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RE: Older Yamaha EF1000

The guy is asking $125 so I figure if it is a simple fix, I could spend some money and still come out ok
pinesman 06/07/19 07:09pm Tech Issues
Older Yamaha EF1000

I have the opportunity to get an older Yamaha EF1000 for dirt cheap. The gentleman says the voltage on the meter does not go much above 100 volts like it is not automatically revving up. This is not the newer EF1000is and it has beensitting for several years. Does anybody know anything about this particular model and what might be the problem? It is cheap enough if it is something simple but I do not want to spend a bunch of money on it since I will just use it to charge my batteries. Thanks.
pinesman 06/07/19 04:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Location of 7-pin distribution block?

To the OP, did you ever get your lights going?
pinesman 06/04/19 05:55am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Pennsylvania Inspection Sticker Location

In Virginia, a lot of them used to be placed on a driver's side window. A couple years back they changed it to the pinbox or tongue of the trailer here. It would be good if all states used the same location but that probably will not happen.
pinesman 06/04/19 05:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Location of 7-pin distribution block?

I can not say for your trailer but all I have seen the underbelly is attached to the metal frame with self drilling screws. If you put the proper bit in your drill, they come out easily. The junction box shouldn't be very far in there. I have put back up lights on all of my trailers and every time, the one wire in the truck cord not connected to anything is the one for the backup lights but you should check it with a meter. What I do is run a wire from that box to the back and use small led lights something like this They come on whenever the truck is in reverse and work great.
pinesman 05/31/19 06:57am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Location of 7-pin distribution block?

If I understand what you are asking, You are looking for the distribution box where the cord goes from which hooks to the truck? On all three of the fifth wheels that I have owned, it is on the inside of the pinbox. On the travel trailers, I think it was on or under the tongue. Either way, just trace the truck cord back
pinesman 05/30/19 01:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: De-laminating

Another point to consider is that aluminum skin trailers have the same water damage issues as the filon, it just is not as easily noticed on the exterior. Because of that, they probably require a closer inspection on the inside for damage.
pinesman 05/23/19 05:47am Beginning RVing
RE: De-laminating

Like everyone else said, there is usually a lot more damage that you can not see. If you are new to this, you probably made the right decision. If the price was right for someone with more experience and time, their decision might be different. Another question is how much damage are you willing to live with and nobody can answer that question but you.
pinesman 05/22/19 02:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: Stand-alone GPS or smartphone?

When I upgraded my computer from Windows 8 to Windows 10, my Streets and Trips program still worked but the GPS puck will no longer connect and I never tried to replace it. That was not a good thing to find out the morning starting a 7500 mile cross country trip. I had the trip all mapped out on the computer and just assumed the gps puck would still work.
pinesman 05/17/19 05:42am Beginning RVing
RE: Raleigh to Charlottesville, VA advice

Where do you plan to stay? Time wise, it is not bad but distance wise, there are better route options.
pinesman 05/15/19 05:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Towing a 32 foot with a Anderson convert a ball adaptor

There is simply no comparison in the structure and frame of a gooseneck trailer vs. that of a fifthwheel rv trailer. While I have occasionally seen the converters used and people seem to get along okay, personally I would not pull my trailer with one.
pinesman 05/07/19 04:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camper fell

What kind of camper is this? 5th wheel? travel trailer? pop up? truck camper? Different types might require a different approach
pinesman 05/02/19 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: retreval from mud

Is there anyone nearby who has a tractor?
pinesman 05/02/19 05:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Route 501 in Virginia, Lynchburg to I-81

It depends on which direction you are going on 81. If I was going south, take 460 west to Blueridge and cut across to 81 there.
pinesman 04/19/19 05:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: coating geotextile fabric

I cant get a picture right now but all of the rock pad outside of the carport is covered with the fabric. Had some really hard rains and strong winds today and it did what I wanted.
pinesman 04/19/19 05:52pm Tech Issues
coating geotextile fabric

I have a crushed stone dust pad under a carport for my trailer. Around the sloped edges of the pad on the outside of the carport I have woven geotextile fabric to prevent erosion from all of the really hard rains that we have been getting. I had wondered about coating that fabric with asphalt sealer just to extend the life of the fabric, keep the cut edges from fraying, and possibly improve the appearance. Has anyone ever tried anything similar to this? Thanks.
pinesman 04/18/19 06:26am Tech Issues
RE: bluetooth stereo

I have finally learned and accepted that what I wanted to do will not work because the stereo just receives bluetooth and does not transmit. Thanks.
pinesman 04/15/19 12:08pm Technology Corner
bluetooth stereo

Does anyone know if the signal goes both ways from a bluetooth car stereo? Mine works fine receiving signal from my phone so I can hear my phone through the camper speakers but I can not get a separate bluetooth speaker to connect to the stereo
pinesman 04/14/19 01:52pm Technology Corner
RE: minimum amount of solar

What do you want to do more than now off-grid? You say no problem with how it is. With our current work life, weekends are about all we can do now. As retirement is quickly approaching and longer trips to our favorite dry campgrounds are in the future, I want to be able to stay longer before we go home or to a campground with electric to recharge. We have one generator and might get a smaller one just for running the converter but I think I could like the silence of solar. I am just basically asking what is the minimum to be worthwhile. I do not plan to mount them on the roof at this time but just sit them out on the ground.
pinesman 04/09/19 06:41pm Tech Issues
minimum amount of solar

I am considering starting into the solar age. I currently have 4 group 27 batteries and have no problem going for weekends dry camping with our current battery capacity. All of our lights have been replaced with LEDs, we take short showers, and do not use the furnace. The two fantastic fans are the biggest power users we have. For those of you with a similar setup, can I get by with one 100 watt panel to just keep the batteries up or is that just a dream? We do not normally dry camp when it is too hot and the small inverter we have is just to watch tv maybe an hour a day. Thanks.
pinesman 04/09/19 12:14pm Tech Issues
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