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RE: Tetons

How many days in Yellowstone? 1/3 to 1/4 the time would be my estimate for Teton.
smkettner 07/27/16 10:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Propane and 12 volt battery

280 watts $224 20 amp controller $87
smkettner 07/27/16 10:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford E350 Rear differential fluid change

As long as I was pulling the cover off I put on a finned aluminum with drain and dipstick.
smkettner 07/27/16 09:47pm Tech Issues
RE: How to fit 4gauge wire in 6gauge terminals?

#4 to #6 pin adapter https://commerce.ilsco.com/img_catalog/CPM.JPG width=400
smkettner 07/27/16 09:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Clock tells me to update in 6 days (Windows 10) or else

All recommendations and suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advanceGet the 10
smkettner 07/27/16 08:00pm Technology Corner
RE: Propane fridge operation

Normal. You know what to do next time. BTW you saved no significant propane.
smkettner 07/27/16 07:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar ?

I would go "all-in" with 500 watts and MPPT controller. Probably two more GC2 also. 500 watts $325 MS TS MPPT 30 $375
smkettner 07/27/16 03:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Alternator output voltage too high, question

My alternator gauge never moves. Until it did two years ago and it was the alternator. Doubt you have a battery issue.
smkettner 07/27/16 03:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Can we travel with fresh tank full? We lose half on the way.

Find out where the water is going and put a cork in it.
smkettner 07/27/16 02:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electrical Diagram help

Breaker box should have instructions maybe even a diagram. Otherwise black goes to the breaker, white to the neutral bus, green or bare grounds to the ground bus. No neutral-ground bond in the RV. Ground also connects to frame along with battery negative. stack of 12v fuses provide the positive for 12v accessories. Typically all negatives come together on a bus with a single connection to the converter negative. Negative bus also connects to frame.
smkettner 07/27/16 01:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Wiring 2 6 volt batteries

Tnx I ha e it right now. Still nothing. I think it might be the converter or charger The old batteries had no water There was not even a little power with old or new. Batteries. The power panel has a blinking g light green when 110 volts connected 110 volts make everything work including 12 volts The red and Common connections on the PANEL show con ected on the meter No 12 volt even from truck HelpDo you have any meter or test light? What is the combined battery voltage? Any battery switch to turn on? Verify the main 12v fuses are good in the 12v panel.
smkettner 07/27/16 12:28pm Tech Issues
RE: How do they do it? little vehicle/big trailer

8 mpg and 2,800+ rpm all day. Cruise set 62-65 on the flats and slower up hills. Not really a big deal.
smkettner 07/27/16 11:53am Towing
RE: Electrical Diagram help

http://livinginmycar.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/draft-of-my-rv-electrical-system.jpg Lacking details but it is fine for illustration
smkettner 07/27/16 11:19am Tech Issues
RE: Broke down days from home, what would you do?

I'd drive home, then fly back out to pick up the RV.+1, maybe drive the car back out depending on time and money. I would want to personally pick up the RV to verify repair was made to my satisfaction. BTW it is easy to take six weeks for certain repairs where specific parts from the RV manufacturer are needed. And some shops are just busy. Especially if the shop is good.
smkettner 07/27/16 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Portable Generator for 50 amp service

Two air conditioners? Go with three Honda 2000 :B http://durationpower.com/store/ A single large generator is going to be hard to call portable IMO.
smkettner 07/27/16 09:07am Tech Issues
RE: Sloppy Tranny

Left foot was for the clutch, parking brake, and (in the day) high beam switch. :BDon't forget the intermittent wiper and wash pump for the windshield.
smkettner 07/26/16 07:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers Screwed Holes in The Roof - HELP

Do you have a pic? I think mine came drilled into the roof.
smkettner 07/26/16 07:10pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Electrical Diagram help

Depends on how you plan to wire what. All the diagrams are good but will depict too much of something and miss other parts. I assume you want to power the whole panel with the inverter. Transfer switch has two inputs. For you, inverter and utility power cord. Output goes to the main breaker panel. You will need the converter connected to a separate breaker to shut it off while inverting. Fridge could go on this breaker also. Connect the inverter 12v, converter output and the chassis isolator to the four AGM and you are in business. Add 120v and 12v connections as needed. I assume you have some experience or you should get help.
smkettner 07/26/16 06:50pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C tripping the breaker

It stinks because I never had an issue and am the only one having an issue right now. Then they changed the power cables and hookups and I'm having the problem. Wish they left it alone!Very interesting. Yes check voltage and request new work if below 110 in the RV.
smkettner 07/26/16 04:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Solar ?

How long do the batteries last now? Yes 200 watts is a good start. Small freezer is a moderate but steady load 24 hours a day where solar is just 6 hours per day. Is the RV fridge-freezer too small?
smkettner 07/26/16 04:51pm Tech Issues
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