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RE: Reverse polarity

It will if the battery is connected. Without the battery the converter doesn't put out enough to run the motors. The converter charges the battery so the reserve power is there for the big DC draws.
schlep1967 05/31/22 08:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Reverse polarity

Maybe blew reverse polarity fuse but that should not stop slide from working. There should be a self resetting circuit breaker near the battery. That maybe toast. Since the reverse polarity fuse stops all battery power from getting to the converter, the slides will not operate until it is replaced. At least that is how it is on my unit. Others with hydraulic slides may be set up differently.
schlep1967 05/31/22 06:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Fuel Availability

My thoughts are that some of the smaller stations may stop filling there diesel tanks simply because they don't have the capitol to pay for thousands of gallons at that price. This makes 0 sense in time of rising prices. You buy 10,000 gallons, expecting to sell for $4.00 a gallon. But the price goes up, and you sell that fuel for average price of $5, you have $10,000.00 extra to pay for the next tank full. Dropping price is more likely to hurt a station that pays for fuel up front. I agree there is money to be made. But the old adage that it takes money to make money is still true. They need to have $60,000 to fill that 10,000 gallon tank.
schlep1967 05/24/22 07:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel Availability

I haven't seen any shortages of diesel in PA. And I drove from PA to Florida last week and Diesel was available the whole length. I don't see it running out when nobody can afford it. Over $6.50 a gallon here in PA. My thoughts are that some of the smaller stations may stop filling there diesel tanks simply because they don't have the capitol to pay for thousands of gallons at that price.
schlep1967 05/24/22 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Removing Shower Doors

I would use a vacuum and a brush to clean the tracks. My first camper had a curtain. It had a tendency to suck in against you when you were showering. Most sliding doors have adjustment screws top and bottom near the rollers. By loosening the screws you should gain enough space to take the door out.
schlep1967 05/11/22 12:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: No water pressure

Your symptoms act like a failed check valve. Why a check valve would affect both hot and cold for only the sinks (assuming when you say both you mean bathroom and kitchen) is a head scratcher. If it is just the hot water it would be the check valve at the water heater out line.
schlep1967 05/11/22 12:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Black tank not draining!

After you get things moving a little bit, use your flush to put about 1/4 tank of water in and drive around making plenty of turns. The water sloshing around can help break thing up.
schlep1967 05/11/22 05:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black tank not draining!

Two words. Poop Pyramid. A snake. A stick. Anything you can get in there from the top or bottom to break up the pile.
schlep1967 05/10/22 11:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric bikes !!

I would like to see Electric vehicles (Golf Cars, Bikes, Scooters) with a user settable "Max speed" Governor. The campground I frequent has a 5MPH speed limit. they don't enforce for Bicycles but it would be nice if I could dial in say 10MPH and not worry about going 20. Bigger issue is an unrealistic speed limit. Most cars will do more than 5mph just idling on level ground. Realistically, people aren't going to drive around dragging the brakes to keep the speed at 5mph...and there really isn't much need. Yeah, people can go too fast for conditions but it sounds more like an enforcement issue. Looping back to the topic...any ideas for an electric bike for a big guy (6'2" - 300lb) without getting crazy expensive. The Lectric XP 2.0 has a 330lb carrying capacity. You may need a longer seat post and maybe a longer steering neck. Depending on how much of your height is in your legs.
schlep1967 05/10/22 06:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Leveling Issues

Most "level" concrete driveways have some slope in them so water doesn't just lay on them. Borrow a 6 foot level from somebody and check the driveway before you fret too much.
schlep1967 05/09/22 06:29am Travel Trailers
RE: receptacles not working

Find the outlet that has the test/reset buttons on it. They are always hooked to the outlets by the sink and outside. Press the reset button. If it resets and then kicks off again right away unplug everything plugged into that circuit and try again. If it resets, one at a time plug in the items you have unplugged. One of them will likely cause the ground fault and need to be replaced. If it won't reset at all you do not have electric to the circuit and need to start at the breaker box.
schlep1967 05/05/22 12:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Microwave kaput and poor lights be with no battery

The other thing is some of the lights are not very bright while I am plugged in at home, and I have the two 12V batteries out, is this normal, or is this a sign the power supply is not producing enough power? The missing batteries are likely your problem with the dim lights. But until you hook them up and get them charged you likely won't know for sure.
schlep1967 05/04/22 07:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camping Courtesies

Dogs.... I like dogs. Most dogs like me. Irresponsible dog owners, that's another thing. We got to our sight last week, got backed in and set up. All's well. Then I notice the dozen or so piles of excrement along the edge of the site. I let the owner know about it and he came out and cleaned it all up. And he apologized for the situation. He said the site was occupied by one family all week and they just left before we got there. They do have in their rules that charges will be applied for things like not cleaning up after your animals and leaving trash in the fire pit. The is the second year of ownership and he seems like a fair but firm type of owner. Hopefully those guests will not be welcome back. As that seems to be the only way to stop poor behavior.
schlep1967 05/02/22 08:47am RV Lifestyle
RE: Electric bikes !!

I'd be afraid if we had E-bikes, we wouldn't get as much exercise riding. Temptation would be to get lazy and let the motor do a lot of the work. We only have 114 miles on ours so we are fairly new to riding them. But as a 54 year old that hasn't really done any riding since I was a kid, I can tell you we are pedaling unless drifting down a hill. And when we get done .... I need to be holding the handrail when walking down the steps out of the camper. Seems my legs turn to jelly in no time on that bike.
schlep1967 04/27/22 05:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric bikes !!

I would like to see Electric vehicles (Golf Cars, Bikes, Scooters) with a user settable "Max speed" Governor. The campground I frequent has a 5MPH speed limit. they don't enforce for Bicycles but it would be nice if I could dial in say 10MPH and not worry about going 20. Bigger issue is an unrealistic speed limit. Most cars will do more than 5mph just idling on level ground. Realistically, people aren't going to drive around dragging the brakes to keep the speed at 5mph...and there really isn't much need. As the campground owner said to me this week, "We post it at 5 knowing people will be going faster." They want people keeping it under 10. If it was posted at 10 people would be doing 15+. Just get on a highway posted at 65, that means 75-80 for many. I'm in the business of setting speed limits...what you describe is an old myth that's been disproven decades ago. People drive what is reasonable for conditions and they are amazingly good at determining that speed is. Higher or lower speeds on the sign do nothing to change that. Enforcement should be focused on the outliers who are actually a risk. Industry standard is to measure traffic speeds and set based on that. You will probably find in an RV park it's somewhere around 10-15mph. Fellow traffic engineer here. And in the interest of not derailing this thread, I just repeated what the campground owner said. I've seen speed limits of 7 1/2 in campgrounds. The odd Limit serves the purpose of getting someone's attention on the fact there is a speed limit.
schlep1967 04/26/22 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric bikes !!

I would like to see Electric vehicles (Golf Cars, Bikes, Scooters) with a user settable "Max speed" Governor. The campground I frequent has a 5MPH speed limit. they don't enforce for Bicycles but it would be nice if I could dial in say 10MPH and not worry about going 20. Bigger issue is an unrealistic speed limit. Most cars will do more than 5mph just idling on level ground. Realistically, people aren't going to drive around dragging the brakes to keep the speed at 5mph...and there really isn't much need. As the campground owner said to me this week, "We post it at 5 knowing people will be going faster." They want people keeping it under 10. If it was posted at 10 people would be doing 15+. Just get on a highway posted at 65, that means 75-80 for many.
schlep1967 04/26/22 05:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Electric bikes !!

Waking up the e-bike thread. We just went on our first camping trip of the year with our Lectric bikes. We were in a pretty hilly campground and since we don't have a toy hauler, the bikes are our "golf cart". One thing to keep in mind is the campground speed limit. Especially on the downhills. We had the owner stop in our site at one point. He was looking for two kids on Lectric bikes. One black and one white. Which we just happen to have sitting on our site. But we don't have any kids. We did see the others flying around the campground and other campers rightly complained to the owners. Our bikes in PAS 1 will run about 6 MPH. That is where we keep them in the campground. One plus to having the bikes over a golf cart is we can head out on the local roads to sight see. We rode 5 miles out to see a covered bridge. With the hills we climbed getting there and back, we would have never made it without the electric assistance.
schlep1967 04/25/22 10:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Best route to Cass, WV from the north

Take a look at 48 west from the Strasburg area. At Moorefield (There are gas and restaurants here) take 220 south to Petersburg. Then 28 down to Seneca Rocks. Stop here for a walk through the visitors center or even a hike up to the top. They have RV parking. Continue following 28 to the south. Yes it is curvy. But it is not curvy while going up or down large mountains. Make a left onto 28/92. Before long you will see a large Radio telescope. That's the Green Bank Observatory. Stop in and take the tour. They have RV parking also. Continue south and make a right onto Cass Rd. This will not be the fastest route. I think it will have the least white knuckle driving as you are not going straight up or down any mountains while taking sharp turns. And you will get to see two more attractions along with understanding why you don't have any cell service in the area.
schlep1967 04/25/22 08:37am Roads and Routes
RE: Catelitic Convertor protect?

Let all the air out of the tires so they can't fit under the RV to get to it..... Watch building a cage around it. If you do make sure it has a way to dissipate the heat.
schlep1967 04/18/22 12:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Finding a 3500 series truck to test drive....

The local Dealer tells me I can order in what I want. It will be here in 7-8 months and I can test drive it then. If I don't want it they will give me my deposit back. So at that point I would either have a truck I want or I've wasted 2/3 of a year. Maybe I should order one from each of the big 3 brands, test drive them when they get here and then choose the one I want......
schlep1967 04/18/22 09:56am Tow Vehicles
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