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RE: Suggest a wind generator

Well thanks for the good input everyone, I didn't realize they would be noisy and wouldn't generate anything unless the wind was really blowing.
JoshuaH 01/02/20 06:41pm General RVing Issues
Suggest a wind generator

We like to do off grid camping, haven't done any in a while since we had our son, but he is 4 now so we want to get back into it now that he is getting older. We did have a small pop up and I have a 100 watt solar panel, with that and a group 27 deep cycle battery we never had any problems camping for a week at a time, even running the furnace at night in colder weather (30-40s at night, using the furnace sparingly). We now have a 17 Ft. travel trailer so I imagine our electrical demands will be higher. Was thinking of getting another panel, but obviously they only make electricity when the sun is up, and don't produce as much on cloudy days. Was wondering if a wind generator in combination with the 100 watt solar panel would be a good combination, and this could potentially generate some electricity at night if there is wind. Looking for some suggestions, I don't need something that generates a lot, like I said we have never ran the battery down with one 100 watt panel before, we can get by pretty sparingly, camper has all LED lights etc. Also is there a charging controller that you can hook both a solar panel and wind generator up to at the same time? Thanks!
JoshuaH 01/01/20 03:27pm General RVing Issues
So how do I use this solar charge port on my camper?

Camper we just bought has a port on the outside called "Furrion Solar Charge". I could not find anything in the manual about this. I'm assuming this is for hooking up a solar panel. Do I still need a charge controller between this port and my solar panel? Or can I hook my solar panel directly to this port? Does anyone know where I can get the other end of this plug to connect to it? I own a 100 watt solar panel and controller that we used on our last two campers. Thanks!
JoshuaH 11/28/19 11:20am Beginning RVing
RE: What is the purpose of low point drains?

If all the plumbing was sloped towards the low point with absolutely no sags, then maybe it would work. But RV's are built any which way and you can't count on draining properly. That is what I was thinking, so I was wondering what is the point of having them there in the first place.
JoshuaH 11/18/19 12:36pm Beginning RVing
What is the purpose of low point drains?

New camper we bought has low point drains under the camper for both the hot and cold lines. I assume this is for draining the water system, is this a good enough method for winterizing? Is it just for winterizing if you are caught off guard and don't have any antifreeze? Just wondering exactly what the purpose of these are. Thanks!
JoshuaH 11/18/19 12:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: Fresh water tank under camper-Camping in colder weather.

Thanks everyone. I'm not planning on doing anything in really cold weather. Maybe mid 20s at night, and above freezing during the day. We were planning on doing a trip this weekend into next week, but we are forcasted one of the days to have a hi for 31 and a low of 17, just a bit too cold for the whole family.
JoshuaH 11/06/19 07:53am Beginning RVing
Fresh water tank under camper-Camping in colder weather.

We just bought a, Forest River Wolf Pup 16BHS The fresh water tank is under the camper. I've read the entire manual online and watched a lot of the winterizing videos, but I don't see anything mentioned about this tank, and I didn't see an obvious way to drain it either. Question, if at night the temp gets below freezing and there is water in this tank, but not full, will it damage it? Are there heater kits that can be bought to allow using this tank if electricity is available? Would it be possible to add a smaller tank somewhere inside the camper, there would be room under one of the seats or under the bed and put in a valve to use this tank instead during colder weather? I'd gladly give up a little bit of storage space for this. Thanks for any input you have.
JoshuaH 11/05/19 05:10pm Beginning RVing
Thought on the Coachman Clipper Ultra Lite 17BH?

My local dealer has a 2018 Coachman Clipper Ultra Lite 17BH, They want to move it, we took a look at it yesterday, they have it listed at 11,500, however he said make an offer, which means they would take less. We currently have a 2003 Trail Lite bantam B817, it has some problems and we would like to have full hard side camper as we like to do winter camping off grid, and don't want to deal with pop outs any more. I realize this will actually be a bit of a smaller camper, but it is only my wife and my 3 year old son. Just looking for some thoughts on this particular brand/model? Thanks!
JoshuaH 10/30/19 10:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Suggest a sewer hose kit.

Thanks everyone, this has been great info.
JoshuaH 07/23/19 08:50pm Beginning RVing
Suggest a sewer hose kit.

We are going to be camping for 9 days at a site with full hookups for the first time in about 3 weeks. Previously we had always done shorter trips and we just used the tanks, and then I used the hose that came with the used camper we bought at a dump station. The hose that came with the camper is good enough for just dumping at the station, but I know it isn't in good enough shape to leave setup full time at hookups. I don't want to spend a ton of money as we will probably be replacing this camper in a few years with a new one, so I just want something good enough to get by until then, but not something so cheap I'm going to have problems. Should I get the stand that keeps the hose elevated? Just looking for suggestions. Thanks!
JoshuaH 07/23/19 11:35am Beginning RVing
Roof repair question/suggestions

Was working in the camper yesterday and noticed a few water stains on the floor, somehow some water had leaked in. Figured out it came through the light in the ceiling towards the front. Got out the ladder and this is what I found, this damaged spot would be right above where the light is located. What is the best thing to do here? I don't want to put a lot of money into this camper, it is a 2003 model, I'm hoping to get another 2 maybe 3 years use from it then I plan to replace it with something much newer. Any idea what this might cost to have it repaired at a shop? Anything I can do myself? Thanks!
JoshuaH 04/19/19 03:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wasps in camper. Best way to remove?

Well I worked on this yesterday, it was in the 50s so they weren't moving very fast, took me a little bit to even find them. The shop vac method worked well enough, but they have a very tight grip, took quite a bit to suck them up. I took everything apart that I could think of and never did find a nest. I did find about 10 dead on the floor in the camper, and only found 3 lives ones. Then I turned the furnace on and got it as hot as I could in there, that got them moving, probably got 10 more lives ones. I've checked several times since and I'm hoping I got them all. Still don't know how they got in, I'm hoping maybe they just flew in the door when it was open at some point, maybe laid eggs? Would RV antifreeze attract them? I did have a little bit of antifreeze in my tub that didn't drain because it isn't sitting quite level. Not sure what kind they were either, here is a picture.
JoshuaH 04/19/19 03:00pm General RVing Issues
Wasps in camper. Best way to remove?

I went in our camper yesterday, probably been a month since I've been inside and found 3 red wasps climbing around on the AC unit in the roof. So what is a good way to get rid of them? I don't really want to spray wasp killer in the camper. I thought about maybe trying to suck them up with my shop vac? I'm guessing they are building a nest in the AC unit so I probably need to take the cover off, not looking forward to that. Any ideas how they got in? It is sealed up pretty tight, I'm guessing through the AC unit. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
JoshuaH 04/12/19 07:08am General RVing Issues
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