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RE: A foot of snow in Montana right now

I had some concerns about going West later than normal this summer, August, because of smoke from fires. In 7 weeks we only had a little smoke from a controlled burn for 20 miles one day. Another colder and wetter winter would be good news for the West and the pine trees. Maybe not as good for the center of the country and all the flooding.
Ivylog 09/29/19 08:01am Roads and Routes
RE: Campground washroom needs GFCI

One GFI can protect more than one outlet or it can be in the circuit breaker box...actual GFI could even be in the woman’s side. Might want to do a little more detective work before putting your foot in your mouth.
Ivylog 09/25/19 05:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Side mounted direction indicator

Could not find an exact replacement for one of my overhead led clearance lights so replaced the two side marker lights (same lights) with ones that had blinker lights too. Ran wires from the rear blinker lights for the extra circuits. My mirrors already had indicators in them and having another indication midship was worth doing plus now I have a spare market/clearance light.
Ivylog 09/25/19 05:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Plan B ..January travel thru the South

Ivylog 09/15/19 03:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best route to I15 traveling north from Kanab

I would use 20, not 14.
Ivylog 09/14/19 03:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling on I-70 West to Monument Valley to Zion

160 from South Fork to Pagosa Springs goes over Wolfe Creek Pass...11,000’. East to west is a little easier as you have a 10 mile 6% downhill, only 8 miles up. A more southerly route would be much easier.
Ivylog 09/14/19 02:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Onan Generator Cranking Amps

The common cable is the negative that goes to a shunt and then to ground. Once I got started I just tighten any connection I could find.
Ivylog 09/11/19 08:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Generator Cranking Amps

This is a common problem on Monaco/HRs, especially in the morning after having to run the heat all night and the house batteries are down around 12.0V. My SWAG on amps is after the initial surge it’s less than 300A BUT in decreasing my voltage drop between the inverter and the batteries I solved my generator cranking problem.
Ivylog 09/11/19 08:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch Concerns?

Are you afraid to put 500lbs in the back of your F150 ??? You do NOT need WDH.
Ivylog 09/10/19 04:49pm Towing
RE: Dometic Penguin 2 - compressor on, fan on, not cooling

I would try replacing the run capacitor.
Ivylog 09/10/19 04:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan Generator Cranking Amps

I had similar issues and was considering adding a diode and another battery...bear with me as the size of the cables is not the problem. Check the voltage at your batteries compare to the reading on your inverter while running the microwave...takes 2 people. I had a little over 1.1V difference so cleaned and tighten all the connections I could find including those in the back run box....just tighten them. On your negative house battery cable you have the shunt that measure your amps and cleaning them did the most good. I now have 0.4V difference which was my goal and as a side benefit my 10K will start without using the boost or cranking the engine.
Ivylog 09/10/19 04:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tires

-1 for Michelin...overpriced and no where near the good tire they used to be. Hankook, Toyo, Yokohama (in alphabetic order) are all good options.
Ivylog 09/09/19 03:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for Fridge Suggestions

I would invest in a 1000w PSW inverter to power it if you dry camp often. Otherwise I would not worry about doing anything different.
Ivylog 09/08/19 07:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Florida turnpike or I-95??

When built in 1957 the turnpike would be free in 15 years. Granted originally it only went to FtPierce. 5 years ago they added 2 lanes to 95 each direction in Palm Beach county (5 lanes instead of 2 on the Tpike) so I recommend staying on 95 until I-75 in Ft Laud and then get on it saving $$. Northbound my personal boycott is to use 95 to Vero and then 60 to YeeHaul but instead of getting on there I use 441 and finally get on in Kissimmee.
Ivylog 09/08/19 07:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tow dolly empty - 1500 miles

If it can’t take bouncing down the road empty, I would not put a car in it.
Ivylog 09/05/19 09:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Direct TV satellite finder app for my phone

Ivylog 09/02/19 04:58pm Technology Corner
RE: Heading to the Rockies for 5 or 6 weeks.

After the Tetons I’d head to CO instead of UT to give UT more time to cool off.
Ivylog 09/02/19 04:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2006 Excursion

Does your display light up? If not then the black recall box has turned the power off. A strong magnet rubbed across the top of it may reset it.
Ivylog 08/30/19 03:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Safet T Steer or Roadmaster Stabilizer

Until I could make my SafeT+ adjustable I disconnected it. Here is my post and conclusion after 3000 miles with it adjustable: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/making-a-safe-t-plus-adjustable-451209.html Clicky
Ivylog 08/27/19 02:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solar Panels

1000 sq inches of panel will be aprox 100W.
Ivylog 08/27/19 01:27pm Class A Motorhomes
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