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RE: Winter Camping - Golf Cart

If you keep the batteries fully charged they will be fine outside. If they discharge, they can be damaged by cold temperatures.
jkwilson 10/15/19 04:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need a forum that specializes in RV frige repair (Dometic)

Watch the videos on RV Refrigeration you’ll know as much as a typical tech.
jkwilson 10/15/19 10:58am Tech Issues
RE: How to eat a onion ring

A good onion ring will not separate the onion from the coating like a bad onion ring will do. Bad onion rings are not worth eating. If the onion separates from the coating, send them back and get the fries. X2
jkwilson 10/12/19 08:21am Around the Campfire
From the mouths of babes...

Grandkids on fall break this week. Sitting by the campfire with hot chocolate after s’mores. My 8 year-old granddaughter said “Pappaw, if I was retired I’d do this every night.”
jkwilson 10/11/19 06:32pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Wave 6 heater

The problem with a small heater trying heat a cold camper is that every part of the camper and everything in the camper takes a lot of heat to warm up before the air can get where you want it. Once the camper is warm, results will probably be more acceptable.
jkwilson 10/06/19 01:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Charging Problem?

Breakers are generally chosen for the wire size that they are protecting. Going to a larger breaker defeats the purpose and creates a fire risk. That said, it’s not impossible that a smaller breaker than what the wire can handle was used. You’ll have to look at the wiring and determine an appropriate breaker or upgrade the wiring to handle a larger breaker. Is the breaker a factory part? Seemsodd that the output of your converter is protected at a lower current than the converter can provide. When the batteries get low enough, the converter is going to try to send enough current to charge them and you’ll see just what you are seeing.
jkwilson 10/04/19 08:22am Fifth-Wheels
Error when trying to report a post

Tried this morning to report the water filter post and got an error page.
jkwilson 09/30/19 06:46am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Million-mile battery unveiled by ground-breaking research.

What can be done in a lab or in small quantities in a controlled environment is often not practical scaled up for large-scale manufacturing and exposed to real world conditions.
jkwilson 09/29/19 11:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Plus AND Minus 12v from AC to Thermostat

The pic I have posted shows the external plus and minus 12v into this unit and same outgoing to thermstat. I suspect that schematic may be incorrect. It may be that this control unit generates the minus 12 volts for the thermostat. I will try to post pic of thermostat wiring. 12V - is not minus 12V.
jkwilson 09/29/19 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Plus AND Minus 12v from AC to Thermostat

I have a Dometic A/C and a Dometic single zone thermostat. The thermostat requires plus AND minus 12 volts. The schematic of the A/C control box indicates that the plus AND minus 12v come from the power converter and are passed on, thru connectors, to both the A/C control box and also to the thermostat. F Where does the minus 12v come out of the converter ? If I unplug the plus and minus 12v connector to the A/C control box, the voltage at the thermostat drops out. Why? HELP! Thanks I’m not sure if you are confused or just using the wrong terms. There is no minus 12V in an RV system. Minus 12V would be 12V below zero or 24V below your 12V output. This is different from the 12V negative (from battery negative) and 12 positive (from battery positive) leads that make up the RV 12V system.
jkwilson 09/29/19 08:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Inside Tire Wear?

Seems like the simplest answer is you didn’t get the axles you paid for and they are overloaded or they are cambered axles and were installed upside down. Not much else could explain wear on all 4 tires.
jkwilson 09/25/19 10:32pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New gadget

Nice! How big is it when packed? Here’s a link to it Shade Logic Canopy
jkwilson 09/21/19 11:43am RV Lifestyle
RE: front passenger side sagging when connected to truck

People pay thousands of dollars extra to get floors level within an inch. Use a level to check your rig, not a measurement to the floor.
jkwilson 09/17/19 12:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Refrigerator Outside Vents

Hey jkwilson, which piece, top (finished piece of dark wood exposing gap at top of refrigerator) or bottom (splintered piece exposing fins)? OP cut out two different pieces. Are you saying he should have left both pieces alone? Both. The top of the refrigerator should be insulated and enclosed to prevent the hot air from collecting. The baffle should extend to the top of the plumbing on the back of the refrigerator to force the air to flow through it.
jkwilson 09/17/19 06:47am Tech Issues
RE: Refrigerator Outside Vents

Piece you cut out is supposed to be there on many refrigerators. Keeps the air flowing through the fins instead of straight out the vent.
jkwilson 09/16/19 10:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Refrigerator Outside Vents

Can’t see your pictures, but most refrigerators require that extended wall to keep the air from short cutting and not flowing through all of the piping.
jkwilson 09/16/19 05:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Beartooth Hwy closed

Yep - you read it right. The 'tooth is closed south of Red Lodge due to blowing and drifting snow. I for one am not going to miss snow. Empty link. Think this is what you wanted. Link
jkwilson 09/12/19 09:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Camper T boned while enRoute on camping trip

Hard to believe someone so talented could be so foolish with an expensive vehicle. Collector car insurance is very cheap with full coverage, zero deductible. And many policies have automatic increasing car value year to year. JK This guy was so smart in some ways and such a complete idiot in others. Talented mechanic and an artist when he put his mind to working with his hands. I think he honestly just thought you paid a flat rate for insurance and they paid whatever your vehicle was worth. Sadly, when it came to paying his taxes, choosing wives, making good financial choices and taking care of himself he wasn’t so sharp. Paid the price for all of it.
jkwilson 09/08/19 09:12pm Towing
RE: Camper T boned while enRoute on camping trip

Quite the experience pat. Perhaps the most frustrating part save for someone getting injured is the value of an older vehicle to the owner, if it's well kept, compared to the book value when it gets totalled. is very important to talk with your insurance company if your vehicle is worth more than a typical vehicle of that age. Local guy bought a 67 Cougar back in the 90s. It was driveable, so he just added it to his insurance policy. He did one of the most amazing frame-off restorations I have ever seen, much less by a guy in his garage. Car was custom, but still looked like one did back when they were on the street. Crager SS wheels, a black metal flake paint job that looked like it was 6” deep and custom black leather interior. 351C under the hood with performance parts everywhere. Drunk guy T-boned him at an intersection. Insurance paid something like $600. He had $3000 in the seats alone!
jkwilson 09/07/19 11:43am Towing
RE: Travel Trailer blocking RF (Garage Door Opener)

Likely something is making RF noise. Door opener receivers are not very resistant to interference so anything generating noise will cause issues. Bad spark plug wire in a vehicle is very common. Is the trailer plugged in to power when it causes issues? Converter would be my first guess as a culprit.
jkwilson 09/05/19 02:08pm Tech Issues
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