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RE: Automatic Transfer Switch

I don't have an onboard Generator. I will be transferring between shore power and the Inverter. I assume the output of your transfer switch will go into your 30A electrical panel, right? If so, that means when you switch over to your 2000W inverter, it will be powering ALL the circuits, including your AC & water heater. I hope you have a large battery bank. He doesn't have to turn the AC on. He can set water heater (and refrigerator) to propane. He has already said he will turn off the breaker to the converter/charger. What he is doing is imminently feasible. So OP will have to always remember to throw several switches or risk dead batteries. Plus, if the ATS is generator preferred and the inverter is connected to the generator side of the ATS, then OP will have to remember to also turn off the inverter when shore power is applied. Why not just use a manual transfer switch? Or, though more expensive, it sounds eminently more practical to buy an inverter/charger with a built-in transfer switch and wire it like so (with or without a sub panel), especially is OP's wife or friend(s) will also be responsible for switch throwing: https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/ms2000_newmar_inverter_wiring_01_20_2013.jpg height=615 width=788
TechWriter 12/05/21 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Automatic Transfer Switch

I don't have an onboard Generator. I will be transferring between shore power and the Inverter. I assume the output of your transfer switch will go into your 30A electrical panel, right? If so, that means when you switch over to your 2000W inverter, it will be powering ALL the circuits, including your AC & water heater. I hope you have a large battery bank.
TechWriter 12/05/21 12:35am Tech Issues
RE: Trouble finding alcohol free RV antifreeze this season?

I just looked up the chemical compatability of Propylene glycol and rubber, it is listed as satasfactory. I have no issues using it im units, and neither do thougsands of rv dealers and service departments, its actualy recomended in my owners manual. Chances are that those rubber seals are actually made of Santoprene. Alcohol has little effect on it.
TechWriter 12/03/21 09:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Data packages

I tried Verizon's Visible and found it lacking, so I signed up for one of Verizon's new data plans (100 GB) in August: https://rvseniormoments.files.wordpress.com/2021/08/verizon-hotspot-data-plans-72921.png height=301 width=855
TechWriter 11/29/21 09:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Anatomy of an RV Water Leak

I posted this on two other forums. Some of the reactions are interesting . . . Escapees IRV2
TechWriter 11/28/21 06:04pm Class A Motorhomes
Anatomy of an RV Water Leak

On one hand I may have saved some money doing it myself. Can only imagine what most RV shops I've been to would charge for tracking down & fixing a water leak. On the other hand, I was lucky. Anatomy of an RV Water Leak
TechWriter 11/27/21 11:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hankook TH31

I've had the AH11s on my motorhome and been very happy with them. I've heard good reviews about AH11s, but not so much for the newer AH31s. I don't think AH11s are manufactured anymore.
TechWriter 11/07/21 12:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hankook TH31

I hope everyone knows that Hankook is an American made tire. The largest Hankook factory is in South Korea, but there are also factories in China, Indonesia, USA, and Hungary. You can check the DOT Plant Code on your tires to see where they were made.
TechWriter 11/07/21 12:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Removing old caulk after softening it

1/2 inch wood chisel works well x 2
TechWriter 11/02/21 08:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Tires?

Actually TOYO is a product of Japan, and most are built right here in the good ol' USA, in Georgia. Um, better recheck that. Wow!! That is an amazing list which seems to say, you probably don't know where your tires are made! There's a tire code for that. I have a feeling some of us will be surprised by the code on our tires.
TechWriter 10/26/21 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tires?

Actually TOYO is a product of Japan, and most are built right here in the good ol' USA, in Georgia. Um, better recheck that.
TechWriter 10/25/21 06:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

Maintenance? My DP has about 91,00mi on it. Change oil & filters including Gen once a year, about $200. Had to replace the heater core and some refrigerator issues (gassers have those also). So what is the maintenance issue? Servicing a just-lift-the-hood truck diesel is much easier than servicing an under-the-bed RV diesel. So much so that I've found that truck service places hate to work on RV diesels because they literally have to climb on top of them for some issues. That's why they'll often charge more for RV service. Ever replace a side radiator on a RV diesel? I'm guessing not. Just wait till that V-10 blows out a spark plug. My mechanic says only replace these @ 100k miles . . . and don't let a backyard mechanic do it unless they know the difference between 2 and 3 turn spark plug engine models. In other words, it's easy to hose up V10 spark plug replacement unless you know what you're doing. Not many gassers go over 200k without serious problems. But the gas ones are a little cheaper and a lot of that is reflected in the quality of the "house" part as well as the drive train. Got some actual data on these outrageous statements?
TechWriter 10/19/21 09:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

I've had both: two gassers (35' 2004 Sea Breeze & 31' 2001 Sea View) and a DP (41' 2001 Newmar). The Sea Breeze was no fun to drive long distances, but cheap to maintain. The Newmar was much better driving -- air bags make a big difference, but very expensive to maintain. The 2001 Sea View, our newest gasser, has been a pleasant surprise. Maybe I wasn't expecting much. The V10 is zippy as hell, the steering is precise (not loose and wandering like our Sea Breeze), and the ride quality is good enough for long distance driving.
TechWriter 10/18/21 10:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cell service at Trailer Village Grand Canyon?

Couple years ago, we had no problem with Verizon or T-Mobile. At the time, Feds said they were upgrading tower ... so probably even better now. Outlying areas were a bit 'iffy', but in the village and campground, we had no problem. When we were there in April 2019, Verizon service was non-existent from our spot in Trailer Village. However, as soon as you went to the village, service was great. But in Trailer Village we relied on our HughesNet Gen 5 setup.
TechWriter 10/17/21 07:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Replacing water heater due to age........

My the Atwood in my 2001 Sea View has some "issues" when using gas heat so I'm trying this Atwood Tune-Up Kit.
TechWriter 10/10/21 09:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Which old motorhome to buy

There are a lot of good, used, class A rigs at varying price points, and the older units which are still fully driveable and haven't had the snot beat out of them will give you a much better RVing experience than taking a schoolie shell and building it from scratch. We ended up buying this 2001 31' National RV Sea View after a several month search.
TechWriter 10/07/21 03:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small Class A vs Large Class C

Which A did you get? Diesel? Solar? Hoping to wrap up the PDI tomorrow. More info after that. 2001 National RV Sea View 31', 2 slides, 2 ACs (so 50A), 1 owner who kept it garaged, 20,500 GVWR with 3500 lbs of CCC, and levelers. One Happy Camper here
TechWriter 10/05/21 09:18pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Small Class A vs Large Class C

Which A did you get? Diesel? Solar? Hoping to wrap up the PDI tomorrow. More info after that.
TechWriter 10/04/21 09:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Small Class A vs Large Class C

We decided to go with an older 31’ Class A — 2 slides, levelers, 2 ACs (so 50A), generator, plenty of storage, 5k hitch, and 3500 lbs of CCC. All for the less than most of the Class Cs I looked at.
TechWriter 10/04/21 07:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need Tires

I’ve bought two sets of Hankooks and liked them better than the Michelin’s they replaced. AH11? AH35?
TechWriter 10/04/21 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
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