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RE: Battery questions for boondocking

I weekend boondock almost exclusively. Hands down the best deal for your buck is two 6v batteries from Costco or Samsclub. They are the same size length and width as your current batteries. They are about an inch taller. You can put them in your current battery boxes and leave the lids off. Or get a pair of these $15 boxes. Boxes You will have to add one additional wire to hook the batteries together which you can buy at Walmart or any automotive parts store.
opnspaces 10/28/20 02:58pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Exploded Battery!

Did you check the water level in the batteries while you had them disconnected? My guess is the exploded one had a low cell and the charging made it spark internally.
opnspaces 10/28/20 02:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Message contains invalid formatting?

Seems like every time I get that error it's because I have a square bracket instead of an apostrophe in the word "don't" somewhere in my post.
opnspaces 10/25/20 10:22pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Asking for a friend

The handle is most likely a 90 degree rotation and has a positive stop to prevent further rotation. As you said he might have to remove the handle and reorient it properly. Make sure the valve is set to pass water through the line when the handle is inline with the hose and perpendicular to the hose when shut off.
opnspaces 10/24/20 07:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do propane fire pits put out any heat?

A 4 foot flame? I can just picture the propane cylinder freezing up.
opnspaces 10/20/20 04:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Battery Disconnect

In a perfect world there is no arcing from the switch unless you are turning it on or off. In an imperfect world, well, things happen. I would not put the switch in an enclosed area that close to the enclosed propane.
opnspaces 10/19/20 02:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do propane fire pits put out any heat?

A friend stands up a piece of 14x18x1/2 steel plate in his pit and it puts out a lot of heat when it heats up. Is that heat bounced off the steel plate? Or do you think the steel just gets hot and then radiates out in all directions?
opnspaces 10/19/20 02:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do propane fire pits put out any heat?

Fire is fire I would think. Perhaps the glowing wood embers contribute to more heat, at the expense of all the nasty smoke. Definitely what I was kind of thinking.
opnspaces 10/19/20 02:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do propane fire pits put out any heat?

Thanks for all the great feedback, there are may things such as the glowing embers that I hadn't considered. And yes Wopachop I definitely agree on the coals under the chair. In areas where you can do so, it will definitely keep your rear end warm.
opnspaces 10/19/20 02:26pm General RVing Issues
Do propane fire pits put out any heat?

I like the heat and ambiance of a good wood fire when camping. But after more than 35 years of camping I'm finding that I'm starting to not enjoy constantly moving around the fire pit to stay out of the smoke. So I've been considering a propane fire pit, but I'm concerned about the heat output. What are your thoughts? Do the propane pits put out a decent amount of heat compared to a modest wood fire?
opnspaces 10/19/20 05:37am General RVing Issues
RE: 1157 Style LED Interior Bulb Warm Lighting?

As posted by Boon Docker if you want a warm light you need to search for a 3000K bulb. The 6000k bulbs will put out that harsh white lighting.
opnspaces 10/19/20 05:23am Tech Issues
RE: Gas station air/water station water safe?

Some of you people are way out there. The guy is in a city. The gas station is plumbed to the municipal water supply. The only thing questionable is the material used on the hose. OP, yes you can fill at the gas station. Just run enough water out on the ground to flush the standing water from the hose first.
opnspaces 10/19/20 05:04am Beginning RVing
RE: Pigtail not fitting....

The plug cover (which is hinged to pull upon in a downward fashion) has a plug 'stop' that braces up against the pigtail in the right place but doesn't hold it securely at all. A few jiggles down the road and I'm sure this thing will disconnect. I've never seen an outlet where the door swings down. Are you sure it's not upside down on the bumper?
opnspaces 10/19/20 04:21am Towing
RE: Winterizing TT for 1st time and have a ??? about the toilet.

Ah, you're referring to the black tank flush system. Since I don't have to winterize I can't say what I would do. But if you can see the fresh water hose up to the sprayer on the tank I would make sure there's no residual water in it. As far as the toilet and black and gray tanks. I think based on reading here for many years that most people put a little antifreeze into the waste tanks so that it can flow down to the drain valves and protect them. As far as the tanks as a whole just drain them for winter. The residual liquid in the tanks will freeze. But since the tank is drained there won't be enough ice expansion to damage anything. In the toilet itself most people pour a little antifreeze to cover the blade seal. Though I've also read about people using mineral oil to cover the blade seal because the pink stuff can stain the plastic bowl. Bypass and drain the water heater. But do not put antifreeze into it.
opnspaces 10/10/20 08:55am Travel Trailers
RE: P30 weld in drag link?

Cut and weld the drag link. All the tie rods are incorrect? My first thought when I read that is you need to find a different shop. They are looking at the wrong parts diagram or something.
opnspaces 10/10/20 08:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: X-chocks and 6 point levelers

Always chock the wheels.
opnspaces 10/10/20 08:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: storage door lock

Could something have slid behind the door and is now putting pressure on the door or the actual lock blade? When mine get difficult to turn I put the key in the lock. Then with one hand try to turn the key. With the other hand push in on the door right next to the lock. This can help if something is pressing out on the door and putting pressure on the blade of the lock and making it really hard to turn.
opnspaces 10/08/20 06:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Turning off the generator with the AC going?

As you say the AC's were not actively cooling. So no problem with shutting off the Generator at that time. The ultimate answer to your inverter question is easy. Just try to start the AC with the generator off and see what happens.
opnspaces 10/03/20 08:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solar Panels- Another Step Toward Independence

That's a really clean looking setup. I agree with the others though on the concern over the covered cells. Can you turn the connector brackets over? Put the L so it goes down the side and wraps under the panel. Then put screws in the panels from the side.
opnspaces 10/02/20 02:48pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: SSD Storage

I think you already have the answer. But yes, as suggested use disk management and make sure it's formatted and assign a drive letter that is not already in use.
opnspaces 10/02/20 02:35pm Technology Corner
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