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RE: 2 Battery banks built from 6 volts

LiOn batteries do not take a charge below freezing. The Original Poster does Winter camping in Canada...... That’s true, they don’t. It’s also true that they need not be located on the outside of the trailer OR that they cannot have a small, low power, heating pad attached to keep them above freezing, even in Canada in the winter.
naturist 10/15/19 12:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2 Battery banks built from 6 volts

Two 6-volt batteries going to four, and with concerns about weight make me suggest you might be much better served by going lithium iron phosphate. They are much smaller and lighter for their capacity, and while more expensive up front, their far longer life makes them actually cheaper that lead/acid in the long run. Just a suggestion.
naturist 10/15/19 09:25am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: House Batteries are fully charged but acts like they are not

It seems that there is a mode of battery failure in which the battery will show the full 12.6+ volts of a full charge, and even be able to deliver a small amount of current for a short time before collapsing completely, only to show full charge moments after the load is removed. I had the battery on my TT fail in this way. Meter checking voltage only showed full charge. But it would only keep a couple house lights on for a few minutes. Took it to one of the auto stores and their volt meter also showed full charge, but a load test revealed the truth: it had almost no capacity to deliver. I wound up having to replace that battery. I still don't know how, exactly, it came to be in that state or what I could have done to prevent it.
naturist 10/13/19 02:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trains

Sorry to hear of this sad event. Sounds like moral of story would be 'ear buds and being distracted' can lead to a tragic end. That's a good secondary moral-of-the-story. But don't lose sight of the Number One moral-of-the-story, which is STAY OFF THE TRACKS!!!
naturist 10/13/19 02:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: From the mouths of babes...

Took my 10 year old grandson on a 3 month tour of the U.S and Canada needless to say he did not want to go home. He'll be back, camping, that is. You've created a (camping) monster. Well done!
naturist 10/12/19 07:56am RV Lifestyle
Trains

We suffered a tragedy this week: a house guest went out for a walk and never returned. She didn't return because she went for a stroll on nearby railroad tracks, was hit by a train, and killed. Which brings me to the point of this post. Evidently many, many people do not realize just how dangerous railroad tracks are. We get so used to hearing trains from miles away, we think it must be impossible to miss the fact that one is coming down the tracks upon which we are standing. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The reason we hear trains is of course they are big and loud. PROVIDED YOU ARE **BESIDE** THE TRAIN. But from in front of the train, right on the tracks, they are almost entirely silent. The myth that you can hear one coming from miles away kills hundreds of Americans every year. It got our house guest. She was evidently strolling down the tracks, ear buds in place, with her back to the approaching train. The engineer saw her, hit the brakes, and laid on the horn to no avail. She never acknowledged the train and was flattened and killed instantly. Besides that, the myth makes ignorant people suggest she must have been suicidal. No, she was distracted and didn't hear the train coming. In fact she had big plans for that evening and the next day, about which she was very excited. Hardly suicidal. I am posting this message here to try to educate as many people as possible about just how dangerous train tracks are, and how alert at all times you must be if you are within 10 feet of the centerline. Besides the train itself, things fall off of them all the time, things like chunks of coal, rocks, bolts, and more. Get hit by any of these going 60, 70, 80 miles an hour and you will be seriously injured or killed. The moral of the story is, stay the blazes off the train tracks. Keep your kids off of them. And don't let anyone get away expressing the myth of trains being loud ON THE TRACKS. Doesn't happen.
naturist 10/11/19 05:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: Camping around Christmas time

Charleston, SC. Charles City County Park.
naturist 10/10/19 08:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Snowbird funny

We talk about Wilbur, the gremlin who borrows things. He almost always brings them back, usually right after you’ve bought a new one.
naturist 10/10/19 06:18pm Snowbirds
RE: Water Heater Issue

Check for a dead bug or some other debris in the burner tube. YEP^^^^^ Propane hadn't been used for awhile then when you did it smelt and had soot THAT was a mud dabber nest, insects etc in combustion chamber Need to do some ROUTINE cleaning of burner tube, spark electrode (celan the soot/carbon off), clean out the combustion/exhaust tube. X2 Don’t try to use propane until you clean it out. If it does stay lit, you could wind up burning the RV down.
naturist 10/10/19 06:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Flash Player

HTML 5 Flash is all but dead. There were very good reasons Steve Jobs banned Flash from iOS devices. Those are the very same reasons I don't even have Flash on my computers, and haven't for years. It hasn't been an issue for years. I can't recall the last time a web site required Flash. *****Oh, wait, yes I can. There are certain government sites that still require it. One day they'll join the 21st century. Maybe. ******** As to what YOU need to do/acquire/install to do without Flash, well, you'll need an OS newer than Windows XP, or Mac X 10.5. You'll also need a browser less than 6 or 7 years from it's last update. Other than that, nothing I can think of.
naturist 10/10/19 02:11pm Technology Corner
RE: Now This is Funny

That’s a deer that has been fed by well-meaning but foolish humans, and will go straight to someone’s freezer come hunting season. Thanks for the venison, whoever you are.
naturist 10/10/19 12:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: Route 29

Yes. No steep slopes, all 4 lane, or more. Bypasses much city traffic, except at the northern end and through Charlottesville, at the I-64 end.
naturist 10/10/19 05:56am Roads and Routes
RE: Planning a dry camp oriented DIY TC build.

Go for it!
naturist 10/10/19 05:52am Truck Campers
RE: Generator pros and cons

Honda is the gold standard, but solar stand alone might be an option. Depends on what you want to power. That 2000-2200 watt Honda is probably going to be too small to run an ac, but more than you need for lights, etc. Solar would go great there.
naturist 10/08/19 03:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Today is the Day

Congratulations! We’re only 7 years behind you but gaining fast. We’ll take your inspiration to keep at it!
naturist 10/08/19 03:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: Now This is Funny

Safety has always been an illusion, as well as relative. You are probably safe from a meteorite falling out of the sky, a bus, not so much. Are you sure you have no aneurysm about to burst? And of course you look both ways when crossing the street, so you are safe from being hit by a passing motorist, right?
naturist 10/08/19 03:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: exhaust manifold leak

While I agree that $2,000 is a whale of a price for the job, I do have to ask how much is your life (and that of your passengers) worth. Here's the thing. A manifold exhaust leak can fill the cabin with carbon monoxide, which can kill you. This is one of those things that screams for a fix.
naturist 10/07/19 03:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you tow a Jeep behind your 5th wheel?

DOH check the legality of this for all states you will be going through. bumpy Yup. Legal in some states, not in others. And they WILL pull you over, out-of-state vehicle or no.
naturist 10/07/19 03:56pm Towing
Rocks?

So what's with putting rocks in steel campfire rings? I've always found the **** things hard to light, and difficult to cook up to tenderness. (Posted here because a similar message left in the "campfire" section was deleted by admins claiming rocks/campfires were an RV specific issue that did not belong in the "campfire" section.)
naturist 10/07/19 03:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dude! Where's my tow truck?

Ouch! For what it’s worth, it’s usually too late already when the oil light comes on. Sorry about your motor.
naturist 10/06/19 06:27am Truck Campers
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