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RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

JaxDad, I hope it works beyond your wildest dreams. Solar and inverter/charger? (Victron or Outback NOT Magnum).
pianotuna 10/24/21 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Laptop battery stored in a cold car...?

Remove the battery. Wrap it in a blanket When you return, leave the laptop in the blanket and warm slowly for 5 hours. Then fully charge the unit.
pianotuna 10/24/21 04:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Charging Timer?

BFL13, If you can't return it would you believe that quality control is high--or low? It doesn't matter if it is a 50 cent item--if you can't return it--I am NOT interested. I could not find the owner's manual.
pianotuna 10/24/21 02:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Charging Timer?

Seller does not accept returns.
pianotuna 10/24/21 12:10pm Tech Issues
RE: New, low cost 100Ah 12V LiFePO4 battery !

Getting a new 5er soon and strongly considering the Battle Born Batteries. I know there are cheaper ones out there, but these are made in Nevada USA and I’ve heard excellent reports of 1st class customer service and tech support. Also considering adding solar down the road. Anyone tried these? You mean assembled in Nevada.
pianotuna 10/23/21 06:39pm Tech Issues
Cheapest Li I've seen

Hi all, Not for me...but https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09F2LLMY3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&fbclid=IwAR1cyW0BpE5Ihmg-E1bl5MK_xb8bdqgkEoi4gXCpq7AeFBOh3iNcg9c-Qu0&th=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c6A1THDaeU
pianotuna 10/23/21 05:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Protection from freezing

MDKMDK, Any idea of the watts they draw?
pianotuna 10/23/21 01:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tire spray protection ... what do you prefer ?

Nothing you can do now will renew 6 year old tires. Probably the best is covering the tires when in storage. But most folks will find their tires age out well before they wear out. Mine are due this spring. I'll do all seven tires. Toyo.
pianotuna 10/23/21 11:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RuggedFlex solar panels -- a significant new product??

3 tons, Mine have no sign of hail damage. But mine are thin film deposited directly on an aluminum panel. Here is a 28 page document: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwj6ssXp8-DzAhUnlmoFHROaAW0QFnoECB8QAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcore.ac.uk%2Fdownload%2Fpdf%2F89371294.pdf&usg=AOvVaw1bjFxqi0hLdM2lk-DDfH3J
pianotuna 10/23/21 09:39am Tech Issues
RE: RuggedFlex solar panels -- a significant new product??

profdant139, If you want flexible solar panels the Unisolar is hard to beat--but the company went under some time ago. https://www.amazon.com/Uni-Solar-PVL-136-PowerBond-216-Inch-15-5-Inch/dp/B002MWFFWM/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3LABFWW1WG0R7&dchild=1&keywords=unisolar+flexible+solar+panel&qid=1634956606&sprefix=unisolar%2Caps%2C247&sr=8-3 Mine are on a metal substrate and are still doing their rated output. I purchased them in 2005.
pianotuna 10/22/21 08:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Protection from freezing

Hi, I initially had freeze up problems because the furnace would not run in my class C when I was driving. I solved that by adding a twin window fan to replace the cold air return grill. The fans draw a scant 27 watts (they are 110 volt). I do have them on a mechanical thermostat. A side issue is the fridge--I use a thermocube and a 60 watt bulb.
pianotuna 10/22/21 08:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Let’s hear your best MPG and driving style ?

1987 Fred 233123 miles average 12.5 mpg all repairs $0.25 per mile 2004 V-10 117000 miles average 10 mpg all repairs $0.08 per mile
pianotuna 10/22/21 05:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What now??

Wait at least one year before you jump out of the frying pan.
pianotuna 10/22/21 05:08pm RV Lifestyle
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Mex, That was the whole thrust of the article--that vaccination is more effective than an apparently impossible herd immunity due to catching the virus. I really hope I'm wrong about this.
pianotuna 10/21/21 06:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: 4x4 Class C ?

Gary is just a nice man. (and a Santa Claus)
pianotuna 10/21/21 01:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2019–2022 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Hi All, I bumped into this last night. Scares the pants off me. http://view.e.newscientist.com/?qs=16eaa94056229f25240ad440061f5514a1aaee14b8566763e780c878a5c2c0f6358fdaa3b09f4000545ced5d3c7bd359a07231221a9ab484c7e43c955ca64899f78521e126d3d286fa22e4d702fc62ef4007259e457c7036
pianotuna 10/21/21 01:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

Hi, I don't offer the list of problems as proof that diesels are bad. It was merely a reply to a question. I do know of warranty problems on Sprinter diesels. But that is just one company. The $235 oil change was at a trucker's repair shop near Collingwood Ontario. I could find no other location that was able to do the work--but that's another problem with diesel. The repair shops are much less frequent, and often busy as the dickens.
pianotuna 10/21/21 01:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

Hi LandYacht35diesel, I have never been to Hawaii. As far as I am aware I did not have an Allison transmission. There were lots of other issues--but the log book is not in my possession. I have had almost zero problems with my E-450 v10.
pianotuna 10/20/21 11:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

To add ... people saying diesel maintenance is too high ? Like what ? LandYacht35diesel My 1987 was on a Ford 350 chassis and was a FRED. 1. additives to every tank of fuel 2. oil changes at $235.00 3. 3 sets of fan belts 4. 2 transmissions 5. having to have shore power or a generator for starting in cold weather. 6. failed glow plugs 2 x 7. failed power steering 2 x 8. failed house isolator 9. failed grounding wire to dash 10. failed starter 11. front tires needing to be rotated every 6 thousand miles 12. failed fuel line. I had to have them cut out the heater and use generic fuel line. 13. failed starter solenoid 14. failed transmission cooler These are a few of the many problems I and my brother had.
pianotuna 10/20/21 07:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

....I’ve seen some people state that they have avoided a diesel .... why so ? Hi LandYacht35diesel, I've had both. The diesel got slightly better mileage--but the cost was higher because additives needed to be used in every tank of fuel. (Diesel is cheaper than gas in Canada). The diesel was old from 1987. I once had it freeze to the ground in the storage yard--and it would not "break free". I had many mechanical issues with the diesel. I've had one issue in 150,000 miles on my current gas V-10. The 1987 cost about $0.25 per mile for maintenance. Parts were becoming hard to find. The V-10 has had one mass flow air sensor. I've owned it since 2009. It is a 2004. I'd never consider diesel again.
pianotuna 10/19/21 07:04pm Class A Motorhomes
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