Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Day 33, 34 - Whitney, TX - TT

Monday (33) - We drove to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), this morning as Bridget headed back to Fairbanks for a few days. DFW is located about half way between Dallas and Fort Worth. Lots of freeways, lots of traffic all moving very fast. Very stressful and it took just under two hours. The rain didn’t help. On the way back, I stopped at a Walmart to de-stress a bit and picked up some salsa and cheese for the “taco Tuesday” potluck tomorrow here at the park.

I put the awning back out as the next couple of days are supposed to be sunny and warm. And, yes, I did plug the lights back it. They are currently set to seven colors, gradual changing colors about every 20 sec. I like them. Very relaxing…

Tuesday (34) - It’s 72°, sunny and dry. A nice day to relax outside the RV. Here is an unusual photo of actually using the Windows machine. The software for the RD-5R DMR radio only runs under Windows. I thought I'd check out the local repeaters. I can't reach the DMR repeater with my 5 watt HT and, so far, no traffic on the analog repeater.

The "task" for the morning was baking chocolate chip cookies in the convection oven. Most of them made it into the freezer. At noon, there was a very lightly attended "taco Tuesday" potluck. By lightly attended, I was the only non-staff person in attendance. But the tacos were good. I'm just about ready to start the SeeLevel II installation. Many steps involved to identify the different circuits plus fabricating an adapter for the panel. The new panel is smaller than the original panel but it turns out that the cutout behind is small enough to be covered by the new panel. Now, I just need to figure out the old wiring. Of course, there is no documentation with the RV.

One of the initial oddities were why does the water pump switch have three connections. That’s when I remembered that it is a two-way switch as there is also a pump switch in the wet bay. I found this diagram on the Winnebago site that explains the wiring and how the little indicator light for the pump get’s lit. Now to figure out the wiring for the sending units. The SeeLevel II only uses two wires signal and ground for all three sensors. Plus a third wire for the propane level sensor. I found another wiring diagram with a similar display unit that lists wire colors. Tomorrow, I’ll pull at least the water tank door and check the color of the wires and see if they match.


5 comments:

Lynne Goebeler said...

Except for the airport trip, sounds relaxing. 😊 We will be interested to hear more about the Seelevel install and operation.

RichardM said...

The next post is the first part of the installation. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be able to finish in install.

redlegsrides said...

We've got rain on/off till Friday....here in Quartzsite.

Lynne Goebeler said...

Awesome, I look forward to that! Good luck!

RichardM said...

I think the rain isn't supposed to be here until Friday. Tomorrow, it's supposed to be in the mid-80s again.