Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Search
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'azrving' found 82 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 5  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Private property parking

Craigslist
azrving 08/09/20 09:22am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Private property parking

You just did. LMAO
azrving 08/09/20 09:15am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: electrician question: voltage drop at outlet to TT

I just checked the plug in the master, oops I mean “primary” bedroom which has a 8000 btu window ac unit and that plug is at 124.2 v with the window ac running. I have central air but the window unit pretty much carries the house even at 100 degrees out. Main ac is at 72 and probably comes on 6 or 8 times a day. 1900 sq ft house has been running about $140 a month. Bedroom window unit runs from 9 am to midnight and keep it set at 62 It has shut off at times and you can hang meat in the bedroom. Just some comparison info for the heck of it I just checked my 30 amp RV plug at the full hook up end of the house right at the power pole and its at 124.5 with the window unit on and the rv ac down at the 140’ away end running
azrving 08/09/20 08:20am Tech Issues
RE: electrician question: voltage drop at outlet to TT

O just checked a kitchen plug in the RV and voltage is 112.5. Progressive is reading 112 v and 13 amps with the ac and batteries on float. Oh wait, im running a resi fridge so there may be .6 amp for that and a little more for float and a couple led lights so ac is probably really at 12 amps
azrving 08/09/20 08:14am Tech Issues
RE: electrician question: voltage drop at outlet to TT

My rv ac is running now and I just checked a random plug in the house Kitchen 127 v now the refrigerator kicked on and it dropped to 123.4 v. Edit: just checked again 122.8 v Fridge still running but now 124.2 Check you panel line in voltage at rest and as you add the ac load. Your run is so short you should be at an advantage there. You might even check with the power company after checking your line in voltage
azrving 08/09/20 08:02am Tech Issues
RE: electrician question: voltage drop at outlet to TT

I never plug my RV directly into any outlet at a campground; I use a Progressive Industries box that monitors amps, voltage. So I am monitoring voltage at the source NOT in or at the RV. Based on what jodeb720 and azrving posted, my voltage drop is excessive. So that is now the question: Do I need to hire an electrician to run a dedicated line out to where the RV plugs in? Also FYI, the AC has a slow start device so it doesn't kick in immediately and overload the generator when using that. I am starting out at an advantage though, my source is 125 v so there’s a 5 v bandaid right there. I don’t think ive ever had a residence with 120 volts. Iirc Ive always seen 124 125 etc. When i built the house before this one it had a new pole and transformer Installed but don’t remember if i had a refrigerator issue or flickering lights but i called them and they adjusted the transformer and it was then about 124 v iirc The house im in now has a transformer on the pole on the property that drops down to my outdoor shut off panel then runs into the house sub panel about 25’.
azrving 08/09/20 07:54am Tech Issues
RE: electrician question: voltage drop at outlet to TT

My whole house is wired in 12 gauge. From the panel to the bedroom plug that also runs out to one of my rv spots is about 140’. Its 80 degrees and i just turned the rv ac on. Starting volts 125. Ac draw 14 amps voltage 115 Pretty good for that long of run Curious. How are you measuring AC current ? Progressive industries EMS
azrving 08/09/20 05:18am Tech Issues
RE: electrician question: voltage drop at outlet to TT

My whole house is wired in 12 gauge. From the panel to the bedroom plug that also runs out to one of my rv spots is about 140’. Its 80 degrees and i just turned the rv ac on. Starting volts 125. Ac draw 14 amps voltage 115 Pretty good for that long of run
azrving 08/08/20 09:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Rewiring the brakes

When i had a FW the harness ran along the left frame rail next to the gray tank. Id look at the wire where the connections are and see if corrosion has migrated under the wire covering. Sometimes it can travel pretty far and it usually looks black Often times its green or white on the connection but the black stuff can travel up the wire. If you don’t see evidence of that make the repairs and seal all the connections. Dont use silicone I try to solder all the wires and coat with the correct grease and heat shrink. Some like the crimp and heat connectors. Tape the area over well to keep the moisture out.
azrving 08/07/20 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Planning solar system for 1995 Fleetwood Southwind

What do you want to power? Its like money, you have a balance (batteries) , demand or number of amp hours needed (withdrawals), deposits or income (panels but also the controller and wiring). If you are trying yo power X overnight you need X plus 10% for losses and you can only use about half or so of the batteries rated amp hours (depends on batteries too) Come sun up you need to put it back in plus losses and any daytime loads There is a lot to say so i wanted to give you a little to think about and get the feel of it. Everyone does it differently so no one can tell you exactly what to do. The more you can post on here about what you want to power, where and when you camp etc will help people answer you. Some can get by with little and some want a lot. If you just wanted to keep your batteries up during storage that would probably be pretty easy to answer. If you want to stay out boondocking that’s different. Some incorporate a generator into it to carry heavy morning loads like coffee makers and at the same time pump the heavy amps back into the batteries and finish off the day with solar.
azrving 08/07/20 08:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What's changed about camping?

The reality is none of what you posted is really new! It isn't new - but it is getting worse. The only cure is to go further away from population, or off season. Off season is noticeably more crowded now than even 10 years ago. More population, and many more RVs, which have made camping accessible to people who really don't want to camp. If you are just going to watch TV all afternoon, do you really need to take up a campsite to do it? They are being “green” when they get out in nature and sit in the rv to watch tv while their house is sitting there with the ac on. Lol
azrving 08/02/20 08:20pm RV Lifestyle
RE: What's changed about camping?

As a kid I remember families. After retiring and we started boondocking 8 years ago Ive seen maybe 50% which seem to be the mobile homeless. Not bad people but it was story after story of what is homeless but they still have enough resources to be on wheels The pot “industry “ is of course the illegal part of the industry. They have legalized it in some states but it seems excessively high taxes let the illegal ones still compete I don’t do it but thats one of the complaints I seem to hear.
azrving 08/02/20 07:33pm RV Lifestyle
RE: More water needed....

"Some areas allow gray water on the ground" I have never been to a campground that permitted gray water to be dumped on the ground but...Even if you are somewhere that it is not outright prohibited, please DONT! It stinks to high heaven and everyone knows it. The garbage scraps in there will attract critters and not in a good way. Come on now folks, a little common sense here pleeeeese! :S OP said, “We boondock exclusively.” Some boondocking areas do allow gray water on the ground. Their rules. We do it and its in wide open areas where people are not close together. It doesn’t smell for long especially when in areas that dry off very quickly. Out in the desert you will see rigs parked for weeks and not move. They go to town and bring water back so where is all the water going? The black tank can last a long time but the gray has to be going somewhere. Its going on the ground. There is no garbage disposal and water is at a premium so extensive dish washing is out while boondocking. We often use paper plates and a good amount of paper towels since we wipe food off the cooking utensils before washing. There is actually very little food matter going in the gray tank.
azrving 07/31/20 08:32am General RVing Issues
RE: How to increase water flow AFTER the filters?

how can filters be parallel ? don't they have to be in series sediment > micron > charcoal taste filter in parallel sediment would clog the other two and sulfur taste in the water is not removed by a sediment filter the water has to go thru each stage sequentially each stage is going to add some restriction to flow rate Series parallel
azrving 07/30/20 07:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: More water needed....

Sometimes the gray valve will weep if not full closed. ;)
azrving 07/30/20 04:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: More water needed....

Even if you succeed in finding a suitable method of transporting the water you need, you still need to find a legal way of getting rid of it. Aren't you supposed to have grey water and black water capacity equal to the potable water capacity? Some areas allow gray water on the ground
azrving 07/30/20 01:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: More water needed....

Get a hitch and utility trailer. Then buy her a water bladder and yourself an atv or trail bike
azrving 07/28/20 06:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to increase water flow AFTER the filters?

Here’s another idea. I originally had a weeping toilet valve issue which I figured was a spec of sand or dirt in the valve seat. That’s when I installed two Home Depot GE filters. One is sort of a woven cloth and the other is carbon and I’ve had no more toilet issues. We then bought a Berkey Traveler water filter set up. Its a little smaller than the regular model and serves two people well. The two primary filters last a long time and two additional filters can be used to take out much smaller stuff. You could still use whatever part of your filter system that would take the grit and other stuff out. The Berkey is a very good filter The Berkey can sit near the edge of the counter or they sell an optional chrome steel stand to set it on so its high enough to fill a cup or whatever
azrving 07/28/20 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: More water needed....

As stated water is about 8 pounds so it would probably damage the roof. I have a 60 gallon bladder and it works fantastic but you’ll need a trailer or something. It folds up and fits in a 1’x1’x3” box. I’ve filled it full on a utility trailer and filled partially in the back seat of a pickup and also partially filled it in the bed of the truck with a bunch of other stuff in the bed that it conformed to. The material is very strong. I bleach it lightly for storage. Its surprisingly stable when its filled on the trailer and I expected it to want to roll around like a big blob but it didn’t. Im sure if you maneuver sharply enough it might roll
azrving 07/28/20 05:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to increase water flow AFTER the filters?

Dont confuse pressure with volume as you trouble shoot. If your pressure at the source is good then you have a flow/volume issue. Trouble shoot with a process of elimination. If you were to put a pressure gauge on the outlet side of the filters or at the faucet you should see the pressure as the same as at the source. When you open the faucet and the flow slows its an indication of a volume issue. .5 seems pretty small but as mentioned others have used them. Pressure is created at the pump and builds when you shut off the faucet. Again, volume and pressure are two different things. You say increase the pressure after the filters which you might think could be solved with an additional pump after the filter but it doesn’t work that way. You would then be restricting the intake flow to the pump. Some pumps are damaged by low intake flow because they can have cavitation
azrving 07/28/20 05:31pm General RVing Issues
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 5  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.