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  • in reply to: Kitchen Appliance must haves #54274
    Bruce
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    Cannot live without our Instant Pot, use it at least twice a day.  For coffee we love our French Press and have the option of heating the water on the stove if boondocking or with our electric kettle.  We also have a single induction unit that has proven quite handy.

    in reply to: Power issues #54198
    Bruce
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    You are welcome Chris.  Your choice of converter is independent of your 30 amp RV as that is the total amperage provided to your rig to operate the various AC loads in your rig.  The determining factor is the output amp rating of your current converter, which you will want to match as your rig is likely to only have sufficient wire gauge to the battery for the unit provided.  By putting a larger one in, you risk an electrical fire.  So check the rating on your current converter.  If you find it is lower than your proposed higher amp unit, you can run heavier gauge wire from the unit to the battery to handle the higher current. 45 – 55 amp converters are common, but yours may be different. I hope this helps.

    in reply to: Power issues #54155
    Bruce
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    A word of caution, The Progressive unit is an excellent choice and Progressive Dynamics makes outstanding products, but before ordering, check Progressive Dynamics website.  When I ordered a Progressive Dynamics EMS unit a couple years ago, there website indicated they would not honor the warranty if purchased through Amazon and certain other on-line retailers.  I ordered mine through their website directing me to a trusted vendor.  Don’t know if this is still true, but I would check.  You can also typically purchase through RV dealership parts and accessories.

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    in reply to: RVLOCK Keyless Entry Door Handle Install and Review #54081
    Bruce
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    We have one I installed just over a year ago and overall like the convenience of it,  Here is my mini review;

    Pros

    1. Easy and quick to install.
    2. Much more convenient than keys, though I do tend to carry the fob and have found it useful in some situations.

    CONS

    1. Since leaving Phoenix, AZ for the east coast with high humidity and more rain, where Lin An has had travel nurse jobs, I have noticed the screws provided to secure the lock from the inside, have rusted.
    2. The key pad only lights up when you depress a key which kind of sucks since in the dark one cannot read the numbers.  This is one scenario where I have found carrying the fob helps as I can unlock with the press of the unlock button and do not need light to see it.

    Overall we like it and when we purchase our next rig, will get another if the rig does not come with one.

    in reply to: Best 5th wheel (in your opinion) for full time living? #54034
    Bruce
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    Indeed Ray it looks promising from a buyers point of view.  We have narrowed our selection down to 3 and as of now a dealer fairly close to where we currently are has all 3 on their lot, so a good opportunity to see them side by side as it were.

    in reply to: Best 5th wheel (in your opinion) for full time living? #54032
    Bruce
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    Good tips thank you.

    in reply to: New Kids On The Block Saying Hello #54017
    Bruce
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    Thank you all.

    in reply to: Best 5th wheel (in your opinion) for full time living? #53997
    Bruce
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    We are full-timers getting ready to trade our truck camper in on a 5th wheel.  We have narrowed our search down to Grand Design Solitude, Vanleigh Vilano & Keystone Montana.  They all seem to fit the bill for full-timers and have very good to great reputations.

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