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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
RE: Toys, RZR vs Golf Cart????

That's why I love Arizona. Very ATV friendly.
CJW8 07/14/17 02:07am Toy Haulers
RE: A new concept for electric cars

Not so far fetched. Some EV batteries are thousands of 18650 cells all hooked together.
CJW8 07/10/17 09:14am Tech Issues
Onan 5500 EVAP died

115 degrees F at the lake and ONAN quits. Quick inspection found gas spitting out the front of the carb. So as not to ruin everyone's camping trip, I make a 5 hour round trip to get my backup generator. 9000 watt open frame Champion. Weekend saved. Yes it is loud but most others were running them so what is one more? I took the RV to Flagstaff today to Flag Tool & Engine Repair (authorized Onan repair center). I had heard good stuff about them and John took good care of me. Since I was out of town, he got right on it. He found the float full of gas. Since Onan don't sell carb parts, just complete carbs, he has a lot of salvaged parts. He replaced the float, plugs and air filter. The strange thing is, even though the float was full of gas, the gas doesn't leak out. Wierd! Anyway, all is well, Just sharing my experience.
CJW8 07/06/17 09:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Need help choosing generator(s)

How about this one folks? http://www.lifanpowerusa.com/inverter-generators/energy-storm-7000ier-efi/ Price?
CJW8 06/22/17 09:00am Tech Issues
RE: Need help choosing generator(s)

Does either the Honda or Champion parallel kit have a 50A RV plugin? I to am interested in this but have never seen a 50A parallel kit.
CJW8 06/20/17 12:52am Tech Issues
RE: Generator question

2oldman, but it is a dry heat. LOL
CJW8 06/17/17 06:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator question

Unplugged the PD EMS as suggested. All is well. Both AC's now running. Whew!
CJW8 06/17/17 06:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator question

I did. I have 120 between both hots and ground and 120 between both hots and neutral. My PD EMS says open ground. Was hoping for someone thay has done this.
CJW8 06/17/17 05:32pm Tech Issues
Generator question

I am camped at the lake and it is 110 outside. My Onan generator quit working so I have my Champion 9000 Watt generator as a backup. The generator has a LR 14-30 R 120 / 240, twist lock outlet. I have a dog bone that goes from that to 50 amp RV four pin. Can I safely plug my RV into that outlet?
CJW8 06/17/17 04:54pm Tech Issues
RE: directv home and rv one account

Nadkaw1957 X2 that is what I did. DTV even installed an extra dish for my RV storage garage.
CJW8 06/13/17 01:40am Tech Issues
RE: Jacking up my 5er to R/R equalizers

CJW8, I am not sure I understand your process. I assume you used your 4x4's as a base to set your jack stands on top of? How did you lift your trailer to get the wheels off the ground? Yes. The 6X6' were just a stable base for the jacks.
CJW8 06/02/17 12:14am Toy Haulers
RE: Jacking up my 5er to R/R equalizers

I did this on the exact same camper in a parking lot in Gila Bend Az a few years ago. I had a shackle fail while returning from the dunes. I have 4 6X6 blocks I always carry to go under my levelers. I placed two under my frame fore and aft of the side I was working on. I used 6 ton jacks on them to lift one side, removed the tires and replaced the shackles and equalizers. I used a compressor I always carry and an impact wrench to remove the hardware. I had no trouble aligning everything to put it back together. I repeated the procedure when I got home on the other side. I used the Dexter equalizer with the rubber cushion in it, worked great. It came with wet bolts and the shackles were 3 times thicker than stock.
CJW8 06/01/17 09:04am Toy Haulers
RE: Converter problem

It doesn't make sense that you have 13 V output but your 12 systems are not working. Look for a battery disconnect switch. 13 volts is not up to specification so the converter needs to be replaced. It will never fully charge your battery. WFCO converters are not known to be good battery chargers. Go to bestconverter.com to find a quality replacement, Randy will fix you up. I don't know what kind of camping you do but I would recommend a Progressive Dynamics replacement.
CJW8 06/01/17 08:31am Tech Issues
RE: Awning Weatherguard?

I have covered storage but my RV still gets morning sun until about noon. To protect my awning and graphics I am installing these sunshades from Costco. When I have to replace my awnings in the future I'll buy the Alumaguards from Carefree. http://i.imgur.com/ZoOctTMl.jpg
CJW8 05/23/17 12:32pm Tech Issues
RE: frig left on

Anyone ever plug it into a watt meter to see the duty cycle so they could estimate the cost to run full time?
CJW8 05/23/17 09:22am Tech Issues
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