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Motorhomes / Re: Can't get insurance on our motorhome?
« Last post by darsben on Today at 07:51:14 AM »
Good Sam does
Coach - net does
AAA does not always and since you will be in the USA you will have to deal with the various clubs here. Some offer RV road side and have a good network of providers. Some AAA clubs do not offer RV roadside insurance and have little or no RV providers in their area. Like Canada's CAA is  many clubs under one name and is the  the same for the U.S.

Allstate Is silent As far as I can discover on the subject. I found the brochure here and have not read all the fine print so peruse it and figure it out
Trailers & Fifthwheels / Re: Anyone with a FW have an added freezer?
« Last post by Sun2Retire on Today at 07:50:41 AM »
Thanks. That doesnít sound promising.

Iím going to go back over and have another look at that 3400 today just for measurement purposes, and Iím also going to see if I can find a 343RL in town to look at. After l spent some time in the 3400 yesterday I decided I want the fully enclosed bath (toilet, sink and shower) like you have, and similar to what I have now, rather than the vanity in the bedroom. The Everest 348R is a contender also with the fully enclosed bath plus a second vanity which is close to my setup now.

Iím hoping the 343 or 348 have larger side compartments than the 3400. Iím finding compartments with big door, but then the floor of the compartment steps up and there isnít much room vertically.
Oh bummer. I'm disappointed your motor needs replacing after only four years.
Winnebago-specific issues / Re: Rooftop A/C problem
« Last post by John Canfield on Today at 07:37:41 AM »
BTW- I have a capacitor tester in my tool box.  Why?  Because an ohmmeter will never tell you the capacitance (ufd) .... guess it'll tell you if it is shorted.  Granted, before the DVM age you could look for capacitive "kick" with a VOM but that just says there is "some value" of capacitance there.  Gotta admit I never tried that with a DVM, but I doubt it would work.... the capacitive kick was just a quick flick of the meter....then back to infinity as I recall ..... only been 50 years or so...
Some high end DMMs can measure capacitance, I have two or three capacitors testers for my electronics bench. An electrolytic capacitor will react differently to the ohmmeter test vs. a ceramic or non-polarized type and you are right - you switch leads and look for a kick. The ohmmeter's battery charges the cap and reversing the leads discharges.

Check out Mr. Carleson's (sp?) Lab on YouTube, you will enjoy his electronics videos. He designed a capacitor test device that I would like to build.
Tech Talk / Re: Replacing old AC ó Dometic duotherm
« Last post by Rene T on Today at 07:37:02 AM »
I think he's saying the old unit was controlled by an external thermostat, and the new has a self contained t-stat? Not too clear to me either.
To the OP, on order to help us help you, can you post the make and model numbers of both the old and new units and possibly the make and model of the original thermostat?

I installed our 2nd AC and it was self contained. All I had to worry about was the 110 Volt AC wiring. Theirs may be different.
Boondocking / Re: Charging question
« Last post by darsben on Today at 07:35:41 AM »
So if you hook up the genny to your shore cable then plug in the charger to your RV to charge your battery it should make NO DIFFERENCE. Unless you overload the genny

See above   :)) :))
The Shade Tree / Re: Branson Duck Boat Tragedy
« Last post by Bill N on Today at 07:13:28 AM »

p.s. on the topic of forcing passengers to wear life vests, I suspect in the long run we would see more frail passengers dying from becoming overheated than die in these occasional sinkings.  Remember these Duck boat operations run in probably a dozen cities around the US, probably a dozen or more tours per day in tourist season, in  a year assuming a 100 day tourist season, you are looking at around 15,000 passengers per year, and a major accident about once ever 10 years.  That is a lot of potential heat related injuries wearing a hot life vest in the summer.

Good post Issac and spot on about the accidents.  Can safety be improved?  You bet but while the news cites all the highway accidents of these vehicles, their water performance has been pretty good for several years.  One big accident in 1999 in Hot Springs.  But in Branson they have been running for over 40 years with no accidents.  I can't add how many people would have ridden them in that time.  Another thing I recall from my rides in Branson are that most of these are not original duck boats but replicas built since for the purpose of commercial use.  I guess my family feels affected a lot because of our closeness to Branson and the past experience on the ducks.  I think the Herschend family - former owners - sold the Ride The Ducks in December 2017 because they were just tired of all the negative publicity from the vehicle accidents on dry land and several water accidents.  They also own Silver Dollar City in Branson so money is not short.....lol

Newcomers' Corner / Re: Newbie - a general question about RV campgrounds
« Last post by H5-Phil on Today at 07:12:50 AM »
If we're boondocking, which we do a lot, I use a Anker PowerHouse for my CPAP.  We've also used it for many other things, including running a floor fan overnight along with the CPAP.

Hi Donn!

Thanks a ton for the input.  Yeah, I am looking into 1 or 2 solar panels, a controller, deep cycle battery, and an inverter.  What I neglected to mention is I also hope to run a small fan and small portable AC unit in addition to the CPAP.  So, I doubt that even two fully charged batteries would be be enough to power all three items for ~6-8 hours while I'm sleeping.   Thus, 20amp service seems to be the most reliable option.

I'll try to measure the motor current, I have a lot of stuff going on at the house but this has piqued my curiosity again.
Remodeling your RV / Re: What supplies do i need for this project
« Last post by Rene T on Today at 07:07:42 AM »
Lowes also has these and a great price..

https://www.lowes.com/pd/M-D-Stair-Treads/3056225   i assume vinyl can be outside as well.

The only issue I see here is that water from rain will get under the vinyl and stay wet for a long time like maybe days and eventually will find it's way into the wood and rot the wood IMHO.

I don't know what the width/depth of your 2 bottom treads are but they look a little narrow. Be careful going down. It may be easy to slip off because of lack of surface area.  Especially if you've got big feet like the Duke.   ;D
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