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RE: Adding more solar panels question?

how large an existing panel ? little thing on top of the a/c ? start from scratch you still the generator for large items, coffee maker, MW etc.. unless you go big on the battery bank and LARGE on the solar, very large and you will still use the generator occasionally, especially for the A/C I agree with Mr.Wizard get a book called the 12v side of life http://www.marxrv.com/12volt/12volt.htm http://www.marxrv.com/12volt/12volta.htm Also you will need more batteries I have a 2005 Jamboree 26Q. I have 6 Lifeline AGM 6v Batteries and 3 100W Solar Panels. Those books are a very interesting read.
PatrickA51 02/16/18 02:04am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Borg Dually Valve Kit

Call these people. I believe they will know what you need. If they are too far from you ask them who they would recommend. I don't know if they are still in business I used them once and they sent a tire service truck to Auburn to repair a blown inside dual for me. Good Luck. I would if I were you find a Truck Tire Dealer in your area. Tehama Tire Service Inc. 525 Antelope Blvd. Red Bluff, Ca. 530 527 5272 I just did a google search and they are still in business.
PatrickA51 01/28/18 05:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Borg Dually Valve Kit

Call these people. I believe they will know what you need. If they are too far from you ask them who they would recommend. I don't know if they are still in business I used them once and they sent a tire service truck to Auburn to repair a blown inside dual for me. Good Luck. I would if I were you find a Truck Tire Dealer in your area. Tehama Tire Service Inc. 525 Antelope Blvd. Red Bluff, Ca. 530 527 5272
PatrickA51 01/28/18 05:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: TR: 10 steps to get your friends hooked on TCing

Great post, Nolan. I agree with your 10 steps. Negativity - another family taking up a boondock site, it's starting to get crowded in some spots. Positive note - another family spending time together camping is a sure fire way to have the kids grow up to be wonderful parents. Positive definitely out weighs the negative. Yeah, think you've done a good job getting another family out there camping. Not to mention another great trip report. I could agree more with both of your posts. I do have to say though the most positive note is that a "Good Time" was or looks to have had by all! Great photo's and write up. If you don't mind me asking where and when were these photo's taken.
PatrickA51 01/25/18 04:49am Truck Campers
RE: Batteries and inverter

I have 2005 Fleetwood Jamboree The batteries went dead. I got new AGM Batteries in July of last year. When I first bought my Jamboree 26Q I replaced the 2 batteries under the step and added 4 more to the coach I also replaced the chassis battery, They were all Interstate U2200 6v batteries. And a Chassis battery that was was an Interstate. I bought my RV in 2006. I also added Solar Panels and a Xantrex 2000w inverter When I replaced the batteries they were all boiled dry. Interstate Chassis Battery for 2004 Ford E450 group 65 chassis battery. The inverter/charger is und the dining area seat. I don't know what brand your rv is . Also my RV is a Class-C no slide outs. I think I did pretty good I got 11 years out of them. Even though I really neglected my RV and the batteries. I believe the solar panels boiled my batteries dry.
PatrickA51 01/23/18 01:36am Tech Issues
RE: California registration of out of state RV

If you belong to AAA, use them to do your paperwork. Much easier than trying to get answers from the DMV It might be worth the AAA membership fee to get the paperwork done.
PatrickA51 01/18/18 12:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: What do i need to add.

I don't think you need to put those gauges in the vehicle aren't they already in the dash?
PatrickA51 01/17/18 02:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Connecting a CPAP machine to a battery?

Well, the shielded cord for 12V Dream Station would not work with CPAP. The digital readout lit up, but then said "in correct power". Not sure why yet. Thanks for this link. Didn't know they existed. Just bought one online from Amazon. About $5 more but I could get it in 2 days. Time was short because we're leaving for Florida soon. CPAP.com shows a shielded DC (12V) cord for the Dream Station available for $29.95. https://www.cpap.com/productpage/pr-dreamstation-shielded-dc-cord.html I have an older Respironics System One machine and have used the CPAP.com DC cord for it for years in the RV with no trouble. It uses a cigarette lighter type plug and the regular 12V wiring. Read the manual on your jump starter carefully. Some of them cannot handle the sustained load of running a CPAP. Here is a link from the Stanley website for the unit shown in your photo. I'm a librarian, good at looking things up, and not an electrician, so I'll leave it to you or your electrical pro to interpret what this manual says about the sort of load your Dream Station will create. You may need the humidifier. Humidity here in SoCal has often been in the single digits lately and my respiratory system has really appreciated having that humidifier. I don't know why I missed this, But I have been using that same plug to my older M-Series Respironics, Bi-Pap Machine for some time now in my 2005 Jamboree 26Q RV. I tried using a Battery jumper set up like the OP showed in the very first post. Didn't work. Contact CPap.com and talk to them they do know what they are selling and saying.
PatrickA51 01/02/18 05:54pm Tech Issues
RE: AIRLIFT air bags installed?

This is just my opinion. You can purchase a Viair 12v DC compressor on Amazon or at 4Wheel Parts Warehouse. They are less than $200.00 Dollars on Amazon Viair 400P on Amazon.
PatrickA51 12/09/17 10:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: It Begins...New to me 2001 Lance 1010

Nice looking ride you got there. Congratulations enjoy it while you can.
PatrickA51 11/20/17 01:16am Truck Campers
RE: What kind of battery's

You did not say what voltage of the 2 lead Acid batteries that are currently in the travel trailer. So that would lead us to believe that he has 12v batteries. If he wants to change the batteries, if it were my rig to 6v deep cycle AGM batteries. In my RV I have 6 6v Lifeline AGM type deep cycle batteries. I also have an Excide 12v AGM Battery, as the chassis battery. I also have 3 100w Solar Panels and a 2000w Xantrex inverter. Good luck.
PatrickA51 10/17/17 01:05am Tech Issues
RE: Hitch pin or hitch lock?

I have a Trimax locking pin on my rig. Mine is the stainless steel 3 1/2 inch long SXT5 that fits the newer trucks 2.5 inch receivers. I have had mine for about 7 years and it works perfectly. No need for a "hairpin". Barney I do not tow a trailer with my RV I tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 down. I use the Trimax Locks all keyed alike. Great locks.
PatrickA51 10/09/17 10:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oil

Is anyone using Napa Full Synthetic oil in their V-10 Class C TIA In my Class C, I use Motorcraft 5W 20 Synthetic Blend what the owners manual calls for. Look here for some good info.
PatrickA51 10/09/17 10:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cost for a new carb

I have a brand new Onan 5500 generator and my fifth wheel toy hauler. It came with 30 gallons of regular gas in one of the 30 gallon tanks. Of course I did not run it as i was suppose to and i'm sure there is a bunch of crude clogging it up so I brought it to our local RV repair shop. 630 dollars to change the carb. Isn't there a carb kit they can use Or am i being taken to the cleaners? I had the Onan Generator serviced in my RV and did the same as you and it cost me $498.00 to get it repaired Onan Raised the price for the Carborators. Thanks to Carb. (California Air Resources Board) They must be compliant.
PatrickA51 10/05/17 07:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Fly Fishing and RV Parks - Where in the Southwest?

Try looking around Bridgeport, CA. There is a couple of campgrounds that we have stayed at several years ago.
PatrickA51 10/04/17 06:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Alaska Trip 2017' - Larson's Epic Adventure TR - Part 3

Awesome ,is just about all I can say. Another great TR. Thanks for posting this.
PatrickA51 10/04/17 12:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Alaska Trip 2017' - Larson's Epic Adventure TR - (Part 1)

Mark I wish that I would have found Part 1 of this trip report first. Excellent report and it's well worth the search I did in Rv.net I really enjoyed the read and I look forward to Part 3 of your trip report. Excellent photo's Maybe in the next few weeks I will have another TR to read. Your TR is very well written and the photo's are excellent to superlative. From your photo's I see that you aren't towing your Jeep TJ ? Is it not set up as a toad? Just wondered. Again excellent photos and great TR. Thanks for taking the time to post for the enjoyment of fellow RVNet readers.
PatrickA51 09/25/17 01:32am Truck Campers
RE: Alaska Trip 2017' - Larson's Epic Adventure TR - (Part 2)

All I can say is awesome! Excellent photo's superb trip report. Also, I have to agree with Whazoo. Looks you two really had a fabulous trip. Thanks for posting.
PatrickA51 09/22/17 06:06pm Truck Campers
RE: What makes some cell phones worth ten times others?

for some people having the latest expensive smartphone is what they buy to make them look smarter than there friends and everyone around them that does not have the latest and greatest technology. you know what they say if you want to make yourself look smarter surround yourself with idiots. :h Isn't that the truth. :S LOL :B
PatrickA51 09/17/17 12:05pm Technology Corner
RE: What makes some cell phones worth ten times others?

I use Net10 for my cell phone service. I used to use Verizon. I carried my Father in Laws phone on our account also. we had gotten new cell phones (nothing special just before he passed away) We wanted to cancel the service to his telephone. They would not let us do that. So for 13 months to the end of the contract we paid for service, for his telephone. When Our contract was up we switched to Net10 part of Tracfone Wireless. and we will not look back. I have bought several new cell phones and they are always new phones. We can get refurbished but we choose the new ones. We usually or I should say the last two we bought were set to work on the Verizon Cell phone towers.
PatrickA51 09/17/17 03:00am Technology Corner
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