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RE: Generator Exaust

Thanks for all the input, I've been weighing installing solid pipe all the way up, much hotter I know, making my own.... Do not simply extend the exhaust pipe any distance, it will cause a lot of back pressure. The Gen-turi and home made replicas do not cause back pressure. It could also be dangerous. Anyone, including little kids, who touch the hot pipe could be burned.
tenbear 07/26/16 08:54am Tech Issues
RE: Generator Exaust

My homemade uses common PVC pipe. It gets barely warm to the touch. http://i.imgur.com/s2qdDt3l.jpg
tenbear 07/25/16 06:06am Tech Issues
RE: Generator Exaust

Didn't work, see below.
tenbear 07/25/16 06:05am Tech Issues
RE: Generator Exaust

I made my own. It wasn't difficult, it works well, and cost a whole lot less than the store bought version.
tenbear 07/24/16 03:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Help with Electrical

Here is a link to the way to post photos. Link
tenbear 07/23/16 05:47am Tech Issues
RE: SAFEST way to get on roof...OEM ladder or extension ladder?

I have always used the OEM ladder. I go up several times a year for caulking, repairing, cleaning and just inspecting the roof. Never had a problem. Edit: I weigh 160 lb, plus clothing.
tenbear 07/22/16 06:11am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ever tried this?

It may not take all types, but we have them.
tenbear 07/22/16 06:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: winter storage for RV

I have my Class C connected to power when being stored all winter. I do not start the engine or move the RV until spring, and the skiing is over. Where it's stored, it is blocked in by snow most of the winter, most winters. I have a Battery Minder on the house battery and a trickle charger on the chassis battery. I don't use the converter during storage. I start the generator every couple of months during a warm spell. Of course I winterize the RV in the fall before it freezes and de-winterize in the spring.
tenbear 07/22/16 06:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Waste Tank problems

Fill your fresh water tank as Matt Colie suggests and turn off the campground water supply. You can get a good idea of how the water is being used, especially if you can see the fresh water tank. Without a sewer hookup you can't use water like at home. Don't fill the toilet when you flush, turn off the water while you brush your teeth, take "Navy" showers, that is wet yourself down quickly, turn the water off while you wash, then turn the water on and quickly rinse the soap off. Lots of ways to conserve water. Edit: Could it be you have a lot of solids in your black tank?
tenbear 07/18/16 07:58am Tech Issues
RE: Any groups or memberships worth joining or avoiding?

DutchmenSport mentioned the Good Sam Club, but didn't mention one of the best reasons for joining, IMHO. Good Sam has chapters that members can join. They are social clubs that hold regular campouts, or meetings during the winter. We enjoy our membership in our local chapter.
tenbear 07/17/16 05:59pm Beginning RVing
RE: Running on one battery

Have a look at this thread. It has a lot of info you might be interested in. Link
tenbear 07/16/16 06:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: '93 E350 motorhome - generator clicks fast but won't start

Sounds like your battery isn't supplying the required current to start the genny. The 13.5v you measured is either the converter voltage if you were plugged in or the surface charge on the battery. A fully charged battery, after the surface charge has leaked off, is 12.6 or 12.7 volts. Even if your battery is fully charged it may not have the capacity to supply the genny starting current. If the battery voltage when trying to start the genny is low, you may need a new battery. You might want to check the water level in the battery too.
tenbear 07/15/16 10:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Old analog TV problem

Replacing the TV may not solve the problem. Sounds more like a cable problem.
tenbear 07/14/16 06:03am Technology Corner
RE: Trouble with Auxilary batteries

Do your lights dim when you try to start your generator? If so, the battery or the wiring has a problem. If the lights don't dim, the auxiliary batteries are not connected to the genny. I am assuming the auxiliary batteries are your coach batteries as opposed to the chassis battery.
tenbear 07/12/16 02:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Adding another 12 volt battery

Your single battery is a 12v battery. If you add another 12v battery in series it would be a 24 volt battery bank and it would kill almost everything in the RV. If you want to add another battery, add it in parallel, pos to pos, neg to neg. Batteries in series add the voltage of the batteries, in parallel the available current is added. Adding another identical 12v battery in parallel would not cause any problems and last twice as long. Depending on your converter it might take twice as long to recharge the batteries. It may also be desirable to increase the size of the wiring between the battery and the converter. A better approach, but more expensive, is to replace the 12v battery with 2 6 volt deep cycle batteries in series. Another approach to make the lighting last longer on batteries is to change the incandescent light bulbs to LEDs.
tenbear 07/12/16 02:32pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lost control when towing?

I lost control of my trailer on the first trip out. It started fishtailing, we hit the guard rail and everything rolled. Witness said it rolled 3x. Don't know the reason, probably not set up right. Fortunately, we had only minor injuries. Our solution was to buy a Class C. Have been very happy with it ever since.
tenbear 07/10/16 09:35am Beginning RVing
RE: Sparker on ONE burner not working

You might try this modification, its one of the best I have done. Click here.
tenbear 07/09/16 10:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Travel trailer or a motorized rv w/ toad??

I started RVing with a TT and pickup truck. I decided that I would rather have a MH and tow my car, a Subaru. The MH was new at the time. My MH is now 11 years old and still going strong. Some things to consider are; however I am probably biased. The MH gets 9 mpg, the toad gets close to 30 mpg. Good for exploring local attractions. Towing a car gives you 2 engines in case one breaks down. Towing a trailer is probably less costly.
tenbear 07/07/16 06:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: used class c

You really have to be aware of tail swing when you have bought gas and then have to make a tight right turn to get out. Especially if you are towing a car, you can't back up.
tenbear 07/07/16 05:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

Removed the old... and installed new power converter. https://goo.gl/photos/dGqkHDiFZJ7rTbqU9 height=640 width=480 Good move! One of the smartest things you can do.
tenbear 07/06/16 05:06pm Class C Motorhomes
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