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RE: Should I Change My WFCO Converter?

Even worse, that link is back to WFCO. Better with a 35 or 45 amp Boondocker IMO.
smkettner 11/23/14 06:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Fuse converter, or not?

As long as the wire will easily handle the full converter rating I would not fuse the main connection. Actually if the main wire is safe, short and in plain sight I would also skip the battery side fuse.
smkettner 11/23/14 02:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Should I Change My WFCO Converter?

Some of you seem to be of the opinion that the WFCO is of poor quality. Could anyone please be more specific? Since the output in three modes is the same for the WFCO and PD,.....If you ever see 14.4 out of the WFCO please give a post because it will be a historic moment. Otherwise WFCO is just a 13.6 fixed voltage converter. Even the 13.2 float seems unreliable.
smkettner 11/23/14 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Should I Change My WFCO Converter?

If you plan to charge on generator while camped get the 60+ amp PD or 45 amp IOTA. If mostly plugged in the Power Max 45 amp would be an easy swap. Yes put the WFCO on ebay
smkettner 11/22/14 08:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Please help with prep for freezing weather

28? Just keep the propane burning and you will be fine. Check for a low tank BEFORE the local supplier closes for the day.
smkettner 11/22/14 07:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Super Wide Singles

http://s18.postimg.org/6a232mc21/88ed394cef0d38ac7f301561ba2a4539.jpg Narrow the rear to make like an SRW 350/3500 and I am in :B
smkettner 11/21/14 10:48pm Truck Campers
RE: Strange Part in a Strange Place

Check valve came apart. http://www.justanswer.com/rv-motorhome/6x5gm-suburban-sw6de-water-heater-storage.html http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/500/medium/Defective_Check_Valve.JPG width=400
smkettner 11/21/14 10:42pm Tech Issues
RE: electrical problem

2004? wow it only lasted 10 years. If mostly plugged in I would get the 35 or 45 amp PowerMax. If charging from generator a lot then get 45 amp IOTA or 60+ amp Progressive Dynamics. www.bestconverter.com
smkettner 11/21/14 10:25pm Tech Issues
RE: The big voltage rip off in my SUV

Solar works great on the roof while driving.
smkettner 11/21/14 11:14am Tech Issues
RE: Opposite of Power Surge, a Power Wane

Have you monitored voltage on both sides of the panel during the dip in voltage?
smkettner 11/21/14 10:53am Tech Issues
RE: Pex and Freezing Temps

I have had a freeze up while in use and no leaks. Maybe just lucky. Since have added a circulating warm water system to avoid issues.
smkettner 11/21/14 09:20am General RVing Issues
RE: 12 volt battery

If you do get solar think 100 watts and a good controller as a minimum for the effort. Even with solar I recommend a switch to cut power to the trailer. Disconnected should be fine. Home on a small charger is probably best.
smkettner 11/20/14 03:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Whatever Happened to Kipor Generators?

Seems to be around with lower price compared to Honda and about as quiet with 54 to 59 dB rating. My old KGE3000Ti (2006) still runs fine but solar has made it obsolete. Maybe it is time to sell.....
smkettner 11/20/14 03:43pm Tech Issues
RE: How to measure how much solar we need?

Wife runs the battery down? Want to get rid of the gasoline? Max it out. Post a pic of the roof and figure out how to get 500+ watts up there :B
smkettner 11/20/14 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: TC Battery Charging Solar, Shore Power, Vehicle?

All can be powered up together with no issues.
smkettner 11/20/14 12:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Made A Mistake

Trade if you must but not for that one :E In addition to everything else start putting $500 per month into an RV savings fund and see how you like payments.
smkettner 11/20/14 11:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Chaining up a DRW 4x4??

I recommend you chain the primary drive axle first. I think most DRW just chain the outer wheel. Of course you can get dually chains for extreme conditions. I also carry chains for the front but have not used them yet. Worst case I have spares for the rear. You should also have chains for one axle of the trailer if towing. http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/ChainRequire.pdf If you have chains... be sure to test fit them before your trip to remove extra links and know how to install. Then practice at least once wearing gloves and only tools that you will have with you.
smkettner 11/20/14 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: How to measure how much solar we need?

Consider 100 to 200 watts as minimum for the effort. Do you even camp in the sun up there in the PNW?
smkettner 11/20/14 09:00am Tech Issues
RE: Furnace burner cycling on & off

If it is like mine the ducting is collapsed and restricted causing over heating of the firebox and cycling the burner against the high limit switch. The low airflow sure is suspect. I found the issue well after warranty was expired. Became aware when camping below freezing the first time. Used a mirror in the duct to confirm the issue. Removed the furnace and propped open the ducting with some square aluminum stock. Helped a lot but still cycling. This summer added an additional vent. Have not really tested it yet. I would call the manufacturer of the RV and also the tech line of the furnace to build your confidence to insist on a warranty repair from the dealer that is already resistant and in denial. Good luck.
smkettner 11/19/14 07:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Converter breaker labelling

Take an outlet tester around and see what is off. Probably non-GFCI linked outlets.
smkettner 11/19/14 03:30pm Tech Issues
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