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RE: Gen-Turi routed past window?

I thought the OP was concerned about fumes falling into the window. I didn't realize the concern was the heat from the Gen-Turi damaging the window. :E You could be right, the OP never did say what his concern was. In any case Genturis are supposed to extend above the roof line. Shouldn't be any problem with fumes. I haven't smelled any fumes in the couple of years I have used mine, window open or closed.
tenbear 09/16/14 07:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gen-Turi routed past window?

My home-made genturi runs right outside my dinette window. It has never given me any problem. The pipe at that level stays cool to the touch. I suggest you try yours and confirm that it is cool to touch when running. Even if it is warm it won't cause a problem unless it is quite hot. Mine is about 4" from the window but even if it was closer it is cool so it wouldn't cause a problem.
tenbear 09/16/14 07:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Charging Station mod

Great job. I'll have to look for a place to do a similar mod. Thanks for posting.
tenbear 09/16/14 06:38am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Color of LED bulbs

I replaced my 1141 bulbs with warm white 36-3528 LED panels, that is the panels had 36 LEDs of the 3528 type. I also used some 18-5050 cob style LEDs. 3528 and 1210 are the same LEDs, 3528 is metric, 1210 is english. My objective was to reduce the current drain while maintaining the same level of light. You might like more LEDs since you want brighter lights. I have never trusted the lumen ratings listed in the listings. Color is a personal thing. I suggest you buy a couple of the type you think would be right for you and try them out. I bought all of mine on eBay. Here is a link to a vender that I used and has been good.
tenbear 09/16/14 06:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Source For LEDs.

Here is a link to 2011_LED's store. That's where I bought most of my LEDs.
tenbear 09/15/14 08:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Off Grid TT, newbie needs help. Electrical issues!!

I suspect the converter is below the power panel. If you remove the panel that the open door, in the photo, is attached to you will probably see the converter. Roger that! I'll take a look. I suspect unhooking the battery would be a good idea before removing the cover and poking around? Probably not necessary unless you are poking around with a metal object like a screwdriver. You might want to remove any rings though. Edit: On second thought, it would probably be a good idea to unplug the 120v plug, or at least switch the main circuit breaker off.
tenbear 09/15/14 07:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Off Grid TT, newbie needs help. Electrical issues!!

I would be cautious about installing batteries under the bed. Batteries out-gas hydrogen gas when they are being charged and a spark could cause an explosion. Only AGM batteries do not out-gas.
tenbear 09/15/14 07:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Off Grid TT, newbie needs help. Electrical issues!!

I suspect the converter is below the power panel. If you remove the panel that the open door, in the photo, is attached to you will probably see the converter.
tenbear 09/15/14 07:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2015 springdale 303 electrical issue

Any idea where that switch might be. It's a possibility Often they are near the door. The ones I have had have been momentary on switches. Press the top and the battery is connected, press the bottom and the battery is disconnected. The switch operates a latching solenoid, usually mounted near the converter.
tenbear 09/15/14 07:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Off Grid TT, newbie needs help. Electrical issues!!

Most people, including myself, replace their single stage converter with the 3 stage converter. The 3 stage does a much better job of charging the battery. The single stage might confuse the 3 stage and result in slower charging.
tenbear 09/15/14 03:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: What did you do to your Class C MH today???

Some time ago I read a story about someone that had a wire fence that ran under a power line. He apparently ran the lights in his house off his fence. The story didn't give any details as to how he did it. If I remember correctly, the power company was trying to charge him for the power and he was fighting it.
tenbear 09/15/14 03:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Progressive Dynamics 9260 possible issue

If your battery minder does not go into boost mode every day or so I would not use it for storage. Jim The Battery Minder uses full-time automatic high frequency pulse desulfation. I have no idea how effective this is.
tenbear 09/15/14 03:10pm Tech Issues
RE: What Makes an Rv Fridge 12V

When I had a trailer I tried running the fridge using an inverter. After about 4 hours the battery dropped too low and the inverter shut off. The wiring from the TV to the trailer was too small to keep the inverter running. I never did try to improve the wiring.
tenbear 09/15/14 07:16am Tech Issues
RE: DC Voltage issues

You are doing the right things. Keep following the wires, ground and hot wires, and you will find the problem.
tenbear 09/14/14 07:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Off Grid TT, newbie needs help. Electrical issues!!

Most RV refrigerators use 12v for their control boards, even though they are running off propane. But maybe the refrigerators of 1987 didn't need 12v. :h Mine is a 1975. If it uses any 12v to run on propane, it is so infinitesimal that I have never seen it affect the battery life in any way, shape or form. I believe the new fridges have a lot more "sophisticated" (aka, complex and power hungry) control systems that require a more substantial amount of 12v power. Fridges don't use much current but they are on all day. I figure mine uses about 15 AH, maybe a little more, each day. Probably the biggest battery drain since I replaced all the incandescent bulbs with LEDs.
tenbear 09/14/14 03:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: where does this hose connect?

Here is a link to the photo posting instructions. Clicky
tenbear 09/14/14 08:33am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Becoming a Full Year-round Camper in Upstate NY-need advice?

I'm curious to see what the OP has to say at this point.
tenbear 09/14/14 06:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Off Grid TT, newbie needs help. Electrical issues!!

Most RV refrigerators use 12v for their control boards, even though they are running off propane. But maybe the refrigerators of 1987 didn't need 12v. :h
tenbear 09/14/14 06:32am Travel Trailers
RE: 1st long trip,Colo. to New England to Nova Scotia and back.

You are planning to drive an average of 233 miles each day. This is not going to give you much time to stop and visit. Any time after about the first week of October, you could run into snow, at least here in northern Vermont. It won't stay but could be bothersome and cause a delay. Also some campgrounds start to close about then. Some trees are starting to show some fall color, but only the weaker trees. Should take another week or two to get good color. Hope you have a great trip and enjoy the color.
tenbear 09/13/14 05:57pm Beginning RVing
RE: LED bulbs 1144

Depends on your fixtures. I have read of people using wire ties to to attach their panels. Also some have used silicone glue. I have had success by sanding the plastic fixture where the sticky tape attaches.
tenbear 09/13/14 02:16pm General RVing Issues
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