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RE: Need to Haul Cargo with a Truck registered as an RV (CA)

What if the risk is more than just a ticket? Like being towed, past registration as a non RV with penalities, etc.
CA Traveler 06/01/21 12:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Need to Haul Cargo with a Truck registered as an RV (CA)

Use a trailer.
CA Traveler 06/01/21 12:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Slide toppers

I didn't want another CareLess designed to outlast the warranty topper so ordered from http://stonevos.com/index.php/about-us/.
CA Traveler 05/31/21 09:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide toppers

Find instructions for your mfg. I extended the slide, locked the roller in place, retract slide some, remove screws in roof channel, remove roller with topper from the roof channel, replaced the topper on the ground and reinstalled. 2 people and ladders were needed. 4 hours for 4 toppers.
CA Traveler 05/31/21 09:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ISB Sola regulators

Back in the day when pianotuna started posting about the Sola device which had both buck and boost capability I wanted one for my 50A RV but that was not available. I think pianotuna got one with some skullduggery (just kidding) and it's served him well for 30A. If the device was available in the US/Canada I suspect there would be more posts.
CA Traveler 05/31/21 03:40pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: ISB Sola regulators

The 50(male)/30 adapter connects one 50A hot to the 30A hot. The other 50A hot is not used. The RV is limited to 30A by it's 30A CB. The 30/50 adapter connects connects the 30A hot to both 50A hots. This is a connection that does not trip the pedestal CB so it's not a short in that sense. It provides 120V everwhere in the RV with a total draw limit of 30A. What happens with a 120V sola device is dependent on how and where it's installed. Hardwiring inside a 50A RV has potential issues when it's later plugged into a 120/240V 50A plug. The devil is in the details.
CA Traveler 05/31/21 01:32pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: ISB Sola regulators

If they add a 50A CB to the input then they will be OK provided nothing in the RV limits the power. My rig and others have load shedding which would not detect 240V and load shed to the default 30A. This cannot be changed w/o rewiring. In Mexico without a 50A CB on the SOTA and if they are drawing 8000 va which is 67A then the neutral from their 50A power plug to the CB panel is overloaded by 17A. A hardwired unit would have to be removed upon returning to the US because the shorted hots will blow the 120/240V 50A CB. Many years ago I concluded that the least understood topic on any RV forum was electrical and the least understood electrical item is 120/240V 50A power. Just shows how little is known about home power which is the very same circuit except the CB panel will have a 200A rating for example. You're giving them good advice IMHO but they don't understand how different a 120/240V circuit is from a 120V circuit.
CA Traveler 05/31/21 12:46pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: ISB Sola regulators

The 30A male to 50A female connector does connect both 50A hots together and that's OK since the maximum amps is 30A. A 120V 66A connection means that the neutral can carry 66A and the RV wiring is only rated for 50A. ie For a 120/240V 50A circuit the neutral wire maximum amps is the difference of the 2 hot wires and hence a maximum of 50A. This is why all 3 wires are the same size and rated for 50A. I suggest you remove the 8000 unit from the chart and/or make it very clear that this unit is not compatible with a 50A RV.
CA Traveler 05/31/21 10:47am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: PD Vs. WFCO

14.4V is good but the 4 hours of bulk charging is not. The time should adjust to the battery charge level. A charged or partially battery should quickly enter absorb or float mode with reduced amps and voltage and stablize at a float voltage of 13.4V. The actual mfg battery specs may vary slightly from the above.
CA Traveler 05/31/21 10:01am Tech Issues
RE: ISB Sola regulators

OK, translated the Spanish and it appears that the 8000 unit is for a single 120V circuit rated at 66A. But not sure about the specs...
CA Traveler 05/31/21 08:31am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: ISB Sola regulators

Also wondering about your dimensions. The 8000 unit is only 1" higher than the 4000 unit and the Hughes 50A is smaller than the 30A unit?
CA Traveler 05/31/21 08:18am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: ISB Sola regulators

Nice comparison chart. However additional important electrical information would be useful. The ISB Sola 8000 rating of 8000va implies they have used 2 of the 4000 or 33A units. What happens when a 50A RV uses more than 33A on a leg? Is there a 33A CB or does it let the smoke out? Does Mexico use 120/240V 50A outlets or do they have 120/240V 33A pedestals or something else?
CA Traveler 05/31/21 08:04am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: House Batteries

It appears that the time has come to replace my house batteries...they will charge up to 12.9v over a 24hr period, but will drop to 11.2 in 3 hrs unplugged...Discharged batteries should bulk charge to 14.4V and then taper to 13.4V float. Do yours? Is the water level above the plates? Are the batteries bulging on the sides? Have the batteries load tested for free to help determine if you have battery or charger or excessive load issues.
CA Traveler 05/30/21 04:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane hook up for peripherals

Good information above. Some BBQ's have a built in regulator which can be more involved to bypass which was part of my reason for installing a high pressure tap. For my setup I added the El and shut off valve, moved the regulator to the right and inserted the adapter. No cutting etc required. Note: If you are a DIY person do not use the white teflon tape, instead buy the yellow gas type. The valve is type WOG rated for gas.
CA Traveler 05/30/21 01:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane hook up for peripherals

Low pressure propane fittings are common on RVs and you may need to remove the external BBQ regulator as the use of 2 regulators in series may give inconsistent propane pressure. I installed a high pressure connection which will not be a problem with external propane usage. I could add a T for multiple propane devices (I have a BBQ and firepit) if desired. This is my high pressure adapter with a El (for hose routing considerations) and a shutoff valve. The top external tank port is for additional external tank. The BBQ connector is the standard 1 lb 1" screw on propane bottle type and hence no modification is required for any propane device. https://i.imgur.com/9Dcdvkzl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. Hoses with the standard 1” screw on adapters are available. And an adapter for the standard BBQ regulator fitting are available. Propane stores can also make custom length hoses however I use 1 or 2 12' hoses as needed. Here are the parts that connect to any grill with a external tank connector. https://i.imgur.com/6DF4wHul.jpg
CA Traveler 05/30/21 10:02am Tech Issues
RE: Do you run house AC while on the road

I currently pull a 31’ trailer and am looking to consolidate the living and driving into 1 vehicle, ..You may find that shopping, touring etc in a large MH meaning with CG setup etc etc is not desirable. Many tow a car ie second vehicle. It can work of course. Years ago we with 2 teens went from CA to GA up the coast to Newfoundland and back with a 21' class C.
CA Traveler 05/30/21 09:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you run house AC while on the road

We mostly just use the cab A/C. There have been a few times with higher temps that we've run a house A/C.
CA Traveler 05/30/21 09:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electrical problem with front stabilizers. Update.

While I'd probably use 10ga wire you should be OK. My suggestion when you get home is to discharge the battery to 50% - make sure it's at 12.1V after sitting for several hours - then run the leverers for several cycles checking for performance.
CA Traveler 05/29/21 01:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electrical problem with front stabilizers. Update.

A wire tracer or toner device might help track the wire.
CA Traveler 05/28/21 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electrical problem with front stabilizers. Update.

Add a fuse or CB at the battery end to temp wiring.
CA Traveler 05/27/21 06:25pm Fifth-Wheels
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