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RE: Honda generator and electrical grid

It is/would be, stupid, ignorant and lack of respect for the life of others to Jerry-rig for a power outage. Do it right according to code or use an extension cord and plug strip as others have suggested. I have a manual 200 amp transfer switch on mine and there is ZERO chance of frying some electrical worker out repairing stuff on the Grid. Marvin
Horizon170 11/09/17 02:34pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Different States Length of Trailer Laws

If aware of the law you should obey it; we have enough self entitled people as it is. I think I'll start using my cell phone to call the coppers when I see obviously overlong rigs on the road. Are you going to pull over and stop or will you break the law and use phone while driving?:h Marvin
Horizon170 11/09/17 02:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buying land to camp.

I doubt you would be happy sitting in one place all the time. I personally wouldn't park my RV on my own property except at home. I guess there are exceptions though. Luck w/your decision. Marvin
Horizon170 11/07/17 05:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should I Balance My New Tires?

I didn'r see any post about sand, I use beads. MarvinDyna
Horizon170 11/07/17 05:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Different States Length of Trailer Laws

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Horizon170 11/07/17 04:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Different States Length of Trailer Laws

I pulled this for years and never had a problem with being pulled over.(72+ feet). Marvin https://i.imgur.com/J28PsEFl.jpg]Clicky
Horizon170 11/07/17 04:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Should I Balance My New Tires?

Tire balancing now days is Cave Man style. I use Balancing Beads, do it once and never worry until I install replacement tires. Marvin
Horizon170 11/05/17 07:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: HELP Sprinter Battery

OK, #1 Yellow ESP, ABS, Tire and Red brake light on = EBV has been deactivated due to low voltage. Rear wheels could lock up. Consult dealer. I had a dead battery but the light remains on. #2 Just the red brake light on = Insufficient brake fluid in reservoir. DO NOT add fluid and consult Dealer. Since the battery is charged I imagine it is related to #2. I'm 60-70 miles from a Dealer. Is there a way for my to solve this? Thanks, Marvin
Horizon170 09/20/17 08:11pm Tech Issues
RE: HELP Sprinter Battery

UPDATE--I disconnected the battery 3-4 days ago and today got 12.87 volts with my meter. I haven't re-connected the battery to see if it cranks and runs. I wasn't aware of the parasitic draw nor was I aware of the battery disconnect switch. I'll check out the E-brake switch. Any other thoughts/suggestions will be appreciated. Marvin PS, I will also check the owners manual for the light meanings.
Horizon170 09/20/17 02:48pm Tech Issues
RE: HELP Sprinter Battery

Thanks all, I will try your suggestions. Yes it's the red brake light to alert the emergency brake is on. It will NOT go off with E brake released. Marvin
Horizon170 09/15/17 07:31pm Tech Issues
RE: HELP Sprinter Battery

Sorry, I can't post pictures now. Marvin
Horizon170 09/14/17 04:17pm Tech Issues
RE: HELP Sprinter Battery

I'll take a picture---Brake is RED-Engine is yellow. Marvin
Horizon170 09/14/17 03:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Suggestion on converting Champion 3500w to natural gas

I used a USCarb kit to convert a brand new 7500W Gas Generator to run on all three types of fuel using a "Snorkel Kit" - I ONLY run that generator on Propane. All in cost was about $200. Excellent customer support. Simple installation. They now offer other options. US Carb Also, I'm sure there are youtube videos. I agree----US CARB is who I used when I converted my ONAN 6.5 to Natural gas and still kept the ability to run on Gasoline if needed. I just ran mine for 3 days during the power outage !^ hrs a day. The engine oil stays clean with nat gas. I did the conversion myself and I had to drill one extra hole according to the seller. Marvin
Horizon170 09/14/17 03:24pm Tech Issues
RE: HELP Sprinter Battery

OK, back to the drawing board. I took the charger off for two days and had a dead battery again. Jumped with pickup, turned it around, and put the charger back on. Note a couple of things. 1. The engine symbol is on and the Sprinter dealer said it was because of two glow plugs not working. No problem as it still cranked and ran OK at the time. 2. Now I see the Brake light is on but not having any problem with brakes. I'm not sure where to start trouble shooting except to loosen the Negative cable and check for sparks and removing one FUSE at a time. Your thoughts please and note the dealer is too far away. My local Mechanic doesn't have the Mercedes codes in his OBDII tester. Marvin
Horizon170 09/14/17 03:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Mounting an outdoor sensor

Propane tank where exhaust won't affect it, Lots of places as suggested above. In Quartzsite, AZ I hung a non wireless out a door hanging near the ground and a Pack Rat chewed the bottom of and stole it.
Horizon170 09/12/17 05:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: HELP Sprinter Battery

Thanks to all----I have no idea what caused the decline in voltage. It has sat longer at times and still cranked fine. I will leave the trickle charger on it until the storm passes. Not sure I understand the purpose of the battery disconnect switch. It is a momentary switch and each time I click it the green light stays on. This could be because I have it plugged into House, 30 amp circuit. Marvin PS, The reason I needed it cranked was to place heavy boards on the carport bottom rails and park the RV on one side and My heavy pickup on the other side. This is so when Irma visits she wont take my CP home with her.
Horizon170 09/11/17 07:14pm Tech Issues
RE: HELP Sprinter Battery

Do you have manual for it? With so many different systems, it will be hard to crystal-ball your issue. Was the motorhome build in US, or Germany? Don't jump electronic vehicles unless you know precisely what you are doing. Frying ECM can be pretty expensive lesson. Yes, I'm familiar with the process. Battery charged up fine after I got 12 volts to it. Cranks, runs fine now. I took it for a 10 mile test run to charge the battery more. Thanks everyone, Marvin
Horizon170 09/10/17 01:29pm Tech Issues
RE: HELP Sprinter Battery

DISREGARD-----DISAREGARD Stupid me---------did not have positive cable making contact with the emergency LUG under sprinter hood. Only one side of positive jumper clamp is hot and it was hung on the PLASTIC Lug protector. The cold side was on the lug.:o I have it charging properly now. Thanks and pardon my stupidity. Marvin DISREGARD BELOW Still reading around 5 volts at the sprinter battery Charger didn't seem to help. Dual battery diesel pickup hooked with cables. Cables making good contact and showing 13.8 volts but the sprinter battery only reads 5 volts. I'm not sure how the MH battery disconnect switch works but the green light beside it glows regardless of switch position. Switch is a momentary and returns (Spring loaded). Ignition key will not turn to either ON or Start position. Marvin
Horizon170 09/10/17 12:09pm Tech Issues
RE: HELP Sprinter Battery

Jump start with another vehicle Start generator, use emg jump start along with battery charger Thanks, will try after charger is on a while longer. I was surprised the key would not turn the ignition switch. Marvin
Horizon170 09/10/17 11:26am Tech Issues
HELP Sprinter Battery

I tried to unlock 2008 Sprinter door and it wouldn't open. I then used the key to open door. I tried the key in the ignition and it would NOT turn. I checked battery voltage and it was nearly DEAD. 1.45 volts. I put the charger on it but key will turn ignition. I need to get this under a shelter with the BAD winds coming tonight. Any help is appreciated. I guess wait untill the battery is charged more????????????? Marvin
Horizon170 09/10/17 10:46am Tech Issues
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