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RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

Drove it to Lumsden, and used the new hybrid inverter to limit the incoming power to 15 amps. Any over loads will be powered from the battery bank. In the old days I had to be careful to never overload a 15 amp circuit.
pianotuna 09/14/14 08:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 6 volt vs 12 volt batteries

Hi, If the new batteries weigh more than the old batteries you may have increased capacity. If you plan on running a large inverter then four batteries may be a better way to go. Will they be flooded batteries or AGM? If they are AGM then I personally would favor 12 volt jars.
pianotuna 09/14/14 10:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winter solar battery charging when you can't add water?

Hi, The colder the better so long as they are fully charged. Mine winter nicely and we do get to -40. I do have solar.
pianotuna 09/14/14 09:50am Tech Issues
RE: toaster on solar

Hi, Welcome to the forums. I think you mean 400 watts not 400 amps. (Note:Admin corrected the post) Two AGM 12 volt batteries wired in a balanced manner and a 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter will successfully run almost all items in an RV--one at a time. Add some solar for recharging and you can have "free" solar toast.
pianotuna 09/14/14 03:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Should I take the battery home?

Hi, I would add a modest solar system and leave the battery with the RV.
pianotuna 09/13/14 10:02pm Tech Issues
RE: How many batteries for an overnight?

Hi, It is safer and probably cheaper to go to an inexpensive campground if you need the air conditioner. If you wish to run the air conditioner it would require a large pure sine wave inverter (at least 2000 watts). It would also require a considerably larger battery bank than what is usual. It is possible to do so--but then the next day there must be a way to recharge the battery bank. So, yes, you can run the air from a large enough battery bank--but it is not practical to do so.
pianotuna 09/13/14 10:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Wave 3 Propane Heater

Hi, Install a Platinum Cat. It is, as Roy noted, vented.
pianotuna 09/13/14 07:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: Winter solar battery charging when you can't add water?

Hi, I would fill them with water and leave them on the solar charger. What charge controller do you have?
pianotuna 09/13/14 07:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Batteries not charging.

This is what is balanced and best for twin twelve volt batteries. http://www.rubyorchid.com/RV/images/Pianotuna12V.png As it often doesn't cost a dime more to do this, I think it is worth the trouble. If you wish to understand the "why" surf here: correctly interconnecting multiple twelve volt batteries Others may say it doesn't matter--but unless there is a compelling reason to not optimize charging and discharging why not do it the best possible way?
pianotuna 09/13/14 04:51pm Truck Campers
RE: 3° is more than I thought (fridge levelling)

control solves off level issues ^ sorry but what's this ARP control?
pianotuna 09/13/14 04:13pm Truck Campers
RE: 3° is more than I thought (fridge levelling)

Hi, I ordered the ARP control today--simply because I would rather not risk the fridge overheating and precipitating out the sodium chromate.
pianotuna 09/13/14 03:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Keeping Tanks from Freezing During Transit

Hi, Mine draws 7 amps. How many amps does a 12V Blanket Heater take? Bruce
pianotuna 09/13/14 03:16pm Truck Campers
RE: More battery/converter/inverter questions

Hi mena, The lower the voltage the less shaling of the positive plate. Doing it on shore power aim for the lowest voltage that "gets the job done". On Generator--well time is *serious* money.
pianotuna 09/13/14 03:10pm Tech Issues
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

Spent four hours cleaning. Man did it need it!
pianotuna 09/13/14 12:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: I'm in a quandry, and I don't know where to start.

Hi w8, I sure wish I could get those prices. Here, the "only game in town" in the winter is $772.00 for 50 amp power (and water in the summer).
pianotuna 09/13/14 12:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: boondocking or camping in yonkers

Hi, If the conference is in a hotel they may have oversize parking for the day time only.
pianotuna 09/13/14 04:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water Heater power consumption

Hi, That 2000 only does 1600 watts. If the fridge and water heater are both on, it will not be able to support the load. My Yamaha 3000 sIEB only does 23.3 amps or about 2600 VA.
pianotuna 09/13/14 04:15am Tech Issues
RE: Good selection Of Volt/Amp Meters Good Prices

Hi RJ, Nice find! Thanks.
pianotuna 09/12/14 10:18pm Tech Issues
RE: ARP Refrigerator Fire Safety Device

Hi, The fridge from my former 1987 Citation Class C still runs on 120 volt. It is a Norcold.
pianotuna 09/12/14 08:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Inverter recommendations

Hi, Wire the unit directly to the battery posts. Use the shortest possible run for the DC side, without the inverter being in the same compartment as the battery bank.
pianotuna 09/12/14 07:54pm Tech Issues
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