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RE: I now hav e AC power in my driveway...

Good on you, OP, and congrats for finding Paradise. Here on the right coast, we found our patch of heaven 26 years ago. We bought 27 acres zoned agricultural just outside the city limits with a bold spring and creek and after building our house, we turned the shack out back into our full hookup campsite. It’s great to have room for all the toys along with enough privacy to be able to run laps around the house stark naked screaming at the top of our lungs without disturbing neighbors, should we have the urge.
naturist 11/17/20 05:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 12 volt blanket?

Let’s do some simple math. Taking that 4.5 amp draw, over an 8 hour snooze, we get 36 amp hours per night. At 6.5 amps, that’s 52 amp hours per night. If you have the single 80 amp hour battery most TTS come with, that blanket will completely drain as much power as you dare or even damage the battery. You need to check you battery AH rating before deciding.
naturist 11/13/20 11:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Pure sine wave inverter suggestions?

8 gauge wire seems too small for the 500 amps draw of a 6,000 watt inverter. And yes, I think you lucked out not needing electric blankets.
naturist 11/09/20 06:12pm Truck Campers
RE: White Knuckle Trip

I know nothing of that particular rig, but I would point out that unless the engine is turbocharged, you lose a lot of power at altitude. I know that stretch of road goes from 5,000 feet to 11,000 feet, and non-turbo vehicles suffer greatly at those altitudes. That is one reason there are so many diesel recommendations here; diesels are almost always turbocharged and suffer no loss of power at altitude.
naturist 11/09/20 06:02pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Pure sine wave inverter suggestions?

{snip}Than per my experience, there is no need for pure sine on RV. Have been using modified wave for over 20 years just fine. True that most things work fine on MSW, but some things don’t. And many of the things that don’t can be damaged on MSW. Electric blankets, for example, and CPAP machines. I have several photographic studio lights that are known to burst in flames with MSW inverters. While not camping gear, they do serve to notify us all that what you need to buy depends on what you seek to power.
naturist 11/09/20 11:55am Truck Campers
RE: Pure sine wave inverter suggestions?

I have a 2200 watt Giandel PSW inverter that works well. 3 year warranty, only 8-9 watts when idling.
naturist 11/09/20 11:47am Truck Campers
RE: Collapsible ladder?

I bought a relatively cheap 10.5 foot telescoping ladder to use as an escape ladder, and use it often for work on the trailer roof. My experience with the telescoping ladders has been very positive, and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.
naturist 11/07/20 02:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 50 years today

Well done! May this be the best one ever, and merely the first of a trend of better and better. (When we celebrated our 50th, we told folks it was our 150th; I had been married to her for 50, she to me for 50, and we were married to each other for 50, and that makes 150 years of married bliss.)
naturist 11/07/20 02:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: Water pressure regulator question (yet another)

NEVER use more than 1 pressure regulator at a time. Adding an extra will indeed diminish flow and pressure. I have a hook up at work to demonstrate this. I connect a standard in line RV regulator to the end of the shop hose(shop about 65 psi). I then add the 2nd and then 3rd Regulator and the customer sees that the volume pressure is almost none. MY preference is to have the Water Regulator(adjustable) at the CG faucet to help protect my potable feed hose from the sun and excess pressure. Doug This. And double on the regulator being as close to the source as possible. I once made the mistake of putting my regulator at the TT inlet. The white hose blew out.
naturist 11/02/20 07:20am Tech Issues
RE: New RVer with some diesel fuel issues.

Algae and other water-related contamination of diesel fuel is a common problem on boats, so I'd second having a marine fuel-polishing service give it a go. And if the fuel has those issues, expect to have to replace the fuel filter frequently. Keeping that gunk from fouling your fuel injectors, which can be very expensive, is why there is a fuel filter in the first place.
naturist 10/18/20 06:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane Coffee Pot

We've been using a stove-top percolator on the propane cook top in the RV for years, one of the stainless steel ones. The secret is to use one of these Gormay wrap-around coffee filters clicky. Note the 100 pack is not wrap-around, pick the 24 pack. For the record, a pack is 99 cents, but I have seen these very same filters listed on Amazon for $15 to $20 per pack. Think about THAT for a bit.
naturist 10/18/20 06:12pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: New to RV'ing, need a new vehicle

Yup, tow vehicle payload is going to be the limiting factor. Midsize suv probably has a max payload around 1200 lbs. A tank of gas will take 150 lbs of that, five people at an average 150 lbs takes another 750 lbs. That only leaves 350 lbs for games and snacks and drinks and maps and books and “stuff,” never mind the trailer’s tongue weight of 400-600 lbs and oops, you are overloaded.
naturist 10/17/20 02:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Manufacturing and Marketing Genius

The goal of all food processors is to sell you as much air and water as possible. Example, ice cream is sold by volume, so whip that stuff to a froth. Look on the label when you buy a ham. Note where it says “water added.” I worked with the chemist responsible for inventing the precise salt combination needed so they could inject that water and not just have it run right back out. Think about it. What ingredients are cheaper than air and water?
naturist 10/14/20 07:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: fan Clutch on Diesel

Fan clutch on my Jeep Liberty diesel went south at around 80,000 miles, and word on the interwebz was that was a common experience for fan clutches supplied with that engine.
naturist 10/12/20 05:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Wood question

Retired chemist here. Old pressure treated wood should NEVER be burned, as it contains arsenic, which is not only toxic and carcinogenic, but also quite volatile, so it is going to go up in the smoke. Such wood should only ever be sent to the landfill.
naturist 10/12/20 12:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: water pressure regulators

I have tried several over the years and agree the small inline ones commonly sold to RVers are junk. A step up is the $60 Valterra mentioned above, but I’ve had two of them and found them ridiculously fragile. I now have a Watts that is adjustable and has no gauge but is built like a tank. I got it at the orange home improvement store where it was sold for home use.
naturist 10/10/20 05:49am General RVing Issues
RE: 140 PSI Water Pressure

Who sets water pressure that high, never seen it. Did you gauge the pressure your self with a reliable gauge. Edd, Nobody "sets" a water pressure that high. It is a result of the local terrain as city water system. The storage tank is up a mountain somewhere because the land was cheap and it was a convenient place to locate it. The city has to pump the water up there to make it available. Nobody with any sense is going to pay money to pump the water mains to that pressure. If it does get pumped to that pressure, someone should be replaced. Matt This. We camped once in a campground on the side of a mountain in West Virginia. The camp well was on top of the mountain and our site was downhill about 500 feet vertically. I didn’t have a gauge to measure it but I did have a pressure regulator so no worries. I did hook up a hose to the spigot and with no nozzle, shot a full-hose stream of water easily 50 feet. Thirty feet of drop translates to fifteen psi, do your own math. (Yes, there were surely camp regulators between levels in the campground, but obviously not enough of them.)
naturist 10/07/20 07:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 140 PSI Water Pressure

The plumbing in my TT is officially rated for only 80 psi. It says so both in the owner's manual that came with it and on a sticker inside. So I always use a water pressure regulator set to 50 psi. Once stayed at a campground where we were informed at check in that a water pressure regulator was required to hook up because the city insisted on supplying the campground at 150 psi.
naturist 10/06/20 01:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sliding Door off Track

Pocket doors are brilliant . . . until they aren't. They seem to come off the track all too often, and if you don't know exactly how to get them back on the track, they can drive you nuts.
naturist 10/03/20 05:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Charging 4 batteries with external charger.

Short answer: yes. But only a little. These would be arranged 2 each in series, to make two pairs in parallel. Best practice would be to attach charger positive to the end terminal on one pair and the negative to the end terminal on the other pair.
naturist 10/02/20 09:50am Class A Motorhomes
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