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RE: Broken key, locked out of TT, no spare :(

If the whole key is broken into maybe you can turn the key using a small flat blade screwdriver... Roy Ken
RoyB 11/12/19 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Microwaves on inverters.

I use my 2KW generator for the short time needs for the microwave and the Cuisinart Grind and Brew coffee maker. I have a 600WATT PSW Inverter running 120VAC lights, HDTV, and other low wattage items.. I run two drop cords with multitap heads from the 600Watt Inverter with one drop cord on each end of the POPUP trailer... I also have a multiple battery bank setup and the main reason for the 2KW generator is to recharge my 50% depleted battery bank each morning when allowed back to their 90% charge state. This allows me to use the batteries again for the next day/night run off the batteries... This takes around three hours of generator run time... Keeping it simple was best way out for me.... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 11/12/19 06:23am Tech Issues
RE: HDMI outlet.. Ideas??

You can view HDMI WALL BOX panels from AMAZON as well... I have run some pretty long HDMI cables with good success... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 11/06/19 03:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Changes in Air Temp and Tire PSI

Always neat to always have a 12VDC AIR COMPRESSOR in your vehicle... We carry one all the time and usually find a good use for it on every trip we make... I sit mine on the truck tail gate and clamp into 12VDC on the trailer tongue batteries. The hose then will walk around to all tires including my truck... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 10/28/19 08:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Is this forum going to get fixed???

I use the GOOD SAM PORTAL to get on this RV NET... Works good all the time for me... The RV NET forum seems to have all of the problems you are referring to... There are several different access portals you can use. I just picked GOOD SAM... It looks alittle different but all of the RV NET forums functions I use are here... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 10/18/19 05:06am Travel Trailers
RE: 2 Battery banks built from 6 volts

I did this for a few years using three 12VDC Interstate GP24 Batteries in parallel across my trailer tongue... https://i.imgur.com/Az6ZBGG.jpg height=300 Roy's image I am now working on a BATTERY BANK of two groups of two 6VDC batteries in series using a TORKLIFT box... This extends out on both sides of my install rails... Fits perfect inside the two welded on rails on top of the trailer tongue... The torklift battery box lid slides on and this is great if your trailer has any overhang on the the tongue area. https://i.imgur.com/D4rMqhP.jpg height=300 Google image My new setup will have two 10WATT Solar panels on the Torklift slide off lid to trickle charge each 6VDC dual Battery group... My Dual Bank diagram will look something like this except I will be using DURACELL Batteries instead of what is shown in the drawing... All is working fine so far on the work bench will have it installed on my trailer tongue soon... https://i.imgur.com/9IcXaSL.png height=300 Roy's image Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 10/15/19 10:04am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

We gotta have a camp fire going.... Probably at least 75% reason for going... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 10/10/19 02:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many volts....

Here is a CHARGING CHART that may have some useful info for you... https://i.imgur.com/pTqztua.jpg height=300 I use the PD-9260C Charger for charging my battery banks... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 10/07/19 10:48am Tech Issues
RE: Blowout Adapter

I use this adapter to blow out my lines on my POPUP Trailer from the city water port using my 12VDC Air Compresssor… https://i.imgur.com/ejQ57iV.jpg height=200 Works great for me...In my smaller foot print case this blows everything down the sink. Then I just add a little pink stuff in the sink trap. If I open the hot water spigot is also blows most of that down the sink as well... Only leaves a small amount of water in the bottom of the water heater... I can also drain from the low water points too first then blow out the lines... I would get a screw-on adapter for the Air Compressor side if I was using this with the bigger TT trailers... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 10/06/19 05:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Error when trying to report a post

Change to the goodsam portal. Notification works there. I too use the GOOD SAM portal to get on the RV.NET... Seems to have the best performance for me... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 09/30/19 11:04am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Starting batteries instead of deep cycle

I have a good 20-25AMP Drain on my batteries from 6PM to 11PM each evening and this will drain my three deep cycle batteries down to appx 50% charge state by 6AM each morning... I will then want to use my 2KW Generator each morning when allowed to re-charge my batteries back up to their 90% charge state so I can do all of this over again the next day/night run off the batteries. This works out great for my usual 7 to 10 days camping off-grid events... Making coffee in this situation I found using my Cuisinart 10-cup Grind and Brew Bean coffee each morning when I am running my 2KW generator works best for me... The Cuisinart brews up my coffee in about 5-6 minutes and pours up into a thermos carafe and then completely powers OFF... This keeps the coffee hot for many hours... https://i.imgur.com/EmhncaB.jpg height=300 google image Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 09/28/19 06:02am Truck Campers
RE: Brand New Deep Cycle Batteries Keep Dying Overnight

I have one of these CRAFTSMAN CLAMP ON DC AMP meter that comes in real handy when trying to locate amp draw... Really comes in handy for looking for DC drains... Just clamp around any wire you want to measure... https://i.imgur.com/oXfzpSg.jpg height=300 Google image Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 09/25/19 08:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 6 Volt RV batteries

In your search for 6V GOLF CART batteries don't forget to check the prices at the local BATTERIES PLUS STORE... They are around the same price as COSTCO and SAMS CLUB and you don't have to be a member of the store... I got my 4EA DURACELL SLIGC110 215AH GOLF CART Batteries there for $84.99 EACH. The store took my old 12VDC INTERSTATE batteries for cores charge... Very happy with my purchase there... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 09/10/19 05:52am Tech Issues
RE: WFCO Circuit Breakers

I matched up some 120VAC Circuit Breakers in my WFCO Power Distribution Center from LOWES... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 09/06/19 05:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Do all campers have a switch to amplify antenna?

Most all of the RV TRAILER will have what is called a TV WALL PLATE that looks like this... https://i.imgur.com/4FEl1Zr.jpg height=300 Google image Most everyone will refer to this as the booster amplifier for their BATWING Antenna. This is really just a switch unit that send DC VOLTAGE up to the RV ANTENNA that has a BOOSTER AMPLIFIER built-in to their roof mounted antenna. When the light is 'ON' on this panel then the CABLE TV INPUTS to the trailer is muted... https://i.imgur.com/Z6cip80.jpg height=300 Google image This is available from AMAZON... Like others have said you may have to look around where this TV WALL PLATE is installed... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 09/04/19 05:38am Travel Trailers
RE: OTA television while traveling?

We use this BATWING Antenna setup on the side of our off-road POPUP... We pick up many channels... I can't remember not ever picking up something haha... I can reach thru the window flap and hand rotate the antenna... Camping up on SKYLINE DRIVE or the BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY we get a whole bunch of station but a lot are same channels from different towns... https://i.imgur.com/eqaVpto.jpg height=300 Roy's image This breaks down into a couple of pieces and is stored inside the area between the two pushed in tent beds when in travel mode... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 08/31/19 06:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Want to add a cig charger inside-ideas?

I have one of these what I call a 12VDC Charge station's on both ends of my POPUP trailer. These are made by BLUE SEA and available from AMAZON... Not expensive to order... https://i.imgur.com/ytF8C7o.jpg height=300 https://i.imgur.com/XiWU3GN.jpg height=300 Google images I like to have an ON-OFF Switch for these... Many different layouts available from AMAZON BLUE SEA Panels. These modules are round so you have mount these panels Horizontal or Vertical... I am always hooking up to 12VDC so I have an additional 12VDC SUB Panel with fuses installed in my POPUP (AMAZON) just perfect for adding things like this... https://i.imgur.com/26e2tOf.jpg height=300 Google image I am not a fan of tapping into other 12VDC wiring... Like to go directly to a 12VDC circuit or perhaps having additional studs near the battery for more 12VDC connections. https://i.imgur.com/SfzfNBh.jpg height=300 Google image Not fun blowing a fuse when out off-grid somewhere and no ffuses available haha... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 08/30/19 02:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: fb/cell phone notifications

All of my FB postings shows up on my Active Internet server... I always have my inter on and showing main page here on my consoles... When I get a posting from my friends on FB I get a a notification message from facebook over my internet email connection saying "so and so recently posted a status"... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/19 08:07am Technology Corner
RE: Converter

I replaced my ELIXIR 30A on my new 2008 Starcraft RT14 Popup righ after I got it with the WFCO 8900 Series Power Distrbution panel but use a Progressive Dynamics PD9260C Converter/Charger unit in place of the WF8945 unit that came with the panel... This gives me 1 Large spot for the main 120VAC Breaker and 8 half slots for smaller 120VAC breakers. It also give me eleven 12vDC Fuse positions and two REVERSE POLARITY fuses. All of this supports my larger battery bank and has worked very well for me since late 2008... It was not a big job effort changing out the ELIXIR unit as most all of the wiring was already in place. I did have to make to Converter Hole larger to fit the WF8900 series Power Distribution unit... Of course some of the wiring was not long enough and had to change out a couple of runs on both the 120VAc and 12VDC sides... Now it looks like these photos from Google images... All of the RATS NEST wiring behind the ELIXIR 30A unit is all neat now. No more large yellow twist connectors holding every thing together.. https://i.imgur.com/8l1vnHH.jpg height=300 https://i.imgur.com/lEV0pIM.jpg height=300 I abandoned the WF-8945 Convert/charger unit in place and mounted my PD9260C Converter/charger stand alone on the inside of a cabinet wall closer to my batteries bank... I can use either converter/charger by turning ON-OFF the circuit breaker for converter I want to use. Good back up I guess... The PD9260C unit would work in place of the WF8945 unit … I just hated to throw out sometime brand new haha Might be a plan B item for me later on... A good move on my part... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 08/28/19 06:42am Tech Issues
RE: Slight smell where the LP Gas cylinders are located normal?

This was one of my draw backs for fifth wheel trailers... My two propane tanks are directly under my front bed overhang haha... I would most definitely inspect for where the leak smell is coming from... Doesn't sound normal to me... The little things sneak up on you in the middle of the night haha... Then they are not little anymore... I have the same problem on my POPUP layout... I have two big tanks under the front tent bed setup... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 08/27/19 05:19am Fifth-Wheels
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