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RE: Manufacturers saving a few cents on wire

10-guage wire will carry 55 amps, according to the charts. You can check the output of your converter, but I would be surprised if it is rated at more than 55 amps.
RoyF 03/16/20 02:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone use a Solo Stove

If you are backpacking and don’t want to carry fuel...maybe. I believe that you still have to add the wood. This is just the stove to burn it in.
RoyF 03/11/20 06:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bathroom roof vent knob too short. Can't reach?

I saw this in the 10-minute tech section of Trailer Life Magazine. Someone took a short length of plastic pvc pipe of the right diameter and cut notches in one end so it would engage the vent's knob, which is six-sided and star-shaped. My wife has same problem in our fifth-wheel bathroom. I have been intending to measure our own knob and make one for myself, but I have not done it yet. I need to get busy and do it before our first outing in April. What I have done is to put a switch for the vent's fan so that my wife can operate the fan. That was easy -- I ran the fan's wire through a switch that is conveniently located on the bathroom wall, then back to the fan.
RoyF 03/11/20 06:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Are TPMS questions

TST also has good customer service: whenever I have had a question, I get a knowlegable person on the line with the answer. TST offers sensors with replacible batteries -- not sure how many of the other brands have this. Before TST, I used a different brand. It reported a false alert almost every day of travel. I switched to TST in 2012 and have not had a single false alert since.
RoyF 03/02/20 06:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Toilet clog

We had a poop buildup problem in our 2008 fifth wheel. I attached a nozzle to a length of hose and adjusted the nozzle to the highest pressure flow. I pressed the foot pedal to open the toilet and ran the nozzle down into the tank. With someone standing by to turn on the water (gradually, of course), a bit of work with the nozzle did the job of breaking up the pile. I THOUGHT that I had been using plenty of water as recommended, but eleven seasons of camping was enough to form a blockage. I threw the hose away, of course.
RoyF 03/02/20 12:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Crater Lake

We stayed at Diamond Lake in a 35-ft fifth-wheel. My notes from the trip say "site not large but set among the tall pines."
RoyF 03/02/20 07:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Connecting Satellite Thru Outside Jack

Let me add to my reply above. I had two outside lines, labeled "satellite" and "cable", so I ran the first directly to the Dish receiver and still had "cable" running through the switch box. Last season, a blowout severed both of my TV coax lines. I had a new coax wall plate installed near the TV (RedRocket204's solution). A line goes directly to the Dish receiver.
RoyF 03/01/20 07:51am Technology Corner
RE: Connecting Satellite Thru Outside Jack

I assume that the outside cable jack passes through a box with various switches (for roof antenna, cable jack, etc). The signal to the Dish Tailgater cannot go through that box. What I did was to look at the lines in and out of the box (what is it called, anyway?) and find the the cable jack input. Unplug the cable jack line from the box's input. Use a short extension coax (if neccessary) to connect the Dish receiver directly to the line from the cable jack.
RoyF 03/01/20 07:24am Technology Corner
RE: We were shocked to learn our newly purchased TT

I agree with mockturtle about turning gas heater off at night. If I am dry camping then the water heater is turned on in the morning for dish washing and showers, then it is turned off. The water stays warm all day long.
RoyF 02/27/20 06:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: $590,000 camper van

I already have the $10,000,000 yacht and the private jet. I think this would look good in my ten-car garage between the Rolls Royce and the Ferrari. I only stay at five-star hotels, so I won't actually use it. It's just for my collection.
RoyF 02/24/20 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Landing Gear

Mine stays on. I have never seen or heard of one being removed for travel. They aren't going to come into contact with anything during travel if they are fully retracted.
RoyF 02/02/20 02:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best route Gallup NM to Page Arizona

Some of us are adventurous travelers, others are not so much. I say that if you would not enjoy the "road less traveled" then don't take it. You are supposed to enjoy a trip (unless you are getting paid!). There will be plenty of traffic on US 89. I don't anything about the condition of your vehicle--maybe there is reason for concern. But (if you wanted to try it) Hwy 264 through First Mesa to Tuba City has some nice scenery.
RoyF 01/31/20 07:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: New Trailer Tires - And THANKS

Now that you have a good set of tires, consider a tire-pressure monitoring system (if you don't already have one.) A low tire on the tow vehicle is easy to notice, but one on a trailer will go undetected. I won't leave home without my TPMS.
RoyF 01/29/20 01:33pm Towing
RE: Stacking RV fridge and furnace unit in same cabinet?

My 2008 Hitchhiker II has refrigerator over furnace. If the furnace is on then the outside temperature will never be warmer than the 50s. The refrigerator stays plenty cold with outside air in the 90s, so the small effect of furnace exhaust does not bother the refrigerator.
RoyF 01/26/20 09:56am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

The experts say that this is decades away. One said "fully self-driving cars are 20 years in the future. And always will be."
RoyF 01/21/20 02:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking for RV parks near Boston MA

We've used Boston Middleman RV Park at Littleton, just outside the I-495 loop. It's a fairly short drive to an MTA station for a ride to downtown.
RoyF 01/20/20 12:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: DirecTV or Dish

I've got Dish at home and keep a Tailgater in the RV. I want to give a thumbs-up to Dish customer service. On he fhe few occasions that I have had a problem, a technical support person has stayed on the phone with me for as long as it takes.
RoyF 01/19/20 04:51pm Technology Corner
RE: RV Places In Monterrey Bay California

We stayed at Moss Landing KOA 10 miles north of Monterey. It was an easy drive to Monterey on Hwy 1.
RoyF 01/18/20 01:02pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 5th wheel tires

My 2008 Hitchhiker II at 12,000 lbs wet is about the same weight as yours. For the first six years I used LT load range E tires with a good reputation and still had blowouts. For the past six years I have used Carlisle ST load-range F tires and have no problem of any kind with them. (These were all replaced with new ones last year.) One bit of evidence is not proof, of course, but I'm going to continue using one load-range higher than what is required.
RoyF 01/17/20 02:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Phoenix to Toronto, May 2020

Google Map's best route is I-40, I-44, I-70, I-69 to Fort Wayne, then through Detroit to Port Huron for crossing into Canada. If it were me, in Michigan I would stay on I-69 all the way through Lansing and Flint to Port Huron, avoiding Detroit. (I try to avoid the congestion of large cities whenever possible.) It is hard to avoid St. Louis, but there are good bypass routes using I-270. The southern bypass is slightly shorter than the northern. The direct route through St. Louis is two minutes shorter unless there is traffic congestion. (There is often a delay at the downtown Mississippi River bridge.) You are the best judge on how to get from Phoenix up to I-40.
RoyF 01/16/20 10:49am Roads and Routes
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