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RE: Anyone awitch to new Visible Plans?

We switched from Consumer Cellular due to connection issues. We have a ATT cell site in front of our house and could not get anyone to fix it. Visable uses Verizon and we get great sevice from them. Switching was easy since our iPhone 12's will support esim. Got the $15 per month for a year for both phones. Unlimited everything! :B!! Housted
Housted 01/31/23 11:08am Technology Corner
RE: Lithium for dummies: need advice in simple terms

Here is a presentation I made to our ralley a couple of years ago. Housted https://www.dropbox.com/s/9swvc6jpcf4flzo/Solar%20PowerPoint.pdf?dl=0
Housted 12/06/22 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: Solar power

Solar ratings are based on being at the equator at high noon on June 30 on a clear day with the panels facing at the sun. In other words you will probably not see the full wattage anywhere in North America. Its not magic or mysterious just remember more solar is better than less. The same goes for battery reserve. I have 1000 watts of solar and a 400 Amp HR lithium battery and it serves us very well. I do not try to run the A/C off the inverter. YMMV Housted
Housted 10/29/22 12:46pm Tech Issues
RE: dual transfer switch

I converted my 30 amp coach to 50 amp when I installed the cord reel. I have 2 auto transfer switches. A 50 amp for the shore power and all else that feeds the breaker panel. A 30 amp (existing)to transfer from gen set to inverter and feeds the 50 amp switch. Totally automatic transfer!!:B One thing to be aware of is the fact that you will have 2 delays stacked. This caused some concern when I first tested!!:o Housted
Housted 10/28/22 11:00am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: JC Refrigeration 12 volt compressor cooling unit

Well unit installed and within 2 hours refer at 38 and freezer at 5 degrees. Nora bad DIY project, hardest part getting unit out of the box, very well packaged. X2 I also had difficulty getting the unit out of the box !!:E Housted
Housted 10/26/22 10:02am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Electrical

A 50 amp outlet does not have to be a twin 50 amp breaker....I used a twin 30 amp breaker for my 50 amp RV for years without any problem. Housted
Housted 10/15/22 02:40pm Tech Issues
RE: JC Refrigeration 12 volt compressor cooling unit

I am on my second JC conversion (two different rvs) I will never go back to the old way.:C Install is easy if you read and understand the directions.:B Our present refer is a 4 door Dometic and has two compressors. One for the fridge and one for the freezer a much better arrangement for a large fridge. I do have 1000 watts of solar and a 400 AH lithium battery. All in all I say got for it you will never look back!!:B
Housted 10/08/22 10:41am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Antennae or booster

It could be a Ubiquiti NanoStation loco M5, which is what I use. It really helps with CG wifi except where bandwidth is the problem. If the bandwidth is not enough you are out of luck anyway!! Housted
Housted 09/14/22 11:43am Technology Corner
RE: Lithium crossing the acceptance threshold…

I agree!!! I have been using lithium for almost 4 years and was always amused by the lack of understanding on the nay sayers part. I have used them with a standard converter and with a lithium specific converter. My batteries are charged by solar when parked at home and they are always "full". Housted
Housted 09/14/22 11:30am Tech Issues
RE: Recent cost to install solar by an RV tech/shop???

My system....installed by me. 1000 watts solar 5 panels in parallel 80 amp MPPT contrller 3000 watt inverter LI specific converter 400 AH lithium battery 4 gage wire and 10 gage solar wire Home made combiner box Total cost from Amazon about $3500 Housted
Housted 08/31/22 05:33pm Tech Issues
RE: DIY Awning protection cap / cover

Thanks for sharing. Yes, these awnings with built in protection seem great. I used Eternabond to protect my slide out awning and even though it does the job, it’s not very nice because when the awning is closed, it’s very tense so it pulls the Eternabond and the grey gluey part appears. Any insights on the material? Was the slide out awning open or closed when you taped it? I you decide to try again I would close the awning and then tape with it closed. Yes you are right....tape the top of the awning when closed. Housted
Housted 08/30/22 06:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: DIY Awning protection cap / cover

I covered the top of my awning with 4" wide white gorilla tape. If you clean the material well it sticks forever and wrap it over each end. Housted
Housted 08/30/22 10:53am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tripping solar panel breaker

I don't know why you have to fuse panels. Apparently you don’t if wired in series. The amps are not high enough to damage the wires if there is a short circuit. That’s what the windynation site that was shared explained. I still did for mine, I did both the panel side and the battery side of the controler with manual tripable breakers so I can use them as a disconect if I have to do any work. Steve X2
Housted 05/13/22 11:52am Tech Issues
RE: wiring in inverter

Sorry, Link fixed.... Housted
Housted 03/28/22 05:43pm Tech Issues
RE: wiring in inverter

I just converted my class C to 50 amp. I have a 3000 watt inverter and a 4000 watt gen running through the existing auto transfer box, the output of that box goes to a new 50 amp auto transfer box which switches from shore cord to Gen/Inverter, the output of that goes to the breaker panel. The only downside is the stacked switch over boxes cause a long delay when turning on the Gen or Inverter due to the stacked delays. The system works great. I also have a 12 volt circuit powered by the inverter which opens the feed to the Converter when on Inverter. Various other relays open the 12 volt circuit when on shore or gen power. Housted Diagram ---> Diagram
Housted 03/28/22 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: 3d printed water fill adaptor

They arrived today...no discernible difference on fit. I tried on an older 5th wheel and a newer class c motorhome. They both worked flawlessly on both water fill fittings. Both screwed onto a brass hose fitting perfectly. Thanks, they are going to work well!!!
Housted 03/12/22 09:33am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 3d printers for making stuff for the RV

Bill, They arrived today...no discernible difference on fit. I tried on an older 5th wheel and a newer class C motorhome. They both worked flawlessly on both water fill fittings. Both screwed onto a brass hose fitting perfectly. Thanks, they are going to work well!!! Housted
Housted 03/11/22 05:44pm Tech Issues
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