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RE: Class C Aluminum Wheels

I have Alcoa wheels on my Freightliner motorhome. I have tried many polishes. I just bought a new wheel polish. Green metal Polish from Did a spot try the other day and it works. We have some hard water and the spots are stubborn maybe etched I don't know. Anyway the pad turned black and the spots disappeared. Might work even faster with one of those balls for your drill.
houstonstroker 03/02/21 03:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: GPS / CB Choices

I have CB radios in my truck and motorhome. Both have weather channels with weather alerts. You are correct that there is not very much chatter going on these days. However it does heat up around big cities and big traffic delays. I have been able to use suggested detours by truckers to escape the deadlock. We typically go camping with others in our small RV club. We communicate by CB radios. You can tell your buddy ahead of you almost instantly when his bike falls off the rack. After swerving of course. Or the flat tire we all seem to get. The last time we were in Grand Canyon I don't remember our cell phones working so no Google maps for us. The Garmin never quit working. Now we are making the switch to GMRS. Yes you do need a license but the range is fantastic. My motorhome has a 40 watt GMRS. We tested our CB radios against the new (for us) GMRS and the GMRS won the range test hands down. Since the GMRS is UHF (high frequency) the antennas are smaller. I have a 1/4 wave antenna on the top of my motorhome and it is only 6 inches tall. The ground plane needed is much smaller also. I have read that the organized Jeep events have started to switch over to GMRS. CB is AM which is noisy. GMRS is FM no noise. I have also heard that organized RV Events use GMRS. Anyway whatever floats your boat.
houstonstroker 02/02/21 09:25am Technology Corner
RE: Reliable Walkie Talkie?

I would buy two of the Wouxun KG-805G hand held radios. The license is $70 for ten years no test. The newer Midland mobil units are nice also. I have the 40 watt version in my motorhome and the 15 watt radio in my jeep.
houstonstroker 11/23/20 05:58pm Tech Issues
RE: GFCI outlet is popping when I plug in coach

GFCI units (RVS) do not like to be plugged into GFCI outlets. My motorhome has GFCI breakers,. I turn these off while plugged in at my storage unit. Also GFCI outlets weaken over time. Leave your GFCI breakers or outlets off and plug in again. GFI downstream shouldn't be an issue unless you have many many downstream. If that was the case hair dryers, pressure washers, electric blankets etc. with built in GFI would be cause of trips and it seldom if ever happens. Two things cause a GFI to trip (other than a failed GFI which does happen) 1) imbalance in current in the hot and neutral legs 2) a ground neutral short either or both will cause GFI to trip. to help isolate, trip the coach main breaker. if the GFI trips highly likely it is a ground neutral short. if it doesn't trip all the breakers but the 50A and turn on the 50A. if no trip turn on one breaker at a time till it trips. That's the faulty circuit. breakers only isolate hot lead so a ground neutral short could be on any circuit if it trips with main breaker tripped. If there is a surge protector etc. before the main breaker a fault in that could trip the GFI. The OP is not plugged into a campground (non GFCI Outlet) he is plugged into a home GFCI outlet.
houstonstroker 11/02/20 09:38am Tech Issues
RE: GFCI outlet is popping when I plug in coach

GFCI units (RVS) do not like to be plugged into GFCI outlets. My motorhome has GFCI breakers,. I turn these off while plugged in at my storage unit. Also GFCI outlets weaken over time. Leave your GFCI breakers or outlets off and plug in again.
houstonstroker 11/01/20 01:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Okay How many RV'ers here use CB-Radio's?

My super C on a Freightliner chassis came with a Cobra CB. Changed the antenna to a no ground plane and it seems to work pretty good Just installed a new 40 Watt Midland GMRS radio, after receiving my license first. The 1/4 wave antennas are only about 6 inches tall. So far I really like it and should come in handy when we caravan with friends.
houstonstroker 08/28/20 03:30pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Inverter ?

Mine is always on unless I turn it off. It is also a "pass through" inverter. On shore power 120 volts AC passes through the inverter to several outlets. When shore power or the generator is turned off the inverter takes over until the batteries give out.
houstonstroker 07/26/20 08:12am Tech Issues
RE: GFCI Issue looking for a solution

If they reset and trip right away then that's a problem somewhere. If they will not reset, then either faulty GFCI outlet or no power. Take off the plate and test for voltage.
houstonstroker 07/21/20 10:22am Tech Issues
RE: RVP roof air. Starting to through breakers.

What is the voltage where you are parked? If the voltage goes down enough the amps will go up.
houstonstroker 07/16/20 03:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Black tank dump plumbing replacement?

If you want to patch the cracks I have had good results with Plasti Mend on my black water tank. It chemically melts the tank and makes a new layer.
houstonstroker 07/14/20 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: help with electrical question

How about a 50 amp adaptor that splits the feed into two 30 amp outlets. That way each coach can use up to 30 amps which is plenty and no way to overload.
houstonstroker 05/20/20 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: trading up to a DP, wondering about fuel program

The Love's in North Houston has diesel for $1.404 a gallon with the EFS/TSD card. And with the Love's app I don't have to go inside. I can turn on the pump from the seat of my motorhome. If you buy diesel you can save a lot of dough with the card.
houstonstroker 04/19/20 01:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winegard SensarPro wall plate problem

press and hold both the UP and DOWN buttons at the same time for 3 seconds. This will reset the SensarPro
houstonstroker 03/25/20 10:22am Technology Corner
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