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RE: Ultimate power inverter/charger question

Yes my plan was to just disconnect the stock coverter/charger. Why bother disconnecting the converter? :h Since your intention is to power your trailer "whole house" with the inverter just turn off the converter and plug your trailer's 30 amp main service cable (using a dogbone) into the inverter output - done. :B At times when you're not using the inverter just turn the converter back on again. K.I.S.S. :W
SoundGuy 01/11/20 02:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Water heater plastic plug

Anode rods are magnesium Not steel Not true - one can buy anode rods made of magnesium, aluminum, or zinc.
SoundGuy 01/10/20 07:01am Tech Issues
RE: Water heater plastic plug

That what I was thinking, Sound Guy, thanks. So, what are the Suburbans made of. Metal? Porcelain lined steel tank so Suburban does supply every model sold with an anode rod.
SoundGuy 01/10/20 06:58am Tech Issues
RE: Gas grill replacement

Any Weber Q grill will work fine off your trailer's low pressure feed provided you remove the grill's regulator. Once removed you'll need a hose with a quick disconnect fitting at one end that will plug into the trailer's low pressure feed and at the other end a threaded fitting that will screw on to the grill in place of the regulator. Many have done this mod and it works just fine. :B
SoundGuy 01/10/20 06:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Water heater plastic plug

Talking among campers this morning one guy said he uses an anode rod in his Atwood tank, "Just to be safe." Waste of time and $$. An Atwood water heater tank is aluminum and acts as it's own anode. Atwood doesn't recommend the use of an anode rod so why would you? :R
SoundGuy 01/09/20 12:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Yellow window frame on door. Ugly. What to do?

Tape it off and paint it black like the rest of the windows? Other plastic stuff has yellowed too. Like the “marine” speakers. LA Awesome works well to brighten up yellowing plastic.
SoundGuy 12/28/19 05:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: 25' 30 amp extension cord

Not really fond of using an extension cord to start with, but lately we have found some state parks, especially in Kentucky, with the power poles spaced between campsites and farther than my regular 25' power cord. Why? :@ Here in Ontario it's not uncommon at all to have to run 100' from the camper to the power post. I have a total of 140' and have on occasion have had to use it all. You just want to account for voltage drop across the length & gauge of cable you're using and long runs are quite doable. :) Voltage Drop Calculator
SoundGuy 12/23/19 10:00am General RVing Issues
RE: How about those after market steps for TT?

There are a few different models to choose from and I wanted some feedback from those who already upgraded. Any brands or styles to avoid or recommendations on best to buy would be much appreciated. Lots of positive reviews for the Torklift Glowstep. A friend of mine had one and was really happy with it ... here's his detailed report.
SoundGuy 12/14/19 07:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Ceramic Heater Safety

Don't worry about the dog. Once his tail bursts into flames once you can rest assured he'll not go near that heater again. Does that make him a "hot dog"? :W
SoundGuy 12/13/19 02:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Old propane tanks on new RVs

It not the factory, they come without tanks. The dealer did that to you. Any new trailer we've purchased, be it a popup, hybrid, or travel trailer, has always arrived at the dealership with empty propane tanks that the dealer would then purge & fill before delivery to me. Not challenging you, or calling you a liar, but how do you know the trailer arrived at the dealer with tanks vs no tanks and the dealer added them? I really want to know how you know that. After retiring from my career I wanted something to still get me out of the house a couple of days each week so I ended up working for this dealer, for 7 years. :) New trailers always arrived with empty propane tanks. Our Spree came from a different dealer I also know well - his new trailers were also delivered to the dealership with empty tanks.
SoundGuy 12/12/19 05:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Old propane tanks on new RVs

It not the factory, they come without tanks. The dealer did that to you. Any new trailer we've purchased, be it a popup, hybrid, or travel trailer, has always arrived at the dealership with empty propane tanks that the dealer would then purge & fill before delivery to me.
SoundGuy 12/11/19 12:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: best place to buy a surge protector

TRC (now Southwire) Sure Guard is warrnted for 1 year. Used to be the case but is no longer - Surge Guard Limited Lifetime Warranty.
SoundGuy 11/22/19 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Azdel in 2020 Winnebago Minnie product line

We finally felt confident that the unit that we were considering did indeed use Azdel in the walls. Coachmen Freedom Express also used Azdel but it sure wasn't used for ALL walls, just the sidewalls, front and back were good ol' luan - Winnebago may be no different. ;)
SoundGuy 11/22/19 06:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: help picking new tt

... but i an open to others but can not find any with out slides. so maybe there are no others? You can't have put much effort into this as pretty well every manufacturer offers some non-slide models. Always has to be one! I did not do a good job of saying what im looking for. must be tandem axle and no shorter than 23 foot longer would be great. but cant find anything with out slides. must be well built as i will be living full time in it. Weight does not matter.I have plenty of truck. As one who has owned Coachmen I could suggest their Freedom Express 204RD. However, "well built" is an oxymoron when talking about the North American RV industry as almost every one of us has a had a horror story to tell about our own experiences as RV owners. :W As for "plenty of truck" - yeah, we've all heard that one too. :p
SoundGuy 11/17/19 05:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: help picking new tt

... but i an open to others but can not find any with out slides. so maybe there are no others? You can't have put much effort into this as pretty well every manufacturer offers some non-slide models.
SoundGuy 11/17/19 02:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Loud Water Pump

I've got an idea or two to put some padding between it and the floor, but would also like to see if other folks here have come up with some brilliant solutions. Here's my "brilliant solution" ... 2 pics, 1 video. Pump operation is so quiet I had to add a light to the pump circuit so I'd know when it's running. Click "i" at the top right of any pic for a text description.
SoundGuy 11/16/19 09:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Space Heater

We use the oil filled radiator type. Although they're also 1500watts, they produce more heat than our ceramic heater ever did. Your bones may believe otherwise but the fact is there's a direct correlation between electrical energy in and heat energy output, the equation being expressed as 1500 watthour = 5,118.2122198 Btu. ;)
SoundGuy 11/14/19 03:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: extension cord length

I'm gonna put my TT in the back yard. I have used a 50' extension cord to power the slides and fridge and a few other things including the AC for a short time. Question is, This time I'm gonna have to use a 100' cord. How will this affect the voltage/drain on the power, if at all? If at all? :h Obviously the greater the current draw the greater will be the voltage drop. You also haven't mentioned the gauge of cable you plan to use - again obviously, the lighter the gauge the greater will be the voltage drop. You haven't provided any of this information, including the unloaded source voltage, so no one here can tell you what voltage drop you can expect. Measure your unloaded source voltage and plug numbers into this voltage drop calculator.
SoundGuy 11/09/19 07:24am Tech Issues
RE: Short list of narrow track TT and TH's.

When I learned the new no-bo TH is only 7.5' wide, I thought maybe manufactures might have realized some folks want a narrower package, but maybe that's just wishful thinking. Not at all - Coachmen RV has offered and continues to offer several models that are 7.5' wide, including Apex and Apex Nano models, and now also offers 7' wide models in the Catalina Summit series. Coachmen Travel Trailers
SoundGuy 11/03/19 06:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: Aftermarket Trailer Hitch

Yep - don't do it, at the very least you'll excessively unload the trailer's tongue that will only encourage the trailer to sway. :E
SoundGuy 11/02/19 03:49pm Folding Trailers
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