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RE: Parrallel Generators - Dif brands hot swapable

Not all brands will interchange, I know Honda and Yamaha use different (opposite phase) signaling for the inverter sync. So be careful
Isaac-1 03/23/18 04:19pm Tech Issues
RE: 1955 Road map, pre-Interstate

Thanks for posting that, it surprises me just how many federal highways are newer than that, not just the interstate highways. I live in a town in Louisiana where 2 federal highways cross, only one appears at all on the map, and it is just a 50 or so mile long stub, not the 400+ mile long highway it is today. I know these 2 highways date back to at least the 1960's with their current numbering, I just don't know when in the decade or so after that map you linked to that they were added.
Isaac-1 03/23/18 04:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stupidity at its finest

Last year I saw a pickup towing a 5th wheel, towing a small SUV towing an Aluminum boat. It was doing about 50 mph in a 55 mph zone going down a 2 lane highway near where I live, I watched it cross a bridge over a small creek, and as they hit the hump going onto the bridge the chain of vehicles rippled like a crowd in a stadium doing the wave. I certainly hope they were not going far, but the nearest boat ramp is 15 miles from the location I saw them.
Isaac-1 03/23/18 02:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Add a 110v switch for water heater

My coach uses a similar switch for the water heater from the factory, wired inline between the breaker and the water heater.
Isaac-1 03/21/18 06:59am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Extended Service Plan for older Class A

I suspect you are going to be out of luck, most of the service plans I have seen must be purchased before the coach is 15 years old, a 2002 model will be hitting 16 or 17 years old now.
Isaac-1 03/18/18 11:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Septic Tank For Fulltime

Without seeing what you are dealing with, knowing the climate, etc. answering this question is nearly impossible. Though I will say that PVC sewer pipe is cheap, and should likely be an easy installation if the correct amount of slope is available. If not a macerator system like the Flojet or Sanicon may be your best option as they allow you to pump up hill.
Isaac-1 03/18/18 06:05am Full-time RVing
RE: Propane fridge turns off

From your description I would check the connections on the control board.
Isaac-1 03/17/18 08:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Renting RV

Let me ask, why this part of the US for an RV trip? I ask because while this part of the US has many RV owners, it is also somewhat less conducive to RV travel than some other parts of the Country. The north east of the US has very high population density, and many roads that are older and narrower than in the more recently developed parts of the country. Having said that, traveling through upstate New York in an RV can be a nice trip, I have done it though, that was many years ago and the population of the region (and entire country) has grown since then. It just would be far from my first choice on taking an RV trip in America.
Isaac-1 03/17/18 07:36am Beginning RVing
RE: New Accuride 19.5 Steel Rims

Not new, but I did buy a 10 lug 19.5 Accu Ride rim for my P32 Chassis coach from a local junk yard to carry a mounted spare. I think I paid about $50.
Isaac-1 03/17/18 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1500 watt heater. Enough?

I think you will be surprised how much heat it puts out in a confined space like an RV. I had a small 1500 watt cube heater in my motorhome last winter to keep things above freezing, and even when the temperature dropped below freezing outside, the cube heater set on low kept the interior temperatures in the upper 50's
Isaac-1 03/12/18 11:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: I-10 W from NOLA to Houston

There is construction on the approach for the I-10 bridge in Lake Charles going onthe next few months, best option is to take the I-210 bypass around Lake Charles it only adds a couple of miles. I think there is also still construction going on in Beaumont. I think there may still be some construction around the exit in Winnie though it has been a few months since I last drove that section of I-10.
Isaac-1 03/11/18 08:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Steering stabilizer?

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Isaac-1 03/11/18 05:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Decals peeling

The big problem is that the RV manufacturers use the lowest grade of vinyl they can get away with that will last through the warranty time in order to save a buck. Cheap calendered vinyl that cost about $70 for a 50 yard roll has a 3 year outdoor rating (mid America average exposure condition), mid grade calendered vinyl has a 5 or 7 year rating runs about $90 per 50 yard roll, high quality cast vinyl with a 12 year outdoor rating costs about $325 for the same size roll, there are also specialty vinyls that can last even longer, but they cost much more and are harder to work with due to ultra aggressive adhesives. Note I owned a sign shop for about 7 or 8 years back around the turn of the century.
Isaac-1 03/10/18 07:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Full Timing In a 30ft Class A

Let me preface this by saying I have a 28 ft (29'5" bumper to bumper) class A with no slides (2002 Safari Trek 2830) and so far we are traveling without a TOAD. The longest trip I have made in our coach is just over a month, with my wife along for the middle 2 weeks of that 4200 mile trip. It was overall functional for 2 people, though the Trek is a somewhat unique layout as there is no bedroom, just a mechanical queen size bed that lifts into the living room ceiling, the byproduct of which is a very large kitchen and bathroom (nearly 7 ft of kitchen counter top space, and a 5x6 ft bathroom. Slides would of course primarily add floor space, which can be nice, but they also tend to limit movement around the coach when the slides are in. My overall impression living in this amount of space was, it was fine for limited time together, though if it would extend more than 2-3 weeks a separate bedroom would have been nice, just for the occasional privacy separation. Things were much more comfortable for the solo portion of the trip, though after a month in this limited amount of space I was glad to get back to my sticks and bricks house, I suspect I would feel similarly in most RV living situations. There are limitations in cargo space in a coach in this size range, though there is room to carry all of the important stuff, plus many of the luxuries most people like to have along (BBQ grill, canopy tent, camping chairs, etc.). To give you an idea of the basement space limitations, I have given thought to adding a portable fire pit, though honestly I am not sure where I would store it, there is space, but it might mean moving some stuff to the drivers side cargo bay. The big thing that will be lacking in almost all sub 30 ft coaches will be no washing machine or dryer. The other issue we run into is not so much lack of room for cargo, but bumping up against our cargo carrying capacity weight limit, if traveling with water in our tanks.
Isaac-1 03/10/18 03:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Microwave Overloading my 3000W inverter

One other thing, what type of batteries are they, some deep cycle AGM are not rated for high discharge rate.
Isaac-1 03/08/18 09:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Small Class B and generator.

BFL13, I am not so sure of that, power factor should effect generator winding temperatures in conventional generators, not engine power required for power generation. I am not sure if this would holds true for inverter generator loads or not, or if power factor change would directly effect output ability of an inverter, though Honda does publish their output rating at PF 1.0.
Isaac-1 03/08/18 09:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Small Class B and generator.

It should work, I have the next size up Progressive Dynamics converter, and my Honda EU-1000 is just a little too small to power it at max charge level.
Isaac-1 03/08/18 07:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Route from Roswell to fort stockton

If going to Florida, consider taking I-20 across then cutting down to I-10 either on I-49 in Louisiana or US 49 in Mississippi. Either of these routes only add 20-30 miles vs taking I-10, and let you avoid a number of major and semi-major cities as I-20 skirts the south side of the DFW metroplex vs I-10 which goes through the middle of San Antonio, Houston, Beaumont, Lake Charles (with major bridge construction for the the next 4 months on I-10), Baton Rouge, etc.
Isaac-1 03/08/18 07:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone campground lengths?

What they said, we have a 28 ft (29'5" actual bumper to bumper) coach, and stayed in 3 Yellowstone campgrounds last summer in 30 ft spaces, and it was tight, in 2 out of 3, the 3rd we had maybe 3-4 extra feet, mostly due to saplings grown up along the edge of the pavement at the back of the sites.
Isaac-1 03/05/18 11:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Are inspections essential or not?

From what I know of RV inspections a $400 one will likely only cover basic items, a detailed inspection would likely cost $750+. The question is do you have enough experience with RV systems to spot potential problems? If the inspector spots one moderate to major issue, the cost of the inspection has paid for itself. Do you know to check date codes on tires, how about checking the refrigerator coils for signs of leakage, or checking electrical system for ground faults or hot skin. How about checking for leaks the propane system by attaching a manometer to the stove burner? How about the date codes on those $100 propane and CO alarms that should be replaced every 5 years? ...
Isaac-1 03/05/18 07:41pm Class C Motorhomes
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