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RE: Black Tanks Won’t Flush

I think he is saying he has 2 black tanks and only one will rinse from the installed sprayer I think there is confusion , I think he has the , 1 grey. 1 black, grey water tanks don't normally get a rinse sprayer installed in a grey tank
MrWizard 11/24/20 02:12am Tech Issues
RE: New problem

On this MH, the pump and reservoir is curbside up front, access is thru the wheel well , I think they mounting is a Fleetwood thing, but who knows, maybe yours is also there
MrWizard 11/23/20 10:46pm Tech Issues
RE: I Hope This Doesn't Get Taken Down Right Away

15 years old, 9th grade freshman gym class in high school, Coach Denton our PhysEd teacher was listening to a report on the radio at his desk in his office, several other teachers were also there He assembled us in the gym, rest of the school soon arrived for the special assembly, where the principal made the announcement, school was dismissed early, And because school was cancelled/closed until after JFK funeral, I was home watching TV and saw Ruby shoot Oswald on live TV news,
MrWizard 11/23/20 08:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Black Tanks Won’t Flush

Gray tank and black dump to the same outlet Drain down the one hose, One 3inch pipe and valve for the black tank, And a smaller valve and pipe for the grey tank 1&3/4 inch pipe I think ! Personally my RVs have never had a grey tank rinse, I have only had black tank sprayer rinse, And this RV does not have any at all, I end up flushing lots of clean water down the toilet to rinse the black tank, does not clean the tank sensors, No bathroom window and I don't like dragging a water hose thru the RV to use a spray wand down the toilet, Two black tanks will have two 3 inch slide gate valves on 3 inch pipes, Look at the valves , handles, and pipes One large and one smaller is normal
MrWizard 11/23/20 07:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Underbay Storage Slideout - need design

I have done several small cargo slides for portable generators, done In one day start to finish, would be even less time, if I wasn't so slow, for me what should be 3 to 4 hours, turns into an all day job
MrWizard 11/20/20 03:39pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Amazon Lockers

I use Amazon lockers , around here you can find them at Chevron Extramile gas stations, Some stations they are inside, some they are outside, they have 24HR access, I find it to be very convenient, I do returns via UPS, have never had trouble with the return credit progressing
MrWizard 11/20/20 03:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: freon charge in a Dometic

I think what you are referring to, is/was for commercial systems, and very likely that no such books are published pertaining to RV units Can't read what's never been printed
MrWizard 11/19/20 11:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Underbay Storage Slideout - need design

44 inch long time heavy duty slides Full extension, 44 inch cargo slides For more ideas Joey Bed RV Cargo Slides
MrWizard 11/19/20 11:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: What's a good battery level monitor?

"Without plug ins, we also generally don't sit at float for hours upon hours to get your monitor back to 100%." Don't need to be on float for hours & hours Batteries don't really need floating in an RV that's in use, floating is too keep an emergency battery service from self discharge Once batteries reach float, they are full It's not the monitor that needs to come to 100% In many instances, The monitor will reach 100% before the batteries are full, watching the charge rate is what is necessary with lead acid batteries, Since lithium batteries have very little compensation needs, just count AmpHrs in and out, I think the one I using would work quite well, If l had the $$ for lifepo4 I would get whatever monitor I thought was best for the job, be it Victron or something else
MrWizard 11/19/20 08:09pm Tech Issues
RE: What's a good battery level monitor?

Capacity is a matter chemistry and chemical reaction increases with temperature, And I do my best to not go below 70% SOC, This morning I was at 83% capacity, Colder weather will mean more heater runtime and lower SOC in the mornings, But like I said batteries are in the heated basement, My capacity does Not shift very much because of temperature, Any drift/shift is the Perkurk? Effect (chemical reaction ) from evening and morning MW use, Which BTW is also/more so, on your use So if I use 80 AmpHrs over night, its really more, when I do the charging, When the monitor says full but the charge rate is 3amps, no problem I'm in the high 90s SOC, I can stop if I want or keep going If the charge rate is high , 10 amps or more then I know I should keep charging until the batteries are full, goes to float or at least tapers to the right value, Monitor saying full capacity, means the measured discharge has been returned, Does Not mean batteries at saturation level You and I are trying to achieve the same thing But your doing math with too many variables While I watch for my recharge rate to reach the correct threshold BTW this monitor has more setting that I do Not know the use of, and have left the values at default, there is probably one for recharge compensation, but the instructions weren't much help with that
MrWizard 11/19/20 04:05pm Tech Issues
RE: What's a good battery level monitor?

I full-time my RV, I use the LP furnace, basement is heated, there is no need to change battery capacity numbers unless the batteries are degrading https://i.imgur.com/J1ffL95l.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. Batteries fully charged No need for me to worry about accuracy drift I've said it here many times, I dont do 50>90 cycling of my batteries
MrWizard 11/19/20 12:58am Tech Issues
RE: Added a new battery monitor...(Aili)

It can be changed to a white Brighter background, But you can just unplug from the 5v USB to turn off the display/settings control, The main module at the sensing install location aka batteries, will keep right on working, and the correct data will be displayed when the inside module is powered up in the morning, For me, always on is normal operation, if I'm up for any reason, a glance at the display informs me of the batteries status & health
MrWizard 11/18/20 04:09pm Tech Issues
RE: What's a good battery level monitor?

If you keep charging past when the monitor says 100%, then your AH counter will be out of whack and needs to be reset to zero once you do get to True Full. NO ! My monitor and most other ones stop adding amps to the capacity value when the amps returned equal what was removed and set value is reached Charging does Not Stop, but count does not increase beyond the set value I think you are thinking of your way of a minus value from zero for amp hrs used then recharging to a plus value larger than zero to compensate and ensure you are at or near full, Confusing what your display shows, with what is the normal operation of my system
MrWizard 11/18/20 03:42pm Tech Issues
RE: What's a good battery level monitor?

This is the seller elite.element on EBay, I bought from, and the power monitor, he is in Walton Ky,, DC battery power monitor It's all over ebay for less $$$ , but shipping from China sellers, I think he was the first one to bring it to the USA https://i.imgur.com/PkQX5kyl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
MrWizard 11/18/20 12:19am Tech Issues
RE: What's a good battery level monitor?

Charging inefficiency is a problem that never goes away with any lead acid battery, and only gets worse as the battery ages, That's why an auto reset monitor, is not as important to me , as knowing my batteries and system,I know by looking at the charge amps near the end of cycle, the monitor already says 100%, What's important to me, is the discharge count and the SOC from my use, so I know how many Amp hrs were used, Capacity (50% ,70%, 90% ?) right now I know whether I must charge right away or have sufficient unused capacity to hold me until later in the day, I do not know how many Amp hrs recharge it takes to replace 100 Amp hrs used, 5 more, 10 more, 15 more ?? And it's been many years since I even attempted to find out, when I tried I had (2) amp counting power meters wired in series with the house batteries in a different MH, identical meters,they only counted one direction, so I installed them in reverse to each other, one only counted discharge , the other only counted charging , I reset them each day at the end of that days recharge, I don't remember the numbers, but the recharge to full, goto float, was more than I expected, no MW no coffee maker , a 300w inverter for the laptop, tv, and phones, it was about 2005 I think, maybe before then This monitor I have now, is the best one I have used, the most useful,the most info I will try to find the brand/model info, it's been almost 3 years, and I think the seller was in kentucky, I'm thinking this was on eBay, BTW the display/control module (in the picture) is powered 5v usb, and is wireless, The brain module and the Hall Effect Sensor are located at the 198 ampHR Deka 4D AGM that is one half of my 400 AmpHR battery bank, there is No Wiring connecting the 2 modules, I can move the display any where in the RV, without changing any wiring
MrWizard 11/17/20 10:29pm Tech Issues
RE: What's a good battery level monitor?

https://i.imgur.com/PkQX5kyl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. Maybe something like this ALL INFO IN ONE place on one screen
MrWizard 11/17/20 04:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Added a new battery monitor...(Aili)

https://i.imgur.com/PkQX5kyl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
MrWizard 11/17/20 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Anyone using a portable washer and dryer?

I have one, wash is approx 7# load no more Spin dry 4# wet clothes , different compartment same machine One wash load is two spin dry loads Hang them up to finish drying No heated tumble dry in this machine The one your looking at might be different, There is a variety of sizes and functions It does save on the number of trips to the laundromat But if your 6ft 2 inches, 200+# size 42 The machine I have is Probably not for you
MrWizard 11/17/20 11:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Added a new battery monitor...(Aili)

I should have mentioned, all of this info is on the display at the same time, See everything at one glance, No need to search thru each info display https://i.imgur.com/Att2SKpl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. Capacity 96% , needs 8 more amphrs Charging at 10.5 amps Says it will need 34.as minutes to reach full at the current 10.5 charge rate Charge rate will decrease/taper and it will take more time to reach 100%
MrWizard 11/17/20 10:36am Tech Issues
RE: Added a new battery monitor...(Aili)

My monitor is not a Trimetric, It counts the Amp hrs removed from the capacity that has been set, it displays Amp hrs remaining % of capacity remaining Battery voltage Amp rate plus or minus Wattage being used or charging Has a low voltage protection setting, that can control a relay, use it for an alarm or use it to disconnect the battery bank, I do NOTuse that feature, but I might connect it to an alarm of some kind It does not do a needless auto reset like the Trimetric, and I have never tried to do a minus count with it And yes sometimes the next day after heavy night time inverter and MW use, the full capacity count reaches 100% and there are still amps charging, So I just keep charging until the amps In, reach the correct value 2 amps or less for this bank, In the summer needing the generator for the A/C The charge rate often reaches 0.5 to Zero amps in aka saturation full level max attainable
MrWizard 11/17/20 01:17am Tech Issues
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