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RE: RV Barn solar pannels

I would take a look at Eco Worthy or Newpowa or similar import solar panel kits for this. If all you want to do is maintain batteries, and maybe run some ventilation fans, and perhaps run the control side of an RV propane refrigerator, something in the 150 watt panel range should be more than enough. Say $200 - $250 for a kit with mounting brackets and charge controller on ebay. If you don't care about fans or running an rv refrigerator an 85 watt panel would be plenty, an 85 watt panel with mounting brackets, charge controller, etc. will run $110 or so. For ease of setup I would have a separate system for each RV.
Isaac-1 06/21/18 12:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: At home wifi to the TT?

There are a lot of ways to do this, and likely any of the wifi repeaters on the market that get good ratings on amazon should work for you. 100 feet should not be an issue, when you are talking 300,500, 1,000 feet that is when things start to become challenging. I use a simple $20 GL inet MT300N-V2 as a repeater to get internet to the workshop shed in my backyard which is just over 100 ft from the house, of course it is 2.4 ghz only, though to be safe it would probably be better to buy the slightly more expensive version with external antennas GL-AR300M that sells for $45 on amazon.
Isaac-1 06/20/18 03:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Garmin 770 please lead me to a big gas station

You might check to see if it has a separate entry for truck stops vs fuel stations. I have the Dezl 770 truck version and it has separate listing, though the list of truck stops is far from complete.
Isaac-1 06/20/18 03:07pm Tech Issues
RE: RV Inspector: Is there such a thing, or position?

I agree the no ladders is a deal breaker, I took the NRVIA level 2 inspector course a few months ago, and to meet their inspection standards one must inspect the roof, this is best done by crawling around on the roof, looking at the sealant up close, but if roof access is not allowed by the owner,it can be done from a ladder around the perimeter.
Isaac-1 06/17/18 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: Replacement thermostat

I too converted my duo therm analog thermostat to a Honeywell digital. The LO temperature safety feature is covered in the owners manual, it is there in case there is a power outage and the temperature in a home drops below freezing allowing the pipes to freeze, the idea being if the home owner is away it is better for the pipes to stay frozen than for the furnace to come back on and thaw them out causing a flood. My solution in the motorhome is to grab the hair dryer out of the bathroom and warm the thermostat enough for the furnace to come on.
Isaac-1 06/17/18 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: New Vs Used

Condition is everything, and leaks are the prime killer of RV's at it leads to wood rot, new or used, you really should consider having it professionally inspected, and not rely on the selling dealer to perform the only initial inspection. If you need an inspector and don't know one there is a search tool on the nrvia.org web site. Full disclosure I took their inspector course a few months ago, and it was a real eye opener, not just on issues with older RV's but on ones that were new as well. We had 2 RV's at the course that were nearly new, one with a 2016 and the other a 2017 just picked up from the dealership a few weeks earlier with with significant issues, roof leaks, sealant gaps, etc.
Isaac-1 06/16/18 11:05pm Toy Haulers
RE: MCI Electric motorhome in 2020

Yeah, only about 37 hours to charge on a dedicated 50 amp RV connection assuming no charge losses, and 100% efficiently charger, probably more like 42 hours in the real world. Does anyone see RV parks putting in the infrastructure to fast charge anytime soon? For that matter how many RV parks can really support a sustained 50 amp draw at even a 1/4 of their rv sites, and if they can you can bet it will be metered. At .15 cents per KWH, we are looking at $67.50 per 300-400 mile charge. p.s. just to add a couple of other data points diesel is averaging $3.19 per gallon, of which over 55 on average goes to state and federal excise tax, plus typically another 9% going to sales tax which shows as part of the price at the pump, which adds about another 25 cents per gallon to the tax percentage. Removing the tax we would have an effective fuel price of about $2.40 per gallon on diesel, assuming a nice round 8 mph on diesel we would be looking at 37.5 gallons of diesel, or $90 of diesel to go the same distance. So this new tech may be a little cheaper to operate, but how much more will it cost to buy, and where will you charge it. Electric does not mean free.
Isaac-1 06/16/18 09:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Replacement thermostat

If you tell us the brand and model of air conditioner you have and style of thermostat we may be able to help, without that we are guessing.
Isaac-1 06/16/18 09:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator use

Generally it is a good idea to check the oil about every 24 hours
Isaac-1 06/14/18 10:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying Cruise America Rental Units

Where do you get Thor = great unit from?
Isaac-1 06/14/18 07:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Next summer SC to Yellowstone?

Can it be done, sure, should it be done, maybe not. The issue as I see it is your 5th wheel, and also the allowed time. We did Yellowstone and the big solar eclipse last summer in our 28 ft class A, and due to our timing and being relatively late making reservations (5 months out), we ended up staying in 3 different campgrounds in Yellowstone (Canyon, Grant, and Fishing Bridge). These campgrounds may be huge, but the individual sites are tight, built for smaller non-slide RV of an earlier era with most sites 30 ft in length, and very few over 35 ft long. Also the individual camping loop roads are very tight, this combined with people shoe horning RV's into pull off spaces would make access with your 5th wheel nearly impossible. I remember one point driving around one camping loop where I almost had my wife get out and guide me past a narrow point between a tree and the corner of a trailer, instead I inched by at about 3 mph with the mirrors clearing on each side by inches. (I store my coach in a shed with 11 inches of clearance through the doorway, and this felt tighter than that). So unless you could score one of the handful of 40 ft sites at Fishing Bridge you will likely find yourself at one of the RV parks or campgrounds outside of Yellowstone, on the east side that would probably mean 50 miles away in Cody WY, or perhaps in Grand Tetons national park to the south. Either way would put you hours away from many of the attractions in Yellowstone. Now as to the time, you really need at least a week to properly see Yellowstone, we did it in 4.5 days last summer, and only saw about half of the main attractions, the problem is the place is so overwhelming, if you rush through it you find yourself going blah at the 3rd amazing waterfall of the day. Columbia, SC to Cody, WY is a 2,000 mile drive, personally when traveling in my motorhome I like to limit my driving to under 300 miles per day, though when traveling across the expansive distances out west will push that to 400, and occasionally 500. Though when I do 500 I always look back saying I should have stopped 100 miles ago, in a 5th wheel with kids, you will probably have more set up and tare down time than I do each day. So best case, you are looking at 4 solid 12 hour days on the road just to get to the entrance to Yellowstone, stopping only for fuel and food. Adding a couple of tourist stops along the way, and it is easy to push this to 7 days of travel each way out of your 21 day schedule, even this keeps that grueling driving pace, just with some breaks to see a couple of things along the way.
Isaac-1 06/12/18 08:40am Roads and Routes
RE: Shower Head

Like everyone else said, Oxygenics available on Amazon starting at about $33 in white
Isaac-1 06/09/18 11:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: American West Historical Sites / Towns / Places to Visit

As other have said, give us something to narrow things down, there are many options.
Isaac-1 06/08/18 01:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Thinking about a trip across country

Replacing the jack knife sofa with something more comfortable might be a reasonable compromise on the sleeping situation. Perhaps a sofa / air bed sleeper like featured here https://rvshare.com/blog/rv-sofa-bed/
Isaac-1 06/06/18 04:45pm Family Camping
RE: Gasoline in fresh water tank

I have to ask, how did gasoline get in the water system?
Isaac-1 06/05/18 10:19pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 amp RV service recepticle

Correct wire size depends on distance to the panel, but in most cases #6 is used if the outlet will be within about 75 ft of the panel.
Isaac-1 06/05/18 07:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Free campground website?

Also try http://www.ultimatecampgrounds.com/
Isaac-1 06/04/18 10:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery Question

Depending on size and layout you might look at a pair of longer group 31 12v.
Isaac-1 04/30/18 08:48am Tech Issues
RE: Travel Trailer Value After Rehab

If it was a vintage classic retro camping trailer with upgrades maybe, there was a 1960's vintage Airstream at a local RV show a couple of years ago, fully updated with an asking price of $65,000. Of course a 1994 Chateau is not a 1960's Airstream
Isaac-1 04/28/18 10:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Help Guru's I'm Undecided on Possible MH change

Lets see in general it is easier and cheaper to have a gas coach serviced. While you may not care about the cheaper part, the fact that it is easier to find a shop that can/will work on it in the middle of nowhere is a plus.
Isaac-1 04/28/18 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
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