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RE: Run Gas AND Electric?

When I plug in shore power, I turn on the electric. Before getting in the shower, I start the gas. With low flow heads, I can get ~15 minutes of warm water before it starts getting cold. The wife and DD kill it off in 7-8 minutes.
christopherglenn 07/28/14 02:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: AGM vs Flooded Lead Acid Batteries

Just remember, don't compare cheap AGM's against high end flooded..
christopherglenn 07/27/14 12:38pm Tech Issues
RE: When do I change the oil?

The 3000 mile oil change was important in the 70's, when engines were far less efficient, and oils were closer to crude. Modern engines are designed with closer tolerances, and far less blow by, so the oils are absorbing less crud as the engine runs. The oils are also made far better then 30 years ago. The people that designed the engines know far more about their engines then most people typing on the internet, so in almost all cases you are better off going with their recommendations. For most of us all you are doing by 3k oil changes is spending more money then you need to, and causing more waste oil and filters to be processed then actually needed. If you want to get some stupid long oil life, get secondary oil filtration, run a good synthetic oil, and get analysis every 3k until you know how long it lasts, then go to 50%, 75% and 90% on the analysis. Some people are getting upwards of 50k on the oil, only changing the filters and adding make up oil (for what is consumed in the engine and lost in the filter changes).
christopherglenn 07/27/14 12:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Love my Toy Hauler.....except one "small" thing.

wash dishes in a plastic pan, no running water. Navy showers (get wet, lather up, rinse off - done right you are only running the water for 30-60 seconds per shower), Long hair gets washed in the sink with a tub. 32 gallons in the black tank is a lot for 2 days. You may want to look at portable waste tanks to dump mid stay, that said dropping the belly and looking is your only real option to see what is in there.
christopherglenn 07/27/14 12:16pm Toy Haulers
RE: A G M Batteries

If you are going to do ALL the maintance, get the wet cells. If you might do it, or already know you will not, get the agm's.
christopherglenn 07/26/14 11:26am Tech Issues
RE: AGM vs Flooded Lead Acid Batteries

I have AGM's on several solar CP sites in 2 states. They are off bulk and onto absorb by 10-11 am daily - and range from 3-8 years old, still running as designed on the original batteries. The 3 85 AH agm's in my trailer absorb the entire 150 amp output of my inverter charger in bulk, not something I would attempt with wet cells. (They are rated for 5C - 1250+ amp max charge rate)
christopherglenn 07/26/14 11:20am Tech Issues
RE: You'll Soon Be Able To UNLOCK Your Mobile Phone Legally!

Most carriers will unlock phones once the contract is ended. All that does is require them to do so.
christopherglenn 07/26/14 11:14am Technology Corner
RE: second trailer wiring

I would pull fused power off the trailer battery, through 12 volt relays, to run the second trailer lights. Tap the incoming wires off the pigtail to trigger the relays. Then is there is some drastic problem on the second trailer, the TV and first trailer are unaffected. The electric brakes are the only one you HAVE to run straight through. It isn't compatible to relays.
christopherglenn 07/18/14 11:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: generator auto start/stop

which one are you running?
christopherglenn 07/13/14 09:21pm Toy Haulers
RE: Help! propane detector went off now what?

I have noticed when the propane runs out, the water heater tends to attempt to light, and can't. The unburned propane under the floor is enough to set off the propane detector.
christopherglenn 07/13/14 09:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Airing down the g614

I ran 35 in my g614's 2 weeks ago at Pismo. Took the dually to 25 up front and 30 out back.
christopherglenn 07/12/14 07:40pm Toy Haulers
RE: 1st pull.... A couple surprises, and my 1st cab dents!

Heat kills tires. High speeds generate lots of heat. With Florida known for high temps, and running 72-75 - I am with LarryJM..... 70 something in Montana in January I wouldn't be worried about the tires.
christopherglenn 07/10/14 05:36pm Towing
RE: inverter/charger

My inverter/charger has a set of AC input AC output and DC + & - terminals. add in 2 grounds and that is 8 wires. The DC are huge (I have a 3kw 6kw surge unit) 4/0, the AC side is 6 guage.
christopherglenn 07/04/14 03:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Running a bar fridge off an inverter while in transit.

Yes, it will work. And quite well. I would (if you are worried about keeping the trailers batteries up in transit) look at Trailer chargers. They are designed to charge the liftgate batteries on trailers off the trucks power. By eliminating all voltage drop in the charge line from the truck to the batteries, you can fully charge or maintain the trailers batteries under loads (of less then the charger is rated for). The charge line in my truck to my trailer rarely gets over 13.5 volts, even with the alternator pushing 14.4 volts. My inverter/charger keeps my mini fridge running 24/7 except when in storage.
christopherglenn 07/04/14 03:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: 6V Batteries - Won't start generator

I would go for a stupid large cable between the batteries, and from the frame ground to the neg terminal of the bottom battery. By stupid I am saying 0 or larger. Most everything goes from the pos terminal to ground, so just doing the middle and ground side will help a lot. Fwiw, I am running 4/0 on everything - 4 cables between my 3 12 volt batteries, and 1 to ground. I also run 4/0 both ways to the inverter/charger, but that is another subject.
christopherglenn 07/03/14 08:38pm Toy Haulers
RE: Generators

Got a Costco 2k generator for a long weekend at Pismo. The onan 5.5k would run the inverter/charger at 150 amps (its max)(in the morning), the 2k would have to be throttled to ~100 amps. I ended up running the onan until the charge current dropped to about 75 amps, then switched to the Costco generator for a few hours. The onan is a lower, bass noise, then Costco is a higher pitch. The Costco generator burned about 1/4 the fuel as the onan, but even on the beach at 5 feet, wouldn't start the 15k ac.
christopherglenn 06/30/14 12:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: E-rate question

The load ratings are 112 to 113 for some of the tires in your link.. P255/70R18 112T the S or T is a speed rating.
christopherglenn 06/24/14 12:00am Towing
RE: wiring options for second ac

Very few 30 amp units are wired for a second AC.. Your best bet is a separate power inlet for a 15 amp cord just for the AC.
christopherglenn 06/23/14 11:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Portable generators...What brand?

Costco has a ~2k for ~$500.. 1 year no questions guarantee is hard to beat..
christopherglenn 06/23/14 11:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Honda 3000is generator

if the planets align a 2k will run a 15k AC.. you loose ~3% per thousand feet of elevation. A 3k is more then 15% more powerful then a 2k. I would guess the fridge kicked on with the AC element and overloaded the generator. That or is overheated wherever you had it running.
christopherglenn 06/22/14 06:52pm Fifth-Wheels
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