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RE: Putting MH insurance "to sleep"???

I suspend the collision insurance on my MH for the winter months. I have done it for years.
tenbear 10/23/14 06:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Off Grid TT, newbie needs help. Electrical issues!!

The eu1000 is rated at 1000 watts peak, 900 watts continuous. The 9260 at full output puts out 14.4v at 60A, 864 watts. Since it is not 100% efficient the power it draws along with any other drains in the RV will put the power used at well over 900W. I think you will need the eu2000.
tenbear 10/23/14 03:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Increased power for Chevy 3500 Class C

I have the 2004 Chevy Express, 3500 HD chassis with the 6.0L. We have gone coast to coast and found it to be fine. Our friend has the 5.7L engine and says he wishes he had the 6.0L. Seems there is a greater difference than suggested by the displacement numbers.
tenbear 10/22/14 04:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Starting my generator in my class C without

What converter does your Class C have? If it is a Magnetek or Parallax be sure to check the water level in the coach battery every 2 weeks until you find out how often it needs water. These old converters are single stage and the voltage that it runs at is a compromise between charging and maintenance. If it has a modern converter, such as a Progressive Dynamics 9200 or 4600 series, you won't have to add water as often but you should still check the water as above to see how often it needs water. It probably won't need much water.
tenbear 10/22/14 02:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: my black water drain...

Glad to hear the problem is solved. Thanks for letting us know.
tenbear 10/22/14 01:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cold Weather and LCD/LED televisions

I have left my LED TV in the MH for the past 2 winters with no problems. As long as you don't turn it on when it is cold or bring it into the house and turning it on before it warms up you should be ok. BTW, all LED TVs are LCD but LCD TVs are not necessarily LED.
tenbear 10/22/14 06:24am Technology Corner
RE: Starting my generator in my class C without

Like others I leave the batteries in the MH with a Battery Minder on the house battery and a trickle charger on the chassis battery. I run the genny every few weeks for an hour or so with my 1500W heater when it gets above freezing. I don't start the MH engine during the winter.
tenbear 10/22/14 05:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electric Cable

I'm not sure what 10-2 UF-B cable is, but I would not use 2 conductor cable. You need the ground conductor. As far as the wire size, I think #10 is fine. #10 will have a 6 volt drop at 30A, so if you have 120v at the house you will have 114v at the RV. Of course at lower current drains you will have less voltage drop, more voltage at the RV.
tenbear 10/21/14 06:10am Tech Issues
RE: Mice/rodent proofing a camper

I live in the boonies surrounded by forest. We have had mice in the MH but have been mouse free for several years. First I crawled under the MH and sealed any opening I could find with spray foam. Then I sealed the opening around the power cord with some sheet metal cut to shape and held in place with duct tape. I keep a bated trap in the MH but haven't caught anything since I sealed up the MH. Prior to that I had mice despite using many types of so called deterrents.
tenbear 10/20/14 06:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: my black water drain...

Mine has a valve at the exit from the black tank in addition to the valve at the hose connection. Perhaps yours has only a valve at the tank. To verify that you have a valve, take off the cap and run some water thru the toilet. If it doesn't come out, you have a closed valve, or the pipe is blocked. If it comes out you may have an open valve, or no valve. Follow the pipe back to the black tank.
tenbear 10/20/14 06:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Getting all the water out of the water heater

I do as pianotuna and CloudDriver do, siphon the water out. I have, in the past, found some foreign matter suspended in the water so this takes care of that. I am always surprised at how much water is left in the heater.
tenbear 10/19/14 12:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Protecting Your Browser Against The HTTPS SSL Flaw

Just did IE and Firefox. Thanks!
tenbear 10/19/14 12:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Is it wise to invest in a cover for my TT?

I have never covered my RV and have had no problems.
tenbear 10/19/14 11:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Rodent control attempt

The same thing happened to me some years ago. I cleaned up the stuff and what ever it was never came back. I never did do anything to discourage them.
tenbear 10/18/14 04:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical issue

Sounds like a bad ground. Are the turn signals or the 4 way flashers going on and off too? When the lights flash on are they at full brightness? Follow the ground wire and see if the connection to ground is corroded, or broken.
tenbear 10/18/14 03:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Batteries: Two-6V In Series, or Two-12V In Parallel ???

Just for the record, here are the specs for the Duracell EGC2. Looks good. 20 amp hour rate:230 5 amp hour rate:174 6 amp hour rate:178 BCI Group Size:GC2 Minutes at 25 amps:448 Minutes at 75 amps:120 Volts:6
tenbear 10/18/14 02:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winterizing question with Antifreeze

I know no one recommends it but I siphon the water out of the tank after I have removed the plug and drained the water out. It is surprising how much water is still in there. It also gets any other stuff that is in the water out.
tenbear 10/18/14 08:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Winterizing question with Antifreeze

You could run all the antifreeze out of the lines and what was left would not freeze, or at least not expand if it froze.
tenbear 10/18/14 06:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Thor Chateau Super C

Am looking for a newer rig. Is a Thor 4 Winds as good quality as a Jayco Greyhawk? You will get a lot of different opinions on this. I am happy with my 2005 Thor 4 Winds. I have 46,000 miles on it and have had very few problems. I have not had a Jayco so I can't compare the two.
tenbear 10/18/14 06:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Voltage Monitor

Here is my power monitoring panel. Voltage and current for both AC and DC. Source for those meters? I'm particularly interested in the AC meter! I bought all these meters on eBay. Here is a link to the AC meter.
tenbear 10/18/14 05:38am Tech Issues
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