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Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 11-26-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,430
Posted By JoeHTP
Airstream recently did a webinar about how they...

Airstream recently did a webinar about how they do it at Jackson Center, and they said that 90% of the time they donít use the pink stuff other than in the drains and toilet.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 11-26-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By JoeHTP
Same with us, scooting to the end of the bed is...

Same with us, scooting to the end of the bed is how I do it, it is really a non-issue.
Forum: Our Community 11-12-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,365
Posted By JoeHTP
We have a 25í RBQ. Overall like the twin bed,...

We have a 25í RBQ. Overall like the twin bed, since we have been sleeping in same bed 36 years. Itís particularly nice on cold nights. I slept on the side with the tiny isle, so to get up during...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11-10-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By JoeHTP
Weird kitchen faucet behaviour - winterizing

I was winterizing our 25', 2017 FC today. During the process of blowing water out using a compressor, I pressed the spray wand to get water out. That worked fine (and previously, I had gotten some...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-09-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By JoeHTP
Thanks for all the feedback. A couple of...

Thanks for all the feedback.


A couple of posts have asked whether I am sure the panels together are 21.2 volts or each panel is 21.2 volts....I have verified both with Renogy and by taking the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-03-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By JoeHTP
Hybrid Series/Parallel Solar System

I have a somewhat unique situation with a DYI install, and I am hoping to get confirmation that my plan for addressing it will work.

I have four Renogy 100 watt Eclipse Solar Panels. Two of...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-01-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By JoeHTP
Under Kitchen Sink Cabinet Door Latch

Can anyone direct me to where to find a replacement latch (25RBQ '17)? I am open to suggestions for a better/alternative closure.
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-13-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By JoeHTP
Second Skitgerís suggestion. I used the same...

Second Skitgerís suggestion. I used the same tool to install Trojans and just used it again to crimp some connections for the solar system I installed.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-01-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By JoeHTP
I have a v6 F150 pulling a 25. 25k miles pulled...

I have a v6 F150 pulling a 25. 25k miles pulled and 55k total. Only problem has been a leaking oil pan. I have always been curious about how the V6 Ecoboost holds up towing at high mileage. Lets...
Forum: On The Road... 09-27-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,756
Posted By JoeHTP
Itís hard to tell from your image, but I think we...

Itís hard to tell from your image, but I think we have the same chairs. When opened, they lock the fabric in a tight position, so that you donít sink in like you do with cheapie chairs. We really...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-25-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,704
Posted By JoeHTP
I have this same squeak, in our Ď17 25 RBQ. I do...

I have this same squeak, in our Ď17 25 RBQ. I do think itís coming from the brakes or undercarriage. Here is what solves it 99% of the time for me - a pair of these:
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-30-2020, 04:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,766
Posted By JoeHTP
I was having same problem of the camera losing...

I was having same problem of the camera losing sight of the sticker when mounted on A frame next to tanks. I mounted it vertically on the tanks as others suggested and so far it has worked great.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-28-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By JoeHTP
Thanks for verifying!

Thanks for verifying!
Forum: Phone, CB & Ham Radio 08-27-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By JoeHTP
I use the Garmin too. Relatively inexpensive...

I use the Garmin too. Relatively inexpensive compared to a satellite phone and it lets you text.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-27-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By JoeHTP
Victron Iphone App Question

I just finished a 400 watt install on our 25 RBQ FC. Charge controller is a Victron 100/30. Itís all successfully set up and everything seems to be working correctly - just waiting to pull the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-21-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By JoeHTP
Renogy Curved Brackets & VHB Tape

I am doing an install of 4 100 watt panels using the Renogy curved brackets and VHB tape. I have seen where a couple of people have doubled them up for more contact area for the tape.

Curious...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-21-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,633
Posted By JoeHTP
Andy, I have the original Wrangler HT with...

Andy,

I have the original Wrangler HT with 50k miles and 5/32 tread left,

Joe
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-21-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,633
Posted By JoeHTP
Michelin Defender LTX for F150

We have a 25 RBQ FC. Getting ready for new tires for my Ecoboost F150. Any thoughts on these particular tires?


Thanks
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-08-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By JoeHTP
Ok, you guys have convinced me, series/parallel...

Ok, you guys have convinced me, series/parallel it is. Thanks!

Question: Do I need to fuse each series/parallel set of panels before I connect to the combiner box?
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-07-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By JoeHTP
Victron Smart Battery Sense Bluetooth?

I am considering a Smart Battery Sense for my solar install. I am little concerned about the quality of the signal, given it has to penetrate the metal battery box and a couple of layers of aluminum...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-07-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By JoeHTP
300 watts Parallel or 400 series/Parallel

I am going to add solar to our 25RBQ soon, using the Airstream prewire (yes I know...its better to go direct with thicker wire). The question is, given the limitations, what is a better choice, 300...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-05-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,667
Posted By JoeHTP
AirMiles, I am starting an install soon. Do...

AirMiles,

I am starting an install soon. Do you find that the Smartsense Bluetooth is powerful enough to penetrate the metal battery box and the couple of layers of aluminum to connect with the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-04-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By JoeHTP
Well, with my solar suitcase I split the...

Well, with my solar suitcase I split the difference. Controller Velcroís to the trailer near the solar port, and panel sans controller can go wherever. If I had to lend it out, I could give them...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-02-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By JoeHTP
Remove AC filters and look at drain hose. If it...

Remove AC filters and look at drain hose. If it is not properly secured (there are brackets that hold it as I recall), it can dangle down a little and it does not drain as effectively. ...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 07-30-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By JoeHTP
Ours died last year while we were on Prince...

Ours died last year while we were on Prince Edward Island. It is a standard relief valve (at least on our 25FC). I was able to find the exact same model in a local hardware store and replace it.
...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-21-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,950
Posted By JoeHTP
We spent last summer in Newfoundland. Not sure...

We spent last summer in Newfoundland. Not sure where you are going, but all the places we stayed had electric, and we never needed AC, it was heater at night. Two months of travel and we never used...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-01-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 13,148
Posted By JoeHTP
I have an EU2000 and EasyStart. I find that if...

I have an EU2000 and EasyStart. I find that if the genset is trying to run the AC and charge the battery, the genset gets overwhelmed. I have to flip the breaker off for the charger. EU2200 is...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-15-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,092
Posted By JoeHTP
Excellent, thanks for the responses! We are...

Excellent, thanks for the responses! We are fortunate to store ours in a covered facility, so I imagine that will also extend the life.
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-15-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,092
Posted By JoeHTP
When to reseal roof seams?

We have a '17 25' Flying Cloud. How often does the caulk on the roof have to be replaced to avoid leaks?



Thanks!
Forum: Refrigerators 09-14-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,424
Posted By JoeHTP
My thermostat just died too, I think. Can you...

My thermostat just died too, I think. Can you share how you wired the eBay unit or a photo?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-29-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,142
Posted By JoeHTP
I find that for the Honda EU2000 to handle the...

I find that for the Honda EU2000 to handle the load, even with the Easy Start, I have to cut off power to the converter. Anyone else have this issue?

Not sure if the 2200 would do better.

Our...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 04-27-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,489
Posted By JoeHTP
I have the Renogy 200 Watt. I did replace the...

I have the Renogy 200 Watt. I did replace the controller with a waterproof one that Velcros to the tongue near the Zamp Plug:

Pros:

*It's hard to beat the price/performance ratio. We took it...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 04-18-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,917
Posted By JoeHTP
Another vote for Thermacell, works great for lots...

Another vote for Thermacell, works great for lots of flying things...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-20-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By JoeHTP
I used to plug it into my Zamp port. However, I...

I used to plug it into my Zamp port. However, I had reversed the connections on the Zamp port, due to using a non-Zamp solar panel. I wonder if the reverse polarity detection means it will shut it...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-13-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By JoeHTP
Another vote for InReach Explorer. You can at...

Another vote for InReach Explorer. You can at least text whenever you have a view of the sky.

We recently returned from a six month cross US trip. Most of the time, we did have ATT or Verizon. ...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-12-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,624
Posted By JoeHTP
I have a Genconnex Honda 2000 propane converted...

I have a Genconnex Honda 2000 propane converted unit. Works great to power our AC with an EZ-Start. I have let it run all night for a time or two without any problems.

No need to carry...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 12-10-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By JoeHTP
Thanks to everyone for the great info! I...

Thanks to everyone for the great info!

I think I can apply a lot of it to my install.

On the 25FB, removing the whole front section would be the ideal way to do the install. ...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 12-09-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By JoeHTP
25 RB FC Solar Install

I am in the planning phase of a solar install on our 25 RB FC. The plan is to go with an AM Solar "Core Kit" with a Victron 30 amp MPPT Controller.

I will use the factory prewire and do a...
Forum: Refrigerators 12-04-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,058
Posted By JoeHTP
Thanks for the continued feedback! I found the...

Thanks for the continued feedback! I found the same thing...when I disconnected that cable I got about 0.8 amp per hour less draw. That is ~20 amps a day savings, a good chunk if you are...
Forum: On The Road... 10-23-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,611
Posted By JoeHTP
We find AllTrails to be great. The only downside...

We find AllTrails to be great. The only downside is you have to remember to download hikes before you lose service. Each has to be loaded individually, I kind of wish they would allow you to...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 10-17-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By JoeHTP
Thanks for the response! I must be blind, I donít...

Thanks for the response! I must be blind, I donít see the valve in your photo.

Joe
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 10-17-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By JoeHTP
Camco Bypass Valve 25rb

I am trying to install a Camco winterizing bypass valve on my water pump. Because of the placement of the pump, there does not seem to be a way to install it without modifying the plumbing. Anyone...
Forum: On The Road... 10-01-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By JoeHTP
Following because we are interested in doing the...

Following because we are interested in doing the same thing!
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-25-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,654
Posted By JoeHTP
I like the idea of the EU2000i on the tongue. Is...

I like the idea of the EU2000i on the tongue. Is there any concern about it getting exposed to the rain and elements when you are towing? I have the Honda cover, but it does not seem very...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-22-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,236
Posted By JoeHTP
We just finished a six month AS trip out west. ...

We just finished a six month AS trip out west. My wife and I both have ATT. Coverage was pretty spotty throughout. At Pinnacles, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and a few others, there was perfectly good...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-14-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,740
Posted By JoeHTP
...and you only have to worry about large hail. ...

...and you only have to worry about large hail. We have gotten caught in three medium size hail storms with no problems.
Forum: On The Road... 09-06-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,040
Posted By JoeHTP
In the past 10 months, we have stayed at probably...

In the past 10 months, we have stayed at probably a dozen or more Harvest Hosts, including wineries, a distillary, an Alpaca Farm and a couple of family farms. They have all been great. The hosts...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-04-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By JoeHTP
Thanks..I like the river idea!

Thanks..I like the river idea!
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-04-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By JoeHTP
Convert Solar Suitcase to Rooftop

I have a Renogy 200 watt solar suitcase. I have been thinking about pulling it apart and mounting the 2 x 100 watt panels on my rooftop (25 FC), with appropriate wiring and controller.

The...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 08-31-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,237
Posted By JoeHTP
One of the best things I have done to conserve...

One of the best things I have done to conserve batteries while boondocking is to install a switch on the Dometic refrigerators door heater. In my case saves at least 12 amp hours per day.
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