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RE: Pockett door off track stuck in wall

I know this might no be the answer you are looking for, but if the door is stuck open you really don't have a problem. Just leave it there. If that's not an acceptable long term solution you can deal with it when you get home. I can't see how the door being open is causing any kind of water leak.
LouLawrence 09/20/23 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: refrigerator

YES! No generator necessary. You will have an inverter to keep some number of circuits live when off power (including the fridge) and you will have an alternator capable or keeping the batteries charged while you drive. No worries.
LouLawrence 09/20/23 07:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New vehicle reg in TX, is inspection required in this case?

To get TX plates, the RV must go through and inspection first. Depending upon where in TX you register, it may need safety and smog.
LouLawrence 09/20/23 08:08am General RVing Issues
RE: What to do when you are not camping for awhile

The generally acknowledged advice is not to start the engine unless you can take it for a drive long enough to bring all things up to temp. You can let the coach sit for the Winter without touching it.
LouLawrence 09/18/23 08:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric Outlets

Upgrade to what?
LouLawrence 09/17/23 07:52am Tech Issues
RE: Need Help understanding Charging System on my RV.

The inverter has a transfer switch as well. When you are not connected to shire power or running the generator, the MW is powered by the inverter. When you have 120V service available, the incoming power by-passes the inverter and powers all things in the coach directly from the incoming power source.
LouLawrence 09/17/23 07:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bell Satellite System

For US viewing....Neither!
LouLawrence 09/13/23 07:48am Tech Issues
RE: exterior solar plug

If you don't have solar and you have an external plug labeled "Solar" that's likely a connection for mobile, ground mounted solar panels. I would try to trace down where the wires go after they enter the sidewall and see if you can find any kind of logical connections.
LouLawrence 09/11/23 07:27pm Technology Corner
RE: exterior solar plug

Do you have solar panels on the roof? Have you tried to follow the wires leaving the jack?
LouLawrence 09/11/23 08:27am Technology Corner
RE: I70 to I 90 on hwy 13 out of Utah

Bite the bullet. There's nothing to fear about any Interstate hill.
LouLawrence 09/11/23 08:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Why Does My A/C Have These Slats?

Those slats when closed off,will direct cold air thru the other vents in ceiling.When you want a quick cool them and more air will flow out. Oh! That makes sense. Thanks. I guess if it cools down quick it will be cool directly under those slats, but not so much in the rest of the trailer. Actually, it will cool the entire area and it will do it quickly. You can then close the air dump which will quiet the A/C substantially and then maintain the temps in that area very well.
LouLawrence 09/10/23 01:10pm Tech Issues
RE: electric RV appliances

I do have to say I used to believe there was nothing better than gas for cooking. However, we now have an induction cooktop and it's far superior to gas. In the Summer it doesn't heat up the coach with all that heat/flame that wraps around the pans and the control of the heat is faster and easier. I hate electric cooktops but an induction cooktop is a totally different animal.
LouLawrence 09/10/23 01:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Doris is Dead!

Sorry to hear of your problems. However, we need to know so much more. What kind of coach and is it a 30 amp or 50 amp coach? What are you plugged into (home, campground, 15amp, 30amp, 50amp)? Have to connected the power without the autoformer in the loop? You said you had power at an interior plug but if you plug something in it will not work? Is that correct? I know you are typing and thinking fast but if you could slow down and give us some usable details it would help us try to help you.
LouLawrence 09/10/23 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: electric RV appliances

It's all about what you do, where you go, how you travel, etc. We are all electric including 240V cooktop and 240V dryer. We can only cook (except convection/microwave oven) when connected to 50 amp or running the generator and we are OK with that. We love to dry camp and we run the genset when necessary. We carry 6-4D batteries which handle most of our daily needs but we run the genset in the morning for a few hours and in the evening for a few more. We also have no propane as our residential fridge runs off the inverter without issue or additional genset runs required. We are not solar and never plan to be. The genset uses fuel from our 200 gallon diesel tank so we can sit in the desert for weeks if we wanted to, but why would we want to? We run through fresh water (145 gallons) in less than a week so we are going to have to move somewhere anyway. We generally use that requirement as how long we plan to stay at any one location. This might not work for you, but it's perfect for us.
LouLawrence 09/09/23 01:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wifi a long way away from RV site.

5g cellular and WiFi are not related in any way. There are antennas that will help boost the incoming signal and amplify the out going but it still won't help if the campground service is overloaded as usual.
LouLawrence 09/04/23 08:18am Technology Corner
RE: Towing a toad

If you don't want the size and weight of a Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk or a Grand Cherokee (4x4 wi6th proper transmission) are factory setup to tow. Add the Blue Ox and M&G or Air Force One braking system and you are good to go. It takes less than 5 minutes to hook up and be ready to drive away. It takes even less time to disconnect. I have done the dolly thing and will never go back.
LouLawrence 09/02/23 08:18am Dinghy Towing
RE: Solar Phone Charger

This kind of charging uses so little power you could get a small inverter and just plug your current charger into that 120V plug.
LouLawrence 08/30/23 07:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Allison transmission fluid change interval.

Change it now. You have no idea how the previous owner treated the engine/transmission. If you also go synthetic, follow the appropriate guidelines.
LouLawrence 08/29/23 07:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A/C fan issue

It would not start again today. What I noticed is that with the unit turned off, the fan would not rotate freely. I suspect this goes along with the fact that the fan has a noticeable wobble. I think this takes out the possibility of it being a start capacitor. Will have to find a mobile service person capable of replacing the motor/bearing/fan. Yes, I am at a bit of a loss. It only took one good hand spin of the fan for it to fire up.
LouLawrence 08/21/23 08:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Size (replacing)

My last coach used 4 group 31 as the starting batteries (wired for 24V) and 4-8D as the hose batteries. My current coach has the same starting battery setup and 8-4D batteries. They certainly are used where the situation calls for it.
LouLawrence 08/20/23 08:03am General RVing Issues
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