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RE: Alternator

Frank, I just have to ask why you care? If you are hoping to use it to recover the battery in a TT or other, this is usually a lost cause because of the required cable length and weight. If you hope to use it to supply power when stationary, that is an all around bad idea for so many reasons. Matt Not to mention most of the power it produces goes to running the truck.
jkwilson 11/13/19 11:41am Tech Issues
RE: Dirt

We bought an Astro turf entry mat when we had a pop up. That got moved to the trailer and we bought another for the camper. Floors look not too dirty, but I dump the Astro turf mat about once a day. Forgot a few days when we were camped at a sandy place. I think I had enough to fill a sand box. That captures it near the door, so I hear you about sweeping. We have throw rugs we use for warmth underfoot, and they can be washed. Brian We have the AstroTurf too. Best thing I’ve found. Been thinking about adding another to have one at the top and bottom of the stairs.
jkwilson 11/12/19 02:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

Streaming doesn't work very well without good internet. DSL is sometimes OK if it doesn't rain. Cable only goes to the city or in town and no company has cell service everywhere. Many of us have no cell service at all. I'm lucky that I have it in one room. How would rain affect DSL?
jkwilson 10/25/19 09:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slow/ No Cranking

I have a battery boost that will connect my house batteries with the engine battery but it doesn’t help. I’ve also tried jumper cables. Usually when boosting doesn’t help, it’s the starter or cables.
jkwilson 10/25/19 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get 12v power and boondocking

Battery disconnect switch? On my rig, only the jacks and smoke/CO detector will work if the disconnect is off.
jkwilson 10/25/19 03:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Slow/ No Cranking

12.6V is on the low side. A load test would be useful. Does jumping or using a boost charger on it help speed up the cranking?
jkwilson 10/25/19 03:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

I was reading some investor news a month or two back discussing how badly AT&T screwed up when they bought DirecTV. IIRC, they’ve lost something like 5 million subscriptions between it and U-verse since they bought it for $49 billion. Opinion was it was the worst possible investment at the worst possible time. Conclusion was that consolidation of the satellite business with Dish is virtually inevitable. If regulatory hurdles can’t be overcome, both may flame out since the subscriber pool is dwindling for both.
jkwilson 10/25/19 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winter Camping - Golf Cart

If you keep the batteries fully charged they will be fine outside. If they discharge, they can be damaged by cold temperatures.
jkwilson 10/15/19 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need a forum that specializes in RV frige repair (Dometic)

Watch the videos on RV Refrigeration you’ll know as much as a typical tech.
jkwilson 10/15/19 10:58am Tech Issues
RE: How to eat a onion ring

A good onion ring will not separate the onion from the coating like a bad onion ring will do. Bad onion rings are not worth eating. If the onion separates from the coating, send them back and get the fries. X2
jkwilson 10/12/19 08:21am Around the Campfire
From the mouths of babes...

Grandkids on fall break this week. Sitting by the campfire with hot chocolate after s’mores. My 8 year-old granddaughter said “Pappaw, if I was retired I’d do this every night.”
jkwilson 10/11/19 06:32pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Wave 6 heater

The problem with a small heater trying heat a cold camper is that every part of the camper and everything in the camper takes a lot of heat to warm up before the air can get where you want it. Once the camper is warm, results will probably be more acceptable.
jkwilson 10/06/19 01:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Charging Problem?

Breakers are generally chosen for the wire size that they are protecting. Going to a larger breaker defeats the purpose and creates a fire risk. That said, it’s not impossible that a smaller breaker than what the wire can handle was used. You’ll have to look at the wiring and determine an appropriate breaker or upgrade the wiring to handle a larger breaker. Is the breaker a factory part? Seemsodd that the output of your converter is protected at a lower current than the converter can provide. When the batteries get low enough, the converter is going to try to send enough current to charge them and you’ll see just what you are seeing.
jkwilson 10/04/19 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
Error when trying to report a post

Tried this morning to report the water filter post and got an error page.
jkwilson 09/30/19 06:46am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Million-mile battery unveiled by ground-breaking research.

What can be done in a lab or in small quantities in a controlled environment is often not practical scaled up for large-scale manufacturing and exposed to real world conditions.
jkwilson 09/29/19 11:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Plus AND Minus 12v from AC to Thermostat

The pic I have posted shows the external plus and minus 12v into this unit and same outgoing to thermstat. I suspect that schematic may be incorrect. It may be that this control unit generates the minus 12 volts for the thermostat. I will try to post pic of thermostat wiring. 12V - is not minus 12V.
jkwilson 09/29/19 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Plus AND Minus 12v from AC to Thermostat

I have a Dometic A/C and a Dometic single zone thermostat. The thermostat requires plus AND minus 12 volts. The schematic of the A/C control box indicates that the plus AND minus 12v come from the power converter and are passed on, thru connectors, to both the A/C control box and also to the thermostat. F Where does the minus 12v come out of the converter ? If I unplug the plus and minus 12v connector to the A/C control box, the voltage at the thermostat drops out. Why? HELP! Thanks I’m not sure if you are confused or just using the wrong terms. There is no minus 12V in an RV system. Minus 12V would be 12V below zero or 24V below your 12V output. This is different from the 12V negative (from battery negative) and 12 positive (from battery positive) leads that make up the RV 12V system.
jkwilson 09/29/19 08:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Inside Tire Wear?

Seems like the simplest answer is you didn’t get the axles you paid for and they are overloaded or they are cambered axles and were installed upside down. Not much else could explain wear on all 4 tires.
jkwilson 09/25/19 10:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New gadget

Nice! How big is it when packed? Here’s a link to it Shade Logic Canopy
jkwilson 09/21/19 11:43am RV Lifestyle
RE: front passenger side sagging when connected to truck

People pay thousands of dollars extra to get floors level within an inch. Use a level to check your rig, not a measurement to the floor.
jkwilson 09/17/19 12:38pm Fifth-Wheels
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