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RE: Securing batteries in forward compartment (Security)

I thought this was a pretty good article on GOOGLE SEARCH... http://www.modmyrv.com/2008/06/05/rv-6-volt-battery-upgrade The 5th wheel has a nice recessed area across the front of it and you can vent to the back and have holes in bottom for draining to the ground... Probably a bunch of articles on GOOGLE SEARCH doing this... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/15/19 07:20am Fifth-Wheels

X2 For the Trailer Life Magazine portal. Not to worry it will be fixed soon - It only took 3 years to correct the invalid % character. :) I had forgotten of the five or six different ways to gain access until I read someone saying try a different portal... We happy now here on the GOODSAM portal... The problem I kept having was after I finished editing my post I hit send and the OUT OF SERVICE pops up... Then I would lose all my typing haha... A couple of days ago I had to retype four times to get through hehe... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/13/19 09:00am Forum Posting Help and Support

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RoyB 07/13/19 08:26am Technology Corner

Been getting a lot of 'TEMPORARILY OUT OF SERVICE - TRY AGAIN' posts here of late when making a reply post... Someone suggested to use a different GATEWAY to get to the RV NET... I did just that and now using the GOODSAMCLUB access portal for the RV NET. So far have not seen any more OUT OF SERVICE posts??? Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/13/19 08:26am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Need Sling TV while traveling. What's the best way?

WALMART has a great price on a 24-inch SMART MODE HDTV set... It has inputs for all those things... I am using two of the elcheapo 24-inch units for computer monitors... I paid $88 each for them over xmas… They are a 24-inch PHILLIPS 3000 Series... Made me a nice computer Desk top setup as shown here... Feeding these with two LAPTOPS... One for social media and the other one is my main OFFICE laptop... Only do my wild surfing using the old laptop... https://i.imgur.com/n912dyt.jpg height=300 Roy's image You might be able to setup something like this for your kids to play with on RV Trips... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/12/19 04:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Trimetric Monitor and Battery Charging Help

One of the problem I had with the WFCO WF-8945 Charger that would always stay at 13.6VDC was after a few hours of charging it would start boiling out battery fluids... I replaced my WFCO with a 60AMPS Progressive Dynamics PD-9260C model... This is one of the main reasons for the smart mode charging... It starts with 14.4VDC for an hour then drops back to 13.6VDC for a few hours then drops back to 13.2VDC for several hours to finish off the full charge. No boiling out of any fluids... This is what I experienced at any rate using my Progressive Dynamics PD9260C Smart Mode charger setup... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/12/19 12:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Connecting to the internet

We gave up on campground WIFI years ago... We carry a Verizon secure MIFI unit which sets up a hotspot for 5 of our devices... Uses the internet through the Verizon folks... I have my MIFI box sitting in one of those WILSON Cradles which has an outside antenna so this gives us coverage all around our camping site.. Works out great for us... We only use the internet for checking in with the kids on social medial etc..., pay a few bills, and surf the internet a little bit... Verizon for us never lets us down on connecting to the internet... When I am solo camping this is the best way for me to use it. I am still running my old GIBBS FLIP phone that doesn't have a lot of features... ADDED NOTE - Here the past week or so I am having problems using the RV net... I keep getting temporary out of service NOTICE a lot... Then I reset and it comes back but now I have lost what I was doing and have to start all over again hehe... Took me three rounds to get this reply posted... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/12/19 06:54am Technology Corner
RE: Need to find an anwser or help please

To get to the dinghy forum section here just look in the OPEN ROADS FORUMS at the beginning of the lists, scroll down the listed forums a page or two and you will see the DINGHY FORUM listed there... Most everyone however on here use the NEWEST button which will refresh all the the RV NET Forums and list the newest entries... I see a new DINGHY FORUM entry just a few few post down the list here... Hope this helps... Here of late every time I do seach I get the standard CAN NOT FIND routine - Please try again... Like maybe the RV NET is overlaoded or something hehe... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/11/19 05:39am Dinghy Towing
RE: I-44 North of Wichita Falls TX

Google maps should tell you... I used to take I44 or US281 several years ago from Wichita falls TX up to Medicine park OKLA just beyond Lawton OK to camp in Wichita Mtns Wildlife Refuge... I don't recall any fees on I44 up to that point... I bet the fees start at the HE BAILEY Turnpike TOLL STATION up past Lawton at Chicksha/Amber OKLA... You should be OK staying on I44 to get on US70 with no fees I would think... We used to get off I44 just after you get inside OKLA and head up US281 which runs parallel to I44 to the East so we could go thru places like Geronimo and some other Indian named places... I also just read this off of GOGGLE SEARCH if you can make heads or tails out it... "The H. E. Bailey Turnpike takes a generally south to north route from Wichita Falls to Lawton before turning northeast toward Oklahoma City. The turnpike's 25 miles (40 km) southern section begins at US 70, 6 miles (9.7 km) north of the Texas state line. US 277 and US 281 leave I-44 at US 70, and together run parallel to the Turnpike. The turnpike runs north-northeast for 15 miles, intersecting SH 5 along with US 277 and US 281. A toll plaza is located underneath the SH 5 overpass; loop ramps feed all entering and exiting traffic into the toll plaza. Just north of SH 5, a Service Area is located in the median of the turnpike, featuring food, fuel, and restroom amenities, as well as an Oklahoma Welcome Center. The turnpike then continues north for ten more miles until it again reaches US 277 and US 281, also intersecting SH 36. The turnpike temporarily ends at this interchange, and the two US Routes join a free ODOT-maintained I-44 through Lawton. " Roy Ken
RoyB 07/10/19 01:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Clingmans Dome and Cades Cove Smoky Mountains

There are a couple of tight turns on the park road with somewhat low overhang.... Have to watch for those and stay in the middle of the road to keep from dragging your roof line... Lots of big trucks use the park roads getting across the mtns... We love camping at ELKMONT CAMP inside the park with our OFF-ROAD POPUP setup... Its an easy drive going to both of the places you mentioned but we are in our truck doing this... When we camp at Elkmont we always go to TOWNSEND for groceries and supplies... Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is a very very busy town both day and night haha... Driving your CLASS C through both of those towns but especially Gatlinburg will not be much fun... Gatlinburg is a walking town with folks everywhere... We always give them the right-away even when they are not at cross walks.... Also Gatlinburg will not have a easy parking for your Class C... Can't just drive up and park at a store and get out to go visit it... Pigeon Forge on the other hand is not as bad for walking folks and in most cases you can park close to the store you want to visit... At Gatlinburg I would park in one of their parking lots and walk the town just like everyone else is doing ahaha... It even gets worse when school is out - big time... Almost all of our camper roads go through Gatlinburg TN haha... Been doing it for years and years... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/09/19 07:30am Roads and Routes
RE: 4WD or 2WD

Times have changed... used too you had to pay extra for 4WD... None you have to pay extra for 2WD... All my vehicles have been 4WD.... Was an avid Jeep guy back in the day so getting a 2WD was not an option… I pulled off the road one time pulling my trailer and the gravel was just put down and I got stuck pretty good. Good to just push the 4WD button and pull out... The only time I remember getting really stuck was with my truck only and followed some dudes out onto the beach at Nags head... I got stuck big time. The guy that helped me get out also got stuck big time but together we both final got out... Now I am thinking about adding a front mounted winch to my truck haha.. This is my new JEEP dreams... https://i.imgur.com/Ljba7WI.jpg height=300 Google image Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/08/19 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Water Leak, AC Leaking, and Bunk Breaking: Brand New

Sorry to hear you starting out having problems... Most everything I had was used stuff... My OFF-ROAD POPUP was bought new... RV Trailers fall into the same category as boats with repairs however... Always something to fix... Darn shame to start off doing this however... I image most sales places would honor a 90-day return thing... What part of the bed broke down with your boy... My beds are the pull out type and both ends has four support poles from the bed to the frame... Not famillar with your TT trailer at all... This may be one of those fold down to the outside type beds... I always wondered how the seal on those would hold up over time... Not a fun way to start off with haha... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/08/19 07:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Water Leak, AC Leaking, and Bunk Breaking: Brand New

Did you have two leaks or was all of this becuase of the air conditioner heavy condensation. On really bad humid days my air coditoner did the same thing... Trailer are not sealed enough to prevent the condensation on very humid days/nights I guess... My air conditioner was roof mounted and we always dropped the back side of the trailer a inch or so more so water would run off the back more verses dumping into the patio area... I never got wall damage out of any of this however... I would think POPUP type trailers would be more prone to heavy condensation that a TT trailer would be due to the POPUP trailer canvas walls... Be interesting to hear what CW says about it... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/08/19 07:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Duracell 6 volt batteries

I recently purchased 4EA 6V GC2 GOLF 12 GC10 GC110 Duracell Golf Cart Batteries from a local Batteries Plus Store Part Number SLIGC110 215AH for $84.99EA They accepted my Interstate GP24 12V batteries for core fee... Nice people to do business with... https://i.imgur.com/38649pO.jpg height=300 Google image Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/06/19 08:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: directtv from home to rv?

I used to do it all the time years past... Alot of Sat TV changes are in the wind now... I ended up now just using my OTA BATWING Antenna for my travels... Seem to always get something just about every where we went... We ended up cancelling all of our SAT TV at the house and now just have CABLE TV. Back then you had to have a SAT RECEIVER for each TV SET... Then you had to have separate SAT TV cable feed for each receiver... Getting four SAT TV Sets going here was just about the limit... You would get four port DISH feeds from the SAT DISH and run one to each of your rooms with SAT RCVRS to watch TV... Never had good luck using the multiplexers here etc.... Cable TV feeds are unlimited haha... Now you have a separate TV BOX which are very inexpensive but works well... We have seven running haha... Cable company needs these to keep people from stealing there service I think... I think I have even heard now that DIRECTV has gone to the internet. You don't need the SAT DISH anymore... You used to see SAT DISH's at every house... Not so anymore... I still have my dish on the roof and there is still one SAT RCVR turned on here in my radio COMMS room... have no idea what is on it now... Guess I need to at least turn off the SAT RCVR haha... Everything here is WIRELESS over the internet now it seems... Then we have WIFI all over the house and in the back yard around the patio and firepit area... There is a hugh list of WIFI signals coming from all over the neighborhood here now... Probably over ten or so here I see on my list... They are all password protected by the owners... Its interesting looking at the WIFI names and figuring out which neighbor owns them haha... Our cable company also provides 100GB Internet speed which was unheard of in the day but now you need even more GB's to keep up... I can watch my TV signals from my CELLPHONE using the cable company TV ANYWHERE feature... Even works on trips but of course you run up a hugh GB usage doing it... My salvation is I was originally signed up with unlimited dated with my cell phone carrier and they are trying all kinds of tricks to take it away from you haha... I'm sure your neighborhood is much the same... Roy Ken
RoyB 07/05/19 06:50am Technology Corner
RE: You know your in the Australian Outback

Robert Ryan - You guys have anything to do with this AIR OPUS that is being sold here in the USA... Sure looks like one of your OUTBACK trailers haha... Has pull out kitchen drawers and even your independent suspension wheels haha... https://i.imgur.com/ZIFwQvC.jpg height=300 Google image ADDED NOTE - After readings some reviews I see the AIR OPUS is made in Australia hehe... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/04/19 06:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: charging batteries with truck

I have been using one of those 10-watt Solar Panels sitting in the windshield area to trickle charge extra batteries when needed... When connected to my battery I can see my battery charge start out above 12VDC right away and will eventually creep up to 12.6-7 Volts I think the MAX current is around 100MA or so which should not do any over charging of your battery... This certainly makes a difference if you are sitting for a long period of time and not running the vehicle etc... https://i.imgur.com/gzqy6uI.png height=200 Google image Mine has these 2-pin connectors on it and I built up a lighter plug adapter so I can plug this solar panel into an always hot 12V Connector inside my truck... Great for trickle charging my truck start battery doing this... https://i.imgur.com/AbSwcRK.jpg height=200 google image I'm thinking this may be a great PLAN B thing to have around... You can pick these 10W Solar Panels up from AMAZON for around $40... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/04/19 08:52am Tech Issues
RE: Favorite multi-meter for RV / Solar

I use the FLUKE Multimeter that I have had with me most of my working years... I also use the SEARS Craftsman Clamp on AC/DC Ampmeter Model 82369... https://i.imgur.com/oXfzpSg.jpg height=300 Google image This meter gets used a lot when working around the battery bank where you can read the load DC Current as well as the Battery Charge absorption currents... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 07/03/19 05:53pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C on 20 amp

Do this at home in the back yard all the time... I have a 20AMP Circuit in my garage that used to be an air compressor station. It is the only thing on the house breaker. I use a long dog bone type adapter to plug my POPUP trailer shore power cord into the 20A Garage circuit.. https://i.imgur.com/tshOmbZ.jpg height=250 Google image I am not a big fan of the various small rubber and plastic adapters you find on the market as they will get hot on me a lot of the time... https://i.imgur.com/SoELma4.jpg height=100 https://i.imgur.com/uzSIbER.jpg height=100 Google images I have two commercial grade 50-foot long YELLOW Contractor extension cords that I picked up from a yard sale a few years ago... Inside my POPUP trailer I have one of these plug-in AC VOLTMETERS that has a safe zone marked on the meter display... Easy to spot when the AC Level is too low to use the air conditioner... https://i.imgur.com/mrQup2A.jpg height=300 Google image I can run everything in my OFF-ROAD POPUP off of the 20Amp Circuit but have to watch what is on at the same time of the higher wattage items... If I draw too much it will pop the garage breaker in the house... Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 06/29/19 06:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Locks on Propane tanks?

For those of us that have dual propane tanks installed on the trailer tongue area I drilled a hole down through the twist off wing nut and added a pad lock down through the wing nut... https://i.imgur.com/Mx9Fo8h.jpg height=300 google image Roy Ken https://i.imgur.com/SoQ6BfGm.jpg height=45
RoyB 06/28/19 03:27pm General RVing Issues
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