Thursday, September 29, 2011

God's Holy Days. Feast of Trumpets. RV Wiring and Batteries.

"Christ and the apostles observed God's annual Holy Days, and they are to be kept by Christians today. If you are not aware of His plan and these milestones, you need to spend less time following tradition and more time thinking about God's Holy Days. "




Feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashanah.

Feast of Trumpets 2011 - September 29, 2011
"Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, 'The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever'" (Revelation 11:15, English Standard Version).
The Day of Trumpets heralds the intervention of God in the affairs of humanity on a global basis—a dramatic turning point in world history and the return of Christ to this world."

Prophecies of the end time include trumpet plagues and the return of Jesus Christ at the last trump.

What does the Feast of Trumpets mean for Christians today?

The fourth festival of God (after Pentecost) is the Feast of Trumpets (or a "memorial of blowing of trumpets,"
Leviticus:23:24-25[24]Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.[25]Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.),    which falls in September or October.
This festival is called Rosh Hashanah by the Jews today. Ancient Israel understood that trumpets were used as a way of announcing special, very important messages:
(Numbers:10:1-10[1]And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,[2]Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.[3]And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.[4]And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee.[5]When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward.[6]When ye blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys.[7]But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm.[8]And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.[9]And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.[10]Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.).
In the New Testament, Jesus Christ reveals that before His return to the earth, there will be the blowing of seven trumpets, announcing progressive stages of the downfall and overthrow of this world's kingdoms, ending with the return of Christ to take possession of the earth. Christ's return is announced by the seventh and final trumpet (Revelation:8:2; 11:15). This day also pictures the time when faithful Christians will be resurrected to eternal life at the time of the seventh trumpet (1 Corinthians:15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.)
1 Thessalonians:4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:)   to reign with Jesus Christ for 1,000 years (Revelation:20:4-6).
Interestingly, it was around this time of year that Jesus was born—not in the dead of winter (see "Biblical Evidence Shows Jesus Wasn't Born on December 25": And the fall feast season represents the time when Jesus Christ will come to the earth again to reign in glory.
The remaining fall feast days describe steps in the establishment of the prophesied Kingdom of God on earth and judgment of humanity after Christ's return. The Feast of Trumpets is followed by the Day of Atonement."

This is also RV Day:
Wire Colors Can be Confusing!  Posted by RV Doctor
"What genius decided to use black and white as positive and negative colored wires instead of the automotive red and black? Would it not have been less confusing to everyone to use red and black?" S., (Slab City, CA)

"Seann, perhaps you're being just too logical! I once had to troubleshoot a wiring issue under the dash of a motorhome.
When I crawled under there, every single conductor was yellow! Just like in the converter pictured here, it basically boils down to what the policy is at that factory and what the parts manager at the factory purchases.
Most modern coaches will have some type of color code that, at least, makes some sense, especially for the battery charge conductors. The pro techs in the shop are taught to measure everything with a meter anyway.
Professional technicians should rarely trust or rely on color for the most part; especially when troubleshooting. Who knows what may have been modified or replaced beforehand! But I hear ya! At least black and white correlates to the AC wiring (black-hot, white-neutral) across the board. "

RV Battery Wiring  Posted by RV Doctor

"I have a eight year-old Nash 5th wheeler. I have one completely dead battery in it now. I want to replace it with two, (Group 24), 12-volt batteries. I'm not sure how to hook them up. There is not enough room for two, small 6-volt batteries, as the space is quite small. Can you help me?"
"Stan, parallel 12-volt batteries are interconnected by routing a battery cable from the positive post of one battery to the other positive post on the other battery. Same for the negative cable; negative to negative. The positive side of the load is then connected to the positive post of one battery and the negative side of the load is connected to the negative post on the other battery. That’s the best scenario for a two-battery bank.

But if you have room for two, 12-volt batteries, you will have room for two, 6-volt batteries wired in series. Typically, two 6-volt batteries wired in series will yield a little more storage capacity than two, 12-volt batteries wired in parallel; assuming the batteries have the same footprint. But it’s certainly your choice!"
RV Battery Disconnect Switch,  By Mark Polk.
"Your RV may or may not be equipped with a battery disconnect switch. If you do have a coach battery disconnect switch it will have to be turned on to use the 12-volt appliances and accessories.
If your RV is not equipped with a battery disconnect switch, you should consider installing one."
12 Volt system
"12-volt DC or direct current is electricity supplied by a deep cycle auxiliary battery or batteries. DC electricity flows in one direction, from negative to positive. 12-volt DC electricity is stored in the RV batteries and supplies power for components, devices and appliances that operate off of 12-volts.
The 12 volt DC coach system consists of 12-volt pumps, motors, fans and accessories. When you take your RV out of storage you will need to check these 12 volt DC items for proper operation:
Water pump Roof vent fans
Range hood fan and light
Furnace fan
Overhead lights
DSI water heater igniter
Refrigerator in the LP gas mode
TV booster
Any 12 volt entertainment equipment.
  • If a 12-volt device is not operating properly, check the fuse for the device in the power distribution center. The fuses will be labeled. Determine which fuse it is and use a 12 volt test light to test the fuse.
  • To do this find a suitable ground for the 12-volt test light and test both sides of the fuse for 12-volt power. If the test light only lights on one side of the fuse replace the fuse with the proper size fuse and try the 12 volt device again.

    • If the device still doesn’t work have it checked out by an authorized RV service center. Identify the amperage ratings for fuses used in the RV and keep spare fuses on hand."

  • Best Way to Use a Generator to Charge Your RV Batteries
    "As more and more RVers begin to consider the fun and benefits of boondocking, as opposed to RV park camping, keeping the batteries charged is a frequent topic of campfire conversations and RV forum entries. Many approach their experiences, not with an on-board generator, but bringing along a portable generator. Lots of them have connections to “charge” 12-volt batteries. Is this the best way to go?
    Here’s a hypothetical: Let’s say your portable generator is a 2,000 watt “SoundBlaster” brand. It provides a couple of 120 volt power outlets, and yep, a place to plug in a couple of 12-volt wires for battery charging. Looking at the SoundBlaster specs you note that the 12-volt output is labeled “3 amps.” Yes, your generator will charge your RV batteries, but at a very slow rate. In our hypothetical we’ll say your rig battery is a 110-amp hour battery, discharged to about half it’s full capacity–it needs a minimum of 55 amps to be fully charged. In the perfect world you could plug your wires in, and hey presto! In about 18 hours your battery will be charged. How’s that?
    Simple math: Need 55 amps, delivery 3 amps per hour, 55 divide by 3 equals 18.33 hours. But it’s not a perfect world. First, a battery isn’t 100% efficient, so you’ll really need more than 55 amps to do the job. Second, physics teaches that as a battery gets nearer to fully charged, the greater its internal resistance. The greater the resistance, the less the flow of current, and the slower the charge. But even in a perfect world, do you really want 18 hours of SoundBlaster?
    Enter better way: Skip the 12-volt circuit on the generator, and plug in a portable 12-volt battery charger. Grab the typical “fast charge” black box charger off the shelf of your neighborhood auto parts store. Plug it into the generator, hook it up to our hypothetical battery, and less than four hours, your 15-amp hour battery charger has brought you back in battery style. OK, maybe a little longer, it’s still not a perfect world. But that’s a topic for a different day, a different venue.
    Better still: A smart charger system built into your RVs (most likely) aftermarket battery converter. Hook the generator up to your RV and every time you fire up the generator, your smart charge system goes to work for you. "
    Ray and I worked on the trim that goes below the back door on the cargo trailer.  We took it off until the bumper gets welded back on, so that it couldn't get ruined.  Burn ban or not, the welder is going to put the bumper back on next week.  He is down with bronchitis from all the smoke from the wildfires right now.
    We stuck some Eternabond type tape on the back of the thin metal trim, so that the screw holes would be sealed when it is put back on.  Ray also primed and painted it, to freshen it up.

    Four-cargo-doors-2We also cleaned up four RV baggage doors that I have for sale.
    Now I have listed them and hopefully will get them sold. One guy wrote and asked if I had the keys for them.  Obviously, he is not an RVer, as we Rvers know the 751 key fits most baggage doors, so we change the locks.  I didn't have the keys, but I had a 751 for another RV, and of course it works!

    There is a rug by the side patio door in the living room that goes into the hall.  It is so close to the front door that it stops some dirt from tracking in from the hall.  It was always slipping and sliding around, so we glued some rug 'slipnot' under it with E-6000.  If it works, we will do the same thing to the rug by the other patio door at the front of the living room, the one that goes out to the screen porch.

  • Even with the kittens dashing around, so far it has stayed in place all day.


    Dizzy-Dick said...

    Is the "751" key a master key? Where do you get one? The one for my storage doors on my RV has the number 80 on it. Will the 751 open them, also?

    LakeConroePenny,TX said...

    Hi Dick, thanks for your comment.

    No, the 751 is not a master key, it is just the lock that most RV manufacturers installed.
    Maybe they have started using other locks now as the 751 was so widely used.

    Anyone can but baggage door locks and/or keys at an RV store.

    I changed my generator lock to the coke machine type lock, I felt it was more secure.

    Happy Tails, and Trails, Penny