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RE: Power Center/Converter 101

With a PD and pendant you can in practice lower the charge voltage during the beginning of the charge cycle and then later increase it as battery acceptance diminishes. That can help when generator size is the constraint.
Ductape 08/29/15 04:45pm Tech Issues
RE: "OEM" parts

Most ac fan motors can be crossed over to a generic replacement by a supply house that services HVAC contractors. Often under $100.
Ductape 08/28/15 05:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: A shout out to the forum towing pros!

Good report. If you click on "edit" by your post you can insert the poo yourself. Personally it sounds better to my ears "tows like ****" rather than "tows like poo". Or poop. I wonder if the software keeps statistics on how many asterisks we use?
Ductape 08/28/15 09:55am Towing
RE: window 10 on laptop

I did the upgrade and so far I like it better than 8.
Ductape 08/28/15 08:13am Technology Corner
RE: RFID sleeves (protection for credit cards)

:S @ Belfert- I think this topic is on whether you need to protect cards from locally being compromised. As in wallet protectors.
Ductape 08/27/15 12:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Fuel tank for added onan 5500 in 5th wheel

http://www.summitracing.com/search/part-type/fuel-cells Just be sure you get something DOT approved for safety's sake and not some make-do option.
Ductape 08/27/15 11:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Some Businesses on Facebook rant

Well, the topic is "Facebook rant" after all. :B
Ductape 08/26/15 08:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: RFID sleeves (protection for credit cards)

If you let the card leave your sight, they don't need a skimmer. Just write down the numbers that are in plain view. Use them online. That's the real risk. Not chips. Not RFID. Not high tech thieves with long range magnetic readers.
Ductape 08/26/15 08:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Complete noob tower in search of advicr

If you want a two door truck you could squeak into a brand new Ram 1500 for that budget. 17 mpg city, 25 highway. Towing capacity 4800 with 3.21 axle or 7,300 with 3.55. That's the Pentastar V6. Ford and GM will be somewhere close in performance but more spendy. I mention this because newer means better fuel economy since the newest generations of engines and transmissions hit the market. Sounds like you will drive a lot. Of course towing mpg will be less. That's true no matter what you tow with. If you want an SUV then maybe a diesel Grand Cherokee. Not many of those to be found (used in your price).
Ductape 08/26/15 05:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: $130.00 For 4GM RAM?

Just like other obsolete tech. When PLC's we used at work went out of production the prices split two directions. Remaining new inventory was rare and expensive. As more customers removed them the used market became larger and cheaper.
Ductape 08/26/15 08:38am Technology Corner
RE: Verizon Hotspot still $20/month? Maybe not.

So is that $10 (or 20) for access charges PLUS the charge for data? I got all excited about their new $30 phone plan in HUGE TYPE until I notice the 6 point fine print below "plus $20 access charge". So it was really $50.
Ductape 08/26/15 08:31am Technology Corner
RE: Complete noob tower in search of advicr

A half ton pickup of recent model years will be very comfortable on long drives and get just as good mpg as anything with a 5k tow rating. You could go with a midsize truck or suv but the cost will be no lower for either the vehicle or fuel. How much is your budget?
Ductape 08/26/15 08:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: ST tire speed ratings

My trailer takes a 175 80 (D), 13" which is well above the mere 960# the Cat Scale showed for the loaded trailer weight and trailer capacity is 1,600#. Thought about replacing with LT's but they don't make them that small. Another top grade option I use on all of my single axle trailers and even light weight tandem axle trailers that come with 13" tires/wheels is sell the 13" and buy 14" wheels and a mount P205/75-14 or similar size and load capacity tire . Tires on a single axle don't side scrub as a tandem axle trailer so the P metric with 44 psi works out great. +1 on this. I've used P tires on dual axle many times with no issues. Tire scrubbing has never been a problem. Cue the ST fans. ;)
Ductape 08/26/15 08:08am Towing
RE: RV+Toad Friendly Gas Stations in New England - Exist??

Google maps. With satellite view and street view you can pick a good station in advance.
Ductape 08/25/15 06:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tank (Black Grey) Heaters

Good ones have a built in thermostat and only draw current below the set temperature.
Ductape 08/25/15 06:12pm Tech Issues
RE: have you ever wondered

Waiter!
Ductape 08/25/15 03:30pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Windows updates on old Vista machine Y/N?

OK, thanks for the feedback. I will unleash the updates.
Ductape 08/25/15 06:40am Technology Corner
Windows updates on old Vista machine Y/N?

Hello all. I have this 7 year old laptop that will be just a web browser. Owned since new. I've been through the updates, patches and upgrades to 8 over the years with the usual experience of degrading performance over time. 8.1 killed it; swapped over to Linux for a while and after getting tired of dealing with multiple OS and browsers I've just wiped it and done a clean install of the original OS which is Vista SP2. The question: to enable windows updates, or just lock down the OS and drivers? I will use a non MS browser and antivirus. Those of course need regular updates. Seems to me for this use the updates for windows won't have much to offer. Thinking of doing a disk image on the OS partition and just freezing the machine as is so to speak. Thoughts?
Ductape 08/24/15 07:33am Technology Corner
RE: Parallel then series, or the other way around?

I did mine in two separate banks; each one a series pair. Selector switch so I can do A or B or both. Makes it easy to stir the electrolyte if I hit just one bank with high charge current. You'll want to read all about that some day on the AGM charging threads. ;) And balanced cable lengths too. Why not, after all?
Ductape 08/22/15 09:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Oil Changes and Overheating- A Cautionary Tale

I got tired of dealing with the hard to fill oil neck and bought a 12v oil pump at Northern tool. Now I pump from a large jug into the filler with a hose.
Ductape 08/21/15 08:55pm Class A Motorhomes
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