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Everything posted by kaypsmith

  1. Verizon Mifi

    As with American Pie, that'll be the "DAY-AY-AY".
  2. Wrangler Toad owners

    Honda is the only brand that I have heard of that requires stopping and shifting. My buddy that lives near Mobile Al. burnt up a transmission several years back on his Honda because of not adhering to that requirement, it was a Civic, not a CRV.
  3. Glacier Ntl. Park camping

    Almost my next door neighbor, just 240 miles north of you, Hueytown, Al. Welcome to the forum, I'll be fishing for redfish in Apalachicola Fl., May 29 unless feds open snapper a few days early. Have some good camper friends that live about 7 miles south of you.
  4. Door won’t open at times

    Welcome to the forum Flboatmech168. Does the handle indicate that you are a boat mechanic from or in Florida? If so, what part? Oh yes for the OP, maybe a little of the right kind of lubricant in addition to the other attention mentioned above.
  5. New Guy

    Welcome to the forum Billy, glad that you dropped by, hope you enjoy joining us.
  6. Wrangler Toad owners

    I would think that stopping and shifting gears would be an easier solution than using a manual transmission if I had had knee replacement, but that's just a personal opinion. I've had knee surgery but not replacement, and it does bother me a little using a clutch, although I can use it successfully. Also the manual tranny is at a premium in my part of the country for a used Wrangler.
  7. 2K-3K Inverter recommendations

    Ditto, X2 from my perspective also. Make sure that the PSW inverter is a converter/inverter. You will get about the same run time from either unit as long as you do not add any additional load. One caution though, make sure that the Aims brand is a 3 or 4 stage converter, if only 2 stage, back away.
  8. Transfer Switch

    With your added information, on a 50 amp service, the power incoming to the coach it the pedestal is properly wired, power is 240 volts, 120 volts powered from L1, and 120 volts powered from L2. Yes a 50 amp transfer switch also incorporates L1 and L2 also. Inside the transfer switch there is two sets of contact switches, one from shore power, the other from the generator power. Both sets of contact switches have two contacts one for L1 and the other from L2. Next question for you is does this also happen when running on the generator? If so, then next place to check is the main circuit breaker panel inside the coach, you could have a loose connection there, this has happened to me in the past, turned out to be a faulty breaker. If the problem does go away while on the generator, then I would concur that the problem probably lies within the transfer switch. I looked up your inverter model #ME2012 up, and the transfer of 120 volts input to 120 inverted 120 volts is within the inverter. Best test for the internal transfer switch is to bypass the inverter with the same circuit that the inverter is on, straight to your microwave to see if the problem goes away. Also are the inverters both on the same, or separate battery banks, and have you load tested those batteries?
  9. Transfer Switch

    The nature of this is a little confusing, please bear with me on trying to give an answer. Assuming that there is a transfer switch between shore power/generator and the inverters, it would be much like a transfer switch between generator and shore power, it would look for 120 volts from either source and stay switched to which ever is present unless in the case of a regular switch, the generator when is cranked the switch will move to generator power, usually with a delay. Burnt points on a transfer could possibly cause fluctuating power but usually just fail. In the case of a transfer switch between shore/generator and inverter, that switch is usually built into the inverter itself. It will be helpful to know the model number of your Magnum inverters to give a better answer. Also will be helpful to know when the fluctuation occurs, when on shore power, generator, or inverter. Faulty neutral connections can be very annoying and should always be checked for tightness to assure that is not where the problem lies, if you are uncomfortable working with electricity, please have someone that does this type work for a living, check all electrical connections in the coach. If this problem has just started, plug into another CG source to see if the problem goes away.
  10. Verizon Mifi

    I have been with Verizon for several years, have never seen above 700 kbs after throttling begins, until of course the new bill cycle begins. I might add that I live within 300 yards of the Verizon tower and on the same mountain top, signal strength is 100%.
  11. Best Fish Fry

    Mullet is only good when fresh out of the water, if they are iced more than two hours, forget it for anything other than bait, even in Florida. I almost forgot to mention that the only water that Floridians eat mullet from is the St Johns river. St Johns is the only river in the U.S. that flows its entire course northwards, and is salt water at the head of the river, it has few fresh water tributaries making for the fish in it do not live in true brackish water, as they would if they lived in a bay that is fed by a large fresh water river.
  12. Best Fish Fry

    When I lived in Lake City Florida, one of the local farm supply stores put on a fish fry every year on December 24. It was their Christmas gift to the community, all the fish, grits, "yes grits is a specialty, especially with cheese" in that area, coleslaw, and Mullet fish. Shame that the old family members have died out now. that was a lot of comradery at those gatherings. Always was some really good bands to attend.
  13. Engine Muffler

    Carl, I aint French, and since Pots passed, I haven't had another "Snail" since. Ok I got it escargot? I hope no one else knows the difference.
  14. Engine Muffler

    Well Carl, maybe just a slight detour on his way to Florida. Pots Vance was a very dear friend from Canada, he used to rent my brothers condo during the winter months, his wife prepared Escardo for us on many occasions, normally YUK, but hers was very tasty. If you don't remember him, he was an accomplished hockey player from one of the Canadian teams, I collected his signature for several hockey fans in this area. Leroy, I PM'ed you a more detailed set of instructions on how to PM, if any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
  15. Good Drive Tire

    And now, we know the rest of the story! Thanks for reporting back bm02tj.
  16. Cracked windshield??

    Eligibility. Known as Zero Deductible States, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts and South Carolina require insurance companies to allow those with comprehensive insurance on their vehicles to pay for and add windshield replacement with no deductible to their policies. The states listed above require that insurance be zero deductible in these states already, one could move there and the policy will already be in place. Requirement doesn't take place if you are just visiting there though, I had a tree limb fell on my toad two years ago and broke the windshield in Florida, that's when I learned about the law for these states.
  17. Cracked windshield??

    Most of us have had a cracked windshield at one time or another, usually happens when a rock flies up and hits the windshield. Do you have one now? If the rock has already flown, too late to lower your deductible, unless unlike most of us, one is deceitful.
  18. Engine Muffler

    PM stands for private message. Top right corner of the forum page, you will note an envelope, just click on that and you can send a PM to anyone on the forum. Also, if you see their name and avatar, just double click on that person and you will find a place to send them a PM from there also. Welcome to the forum, I have a spare stainless steel muffler that will not fit my bus that anyone close around would be welcome to if they were close to Birmingham, Al.
  19. CO alarm need furnace in Perry

    Please don't think that you do not need a CO detector in an all electric coach, exhaust fumes from the engine as well as the generator are also deadly. If no lp gas then a gas detector is not necessary, but the CO is still important.
  20. Best Fish Fry

    If you get to the area and don't eat clam chowder, there is something wrong with you, or at least that is what the locals think.
  21. Verizon Mifi

    I had sprint before Verizon, never again Sprint, service was so poor that fertilizer would not help.
  22. 10 amp house / generator

    That's my favorite also. My house is on Pier and Beam, 2,636 Sq. ft., above my 1,100 sq. ft. garage! I bought the place a year after it was built. The piers are 12"x12", 9 foot center and 12" x 4" steel I-beams! Yep, that explains why 10 amp receps.
  23. Sorry I missed the rant about home made sausage, I have a brother in/out law who was a butcher for 25 years, he still makes his own sausage, grinds the whole hog after killing it, grinds the meat, and starts adding the seasoning on the second grind. Like grandma, there is no recipe, a handful of Leggs sausage seasoning, an additional handful of sage, some black and red pepper, he keeps tasting it and adding ingredients till just right. He still uses the natural casings to stuff, then to the smokehouse for 21 days, now that's real sausage. Also bacon wrapped shrimp are very tasty.
  24. 10 amp house / generator

    I wonder what weird electrician wired this Carl? Never have seen this configuration in a house, I bet it was hard finding 16 gauge romex wire, and I am wondering what color the receptacles are to indicate that they are rated at 10 amps.
  25. Please don't think that I'm crazy, but I have just inherited a nice piece of land on the Gulf Coast. My wife has wanted for us to build an RV park for about 15 years now, but we really could not afford to do that because of the price of land at any place that we feel would be attractive to draw fellow RV'rs into. Here are some specifics on the land, it is 65 feet wide and 460 feet from the coast to the paved road where you enter the land. This is the reason that I feel that a class B or maybe a C- will be the only coaches that will fit. Please don't be sarcastic, as this is an honest possible business venture that we may be able to finally retire to. Any good ideas on this subject will be appreciated, because Sue doesn't have a clue where to begin, so I volunteered to float this balloon. I will be taking pictures of the piece of land when we go there in May.