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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-12-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12,078
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Posted By BigBillSD
I finally found a 12 volt (8 port) gigabit switch...

I finally found a 12 volt (8 port) gigabit switch to replace my 5v model I've been using for years that required a buck converter to run it. Its mounted to the wall in my entertainment cabinet out...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-08-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12,078
Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
We put our dirt devil in summer 2017. Haven't...

We put our dirt devil in summer 2017. Haven't had to bring in the shop vac since.

The bag seems fairly large to me, no, its not shop vac sized (no bag), but it bigger than the canister vac bag...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-08-2021, 09:54 AM
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Posted By BigBillSD
They are extremely narrow 13mm ~1/2". That box...

They are extremely narrow 13mm ~1/2". That box is very small. That dual breaker is the size of a normal single slot breaker. So these are the size of what I used to call Cheaters. Oh, I should...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-08-2021, 12:32 AM
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Posted By BigBillSD
I picked up one of these small Circuit breaker...

I picked up one of these small Circuit breaker "BabyBox's" https://amzn.to/2L4AlrL to help consolidate my electrical bay this winter. I wanted to add a way to power the S&B if the power goes out...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-01-2021, 08:55 AM
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Posted By BigBillSD
I bought a couple of these bamboo drawer...

I bought a couple of these bamboo drawer organizer packs: https://amzn.to/381UW8D DW really likes them! Seem to be well made. -Bill
Forum: Boondocking 12-27-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By BigBillSD
Looking for the post about a company selling Victron equiptment with a large discount

Hi, a month or two back I saw a post for a place giving an extra 15% off Victron solar equipment, at the time I clicked on the site and I must not have bookmarked it. They were in or very near San...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-09-2020, 12:17 PM
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Posted By BigBillSD
I bought this to replace my coach's DVR/PVR as I...

I bought this to replace my coach's DVR/PVR as I move to making it into a Plex Media Center for the bus. https://amzn.to/2IzWLje (https://amzn.to/2IzWLje)
This little PC mounts on a wall in my...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-13-2020, 09:27 AM
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Posted By BigBillSD
Wow, that's less then half what I have been...

Wow, that's less then half what I have been paying. -Bill
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-10-2020, 11:42 AM
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Posted By BigBillSD
After watching a few videos on youtube where the...

After watching a few videos on youtube where the RV mechanic up in WA was repairing electrical issues on a few coaches I realized I probably wasn't tightening the connections anywhere near the "inch...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-05-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By BigBillSD
One of the best things about replacing the...

One of the best things about replacing the norcold 1200 with a residential fridge is you gain double the usable space. Not sure how as they say they are only about 50% larger and fit into the same...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-05-2020, 09:39 AM
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Posted By BigBillSD
Just bought one of these fabric flexible hoses! ...

Just bought one of these fabric flexible hoses! https://amzn.to/3oZZT8p (https://amzn.to/3oZZT8p)
It uses little space when stored. I have been using a shorter version for a few years to leave...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-05-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12,078
Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
You should edit your post so we know "who not to...

You should edit your post so we know "who not to use" -Bill
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-02-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By BigBillSD
I have a similar situation except my local...

I have a similar situation except my local utility provider installed my new 200 amp panel when they were under-grounding our service a few years ago. I had an electrician install the 30 amp...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-02-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By BigBillSD
All the hard stuff was already done by the...

All the hard stuff was already done by the professionals. (per the OP) I am just making a cord from my Inverter to the previously installed generator connect inlet. I am using the diagram that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-02-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By BigBillSD
Yes, only my Oven uses 240v. I had forgotten the...

Yes, only my Oven uses 240v. I had forgotten the dryer was gas too. And we rarely use the electric oven, like 3 or 4 times a year. We live in San Diego so A/C almost never gets used, although...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-02-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By BigBillSD
UPDATE. Just got off the horn with Magnum. My...

UPDATE. Just got off the horn with Magnum. My 2812 has all the ratings/listings required to run a household. The only thing I would be required to do prior to energizing is to disconnect the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By BigBillSD
Please read my post. A long time electrician...

Please read my post. A long time electrician setup my genny power system. It cannot be used unless the Main breaker is off, period. Also, I am NOT looking to hook up the generator!

I would...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-01-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By BigBillSD
I was able to remove the emergency window over...

I was able to remove the emergency window over the couch behind my drivers seat and I paid the new fridge delivery guys $200 (negotiated with the business in advance) to remove the NC1200 and put in...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By BigBillSD
Thanks, the house inlet looks to be a L14-30 4...

Thanks, the house inlet looks to be a L14-30 4 prongs some with L shape on the ground. I will look into what magnum does with the neutral when there isn't shore power.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-01-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By BigBillSD
Powering my home from my MH during an outage

I had an electrician wire the S&B for using a generator many years ago. We rarely have outages so I never purchased a generator and now we are retired, traveling as often as possible so it may...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-25-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By BigBillSD
Makes sense that you cannot seal the drain pipe...

Makes sense that you cannot seal the drain pipe it if there isn't a vent. And there "must" be a vent for plumbing to work. No P Trap on the grey tank is like having a pit toilet inside the house.....
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-23-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By BigBillSD
Here is a poorly annotated pic of what my coach...

Here is a poorly annotated pic of what my coach has behind the W/D. -Bill
Forum: Cummins Engines 10-23-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By BigBillSD
Yeah, that looks way to easy. The hard part...

Yeah, that looks way to easy. The hard part must be getting the pulley off. :cool: -Bill
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-23-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By BigBillSD
I will do that today as I am going over to the...

I will do that today as I am going over to the coach this afternoon. It might be tough to see as my W/D is in front of it. I have an opening on the side of the closet for the water valves so it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-23-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12,078
Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
I just ordered one of these to install on my RR...

I just ordered one of these to install on my RR to monitor its power usage. https://amzn.to/35tKDrd Hopefully the cord is long enough! -Bill
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-21-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By BigBillSD
Have you called Newmar to ask where the p trap is...

Have you called Newmar to ask where the p trap is located for your washer in the coach? I doubt it would be under the floor. Would be practically impossible to winterize that. It would normally be...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 10-20-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By BigBillSD
Have you verified the grey tank roof vent is...

Have you verified the grey tank roof vent is clear of nests, leaves or other blockages? Each of your sinks will have an air admittance valve (vent) too, your Washer drain should have one also.
...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 10-19-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Posted By BigBillSD
This ad looks pretty odd, I bought and installed...

This ad looks pretty odd, I bought and installed my Seelevel Bluetooth model back in March of 2017 and have been using it on my phone for 3.5 years now. whats up with this ad saying its new in 2020?...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-01-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12,078
Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
Replacment WetBay Faucet with Quick Connect.

I just ordered one of these: https://amzn.to/3ihotgx and the hose quick connect part too. I attempted to make one from the existing Wet Bay faucet but its really a POS. Hopefully this one will...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-04-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12,078
Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
Dish Sweepstakes

I just entered this Dish Outdoors sweepstakes for a chance at a new dome and wally receiver, also includes a Cell Booster, and a 55" TV. Good Luck!! -Bill


https://wn.nr/jvSfY3 :dance:

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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-22-2020, 10:20 AM
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Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
Where did you find that? -Bill

Where did you find that? -Bill
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-12-2020, 08:31 AM
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Posted By BigBillSD
Bought and installed this 2x2 Mimo antenna with...

Bought and installed this 2x2 Mimo antenna with TS-9 Jacks to help my 7730L Verizon hotspot and possibly for my Nighthawk hotspot. https://amzn.to/2AOTo3U So far only tested while in front of the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-07-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12,078
Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
I just bought these replacement blue ox safety...

I just bought these replacement blue ox safety cable kits. https://amzn.to/2Cbse7V I really really like the new type of keeper. I never liked the rubber ones, these new style are so much easier to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-20-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12,078
Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
Bought a second Basement Tray. No idea why i...

Bought a second Basement Tray. No idea why i waited soo long. The most amazing part was it showed up at my house 3 days after ordering it! https://amzn.to/2YQAdyU

Simple install, just put the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-24-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12,078
Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
I bought and replaced my Bus's couch with this...

I bought and replaced my Bus's couch with this two seat theater seating. I had them send Brown Top Grain leather. I had to disassemble the seat from the arms to get it thru the door. And they are...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 05-03-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By BigBillSD
Coronavirus and COVID-19 are not the same thing

https://enewspaper.sandiegouniontribune.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=9eef479d-9780-40c2-b631-9b2c139604d3...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-02-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12,078
Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
I bought a second solar controller for the second...

I bought a second solar controller for the second set of panels I installed on the Bus roof. Now I have 1280w of power keeping the house and chassis batteries charged! Wow https://amzn.to/3fejjBF...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 04-20-2020, 04:22 PM
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Posted By BigBillSD
I bought and just installed this Lithium Battery...

I bought and just installed this Lithium Battery Isolation Manager:https://amzn.to/2RQPPzK
This will prevent my Alternator from smoking due to the fact that the LI batteries can consume a lot of...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-30-2020, 09:42 AM
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Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
I just bought this 303 spray to clean the slide...

I just bought this 303 spray to clean the slide rubber seals, and for around all the windows, front door and cargo doors. https://amzn.to/3dGfMew


-Bill
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-24-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By BigBillSD
Guardian Rock Guard adapter to Blue Ox Towbar?

I looked at the BlueOx solution for a rock guard after coming back from Alaska and it looked a bit to flimsy to me. A buddy of mine had a Road Master Guardian on his toad and is a substantial piece...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-08-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12,078
Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
I bought a two pack of these C cell battery...

I bought a two pack of these C cell battery motion detector lights. https://amzn.to/2Q07WlF One for the bathroom and one for the bedroom. They are the best. We used to use the AA battery model but...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-29-2020, 08:19 PM
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Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
I bought one of these Air Brake Locks:...

I bought one of these Air Brake Locks: https://amzn.to/3aipCkk. Its pretty slick, it just clamps over the air brake knob so it cannot be pushed down either by mistake or a nefarious reason. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-13-2020, 01:09 PM
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Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
I paid $1080 for each. I had to disconnect my...

I paid $1080 for each. I had to disconnect my Merge solenoid so my Alternator wouldn't charge the Li batteries. I haven't determined if I want buy a special charger to use the Alternator to charge...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-12-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12,078
Views: 1,670,627
Posted By BigBillSD
I bought and replaced my 4 (520AH-260AH usable)...

I bought and replaced my 4 (520AH-260AH usable) lead acid batteries with 4 of these: https://amzn.to/2wbQzr6 (https://amzn.to/2wbQzr6)Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries @ 680AH usable. Picked them up...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 02-10-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,244
Posted By BigBillSD
We had no advanced reservations for our 40'...

We had no advanced reservations for our 40' Motorhome with Toad during our 4.5 month trip. A few places we called a few days ahead, but mainly due to holiday's like memorial day, July 4th and Labor...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-26-2020, 03:45 PM
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Posted By BigBillSD
Purchased 4 more 160w panels and glued them to...

Purchased 4 more 160w panels and glued them to the roof. https://amzn.to/2t3gDDC
Total of 8 now for 1280w of solar. The original Renogy 160w Flexible panels still looked like new after 14 months...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 01-26-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,244
Posted By BigBillSD
While we were driving up there I installed a net...

While we were driving up there I installed a net between the back of the RV and the front of the car and also installed a yoga mat on the windshield. But by the time we did that we were in...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 01-04-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By BigBillSD
Gave up on Good Sam Roadside. Called them once...

Gave up on Good Sam Roadside. Called them once this year for an air up issue. The places they were going to send out had horrible ratings. Except for the bumper repair guy, who had excellent...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 12-20-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By BigBillSD
I'm not sure anyone goes past 98" long. Do you...

I'm not sure anyone goes past 98" long. Do you have a 120" shade now?



Maybe you could overlap them, not sure how that would look though. Geez, that is a big window. -Bill


PS. You...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 12-18-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By BigBillSD
The MCD shades were only $158 more for the same 5...

The MCD shades were only $158 more for the same 5 shades as Shadepro. As the DW would not allow the SP blinds I had to go with MCD. And Camping Worlds website made that possible. The CW website...
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