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RE: Camco water filter

Generally speaking lets say its 80F and normal humidity. (whatever that is) How many weeks can a used filter sit there wet? If you have a 10" filter, is it best to remove it and let it air dry? Asking here because you guys above seem to be pretty knowledgeable. I had the blue filters for awhile and now have a 10" housing. I did not read the fine print, but the filter is rated in months. Is there a little asterisk i missed and they give an estimation of how many gallons per month?
wopachop 05/31/20 09:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Electrolysis

Reminds me of noalox. I came across a good amount of aluminum wiring in houses around san diego.
wopachop 05/31/20 08:26am Tech Issues
RE: Portable generators with auto start capability.

Could you call someone to start the generator for you? If there is wifi near your trailer you could install a temp monitoring system. It can alert your cell phone to a rise in temp and then you could ask someone to go start the genny. Its also nice to monitor fridge temps.
wopachop 05/30/20 08:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Forgot the battery??????

I love manuals. Was reading the manual for a 1991 kawi jet ski recently and it was funny. They kinda made jokes in spots!! Was a trip to read.
wopachop 05/30/20 08:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Most expensive camp chair!

Maybe its extra super comfortable like an overpriced computer chair. Would be fun to sit in just for kicks if you happened to see one on display at a camping store like Bass Pro.
wopachop 05/30/20 07:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Arizona and AC

We camp in that type of heat. A fan inside the trailer really helps. ALso you cant play catch up. Crank that sucker early in the morning. Open cabinets because they are giant heat sinks. Ive seen a video about modifying the a/c cover. On the back are vents but they are restrictive. Some people cut them to allow more airflow. On my friends 2001 toyhauler the back of the a/c cover is completely open. Could be damaged in hail. I guess thats how that particular model was made back then.
wopachop 05/30/20 12:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Drier sheets, magic Eraser and glass

Magic eraser works great on glass. When i watch auto detailing videos the guys say the foam acts like 4000 grit sandpaper. There is no special cleaning chemical inside. The water is just for lubrication. You can use a spray cleaner instead of water.
wopachop 05/30/20 12:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6v vs 12v

I think you will need an extra battery cable. Might want to order one before removing the other batteries. Assuming they're installed and working.
wopachop 05/30/20 09:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Life?

I would check the trailer for a newly developed power draw before you buy new batteries. If they are not holding a charge overnight, maybe its because something new is sucking them down.
wopachop 05/26/20 11:24am Tech Issues
RE: Improving Fridge Cooling

If you put a small fan inside the fridge to blow on the fins where is the ideal location? Is it bad to blow directly onto the temp sensor?
wopachop 05/26/20 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Finding amp draw

The largest set of wires might be to start the generator. Smaller set of wires power the trailer. There are clamp meters that really come in handy. You clamp the tool around the wire and it reads amp draw. Like the other fella mentioned you can start pulling fuses until the amp draw goes away. With a clamp meter, and someone watching the reading, you should be able to find the circuit quickly. You storage compartment might have a light on and you dont realize it during daylight hours.
wopachop 05/23/20 04:50pm Toy Haulers
RE: Propane Exhaust Smell

Might be a good time to test your propane detector if your trailer has one. If you have the little coleman propane tanks you can poke the little shrader valve. Its just like letting air out of a tire. Propane sinks so think about that as youre walking around smelling. Squirt bottle with soapy water would be my approach. Even if it turns out the mixture is off its not a bad idea to squirt soapy water. Some items it helps to shake them gently. My propane regulator hose will leak if if i pull the hose in a certain direction.
wopachop 05/22/20 03:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Understanding length of time for absorption & finish charge

Ah....5%. Hope it sticks this time. Im fairly certain they are 170ah and most of the batteries were taking 11-12amps to maintain the 2.70v per cell. I screwed up and fell asleep early. Woke up and one of the newer batteries had been equalizing for 8 hours. It was taking close to 17amps to maintain the 2.70v. I was expecting to see the opposite. When i first started the charge i dont remember exactly but it was between 8-12amps to make the battery voltage 2.70v per cell. I set the charger to 17amps and it tapers down to whatever it takes to maintain the 2.7v per cell. 8 hours later it needed 17amps. Whats going on with that? If the batteries got hot, should resistance go down? Felt bad because its not my golf cart. Hope i didnt damage that newer black battery by equalizing for 8 hours.
wopachop 05/21/20 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Rig for two couples?

Does one of them already own a big ole truck to tow a 5th wheel? A toyhauler with a separate garage could work. Put a residential bed back there. TV and maybe a porta potty for going #1 in the middle of the night. A class C might work better for driving into tight spots. Plus others can relax in the living area while driving down the road. I have no idea the tow capacities. But maybe a Class C toying a small travel trailer?
wopachop 05/21/20 04:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Harbour Freight Jack stand recall.

Have you guys seen the Hazard Fraught coupons? Theyre pretty funny and worth a quick google image search.
wopachop 05/20/20 07:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Harbour Freight Jack stand recall.

I like the fancy spelling in the title!! That could be their premium line of tools. Harbour Freight. (rolls down window) Pardon you have any harbour freight?
wopachop 05/20/20 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: New 12V outlets

Have any of you guys done something similar?I have some 5.5mm coming out my ceiling. Thought they would be more useful for 12v lighting or other little gadgets. Never use them. Everything is either 5v USB or a different connector.
wopachop 05/20/20 02:38am Truck Campers
RE: Understanding length of time for absorption & finish charge

Thanks red just seeing your reply. 5-10%
wopachop 05/19/20 10:54am Tech Issues
RE: Understanding length of time for absorption & finish charge

At 42 minutes the 5a charge left the voltage stable at only 9.77v and im looking for 10.8v. Bumped it up to 10a charge and its now at 10.78v and still taking just about the full 10a and its 1 hour in. Looks like the 5a charge is way too low. I think LY said he cranks the amperage up and equalizes real quick. Was with a neighbors 6v batteries i believe the example he gave.
wopachop 05/19/20 10:52am Tech Issues
RE: Understanding length of time for absorption & finish charge

Can you guys please lay me out again regarding equalization charge. These are 8v flooded batteries. Im able to trick my charger and say its a 10v battery and then adjust the individual cell voltage down to 2.16v. It only goes up to 2.60v and according to trojan i want to equalize at 2.7v My question is about amperage. Im pretty sure trojan is saying i can charge at 20% of C20 to get up to the 2.7v per cell. But then i remember mex saying to use 5amp constant. Or maybe it was 10a. I know this came up several times over the last few years. For really old batteries that we have been nursing for years, should i bring it up slowly with a 5a charge? Or that a waste of time?
wopachop 05/19/20 10:05am Tech Issues
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