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RE: solar panels or wind turbine battery charging?

Go with solar. Forget wind. > Members Solar Installations With Pics
smkettner 04/28/16 09:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 13,500 AC replacement

Replace with same if it is working for you. Make sure the thermostat is compatible as many are going digital.
smkettner 04/28/16 09:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone have any experience with this inverter.

Sorry I have no experience with AIMS inverter. Does it still look like this? Yes I believe some consideration should be given for more ventilation. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xuNJJb1wGVA/UtxPWcXS9kI/AAAAAAAAHZY/OJ0nZYZj_Yo/s1600/DSCN4112.JPG width=600 I understand the appeal of the all in one. However my preference is for separate components.
smkettner 04/28/16 08:55pm Tech Issues
RE: AC not cooling

That temperature drop seems fine. Due check air flow ducting is properly installed by removing the interior trim panels. Also check the plenum divider is actually sealed between intake and exit. Also a possibility the evaporator froze up. Assuming you have a wall thermostat check that the freeze sensor is imbedded into the evaporator. Often freeze sensor will be laying close but not touching. Is this the first time you have had trouble? And yes take the thermometer with you next time.
smkettner 04/28/16 04:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Inverter question

Yes solar/inverter could work...
smkettner 04/28/16 02:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking at a 30 amp 5er

In our previous trailer, we had 30amp service...always tripping breakers and never was able to cool down the thing. Our current fifth wheel has 50amp service and we run whatever we want, including both acs, which do the job in "hot/humid" climate. Sigh!! Sounds miserable!! So now, back to square one!! I thought I finally found a 30' rig with a full wall closet that had enough counter space! I was willing to give up the w/d, the rear window view, door side dining, just to have a shorter trailer, BUT...30 amp!! Can't be miserably hot on top of all the other sacrifices! Well...at least the choices are narrowing down, as we learn more and more!!That report is a bit of an exaggeration. All you need to do is put the fridge and water heater on propane only if you are running the air conditioner. And don't run the microwave while DW is blow drying her hair. You will have no issues with 30 amp with some minimum awareness of usage. BTW many campground sites are 30 amps and your 50 amp RV is still limited to the power available. As said focus on the floor plan, no water damage and general condition far more than the electric plug.
smkettner 04/28/16 12:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: shock when touching Rv

I would recommend having your uncle fix the outlet before you return. Check the polarity also.
smkettner 04/28/16 11:23am Tech Issues
RE: Inverter question

Ten minutes on the generator-hairdryer and you are done. Or Ten minutes on the inverter-hairdryer then an hour of charging to get back to where you were.
smkettner 04/28/16 11:21am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Super Hybrid Refrigerator

I would not have it. Just one more complication.
smkettner 04/28/16 09:50am Tech Issues
RE: Noisy Furnace

If the "quiet" furnace is a two speed unit you will have better results with a swap.
smkettner 04/28/16 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: shock when touching Rv

Use an adapter and plug into a GFCI outlet. Post the results.
smkettner 04/28/16 09:09am Tech Issues
RE: Inverter question

Existing 1000w Honda and low or medium setting on the hair drier is the best solution. Give it a test run before you go so that you know what to expect.
smkettner 04/28/16 09:07am Tech Issues
RE: You may want to wait on LED's - incandescents might be back!

Every week, I have to go around the house and replace two or three CFLs. They are not popular, just about all we can get. I thought these things were supposed to last for years.I have many that are over ten years old and the dang things continue to work. I would be swapping to LED much faster if my CFLs would hurry up and fail.
smkettner 04/27/16 09:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: You may want to wait on LED's - incandescents might be back!

The LEDs available today will pay for themselves long before this product is released at an unknown cost, unknown life and unknown time.
smkettner 04/27/16 08:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need new power converter?

Will you be charging with a generator? Is that a WFCO converter? Beware WFCO frequently just trickle charges at 13.6 volts regardless of the sticker that says '3 stage charging'. Yes 55 amps is plenty big for six batteries but you need the 14.4v boost mode to get a decent charge in 2 hours instead of 10.
smkettner 04/27/16 08:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Differential fluid thoughts/recommendations...

I believe the engineers are very often designing to the minimum cost formula that avoids warranty expense. Beefing up to be good in all conditions, not really. To the OP, put the cover on. Go by the book on fluids.
smkettner 04/27/16 08:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Generator assistance

http://www.revolectrix.com/dpl_specs_tab.htm http://www.horizonhobby.com/3200mah-3s-111v-30c-lipo-battery--12awg--ec3-p-kxsb0017 http://www.horizonhobby.com/5000mah-6s-222v-30c-lipo--10awg--ec5-p-kxsb0025
smkettner 04/27/16 05:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator assistance

I will be powering a 24V 1800W Power Supply to power a charger that can take 10-48VDC at up to 40A.This does not compute well for me. You need a generator to drive a power supply to run a charger? How about post the make and model of this equipment and the actual battery you are charging,
smkettner 04/27/16 04:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric brake effectiveness

Yes they need to wear in a bit and get an adjustment unless you have self adjusting. I think your wiring is fine. Possibly you should have the brakes inspected and adjusted now. Mine are well broken in and still take a few stops to get them working their best after pulling out of storage. Been a long time since we all drove cars with four wheel drum brakes. My last was a '65 Coronet back in the early '80s ;)
smkettner 04/27/16 12:05pm Towing
RE: Air Conditioner "click"

Click of a relay would be normal.
smkettner 04/27/16 11:49am Tech Issues
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