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RE: Copper sleeve?

This is what the voltage sense wire is for. Use it with #4/#2 main connection and you are fine. Battery will be hit with the exact voltage you program.
smkettner 04/16/14 04:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Copper sleeve?

How long is the 1/0? I would try to just use #2 without worry.
smkettner 04/15/14 08:08pm Tech Issues
RE: PV solar system charging voltage low

95 watts is a bit light. 5a might be right and will take some time. Need to disconnect all loads and give it a couple weeks. Sitting at 12.5 might need some reconditioning so it may take longer.
smkettner 04/15/14 07:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Forumla?

400 to 1600 amp hours, JMHO. (50% to 200%)
smkettner 04/15/14 07:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Charge Cotroller

Go with gel to avoid equalization
smkettner 04/14/14 02:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Least resistance?

Circuit breaker is easier to reset and can be used as a switch. I ended up with a fuse between battery and controller but in hindsight a bussman hi-amp breaker would have been useful.
smkettner 04/12/14 11:04pm Tech Issues

What is the function of the circuit board? Does it have a part number etc.?
smkettner 04/12/14 10:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: what next

Guessing vacuum leak or fuel restriction. Did you positively verify every fuel passage was open during the rebuild?
smkettner 04/12/14 09:47pm Tech Issues
RE: adding a 12 volt battery to a bank of 4 =6volt battery

As long as the solar is operating you should have no issues IMO.
smkettner 04/12/14 03:04pm Tech Issues
RE: charge wire to trailer ?

Yes. Verify by measuring the voltage. No idea how effective it would be. A solar panel on the trailer could maintain both batteries.
smkettner 04/12/14 02:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Death Valley NPS w/FHU now

Is the electric 50 amp? 30 amp? Both?
smkettner 04/12/14 02:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Before everyone loved Windows XP, they hated it

A non-techie question if you don't mind. So, now what happens to us who have Windows XP on older computers? Will it still operate, you just can't get help, if needed? My computer is over ten years old. Mostly just used for reading RVNet, playing games, etc. Or, will I turn it on someday and there will just be nothing there? Thanks.It will operate fine indefinitely. Just no security updates. If it is working for you I would keep it at least until Win9 comes out.
smkettner 04/12/14 12:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Dexter EZ Lub - no 'return'

The EZ-lube system is designed for boat trailers that submerse the axle. By filling the hub with grease the water is mostly kept out. And grease can be quicky replaced if there is concern.
smkettner 04/12/14 09:57am Tech Issues
RE: Before everyone loved Windows XP, they hated it

I am just hoping Windows 9 is better than 8.x that I loathe. Traded the old XP laptop in for a $100 credit on a Chrome Book. :)
smkettner 04/11/14 06:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Sewage--will it work?

Maybe a different RV toilet could be a compromise. Some are better than others. Otherwise I advise against the home style.
smkettner 04/11/14 04:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dexter EZ Lub - no 'return'

smkettner 04/11/14 03:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Have You Installed a Residential Fridge and Inverter in TT?

I would step down to the TL RV1012ULHW with just two batteries. Logistics of wiring are easier too and every post I read says 1000 watts is plenty. http://www.tripplite.com/sku/RV1012ULHW Box is fine for a couple group 27 and should operate fine on the five hour+ drive. I always recommend 100 watts roof solar to keep the batteries maintained when off grid. This is mostly for storage and would not be enough to run the fridge alone. Would still provide a good supplement to the vehicle charge while in transit.
smkettner 04/11/14 12:47pm Tech Issues
RE: High Efficiency 13.5k BTU a/c = Smaller Generator?

I have had the Coleman 13.5 K PS installed on our last two trailers for that very reason. I have had no issue running my current unit on a single Eu2000 at 97 deg. F in my testing in Dallas. In addition, Coleman indicates that their PS model has more cooling capacity compared to their standard 13.5 K unit. I believe the PS version uses a scroll compressor based on the tall height and small diameter but do not know that for a fact. Scroll compressors do not loss capacity as fast at higher temps compared to conventional piston compressors. DickSounds like a new air conditioner might be lower cost and hassle than the second Honda or lugging a 3000 around.
smkettner 04/11/14 12:36pm Tech Issues
RE: rim conversion 16.5 to 16?

As much as I loathe Firestone they do have a TransForce AT in that size listed at $156 on tirerack.com
smkettner 04/10/14 11:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Diff. lock-Because I've never seen it, it doesn't exist

The best was Detroit Electrac. This was a Truetrac LS with a switch to lock the differential on command. Seems to have disappeared when Eaton bought out the product line.
smkettner 04/10/14 11:01pm Tow Vehicles
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