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RE: GFCI and ATS

To word it simpler, do GFCI's and ATS's play nicely together?YES. No worries.
smkettner 08/04/15 09:00pm Tech Issues
RE: upgrade cycle

Brake pads are a normal wear item. 185,000 miles on my rotors.
smkettner 08/04/15 06:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Another SOLAR question!!!

But my biggest question there would be how to connect a solar charge controller to the existing battery while leaving the 12V camper wiring connected for use? Does the controller basically go in between the batteries and the controller? Or does it all just hook together onto the battery? Solar connects direct on the battery. NO other changes needed. Controller will have two terminals to connect the panel and two separate terminals to connect to the battery. Controller close to the battery for best results. Before: Battery ---> RV After: Panels ---> Controller ---> Battery ---> RV http://www.wrnd.co.za/images/WRND%20PWM%20solar%20regulator%20charge%20controller%2020A.jpg width=300 (load terminals are generally not used for RVs)
smkettner 08/04/15 06:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thermostat upgrade help

My Dometic single zone conversion works quite well actually.
smkettner 08/04/15 06:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Converter

6 cells of discharged GC-220's will eat 80-amps charge rate so fast, It's make your head swim.For how long? Full hour? Assuming 14.4 volts.
smkettner 08/04/15 06:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Another SOLAR question!!!

Solar is just a battery charger. Panels ---> Controller ---> Battery. If you want AC power Battery ---> Inverter ---> tools.
smkettner 08/04/15 05:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Converter

Does the 8835 not go into boost mode (14.4v)? Or what are you looking to improve? 9245 is fine even with the 2x GC2. No need for the pendent unless you must have a blinky thing to fiddle with. Can be added later as needed. If you get a 9260+ you should also plan on pulling #4 wire to the battery.
smkettner 08/04/15 05:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Thermostat upgrade help

Glad to hear it is working :B
smkettner 08/04/15 04:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thermostat upgrade help

UPDATE Red not used Green wire in Rh/Rc jumpered Yellow and White in Y and W Brown and Blue both in G Furnace works good; fan kicks on and in about 1 minute, fire lights In Cool mode, compressor kick on, but no fan in Auto; fan comes on in ON. Which wire do I need to change?How long did you wait for AUTO fan? Could the thermostat have a delay? Probably not more than 10 seconds. Seems odd but try just the low fan with AUTO(orange wire). Otherwise I am at a loss. Might get more help if you have the moderator move this to tech issues.
smkettner 08/04/15 03:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: portable generator to charge batteries grounding

Grounding would be for a permanent installation. Use a normal grounded plug to the RV and you are fine.
smkettner 08/04/15 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2WD vs 4WD tow vehicle

These pictures look pretty tame for declaring 4WD is needed.
smkettner 08/03/15 07:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Thermostat upgrade help

Just attempted to install a Honeywell 6450 programmable and followed every bit of advice/information that I could find. Really, it's pretty straight forward, but only used 4 of the 6 wires in my bundle. Turned the power on, the tstat lit up, set the parameters, turned on auto fan and cool, .........and nothing; no fan, no ac, no furnace. I've worked on this off and on for 4 - 5 hours. I called Honeywell twice and they don't know what's wrong either; maybe a faulty unit. I've read 20 - 30 posts about wiring a honeywell and no one, except me, has had a problem. This **** really gets old! http://www.modmyrv.com/wp-content/gallery/mod-100-image-gallery/thumbs/thumbs_digital-thermostat-hunter-wiring-diagram-1.jpg width=250 http://www.modmyrv.com/2008/07/14/rv-digital-thermostat Can you post a picture of the wires connecting to the thermostat?
smkettner 08/03/15 06:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: TekPower 50 amp adjustable supply?

Plugged into a currant bush? Did not know that grow in your area... http://thumb9.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/467818/467818,1277758761,2/stock-photo-red-currant-bush-with-ripe-fruits-56149621.jpg width=400 Now if someone could photoshop a NEMA 14-50 toward the base we all would know what you are talking about.
smkettner 08/03/15 06:17pm Tech Issues
RE: stupid question

If I want a good dump I do use the levelers to tilt the trailer toward the drain. Certainly not needed every time.Won't work in all cases. Some drain connections are in the center of the long side, mine included.Yes if the pipe comes out of the center of the tank there would be no tilting needed. Do you have a pic?
smkettner 08/03/15 05:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Simple fix turning into nightmare/fishing a wire ideas

Common wire coat hanger would be in my hand. Every tool box should have one...
smkettner 08/03/15 04:03pm Tech Issues
RE: 48v system

You could charge one side with the 24v and get a separate 24v for the other side.Sorry about all the edits.. my plan was 2 sets of 48v series batteries, then in parallel. Seems I'd have to wire them as 2 sets of 24v banks wired in series.. no?Yes you would need a parallel jumper in the middle.
smkettner 08/03/15 02:13pm Tech Issues
RE: 48v system

You could charge one side with the 24v and get a separate 24v for the other side. While technically in series they will operate independently just fine this way.
smkettner 08/03/15 12:16pm Tech Issues
RE: TekPower 50 amp adjustable supply?

Mine is PD 4645. With Wizard. But as far as I can tell, Wizard just resets the charging sequence- you can't just skip to 13.2 volts and it will stick..I will test...Need to press and HOLD to change modes. 4600 operation guide, p5 WIZARD MODE BUTTON - The manual button has been provided to allow the operator to temporarily override the converter (not recommended) or to verify the converter is operating properly. For manual operation, Press and Hold the button. The indicator light will soon remain “ON” indicating Boost Mode. Continue to hold the button and the light will blink rapidly indicating the converter is in the Normal Mode. Continue to hold the button until the light blinks slowly indicating the converter is now in the Storage Mode. After the manual button is released the converter will stay in the selected mode. When the battery charge status changes, the converter will return to the automatic mode of operation to prevent damage to the battery.
smkettner 08/03/15 10:33am Tech Issues
RE: TekPower 50 amp adjustable supply?

At least what I'm seeing out of my smart mode technology is floating along at 13.2 (finally!) then unplug 20 min to go to dump station. Plug in again and we're back at 14.4 volts for 4 hours, then another day of 13.6-on a hot summer day. I'd just as soon set it with a dial. I don't mind spending more $ for this functionality if something exists.PD with a Wizard controller allows manual change of mode. What converter do you have?
smkettner 08/03/15 09:32am Tech Issues
RE: TekPower 50 amp adjustable supply?

I would stick with the RV CONVERTER/CHARGERS with smart mode technology.+1
smkettner 08/03/15 08:31am Tech Issues
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