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Eastern Wisconsin

We will have about 10 days at beginning of June between Elgin, IL (outside Chicago) and Bailey's Harbor (Door County) where we will meet up with friends. Looking for suggestions of places to stay, things to do. My spouse can't walk much at all...uses walker and scooter. So we're limited in sightseeing. But we like nature, unusual museums, farming attractions, factory tours. Not into shopping or big cities. So far thinking about Lake Geneva and Manitowoc/Two Rivers areas. We'd like at least electric hookup but can go without for a couple days. Comments and suggestions welcome!
Janss 05/06/19 03:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 12V receptacle polarity

Ha ha ha! After the first and second response, I was outta this thread too! Thank goodness Dave5143 set me straight. I don't know what the heck the rest of you are chatting about, but sounds like you're having fun! I know this happens on alot of threads. One comment leads to another...and another...and pretty soon the respondents are talking amongst themselves. Anyway, the leads on my multimeter are built in. I cannot change them.
Janss 05/03/19 09:56pm Tech Issues
RE: 12V receptacle polarity

Thank you everyone! Now my spouse can sleep well while boondocking :)
Janss 05/03/19 08:30am Tech Issues
12V receptacle polarity

Just bought a 12v cord for CPAP machine use in RV. Instructions state "The Shielded DC Cord is intended for use on 12 volt positive hot electrical systems. These systems might also be referred to as negative ground." Also: "The connector end of the DC cord is constructed so that the outside of the barrel is ground and the inside of the barrel is positive." So I used a multimeter to test the 12v outlet in my bedroom. (I know nothing about electrical stuff.) When I touched the red probe to the center plate at back of outlet and the black probe to the barrel wall of the outlet, the multimeter showed 13.71. Then I touched the black probe to center plate and red to barrel wall and multimeter showed -13.71. So does this mean the outlet is "positive hot", as needed for this cord to work properly?
Janss 05/02/19 08:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Under Bed Struts

Do the existing struts have labels on them? I replaced mine with same size/weight as label...think it was 120lb. We also added a latex mattress pad. Now I don't have to ask my spouse to hold up the bed when I want to get something from storage. I also replaced all the struts on my outside storage bays. What a difference! There are several online websites...just do a search. Can't remember the name of company I purchased from, but it was the only one that carried all the different sizes/weights that I needed.
Janss 04/17/19 12:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Foggy Windows

We've had windows done by an auto glass place that specializes in RVs. There was another option of a window glass place that could order my window from Winnebago to be shipped and then have an RV repair shop install it. Based on our experience, apparently foggy dual pane windows may be able to be removed, cleaned up and replaced....or not. We had one done like that. The other had to have new glass because the water inside the panes had already crystalized and scratched the window panes (or something like that). Kind of imperceptible to me, but that's what they said. Same company that did the first window, so I believed them.
Janss 04/11/19 12:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finding places to dump tanks

Sanidumps and RVParky websites/apps. Impossible to tell someone else how long their tanks will last. Depends on tank size, how many people are using them, how many showers, how many dishes you wash, how many times a day you pee and poop, how conservative you can be with water, etc. etc. Sometimes your tank level lights do not work. You will just have to learn by experience. As an example, we have a motorhome and two of us can go about 7-10 days for the blank tank and 4-5 days for the gray tank. In our case, we can look directly down the toilet to see how full the black tank is. For our gray tank, it first overflows into the shower. You need to learn where that low point is in your RV. But our tanks may be bigger than yours.
Janss 04/03/19 11:05am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Car battery

Oh yeah. The heat! I just hope it's not a scorching summer. I'll just have to take that chance. At least the car is in the shade of the carport. Sedona generally runs in the 90s in the summer. I will definitely put on the charger when I return.
Janss 03/25/19 10:12pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Car battery

You mean that's better (or more definitive) than just driving the car for several days before we leave?
Janss 03/24/19 10:40pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Car battery

Perfect! That's what I wanted to hear about. I will disconnect the negative. I never felt good about leaving a battery minder plugged in while I am gone. Just never know what could happen...connection unexpectedly heats up, rats in my carport chewing wires, etc.
Janss 03/24/19 09:28pm Dinghy Towing
Car battery

Really didn't know where to post this. We tow a car and leave one at home. My question is about the one left at home. If we are gone 4-6 months at a time, is it okay to disconnect the battery and leave it sit for that long? And which should I disconnect....negative only, positive only, or both? I want to know if the battery will likely still work when I reconnect it after that long unattended. And is it very bad for the health of the battery? This battery is about a year old. (That's because we left one hooked up previous summer that was already a few years old :o Any other suggestions, besides having someone drive it now and then?
Janss 03/23/19 09:39pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Toilet Flush

How about using a cane to press the pedal?
Janss 03/16/19 09:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping near Flagstaff AZ

Bonito Campground, if you don't need hookups.
Janss 03/16/19 08:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: door lock, need replacement for this one

Following this thread because I have the same one.
Janss 03/07/19 09:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Honda CRV vs Chevy Equinox

Thank you for your replies, especially the info about the "wobble".
Janss 03/04/19 08:54pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Suzuki

Very good! Thanks for the info everybody!
Janss 03/04/19 08:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tombstone or Bisbee?

They are only about 25 miles apart. Is there a reason you feel you can't go to both?
Janss 03/04/19 08:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

We tow the Suzuki in my signature. Starting to wonder if it will be hard to get parts if needed for any repairs, since Suzuki no longer sells cars in the U.S. Anyone have experience to share?
Janss 03/04/19 03:17pm Dinghy Towing
Honda CRV vs Chevy Equinox

Currently tow the Suzuki in my signature. Starting to get concerned about getting Suzuki parts if any repairs needed (none so far!) since Suzuki no longer sells cars in U.S. We have a 2013 Honda CRV sitting at home. Also a friend just died, leaving a 2014 Chevy Equinox we could buy. Wondering if anyone has any comments/comparisons regarding towing or features of the two. Such as, I think maybe the Equinox back seats fold down more flat than CRV?
Janss 03/04/19 11:53am Dinghy Towing
RE: Smoke Alarm

The one I bought from Home Depot has a very convenient push button on it for false alarm. When making toast, I just stand prepared to quickly push the button as soon as the alarm sounds.
Janss 02/28/19 04:44pm Travel Trailers
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