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RE: Insurance

I'm also in Michigan, and do cancel my AAA insurance except for comprehensive when my RV is stored in my driveway & not used. I've done this for years. It's usually not in storage during the month of registration renewal so I cannot talk about that.
steveh27 04/08/20 03:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance Recommendation?

I use AAA for my motorhome, bundled with my car and home.
steveh27 03/28/20 02:13am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: OTR Indoor Antenna

I use old rabbit ears and get many channels. I am within 10-20 miles of the stations.
steveh27 03/26/20 03:23am Technology Corner
RE: Is it time to trip

I heard the FL gov issued orders requiring people flying in from NY & NJ must go into a 14 day quarantine.
steveh27 03/24/20 03:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Parks to be used to Quaratine people

It's crazy. This manufactured crisis has people stupid. According to the story, Los Angeles Co has a population of 10 million (10,000,000) but only 230 total cases and 2 deaths. That's a crisis? Hell, they abort more babies than that everyday. You are either on drugs or should be. This pandemic is just starting and is not manufactured. All these steps are an attempt to slow it's spread to prevent our hospitals from being overwhelmed. This could be like the 1918 Spanish flu. Italy has been having almost 500 die per day. That would be similar to over 3,000 per day in the US. That is what we are trying to prevent. Everyone should stay home and isolated.
steveh27 03/20/20 04:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Big Oak River Camp, Camp Wood, TX refused to return deposit

Rules are rules. Coronavirus is not a killer virus worthy of mass hysteria. I live in Arizona and we have 27 cases of Coronavirus and zero deaths. AZ did loose a child but to the H1N1 virus. We didn't have a panic attack when that pandemic hit in 2009. H1N1 had 60.8 million cases, 275,000 hospitalizations and 12,469 deaths. Any businesses close? Any churches close? Any RV parks close? Were there empty shelves in the stores? The hype over the current virus needs to go away, it's not that big a deal. Get over it. This is just starting here. Wait 4 weeks and see how bad it is. Could be the worst since 1918. The restrictions are an attempt to try and prevent that.
steveh27 03/19/20 04:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mirror folds up in high winds: solved (but not pretty)

It may be similar to mine on my 1997 Dodge ram van MH. I removed the cover and there were screws to adjust the tightness of the swivel. One seemed stripped. The dealer wanted to sell me the whole unit for $100's. I bought the next larger size screw and a tool that reamed the hole to that size, put it together and it works great for about $15.
steveh27 03/19/20 04:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Solar on a Pop Up Truck Camper ? or 2

You'll like adding a portable as you can then park in the shade and put the panel in the sun. Moving it around is easy and not a problem.
steveh27 03/15/20 03:46am Tech Issues
RE: Battle Born Charging

13.3v resting seems to be a fully charged battery for storage. Even though BB says to fully charge their battery for storage there are white papers that have shown irreversible capacity loss when this is done, also temperature during this storage period of time contributes damage. Link below for Calendar Aging and Lifetimes of LiFePO4 Batteries and Considerations for Repurposing. Downloadable pdf, it's not a short read. I did run some 12volt lights off the batteries when I brought them inside to drain some of their charge. I let them run for a day, so they aren't at full charge. Maybe close, hard to tell.
steveh27 03/07/20 02:52am Tech Issues
RE: Battle Born Charging

Just checked my 2 100AH Lifepo4 batteries voltage. I've stored them inside for 4 months now. 13.33 and 13.39 volts. That seems good to leave them alone for the long storage time I still have ahead.
steveh27 03/06/20 02:42am Tech Issues
RE: Swing away Honda bracket.

Are you camped in the Alston Tract in that pic?
steveh27 03/05/20 04:04am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Battle Born Charging

How can you use a Trimetric monitor with a BB? You can set the 100AH as your capacity, and set the charging efficiency for Li, you can make 14.4 your target voltage, and 4 amps your target amps for "full". But the Trimetric uses the AH counter wrt the AH capacity entry for saying what the % SOC is. It does not use rising cell voltage. Mobilesport was reading %SOC from his monitor based on the BB voltage vs % SOC specs, but his AH count was way off. A Trimetric would not do that. How did Mobilesport's monitor manage to? Here's what Bogart Engineering told me last summer: Hello Steve, We have a link below to the TM-2025's User Manual. In it you'll find, on pages 6 & 7, a description of all the 'P' parameters. For Lithium LFP batteries, the changes needed are as follows: P1 - 14.4 Volts. P2 - 2% of P3 (battery bank capacity) P3 - Battery Bank capacity in Amp-hrs P7 - L3 P10 - 98% P14 - 0.00 hrs - Kedar
steveh27 03/03/20 03:53am Tech Issues
RE: weather radio

I use my hand held marine radio which has a number of NOAA weather stations programmed in.
steveh27 03/02/20 04:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Portable suitcase solar panels

I have a 120 watt one & it works great. I've attached a quick disconnect to the coach battery, under the side entrance, so I do not have to open up tha battery box. I used SAE connectors. I also got an extension cord to help me park in the shade yet put the panel in the sun. It did come with a 10 amp controller which I replaced with a better 20 amp one so I could make adjustements and add another 120 watt portable which I have yet to do.
steveh27 02/29/20 02:50am Tech Issues
RE: Lithium Upgrade - Converter charger

Progressive Dynamics told me that with my PD4635 converter charger and my 2 100AH Lifepo4 batteries I should push in the boost button to get the higher voltwge, It has worked well the few times I used it. I am not using it now.
steveh27 02/27/20 02:36am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replacing TT AC

I replaced mine with the Dometic High Efficiency unit for about the same price. It uses less power and can be run with a Honda 2000 if needed.
steveh27 02/27/20 02:29am Tech Issues
RE: Charge Up Those "New" Batteries

Interesting post Mobilesport. In June I replaced my 105AH lead acid batt with 2 100 AH lifepo4 batteries through Alibaba. My class B has a small battery box, but they built these to fit it. I do a lot of boondocking in FLA during Feb & MAr, and was really looking forward to not worrying about powwer use as much with these. But health issues have me unable to go. I recharge with a 120 watt portable solar panel while I park in the shade. I plan on adding another 120 watt solar panel to help recharge. The few times I'm on shore power my PD4635 converter/charger does the job, though limited to 35 amps. When I have my Honda 2000 genny it goes through that charger, but I do not take it to FLA - room is a premium. I hope to be able to go next winter.
steveh27 02/04/20 03:26am Tech Issues
RE: Another Oldie Not Mine

I think that was built in Michigan by Ray Frank.
steveh27 02/02/20 03:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wet Bath Toilet Cover

I just squeege off the top of the toilet lid.
steveh27 01/04/20 04:48am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Thinking of replacing ASME propane tank

Caveman, Your tanks are DOT and do need regular inspections. Permanently mounted ASME tanks do not. This tank is not removable without reconstruction. The rv would have to be hoisted and then someone who knows how it's mounted may be able to remove the mounts and brackets and bolts throught the van bottom. Not much room under my class B to do this.
steveh27 01/03/20 02:23pm General RVing Issues
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