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It’s Still Missing . . .

So Yes, our new Azio Lighted Keyboard is still missing in action, nowhere to be found.

Several people, including our regular mailman, are trying to track it down. For some reason, even though it had a tracking number, they can’t figure out who mis-delivered it. I thought that what a tracking number was for. But I guess not.

Seems like whoever ended up with it liked it so much they didn’t call the PO to report it.  Hope they enjoy it . . . NOT!

On Monday I promised you a parts list for my 50 amp tester box bit somehow it got lost in the shuffle on yesterday’s blog. So here it is now.\

First off, here are the parts I got from Amazon:

50 Amp Power Cord

50 Amp RV Power Cord


Circuit Testers 

Circuit Testers


Digital AC Voltmeter

AC Voltmeter for 50 amp Tester


220VAC LED’s

220VAC LED lights


And these parts came from our local Lowe’s:

50 Amp Tester Box

Waterproof PVC 2 Gang Outlet Box

50 amp Connector

Southwire 3/4” Connector

50 amp Duplex AC Outlet

2 ea Duplex AC Outlets

50 Amp Wall Plate

Wall Plate

Be sure that your outlets and your cover plate holes match.
There are different types.

Let me know if you have any questions.

My 4 year old Interstate 6V deep cycle batteries are starting to get a little long in the tooth, so I’m looking at replacing them. But as you know by now I very often wander off the reservation and take things in a completely new direction.

Jan and I haven’t boondocked in years and probably won’t in the foreseeable future. We actually don’t have a big inverter, just a few small ones to run a couple of things while we’re traveling. And if we really need power we just start up the generator.

We really just need something that will handle the interior lights, which are mostly LED’s, for a few hour like during our power outage a week or so ago. So my thought is to not replace the expensive 6V deep cycle batteries with more of the some, but maybe something like this.

Deka 12 v battery

Deka 12V 1005 Amp Farm Equipment battery sold by Lowe’s. At $160 it’s the cost of just one of the four deep cycle batteries. And 1000 amps should probably handle our needs. The dimensions are slightly smaller than two of the deep cycle batteries, so fitting one in the space won’t be a problem. And if 1000 amps isn’t enough, I could just used two of them.

I’m still thinking it over so let me know your thoughts.

Tomorrow at 2pm Jan has some follow-up lab work at her doctor’s. She changed the dosage on Jan’s thyroid medication and so she want’s to see how things are doing.

Thought for the Day:  

When asked what you’re looking for in a relationship, ‘a way out’ is probably not the best answer.



4 Responses to It’s Still Missing . . .

  1. Mike Roberts says:

    Thankms for the parts list and sources.

  2. Catching up on yesterday’s reading. Thanks for the parts list.

    One of the things i looked at when getting Batteries for our RV was the weight. Having to lift them when bent over is not an easy task so i went with the 31 Series batteries which weigh in at 69 lbs. each but they only deliver 105 Amp Hours of power. I might have to re-evaluate what we are using.

    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

  3. Neil laubenthal says:

    We’ve been just using a 50 amp dogbone with 50 to 30 and 30 to 20 adapters then one of the same testers…does this not correctly test both sides of the pedestal? The LED provides additional functionality… it do I need to actually have someth No wired the way to fully test things?

    • gregwhite says:


      Every 50amp to 30amp dogbone I’ve seen just uses only one leg, usually L1 to feed the 30amp output. So you are really getting 50amp power instead of 30amps. Of course, the breakers in your rig would still limit you to pulling only 30 amps inside.

      This all means that if you’re using a 50 to 30 dogbone and the single tester, it will only be testing that leg, not both.

      Hope this makes sense.

      Thanks for reading our blog. We appreciate your comments.


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