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RE: Question for class A and C people with toads!

I guess I don't understand since we don't ever stay 1 night at a RV Park. We can dry camp for 1 night. So, why do you even need to drag out sewer hoses for 1 night? I assume your black and gray tanks are bigger than 5 gallons.
Cptnvideo 11/24/22 08:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Pahrump to Winnemucca

The road is fine, just a little lonely.
Cptnvideo 11/23/22 03:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Great Tailgating Campgrounds

Boondock in a NF, then you'll have all the room you want. ;)
Cptnvideo 11/23/22 03:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forever warranty

There is a dealer in a Phoenix suburb that offers the "forever warranty". I recall that to keep the warranty in force that some sort of annual "go over" was required. We don't do extended warranties - just pay to fix anything that I can't fix. I think it is money saved in the long run.
Cptnvideo 11/23/22 03:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question for class A and C people with toads!

Unhook the toad and back up. Park the toad in front of the MH. We've had 41' and a 43' diesel pushers, never thought it was a big deal to unhook the toad.
Cptnvideo 11/23/22 03:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: LED Side Marker Lights

His profile says Boston. Then he mentions 2 Michigan winters in his post.
Cptnvideo 11/22/22 04:21pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Eagle vs Montana High Country vs Avenue

Our Solitude came with a 18cf Norcold. We replaced it with a 20cf res fridge.
Cptnvideo 11/18/22 08:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

Thanks, t2r. We're currently plugged into 50 amp 2 pole at DW's sister's home. But when we get back to Phoenix in December, we will have the opportunity to augment 15 amp shore power.
Cptnvideo 11/16/22 04:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

You still don't get it. Check my signature, read my previous posts in this thread, read the specs and manual for the GoPower IC3000. Then reply. Thanks.
Cptnvideo 11/16/22 04:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

Load sharing isn't necessary for 50 amp shore. Doesn't exist for dry camping. It's for 15/20/30 shore power augmentation. I might want to run 20 amps of loads while on 15 amp shore. With load sharing I would draw 50 ah from my batteries instead of 200 ah.
Cptnvideo 11/16/22 02:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

You're also missing the point, Don. Bigger inverter implies not using shore power assist, which would therefore require more/bigger batteries.
Cptnvideo 11/16/22 02:47pm 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. What?? Why?? I don't think you read the various posts, just jumped in to comment. I have repeatedly said I simply wanted 2 inverters so that I could control load sharing on both lines of a 50 amp RV. I still can't control load sharing on Line 2, but I now know how much Line 2 is drawing so I can compensate.
Cptnvideo 11/16/22 01:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

Yessir, it is a nice product well worth the price when protection is considered. Reviews were interesting with some of the voltage issues discovered at CGs. Wrestling with the 6 ga wire within the small box was a lot of fun. I did as much prepping of the wire as I could outside of the RV before crawling into the space where the transfer switch was located. Thanks again for the information.
Cptnvideo 11/16/22 08:36am Tech Issues
RE: Two inverters for 50 amp service

Wa8yxm mentioned the Progressive Industries HW-50C (hard wired surge protection) WITH REMOTE. I decided to look into it. Well, I purchased one, installed it and I couldn't be happier. It indeed monitors and displays the current on each line. GoPower confirmed that my IC3000 only monitors and controls current on line 1 (which I find to be a poor design since the inverter passes and/or feeds both lines of 50 amp service). So now if I'm plugged into 15, 20 or 30 amp service and want to use more than the supplied current (load share using solar & batteries), I can monitor the current draw on Line 2 and subtract that amount from the shore breaker size. That would be the amount that I would limit Line 1 to. Problem solved and I am no longer interested in replacing my 3000 watt inverter with 2 2000 watt units.
Cptnvideo 11/15/22 05:03pm Tech Issues
RE: I am curious !

Valhalla, I wish more people thought like you do - AZ is getting too crowded.
Cptnvideo 11/12/22 08:28pm Snowbirds
RE: Anyone familiar with or have a Victron MultiPlus-II inverter

Stir, for us, microwave, res fridge, 1 A/C, etc are on Line 2. When we boondock, we have pretty much a constant 20 amp draw from the batteries. This is mainly the fridge. The fridge is frost free, so a heater likely turns on from time to time. (I haven't figured out how to turn it off.) I could assume 2 amps shore on Line 2 for the fridge when I want to power share but you know what happens when you assume. BTW, 1 A/C is on Line 2, the other 2 are on Line 1. Also, we are fulltimers and split our time between boondocking, friends/relatives and RV Parks.
Cptnvideo 11/09/22 07:54pm Tech Issues
RE: The end of an era.

I never read any of the posts on that topic. Don't care. I'm 75 years old and not at all interested in EVs. I will drive my Ram diesel until the day I die - long as fuel is available and affordable. But I do hope a lot of people switch to EVs, more fuel for the rest of us.
Cptnvideo 11/08/22 04:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone familiar with or have a Victron MultiPlus-II inverter

That's good to know, tuna. I would be monitoring voltage and current anyway because, well, that's what I do. My DW thinks I'm a little anal when it comes to our solar setup. :)
Cptnvideo 11/08/22 03:59pm Tech Issues
RE: New camper without 12 volt fridge

Ktmrfs wrote "on a cloudy day that "400 watts of solar" is down to 100W or so, even less in heavy clouds. And if your in the northern US, in fall or spring not that many decent hours for solar "harvesting". Yes it may be good for a day or two, but we often dry camp for a week or more and currently with a propane fridge even in cloudy days we don't need the generator. Comparing to my small trailer with a compressor fridge, I'd be running the generator every few days, PITA" I agree with solar and more batteries. As far as the generator goes, MOST people that dry camp or boondock have a generator for those occasional times that solar is not ideal. Key word is occasional.
Cptnvideo 11/08/22 03:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: The end of an era.

I give up. What are you talking about? I also have no clue about what the OP is referring to.
Cptnvideo 11/08/22 03:18pm Tow Vehicles
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