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RE: New generator for new rv. Recommendations

Probably would not power two ACs, correct? For two roof air conditioners Yamaha makes a 4500 watt inverter/generator. I believe Honda makes a 5500 watt unit. It is apparently equipped with blue tooth. https://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com/Honda-EU7000IS-Portable-Generator/p14017.html Champion makes a dual fuel 4500 starting watt enclosed unit: https://generatorbible.com/generators/champion/_200991/
pianotuna 03/05/21 11:34am Beginning RVing
RE: Changed the rear springs

Hi, I replaced my broken air bags with Timbrins. The air bag cradle broke the welds to the frame.
pianotuna 03/05/21 11:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Any option for re-filling MH Propane Tank from Small Tank?

Hi, Because I have a 'fixed' tank, if I buy propane at a gas station, I end up paying road tax for it.
pianotuna 03/05/21 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding a new battery...questions....(venting/gassing)

Chris read the information at the smart Gauge site re voltage differences.
pianotuna 03/04/21 10:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: First Time RV Buyer

Look for water leaks. Look harder for water leaks. LOOK EVEN HARDER FOR WATER LEAKS. Make sure chassis parts are available.
pianotuna 03/04/21 09:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Height of class C?

Hi Coolmom42, My specs for height and the REAL life were not even close. It is best to measure.
pianotuna 03/04/21 09:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Changed the rear springs

Thanks for the update. How deep did you have to dig into your pockets?
pianotuna 03/04/21 09:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Adding a new battery...questions....(venting/gassing)

Are you sure? Method 3 requires equal amps and voltage from all 3 batteries. How are you doing this with one battery located 8' away? A 900W MW draws 65A+ and not the best for starting batteries which a Marine battery is - ie a compromised starting battery. Might be OK and might cause a low voltage fault. Hi CA Traveler, He could do method #3 if the leads to the battery bank go to a buss bar that is 5 feet from any battery. i.e. all wires the same length. I'd suggest that a 900 watt microwave may draw about 100 amps. I know my 1570 watt Dometic draws 185 amps. I was able to successfully operate the Dometic microwave on 3 Marine jars for more than a few minutes. I have two banks--and one was 3, the other was 4 batteries. Switching allowed me to do either/or/both/off.
pianotuna 03/04/21 08:46pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adding a new battery...questions....(venting/gassing)

I believe all the batteries are about 14 months old. To me, that makes them relatively newish. Assuming they are all in good health, I'm willing to add a 3rd battery which is brand new (same manufacturer/size/etc). -Chris Please at least wire the new batteries in a balanced manner. Method #3 is the only way to do so for odd numbers of jars. http://www.smartgauge.co.uk/batt_con.html I suggest adding some plywood to the compartment you are going to use--and if all 3 batteries will fit there it would be better.
pianotuna 03/04/21 12:31pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Will a 100 watt solar panel be enough

Darklock, I would use a fuse within 18" of the battery for the input to the dc to DC charger. Remember, they used to use batteries for welding.
pianotuna 03/04/21 08:33am Tech Issues
RE: 2004 Cat C7 Charging LifePo4 battery bank

While the alternator may be full load capable--how does it determine the out put voltage? There are 48 volt dc air conditioners available as a mini split. I would go that route. Have you considered providing for 12 volt needs via a DC to dc device (i.e. 48 volts in, 12 volts out)? It would seem to me to be more efficient to use either 48 volts or 12 volts, but not both. The first thing that comes to mind is having two inverters, when one would do. How much solar wattage is planned for?
pianotuna 03/04/21 08:22am Tech Issues
RE: Adding a new battery...questions....(venting/gassing)

Unless the batteries are almost unused, adding a 3rd battery may not be a great idea. If you can afford it, replace all three.
pianotuna 03/04/21 08:14am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Recommendations Needed!

Hi, I bumped into this product today. I believe it is an excellent idea. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/auronbottle/auron-pure-water?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=11.backer.camp&ref=74uqn9&gclid=CjwKCAiAp4KCBhB6EiwAxRxbpLZUJCuB2FK1wQ37MXuRF0qE-FfYtyFovg91LTcc2IJgMAvKJKbkExoCnIwQAvD_BwE
pianotuna 03/04/21 08:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Will a 100 watt solar panel be enough

Thank you It would be best to connect the input of the dc to DC charger to the Chassis battery with a fuse close to the chassis and wire sufficient to carry 50 amps.
pianotuna 03/04/21 07:11am Tech Issues
RE: LiFePO4 - SOK or Renogy.

Steve, I was attempting a joke.
pianotuna 03/03/21 11:33pm Tech Issues
RE: RV Rebuild Website - Online soon - Input?

Hi Bob, The links work well. Thanks for taking the time to put this up.
pianotuna 03/03/21 05:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Will a 100 watt solar panel be enough

I have decided that I want to install a DC-DC charger. So naturally I have a couple questions. 1.Can I use the truck chassis as my ground or am I better off running a wire to the Negative terminal on truck battery? 2.I am thinking of going with the 20amp charger. If I up it to the 40 amp do I need to take into consideration the alternator of truck? I don't know what it's specs are, my truck is just a generic 2017 F-150 XL, the basic 3.5 liter fleet model. 3.What do you mean by "install on the house side of the charge solenoid". I thought that the charger hooked up directly to the house battery. 1. yes you can 2. the 40 amp can be operated at 20 amps, so in your shoes I would go that route. 3. I prefer to have switches for everything under the sun. There would be no need to remove the isolation solenoid. The dc to DC should be installed close to the house battery bank.
pianotuna 03/03/21 04:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Has camper quality gotten any better in the last 10 years?

Quality is poor.
pianotuna 03/02/21 05:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any option for re-filling MH Propane Tank from Small Tank?

You could add an extend-a-stay system and run from the smaller tanks.
pianotuna 03/02/21 02:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tesla is thinking of making a Van. B plus MOHO?

I've changed probably 20-25% of the LED bulbs I've installed since I converted our sticks & bricks house to LEDs about 4-5 years ago. And they didn't get bounced around on New England's famous pot-hole filled roads for 6 months of the year! Just saying! :) ~Rick Rick you may have an over voltage problem at your home. I've changed just one led out of 34 bulbs in a five year time span. That one started to flicker. My bulbs came from a dollar store.
pianotuna 03/02/21 02:55pm Class C Motorhomes
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