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RE: 12v outlet question

Install the inverter as close "electrically" as the inverter wires will allow. You lose a lot quickly if you start running long wires from the battery. There is a reason the standard electricity is AC versus DC. You can then just plug the rv into the inverter using dogbones or whatever is necessary. However, you must turn off all breakers and especially the one that feeds the rv charging system. Then turn on just the breaker that feeds the tv area.
YC 1 04/02/20 08:53am General RVing Issues
RE: I have a different kind of electrical problem

Manual transfer setup to let the RV power the home. Looks like a mechanical device to shut off all incoming breakers so power does not back feed to the utility company.
YC 1 03/31/20 06:43am Technology Corner
RE: converter runs constant

If a large DP with a Magnum converter the temperature sensor on the battery can cause issues. Unplugging the sensor will resolve the issue.
YC 1 03/05/20 12:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Winegard Powered Antenna Wall Plate Alternative

By the term "short", do you mean it is blowing a fuse? If you mean some tester is showing a "short", it is all to common to get a false reading. Any digital voltmeter can trick you as well. I was giving my brother a class on voltmeters, Amps, test lights, and analog meters. It was perfect. One of my meters had an "intermittent" battery connection which allowed me to demonstrate how to get confidence that your meter is not lying to you. I'm digressing but as mentioned these things are almost bullet proof. The real amp is in the head of the antenna and yes those can give some grief. You can't just bypass the box because it routes DC to the antenna head when activated. Take your time and take pictures,
YC 1 02/29/20 09:53am Tech Issues
RE: Built in Trickle charger on AC unit

Use a voltmeter across the terminals of each battery bank. Report those voltages and we can answer with some accuracy. These are snowflakes and if not brand new a previous owner could have modified things a bit. Take some pictures of your battery banks and print them out. Then write those readings down for future use.
YC 1 02/23/20 08:23am Beginning RVing
RE: Need file repository for sharing large files

Get some thumbdrive copies out there asap. Trusted family members or friends. Have them share them or maybe one of them has storage space. I am currently using onedrive and trying to find out how to use it with confidence. There are 2800 files posted for my fellow rver friends and I have not quite got the sharing part down yet. It has worked a few times so often it is the receiver that does not understand. We will get there. I'm filling a thumbdrive as I type for a fellow rver that has not been able to access them. Perhaps an expert here will give some advice on that. I'm using onedrive so I think they have to sign up for the free version to be able to access them. You can give limited access or allow them to actually make changes.
YC 1 02/16/20 07:17am Technology Corner
RE: Continuous Omni-Directional Amplified CA-2500 Antenna

Batwing or the Jack are great options. If you have a dramatic difference between you and your neighbors try running a coax from their antenna to your stuff. Use it as the signal source and you can use a barrel to couple the signal to your stuff. Of course you need to understand a bit of what you are doing. Or just replace the antenna and go for it.
YC 1 02/16/20 07:10am Technology Corner
RE: RV appliance repair in Sacramento area

I can probably get the name of a mobile rv repair person that has worked for my brothers rv in Yuba City. He said he does great work. What kind of issues are you having? Could be related to each other if a 12 volt path is having issues. Yuba City has a couple of RV repair places but getting work done in a timely fashion this time of year could be a problem. All Seasons and ET Rv. Both have been in operation for many years. I have bought multiple rv's from All Seasons. ET has sold me parts and are friendly folks.
YC 1 02/10/20 03:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake System

Had two previous brakes. Invisibrake and forget the first one. It was useless as built. I had to completely change how it operated on my H3. Our new Pickup is pulled with the ReadyBrakes and I can't be happier. No worries about run down batteries making the brake uselss. I have a charge line anyway.
YC 1 01/24/20 09:55am Dinghy Towing
RE: Florida to Yosemite

KOA Yosemite South/Coarsegold Outside of the park but very easy drive into the park. It's a long drive to Calif from Florida but beautiful and fun.
YC 1 01/08/20 07:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Generator RF Noise

These kinds of issues can be a real challenge. So many variables that one could write a book. An improperly installed antenna connector, ground, or taking voltage from a wire or point that is a long way away from your batteries which are the best filters onboard. As suggested, if your generator is a gas right you could have spark plug noise. Good luck.
YC 1 01/04/20 07:41pm Tech Issues
RE: We have to move

Auburndale and Polk City area have several parks.
YC 1 01/01/20 07:38pm Snowbirds
RE: Covering Furniture

I do the bed sheets as well. My favorite is when 1 chair has red and the other has blue. Change of colors brightens up the living space. Great idea
YC 1 12/03/19 05:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Covering Furniture

Not the most elegant but we cover our two recliners with twin size fitted sheets. Full timing living on a lake with lots of sand and a fur baby gets them dirty quickly. Simple to launder.
YC 1 11/30/19 06:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Brake light/ turn signal

Get a cheap 12 volt test light. Less than $10 and more forgiving when chasing tail light. You need to make a good ground somewhere. Use a scrap piece of wire if necessary. Once you have the alligator clip connected to a good ground you can probe the socket first since you changed the bulb. You could easily have purchased the wrong bulb or not have it inserted properly. A simple test is to remove the same bulb from the left light and put it in the right side. Test your old bulb in the left side as well. If you still have the issue then you should really start at the trailer plug side of the tow vehicle. Could be a blown fuse in the towing vehicle. You need to be careful to not introduce a new problem while trying to diagnose this one. Take pictures as you go and print some out. Document what you did.
YC 1 11/05/19 10:19am Tech Issues
RE: Unbelievable... CW-SierraReno can only sked, in 2 months???

The seasonal nature of the rv service business must be incredibly difficult to deal with. Feast or famine. Much like the construction business in some places where weather puts a damper on things etc. Training people to be great service people, paying them well enough to stay and take care of difficult customers, is a near impossible task. We used to get buried in the Spring with our service business. It was like throwing a switch. You could fire a shot in any direction and not hit anyone until that switch is turned on. I could literally write a book after nearly 50 years in the "Service Business". The stress was enormous and took its toll on my health. As "Service Person of the Year" many eons ago for Motorola I truly appreciate great service and how easy it is to go from high to low. It is like licking honey off cactus. Throw in an intermittent or some modification done by prior owners and you can really test a highly qualified techs skill. These cheap RV's at any price are thrown together and there is no OBD port to give the tech just the few critical pieces of information needed to solve the issue. Your RV tech can't take vacations when the RV season is here. They are buried in work. Think of the techs as restaurant servers. They get swamped at times but most really try to provide good service even under those conditions. If possible, I always had the tech that was going to do the service talk to the customer. Discussing the issues directly more often provided critical information needed to solve some strange problem. Alas, I am long winded. Guess I should write that book.
YC 1 10/23/19 10:09am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Where is the Converter/Charger!!! Aaargh!

Look on the left inside of the front cabinet next to the tv. The cabinet to the right of the tv, then inside, then look left. Just a thought. Might be a very small inverter.
YC 1 09/07/19 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic a/c

If the AC has a remote thermostat pickup it may be poorly located and subject to heating for example when the sun moves, you put the awning out etc. I eventually bought a new pickup thermostat and just poke the little head of the device out the back side of the AC intake area. Seems to have really solved the cycling issues. That said, one of my AC's shorts cycles when the inside and outside temps are about two degrees apart. Moving the actual thermostat setting just a degree or two higher or lower solves that.
YC 1 08/07/19 05:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC issues

Doug is spot on as usual. The old one unplugs inside the AC inside the rv on mine. An easy was to tell is just unplug one of the little phone type plugs while the ac is running and it will stop immediately. Of course this is on mine. I actually poked the little head of the sensor out from under my ac shroud on the opposite side of the intake. I do not have any exits from my AC except the ducted ones. It works great there. Mounting one somewhere would be nearly impossible.
YC 1 07/19/19 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: AC issues

Have you moved lately? Those remote thermostats are a real pain. I actually bought a new one and mounted it in a better place. Our original is mounted on an outside wall, near a window, etc and all of the places the factory says not to install it.
YC 1 07/16/19 10:25am Tech Issues
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