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RE: gas milage..

I have a Class C on the Chevy chassis. I get about 9 mpg towing a car. The Ford chassis gets a little less MPG. If you are thinking of a travel trailer or a 5th wheel, it depends on the weight and aerodynamics. The lite RVs probably get a little better gas mileage but may be lighter for a reason, not as well built. AFAIK, newer RVs and tow vehicles do get a little better gas mileage but unless you are getting a small Class B, none of them have good gas mileage..
tenbear 12/17/14 02:13pm Beginning RVing
RE: "Lost" the bottom string on my pleated day / night blind?

I have restrung several of my day-night shades. I bought the materials at Fix My Blinds. You will find everything you need there and lots of instructions. You will probably have more blinds fail, so its probably smart to buy enough string to repair several blinds. It gets a lot easier after the first blind.
tenbear 12/17/14 10:27am Tech Issues
RE: New England Trip Next Fall

If you are coming up to northern Vermont, you might consider Moose River CG in Saint Johnsbury. They close about mid October. Early October is towards the end of the foliage season in the north but should be good in southern VT and NH. You could run into snow in the north but it will melt pretty quickly. Just wait it out wherever you are camped.
tenbear 12/16/14 08:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: New England Trip Next Fall

Thanksgiving is when most of the major ski areas in New England plan on being open. That means the weather is cold enough to make snow for several weeks before that and there is often snow on the ground, especially in the mountains. As others have said, most CGs are closed. Maybe the NH and Maine coasts will be a little warmer, but maybe not. BTW, the Connecticut River runs between Vermont and New Hampshire.
tenbear 12/16/14 06:54pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 600 watt pure sine wave inverter

A 1000W inverter will run more things as BFL13 said. It will also be less efficient at low power. Your 205AH battery should not be drawn down below 50%. If you are running the inverter at 1000W it will be using about 100AH each hour. The toaster only takes a few minutes to make toast. Only you can decide what is right for you. Edit: BTW, don't forget that the wire resistance becomes much more important as the size of the inverter is increased. You will need short fat wires with a 1000W inverter.
tenbear 12/14/14 06:59pm Tech Issues
RE: replacement bulbs

I suspect that you have the number of your bulb wrong. The 1056 is a 32 volt bulb. RVs have a 12 volt system. Maybe you have an 1156 but that's the wrong base? Here is a description of the 1056 bulb.
tenbear 12/14/14 06:16pm Tech Issues
RE: 600 watt pure sine wave inverter

Be aware that the size of your battery bank should play a part in your decision of what size inverter to buy. A 600 watt inverter at its full rating will draw 50 plus amps. If you have a single battery, it will be down to 50% in less than one hour. If only drawing less than 300W, a 300W inverter will be more efficient than the 600W inverter.
tenbear 12/14/14 06:01pm Tech Issues
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

" * This post was edited 12/14/14 06:49am by an administrator/moderator * " Thank you.
tenbear 12/14/14 07:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many hours on your Generator ?

Inverters can be over 90% efficient. Yeah, well, lots of TVs in the 20 - 26" range run on battery power without an inverter but people still run their gennys. Lack of knowledge or just don't care.
tenbear 12/13/14 12:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: How many hours on your Generator ?

When we go to music festivals there are often many campers that run their gennys all day long. I figure it is because some member of the family does not like the type of music and spends the day in the camper watching the TV.
tenbear 12/13/14 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Tankless water heater

Whatever happened to 'innocent until proven guilty'? X2 Let the moderator decide.
tenbear 12/09/14 06:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Additional Battery

How did 6v batteries get into this picture ? Sorry about that. I fouled up.
tenbear 12/09/14 04:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Additional Battery

The 12v battery clips in the photo are resting on the same 6v battery. Those aren't 6v batteries. Yeah, I just realized that. Sorry for the mistake.:S
tenbear 12/09/14 04:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Additional Battery

Bad post, sorry.
tenbear 12/09/14 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Additional Battery

Oops, sorry.
tenbear 12/09/14 03:50pm Tech Issues
RE: How many hours on your Generator ?

My built in genny has about 110 hours, 45,000 miles on the odometer.
tenbear 12/09/14 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: house battery not charging when driving rv

I had the problem that the house battery did not charge when driving in my Class C. The problem was the solenoid that connects the house battery to the chassis battery when the ignition is on had failed. You may have a completely different problem. If you have a Class C, check to see if you have a solenoid connected to the chassis battery, check that the solenoid is getting 12v to energize the solenoid when the ignition is on. If it is, check that the voltage on both sides of the solenoid is the same when the engine is running. The battery not holding a charge may be a bad battery or insufficient charging.
tenbear 12/08/14 07:40pm Tech Issues
RE: For Those Who Tow: Do You Using a Braking System?

I have never been stopped and checked for a braking system and I have traveled in California. On the other hand, I would sure hate to be involved in an accident when I didn't have a working braking system, not that I want to be in an accident with a braking system. Being passed by your own car wouldn't be very good either.
tenbear 12/08/14 05:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: TV question

Some smaller LED TVs, like up to about 26", use a wall wart to convert the 120vac to 12 or 14vdc for the TV. You can run these directly off the 12v power in the RV by not using the wall wart and connecting the TV directly to the 12v. Just make sure the wall wart outputs the correct voltage.
tenbear 12/08/14 01:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

By wiring it to the outside door light it had the unexpected benefit of letting me know the outside light has been left on because it won't display then. I'm curious why the outside light has to be off for the voltmeter to work. That's opposite to what I would expect. :h
tenbear 12/08/14 12:18pm Class C Motorhomes
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