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RE: Generator shelf fabrication

*snip* I initially plan to run the generator in place. This may change due to vibration... There are various isolaters available to address vibration. You will need to know the weight and frequency to select the best one.
2112 06/17/21 10:27am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Generator shelf fabrication

Are you welding or bolting? If bolting it together check out 80/20 Material. It's not cheap but it sure is fun to play with.
2112 06/16/21 07:28pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Proflex?

I may be removing it in a few weeks to install something else there. Maybe I'll get some Dicor for this if I have to do it over.
2112 06/16/21 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for a ground wire

You must not confuse what you are calling ground. A ground for the AC system is a safety wire that is not a current carrying conductor. A "ground" for a DC system is a negative current carrying conductor. Some thermostats have an isolated DC "negative" conductor. Yea, I see what you're saying. The Tstat "ground" may not be common to the converter negative return, which is what I'm looking for. I'll investigate this further in a few weeks and let you know what I determine, if interested. As far as you other guys, stop with the derogatory comments and insults. It's annoying. It's the main reason I stay away from this forum most of the time. I came here to get advice from Doug and Old Biscuit, not to be insulted or have to read insulting gibberish. Thanks for everyone's input.
2112 06/16/21 11:46am Tech Issues
RE: Looking for a ground wire

I would also not recommend using the furnace T stat wires for 12V ground as the "ground" you find there goes through the furnace control board and will no longer be at ground potential when the T stat calls for heat. That's an interesting comment. I'll have to test this when I get back into it in a few weeks. We shove off tomorrow morning so I'll have to use the new LED strip at full brightness until I can install a dimmer. My low side dimmer requires access to the LED to ground wire, which I can't easily access from inside. I ordered 2 of the dimmers Doug pointed to. If I can't use that outside I'll have to get a high side driver to make a high side dimmer. That 1 part costs $6 so that's almost a deal breaker right there. I usually design around parts I have on hand.
2112 06/16/21 07:17am Tech Issues
RE: Running the generator all night

Our CO detector failed a few years ago so I bought a 2 pack of Kidde CO detectors from Home Depot. I didn't mount them anywhere. We placed one at the head of the bed and the other floats around in the living/kitchen area. Maybe you should place one in your bedroom for a piece of mind. CO is slightly lighter than air so place them about chest high
2112 06/15/21 06:28pm General RVing Issues
Proflex?

Can I use Proflex here or should I get something else? These are wires powering my power awning and LED strip. This was sealed with some whitish tan "gummy stuff". I removed most of the gummy stuff and applied Proflex. I used the Proflex because it's what I have on hand, but now I'm second guessing this. https://i.imgur.com/kdKDnqnl.jpg Thanks
2112 06/15/21 01:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for a ground wire

This is installed outside at the awning tube area where your 2 wires connect to the LED lights. Just 2 wires POS and NEG. You then turn the lights ON at your wall switch....... Doug Oh, if this is water resistant that would be an easy install. Plus this would be nice for when we return in the dark. We could turn on some lights before we get out of the truck. I can also use this for the above the bed lights my DW struggles to reach. Thanks Doug
2112 06/15/21 09:40am Tech Issues
RE: Looking for a ground wire

Is it a high side dimmer or a low side dimmer?It's a low side dimmer I made with an ATtiny25. Thanks
2112 06/15/21 08:33am Tech Issues
RE: Looking for a ground wire

I guess I hit the panic button and ran here too soon. I found ground, the black wire to the right connected to my awning motor control switch. https://i.imgur.com/yPFsP61l.jpg I can tap into that big black wire but that will be a more invasive effort than connecting to the thermostat. I'm going to try the thermostat ground 1st and see how that goes. A little back story: My FW has a failed LED strip integrated into the awning tube. I'm replacing that with a strip that mounts onto the camper side under the awning. The power switch and wiring to the outside location already exists. I can use the ground wire on the outside for the LED side of the controller. I just needed to find a ground for the 12V input side of the controller. Thanks
2112 06/15/21 08:15am Tech Issues
RE: Looking for a ground wire

Use this. For less than $30 and you control while outside. Doug https://www.amazon.com/RV-LIGHTING-WS-01DC-Wireless-Controller/dp/B01LOIZ3Q2/ref=asc_df_B01LOIZ3Q2/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=366432791441&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8990743157653328673&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9027230&hvtargid=pla-624344303487&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=79954179047&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=366432791441&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8990743157653328673&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9027230&hvtargid=pla-624344303487 Thanks Doug But doesn't this still require a ground wire? It looks like it wires up just like the one I have
2112 06/15/21 07:50am Tech Issues
Looking for a ground wire

I'm installing an external LED light strip under my awning. Man, these things are BRIGHT. I'm trying to install a dimmer controller but can't find a ground. The controller requires both 12V and ground input. The below image is what I'm dealing with. https://i.imgur.com/OVU7jFyl.jpg Is there a ground wire accessible from here and I'm just not finding it? The AC thermostat has ground going to it. The 16' light strip pulls 2A. Would it be unwise of me to tap off of that ground? Would I be creating noise issues by the PWM controller affecting the thermostat if I did? The controller PWM frequency is 2kHz. Thanks Dave
2112 06/15/21 06:57am Tech Issues
RE: TX-146 to Avoid Houston

It's been a long time since I traveled in that area, but what about dropping off I10 at Winnie, going down Hwy 124 to High Island and then along the coast (and the Bolivar ferry), into Galveston? Certainly more scenic. Comments from locals? This local agrees with this unless it's lovebug season. Lovebugs can be brutal on Bolivar at a certain time of year
2112 06/08/21 06:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: TX-146 to Avoid Houston

I avoid all the Baytown traffic & lights by taking loop 330 and picking up 146 at the bridge. That's smooth sailing until Seabrook and Kemah. It's not bad once you get past Kemah. Kemah Board Walk just past the Kemah bridge is worth a look-see if you have time and not traveling in a big rig. The streets and parking down there are not big rig friendly.
2112 06/08/21 04:23am Roads and Routes
RE: AC Question For Doug

Just curious.. What is the significance of 8.1V? What would create that particular voltage? Yes 8.1? Jerry Two shorted battery cells? Minimum voltage for the tstat? Inquiring minds what to know!
2112 06/05/21 05:05am Tech Issues
RE: AC Question For Doug

Hey Bob Nice to see you're still enjoying your 277RL. I had its sister. We bought ours at the same time close to the same place as I recall. I resealed all the hatches as you instructed and then she was stolen in 2012. Take Care Dave
2112 06/04/21 12:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Awning LED Light Strip

Yeah. That was a weird comment. LEDs aren't even that bright and you're just replacing what you already have. He's entitled to his comments/concerns/gripes. He does have a legitimate gripe. Mine are screaming drunks, neighbors trying to burn rotten firewood, loud trucks and playing cornhole until 2am. The LEDs I have now are integrated into the awning tube. They shine up on the under side on the awning and produce a nice glow on the ground. I can control their brightness by rolling them up close to the awning fabric. I won't be able to do that with what I mount on the wall so I'll need to install a dimmer. Besides, I rarely use them anyway. The awning has to be rolled completely out to expose the LEDs. I'm replacing my awning and I have to decide what to do about the 12V wire that runs through the awning seam to power the existing LEDs. I decided it's time to install different LEDs that are more usable. I'm excited
2112 06/04/21 12:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Awning LED Light Strip

Please reconsider exterior lighting! With many folks lighting up the campground we’re losing the camping experience of watching for shooting stars, satellites & planets. Then with the use of lighting, TV’s, stereos, etc the generators are coming on disturbing another camping experience - the quiet not found in the cities from which the campers came… or maybe I’m wrong but I thought that camping was to get away from all that stuff?LMAO Don't worry Flyboy. We are pedestal hopping, full hookup, glampers. We are travelers, not camping anywhere you may be stargazing. Let's make a deal. I promise I'll keep my lights to a minimum if you do the same with your nasty campfire smoke. Deal? :W
2112 06/04/21 09:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Awning LED Light Strip

A company named Recpro on Ebay sells a kit that is IP68 outdoor rated for about $50. The LED strip is encased in a waterproof silicone sleeve. The kit comes with plastic channels you attach to underside of the awning rail with included 3M tape, then the LED strip snaps into this channel. They make it this way as 3m tape will not stick to the silicone sleeve. The bad side is if you cut it to length you compromise the silicone encasement, but its available in different lengths. It is alsobonly sold in white or blue so you can't make the campground look like the Vegas strip of thats your thing. RECPRO may be a winner. These are IP68 marine grade compliance. They don't say what LED they use but from looking at some review photos they appear to be 2835s. I sent Recpro an email asking what they are, current draw per 15ft and if they are PWM controllable. I'm sure they are PWM dimmable but doesn't hurt to ask. Thanks for all the quick replies and help
2112 06/04/21 08:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Awning LED Light Strip

Our Class C did not have them originally, so I'd have to drill a small hole thru in order to get power for them. I just haven't had the desire to drill that hole yet. I've seen a few installs where they used the porch light power. Remove the porch bulb, tap into that power and use the porch light switch to control the LED strip. May work for you if the porch light is conveniently located. Point is, there are waterproof/outdoor versions on amazon. Costs more.I am looking for something reliable. My original awning strip failed within 6 months. They were replaced under warranty. After 8 years, my current strip are more than half failed.
2112 06/04/21 04:56am General RVing Issues
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