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RE: Replacing water heater due to age........

2000 atwood here. use it all the time. i drain it every trip, 0 crud
LittleBill 10/10/21 07:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 3500w power inverter

. . . It would take a huge battery bank and solar system to try to use batteries for running an A/C unit. Even a microwave is more than I would want to power unless it is just for a short use in reheating coffee or the like.When we had our two GC2's we were happy just to power our microwave. When we upgraded to a DIY 200ah Lifepo4 pack, it was a game-changer. It had more than double the useable AH vs. our two GC2's. Weighed 90 lbs. less, and was far from "huge"---BMS & cells fit inside a small Group 24 battery box. On top of all this, the Lifepo4 also produced excellent voltage stability while under heavy load from 100-10% SOC (12.8v/100a/100% SOC; 12.2v/100a/10% SOC). Discovered it would power our a/c (120vac, 10-11a) with ease. We're able to get 90 min. of runtime (100% to 10-15% SOC with compressor on 100%). No, not practical for cooling the camper while dry camping, but it's an awesome convenience when we take short breaks while we're on the road. Our a/c only takes 5 min to make a very noticeable difference inside our truck camper even on a hot day. No generator rumble or noise to contend with, just turn on the a/c and relax. When we get back on the road our dc to dc charger charges the Lifepo4 back-up in time for our next break. what bms are you using that allows you over 200amps? daly?
LittleBill 10/05/21 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Truck Battery discharging overnight

instead of guessing, get a meter, tie it inline with a battery lead, and pull fuses till the drain disappears.
LittleBill 10/02/21 05:05pm Tech Issues
RE: We've had 8 years and 68,000 trouble free miles...

my big struggle with my 2000 24 is lack of towing capacity. i camp in state parks, pull ins are tight, no way to do some of it with a trailer. my tow limit is 3500, so pulling my van is out of the question, once i get setup in camp, i really don't want to tear down to go site seeing. Looking at an electric bike now, but we generally ended up driving my van separately which kind of sucks the other thing i am noticing is the lack of windows in new rv's my 2000 has 5 windows on the passenger side. i also could use more outside storage, but for the most part I am happy
LittleBill 10/02/21 08:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Home - Waste Dump

buy a macerator and just send it down the toilet. or a 2 inch line will work for the hose. Flojet Macerator
LittleBill 09/30/21 01:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Battery Disconnect Switch ??

Make sure the connections on the relay solenoid are clean. The solenoids are not expensive, i would buy a new one and try it. Its a common enough fix in these systems, if that doesn't help, keep it as a spare. Its a good part to have on hand. I'm presuming that the relay solenoid, you mentioned, is located in the battery compartment under the step to the right with the cable connections. Had a SC moment ... Maybe this might help, and I should of mentioned this before but with the generator running the battery connect switch will activate. However the DC/Coach power does not activate otherwise. Will check this out further ... Thanks for the suggestion. is this a new issue? otherwise sounds like the solenoid switch is wired to the wrong side of the solenoid, sounds like its getting power from the converter side, when it should be powered by the battery side.
LittleBill 09/18/21 09:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Disconnect Switch ??

if this is the unit im thinking of, it has a fuse itself on the solenoid itself, has that been checked and or does the led glow on the disconnect switch?
LittleBill 09/18/21 09:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lithium cost keep dropping!

I wish I knew how to judge the quality of those batteries.Price is usually a good indicator. no its not, Will (youtuber who loves this stuff) got shafted on a set of batteries that were 30% more, and they were identical
LittleBill 09/15/21 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Windows 11 available on October 5

you guys are hilarious i built a computer back 2010, it was able to run windows 10 without issue, not sure how long you expect them to support a operating system, no one is forced to upgrade. They are a business, go to mac or linux if your not happy.
LittleBill 09/15/21 05:07pm Technology Corner
RE: cleaning 7-pin receiver connector on truck

Deoxit red. pretty much your best bet, Deoxit
LittleBill 09/15/21 04:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mechanics backed up for weeks all over?

averaging 2-3 weeks here for an inspection
LittleBill 08/31/21 06:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: Fan Speed Control

I have used these before, but its a bit larger then some Click
LittleBill 08/31/21 07:21am Tech Issues
RE: Enhancing RV security

people are hilarious about the dogs. there use to be a show on discovery where they broke into your house in exchange for a free security system, first dogs are different when the owners aren't home, and 9 out of 10 times, the guy threw a steak at the dog, and the dog became his best friend, not once did the dog even slow the guy down, let alone stop him, might want to watch the show, might be a bit surprised.
LittleBill 08/14/21 04:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Geocel Pro Flex Failed.

i removed this.. and tried to use geocel to replace it. I feel if it dried for maybe a month it would have held Clicky has this not shrunk for anyone? both non sliding windows this has failed, dried up and shrunk greatly, I find it hard to believe no one has replaced this before.
LittleBill 08/09/21 07:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Geocel Pro Flex Failed.

Wrong application for that caulk. It doesn't cure for a long time in an enclosed space, that is why it isn't hardened while still in the tube. no caulk is hard while inside the tube, otherwise you wouldn't get it out. then what exactly are people using this for? i read windows everywhere. SEALING the window frame to the sidewall. I assume from your post you pulled the actual glass insert and then attempted to install with the Geocel. Doug i removed the outside weather strip that had failed.and filled the gap. i have found some molding that will work, but it's over 5 dollars a foot, its going to cost me close to 300 to replace 2 window seals. Doug do you have a link to the sealed window(non sliding ) that will work that may be cheaper, or is it really 5 bucks a foot?
LittleBill 08/09/21 09:20am Tech Issues
RE: Geocel Pro Flex Failed.

Wrong application for that caulk. It doesn't cure for a long time in an enclosed space, that is why it isn't hardened while still in the tube. no caulk is hard while inside the tube, otherwise you wouldn't get it out. then what exactly are people using this for? i read windows everywhere.
LittleBill 08/09/21 07:51am Tech Issues
Geocel Pro Flex Failed.

So first time using this stuff, removed all the moldings from a large window 4x4, and resealed it using 2 tubes of this stuff, put it on quite thick to fill the channels. 9 days later i went camping, when i pulled into the campsite, the rear window was hanging against the ladder, ripped clean out of the frame. all the geocel, was soft, like wet bubble gum, i could rip it clean off with my hands. does this stuff not harden up at all? i am going to have to go back to the molding insert i guess, at a ridiculous markup, but it beats hot gluing it back in to get it home. so the question.. how hard does geocel get, as i bought 3 more tubes to do another window, but now i'm scared to use it.
LittleBill 08/09/21 07:17am Tech Issues
RE: Westinghouse i4500 Generator

Gdetrailer- Not going to defend Westinghouse in depth, but their <3% THD is plenty good. AND I had the same behavior from a Yamaha 2000iS which I would consider a “high quality” generator (from previous thread). Additionally I know someone with same 5er and ACs (without Magnum) that can run not just one of the ACs with their Westinghouse i4500 but BOTH ACs as long as everything is off. Bottom line, at this point I’m convinced there is something in my particular Magnum 3012 that doesn’t play well with genny s. Just spent another 30min with Magnum support, and they’re going to research and call back again tomorrow. The big question in my mind at this point is this anomalous behavior from my inverter? (Tech and literature suggest probably/yes) Or is this inherent in the Magnum design; in which case I probably will just add soft starts, but should have chosen Victron, but too late now. maybe i missed it, does it do the same thing on grid power if you ramp it lower?
LittleBill 07/19/21 05:05pm Tech Issues
RE: 12v coolers

i use an arb cooler was about 1200 for everything cools to 0 in 100f temps. uses 4.5 amps when running. controllable by phone via BT Cooler
LittleBill 07/07/21 12:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Awning replacement fabric adventure...oy

how much is the material? I have a feeling I will need new material as well.Depends on the type of material, and how much you will need. Our awning material from ShadePro was $199 for the vinyl material for our 20 foot awning. Very happy with it. wow for once i overshot the price. I thought this stuff was 1k for some reason.
LittleBill 05/06/21 03:04pm Tech Issues
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