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RE: MH trip to Keys & New Orlean lessons

anyone who has recently been to the WWII museum in NOLA...is the neighborhood safe, only safe in daytime or avoid it at all costs? wife walks with a cane so would be dropping her off and then parking somewhere. Was at a wedding across the street, not a good neighborhood, had to call police on a woman sitting on corner screaming as loud as she could, high on something. Wedding was great though, they had their own security.
kenbert 05/29/19 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH trip to Keys & New Orlean lessons

We stayed at the KOA just outside New Olean's a few months ago. It was very cool to see the city, the history and the architecture BUT I will never go back. It truly stinks and is run down. Drifters, drunks, drug addicts and homeless everywhere all asking for your money. Trash all over the place but at least it was in bags waiting to be picked up. I agree, was there in Late October. Never again.
kenbert 05/28/19 10:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: More Dometic RM2652 ???

Sorry to say, there's no magic bullets when it comes to RV refrigerators. Make sure whoever you take it to is experienced. Your profile doesn't indicate what part of the country you're located so no recommendations. Way back when I first learned about absorption refrigerators the only thing to try with a malfunctioning unit was to turn it upside down and let it set for 24 hours before setting it rightside up, letting it rest awhile and trying it again. I seldom worked and probably isn't worth the effort. I turned my Dometic upside down twice in the twelve years I owned it, worked both times. this last time the cooling unit developed a pin hole from rust. Putting in a Residential.
kenbert 05/07/19 11:12am Tech Issues
RE: Residential Fridge

No Icemaker in the Haier? No Ice Maker.
kenbert 05/06/19 10:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Long Island Area

I take the George Washington Bridge to Cross Bronx Expressway to Throgs Neck Bridge and to Clearview Expressway to 495E. The best time to do this with the least amount of traffic is very early in the am on a weekend day. Do you have a reservation for Battle Ground, could be hard to get a spot if not.
kenbert 05/03/19 10:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Residential Fridge

Back in 2014 our fridge failed for the second time. We replaced the cooling unit with the Amish one the first time to no avail. After this failure, I was done, so I switched to residential. Going on five years now and I would not buy another coach without a residential. We purchased the Samsung197 because it fit almost exactly in the same space our 1200 came out of. We took the old fridge out thru the emergency window and brought the new one in the same way using a forklift. Very easy to do. We run the fridge off the inverter while traveling and have run it all night off the inverter with zero problems. Below is a link to our install. I accomplished it myself over a two day period in a campground in Gulf Shores Alabama....Good luck. With a residential you'll be pleasantly surprised....Dennis Nice Job, the Fridge I found is also the same width and depth as my Dometic but 6 inches higher which I will also remove the draw under the old fridge. Luckily the new fridge will fit through the door if I remove the 4 doors. Residential Fridge Install
kenbert 05/03/19 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential Fridge

Back in 2014 our fridge failed for the second time. We replaced the cooling unit with the Amish one the first time to no avail. After this failure, I was done, so I switched to residential. Going on five years now and I would not buy another coach without a residential. We purchased the Samsung197 because it fit almost exactly in the same space our 1200 came out of. We took the old fridge out thru the emergency window and brought the new one in the same way using a forklift. Very easy to do. We run the fridge off the inverter while traveling and have run it all night off the inverter with zero problems. Below is a link to our install. I accomplished it myself over a two day period in a campground in Gulf Shores Alabama....Good luck. With a residential you'll be pleasantly surprised....Dennis Nice Job, the Fridge I found is also the same width and depth as my Dometic but 6 inches higher which I will also remove the draw under the old fridge. Luckily the new fridge will fit through the door if I remove the 4 doors. Residential Fridge Install
kenbert 05/03/19 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential Fridge

The rule of thumb for 120 volts to 12 volt amps is divide by 10. So 340 watts will draw about 34 amps at 12 volts (yes I know this is not the "proper" way to do it but it takes into account several thins like inverter effiency and wire loss.. it works out amazingly close). So with 440 amp hours 220 usable you habe 220/34 hours of run time or about 6 hours. at 50% you MIGHT make it 12 hours but it will be tight. NOTE this does not count the starting load.. So I doubt you will do 12 hours plus not all inverters will let you run 'em down to half full (THey tend to be set for MARINE/deep cycle which should be kept 3/4 full or better). If the inverter is putting out 110V then 3 amps would be 330w AC. 3 amps DC would be 36w . Is this correct. Why convert to 12v when the inverter is 110v AC.
kenbert 05/02/19 08:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential Fridge

340W when running is REALLY high for a EnergyStar...my 21cuft Whirlpool uses 8 amps DC (96W) measured before the inverter. 2 batteries should run a EnergyStar refrigerator for 24 hours before needing to recharge as it only runs 40% of the time. The info I got from Haier was 3amp usage when compressor on, maybe the 340w was wrong.
kenbert 05/02/19 06:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential Fridge

our first Travel trailer came new with a whirlpool residential (can't remember size but wasn't double door), two 12volt wally world batteries and 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter. current TT has rv dometic fridge you should be good with the 4 6 volts -loved the storage space of the residential and didn't take as long to cool down. left it running while traveling down the road. 8 to 9 hours at a time on longer trips -i could go 24 hours easy using the batteries and not drop below 50 percent charge even in hot weather. -we don't boondock so it worked great for us -our rv fridge does seem to keep a more constant temperature. 36 in fridge neg 2 in freezer. the residential seemed to have more swings in temps depending on outside temps but nothing major -overall i've been happy with both. i do like the convenience of running on propane if needed. I also like the convenience of propane, I could go with a new cooling unit, but the fridge is 24 years old. A new RV fridge is tripple in price as a residential, thats why I'm going with Residential.
kenbert 05/01/19 12:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential Fridge

How do you plan on getting it in the coach? With the doors off it is 23 inches deep. My door opening is 24 inches.
kenbert 05/01/19 12:24pm Class A Motorhomes
Residential Fridge

About to install this Fridge https://i.imgur.com/SkoHT9Nl.png Anyone have any regrets installing a residential Refrigerator, would you go back to RV fridge. This one draws approx. 340 watts when running with compressor. I have a bank of 4 Golf Cart 6v batteries and a 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter. I hope to get at least 12hrs of run time on the batteries before recharging. I left my old fridge on 24/7, lasted 24yrs. Should I do the same or turn on when I need to. Ken
kenbert 05/01/19 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brooklyn Queens Expressway

Took the BQE once when I had a Trailer, Never Again.
kenbert 04/19/19 10:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: phising scam

I’ve received multiple calls from someone calling me about the back brace I ordered. No, I didn’t order a back brace. FBI just made a Big Bust on a 1.7 Billion dollar Medicare Scam on this.
kenbert 04/11/19 10:34am Technology Corner
RE: Ark Encounter

I-75 Camper Village. 4 miles from Ark, small campground with pull through sites. Owners were very nice. Ark Encounter was Great.
kenbert 03/29/19 10:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Carbon fiber TT

KZ Recreational Vehicles (KZ RV), a subsidiary of Thor Industries
kenbert 03/13/19 10:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Question for Long Island RVers

I leave very early in AM. Use the GW if heading south, if heading North and have to cross the Hudson I use the Newburgh Beacon and avoid the Tapan Zee. As you should know getting off LI the Throgs Neck is your best bet.
kenbert 09/20/18 10:17am Beginning RVing
RE: Fellow desert dwellers AC question

There are so many options to help with cooling...interior shades, exterior shades, parking in shade, dual pane windows, tinted windows, awnings all around on every window, larger AC units 15,000 BTU vs 13,500 BTU, 3 or 4 air conditioners, I've even wet the roof down on some occasions when dealing with only 30 amps. With all this being said, just to debunk the 20 degree lower that "outside" temp again(as others have tried), when I first got my present MH(a Vogue well insulated), I had 2 13.5 BTU airs, full awning and not much shade but they did have grass instead of concrete all around. I was in Pahrump, Nv in late March early April, the temp reached 117 degree's and I can guarantee that if it was 97 inside the MH I would have given up RV'ing right than and there. I've been called a liar many times so have at it, but my temp in the MH was in the mid 60'ies!!! My wife and I were wearing sweatshirts. I've repeated this on a few occasions and other times had difficulty in maintaining mid to high 70'ies but I'm talking 100 + conditions. I couldn't travel with my dogs if I couldn't keep them at least somewhat cool. I've talked long enough!!! :-) I too have camped many times in 95-100 degree weather, I have two 15,000 BTU ac units and have never had a problem keeping the coach cool, maybee it has to do with our Year Coach, they don't build them like that anymore.
kenbert 09/04/18 10:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Orleans

26th I'm 2 days later.
kenbert 08/24/18 11:07am Roads and Routes
RE: New Orleans

Pontchartrain Landing looks awesome. if we were not staying two blocks from where the wedding venue is I would stay there. Thanks for the heads up. I am also going there for a Wedding in October. What day is it.
kenbert 08/23/18 10:13am Roads and Routes
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