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RE: The GEO Method and Space Heaters - Thoughts?

I have a 1200 watt radiator style heater that does fine to about 35 degrees. Otherwise the furnace runs as needed. Getting the holding tanks extra clean is overrated. Dump when full or when done camping.
time2roll 11/16/22 07:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

Let us know how it works out.
time2roll 11/16/22 04:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

Get a battery charger that will pull 80% of the available power to charge the battery. The other issue is voltage drop and the power support inverters do not give voltage support. If the voltage sags in the park it could put you out of business. Check the specs but most chargers will work down to 90 volts.
time2roll 11/16/22 03:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

What? Why are you load controlling? Just feed the beast.
time2roll 11/16/22 01:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

Get a single 6kW inverter and feed both sides. Probably need 48v battery. No need to make it complicated.
time2roll 11/16/22 11:31am Tech Issues
RE: Safety: Microwave Fire!

I ran the microwave with nothing inside of it. NEVER do that Too late! :SI was told this in the late '70s when we first had a MW in the house. I miss the days of spaghetti warmed in the cast iron skillet ;)
time2roll 11/15/22 09:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Safety: Microwave Fire!

I ran the microwave with nothing inside of it. NEVER do that
time2roll 11/15/22 06:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire chains in Califdrnia

So even though I have 4wd I might need chainsYes. The likely hood depends on where you are going and if the trip can be delayed a few days after a storm. If you must get to Lake Tahoe while it is snowing there is a great chance chains are required. If near the coast or central valley very unlikely to ever need chains. The interstate passes are usually cleared and melting within a few days. CA snow is often the heavy wet sloppy stuff that makes any hill difficult. Very different from the crisp dry snow in other areas.
time2roll 11/15/22 03:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tire chains in Califdrnia

afaik if towing and chains are required at any level you will be required to chain a drive axle of the pulling vehicle and one axle of the vehicle behind. If you have two drivers it is possible to separate and continue in the 4WD OK conditions. There will be a sign or check point when required. You can continue past the sign subject to a citation depending on conditions. A check point will not allow you to continue until vehicle equipment is in compliance.
time2roll 11/15/22 11:25am Roads and Routes
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! 12.8 or less is probably not charging. 13.2+ is charging. Check separately with the engine running and then with just the generator running. Post the results if there is any question.
time2roll 11/14/22 12:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

I'll fully admit that I don't understand how the science of things work... but an electric resistance heater will dry the air and you won't have excessive condensation inside the camper. The propane heater doesn't dry the air and its quite common to have excess condensation inside the trailer.All things equal the relative humidity drops with increased temperature. This is why the cold window or a cold beer sweats. The air in proximity cools and becomes more humid to the point the moisture actually precipitates out of the air and onto the item. Same effect no matter the heat source. Unvented combustion of any hydrocarbon produces moisture. Wiki has the chemistry if someone needs to see it.
time2roll 11/13/22 02:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing TAG with Forester

I used to tow a utility trailer with DW's Forrester to move laundry equipment and it was just fine. Don't expect to have four big adults in the vehicle or a bunch of gear. Load the trailer in a balanced manor and go light in the vehicle and I would run that combo.
time2roll 11/12/22 10:14pm Towing
RE: DIY 50 amp to 20 amp pigtail

For the price, you cannot buy the stuff to make this and it is EXACTLY what the OP needs.I was about to recommend a $10 power strip from WM with a breaker but this item is perfect. Even looks semi weather resistant.
time2roll 11/12/22 10:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Need a battery to start my Onan, 460 cca min, dual-purpose?

Using chassis battery to start house generator. Since I don't have a house battery yet, it may help with deciding on a house battery that does not need to start the generator. Hmmm...I agree with using the chassis battery to start the generator. Please check that the generator charges both the house and chassis battery while running. Not sure what the house needs are but a standard low cost 12v deep cycle from Walmart or Costco will serve fine for a year to get this sorted out.
time2roll 11/12/22 09:22pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Camping at 27 degrees.

Portable unvented catalytic propane heater does put out moisture.
time2roll 11/12/22 07:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

The dealer doesn’t need a memo, he is the first to know what is selling and what it’s selling for. If he still has a huge markup, maybe he knows something you don’t know (rather then you knowing something he doesn’t know).As long as the individual customer agrees to pay, the dealer will continue to take it. Next comes in and says not paying that and might be OK and the ADM can be reduced. Still going to leave the markup listed on the rest. Customers seem to love this, or maybe the just the dealer.
time2roll 11/11/22 04:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

For the effort I would go #6 wire minimum.
time2roll 11/11/22 12:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

Ahhhh, some days I wish I could turn my brain on Dreamer Mode and just cruise along in ignorant bliss….No time for idle dreams. Get busy expanding your business. Otherwise creating your own recession. Dream + deadline = goal The economy is not the effect on you but rather your efforts affect the economy.
time2roll 11/11/22 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dealers lots are filling up

Upside down? Used vehicle prices are astronomical; upside down comes next year when the recession arrives and prices crash. Next year?You are right.... probably at least two years away.
time2roll 11/11/22 07:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

Virtually all RVs are set up to charge the house battery from the engine alternator. Sounds like the system was modified and eventually left disconnected. Commonly there is an isolator to allow charging while the vehicle is running and prevent discharge of the chassis start battery when parked. Need to reconnect or create a new connection. Second battery is a must and might not even be enough. Charging through the alternator is generally slow due to limited power and long thin wires. A DC-DC charger can really help. Can still take 12+ hours to get a low battery fully charged. Consider some solar in the future plans. The 12 Volt Side of Life
time2roll 11/11/22 07:49am Class C Motorhomes
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