. It can be stop and go during rush hour and like most large areas mid day is best. 85 and then AZ 95 or CA 95 are good routes.
CA Traveler 12/11/19 09:04am Roads and Routes
RE: Flattest, warmest route to Las Vegas in January from NC

Yup I-10. Take it through Phoenix to 303 north to 60/93. I-10 is often closed on the weekends due to major construction. Check ADOT. If closed take 10, 17, 74, 60/93. Dd not take 60 off of 17. If by any chance the 202 construction is done this year then 10, 202 west south of Phoenix, 10, 303.
CA Traveler 12/10/19 08:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Recs for Solar Cut Off Switch?

Likely the solar + - is isolated from ground. IF your panels have a frame and IF the frame is grounded to the RV frame and IF the RV frame is not wood and IF ... I'd likely switch the + ... Ohhh wait I didnt' do that. The $6 Home Depot 240V AC switch often used for A/Cs is 2 pole and switches both of my panel leads. Flame away and I'm aware that DC switching is not the same as AC switching.
CA Traveler 12/09/19 08:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Voltage drop to 1200 watt inverter

To answer your question: Yes, No, Maybe. Buy a reasonable digital voltmeter for $10 and measure the battery voltage and inverter DC input voltage at the inverter DC input terminals. 0.3V drop is certainly possible given whatever wiring you have. Let's be clear: Marine batteries are NOT deep cycle batteries other than the label. A little better than starting batteries but much less than say 6V GCs.
CA Traveler 12/09/19 08:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Extension cords

Also if by chance there is only a 15 amp breaker in the panel change it to a 20 amp. DO NOT do this. The only reason there would be a 15A breaker in the panel is that the house wiring connected to it is 14 gauge wiring, and "upgrading" to a 20A breaker would be contrary to the electric code and arguably a fire hazard. Who has a code allowing 14 gauge wire? You couldn't run but one plug in on it. Our last home built in 1970 had 10 gauge solid wiring.My house has one 15A CB with 8 plugs on it and a lot of 14ga wire all to code, built in 2006. When the saw wouldn't cut a 2x4 I thought there was a problem. Nope no problem. Fortunately the garage has a dedicated 20A plug.
CA Traveler 12/09/19 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extension cords

BTW For years I used 2x 25' 50A plus 2x 25' 30A cords at my sons house (100' total) and no single A/C issues. However the plug is adjacent to the house CB panel. Several years ago we upgraded the plug to 50A and I purchased 2x 25' 50A cords since we were going to be there for additional hot summer days. No voltage issues with either set of cords.
CA Traveler 12/09/19 09:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extension cords

I would not go to all of that trouble. For less than $30 you can buy a 12/3 outdoor extension cord from Amazon. Romex does not lay flat and is a PIA to roll up afterwards. With an extension cord you can roll it up when you are finished and keep it for the next time it is needed. 50' extension cord Of course you could also buy the 100' cord and eliminate all connections.This is a good plan. Very doubtful you can run any high draw appliances but from your description this is OK and many of us have done the same. Most household plugs are multiple 15A plugs on a 20A circuit. So additional house loads and the CB trips. Therefore turn off the CB and find out what other plugs are on the circuit. For $70 you can also buy 2x 30A RV cords. While you still have the above house circuit you'll also have additional 30A options.
CA Traveler 12/09/19 08:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: GP-PWM-30 OVER VOLTAGE ERROR

Likely you don't have switches and have to disconnect wires. My switches are next to the controller. 2-3V difference for a 12V battery system is HUGE. My guess is that one or both meters are inaccurate. The battery voltage doesn't match that of the motorhomes systems control panel, 2-3 volts difference........
CA Traveler 12/08/19 04:00am Tech Issues
RE: GP-PWM-30 OVER VOLTAGE ERROR

2 comments: 1. The solar controller should be connected to the battery and the battery disconnect switch should have no effect. 2. You should have disconnect switches on the solar panel wires and on the controller battery wires. Especially for controllers may require proper sequencing of these 2 switches.
CA Traveler 12/07/19 06:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Dish or Directv for full timers?

Register the RV with DTV and get a RV account. Use a vendor to install the equipment. We have DTV at home and take the receiver with us when we travel in the RV, one account and change the locals as required. Both Dish and DTV have pros/cons. Dish probably has the better service for changing locals. Thousands of posts on this topic.
CA Traveler 12/06/19 04:30pm Full-time RVing
RE: DP lengths and Tag Axles

Axles are weight limited which is the main factor.
CA Traveler 12/06/19 04:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Washington State

Your GS will love the Astoria Maritime Museum and learn about the 270+ MAJOR ship wrecks due to the Columbia bar and weather and much more. And right there is the $2 waterfront trolley. And the Bow Picker - great fish and chips. And he will enjoy launching a paper plane from the Column. Lewis and Clark fort. Ft Stevens - fantastic, take a kayak tour on the sand dune made lake - very unique and much more.
CA Traveler 12/05/19 05:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Washington State

We really like Astoria and Ft Stevens CG, OR which gets you at the mouth of the Columbia River. And there is more along the Columbia River.
CA Traveler 12/05/19 12:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV'ing with a cat

Prior cat loved the MH. When she saw the door open she would meow until we let her out and then she ran into the MH.
CA Traveler 12/04/19 01:11pm RV Pet Stop
RE: RV'ing with a cat

Cats first training in a car for a month wherever we went. No cage had to be careful about getting on/under driver but they learn. After that MH travel no problem. Always had a collar and then harness full time. 6' red leash while driving so we know where they are. Water and food in the front area, litter box in the closet with door propped open, shower an option. We're careful about them getting out of the MH. It happens and we have the option to leave the red leash on. Use a rope sometimes and they always wrap around something.
CA Traveler 12/04/19 01:05pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Solar power battery novice question

Two batteries refers to 2 different banks common in MHs with chassis and house batteries, each bank can have multiple batteries. Your 2 batteries wired in parallel is one battery.
CA Traveler 12/03/19 07:33am Tech Issues
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