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RE: Quad Bike mounted to ladder?

How about a small trailer or swivel wheel dolly?
CA Traveler 05/11/21 08:54am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Quad Bike mounted to ladder?

And if it comes off resulting in property damage or injury will your insurance cover it?
CA Traveler 05/11/21 08:36am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Quad Bike mounted to ladder?

Ladders are not designed for dynamic weight bouncing and vibrating down the road. In addition you have a 4' high bike that will increase torque applied to the ladder. Leave the bike at home.
CA Traveler 05/11/21 08:34am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: bad starter......

The wonders of power steering... - it can be turned just takes more effort. If that doesn't work for you then call a tow truck or mobile mechanic to replace the starter.
CA Traveler 05/10/21 07:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: i-5 san diego thru LA rest stops?

Gas station or truck stop but I wouldn't stop in the LA area. You're taking the worst possible route IMHO, suggest 1. 405 2. 15, 210 3. 86, 10, 210 or 215, 15 to below 4. 15, 395, 58, 99 46, 5 or over to Palmdale to 58 5. AZ 95 to Parker, CA 95, 40, 58 and above - Best route
CA Traveler 05/10/21 10:39am Roads and Routes
RE: Parralax power converter model 7445

Since it's overheating don't leave the charger on. Have the batteries load tested at a auto shop. Buy a auto charger if needed.
CA Traveler 05/09/21 10:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lithium Ion Batteries...Yikes

Gdetrailer, Good post. New technology sometimes has it's negatives. Remember the major airlines with smoking batteries?
CA Traveler 05/08/21 09:48pm General RVing Issues
Pt Townsend Coupeville Ferry Seattle Area

I’m planning to take the Pt Townsend Coupeville ferry on 8/8 and concerned about ramp clearance for my low clearance MH. Negative tide at 10am and 4’ at 3pm which is the time I’m considering. I’ll be in Pt Townsend for a few days and will get a visual on the ramp with tides. But thinking I should made a reservation ahead of time. Also need to understand turning radius as I can’t back up with the toad and prefer to not disconnect. Suggestions etc appreciated.
CA Traveler 05/08/21 01:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: PD 9100 AL converter/charger.

OK 4' of 6ga wire, or 8ga with a little more voltage drop to the battery. Plan on 8A AC draw and if an existing circuit can supply 8A then use it, otherwise install a new circuit and CB. I would not cut the AC cord for possible warranty considerations. Instead install a junction box or use a extension cord and cut it's male plug off.
CA Traveler 05/08/21 10:20am Tech Issues
RE: House Batteries Disconnect Switch & Inverter

Besides the above my Magnum charger/inverter cannot be turned off. Pushing the off buttons places the unit in standby where it still uses some power. If turned OFF, then it will not come alive when there is a Shore/Genset loss of power. From the Magnum manual. 1st sentence. Doug Inverter OFF – When the inverter is off, no power is used from the batteries to power the AC loads, and the status LED will be off. If AC power from an external source (utility or generator) is connected and qualifi ed on the inverter’s AC input, this AC input power passes through the inverter to power the AC loads. However, if this AC power is lost, the AC loads are no longer powered because the inverter is off. When the inverter is turned on, it operates either by “searching” or “inverting”, depending on the connected AC loadsOK Perhaps I should have said it uses some DC power. With all Monaco switches and solenoids off my rig draws 0.3A from the house battery due to safety devices, the charger/inverter and whatever else can't be turned off. That's 216Ah per month of storage which means the battery SOC is 50%. That's why I installed a disconnect switch on the house battery negative post. And another switch on the chassis battery.
CA Traveler 05/08/21 09:50am Tech Issues
RE: PD 9100 AL converter/charger.

If the existing negatives can be left alone then the new positive can wire to the old distribution system?UNLIKELY. Use the posted wiring calculator with 14.6V 60A 5' of 10 ga wire. You'll get a SIGNIFICANT voltage drop to the battery. 60A at 14.6V requires large wire and/or short distance to minimize loss. You posted "a few feet". What is the exact length? Wire size and length are important factors in heavy amp 12V systems.
CA Traveler 05/07/21 08:13pm Tech Issues
RE: PD 9100 AL converter/charger.

Get rid of the WFCO. The new charger is rated at 60A so place it as close to the batteries as possible with adequate wiring fused as needed based on the distance. This is the primary consideration, then wire in 120V as needed. Extremely doubtful that the wiring from the WFCO is adequate for the new charger. Suggestion: Research and understand wiring loss. At 14.6V and 60A inadequate wiring can easily result in excessive voltage drop. And this is directly related to the wire gauge size and distance.
CA Traveler 05/07/21 02:59pm Tech Issues
RE: House Batteries Disconnect Switch & Inverter

Besides the above my Magnum charger/inverter cannot be turned off. Pushing the off buttons places the unit in standby where it still uses some power.
CA Traveler 05/07/21 12:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Road conditions

It's a well used truck route. If challenge means it you can't maintain the 55 mph speed limit then it may be challenged.
CA Traveler 05/06/21 12:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical question

Dragging wires could mean cut or separated wires somewhere. Run a temp wire from the truck to the trailer light to confirm. And just because the truck light works that doesn't mean the connector wire is working.
CA Traveler 05/06/21 10:49am Truck Campers
RE: House Batteries Disconnect Switch & Inverter

That's why I installed battery disconnect switches on the battery posts for both banks.
CA Traveler 05/06/21 10:26am Tech Issues
RE: Another Redwoods Question

The Founders Grove is excellent. The Visitors Center has a lot of information. There is a variety of groves, river access, trails, etc to enjoy.
CA Traveler 05/05/21 07:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Solar Ready Camper Help!

So yes you need the controller, panels, mount the panels on the roof and/or use portable panels, wiring, fuses, switches etc. What it is not is "plug and play".
CA Traveler 05/05/21 03:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar Ready Camper Help!

1. Add a battery disconnect switch. 2. Solar ready likely means there are some wires near the roof that go to somewhere for the controller. Those wires may/may not be adequate for whatever amount of solar you want. 3. The controller should not be located near flooded batteries and their acid fumes.
CA Traveler 05/05/21 03:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Virginia to Oregon and Back 45 foot with toad

Consider going to Astoria OR, down the coast and over to Crater Lake. Astoria is a great little town, Ft Stevens (limited 45' sites) puts you on the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River. The Columbia Bar is the most dangerous in the world and you can find out more at the Maritime Museum and ride the $2 trolly. Crater Lake is interesting but the coast is better IMHO.
CA Traveler 05/05/21 12:46pm Roads and Routes
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