Phantom Power

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242017
 

Most of you probably know about phantom electrical loads in an RV. They are those parasitic things like the memory and instant-on feature for your television, satellite TV boxes, various alarms and such that make miniscule draws on your battery bank. As long as your batteries are in good shape, these are not a real […]

And Away We Go!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102017
 

Unless something catastrophic and totally unexpected happens overnight, we will be on the road this morning, headed west. We still have to move the food from the refrigerator in the house to one in the motorhome, I have to unhook my computer and take it out to the RV, and then we are off like […]

Okay, Plan B

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 092017
 

You have heard me say it before and I guarantee you will hear me say it again – always have a Plan B. And it doesn’t hurt to have a Plan C and a Plan D, too, just in case. You never know when they will come in handy. Our original plan (Plan A) was […]

Just Do It

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 182017
 

In a blog post a couple of days ago titled The Best Laid Plans, I wrote that the coach (starting) batteries in our motorhome needed replacing, and that the Lifeline AGM house batteries had dropped very low from phantom loads while the RV has been parked in our community’s storage yard for the last few […]

Well That Was Quick!

 Posted by at 12:17 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212016
 

I said in yesterday’s blog that the power was supposed to be out for several hours here at the Orlando Thousand Trails yesterday, so I wasn’t sure how much work I would get done on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. But as it turned out, about 3 PM two work trucks pulled up […]

RV Batteries

 Posted by at 7:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 242010
 

It’s time to go shopping for house batteries for our Winnebago motorhome. For those armchair travelers or newbie RVers, I’ll give you a quick explanation, keeping in mind that I am not a technical person. Most motorhomes have two separate battery banks. One bank is called the “coach” battery bank, and is used to start […]