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RE: Recommendations for a Toad??

MM, You really drive 55 in CA? I just can't do that and drive 62-64 along with most truckers!
CA Traveler 05/03/16 07:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter usage while underway

Incidentally, just turning off the propane at the tank does nothing to remove the gas that is already in the gas lines.My understanding is that the regulator does indeed bleed the lines. And that is consistent with the purging that is required when the propane is turned back on. Perhaps it takes awhile, don't know.
CA Traveler 05/03/16 02:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter usage while underway

And don't forget the wipers - another heavy draw motor.
CA Traveler 05/03/16 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter usage while underway

I'm not sure why Pianotuna thinks that because I run a Class C the charging path for the house battery is "poor", my alternator is 130a and my Iota DLS55 converter is more than adequate and with the IQ4 makes it a multistage smart charging system. Perhaps because many of us have seen very questionable wiring from various mfgs and it has nothing to do with a Class C. It's not so much about the charger and alternator as it is about the wiring. Your battery charging may be OK or not and that is determined by measuring voltage and amps with a good battery load. It's likely that your alternator will supply the additional 30A to run the refer but you might want to check with the head lights on, cab air running, battery discharged and any other normal loads.
CA Traveler 05/03/16 08:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter usage while underway

OP While I've run with propane on for 30 years - regarding Method #4. To me it's a very poor setup, but will work. An outside plug - really? seriously? You're suppose to dangle your cord outside while you drive? And if you do you'll need a water resistant type of cover. Now you have a whole house inverter - any number of appliances will overload it. YES YOU WILL LEAVE IT ON OR TURN ONE ON so carry extra fuses. Much Much better to install the inverter with a ATS to direct either the 120V shore power/gen (default) or the inverter output to the refer. This may take some AC rewiring but that should be easy.
CA Traveler 05/03/16 08:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hard Wired or Portable EMS (surge protector)???

If you hard wire it, make sure you do it after the transfer switch so it will protect the gen output as well.This has been highly debated for years and it's like a girlfriend - everyone has their favorite. Mine is wired before the ATS which it also protects. Plus I know my gen will never cause a problem.... OP For me I like having the PI remote inside so I have the hardwired unit which has field replaceable parts. The portable unit has to be sent back to PI. And the unit in my unit cost $0 - not a typo. Yes I paid for it for the last rig. :B
CA Traveler 05/02/16 06:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Planning ahead, for the end ...

Our kids could and would come to help. I also have the Elks Emergency Assistant Plan and they will provide help including driving.
CA Traveler 05/02/16 05:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

We've also camped the Alaska Highway in December a couple of times. No worries - just don't look for the best price, fill up if you're nearing half a tank if you see a station. As a Canadian told me "There is no price fixing it's just that all of the prices are the same". And as I tell my friends "Just hold up your credit card and smile". Hope everyone has a 5 percent fuel cash back CC with no transaction fees. Our Visa worked great. We buried the Amex due to the transaction fees and it's wasn't widely accepted anyway.
CA Traveler 04/30/16 08:36am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Direct TV and on board antenna

The voltages sent to the LNB are 13 and 19V. SWM is 20V not that the he asked about SWM. I doubt the receiver has a "simple diplexer". Sat signals are nothing like OTA signals and the receiver has to combine the 2 and then usually supports outputs like component, composite and HDMI. Coax output seems to be fading into the background but supported by some receivers. My last several DTV receivers did not have a coax output maybe as a result of the HD trend.
CA Traveler 04/30/16 08:27am Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV and on board antenna

"Does the OFF AIR INPUT also provide the 12VDC signal that the OTA Antenna needs to operate?" That was the question and no it does not supply 12V. But virtually all OTA antennas today have an amplifier and they need 12V which was my answer. Non powered OTAs and VHS are as you said "back in the day". "The 12 volts is power for the LNB(s) and has nothing to do with Diplexing. Yes?" The receiver supplies 2 different voltages to the LNB depending upon which phased station is selected.
CA Traveler 04/30/16 08:10am Technology Corner
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

We didn't do TOW in 2013. However here is my fuel log graph Click here. The prices have changed but from some 2014 posts the high and low areas were still the high and low areas.
CA Traveler 04/29/16 05:38pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

FYI We left Skagway on 8/21/13 and more than half of the CGs and their fuel stations on the Alaskan highway were closed so be prepared.
CA Traveler 04/29/16 03:47pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Direct TV and on board antenna

"Does the OFF AIR INPUT also provide the 12VDC signal that the OTA Antenna needs to operate?" The OFF AIR INPUT is simply a coax from the OTA Antenna. No 12 Volt involved.If it's a amplified antenna then there is a separate power supply in the rig that supplies 12V to the antenna and TV signal to the receiver.
CA Traveler 04/29/16 02:10pm Technology Corner
RE: AZ 160 , AZ/UT 163 and UT 191 Insights

All good 2 lane roads. Valley of the Gods is a good car tour.
CA Traveler 04/27/16 10:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Inverter Hard Wire install

I want to run the A/C output of the inverter directly into the fuse box and power all the outlets in the trailer. Dangerous wiring as the main power cord will be hot. Of course "you'll never come in contact with the male plug" but "a child or another camper?". DON'T DO THIS! Plus sooner or later you'll plug in the shore cord with the inverter AC connected to the CB panel. Bye bye inverter. Add a 30A CB to your panel to feed the 2812. Then rewire your plug circuits from the CB panel to the inverter output. When on shore power the 2812 ATS will power the outlets and when using the inverter it will power those same outlets.
CA Traveler 04/26/16 06:31pm Tech Issues
RE: 110/220 indicated on 09 trailer???

Not all CB panels are laid out with alternating CBs. The very common Intellitec has adjacent CBs for each leg. So determine your layout before concluding what loads are on each leg.
CA Traveler 04/26/16 08:53am Tech Issues
RE: 110/220 indicated on 09 trailer???

Thanks for all your input here folks. Just one more question. Am I wrong to assume that if some plugs are fed from one side of the power supply and others from the other you could actually have two 1500 watt electric heaters going? And or is there a chance that the electric fire place is fed from one side and all the 110 plugs from the other?Yes you are wrong to assume. Simply trip the breaker and see what doesn't work which will also verify any markings. All plugs, fireplace and more can be on one leg since it's 50A. Your limit would the gen if less than 12KW. I can run 3 heat pumps plus 3 ceramic heaters plus whatever else is on.
CA Traveler 04/26/16 08:44am Tech Issues
RE: Question about dual solar controllers

Running in parallel will limit voltage to that of the lowest panel. Not a good idea.
CA Traveler 04/25/16 05:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Question about dual solar controllers

OP I believe the Solar30 is a PWM CC. As such the maximum amps from your panel is the panel Isc. This means that the 250W panel and CC will be limited to 125W. Furthermore you need to check that using a 24V panel with 12V batteries will not damage the CC. Only a MPPT controller can convert all of the 250W panel power for 12V battery charging. To be clear: A 24V PWM CC will use all of the 24V panel power to charge a 24V battery and half of the panel power to charge a 12V battery. But given all of that if you want 1/2 the available power for charging then go for it. Disconnect all other chargers and with a discharged battery measure the new CC output to verify that it is or is not working and don't make assumptions about the display values for a new CC. Multiple compatible chargers will all contribute to charging.
CA Traveler 04/25/16 11:21am Tech Issues
RE: Battery platform and placement

The batteries should be in an enclosed container since they are in a storage area. We used this this battery box which we sealed and vented for mounting inside my son’s 5er storage area.
CA Traveler 04/25/16 09:54am Tech Issues
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