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RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

Moved back to urban docking hurrah!
pianotuna 03/28/15 06:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Switching to "on demand" hot water heater?

Hi, Better to upgrade to a ten gallon electric/propane unit, or add a "hot rod". 2400 watts = 8192 btu's per HOUR. On an instantaneous heater that's pitifully low.
pianotuna 03/28/15 12:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Driveing in overdrive?

Hi, I switch out of overdrive when descending from mountain passes.
pianotuna 03/28/15 11:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Switching to "on demand" hot water heater?

Hi, A useful electric on demand heater will consume all the power available from a 50 amp site.
pianotuna 03/28/15 11:37am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Canadian Full-Timers

Hi, My understanding is 182 days MINUS 2/3 of the days in the previous year and MINUS 1/3 of the days in the year prior to that. If you do the carry forward then it appears to me that one can only stay 120 days per year. I would love to be wrong about this.
pianotuna 03/28/15 11:17am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadian Full-Timers

Hi, Yes you can stay up to 183 days. However if you did so in 2014, 2/3 of those days would count against the 2015 total, and 1/3 will count against the 2016 total. It effectively means one can stay about 120 days per year south of the border. If you end up paying US income tax, it is quite possible for revenue Canada to deem that you have sold all assets in Canada and require you to pay capital gains. That would be a huge "ouch" for me. now the main thing to remember is to keep careful track of the exact time and date you enter the U.S. and when you return into Canada, you are allowed a maximum of 180 CONSECUTIVE days in the U.S and to be clear that's from when you enter until when you leave and don't fool with that as the U.S. can take away your closer connection status ( you should also file your 8840 closer connection form) and make you pay income taxes. We usually give a week for good measure in the event of a problem on the way home. Red Green: Remember, I'm pulling for ya. We're all in this together
pianotuna 03/27/15 06:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Michael Bluejay's Small Battery Guide Link

interesting read. Ty
pianotuna 03/27/15 06:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Running the A/C While on the Road?

Hi, I run the roof air on the fan only setting powered by an inverter to distributed the cool air from the dash around the rest of the RV. I discovered that the dash air would prevent the roof air from running, so I could see no good reason for powering the roof air via the generator.
pianotuna 03/27/15 01:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: C as primary vehicle

Hi, I full time in my class C. I do have a car, but it stays behind at a friends home when ever I leave the city.
pianotuna 03/27/15 01:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Morningstar, Outback, Midnite, which to choose.

Hi Jim, All three are good. I'd start looking at the one with the most recent design upgrade, if that is possible to find out. I'd much rather see a nice cushion on the capacity side so that rules out any 45 amp models. If you do plan on a fourth panel I'd look in the 80 amp and up. That, I think, eliminates MorningStar. While I do have a display that does volts and amps output to the battery I hardly ever look at it. An led would be nearly as useful. RS232 interfaces are technology of the distant past.
pianotuna 03/27/15 12:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Below freezing advice

Hi, What are the daily highs going to be?
pianotuna 03/27/15 10:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Update on 50 ft 50 amp extension cord

Hi, Did you check for extra voltage drop with the longer cords and extra connection? (Inquiring minds want to know).
pianotuna 03/27/15 10:51am Tech Issues
RE: Canadian Full-Timers

Hi, TD bank requires a "land description" for your address. A post office box is not enough. Fortunately I was able to use my brother's cottage.
pianotuna 03/27/15 10:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

Left the campground and am back to urban docking.
pianotuna 03/27/15 10:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Charging with TV alternator... Mod with pics...

Hi, You are not idling a car. You are idling a truck. Big difference. Four hours may get you from 50% to 90%. Most of the generator charging folks stop at 85%. Some of them (gasp) even end up using solar. Also back to fuel usage, The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority found that the average idle car consumes about 0.156 gallons of gas per hour. Thats .62 gallons in 4 hours... @ 1.95 per gallon in NJ it will cost me 1.20 in fuel...
pianotuna 03/27/15 10:20am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Charging with TV alternator... Mod with pics...

Hi, Do you have a link to this wind machine? but at $400, I may add the windmill cause I'm a gadget freak . . . Jim
pianotuna 03/26/15 06:20pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Amsoil OE Synthetic

Hi, I use Amsoil because it allows me to change the oil once per year.
pianotuna 03/26/15 11:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Low Propane Flow after Refill

Hi, Where are you located?
pianotuna 03/26/15 11:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Canadian Full-Timers

If you stay more than 31 days the 8840 form needs to be filled in every June. The consequences of not doing so can be quite dramatic. As of June 30, 2014, the border crossings automatically share the dates when you cross from one country to the other. The result is that Canadians may stay only 120 days in USA per calendar year. If you are spending a large amount of time down in the USA then you should also look into whether/when necessary for you completing Form 8840 based on your previous 3 years presence = closer connection to home form courtesy of Uncle Sam.
pianotuna 03/26/15 10:41am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 12v or 2 6v batteries?

One fly in the ointment for Canadian is that parallel kit generators are not sold here. I prefer the convenience of electric and/or remote start generators. Especially at -20 C temperatures.
pianotuna 03/26/15 10:38am Class C Motorhomes
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