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RE: Boliy generator?

run away.
pianotuna 07/05/15 07:59am Tech Issues
RE: Canadian Travel Health Insurance and Pre existing Conditions

Hi, I am using CAA because application 'errors' do not cancel the insurance. Connexcus Credit Union has a credit card that offers 30 days of coverage for free, automatically--no form to fill out. I use that up first. Any change in medication restarts the 90 day 'clock'. I agree about Manulife. There is a good television program about this issue from Market Place.
pianotuna 07/05/15 07:55am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Skid Wheels

Get some scrap lumber 2x8. Put it in front of the trailer wheels and pull forward onto it. Consider flipping the axles.
pianotuna 07/04/15 03:10pm Towing
RE: 30 amp to 50 amp Conversion

Unless the breakers are blowing, I would not bother running the #6 wire.
pianotuna 07/03/15 10:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Keeping pets cool while parked, no AC in rig?

There is too much glass and so most rv's become extremely hot. Get a Yamaha 3000 Sieb generator. Add remote start to it.
pianotuna 07/03/15 10:26pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Fridge replacement

Adding solar would have worked well. When the absorption fridge dies I'll be doing residential.
pianotuna 07/02/15 10:58am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: CheapHeat Add on for Propane Furnace

Consider a heat pump. I am able to heat 100% electrically at -37 c (-34 f). I use a variety of heaters to do so. I upgraded all outlets from the stab type connectors. How big a tank can be rented for propane?
pianotuna 07/02/15 10:46am Full-time RVing
RE: My first solar installation, looking for direction

For the Calgary area; http://www.solarwholesaler.ca
pianotuna 07/02/15 10:15am Tech Issues
RE: zamp solar

go with a large amp-hour battery bank.
pianotuna 07/02/15 09:50am Toy Haulers
RE: AC question

Hi, items needed to do this: a large battery bank a 3000 watt hybrid inverter a 2000 watt generator If you need to use the air conditioner it is far cheaper to go to an inexpensive campground than to power it with the generator. Is it possible to use an ac unit with the 12v battery that comes with a trailer? If so why buy a big generator to run it? Could you not just run it with the dc current and the hook a smaller generator to the battery to keep it charged? thank you in advance for enlightening my ignorance.
pianotuna 06/30/15 04:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Connecting inverter to shore power cord

My converter plugs into the breaker box. That made life easy for disconnection. Will find the wire this weekend and go from there.
pianotuna 06/30/15 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: Fridge - works on AC but is 'weak'

Replace the electric heater with one that draws more watts.
pianotuna 06/30/15 09:48am Tech Issues
RE: Propane fridge -- how many watts per day on propane?

Hi, Duty cycle is about 2:3 therefore about 1 amp per hour X 24 hours = 24 amp-hours X 12 volts = 288 watt-hours. There are other parasitic loads, so the 'rule of thumb' is about 35 amp-hours per day. Solar is a nice way to treat your battery bank and it may reward you with a long service life.
pianotuna 06/30/15 09:44am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Charging Battery More Efficiently

Hi Mex, It will do 125 amps from a 15 amp shore power. I do not know about the time settings. I did not note the voltage. I do know you can 'dial back' the input amperage.
pianotuna 06/29/15 07:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging Battery More Efficiently

Hi Mex, The new hybrid magnum 3000 watt inverter charger has the features you are mentioning, if the remote control is used.
pianotuna 06/29/15 06:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging Battery More Efficiently

By far the most expensive way to charge batteries is using a generator, so using an appropriate voltage to get as many amps into the bank as quickly as possible is the goal. At a pedestal, multi stage or 13.2 volts both work well. AGM have a different charging profile, depending on the maker. They generally have much lower internal resistance. It is best to follow the maker's recommendations. So you Mxxxxxxxx guys just charge at one voltage, 14.8 or whatever? No multistage? Or do you use a multistage charger when you are plugged into a pedestal once in a while? And is this different for AGM?
pianotuna 06/29/15 11:14am Tech Issues
RE: Will this solar system suffice?

Hi, The inverter is going to dwarf all the other loads. Count on at least 50 amp-hours per day for it. Here is a link to the rather special spreadsheet which includes an energy audit, that N8GS has created to help size solar battery charging systems! solar spreadsheet by N8GS 4. Inverter to charge my computer, cell phone, cameras about 4-5 hrs/day.
pianotuna 06/29/15 11:06am Tech Issues
RE: Medical claim Denied

Hi, Anything that is life threatening is dealt with in a timely manner. Wait lists do exist, but they exist in USA, too. Unlike USA, we have the freedom to go to any facility in our Province. The supplemental insurance is a night mare, which gets worse the older you become. They are for emergency care only. As soon as the patient can travel they come back to Canada. My out of pocket cost for a broken leg in Canada was $60. In USA the average cost is $17,000.00. Given the long waits for some procedures that I hear exist in the Canadian Heath system, if the policies didn't exclude them, people would just buy a supplemental policy and come to the states for instant surgeries and care. Somewhere in the back of my pea-brain I hear an alarm going off that your friends aren't exactly telling you the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth regarding what exactly they knew about their health condition before they went to Texas.
pianotuna 06/29/15 10:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Electrical - High Voltage

Hi Drew, Here is a page with details: http://www.hammondpowersolutions.com I suspect there are not two taps, but rather that 32V boost comes if you use it in a 240V circuit and 16V in a 120V circuit. By the way, I suspect the barn is well over 40 years old. A subpanel in the mid 70's would not typically have screw-in fuses, and a large barn built at that time likely would have had more than a 30A 240V service installed. (At least in this part of the country, an old barn is more like 100 or 150 years old and built with post-and-beam construction.)
pianotuna 06/28/15 11:28am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical - High Voltage

Hi, Do you know if the QC50ESCB is wired in as an autotransformer?
pianotuna 06/28/15 11:11am Tech Issues
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