Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Program Notes - Episode 9 - March 26, 2015

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Rookie RV:  RVer -- Tilt that Awning!

When you make it into camp and extend that awning for that oh-so-heavenly shade, don't pull out the lawn chairs just yet. It's important to tilt your awning to increase its chances of survival in foul weather. Tips for both manual, and electronic versions.

Down in the Boondocks: How Much Battery Power do You Need?

In our last episode we talked about how and where to put more batteries to increase your power "bank account." In this episode we help you calculate just how big that "bank" needs to be. Click here for worksheets and tables to help you in your quest.

RV Housekeeping: Wet Wipes -- They're Not Just for Kiddies Anymore

The common wet wipe has a myriad of uses, other than just the obvious ones. Inside, outside, all around the RV you'll find wet wipes useful for dealing with the RV -- and your own personal care as well.

This Week's Feature: Will deferred maintenance affect your National Park Visit?

The Park Service is far behind in handling routine maintenance at parks around the country. We put it on a scale most of us can envision as we talk with the Superintendent of the Grand Canyon National Park. Learn how and why things got so far behind, and what RVers and other visitors can expect when they visit their national treasures.  

Music credits for this episode: "Down in the Boondocks" theme: shorthopper, "jack-n-jill-guitar-banjo", on under license. "This Week's Feature" theme: Soni Ventorum Wind Quartet, performing: Danzi's Wind Quartet Opus 67 No. 3 in E-Flat Major on De Falla, Ritual Fire Dance by Illinois Brass Band is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License and from -- used in opening segment. Grand Canyon Suite, by Eric Pancer. Published February 13, 2010. Usage Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States  Barbara Schubert, conducts the Dupage Symphony Orchestra, performing the Grand Canyon Suite, by Ferde Grofe. Used in "feature" segment, from 

Photo credits:  RV awing: U.S. Forest Service. Closed canyon, wet wipes, and RV photo used in link to mp3 file, R & T De Maris. All others, public domain. 

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1 comment:

  1. In order to calculate the 12 volt amp hours for 120 volt alternating current devices. You must multiply the amperage value listed on the appliance by 10. In addition, in most RV's there is some parasitic current load which is present all of the time. It is important to measure that current load at the battery banks with an ammeter for proper calculations.