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RE: Traveling while on Dialysis

PD can certainly be done anywhere there is power and a place to drain. Challenge will be getting the machine at the same elevation as sleeping position, and enough room. You might need to put a piece of plywood next to her on the bed. You will need to take one for the team and sleep elsewhere :) I would take some extra solution with you in case of delivery snag. Start with shorter trips and carry enough solution for a round trip. I am not on PD, but have a couple of friends that are.
elwood58 03/13/19 11:00am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: residential refrigerator vs normal RV fridge/freezer

We have residential fridge with inverter and 4 GC2 batteries. I start fridge cooling when I pick up at storage. Plug into 110v when I get to the house. Freezer at -2°and Fridge at 38° in two hours or less. Alternator keeps batteries up while driving. When boondocking I use a combination of solar (portable 240w) and Generator. I run generator until I hit float, so longer in the morning (2.5 hours) than afternoon when solar has helped. We leave an LED Lamp on in the living room all night, watch TV and support all the other parasitic loads. We have the Samsung RF18 and a Magnum 2000w pure sine inverter/converter. Setting converter to max charge current reduces generator run time. When I first fire it up in the morning, it puts about 100 amps back into the batteries during the bulk phase of charging. We love having so much room, and rarely fill the fridge to capacity. We make ice while driving or on shore power. Ice Maker is turned off when boondocking.
elwood58 03/13/19 10:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow dolly

Most states that require a tag only require the tag be displayed if towing the dolly empty. We never had a tag in California or Arizona.
elwood58 03/10/19 08:56pm Dinghy Towing
RE: ROI Converting Fluorescents to LED

The traditional ROI calculation for switching to LED is not as clear in an RV. Power is usually included in an RV park unless long terming it. The big paybacks are reduced heat generated and less power consumed when boondocking. Incandescent lights will become harder to find replacements for. Flourescent lights are not great from a disposal perspective. So there is an environmental consideration for LED. Long life is an additional plus. When we updated our Class C several years ago, the cost of LED was significantly higher. Now prices seem fairly low for bulbs, while fixtures still seem high.
elwood58 03/09/19 07:05am Tech Issues
RE: what is the shortest class c that people have used?

We owned a 26.5 foot Fleetwood Jamboree for 16 years. Dry bath, walk around bed, no slides. Pulled our Jet Skiis all over the West for years.
elwood58 03/08/19 08:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Weight of tow dolly

I need to know the approx. weight of a 2 wheel two dolly. Need to put it in my GPS. thanks Why put it in the gps? RV GPS has an area for putting dimensions and weight of the entire rig when towing. It will not route you where there are weight restrictions that you exceed.
elwood58 08/30/18 07:49am Dinghy Towing
RE: Avoid overfilling fresh water

Fill it slow and easy though. The air must escape out the overflow tube which is a smaller diameter than the water inlet. Fill it too fast and the air will burp out the inlet and get you wet. It sounds like the OP is planning to use the pressure fill, not gravity fill.
elwood58 08/30/18 07:42am Beginning RVing
RE: traveling with cats

We travel with a Dog and Cat. Dog goes in a crate, but cat roams freely. Full access to litter and food. She sleeps on a ledge under the King Bed while moving.
elwood58 08/24/18 07:58am Beginning RVing
RE: Flat Tow or Tow Dolly

Have done both and prefer 4 down. Dolly towed fantastic, but load and unload was a pain, especially when raining.
elwood58 08/23/18 08:23am Dinghy Towing
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