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Old 03-07-2014, 06:23 PM   #11
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Get an extension cord and put a blender out in the yard. margaritas and daiquiris for the grown ups. Slushies for the kids.

Say, can you hold the snow until June?
Yeah at this point I think so.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:02 PM   #12
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I may be the only one dr carver, but I would be interested in what you have in mind to add radio to your TT.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:21 PM   #13
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Me too.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:48 AM   #14
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Right you are we kind of hijacked the thread. I would suggest a IC 7000 very small very advanced DC to day light ham shack in a box. I use a Tarheel screw driver antenna and a mount on the side of my camper with pretty good results and also have a box of poles and different antennas I use when I'm parked for any legnth of time. If you are looking for some thing more substantial but portable I really like the IC 7200. Both of those radios have excellent DSP the IC 7200 also has USB connectivity.
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:17 AM   #15
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No problem... I was getting ready to break out the popcorn...

I have a Yaesu F-450AT that can be for HF and an ADI for 2 Mtrs. For antennas I have a ground mounted 40-10 vertical and a couple of dipoles that I can throw in the trees or use a push-up mast.

My thoughts are to add another deep-cycle battery through an isolator so that I can have dedicated power for the radios when there is no shore power available. Maybe even mount solar on the roof. I still have to work out the details such as where to put the battery, getting power to the rigs, etc.

It will be a fun project!!

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Old 03-10-2014, 06:39 PM   #16
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I have two batteries mounted on the tong of my camper. I use 50 amp Anderson connectors in the camper to plug in my radios the batteries also have a 50 amp connector that I plug in my 100 watt solar panel into. I made a frame that allows me to elevate the panel and turn it so I get max wattage and it folds flat so I can store it. Even my truck has a 50 amp connector there is no way I'm not going to get on the air! It's no problem at a camp ground because the charger will take care of the needs but more often than not I' m not where there is power so far this set has worked well been 7 days with out 120 volt power. I have gone to great pains to reduce my 12 volt demands LED's, accumulators on the water system even the fan only draws a couple of amps.
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Yeah, and up there in the Hyperborean Wastes you don't need air conditioning.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:58 AM   #18
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Yeah, and up there in the Hyperborean Wastes you don't need air conditioning.
See there is a reason for all this snow takes months just to warm it back up again!
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As I make progress I'll put updates and pictures on the Travel Trailer section.

Hurricane season won't be long. I'd better get to it!

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Old 03-14-2014, 06:03 AM   #20
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I have two batteries mounted on the tong of my camper...
That statement,, Right there, is one of my BIG complaints when I'm browsing RV forums, Two Batteries (or 4 or 6 or 28)

I have two AA cells in the remote beside me (Two batteries though technically a single cell is not a battery)
I have a small (like 9 amp hour) AGM battery doing paperweight duty just now that also runs lights, blowers, charges the Hand held battery and does other low-load jobs.

I have some group 29s. I have a pair of GC-2s.. I've seen 8D's I have towed a battery that was so big they had to set it on the trailer using a fork lift (I might add the power for the fork lift came from it's twin).

TWO OF WHAT SIZE BATTERIES?
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