Thursday, April 30, 2015

Program Notes -- Episode 14 -- April 30, 2015




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Down in the Boondocks: Inverters -- Where and How to Safely Install Yours

 In part two of a two part discussion, we discuss how to go about installing your inverter, where to locate it, and why. Click here for charts to help you choose the correct wire gauge and fuses for your install.  And for sources of fuses and fuse holders, click here.




Rookie RV:  Holding Tank Dumping Made Easy

What should be a simple process can be baffling for those new to the RV lifestyle. The thought of making a mistake that could send gallons of icky stuff cascading down the street can frighten even the bravest of travelers. We provide a step-by-step walk through of how to dump your RV holding tanks, without taking a bath.





RV Buying Experience: What Are All Those Motorhomes About? 

In our roll out of an occasional department, we'll help RV buyers sort through the fog and make wise purchasing decisions. First, a primer on motorhomes -- the types, their features, and costs. Upper left: Class C. Upper right: Class A. Lower left: Bus conversion. Lower right: Class B.


Cyber Corner: Fixing Television Interference Problems Caused by LED Lighting  

Is there a high-tech shootout going on in your RV? Some RVers love the power-economy of low-voltage LED lighting, but say their TV can't coexist with it. We help you fix the problem. Here's a link to cool-white LED to replace your old bulbs. Or if you prefer, click here for a warm-white version. Already have LEDs but have interference? Here's a link to the product we refer to that may end your interference problems inexpensively. 



This Week's Feature: The Truth and Consequences of State Map Decals

Many RVers claim bragging rights about, "Been there. Seen that!" with those fancy U.S. maps with the stick-out state decals. Some claim there could be dishonesty afoot -- and some say their could be financial consequences. For those looking for their own state-by-state map with nifty stick-on license plate fill-ins, here's where you can find 'em.  



Music credits for this episode:  "This Week's Feature" theme: Soni Ventorum Wind Quartet, performing: Danzi's Wind Quartet Opus 67 No. 3 in E-Flat Major. Theme music for "RV Buying Experience": The Freak Fandango Orchestra performing Hitmans Lovesong feat. Paola G. Both on on freemusicarchive.org.  

Photo credits:  Fuse holder, US map decal system: amazon.com. Motorhome collage: Drawings, gorving.org, photo, rvclearinghouse.com. "Max Headroom" on TV interference: Public domain, courtesy wikimedia.org.
 All others, including RV photo used in link to MP3 file, R & T De Maris. 

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3 comments:

  1. Regarding LEDs, maybe I've been lucky but my $1.20 LEDs from China don't seem to have any interference problem. That said, I use my cell phone for video source more than my aerial antenna anyway.

    Regarding the sticker map, we keep ours affixed to the inside of the entry door, where it will invite conversation only when we are outside. Having just traded in our RV it was easily removed intact and transferred to the new rig. Our rule for adding stickers is that the trailer must have overnight camped in the state - no drive throughs or visits to hotels because those aren't relevant to a CAMPer map!

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  2. Regarding LEDs, maybe I've been lucky but my $1.20 LEDs from China don't seem to have any interference problem. That said, I use my cell phone for video source more than my aerial antenna anyway.

    Regarding the sticker map, we keep ours affixed to the inside of the entry door, where it will invite conversation only when we are outside. Having just traded in our RV it was easily removed intact and transferred to the new rig. Our rule for adding stickers is that the trailer must have overnight camped in the state - no drive throughs or visits to hotels because those aren't relevant to a CAMPer map!

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