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RE: AGM Battery Longevity

Hi Phil, I'm having great success with used Telecom jars. Hi Mex, 12-volts GC12 Group Size 295 mins @ 25 amps 80 mins @ 75 amps 130 AH @ 5HR 150 AH @ 20HR 1050 CA @ 32°C 900 CCA @ 0°C Weight 94.8 lbs (43 kg)
pianotuna 04/23/17 12:46pm Tech Issues
RE: 3-Way Frige Kaput - Suggestions

Two words: Solar System. 996Pilot, One word: Boondocking.
pianotuna 04/23/17 10:29am Truck Campers
RE: Used RV is "Safetied" What/Why the Safety Check?

Hi, If I purchased a vehicle in Ontario and then attempted to register it in Saskatchewan, it would have to be reinspected in SK. I can't comment on how its done for vehicle being taken out of province. Ken
pianotuna 04/23/17 10:19am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: AGM Battery Longevity

6-volts GC2 Group Size 441 mins @ 25 amps 113 mins @ 75 amps 179 AH @ 5HR 224 AH @ 20HR 1080 CA @ 32°C 900 CCA @ 0°C I wish I knew the positive plate thickness of the fullriver battery. But weight vs amp hours versus CCA should serve close enough to compare it to the Lifeline. I have zero internet bandwidth to investigate. Hint. Hint.
pianotuna 04/23/17 02:18am Tech Issues
RE: AGM Battery Longevity

Hi, They should not be installed perfectly flat. If you raise one side then the extra 3/8" may be just about perfect. These almost fit except they are about 3/8" too wide.
pianotuna 04/22/17 10:20pm Tech Issues
RE: What is this in my battery box

Hi, It is a good quality disconnect switch. For my detailed thoughts on Solar surf here: https://freecampsites.net/adding-solar/ We want to get a solar panel and need to know what this is and what it does. Thanks
pianotuna 04/22/17 08:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Used RV is "Safetied" What/Why the Safety Check?

diyrob, It also means that it has passed the Ontario emissions testing. No test, no license.
pianotuna 04/22/17 11:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Where do you fill up

Hi, Not filling up may lead to condensation in the tank. Water in fuel is not good. If I'm going to be storing the RV (mine is gas) I do the last two fill ups with premium. Where I live premium has no ethanol in it. If I am traveling the last item of the day is to fill the tank. That way I can pull up stakes and get down the road in a timely manner. I often stop for breakfast after the first hour. I try to take short breaks on an hourly basis. Mine is 80 gals and unless I'm traveling I won't fill it up.
pianotuna 04/22/17 11:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to monitor battery state of charge

I thought most shunts were either 100 or 500 amps? Just like T2R, I would spend my (limited) dollars on a bigger battery bank, but I would monitor voltage, which can be done for a tiny outlay of cash.
pianotuna 04/22/17 11:38am Tech Issues
RE: Individual wheel weight, can't find scales

Hi, I simply drove just one wheel onto the scale. Then the front only, followed by the rear, followed by the whole rv.
pianotuna 04/22/17 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: 150 watts of solar using Lance factory wiring????

Hi my antivirus won't allow me to look at the specifications for the panels. Do you know what voltage they are? My first solar system had a scant 30 watts and it served me extremely well, so my opinion is that 150 watts is well worth doing. For my detailed thoughts on solar, surf here: https://freecampsites.net/adding-solar/
pianotuna 04/21/17 07:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Skylights not roof vents

My skylight wells are deep so I cut 4 inch thick foam over size and covered it will reflectrix. It has made a huge difference to both heat gain and heat loss.
pianotuna 04/21/17 05:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to monitor battery state of charge

I would go with the volt meter, and as time permits I'd calibrate it to the state of charge figures from a hydrometer.
pianotuna 04/21/17 05:36pm Tech Issues
RE: AGM Battery Longevity

JimK, Is your fridge a 3 way? If so load test with all the lights on and the fridge set to 12 volt. How many watts is the inverter?
pianotuna 04/21/17 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Rebuilding a Class C Jamboree, have many questions

Hi, I think you need a friend who is an experienced builder. I have zero construction experience so I'm trying to figure it out as I go along.
pianotuna 04/21/17 12:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Rebuilding a Class C Jamboree, have many questions

If gutting the RV I would go to metal studs. Lighter, stronger and rot proof. Insulate with closed cell foam. I'd use Azdel as much as I could. Rerun all wires and plan for an upgraded "house" battery bank. Be sure to do a prewire for solar panels. Use #4 wire.
pianotuna 04/20/17 06:53pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 3-Way Frige Kaput - Suggestions

Good choice to go all electric on the fridge. Do you use the freezer a lot?
pianotuna 04/20/17 06:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Need New Battery, Auto Or Deep Cycle

I'd get a sealed lead acid battery. Do make sure the converter only does 13.2 volts. I'd tend to not plug in for storage, as doing so may shorten the battery life.
pianotuna 04/20/17 05:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: LIthium battery upgrade - Complete!

You can use LI in the cold so long as there is a heated battery box. I'm still not convinced I want LI in my living space. If I had pockets deep enough I'd go to the Firefly carbon foam units.
pianotuna 04/20/17 03:08pm Tech Issues
RE: How hot is too hot

happycamper002, I don't know how it works. There are various codes to enter based on the make and model of the RV. I'm too dense to follow the directions at the scan gauge site, unfortunately.
pianotuna 04/20/17 10:46am Towing
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