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RE: Exercising generator and A/C after winterizing question?

With the way these RV's are thrown together I don't doubt that from time to time an outlet has been installed with the wiring not inserted correctly. But that of course does not mean that every outlet is installed incorrectly and therefore a problem. I have run a 1500 watt space heater in my trailer for many years with no problems and I will continue to do so. If you're really concerned you would have to unplug or turn off the generator and pull the outlet out of the wall to inspect. See if there are signs of heat damage like burnt or discolored wire insulation or melting in the plastic near the wire contact points. If no damage push the outlet back into the wall and don't worry about it.
opnspaces 10/10/19 08:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Water heater questions....

Did you check if your valves were only 1/4 turn valves? Or are they the ones that turn a few revolutions? If they are the screw type and you never touched the cold valve then it's still open and needs to be closed.
opnspaces 10/08/19 08:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

As we approached a so called “construction zone” in the city limits of Tullos I noticed several cones and the sign alerting me to reduce speed ahead from 55 mph to 45 mph and immediately began slowing down. Motor Home drivers know that when you hit the brake and have the “Jake Break” on, the vehicle immediately starts to slow by virtue of the engine compression and this was done by me as soon as I seen the notice to reduce speed. You said you started slowing down and that with a Jakebrake the motorhome starts slowing immediately. But the question you need to ask yourself is were you going the speed limit or less at the moment you passed the sign? I would say many of us, myself included start slowing down, but don't actually reach the target speed until well after the sign. One other important item; Two other vehicles went directly in front of me entering into the reduced speed area going much faster than we were. Debton If this is true then yep, you got unfairly targeted. Radar comes out it an ever expanding cone from the radar gun. So if two other cars raced past you at the time the gun was active then it recorded the faster speeds of the cars and the PO decided to pull you over. You can't really do much unless you have real proof to back up that the cars were the speeders.
opnspaces 10/08/19 02:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator pros and cons

Is the Honda still the gold standard for the small portables? In my opinion, yes, but generators are a hot topic around here. As an alternate suggestion, I'd consider solar and a nice big inverter and a good slug of batteries. Saves a lot of noise, gas, and the general hassle of a gen. It's just kind of annoying to be listening to someone running a generator to watch TV. Not that I don't have generators (I have 3 Hondas), it's just nice to not have to use them for ALL the 120v needs. One of my 2ks is 17 years old! Runs great, leaks a little oil, but hey, she's old. The problem with Solar is the inverters shut down when the power goes out to protect the utility company linemen. So unless the inverter sees voltage from the utility it won't pass any current from the solar panel.
opnspaces 10/08/19 02:39pm Tech Issues

Thanks for all the hard work getting it resolved. Oh and since you did ask :) Threads experiencing the "We're sorry an error has occurred" error: Going back to Oct 1, Do we really need to fix anything older? Browser: Firefox 69.0.2 (64-bit) Portal: Thread: Beginning RVing Sticky: Watching these videos could save your life Stickey: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Open Roads Forum Post: Advice on handheld electric drill for jacks Post: Ideas for a truck to pull 6500 lb trailer tid/29975484.cfm Post: Terrible Trucks tid/29963677.cfm Thread: Tech Issues Sticky: Honda 2000i Carb Job With Photos Must Read!!!!! tid/22602186.cfm (though since the stickey is kind of pointless without pictures I would suggest replacing it with honda generator post (tid/29903263.cfm) which has pictures Post: DC Power Issues tid/29971153.cfm Champion 2k in storage for three years. Advice starting it? tid/29971631.cfm Yet another Onan running like **** thread. HELP! tid/29964111.cfm li battery pack of my dreams tid/29978236.cfm Black & Grey tank readings tid/29977342.cfm Adding a second tank sensor display near the tank valves tid/29977600.cfm water water everywhere but not a drop to drink! tid/29975689.cfm Generator keeps shutting off tid/29961304.cfm Looking for Fridge Suggestions tid/29964424.cfm Members Solar Installations With Pics tid/28427857.cfm The kid meets the furnace thermostat... tid/29974983.cfm I think I'm looking at new batteries. tid/29974762.cfm Thread: General RVing issues Sticky:RV Fuel Issues & Prices - Post 'Em Here! tid/21439818.cfm Wave 6 heater tid/29979630.cfm I think I'm outta here tid/29979212.cfm Perils of RVing tid/29977898.cfm Eternabond vs Dicor tid/29979104.cfm How to add bleach to fresh water tank tid/29979109.cfm Printer tid/29976193.cfm Back hurting from bed in travel trailer - need advice please tid/29967556.cfm
opnspaces 10/08/19 02:20am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Error Messages

Uugh, it's not totally fixed. I can see the forums, but many of the individual postings cause an error when clicked on.
opnspaces 10/07/19 03:24pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Error Messages

I was just noticing that as well. Suddenly pages are loading.
opnspaces 10/07/19 03:18pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Error Messages

Not ignoring I am just unable to duplicate the error message hence I don't have an example for them to troubleshoot. Most are just hitting the F5 key when they see it. I use and Firefox. It's kinda like going into a auto mechanics shop Mechanic says "What's wrong with it?" Driver says "People say it makes a funny sound" Mechanic says "Where is it coming from?" Driver says "I don't know" Mechanic says "What does it sound like?" Driver says "I can't hear it" Not good but that's what I'm stuck with. Some people run into the Captca whereas I don't see it. I got nothing to send to IT. I'm stuck and no way out at this time. Admin I wonder if it might be some kind of permissions issue since you're Admin. Maybe try creating a generic public account and login and try to read various forums. Also if you are testing at work try testing at a friends house with their computer and the generic account you created.
opnspaces 10/07/19 02:52pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Fix for Error: Topics per page to 20 Posts per page to 10

I agree, also sending you a PM, well providing the portals will work for that. :)
opnspaces 10/07/19 01:48pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Fix for Error: Topics per page to 20 Posts per page to 10

Hey Dan, I checked your findings and I unfortunately did not get the same results. What I did find though is that the topics per page has a huge impact on the results, yet the posts per page have no impact. I also noticed you had no errors until Class B's. I'm wondering if you tested all the Good Sam topics. Because I have failures on: Good Sam Roadside Assistance Good Sam Club Good Sam Insurance Camping World RV Sales Good Sam Extended Service Plan Class B - Camping Van Conversions Folding Trailers Hybrid Travel Trailers Tent Camping Family Camping Workamping Forum Rallies, Shows and Gatherings RV Lifestyle Full-time Rving Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY) Towing Dinghy Towing Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping RVing in Canada and Alaska RVing in Mexico and South America Snowbirds
opnspaces 10/07/19 01:15pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Fix for Error: Topics per page to 20 Posts per page to 10

I just checked all forums and had the most success with. logged in to Show topics from: last 12 months Topics per page: 20 With these settings I can now access all topics except Coast to Coast. Now whether or not I can go into each posting and reply or edit has yet to be seen.
opnspaces 10/07/19 11:05am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Fix for Error: Topics per page to 20 Posts per page to 10

another piece to the puzzle. So far I've only looked at the forums that I do not have hidden (the forums that I want to read.) when logged in: Setting topics per page at 40 and most forums error. setting topics per page at 20 and most forums now work. setting posts per page to 10 or 20 seems to have no effect. Setting Show topics from 14 days to show topics from 12 months seems to free up all the forums on my list.
opnspaces 10/07/19 10:31am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Owners Manual

Unlike the automotive industry the RV manufacturers do not create a manual for each model. Instead they create one general and manual that is full of "Applies to models xxx" and "excluding models xxx" sections and statements. If this big manual that you found covers things like "How to winterize" and "How to sanitize the fresh water" then you have found the owners manual.
opnspaces 10/06/19 05:36pm Toy Haulers
RE: Vapor lock 1990 E350 EFI 460 engine?

That really sounds like a sticking EGR valve and not vapor lock. Open the hood and find the EGR valve. Once you know where the valve is figure out how to reach in and tap on it with a hammer, you might need a piece of hardwood to use as a punch. Once you figure out how to tap on the EGR valve close the hood and put those tapping implements in the truck. Next time it runs rough after a stop pull over and give the EGR valve a few sharp taps. If the idle smooths out or the truck is able to start then replace the EGR valve, they are not repairable.
opnspaces 10/06/19 10:50am Tech Issues
RE: Thinking about beds.

Here's how I dealt with my short queen. Link
opnspaces 10/05/19 08:30pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adding built in USB ports

I used a common 12 volt double USB plug. Link to outlet on Amazon I dislike the added LED that the world seems to crave as I'm usually boondocking. While it's a few dollars more than an illuminated plug this was the only non illuminated one I could find. I used a 1 1/16 hole saw and mounted it in the bedside table cabinet. The back of the plug protrudes into the pass through storage though it's up high and out of the way. I ran a wire up the corner of the trailer using a self stick cord cover from home depot and tapped into an overhead cabinet light. Here's the link to the self stick cord cover. Link
opnspaces 10/05/19 10:06am Truck Campers
RE: Replacing a Travel Trailer floor

No solutions for your area, but just a suggestion.If you have not already, you need to focus on the leak that is causing the soft spots.
opnspaces 10/05/19 09:38am Travel Trailers
RE: 12V power into the bed?

As said, if you can give us an idea what the power is for we can possibly give a better answer. For a generic answer check for a fuse and repay panel under the hood. See if there is a fused power post that you can add an additional wire and ring terminal to pull your power. If you only need minimal power you could try a fuse tap. Link To use a fuse tap you remove an existing fuse from the fuse block and plug the fuse tap into the empty slot. Then you plug the previously removed fuse in the fuse tap. This restores the function of the removed fuse. After that you plug a second fuse into the fuse tap and run now fused power out the pigtail to your new accessory.
opnspaces 10/05/19 09:36am Truck Campers
RE: We're sorry. An error has occurred.

I've tried multiple portals. Each portal works better for a while and then suddenly starts getting the errors. I now run two tabs in my browser. On the goodsam portal I am not logged in and get almost no errors. On the RV.Net portal I am logged in but do get errors. So I read the posts on the not logged in tab, and if I want to reply then I look at what forum the posting is on and then click on the RV.Net tab to try to post it. If I receive the error when clicking on the posting title, I hit the back arrow and start clicking on the individual page numbers until I can get in and then click reply.
opnspaces 10/05/19 09:22am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Voice-to-text software

Does your laptop have 3 mm headphone port? Maybe try the earbuds for your cell phone and see if that is picked up. If you unplug the lifeChat headset and reboot, does the computer show a message that it recognized the headset being plugged in? There's a setting in Win 10 to recognize your microphone, it might be turned off. Try going to SETTINGS - SOUND and then see if it sees an input device for your headset. You can try using the troubleshooter on the sound page, though I've never had much luck with Windows troubleshooters. Also it might be a microphone privacy setting. Try this link for step by step instructions to verify if the settings are correct. Link
opnspaces 10/04/19 06:20pm Technology Corner
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