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RE: How to measure DC current

A clamp on ammeter is very handy. However there are existing charts that will give you a very close assessment. What are you interested in measuring?
YC 1 10/29/14 06:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Measuring V loss during charging

You are way over thinking the issue. The math has been done and experience for the last 40 yrs shows me nothing new. As the battery internal resistance raises as it becomes charged the current will drop and the voltage will go up. Simple ohms law. You have no major issues. This is a very simple thing to visualize if you pretend you are filling a bucket with marbles. You can fill it fast or slow and the size of the pipe letting the marbles in makes a difference to a point. One should not be in a major hurry to fill deep cycle batteries. They are designed to take 10-15 amps over a long time. These are not starting batteries that empty their contents quickly starting a huge engine and then the alternator fills them up fast. These batteries need to be loved and appreciated and not murdered as most RV batteries are. IF you have a fuse holder that is dropping voltage it needs to be replaced or repaired. It should have a DC short and not represent any resistance. In theory of course. A heavy current across any connection is going to create the possibility of heat. But if one is getting warm it needs attention. Since you are bent on chasing every ounce of energy be sure to take a dremel tool with a sandpaper attachment to every connection. I do this and it really makes for a great connection.
YC 1 10/29/14 06:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Measuring V loss during charging

The resistance was .036 ohms. Find a chart with the wire size and resistance per foot. I would say you have no issues. Things must be shiny clean and tight because 12 volts has very little push to overcome resistance.
YC 1 10/29/14 10:55am Tech Issues
RE: Furnace sail switch

Four volts in an hour would be a massive draw. I highly suspect you have sick batteries.
YC 1 10/29/14 10:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace sail switch

Do you have an Inverter?
YC 1 10/28/14 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace sail switch

Thanks, I'll try the pb. I have really good batteries. You may have great batteries but 12 volts has very little push and a loose connection along the line will drop the voltage quickly. You really need to know the voltage at the furnace with it running so there is a good load on it. Better yet, run them both and test. A poor ground will give you the same low voltage.
YC 1 10/28/14 12:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Furnace sail switch

They may need a little PB as suggested and some exercise. The heaters require sufficient voltage for the fan motors to run fast enough so I would measure the DC voltage at the heater. Since both have failed the common thing is DC voltage.
YC 1 10/28/14 03:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fort Bragg to San Francisco on Hwy 1

No problems on 20 driving a 26 footer. Grab second gear and let the engine do some of the work braking. It takes about an hour of leisure driving to make the 33 miles or so. Plenty of pullouts to let traffic by and to get some air if passengers are prone to car sickness. There are lots of rv campgrounds in the area.
YC 1 10/27/14 05:50am Roads and Routes
RE: Itinerary ideas needed: northern California

A week is not a lot of time to enjoy that area. Just the drive alone is worth the trip. You may see herds of Elk, tall Redwoods, beautiful rivers and some amazing cliffs. The Rogue River mail run if fun.
YC 1 10/26/14 06:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dealer hourly rate

My accountant charges about $300 an hour. That is to make sure I don't cheat the feds or state and mostly to make sure I don't end up in jail because of an oversight. My annual Accountant charges are $8000 and up. I do my own payroll and withholding but doing the quarterly reports is just to critical to do them myself. We do our own sales tax reporting but that is another issue itself. Sold a piece of my business that I invented, designed, developed, marketed and then had to pay 1/3 of it to the Feds and State for taxes. They also penalized my regular income because I was supposed to know I would close this sale and should have pre-paid taxes on that income. Makes me sick thinking how big that check was that I sent to the feds. Yep, another greedy corporate business owner here. Thought I was done. Guess not.
YC 1 10/25/14 07:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Don't you LOVE electrical problems...

Classic bad connection. Unfortunately you don't have voltage data to resolve just where the issue was. However you will be more prepared to chase it next time it happens. Now is the time to take some digital pictures and print them out. Write down your previous test points and anything you can remember about the symptoms. I would suggest going back to any wires connected to the converter and anywhere along the line to tighten them. Write that down too. Even a few days can muddle your memory. In the past with intermittents in two way radios or other apparatus we would write document the same items and then tape the note in a place where the tech could see the issue. Often I would ask the person driving in to NOT open the hood or trunk or touch anything at all. Getting one meter reading may be all it takes.
YC 1 10/25/14 07:55am Truck Campers
RE: Dealer hourly rate

Profit is NOT a dirty word. All the traffic will bear is also not a dirty word. I own a service business with 17 employees at one time. I live in a normal neighborhood and not in a mansion. I am responsible for shoes. All those shoes. Seventeen pairs of them to start and then their families shoes too. If you have never run a business, owned a business, then you really have no right to decide what the dealer should charge. You have a choice, vote with your checkbook and buy elsewhere. Lets pick on dentists and doctors now. Being responsible for all those shoes entitles me to earn a bit more than my lead tech. So what is a reasonable income for a business owner? 50K, 100K,150K,200K. Guess you might want to ask Bill Gates or Donald Trump. When you come to these forums you find many service people providing thousands of hours of free advice so you don't have to go to those service people. Anyway, I have vented now. Thank that small service business person for the jobs they provide and the taxes they send to the government. You might want to ask them how many donations they are asked to make through the year too. Every other day some organization is asking for a small donation. It adds up. I spend about 5K a year on little league, soccer, police and fire support, make a wish, and you name it.
YC 1 10/25/14 07:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Dealer hourly rate

OCPH, Overhead cost per hour. Then a calculation to obtain a reasonable profit margin. The overhead in a service center is horrendous. State Comp, Liability, shipping, parts, tools, training, sick leave, vacation, paid holidays, non-productive overhead (clerks, accountants etc),. Being a service manager and service business owner for 40 years the $120/hour rate is what has to be charged. Quality service people are very talented individuals and it takes years to train them. One of the most stressful jobs is being a service manager. You get it from both ends. I finally walked away from my business last year. the stress was getting to be too much. For the pleasure of being a Corporation in California the base rate is $800 a year. If you incorporate on Dec 31, you get to pay the $800 again on Jan 1. I felt I was mostly a tax collector. Sales taxes, employee income taxes, corporate taxes, business license tax, etc. And then there are all the regulations that make you crazy. Try keeping a can of spray paint in a locker. Or have a service tech drive their service vehicle home. Blood pressure going up. Spent my two cents.
YC 1 10/24/14 12:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Don't you LOVE electrical problems...

Classic bad connection. Unfortunately you don't have voltage data to resolve just where the issue was. However you will be more prepared to chase it next time it happens.
YC 1 10/24/14 11:55am Truck Campers
RE: Don't you LOVE electrical problems...

Follow the hose from the water faucet (battery). The sprinkler is not getting water. (the slide and/or other circuits. You must unplug from shoreline or you will get tricked. If you are plugged into the vehicle that should be disconnected too. Using a pressure guage (voltmeter), simply start at the battery. While there make sure the negative terminal is actually going to ground. Forget about colors on wires because electrons are color blind and RV's do misleading things. As you are poking around the batteries and making sure you did not install them backwards (never happens), look for a wire you may have dropped or forgot about, (also never happens). Any time you do electrical service take a digital picture. Heck, I even print them out and put them in plastic protectors. I'm an ET with 40 yrs of experience and don't rely on my memory. Your issue should be simple if you just start from scratch at the batteries. If you reversed the batteries don't panic. Most modern charger/converters have fuses that die a peaceful death when asked.
YC 1 10/24/14 06:32am Truck Campers
RE: Top of the Grapevine, lost all air pressure!

Good on Freightliner. That speaks volumes for customer service.
YC 1 10/23/14 11:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maybe you guys have an idea?

Ditto on finding a locker that can at least hang the meat for you. No need to have it cut up and if it hangs for a week then even better. It will be more tender.
YC 1 10/21/14 08:17am Tech Issues
RE: Hood won't open

Agree with two person job. Shoot some wd40 under there and let it soak for ten minutes first. Keep the latching mechanism working by routinely spraying it when open. Just a tiny bit to keep it clean.
YC 1 10/21/14 08:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Converted ductless range hood to vented

Now just add a magnet to the flap and glue a washer on the inside so the flap stays shut until you turn the fan on and the pressure pops it open for use. I can't reach mine so using the little locking tabs was impossible.Can you elaborate on this? Maybe include a few photos? I can't reach my vent flap either. Locking tabs are on the outside and I just removed them. Glue a magnet on one corner of the flap on the outside. Glue a metal washer inside the flapper area so they overlap when closed. It does not take a strong pull to hold it shut. Posting pictures on this forum is way too difficult.
YC 1 10/19/14 05:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Converted ductless range hood to vented

Now just add a magnet to the flap and glue a washer on the inside so the flap stays shut until you turn the fan on and the pressure pops it open for use. I can't reach mine so using the little locking tabs was impossible.
YC 1 10/19/14 03:03am Travel Trailers
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