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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
RE: Filling water tank without pressurized hook up

Dpopps has it right. You don't need anything more than what you already have.The winterizing hose stuck in your bucket of water and the right valve settings will put the water from the bucket into your water tank.
jauguston 08/18/14 08:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Filling water tank without pressurized hook up

Your onboard water pump will do it. You don't need a extra pump. Jim
jauguston 08/17/14 10:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Filling water tank without pressurized hook up

The connection and hose you have to suck antifreeze through your water system bypasses the water tank when you are putting antifreeze into your water lines. You can experiment and you will find that with a different valve setting that hose will direct its flow to your tank instead. I have a Water Works Utility Panel in my Sportscoach and I can do that procedure with it. I recently bought a 30 gallon water bladder from Amazon that I can put in the back of my Samurai and get water from a campground community water spigot. Saves having to move the RV after it is setup. Jim
jauguston 08/17/14 09:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cracked turbo exhaust outlet tube

Exhaust flex pipe would not stand the pressure created by the EB. That doesn't look like a very well designed EB mount. Mounted directly to the turbo outlet is a lot better.
jauguston 08/12/14 04:05pm Tech Issues
RE: M/H to Toad Braking Systems

Just a point about these kind of threads. When the question is asked in almost every case the posters that answer will recommend the system they have. It is VERY unlikely that any of them has had experience with other systems just the one they have. Just something to consider when making the choice for your needs. Jim
jauguston 08/12/14 09:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: M/H to Toad Braking Systems

Another vote for Ready Brake. I have been using one for 7 years without any issues. Simple, effective and inexpensive.
jauguston 08/11/14 09:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: eu6500is extended run time kit

Try wisesales.com.
jauguston 08/10/14 08:25pm Full-time RVing
RE: Yellowstone - inside park campground recommd 30 ' trailer

Madison is a good place although most sites are pull through. We had plenty of room for our 31' class A and toad.
jauguston 08/09/14 03:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wiring Diagram/Schematics

If the manufacturer is still in business a call to them could get you the schematics e-mailed to you. Possibly for a charge. I got a complete set of electrical and video cable schematics from Coachman for my coach for $25.00. Invaluable. Jim
jauguston 07/26/14 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery Tips

Before you decide to replace your WFCO with a PD 9200 I would suggest you talk to Randy at Bestconverters. He keeps up on the latest improvements in converter technology and there are some new converters that he is now recommending. Jim
jauguston 07/25/14 08:48am Class A Motorhomes
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