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RE: Installing Solar

I don't recommend Z brackets because of the difficulty of panel removal if needed. Instead use 2 pieces of aluminum angle bolted together to form a Z, easy to remove panel.
CA Traveler 01/22/21 09:38am Tech Issues
RE: 20AMP Furnace Fuse

Low voltage associated with the power off condition is a possibility. Or short, bad fuse, etc. Ticking noise could be the furnace cooling off.
CA Traveler 01/19/21 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DP or Gas? DW vs DH

My MH weighs 38,000 lbs and the toad 5,600 lbs. I get 7.9 MPG towing the car. Drive about 60-62 MPH. It's not a rocket ship but we get there.
CA Traveler 01/19/21 04:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Full time with DirectTV

Also with the newer Genies you cannot have any additional receivers on the account. Probably for the same reason as above. To be clear: Genies have one and only one receiver. Genie clients are not receivers and are 100% dependent on the Genie receiver.
CA Traveler 01/19/21 11:42am Full-time RVing
RE: Full time with DirectTV

DTV Tell the computer you want technical support and when you get the computer technical support again tell it you want technical support to get a person. Tell the technical support person you want to change the service address and not the billing address. "If you currently have service with Directv, you can eliminate or add receivers as needed, no real need to tell them that you are not at home anymore." Above ONLY IF you remain in the same spot beam and the same locals. If you want locals for your new location you have to change the service address. If you are out of the spot beam and want locals you have to change the service address. If they ask I just say I'm in a RV at a new location. To be clear. When you change locals ALL receivers will be changed. ie You cannot have one set of locals for home and another for the the RV unless you have 2 accounts. To many people loaned receivers to friends and family...
CA Traveler 01/19/21 11:30am Full-time RVing
RE: Full time with DirectTV

Did the original 'service person' speak and understand English?Doesn't really matter as the subject is above their pay grade including even knowing where to redirect for help.
CA Traveler 01/19/21 08:37am Full-time RVing
RE: Adding Heat Strips

Ceramic heaters are a much quieter and less expensive solution.
CA Traveler 01/19/21 07:52am Tech Issues
RE: Tv problem

Did you do a scan on the new TV ?After first changing the TV input to the antenna and turning on the antenna power amp if so equipped? No photo. Do you have 2 input from sat and antenna and are they in the right connectors?
CA Traveler 01/19/21 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Full time with DirectTV

AFAIK All recent (many years) DTV equipment is leased. If you "buy" you're just paying them to deliver it and it's still owned by DTV per their contract. Also AFAIK DTV does not install in RV's and if they do I would not allow them as they have little understanding of they type of installation. Maybe they will refer you to an independent company but best in my opinion to hire a known compentent company to do the install.
CA Traveler 01/18/21 02:07pm Full-time RVing
RE: Full time with DirectTV

When you want to change the service address keep asking for technical support until you get a real person. Otherwise all they know is the text in front of them.
CA Traveler 01/18/21 12:40pm Full-time RVing
RE: Full time with DirectTV

When you are ready call DTV and change your billing address. When you travel outside the spot beam and/or locals call and change the service address to wherever you are located. No need for further discussion unless you want to change equipment for some reason.
CA Traveler 01/18/21 12:34pm Full-time RVing
RE: Is this doable or am I overlooking something??

HW, MW and space heater are high draw appliances. The refer and charger also contribute so keep the usage down. I added a separate circuit for 30A pedestals that can be plugged into the 20A pedestal plug when desired.
CA Traveler 01/17/21 09:39pm Tech Issues
RE: CA Hwy 1

Slow going near Leggett with several switchbacks. No restrictions for you.
CA Traveler 01/16/21 04:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Reviving flooded deep cycles

Batteries can have strange/unexpected results. Plus you have mismatched batteries physically and 9 years difference so failures should be expected not questioned. Find a good battery shop and have them load tested especially since discharged batteries are not happy. From an RV standpoint replace them. As an experiment see what you can learn.
CA Traveler 01/09/21 08:28pm Tech Issues
RE: All in one solar / shore converter charger

BTW My RV has automatic gen start based on voltage. I've never used it.
CA Traveler 01/08/21 07:32am Tech Issues
RE: All in one solar / shore converter charger

When that one unit fails then what? for example, if the batteries are run down below a certain percentage and there is no incoming solar, ideally the generator comes on automatically Solar power varies considerably during the day. What constitues no solar? 1A charging? So do you want the gen on at cloudly 10:00am with the potential for significant sun the rest of the day? I don't know your plan. Mine is to get the batteries recharged by sunset. A flooded/AGM plan is to charge in the AM if conditions suggest and let solar finish the charging. With LI which can be charged at a high rate waiting might a good option. Boondocking charge when you want, CGs not so much. Are you aware that LI voltage remains high until they reach 10%+ SOC with minimum drop? You might want to look for gen start based on SOC.
CA Traveler 01/08/21 07:26am Tech Issues
RE: Side Out Trays

I'm not a 5er guy so how does the Palomino Columbus River Ranch stack up at 3895 lbs cargo weight? And with only 2 axles I'd be skeptical. Or is that OK?
CA Traveler 01/06/21 04:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Side Out Trays

Stairs can be a con. One big pro is the very significant storage size but only if one wants more storage. Not sure that a flat floor toy hauler will be practical.
CA Traveler 01/05/21 05:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Side Out Trays

I had a slideout tray in a fifth wheel, and didn't care for it. It seemed to take up usable space and returned no really useful advantage. JMO of course. But I wouldn't have another one.Understandable. We haul a lot of stuff because we're traveling for multiple months and easy storage access was desired. All of our storage is under slideouts so it's lower with more restricted access. I have 20" of vertical access for the storage trays and limited room on either side and under the tray. There is also additional vertical room above the 20" on the outside of the chassis rails and on one storage area I built a 7' wide shelf for chairs etc above the storage contents. Can't have to much storage space. Under stoage area on the newer flat floor 5ers would be similar.
CA Traveler 01/05/21 08:13am Tech Issues
RE: Saving a Closed Post for Future Reference

Ads and trackers are blocked with the Brave browser which is my default browser. About 800 per day are blocked. Hence it's also faster and less data is downloaded. I have not found any website limitations with Brave. Per above the blank space is still captured and trimming eliminates that.
CA Traveler 01/04/21 06:44pm Forum Posting Help and Support
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