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RE: Moving to California!

I am a Senior that was born and raised here, I have always been a proponent of CA. It is a wonderland but, there are forces gaining tremendous political power here and they are not RV friendly nor are they RETIREMENT FRIENDLY. They are not anti-retirees, they just tax the bejesus out of everyone who lives here. It can be a beautiful place to live but things are changing and the social programs that are in the works will raise the cost of living to a point of being the highest of the highs. It is already the highest in the country and it will soon be challenging the highest in the world.
D.E.Bishop 11/05/20 09:30am Full-time RVing
RE: Camco. 44421

Looks like it may have been replaced with #44424.
D.E.Bishop 11/05/20 09:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Aisle light bulb replacement ?

Go to look for Revolution 1036-25. Contact Lichtsinn down the street from Winne Plant. Just Google it.
D.E.Bishop 11/02/20 07:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: house batterys not charging with engine running

Two pieces of test equipment I use that allows me to be in the cockpit and test voltages in the battery box or other places separate from the cockpit are a good clip on test light and a piezo speaker or siren. I use the piezo a lot. Clip one lead to ground and one to the actuation terminal of the solenoid and then go to cockpit and turn the key on and then start the engine. You'll hear the piezo clearly in the cockpit if the circuit is good. Carry on from there.
D.E.Bishop 10/19/20 10:47am Tech Issues
RE: crank up antenna won't crank up

I don't know why anyone would call a Winegard Batwing mediocre. I can pull in more with that sitting in front of my home and get more than 80 stations. I can now with the sensor pro get more than with the house rooftop antenna. The batwing is the best of all RV antennas. There used to be a member on here that test all of the antennas he could get to test and the best was a Winegard Batwing. By the way his handle was Santa Clarita Jeff, a very nice person.
D.E.Bishop 10/18/20 06:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Propane Coffee Pot

I have used a percolator, the Folgers T-bags, french press, cone shaped Malita drip through type and on and on, now I use either my Cuppa Joe or my 12 volt Keurig(ask how I got that). All are very good by the way.
D.E.Bishop 10/18/20 06:35pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Solar charge to chassis battery

I have a WindyNation system, 200 watts and it has functioned flawlessly since we installed it. My Winnie's battery charging system is such that it isolates the chassis and house systems unless the engine is running. I don't want to change the Winnie system but I would like to periodically charge the chassis battery while the rig is in storage between trips. I bought a small 12 vdc seven day a week timer that has a 30 amp rated relay. My intent is to charge the house battery using the solar output every other day for 1 hour(or as needed) using the timer. So my question is, should I put a high amperage diode in the charging line from the relay? I guess that I should have stated that the 200 watts is not for maintenance. We do quite a bit of no hookup camping. Not always boondocking, just no hookups. As long as I have 200 watts which will more than maintain my batteries and a 30 amp controller, I just thought that might as well keep the chassis battery topped off. I do not want to bypass or modify the Winnie charging system.
D.E.Bishop 10/15/20 08:58am Tech Issues
Finally got to test solar system install

Back before the Covid panic the Grandson and I installed two 100w 12v panels and controller. I got everything from Windy Nation except the mounting feet. I used Happy Feet instead. Well Covid came and we were stuck at home for awhile and the system was keeping the batts at 13.8 during the bright sunshine and at 13.4 resting. Finally got away sept 27 through Oct 5. Never used the generator for charging. Wife needed it to defrost somefood and to curl her hair. We did drive 25 miles from Morro Bay to San Simeon, watched a movie everynight, two episodes of 3rd Rock and some news every day. We only had one full day of sunshine due to smoke and medium to heavy fog part or all day the whole time. Anyone want to buy a Deltran solar battery minder, I no longer needit. I'm thinking 2 more panels just because 180 bucks for them is cheap. The feet, wire and connectors will be at least 100 bucks more but it's worth it. Never thought we would get so excited about solar but we sure are.
D.E.Bishop 10/08/20 09:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Kwikee Step Motor Replacement

The ACI motor was the best one I had in my 1990 Bounder. The one in the Winnie is doing fine.
D.E.Bishop 09/17/20 12:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reverse shoulder operation

I have no personal experience but my Bro who slightly older had the opration about a year ago. He is back at work as a contract management inspector for almost 7 months. Sore after splitting firwood, not pain, only about90% range of motion. The stupid [email protected]#t is 80 and went back to work. Should have taken the retirement that was recommended.
D.E.Bishop 09/17/20 12:31am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Tow mirrors and rear camera

Yes! Check with the DOT, Do not expect to receive a leagal opinion from a layman.
D.E.Bishop 09/13/20 12:36am Towing
RE: Driving a 33' Class A

Our first rv was a 28'6" long 96" wide class A,currently we have a 32'5" class A that is 101" wide. The first rv we drove for several years including a 2.5 month trip to AK without a towed. That convinced me before we made another long trip that I would buy a towed. Now with a longer, wider rv, I find it an absolute necessity. For us a 4x4 is best as we boondock, a mid-sized truck is very convient. For several years we had the rv, a towed and two daily drivers, now my daily is a GMC Canyon that is our towed. Our current Moho is nimble but not like the first one. Not small town friendly. Right turns onto narrow streets are a problem, tail swing is horrid and dirt roads, I avoid them like the plague. The three Suzis we have had were great the GMC is okay. I reccomode the towed.
D.E.Bishop 09/07/20 11:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV dinette light wiring questions

Also called Bell Connectors.
D.E.Bishop 09/06/20 06:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Need a device

Thank you wnjj, obviously you think outside the box a little. wa8yxm didn't read the OP's follow up when he said he really can't see his towed.
D.E.Bishop 08/23/20 09:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Need a device

Go to Ebay and search for wireless trailer lights. I foun one "buy it now" for $45.
D.E.Bishop 08/23/20 09:05am Tech Issues
RE: how to mount solar panel

Sticky Feet
D.E.Bishop 08/16/20 09:20am Truck Campers
RE: Dinghy Towing

MNC, I am a Californian and up until a couple of years ago did not have a SBS on my toweds, at that time the law on SBS'ss was a performance base law. Able to stop in X feet ax X speed, I went to the local CHP office where I had gotten a copy of the law and kept it in my RV, on my last visit, I was told the law had been changed and now towed vehicles were covered by trailer laws. I don't really feel that is true and the Chippy didn't have time to give me a copy of the law so I just put a SBS on my towed. Prior to my current GMC Canyon I had towed Suzis and didn't feel I needed extra braking, the Canyon is heavier than a Suzi and I can tell it. I like stay in place systems but have a brake buddy now because I bought it really cheap at a close out sale. So my answer is get it, it is cheaper than not being able to stop when you need to.
D.E.Bishop 08/10/20 11:05am Dinghy Towing
RE: Oregon State Parks to add surcharge

Thanks to "rhagfo" for posting the page from OPRD. After looking at the facts as given there, I have to say Oregon is still a great deal. I've been through these Temporary surcharges before and somehow they become permanent, once again, Oregon's charges are fair even with the charges. Fifty to seventy five dollars per night for an un-improved basic site on the beach in California State Parks is not a good deal no matter what. The old we pay taxes and outsiders use our parks is a very tired old thing, forget it. Without visitors from other states Oregon's outrageous property taxes would rise and sales taxes would be imposed. We all get a good deal with being able to go on the road and visit one another's states.
D.E.Bishop 08/09/20 12:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 100 watt Solar decision

I bought a WindyNation 100 watt kit for about the same price, I also bouhgt a second panel and I am happy with what I have. I used sticky feet to mount the pannel on my fiberglass roof. No holes but pretty spendy. I suggest you search reviews not wib sites and find out what fits your needs.
D.E.Bishop 06/28/20 07:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: City Water is filling/overflowing my freshwater tank

If you try all of the suggestions you have received but to no avail, I will offer that you do have a bad check valve. I am making an assumption that all your valves in the correct position. There is really no other possibility and I have experienced it in the past and I have seen at least one other RV that had the same problem. Let us know what you find.
D.E.Bishop 06/28/20 07:00pm Tech Issues
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