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RE: trans temperature downhill

Can you tell if the torque converter is locking up when expected?
smkettner 02/11/16 10:55am Beginning RVing
RE: Cost to install generator?

$4500 would install 500 watts solar, large hybrid inverter, extra batteries and still should have enough for a portable Honda 2000.
smkettner 02/11/16 10:49am General RVing Issues
RE: What generator size works best?

If you will be running the air 24/7 I would be looking at Honda with available extended run fuel tank.
smkettner 02/11/16 09:48am Tech Issues
RE: Propane..unlawful to have fridge on while moving

Over 400 cars catch fire every day in the US..... Yet people worry about propane refrigerators????
smkettner 02/10/16 10:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: What generator size works best?

30 amp RV? 4,000 watts max rated. But honestly I would either sweat it out or find some hookups.
smkettner 02/10/16 09:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Calculating AH usage Based on SOC

If I dry camp for x days and my SOC is at say 50%, can I then assume that I have 115 AH's left? Most people recharge at 12.0 to 12.2 volts. Do you expect to run them flat dead? Down 50% is fine. Lower than 50% is harder on the battery. Lower than 20% is VERY hard on the battery. Are you expecting to go to 0%? 200+ watts of solar and your worries could be over.
smkettner 02/10/16 04:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Adding Inverter

What do you expect to run? Dish, tv, dvd, phones, laptop maybe 300 to 600 watts max. Coffee, microwave, hair dryer probably needs 2000 watts and more battery depending on use. Is this a 50a or 30a MH? I like separate components. Separate inverter, transfer switch, charging system. When something fails the rest still works and you just replace what you need. I only recommend sine wave.
smkettner 02/10/16 12:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Quick Connect

I would use Anderson.
smkettner 02/10/16 09:52am Tech Issues
RE: Do electric RV steps work off of shore power if plugged in?

What you need: http://www.bestconverter.com/TRIK-L-START_c_210.html
smkettner 02/09/16 10:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Long term battery storage.

If you have a fixed voltage charger it is junk anyway and may as well be replaced. 36v Deltran Battery Tender on Amazon
smkettner 02/09/16 10:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Who's insurance pays

As long as the people get out safe it does not matter.
smkettner 02/09/16 07:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: New owners, water tank leak question.

+1 for plasti-mend posted above by nayther. For black ABS I guaranty it works.
smkettner 02/09/16 06:12pm Toy Haulers
RE: Long term battery storage.

My FIL typically maintains batteries for free for the use of the GC. Been driving other peoples carts for years and never owned one. Trick is finding someone good.
smkettner 02/09/16 06:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer battery charging while towing

The charge may start a bit higher but 10 amps is about the most you will get. The best solution IMO is 200+ watts of solar. Is there a portable solar charging system you can plug in and set outside on the ground instead of having to permanently mount it on the roof?Roof has a lot of advantages. Including charging while driving. https://www.solarblvd.com/index.php?cPath=1_272 Also check amazon ebay etc
smkettner 02/09/16 01:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Trailer battery charging while towing

The charge may start a bit higher but 10 amps is about the most you will get. The best solution IMO is 200+ watts of solar.
smkettner 02/09/16 10:19am Tech Issues
RE: MC4 to SAE adapter cable

Actually I would prefer to pull new wire and avoid an extra connection. New MC4 cable direct from panel to controller.
smkettner 02/09/16 08:58am Tech Issues
RE: MC4 to SAE adapter cable

Sure, cut the SAE off and install MC4 ;)
smkettner 02/08/16 09:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery weight

Lifeline group 27 is what I recommend.
smkettner 02/08/16 05:04pm Tech Issues
RE: The "nest" and it's loads

Here are photos of our solar set-up; one panel roof mounted and tilt-able the other 2 portable. http://i.imgur.com/vj4eg5fl.jpg Must be just for the picture. Otherwise flat on the roof probably gets more sun than the two portables.
smkettner 02/08/16 04:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping on the beach in southern CA

Pismo
smkettner 02/08/16 03:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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