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RE: Chromebook

I googled 'excel on Chromebook' and got some info. Yeah, I know, nobody wants that answer. I use a thumb drive for my documents, but I don't use the programs you mentioned.
2oldman 06/29/22 01:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Trailerlife portal down?

working now
2oldman 06/27/22 04:37pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Trailerlife portal down?

This site can’t provide a secure connection forums.trailerlife.com uses an unsupported protocol. ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH Unsupported protocol The client and server don't support a common SSL protocol version or cipher suite.
2oldman 06/24/22 11:40am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: How to go about fixing skylight leak

I had the same problem, and nothing, not Eternabond or Dicor would stop it. What did finally stop it was Heng's Rubber roof coating. It's thin.. more like paint, and gets into places other stuff doesn't. Apply with a paint brush. I never could find the exact spot where it was leaking, but I guessed at one corner where water tended to pool and got lucky. I slathered on the Heng's generously, even up over onto the top of the plastic bubble to where it meets the frame. I do have a few ceiling stains from the leakage, but we did get it stopped. About every 2 years I inspect and recoat it, as any sealant will develop cracks from drying out and vibration.
2oldman 06/22/22 12:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Costco 100W 18V solar blanket: which controller to use?

I can't find specific specs like with 'normal' solar panels. Open circuit voltage is normally 18v or higher, but when hooked to a load like a battery that voltage comes down. But, I can't say for sure if 18v is open circuit.
2oldman 06/21/22 10:20am Tech Issues
RE: battery to inverter wiring

I recommend higher voltage, like at least 24 for high draw stuff, but too late for that. Your inverter manual may specify 4/0 for that load. #2 may be a bit small for the interconnects.
2oldman 06/17/22 03:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Do you unhook for the night?

I assume the trailer needs to be pretty level to work slide without damage.Thanks.. that's one possibility.
2oldman 06/17/22 08:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you unhook for the night?

No, I'm not kidding, and nobody's answered. What does unhitching have to do with opening slides? If I get lucky maybe the poster will actually answer.
2oldman 06/17/22 07:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you unhook for the night?

Yes, I wish I could access our bed and salon without slides. I'm not sure what that has to do with unhitching.
2oldman 06/16/22 03:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar panel ratings

I've never seen that with my system, but congratulations!
2oldman 05/31/22 11:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Direct TV Question

Depends on which channel it's broadcast on.
2oldman 05/29/22 09:30am Technology Corner
RE: DC to AC help

Probably should be in tech issues
2oldman 05/25/22 12:03pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
Easy toilet fix

I may have mentioned this somewhere else, but I will again. My Dometic 310 toilet was leaking, so I decided to try to replace the seal. I'd done all the cleaning, vinegar.. whatever.. but nothing worked. As per the youtube instructions I tried pushing down on it but it just would not come loose. I stopped after several minutes because I feared it would break and drop into the tank. I wondered if what I did would make a difference, so I put water in it and, lo and behold, it held! Weeks later it's still not leaking a drop. So.. if your toilet leaks and nothing works, just try pushing down on the seal.
2oldman 05/20/22 09:34am Tech Issues
RE: HELP: Fridge issues and trip tmw!

I appreciate the help guys! Yes an IR thermometer is not the most accurate but was enough to confirm I have a problem. .I don't know what accuracy these folks are expecting. Did you pull the back and check for leakage in the coils?
2oldman 05/18/22 01:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Catastrophic Fuse

Since DC travels from - to +, I would think the fuse should be on the battery -
2oldman 05/18/22 08:11am Tech Issues
RE: Catastrophic Fuse

one cat fuse is enough
2oldman 05/17/22 11:40am Tech Issues
RE: how long can one store a gas engined motorhome?

Batteries may not be good.
2oldman 05/15/22 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lifepo4 float setting?

You didn’t mention your stats, but it’s entirely possible with my 400a/hr LFP and 660w of solar - with 400a/hr LFP concurrent with harvest, and 2/3rds duty cycle835w solar, [email protected] li battery. If I ran air with that during the day I may not have much left over for evening use!
2oldman 05/13/22 03:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Lifepo4 float setting?

Yep, only air con for my 2 2200s. 99% solar. Best investment ever. I can do maybe an hour of air on battery.. that's about it.
2oldman 05/12/22 03:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Tripping solar panel breaker

So partial shading impacts the total power available more... So I opted for parallel wiring. Am I wrong about that?.Depends on the panel. Bypass diodes allow for shading by shutting down that part of the panel. If no diodes are in the panel, then yes, a series setup will shut it all down. I have 6 panels in series and I don't really notice that much of a degradation of power with partial shade. YMMV
2oldman 05/12/22 10:08am Tech Issues
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