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RE: can this possibly be true? 150 amp hours $46.51 cdn

Mex, that’s a good point, even as a lawn tractor or power sports battery it’s still half the usual price of a conventional battery which still lasts only a year these days. I’m going to order a couple, purely as an experiment. Estoy muy agradecido por su ayuda.
JaxDad 07/26/21 05:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Open in August 9th

Flight's from India are supposed to be banned but they are still coming in byway of Belgrade and Frankfurt, friend came in from Belgrade 2 weeks ago and the plane was full of East Indian's and they were handed a virus test kit to be done @ home through zoom, so much for what the media tells everybody. I think there’s some misinformation in there. There are vast numbers of East Indians who are also Canadian citizens, despite what some politically motivated special interest groups would like you to believe, it is very tough for the government to deny a citizen entry into their own country. Here in Ontario one federal political party was heavily running a series of ads condemning the government for ‘not closing the border’ until folks started pointing out that a Canadian is allowed to come back home regardless of their skin colour.. Given the number of East Indian voters in important risings, that party quickly dropped those ads and tried to blame a few aggressive staffers.
JaxDad 07/26/21 05:12pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Convection oven - phooey, Switched to Toaster oven

I have found a convection oven outstanding for cooking certain things, most of which I rarely do in S & B, let alone my RV. There is ONE thing however that I have never found anything that equals it. Reheating leftover pizza. Whether just refrigerated a day or two, or frozen for weeks, NOTHING will reheat it such that it tastes like it was just delivered. Nothing.
JaxDad 07/26/21 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: boondockerswelcome

We have been BW hosts since the beginning and on more than one location to boot. At home we have room for 2 units on ‘sites’ and have hosted up to 4 (folks travelling together) at once. Water & electric available. On the farm we have multiple spots including two nice shady spots back by the river, no services. We also have several choices most with water & electric. At the airport we also have a variety of spaces available. BTW, for those that don’t yet know, Harvest Hosts bought out BW earlier this spring.
JaxDad 07/26/21 06:15am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Fuel for Gassers

If you're looking to improve fuel mileage non ethanol regular (87 octane) is the way to go. As mentioned the ethanol does nothing in that regard except lower the mileage by the amount of ethanol in the fuel. With a 10% blend you can expect a 10% poorer mileage than with non ethanol unleaded. It's a bit amusing that the non ethanol regular gasoline is most available in Iowa, the state that produces the most ethanol in the country. Non ethanol regular wasn't even available in neighboring Wisconsin until about 5 years ago. Even now it's not available at most stations. It's more easily found in rural areas and those catering to "recreational vehicles". In this case recreational vehicles refers to ATV's and marine inboard and outboard motors. A 10% reduction in mileage would imply that ethanol has no available energy on combustion. In fact, it is around 3 to 4% less than gasoline. So the mileage drop in reputable testing I have seen is also 3%-4% not 10%. That is also my experience when I have experimented. I would much prefer the real thing, but with pricing what it is, it is simply too expensive for payback at that number. I use it only in my stuff that frequently sits for months unused. The problem with “reputable testing” is that it’s just that, testing, done in a laboratory. In the real world, where we ‘test’ our mileage going down the highway, the differences are VERY different. There is water entrainment, fuel adulteration, messed timing based on false or misleading sensor input and generally much lower performance. The only ‘real’ way to measure fuel economy is to do large scale real world test twice, once each on 2 different types of fuel. I have done that repeatedly and the results were FAR more than 3% to 4% different.
JaxDad 07/26/21 06:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: can this possibly be true? 150 amp hours $46.51 cdn

Hi Li Lovers. https://www.auioneer.com/products/lithium-battery?fbclid=IwAR3uck013XqVw5lJTyowr4SsXNvOSuWg5_c_-LDhgX8NBeOnWzE9czKhq_M How is this possible? If you came across that link on a Facebook page or it was suggested to you by Facebook, it is possible because paid ads are nearly impossible to nuke on Facebook. It is an out and out scam, more often you will see ads for those little tractor trailer movers at 10 or 25% of the true price, they too are scams. Crooks are not stupid, they are just lazier than the rest of us, they don’t get out of bed in the morning and go to work. They just steal. The crooks have discovered that if they buy ads on Facebook it takes days if not weeks for the reviewer‘s to see the complaints and pull down the ads, by which time the scammers and your money are long gone.
JaxDad 07/24/21 06:07pm Tech Issues
RE: AGM battery question for the experts.

Thanks to all, it was indeed toast, but like my brother Mex, I too have a passion for tinkering. The wood screw trick did work, but since the battery is the power source for a PWC (that takes quite a pounding) it became a core against a new battery. Despite repeated tornado alerts all afternoon, a couple of my nephews and their friends and me had a great day turning recycled dinosaurs into frothy water on Lake Simcoe (Google it) this afternoon. Thank you again for the education. Now for a sponge bath of Voltaren……..
JaxDad 07/24/21 05:58pm Tech Issues
RE: AGM battery question for the experts.

I just had a similar problem with a 12 volt AGM truck battery. After much failed troubleshooting I took it to auto repair shop and they replaced the battery end cables connecting to the battery post and this solved the problem. Check those battery cables connection terminals as mine were rotten. Voltmeter and multimeter and other checks on the cable ends falsely showed proper start voltage flowing from the battery to the starter. Your mileage may vary. This info may be of help to others with battery start problems. Good luck Cam oohn. All my testing and results were with the battery out of the vessel and on a test bench.
JaxDad 07/23/21 07:38pm Tech Issues
RE: AGM battery question for the experts.

JaxDad, Voltage without a load is pretty meaningless. Find an old "dumb" charger and try to recharge this battery. (and no, I'm not an expert) I can relate to old & dumb, thanks, I hadn’t thought of that angle. At this point I’ll even take suggestions from someone who stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.
JaxDad 07/23/21 06:12pm Tech Issues
RE: AGM battery question for the experts.

How old is the battery? 2 years old Is this a 20 amp hour garden tractor size battery? Pretty much, but for a PWC in this case. It reads 12.5 volts but cannot sustain any type of load? Very low amperage loads yes, LED light, xenon strobe, yes, good old fashioned carbon pile load tester, crashes faster than a millennial texting while driving. Instant total loss of power? Instant. Then returns to 12.5 volts once the load is removed? Si, gracias.
JaxDad 07/23/21 06:10pm Tech Issues
AGM battery question for the experts.

I will readily admit, I’m not a battery expert, let alone AGM batteries. I have a (to me) real puzzler, maybe it’s just chemistry I don’t understand. I have a ‘powersports’ battery, an ETX20L if it maters, that reads 12.5 volts at rest but drops to 0 when any load is applied. The really strange (to me) part is that once the load is removed the voltage rebounds to 12.5 volts. Once I try to charge it though it won’t take a charge since it’s already ‘charged’ at 12.5 volts. What am I missing here? Thanks in advance.
JaxDad 07/23/21 05:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Fuel for Gassers

I’ve proven, on both of my own, and several other m/h’s that the lack of alcohol and related contaminants results in enough extra mileage to more than offset the increased costs. On my older rig my mileage increases about 23% by running ethanol-free fuel. So here’s how that plays out in my case, round-trip to south Florida is about 3,000 miles. My rig gets 7.32 mpg on regular gasoline with ethanol in it. So that trip is 410 gallons. If it has 10% ethanol then it’s 41 gallons of ethanol and 369 gallons of gasoline. On ethanol-free premium my rig gets 9.0 mpg. That same trip then uses 334 gallons of only gasoline. If your $0.60 / gallon is close then that trip costs an ‘extra’ $200. Except I bought 76 less gallons of gas. If we use a $3 / gallon average price that is $228. So if I ‘waste’ $200 on premium but spend $228 LESS in fuel, it looks to me like I’m up $28....... and that’s before we get into the 35 gallons less gasoline and 41 gallons of ethanol I DIDN’T burn on top of the 334 gallons of ethanol free gas.
JaxDad 07/23/21 04:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

The other issue that seems to be lost in all of this is good old logistics. I can only imagine the number of CBP officers and support staff that man the US border with Canada. Given how long the border has been closed to all but ‘essential traffic’ I wouldn’t want to even guess how many were laid off / furloughed and how long it will take to get them back to work. I doubt anyone would appreciate waiting at the border a week or two until enough staff showed up to let you cross…….
JaxDad 07/22/21 06:38pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

I'm not showing my 'papers' to anybody. Not to cross a border, not to fly in a airplane, not ever. Whatever happened to the HIPPA Law about medical privacy? As a cop, when HIPPA first came out, we were briefed that at an accident scene, for example, the medics weren't allowed to tell us cops if the person they were working had any DUI symptoms. Yet there's folks demanding to see our vaccination 'papers'. That is entirely because of the concept of self-incrimination. Showing proof you were vaccinated is hardly revealing any confidential medical records. So you’re ok showing your passport to various folks in the process of travelling somewhere, your D.O.B. etc, etc, clearly displayed, but NOT saying you got 2 jabs in the arm? Umm, yeah, ok.
JaxDad 07/20/21 06:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: trying to get stuck tire off

Something about the aluminum bonding to the bolts, lugs. It’s not the bolts that’s the issue, it’s the face of the rotor or drum. The problem is something called a ‘galvanic reaction’. When two dissimilar metals, the aluminum wheels and cast brake parts in this case, are held tightly together over time they chemically bond to each other.
JaxDad 07/20/21 06:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: trying to get stuck tire off

Next time, deflate both tires, insert 3 short pieces of 4” x 4” wood blocks between the tires at 10, 2 and 6 o’clock and reinflate both tires again. Usually the air pressure forces them apart, even if not, it’s then a bunch easier to pop them apart with the big hammer.
JaxDad 07/18/21 01:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Portable track vehicle for backing trailers uo

Three little words …….. Ask the price. For $5k I can buy a tractor to move trailers around.
JaxDad 07/13/21 03:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: FOB keys and theft

Don't feel left out. I'm not a fan of the keyless go either. The fobs for my keyless go vehicles ......... 4) no way to just have a spare Key Spares are easy to obtain. key to open the door, yes, those are inexpensive, RFID key or a key to let you start the car, in Most cases nope, need a keyless go fob. even if the fob battery is dead, place the fob next to the keyless go to start, but no way to have a real key to start the car. There are/were a few exceptions, where there is a hidden slot for a RFID key to start the car. AFAIK all the keyless go systems also have a key in the fob to let you unlock the car, but that's about it. Early on keyless it was common to have a hidden key slot but most mfg have gone away with that since the FOB w/o a battery near the keyless go button is a work around to a spare key slot. Read my earlier post, I’ve had numerous RFID chips duplicated, cheap and easy to do. Many car mfg have gone away from a seperate RFID or similar chip in the fob, when the got away from a key with a chip and went completely to keyless go with no "emergency key" to start the car. On every 'kelyless go' car I've seen so far (including all my MB's and my employees Porsche's and Audi's) the 'keyless go' button is just like a permanently installed push-button key that fits into the ignition spot the same as any conventional digital key would if you didn't have the 'keyless go' option installed. If the push-button dies or is inop. for any reason you just pop the button out and inset the key into the ignition slot, just like they did back in the 'old days'. LOL In fact when I got my bride her new MB I pulled the 'keyless go' button out of the old one (we gave her old car to my daughter who was afraid the children would start the car with it) and had it programmed into her new one.
JaxDad 07/13/21 09:14am Tech Issues
RE: add a deck to class c

JaxDad, Thanks--rv is 28 feet 5 inches and a class c. It has a rubber roof of some kind. I won't need to angle--but a quick release might be worth while. What is a 4t deg (I don't understand the t)? 4t is what you get when try to type 45 on an iPad without enough caffeine… LOL I would use 2 sets of quick release latches to both allow angling (maximum sun on winter days when it’s low in the sky) and easy removal. It will be easier to match body width and mount the legs atop the walls, that way any weight (and or snow load) would be carried by the wall not the roof. Then adjust fore / aft length to match square footage required. There is aluminum extrusions available that you could buy cut to length and bolt together Mechano set-like.
JaxDad 07/12/21 03:00pm Tech Issues
RE: FOB keys and theft

Don't feel left out. I'm not a fan of the keyless go either. The fobs for my keyless go vehicles ......... 4) no way to just have a spare Key Spares are easy to obtain. key to open the door, yes, those are inexpensive, RFID key or a key to let you start the car, in Most cases nope, need a keyless go fob. even if the fob battery is dead, place the fob next to the keyless go to start, but no way to have a real key to start the car. There are/were a few exceptions, where there is a hidden slot for a RFID key to start the car. AFAIK all the keyless go systems also have a key in the fob to let you unlock the car, but that's about it. Early on keyless it was common to have a hidden key slot but most mfg have gone away with that since the FOB w/o a battery near the keyless go button is a work around to a spare key slot. Read my earlier post, I’ve had numerous RFID chips duplicated, cheap and easy to do.
JaxDad 07/12/21 02:48pm Tech Issues
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