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RE: Can't run air conditioner on garage power -- diagnosis?

Shorter cord would help and larger gauge cord would help. You're running out of juice due to resistance loss. that and if you're plugging into a standard 20-amp wall socket it's likely that the amp-pull from the AC's compressor combined with whatever else is running is tripping the circuit. can you disable anything else like the battery charger side of the converter, inverter, res. fridge, etc. (if so equipped)?
rk911 07/30/16 01:28pm Tech Issues
RE: usb port tv

I have in the past put photos and movies on USB flash drives to watch on my Panasonic Viera TV Now having trouble getting it to work Sometimes will read the drive sometimes not Drive is all the way in Sometimes will scroll through "photos, music,videos" sometimes not Pictures are in JPEG Can anyone help? does the USB stick work properly in another device??
rk911 07/30/16 10:39am Technology Corner
RE: towing a full size car

We have a 2010 Buick Lucurne that we'd like to tow with a Master Tow dolly. Our RV says we can pull up to 5,000lbs. Curb weight for the Buick is approx 3800. Wouldn't load toad down to much. Just wondering if anyone has had any issues towing a larger car...btw, it is a FWD three things to keep on mind...first, can your vehicle be flat towed or will it need modifications? have you checked? if it must be trailered or on a dolly then the weight of the trailer or dolly must be added to the weight of the vehicle. second.... how do you know your vehicle weighs 3800-lbs? did you weigh it, pull that number from the owner's manual...what? will you be towing it with gas in its tank? how much gas? will anything else be in the car while under tow? does the 3800-lbs include the gas and other stuff? load up the car with a full tank of gas and with whatever you plan to put in the car and get it weighed. that will be uour worst case weight. lastly, you need to understand MH weights and weight ratings. load up your MH as you would for a trip (don't forget the people) and get individual axle weights. compare those axle weights to the gross axle weight rating for that axle. be sure neither axle is overweight (it can easily happen). the sum of the axle weights will be the gross vehicle weight and the sum of the axle weight ratings will be less than or equal to the gross vehicle weight rating. now check your manual and determine the gross combination weight rating. the GCWR is the total weight the MH is designed to propel including itself. then apply the following tests. the amount of weight you can safely tow will be the lesser of the following: - the gross combination weight rating of the MH minus the actual weight of the MH as it is loaded and configured for travel - the weight rating of your hitch - the weight rating of your tow bar good luck and be safe.
rk911 07/29/16 08:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Tires

Have you ever weighed your motor home? precisely. preferably you want a weight at each corner as the MH is loaded and packed for travel. 4-corner weights can be difficult to get so at a minimum get individual axle weights and go from there.
rk911 07/29/16 06:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black tank- dump it or leave it?

No problem so long as there's enough water in the black tank to keep everything fluid. Odors from grey & black tanks, if any, will escape thru the roof vents. X2 but why not just dump it? if you have a FHU site it can't take that long to dump.
rk911 07/29/16 01:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: What camera do you RVer's use?

Not exactly a RV question, but we will be retiring next year and heading out in our RV for 6-8 months at a time. Heading to Alaska in 2018. RVer's know equipment. I want to buy my wife a nice camera for our trips. Budget, about $1000. What suggestions do you have? when I want to take real photos (not iphone snaps) I use a Nikon D-3000. the upgrade models to the D-3000 now take full motion HD video as well.
rk911 07/28/16 08:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: DC not working

Hello. I have a 1996 Monaco Dynasty. We are out at a camp site with the grandchildren and are on day three going home tomorrow. We are plugged into 30 amp shore power. All was going well and wife had just had a shower using vanity light. Wife turned off vanity light and turned on living room area light and it would not turn on. All interior DC lights are not working. The interface monitor is not registering on grey water level or battery level. The refrigerator.. TV...and appliance are working so the A.C. is just fine. The switch at the front door has been checked and has not been turned off. Can you please direct us as to what we can do to fix the DC? Thank you in advance. simple things first... - check your battry condition using a volt meter or hydrometer - check the battery cable connections (clean and tight - check the converter to make sure battery connections are tight and no on-board fuses have popped my money's on the battery.
rk911 07/27/16 08:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken Down any suggestions

Mobile mechanic on the way but thought I ask if anyone has any suggestions for quick fix. Pulled in to fuel up shut engine off now the complete dash is dead and won't start. Workhorse 24 chassis and yes batteries are good, won't even let me use house batteries. Any help appreciated did you maybe hit the chassis and coach battery disconnect switches?? I've inadvertently done that with my foot as I exit the coach many times.
rk911 07/27/16 06:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: TV gone bust ... Replacements?

An 8-year-old Jensen flatscreen TV went south. Do I have to use an RV-specific replacement or can I go to Best Buy? Thanks! there are any number of snake-oil salesmen who will try to sell you an RV-specific TV and the HDTV antenna to go with it but yes, you can get any TV you're l'il heart desires. shop away! :D
rk911 07/26/16 07:35pm Technology Corner
RE: 5 Star Tune and Ford Warranty

defies logic that a company selling this product where the installation and use voids the mfg warranty Defies logic how? A--I can make an otherwise desirable product that will void the customer's warranty. But some won't care about that, others will be unaware of it and I can mislead others about it. B--I can sell the product for as long as I can and make some money or not sell it and make no money. C--I'll sell the product and make money. How's that reasoning for you? you only quoted part of my statement. for my part, seems like we would've heard from owners who bought the 5-Star product and subsequently had warranty wirk denied due to the 5-Star product and yet i don't recall any such posts. anyone? look, i'm not a shill for 5-Star and i am considering the purchase. i wondered about my Ford warranty too and if anyone is still unsure a call to Ford Corporate may be a good idea. defies logic that a company selling this product where the installation and use voids the mfg warranty
rk911 07/26/16 05:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5 Star Tune and Ford Warranty

I've never heard of a single case of a dealer denying a claim on a tuned V10. Ditto EcoBoost F150 owners. Also, I've never heard anybody's V10 being damaged by a 5-Star tune... this was my earlier point. seems we would have heard of denied warranty claims by Ford by now if there was a problem.
rk911 07/26/16 04:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Residential Fridge Not Cooling, In Fact Hot.

Well on a side note i disconnected the rv from shore power, turned the inverter off and disconnected the battery, then plugged everything back in. Right now it appears the fridge is back up and running. Assuming it cools to regular aperating temp without issue, whats causing these problems? At the beginning of the season, our first trip out, the fridge wouldnt even turn on after being in storage. I believe i had to unplug everything as i just did. Seems to be a reset? you disconnected from shore power, powered off the inverter (which should have powered down the fridge), disconnected the battery (one battery???) and then plugged everything back in (so the inverter is off and the battery out of the line, right). seems to me that there are several suspects... - the single? battery is not enough to power the fridge. - the single? battery IS enough to power the fridge but it is bad and should be replaced. has it been tested? - the inverter is not working as it should (are other 120-VAC appliances working as properly off the inverter? TV, microwave, etc.)
rk911 07/26/16 04:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Best" tv antenna

Want to add a tv antenna to the roadtrekk agile. Rayzar looks good, but got some iffy reviews. http://www.winegard.com/rayzarauto?gclid=CKXxpbCUks4CFRSFfgodKN8IdA Thanks for yout time. the best RV TV antenna is a residential style antenna mounted on the longest piece of mast you can secure and fed with RG-6 coaxial cable. however that is not practical for most RVers other than maybe seasonal or permanently parked units. for everyone else most find the amplified Winegard Sensar IV batwing to be the next best thing. that's an directional antenna requiring a 12-volt connection to power the amp in the antenna head. TV is line of sight so getting the antenna as high in the air as possible is crucial. the permanently mounted omni-directional antennas are OK if parked in or near an urban area but results are iffy out in the boonies.
rk911 07/26/16 04:36pm Technology Corner
RE: surge protection

am interested in surge protection but am lost when looking at reviews. Both seem to be disliked, either of the two offered by amazon or other RV dealers. the technology research surge guard 34730 and the progressive EMS-PY30 C are the ones I'm looking at and some do not last very long and customer service is bad. what have you done for protection? I don't see the Progressive EMS-PY30 C on the Progressive website. sure you have the correct make and model? we've been doing the RV thing since 1986 and never had an EMS until we purchased a new MH last august. we installed the Progressive EMS HW50C. so far, so good.
rk911 07/26/16 04:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Residential Fridge Not Cooling, In Fact Hot.

We just made it back home yesterday after an 11 day trip. After arriving home my wife went i to the camper and said the fridges isnt on. At that stage i hadn't gotten around ro plugging the fw in. Then in came to me, it should be on, i went and checked my inverter, and although it was in the on position it wasnt running. I unplugged it, plugged it in and hit the power button, and all was well, fridge was on. About 2 hours later i went out to do some work, and opened the fridge to find it was lukewarm. I figured the door hadnt been closed, and didnt think much more of it. Last night i walked out there to check it, and though the fridge lights are on, the fridge was warm, in fact i could feel heat radiating out of it. The inside side pannel of the door was alost hot to the touch. Im at a loss as to what the problem is, and while i plan to shut it all down when i get home and see if something resets, my fear is it has quit on me. had a similar problem with the freezer portion of our res fridge during our spring trip. turned out the freezer section temp sensor was partially blocked. i rearranged a few packages and all was well.
rk911 07/26/16 02:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5 Star Tune and Ford Warranty

Thanks, I also sent a contact to 5 star from their web site and asked the same question. this is the post i sent to 5-Star: ...the warranty being voided or not is a recent topic for discussion on RV.NET's Open Roads Forum . one poster pointed us to this statement from Stage 3 Motorsports (one of your dealers????). Check out what they have to say at this link: . you can see why many of us are unsure and confused. Can you set the record straight? this is the reply i received: those are for trucks NOT RVs , we have Ford dealers purchasing daily from us thanks mike for my part, seems like we would've heard from owners who bought the 5-Star product and subsequently had warranty wirk denied due to the 5-Star product and yet i don't recall any such posts. anyone? look, i'm not a shill for 5-Star and i am considering the purchase. i wondered about my Ford warranty too and if anyone is still unsure a call to Ford Corporate may be a good idea. defies logic that a company selling this product where the installation and use voids the mfg warranty
rk911 07/25/16 06:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5 Star Tune and Ford Warranty

Read this:http://www.stage3motorsports.com/Stage-3s-Stance-Tuning-Your-Vehicles-Warranty.html Jeff, I e-mailed Josh at 5-Star this link and asked him to comment or set the record straight. I'll post when I receive a reply.
rk911 07/25/16 05:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5 Star Tune and Ford Warranty

I was reading the post on " Ford Truck Enthusiast Forum". I might call a Ford truck dealer and ask them. I hope you guys are right, I am ready to buy one. Jeff, where did you see the disclaimer that suggests the Ford warranty will be void???? can you point me to the wording?
rk911 07/25/16 04:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5 Star Tune and Ford Warranty

I was reading the post on " Ford Truck Enthusiast Forum". I might call a Ford truck dealer and ask them. I hope you guys are right, I am ready to buy one. I'd suggest calling Ford HQ rather than a dealer.
rk911 07/25/16 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5 Star Tune and Ford Warranty

I was all ready to call and order a 5 star for my V10 when I read their disclaimer that it will void your power train warranty. I have 2 more years left on mine so I guess I will wait. Jeff Jeff, where did you see that? Josh at 5-Star told me that the Ford warranty is NOT voided by using the 5-Star product.
rk911 07/25/16 10:39am Class A Motorhomes
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