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RE: Solar Wiring Question

I agree that if wires go in parallel (same start and end) then they work together. But this might be a case for drawing it out on paper. Solar just means there's a charger in there somewhere.
RickLight 10/10/21 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: Solar Wiring Question

Yes! A circuit is a circle and the neg is as much a part as the pos. The 2awg may handle the current but it's close to the edge.
RickLight 10/09/21 08:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Wireless HDMI?

I picked up an old 3rd Gen AppleTV on eBay for about $25 and Airplay from my iPads or iPhone to the AppleTV. I should have mentioned we are all Android.
RickLight 09/25/21 04:42pm Technology Corner
Wireless HDMI?

We use Chromecast at home but for all the talk it needs some bit of internet to function. We like remote mountains too much for that to really work. I carry a laptop and an HDMI cable but would like to use a tablet more and the cable is just plain awkward. So I'm searching for some other device that will just wifi or bluetooth to my DumbTV. Is a SmartTV the only solution?
RickLight 09/25/21 11:46am Technology Corner
Skagway parking

Southeast seems best done without our trailer, but what can we do with it. Island hopping on the ferry or even a guided Glacier Bay trip weren't on the agenda for out previous trip north, 25 years ago. Are there weekly or monthly storage options in Skagway or Haines? One of the RV campgrounds seems overkill.
RickLight 09/25/21 11:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: flex tape

No home grade tape is intended for long term use, especially if exposed to the elements. Eternabond is designed for roofs and has a long record on RVs.
RickLight 09/12/21 07:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Pre-planning for first long duration trip upon retirement

Probably the biggest adjustment will be slowing down and losing track of time and days of the week. Take whatever time you want whenever you want to.
RickLight 09/01/21 09:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Long Beach, WA to Spokane

Kind of hard to approach Spokane from the W/SW without using I90. We could direct them further north and take US2 across the Cascades and eastern Washington. Better yet take WA20 across :) We live there and do it all the time. WA20 WA26, US2 are also good options. Ritzville is about an hour from downtown via I90 so 395 isn't bad but not fun.
RickLight 08/29/21 10:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Long Beach, WA to Spokane

Whatever you do avoid I90 like a blank wall in a hospital. Once you get over the Cascades the Yakima valley I82 and Walla Walla US12 wineries are a great time and well worth the time. The rural countryside and small towns can be fun too!
RickLight 08/29/21 06:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Do They Make 5th Wheels Like This Anymore??

All 5ers have an area over the pivot. When we were shopping modern trailers were described as "low, mid, or full profile" meaning the height of the front. Most floorplans have additional storage and utility space under the bedroom and bath. Short or long these are things that most of the world thinks work better.
RickLight 08/26/21 08:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about solar panel rack.

I saw a video using Unistrut as a base frame. Standard 1 5/8" or the shallow stuff would be my choice. www.unistrut.us
RickLight 08/26/21 08:28pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Trailer Valet?

I hear you, but I like the back of my cab too much. For us the auto slider is best.
RickLight 08/23/21 04:58pm Fifth-Wheels
Trailer Valet?

So I have a parking issue at home. All I want is to push the nose sideways a few feet, but it's just not possible with the truck, and still unhitch. I looked up trailer valet devices and they all seem to be ball hitch only. There is one that looks like a lunar rover that claims 3-5k lbs but it's expensive and still not really a 5er device. Has anyone built any sled or dolly? I don't have to go far, or often, but it sure would be nice.
RickLight 08/23/21 03:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fresh water tank

I carry a few of these Water jugs. They are cheap, store well and come in many sizes. I can carry 2 from a central spigot in the campground, several times if needed. Or put them in my truck to fill on a day trip.
RickLight 08/23/21 02:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tunnels, bridges & hair pin turns

We were in both the Black Hills and Badlands NP a few weeks ago. We used the Visitor's Bureau free map extensively. The whole area is very well signed! "Don't Pet the Fuzzy Cows!" While there we saw many 40' Class A on the main road loop in Badlands. I'd rather not take my 30' trailer but it's not impossible. The Black Hills area has 3 roads that are not for anything of any size. They are fantastic scenic roads that are very well signed and far from necessary. 8 - 9' wide and 8 - 11' tall tunnels are far worse than the tight corners and 'pig tail' overpasses, even in my pickup. Bypass the Iron Mountain Road, Needles Highway, and Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway and you will have a great time! https://www.dangerousroads.org/north-america/usa/2737-needles-eye.html
RickLight 08/18/21 10:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: internet

There are data only plans for hot spots and tablets. Google it and see who has month by month plans.
RickLight 05/22/21 07:58pm Technology Corner
RE: WIFI

There's lots of great info at www.rvmobileinternet.com
RickLight 05/15/21 09:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lithium Ion Batteries...Yikes

A Chevy Bolt did the same thing about a week ago. Could have easily burned down the house. My dad's house did burn down, but the cause was a normal car. Gasoline has a higher energy density than any battery.
RickLight 05/09/21 09:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: iPad or net gear for mobile hotspot?

Check out the hardware reviews from experts that test tons of products. www.rvmobileinternet.com
RickLight 05/02/21 06:08pm Technology Corner
RE: How 12v lights work?

Where the wire come out of the wall is the most likely place for the wire to have damaged insulation.
RickLight 05/01/21 08:13pm Travel Trailers
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