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RE: Oscillations, whats the cause

Friction sway control too tight? (if that is even possible?)
smkettner 06/26/16 10:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yamaha ef2000is Twin Tech cables overloading gennies

We started the gennies and then the AC. We overloaded them, so we figured out that with our new converter, we need to turn off the main breaker before starting the gennies. Then turn on the main breaker, then the AC. Problem 1 solved.Maybe this was not an issue? Getting the generators in sync may have been the issue. For easiest start... turn off all breakers in the RV except the main and the air conditioner. Once air is running for a minute then turn on the rest of the breakers. I assume you have the water heat and fridge set to propane only. Also if you turn the air off to say run the microwave leave the air off for at least five minutes for the internal pressure to equalize for easier starting.
smkettner 06/26/16 10:38pm Tech Issues
RE: air cond run time

It is just a machine. Does not get tired like a person will. 24/7/365 is fine.
smkettner 06/26/16 03:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Generator that won't break the bank..

I recommend hookups if you need air all day or night. Otherwise look for a quality used generator to stay around $500.
smkettner 06/26/16 12:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: So my fridge just died

Plan B would be a giant cooler of ice. No need to cancel.
smkettner 06/26/16 12:15am Tech Issues
RE: Battery troubleshooting help, please?

For testing... charge the battery to full and then disconnect overnight. Compare in the morning again. Divide and conquer. Anything connected and you don't know the issue.
smkettner 06/25/16 11:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Relacing coil on AC

I would replace the whole unit. One paid repair on an appliance is my limit.
smkettner 06/25/16 09:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Newbie Question

Are you certain the electric water heat and fridge are both off? Is there anything else on that circuit in the house?
smkettner 06/25/16 09:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Newbie Question

I would start by replacing both GFCI, probably the home outlet first. Also try turning off all breakers in the RV and see if it trips. Then turn on one at a time starting with the main. Post which trips the GFCI.
smkettner 06/25/16 09:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Onboard converter amps output for battery charging

It does charge at 55 amps. Trouble is most WFCO are stuck trickle charging at 13.6 volts. Need 14.4 to 14.8 to actually push those 55 amps into the battery.
smkettner 06/25/16 05:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Air compressor will it work?

60 gallon at just 125? If I had that big machine it would be 175. Just a bit more spendy... http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200365172_200365172
smkettner 06/25/16 04:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter installation

You will work the pair fairly hard at times. I recommend two more T105s.
smkettner 06/25/16 04:48pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Onboard converter amps output for battery charging

You may well need 1 or 2 hours of generator time once or twice a day. Need to conserve on lights too. If you had a voltmeter you would be able to judge better where your charge is at.
smkettner 06/25/16 01:06pm Tech Issues
RE: 2nd LP regulator fail in 2 years - oil in regulator!!?

Yes change dealers and get propane.
smkettner 06/24/16 10:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery "jump packs"

If you are trying to supplement battery power I recommend just adding an addition deep cycle battery and 200 watts of solar. The jump-box is just a crutch.
smkettner 06/24/16 07:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: What do you do about dirty clothes?

Long trip we bring 10 days clothes. Laundry each week. And yes that 10 days includes wearing some things 2 or 3 times. Laundry basket sits at the corner of the bedroom. Lots of quarters for the machines.
smkettner 06/24/16 05:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Honda 2k and rain

This is my favorite quote: I use a Honda 2000, on a daily basis as a homebuilder. It runs eight hours a day, sitting in the mud, snow or on a gravel pile. It has spent days in the pouring rain, seen a few snow storms, and got peed on by a dog. After three years, the case is banged up a bit, it needs a tune-up and an oil change. As for a rain cover......seriously? Don't forget to knit a little sweater for it too....it's chilly out. Although I would keep it out of standing water.
smkettner 06/24/16 02:23pm Truck Campers
RE: AC question

Seems more like a thermostat or control box issue.
smkettner 06/24/16 11:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: LP auto switch over question????

When you see red, the pointer is indicating the empty tank. Move the lever to the other side and refill the empty. Repeat to infinity.
smkettner 06/24/16 10:32am Tech Issues
RE: Triton V10 maintenance

TRANSMISSION SERVICE $219.95 COOLANT FLUSH $179.95 BRAKE FLUSH $109.95 I would have gone with just this if you had asked in advance. Maybe the throttle body service as mine does accumulate gunk around the butterfly valve. The rest I would have waited for 100k actual miles.
smkettner 06/24/16 09:01am Tech Issues
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