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RE: Parasitic current draw on tow vehicle

FYI Once you disconnect and reconnect the battery electrical resets may occur and you no longer have the drain perhaps until driving and turning off the car. That is just one reason why a clampon ammeter is so useful. Sounds like you meter is not working. Just tested my VOM fuses with my other VOM. Both were "OL". Operator error. I ordered new ones.
SHRED 08/01/21 04:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Parasitic current draw on tow vehicle

Any recommendations for a quality VOM? I'm tired of cheap junky ones. It isn't your cheap junky meter. It is how you are using it. 10A setting you must use the input marked 10A. On 10A setting you will have a very low current resolution of .1A at a time which will not reveal very low current draws. Your DVM should have a MA (Milliamp) setting (may look like 1000 (1000 is 1A), 100, 10) which has a higher resolution. That setting will use your normal DVM "Volt/resistance" input lead. Choose the highest range on the MA setting then switch down.. Have to very careful when using the MA setting as it is to smoke the meter.. Good to know. Thanks
SHRED 08/01/21 02:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Parasitic current draw on tow vehicle

How old is the battery? 4 months old.
SHRED 08/01/21 01:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Parasitic current draw on tow vehicle

Check the 10a fuse in the meter. The VOM still reads voltage. Would that still be possible with a blown fuse?
SHRED 08/01/21 01:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Parasitic current draw on tow vehicle

Any recommendations for a quality VOM? I'm tired of cheap junky ones.
SHRED 08/01/21 01:19pm Tech Issues
Parasitic current draw on tow vehicle

My 2002 Honda CRV seems to lose its battery charge if it sits for a couple of days. The battery has tested good at both NAPA and at Autozone. I tried testing for draw with my cheap VOM by undoing the ground and running it in series on the 10A meter circuit, but it registered zero which isn't accurate since it draws some power for the clock, etc... I tried turning on the headlights and an interior light, I touched the VOM lead, and nothing. Nothing lit up. Is my VOM bad? It does measure voltage accurately however. This is frustrating. Looks like I will need to take it in. Is the allowable amp draw about 0.3 amps? thanks
SHRED 08/01/21 12:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Filling dually tires

When I had a dually MH, I got my replacement valve stems from Tire-Man. He passed away a couple of years ago.
SHRED 07/17/21 09:34am Tech Issues
RE: Filling dually tires

I find the chucks with the inner wheel end straight on rather than angled are more convenient than those with both angled. I suppose that may well vary with the specific wheel design you have. Either one can work, but might require more or less fiddling around to get a good seal, possibly including reaching around between the tires with the other hand to guide the chuck and valve stem into alignment. Air-through valve covers are a big help; besides not having to unscrew the valve cover (and you really ought to use some sort of a valve cover), they effectively extend the stem a little bit and that little bit helps. I have Alligator brand ones and they seem very well made. Thanks. They do have air thru valve cover/caps.
SHRED 07/15/21 11:05am Tech Issues
RE: Filling dually tires

They were both angled, takes a little practice I have tried and tried. This angle does not work. https://i.postimg.cc/QCXPF7Db/Screenshot-20210715-081255-Amazon-Shopping.jpg
SHRED 07/15/21 10:44am Tech Issues
Filling dually tires

I'd have solid valve extensions installed but I've read they are incompatible with the built in TPMS system on our 2021 E-450 class c. I'm looking for a way to add air without needing to remove the wheel covers. I bought an extension chuck but it still interferes with the cover. Are there any that are angled better that would work without having to remove the covers?
SHRED 07/15/21 10:19am Tech Issues
RE: Battery charge questions

I'm having a tough time finding the specs on the 3 stage Parallax charger.I thought you meant the batteries. These are the batteries: https://lifelinebatteries.com/products/marine-batteries/gpl-4ct/
SHRED 06/13/21 02:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery charge questions

You need to look up the proper charge voltages for absorb and float for your batteries. You then need to make sure your Blue sky and your Parallax are programmed for those voltages. Will it keep your batteries charged? It depends on if you use more or less than the amount of power the solar panel produces. I should have been clearer with my post. I meant when the motorhome is in storage.
SHRED 06/13/21 01:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery charge questions

Parallax seems to operate at the low end on voltage. What voltage is your solar absorption set to? How long in absorption? I'm not sure on any of those. I'll look into the Blue Sky specs.
SHRED 06/13/21 01:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery charge questions

You can look up the charge specs. Parked at home, yes they will stay charged. When camping, that depends on your usage. I'm having a tough time finding the specs on the 3 stage Parallax charger. I installed a Progressive Dynamics converter on my previous motorhome and they very clearly spelled out the specs for each stage.
SHRED 06/13/21 11:30am Tech Issues
Battery charge questions

My new motorhome's system is this: Blue Sky 3000i solar controller. 2 - 115 watt pv panels. Parallax 8355 converter with 3 stage charging and TempAssure sensor. 2 Lifeline AGM 6v batteries. Being a newbie to both solar and AGM I was wondering if this system will keep my AGM batteries topped off properly? I've heard that AGM batteries require a higher voltage to maintain a state of charge and don't want to damage them. I'll most likely leave it parked in the sun and unplugged when I'm home between trips.
SHRED 06/13/21 10:34am Tech Issues
RE: Bluetooth Battery Monitor

I'm looking at this one also. BALMAR MONITOR
SHRED 05/31/21 01:39pm General RVing Issues
Bluetooth Battery Monitor

For ease of installation I'm looking for input on Bluetooth battery monitors. Any that you are satisfied with. Thanks.
SHRED 05/31/21 10:02am General RVing Issues
Basalt Campground to Ukiah, CA

We will be towing and want to avoid San Jose and San Francisco. I'm looking at crossing over on the HWY 20 at Williams,CA. Any better alternatives? Thanks
SHRED 05/23/21 10:31am Roads and Routes
RE: We are excited

Those two baby pics aren't going to cut it. We're going to need some interior shots too. Congratulations. https://i.postimg.cc/9MgwSLtW/20210426-144236.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/x8kNSLtL/20210426-142025.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/NFW9GLzS/20210426-142036.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/8k3rmnz4/FB-IMG-1619491198207.jpg
SHRED 04/26/21 09:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: We are excited

Those two baby pics aren't going to cut it. We're going to need some interior shots too. Congratulations. Soon! Thanks
SHRED 04/26/21 07:21am General RVing Issues
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