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RE: Converter voltage drop

I went with a Boondocker (75A for 315AH) because it's output is dialed to what you want. The BMS does most of the management.
RickLight 06/23/22 02:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Best way to travel the Pacific Coast

In spring head north, in fall head south. PNW rains don't ease up til June and restart in Sept.
RickLight 04/04/22 04:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Portable Solar Panels

Any thoughts on what makes the Xantrex worth 3-5 times the price of a similar Renogy?
RickLight 03/18/22 09:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Portable Solar Panels

I worked some aircraft cable (wire rope) into the extended wire run. It keeps the kids and idiots honest.
RickLight 03/14/22 10:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Portable Solar Panels

Portable solar panels = set up in morning (my roof mounted panels are already working), watch over, move around. Go to town for lunch after putting panels away (my roof mounted panels continue to work). Return from lunch and put panels out. Watch over, move around. Near sunset, put panels away. Repeat every day. Compared to my roof panels that almost never work, because we camp in shade. And having a trailer means going out for the day doesn't involve repacking anything. But seriously, I have an AcoPower 120W soft style. 10lbs and easy to store. I don't expect it to fill my batteries, just extend my time without a generator.
RickLight 03/14/22 10:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Extensive Traveling with a 5th Wheel

Our lightweight is inches short of 30' and was fine over 7 states in 4 months last summer. A few mods have made life easier, LFP batteries, generator on a tray, and the usual minor stuff.
RickLight 02/23/22 09:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Internet & satellite tv for full time 5er

I've found the best advice comes from those who do the real world testing and in depth research to become experts. has both free and paid help.
RickLight 02/19/22 07:50pm Technology Corner
RE: 3d printers for making stuff for the RV

I've printed 2 things, well my brother did. A 6" long knob for the bathroom vent. Should have been longer, DW is 5'1" Also a filler plate to mount a dimmer in the control panel switch holes. Files found on thingiverse!
RickLight 01/31/22 09:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Help me plan our trip - The Dakotas

Last summer there wasn't a Rushmore light show. They showed a movie that was nice, but could have been seen anywhere. Watch the NPS sight for changes.
RickLight 01/29/22 10:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help me plan our trip - The Dakotas

+1 on Badlands, Wind Cave and Devils Tower. Mammoth Site in Hot Springs sounds touristy but is fascinating! The list of simply good things in that area is too long to post. We preferred the north unit of TRNP, but the petrified forest area is nice.
RickLight 01/27/22 08:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: inDesign Publishing Program

Word does a pretty good PDF import, if it's not a pure pixelated image.
RickLight 01/06/22 08:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Malheur/Burns Oregon in May to see the birds

Page Springs is one of our favorites. No hookups but nice spaces and great scenery.
RickLight 01/03/22 08:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tank treatment that can restore sensor accuracy?

A few things work for most. Everything works for someone. Nothing works for everyone!
RickLight 01/01/22 12:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Way to connect Champion LP hose to mounted propane tank?

I tapped into the low pressure side. The key is separating the Champion regulator from the 'flow control' part. When done the flow part has quick connect male fittings on 2 short hoses. Don't get confused which way it mounts!
RickLight 12/29/21 01:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Additional fuel carrying capacity on pickup

I know floor plans very but all this about pee breaks make me wonder. This is an RV forum, right? What percentage AREN'T dragging a bathroom?
RickLight 11/20/21 05:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar Wiring Question

I agree that if wires go in parallel (same start and end) then they work together. But this might be a case for drawing it out on paper. Solar just means there's a charger in there somewhere.
RickLight 10/10/21 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: Solar Wiring Question

Yes! A circuit is a circle and the neg is as much a part as the pos. The 2awg may handle the current but it's close to the edge.
RickLight 10/09/21 08:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Wireless HDMI?

I picked up an old 3rd Gen AppleTV on eBay for about $25 and Airplay from my iPads or iPhone to the AppleTV. I should have mentioned we are all Android.
RickLight 09/25/21 04:42pm Technology Corner
Wireless HDMI?

We use Chromecast at home but for all the talk it needs some bit of internet to function. We like remote mountains too much for that to really work. I carry a laptop and an HDMI cable but would like to use a tablet more and the cable is just plain awkward. So I'm searching for some other device that will just wifi or bluetooth to my DumbTV. Is a SmartTV the only solution?
RickLight 09/25/21 11:46am Technology Corner
Skagway parking

Southeast seems best done without our trailer, but what can we do with it. Island hopping on the ferry or even a guided Glacier Bay trip weren't on the agenda for out previous trip north, 25 years ago. Are there weekly or monthly storage options in Skagway or Haines? One of the RV campgrounds seems overkill.
RickLight 09/25/21 11:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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