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RE: Question for class A and C people with toads!

I carry extensions for water, power and sewer. No concerns as it is what it is.
CA Traveler 11/22/22 07:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Connect multiple portable solar panels?

Probably best to buy a second panel with controller and run both sets of wires to the battery. Otherwise you'll need to access the controller input wires to connect the second panel. Panels should be identical and the controller has to be spec'd for 2 panels and you may void any warranty. Very common to connect panels in parallel, series or series parallel with 2 wires going to an appropiate controller.
CA Traveler 11/21/22 04:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Roadtrek 170 boiling cabin battery

Symptom of over charging. What is the battery voltage when plugged in? Should be about 14.4V for discharged battery down to 13.4V as it charges.
CA Traveler 11/19/22 05:17pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Tire chains in Califdrnia

Likely the Jeep will require brakes. Plus chains when required. Perhaps for other states also.
CA Traveler 11/15/22 11:17am Roads and Routes
RE: Alaskan Camping guide

This is the 2020 version of the Church book.
CA Traveler 11/13/22 06:40pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: access kitchen sink undercabinet 2015 Fleetwood Southwind

No leak when off suggests downstream valve leak that you haven't identified or drain leak. No clue about your cabinets but side/floor panes can often be removed and if not start with small holes for visibility. You can always make a thin plywood cover for a finished look.
CA Traveler 11/13/22 09:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need a battery to start my Onan, 460 cca min, dual-purpose?

You might consider using a deep cycle battery for the house which is generally preferred. Or a marine deep cycle which is a compromised starting battery. Deep cycle batteries will start a gen, but they do cost more being a better battery. There are various reasons on which bank and batteries to use. Based on what you've posted I'd suggest doing what is easiest and best for you to start as you can make changes down the road as desired. Flooded batteries seem to be the best short term and lowest cost for you.
CA Traveler 11/13/22 08:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need a battery to start my Onan, 460 cca min, dual-purpose?

Please check that the generator charges both the house and chassis battery while running. Is this as simple as checking the voltage on the house battery terminals, with engine started? Sorry to be so ignorant about this, but just want to make sure I understand. Thanks.Yes. With both batteries slightly discharged start the engine and the voltage for each should start to increase. There may be some delay on the house battery voltage rise and/or different voltage on the two banks depending upon the type of isolator.
CA Traveler 11/13/22 08:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

Manuals are often generic so verify what they state and check that everything works. For 2 weeks out best to plan for lower temps. Open all cabinets and areas inside with water pipes. Doubtful that low wattage 1156 bulbs willl provide adequate heat. Consider 120V lights.
CA Traveler 11/09/22 11:03am General RVing Issues
RE: How does this work? TV antenna

Have you been on the roof? Is there even an antenna up there?Good one - LOL
CA Traveler 11/04/22 03:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Traveling to California

Totally agree with th Captain... When is the trip as time is a factor? At the AZ border 40 is OK. From the memory banks: We were going to FL in Dec. Clueless - Tehachapi closed Grapevine closed - wonderful night in Bakersfield, still closed, west to 101, down and through LA, spent the night at the CA/AZ rest stop - what can I say.. young and BC of course.
CA Traveler 11/04/22 03:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling to California

The fattest is 10, 202 Phoenix bypass, 210 in LA, 101 to PA, LA best midday. Better and not quite as flat: 10, 202, at Quartzsite exit 20 get fuel, AZ 95, cross at Parker, CA 95 to 40, 58 Tehachapi pass not bad, 99, 46 to Lost Hills, 5, 152 minor pass, 101 to PA.
CA Traveler 11/04/22 11:19am Roads and Routes
RE: How does this work? TV antenna

With the missing parts, consider possible additional issues.
CA Traveler 11/04/22 10:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

This is where I disagree. The 50A 120/240V circuit is single phase . The transformer secondary winding is center taped for the neutral and the current flows in the same direction in both halfs at a given point in time. And the neutral current is the difference of the two hot legs. The simple fact that it's a single transformer winding means that it's single phase.
CA Traveler 11/02/22 06:51am Tech Issues
RE: rv towing companies

Certainly it would depend on locations among other things. Based on some parts availability posts you had best plan on having it towed back as well.
CA Traveler 11/01/22 04:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

If the inverters are using part or all of their output from the pedestal input to them then phasing is not a option, it's a given because all RV plugs are single phase. If they are not using pedestal power then all of their output power comes from the battery and their outputs are independent so phasing is a non issue. Unless you're thinking their output neutrals or hots are connected.
CA Traveler 11/01/22 04:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

BTW Do you know how your friends house is wired? My house has 8 garage and outside 15A plugs, with a GFCI, 240' of 14 gauge wire and a 15A CB. When I plugged my saw into the last outlet (wasn't aware of the wiring) it would not cut a 2x4. Yes it's wired to NEC code, built in 2006. Fortunately there is also a dedicated 20A plug on a deciated 20A CB with much shorter wire for my saw or I would have had to add an adequate circuit.
CA Traveler 11/01/22 11:24am Tech Issues
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

"Personally I don’t like what the Cptn wants to do but he’s gotta do what’s best for him." Why, CA? All I want to do is have load sharing and monitoring on L1 and L2 instead of just L1.On a hot day what is the value of 1+ hours of A/C use? What happens on the day you’re driving and the A/Cs are running? Dead batteries along the road? Ruined alternator due to overload? Certainly possible. Just considering the responses so far I’d suggest professional vetting and design for this rather unique application as without that there could be unintended issues. Design problems, wiring size, loads, etc. Are you aware that a 15A plug implies it’s one of a number on that circuit? What are on the other plugs drawing current? Any embarrassment asking your friend to turn his house stuff off? 20A is better PROVIDED it’s the only dedicated 20A plug on the circuit. We are all trying to help, but unintended consequences are possible. But it’s just what I wouldn’t and do and I was very carefull with all loads when on a 15A plug. My son and I installed a 50A circuit at his house in hot Sacramento and used 100’ of 50A cord to reach the side street. 50A also installed at daughters house.
CA Traveler 11/01/22 11:02am Tech Issues
RE: Can you mount solar above vents?

13' 6" is a concert w/o solar panels. Mine are just below the A/Cs.
CA Traveler 11/01/22 10:31am Tech Issues
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

Are you sure a 2KW inverter will be adequate for your 13A A/C considering startup surge amps?
CA Traveler 11/01/22 10:23am Tech Issues
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