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RE: 12V Incandescent Lamp Ideas

On the top right of the page you can click on "My Forums" Then the "My Preferences" will be on the left middle of the page. But in an effort combat spam I don't think you can post pictures until you're made 50 posts. The number might be lower, but there is definitely a minimum you need to hit. One workaround is if the pictures are hosted somewhere you can use the link feature instead of posting the picture directly.
opnspaces 03/29/20 08:05pm Family Camping
RE: Jayco Precept 35s electricalissue

Hi Land-Yacht welcome to the forum. I'm assuming the low voltage alarm is for the coach batteries. Is the coach plugged in to shore power? has that problem come back, or are you now only having problems with the starter battery draining? You stated everything electrical seems to be working fine. Are you referring to the charger and such, or are you referring to things like the interior lights and fans? If the charger or inverter, what component did you test and how was it tested and what were the readings if any?
opnspaces 03/29/20 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Combined home computers reach exaflop levels

many years ago I ran SETI@HOME (search for extra terrestrial intelligence)on my computers. If I remember correctly it was run by Berkley. Each computer would be assigned a bit of data from one of the many radio telescopes and would crunch through the data looking for certain patterns. Once the packet was analyzed the computer would upload it's findings and then download another chunk of data. Actually I just looked at the SETI website and it has a link to the site for the Covid 19 virus research. Link
opnspaces 03/29/20 01:51am Technology Corner
RE: How many amps does my inverter provide

Thanks for continuing the discussion Landyacht and Gdetrailer. I have a clarifying question. I do use one of the mentioned plug in adapters to charge my phone while driving. And yes over time the plug vibrates out and I have to push it back into the socket. And I agree this is not the best solution. I'm a bit confused though on the use of the USB port. In my rear power panel I used something like the picture below with the power wires attached to the rear. Are you guys saying that using this type of plug is also bad and should be avoided? Link to plug I used https://i.imgur.com/nOiKGYE.jpg?1 height=480
opnspaces 03/28/20 11:25am Tech Issues
RE: Questions on using a Dutch Oven

^ To add to the above. Try to avoid putting a bottom coal in the center of the oven. Instead make a small ring of coals with the center open. The center coal seems to cause a hot spot which leads to a burnt spot on the bottom of the food.
opnspaces 03/28/20 09:53am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: ? L E D taillights

For brake lights in particular, there is one huge advantage going to LED. Incandescent bulbs light up approximately 0.5 sec after power is applied. LED light up approximately 0.05 sec after power is applied. That means the driver behind you gets an extra 0.45 sec to react. May not sound like a lot but even if they still hit you, it will be at a slower speed and therefore should be less serious. True it's a bit off topic, but you can break it down even further. At 60mph your car is traveling 88 feet per second. 5260/60=88 At 88 feet per second you are traveling 8.8 feet every tenth of a second. 88/10=8.8ft Now take the numbers from valhalla360. Even rounding the .45 down to .40 you will travel 35.2 feet in 4 tents of a second. 8.8*.4=35.2 That's more than the length of a standard traffic intersection. So the LED coming on .40 seconds faster than the incandescent will give you an additional 35.2 feet of stopping distance. It's a little more complicated as both vehicles are moving (your explanation presumes the braking vehicle light comes on after it's at a full stop). But if in the original situation, you brake a little too late and would hit at 10mph, moderate braking (10mph/s) for (let's round it to 0.5sec for easy math), would result in a 5mph hit. Run the formula for momentum and that's a lot less impact. In a panic brake (20mph/s), you will come screeching to a halt and maybe barely tap the bumper of the lead vehicle. No it won't help if the following driver never brakes but how many times in a traffic jam, do you slam on the brakes and barely miss hitting the guy in front of you (or you fail)...an extra few tenths of a second will eliminate a lot of those failures. I agree. People try to imagine things in their real world experiences. And to them milliseconds are just too fast to make a difference. But the numbers don't lie. Even if at 20 mph the .45 second buys you one foot of extra stopping distance (made up number pulled out of the air) that could make the difference between getting out to exchange license and insurance, or continuing on your merry way.
opnspaces 03/28/20 09:45am Tech Issues
RE: What does having an appointment mean?

I would expect it to mean this is the day to bring the coach in and we will start working on it. From being on this forum so long it is obvious that the appointment is many times only to get a parking spot on the service lot. They might sit on it for a while before they even look at it. Then again the whole virus thing might have them short handed. I would call and ask if they can estimate how long before each step is completed (inspection, ordering parts, tear down, fix and test, release)
opnspaces 03/27/20 08:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: ? L E D taillights

For brake lights in particular, there is one huge advantage going to LED. Incandescent bulbs light up approximately 0.5 sec after power is applied. LED light up approximately 0.05 sec after power is applied. That means the driver behind you gets an extra 0.45 sec to react. May not sound like a lot but even if they still hit you, it will be at a slower speed and therefore should be less serious. True it's a bit off topic, but you can break it down even further. At 60mph your car is traveling 88 feet per second. 5260/60=88 At 88 feet per second you are traveling 8.8 feet every tenth of a second. 88/10=8.8ft Now take the numbers from valhalla360. Even rounding the .45 down to .40 you will travel 35.2 feet in 4 tents of a second. 8.8*.4=35.2 That's more than the length of a standard traffic intersection. So the LED coming on .40 seconds faster than the incandescent will give you an additional 35.2 feet of stopping distance.
opnspaces 03/27/20 08:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Handy Hints, Gadgets, Products & Gizmos

I have a battery powered magnetic LED that I bought at Home Depot. I had visions about finally having decent light when barbecuing. What I forgot was that RV's are mostly fiberglass and aluminum. Now I have to get creative in how I hang the light since the magnet is all but useless.
opnspaces 03/27/20 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Questions on using a Dutch Oven

I don't have any websites to offer, but I wanted to reply to this post as I love DO cooking. My experience is almost entirely with the oven sitting in a shallow hole dug in the desert. So some of the things may not apply if you are cooking on a concrete pad or maybe in a steel fire pit in a campground. First of all without seeing it I'm going to guess it's a 10" model as they seem to be the most common in the stores. I also have a 10 inch with the stubby legs and it can be a bit of a challenge. The short legs cause the pot to sit on and crush the coals. So I always have to find three similar sized rocks to put under the legs as spacers. This works okay, except when it comes time to rotate the oven you have to be careful to put the legs back on the rocks. I personally do not subscribe to the no soap crowd when washing the oven. I've had enough friends try that and there is always a slight taste of rancid oil to everything they cook. So I use soap and either a wet paper towel of a sponge. Just wash it quickly and don't leave the soap water in for very long. Many people are now using dutch oven liners when they cook. With the liners you will not get the seasoning from the cast iron. But you will get a much easier to clean up oven. You can buy liner everywhere, but they are incredibly easy to make out of parchment paper. Link to making a liner Use decent charcoal like Kingsford. I've tried the cheaper store brand charcoals and they always seem to go out rather than cook you food. Get a charcoal chimney, it's just easier for lighting the coals. Chimney If it's cold and windy when you are cooking then find something to keep the wind off the oven. If you don't, the wind will cool the oven and it will take forever for things to cook. Also if it's windy it's a good idea to start another batch of coals about 10 minutes after the oven goes on the first batch of coals. The first coals will burn out in about 20 -25 minutes and you will want to have more to replace them. A lid lifter is nice to have, but a pair of large channel lock pliers does the job too. Link Here's a challenge for you, try to make a successful peach cobbler in it. I do this for fun almost every time I'm in the desert. My main meal is usually something else, the cobbler is just for fun so no big deal if i wreck it. I've tried varying the size of the cans of peaches, the amount of the peach juice, the amount of coals top and bottom etc. I've had decent success, but nothing that i would be proud to show off. BUT, on the positive side it always tastes good, no matter how bad it looks.
opnspaces 03/27/20 05:29pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Closing campgrounds and no where to go

It's not always easy during stressful times but try to be strong Luvmydogs, it will get better. Try to focus on something positive, even if it is something small. Cuddle with your dog, take a walk in the sun. And stay off the news sites for a bit. Maybe try some of the free online games and apps on your phone. Your phone can even tell you which are currently the most popular. I wasn't sure by your response about stress free. But in case you missed it a few posts above Leggy offered you a place to park until winter. Be safe, we're here pulling for you
opnspaces 03/27/20 11:55am Full-time RVing
RE: Brake Lights

Do the emergency flashers work?
opnspaces 03/27/20 10:45am Tech Issues
RE: Wobbly Dinnette Table - How to fix?

Ask your wife what she wants. Or, buy this: jdc1's suggestion in a link Another option is to buy parts to put 4 legs under it. But any time you are relying on a press fit pipe into a hole there is bound to be some wobble. Leg link
opnspaces 03/27/20 10:42am Toy Haulers
RE: ? L E D taillights

I changed out the rectangular BARGMAN OE units for exact same but LED on a 02 AVION, zero issues towing with 98 RAM. Amazing part people actually could see when I wanted over and would move! I'm with you Cummins. The original lights on my 1986 popup were always dim and hard to see. I changed to LED lights and it was a world of difference.
opnspaces 03/27/20 10:05am Tech Issues
RE: ? L E D taillights

That's a big it depends. If you are talking about changing taillights on a trailer and leaving the tow vehicle alone then yes they should work fine. The stock tow vehicle lights already provide enough resistance to flash. Or if they are LED the required flasher is already installed. If you are talking about a class A B or C which has normal incandescent lights; You will have probably have to add a new flasher unit in addition to the new LED taillights.
opnspaces 03/27/20 10:03am Tech Issues
RE: No 12V power to prewired back up camera

Definitely try putting it in reverse to check power. I just installed a backup camera last week and the instructions specifically said to pull power off the reverse lights..
opnspaces 03/27/20 09:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Frog in fresh water holding tank!

I've had a frog in my throat, but never in the tank. Find an old peanut butter container, some toilet paper, and some duct tape. Yes this is critically important so it's okay to use some of your precious toilet paper for this. Now go to the pet store and get a few crickets. Poke holes in the jar and put three or 4 crickets in the jar. Also get a badmitten or tennis racket. Now when it gets dark go out to the trailer and stand by the water fill port. Hold the jar of crickets in your hand near the hose opening with a bridge of toilet paper duct taped between the RV and the jar. Now stand V E E E E R R R Y S T I L L L L so the crickets will start chirping. When the frog finally comes up out of the tank to investigate it will step out onto the toilet paper headed for the sound. The toilet paper will temporarily support the frog while it heads for the jar. As soon as the frog clears the opening use the tennis racket to smack it across the street and into your neighbors yard. Put the cap back on your tank and go inside and crack a beer celebrating a problem solved.
opnspaces 03/26/20 08:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buyers market?

Hello, Already in the Bay Area, people are getting cited with misdemeanors for traveling the highways. We are ordered to shelter-in-place. The city that lets people do whatever they want including relieving themselves in the streets is giving tickets for people driving on the highway? Have you or someone you know experienced this happening?
opnspaces 03/26/20 09:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Unusual tire wear

You are correct that typically when a tire displays a different color rubber it is about to hit the belts. I would have them looked at. But be prepared to purchase two new tires.
opnspaces 03/26/20 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane Switch: Was Red, Now Green

I'm with salem on this one since I've observed this many times. As said close the left tank and run a stove burner. once the pressure bleeds out of the line the gauge will go red.
opnspaces 03/25/20 08:50pm General RVing Issues
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