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RE: Nearly impossible to get Class C Chassis serviced?

I've had good luck using independent truck shops for our Class A's and C's over the years.I used this solution to repair my previous class A and then a DP. Never had an issue. Dave
magicbus 05/22/22 04:03am Beginning RVing
RE: Is there an Air Conditioner using Inverter Compressor

The guy who installed my house inverters explained that to operate properly an inverter requires a certain minimum length run between the inverter and the heat exchanger to operate properly. Something like 20’. He has done 3 installations for me so I tend to accept what he says. Dave Interesting. I have three in my house. None are that far apart. The line runs are - IIRC - 12 and 16' with the excess line coiled up behind the outside unit.As I said, something like 20’, it was a couple of years ago. And he said he would have to coil any excess near the inverter. He preferred to bury it which is what started the discussion. Our shortest run was just long enough that there was no excess. Dave its probably because the standard lenth of precharged line is 20'. if he had to cut his own line, add the fittings, solder them then purge and charge them the cost would be several times more so a lot of installers are going to the precharged lines and trying to lay it out so there isnt any excess that just looks bad and showes how they did it. Actually the other two runs were close to 40’ and he did evacuate and charge the system. He wasn’t shortcutting the installation. He explained that inverters, unlike heat pumps, had some minimum requirement for the gas to expand before it was returned to the inverter. At least that’s how I understood the explanation. Dave
magicbus 05/14/22 02:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is there an Air Conditioner using Inverter Compressor

The guy who installed my house inverters explained that to operate properly an inverter requires a certain minimum length run between the inverter and the heat exchanger to operate properly. Something like 20’. He has done 3 installations for me so I tend to accept what he says. Dave Interesting. I have three in my house. None are that far apart. The line runs are - IIRC - 12 and 16' with the excess line coiled up behind the outside unit.As I said, something like 20’, it was a couple of years ago. And he said he would have to coil any excess near the inverter. He preferred to bury it which is what started the discussion. Our shortest run was just long enough that there was no excess. Dave
magicbus 05/13/22 04:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Is there an Air Conditioner using Inverter Compressor

The guy who installed my house inverters explained that to operate properly an inverter requires a certain minimum length run between the inverter and the heat exchanger to operate properly. Something like 20’. He has done 3 installations for me so I tend to accept what he says. Dave
magicbus 05/12/22 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric bikes !!

I just wish the electric bike riders would keep their speed to “pedal bike speed” on our shared-use bike paths. Many of them are a hazard to walkers and other bikers. Dave
magicbus 05/10/22 04:15am General RVing Issues
RE: On the road observations

Returning from Florida last week it seemed to me that the lots, while looking full, appeared to have an over-abundance of trailers as compared to Class A, B, C or DP's or even fifth wheels. One of the big dealers had 5 Class B units, but most of the rest were lucky to have 1 or maybe 2. Dave
magicbus 03/31/22 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Happy Campers no longer available in CA?

If {I say dumb stuff that the mod deletes time and time again}...Or maybe it’s time for folks with rude comments to stay in motels. (Apologies to the moderator). Dave MOD'S EDIT: I fixed the quote for you :W Regards, Other Dave
magicbus 03/15/22 07:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Happy Campers no longer available in CA?

Well if you really can't handle a "whiff when dumping" then I guess you do need to add something to mask it. I guess after growing up camping using pit toilets, on boats using cassette toilets, and then finally graduating to RV's and a boat with with closed tanks, catching a "whiff" reminds me how far I've come :B. Dave
magicbus 03/15/22 03:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Canadian Snowbirds heading home-Antigen Rapid Tests required

Our Canadian neighbors flying home tomorrow had to get a PCR test yesterday afternoon. They said it needed to be a PCR within 3 days of the border crossing. Dave
magicbus 03/11/22 04:56am Snowbirds
RE: Happy Campers no longer available in CA?

Gray an black tanks always stink but the plumbing is designed so you don’t smell them during normal use. If you can smell your tanks you have a vent and/or trap problem you might address. I’m on my third MH and stopped using chemicals 20 years ago after I realized I didn’t need them. Dave
magicbus 03/10/22 04:53am General RVing Issues
RE: OnStar requires update due to 3G end of life

If it needs an over the air update to use 4g I hope it happened last week before 3g went away! Save
magicbus 02/27/22 01:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Rant - getting someone to work on a Class C motorhome

Yes that’s really the point. My mechanic stepson taught me all about the flat rate book. I don’t think dealers even do time and materials anymore. Given the “maybes” with an RV I can see why a dealer wouldn’t want to touch one. Dave
magicbus 02/20/22 02:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rant - getting someone to work on a Class C motorhome

Part of the problem for dealers is the add on items blocking standard chassis parts. For example my Sprinter has a fresh water tank, two batteries and a generator hung underneath. The exhaust is routed around some of these. During a recent Sprinter recall involving the exhaust system there were reports of people having to get “someone else” to remove a water tank then Mercedes would fix the recall. Hard to blame the dealer for that call. Dave
magicbus 02/17/22 12:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rant - getting someone to work on a Class C motorhome

I always used independent shops for my Class A, my DP, and now my Sprinter. I can’t for the life of me figure out why anyone would go to a dealer for non-warranty work. You’ll find that many independent shops have people who are simply great mechanics who can fix most anything on an RV. Dave
magicbus 02/16/22 04:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Pepwave as a Cell repeater with no data plan

Welcome to the forum. I really wish I understood what you are trying to accomplish but I think, given what interesting information you have provided , I would just keep the door open. Unless it is raining of course, and then I would close it and read a Kindle (in airplane mode obviously). Dave
magicbus 02/10/22 05:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Where is EVERYONE??

Well I don’t use Facebook (recently retired computer security software guy) but I’m busy packing our B to head south for two months. Dave
magicbus 02/03/22 06:32pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Custer State Park expansion

Isn’t this a duplicate post if this thread that has been running for weeks? Dave
magicbus 02/03/22 03:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Unique eateries

Certified Burger, St. Simons Island. Dave
magicbus 02/02/22 03:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: This is too easy!

I would appreciate it if someone had this corrected for when I arrive in Florida in 10 days. After yesterday I am in dire need of 6 weeks of warm sunshine. :) Dave
magicbus 01/30/22 01:24pm Snowbirds
Lack of RV Parks... Jimmy Buffet to the rescue!

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magicbus 01/27/22 11:14am General RVing Issues
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