Wednesday, July 21, 2010

RV Fridges, Ovens & Power. HiLo Gone!

Help your RV refrigerator:

"There are several things we can do to help our RV refrigerator do its job more efficiently. First and foremost the RV must be fairly level for the refrigerator to operate properly. Older RV refrigerators required more precise leveling, but even the newer models need to be close to level for optimum performance.

Over time a cooling unit operated out of level will be permanently damaged. The initial cool down process can take four to six hours.
You should turn the refrigerator on the day before you plan to leave and before you put any food in it. When you do load the refrigerator, the food you put in should already be cold, and the food put in the freezer should already be frozen."

Biscuits Got Burned Bottoms:

" thing that most RVers are concerned with is power: how much are they using in their RV? With the Kill A Watt P4400 you can monitor the energy eaters in your RV or home, saving on energy bills in some cases.
Plug whatever item you want into the device and it will tell you its efficiency by displaying the kilowatt use per hour. The Kill A Watt also calculates voltage, line frequency, current and power factor. Also, it can also test if an outlet is working or evaluate the quality of the electrical power."

Battery Care:
Volts — Remaining Capacity
12.63 — 100%
12.54 — 90%
12.45 — 80%
12.36 — 70%
12.27 — 60%
12.18 — 50%
12.09 — 40%
12.00 — 30%
11.91 — 20%
11.82 — 10%

In our photo, the meter shows 12.30 volts, between 60 & 70 percent of full capacity. The trick is to try and never let your remaining capacity fall below 50%. If you keep it at 50% or more, your batteries will have many more “charge, discharge” cycles before croaking.

Difficult to believe after 50+ years, HiLo Travel Trailers have also bitten the dust:

Today, Jay and I went to the next town, to shop and unshop.
For the first time in many years, I had my hair cut by a licensed beautician.   I used to get my hair done every week at the same little beauty shop in our little town, for decades, but when she died, I just didn't know where to go.  So I just washed it myself, and tied it back.
After it grew to almost waist length, I started hacking at it myself, with my poodle grooming scissors.  But I couldn't do the back very well.

So I was determined to have it cut, and had it done in the Walmart Style Shop today.

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