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RE: Rear Fiberglass Cap Damage

While it's probably not necessary, I would recommend that you use marine grade plywood behind the fiberglass. It adds a bit to the price but you won't have to worry about water that splashes up on it from underneath the vehicle degrading the plywood. I'm also considering a plastic or aluminum sheet (leaning towards aluminum), but both (especially aluminum) are much more expensive than plywood. See this IRV2 post (post #12). PLEASE keep us up to date on the repair. I'm really interested in seeing how this turns out for you. You bet. I may try fixing the fiberglass to make it more structurally stable this fall, but probably won't be complete until Spring.
TechWriter 08/06/22 09:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rear Fiberglass Cap Damage

OP Here . . . Here's more info on HOW the accident occurred and HOW we plan to fix it. The Safari Solution Of the three forums I posted on, I think the best advice came from here. Thanks!
TechWriter 08/06/22 12:20am General RVing Issues
Rear Fiberglass Cap Damage

Had a very bad day when our Jeep toad apparently kissed our RV's rear end during a hard stop. No interior damage, just the outer fiberglass skin (and ladder). Estimated cost to repair ??? https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/jalama03-72522-seaview-damaged1.jpg height=461 width=614 https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/jalama04-72522-seaview-damaged2.jpg height=461 width=614
TechWriter 08/01/22 10:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Inverter ?

Assuming that I have the battery power would a 3,000 watt inverter run a rooftop 13,500 air for an hour or so ? Do you have a 30A or 50A system?
TechWriter 07/21/22 12:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Using a swamp cooler

With a swamp cooler you also want to make sure that you're pumping soft water into it. Our next door neighbor in AZ failed to do that and after a year or so our local hard water completely ruined his cooler.
TechWriter 07/18/22 02:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Can you use all terminals in parallel connection?

Is there a bus bar that takes those big 2 gage wires? And then some . . . Blue Sea Bus Bars on Amazon. Remember to size the bus bar to your loads. And then there's Victron . . . https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2022/07/victron-lynx-bus-bar-text.jpg height=500 width=750
TechWriter 07/17/22 01:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Gray Tank Smell (Seriously annoying)

Our fix: one small quart bottle of chlorine bleach in the tank. x 2
TechWriter 07/14/22 10:32am Tech Issues
RE: Samsung Residential Fridge

Do you know what year your Samsung is?
TechWriter 07/09/22 02:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar panels and lithium batteries

Has anyone switched to the lithium batteries? Not yet, but when I do, I’ll install at least two of these 206 Ah SOK batteries. Remember, your charger will need to have adjustable Absorbtion and Float battery voltages. Will installing just the solar panels be enough with 4 new golf cart. Probably not since you are draining fully charged batteries each night. I’d replace your lead-acid with lithium batteries first.
TechWriter 07/06/22 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Project – 2/3 Done

Nice system! How much storage do you have? Four Trojan T-105s.
TechWriter 06/29/22 05:12pm Tech Issues
Solar Project – 2/3 Done

Months in the making . . . This is my 4th solar install since 2006: 2006 - 240W solar (series), Solar Boost 2000E charge controller, Xantrex RS2000 inverter/charger 2009 - 760W solar (series-parallel), Xantrex XW-MPPT60-150 charge controller, Xantrex RS2000 inverter/charger 2012 - 735W solar (parallel), MidNite Classic 150 charge controller, Magnum MS2000 inverter charger 2022 (last year for 26% tax credit) - 1110W solar (series), Victron SmartSolar 150/70 charge controller, Victron MultiPlus II inverter/charger Can't say enough about Victron equipment, especially the network monitoring capability, but the animated Touch 50 display takes the cake . . . https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/touch50-2.jpg height=375 width=625
TechWriter 06/28/22 10:38pm Tech Issues
RE: My Fridge Died

My Norcold model 6053 fridge has all the symptoms of a plugged up pipe. I've tried to keep it level over the years but, I'm not the original owner of this Travel Trailer and,, it's 29 years old. I guess nothing last forever. It still sucks. I go dry camping sometimes and I have no wish to convert over to an all electric fridge. I've been looking around the internet for a replacement cooling unit and I think I've found a good place called "RV Cooling Unit Warehouse". I have a 21-year-old original Dometic fridge and I would probably go with www.rvcoolingunit.com guys. Cooling units are much cheaper to replace that entire fridges. Suggest you talk with someone at the cooling unit warehouse for replacement advice.
TechWriter 06/26/22 11:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

This is why the only thing I post on FB is RTM. I believe that's "RTFM", Matt.
TechWriter 06/23/22 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Whirlpool refrigerator 11.6

Do any of you have the 11.6 counter depth 24” refrigerator? Yep. Installed this model in my last RV and it worked great. See Residential Refrigerator Upgrade.
TechWriter 06/21/22 08:05pm Tech Issues
RE: CG Prices

I've been camping my whole life and have had travel trailers for the past 18 years and never thought I would see site prices even come close to approaching what I have been seeing lately. When we started full timing in 2013, I kept track of the costs for the campgrounds we stayed in that year (about 40). In 2023 we're going back to some of those campgrounds and here's a cost-per-day comparison for some of them: https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2022/06/2013-2023-campground-prices.jpg height=250 width=563 Thankfully state parks (which we love and prefer) have kept prices somewhat flat, but we can rarely get a site at state parks. We are not year in advance planners outside of 1 trip each year so we rarely get in. When we started RVing in 2004, we always planned ahead. We had to in order to get prime spots in state campgrounds. Now, things are even worse, for both public and private campground reservations. So we reserve as far as possible in advance and try to get a site at the exact time when the registration "window" opens up.
TechWriter 06/05/22 10:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2004 Class A gasser

Hi all, Looking at two different 2004 class A's. One is a Pace Arrow with a Vortec GM 8 cylinder, the other a Georgie Boy with a 10 cylinder Ford. Would one chassis be better than another? Ford
TechWriter 05/31/22 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Starlink for RV's Just Released Announcement

Here's good summary of Starlink for RVs.
TechWriter 05/23/22 11:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Terminal Block with Circuit Breakers

You're probably looking for something like this . . . https://www.irv2.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=205068&d=1527779833 height=512 width=384 My SeaView's fuses are in a basement compartment, but in previous RV it was on the driver's armrest and under a dash cover. Ask on other forums for your particular make & model.
TechWriter 05/14/22 02:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Tripping solar panel breaker

Would a 30 amp fuse of these two panels be too high? Remember, you fuse for the wire. What size wire connects your panels to your controller? Also, are your panels connected in Series or in Parallel? If in Series, then panel voltages add together. If Parallel, then panel current adds.
TechWriter 05/12/22 12:04am Tech Issues
RE: Dish Satellite Dish

Actually, the dish you have at home will work with the Wallys. It just won't work with them and the H3 at the same time. A Hopper 3 and a Wally can work with a DISH 1000.2 antenna. But it's a bit complicated . . . Besides buying a DISH 1000.2, you also need a DPP44 switch and a DPH42 switch + all the RG6 cable connections. (In the graphic below, just substitute a Wally for the VIP receivers.) https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/dpp44-dph42.jpg
TechWriter 05/08/22 06:39pm Technology Corner
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