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RE: Real life solar results

400W of solar + pwm controller + cables/brackets $1000 CDN 2 x Kirkland 6v golf cart batteries $320 1800W modifies sine wave inverter powering 1/3 of the rv plugs $400 I could benefit from another pair of GC batts as I am topped off before noon and have less margin to use heavy loads. I rarely bring out our Honda 2000 unless its for microwave or other big loads. Very happy with my setup and it opens up so many off grid opportunities.
FLY 4 FUN 09/23/21 06:00pm Tech Issues
RE: 6 Volt Battery Winter Maintenance Advice?

Big fan of the Deltran battery tender chargers. You can decide what model suits your needs and budget.
FLY 4 FUN 08/23/21 10:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Replacement?

My batts are from 2012 and seem to be ok. I would say if they start your truck and aren't leaking then get a load test done and decide from there. If they are ok why toss them and pay all that money for new ones.
FLY 4 FUN 07/31/21 11:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Consequences of RVing’s Unprecedented Surge

There is little doubt that Covid drove many folks to adopt new hobbies and leisure pastime's and camping has seen a huge swell of newcomers. I too suspect that in a few seasons the glamour of it all will fade as rv's were never built well are coming off the line in even worse shape. Newbies will take them in for work and be stunned at the 2-3 month turn around for warranty jobs. Then the price of storage, the busy signals at parks or lack of available sites suiting their needs. Heck Ive been at this over 20 years and this year I want to quit rv'ing. I'm super frustrated at the overloaded campground system and all the "best kept secret spots" are overrun with folks that trash them. Many rigs will get repossessed and the market will be saturated with owners just trying to get out from their 15 year loans. No different if you want a mountain bike, kayak or other outdoor pursuits....Covid has left stores and rv lots picked over. I hope travel resumes and folks get back to what they did before. Fingers crossed anyways.
FLY 4 FUN 07/10/21 12:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can't find my water pump

I would look in your outside hatch, and I bet if you look around the wet bay theres likely a false panel between the nylon wet bay and the pump/hot water tank and valves. If its running then either your hw tank is still filling or you have the valves set wrong and its sucking air possibly through the winterizing tube.
FLY 4 FUN 04/14/21 05:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help!!!! Travel Trailer Back in

Natural to feel pressured those first few seasons of backing a rig. For sure get somewhere open and practice with your spotter. I insist on radios or phone contact so theres no yelling/gesturing etc. Back in the day if we got really out of shape I did a "lap" of the campground and then started over. This gave me cool down time and cleared all the folks behind me out. Its all part of the lifestyle.
FLY 4 FUN 02/25/21 08:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just a word of praise for gopower solar

I'm not going to blame the salesman fully as the nature of solar systems depends on the install. There are some rigs that still have phantom loads when battery disconnect is off, whereas others that it kills all 12v items. I know my solar setup continues to charge my twin 6v batts even with the disconnect off but that's because I wired it that way. I don't know of any rv's that come standard with solar so its up to the selling dealer how they wire the system. That includes fuses, charge controllers mounts, wires etc. There are many calibers of systems and also skillset of installers doing the work. Before I took the word of someone who is selling the rig I would research the system to ensure it met my needs. Solar is awesome, I wish it was standard or at least properly pre-wired on all rigs.
FLY 4 FUN 02/24/21 09:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Bathroom heater vent not blowing

Is the bathroom area visible from below in the 5er basement? If so you should be able to trace the paper thin dryer vent "slinky" that runs from the furnace to the floor vent. Following it from source to opening should show you if theres any reason its lacking flow.
FLY 4 FUN 01/31/21 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Honda 2000i tips and tricks for changing oil.

I elevate mine on a small stool and insert the aftermarket aluminum funnel (threaded) and then tip it on its side so oil can run out into a drain pan. Once done, add the 400ml oil as recommended and clean up any drips. Should be good to go. Doing it on a scrap of cardboard is also a good precaution.
FLY 4 FUN 01/15/21 07:20pm Beginning RVing
RE: Quiet heater that doesn’t drain batteries ?

Different take on things, Im a fan of 2x6v or 4x6v batts plus solar and genset. Yes the factory furnace is loud but after a few trips its just white noise. Dry camping has real challenges in cool weather. We run Honda before bed so batts are topped off as well as a 110v mattress heater. Once genset is off its warm blankets and furnace to a comfortable temp for us. In the morning honda goes on and solar assists getting batteries topped off. We try to conserve power or save big loads for when Honda is running.
FLY 4 FUN 11/30/20 08:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rving coming to an end

Best wishes to your wife and you. Its hard to say what the best thing to do is other than what you believe to be right. Take care, and I hope that this is not truly the end of rv'ing for your family.
FLY 4 FUN 11/04/20 07:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: shower door handles

Do your handles have a small hex head bolt that snugs down through or onto the surface of the glass? If not perhaps seek newer ones that do that as then you have some mechanical force. In addition some double sided tape may help. I had the same issue as you until I got the bolts that snug onto the glass with rubber gasket also installed
FLY 4 FUN 10/27/20 08:41pm Tech Issues
RE: 2- 6 volts batteries

If your air compressor has alligator clips you attach pos to pos of one batt and neg to neg of other battery. You made a 12v battery bank by putting twin 6v into series.
FLY 4 FUN 10/19/20 09:02pm Tech Issues
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