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RE: Mystery Battery Draw While Parked UPDATE

It may be tedious but I'd start removing fuses, one at a time, check current draw after each fuse removed ... reinstall the removed fuse and move on.
Ed_Gee 01/10/22 10:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Malheur/Burns Oregon in May to see the birds

The Burns RV Park on the east end of Burns certainly has room for you.
Ed_Gee 01/02/22 09:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sizing a battery bank. Ah VS wh?

You were making a big mistake in your AmpHour calculation -- assuming all your appliances run off 120VAC. Your Inverter will draw approximately 100 Amps from the battery in order to provide 10 Amps of 120 Volts AC. Rule of thumb is a ratio of 10 to 1.
Ed_Gee 01/01/22 09:42am Tech Issues
RE: Advice on replacing my IOTA battery charger for boondocking

The Progressive Dynamics PD9245C is a fine unit that would easily service your needs. It does NOT come with a remote control unit unless you order that. I have this charger in my mini motor home and know literally hundreds of others with same unit ... and have never heard any complaints.
Ed_Gee 12/26/21 01:40pm Tech Issues
RE: which caulk

Winnebago recommends a Polyether sealant such as Manus 75-AM . It has better adhesion and more importantly, better flexibility for the front cap junction than self leveling types. I re-did mine with it .... and when dry I installed 4" Eternabond on top of the seam. I doubt I will ever have to address that seam seal again.
Ed_Gee 12/16/21 10:00am General RVing Issues
RE: The phone you always wanted

We recently upgraded from our old iphone6's to iphone11's primarily because the batteries were needing to be replaced. We intentionally did not go with the iphone12 as there is limited or no availability of 5G in our area, operating in 5G with no 5G service depletes the battery faster, and we do nothing on our phones that need 5G any way. Having the "latest and greatest" means nothing to us. It is very easy to just turn off 5G and its associated power drain in an iPhone 12.
Ed_Gee 12/11/21 12:21pm Technology Corner
RE: Loading generator

Any reason you can't just plug the little electric heater into an outside outlet?....or if no outside outlet, run an extension cord to inside?
Ed_Gee 10/24/21 10:23pm Beginning RVing
RE: Laptop battery stored in a cold car...?

In my opinion, if a completely turned off laptop cannot go for 5 days without significant battery depletion, there's something wrong with it.
Ed_Gee 10/24/21 09:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Tire spray protection ... what do you prefer ?

Aerospace 303 does NOT contain any petroleum distillates. It is water based, and it is the ONLY Tire protective product you will find any tire manufacturers recommending.
Ed_Gee 10/22/21 09:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class B that sleeps 4 adults?

Original Poster says he's looking for a Class B. A Class B is a complete van. I doubt one can find a B with 4 seats and sleeps 4 too. Better to look at small Class C unit on a cutaway chassis. ( some people call them B+ ).
Ed_Gee 10/20/21 10:39am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Anderson connectors: if too small, is that a bottleneck?

Ed, I am the OP, and I am again showing my ignorance here -- why would a 120 wat portable panel (like mine) be immune to a voltage drop? Is the drop worse for more powerful solar panels? The more I read the posts on this forum, the more I wish I had taken some electrical engineering courses in college, rather than a bunch of soft social sciences!! ;) Your 120 Watt panel can only output about 6 Amps max, ( under optimum conditions. ) voltage drop in the circuit is directly proportional to your current.... and to the resistance of your connecting circuit. You have not stated what your connectong circuit is. May I assume you are going to use 10 gage wire and it won't exceed 30 feet? The resistance of that wire and a single connector plug is so minimal for your 120 W panel that it isn't worth fretting over. Use the connector you want. You will be fine.
Ed_Gee 10/14/21 10:17am Tech Issues
RE: Anderson connectors: if too small, is that a bottleneck?

The Original Poster made referral to his 'Portable Panel. I doubt all the concerns over voltage drop through a connector for a 100 or 200W panel is going to be significant loss under any circumstances. Further, I stand behind my recommendation for not using Anderson Power Pole connectors for this situation. They are simply not that physically robust or weatherproof. The Zamp 2 pin connectors would be the better choice.
Ed_Gee 10/13/21 08:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Anderson connectors: if too small, is that a bottleneck?

Anderson Power Pole connectors are available in different current sizes, to fit the appropriate gage wire. You should use the appropriate size for your projected maximum current. I use Anderson Power Poles all over for most of my 12VDC amateur radio connections. HOWEVER - I don't think they are quite physically robust to use for your described usage. Instead, I would use the connectors that Zamp solar uses.... which are nothing more than the standard two pin trailer plug readily available in hardware stores.
Ed_Gee 10/13/21 10:31am Tech Issues
RE: Request Prayers

I can get her there. She just won't go. When my mother suffered serious brain issue, my wife and I physically forced her out of bed and took her to hospital. Turned out was a terminal brain tumor. Better, I would do what Thomas said .
Ed_Gee 10/08/21 10:15am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Solar panel mounting; screws or toggle bolts?

Frankly, the modern thing to do is use 3M VHB 4950 double sided tape and stop putting holes in your roof. If the VHB tape is going over a rubber roof the mechanical connection is only as strong as the adhesive bond between rubber and wood. The VHB will likely Never fail. However, the wind uplift could cause the rubber roof adhesive to fail. We have all seen that trailer coming down the opposite side of the highway with the giant air bubble beneath. I would not risk having an 8 square foot kite peeling my roof off. Could be a problem for traffic behind too. Greg Very True. The OP did not say he had a rubber roof so I didn't know.
Ed_Gee 10/04/21 09:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Solar panel mounting; screws or toggle bolts?

Frankly, the modern thing to do is use 3M VHB 4950 double sided tape and stop putting holes in your roof.
Ed_Gee 10/03/21 04:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Replacement Toilet Recommendations

Suggest looking at the Dometic 310 or 311 (shorter)
Ed_Gee 09/28/21 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Outrageous CA registration fee!

Come to Louisiana where $90 will get you a permanent registration for your RV. People like to blame politicians for the cost of living but in reality they are responsible for their own situation. That figures. Louisiana has some of the worst maintained roads in the nation.....
Ed_Gee 09/24/21 05:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Group 24 Flooded to Group 31 AGM

Fully agree with Boon Docker... nothing in the coach is changing.... you still can only use so much power no matter how big your batteries are...and your battery charger is only capable of charging at whatever its max charge rate is.... so putting in bigger batteries does NOT require any change in wiring. Your shop is trying to scam you .... or they are idiots.
Ed_Gee 09/17/21 04:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Limp mode in Ford diesel vehicles - how prevalent?

This is what my post is asking about. https://www.ttnews.com/articles/diesel-exhaust-fluid-sensor-failures-sideline-thousands-trucks
Ed_Gee 09/12/21 08:51am Tech Issues
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