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RE: internet

There are data only plans for hot spots and tablets. Google it and see who has month by month plans.
RickLight 05/22/21 07:58pm Technology Corner

There's lots of great info at
RickLight 05/15/21 09:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lithium Ion Batteries...Yikes

A Chevy Bolt did the same thing about a week ago. Could have easily burned down the house. My dad's house did burn down, but the cause was a normal car. Gasoline has a higher energy density than any battery.
RickLight 05/09/21 09:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: iPad or net gear for mobile hotspot?

Check out the hardware reviews from experts that test tons of products.
RickLight 05/02/21 06:08pm Technology Corner
RE: How 12v lights work?

Where the wire come out of the wall is the most likely place for the wire to have damaged insulation.
RickLight 05/01/21 08:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: How 12v lights work?

Water in the awning lights is real possibility. So is a short in the LED strip itself. If the LED strip has a plug on the end it would be a convenient place to test. If its soldered on then thing are harder. How are your electronics skills?
RickLight 05/01/21 07:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cost for truly unlimited data - Wifi/hotspot

Get the experts info at
RickLight 04/23/21 09:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Water tanks

Some caution is advised. I've been told the drain plug melts as a last ditch safety feature.
RickLight 04/16/21 08:27pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Holding tanks

So they are not all plumbed together? I too have three tanks in similar configuration as yours (1 grey rear of trailer, 1 grey, 1 black near front) but they are all plumbed to a single dump connection in the center of the trailer. You got luck, or smart. What rig?
RickLight 04/16/21 08:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Holding tanks

We have a rear kitchen so it has it's own grey tank with the other up front for the shower/bathroom sink. So 3 tanks to dump when it comes time and I have to pull forward about 15' to get to the third. This and 3 short hoses does it 90% of the time for me.
RickLight 04/16/21 01:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Holding tanks

I think it's not so much different levels as the distance between drains. The general rule is 1/4" drop per 12" run. If the drains are too far apart then they can't connect to the same outlet. Mine are about 20' apart, so 5" drop!
RickLight 04/10/21 09:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: LION ut1300 Lithium

I've had 3 of those for a year. Very happy except that we haven't gotten out yet this year. We aren't big power users but love to dig back into the forest. So far a week is easy.
RickLight 04/04/21 09:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

Have you tested the voltage of each wire against a known ground? Is there already some additional switch for the light?
RickLight 03/25/21 04:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Rear Kitchen - good idea or bad idea?

We too were warned of fridges in the rear, breaking eggs. 2 years no issues. We have been down some baaaad roads. Smooth driving with hidden dips, breaks and worse. Last summer after 100 miles of that, a jar of spaghetti sauce leaped out of the upper cupboard and hit the sink edge. Looked like an axe murder scene. Turns out the cheap bin on the shelf had broken releasing enough weight to open the cupboard. Took a while to clean up and get the smell out, Our canned food now lives in drawer.
RickLight 03/23/21 03:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Making a Pie Pan Dutch Oven

We have "Cooking on a Stick" a small book of kids campfire cooking. Half of it is right out of boy scouting. More than hotdogs, less than Dutch ovens.
RickLight 03/23/21 03:13pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What are your campfire cooking essentials?

My boy scout days taught me only a knife is really necessary! What we use most is a fish or burger holder, we've had several. 2 grates that hold flattish food pieces. Then with the heavy leather mitt, you just hold it over whatever is hot. Good wood smoke flavor, infinitely adjustable cooking. Easy cleanup by burning off anything stuck on. I haven't tried using it for s'mores, cause we carry way too much other stuff!
RickLight 03/23/21 02:56pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

The problem is that I don't know how to hook it up. The three wires on the existing switch go to the three wires on the new switch.
RickLight 03/21/21 06:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Installing a dimmer switch

Most 12V dimmers that look like that one are fine for most modern LEDs. I've put a lot of dimmers in my rig! I agree that it's probably best to disconnect the switch in the panel. I did that because I hated opening the cover just to turn on a light. Remove the switch leads one at a time to see what they do. As I recall, mine are just as you suggest. But testing is smart. The dimmer needs the neg/ground to properly dim LEDs, where a switch doesn't. If you want to just run the switch lines to the new switch you should be OK. Hook the wires up as directed by purpose NOT by color. There are several color patterns in use in automotive/RV products, including ones where black and white are reversed! Generally if you get it wrong things just won't work, rather than lighting on fire. Worst case you blow a fuse.
RickLight 03/21/21 05:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Montana "hi-line"

Some good ideas here. Thanks and keep them coming!!
RickLight 03/13/21 06:56pm Roads and Routes
Montana "hi-line"

Anyone have tips for north or east Montana? Cool places, great sights, places to skip?? We are looking at going from Spokane, WA to Bozeman, MT via the Dakotas! We have 8 weeks (April-June) and haven't been to TR National Park. Naturally a swing through Badlands, Black Hills, Devils Tower are in order. But it's early enough that high mountain snow will keep us out of Glacier and Yellowstone. Fort Peck lake has a bunch of campgrounds, but I don't know anything about the area and what's good. Are they all for fishing/boating?
RickLight 03/12/21 10:02pm Roads and Routes
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