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RE: Quartzsite bound

I like the Yacht Club We stayed at the Yacht Club once on our way to Prescott. Makes the Bates Motel look like a four star resort!! :( Housted BTW: we go to Quartzsite almost every year and stay out on Plomosa Rd. we meet several friends and have a great time.:)
Housted 10/30/21 09:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lithium cost keep dropping!

What is the USUABLE amp hours of a "100 amp hour" lithium battery? Or is it hypothetical like solar panel wattage as measured on the planet Mercury? Mex.. Solar panel wattage is measured at the equator on July 1 at noon on a clear day. :B Housted
Housted 10/08/21 03:41pm Tech Issues
RE: 100 amp @ 12 volts charge controller.

I have been using an 80 amp unit for several years and it works just fine. I have the remote and it serves to show the SOC of the batteries. Housted Hi Housted, Just checking--is your battery bank 12 volt? Yes 400 AH BattleBorn....
Housted 07/15/21 03:47pm Tech Issues
RE: 100 amp @ 12 volts charge controller.

I have been using an 80 amp unit for several years and it works just fine. I have the remote and it serves to show the SOC of the batteries. Housted
Housted 07/15/21 08:57am Tech Issues
RE: Manual transfer switch for connecting gennie?

Just install this relay and parallel the coil with the generator input. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FCJFGL9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Hook the power center to the operating points, the shore cord to the normally closed and the generator input to the normally open. Switches both the hot and neutral. Wire the grounds all together. Easy and passive so you cannot forget. Housted
Housted 06/18/21 04:22pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New Steps

"For those of us who store our Rv's inside such as in my case I wouldn't be able to open them in storage. That alone is a HUGE deal breaker for me. Plus I don't need to worry about getting dirt from my steps inside. No need to hose or brush the Torklift off especially in wet conditions as they are outside the rig. And a lot of times I just simply want to toss something inside the door quick which I can't with steps in the way. Those are some of the advantages of the Torklift. I see no advantages of the solid step style for my needs. If these limitations don't apply to you then they are great steps. Dan" Agree completely...Really like the Glo-Steps!! Housted
Housted 05/13/21 10:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Budget temp sensors (data storing)

I tried several different types of remote sensors and displays. All became inop all too soon. Went back to the little hanging thermometers and they have lasted and worked well. These --> https://smile.amazon.com/Winco-Refrigerator-Freezer-Thermometers-Suction/dp/B001VZ6ZH0/ref=sr_1_71?crid=2AVTOJEU1RT04&dchild=1&keywords=refrigerator+freezer+thermometer+2+pack&qid=1620316848&sprefix=Refrigerator+Freezer+Thermometer+%2Caps%2C202&sr=8-71 Housted
Housted 05/06/21 10:02am Tech Issues
RE: LFP on Shore Power with Inverter/charger?

How so? You could use lead acid and need 3-stage, temperature compensated charging, do your best to only use 1/2 the rated capacity so that they will last a reasonable period, remember you will only get a fraction of their capacity if you use them hard (peukert), remember to account for their voltage drop as you use them, and make sure you regularly charge them for 12 hours so they don't sulfonate. The only reason folks think lithium chemistries are more complicated is that they have come to accept all the requirements of lead acid as 'normal'. In an apples to apples comparison the care and feeding of lithium is far simpler, most folks just aren't familiar with it. Too many people think Lithium batteries are some kind of black magic and need to be treated like a disabled uncle. We have been using Battleborn for about 1.5 years. With 1250 watts of solar and the solar controller set to the voltages recommended by Battleborn they are totally maintained by the solar. I do give them a shot from the PD converter before we leave on a trip. Often do not turn on the converter when hooked to shore power. I have a circuit to disconnect the converter when on inverter power and then reconnect if I start the generator. Housted
Housted 04/19/21 08:48am Tech Issues
RE: mounting my solar panels

I have 8 solar panels on my 5er. All are held on with Z brackets and coarse ss screws. The screws are driven through a blob of dicor and then the screw head is covered with dicor. No holes were drilled for the screws so they hold very well. Been like that for years. BTW if you use double side tape you are depending on the glue holding the rubber roof on. If you use the tape on the frame of the panel you can maybe get enough to hold, but you then have no air circulation under the panels, so they may overheat in the summer sun. Housted
Housted 03/20/21 10:42am Tech Issues
RE: Charging trolling motor battery while boondocking

A word of caution here: Most if not all solar controllers do not want solar connected without battery connection first. Be very careful when switching between batteries on the output of solar controller. You might want to add a breaker/switch to the solar input to the controller. You can then disconnect the solar panels and do your battery reconfiguration to charge the TM battery. Housted
Housted 03/10/21 09:29am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: printer on the road

We carry a Canon ImageCLASS LBP6030w. Very small and light weight. We also carry an Epson PictureMate for 4x6 color prints. Both are really small and work well. Housted
Housted 03/08/21 11:14am Technology Corner
RE: JC refrigeration AC or DC upgrade?

I converted our last may. Would never have any thing else.My primary reason is that I did not have to rebuild the cabinet as you would for a residential fridge. The doors and such are the same as the old cooling unit. YMMV Housted
Housted 01/30/21 03:35pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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