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RE: Calif State Parks New Reservation System

No CG sites shown for Plumas-Eureka.
CA Traveler 01/19/18 05:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Calif State Parks New Reservation System

Your problem is solved - Have DW make the reservations.
CA Traveler 01/19/18 05:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Calif State Parks New Reservation System

Tried one CG and got the same map with Firefox and Chrome.
CA Traveler 01/19/18 05:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery bank in 5er

Absolutely agree, i just did my math and i would need close to 800Ah to run the domestic fridge and some other appliances and allow for 50% discharge on batteries between the charges (daily) from geny as i dont think solar is capable to do this alone. Are you sure about your math? A Samsung model RF197 uses about 125-150AH. So depending upon all of your loads you should be able to stay under 200AH or 4x6V batteries. Solar depending upon it's size and with the sun shining can supply much/all of the daily usage. Of course no A/C. BTW One of the best investments you can make is a battery monitor so that you can do a accurate energy audit and then decide what you need.
CA Traveler 01/18/18 09:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: SPDT switch > 20A @ 32VDC?

So now that we know what you are doing - back to the switch. A fully rated DC switch is nice but you could 1. Turn off the AC and hence no Meanwell load. 2. With portable panels lay them face down or whatever so that there is no load. Hence no switch required. Or perhaps just use the SPST in your first post and watch your loads when switching.
CA Traveler 01/15/18 11:24am Tech Issues
RE: SPDT switch > 20A @ 32VDC?

OK With a 12V truck and a 24V rig your approach sounds reasonable. Provided the controller works OK with the Meanwell as input. You do have losses in the inverter, Meanwell and controller but your truck setup is adequate for the losses. Temperature compensation is a benefit as is voltage sense.
CA Traveler 01/15/18 11:16am Tech Issues
RE: Solar Wire Management

I used a dab of Dicor to hold the wires and they haven't moved in 3 years. Small strips of tape held the wires in place for a few days until the Dicor set.
CA Traveler 01/15/18 09:24am Tech Issues
RE: SPDT switch > 20A @ 32VDC?

So you want to use the truck inverter for 120VAC to the Meanwell in the rig to produce 32VDC which will be connected to the solar controller input to charge the 12V batteries while driving. At other times you'll have solar panels connected to the controller input. And at other times you'll have shore power for the Meanwell. Does that sum up what you want to do? That raises a lot of questions for me about this working as you expect. But as an experiment go for it and let us know the results.
CA Traveler 01/14/18 08:27pm Tech Issues
RE: SPDT switch > 20A @ 32VDC?

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CA Traveler 01/14/18 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Traveling with a cat

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CA Traveler 01/14/18 02:22pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Traveling with a cat

Our cats were taken everywhere in the car for 1 month and then they were good to go. No carrier, just a harness and red leash. They initially meowed and had to be trained to stay out of the drivers area. But then for the rest of their lives they were OK and just slept while traveling. One cat went for 2 airplane round trips to FL in a carrier under the seat. Not a problem, but she was well seasoned with cars, RVs and boats. For long travel a simple litter box would be appropriate. I wouldn't want to use a carrier for anything other than a airplane.
CA Traveler 01/14/18 02:17pm RV Pet Stop
RE: SPDT switch > 20A @ 32VDC?

I used this one from Home Depot but is not rated for DC. In actual practice of infrequent use it has been fine. Home Depot EATON DP221NGB I used this to switch both + - solar wires for 95VDC @ 8.1A.
CA Traveler 01/14/18 01:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

I haven't taken my rig on a long trip in 5 years. The last one was a nightmare. The truck blew a head gasket, the fridge quit working, the jacks would go up and down in the middle of the night all by themselves. Sometimes they wouldn't work at all. The TV came one all by itself at full volume in the middle of the night. I blew two tires within 100 miles. Both tires were less than a year old and had less than 8000 miles on them. I'm going through my rig now to try to prepare. I had the truck engine bulletproofed for 8000 dollars. A year later I had it redone because the first shop didn't do any of the work they charged me for. I'm planning on getting new tires just before I leave and I'm replacing the jack switch. I'm going to have the RV shop pack the wheel bearings. Anything else I need to be concerned with?You need both a good truck person and a good RV person. Tire problems like yours are a result of poor quality, under inflation, over loaded or alignment. BTW The average tire shop can sell you tires but they often have little knowledge about towing or the the towed vehicle. And you need the truck and RV axle weights prior to even thinking about tires. What kind of RV shop is going to pack the wheel bearings? They may/may have adequate knowledge/skill. Based on your experience including the truck rip off you need to gain adequate knowledge so that you can understand and know when to say no. Perhaps someone nearby can help? Highly recommend you start taking trips and work out the problems associated with an apparent under used rig. Think of all of this as insurance for a very long upcoming trip.
CA Traveler 01/11/18 09:41am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Why are there so few Fr.E.D.?

Wouldn't the storage space you loose in the front be gained in the back?Yes, placement of all of the equipment determines the storage space. Best to look at individual rigs and what's available inside and out and your type of travel. For us with extended summer travel pass through storage with 18" vertical clearance is desirable. Interesting posts as outside storage is usually not a selling factor. It's the inside wow factor.
CA Traveler 01/09/18 10:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why are there so few Fr.E.D.?

Noise, engine hatch area, loss of cross storage space and door location are my concerns with front engine MH's. To be clear my front door and steps are located at the PS foot area and hence take very little additional wall space. But of course there are also advantages.
CA Traveler 01/09/18 10:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Open Ground question

disposal and dishwasher are a fixed appliance and normally on dedicated circuit. They should be hardwired to house wiring.Mine are on dedicated circuits but not hardwired and not required by 2006 code.
CA Traveler 01/07/18 05:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Open Ground question

My home refer is not on a GFCI. The plug is also not easily accessible for normal kitchen equipment. But why isn't the disposal and DW on a GFCI?
CA Traveler 01/07/18 05:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Open Ground question

OK if motors etc cause a GFCI to trip then they would be an impossible nightmare on 30A and 50A RV plugs. Yikes - Yes my bathroom and kitchen counter top plugs are GFCI protected. Sorry I just spaced out when thinking about one of my GFCI circuits. It has 8 garage and outside plugs with 270' of 14 gauge wire on a 15A CB. Not knowing this my saw wouldn't cut hot butter on the last plug. All wired to NEC and county code as I found out.
CA Traveler 01/07/18 04:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Open Ground question

Oddly, GFCI is not required by NEC for a "Trailer" 30A supply or even a RV 50A outlet. I've often wondered about that too. Cost is around $40 retail. When it comes to residences, they now call for GFCIs and AFCIs on just about anything they can think of. The NEC code writers don't seem to pay the attention to the RV world it deserves.My guess is that there are to many appliances like A/Cs etc that cause GFCI's to fault. Can someone shed more light on this? My 11 year old house has one GFCI circuit and 3 AFCI circuits. None of the dedicated 20A plugs in the house or garage have either as well as none of the 120/240V circuits.
CA Traveler 01/07/18 02:43pm Tech Issues
RE: I tried to respond to a topic, but got an error message....

They fixed the % several months ago, but the rv.net site has historically lot of problems and I always keep link to woodal's access as backup. Funny how the same forum pops on about 5 different web sites with different page build. I prefer rv.net access for wide pages, but other members go only via woodal'sAnd it only took 3 years to fix the % problem. :h
CA Traveler 01/07/18 09:12am Truck Campers
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