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How to Make a Air Dam for a Solar Panel

Posted Yesterday at 10:30 AM by CountryFit
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on my coach, i have installed 11 large solar panels. the front one is 61.5" wide cross the coach side to side. when coach is moving, especially when head wind is strong, say at 40 mph, and i am driving at 60 mph, that is a combination of 100 mph wind to hit the panel. two months ago when i did the panel upgrade, I did notice that 2 of the 4 front bracket anchor screws backed out about a quarter turn pushing up the dicor. i re-tightened them and re-dicored. i thought it's necessary to protect...
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Good Business

Posted 02-12-2018 at 09:55 AM by Gloria

As our RV aged and so did we, it got harder to hear each other as we traveled down the road. On this day’s end when we pulled in the engine was very loud. Roger decided it was the manifold. It was 4 o’clock on a Friday and we need a mechanic to access the problem. We found Sauder’s here in Sydney, Nebraska. Chris Sauder, the owner’s son, came out and told us it was a blow gasket on the passenger side. He could not get us in until Tuesday and then parts would need to be ordered. Roger needed to get...
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The Beast and The Fox - Starting Off RVing

Posted 02-10-2018 at 10:44 AM by CascadeBob

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Travel Route 2017

Posted 02-10-2018 at 10:41 AM by CascadeBob

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Military Veterans

Posted 02-09-2018 at 10:41 AM by SARG.EXK-102

I belong to a Military Veteran RV Club. S.M.A.R.T. [Special Military Active Recreational Travelers], we are a NOT-FOR-PROFIT Club. Check us out at www.smartrving.org We will be having a S.M.A.R.T camp or Muster at Milford Lake Loop B July 13/16. Come by and visit
WE ANSWERED THE CALL now we are SEEING THE COUNTRY WE DEFEND
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The USS Lexington - Corpus Christi, Texas

Posted 02-05-2018 at 11:01 AM by Charlie and Martha

We recently visited the "Lady Lex" and wow what a great place visit. If you are ever near Corpus Christi, do yourself a favor and go see here. You can read about our visit in our blog located [url=http://wanderingtootsies.blogspot.com/2018/01/corpus-christi-and-uss-lexington-photo.html]HERE[/URL
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Truck Payload with Regard To Towing A Trailer

Posted 01-17-2018 at 11:11 PM by plasma800

Payload = The amount of downward weight your truck is rated for. You will find this number on a yellow sticker in the door jamb, and it will read "CARGO PLUS PASSENGERS MUST NOT EXCEED xxxx"

This would be inclusive of the pin weight or tongue weight of your trailer, the hitch, you, your dogs, your wife, your kids, and is unique to your truck.

When you begin to reach the max payload or exceed the max payload, your truck won't break, however, physics is no longer...
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Home in Eugene for Xmas

Posted 12-23-2017 at 04:06 PM by bassgirl (Life in the Cloud)

Continuing my winter-holiday visit home to see the kids & grandbaby and to alleviate my homesickness a bit, I've been hanging out in the Cloud here in Eugene for a few days and I'm just happy as a clam in here. The kids and my hometown friends are 100% in agreement about how cool it is- I found a sweet RV spot on airbnb (i'm a veteran airbnb'er) and have been really enjoying the country feel of the place, as well as the short drive to everything in town. I'm going to stay in Eugene probably...
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The road, we hit it...

Posted 12-23-2017 at 03:54 PM by bassgirl (Life in the Cloud)

and this is just too cool. I love, LOVE, having everything all self-contained, and i'm just tickled that absolutely *everything* works the way it's supposed to.

The details: Eric (my best friend and music partner) traveled to Eugene, OR with me as we decided to caravan vehicles (I'd never driven an RV over the pass, and I thought that RV PLUS towing my car might be a little much for the first time). We pulled out in the late afternoon and reached Corning, CA around 7 or 8 pm- I'd...
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2750w Solar Panels, I Made It...

Posted 12-12-2017 at 09:01 PM by CountryFit
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How big is too big? In terms of solar systems, in my mind, it'll never be too big.

I started in 2013 with 5 Sunpower Grade B, 240w panels; a year later I added 4 Sunpower Grade A 240w panels. In summer time, it output a decent amount of electricity to charge my C-Max Energi, a plug-in hybrid as my toad, and the batteries. But in winter time, it's merely able to catch up with the demand from the house batteries for daily use, let alone with the toad.

I believed the under-performance...
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We'll be Full Time in 3 weeks

Posted 12-06-2017 at 07:00 AM by tpk1923

Test to see if I am using the blog right.
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Cloud Launch Imminent!

Posted 12-06-2017 at 05:28 AM by bassgirl (Life in the Cloud)

I've been restoring my '92 Fleetwood Jamboree 27' Searcher Special (re-christened "the Cloud") for the past 2 months. It's been....a learning experience, to be sure, as well as more work than I had ever imagined! I knew it had been neglected for the previous 5 or so years, but as a complete RV newbie, I didn't know about aaaaallll the little things that can go wrong, break, fall apart, mold, etc on one, and I'd never heard the axiom "It's not IF they will leak, but WHEN"....
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New to the site

Posted 12-01-2017 at 09:18 PM by Sandflea

HI, just thought I would check in and say HI, I just signed up to the site and it sounds like a nice one.
I have been an RVer all my adult life, mainly because of my occupation as an equipment operator.
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No Smoking Please!

Posted 11-27-2017 at 12:12 PM by Crookedread

I guess you're wondering about the "No Smoking Please" comment.* You might have read about the fires that have been rampaging through the west this summer.* At one point we had fires burning in all directions and could see the flames from the fires at night.* Not as close as many others and we didn't suffer any damage, but the smoke has been overwhelming at times.* Our hearts go out to the many that have suffered losses of loved ones and their property!* Just before the Eclipse, I left...
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My Introduction to Slide Outs - Part 2

Posted 11-27-2017 at 12:08 PM by Crookedread

Feb. 25, 26, 27, 2017

After three wonderful but wet days in Phoenix and attending an absolutely beautiful wedding, I set about making a more permanent repair to my power cord that drug for 400 miles. *Our neighbors were a nice couple and I was happy to entertain them with my story about the power cord while in the midst of fixing it. *I also put together a towel with a rope to try drying out the roof of my slide out before retracting. *The idea was to pull the towel across the outside...
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