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RE: RV Rebuild Website - Online soon - Input?

Bob it fits good and looks good, on my 10" Lenovo android tablet, resolution is 1920×1200 using landscape mode, I haven't checked it on my 17" HP laptop But I know it's only 1440 wide, and the site as is, will be too wide and require side to side scrolling LaptoPS TVs and pc displays, are physically huge compared to tablets and phones, tend to be higher structural quality, and pricy , and replaced less often, so that many of these items , remain in use for many years, and consequently have lower resolutions than most tablets and phones A 1400 ? Wide webpage will reduce side scrolling for most users and still look good on smaller devices that have higher resolutions, You can have higher resolution pictures resized ôr displayed at lower resolution and enlarge to original resolution when clicked on by a viewer
MrWizard 03/04/21 02:44am Tech Issues
RE: Bluetooth Adjustable Converter?

The solar controller I installed in the Safari is Bluetooth controlled, and I really like having that function, it replaces a dedicated wired in monitor and control module, I installed the control app on my tablet, As. For app updates,, an app designed and dedicated to operating one piece of hardware, comes from the hardware mfg, an once setup and working, is less likely to cause problems than a controller module, and does not need maintaining, backup the app on your Google drive or MS one drive, it will be there if you get a new phone Yes if my converter had that ability, I would use it
MrWizard 03/04/21 02:13am Tech Issues
RE: Tires

Since he did not drop names We have no idea what brand he bought, some people are assuming he paid too much for unknown brand, unknown quality
MrWizard 03/01/21 11:41am Tech Issues
RE: Tires

I'm sure you have a good idea mileage wear verus the price, and received value for your $$, a necessity when operating a business fleet of any size large or small OP said he got a good price, (he paid 30% more than you did, an RV has different ride requirements,and you might be getting better pricing, fleet operator and regular customer) I agree, sounds like a fair price for decent tire quality People making comments about not buying cheap Must think paying $800 per tire is the only way to do it right
MrWizard 03/01/21 09:20am Tech Issues
RE: Tires

6 tires ? $2200 is not what I call cheap, about $375 per tire Yes Toyo or Michelin or Bridgestone would be more $$ Poster did not mention tire size 16, 19, 22.5 inch I can get 8R16 235, local $125 per tire, that's Cheap Yes most likely Chinese Toyo 22.5 for the DP were $600 each IIRC, might have been less it was a few years ago
MrWizard 02/28/21 06:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Fry's Electronics shutting down 30 stores in 9 states

I love Fry's, I too saw the notice the day it was published, my last two laptops were from Fry's, my digital camera came from Fry's, and my inkjet printer and other devices, most of the blank Cds DVDs came from Fry's, the Burbank Fry's and the Canoga Park store are about equal ,distance from me in opposite directions, giving me 2 choices, but now being closed, sad times indeed, I do have a good parts store close by, very close by, but that's all they have is parts, not pcs, not tablets, printers, camera, TV,DVD players, audio components,car stereos, not all the things that Frys carried
MrWizard 02/28/21 03:07am Technology Corner
RE: New Ford 150s Save the Day in Texas

While the frozen , no utility power Texans, are happy to use these trucks at home I think it makes more sense to working craftsman that uses power tools and goes to many places during the week, than the average non RV person, or construction site worker, City utility trucks, att etc.., have had 120v mobile power For many years
MrWizard 02/28/21 02:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Harbor Freight - what happened to the 20% off coupons

Im retired, 72 yrs old, does that make me a geezer, I don't wait in lines for any store to open, if I can avoid it, not HF, not 99cents, Not Walmart, The exception being the second week of Covid19 lock down when we were out of TP, and I waited an hour in a long line at the grocery, then when still not open, I said forget..was lucky we had a bunch of napkins, I do get stuck waiting In check out lines sometimes The last time I got up in the Wee Hours to be first inline was back in the 70s for a "Toys for Tots" Concert , with an All Star line up of Hit record performers, groups and singles, i didn't even do that to get tickets for Eric Burton and the Animals in the 60's or the Highwaymen Tour in the early 90's ? Yes I did attend those shows, but the only lines I was in, was the one going into the shows, tickets had seat numbers first in or last thru the door, didn't make any difference, tickets were pre-purchased, Wait inline for a free flashlight ? Nope, nada Maybe for a free laptop PC
MrWizard 02/28/21 02:19am Tech Issues
RE: Solar Battery Charge Issue

You don't mention type of RV, or if you have a generator In my previous RV I had a residential 120v fridge, powered by inverter 24/7, solar and generator I made it a point to run the generator every morning to do the heavy recharge from nightly use, then the solar could do the top up, and supply the usual daytime needs Batteries need good voltage and amps, when being cycled daily, otherwise they sulfate, this will continue to degrade battery capacity and charge acceptance until they are useless ! If your needs are minimal, a 1 hour charge from the rv converter in morning, powered by a generator will go a long ways in keeping your batteries in better shape giving you more life from them, or you can add 200 more watts of solar, and hope for good sunny weather every camping day
MrWizard 02/28/21 12:05am Tech Issues
RE: Renogy DC-DC Charger UPDATE 2 Test

Good to hear you got it fixed, Sounds like the charging outputs solar and DC to DC converter, were somehow in series instead of parallel Many solar controllers are positive connections (input-panels, output charge) are common ( connected together) on the controller and it is the negative connections input and output that are isolated separately, (charging control flow is thru the negative side, not positive side ! Of the solar controller, this is opposite of vehicle wiring we are used to This might be why you had a problem, the DC to dc charger AKA voltage booster, is wired positives Isolated and negatives common, like vehicles Thinking all the negatives would be common and at zero volts, you ended up wit two devices in series for double voltage, until you moved negatives around and took one off the Trimetric shunt and broke the series circuit between the two charge systems, Renogy and alternator in series, instead of Renogy replacing the alternator, an inline boost operation for DC, like an autoformer does for 120vac That's my analysis based on your description, and first hand experience with a solar controller that was mfg input output positive connections common, negative connections separated/isolated, charge controlled by the negative Since charge current into a battery has to travel thru both wires electrically , the control can be thru either side of the circuit, and since the charger is not in the load circuit there is no problem, the material design type of the power control devices determine whether it's positive control or negative control germanium, Silicon , npn pnp, etc.. Engineer's choice or budget been counter, or maybe what the purchasing dept knows they can get, and tells the engineer, we can't the ones you want, redesign this device, we can get from our main supplier, we can't source your choice at the profit we want to make, or in the number we want to manufacture Any way that's my thoughts on what happened on your first try, you were able to correct it , and tells us about it
MrWizard 02/27/21 11:27pm Tech Issues
RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

As air compressors go, this Husky is really quiet, if you have use of a quiet Trim tool size air compressor I can recommend this one, for that low noise quality Twin piston single stage compressor, at 27 pounds it Is a little heavier than I wanted, but comparable to other 1 gallon air compressors, the Ryobi cordless 1 gallon was only 14 pound's without the battery, but I was concerned that maybe the battery ( used with my Ryobi cordless Drill ) would not be at full charge at the moment I needed the compressor, and decided 120v corded was a better choice, since I could use shore, generator, or inverter power !
MrWizard 02/25/21 07:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Cost of engine replacement or rebuild

No matter when it goes, next year or tomorrow, it cost big bucks, when your a regular working stiff, even bigger impact when your a retired working stiff 2012 in frame rebuild of the Cummins in the DP, $7000 and two weeks motel expense , full timing and on a trip 3 yrs later turbo went out, blew oil everywhere,but where it was so Posed to go, $15000 rebuild and 2 weeks In the motel All you can do is keep some money available and pray, it doesn't happen during your big vacation trip across country
MrWizard 02/25/21 06:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

I was at home depot this evening I looked closely at the Senco 1 gal 120v $159 The RYOBI 1 gal 18v one+, one plus battery system, $99, wt 14# Husky 1 gal 120v 135psi $99 weight27# I brought home the Husky, I cleared some storage space for it, and tomorrow I will test it
MrWizard 02/23/21 02:42am Tech Issues
RE: How to listen to MY own music on my phone?

750MB of music, is few hundred mp3 files A fair number of titles, but not much data to store Even a cheap prepaid phone or free Obama phone can hold 4 times those numbers, in memory space, without an SD card or usb stick
MrWizard 02/23/21 01:25am Technology Corner
RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

the senco and the husky are both 135psi I only need 80psi for my tires, I don't have any air tools, On occasion I have wanted an air impact wrench (recent purchase 120v electric impact wrench) or jack Yeah an air driven hydraulic frame/bottle jack for lifting the chassis would be handy, But space is always at a premium, the reason I bought the Tsunami back when I was driving a 31ft gasser, before the DP that was before this 36ft Bounder Ford gasser Reality is I don't need 6gal and 150psi capacity, Sure it will inflate tires 3x faster, but that is not a must have factor, it would have been nice when I owned the DP with 22.5" tires, but I avoided DIY on those and the large heavy brake and driveline parts, The current 10 lug 16" wheels and brakes on this F53, are strenuous enough for this skinny 122#, 72yr boomer,
MrWizard 02/16/21 05:05pm Tech Issues
RE: No power

Sounds like transfer switch / relay contacts are stuck/welded together, this could be the TS inside the Xantrex, That switches between shore power or inverter power Could it be there was a power outage recently during the night, or a fluctuation brown out, heat pump is basically A/C in reverse, bringing in heat and blowing cold air outside, I don't know how your coach is wired, but switching power feeding running compressors is not good for the switch contacts, it could have happened automatically if shore power was interrupted, main TS for the RV, would have dropped out , and the Xantrex switch to inverter mode, then switch back to charge mode when shore power returned, fluctuations would cause more problems than than complete shore power outage, fluctuations would cause low and high voltage swings and current surges which could arc and pit contacts, you need to find and replaced the welded contacts, before more damage is done to the RV electrical system, contact a mobile RV tech to come look at your RV wiring
MrWizard 02/16/21 02:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

Thanks Patrick When looking at the Senco , I found a husky 1 gal for $99, $60 less than the $159 Senco, physical size and output very close to the Senco, .1 CuFt more air flow at 90psi .8 verus .7 CFM, same job specs trim nailer, noise level 60db Think I will go take a look at both of them They are larger than my broken Tsunami, but I knew that would be the case, and I will just have to find the extra space in the storage compartments, move stuff around, trying to use one of those gas station air stations is an exercise in frustration I run the tiny Senco from Home Depot, it was the smallest 120v I could find at the time. I don't use it an awful lot but it has aired up several tires to 80psi for me over the past few years so I can't complain. It is quiet. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Senco-1-Gal-1-2-HP-Portable-Pancake-Electric-Air-Compressor-PC1010N/205513089 https://www.homedepot.com/p/Senco-1-Gal-1-2-HP-Portable-Pancake-Electric-Air-Compressor-PC1010N/205513089 Model PC1010N
MrWizard 02/15/21 11:20pm Tech Issues
RE: ..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

The broken Tsunami is Viair cousin from the same Mfg, about the same price I have used the inverter for the shop vac, the 12 amp skill saw, craftsman electric chainsaw ,MW, coffee maker etc.. No real reason not to use a 120v compressor, And will cost less than a 12vDc model of the same capability, That compressor was the only "Corded" 12vdc only tool I own
MrWizard 02/15/21 10:32pm Tech Issues
..Looking for a new air compressor for the MH tires etc..

My 12v MV1050 Tsunami compressor would have been 10 years old in March, but today something broke, and it's making loud rattling noise, I was airing up a low tire, shut it down for a cool down (it sounded normal when it was running, no unusual sounds) when I restarted 20 minutes later, it was all noise, something in the piston mechanism gave out.and broke during the turn on It had a good run and served me well, Now I need a replacement, ( the motor is still good, I might find a use for it in the future ) I thinking on getting a 120vac version, the Sears wall hanger version No Longer available would have been a good choice, who has a good choice on sale.
MrWizard 02/15/21 08:43pm Tech Issues
RE: New Cell Phone..had to ask?

Aging S7 ?? My phone is a S5 I've been thinking of getting an S7 from ebay or Amazon, so I can switch to Visible network, they won't accept my S5 and activate it
MrWizard 02/15/21 10:50am Technology Corner
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