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RE: Travel trailer battery

Get a Walmart Deep Cycle (DC) 27 and call it good.
NinerBikes 07/16/14 07:15am Tech Issues
RE: battery charging w/ a Honda eu1000i

I use one of these: 30 amp adjustable voltage power supply unit for battery charging. I set it at 15.0V at the battery terminal and I'd parallel connect those two batteries, for charging purposes only, and separate them once fully charged. You'll need a timer of sorts for this unit, or measure the specific gravity of the batteries to get a feel for state of charge, these are not set it and forget it systems, but they can and do recharge to a top charge at or almost 100% state of charge. Also, make sure your Honda Eu1000i is fully warmed up before turning this baby on, because it's going to work that little honda pretty hard from the get go, so always warm the motor up fully before working it hard. Put your hand by the vents near the exhaust and feel the air temps coming off the cylinder head, if it's hair dryer temp hot, the motor is fully warmed up. You will need to run your motor in regular mode for probably 10 or 15 minutes before you can return it to "eco" mode for recharging. Always start this power supply unit up in "regular" mode on the Honda. Another option is to buy an Iota 30 amp unit, with the smart switch, or the little wire loop that charges at 14.8V rate.
NinerBikes 07/09/14 08:53am Tech Issues
RE: Bought a Ninerbikes/Mex power supply

Input is 120 or 240v
NinerBikes 07/08/14 10:27am Tech Issues
RE: Dreaded Champion generators

I've decided to store my Honda's with drained fuel tanks and drained carbs, bone dry. I want them to run right, when I need them to run, instead of worry about crud and varnish in the jets of the carbs. Especially the little Eu1000i, it's got tiny, tiny jets to clean.
NinerBikes 07/07/14 09:10am Tech Issues
RE: Charging GC2 with Rogue MPPT Solar

What are you getting for voltage at the terminals for Bulk charging rate, when close to topped off, but before going into maintenance charge mode? It should be 14.8 to 15.0V.
NinerBikes 07/07/14 09:01am Tech Issues
RE: Amp Hours - Are you Right Sized? Post your Charge Method

1 - Projected Amp Hours for 24 hours (amp hour worksheet): 30-45, depending on how much TV I watch with the inverter running. 2 - Current # of batteries: 1 3 - Current # of Amp Hours your batteries have (or Reserve Capacity ): 150 ah, although the batteries age makes it closer probably to 135 or 140. 4 - Battery Voltage (6 or 12): 12V... Trojan T-1275 sweeper battery. 5 - How long do your batteries last based on #1: 2 days. 6 - How long each day do you run your generator to get "recharged": With a 33 amp power supply unit set at 15.0v at the battery, usually 50 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes. 7 - Provide any other info like if you use solar and how you recharge, etc.: If using my portable solar panel that I aim 3 or 4x a day at the sun, that charges at a 6.6 amp rate, 120W in June, I am charged by 11-12 noon, most days, in June. Again I use an adjustable charge controller and set the voltage for 15.0V at the battery terminal. I always, when boondocking, use adjustable voltage chargers, and I almost always set for 15.0V, if day time temps are around no more than 75 or 80F.
NinerBikes 07/06/14 07:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Wire Size & fuses for solar install

For that distance, to the controller, I'd run 6 gauge. I'd also run the charge controller no more than 3 or 4 feet, maximum, from the battery. Again, 6 gauge. I'd adjust the charge controller to get voltage to 15.0V measured, at the battery. You want to get the battery as close to a 100% charge daily, as possible. 14.4V might get you to 90%, if that.
NinerBikes 07/06/14 06:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Gasoline in Oil????

Onan 4000 quits running. Check oil and it pours out. Smells like gasoline in it and really diluted. What is happening? Thanks Carb float valve is stuck open. Rebuild the carb.
NinerBikes 07/06/14 11:39am Tech Issues
RE: Are my GC2's Done

If you ran them completely flat, leaving the water pump on, then yes, they are probably damaged beyond salvage, the plates are probably sulphated.
NinerBikes 07/06/14 11:37am Tech Issues
RE: Companies That Stand Behind Their Products

Costco. I bought a new laptop from Costco. In less than a month, it got a cup of coffee poured into it, which wasn't helpful. I took it back and told them what happened. They only had one question: "Do you want your money back or another computer?" Why would you take your laptop back, when it was your error, spilling coffee on the laptop? How about manning up for your mistakes and holding yourself accountable? A couple weeks back, I clipped a post with the awning on my ultra light travel trailer, due to construction going on at Smiths filling station in Mesquite NV. Should Dometic send me a new complete $335 left arm 9100 awning sunshade assembly, for my mistake? WTF? Furthermore, Costco doesn't make laptops, or warranty them. They retail sell them, and don't issue warranties. Someone like HP or Sony or Toshiba got stiffed by you and your mistake. Costco won't be eating the cost of that failure on your part, the laptop manufacturer will, for your dishonesty. Furthermore, all of us indirectly pay for your mistake in the form of higher prices per unit, it has to be absorbed into the price asked, as a business cost passed on to consumers. I'd be embarrassed to even associate with you with behavior like that.
NinerBikes 07/06/14 09:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: How to extend the life of my old 6v batteries

To increase their life, you should send them to me and replace with new units. One man's trash is another man's treasure. ;-)
NinerBikes 07/06/14 08:43am Tech Issues
RE: Companies That Stand Behind Their Products

Care to elaborate Cummins.. Got over 12 years and 180,000 miles on the shocks that they replaced for free. Got lots of free flat repairs, tire rotations, balance and alignments done by them and never an issue. Also went thru 3 sets of LT tires and got 60,000 miles out of them and replaced them early each time. As soon as I need tires/shocks for the 13, I'll go there again. Mitch For starters I easily get over 100K on BFG's or Michelins. I have a set of their "best" shocks on the 98 RAM 2500 2wd I recently bought and they are lousy. Try a set of Bilstien's and then you will know how a shock should respond. Any shock will go up and down for thousands, it's the quality ones that keep doing it right for thousands. If you are happy that's great. I thought RBW made the best hitch until I tried a B&W. I pretty much found Bilsteins lacking after buying a set of Koni's. YMMV, but Bilstein gas rides terrible on the highways and freeways and interstates here in CA. Rattles your eyeballs constantly, and jars your fillings and crowns right out of your mouth. What was your application with the Koni's? Commuting, daily driver, canyon roads to go fishing and camping, you name it. 90 HP to 120 HP nozzles, stage II chip tune. About 140 HP up from 90 HP stock, and 240 ft lbs of torque up from 155 ft lbs, in a 3100 lb german 4 door sedan. Had Bilstein Gas, highly disappointed, went instead to Koni Reds, 5 stage dampening adjustable. For my applications on the rough freeways of So CA, oil shocks have superior dampening properties. A little more lateral roll than gas shocks, but a good trade for a daily driver. Input at the steering wheel was superior. Koni's had lifetime warranty for the original owner.
NinerBikes 07/05/14 10:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF

There is no bulb seal on the RAM truck 1500 Eco Diesel gas tank cover, or flap. It's a lame Dodge design, destined for failure, especially if you know how hygroscopic diesel fuel is with sucking moisture and water out of the atmospere, every single heat and cool cycle, day and night. I think Dodge /RAM has a bunch of pathetic engineers for choosing that selection. Every single one of them should be forced to own and drive one of these for 3 years, and get to enjoy a possible destroyed complete Common Rail Diesel fuel injection system in the process, with the down time to R&R, to boot. This has FAIL written all over it, anyone with any diesel experience in ownership can see it coming. JMHO... long, long time diesel owner, since 1981. Niner, the fill tank neck has 2 flappers for sealing. The reason for going capless (same for Ford) is due to a lot of people bringing in false warranty claims for not securing the filler lid appropriately. Personally, I agree that I think a traditional cap is more befitting diesel since it doesn't vaporize into the atmosphere just like gasoline, but oh well. The only system that's really exposed to failure in my eyes would be the lift pump. There are 2 filters in the newest CTD equipped RAMs. Both filters are 5 micron rated with the engine filters having a 3 micron inner element. So the filters are 5 micron rated. Your diesel fuel is, in almost all cases, filtered to 2 microns, for particulates. Nothing is said about water traps, or water filters. Water does really bad things to the whole fuel injection system on a common rail diesel injection system. Even a little bit of it. I want, and demand a cap with at least a gasket and or a sealing O ring, to keep everything out of the fuel tank that could somehow get in there incidentally. Dust, dirt, debris, anything except when I unseal and open it up to refuel with D2. What you are implying is that truck owners are idiots, incompetent, and liars to the dealership to get things of their own doing covered under warranty repair. You can't fix stupid. Then things get lowered to the least (dumbest) common denominator, for all of us.
NinerBikes 07/05/14 07:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF

I found Sams Club to be the cheapest for the 2.5 gall jug of DEF---it's around $10 here... Sams club = Wal mart sucks never ever will shop there Is this a Michigan /Liberal / Union / organized labor employee mindset speaking? Because, seriously, I buy product where the price is best for me. I've never found union built product to be any better than non union built product. Everything built is controlled by cost competitive features that makes things cheaper to manufacture being built at the lowest cost.
NinerBikes 07/05/14 06:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 1500 Ecodiesel, anybody seen one in the wild?

Well then the Eco-diesel I'm getting is not going to last very long then. We are looking a TT's with a GVWR 7800#. The first thing I'll do after getting it is order rims and new tires in the LT line. Will I win any races going up hills, probably not but that's OK by me. All you guys that want to run 70+ can just fly by me. Not sure what your talking about as to the Ram's fuel mileage. But it's no worse then the other brands. Better with the ED, show me any truck out there with an EPA rated 20/28 MPG. Go to Ramtrucks.com read the information and wait the videos on the different technologies Ram uses to improve fuel economy. Don My sentiments exactly ,don. Keep the rpm's in the sweet spot of the torque curve & let the speed & the gearing fall where they may. Still torn between a Fred motorhome & a tt of similar weight as your shopping list. I have no reservations that the ed is capable of towing it using moderately conservative driving habits. Key words, moderately conservative. I don't think taking it much over 50% of it's max trailer weight rating, while pushing a big , bulky non CD rated travel trailer to 1/2 the rated weight capacity is smart. Wind resistance and weight is a double whammy when trailering. YMMV, I tow a big old 21 foot travel trailer with a 3 liter VW TDI SUV, and I feel even I am pushing it, at least here in the mountainous western states with steep ups and downs and severe mountain ranges.
NinerBikes 07/05/14 05:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF consumption In Dodge Ram

The manual says do not overfill DEF tank. Its supposedly a big deal. If you did it by accident how do you drain it down? You don't drain it down... just driving will do that. You wipe up the corrosive mess you left in the fueling /Def adding area down with lots of water and wet paper towels, so corrosive white crystals don't grow in the area.
NinerBikes 07/05/14 03:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Companies That Stand Behind Their Products

Care to elaborate Cummins.. Got over 12 years and 180,000 miles on the shocks that they replaced for free. Got lots of free flat repairs, tire rotations, balance and alignments done by them and never an issue. Also went thru 3 sets of LT tires and got 60,000 miles out of them and replaced them early each time. As soon as I need tires/shocks for the 13, I'll go there again. Mitch For starters I easily get over 100K on BFG's or Michelins. I have a set of their "best" shocks on the 98 RAM 2500 2wd I recently bought and they are lousy. Try a set of Bilstien's and then you will know how a shock should respond. Any shock will go up and down for thousands, it's the quality ones that keep doing it right for thousands. If you are happy that's great. I thought RBW made the best hitch until I tried a B&W. I pretty much found Bilsteins lacking after buying a set of Koni's. YMMV, but Bilstein gas rides terrible on the highways and freeways and interstates here in CA. Rattles your eyeballs constantly, and jars your fillings and crowns right out of your mouth.
NinerBikes 07/05/14 02:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF consumption In Dodge Ram

No big deal. I find the DEF not a problem. The system itself has given me some grief though. Just make sure you don't put the DEF in the diesel fuel port. It will just about total your engine. I just read a 17 page thread on the ford enthusiasts forum where several people believe it or not actually did exactly that. A link?
NinerBikes 07/05/14 02:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Companies That Stand Behind Their Products

X 2 on B&W...I won't mention the truck manufacturer that does not stand behind their product... Regards Whatchutalkin bout Willis? Henry the III ? ;-) Was this your Bosch CP 4.2 High Pressure Fuel Pump going off a couple of years back that was a warranty issue denied situation? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5a/Buster-Jangle_shot_with_personnel.jpg/800px-Buster-Jangle_shot_with_personnel.jpg
NinerBikes 07/05/14 12:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: DEF

There is no bulb seal on the RAM truck 1500 Eco Diesel gas tank cover, or flap. It's a lame Dodge design, destined for failure, especially if you know how hygroscopic diesel fuel is with sucking moisture and water out of the atmospere, every single heat and cool cycle, day and night. I think Dodge /RAM has a bunch of pathetic engineers for choosing that selection. Every single one of them should be forced to own and drive one of these for 3 years, and get to enjoy a possible destroyed complete Common Rail Diesel fuel injection system in the process, with the down time to R&R, to boot. This has FAIL written all over it, anyone with any diesel experience in ownership can see it coming. JMHO... long, long time diesel owner, since 1981.
NinerBikes 07/05/14 12:00pm Tow Vehicles
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