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RE: Rant on buying an RV - long

I suggest tuning your own communication skills since you are getting the same result repeatedly. I call first, ask for the person handling internet sales, tell them specifically what vehicle I'm interested in and that I am prepared to buy as soon as I locate the right unit. Then we trade e-mail addresses and go on from there. That almost always works and if they don't respond then move on. Just sending mails is just like spam. Hard to take seriously. Anyone who's sold online knows this.
Ductape 01/16/15 01:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Finally insurance I can live with.

AARP
Ductape 01/16/15 08:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: mppt vs pwm

BFL can tell you the reason. I'm sure you believe that your method of disagreeing with others while providing no substance other than to delegate is effective. I see it differently, but I doubt that will change unless you think about it and come to the same conclusion for yourself. I say this in the sincere hope that your posts will be more technically detailed, as I'm sure you have a lot to share. Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming I hope. ;)
Ductape 01/15/15 04:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Lthium charged with mppt controler

Mena is right, I don't recall seeing a lot of reports of flaming consumer electronics and lithium is everywhere. BMS are commonplace. Just needs to scale up to RV sized systems as the price points change. It won't take too long as soon as the economic math makes it desirable.
Ductape 01/15/15 04:11pm Tech Issues
RE: mppt vs pwm

After 12 pages, I just want to thank PT for posting a good example of how DC to DC conversion can deliver higher charge currents and wattage than simply connecting the panel to the battery. Lots of good discussion also regarding the language of science and engineering vs. marketing claims. Almost as lively as the gas vs. diesel debates. As for me, the upcoming install will definitely be MPPT. And my focus will be on harvesting in less than optimal conditions, not how it works under ideal conditions because we won't be parked in Arizona. Not necessarily an economic decision, but who can resist the tech toys? After all, none of us really got into RVing out of economic necessity. I hope.
Ductape 01/14/15 05:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Do you have goals, aims or neither in life?

Good question! In my working life I have a steady diet of goals both for myself and what I expect of others. Customers deserve more than hearing we aimed to deliver expectations. In personal life, travels, and future retirement it's just aims. No deadlines, schedules, or promises. Just each day on it's own merits as it unfolds.
Ductape 01/13/15 09:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Motorhome heat pump troubles

Low voltage causes high amp draw. Check voltage at the unit, and if it's low then check the pedestal and points in between until you find where the difference arises. Could be just one loose connection.
Ductape 01/08/15 06:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Bark, bark, bark continuously!

No reason to suffer on. Ask the office to give you a quiet site, or refund the balance of your money and you can leave. Another reason to always pay with a card.
Ductape 01/08/15 06:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Itasca on Ford chassis creaks and groans at night.

Thank you for posting the outcome, people often don't. Happy traveling!
Ductape 01/08/15 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: $75 on a truck that lasted 38 years

I'm calling bull on the maintenance cost also. A set of tires is going to run $4-500. Assuming a new set every 10yrs (even if they don't wear out they will rot away after long enough), that is already $1600-2000. A guy like that never bought a set of new tires. He may be running take-off ST tires from people on here.
Ductape 01/06/15 05:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Swivel seats in pickup for MOHO experience?

The comfort of the MH in travel is because passengers can get up and move about. No way to duplicate that in your truck. OTOH I would prefer the truck if it's me in the driver's seat for 3k miles. I'm interested, why would you prefer the truck? Are they easier to drive or more comfortable than a motorhome for the driver? Exactly. Truck is better to drive; MH is better to be a passenger and to live in. Opinions on this will likely differ, but that's mine.
Ductape 01/06/15 05:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Swivel seats in pickup for MOHO experience?

The comfort of the MH in travel is because passengers can get up and move about. No way to duplicate that in your truck. OTOH I would prefer the truck if it's me in the driver's seat for 3k miles.
Ductape 01/06/15 12:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire stuff -Mixed Spare tire- will it work

Sure it will work. I went the other way and bought a Toyo spare because that is what I will replace any failing GY with.
Ductape 01/06/15 10:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Watching someone backup with a toad attached

Surely he was informed prior to that not to reverse. Chose to anyway. People of that sort don't respond well to information so I would probably not intervene. And maybe he read on the internet it's OK to do that.
Ductape 12/29/14 06:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 6.4 Hemi Ram 2500 or 6.2L F-250

And why not a GM? Second thing, do yourself a favor and step up to the 350 SRW. Save the future weight police anguish. :)
Ductape 12/29/14 06:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Flu

Both of us got it this year. One of us got stuck with the vaccine and the other not. Same outcome.
Ductape 12/29/14 06:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: Another question on the CHF

That's normal if you did not loosen the top bolts on the links, the rubber bushings are a tight fit. Nothing to worry about.
Ductape 12/29/14 03:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Particulate Filters for Gasoline Direct Injection Engines?

Actually Robert, they cleaned up the gasoline engines in the US about 20 years in advance of the diesels. Cats, fuel injection, EGR, and unleaded/oxygenated fuels. They did not take the sulfur out of gasoline yet, and they did not install particulate filters yet. One look at the tail pipe of a clean diesel versus a gasoline model on a 2009 or newer VW jetta, golf sportwagen, beetle or passat with a white glove test will make my point. You can also do the same with an Audi Q7 or Porsche Cayenne. The gasoline versions will have filthy tail pipe soot and residue on the gas models. I agree with you on the tailpipe test for those you mention... And I also have a '96 F150 that will pass your white glove test. It's in the tuning , throttle response on the Ford sucks while others have optimized the driving experience and probably are as liberal as the regulations permit with open loop fueling. Yes, I realize Gdi makes more PM. My point being the gasoline engine cleanup journey started earlier and is more mature than diesel. Hopefully serious teething problems are less likely.
Ductape 12/29/14 02:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Particulate Filters for Gasoline Direct Injection Engines?

Actually Robert, they cleaned up the gasoline engines in the US about 20 years in advance of the diesels. Cats, fuel injection, EGR, and unleaded/oxygenated fuels.
Ductape 12/29/14 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: How long does Mobil1 last if not used, but installed...

We change oil on standby gens at work based on used oil analysis. Works out to about 5 years typically.
Ductape 12/28/14 05:50pm Tech Issues
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