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RE: Fresh water tank, contaminated?

Some rv's are plumbed for a washer/drier. Even if not installed, the lines may be there. Those need to be flushed as well. Don't forget to drain a cup or two off the low point drains when everything else is done - share the love.
christopherglenn 02/06/16 09:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: It's amazing how much water we use

S&B's NEED to use more water. What goes down the toilet in the TV has inches to travel before hitting the tank, in a S&B it is 50 feet to several hundred feet of piping, just to the street. I have to clean the trap in the upstairs sink about every 3 years - of toothpaste - from turning the water off when brushing, and using a cup or two to rinse out the sink after. When we moved in, I replaced all 3 showerheads with low flow heads, but the girls insist on draining the water heater no matter what. I think the clothes washer has used hot water 5 times in the last 8 years... My biggest water usage is the pool, I evaporate 100-200 gallons a day during heat waves (the water level hasn't changed in 3 months other then rain, so it isn't leaking).
christopherglenn 02/04/16 08:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Run AC from inverter in truck?

Assuming the engine is running, at operating temp, the batteries should be fully charged. With the alternator propping up the battery voltage, and decent wires (whatever the inverter recommends) you should be able to start the AC. The auto batteries are designed for high cranking amps (which look the same as startup surge on an inverter). Runtime is another thing, as at idle you may be barely able to charge the batteries with the lights and trucks fan on - without the inverter in the picture. Most factory (even the upgraded ones) put 20-40% rated output at idle, less when hot. Aftermarket alternators (I like Mean Green) out put far more at idle, and if big enough can support the AC when running down the road.
christopherglenn 02/04/16 07:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane steak saver adapter not legal in Canada?

It helps to put the 20# tank in the sun when the 1# is in the freezer..
christopherglenn 01/21/16 12:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar - anyone regret getting PWM charge controller?

A 17/18 volt panel will be great with pwm. The higher 20-30 volt panels will fail miserably with it, and will rock with mppt. Assume the pwm controller will charge at the panels rated amperage. The mppt will (attempt) to convert excess voltage into current (amps) going into the battery. The higher the excess voltage, the more current it can convert. A 20 volt panel may generate 10% more current on mppt, a 30 volt panel will be closer to 50+%.
christopherglenn 01/20/16 02:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Flat solar panel performance today in Quartzsite

Which panels, which charge controller? Low long of what gauge wires?
christopherglenn 01/20/16 02:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan Marquis 5500 surging

Do the priming thing first. I hold the switch in the OFF position for 5-10 seconds, then start. Fires in 3-5 seconds usually. If I haven't run the genset in a while, or we moved the trailer then I prime it closer to 10 seconds.
christopherglenn 01/16/16 05:23pm Tech Issues
RE: positive battery cables

The cables are copper, they don't rust - just like the copper water pipes in houses don't rust. Acid from the batteries will eat them - and fast. I would guess you have some overcharged batteries, that have been spitting acid out the vents.
christopherglenn 01/14/16 07:47pm Toy Haulers
RE: Diesel engine upgrade

You will never recover the cost in fuel savings. If it can prevent a single (severe) overheat it will pay for itself many times over. Usually all they are for is increasing power output - climb a hill faster, merge onto a freeway easier, etc.
christopherglenn 01/08/16 09:25am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Trans cooler fliud route

The reason the aftermarket wants it before the radiator is to have the largest temperature difference between the oil and air, this gives the largest BTU rating for the cooler. All advertising. The same cooler after the radiator will reject less BTU's, but result is lower oil temp returning to the tranny. AFIK all the Duramax diesels have the radiator first, then the factory cooler, then the return to the pan. Almost all your heat generation is in the torque converter, it is several orders of magnitude greater then what you could hope to get from the radiator into the oil at cruise in cold weather.
christopherglenn 01/04/16 06:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Leave The Furnace On ?

I leave it on when towing, but move it to the lowest temp on the thermostat.
christopherglenn 01/04/16 01:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: M$'s XP 'red X' scare tactics again - unbelievable

The opening sentence of the article "Windows 7 runs on 55% of all the computers on the planet" says everything about its credibility. I seriously doubt that Win 7 is on 55% of all personal computers, but "all computers on the planet" is absurd to the point of total ignorance. Considering vehicles, A/V components, appliances, cell phones, calculators, peripherals, etc., If you put an iMac, Reciever, Tesla, microwave, smartphone, and a calculator in a warehouse, Filed people by them, and asked them to point to the computer, almost all would point to the iMac.. https://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=10&qpcustomd=0 As far as personal computers on the net, they appear to be correct.
christopherglenn 01/03/16 09:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Towing multiple trailers

Most of the north east is out, most of the west is in, hit or miss up the middle. Almost all states require more then a basic car license, California for example requires a Class A with doubles endorcement, IIRC Florida only requires a car license..
christopherglenn 01/03/16 09:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hot water and hydronic heating

How efficient is the water heater VS furnace? Are you going to be spending more on propane heating water then just running the furnace? If you are planning on electric, why not just get a oil filled heater?
christopherglenn 01/03/16 12:52pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Wind Break 5th Wheel

Once the deflector gets more then 2-3 feet in front of the cap, it effectiveness drops like a rock.
christopherglenn 12/31/15 03:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: no power

3 basic options are backfeed, extension cord, or transfer switch. I have a main breaker, and backfeed off a 50 amp outlet in my shop. My cord takes 120 volts off my Honda 3000is and feeds both legs of the 50 amp circuit. This gives 120 volts to all outlets, and 0 to the 240 volt outlets. If for some reason the cord is plugged in with utility power on and the main breaker closed, it trips the 50 amp. The 23.3 amps off the generator is not capable of running the neighbors houses in addition to my own, so backfeeding and hurting a lineman is not possible, the generator will just overload. It keeps my two fridges, the chest freezer, tv, lights, and furnace running. I have to unplug the trailer, as the charger in addition to the house will trip the generator.
christopherglenn 12/31/15 01:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: 245/75/16 tires to 265/75/16

My wife wanted them on her 2500. The edge of the tire rubs the plastic splash shield behind the front tires. Power and breaking are unchanged (butt dyno). We planned on putting a 4 inch NTBD lift on it anyway, and the rubbing went away.
christopherglenn 12/30/15 05:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: cable wifi

At least with Xfinity, the user login is billed the bandwidth, not the actual house wifi you are connecting to. So you connect to my private wifi, I pay for your bandwidth usage with my account, you connect to the "xfinitywifi" it goes against YOUR home usage on your account..
christopherglenn 12/28/15 06:46pm Technology Corner
RE: How to stay warm

If the furnace cant keep you warm at 27 degrees, something is very wrong. A piddly 1500 watt heater will *almost* keep our trailer decent at 45 degrees, the furnace turns the bedroom into a sweat box at 30.. Does the stove work, all burners on high? Are both tanks more or less full, and turned on?
christopherglenn 12/28/15 06:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rv heater

There should be a status panel in the trailer, showing battery voltage, fresh / grey / black tank levels. With shore power, the battery *should* show full. If it doesn't, then you will need to break out a volt meter, and measure the voltage on the batteries.
christopherglenn 12/28/15 06:38pm Fifth-Wheels
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