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RE: Battery shopping

Trojan also makes 6V gel cell batteries as does number of other manufacturers including East Penn (under various names).
liborko 10/31/16 08:34pm Tech Issues
RE: RIP Propane

In eighties conversion of vehicles to propane or dual fuel was very popular and many gas stations invested into installing propane equipment. That is pretty much dead now. With less and less vehicles requiring propane as a fuel and wide availability of barbeque tanks exchange service there is less incentive for the gas stations to dispense propane. I had a very distinct feeling when I was looking for propane that there was unwillingness to dispense it for one reason or other. Sicamous used to have a propane distributor that was closed/out of business. 100 Mile House had only one gas station where you could drive a motorhome to the pump to refill. This is on main hwy going north and to Alaska. In this area there is hundreds of rural homes and cabins that have permanently installed large propane tanks and those are serviced by propane trucks. Costco in Kamloops does not dispense propane as a motor fuel and refills barbeque bottles only. It is harder and harder to find propane in British Columbia if your tank is not removable.
liborko 10/23/16 09:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RIP Propane

Like I said in my previous post I tried to get propane in three fair size towns before I finally found gas station that had propane and was willing to refill. It seems to me that gas stations are reluctant to sell propane because average propane fill is probably in $25-30 range and needs licensed person to dispense it while average gasoline fill is probably in $50-100 range and anyone can do it. There just is not enough profit to sell propane. Who knows?
liborko 10/22/16 09:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RIP Propane

I also had trouble this summer to find propane. Revelstoke is a fair size town and the only place that had propane wanted $20.00 minimum for a refill. In Vernon I got propane in third place I checked and I was only looking at stations with large propane tanks outside. In Sicamous there was nobody dispensing propane. Either the equipment was broken or there was nobody licensed or available to dispense it. And propane in British Columbia is more expensive than in Washington state just like gasoline. I don't think it has anything to do with what fridges are in RVs these days.
liborko 10/21/16 09:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Timken bearings...when would you repack?

How often you repack bearings on your car? Do the same for trailer. I converted to disc brakes two years ago and I am not planing to repack. Ever.
liborko 10/21/16 08:32pm Tech Issues
RE: replacing battery with converter

For this purpose the switch mode Magnetek or Parallax constant output 13.8V converter would be ideal. You might find a used one from somebody who upgraded to multistage converter. Stay away from older Magneteks which had big & heavy transformers.
liborko 10/17/16 04:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Highway 99 between Whistler and Lillooet, BC

Drove it yesterday in a Jeep. It is very scenic route especially this time of year. Saw dozens of foreign tourist in rented class Cs and about dozen of Prevost tour buses. There are some steep sections on both ends but the road is in best shape I have ever seen it. The last several kilometers before Seton Lake and Lilloet is freshly paved and is in excellent condition. Take it easy on brakes and you will be OK. Despite the reports of closure we and number of other vehicles got thru slide area without any problems.
liborko 10/07/16 05:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you drive with your propane on?

Propane powered vehicles DO NOT HAVE OPEN FLAME. Fridge DOES.
liborko 09/30/16 06:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Do you drive with your propane on?

Never on when driving. If pilot flame goes out due to wind the fridge will go thru spark cycle to relight the flame. Not worth the risk to me. The last thing before driving I close the tank valve and first thing I do when stopped I open the tank valve and turn the fridge and water heater on. Doing this since 1974 and I never had to drink warm bear.
liborko 09/30/16 10:07am Truck Campers
RE: How Big a Gen to Run a Converter? Some Info.

Check Canadian Tire. I got mine for less than C$20.00 some time ago.
liborko 09/04/16 09:30pm Tech Issues
Ampere redefined

Ampere redefined
liborko 08/31/16 12:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic v.s. Duo-Therm Hard Start Kit - yikes, help....

If you have an inverter/charger like Prosine 2.0 and it is properly installed, try to start A/C with inverter ON. Normally when generator is running the inverter is in STAND-BY mode. When the compressor bogs down the generator, the inverter takes over for a moment and A/C start instantly. Totally painless.
liborko 08/08/16 10:01pm Tech Issues
RE: What does 4000 VA mean?

VA rating like GVW rating is a maximum rating. A generator rated 4000VA can not supply more than 4000W of power. And it can only do it if the load is purely resistive or power factor of the load is 1.0. Any other loads, inductive or capacitive will cause loss of part of VA that will not do any work. Any capacitance or inductance of the load will only affect transient states in DC circuits but in AC circuits in plays major role. Capacitance of the load in AC circuits causes current peaks to occur before voltage peaks and inductance of the load causes voltage peaks to occur before current peaks. This phase shift has to be eliminated for most efficient operation-thus power factor correction. The converter with poor power factor correction will cost you extra every time you use it, just like a car with poor mileage.
liborko 08/06/16 01:17pm Tech Issues
RE: RV Tires

I have same tires & same load range on my motorhome. They are excellent, much better than GY G670 that were on the motorhome before.
liborko 07/29/16 10:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ez106 oil plug

I have it in 2002 F53 w/6.8lV10. EZ 106 is the correct valve. I like it better than Fumoto because it has o-ring seal in grove instead of nylon washer and it has removable extension for attaching a hose. I have these valves in all of my vehicles. To prevent accidental release of oil and possible vandalism I installed stainless steel worm clamp on the end of the valve to prevent release lever from moving. Just be careful when installing the valve-use torque wrench. Draining the oil is a dream, not a drop on the ground. I have three extensions with different length of clear hose depending on which vehicle I am working on. The remaining oil in the pan is not an issue to me, there is oil left in places all over the engine that cannot be drained anyway.
liborko 07/07/16 07:12pm Tech Issues
RE: What's everybody using to mount GC batteries?

Too bad. They work well for me (for years). Perhaps you can use lids only as a tray, only about 1.5 to 2" high.
liborko 06/27/16 11:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Drawers won't stay shut - Argh!!

To lock my drawers in locked position I have to lift the front little, then push to close and down. When you now pull on the handle the drawer should not open. Try it with yours. Sliders have built-in hooks that have to be engaged.
liborko 06/27/16 11:11pm Tech Issues
RE: What's everybody using to mount GC batteries?

How about these: battery boxes
liborko 06/27/16 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Metal valve stems

DILL, SCHRADER
liborko 06/13/16 07:47pm Tech Issues
RE: GEL versus AGM

For the battery expert you are Mex, you know very little about gel cell batteries. My batteries were manufactured by East Penn and they are sold under dozens of labels including West Marine. There are currently dozens of manufacturers worldwide producing gel cell batteries for solar and marine use including Fullriver, Mastervolt, Deka, Trojan, East penn etc.
liborko 04/26/16 01:15pm Tech Issues
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