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RE: can I seperate the 12 volt from the 110 system?

Hey thanks for all the help. I left the black wire, charing circuit dis connected. (I think that's the charger wire) the hum and Clicking have stopped. I have 12 volt lights and the 110 outlets that I wanted.so whew! Problem seems to be solved. Thanks again to all you guys! Until the batteries die. Get a small battery charger from Wal*Mart.
jplante4 01/21/19 04:06pm Tech Issues
RE: best RV trip planning app for MacBook?

RV Trip Wizard. Web based so it should run on Safari. You put in the info on your rig and how many miles or how many hours you want travel days to be. It draws a circle of that radius around your current location and shows the campgrounds at the edge. Click on one and it drops a link to campgroundreviews.com (formerly RVParkReviews) for that CG. We used this to plan out an 11 week, 6000 miles trip last summer and it worked great. For over-the-road connectivity, we got the FMCA/Verizon plan $50 a month for unlimited (they throttle above 25 gig) and they send you a JetPack hotspot for a penny. Have you checked out BasicMed to get back into the air?
jplante4 01/21/19 02:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: can I seperate the 12 volt from the 110 system?

I'm confused. If you want the 12 volt side to run with a bad converter, just disconnect the AC power to the converter. Get a battery charger and plug it into the 20 amp circuit on the pedestal.
jplante4 01/21/19 07:00am Tech Issues
RE: Millennials and RVs

Well, it's been fun solving the nations's retirement problems... CLOSED
jplante4 01/20/19 06:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking at a 2016 Monaco Safari Trek 26MH

I found one on RVT. It looks like they preserved the drop down bed in the front of the coach which was a feature of the original Safari Trek built by SMC in the 1990s. The original Trek was build on an Izusu diesel truck chassis. Safari was bought out by Monaco in 2004. The newer Treks appear to be on the F53 Ford chassis.
jplante4 01/16/19 06:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Millennials and RVs

Social Security is one our most successful government programs, completely changing the way we live in old age. However some folks like to exaggerate how it differs from other safety net programs. Here is a link from Forbes, a quick reality check. I read that a thought something smelled funny, so I went and dug out my last Socalled Security statement. This was from 2011 and I actually contributed for another 4 years before I started to draw. I've been getting SS withheld since 1968 and during a few of those years I maxed out the yearly amount. Since 1968 I've contributed $106,000 and my employers another $113,000. I get 2300 a month from SSA. Just the raw money with no investment (as if I had stuffed that into a mattress) would last me just under 8 years. But the Social Security TRUST FUND has been invested and added to and the proceeds of that investment has gone to other federal programs including welfare. Here's another Forbes article about where all our money went. There were $2.6 trillion dollars in the trust fund in 2010. The fact that SSA will be unfunded by that money by 2040 is a crime and a national disgrace.
jplante4 01/16/19 12:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: St Louis West/Historic Route 66 KOA Campground

We stayed there on our retirement trip 3 years ago. It's convenient to the Six Flags. A typical KOA, it was well kept and the staff was friendly. This was taken in April. which KOA is this? The KOA you asked about I believe. Route 66 KOA in Eureka MO
jplante4 01/16/19 06:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Millennials and RVs

I tend to agree with the young man who earlier mentioned how the ladder has been pulled up and away. If there's been a gimme generation, it's We boomers. How do you figure that? :? I worked since I was 14 years old, and have earned and paid for EVERYTHING I have! Nothing was EVER given to me, including my retirement and SS. I'm wondering where this ladder is. I certainly had no ladder. It was up by the bootstraps or stay down. A ladder would have been great.
jplante4 01/15/19 05:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: St Louis West/Historic Route 66 KOA Campground

We stayed there on our retirement trip 3 years ago. It's convenient to the Six Flags. A typical KOA, it was well kept and the staff was friendly. This was taken in April. https://i.imgur.com/hB4RXZfl.jpg
jplante4 01/15/19 02:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Displaying American flag during hours of darkness

Well, that didn't work. CLOSED
jplante4 01/15/19 11:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Trip planning application

RV Parky has a trip planner. I haven't used it. I use RVParky to find a campground nearby when the one I planned is full or terrible. Edit: I just tried the trip planner in RV Parky and it does what you want.
jplante4 01/15/19 10:45am Roads and Routes
RE: Displaying American flag during hours of darkness

Some good info in this thread. Please lighten up on the politics so I don't have to close it.
jplante4 01/15/19 10:38am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Park Reviews changing their name?

Same here - I love the fact that someone is bound to warn you that "the railroad tracks are only 100 yards away and used heavily" In MY world (as a light sleeper), THAT is critical info....LOL! In MY world that would be a plus. "Cool, this place has TRAINS!!!" https://i.imgur.com/a4QJQnLl.jpg
jplante4 01/15/19 10:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Trip planning application

+1 on Trip Wizard. You can tell it how far or how long you want a travel day to be, and it draws a circle around where you are at that radius. Go to the edge of the circle and pick a campground on the route. Click on See Details and it links to RV Park Reviews for reviews and ratings.
jplante4 01/15/19 09:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Tank guage lies

If you use a tank wand with the rotating end, make sure you check the end before use. We've had a few instances in the shop where the end came off and jammed a dump valve.
jplante4 01/15/19 09:03am Tech Issues
RE: RV Park Reviews changing their name?

The new URL works, but everything on the site still says RV Park Reviews. Hopefully the link from RV Trip Wizard will continue to work.
jplante4 01/15/19 08:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Apps

Here's one from last week in the General RVing forum.
jplante4 01/15/19 08:49am Truck Campers
RE: Left brake and left turn signal not working on tow vehicle

Check the 7 pin connector on the motor home side to see if one of the pins is pushed in.
jplante4 01/15/19 05:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A RV inspection checklist?

This is the one I use. Covers pretty much everything. You can find an inspector through NRVIA.
jplante4 01/13/19 07:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Between Toledo and Cleveland - travelling 80/90

Maumee SP just east of Toledo. We stayed a few days in August last year and found it to be very nice. Water and electric with a dump station on the way out. Put-In-Bay is a nice day side trip.
jplante4 01/13/19 04:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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