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Old 02-04-2016, 11:05 AM   #4439
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Terry - the only reason I can think of to have the generator hooked to the TH while traveling is to run the A/C. Everything else (including the furnace if you want to keep it warm) should run from the 12 v power from the Tot'r. With the way the TH is insulated I doubt you will find many days to run A/C while underway. If it is that hot a couple open windows and the A/C running for an hour or two will cool it sufficiently to be comfortable (IMO).

I am guessing you will have the power outlet on the drivers side on the step in the deck front of the 5 wheel. You could run an aux power line to the front of the TH but I like your idea of simply using the existing power cord to plug in.

Hope the day is warmer than predicted once the rain stops and the clouds move away.
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Old 02-04-2016, 01:41 PM   #4440
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Gordon,
As usual your insight into things is spot on.
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Old 02-04-2016, 05:09 PM   #4441
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Good Afternoon, Frank, I think you guys know me too well , I'm always thinking, and it has got me in trouble more that once . Gordon, your right about how quick the TH cools/heats, so I really wouldn't need to run the AC while we're moving. Todays weather not so bad, no rain ended up helping my son install a new window in his house to replace one. So didn't get a chance to work on too many projects today. next few days are supposed to be okay. I hope the long range forecast is wrong, they are saying the temps are going down and they are watching a storm for Tuesday.
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:52 PM   #4442
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Terry, when they put the lift gate on my semi trailer, they said they could power the main plug, or they could add a one wire plug, Same size as the 7 wire semi plug, but it just had the one wire! So I would plug it in when making a big delivery, so the battery would not run down while using the gate a lot. When plugged in, it would hook up all 4 of the truck battery's to the one back one the gate, so had all kinds of power! And, I usually had the generator running, so it would be charging the gate battery too at the same time! It had a coiled wire same as the semi! This was for 12 volt power, not 120V, but you could use the same idea for a cord from the generator to the TH, and just plug it in when needed! A block heater plug would do the trick!
But I am thinking like Frank and Gordon, you would not need to power the A/C going down the road! With the fantastic fan, you can suck the hot air out in short order! I had one in my semi sleeper, and would have my truck parked in Vegas in the summer, and it would only take it a few min.'s to get all the hot air out! Then turn on the A/C, and everything would be cool quickly! Rail!
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Good Morning, Rail, I'll have to check out the 12 volt power lead, that might come in handy, I could run off the batteries in the Tot'r as well as the TH
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Terry,

This time last year you were recovering from knee surgery and wanting to get back out to the TH. You may have a few delays here and there due to weather but mostly you are still moving forward.

Like you said, when this is done you will find something else to do at least until Eleanor is retired and you two and the Grand daughter can travel. Spring is not too far away. The winter has been pretty good here but I am anxious for the warm weather and being able to go camping. I also have things I want to do to our rig.

I am still enjoying your thread and often tell other people to come here who are looking at repairing their own. Not just for what you are doing but for the other info the other guys here are giving. It has often been over my head but I still find it amazing how you guys trouble shoot and talk through things before you move forward. It is like having your own specialists on call every day.

Keep up the good work guys, it is definitely entertaining! Lynne
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Lynne,
You do really good at figuring out what we are talking about. It is just like you tlking to another tech in your field, the language is the same even if the experiences are different. Ask Rail the details that I give him when I look at a MH for him.
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Good Afternoon, Was off early today, had to go to another shop and do some welding for them, and work on a tractor that the power steering had quit, got both jobs done . Lynne, hopefully I don't have that to go thru this year, three years in a row I had operations that I had to recover from, yuk. Eleanor's good, the medicine has done its job. Winter here has been good also, although its supposed to turn more "wintery" next week. Thanks for the kind words, everyone here has been loads of help, hopefully for other people too. Well that's all for today, too late and too windy to fire up the shop heaters and get anything productive done, so we will just take the afternoon off. (don't tell the boss!)
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Terry - hope you will be taking some time off to watch the super bowl. Hope the Broncos are able to hold their own for the game.
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Gordon, Who's playing tomorrow? is it Hockey? seriously I really don't watch too many sports , not even Nascar anymore . I never was a big sports fan, I think I always was too busy.
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Ahhh, sorry Gordon. But the Panthers got this one!

Denver Bronco's and the Carolina Panthers Terry. I am also not a sports fan,,,, however living here I would have to be dead to not get caught up in this. Big deal around here.

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When I was in high school the football team used to chase us long haired musician types and beat on us................ever since then the only teams I cared about were the Beatles vs the Stones
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Lloyd, I can understand, I think , Popeye, I was a long hair type in school too..........only I rode an old Harley to school and nobody chased me, well maybe a girl or two, even got kicked out for a few days for riding my Harley down the hallway from one door and out the other . Oh those where the days..............Drove my poor mother nuts. Then the Marines got me.
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Harley Riders and Marines, perfect match!

Semper Fi! I bet your Momma loved the heck out of you. When my Brother died all his Harley friends stood outside because they were worried our Mother would be offended. When I told her she went outside standing in the middle of these big bad looking guys and said to them.

"You are my son's friends and his friends stand inside by his side." They were all in rider clothes and this redneck town would be greatly offended and she didn't care. They walked in beside her and said their goodbyes.

When it came time to take him to the graveyard one of them asked if she would be ok with them escorting his body there. She said please do and 35 riders road their Harleys ahead of Brian's herse to the graveyard. It was so beautiful and a true honor to the man Brian was. He was Navy though, the other brother was a Marine.

Your Momma loved you bad boy and all. Women tend to love the bad boys because they are more fun. Sorry for the morose thoughts but sometimes it hits hard and today is that day.

Ride often, love often, and enjoy your parents while you have them. I'll keep watching. Have a great day!
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