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RE: charging a toad

I am not familiar with the battery maintainer you have, but I have towed my 2010 manual transmission Subaru as long as 2 days and have not had the battery go dead. Maybe you have some other problem.
tenbear 03/26/17 06:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Inverter question

Another thought: If you are using #4 wire fuse it at 100 Amps or less if the coffee pot uses less than 100A. That will at least make it safe.
tenbear 03/21/17 07:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Inverter question

It is best to base the wire size on the inverter current rating rather than on the expected load. You might want to run other things off the inverter at some later date. Is the 30' the distance from the inverter to the coffee maker? If so, the wire length will be 60 feet. 30' positive and 30' negative wire. In either case #4 AWG wire is far too small. Your one battery won't like it either.
tenbear 03/21/17 07:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Is it possible to run 110 outlets off of the battery

Pay attention to the wire gauge chart referenced by SoundGuy. If you have a 400 watt inverter you should use #8 wire for the 12v side for short runs. Even larger wire for long runs. This same chart applies to the wires you are tapping into. Don't tap your #8 wires into a pair of #12 wires.
tenbear 03/19/17 08:58am Beginning RVing
RE: Is it possible to run 110 outlets off of the battery

If you are going to wire in your own 12VDC outlet, be aware that the 400 watt inverter at full load can draw as much as 40 Amps from the 12v source, so be sure to use adequate size wire.
tenbear 03/16/17 02:55pm Beginning RVing
RE: LED/TV reception

I switched my lights over to LEDs several years ago. None of the LED lights have regulators in them and I have never had a problem with interference. In this case cheap is better. Of course, not all regulators cause interference.
tenbear 02/28/17 03:38pm Tech Issues
RE: What cars will tow behind a class c motorhome?

Manual transmission Subarus prior to 2016 can be towed 4 wheels down. Not sure about the 2016 model.
tenbear 02/28/17 03:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

With the weather so warm and most of the snow melted, I ran the generator for about 20 minutes under load. No problem starting it and it ran well.
tenbear 02/25/17 02:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Maybe dumb leveling question.

Totally new to this RV stuff. If I level the rear of the coach, do I put blocks under both of the dual wheels? I do. The wheels are still supporting the weight of the coach.
tenbear 02/23/17 07:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: Maybe dumb leveling question.

I have 2 levels, one shows the side to side level, the other the front to back. The high point stays on the ground, the opposite corner, the low point gets the sum of the two levels in blocks under the wheel(s). The others get the side to side or front to back blocks depending on the placement relative to the high point. I just drive up on the blocks after the blocks are placed in the appropriate locations.
tenbear 02/21/17 11:35am Beginning RVing
RE: Making a corner queen bed?

I got tired of hearing my wife complain about the corner bed in our first RV, so after the first year we traded it in on an RV with no corner bed. Worked for us.
tenbear 02/11/17 07:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: E bay or Amazon?

I have used both and I usually choose the lower priced one, usually eBay. Never had a problem with either.
tenbear 02/04/17 08:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Safe to have rear suspension lifted for clearance?

Just to reinforce what DrewE said. Leveling will be difficult, and it is important to have the refrigerator fairly level.
tenbear 01/31/17 04:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV storage

Mine sits outside under a layer of snow. I replace the tires every 5-7 years and have never had a problem with that. I would do the same if it was stored indoors. I have had no problems with brakes or rotors and have never used an internal heater in storage.
tenbear 01/24/17 06:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How many Ham checkins next 24 hours

I'm no longer active but I was VE2ALN.
tenbear 01/15/17 04:30pm Technology Corner
RE: What determines battery cable size?

If you have a generator you may want larger wire than #4. I have a 3000 watt generator and it can draw 80 Amps to start. The OEM used #2 wire for the battery connections.
tenbear 01/10/17 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: I have a hearing problem!!

I bought a 19" TV and it has terrible sound. I had an old set of speakers and I plugged them into the TV. The sound is fine now.
tenbear 01/10/17 01:26pm Technology Corner
RE: rv camping in Canada, different than camping in the US?

You can get to Labrador from Quebec, cross Labrador, then take a ferry from Blanc Sablon, QC to Newfoundland. In my photo collection are pics of me going the opposite way. You are right. When we were in Newfie we went past that ferry and decided that on our return trip south we would take the ferry to Labrador. Unfortunately, when we got back we found a tanker had caught fire in the harbor and the ferry dock was closed until further notice. So much for our trip to Labrador.
tenbear 01/04/17 02:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Guidance with installing TV in my 2009 Majestic 28A

I looked at the screws I used. The screws that hold the arm to the block are fairly heavy and go thru the block and into the wall. Nothing special about them, ordinary wood screws with a hex / Phillips head. I just don't want to go through the wall and have the screw come out through the exterior wall. Mine had several screws that went into the wall. I removed one and measured it. That was the limit that I would allow screws to go into the wall. If you remove some of the trim you can see how the wall is constructed and use the appropriate length screws. The wall in your RV may or may not be the same as the wall in mine.
tenbear 12/27/16 02:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Guidance with installing TV in my 2009 Majestic 28A

I looked at the screws I used. The screws that hold the arm to the block are fairly heavy and go thru the block and into the wall. Nothing special about them, ordinary wood screws with a hex / Phillips head.
tenbear 12/27/16 12:29pm Class C Motorhomes
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