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RE: how long?

Hi Fred, Thanks for the vote of confidence. So the Granger could deal with the entire 30 amp load of my OEM wiring?
pianotuna 08/22/14 10:10pm Tech Issues
RE: how long?

Hi Smk, Yes, I use all three. The OEM cord runs the OEM outlets. I added two outlets and power the converter from the 20 amp. The 15 amp runs the water heater and an additional outlet for an electric heater. I used standard 120 volt male and female outlets, so I can switch between the OEM wiring and "boondocking" mode in about 30 seconds. When I'm boondocking at Rural Churches and the like I run up to three shore power cords. At the moment I use #12 in various lengths. I was hoping to rationalize the "inventory" to one 100 foot #12 and the other lengths would be used on the heavier load items. None of the cords is "freeze proof" at the moment which makes running them out quite a chore. Do you use these all together? I would try to cut inventory to three such as 30/70/120.
pianotuna 08/22/14 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: how long?

I guess I was not clear enough. At RV parks I'll use the 20 foot cable. When boondocking I'll be using the #10 wire on 15 amp (standard) household type plugs.
pianotuna 08/22/14 08:53pm Tech Issues
how long?

Hi, I'm replacing all my extension cords with #10 wire (the type which remains flexible below freezing) with 30 amp male and female plugs. Initially I'm thinking I'll do the following lengths. 100 50 30 20 Anyone have an improvement on these lengths? I want to get away from voltage drop at connectors. I do use 3 shore power cords the OEM 30, a 20 amp auxiliary, and a 15 amp auxiliary.
pianotuna 08/22/14 07:31pm Tech Issues
RE: SURGE GUARD

Hi, Yes it will work.
pianotuna 08/22/14 06:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: WFCO 8955

Hi, Contact KJINTF he will take it off your hands and make sure it gets to someone who wants it.
pianotuna 08/22/14 08:56am Tech Issues
RE: What extras should I insist on in a new Class C

Hi, Another thread says Attwood is discontinuing the 2 speed furnace. What a shame.
pianotuna 08/22/14 08:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why should I switch to golf cart 6v batteries

Hi mena, I still don't think golf cart batteries are true deep cycle. However, they are much better than starting batteries. "These are some typical (minimum - maximum) typical expectations for batteries if used in deep cycle service. There are so many variables, such as depth of discharge, maintenance, temperature, how often and how deep cycled, etc. that it is almost impossible to give a fixed number. Starting: 3-12 months Marine: 1-6 years Golf cart: 2-7 years AGM deep cycle: 4-8 years Gelled deep cycle: 2-5 years Deep cycle (L-16 type etc): 4-8 years Rolls-Surrette premium deep cycle: 7-15 years Industrial deep cycle (Crown and Rolls 4KS series): 10-20+ years. Telephone (float): 2-20 years. These are usually special purpose "float service", but often appear on the surplus market as "deep cycle". They can vary considerably, depending on age, usage, care, and type."
pianotuna 08/21/14 11:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Why should I switch to golf cart 6v batteries

Hi Huntin, I did find the source for the thickeness of the plates: "Automotive batteries typically have plates about .040" (4/100") thick, while forklift batteries may have plates more than 1/4" (.265" for example in larger Rolls-Surrette) thick - almost 7 times as thick as auto batteries. The typical golf cart will have plates that are around .07 to .11" thick. The Concorde AGM's are .115", The Rolls-Surrette L-16 type (CH460) is .150", and the US Battery and Trojan L-16 types are .090". The Crown L-16HC size has .22" thick plates. While plate thickness is not the only factor in how many deep cycles a battery can take before it dies, it is the most important one."
pianotuna 08/21/14 10:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Why should I switch to golf cart 6v batteries

Hi, A bit off topic--but a nice page about battery chemistry--simplified for my pea sized brain. battery chemistries
pianotuna 08/21/14 10:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Why should I switch to golf cart 6v batteries

Hi Mena, I was comparing them with Surrette 2 volt cells of 1000 amp-hours each. Golf cart batteries don't come close to that standard of deep cycle. Nor do they come close to your L-16 units. Golf carts are not deep cycle batteries? Better tell resident the battery engineer that! Sorry PT but that is just plain wrong.
pianotuna 08/21/14 09:57pm Tech Issues
RE: How old is too old, subjective question but I want opinions

Hi, As you said the house part is showing signs of wear. If it starts to nickel and dime you then I'd replace it. If it is still giving good service--keep on driving it.
pianotuna 08/21/14 06:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motor home plugged into house

Hi Jim, The timers will have to be after the battery or just before the fans.
pianotuna 08/21/14 06:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: What extras should I insist on in a new Class C

Hi, A two speed furnace.
pianotuna 08/21/14 04:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: solar boost

You may find the handybob site wordy and it has some information that is dated at best. Try these sites instead: http://rvroadtrip.us/library/12v_system.php http://rvroadtrip.us/library/solar_install.php
pianotuna 08/21/14 03:19pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Why should I switch to golf cart 6v batteries

Hi, The link was to a true deep cycle. Which golf carts are not, but which come close. However all batteries made today have pasted plates. I don't remember which web page I found the thicknesses on, as it was part of another discussion some 3 years ago.
pianotuna 08/21/14 02:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Why should I switch to golf cart 6v batteries

Hi Mena, Yes, I'm thinking 500 amp-hours might be enough--especially if I go to 1500 watts of solar. Perhaps I can squeeze one more year out of my existing banks.
pianotuna 08/21/14 12:41pm Tech Issues
RE: RV NET solar install?

Hi mena, Thank you. Hi, Outback makes good units but the design is starting to be a bit on the old side. How many watts of solar do you need? How many do you want?He had mentioned four 250W panels.
pianotuna 08/21/14 12:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery recommendations

Hi, I'd bump up on the size as much as you can. Look for a trolling or even better a deep cycle battery. What sort of converter is being used to maintain the battery bank?
pianotuna 08/21/14 09:47am Tech Issues
RE: A new two-stage furnace?

Hi Gary, Money to burn, eh? (btw it is Don not Ron LOL)
pianotuna 08/21/14 09:40am General RVing Issues
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