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General Discussion / Heading South, storing camper for 3+ months.. advice!
« Last post by tanglemoose on October 16, 2018, 06:22:49 PM »
We are finally doing this planned trip! Last winter driving Montana to the South was not pretty and quite a challenge. So, this year, we are leaving this week, driving until they don't ever have snow shovels.. Playing for a few weeks then storing our 26' camper till February.

Never have done this... suggestions? We are thinking of removing batteries, not a hard chore, we do have solar, but think life will be extended that way.. will bring home to the warm room on the battery tender...

Anything else? will be parked outside, in Nevada. Have tire covers we have never used and a AC silver looking cover, never used.

The storage place is secured, owner lives on site with motion cameras and cameras.. so feel good about that.

Do you leave can goods and food or worry about mice?

Thanks, Donna
Newcomers' Corner / Re: Looking for ideas how to build a roof over my parkmodel
« Last post by msw3113 on October 16, 2018, 06:14:04 PM »
A friend built his house using the method suggested by Mr. Hoffman.  Quick, inexpensive and sturdy.  Allegedly grows stronger with more weight on the roof.  Still standing after 30 years of NH winters.
The object of their generous offer is to encourage people to carry chains, as required by law in some areas, for the whole snow season.  I don't think that is unreasonable at all.  They have been providing this service to Pacific Northwesterners for many years.  Perhaps those just traveling through won't be able to take advantage of the offer but that takes nothing away from the spirit and good faith for which the offer was intended.  Margi
Tech Talk / Re: RV extention cords
« Last post by Sweetfarm on October 16, 2018, 05:35:54 PM »
This is all good news. Thanks guys, I really appreciate it. Electricity is not my strong suit, but I think I've "got it"!
General Discussion / Re: Anybody ever strangle their travel companion?
« Last post by Pugapooh on October 16, 2018, 05:26:39 PM »
Lol.desolate unpopulated desert,you say?
Winnebago-specific issues / '97 winne Adv exterior door window
« Last post by ShreddinPB on October 16, 2018, 04:57:51 PM »
Hey guys, so someone put a brick thru my exterior door side window in hopes of opening the door and stealing a bunch of stuff. Good news is they couldnt figure out how to get the door open, bad news is the window is destroyed. I have found the part number, but did not get a chance to examine how the window is replaced. Have any of you done this yet? How do I do it?
Is it ok to replace the window with a metal sheet? I dont need that window and dont want to replace it again if someone does this again (it doesnt live in the nicest area)
Tech Talk / Re: No Power at Refrigerator Outlet - Circuit Breaker not flipped
« Last post by Gary RV_Wizard on October 16, 2018, 04:52:28 PM »
Yes it could, IF the fridge in fact is one of the MS load shedding circuits.
Tech Talk / Re: RV extention cords
« Last post by Isaac-1 on October 16, 2018, 04:51:07 PM »
As mentioned typical RV propane heaters are powered off the DC batteries, which your converter would try to recharge if it were plugged in.   Typically these heaters draw less  than 150 watts to power the blower.    Of course your converter may draw more than this when recharging batteries, though in general I think you will be ok, as only the largest converters draw over 10 amps when in bulk battery charge mode.     Most are typically in the 5-8 amp range, though to know for sure you would need to check the model of your converter, and the current level of charge.
Tech Talk / Re: RV extention cords
« Last post by Hammster on October 16, 2018, 04:36:30 PM »
Thank you Isaac! Great chart great news. I am planning on plugging it into a receptacle on my porch which is OK. The plug coming out of the RV on the other hand is old and tired and I plan on replacing that. One last question...my heat is propane do you think it would be possible to run the heater here and there to take the chill out of the air If I go with 100 foot of 10 gauge wire? I can look in to approximately how much power  the blower would use.

The furnace in your rig(s) should only be 12V and propane. The 110V would only come into play to power the converter that can keep the batteries charged which would be good for the 12V you need for the furnace. But, you don't need 110V to run the furnace.
General Discussion / Re: RV Refrigerator?
« Last post by Gary RV_Wizard on October 16, 2018, 04:36:11 PM »
You can turn it off whenever you like, but remember it takes quite a while to cool down again.
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