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RE: Should I upgrade to 2000w in parallel or single 3100w ?

My brand new 3100 Champion will run my 15k actually at 4600 feet elevation. It will not run it at 7000 ft. If you are going to be above mile high get 2- 2k's.
CJW8 09/08/17 01:11am Tech Issues
RE: 12 volt batteries

In a pinch, yes it is ok short term. New install- get two new identical batteries.
CJW8 09/02/17 12:08am Tech Issues
RE: Technology To Save Lives. How Much Would You Squawk

Back to what I think is the technical question here, In AZ as in most states, If you have a DUI and have had license suspended, you have have to have a blow and go installed for a set period of time after your get your license back. The device must be installed by a State certified installer. If it is tampered with in any way it will disable your vehicle. If it fails you must have your vehicle towed back to the installer so it can be repaired. Believe me, I know. I have never had a DUI but a family member has.
CJW8 08/19/17 04:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Inverter Swap 1000 for 2000watts

If you have 14VDC while unplugged from shore, is it possible you have inverter output (120v) feeding charger section input (120V)? It will work but will quickly deplete your batteries.
CJW8 08/19/17 11:25am Tech Issues
RE: coleman Mach - Temperature Differential model 8333e856

There is a guy on here that claims 40 delta T. The only way that is possible is because he is getting recirculation but he doesn't believe it.
CJW8 08/14/17 12:48am Tech Issues
RE: Off Brand TPMS

I bought a name brand and after a couple of years the receiver quit working. I call the manufacturer and guess what? They don't make my receiver any more and my sensors do not talk to their new receiver. Now I have 8 sensors and no functioning TPMS. So much for going with a name brand. It is Hawkshead by the way. Probably over $500 invested, well down the drain.
CJW8 08/11/17 11:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Winterizing

I live in Northern AZ and we go to the So. Cal dunes a lot in the winter. I use the air method and winterize 4-5 times a year. It takes longer to drain the WH than the rest of the job.
CJW8 08/11/17 11:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Multimeter Receptacle Testing A Useful Link

Yup, good.
CJW8 08/11/17 11:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Purging new tanks

Take it to a propane supplier and not the local gas station or RV fill station. They'll know what is going on.
CJW8 08/10/17 01:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone here usiing 12 volt UV Water filter

I've worked on large offshore oil installations for years. Some we made our own Pot water from sea water and some we had Pot water delivered. In either case, the final stage of clean up before human consumption was UV radiation. The science works and is not a gimmick. The device you are considering may be a gimmick. I'd buy from a reputable water filter company.
CJW8 08/03/17 10:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Run Solar Circuit and Shore Power at the same time?

If I were you and wanted utilize what I had, I'd install the fuse between the batteries and the charge controller and install the disconnect between the controller and the panels. Your way, I can almost guarantee that someday that disconnect will get opened while the panels are hooked up. As Mr. Wizard said, this could be bad. My suggested way makes it somewhat failsafe. You could even place a placard by the fuse warning not to remove it unless the panel disconnect is opened. There is no problem having multiple charging sources on at the same time.
CJW8 08/01/17 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Ammeter on Converter

Looks like a Chinese INverter. Same type of case. The DC connectors they give you look to be about #10. No info on charging voltages makes me wonder.
CJW8 08/01/17 01:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Advice in buying toy hauler

Two words: Grand Design. If you follow the forums of the models you listed, you'll see multiple quality issues in the last two years. Grand Design are still quality builds as far as I know.
CJW8 07/31/17 12:51am Toy Haulers
RE: new Sailun tires

I got mine at Big O tires locally. Had them about 4 months and 2000 miles. I'm very impressed with them.
CJW8 07/25/17 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: condensate from AC

Mine runs across the roof into a gutter. The gutter has 2-3" drains that stick out and don't allow the water to run down the side of the RV.
CJW8 07/24/17 12:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Cost of propane vs gas generator.

One + thing + leads + to + another, moment... Arizona. Been there during the monsoon season. Is not the 110F season the one with extremely low humidity? As in swamp cooler season? I am not asking this for the fun of it. Mex, this was in mid June (very dry) before the monsoons came but we were right on the shore of Lake Roosevelt so there was some humidity but not much. I had a portable misting system running outside under the awning which everyone loved.
CJW8 07/19/17 12:36pm Tech Issues
RE: First time with an inverter

I installed a 15 amp transfer switch for my general circuit which my entertainment devices are on. My entertainment devices are also plugged into a small UPS so when it switches from generator/shore to inverter my satellite or DVD do not have to reboot. I also have another 15 amp transfer switch for my GFCI circuit. These small transfer switches are from Xantrex and are installed right behind the breaker panel.
CJW8 07/18/17 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Cost of propane vs gas generator.

I have a Champion dual fuel rated 9000/8000 gas, 7000/6300 LPG. My intent was to never put crappy corn laced gas in it unless I had to. This is for home backup power. I recently has to use it for camping when my Onan failed. I wasn't concerned about the noise because most folks were running open frame generators but it sure is loud. Normally for camping I use a smaller inverter generator because my 5500 Onan is simply more than I need unless I need both AC's. Since my new Champion 3500/3100 has remote electric start, it is just as convenient as starting my Onan. My TH has a 30 gallon gen tank and a 30 gallon fuel station so I can go 3-4 days if I run the Onan 24/7. I only do this once /year when we go to the lake and it is 110+. LPG is 1.50/gallon where I live.
CJW8 07/18/17 10:31am Tech Issues
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

Washed the roof. Going to re-dicor roof and eternabond front cap-rubber roof seam.
CJW8 07/17/17 11:41pm Toy Haulers
RE: My A/C is to old and they don't make replacement capacitors?

Thank you all for your help!! It has three canisters one I think is the start capacitor By Aeromet II M23P3725M00 (1499-566 9723 MRP210747) 25UF 370v The other two Is most likely a soft start set. Aeromet II M22P3707N00 (1499-546 9722 MRP210821) 7.5 uf 370V Mallory 47-56MFD 165VAC (1497-07 ) (235-9647-02) Not sure how to test these. Set VOM to Ohms. First Take a picture before you remove all connections of cap to be tested. Then short across the tabs with a screwdriver to discharge the cap. (voltage can be lethal!) Touch and hold capacitor tabs with meter leads and hold for several seconds while observing the meter. If nothing happens after 10-20 seconds, reverse the leads and repeat. If the meter starts counting up, wait till it stops, then reverse the leads and it should do the same thing each time you reverse the leads. If it does, cap is likely ok. If cap is bulged on top or in any way deformed, replace it. Google how to test capacitor if this isn't clear enough.
CJW8 07/15/17 10:43pm Tech Issues
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