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RE: Velcro uses

Velcro strap around the RR door handles to keep them closed in transit.
AllegroD 08/29/20 07:27pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Can I use 20 amp service

Assuming you are fairly close to the outlet and you use your 30amp cord with an adapter at the 20 amp outlet, voltage drop is unlikely to be any more of an issue than if you plugged into a 30amp outlet at a campground. Also, if it is using an outlet that is part of a (garage/outside) gang, it may already be feeding things, which reduce available electricity on that gang. i.e. The fridge/freezer in the garage kicks in and puts you in a brown out or pops the breaker.
AllegroD 08/25/20 03:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Can I use 20 amp service

Another thought. I would not use the hockey puck style 20 - 30 amp adapter. I think they produce heat in too small of an area and burn up fast. I use only dog bone style adapters.
AllegroD 08/25/20 03:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Can I use 20 amp service

If we are not going to run the A/C can we use20amp service safely? I o ly have 20 amp athome a dI use an adapter to run the fridge and lights but what if we need to use the furnace would that be safe? Yes. You are safe running as you describe, including the furnace. As to the answers saying you can run your AC, that is technically correct but a very incomplete answer. You could be causing damage to your AC. If the voltage drops below 104, the AC will start accumulating damage. You are not likely to see it but it will likely cause your AC to fail before it's life expectancy. If you want to run the AC, put in an EMS that can shut off electricity below 104 volts. I have been to a park where my PI EMS saw the electricity drop to 97 and then the PI shut off my electricity. If you do not have an EMS, at least get a Kill-A-Watt to monitor electricity, when you turn on the AC.
AllegroD 08/25/20 10:12am Tech Issues
RE: Electric Patio Umbrella

This looks interesting: Umbrella Motor. Hmm, auto link doesn't work so here's the actual URL: You'll have to do a Copy and Paste. The link does not work because you put "This looks interesting:" in front of the URL. This looks interesting: Umbrella Motor
AllegroD 08/24/20 01:13pm Tech Issues
RE: House to Chassis Momentary Switch

That is what I thought. Thanks.
AllegroD 08/20/20 02:52pm Tech Issues
House to Chassis Momentary Switch

2013 Allegro 36LA Is the momentary switch connected to the charge solenoid (Chassis to house charging line) or completely 2 different lines.
AllegroD 08/20/20 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: EMS/Surge Protection or.... TPMS???

promiscuous Power Pole Princess We resemble that remark. We do dry camp for about 5 days each year now. Agree that my comment is tailored to being tethered and for those that dry camp, the TPMS would move up in priority.
AllegroD 08/20/20 11:39am Tech Issues
RE: EMS/Surge Protection or.... TPMS???

EMS (Bonus) Progressive Industries (Extra Bonus) EMS has spike, high voltage & low voltage protection. This reduces potential hits on electronics. It prevents low voltage heat burn out, which reduces the life of things like ACs.
AllegroD 08/18/20 10:28am Tech Issues
Lion Energy Lithium Batts

Not an electrician but some of my reading says that a DC - DC isolator, such as the Victron 12 / 12 30 is needed, at least on the Lion Energy UT1300, to keep the alternator from burning up. Anyone here understand that and have a comment. Thinking of pulling the trigger on two for our 13 Allegro 36LA.
AllegroD 08/17/20 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 AMP Tents

A 50 amp site is a (upto) 50 amp site, regardless of what you are in. If they pay for a site, it is theirs to use whether they are in a sleeping bag, tent, 5vr or Prevost. It matters not whether others like it or not.
AllegroD 08/15/20 06:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mister

Good idea Joe. Thanks.
AllegroD 08/08/20 10:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Running a residential fridge on 12 volt power?

BTW, OP, Will your work let you run an extension to a 15/20 amp circuit for a couple hours?
AllegroD 08/05/20 02:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Running a residential fridge on 12 volt power?

OK! I will start with questions. 1. Is your charge line between truck and trailer adequate? If so, then getting to work and from work to camp site is not an issue. Regardless of the size of the wire between the tow vehicle and the trailer, it is impossible to FULLY charge a discharged battery bank from the vehicle. It will prevent the house battery from discharging below acceptable levels. Well ya got me here. I do not know what part of my post you are talking about. I did not say he could get a full charge.
AllegroD 08/05/20 02:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Running a residential fridge on 12 volt power?

OK! I will start with questions. 1. Is your charge line between truck and trailer adequate? If so, then getting to work and from work to camp site is not an issue. 2. What inverter is in the rig? What RR is in the rig? Look at the data plate. My Samsung RF18 sips at 3 amps. Some do sip a little more. Our MH has the 2 GC2s at 230ah and a Tripp Lite rv1250ulhw inverter/charger.with nothing running but the RR (and parasitics), we last 10-12 hours, with outside of 75 degrees, in the sun. Fridge stays 34 and freezer at -2. New batteries should be no problem. If work day exceeds 10 hours then maybe go out at lunch, check and run the engine or gennie for an hour, if possible. Have fun. It will work.
AllegroD 08/04/20 11:12am Tech Issues
RE: Mister

Thanks folks. I will look a Lowes and HD. With them I can likely return it, if the item does not work right. Still looking for a specific recommendation of a known good, though.
AllegroD 08/03/20 07:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Simple extension cord

How much 12 V power does the fridge use?/How long house battery last? And if this was a issue could hook a small power supply to that circuit.Converter and fridge combined uses maybe 4 amps on that cord and 15 amp supply. May as well plug in the main cord. Even the lights will not be a issue to get set in for the evening.^^ This! Some are not reading everything. Stated he has all electric rig which means an RR. We have used 15 amp, when air conditioner is not required. We do not have all electric but do have an RR. Easy to do. You probably won't be able to run water heater. You might get away with microwave oven. Definitely no AC as that might push over the 15 amps if inverter/charger(converter) and fridge all came on at the same time. Set your EMS input settings to below 15 amps. All of this will keep your batts up and RR running. Agree with throwing breakers for non essential systems to prevent accidental use. To use MW and maybe AC you should consider turning other systems off. You might be able to.
AllegroD 08/02/20 07:13pm General RVing Issues

I have done a search with no results. Who has a mist system for their awning or popup? What brand, where did you buy? I ordered one off of Amazon, rated for RV use, that had good ratings but we could not get it to adjust to mist.
AllegroD 08/02/20 06:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bean bag chair for the coach.

Nope. I ain't gettin' up from those.
AllegroD 07/31/20 08:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Problem with 50 amp cord

Do not guess. Plug the extension into the power pole and use a volt meter.
AllegroD 07/27/20 05:35pm Tech Issues
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