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RE: Am I over the Max 5fer length?

Each summer we spend several months out West staying in public CGs without reservations and even the last 2, while busier, still not a problem. Small is better if you can’t maneuver your rig.
Ivylog 01/20/22 08:16am Fifth-Wheels
This is too easy!

To you’ll in south Texas…enjoy.
Ivylog 01/20/22 07:59am Snowbirds
RE: What chassis is better

10 airbags…Prevost, Newell, Foretravel, & Monaco S-10 Roadmaster
Ivylog 01/10/22 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where did the Non weekend RVers go?

Ivylog 01/03/22 04:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Amp draw vs battery bank & solar array = totally confused!

Welcome to the forums and I’d say you’re worried about some items that I do not worry about… charging electronic as their usage is minor. Even a residential refrigerator is not as much as most think…1.2 to 1.4 Kw/day or 8 amps DC for 10 hours…80AH or one extra battery. Now the big items like a coffee maker or the micro is real easy, you crank the generator when using them so you are charging them instead of heavily depleting your batteries. As for solar, you want at least as many watts as you have AH of batteries and double if the batteries are Lithium.
Ivylog 12/24/21 05:25pm Tech Issues
RE: LED awning strip lights

Welcome to the club…the led strips are the only LEDs I’ve had poor service out of. Multiple chips stop working and dimming in less than a year…not many hours of use.
Ivylog 12/20/21 06:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Where has Executive been?

… I don’t think he’s been banned on IRV2 like me. LOL, one of these days (if I ever get back to Florida) I’m so gonna stop over with that six pack. Hope all is well with you and family. We are very well and have not slowed down because of the pandemic…went West last 2 summers and as usual, WPB. A cruise in S America during December got canceled so came south a month earlier than normal. Below is my favorite beer…8.2% so it doesn’t freeze after half hour in the freezer.
Ivylog 12/18/21 05:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where has Executive been?

I thought I’d read a recent post by him (not on here) but I cannot find it. March was the last post in his blog at: His last activity on IRV2 was 08/02/2021. I don’t think he’s been banned on IRV2 like me.
Ivylog 12/17/21 07:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: A TATRA Off Road Motorhome

Not sure it has enough CCC.
Ivylog 12/16/21 12:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Simplest battery monitor and shunt? Advice for non-expert

The second reply…Aili for $41 is the best suggestion. With only one battery you do not need the 350A size. I’m using one and it tells you everything you need to know and easy enough to install.
Ivylog 12/15/21 07:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Antifreeze in transmission 2010 Duramax??

X3 as it softens the clutch’s friction material.
Ivylog 12/13/21 03:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Should I upgrade to a Magnum 3012RV inverter/charger

I’ve had both…2012 & 3012 and the 3012 is heads and shoulders above. You are lucky to get 65 amps charging from a 2012 on generator power while my 3012 cranks out 150+ amps. I don’t understand running AC off of batteries when a generator will do it easily plus charge the batteries. YES it can be done but at some point you have to recharge the batterie’s either with lots of solar $$$ or a generator/alternator. Using the engine alternator to run a AC that draws 14 amps AC… 170A DC is going to overheat it and the inverter. Anytime I’m using a high amp item, I crank the generator unless quite hours prohibit.
Ivylog 12/09/21 06:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford Gas 6.2 vs 7.3

Other than being thirsty I like my 2021 F350/6.2/10 speed towing 16,000+ locally. Add 1.5” blocks to the helper spring so they contact sooner reducing the squat.
Ivylog 11/26/21 04:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: When do Snow Birds head south??

Headed south yesterday… got 10 miles and large cloud of white mist out the back…antifreeze everywhere. Took several times of having the DW start the engine while I watched underneath to find the leak. Fortunately just a heater hose was the problem and $4 in parts (splice and 2 clamps) plus 8 gallons of antifreeze and back on the road in under 2 hours. The 1” section I replaced had a thin area but not from having been rubbing on anything…we’ll supported and zip tied. Probably a defect from day one.
Ivylog 11/25/21 10:24am Snowbirds
RE: Lithium battery as starter assist

“I need to use the battery combiner dash switch to start the engine.” Because of the higher voltage I would hold the boost switch down for a minute to charge the engine batteries so even though the Lithium’s BMS will only give you 100 amps, the higher voltage should make the difference.
Ivylog 11/15/21 07:26pm Tech Issues
RE: lithium question

Why would you replace 2 new AGM batteries (good for 5+ years) with overpriced Lithiums…in 5 years the prices will be even lower. Assuming the cells I bought finally arrive, building a LifePo4 battery for $1/AH makes them price comparative with AGMs but 3X the cycles.
Ivylog 11/09/21 05:46am Tech Issues
RE: 45ft, would I be too limited?

We stay mainly in public campgrounds during the summer without reservations and recently went from a 42’ to a 45’ MH. Only once in 17 years has this not worked out for us as we know better than to go in on Friday hoping to find a site long enough. Last summer I made sure we arrived at our favorite small USFS CG outside of Rocky Mountain on Thursday at 9 AM… By noon there were no sites available. It was our first night in Colorado as normally we arrive late Sunday or Monday to get a site.
Ivylog 11/07/21 02:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: LED Lights

Over 10+ years the only cheap China/EBay LEDs I haven’t had good service out of are the strips. Fortunately I used 48 LED 5050 panels in my fluorescents. Originally I used warm white (3000) but now that there are daylight bulbs (5000) I like them better…have used bright white (7000) outside. A led draws 1/10th the power of a halogen bulb.
Ivylog 11/07/21 02:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Old indoor propane lantern help

Before putting a mantle on it, like any flame, you want a bluish flame.
Ivylog 11/06/21 07:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Stability Issues

Since you previously said when asked… “How long and how much to spend?Shorter is better -- say 25 ft. Budget: maybe $30K”, so, YES it’s going to have handling problems.
Ivylog 11/06/21 07:43pm Class A Motorhomes
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