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  1. B and C

    Electrical Wire Splice Help

    I am in the process of getting ready for lithium batteries.  At the rear of my van, underneath in the weather, I have the stock house battery location.  Normally I would just disconnect the now hot (connected to my expanded battery bank) battery cable.  This cable is 6 Ga with a ring terminal. ...
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    Free 600 Watt Harbor Freight Generator - GONE!

    I have a used Harbor Freight 600 Watt (800? surge) generator in my garage taking up space and not being used.  Free to a good home.  The carburetor was run dry on last use but may need some TLC as it has sat a few years.  The tank can probably use some cleaning and then some fresh gas/oil.  It...
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    Cell Hotspot Port Forwarding Trouble

    I know this is not a technical help forum but thought I would ask here first as it is more likely someone here has done something similar. I have put together a Raspberry pi to act as an Emby media server for the van.  It works just fine here at the S&B (sticks and bricks) but I can't get...
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    fs.usda.gov ip address cannot be found

    I am getting the error that the www.fs.usda.gov sites ip address cannot be found.  There are a lot of forest service campsites and when I click on one to get more info, it has a link to the forest service website: www.fs.usda.gov  Is anyone else getting this error or is it just me? This has...
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    Board Style BlueSandChild

    I think we have a new person to help with the website now. I was hoping they would take a look at BlueSandChild style to get it to display properly.  There is a lot of stuff at the top that doesn't display properly.  This is just more pleasing to my eye.  I don't know if anyone else is using it...
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    Cascade Campers Kit for Promaster City

    A friend sent a link for this prebuilt kit for a Ram Promaster City van.  Quite slick but $7.000.  Has nice features that could be copied or for those that don't know how or are unable.  Even has a compressor fridge. https://www.cascadecampers.com/camper-features
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    Solar Charge Controller End Amps Base Load Considerations

    Wish Sternwake was still around for this. Something I have not seen addressed in solar charging is base loads connected to the battery, i.e. propane/co detectors that are always on as well as any other device that would constitute a load on the battery day and night. I have a base load of 1.2...
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    Just Passed 10,000 Members

    Board Statistics I was just looking in the main forums page and ran across this at the bottom: Our members have made a total of 395,734 posts in 28,645 threads. We currently have 10,001 members registered. Please welcome our newest member, Tamshell The most users online at one time was 860 on...
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    24" 12V DC Smart TV

    This came up on another thread and rather than Hijack that thread (I did a little bit) :huh: , I thought I would start a new thread on the subject. On my last outing, the 19" 12V DC TV (non-Smart RV TV) died.  I had it connected to my PC as a monitor and used the PC to watch my movie collection...
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    Onan Stripped Oil Pan Repair

    I apologize in advance for a long post.  :s I'll post here as there are knowledgeable folks to help me decide my game plan.  Here are the facts as I know them. My Onan MicroLite 2800 generator has a ruined (?) aluminum oil pan where an RV tech overtorqued the drain bolt (12-1.25) and stripped...
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    Solar Charger to Keep Chassis Battery Charged?

    I am at the sticks and bricks right now.  I would much rather be almost anywhere but here.  Circumstances prohibit me from leaving at least for a few months.  Anyway... My van is behind the house and I have not started the engine in about 3 months (I do exercise the generator monthly though). ...
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    Life has Forced us to change OUR plans :-(

    We have always traveled and the plan was to keep traveling, just slower.   While I was getting everything ready to retire on Jan. 4th of 2016, my DW was diagnosed with Frontal Lobe Dementia.  This means she has problems with processing new information so she gets confused easily.  Her memory is...
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    Re-launching today

    We made it back to N. Texas for my mother's funeral.  Two hard days drive from the BLM South of Joshua Tree NP.... It will be a few months before my mothers estate is settled.  My BIL is handling all the financials (he was a big wig at Collins Radio and then Boeing).  He is very meticulous with...
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    Fun While it Lasted, Can't wait to Start Again

    We had a GREAT 5 weeks in the desert (including the RTR and Super Bowl party  ) and were looking forward to more time away.  Our feet are itchy already. We left Ehrenberg Monday after the Super Bowl party and were camping on BLM land at the Southern entrance to Joshua Tree NP when my sister in...
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    The Beast will be starting to roam

    I am "working" (not) my last hour of the 1/2 day that I have to be at work this year. :D  I show up Monday morning and turn in my badge and other company stuff as that is my official last day of work (yippee!) I hope to get home before noon so we can head to the RTR.  I-10 all the way except a...
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    Roadtrek 400W solar Panel Install (Pic Heavy)

    OK, I broke down and ordered 4 - 100 watt flexible panels  :D   Sorry Renogy, yours were not available and I am out of time :( Anywhooo, I am rethinking my overall install.  Originally I was going to have all 4 panels as remote panels.  Figuring out finally; that I am lazy after all,  :P  I...
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    Help Designing 200 Watt System

    Since it's finally starting to cool off (hi 80's) here west of Houston, it is time to get on with the modifications. So now that I am ready to add solar, Renogy is out of stock on their 100W flexible panels :dodgy:   I was hoping to place an order for my system soon.  Maybe they will be back in...
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    Shakedown Cruise

    Hi all, My name is Brian and my wife's name is Cindy (aka; B and C). I am retiring the end of May at 66 1/2:D I have been lurking here for quite some time and on other sites to get ideas for on-the-road living. In the summer of 2013, I bought a new to us 2000 Roadtrek 200 Versatile. It...
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