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RE: Filling the water tank at home

Swimmer spe - I’d consider UV disinfecting and adding fluoride “treating” the water before it shows up in your tap… https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_water_supply_system With that said, we’ve kind of taken this thread way off topic. To get back to OP, I always use an in-line filter for any water going into my 5er tank. Additionally, when we used to have a private well, I used to add a small amount of chlorine to my tank from home if it would be sitting more than a few weeks. My home has a UV light.
swimmer_spe 06/29/21 08:06am Tech Issues
RE: Filling the water tank at home

NYC does not treat it's water. Read up on it and it will impress and surprise you. No but it is frequently tested for 126 priority pollutants and scores of others continuously. Include E.Coli, Viruses, BOD and other biological testing. Unless the EPA has upped the test count. Point is that if NYC is safe to draw from a lake, without any filtration, my home is safe as well. I am taking precautions to ensure that I don't have to worry about my water.
swimmer_spe 06/28/21 09:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Filling the water tank at home

Used to drink water straight from lakes in BWCA in late ‘70’s (took from below surface)…but by early 2000’s it was recommended to filter it before use. Backpack filters are a pain to use, but we never got sick…which would be more of a pain. I too am a little surprised about lake source for drinking water Then you won't want to learn about where and how NYC gets it's water. LOTS (most?) cities get water from lakes and rivers, but pretty sure it’s treated before it shows up in your tap. Pulling drinking water directly from surface sources is what surprised me… NYC does not treat it's water. Read up on it and it will impress and surprise you. My lake water is treated with 2 filters and a UV filter.
swimmer_spe 06/28/21 09:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Filling the water tank at home

Used to drink water straight from lakes in BWCA in late ‘70’s (took from below surface)…but by early 2000’s it was recommended to filter it before use. Backpack filters are a pain to use, but we never got sick…which would be more of a pain. I too am a little surprised about lake source for drinking water Then you won't want to learn about where and how NYC gets it's water.
swimmer_spe 06/28/21 07:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Filling the water tank at home

If you’re worried about sediment get a good filter that takes out small sediment. Personally I’d put a whole house filter between the well pump and the house. Sediment won’t do good things to ice makers, water heaters, and so on. They are very cheap and effective. Lake water, not well water. We have fine filters, but they do clog and it is at that point that we get some sediment. It tells me it is time to change the filters. I know, we had to replace the HWT due to high sediment build up. I flush it out frequently. I just don't want that problem with my RV tank.
swimmer_spe 06/28/21 10:51am Tech Issues
RE: Filling the water tank at home

Use a in line filter on the fill hose. I assume this lake water has been checked by the county health dept. It seems to be an unusual water source. We checked it as part of the sale of the house in the winter. It is completely safe.
swimmer_spe 06/28/21 10:49am Tech Issues
Filling the water tank at home

We used to live where we had city water. We have since moved and now draw our water for our home from a lake. It is perfectly safe and clean, however, some sediment might get through and there can be discolouration. While that doesn't bother me at home, I worry about what I put in my RV tank. Would you suggest filling it at home or at the campground?
swimmer_spe 06/28/21 10:13am Tech Issues
RE: Tire placard

I feel silly asking this, but i don't know where the sticker is that says what my 1999 Rockwood Ultralight 24' tire pressure is. Where would the sticker be located? I will wager that your RV states to fill to the tires MAX sidewall listed. Why, because that's how they determine carrying capacity. Now if you want to use the brain that God gave you go to the scales fully loaded. Now take that axle weight and divide by two. Compare that to the weight/inflation chart for your tire. Let's say the chart says 70Psi simply add 5 psi to that number. By doing this it will give the best ride, best stopping and best tread wear. But then you can do like many others and simply air to the MAX on the sidewall or whatever the RV states. This brain of mine that was not built by any god cannot even find the chart for weight loading. Otherwise, I'd do that.
swimmer_spe 06/28/21 09:46am Tech Issues
RE: Tire placard

It won’t have one, They weren’t required in 1999. Sort of, the yellow tire sticker did not exist before 2005, but before that sticker there was a VIN sticker which had not only the VIN but other things like weights, tire sizes and might have even had recommended pressure for the tire sizes.. Mine has been gone before I bought my TT but I have seen them before. However, with trailers unlike automobile tires, the tire size and capacity is often right on the edge of not enough capacity. Because of that, the general rule is to inflate trailer tires to the max sidewall pressure. That pressure gives the tires the absolute maximum weight carrying capacity rating for the load range. The VIN sticker was typically applied on the drivers side of the trailer on the siding near the front of the trailer box. Sometimes applied on the front driver side of the trailer box and sometimes applied to the drivers side of the trailer tongue.. Notice a theme? If yours is still there it will be on the drivers side of the trailer somewhere near the front.. But, if all else fails, read the tire sidewall and air up to the max sidewall pressure (cold temp of course). Do not adjust pressure when hot (after driven for more than a couple of miles). I will start looking.
swimmer_spe 06/28/21 09:45am Tech Issues
RE: Tire placard

I feel silly asking this, but i don't know where the sticker is that says what my 1999 Rockwood Ultralight 24' tire pressure is. Where would the sticker be located? Surely you don't still have the original tires on it?? Nope, they are definitely not that old.
swimmer_spe 06/28/21 09:42am Tech Issues
RE: Tire placard

Did you try looking inside some lower cabinet doors? My Tango has a sticker containing tire and various other info inside the door to under the kitchen sink. Other TTs I've had have the placard in a similar location. I'll go looking better in al the cupboards for it.
swimmer_spe 06/27/21 11:17pm Tech Issues
Tire placard

I feel silly asking this, but i don't know where the sticker is that says what my 1999 Rockwood Ultralight 24' tire pressure is. Where would the sticker be located?
swimmer_spe 06/27/21 10:51pm Tech Issues
RE: How to charge a battery

If you do two nights so the batt is 12.2v, then the gen can't run the 55 amper at 55 amps like it will at first. If you recharge each day at 12.4v, then the 55 amper will be charging at more like 30 amps at first so the gen can do that. 30 amps beats 6 amps by miles. Agreed. The plan is to try to run everyday. At worse, the spare battery will be for running the jack when I need to move it. Once i got back on shore power, I'd just swap the batteries out and let the few days at the 30 amp site charge it.
swimmer_spe 06/27/21 08:51pm Tech Issues
RE: How to charge a battery

You will have to learn what will be enough gen time to get you by till next day. If you can, be worth trying it at home to get an idea what works. I know I can last about 2 nights boondocking. I also will be bringing a second battery. We are boondocking for 3 nights. That is why the question is between using my 6a portable charger connected and using the on board charger.
swimmer_spe 06/27/21 08:31pm Tech Issues
RE: How to charge a battery

If you recharge when the batts are not very low, they will not draw as many amps, so the 1000w gen could do that, although it will take longer to get back up in the higher SOC range. You can't get a true resting voltage but just use the voltage when nothing much is on and recharge at 12.4v instead of waiting for 12.2v. Have access to gas for the gen as you might have long running times. Still beats using that 6a charger. The goal will be to optimize the time that I can run the generator. I'll have a few cans of gas ready to go to let it run as long as I can.
swimmer_spe 06/27/21 08:02pm Tech Issues
RE: How to charge a battery

The converter is a 55A one.
swimmer_spe 06/27/21 07:35pm Tech Issues
RE: How to charge a battery

Plugging into the genset using an adapter is the easiest. How fast charge would be determined by what converter you have. Some converters charger at a much higher rate then your portable one. Make and model of your converter? How would I find out what my converter can do?
swimmer_spe 06/26/21 06:09pm Tech Issues
RE: How to charge a battery

Depends on the converter size in amps and how low the batteries are. A 1000w gen can only run maybe a 45 amp converter, and that is with no other 120v appliance in the trailer on. So put the WH and fridge to propane and no hair dryers. If you have a bigger amp converter you can reduce its draw on the gen by charging when the batts are not so low and they accept fewer amps. If your converter has a Charge Wizard, you can set it to 13.6 at first until the batts are up some and then switch to 14.4 once the gen can take it. The 6a charger is a waste of good gen gas. What is a WH? The only other things would be lights.
swimmer_spe 06/26/21 06:08pm Tech Issues
How to charge a battery

I will have access to a 1000w generator while I am camping fora few days. Would just plugging in my trailer to it be good enough to charge the battery for a few hours, or should I put a charger directly to the generator and battery to charge it? I have a 6a/4a/2a
swimmer_spe 06/26/21 05:19pm Tech Issues
RE: hooking up a second battery

Would it be better to throw the worst one on the trailer to charge off the truck while traveling? Very little charging happens. I agree with 2oldman. Leave home with charged batteries. Two in parallel will provide more energy than using one, followed by using the other. I will, but one will be more dead than the other when I pack up to go to my next spot, over 5 hours away, where I will be back on shore power.
swimmer_spe 06/21/21 06:15pm Tech Issues
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