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RE: 30amp Y Splitter for 2 RV's

The circuit is protected by the breaker and everything downstream of that breaker should be rated for at least the tripped load.The breaker might be, but that doesn't mean the connections are. I've burned up many 30a plugs on my 5er.
2oldman 07/06/20 02:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Stay on your own side....

I'm super confused??No you're not.
2oldman 07/06/20 01:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Co alarm

breathe
2oldman 07/06/20 10:37am Tech Issues
RE: Requesting your thoughts on Montana Super Solarflex system

The power required for air-conditioner start-up is Achilles’ heel of advanced energy systems Not really. A sufficient complement of batteries and a big enough inverter will start one easily. It's on generators where you have the startup problem. Generators cannot surge like an inverter with enough batteries. The achilles' heel is keeping one running for 8 hours.
2oldman 07/06/20 10:30am Technology Corner
RE: Requesting your thoughts on Montana Super Solarflex system

Ive thought about buying a small Honda generator solely for the purpose of charging the batteries..That's the way to do it. Solar is wonderful..if... you have enough, and enough battery. It takes a lot of battery capacity and a big inverter to run microwaves and toasters.
2oldman 07/06/20 09:06am Technology Corner
RE: winching a trencher

Looking at the Brave trenchers on-line, it looks like there is a hole in the frame between the wheels that you could hook to.Yes, thanks. There are many places to attach to. There's an L bracket supporting the operator handle, there are welded steel handles..etc. In researching this purchase I read the instructions for its operation, (dig, lift, back up and drop) and I was pretty sure that would result in a trench with an uneven bottom, and it does. So, we're working on a way to pull it without pulling out my back. I'm hoping a winch pull will result in a straighter trench than I've done by hand.
2oldman 07/06/20 08:52am Around the Campfire
RE: Requesting your thoughts on Montana Super Solarflex system

I really like the idea and concept that its 100% powered by the sun. They even claim it can run the AC units/microwave/heater... everything.They can claim whatever they want, but from my chair it's nonsense. The sun doesn't shine all the time, and solar doesn't "run" things unless you have a backyard full of it. AC can run on batteries, for a short time, depending on the size of the unit.
2oldman 07/06/20 08:27am Technology Corner
RE: Co alarm

It would somehow escape into the coach and it would set off the CO2 detector..CO?
2oldman 07/06/20 08:06am Tech Issues
RE: Do any of the new TTs come with Surge Protectors?

I understand the problems moving up to 50 amp from my former 30 amp unit could necessitate getting one.I don't know why that would make a difference.
2oldman 07/06/20 07:38am Tech Issues
RE: winching a trencher

whatever pulls the machine. This will tilt the machine, make it cut less deep.Not if I put the rope in the right place and go slow enough.
2oldman 07/06/20 07:26am Around the Campfire
RE: winching a trencher

Maybe I'll wear my hockey goalie outfit.
2oldman 07/05/20 02:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Stay on your own side....

Good. You're not in the USA anymore.
2oldman 07/05/20 01:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Charge across 2 6V batteries is 11.78. Is that right?

It doesn't sound right for two NEW batteries.
2oldman 07/05/20 01:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Need some help with equipment to boost internet

As has been discussed here many times, CG wifi is not able to support streaming no matter what boosters you put on it. In fact, many cgs will specifically prohibit streaming. As for the phone, Weboost works ok. I use this: https://photos.imageevent.com/2oldman/rvnetlinks/small/wifibooster.jpg the CC Vector by CCrane, to grab signals from at least ½ mile away, perhaps more. Mind you, it doesn't increase bandwidth for streaming, it simply allows you use of that signal. Who knows, you may be able to pull in something usable from outside the RV park.
2oldman 07/05/20 12:26pm Technology Corner
RE: winching a trencher

Not sure I stand under (sic) what you are trying to do with the winch. Pull the trencher to save my back. Don't want to pull faster than it can cut. I'm thinking the 120v model might be better so as not to suck over 100 amps and perhaps not have to cool down. I've been looking at an elastic rope too. Tie to car, stretch out. That would give me some help.
2oldman 07/05/20 07:27am Around the Campfire
RE: DirecTV HD satellite reception

he's gone
2oldman 07/05/20 07:13am Travel Trailers
RE: New Mexico 'Quarantine" Requirements

Well, we made it almost 2 pages without anger,politics and conspiracy.
2oldman 07/04/20 04:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: winching a trencher

Elcheapo 12V winch from harbor freight mounted to a hitch on the truck So a winch can be mounted on a hitch? We chained a pickup to it left in drive just keep tension on it. Made the trench much straighter.Cool. Whereabouts on the trencher did you attach the chain? I'm leaning more toward a 120v model to be run by a portable generator. It's only rated at 1500lb, but the motor draws "less than" 10 amperes at full load. That's a whopping amount of juice, and a similar 12v unit would draw 100amps. That would kill a battery very quickly and I'm sure things would get hot. I'm wondering if some of these winches rated at say, 12,000 lb, are severely overrated.
2oldman 07/04/20 04:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Mexico 'Quarantine" Requirements

On a trip home to NM from CA in late March, early April, there were lots of closed gas stations in remote locations, closed RV parks, businesses, but, it really didn't matter because I knew where the open forest land is, and I could always find gas. It's difficult to close public forest land, and no cops were coming around rousting me out. There was very little traffic at that time because everyone was sorta scared to go, but it was fine. The luxury of not needing hookups. Unless I hear otherwise, I'm going to assume, and hope it's the same in October.
2oldman 07/04/20 03:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
winching a trencher

I just bought a self-propelled (meaning me) Brave trencher. It does a good job, but it's heavy and really hard on my back. I was thinking of hooking it up to a winch to pull it. Anyone know anything about this sort of arrangement?
2oldman 07/04/20 02:13pm Around the Campfire
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