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RE: Converter charger difference

Call Randy www.bestconverter.com
smkettner 09/30/14 01:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Life lesson - In case you're not aware

You need to get out more. My cards do not blink at this stuff. OK there was one time in Vladivostok that the Russian bank could not process a large cash advance through BofA Visa. AMEX came through for us with special ATM access.
smkettner 09/30/14 01:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator or not??

Skip the built-in generator. Use the Honda 2000 if needed. Worst case scenario get a second Honda and parallel kit. Consider 100 watts of solar to keep the batteries up during storage.
smkettner 09/30/14 12:18pm Toy Haulers
RE: Solar panel disconnect switch.

What is the controller charging profile? Good profile, no worries. Otherwise any DC switch is fine unless you have a high voltage system. Don't bother with some odd 3 and 1 panel system. The controller handles this automatic.
smkettner 09/30/14 12:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Drawing off two banks thru Switch?

Load is distributed according to the differential in the parallel circuit resistance. Clamp on ammeter would give you the numbers.
smkettner 09/30/14 10:49am Tech Issues
RE: A question about Top Charging?

I am no expert but I would recommend about 2 amps per battery so the voltage will drift up slowly on its own. You could do this manually if you had an ammeter in the circuit. Keep bumping voltage as current tapers off. The idea is to give the chemical reaction some time without beating too hard on the plates.
smkettner 09/30/14 09:17am Tech Issues
RE: 20K and 2.5 yr fight secures a win over HOA for RV parking

2' variance does seem reasonable. This doesn't say that RV's are not allowed to be parked at homes, it states that they must be 5 feet from a certain point - AKA setback. Their RV extended into that area by a mere 2.5 feet and some curmudgeon complained. So while I agree that they could have gotten a generator, the issue was about 2.5 feet which IMO is where the total BS is coming from.If 2' is reasonable then why not 3', and if 3' is reasonable why not 4', and if 4' is reasonable .... etc., etc., etc. That's why zoning administrators never make an exception for "reasonable". It's a never ending street. If the code says 6', then 6' it is, not 6' 1". And let's not forget what someone else mentioned, they could have bought a shorter RV.The variance is 2'. I agree if they now apply for a 3' variance to get a larger RV it could be denied.
smkettner 09/30/14 08:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Simple Electrical help, TT 50 amp to Home 15 amp

Now that you have an adapter I will add that the 15 amp cord should be #12 wire minimum. Don't just use some random cord from your bucket of holiday lights.
smkettner 09/29/14 09:37pm Tech Issues
RE: 20K and 2.5 yr fight secures a win over HOA for RV parking

2' variance does seem reasonable.
smkettner 09/29/14 08:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Converter/Charger Upgrade

Any reason to not get the 75 amp unit?Yes as Powermaster drops to normal 13.6 volts as soon as it hits peak voltage (14.7). If you size it too big it will be dropping down at about 70% charged. Better to go on the small side with this one. If it would hold boost voltage for an extra hour this thing would be unbeatable.
smkettner 09/29/14 08:42pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

I would take a Tesla any day over this Hellcat beast.
smkettner 09/29/14 08:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best Muffler for Towing....Toyota Tundra Dual Exhaust????

I would go back to OEM stock.
smkettner 09/29/14 08:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: new F150 towing capacities

Yes I think the properly equipped F150 is often special ordered often in fleet for a business. Just a 60 day wait to have the truck exactly the way you want.
smkettner 09/29/14 07:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: 20K and 2.5 yr fight secures a win over HOA for RV parking

Seems more about making reasonable accommodations for a person with special needs. Court made the right decision IMO. My HOA does not allow RV parking but I would have no complaint allowing for this use.
smkettner 09/29/14 07:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tailgate while towing question?

Tailgate off, fabric Gatornet on while towing. Bashed the net once.... cost $20 to replace.
smkettner 09/29/14 04:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: "Camping Brownout" or "New Converter/Switcher in my Future?"

Golf Car battery is generally six volt "GC2" size. There are 8 volt golf batteries... don't get those. There are also much larger 6 volt batteries such as L-16. If your local Sam's Club or Costco carries the GC2 they are a very good value.
smkettner 09/29/14 04:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: new F150 towing capacities

^^^^ probably best to find the full J2807 testing specs before you decry that nothing applies to the real world.
smkettner 09/29/14 04:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: 12v AIR Compressor -What is good

MV50 is used just a couple times a year max. IIRC 6 to 8 years old. Included carry case keeps it nice and it has always performed fine for topping off tires. Can't really say lots of heavy duty use. Generally I use a 120v unit at home before a trip.
smkettner 09/29/14 02:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Off Grid TT, newbie needs help. Electrical issues!!

I just need a charger but not sure which one to get? http://www.bestconverter.com/assets/images/Progressive_Dynamics/pd4600.jpg width=500
smkettner 09/29/14 01:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: new F150 towing capacities

What is the payload capacity? A 12,200# trailer will have maybe 1,400# or more tongue weight. Then add all the bicycles, gear, and passengers.Properly equipped the payload is just over 3,000#
smkettner 09/29/14 11:26am Travel Trailers
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