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RE: Inverter wiring

OK. Got it. Thanks everyone for the info and the lesson. 16 years of being on this forum and it never disappoints as to how many fellow RVers come to the assistance of others. For those helping me out (and for what it's worth) I am going to delay installing the bigger inverter until next winter. I will travel through Quartzite, AZ when all of the merchants and installers are there in January and have them install an extra 2 Trojan 6 volt batteries, the inverter and the heavy duty wiring. Heading to Alaska in Spring/summer 2017 and the upgraded inverter/ battery system will likely be needed. Thanks so much
exportman 07/04/16 05:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Inverter wiring

Lots of good info . To Sound Guy: As I read your chart tell me please if I am reading it right. If I buy a 2,000 watt inverter and never use more than 1800 watts, I think I would be using 14 or even better 12 g wire. I got to this by dividing 110 volts into 1800 watts getting 17 amps. At <6 feet, the gauge wire is 14. Am I doing it right?
exportman 07/04/16 03:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Inverter wiring

Mike008, that could work. State parks have no regs re running the mh engine. Maybe I don't need to get the bigger inverter. Currently the 400 watt unit handles my tv and dishnetwork receiver for hours before the batteries dip below 12 volts. So would the 400watt unit work as long as I am putting juice into the aux batteries from the mh?
exportman 07/03/16 03:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Inverter wiring

I inadvertently posted this in the wrong forum as I have a motor home but you guys have given me good info that works for whatever vehicle. The reason that I am looking to upgrade to 2000 watts is for 2 short term uses. The first is for a hair dryer the second is for a coffee pot. Either would be "on" for about 5 minutes so if the inverter is connected to two 6-volt Trojans and it is only operating off the battery in 5 minute increments, will I have enough juice to get the 5 minute job done? We camp a lot in Calif State Parks and often times they won't allow a generator until 10am. Crazy, huh? That's why I'm looking for something with a 1500 watt short term output. Thanks
exportman 07/03/16 11:02am Tech Issues
Inverter wiring

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 28942414
exportman 07/03/16 09:35am Truck Campers
Inverter wiring

I am planning to install a larger inverter in my RV. Currently have a small 400w unit but want to put in a 2,000 watt unit. Can I assume that I need to upgrade the wiring to the batteries? What size red and black wires are needed? Thanks.
exportman 07/03/16 09:35am Tech Issues
RE: Air Dream air mattress

Just wondering, any other ideas?
exportman 06/26/16 10:08am General RVing Issues
Air Dream air mattress

We have an Air Dream mattress that inadvertently got pinched in the hinge of the bed frame making a tear in it. Since this is a specialized product and not your typical run of the mill WalMart vinyl mattress, just wondering what other users of this product have used to seal a leak. Thanks in advance.
exportman 06/25/16 09:01am General RVing Issues
RE: 2016 Ford Edge

Thanks, Ed. Given all that I drive and tow ( possibly 70,000 miles in the past few years) the two most popular toads on the road that I observed are the CRV and the Jeep. Since Consumer Reports has hammered the Jeep for years and has high grades for the CRV Honda is losing out on future beaucoup sales. Guess I'm getting off subject in my own post but will still hope for input on the 2016 Frord Edge.
exportman 03/25/16 03:17am Dinghy Towing
2016 Ford Edge

I have towed a Honda CRV for several years and it has been a great toad/dinghy. Now that Honda changed the tranny such that automatics can't be towed 4-down, I have been studying the new Ford Edge. Looks like a really nice car with lots of avail,options. Before buying, I am hoping that someone here on the Forum has a 2016 Ford Edge and can let me know if they are happy with it and how it tows. Thanks in advance
exportman 03/24/16 07:28pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Lube pumps for towing

Thanks so much for the replies to multiple part toad question. Hoping for more thoughts to help us decide some things.
exportman 11/23/15 12:27pm Dinghy Towing
Lube pumps for towing

I am ready to turn in my CR-V for another toad but am so disappointed that Honda doesn't offer this vehicle in a 4-down automatic shift model any more. Bummer. I loved this car. I will not want to go to a standard shift and not sure if the avail automatic 4 down autos are what I want. So the question is what about the so-called lube pumps whereby the transmission gets lubed somehow. Do they work with any auto trans vehicle? Is the warranty voided? Also partially related to this is can all vehicles be configured for "hidden" tow hardware? Lots of questions but will be happy with any and all responses.
exportman 11/21/15 08:54pm Dinghy Towing
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