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RE: New RV USB plugs, what amperage are they?

OP here. We boondock as often as we plug in. I have built in higher amp USB and/or cigarette lighter plugs throughout my current trailer to cover any needs that may arise. It looks like I'll probably be doing that in our next RV as well. It's kind of fun to modify these rigs to suit needs and tastes.
TurnThePage 01/23/22 11:40am Tech Issues
RE: Furrion Instant Hot Water in Cold Weather

I'm pretty easy. LP or electric. I would prefer one that does both. Looking on line, I wasn't very sure of the panel size. I guess if there's room inside, it might be easy enough to enlarge it.
TurnThePage 01/21/22 02:29pm General RVing Issues
Furrion Instant Hot Water in Cold Weather

I've been couch surfing various new RVs. Grand Design has switched some units to tankless instant hot water heaters. It appears that they are required to be winterized and NOT used in sub 39F conditions. That's crazy!! I would consider that a show stopper and would likely purchase a different brand. Is anybody familiar with this stuff? Can you retrofit a good old 6 gallon water heater in? Maybe switch to a different tankless brand? I'm just trying to learn as I near that next big purchase.
TurnThePage 01/21/22 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Roof Damage (water leak???)

If it was me, I'd cut a squarish shape on three sides that extended far enough to allow me to cut out and replace the damaged wood, then glue and lay the roof flap down and tape the edges with Eternabond.
TurnThePage 01/20/22 10:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Why consider 12v fridge for boondocking?

I can leave my trailer sitting with the propane fridge on for the entire summer with meager solar, 2 batteries and 2 30lb propane cylinders regardless of the weather. I don't think I could do that with a 12v fridge. That said, I see the writing on the wall and will ensure that my next RV is prepared for long term 12v fridge use.
TurnThePage 01/15/22 01:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: New RV USB plugs, what amperage are they?

OP here. I wasn't looking for a standard, just tell me what's currently installed. I've installed plenty of USB ports among many other things in RVs, so that's no big deal.
TurnThePage 01/11/22 03:54pm Tech Issues
RE: New RV USB plugs, what amperage are they?

I appreciate the suggestions and am pretty versed on what's available in the aftermarket. I was just wondering if anybody was knowledgeable about what's typically installed these days. Hope everybody's new year is off to a better start than the last couple! Happy Camping!
TurnThePage 01/09/22 07:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Price breaks on new Pickups?!

My '15 1500 was $12k off sticker and I still felt like I paid too much. I'm priced out of the current market and am grateful that my rig is well maintained and should last a long time. Congrats to those of you that can afford these awesome but crazy expensive new trucks.
TurnThePage 01/09/22 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New RV USB plugs, what amperage are they?

Given the variety of USB standards it seems unlikely that there can be any RV standard. If for example you are asking about a USB-C 3.0A power source you could install the USB connectors needed for your devices powered from 12V DC or 120V AC adapters as desired. I have only seen USB type A female ports in the RVs I can afford to look at. USB-C ports would answer my questions right up front. Aside from that, I don't care what standard they choose, if they would just share what it is. I don't see that info mentioned anywhere. I'm currently shopping Cougars, Imagines, and Outdoors RVs. But I haven't seen that info anywhere yet, not even on the motorhomes I've looked at. Yes, I could install the ones I want, but then I would need to know if their wiring is up to snuff. This is just regular info that should be available, right?
TurnThePage 01/09/22 05:49pm Tech Issues
New RV USB plugs, what amperage are they?

Many new(ish) devices require the higher powered, 2.1-amp USB plugs. On the flip side, most of the plugs I've seen in RVs I believe are under an amp. Anybody knowledgeable on this subject? Is the RV industry keeping up with technology?
TurnThePage 01/09/22 02:51pm Tech Issues
RE: inDesign Publishing Program

Convert it to what?
TurnThePage 01/06/22 01:14pm Technology Corner
RE: TV Antenna

I recently had to replace my roof top antenna, and found just how shoddy the original cable was. It was thin and in my case the sheath was rotting and holey in places.
TurnThePage 12/19/21 03:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Trouble finding alcohol free RV antifreeze this season?

My 2004 trailer gets the pink stuff (either variety) through all the lines and drains every winter. My black and gray still don't leak. I always keep a couple gallons on hand so I don't have to worry if it's in stock when I need it. Never understood why so many others (that winterize) don't do that.
TurnThePage 12/04/21 10:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Which years of Outdoors RV's had corrugated siding?

I haven't owned a fiberglass sided RV yet, but that will likely change with my next one. The aluminum siding on my 2004 trailer has held up well except as pointed out that it is susceptible to dents and punctures. I've used aluminum tape on a couple stab wounds from branches. My trailer lives outside year round and sealing the windows and edges has not been a burden. I did it once when the trailer was new, then again after about 5 years. The decals are peeling here and there, and the door is a little yellowed, but overall it's sound. Now, in its 18th year, It needs it again around the front running lights, but the rest still looks pretty good. I expect with a little TLC, a fiberglass RV would perform similarly. I believe the key is immediate preventive maintenance upon purchase. JMHO
TurnThePage 11/30/21 11:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Ambient Temp Sensor Troubleshooting

Lol. No mechanic work in the winter?Damned straight! My garage is too small to close the doors and have room to work, and I don't need the A/C just yet. Besides, it's my wife's car. :B
TurnThePage 11/27/21 10:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV roof chalky

The chalking is normal, but annoying how it stains walls. I coated mine with Hengs Rubber Roof Coating. It worked great and keeps the RV much cooler than before. There are several out there, and I imagine they all perform similarly.
TurnThePage 11/27/21 07:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Ambient Temp Sensor Troubleshooting

Thanks for the research and feedback. Those items are the cabin air temp sensors. Just to be clear, we're talking about the ambient temp sensor that displays the outside temp and provides input to the HVAC system.
TurnThePage 11/26/21 04:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ambient Temp Sensor Troubleshooting

So... I've learned that there is only one sensor and it's the one I changed. I've also learned that it's semi-common for the wiring to this sensor to get damaged if there is even minor front damage. When this happened, my wife had hit a snow berm. Also, this sensor absolutely does influence the HVAC system. In the winter it's not too bad, you can always get heat, usually too much, but you can deal with that by cracking a window. Shouldn't be too difficult to find the damaged wiring once I get going on it, likely next spring.
TurnThePage 11/26/21 09:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ambient Temp Sensor Troubleshooting

Thanks folks. I'll do some more research.
TurnThePage 11/23/21 07:42pm Tow Vehicles
Ambient Temp Sensor Troubleshooting

Right up front, this is not an RV related question, but I know there's tremendous vehicle knowledge and experience to be had here. We have a 2012 Ford Fusion that doesn't know the outside temperature and thus is unable to heat/cool the inside properly. The temp display will sometimes be accurate briefly, but will soon start drifting downward, eventually bottoming out way below zero, before wandering back upward some. It goes all over the place. Internet research indicated that I should replace the ambient temp sensor, which I did, twice. The sensor I replaced is behind the front bumper and fascia. Is there another sensor? Could a bad fuse cause that behavior? I'm getting ready to remove it all together to see if there's any difference.
TurnThePage 11/23/21 03:22pm Tow Vehicles
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