• A Look at My New Country Smokers Portable Pellet Grill
    So far the only slow cook at low temp was a couple of pork loins and they came out good. I didn't pay too much attention to the temps, just set to 225 took about 3 hours. Near the end, I cranked it up a bit to caramelize the sauce I had on it.
    Grill has two temp probes, one on the lid top and one on the lower back area, they seem to differ.
    Both times the outside temps were around 50F. I heard pellets can have an effect if they get too damp.
    Also, check the felt around the outside of where the lid meets and make sure there are no gaps.
    I got another pork loin to cook in a few days so will let you know how it goes as the temps will be around 40F.
  • Dehumidifier
    The one I have is a desiccant type dehumidifier so it's not great in warm moist places like say FLA but here in a cold damp location it's great as it works by heating the air, so we get the side benefit of the heat. The model I got comes with a drain hose hookup, that I have threaded through a small opening on the corner of the slide-out and it drips on the ground, so no need to dump the tray.
  • Dehumidifier
    You're welcome, glad to hear it's work well. :)
  • Nature's Beauty Thread - Post Your Pictures
    Cool to see a pair of Trumpeter Swans show up in the estuary yesterday. Huge birds! 6 feet in length and weighing over 25 lbs. Thousands of them winter on Vancouver Island.

  • Wireless Propane Tank Level Sensors
    Interesting, thanks for sharing that. Cheers, Ray
  • Tekonsha P3 brake controller problem?
    Are you testing it while just parked or are you testing it while braking the trailer pretty hard? Just parked it will show a low voltage output with the pedal versus the manual override since it's designed to output power as needed. Like during a panic stop it would be full voltage.

    The "Please accept the comment that answers your question" is because this is the Ask for Help category so has a special question mode, that way later on people can see easily the right answer. Cheers, Ray

    What does the "Question" option do?
    Question mode lets the original poster (or a moderator) identify the definitive answer to a question. This is ideal for customer service or building a knowledge base.
  • Dehumidifier
    Now that it's getting colder I've been running it 24/7 on the low fan speed plus some low wattage electric heaters and it's kept the humidity around the 35 - 45% range, so nice and dry in here, even with the roof vents mostly closed. Not getting any condensation on the walls or windows so quite happy.
    You are different though as you aren't living in the rig. We are constantly putting moisture into the RV with our breathing, showers, cooking, etc. Unless you have a water leak there shouldn't be much moisture inside to worry about.
    I don't think you should have a problem, just leave a roof vent or two open a little so you can get some air exchange. Also, a good idea to open up all the cupboards and pull the mattress away from the wall.
    For us the humidifier pumps out a ton of water, the 19-pint tray was filling twice a day before I put the drain hose outside. But I imagine a trailer in storage will generate much less.
    I think the Renogy controllers are rated by output battery current, so the 20 amps or 40 amp is max charging amperage to the battery, not input. At least that's the way I read the specs.
  • EZ Snap RV Winter Skirting Installation
    Time-Lapse Video of Removal and Reinstallation
    In this video, I provide some time-lapse footage of me removing and reinstalling the winter skirting. I also add some 3M No Residue Duct Tape to the top seam to keep out water.

  • Pacific Northwest Raptors
    Cool shots, my sister loves that place. One year for her birthday we got her a private tour and she got to hold an eagle.
    There is another similar place near Parksville over by Coombs called North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre - it also has other animals like bears.
  • original backup camera showing "No Signal" on RV display
    Hard to know the exact wiring as it can vary between camera systems and RVs but usually in a 4 wire setup there are a video wire and audio wire and power wire and ground wire.
    With a multimeter or DC test light first thing to do is look for 12VDC by testing between the different pins. If there is no 12V power then likely it has blown a fuse somewhere.
  • Thermostat
    Here is a previous thread about it - Generally it's a straightforward mod but with RV wiring being the way it is, not very standardized, it can be tricky sometimes to figure out the right wires.
  • Snowing, arrghh!
    It was a quick event, the Pacific storm system has arrived and the temps are quickly up to near 10C already. Gonna be a windy one, hang on to your hat! :)

  • Thermostat
    Let us know how it goes. My last FocusPro 5000 had an issue after a few months where it occasionally wouldn't turn off when the high temp setting was reached. Would wake up in the middle of the night and it would be mid 70's in the rig and the furnace still running and I had set it for low 60's. Swapped it out and the new one has been fine, so seems like they may have a quality control problem.
  • Thermostat
    Should last way longer than that. I've used the FocusPro and the Hunter thermostats operating on batteries and they usually last for many months, often I forget they even use batteries. It will vary with how cold it is and how much the furnace is on but the last time I changed the batteries was March. I usually use the Energizer brand in it.
  • Nature's Beauty Thread - Post Your Pictures
    Wildlife Photography with Limited Mobility Using Gitzo Systematic Tripod and Fluid Gimbal Head - Anne McKinnell Photography
    Anne's latest video on how she is still pursuing her passion for photography while battling some unfortunate health issues.

  • Big Cargo Ship Across from the RV Park
    Thanks, Willie we use the website version quite often, helps us know about when the big cruise ships are gonna be passing by, well in normal years. :( Anne had an alert set up to view the Disney one.