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RE: 6 diode isolation with Invisibrake System

Why not wire the red turn signals on MH into the brake lights in the toad? The SBS I am buying ativates the brakes and the towed's brake lights, if I am signaling for a turn using the rigs turn signals and the SBS is activated, the toweds brake lights will override the turn signals. I could pull the fuse or put a switch in the brakelight line or the aforementioned relay but I choose not to. Also it's easier to do and looks cool.
D.E.Bishop 08/17/19 05:42pm Dinghy Towing
RE: LED running lights

What bulbs are you using, I think that there was a problem with using some of the bulbs like the 921 as the can be installed two ways. One is backwards electronically, pulled out and rotated 180 degrees and reinstalled and they work. I know I had that problem with my recessed lights in the entryway to the S&B. I've got to order some of those for spares.
D.E.Bishop 08/17/19 10:18am Tech Issues
6 diode isolation with Invisibrake System

My Apollo brake system was stolen and my former towed died after only 24 years as a towed, so here I am deciding what to install in the new towed and how to wire the rear lights. Because my towed has amber turn signals and my Supplemental Breaking System senses the activation of the brake lights to activate the SBS, I needed a brake relay kit so the towed lights didn't over ride the turn signals. I had installed the relay in another towed and it was a pain in the butt to do and I didn't want install the relay. I remembered that I had read somewhere about a simple way of splitting off the RV's brake system by adding a third pair of diodes and utilizing the amber turn signal lights of the towed. So for those of you that want to use the OEM lights and have the amber turn signal lights, here is a simple way to do it. I found on Amazon Prime that I can buy 8 Hopkins diodes for about $20 less than 4 of the Roadmaster diodes and have two spares for whatever. They are every bit as functional as the Roadmaster diodes.
D.E.Bishop 08/17/19 09:58am Dinghy Towing
RE: Those with auto leveling systems

I don't feel the need to use boards most times. However If I can see the ground sloping I may place a few boards down before I start. If I fail to notice an out of level site, the leveling system will raise the tires off the ground. When that happens I go back and wedge a few boards under the suspended tires to support the weight of the trailer. If I need to use a board or two under a wheel, to make contact with the ground, I also place a board or two under the foot of the jack. I want as little extention of the jacks as possible. It is only logical to assume that while the vertical load can be quite stable and safe, should something unforeseen happen, say an earthquake, the horizontal strength of the jacks is not great when a 16,500 lb load is free to move about side to side.
D.E.Bishop 08/17/19 09:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rvers beware

Did any of you notice Eric was having a really hard time not busting out laughing while he was trying to look sad he was leaving WA. Those weren't tears about to flood the screen they were giggles. At first I thought it was for real but come on. Even those backwoods folks in WA. are better than that. Of course you can believe what you want, this is just my opinion and that and Five Bucks will buy you a coffee at The State's Official Coffee Temple.
D.E.Bishop 08/15/19 05:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: How much is too much? Electrical question.

go to tech issues What the old man meant to say was, you posted this in the wrong forum:S, you should ask the Mod move it to the Tech Issues or General RVing Issues. There is a short description for each forum subject when you click on it. The subject you clicked on is for help posting, not help learning. No big thing just a cheerful note. Now to try and answer your question. Well first I'm going to ask a couple, would you let us know which Georgetown you have and how many batteries you have. I assume you have two house and one chassis but then again I could be wrong. But as Bud said, a lot of us use percolators and our propane furnace. I use My Cup of Joe and K cups but heat the water with the stove. Your TV will draw less than nothing, unless you have a 120 Volt AC TV but even then it's not a big draw. If you have a 120 VAC TV, I'll bet you already have an inverter. You should be fine for up to maybe 3 days on two golf batteries. The more you tell us the better our answers can and will be. So welcome and post questions with background info and you'll learn a lot.
D.E.Bishop 08/15/19 04:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which Stand-alone GPS system to purchase?

Could you explain how it's going to kill him.Looking for a Walmart, Garmin will direct him around 8 blocks of right turns instead of a single left that's been there for 8 years, and enroute he'll get angry and run a red light, whereupon he'll be T-boned by a semi. Oh, so you were just speaking "tongue in cheek"?:D
D.E.Bishop 08/14/19 01:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Which Stand-alone GPS system to purchase?

Not interested in any Phone Based GPS.Your funeral. Google maps guidance is more accurate than Garmin. Could you explain how it's going to kill him. I'm interested because we have two Garmin and now the DW is worried.
D.E.Bishop 08/14/19 12:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Electricity? Never touch the stuff

Tell him it is a standard 14-50R 125/250 volt receptacle. I know what I am talking about. If the electrical concept is daunting, ignore everything except the above quote from Chris. Don't worry about having 110-220volts or 120-240volts or 125-250volts, these are all interchangeable linguistically. Hopefully anyone who works in the field knows that if you say 110 volts it's really 120 volts. If you spec a 14-50R 125/250 volt receptacle and the electrician mis-wires it or if he installs something else, he is responsible and hopefully has E&O insurance. This is why you hire licensed professional people to do work you don't want to do or do not know how to do.
D.E.Bishop 08/14/19 09:09am Tech Issues
RE: Power

I'm going to go along with Doug again. I looked up the connections to the GFCI and they are for wet locations, the bathroom sink and the kitchen sink as well as the exterior outlets. Just like in the S&B. My Bounder and now the Winnie did not plug into a GFCI controlled outlet. I do not think there is a problem with fridge nor with the electric element in the wh. Maybe elsewhere or as suggested maybe they don't work well with the GFCI.
D.E.Bishop 08/12/19 09:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Confessions of an RV Salesman

The figures the author wrote are made up just like the figures on most MSRP sheets. Not something I would give much credence to.
D.E.Bishop 08/12/19 02:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: California hwy 120 between 395 & 6

Back in my younger days I did bike rides from Mono Lake Park to Benton Crossing and from that point of view, yes there are two steep down hills. By steep I mean "Oh crud, in an hour I'll be going up at 6 mph instead of down at 50 mph". But you should be fine. About 14 miles from Benton is Adobe Valley, there is a herd of wild horses that call the Valley home. They number somewhere between 200 and 250. A great sight for young eyes, our grand kids love it and so do we. If you are ever there with time to kill, it is BLM land and you can spend a few nights in old ranch sites without fear of being run off by the BLM. Old Water trough A few mustangs Just East of Mono Lake
D.E.Bishop 08/12/19 08:28am Roads and Routes
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

I have to come clean, my post about Athletes, Media folks and Entertainers was taken from Grant Whipp's Facebook page. Grant was the designer and maker of the Lil Bear Teardrop Trailers. Like most RVers, a really cool person.
D.E.Bishop 08/11/19 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas. Nor do I think he knows any more about the demise of the fossil fueled motor vehicle than I do.
D.E.Bishop 08/10/19 05:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone Make a 2-Tank Regulator that is Not Auto-Changeover?

Check here and then order from your local dealer.
D.E.Bishop 08/09/19 08:39am Tech Issues
RE: Does Your State Require a SBS

Okay that was my last comment until I get a copy of the law as it exists in the State of California.
D.E.Bishop 08/08/19 09:27pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Does Your State Require a SBS

Y-Guy, Without editorial, I believe that RCW 46.37.340 Sub Section 3-c. Clearly states the requirement and refers to another section of the RCW which is the Brake Performance code. RV's are exempt.
D.E.Bishop 08/08/19 09:25pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Does Your State Require a SBS

Well thanks to the few who understood what I asked and tried to answer my post with actual answers. Thanks again. I am going to ask to have the post closed asap.
D.E.Bishop 08/08/19 05:24pm Dinghy Towing
Does Your State Require a SBS

Last week I ask for information regarding the Vehicle Codes from the members and I asked that editorial and personal opinion not be posted. I forgot that it is impossible to ask for something without most members having to editorialize. Sorry now that I ask. On Thursday I decided I was fed up with the editorial and said that post would be my last until I could get Chapter and Verse from our CHP. Well today I asked and they were too busy to give me C&V but the officer that conducts the lite weight truck inspections did say that the law was changed from a brake performance test to a specific weight. Now the towing of trailers (1500 lbs or More) and all motorized vehicles (1500 lbs or more) whether four down, dolly or trailered must have SBS. It is logical that recreational towing of motorized vehicles is no different than towing trailers of 1500 lbs or more in regards to stopping. I do not know when the law changed and it seems the CHP doesn't either, but now that I do know the LAW as it is stated in the Vehicle Code, I will replace the SBS that was stolen from my towed while it was parked at my home. I've been towing a Sidekick and at 2700 lbs was pretty east to control but the Grand Vitara I bought to replace the Sidekick when it ate a couple of valves, is much heavier and seeing as how our camping days or restricted to at least the week before Thanksgiving, I have plenty of time to conform to the law. I would like to know the laws in the other 48 states I'm not aware of but it's not worth the insults and such that some of you feel is your right to state. I guess it is, constitutionally, but not morally There is a huge amount of information on States that require Supplemental Braking Systems on Toweds. It is really hard to know what is true or maybe a little bend in the truth. I know for a fact that California does not specify when a SBS is required. What is said is that one may be required if you cannot stop your RV within a specific distance at a specific speed. I have quoted chapter and verse in the past but no longer have that information, it is, however, in the archives of the Forums. What does your state require and can you provide code giving the specifics. No need to quote the code, just enough information that any member could find it on line. Please no editorials on whether or not they are needed or what you have installed for your rig, or what you think your state requires. As Joe Friday used to say, "the facts Mam, just the facts".
D.E.Bishop 08/08/19 07:49am Dinghy Towing
RE: Fridge help

Sorry, I didn't think it out first.
D.E.Bishop 08/07/19 06:20pm Travel Trailers
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