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Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-02-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,079
Posted By Nwcid
I also run a 20k Reece Goosebox. I...

I also run a 20k Reece Goosebox.

I seriously looked at 5th wheel hitch and I could not make it make sense for my purposes.

Clean truck bed and built in air ride.......
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 12-02-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,660
Posted By Nwcid
Another pro to using a tablet/phone for...

Another pro to using a tablet/phone for navigation is that most of them have real time traffic and safety updates.

The largest downside is that you have to have cellular or wifi signal for it to...
Forum: Going Green 12-01-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By Nwcid
On my previous RV I had 4 Uni-solar brand...

On my previous RV I had 4 Uni-solar brand flexible panels totaling 512 watts. I had them just over 5 years with no problems.

I can not state the exact performance as I did not have a good...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-30-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Nwcid
I think you have my issue backward. Yes,...

I think you have my issue backward.

Yes, both tanks start empty. We are out boondocking and our front grey tank fills up. I want to transfer some of that water to the galley tank since it is...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-30-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Nwcid
I am going with option 2 for sure. I was just...

I am going with option 2 for sure. I was just wondering what I was missing from the other poster.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-30-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Nwcid
I am still missing something. I get to the...

I am still missing something.

I get to the boondocking site, put the twist on valve on the end of the line. Then if needed I open the tank valves to "combine" the tanks. The drain lines are...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-30-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Nwcid
That is exactly what my intent is. Just...

That is exactly what my intent is.

Just wanted to make sure there was not a risk I was missing.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-30-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Nwcid
Getting there and attaching it is not the...

Getting there and attaching it is not the problem. It is leaving with the line full of grey water. No way to take off the valve without dumping ~5 gal of grey water before leaving.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-30-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Nwcid
Modifying drain line

My RV has 2 grey tanks and we do a lot of boondocking.

I know people use twist on gate valves for combining tanks. With how far my drain line hangs out if I use one of these, at it's angle, I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 11-24-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By Nwcid
LCI Level up issues

I have a 2016 RV, listed in my signature, that has the LCI 6 point level up system in it. I have owned this unit just over 1 year.

Shortly after getting the RV I did a major wiring change when...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-27-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By Nwcid
Invasive aquatic species. Could be critters or...

Invasive aquatic species. Could be critters or vegetation.

I am sure they offer safety tips/info also.

Here is a sign from our state, ...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 07-27-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By Nwcid
Makes me thankful that I have a toy hauler and...

Makes me thankful that I have a toy hauler and mine fit inside and I keep my shades down. Our last trip though N Idaho and W Montana headed to Glacier there was a ton of inspection areas, at least...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 07-26-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By Nwcid
https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en...

https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=RV+Macerators&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
Google tells all

It is basically a garbage disposal unit that attaches to your waste dump so you can discharge...
Forum: Going Green 07-26-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By Nwcid
Solar will rarely, if ever pay for itself and in...

Solar will rarely, if ever pay for itself and in an RV setting, unless you have a massive array still needs a back up.

I currently have 640w on mine with a large battery bank and 3000w inverter....
Forum: Going Green 07-17-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Nwcid
I had 4, Uni-solar panels on my last RV. I only...

I had 4, Uni-solar panels on my last RV. I only had them about 5 years but they worked well the whole time I had it.

I just spent a lot of time choosing a system on my new RV. Like everything...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-16-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Nwcid
Thank you for the input. I am sure the Rayzar...

Thank you for the input. I am sure the Rayzar works well in general, however for the price I am not sure it is going to make as large of a difference as I need.

We are frequently in remote...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 07-15-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Nwcid
TV antenna options

We just spent a month out in our new RV and I am not happy with TV reception.

We have a Keystone Fuzion and I have already tightened all of the coax connections I can find, most were loose. We...
Forum: Going Green 06-22-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Nwcid
I have not checked the fault codes. ...

I have not checked the fault codes.

However I did trip a generator breaker after writing this post. I have not tripped a breaker yet so now I am assuming that it is 30amps coming in. The...
Forum: Going Green 06-21-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Nwcid
Magnum inverter settings

I have the MSH 3012 with ARC-50 controller. This is the one that has the ability to set AC input power and power share.

When plugged into a normal residential outlet I usually set the input to...
Forum: Going Green 06-21-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Nwcid
Thank you. We have been using it for a while now...

Thank you. We have been using it for a while now and all is going well.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 06-06-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,360
Posted By Nwcid
Intersting responses. I typically do not...

Intersting responses.

I typically do not use backers for directions. I know where I want to put the trailer. I know what I need to do to put it there.

I typically use a backer only for...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 05-16-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Nwcid
The top one is for winterizing and drawing in...

The top one is for winterizing and drawing in anti-freeze.

I can not find a link to the unit right now. Basically you attach a short hose to it and drop it right into your gallon jug of...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 05-14-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Nwcid
Finally revisiting this subject. I am in...

Finally revisiting this subject.

I am in the position that I can not put in an antenna with a crank due to where the antenna is mounted.

This means I have to go with something automatic or...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-17-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Nwcid
I will defiantly check all the connections. I...

I will defiantly check all the connections. I already have good wiring tools.

Most of the stuff I have wired in the past has used all the common connections, other then coax. It just seems like...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 04-16-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By Nwcid
TV wiring

I have a Keystone Fusion with 3 TV's and I am wondering how they are wired. I had my fist chance to ray and use them this week and had mixed results.

I have a basic bat wing style antenna mounted...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 04-16-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,896
Posted By Nwcid
Thank you for all of the replies. I was...

Thank you for all of the replies.

I was parked right next to another RV this weekend from the same manufacture and it had the back doors on it.

I am not sure exactly what I am going to do...
Forum: Going Green 04-12-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Nwcid
I will check all of my connections, however I did...

I will check all of my connections, however I did just (about 2 weeks) install and torque all of the system.

I can run the microwave, or I have a heat gun I can test it with also. I will try...
Forum: Going Green 04-11-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Nwcid
I do. I can do that tomorrow. I guess my...

I do. I can do that tomorrow.

I guess my understanding of the BMK/ARC is that tells the "true" SOC of the batteries. I know with the regular voltage meter if there is a load it will show the...
Forum: Going Green 04-11-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Nwcid
Magnum ARC-50

I recently installed a MSH 3012 with a BMK and ARC-50. I believe I have all the settings correct, battery type (AGM), battery size (675ah), etc. I plugged in and got my battery bank all charged up....
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 04-10-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,896
Posted By Nwcid
I will have to take a look at a few. I...

I will have to take a look at a few.

I know they are screen and plastic. Mostly looking for something to stop the wind and critters from getting in. Do you close up your patio every night?
...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 04-10-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,896
Posted By Nwcid
Wow, I found them. They are proud of those. ...

Wow, I found them. They are proud of those. Looks like I will be making a DIY system.
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 04-09-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,896
Posted By Nwcid
There is no practical way to make them swing...

There is no practical way to make them swing inward.

I do plan on making something, it just helps if there is an example of something that has already been done.
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 04-09-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,896
Posted By Nwcid
Toy Hauler "3-season doors"

My Fusion came with most of the options, however it did not come with the 3-season doors. It only has the simple roll up screen when the ramp is down.

I have done some searching and it does not...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 04-04-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,998
Posted By Nwcid
Zero are required in most cases. Next, the...

Zero are required in most cases.

Next, the type and location depend on the intended use.

I would have one accessible in any sleeping area at minimum. I am a fan of the 2.5lb ABC units. ...
Forum: Going Green 04-03-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Nwcid
I thought about it and I might at some point. I...

I thought about it and I might at some point. I boondock/off-grid or 15amp connect most of the time so having the inverter on is not a big deal. I was just concerned that something was wired wrong.
Forum: Going Green 04-03-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Nwcid
Yes, wired correctly. If the inverter is...

Yes, wired correctly.

If the inverter is turned off I lose power to L2 completely, even if connected to shoreline.
Forum: Going Green 04-03-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Nwcid
I think I was just pulling a bone head issue and...

I think I was just pulling a bone head issue and did not understand the operation of this unit. It appears to be quite different then other units I have used.

With this unit it appears that I...
Forum: Going Green 04-03-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Nwcid
Thank you. I assumed the unit coming and on...

Thank you.

I assumed the unit coming and on and off had to do with the search mode, however due to the wiring issue I thought it could be another cause.

I will be chasing wire again this...
Forum: Going Green 04-02-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By Nwcid
Need wiring help

I just got done installing my MSH 3012 in my RV. I started with a 12v test and everything worked.

Next I turned on the inverter to test those circuits. When I turned the power on to the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-02-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Nwcid
Thank you. That makes sense. Do you know...

Thank you. That makes sense.

Do you know if most will have an adapter or should I make one to keep with me?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-02-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Nwcid
I had considered the macerator. It would really...

I had considered the macerator. It would really depend on where I am located in compassion to one.

I know I could hook directly to the pump truck. My understanding is that it is possible that too...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-01-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Nwcid
Waste water

During the summer months I often work on the wildland fires. I am usually able to take my RV and it makes things very nice.

This is the first year I will have any kind of water systems in an...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-31-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Nwcid
This is helpful. We are intending only to do the...

This is helpful. We are intending only to do the occasional small loads. I realize this will never be cheaper than using a laundry mat like solar will never pay for itself, it is matter of...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 03-31-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Nwcid
If you have an inverter with a switch you need to...

If you have an inverter with a switch you need to turn it on. Also depending on the size of the inverter and how it is connected will depend on what it will run.

If you do not have an inverter...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-31-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Nwcid
In theory if we are driving and the solar is...

In theory if we are driving and the solar is working (not installed yet) it might be possible to even run off my inverter (3000 watts).

I do have 88 gallons of grey so that helps, but empty is...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-31-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Nwcid
These are the kind of things we are considering.

These are the kind of things we are considering.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-31-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Nwcid
Combo washer

I have been back and forth on this subject and I have read a fair amount. I thought I knew what I wanted then I had information overload.

We are going to be part timers and mostly boondockers. ...
Forum: Going Green 03-30-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,192
Posted By Nwcid
I am not sure what you mean by "high on your...

I am not sure what you mean by "high on your priority list". The original question was between AGM and Lithium so there were only 2 choices.

FLA was not even a consideration. I used them in my...
Forum: Going Green 03-30-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,192
Posted By Nwcid
I will post images when I get it finished up this...

I will post images when I get it finished up this week. I got all of the 12v wiring done short of hooking up the main connections.

I will be working on the 120v system this week when I get home....
Forum: Going Green 03-30-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,192
Posted By Nwcid
Well the thread is that they systems is already...

Well the thread is that they systems is already installed, shown in the previous post.

I did look at them but I already had a 12v inverter and working on the ups and down from 24v was more of a...
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