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RE: Cheap replacement for awning catch springs?

That looks like a tapered spring Which means it can compress completely flat Its the same type as the those that come with aux 12v transmission cooling fans, more mounting them, check the auto parts store, may have to nip off the end I'm sure the awning spring is very weak, get some piano wire and wind your own, lots of tips and tutorials on YouTube The silicone idea is worth a try
MrWizard 02/08/16 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: step down module

Bumpy Watch the Amps and Watts rating, this was probably ordered for a specific purpose not whole house I use something similar as a trickle state charger to maintain the engine batteries And another one as a voltage regulator in the gauge console to keep a steady voltage on my gauges It used to be when I turned on the running lights, the fuel gauge went down and the temp gauges went up, because supply voltage changed
MrWizard 02/08/16 03:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Anybody at the Slabs right now?

No The slabs are in Calif near the Salton sea, on the west side I think Oops..sorry, I'm tired you it backwards
MrWizard 02/07/16 11:20am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Ice makers

we had a "ice-N-easy" for 6yrs, i think we wore it out, used it every few days, the whole time we had it. loved it, but it was heavy, left it on the floor and covered it when not using it replaced it last summer with a slightly smaller much lighter model labeled Emerson, it takes a few more cycles to get up to full size, takes a little longer on the first few cycles, but it is smaller, more square, flap on top, easier to store we make a couple of one gallon bags, full, put it in the freezer when we run low we make more before we run out, so we always have enough cold HARD ice we wouldn't be with out one, we like them
MrWizard 02/06/16 08:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: The Equator and internet service??

Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, cricket, Walmart, boost, T-Mobile It is all cellular, no satellite The USB stick is a cellular device period... End of story Satellite internet uses a dish This has run its course, all possibilities have been discussed
MrWizard 02/06/16 10:52am Technology Corner
RE: Battery maintainer

Moved from technology
MrWizard 02/06/16 10:49am Tech Issues
RE: Multimeter UNI-T UT55 problem

Excellent job Nice you got it fixed
MrWizard 02/05/16 07:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Loss of partial power

Problem existing on shore or genset So is down stream from those items Could be the transfer switch Or the power control center One leg of his 50 amp is not allowed to supply power
MrWizard 02/05/16 10:44am Tech Issues
RE: Babyboomer RV'ers Have Experienced it All!

born 1947 my first car was a 51 Pontiac saw the Animals, chuck berry, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, "the highway men", tom t hall, and many more loved the Early beatles, did not care for their later stuff, loved Elvis, saw all the movies, owned a new 68 mustang, until it burned in 1976, the ONLY brand new car i ever bought every generation has their own music, its just part of being who we are
MrWizard 02/04/16 09:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Windows 10 DVD Player

Dvd and CD drive is common, Blu-Ray in a pc is an option A single layer dvd is 4+ gig A single layer br is 25 gig Software will not make a DVD drive read a br disc Stand alone br players can also play DVDs
MrWizard 02/04/16 06:07pm Technology Corner
RE: Connecting T Mobile phone thru Version Jetpack?

You can use the Wi-Fi for Skype or other internet phone service the jet pack is a data device, not cell amplifier for voice
MrWizard 02/03/16 01:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Cottonwood, AZ Walmart

This century's homeless encampment Was last century's hobo jungle Difference... More people of both sexes and even families And it's now in town, instead of outside of town
MrWizard 02/03/16 09:54am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Running 2 a/c's

total power use and the a/c units might benefit from "soft start" kits (generally listed as Hard Start) added to the compressor start up circuit, they reduce the surge load on the generator 13k btu a/c has a compressor lock rotor AMPS surge of about 54amps so if the running loads a/c etc total 20amps and the second a/c needs 54amps to start the compressor spinning, your asking that 5000w genny to provide almost 10,000 watts for the few seconds it takes to get the compressor running the compressor can't get enough power it just overloads the genny the first one starts, because until you start the first compressor there is very little load and the genny and Grunt and get the first compressor running but it doesn;t have enough ommph to do both this is more about the age of the A/C components needing more power to start since they are getting older, not the generator, it was sufficient when everything was NEW
MrWizard 02/02/16 04:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Spring is coming. Punxsutawney Phil

They said he didn't see his shadow but the weather man said it was sunny. Sounds like politicians to me. Rodents, politicians, what's the difference? :B The rodent won't lie to you
MrWizard 02/02/16 08:22am General RVing Issues
RE: For those of you that have kids or have already raised kids

OOOPS forgot one, a MUST SEE is Arches Nat Park/monutment ? in Utah we the Son and I , enjoyed that one as much as Bryce, so much to see and photograph before my kids and Calif Mammoth Cave Ky Several really nice Parks in Indiana Spring Mill State park, Ind Complete pioneer village, with working grist mill (water wheel) a museum housed on the second and third floors and More
MrWizard 02/01/16 08:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Exterior fridge not cooling

Your looking at less than $200 for a brand new replacement Are you sure it has power? The interior light comes on? Check all gfi outlets and test/reset them
MrWizard 02/01/16 06:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 110v Outlets from Extension Cord

I am trying to avoid a bulky j-box in the cabinets. I am thinking something like the outlet multipliers (turns a dual outlet into 6), but mounts to a surface instead of plugging into an existing outlet. You either had another outlet Or install some kind of switch between the new cord and the existing outlet You cannot connect the new power to existing outlet STILL connected to the RV wiring And just plugging into the outlet with a male plug Is called a "SUICIDE CORD " Grab that with the inverter turned on and you will get shocked Forget and leave it plugged in and connect to shore power or generator and you will fry the inverter, and maybe more Fire is a possibility Separate outlet or a cord or switch, no double ended plugs, no dual power simultaneous connections
MrWizard 02/01/16 11:09am Tech Issues
RE: USB Ports, Adapters

From the OP Do each of these additional new ports have the same power/capability as the original port that's being split four ways? And yes data use has to be managed, I mentioned that
MrWizard 02/01/16 08:37am Technology Corner
RE: For those of you that have kids or have already raised kids

here are places i took my kids camping Calif Sequoia Nat Park and right next door kings canyon park, different trips, both inside the canyon and at the south end where it joins sequoia Utah Lava Beds Nat monument Bryce Canyon Capitol Reef Az Grand Canyon this is camping, at least a week there were side trips to other sights
MrWizard 01/31/16 11:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Samlex PST-600-12 \ Pure Sine Wave Inverter at Amazon $168

clicky http://www.amazon.com/Samlex-Solar-PST-600-12-Pure-Inverter/dp/B00AYH6BSO/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1454295963&sr=1-1&keywords=Samlex+Solar+PST-600-12
MrWizard 01/31/16 10:57pm Tech Issues
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