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RE: Towing fifth wheel from Moran to Colter Bay

I dont know why you are getting that. Both google maps and GS trip planner are routing me straight up 287. I have never driven either route but from everything I have read 287 should be doable.
cliffy49 04/09/22 03:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Apex Club on Reserve America

I found this with a quick search. Appears to be $29.99 a year.
cliffy49 03/11/22 08:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Colter Bay RV Park - Tetons

This is copied from the site for Colter Bay RV Park; "Facilities Colter Bay RV Park offers 112 full-hookup pull-through and back-in sites which include sewer, water, and 20-, 30-, and 50-amp electric outlets. Each pull-through RV site has a gravel parking space for one RV and one tow vehicle, with a maximum total length of 45 feet.* Each back-in site has a gravel parking space for one RV and one tow vehicle, with a maximum total length of 30 feet.* All sites include a picnic table, access to nearby water spigots, flush toilets, and laundry and showers available for an additional fee. Propane is available for purchase. *Site sizes vary, please check individual site specifications before booking to confirm site accommodations. I would call the park and double check to be sure.
cliffy49 01/06/22 11:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Toy Hauler Member Map

Pin added.
cliffy49 12/08/21 11:57am Toy Haulers
Indian Reservations

I am currently in the middle of planning a trip out west for the summer of 2022 and while trying to get off of the interstate for a while I have routed myself on US rt20 in Nebrasks to valentine Ne. From there I am planning on taking US rt 83 up to Murdo SD. My question is probably a little silly but I was wondering if there are any concerns about driving through Indian land. I dont know if there are any special protocols that should be followed or is it just drive and dont worry. I realize that this is probably a silly question,but I would rather be safe than sorry.
cliffy49 11/11/21 03:39pm Roads and Routes
RE: Travel Planner

Here is a trick that may work. If you have been directed to the page that wants to link all yout accounts, double check and make certain that you member number is correct. Mine was not and after correcting that i was able to get into trip planner. I have not tried getting into the planner for a couple of days, so I may try to get into it and see what happens.
cliffy49 11/08/21 06:30pm Good Sam Club
RE: Travel Planner

Well, I just tried to get into the trip planner and again it took me to the join page. This is starting to get real old. Well, guess I owe some one an apology. I just went through the process of confirminh my account and now it appears to be working. Sorry for all the confusion.
cliffy49 11/05/21 12:18pm Good Sam Club
RE: Travel Planner

I sent an e-mail to Good Sam about the issue. I doubt if any thing will come of it but at least I tried. I am glad we have other options out there for trip planning since it seems as if this one is going away.
cliffy49 11/02/21 07:35am Good Sam Club
RE: Travel Planner

Just wondering if anyone has been able to access the trip planner in the last couple of days. I have had no luck at all. I received an e-mail today tellingme they want to link all of my accounts but yet I can not get into the travel planner.
cliffy49 10/28/21 01:58pm Good Sam Club
RE: Watts needed

I would run them in series on a MPPT controler if you can. the beausty of the MPPT is the conversion to a lower "charging voltage and that nothing is lost except for the efficency. also running in series means higher voltage lower amprage which lets you run a smaller wire with less line loss than you would get with a lower voltage, but higher amprage, on the same wire size. of course like PT and others have mentioned you have to be aware of the effects of shading so you have to place your panels a little smarter. another side benifit of running in series is the morning and evening charging will start sooner and finish laiter and you will get a higher amprage during that time than you would in parralel as you have a higher voltage hiting the controler. the panels you referenced you could easy run two in series on that, but if it was for myself I would go with at least a 40 amp MPPT controler. Steve You are at least the second person to say that I should use a 40 MPPT controller. To be honest, I can not understand why a 40 and not a 20. At the bery best, this panel is only going to be putting out a little over 8 amps if wired in series and 17 if wired in parallel. Can you please explaiin to me what I am missing in all of this. I apologize for the questions but my solar knowledge is zero and I am trying to learn.
cliffy49 07/04/21 04:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Watts needed

Okay another question for the experts. Since most of the controllers I have looked at will not accept any wire larger than 8 gauge, would it be okay to use on of these adapters? This would be for running wire from the controller to the battery.
cliffy49 07/04/21 10:59am Tech Issues
RE: Watts needed

PT, why not have two 285s in series? I have the samew question.
cliffy49 07/01/21 12:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Watts needed

All right, I need some more help from the experts. I am looking at purchasing 2 residential panels with the following spec.; Watts (STC) 285 W Max Power Voltage (VMPP) 32.2 V Max Power Current (IMPP) 8.84 A Open Circuit Voltage (VOC) 39.2 V Short Circuit Current (ISC) 9.61 A Max System Voltage 1000 VDC Am I correct in assuming that a mppt charge controller that will accepts 100 volts and 20 amps would work with these panels. I am currently trying to get a better understanding of charge controllers so your help is greatly appreciated.
cliffy49 06/30/21 03:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Watts needed

200 watts is a good place to start. Be sure to get a charge controller with enough amperage if you want to upgrade the panels later. Happy Camping I know that most people will reccomend the Victron line but I really do not want to spend that much on a controller. Does anyone have a less expensive option? Probably looking at the MPPT(?) type.
cliffy49 06/29/21 01:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Watts needed

Want to thank every one for all of the information. I am thinking that I will probably go with a kit in the 200/400 range. It will probably be closer to 200 watts since we have not yet tried boondocking. At some point in the future we may but in the mean time we can always use the genny if absolutely needed.
cliffy49 06/29/21 11:19am Tech Issues
RE: Lost members - What happened to Clubmaxx?

Might want to take a look at this. Not alot of info but it may help.
cliffy49 06/25/21 03:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Watts needed

So much has changed with regard to electric only refrigerators and electric convection ovens and induction cooktop burners and large screen televisions and other "necessities" that there can be no rule of thumb other than more solar and more battery bank capacity is a worthwhile investment. I went from one extreme with a camper with a 3-way fridge and propane oven and cooktop and 200W of solar on the roof to a new motorhome with a DC only fridge and induction cooktop and convection oven and AC heat pump with only 200W of solar on the roof and 125Ah of usable lead acid batteries and so the need to frequently run the generator (my previous camper was without any kind of generator). With the electric only fridge and cooktop and oven and microwave the use of lithium phosphate batteries become essential if one want to operate off the grid and without running the generator for a couple hours each day. To that end I added 290W of solar panels to the roof and replaced the lead acid batteries to lithium-phosphate ones. Cost of these two upgrades was $4,000 but for us it was price to be paid for the configuration of our 2021 Navion. But the Navion was one of very few new motorhomes available for immediate purchase in 2020. I have been lucky in that regard. My toy hauler is old fashioned in that every thing except for the outlets, A/C, micro wave and tv are the only things that run off of shore power. The micro wave is something that we very rarely run and if we do need the a/c or want to watch the tv I can always use the genny for the a/c and get an inverter for the tv.
cliffy49 06/24/21 04:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Watts needed

The OP never told what battery he has. Or how he is going to use his solar -Appears to be MIA I am still here. Been busy trying to get the trailer ready. As far as batteries, I have 2 Deka GC2's wired for 12 volts. At this time I am just lookinig to keep the batteries charged when the trailer is in storage. Last year I just took the 1 12 volt out when ever I came back from a trip but have since purchased the 2 Dekas and they are jsut a little heavy to be taking out of the battery box after every trip. At some point we may try boondocking but have not yet.
cliffy49 06/23/21 11:49am Tech Issues
RE: Lexington KY to Dayton Ohio

If it were me, I would just take the by-pass around it and be done with it. We also went thru in April and the bridge was down to one lane going up I75 and backed-up for an hour. Guess you throw the dice and take your chances.
cliffy49 06/21/21 08:01am Roads and Routes
Watts needed

I have read where folks suggest any where from 1 to 2 watts of solar per ah of battery. My question, is this based on battery rating (ie 215 AH) or is it based on useable amp hours(105)? All replys are greatly appreciated.
cliffy49 06/19/21 12:11pm Tech Issues
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