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RE: Honda generator and electrical grid

I lost power and used my Honda 2000 for 3 1/2 days. I ran an extension cord into my house & ran more from it to power the fridge, sat dish, tv, computer & a light. I also ran a line into my neighbors so they could power their fridge & a light. I used a 5 gallon external tank with a second genny cap to go for extended use without having to refill the genny too often. I have thought of doing the transfer switch to be able to run the furnace if power went out in the cold. Or I could rewire the furnace from direct to a plug so it could be run with an extension cord. I saw a furnace in a home once that had a short cord with a male cord cap on it, hanging out of the disconnect switch on the furnace. What had been done was a 3 way switch was used as a disconnect switch for the furnace and also as a transfer switch. So if there was a loss of power from the utility, one could flip the switch and plug the furnace into a portable generator. It looked a little strange, but I saw nothing wrong with it.
Dusty R 10/17/17 07:04am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Honda generator and electrical grid

The third option, the breaker interlock, is exactly what I pictured in my mind. I believe I could do it myself, but just to be extra safe, I will hire an electrician to do it for me. I’d be surprised if you could get an electrician to do that sort of a job. It’s not legal because it’s potentially very dangerous. Please do it properly and install a transfer switch. A breaker interlock does the same thing as a transfer switch, and is legal.
Dusty R 10/17/17 06:19am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Installing door holders on outside storage

Get an electronic stud finder, they measure density. Maybe you can find a stud that is in an area that will work to hold the screws. Dusty
Dusty R 10/15/17 06:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What to buy with $25k?

Consider using an equalizing hitch on the trailer. A friend talked me to using one, a big improvement. Dusty
Dusty R 10/14/17 07:28am Class C Motorhomes

Sounds more like air in the line. You need to make a manometer. Basically it's a clear tube at least 30 inches long that you fill part way with water. Make the tube into a loop, remove a burner and slip one end over the spud. Turn on the gas, the water level should move about 11 inches up the tube. Making a manometer That 11 inches is between the top of the water column in each column, or 5.5 inches from where they were when they are at rest. So one column moves up 5.5 inches, and the other moves down 5.5 inches. Dusty
Dusty R 10/13/17 07:06am Tech Issues
RE: Single AGM or 2 GC2???????

is a single 12v flooded out of the running? about 1/2 the price of 2xGC2. It appears that you are not running on battery very much you don't need much storage. So why have 2 batteries? Dusty
Dusty R 10/11/17 07:04am Tech Issues
RE: Spare tire/wheel

We had an '88 Mallard mh, we had maybe 6 flats on it before we traded it in the fall of '02 for a new Itasca. It came with a spare that we never used. We traded it for a new Itasca in '15, which came without a spare. Drove/used it for about 10 mouths before getting a spare for it, and wondered, because of the old Itasca never having a flat, if we really needed a spare. A couple weeks after getting a spare, we had a flat. Dusty
Dusty R 10/11/17 06:57am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Where to take tire temps

Why would you want to take the tire's temperature? It's an easy way to check for a soft tire. A soft tire will be much warmer than the rest of tires. Dusty
Dusty R 10/10/17 07:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Where to take tire temps

It doesn't really matter. Just for fun check a tire in several different locations. I'll bet the temp will be the same no matter where you check it, if you do it as soon as you stop after driving for half an hour. I use a radiant thermometer, and check out tires when we stop for breaks. The temperature may vary from tire to tire as much as 10 degrees, depending on the sun. Over 10 degrees and I start to worry. Dusty
Dusty R 10/10/17 03:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Spare tire/wheel

I find the biggest pain is operating a hydraulic changing a rear tire. So I added a remote hand operated pump to my jack. It sure is easier pumping the jack kneeling next to out mh, than laying under it. Dusty
Dusty R 10/08/17 08:54pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: roof vent covers

I have 3 roof vents also. Covered only 2. And only 1 has fan. 1. Bedroom - only a maxxair cover, no fan. 2. Bathroom - NO cover. You don't want to leave the roof vent open in the bathroom when traveling. 3. Cabover - Maxxair Turbo. Fan is OUTSIDE the MH. Thermostat, reverse fan and speed controls. You turn that fan on exhaust up front and it sucks the air from the bedroom and creates a tornado of a fresh air wind affect through out the 'entire' inside of the MH! I rarely use the ac since installing the fan this way. It will clean out the air in the MH in seconds. That sounds like the Maxxair Turbo 1200T. We had one on an earlier mh. Bought a new mh in '15, went to buy a new 1200T for the new mh and found the 1200T was no longer made. Sure wish I could find one, even a god used one would be nice. Dusty
Dusty R 10/07/17 06:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Draining water lines

We have a 2015 Itasca Spirt 27Q. I'll have to check for sure, but yes the buy pass and drain valves are be hind that panel. It's a hassle to me to have to remove those 4 screws to remove that panel to get to those valves, so I put magnetic cupboard door holders on that panel. That was about a year ago and it has never fallen off/open. Dusty Don't forget the tank drain under the bed. There are NO plugs in/on the drain lines. Just the valves.
Dusty R 10/07/17 06:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Compressor for topping trailer and truck tires to 80 psi

When looking for a 12 volt compressor to carry in a vehicle, I get one that you can set the shut off pressure needed. Just set it for the pressure needed, start it plowing up tire, and go do something else, until it shuts off. Dusty
Dusty R 10/06/17 05:18am Tech Issues
RE: Generator takes a long time to start now.

Check the auto choke adjustment. Our 2015 mh generator would take a lot of cranking also. This summer I got into it and adjusted the choke for a colder start. Starts much better now. Dusty
Dusty R 10/02/17 08:31am Tech Issues
RE: Front flag to show height?

On the road, it's not really an issue. If you are concerned, measure your height and watch the bridge height signs. In a campground, if it looks close have someone get out and watch while you slowly approach. I have our height posted on the dash of our mh. Once at a Canadian border crossing, while waiting at customs, we saw a sign stating maximum height at that gate, which was less than we were tall, and that gate was the only gate open. The inspector/agent took us over to a truck gate and opened it so we could cross. Dusty
Dusty R 09/27/17 06:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve Outlet Size?

Some water heaters have an anode rod in them, which is supposed to prevent water heater tank from rusting out. Some types of water, especially well water, will do this. Remove or replace that anode rod and the rotten egg smell will go away. Dusty
Dusty R 09/21/17 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Extending 10/3 gen cable?

Last I knew NEC does not allow cords to be spliced.
Dusty R 09/13/17 06:05am Tech Issues
RE: Holding tank cleaning

SeeLevel works for me. Dusty
Dusty R 09/10/17 07:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Double recliner vs jackknife sofa - the clear winner is...

I would like to replace our dinette with a pair of recliners like that, but have not figured out how to do a table to eat off of then. Dusty
Dusty R 09/09/17 05:32am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Leave the emergency(parking) brake off?

In the past I seldom used the parking/emergence brake. We now have a mh with a slide, and the parking brake must to be set in order to extend the slide. Dusty
Dusty R 09/07/17 03:47pm Class C Motorhomes
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