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RE: Picked up a New Blue Ox Patriot at the RV show today

I've been using the Blue Ox Patriot for 2 years. I like it. I like the remote. Blue Ox is a good company. All that said, I run a charge line from my MH. Don't know if I need it or not but I'm just overly cautious. I just use 3 diodes in parallel from Radio Shack. The diodes are 6 amp diodes. I've never measured more than 10 amps charge rate. I mounted them in a small plastic box from Radio Shack. It works for me.
WyoTraveler 02/13/16 05:04pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Brake buddy stealth installation

I could be wrong but isn't brake buddy just a portable unit like blue ox patriot? That is why repairmen scare me. Some of them are pretty good but a few can't read a vom and don't have a clue what they are doing. A lot of the problem is they don't like to pay much so profits are higher. They get what they pay for. Can't expect to pay an employee $10 an hour and expect them to know about electrons and protons.:h Sometimes if you can't do the work yourself you have to stay and supervise. Point out where the battery is and which pole is positive and negative. The industry in general is gettin pretty bad.
WyoTraveler 02/13/16 11:02am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Thermopane Windows in Trailer

Unless the RV industry has changed recently although the RV industry calls them thermal pane they aren't true thermal pane as installed in S&B homes. However, they work well and you will be glad you have them. I'm not sure what they claim as r value. I get a lot less moisture around the windows. I broke a thermal pane window in a 5ver. Two panes of glass with rubber insulation between them but no argon.
WyoTraveler 02/13/16 08:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Frozen pipes inWinnebago 36Y

You can also get a thermostat controlled light socket that automatically turns the bulb on if it gets below 40 degrees. Or buy a Monaco that has an 12 volt electric heater in the wet bay that also has a thermostat. :B
WyoTraveler 02/12/16 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MSRP question....

I used this as a starting point then shopped other dealers, internet dealers, etc. until I came to a price that I thought was fair for both of us. I agree totally. Plus always concider add ons which can vary the price.
WyoTraveler 02/11/16 08:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Amateur Radio License

As inlet said ham test on line can help. You can google for information on the testing locations. Locating a ham club in your area can help out more. What town do you live in Michigan
WyoTraveler 02/10/16 04:28pm Technology Corner
RE: Verizon jet pack , when updates arrive question

You can hard wire the jet pack to your home Internet for updates. Otherwise it ducks data off the air. Those Jetpack and sierra modules are the only thing we have in rural areas for internet service. We don't have that hard wire to our house like those hard wired telephones or hard wired internet connections. We figure we are lucky to have natural gas and electricity. :B
WyoTraveler 02/10/16 09:38am Technology Corner
RE: Propane..unlawful to have fridge on while moving

People worry about this and then they stand by the gas pump while on their cell phones.:B
WyoTraveler 02/10/16 09:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Verizon jet pack , when updates arrive question

When I'm done I unplug my Jetpack or Sierra. Hasn't been a problem. Guess that is one thing the so called computer gurus haven't figured out in the real world. Especially with windows 10. The Sierra and Jetpack module is the only internet connection I have.
WyoTraveler 02/10/16 08:46am Technology Corner
RE: GM Recalls 473K Trucks for Brake Pedal Issue

Hey, I just saw another post that the RV industry wants to limit their regulations so they don't have to be involved in all these building standards. My my. Lawyers and big business:B The auto MFGs should have got on the band wagon long ago and said these vehicles are only meant to get you to and from the nearest town on sunny days.Brakes not required :B
WyoTraveler 02/10/16 04:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: More RV Regulations

Just appears the RV MFGs i.e. RVIA want to limit their building standards and liabilities of RVs. They already limit their vehicle safety standards. I doubt it will make any difference to us as a whole, except for our safety. They can build unsafe RVs and still limit their liability. I suspect the problems are coming up in court more often when RVs catch fire & burn up or have other major problems. If the RVer is a FTer they are sueing that their HOME lacked proper HUD safety standards. The fine print now would release the RV MFGs from some liability in construction since it is not designed for FTing. It is just junk built for a couple weekends a year and don't expect more quality than that.:B
WyoTraveler 02/10/16 04:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Who's insurance pays

Hi--in a case like this, your insurance company will pay your loss. They will then sue the insurance company of the person whose fire caused your loss. In the event that you feel you were not paid fairly for your loss, you can bring a civil suit against the person who fire caused your loss. Any other outcome might occur in today's crazy world, but this is how it should go. I agree but be careful what you sign off on. Signing releases too soon could limit your options on a settlement. If in doubt, even with insurance, sometimes getting your own independent legal advise is a good idea.
WyoTraveler 02/10/16 03:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Main Battery Charging

Before making the mod you may want to plug into shore power and check to see if your start battery is already being charged. My start battery and house batteries charge when on shore power.
WyoTraveler 02/09/16 07:59am Travel Trailers
RE: what's this called

RustyJC is correct. Dicor self leveling. Your RV guy didn't know? Wow! Wouldn't go to that RV dealer again.
WyoTraveler 02/08/16 08:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Switching from 2 way to 3way Fridge

I'm surprised they still sell them. Had one in my TC in the mid 80s. Never really worked well on 12 volts.
WyoTraveler 02/08/16 08:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: black water clean out connection leaks

It is required so you don't contaminate the RV park water system.
WyoTraveler 02/08/16 05:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toad lights - wire length - Problem solved

All of these adapters that plug into your existing wiring need to isolate existing wiring from their wiring. They do this with diodes. Silicone diodes have a voltage drop of .6 volts, maybe slightly more, so I woupd assume the bulbs may ge slightly dimmer. Doubt it matters much.
WyoTraveler 02/08/16 12:36pm Dinghy Towing
RE: GPS Why not a smart phone?

The gps on my smart phone knows exactly wyere I am. It also shows heavy tfc areas etc.
WyoTraveler 02/08/16 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: GPS Why not a smart phone?

I bought a gps with lifetime upgrades. Pricey piece of junk. Its laying around some place. Only used it once or twice. Once I look at the map on my laptop I know where I'm going and don't need it. Once I get on a highway all I need to know is N, E, W, or S. Where I really need a gps is when my fuel is low or we need supplies in a town etc. DW turns on her smart phone (android) and charts me a quick route. Never noticed that to use up much data. The gps on the smart phone is very useful when we are in the toad in Los Angeles, Phoenix, or Denver. Makes zipping around town easier. I actually found, although upgrades are free on my gps, it drains my internet data a lot keeping up with the uptrades. I don't have that problem with the smart phone. Plus all the other items I need are also on the smart phone like gas buddy etc. I have also found the directions on the smart phone to be more reliable and quicker to access. The couple of times I used the stand alone gps it was a neat toy but not all that useful
WyoTraveler 02/08/16 06:08am Tech Issues
RE: Residential Refrigerator

Best thing to do is look at the numbers on the inside of the door and do the math yourself. Seems to me without even looking at #s is that four 6v batteries would be minimum. Dealers tend to lie.
WyoTraveler 02/07/16 03:43pm Fifth-Wheels
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