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RE: Hot Amazon buy on solar combo!

Hi 145 watts in November may harvest about 5 amps assuming 5 hours the total for the day will be about 25 amp-hours. Therefore it will provide for parasitic loads during most of the day, but would never recharge a battery bank, unless the rv is in storage (i.e. not in use).
pianotuna 10/24/14 09:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Non twist lock 30 amp inlet

Hi, I would put on a short umbilical cord with a 30 amp male end. No need for the expense and scarcity of the twist lock. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tavH%2B3wUL._AA160_.jpg width=450
pianotuna 10/24/14 09:03pm Beginning RVing
RE: Hot Amazon buy on solar combo!

Hi Desert, That is exactly what the solar charge controller is supposed to do. Get the battery bank to 100% without overcharging. How many watts of panels? What time of year? Perfect conditions? Tilted or flat install? I wonder if the controller protects the battery from over charging? And how long should it take to charge a 100 amp hour AGM battery?
pianotuna 10/24/14 09:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Girard Tankless Water Heater GSWH-1M

Hi, So far the tankless units for RV's are propane fired. No need for full hook ups.
pianotuna 10/24/14 07:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Solar Charger Battery Temp Compensation

Hi, Just convert the F to C. .22F becomes .396 C
pianotuna 10/24/14 06:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Hot Amazon buy on solar combo!

Hi, How much for shipping?
pianotuna 10/24/14 06:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Evaporated milk

Hi mitch, Is the cream "real"?
pianotuna 10/24/14 05:24pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Are Tioga 31M m/h's equipped with inverter by Fleetwood?

Hi, I had my cousin who is an electrician and fellow rv'er do my installation. He did a very nice job. I don't have transfer switches but rather use manual plugs.
pianotuna 10/24/14 07:38am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Freezing propane tanks

Hi, Just wrap a heating blanket around the tank and regulator and use up the fuel. The most likely cause of the freeze up could be when I left florida The tanks were topped off and most likely filled with butane. I appreciate and thank all who offered help with this problem. I will have the tanks purged and refilled now that I have enough confidence again to use the camper in winter.
pianotuna 10/24/14 07:31am Tech Issues
RE: PD9260 Convertor Never Goes To 14.4V

Hi, Is there a pendant or not? If not, then it may need to be added?
pianotuna 10/23/14 10:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Freezing propane tanks

Hi, I'm not sure I'd call butane a "rip off". It would not be useful in the north where it gets cold--but butane has more energy per pound than propane. In fact about 24% more. So a mix gets you more energy for the same or even a lower price. It would be ok in summer time here--but I use so little propane it would not be worth the effort.
pianotuna 10/23/14 08:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Freezing propane tanks

Hi red31, (I'm wrong! *again*) Thanks to Gripnriprod for the correction on the psig to wc. 6.3 psig equates (I think) to 11 inches wc. I think the rest of the post is correct. That is the minimum to run the furnace going full blast. As the propane boils it lowers in temperature--the tank draws in heat from the surrounding ambient temperature. If that is -30 then the tank can get much colder and the pressure will drop. Then the furnace will be starved for fuel. If we had a thousand gallon tank this would not be much of an issue. But...my tank is just 15 gallons (~59 pounds).
pianotuna 10/23/14 07:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Never brag about your refrigerator !

Hi, Try to clean all the contacts on the control board. A pink pearl erasure works well for that purpose.
pianotuna 10/23/14 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Freezing propane tanks

Hi, Google is your friend. Propane freezes at -188 C (-306 F). At those temperatures one would have other problems!
pianotuna 10/23/14 06:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Getting expensive

Hi, If I travel 300 kilometers per day the cost of fuel equals the cost of a hotel room in Canada. I tend towards boondocking when ever possible. My next choice is to use freecampsites.net where I can find free or inexpensive places to overnight. They now have an advanced search which allows filters such as searching for electric sites.
pianotuna 10/23/14 07:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Freezing propane tanks

Hi, Propane boils at -42.5 C. What may have happened is the regulator froze up, but that is rare. In the temperatures near -40 the propane doesn't boil fast so there is little vapor produced--perhaps not enough to keep up with running the furnace. Keeping the tank full helps somewhat but the best thing to do is add some form of heat. I have a 120 volt magnetic stick on heater. One could also use a 12 volt heating blanket.
pianotuna 10/23/14 06:43am Tech Issues
RE: free campsites

Hi Fred, Unfortunately the one you have posted to does not allow postings for Canada or Mexico. There is a fair bit of duplication between the two websites, but with location searching in freecampsites.net it is far easier to find a nearby location. There are close to 2000 places listed. I wish I could just take off and visit them all.
pianotuna 10/22/14 09:58pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
free campsites

Hi all, http://freecampsites.net/ now has a new feature called advanced search. Click on advanced, select the items you wish to have, and then type a location in the search box at the top, then press the enter key. The campsites with those features will be displayed.
pianotuna 10/22/14 09:17pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Charging Amps engine alternator vs Generator

Hi Mex, Yup, you already helped me identify what I have. Definitely the 130 amp oem Ford. Thanks, you are a gem to help us so much.
pianotuna 10/22/14 07:29pm Tech Issues
RE: 12 Volt Power to My Outlets

Hi, You would need to run a line from the 12 volt distribution box with an appropriate size fuse. Use fairly thick wire (#8) to prevent voltage drop. Standard outlets (similar to your house) are never 12 volt DC. They are 120 volts A.C.
pianotuna 10/22/14 06:17pm Tech Issues
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