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RE: wires to battery corroded through

1. Where do I buy replacement wire ends so they can reattach to the battery? Big box store, auto store, Amazon, etc 2. How do I connect the new wire ends to the old wires coming out of the lift jack and the ??? Butt connectors, solder, etc 3. How do I prevent this kind of corrosion in the future? Flooded batteries corrode. Try AGM, Li etc
CA Traveler 09/14/23 09:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Hard to camp with one of these!

No problem! Recommend a 45' quad slide motorhome.
CA Traveler 09/14/23 08:44pm Family Camping
RE: Propane Refills

From AmeriGas Website Review the propane tank size guide below for more information on propane tank sizes. It is important to note that a propane tank is only able to be filled to 80%. The tanks details will highlight how many gallons you get when full. 20 lb Propane Tank Dimensions: 1' 6" in height and 1' in diameter. Uses: Propane grills, generators, patio heaters, and other outdoor equipment. To purchase or exchange a 20 lb tank, find a location near you. 20 pound propane tanks are often referred to as grill cylinders and hold 4.6 gallons of propane when full. From another website: 1 gallon of propane weighs 4.11 lb. Therefore; 4.11*4.6 = 18.9 lbs of propane plus the empty tank weight.
CA Traveler 09/14/23 05:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane Refills

I only exchange tanks when they are out of date. Otherwise use a metered fill by gallons. The MH tank date is not checked since it's not portable.
CA Traveler 09/14/23 02:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Advice on getting to Redwood NP

Should be a good trip. The long boring I5 could be a backup if needed and you could cross on 20 and go up 101. Consider buying Mountain Directory West and have a heads up on the roads.
CA Traveler 09/14/23 09:18am Roads and Routes
RE: 50 amp to 30 amp dogbone

Options: 30/50 pigtail adapter widely available. Put a 50A female plug on a 30A cord. Lighest weight option. Put a 30A male plug on the 50A cord. In all 3 cases the 2 hot 50A wires are connected to the 30A hot wire.
CA Traveler 09/13/23 02:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: mixing batteriy sizes

Go for it! Use one at a time or connect all three together. What's to lose as they are older and used? Yes good idea to use new batteries differently but older used, try it and see. I'd probably use the one larger one and then the 2 smaller ones.
CA Traveler 09/13/23 02:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Teton Pass

We meet a gorup of 6 RVs and 3 of them took advantage of that free coffee above!
CA Traveler 09/13/23 09:54am Roads and Routes
RE: Teton Pass

X2 But very steep. In Wilson there is a sign "Free coffee while we repair your brakes",
CA Traveler 09/13/23 08:46am Roads and Routes
RE: mixing batteriy sizes

The weaker batteries will cause a shorter life for the new battery. Given they are used per your other thread it's a good idea to load test all 3 to make sure they are in reasonable condition. Given that and they are available go ahead and use all 3.
CA Traveler 09/12/23 04:55pm Tech Issues
RE: swapping and charging batteries

It's not clear when you saw 12.5 vs plugged it in, but if it was charging then the voltage doesn't reflect battery charge state. Regardles now that it has charged do a load test to determine the battery condition.
CA Traveler 09/12/23 03:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Black Tank only holds 1/2 to 1/3 of capacity

Try a wand with a very directional and horizontal flow and rotate slowly. Use one of the cleaners and the wand to cause water movement. Let it sit and redo several times Another option is to come in from the drain, with appropiate funnels and hoses etc. When full insert a dowel in the toilet, make sure it bottoms, mark the floor height, measure the water and mark and see how that compares to the expected dimensions per the mfg or another owner. Also check when the tank is empty.
CA Traveler 09/12/23 09:04am Travel Trailers
RE: Black Tank only holds 1/2 to 1/3 of capacity

Use a flexible hose wand and flush for an extended time.
CA Traveler 09/11/23 10:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Black Tank only holds 1/2 to 1/3 of capacity

The primary purpose of the idiot light gauges is for the salesman to explain about the great monitor system. Why do you think it's full with 10 gallons? Fill with water and drive. Add bags of ice cubes and drive.
CA Traveler 09/11/23 10:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Doris is Dead!

So glad for all of you. But please note that running 2 A/Cs on 30A can be questionable. Why? The NEC recommends a max of 80% to limit the heat or 24A for sustained operation and 2 AC's are sustained operation. And your family member issue likely contributed. But your dedication is fantastic and I admire you guys! Thanks for sharing.
CA Traveler 09/11/23 09:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Doris is Dead!

For a discharged battery 20 min is just the start. It can take hours to get to 85% charged. Get the problem fixed, verify that everything is working and the charger is charging the batteries on shore power. When the batteries are fully charged it would be a good idea to load check them to determine their condition. An alternate is to buy a auto charger to tide you over on batteries, but won't help with the AC problem.
CA Traveler 09/11/23 10:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help! Lance 850 isn’t getting power from truck battery

Check for reverse polarity. Connect a long wire to the truck frame and measure the voltage in the camper. Ground should be 0V and positive 12V. Then using the same ground connection turn on lights and track down the 12V disconnect. l'd double check the ground again. A voltmeter will read OK with a high resistance connecton without a load because the voltmeter draws virtually no load.
CA Traveler 09/11/23 08:19am Truck Campers
RE: batteries dead

By dead you must mean partially discharged vs dead where the engine wouldn't run. 10 miles is rather short so the batteries must have been discharged before you left and unlikely to have significant charge but some upon return if everything is working. First fully charge the batteries now as otherwise their life is shortened. Next load check the batteries to be sure they are OK. Next use a voltmeter to determine that the alternator is OK and charging the batteries. Consider disconnecting the batteries when stored to prevent significant discharge for a number of months with good batteries.
CA Traveler 09/10/23 10:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Doris is Dead!

And buy a household tester $10 and check every plug when he's done. True story: When I was doing the PDI for our current rig which was 2 years old the household tester showed a open ground on all of the kitchen slide outlets. The problem was a open ground in a junction box Monaco mfg did not connect. Prior owner wasn't aware.
CA Traveler 09/10/23 06:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Doris is Dead!

Also and this is meant to be helpful: Electritcy can be dangerous and from your description 2 amatures have made electrical changes. Consider a good mobile tech to get everything right and up and running.
CA Traveler 09/10/23 06:26pm Class A Motorhomes
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