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RE: WFCO

My WFCO never provided more or less than 13.8V, regardless of SOC of the battery on my TravelTrailer. I have since renamed it WTF Co. Because you never know WTF if it's doing the right thing or failing. They do have a high failure rate, and they are very often replaced with a Progressive Dynamics or an IOTA, which is what most people around here will recommend as a replacement. If you are really hard core off the power pedestal and into dry camping, there are much better manual option chargers for less money... MegaWatt and MeanWell for the generator running crowd get the nod, then, for the NON power pedestal camping queens.
NinerBikes 08/10/16 06:34pm Tech Issues
RE: advice to install 30A RV Receptacle in garage to power RV

If you have to ask what a monument is, you shouldn't be doing the work yourself. There's a reason electrical contractors have to hire certified electricians to work on electrical. You aren't qualified, your continued questions confirm it, you don't even understand the bare minimum basics. Hire a professional.
NinerBikes 08/08/16 09:46am Tech Issues
RE: Onan BFA Oil - Why not 20W-50?

I'd run Mobil 1 0w-40. period. Rated for any temperature you might incur with your air cooled engine. Guaranteed a high % of PAO Type IV and V synthetic oil in the blend, to meet the 0w winter flow specifications, true synthetic to protect rings, oil scraper rings and bore with long chain synthetic hydrocarbon that are exceedingly difficult to shear or break down, regardless of extreme engine part temperatures. Worth every penny, the stuff in an air cooled motor.
NinerBikes 08/06/16 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: advice to install 30A RV Receptacle in garage to power RV

With all due respect, if you have to ask the questions you asked, you do not have the necessary skills to safely and correctly install the outlet. /\ This. Being penny wise and pounds foolish.
NinerBikes 08/04/16 05:15pm Tech Issues
RE: ? How To Route Handheld Radio Antenna Into Truck Cab ?

link 1 144 and 440mhz.
NinerBikes 08/01/16 12:02am Tech Issues
RE: ? Charging Electric Bike Battery

You would be MUCH better off to get a small generator.....which can be used for other things too. Maybe an Eu1000i or EX650 Honda.
NinerBikes 07/18/16 04:51pm Tech Issues
RE: New Battery Gone Bad?

WFCO converter: Abs 13.6v, Bulk 14.4v, Float 13.2v Show me a WFCO converter that goes and charges in 14.4V Bulk mode. That rarely if ever happens. Go out and actually measure it with a volt meter and take pictures of it happening.
NinerBikes 07/16/16 04:55pm Tech Issues
RE: I am really in a pickle with these batteries :(

If you've top charged your gel cells, at 9 years, spend the money and buy new gel cells, especially if you think you damaged them by charging incorrectly. Apply a little bit of common sense, gel cell batteries don't last forever. Not if abused while recharging or making mistakes while recharging. Or find a way to put a load test on them.
NinerBikes 07/16/16 12:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator question - let carb run dry or keep it wet?

I RTFM, then I do what it says in there, following the procedure to a "T". I've had no problems since then.
NinerBikes 07/15/16 09:30am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone ever lose a solar panel off the roof?

Yes Randy, Thank you again.No, thank you for helping me with my Kenwood 2 meter ham radio. I ended up selling it, pretty much unused and bought a FT817ND instead... Studying for my General. Much tougher than the Technician's test.
NinerBikes 07/13/16 10:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone ever lose a solar panel off the roof?

RV owners that park in the shade of the forest trees probably shouldn't be considering roof mounting their solar panels. Portable would be more useful, where you can catch some sunshine so that the panels can do their job and recharge your batteries for the full day. 100 watts of solar panel isn't very much, which last I heard, was all you had. Randy, i bought 2 100 watt panels and have them on the roof. Now I'm wiring in the Renogy solar 100 watt suitcase so I have the portability option. Also, the Suitcase has a controller that's got better parameters for equalizing, 15.4volts Keeping the S.G. up there! You learned well from that experiment. Your batteries will thank you with good performance.
NinerBikes 07/13/16 07:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone ever lose a solar panel off the roof?

RV owners that park in the shade of the forest trees probably shouldn't be considering roof mounting their solar panels. Portable would be more useful, where you can catch some sunshine so that the panels can do their job and recharge your batteries for the full day. 100 watts of solar panel isn't very much, which last I heard, was all you had.
NinerBikes 07/12/16 08:51am Tech Issues
RE: V10 oil capacity

Too complex, call the dealer and find out.
NinerBikes 07/05/16 06:11pm Tech Issues
RE: So what are folks average MPG when towing

2013 VW Touareg Sport TDI with the small 18" rims, about #4100 of Palomino Gazelle in a 21 foot TT behind me, set up with an Equalizer hitch. You can see what I get running empty, and when I am trailering here, for MPG's. 16.5 to 19.5 MPG's depending on which way the wind is blowing, head wind or tail wind. That's real world, not guess-o-meter in the dash. A good example would be to look at the fuel logs in Sept of 2015 here, for trailering MPG's. Fuelly.com for the 2013 VW Touareg TDI.
NinerBikes 06/27/16 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Yamaha ef2000is Twin Tech cables overloading gennies

Hook up cable. Start up one generator, in regular mode. It will energize both Inverters on both generators, and keep them in 60 Hz phase. Start up second generator in regular mode. Warm the motors up for 2 minutes each. Once the motors are warmed up, turn off all other major electrical loads, like microwave, electric water heater, etc, electrical junk you would use if plugged in to a RV campground pedestal full time, then turn on the A/C. Let AC compressor and fan engage. You do NOT want your voltage dropping below 105 to 106V on start up. Alternately, do a search here for getting an easy start capacitor for your AC unit. Once AC is up and running and cooling, drop both generators back into Eco mode, to save on fuel. Or you could read the owners manual for your generator.
NinerBikes 06/27/16 09:11am Tech Issues
RE: Woo Hoo..New AGM Batteries

I understand exactly why Mr. Wizard is happy. Been 10 months with my DEKA 145 Telecom AGM... and if at 60 to 70% SOC, on the EU2000i and the 30 amp MegaWatt, that 150AH Telecom surplus AGM might take 21 amps at a 14.4V setting on the MegaWatt 30. Discharge it slow, and charge it slow. No matter what, stuffing it with a couple of hours of Mega Watt every few days is what the battery likes, otherwise, it's just the 150W solar panel at 8.5 to 9 amps daily. This battery needs to be pushed by the MegaWatt and pedestal, or generator, every 4 to 6 days, at the 20 amps plus, to really wake it up from time to time.
NinerBikes 06/26/16 05:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Brand new battery dies quickly

Step 1. Add 48 SMD LED lights to every single fixture inure RV. Step 2. Go to Costco and get a pair of 6 volt golf cart batteries that are about 210 amps hours each and wire them in series for a 12-volt system. Step 3. Get proper charge controller like a Progressive Dynamics 9245 with a Wizard pendant, or a Power Supply Unit like a Megawatt 40 amp power supply unit from the dealer in Aqua Dulce, CA. Step 4. get a Honda EU2000i generator to recharge your battery while Off the Grid. Step 5. Another option is to get about 240 Watts of 12 volt solar panels with about 12 - 14 amps per hour charging capability and make a portable setup out of it, along with an adjustable 30 amp 12 volt solar charge controller to adjust the charging voltage.
NinerBikes 06/22/16 05:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Brand new battery dies quickly

Do a search here on recharging with a generator and solar panels. Also do a search on energy audit.
NinerBikes 06/22/16 05:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Hold Down & Tray Group 31?

I've been taking a couple of 3 foot scrap pieces of Romex 14-2 and I twist them tight to hold my 150 ah AGM battery in place. Fabricated a box to house it out of scrap 3/4" plywood and drywall screws.
NinerBikes 06/21/16 03:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Yo Mex, How you holding out down south?

I guess I'm lucky with 2.4 kWh daily usage. I'm eager to drive by the doubled-in-size solar voltaic field on 2 August. It is providing 3.1 Megawatts of power. Jeez that mirror steam turbine solar unit near Las Vegas otter be producing Gigawatts of power this last weak. Lucky employees get to go out after sundown and pluck dropped ducks, pheasants and chukkar as an employee benefit. Spotted owls, vultures, ravens, hawks and eagles is more likely.
NinerBikes 06/21/16 03:41pm Tech Issues
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