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RE: trojan t-105

Check out this Trojan T-105 Spec Sheet from google search TROJAN T105 SPEC SHEET
RoyB 08/29/14 02:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Advise on things you think you do not need.

My OFF-ROAD POPUP camper front deck and my F150 Truck bed is loaded to the gill... The floor area on the inside of the OFF-ROAD POPUP camper is packed plum full. Everything has its place and its ACTION PACKER container. You bet I have more than I need but I always make it back home... It does get exciting at times when we arrive at the camp site when it is raining as everything almost has to come out of the POPUP trailer before we can setup... Usually means a loaded down picnic table with a tarp draped over it... http://i.imgur.com/aOuiAeO.jpg height=300 http://i.imgur.com/YZMuX.jpg height=300 All part of the fun times... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/29/14 01:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Quality Outdoor Travel Recliner

We use the ZERO GRAVITY FOLDING RECLINER from Camping World. They come with an optional nice zip-up bag... They are pretty comfortable for us... http://i.imgur.com/Auks0.jpg height=300 Roy Ken
RoyB 08/29/14 01:45pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Electrical issue with trailer connected

Not all trailers will have an OEM INVERTER installed. This is something the user adds to make 120VAC from the trailer 12VDC battery system. It almost has to be some kind of RFI NOISE getting on your BATTERY CHARGE line between the Truck and the TRAILER. This would be the only WIRED CONNECTIONs between the Truck and Trailer. The connected batteries however on both ends really clean up things RFI wise... POOR GROUNDS are another source of problems as well. Here is a typical wiring BLOCK diagram for a 30AMP trailer system. Maybe will trip a thought or two... http://i.imgur.com/z4audc3.png height=400 Need to start tripping circuits I guess in an effort to pin-point source of problem. It will most likely totally amaze you when you find the source... My 7-way cable terminates into an electrical box on the trailer side just under the trailer where the tongue frame is welded on and all of the trailer lights wiring etc is accomplished using large YELLOW twist-on connectors. The trailer wiring cable colors should be color for color connecting up the trailer side. Could be a easy place to have some frayed wiring or something like that touching something it shouldn't be touching... got to start looking somewhere haha... All the information on this end is pure guessing... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/29/14 09:25am Tech Issues
RE: Printing Issue

X2 on selecting the page orientation before printing. I do it out of habit now before I print anything... We use the HP PHOTOSMART C4600 series printer in our mobile RV travels... I see alot of folks using the WIRELESS PRINTER setups in the RV's - Not a bad idea as well... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/29/14 08:26am Technology Corner
RE: Electrical issue with trailer connected

Have you added LED lights recently - Some of the LED BOARDS that have REGULATOR CHIPS on them will create alot of RFI SIGNALS that could possibly be getting into your truck's computer system??? It would seem to be a very unique electrical reason however to be back-feeding something back into the truck 12VDC system by just connecting up the 7-way trailer connector plug. Almost have to fall back on something you may have added - maybe a large 4AWG battery cable to get the trailer batteries to charge better when connected to the truck system... If this has just started to do this you need to think back to something new you may have perhaps done to the travel trailer??? The only thing the trailer connector does is provide 12VDC power for the trailer outside safety lights and electric brakes. It also sends a 12VDC charge connection to your trailer battery. These are the only OEM connections between your truck and trailer which makes it hard to imagine something is getting fed back into the truck computer system to change the parameters to your truck's performance package... I would rule out something I have recently done first... My truck's 7-way connection is all protected by separate 12VDC fuses on each safety lights functions. Perhaps you can disable each leg one at a time feeding the trailer and see if you can pin-point which leg is getting the feed back into the computer system. You sort have to rule out your trailer on-board converter/charger system having bad 12VDC regulation since it not 'ON' when being towed. High wattage INVERTERs also put out alot of RFI signals if you perhaps have one of those running when being towed... Maybe powering up a fridge when being towed... Just my thoughts Roy Ken
RoyB 08/29/14 07:54am Tech Issues
RE: Glue down solar panels - EDPM roof

I really may have to look into the flexible solar panels for my OFF-ROAD POPUP install. My goal of getting 17-20AMPS DC CURRENT output would allow me to re-charge one of my deep cycle batteries from 50% to 90% in a short three hour time span... Two batteries can get re-charged if you have the usual six hours of high sun... Would also solve my roof weight problem big time... My AHs battery drain is always over 100Ahs with our life style of camping off the power grid which has to be re-placed before I start the next day/night run off the batteries. I DO NOT want the batteries to kick off line hitting 50% charge state at 10PM at night because they didn't get at least a 90% charge state status during the high sun day. To me using the generator is my number one priority method of re-charging batteries and having solar panels is supplemental backing up the generator run times. Thanks for all the flexible solar panel input... Interesting stuff... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/29/14 05:50am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Break controller adjustment

I adjusted my trailer brakes setting on a stretch of road near my house that didn't have much traffic on it. I would speed up to around 25-30MPH and apply brake pedal and adjust my Brake Controller DC VOLTAGE setting to the point of just under sliding any of the tires on the trailer. It takes two or three settings to get the point you like... My BRAKE CONTROLLER setting ended up around a six (6) for my 4200lb trailer... On dirt roads like heading up to the more remote campgrounds I sometimes will slide my trailer tires. I probably should drop my setting down to around 5 or 5.5 setting. My smaller trailer is easy to tell if you are sliding the trailer tires on the payment. This may be more difficult to tell on the larger trailers brakes... Everytime I hook up for travel I use my manual slide switch to apply trailer brakes at the first stop we come to before getting out on the main roads without using the truck brake pedal testing if they are working properly... This also removes any moisture that might have accumulated on the electric brake pads from setting for a while... My Ford Truck built-in Brake Controller is tied into the truck computer system and among other things disengages the Brake Controller when the speedometer is under 10MPH. I really don't like this idea but have not found away to get around it. When I first realized this was happening I thought I had an defective BRAKE CONTROLLER but the Ford maintenance folks told it was suppose to do that on the 2009 and up Ford model truck's built-in brake controllers. This makes me have to hold the manual slide switch 'ON' when sitting at a stop sign that may be on unlevel ground. I fear the heavy trailer may want to pull my truck backwards etc... Easy SETUP procedure for me... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/29/14 05:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: battery charger

That might be it near the floor on the edge of the sink cabinet. It usually is part of the circuit breaker and fuse cabinet in the bottom compartment... http://assets.interactrv.netdna-cdn.com/img.ashx?src=funtownrv/unit_photo/129517_11.JPG&width=800&height=600&wm=/funtownrv/images/watermark.png&modified=0101201200000000 height=300 It is called a Power Converter which provides your 12VDC for your 12V items when plugged into shore power and also is the battery charger. Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/14 04:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Running Generator ..How Long ?

If it gets too unbearable I'd just park the motorhome at a safe place and rent a local small car to take you wife and dog home and then come back and return the rental car and drive the MH home... Churches, RV Dealers, maybe even Camping World would let you park for a few days at no cost... No chance your MH just thru a belt for the A/C unit... good luck with your remaining journey... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/14 04:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Running Generator ..How Long ?

Of course your next problem may be the PUBLIC CAMP GROUND at your destination. The will most likely have generator run time restrictions in place... Being a motorhome you may be able to pull it off... No one can really tell if the generator is running or the MH motor running... I see you are from Texas and heading for Texas so maybe you are heading home... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/14 04:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Glue down solar panels - EDPM roof

I have been eying the film flexible type SOLAR PANELS as well. Will be watching what you come up with. I am almost afraid you may need an air gap between the solar panels and the roof to keep the temperature down??? Never have discussed that with anyone yet... My install will probably need to be on panels as I may want to move the panels from the roof area of my POPUP and setup on the ground??? The lightweight flexible panels sheets would for sure be a good answer to adding more weight on my electric crank up POPUP roof. It strains already trying to raise up the 100lb plus Air Conditioner... My POPUP roof is ideal for two 120WATT panels on either side of the fantastic fan location on one end and maybe I can a 240WATT PANEL that would mount all across the other end between the air conditioner and roof edge. Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/14 04:24pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: antenna

My CB RADIO connector looks like this. It is called a UHF connector or PL259 that screws into the back of the CB RADIO...... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/24/UHF_PL_Connector.jpg height=200 Not sure what plugs into the back of your AM/FM Radio.. Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/14 04:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Smokey Mtn Nat Pk in Oct.

I'm guessing you are aware the SMOKEMOUNT Camp is on the CHEROKEE NC side of the National Park. This is where you will be going for supplies etc... I got too spoiled by going to ELKMONT all the time both tent camping and in our OFF-ROAD POPUP camper and none of the other NATL PARK area camp sites live up to it haha... That's the best time to go to the Natl Park in my opinion. I have seen it so busy the cars on the mtn park road between Gatlinburg and Townsend are only going 10-15MPH lined up bumper to bumper... Every pull-out to full to stop at... Alot of business places in both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge will close down at the end of October and reopen the following spring... Having said that we have had some real good Christmas Visits to the area... Another Smoky Mtn wonder to see and live through haha... We started going there back in the early 70s and been going back every time we can... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/14 12:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Optimum Manual Charging Scheme?

POWER WERX (POWERPOLE) makes one of these inline DC power analyzer meters.. This one measures up to 60VDC and 100AMP DC current. Instantly gives all of the important readings determining "WATTS UP DOC"... http://www.powerwerx.com/_images/products/WattMeter-PP_xlrg.jpg height=200 Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/14 12:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Optimum Manual Charging Scheme?

By the way you do not PUMP current into batteries. The battery will determine how much current it wants to draw based on how much DC VOLTAGE is being applied. If you have 15VDC available it will want to draw more current but may boil out your fluids. It has been determined the best DC VOLTAGE for deep cycle batteries is 14.4 or so allowing the batteries to demand around 17-20AMPS of DC current to do it's charge cycle and not boil out battery fluids. You can have a 200AMPS BATTERY Supply connected to the battery but if you hit it with 14.4VDC it will only draw around 17AMPS DC Current of the 200AMPS that is sitting there... The idea of having alot of DC CURRENT available to be used is so you can re-charge multiple batteries at the same time... Just my layman two cents worth Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/14 11:12am Tech Issues
RE: Optimum Manual Charging Scheme?

Here is what happens when I charge my 155AH battery bank (three each GP 24 85AH 12VDC Interstate batteries in parallel). I will hit them with my smart mode PD9260C 60AMP converter/charger with 14.4VDC. My total battery bank will jump to 52-53AMPs DC Current which is over 17AMPS of DC current for each of three batteries. This current demand will start dropping in DC current as the batteries start taking on charge. In about 15-20 minutes time the DC CURRENT demand is now down to around 8AMPs DC CURRENT still with 14.4VDC being applied. After TWO HOURS the smart mode PD9260C will drop back to 13.6VDC and the total current is around 6AMPS DC Current now. This mode will continue for another hour at which time the PD9260C will declare the battery is at around 90% charge state. If I leave everything still connected for around 12 more hours the PD9260C charger will drop to 13.2VDC and state the battery is fully charged. This follows pretty close to what PROGRESSIVE DYNAMICS states in their brochures on their monitored battery charge event which is as follows "Progressive Dynamics ran this test on the amount of time it took a PD9155 (55-amp) converter/charger set to three different output voltages to recharge a 125 AH (Amp Hour) battery after it was fully discharged to 10.5-volts. 14.4-VOLTS (Boost Mode) – Returned the battery to 90% of full charge in approximately 3-hours. The battery reached full charge in approximately 11 hours. 13.6-VOLTS (Normal Mode) – Required 40-hours to return the battery to 90% of full charge and 78-hours to reach full charge. 13.2-VOLTS (Storage Mode) – Required 60-hours to return the battery to 90% of full charge and 100-hours to reach full charge." This is battery charging science at play here - not many ways to get around it.. My rule is to have 14.4VDC with a DC CURRENT Capacity of 17-20AMPS per battery being charged if I want to get it done in a quick three hour run time. If you don't have this much current available for each battery in the bank it will will still charge them but will take longer. I think your new power supply only develops 32AMPS total of DC current so only two 12VDC batteries will be able to be recharged at the same time in a quick three hour time span. This of course is all for deep cycle wet batteries. I'm sure your batteries will follow something close to these results... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/14 11:05am Tech Issues
RE: Dish picture slightly wavy in the front bedroom...

The DC operated FAN motors are another known source for RFI signals that interferes with TV SETS. The LEDs lights that have built-in regulator chips on the units are also a well known source for RFI signals... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/14 07:54am Tech Issues
RE: Camping the Smoky's or Jellystone?

The camp sites inside the Smoky Mtn Natl Park are no HOOK-UPS with central bath room facilities. Water is available at the bath room facility that you can tote to the trailer. The park has a couple of dump stations located near the entrance of the park. There is several really nice camp grounds between COSBY and Gatlinburg... We havent been that way in a few years now but always liked to stay at the ARROWHEAD camp ground. Nice folks there that ran it... If you have kids the Jellystone is kid orientated for sure... All of this is close to groceries and sight seeing in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge towns... ALot of folks like to stay on the south side of the Gatlinburg in Townsend TN to get away from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge noise and people... We always stayed at ELKMONT inside the Park but of course with hook-ups... In Pigeon Forge we would stay at the RIVER EDGE RESORT some as well... Numerous camp grounds all over the area there to suit your style of camping... This area catches all kinds of reunions and functions all year long.Always a very busy place... Pigeon Forge is well know for its old cars get-togethers. They run up and down the strips almost every weekend... You have to learn the back roads real quick to miss all of that... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/14 07:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Good News!!!

I was the other way around in my Mom and dads family... Six kids with only me right in the middle with two younger girls and three older girls. I hit the woods at daybreak everyday and hide out all the time... All them girls want to do is dress you up in girl stuff hehe... Then when I got married all we had was four girls - go figure... Must be in the gene's... This made all of the son-inlaws very special to me... Roy Ken
RoyB 08/28/14 07:28am General RVing Issues
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