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RE: Video of VW Beetle 5th wheel

The followup restoration vid is also interesting VW Bug Gooseneck Trailer FOUND. PART 2. Wow! Nice restoration!
mtnbbud 07/20/21 08:24am Travel Trailers
Video of VW Beetle 5th wheel

https://youtu.be/56XL0TysIn0
mtnbbud 07/19/21 09:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone have an all elec. car

I bought a 2014 in 2016 Leaf with 20k miles on it for 12k. Like brand new, it drives excellent. There's some really neat things about how an electric car performs compared to an ICE. My wife and I really like the car, but it's only for close in trips. There has been absolutely zero maintenance other than replacing the wiper blades and filling the window washing fluid. When we bought it, it had a 90 mile range. It's down to a 60 mile range now. The range is definitely an issue. We still love the car, but we use our Tacoma for long trips.
mtnbbud 07/19/21 09:52am Around the Campfire
RE: Rear view camera placement on trailer?

Thanks all! Has anyone tried epoxying a bracket to bolt their camera to rather than drilling holes in their roof? I'm sure I could seal up the holes just fine - just wondering...
mtnbbud 03/30/21 09:59am Tech Issues
RE: Rear view camera placement on trailer?

Thanks for the advice everyone. I'll probably hook it up to a 12 volt battery and have a helper move the camera to different positions when its on. It'd be nice to avoid drilling holes into my camper if possible.
mtnbbud 03/29/21 09:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Rear view camera placement on trailer?

Thanks. Looking at my max angle if I mount it up high it seems like I won't be able to see back very far, but would be able to see the corners of my bumper I want.https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMLPloTwNjXVYzUo7_LyvdTC38mJTzpwKix_jAY height=400 width=600
mtnbbud 03/29/21 01:53pm Tech Issues
Rear view camera placement on trailer?

Is it better to position a wireless rear view camera on a tt on the bumper, or up high? It seems I always notice them up high and not the bumper.
mtnbbud 03/29/21 01:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Adding roof vent with fan?

Thanks everyone!
mtnbbud 03/19/21 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: Adding roof vent with fan?

Makes sense. I could trace the wiring back to the fuse box and repurpose it for 12Vdc. I did look at the wiring and it's way thicker gage than I'd need. Is it possible for the wiring to be too thick for my purpose?
mtnbbud 03/18/21 02:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Adding roof vent with fan?

First you need to find out what electricity is under the wall plate. If it is indeed for air conditioner it is probably 120 Vac. Most power vents run on 12 Vdc so it will be necessary to get 12 Vdc from somewhere. As far as ease of getting the power the rest of the way it is hard to give any advise. All but the cheapest vents have the ability to run either direction. It has been a long time since I have seen one with an aluminum cover so good luck on that one. Thanks - I didn't consider the wiring being 120 Vac. That makes complete sense and certainly makes putting in a fan tougher. I was hoping it'd be an easy-peasy upgrade. I'm not really in the mood to find and run 12Vdc wiring unless I can keep it in the ceiling out of sight. There is a light fixture nearby, I might be able to use that...
mtnbbud 03/18/21 02:00pm Tech Issues
Adding roof vent with fan?

I've been wondering if it'd be worth it to add a roof vent with fan to my 1988 18' Terry Resort. I noticed there's a blank wallplate in the ceiling not far away from my vent that's wired for an air conditioner. How easy would it be to replace my current vent with a 12 volt roof vent fan? Before I take the current vent out, I'd like to know if it'll be easy to snake the wires over from the wallplate and if I'll have any issues with sealing the in the new vent. Also does anyone have any recommendations on a good roof vent fan? If I get one I want the fan has a switch that allows it to run in both directions. I also want the cover to hold up to UV damage (an aluminum cover would be preferable to a plastic cover). Thanks all for your advice!
mtnbbud 03/18/21 12:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Relocating propane detector?

Thanks everyone. I'm thinking moving to the edge under the dinette would be best due to being slightly closer to the stove. I do figure I might as well buy a new propane detector when I get around to this project.
mtnbbud 01/20/21 05:03pm Tech Issues
Relocating propane detector?

I'm thinking of adding a drawer under my dinette bench. I would need to move my propane detector. Would it be better to move it under my dinette, or behind the dinette which would put it closer to the door? Or does it matter? If I move it behind to dinette, I won't need to add more wire length and it'd be a simpler fix. (My trailer is a 1989 18' Terry Resort.) I was considering replacing the dectector with a combo CO/propane detector, but just read it's better to have your CO monitor up high and your propane detector down low. I currently have a battery operated CO detector mounted on the wall.
mtnbbud 01/20/21 11:53am Tech Issues
RE: Solar on a cloudy winter day?

Thanks for all the replies. I appreciate it!
mtnbbud 12/10/20 06:31am Tech Issues
RE: Solar on a cloudy winter day?

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mtnbbud 12/09/20 01:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar on a cloudy winter day?

Thanks for all the replies. I'm beginning to think the panel won't be worth setting out unless it's a sunny day. I typically dry camp for 3 or 4 days at a time and haven't had any issues since I've switched over to the 6 volt golf cart batteries. I haven't been using my furnace since it really seems to drain the batteries. I didn't think my old trolling battery was fully charged, but I'll try running a load off of it to see if the charging amps increases. I keep hoping to have the sun break through the clouds to see the panel function in full sun.
mtnbbud 12/09/20 01:41pm Tech Issues
Solar on a cloudy winter day?

I recently got a deal on a suitcase style 120 watt system with a 20 amp controller. I wanted to test it so I hooked it up and attached it to my old trolling motor battery. The controller indicates it's charging at 12 volts and 0.8 amps. Is 0.8 amps going to do anything? When attaching this to my rv batteries, is there a minimum amps I should be looking for before charging? I have two Trojan T105s at 225 amp hours. I thought this panel could help keep my batteries topped off when dry camping. Thanks Jeff
mtnbbud 12/09/20 12:39pm Tech Issues
RE: 12 volt blanket?

Supposedly it run for 8 hours on low using a 10000 amp bank. I think you're missing a decimal point. Yep - missing an m. Should be 10000mah. Good info everyone. Thanks for your advice.
mtnbbud 11/14/20 11:15am General RVing Issues
RE: 12 volt blanket?

Thanks for all the replies. Even if my wife doesn't use it much, it could be a fun gift for her. (I have a tough time finding fun Christmas presents for her.) If I got one with a automatic shut off, we shouldn't need to worry about running down the battery too much. I do have a small 400 watt inverter I could plug into the outlet I added to my trailer. I included a 15 amp fuse in my wiring, but the wiring I used was a bit thin as I only put it in to charge phones and tablets. Do you guys think a 120 volt AC blanket would draw too many amps? Would I need to replace the wiring on my DC plug to something thicker? I'm thinking a blanket as she could wrap it around her as she's reading or lounging as much as for sleeping. She's a little more cold blooded than me and we've been avoiding using our furnace as it needs to be replaced. (I have a Little Buddy Heater I use to taker the chill off before turning in or when waking up.) Along with the typical 12 volt blankets, I've found there's a new one out there that's being marketed for backpacking that will run off a portable power pack or USB. Supposedly it run for 8 hours on low using a 10000 amp bank. I can't imagine it getting very warm, but the ability to pack it along when away from the RV is pretty neat. It's too new to have any reviews yet though...
mtnbbud 11/13/20 06:33pm General RVing Issues
12 volt blanket?

I'm thinking about buying a 12 volt heated blanket as a Christmas present for my wife for our camping trailer. I have two 6 volt Trojan T105 batteries. 225ah. Most 12v blankets claim they draw something from 4.5 to 6.5 amps. Some turn off after 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Some stay on until you turn them off. Some have different heat settings. Does anyone have experience using a 12v heated blanket? I think my wife would enjoy using it if it works well enough. Would I risk drawing down my battery too low when dry camping for 3 or so days? (We're pretty frugal with our battery since we don't have a generator or solar) Anyone else using one? Any positive or negative experiences? Brand recommendations?
mtnbbud 11/13/20 08:49am General RVing Issues
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