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RE: Under cabinet coffee maker?

I have had a B&D under cabinet coffee maker for years, and we love it, is the problem there all the time everyday even: the same campground Or does the problem change when you change campgrounds, have you tried the coffee maker using a generator or inverter power, Resistive heat, the heating element depends on good voltage to get hot, If your supply 120vac is good Then you need a new coffee maker
MrWizard 07/06/20 11:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Onan Marquis 5500 put out too much voltage

Here is a connection diagram for different voltages The one in the Yellow box, is the one I think you need, 2 wire neutral grounded https://i.imgur.com/NDQwSyOl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. Red box is... 2 wire neutral isolated aka floating like a portable generator https://i.imgur.com/BNipOOOl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
MrWizard 07/04/20 12:38am Tech Issues
RE: Onan Marquis 5500 put out too much voltage

Get the model # From the data plate on the onan Download the service manual All of these older generators are capable of putting out 230v, it depends on how the 4 output wires from the stator (out put windings) are connected, At 200v , it is probably connected for 230 but running too slow to produce full voltage Flight system control boards are the best there is
MrWizard 07/02/20 11:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Adding Batteries / Refer Support

220 ahrs 110 ahrs to 50% 110/6 = 18 hours of run time 50% duty cycle compressor on off = 36 hours battery duration You said two batteries, do you mean one engine and one RV battery or do you mean two RV house batteries, Class B, has limited battery space But only one RV house battery offers limited fridge run time approx 8 hours of compressor runtime about 16 hours battery duration to 50% level, batteries should not be allowed to reach the point were the fridge shuts off, that is too much discharge for the average battery , A few times like that and the Battery never recovers full capacity and dies a quick death
MrWizard 07/02/20 11:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Old fresh water tank spout replacement help

Modern RVs with city water hookup The city inlet is after the pump Between the pump and the rest of the water system The city inlet does not fill the fresh water tank (it simply pressurizes the water lines) unless there is a bypass valve to open that goes around the pump The FW tank is Never Ever pressurized by the city water system Most RVs have a separate water fill inlet going to the FW tank not using the city hookup and a bypass valve and the RV water lines to back fill the FW
MrWizard 07/01/20 06:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Transfer switch salvagable?

No! Easy RESET fix New contacts are harden, to keep them from wearing to fast, once they arc and burn enough to start sticking, you replace the transfer switch In an industrial situation the machinery tech, will replace the contactor relay, to get the machine running, then rebuild the bad 0ne with new parts, and put it on the shelf for the next time a similar machine breaks down RV transfer switches do not come with a parts list and part numbers for DIY repairs In a have too situation I might be able to source some parts to make a repair, but I have that experience as part of my working life
MrWizard 07/01/20 05:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Class A Roadside Assistance

I have (3) Good Sam AAA platinum An Emg road service with my full coverage progressive insurance Covers the RV and my Scoot And I have used each one at different times What ever you get, make sure it has great TOW coverage in case of a breakdown Basic service with short TOW distance Becomes very out of the pocket expensive When the nearest shop that can work on your rv is many miles away
MrWizard 07/01/20 05:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black Tank Roof Vent and Bathroom Roof Vent Too Close?

"I think the vents open pointing aft so the lid won't blow off if you leave it open a bit while driving. With the vent hood on, that lid should be safe from blowing off." If the vent lid is open when driving You will have a ram air scoop into the bathroom
MrWizard 07/01/20 12:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Outside shower conversion to faucet?

You need to look behind there Is there empty space, can you replace box with one that is deeper so there is room for a faucet fixture Is there space In the outside kitchen to install a sink faucet fixture, and just Re-Route the outside shower water lines
MrWizard 07/01/20 12:24am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Generator Sound/fire box

The boxes? I have seen in my RVs, all class A's One Genirac the rest Onan were not for noise They provided heat/ protection for the RV from the generator, they also provided some measure of road grime protection, all had two openings on the bottom, fresh air in for cooling, hot engine fan air out As long as your box does that, that are good
MrWizard 06/30/20 12:10am Tech Issues
RE: Decent inexpensive modified sine wave inverter

My old fashion heating pads worked great on the triplite But our electric blanket controller refused to function, and I installed a go power 300w psw in the DP, just for that blanket, because the bed was directly over the engine and no false floor no dead air storage space, That bed platform and bedroom got cold at night when cold outside
MrWizard 06/28/20 10:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Air Conditioning how many do not use it.

As a full-timer , I use the A/C a lot during the summer "Never use the A/C , was Never in the thought process"
MrWizard 06/28/20 08:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Installed new kitchen faucet.. success

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/610RLLsjgrL._AC_SL1500_.jpg width=640 I installed this 15" Bar Faucet in the kitchen 3 weeks ago June 6th One trip to home depot to get some hose line adapters to fit the new smaller faucet lines to the existing pex lines Now it's easy to " go soak my head " The old one leaked water all over the counter every time it was turned on,
MrWizard 06/28/20 08:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Decent inexpensive modified sine wave inverter

Another Trip Lite fan here Used one I the Safari DP for years New owner is still using it 2400w continuous 4800w surge
MrWizard 06/28/20 06:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Opensignal gone from google play

Do you know somebody close by, that has the App They could back it up as an APK FILE and send it to you, or upload to the cloud for you to download or even put it on a Micro SD card, and you could install from there Google search https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://apkpure.com/opensignal-3g-4g-5g-signal-wifi-speed-test/com.staircase3.opensignal&ved=2ahUKEwjbjpuI46XqAhWOZd8KHSCkCdkQFjAAegQIBhAC&usg=AOvVaw1MSsCC-DeBsz_FTuTMtXdz&cshid=1593390705148
MrWizard 06/28/20 06:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Fitting Onan QG 4000 in 28" space

Good for you Congrats
MrWizard 06/18/20 11:26pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Suggestions on battery/solar upgrade due to space issues

You did say "INVERTER" So I assume that is the major reason behind all of this, I've done mixed batteries, is not ideal, but it is better than have too little battery capacity, I would think about a pair of trolling motor batteries in GRP 24 size, for under the step, they are true deep cycle Are the Trojans flooded or AGM, If wet cells, will she be able to check the electrolyte levels ?
MrWizard 06/18/20 11:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Zip board and Raptor Liner for new roof?

"I would speculate that it hasn't ever been used simply due to the fact that it would involve more labor man hours, cost more and slow down production." Bingo !# we have a winner Lot's of RVs have fiberglass roofs, they hold up very well Other members have done similar projects with good success
MrWizard 06/18/20 09:39pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Inverter Question

Is this a factory inverter/converter charge unit Or a separate stand alone inverter ?
MrWizard 06/14/20 02:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Retrofitting Roof AC with residential Parts?

Professor 95 Did modify a small 6000 btu to fit in an RV a/C housing, he did cut and braze the refrigerant lines, but said the project could have been done without doing this He did it for a very specific reason and purpose To cool the forward master bedroom of his 5ver at night, The power came from a huge AGM battery bank install in the bed of his volvo HDT, his favorite camp spots do not have electrical hookups He would recharge the battery bank during the day via generator That RV the 5ver was lost in a Fire and has since been replaced If he ever did a second conversion, I do not know He did Not use 12k window unit Only the the 6k for cooling only the bedroom You might look for him over on the Heavy Duty Tow Forums Window A/C conversion thread
MrWizard 06/14/20 12:14am Tech Issues
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