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Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. Yesterday, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Shadowcatche
A place to start in making the selection ...

A place to start in making the selection

www.rvmobileinternet.com/guides/selecting-a-cellular-antenna
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-13-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By Shadowcatche
We have a cell signal booster and external...

We have a cell signal booster and external directional or omnidirectional antenna. However you can not boost what is not there.
It is complex, know where the cell towers are, signal strength... ...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 12-28-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Shadowcatche
A silicone lube will not attract dirt or harm...

A silicone lube will not attract dirt or harm rubber as long as it has no petroleum product. Check MSDS sheet. Depending on the push out window it may well be an escape window.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 12-18-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Shadowcatche
I am sure you will get other answers, Morningstar...

I am sure you will get other answers, Morningstar is a good choice but you may want to run panels in series or get higher voltage panels. I am running a 48V panel which the Morningstar handles very...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-25-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By Shadowcatche
I was in a shop having some aluminum welds re...

I was in a shop having some aluminum welds re done and they make Cat https://catclamp.com/Clamps
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-25-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Shadowcatche
We are at the if we get anything we are happy if...

We are at the if we get anything we are happy if not we have books. We do have Verizon MiFi and a weeboost cell booster an external mast with omni and directional antennas. I check cell tower maps...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-25-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By Shadowcatche
First start with a leak test https://rvleaks.com/...

First start with a leak test https://rvleaks.com/
This is now becoming a yearly thing for me (home made set up). My fear that like for us there is no easy solution. You need to get it it all out.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Shadowcatche
The battery system defaults to the weakest, if it...

The battery system defaults to the weakest, if it were me I would avery couple of weeks switch the 100W to the other battery. Or buy a 25W maintainer for that one.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 10-13-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Shadowcatche
One thing to remember is that what you are doing...

One thing to remember is that what you are doing is tensioning a bolt, there are two values that can be used. lubricated and unlubricated. Lubricated is actually more accurate. I use anticize and...
Forum: Oklahoma Boomers 10-10-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Shadowcatche
Dish I can not help with. Cell is a matter of...

Dish I can not help with. Cell is a matter of finding the towers and who they belong to.
https://www.weboost.com/blog/how-to-find-cell-towers-near-you
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 09-23-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By Shadowcatche
Check the water heater anode (likely not the...

Check the water heater anode (likely not the problem), after you sanitize use baking soda which does some further sanitizing and helps clear the chlorine.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-21-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Shadowcatche
Likely ultrasound.

Likely ultrasound.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-02-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Shadowcatche
Mary Jane Thurston State Park McClure, OH is...

Mary Jane Thurston State Park McClure, OH is probably the closest
If you are willing to go a bit further our favorite is East Harbor.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-06-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Shadowcatche
I use a Dalton ceramic pre filter which can be...

I use a Dalton ceramic pre filter which can be scrubbed, and has needed to be. I also use a .5 micron carbon block, water flow is restricted.
Forum: Vintage RV's 06-23-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By Shadowcatche
Do a search using "quieting Onan...

Do a search using "quieting Onan generator".
Forum: Travel Supreme Owner's Forum 06-23-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Shadowcatche
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvPjOwRnLPY)

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvPjOwRnLPY)
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-28-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Shadowcatche
I am a visual learner and since I installed many...

I am a visual learner and since I installed many of the electrical items in our teardrop know the systems well. There are two ways to test automotive fuses one involves a test light which is depicted...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-21-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Shadowcatche
You should be getting 12V at the panel. I would...

You should be getting 12V at the panel. I would check there.
https://www.forestriverinc.com/brochures/0000/0000AntennaWinegardManual.pdf
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-19-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Shadowcatche
I just did a quick search using problems with and...

I just did a quick search using problems with and the top response is from iRV2
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/poll-penguin-ii-15k-heat-pump-a-c-failure-2015-2019-a-430082-4.html
Looks like you...
Forum: Cummins Engines 05-19-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 783
Posted By Shadowcatche
Yep a code reader. I agree that I do not want to...

Yep a code reader. I agree that I do not want to drive with a CEL as what else might be wrong. I have a Ultraguage that will read codes and let me reset. Many auto parts stores will read it for you,...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 04-29-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By Shadowcatche
You might be satisfied with a filter that removes...

You might be satisfied with a filter that removes taste, Do a search In-Refrigerator Water Filters. All of our water goes through two water filters.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 04-29-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By Shadowcatche
I have two sets of battery cables the 'serious...

I have two sets of battery cables the 'serious set' is made using 000 welding cable that is about 12' foot long.
The other set is Harbor Freight 20 ga copper coated aluminum, very light weight and...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-27-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Shadowcatche
I am not a fan of combined appliances, when one...

I am not a fan of combined appliances, when one fails, well
Progressive Dynamics makes a replacement head unit.
Forum: Vintage RV's 04-27-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Shadowcatche
If you are seeing stains there is likely rot and...

If you are seeing stains there is likely rot and mold. This from personal experience.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-21-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By Shadowcatche
We have a PD 4045 and a Morningstar SunSaver MPPT...

We have a PD 4045 and a Morningstar SunSaver MPPT solar controller, they play well together. The PD is now 12 years old and the battery it fed, a Lifeline AGM 11 years old was retired last year and...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 04-20-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Shadowcatche
5G will likely be a, urban feature for a good...

5G will likely be a, urban feature for a good time because of its frequency.
"The shorter wavelength means 5G can carry a lot of data much faster than 4G, but it also means a much shorter range. 4G...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 04-19-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Shadowcatche
This is very complex problem, My suggestion....

This is very complex problem, My suggestion. [URL="https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/"]
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 04-19-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Shadowcatche
VOM/Multimeter in DC mode the red is positive the...

VOM/Multimeter in DC mode the red is positive the black negative, the meter will tell you.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 04-19-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By Shadowcatche
2 6 Volt in series or 2 12V in parallel?

2 6 Volt in series or 2 12V in parallel?
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 04-13-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By Shadowcatche
From experience at home, springs can be added by...

From experience at home, springs can be added by an upholsterer.
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 04-13-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Shadowcatche
I know that I can program my Morningstar, and I...

I know that I can program my Morningstar, and I know I would have to buy a new head unit for my converter if I were to go that direction. I did a quick search as I am sure you have and can not find...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 04-13-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By Shadowcatche
If you can not get the filters, I would worry...

If you can not get the filters, I would worry only about the oil in the generator and engine, remove the filters and drain the oil out and put them back. There is NO way to clean them. The additives...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 03-16-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Shadowcatche
Always nice to see a problem resolution :cool:

Always nice to see a problem resolution :cool:
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 03-16-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,629
Posted By Shadowcatche
We are mid summer, headed to Teddy Roosevelt NP...

We are mid summer, headed to Teddy Roosevelt NP and unless there are campground closures US and Canada we plan on going. I am fairly sure I have a mild case now.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-15-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Shadowcatche
If all else fails and they can not fix it in...

If all else fails and they can not fix it in time, take an ice chest, it could salvage the trip.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-09-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Shadowcatche
Yes they will but may pull the wall paper off...

Yes they will but may pull the wall paper off (our experience).
Forum: Going Green 02-08-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,706
Posted By Shadowcatche
Wire size is important to prevent voltage drop...

Wire size is important to prevent voltage drop and there are a couple of ways to deal with this. Use higher voltage panels intended for a 24V or 36V system with an MPPT controller that can use the...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 01-29-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By Shadowcatche
We have had a tear for more than ten years and...

We have had a tear for more than ten years and are seeing more each year. Particularly after school starts in the fall. The advantage is that they can be towed by your daily driver. There are a...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 01-21-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,712
Posted By Shadowcatche
From Ohio to California, coming back over Tioga...

From Ohio to California, coming back over Tioga Pass at better than 10,000 feet. Since it was in summer I did have to watch the engine temperature and shut off the AC a couple of times. Trip to...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 01-21-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By Shadowcatche
Ours is not home made, but I would bet half of...

Ours is not home made, but I would bet half of the tears at Tearjerker gatherings are. Quite frankly they are limited only by the imagination and skill of the builder.
If you are contemplating a...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 01-21-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Shadowcatche
But is that 13.8V actually getting to the...

But is that 13.8V actually getting to the battery, A VOM will tell you. Had an experience recently with my wife's car which would not start, checked voltage on the battery, 12.8V the problem, a lose...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 12-31-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By Shadowcatche
Wnieguard has an antenna pointing app. This gives...

Wnieguard has an antenna pointing app. This gives direction and distance. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.winegard.finder&hl=en_US
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-08-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Shadowcatche
Both the controller and converter run at 13.6...

Both the controller and converter run at 13.6 volts when charging and the Progressive Dynamics converter holds that voltage for two days before dropping to 13.2V. Both the converter and controller...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-05-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Shadowcatche
Sleep Number 12V replacement pump

In the perennial I like a firmer mattress than my wife, long story short we have a before they had numbers, sleep number bed at home and I found a "gently used" queen size Sleep Number with a...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 11-28-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By Shadowcatche
H6 horizontal not V, The regular Subaru engine is...

H6 horizontal not V, The regular Subaru engine is a H4, and because I have a heavier hitch and transmission cooler they are justifying it by assuming I am towing too large a trailer. Never mind that...
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 11-25-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,105
Posted By Shadowcatche
We tow a large teardrop at about 1800# with the...

We tow a large teardrop at about 1800# with the H6 3.6L. I went with a class three hitch and a transmission cooler and Subaru used that to deny warranty work on the transmission.
Forum: Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 11-25-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Shadowcatche
I would say your converter is toast or there is a...

I would say your converter is toast or there is a wiring problem. Progressive Dynamics makes replacement head units, Made in the US and very responsive to problems.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 10-21-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Shadowcatche
https://https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/ They...

https://https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/
They have the information, and realize some places you are out of luck.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-21-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Shadowcatche
https://www.wifiranger.com/faq-2?view=faq&faqid=23...

https://www.wifiranger.com/faq-2?view=faq&faqid=23
Do a reset to factory default
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,320
Posted By Shadowcatche
Fifteen or twenty minutes is not any where near...

Fifteen or twenty minutes is not any where near enough to bring them even close to 100% SOC (state of charge). At this point they are probably totally un-salvageable.
Take the batteries out and...
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