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RE: Lithium-ion and solar panel life cycles?

Yes... That's Phenomenal
MrWizard 08/10/20 03:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Lithium-ion and solar panel life cycles?

I did a quick look on Amazon, There it seems prices are more like 1/2 of Lithium not 1/3 Still that is a big savings
MrWizard 08/10/20 01:12am Tech Issues
RE: Air conditioner supply shortage?

Bicycles are high demand, both for recreation and exercise My local 99cent store has hand sanitizer Assorted sizes
MrWizard 08/09/20 02:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Water, water....not everywhere?

I think if you goto the Winnebago website with year model and serial number You can get drawings that show where the plumbing is run, all valves everything This will be a great help to your trouble shooting
MrWizard 08/06/20 04:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1996 itasca suncruiser 32' w/ ford 460

I have a 97 Bounder with the Ford F53 chassis and 460 engine 67,000 when I got it in 2017, 81,000 on it now In 3 yrs ownership, one ignition module, fuel pump replacement modification, Front disc brake pads and calipers, new tires The 460 is a very durable dependable engine
MrWizard 08/06/20 04:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV ANTENNAS.... AGAIN

That $400 Dome is not omni directional It seeks finds and records which stations are coming from what direction And then you choose what you want to watch When you change locations you do a New antenna search before doing a channel search on the TV
MrWizard 08/06/20 03:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Running a residential fridge on 12 volt power?

Boy oh boy Replies all over the place All he wants to do is keep the fridge cool during one day of work, so he can leave after work and go directly to the campground, Answer is usually Yes One pair of deep cycle batteries can handle the load for the day, plug in at home overnight, start the day with a cold fridge and fully charged batteries, if possible park the RV So the afternoon soon is Not shining on the wall behind the fridge
MrWizard 08/06/20 02:03pm Tech Issues
RE: a mix and match electric vehicle

Wow, what did we ever do before Photoshop? :) That is not Photoshop That is solid modeling design Concept modeling, prototype design You put in the design dimensions The software shows you what it will look like
MrWizard 08/06/20 01:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar panel extension wires

My Dico portable foldable array The controller is separate from the array
MrWizard 08/06/20 01:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan Indiana generator stalling

Odds are spell check auto corrected And it's supposed to be "Industrial" Unless it's supposed to be "inverter" model Like Matt said need the model# from the name plate data
MrWizard 08/05/20 12:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar panel extension wires

Then you will have to cut and splice To create your longer cord You can use whichever cord and connectors You want
MrWizard 08/05/20 12:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar panel extension wires

My portable just has 2 prong combo male female bullet connectors, polarity observed, can not hookup wrong Panel and extension cord, came from Amazon https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/612kHIJ8j5L._AC_SX679_.jpg width=720
MrWizard 08/05/20 10:10am Tech Issues
RE: Mister

most garden centers and building suppliers sell kits i did one for my first class A RV, about 20yrs ago it used about 40 gallons of water everyday of use but it sure did help make it cooler under the awning and yes i also had some clogging problems i was not filtering the water going to the misters
MrWizard 08/03/20 12:59am General RVing Issues
RE: DIY 200Ah LiFePO4 battery < $900

i will add this Battle Born $950 for 100 AHR $1900 for a pair = 200 AHR Battle Born is the 'lifeline' of LiFePo Drop in batteries they are the current 'Gold Standard' of quality Relion reportedly also has very good quality LiFePo batteries the only LiPo cells I have are in my electronic devices
MrWizard 08/03/20 12:48am Tech Issues
RE: Pulling more than 50 amps ?

a lot of talk and a lot of opinions along with the facts the simple truth is : "there is no perfectly 'electrically' balanced RV" if an RV has (3) A/Cs then one leg has (2) of them even if it has only (2) A/C's, one on each leg they will never be pulling exactly the same amount of power on each leg the converter/charger will be on adding to one leg, other appliances will be used or cycled, so yes its possible to trip the 50amp breaker IF load management is NOT engaged, manually by human brain or automatically by the RV systems iirc one member posted here about re-distributing his circuit breaker loads because it came from the factory with the most used items all on the same leg somebody at the factory blew it, not properly spreading the load, when they installed the breakers
MrWizard 08/03/20 12:37am Tech Issues
RE: Class C

yeah me too i've been meaning to ask that same question mine is good for a couple of hours , a good lunch box thermos is better than my carafe i reheat my coffee in the MW by the mug/cup
MrWizard 07/30/20 07:57pm Tech Issues
RE: How to increase water flow AFTER the filters?

how can filters be parallel ? don't they have to be in series sediment > micron > charcoal taste filter in parallel sediment would clog the other two and sulfur taste in the water is not removed by a sediment filter the water has to go thru each stage sequentially each stage is going to add some restriction to flow rate
MrWizard 07/30/20 06:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: inverter location

Tommy i put my inverter in the side compartment by the entry door right under the converter i replaced i also put a 4D 130# AGM battery there from the inverter i ran 10ga outside weather proof round extension cord, same stuff used in RV shore cords thru the compartment wall and along the frame back to the bay (passenger side) where the shore cord is and installed a 30amp female on the end of that cord, i drilled a hole thru the step well {same area as the steps magnetic switch}(becareful of the wires in the bay) for the inverter remote cable, and mounted the remote on the end of the counter next to the door, right there above the other switches for the step and lights for fridge only, you can run the 120vac wiring right thru the bay and up into the fridge compartment the GC's arent enough battery except for travel and the wire from the converter to the front is on the small side although it might be big enough do the job without the big 4D i have pulled 12 amps from only the (2) "OLD' GCs up front running fans , TV, PC, etc.. but those don't have the startup surge like the fridge compressor the fridge may only need 100watts running But 900watts momentary compressor surge startup maybe add a microAir for starting the fridge (BTW i replaced all 3 batteries just 3 weeks ago} i would not install and inverter behind the grill in the weather how about under the copilot seat, or the storage compartment above the LP tank my bounder is almost identical to yours funny thing, i have the optional larger side*side fridge and NO sliding pantry and if i'm level my ice dream is rock hard i did the 120v fridge in the Safari DP, my previous RV installed a Triplite 1200w powerverter a real beast weighting 22# , its perfect for running a fridge
MrWizard 07/30/20 04:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class C

My coffee carafe travels on the floor My coffee maker travels on a dinette bench, boxed in by other things While a non slip mat, might keep some things from moving, Things like coffee pots, glassware etc Tend to go flying, on sudden stops or maneuvers
MrWizard 07/29/20 03:31pm Tech Issues
RE: How to increase water flow AFTER the filters?

You said 3 part system Each part is going to add restriction to the flow of water If I couldn't resolve the issue I would use the filter system with a fill hose and Fill my tank, and use my water pump It might not be ideal, but it eliminates the issue of the sulfur odor, which is why you bought that system
MrWizard 07/28/20 07:40pm General RVing Issues
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