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RE: Adding 12V outlet questions (did I do it right)

12 vdc times 10 amps equals 120 watts. 120 vac times 1 amp equals 120 watts. So in the perfect world you could run a 120 watt inverter. BUT. There are power losses involved in the inverter meaning you would only be able to run something less than 120 watts out of the inverter without popping the fuse. So you can count on maybe getting 3/4 amp or so of 120 vac out of the inverter.
BB_TX 05/11/21 08:22am Tech Issues
RE: New Montana purchase

Like so many other chain stores, it all depends on management. Some great, some poor, most somewhere in between. They all have their own methods. BUT. Camping World does seem to get more than its share of complaints. But that also seems to be common to larger chains. The more stores the more likely to hear complaints simply because of numbers.
BB_TX 05/10/21 06:22pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: post disappeared??

It’s on page 3 of “Active” posts. If you click on “Newest” you only see threads that originated in the last 24 hours. So you will not see your post. If you click on “Active” you see only all posts that have had any activity in the last 24 hours. So it is still there. And you can always click on “My Forums”, followed by clicking on “My Posts” and find all your old posts as far back as a year.
BB_TX 05/05/21 07:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Wiring of parabolic heating elements.

With 3 posts it would seem to be a dual heat element with a 400 watt portion and an 800 watt portion where you could energize just the 400 watt post, or just the 800 watt post, or energize both posts for 1200 watts. You should be able to ohm it out to see if that is correct.
BB_TX 04/29/21 08:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: This should help with future GM EV tow vehicles.

Seems to be like most big companies: marketing and engineering rarely speak...to each other. :) Well they do. But it is after engineering finds out what marketing told the customers. Then the discussions are best held behind closed doors. :B
BB_TX 04/29/21 07:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Houston toll roads

All that technology and they still send bills in the mail. If you don’t have an account with them they have no choice but to send the bill to the name and address of the vehicle license plate number.
BB_TX 04/27/21 10:59am Roads and Routes
RE: If it works for EV commercial trucks will it work for EVRVs

In spite of the nay sayers, its happening, gaining traction, and picking up speed. A preview of the inevitable future.
BB_TX 04/27/21 09:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Rv-ers prefer Duramax?

It’s highly regional. Whether towing or not, in any specific area you will likely see more one brand than the other. I remember seeing a map one time that showed brand sales by state. And each brand dominated in certain states.
BB_TX 04/27/21 07:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Spokesperson admits energy to charge cars comes from coal

Unfortunately this is how most people view owning an electric car. https://i.ibb.co/XSPXGv7/7-CC6-CBE5-E64-E-4985-824-F-6-A8-FC44880-A0.jpgwidth=600 And the ICE owners overlook how gas and diesel are made. https://i.imgur.com/O5KtUlgl.jpg height=500
BB_TX 04/26/21 07:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM Spokesperson admits energy to charge cars comes from coal

They were both answering a question they had no clue about. Coal generates less than 20% of US electric power. Natural gas 50%. Renewables just under 20%. Like so many other people, they need to do their research before opening their mouth. Or start typing. :S Electric power by source
BB_TX 04/25/21 06:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Recommendation on 2nd AC

I added a 13.5K AC to the bedroom in our 34' 5er. Even in very hot weather we only use it to help cool the trailer after a long day driving in hot weather. Once cooled off, the rear 15k AC keeps it cool. So no need to run the noisier bedroom AC at night.
BB_TX 04/23/21 08:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Just an FYI about Dish

... I was surprised when I went to change to locals in the RV, after reading and research I thought that the locals could be changed at will in the RV. But you can only have locals in one location either the RV or the home address. The Pay as You Go Plan is where one can change locals..... Found that out when our daughter moved back in with us. Changed our locals to our new RV location and daughter lost locals at home. Had no way of knowing before, and didn’t matter anyway as no one as there. Changed the RV to separate pay as you go plan so I can change RV locals and still keep her happy at home.
BB_TX 04/22/21 06:20pm Technology Corner
RE: 50 Amp Usage Question

Well first off you can’t use a 220V circuit on a 50A RV! Second higher amps is always the better way to go. But since you’re wiring everything, why not just run a couple 50A RV services with a 30A RV outlet. Every 50A RV has 240VAC coming into it but it's then separated into two 120VAC circuits. Look at the wiring of a 50A RV outlet. It is not 240V! Now you can wire in 240 after the panel in the RV. But coming in, no it’s 2 120V 50A circuits. Just adding up the voltage does not make it 240! I'm sorry but you just don't understand what this circuit is. It's simply a 240VAC range outlet. It does measure 240 across in your RV's panel and yes, adding up two 120VAC circuits that are on opposite sides of a split phase does give you 240V. Maybe we're just getting stuck in semantics here.. To call it a 240V outlet for RV use is wrong. Someone may make a big mistake! There are 2 separate 120V legs, 1 Neutral and 1 ground. At no point do they make 240V unless you install that type of breaker in the panel and run 240 off of that. Semantics. Semantics. If you measure with a volt meter across the two 120 vac hot legs at the RV outlet, you will indeed measure 240 vac. And even though you will measure that same 240 vac at the breaker panel inside the RV, it will not supply 240 vac to anything inside the RV unless you install a double pole breaker for that purpose. And only then if your particular style breaker panel is configured to be able to do that. Not all are. Call it a 120/240 vac outlet to be technically correct.
BB_TX 04/22/21 12:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Test charging stop for large EV’s, busses, trucks, mohos.

.......... If this place saves on petro chemical fuels, where does the energy come from that generates the power to do the charging? People tend to ignore the fact that it takes a lot of energy to move oil across country to refineries, refine that oil into gasoline and diesel, and then deliver it nation wide to service stations. All of that also requires fossil fuels to get that fuel to us so we can burn it. :S
BB_TX 04/22/21 08:06am General RVing Issues
RE: 50 Amp Usage Question

Thanks to those that answered my question. Sounds like even though the total watts available on the 20amp 220v outlet is higher, the option to the RV to use up to 30 amps selectively would be better. I didn't know how the 30amp to 50amp adapter was wired that makes sense. ........ I tend to agree with the 30 amp being the better option even though the dual 20 amp has the potential for more total power. And it would depend on the individual RV. An AC will run fine from a 20 amp circuit. But depending on how an individual RV is wired, there may be other commonly used higher amp devices on that same hot leg and cause a 20 amp breaker to trip where it would be fine on the 30 amp. Whereas the other 20 amp hot leg might be only lightly used due to the devices wired to it.
BB_TX 04/22/21 07:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Test charging stop for large EV’s, busses, trucks, mohos.

In 20 years they will be as common as fuel stations. Then over time, fuel stations will begin to disappear, not completely, but significantly less of them.
BB_TX 04/22/21 07:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Europe plans charging network & hydrogen for heavy trucking

Comparing a volume of gas to a volume of liquid is not exactly apples to apple.
BB_TX 04/20/21 01:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Europe plans charging network & hydrogen for heavy trucking

Hydrogen is an energy SINK-actually making is a usable fuel requires more energy than the hydrogen contains. It is also not at all energy-dense (BTU/gallon is about a third that of diesel fuel) and the molecules are so small that it tends to leak out of even sealed tanks. It also takes a lot of energy to make gasoline and diesel. And they both create pollution when used as a fuel. Hydrogen requires energy to produce, but does not create any pollution when used as a fuel. From https://afdc.energy.gov/fuels/hydrogen_basics.html The energy in 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) of hydrogen gas is about the same as the energy in 1 gallon (6.2 pounds, 2.8 kilograms) of gasoline.
BB_TX 04/20/21 08:33am Around the Campfire
RE: Oklahoma Turnpike info

If I-35 is a toll in Kansas, do you have a name and does it accept EZ Pass? Kansas Turnpike
BB_TX 04/19/21 08:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: 50 amp in a 30

Trial and error. One AC, water heater on gas, limit other high amp devices. If you trip the park 30 amp breaker, no harm done. Just remember what you did and don’t do it again.
BB_TX 04/18/21 08:25pm Fifth-Wheels
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