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RE: Using TV to charge battery

If you can tolerate some noise Harbor Freight has a 900w generator for $99.00. I just bought one for the occasional time I want portable power for a project. It has a two cycle motor so you have to mix oil with the gas like a chain saw or two stroke outboard. It is very small and weights 38 pounds. You could plug your shore power cord into it and use the converter built into your rig to charge your batteries. Jim
jauguston 02/07/15 02:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Attention CPAP users

I use a Resperonics System One Auto. Got the 12v adapter cord from cpap.com. You will be asked for a copy of your prescription to purchase from most C-Pap product retailers. I e-mailed a copy to them. When I had my sleep study and failed it the place that did it wanted to furnish the machine. I had been warned that would happen and I just politely asked for a copy of my prescription and I would take care of aquiring what I needed. No argument. The 12v cord comes with a power plug (Cigarette Lighter)on it. I found a always hot 12v wire under the bed and connected a socket I installed on the side of our bed frame to it. I added a heated hose from cpap.com and spliced it into the power wire for the machine. No more rain out from the hose. Jim
jauguston 12/31/14 07:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Attention CPAP users

Virtually ALL C-Pap machines run on 12v. The brick in their 120v AC cord converts 120v AC to 12v DC. Places like cpap.com stock 12v power cords for most brands. Jim
jauguston 12/31/14 09:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Defective brakes on 7 month old TT

I am just about certain that when all is said and done you are going to find out you are dealing with not a defective TT but a defective person with a grease gun in his hand. Everything indicates that is what happened unfortunately. It will be VERY hard to prove otherwise. Jim
jauguston 12/05/14 04:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Defective brakes on 7 month old TT

Getting warrantee on brake parts may be tough. Brake parts are generally considered maintainance items and are not warranteed.
jauguston 12/04/14 08:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Basement storage

We have roller trays in our front and rear pass through. That leaves the center one fairly narrow so no real issue with things sliding around and the roller trays are sure handy. Jim
jauguston 10/29/14 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: transmisson coolers

Buy a two brass step hose barb splice fitting that are 5/16 on one end and 3/8 on the other end. Use a short piece of 5/16 hose from the coupler to your existing 5/16 pipe. Jim
jauguston 10/11/14 09:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Solar in the shade

I don't believe that solar only is a viable system for the typical RV'er yet and may never be if they camp in non-serviced sites. The tradeoffs you have to make are not acceptable to most folks. A small generator similar to my Honda EU1000 will replenish batteries when the solar system sits there doing nearly nothing. A combination of generator then solar is great but solar only not so much. Jim
jauguston 10/08/14 08:34am Tech Issues
RE: Ryobi RYI2200 extended run caps

In order for a extended run tank to work the generator has to have a fuel pump. I may be wrong but I believe the Honda EU generators are the only ones with a fuel pump. I have a 3 gallon extended run tank on my EU1000 and it works fine. Jim
jauguston 10/07/14 09:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar in the shade

Shady or cloudy means very little output. I have a 800watt system and camp year around here in Northwest Washington. Sunny - 40a output - cloudy nearly nothing. I carry a Honda EU 1000 to recharge batteries when the sun doesn't shine in non-serviced State Park sites. We have a coach mounted Onan QD7500 but seldom use it. The need to park in the sun for solar to work efficiently is seldom mentioned by the solar only advocates. Jim
jauguston 10/07/14 09:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator or no Generator

Keep in mind those that recommend relying on solar for your power needs as your only source don't bother to mention that in order for your solar to work you need to park in the SUN. Not always a confortable place to be (-: Solar is fine I have a big solar system but I also have a generator. Here in NW Washington there are many days when my solar system delivers nearly no power. We use our coach year around and there are a LOT of cloudy/rainy days. Jim
jauguston 09/26/14 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Portable generator

Chr$, Don't you find the high pitched whine noise from the cooling fans rather annnoying. We had one of those in our first RV a class C and hated it. Honda has discontinued them. Jim
jauguston 09/18/14 09:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Portable generator

Washington State Parks have a 8 am until 9 pm generator hours rule but that doesn't have any effect on those folks that have noisy generators that seem to need to run them all day. I guess they have never heard of inverters (-:
jauguston 09/17/14 09:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Portable generator

Uplander, In the RV World there is more to the decision of what generator is best for your use than the cost per watt output. There is not many things more annoying than a loud generator running next to you in a campground when there are quiet generators available. There is a reason when you walk through a campground that allows generators you see more Honda generators than any other brand. Many of those Honda owners will tell you they first bought a cheap generator but soon came to see it was not appropriate to run it around other campers. Before you buy any one of the many cheap generators on the market try to hear one run with a load before you buy it. You may decide you don't want to expose other campers and YOUR FAMILY to the noise they make. Jim
jauguston 09/16/14 09:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Portable generator

To deal with one of your concerns your C-Pap and virtually all C-Pap machines run on 12v. Call cpap.com and see if they have a 12v cord for yours. I got one from them for my Resperonics System One Auto. It has a power plug on the end for a cigarette lighter type socket. I mounted a socket on the side of our bed frame and found a always hot 12v wire under the bed to power it. Jim
jauguston 09/15/14 05:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery charging process with EU2000i and poor converter?

The recommended maximum charge voltage for a 12v battery has been changed in recent years. Most battery manufacturers now recommend a maximum charge voltage of 14.8v. Many new cars and trucks now have maximum charge rates of 15v. My Fullriver 6v AGM house batteries have a maximum charge voltage recommendation of 14.9v when in a 12v series pair Many of the newer converters have a 14.8v setting. I have two that do.
jauguston 09/09/14 08:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Chassi battery cable, what guage?

2ga is fine for a gas engine MH. 00 would be appropriate for a Cummins or my Cat C-7.
jauguston 09/03/14 09:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cat 330 Engine Overheating

You will find the worst of the CAC clogging will be in the corners outside of the radius of the fan. It is not unusual for that area to be 100% clogged with a mixture of dust and oil fumes from the slobber tube. With the CAC being in front of the radiator it blocks the fan blown cooling air from getting to the radiator. There is a very narrow gap between the CAC and the radiator so you have to be careful to get the crud from the CAC out from between them when cleaning or you will just blow it out of the CAC and into the radiator. It is not a easy job. I have made a small diameter tube wand that will fit in between them with a spray hole at right angles to the tube. I hook my pressure washer to the tube and blow forward into the CAC from the back and rotate it around and blow back into the radiator. Works for me. Jim
jauguston 08/30/14 09:27am Tech Issues
RE: US-2 Westbound in WA - Stevens Pass Summit to Seattle

You are going to experience a fair amount of elevation drop once you crest the summit. Use a low enough gear that you don't have to use much brake. Your brakes can get very hot in a short time if you are not careful. Jim
jauguston 08/24/14 08:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Filling water tank without pressurized hook up

Why would it be any harder to fill the tank than to empty it?
jauguston 08/18/14 09:57am Fifth-Wheels
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