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RE: THE UTTER BASICS -- Using A Multimeter

I pronounce it "Fluke". Jusy sayin'.
Darryl&Rita 11/19/15 07:52am Tech Issues
RE: Thunderbolt 1.5 watt solar charger

Tee Hee...Thunderbolt.
Darryl&Rita 10/13/15 10:42am Tech Issues
RE: spare tire stuck under trailer

Possibly not Rust. Due to pick-ups losing under-mounted spares, the manufacturers have been forced to place a lock on the cable holding the tire. As the unit goes down the road, the jarring of the highway causes the cable to squeeze down between layers of cable underneath. This creates slack in the cable, which allows the tire to swing. The "cure" has been a clamp that grabs the cable, before enough slack is available to allow swing. The end result is a tire that can't be dropped, without aid from a tire shop or dealership. I'm not sure if trailers have this "feature", but even a little bit of cable squeezed down between the layer underneath can get hung up tight enough to appear to be stuck.
Darryl&Rita 09/20/15 12:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question for knowledgeable solar experts

What happened to RV.Net? A whole bunch of over-tightened panties, and hurt feelings? Everyone should take a chill pill. The information freely given on this site is too valuable to let personal issues interfere.
Darryl&Rita 09/12/15 06:10pm Tech Issues
RE: I Need Ideas From You Creative Types!

Lots of paranoia over a rare event. How many people actually know someone who's lost an inverter gen? Not Internet stories, not a guy your BIL heard about. An actual, verifiable case. I've painted our EU2000 flat black, using Fusion plastic paint. I've never gone out of my way to secure it, other than the paint, and putting is away whaen not running. I don't worry about it being in view, or people listening for it. I let my insurance agent worry about loosing sleep.
Darryl&Rita 09/09/15 01:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: all the electric power needed for an RV?

Wiz, look again. They don't do Geothermal. The company name is Genthermal, and this is what they do. It burns propane, heats a thermopile, and generates DC power. Units start @ 30 watt. Not huge output, but it's over 24 hours a day, so the whr do start to add up.
Darryl&Rita 09/06/15 06:30pm Tech Issues
RE: all the electric power needed for an RV?

a tiny little LP flame produces about 400w of heat energy, used to power a fridge what i would love to see, is an lp powered heat converter, that takes that little flame and produces electricity to charge batteries and/or power RV systems the campfire thermo battery chargers for cell phones, only produce fractions of watts Ask, and you shall receive. All over in the oilpatch. Thermo-electric generator
Darryl&Rita 09/06/15 10:30am Tech Issues
RE: RV dump fees avoid Meadowland Campground Brandon Manitoba )

Free dump with overnight stay. City park offers free dump station. Very common in Canada.
Darryl&Rita 08/17/15 07:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hydraulic disk brake line size

No, to both questions. Smaller sizes will be rated higher pressure for equal wall thickness. That's the only thing to keepin mind when selecting tube size.
Darryl&Rita 08/14/15 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Can't figure out this water heater...

Thanks, Chris. I totally missed that, even after seeing the switch. Doh! I blame the screen size on my phone earlier today.
Darryl&Rita 08/04/15 07:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't figure out this water heater...

Does anyone see an electric element in the first pic? I must be missing it.
Darryl&Rita 08/04/15 05:58am Tech Issues
RE: Connecting inverter to shore power cord

Sounds like it. They're usually on their own breaker, or share with something like the fridge, but it sounds like more rewiring is in your future.
Darryl&Rita 06/29/15 01:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Raspberry Pi, AirPlay, and dry camping

Sounds like fun to me, but I'm different. Like reading on the RPi, and people's projects. Thanks for sharing.
Darryl&Rita 06/29/15 01:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Generator Grounding

westend, Thanks for the link. If I read it right most portable generator powered RVs out there are running without the neutral/ground bond required by the NEC. Without this bond, a failed appliance can put line voltage to it's safety ground and that voltage will then be applied to the frame and skin of the RV without tripping the circuit breaker. In that case, anyone touching the RV while in electrical contact with the earth would be subject to electrical flow depending on their particular body resistance. Not a good idea. I think I'll make up one of the neutral/ground bonding plugs he shows in the article. Re-read the linked article. It has nothing to do with floating Neutral, NEC requirements, or the purpose of the N/G bonding jumper. Re-read.
Darryl&Rita 06/22/15 07:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camping in the Crowsnest Pass

Green Mountain Rv Park, Coleman, AB.
Darryl&Rita 06/10/15 08:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Pobrecitos Canadienses

100 watt panel for $500. Seems pretty close to Mexs' math.
Darryl&Rita 06/05/15 08:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Roll Call 2015 On The Road

Can anyone report what the roads thru Banff and Icefields parkway is ? Few frost heaves, plenty of potholes. Consider it a warm-up for further North. It's a reduced speed stretch of road, so take your time, and enjoy the sights.
Darryl&Rita 06/05/15 08:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dealing with SAE roof connector in factory solar wiring

Goobered it over with self leveling sealant, and used heavier wire from the roof to the charge controller. The current rating of the SAE connector is pitiful, as was the wire size in the walls.
Darryl&Rita 05/30/15 08:09am Tech Issues
RE: Roll Call 2015 On The Road

I don't know about "breaking trail", we've been seeing Southern plates for over a month in Grande Prairie, AB.
Darryl&Rita 05/29/15 08:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: generac generators

Good units when they run, but a pain to source parts for. A few bits are common with Onan, a few with Honda, and even a few with Briggs & Stratton. It's all up to you to do the cross-referencing of part numbers, usually. Most of the time the parts guys won't take the time to cross sell.
Darryl&Rita 05/29/15 05:59pm Tech Issues
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