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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
RE: GEL versus AGM

They are four 180Ah golf cart size batteries. Same size as T105.
liborko 04/26/16 12:21pm Tech Issues
RE: GEL versus AGM

Tons of misinformation in this tread. I am an actual user of four 6V gel cell deep cycle batteries that are close to 10 years old and working fine. They take up to 90A of charging current from my Prosine 2.0 when discharged to 60%. They are definitely not for any member of "Battery Frying Club" but when handled properly they will outlive AGM anytime. For info you can trust go to gel cell manufacturer websites. Not everything newer is better.
liborko 04/26/16 12:15pm Tech Issues
RE: How to implement a satellite system?

If you can't figure out how the satellite cabling is done I would call trailer manufacturer or run new cable altogether. Setting everything up for HD only with one receiver only would make everything simpler. You can use your receiver to help you set everything up by going into menu-system setup-installation-point dish(menu-6-1-1). Good luck.
liborko 04/15/16 10:25pm Tech Issues
RE: How to implement a satellite system?

The cable for satellite dish would typically not have splitter(s). Satellite cable must pass DC voltage to the dish and adding a splitter is tricky. You might need a SWITCH on the satellite dish if your dish will be receiving both HD programming from satellite 82 and regular programming from satellite 91. To identify both ends of the same cable I use terminal resistor and ohmmeter. The terminal resistor is 75 Ohm and looks like tire valve cap. You can buy it at Home Depot or Lowe. Screw it on one end of the cable and measure resistance on the other end and you should read 75 Ohms. You can also simply make short on one end and read zero Ohms on the other end. If you want to watch different programming on different TVs, you will definitely need a switch on the dish and a separate receiver for each TV.
liborko 04/14/16 07:57pm Tech Issues
RE: How to implement a satellite system?

First of all DO NOT CALL ANYONE. You are not suppose to receive Canadian satellite programming south of the border. But it works and I am doing it for years. All Bell HD channels are on satellite 82, all regular and music channels are on satellite 91. To receive both HD and regular channels you will need HD receiver that can receive both and a dish that is aimed at 82 or 91 satellites or a dish that can receive both without changing position. Theoretically any dish will work if you are prepared to re-aim it every time you want to switch from one satellite to other. To receive Bell programing you have to use Bell receiver. If you use Bell HD receiver and Bell dish that can receive both satellites switching from regular to HD program and back will be done automatically when changing channels by remote. You can have dish on tripod or permanently install dish or dome on the roof of the trailer. One word of warning. If your receiver is without signal for certain amount of time(weeks) you will have to re-synchronize it by calling automated Bell help line(call from Canada). It is totally irrelevant how the receiver is connected to the TV; HDMI, composite or component will work. You will have to figure out how to bring the signal from the dish into the receiver. RG6 cable is required because of high frequency of the satellite signal. Just remember that the receiver satellite coax input has 15V/18V DC voltage on it when on.
liborko 04/12/16 06:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood 8500-IV furnace problem

You may have a defective motor but that does not cause cycling. The thermostat can not control furnace that does not work properly. If your burner does not work properly the firing/flame sensing electrode will not keep flame going. So I suggest again remove valve assembly and check condition of burner and firing electrode. Replace the electrode with the style that has wire coming out instead of plug-in terminal that has a tendency to corrode & make poor connection. You already have Atwood part number.
liborko 03/09/16 09:51am Tech Issues
RE: Headlights.. Daytime

Disagree 100%. Daylight Running Lights are standard on all vehicles sold in Canada(and many european countries) since 1989. It is an excellent safety feature and burns unmeasurably little fuel. In DRL mode only headlights operate and operate in half brightness to prolong life of bulbs. Aftermarket DRL modules are available to retrofit vehicles that don't have them. I believe most GM vehicles sold in US have DRL as well.
liborko 03/06/16 05:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Atwood 8500-IV furnace problem

Did you check burner? You have to remove valve assembly to do that. Four screws. And replace a firing electrode while it is easy. I suspect the burner grid is rusted/gone allowing to burn too much gas triggering the limit switch. The motor starting current is very high and repeated starting might overheat the breaker. Atwood part number for burner:#30268 Atwood part number for firing electrode:#34570 Good luck
liborko 02/29/16 09:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Plumbing wrench? Spanner wrench? HELP?

The white nut is a combination sealing ring and nut in one piece. You can also get a separate sealing ring if that is what you have. P-trap
liborko 02/20/16 09:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Problems with Boondocker 60 amp converter

I have older version of Truecharge 40+ and fan runs only when needed, not all the time. I am not sure how fan on new version Truecharge 2 works. The "smart charger" can only be as smart as a person who made a firmware for it. I use Xantrex products long enough to know that it neither undercharge nor overcharge batteries and it definitely prolongs the life of batteries. If 5 years is average life of batteries, my Xantrex charger is already paid for just by savings from not having to replace batteries prematurely. Tweaking the 20 turn potentiometer to fine tune charger voltage when charging is not my idea of having fun when camping. And same applies to babysitting the batteries when on charge.
liborko 02/15/16 12:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Problems with Boondocker 60 amp converter

This is not about bragging. It is simply about letting people know there is better way to charge batteries and better way to spend money.
liborko 02/15/16 11:35am Tech Issues
RE: Problems with Boondocker 60 amp converter

A good quality charger: Truecharge 40A TrueCharge 40A
liborko 02/15/16 10:48am Tech Issues
RE: Problems with Boondocker 60 amp converter

LOL every time I read these 7 miles long treads about battery charging. Seems to me that members of this "Battery frying club" just want to discuss and argue all the junk converter/chargers on the market instead of investing in really good chargers made by Xantrex. Xantrex (former Statpower) figured out three stage automatic charging in eighties. Compare that with all of these newcomers I never heard of (and I sport white hair). In 2015 I replaced 14 years old original starting battery. Not because it was dead but because I was embarrassed driving around with 14 years old battery. Charged and maintained by Xantrex Prosine 2.0. For all my other charging I use Xantrex TrueCharge 40+. If you want a true plug-and-forget charging, get rid of junk and replace with Xantrex charger or inverter charger. 10 years ago I paid $220 for one gel cell 6V battery and I have four of them. What is $500 for a quality charger compared to that?
liborko 02/14/16 01:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Atwood furnace heating issues?

I had very similar symptoms with my furnace. Replaced burner and firing electrode-works like a charm now. The burner was rusted & half of it gone. burner: Atwood #30268 firing electrode: Atwood #34570
liborko 02/11/16 09:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane..unlawful to have fridge on...is incorrect...

I never drive with propane on and never will. It has not been a problem since 1974 when we started RVing. When a fridge is on, spark cycle can start at any moment since everything is automatic. If you happen to be in a gas station when that happens it can be very dangerous. The problem is not propane but an open flame and sparking.
liborko 02/10/16 10:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2 6v's only or 2 6v's with the 12v

Of course they will charge and discharge differently because they have different Ah capacities. The 12V battery will reach full charge before 6V when charged and 12V battery will stop supplying current before 6V batteries will. That does not mean that they will not "play together". There is gazillion applications where batteries are paralleled without a problem. Paralleling 12V with 2x6V is not something that should be done by design but if you already have spare battery use it. There will not be any problems as long as none of the batteries is defective.
liborko 02/07/16 12:36am Tech Issues
RE: 2 6v's only or 2 6v's with the 12v

Perfectly OK as long as all batteries are same chemistry (wet, agm, or gel) and none of the batteries has shorted cell.
liborko 02/05/16 06:43pm Tech Issues
RE: 1995 Beaver Where does the tach get its signal from.

Most Class 8 trucks pick tach signal from flywheel teeth (around 112 depending on engine). Erratic tach reading could be caused by poor connections in wiring OR pick-up sensor too far from flywheel teeth. If I remember correctly the proper adjustment is back-off 3/4 turn from contact with flywheel.
liborko 02/03/16 05:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reducing 12 VDC to 9 VDC

If you can solder, this may be a solution: MC 7809 regulator 12V in, 9V out
liborko 01/31/16 12:42pm Tech Issues
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