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RE: TS-30 transfer switch failure.

How do I bypass? The power cord goes directly to the main breaker and then to the transfer switch. I'm not sure what to do with the wires to the transfer switch. the power cord shouldnt be going to the main breaker , it should go to the transfer switch first. see this post for some diagrams post for ts-30 Steve
StirCrazy 07/26/21 05:02pm Tech Issues
RE: TS-30 transfer switch failure.

The original transfer switch work fine for a while but failed over time. It started making a clicking noise and then failed after a month. I am living in this and it is important that I get it fixed and I cannot afford to pay a pro. mine died in the first season and did the same thing. do you have a 30 amp plugin or a 50 amp plug in? since I upgraded to the ts-50 I have been going on 6 years with no issues. Steve
StirCrazy 07/26/21 04:59pm Tech Issues
RE: ALDE heating and water heating system. Comments welcome.

Hi folks. We are looking at a little trailer for our next RV. The unit has an ALDE hydronic heating and cooling system. It is a Swedish system and seems quite common in Europe. Wondering how many have or have had this system and what they thought of it. Thanks in advance. Cheers. unless somthing has changed there is no cooling in the ALDE system, it would have a normal ac on top of the unit like any other trailer. the ALDE is heating, or heating and hot water. Myself, I wonder why it has taken so long to get an efficent silent and powerfull heating system in RV's that require way less battery power. I am even looking at the feasability of retrofitting one of these systems into my Truck Camper. Steve Steve - Alde North America is based in Seattle. I don't believe they are selling components to the non OEM aftermarket (yet). Alde (and Truma) are very popular in Europe in RV's and boats. There are suppliers in the UK who sell the components. nope they don't, but they are not the inventers of the system it has been used un europ for a much longer time and some of thoes companies will sell to consumers as they didnt get locked into deals with rv companies. at anyrate finding the system isnt the hard part, its planning a retro fit and ensuring that you can get proper airflows over the radiators and such. the system is more set up for an instalation in a new build but a retrofit can be done with a bit of work haha Steve
StirCrazy 07/25/21 05:41pm Tech Issues
RE: can this possibly be true? 150 amp hours $46.51 cdn

If I could find a true cold weather Li at an identical or lower cost per cycle as SiO2 I would consider it. But that means it needs to be usable without heaters at -40. So far that is only Lithium Titinate--at about 4 times the cost per cycle. SiO2 are a better choice for me. I think I found one for you. albetra li makes a extreem version that has an added feature, if the batteries are below a spicifc temp the charging current will be re-routed to an internal heater untill the batteries are warm enough and then they will charge. sorry didnt see the "with out heaters", I just thought that this is a neet way to do it as it is all automatic and doesnt use the actual battery power to warm them up. Steve
StirCrazy 07/25/21 05:34pm Tech Issues
RE: TS-30 transfer switch failure.

This question is two-fold. My TS-30 transfer switch failed in my 1986 Beaver Marquis and need to know if I can replace it with an ATS-301 switch and if not can I bypass the switch altogether. Mine failed also, for me the reason was that either they used a 30A transfer switch on a 50 amp system or it was just a bad transfer switch. either way I made them upgrade it to the proper TS-50 and havent had an issue since. if your trailer is 30 amp and not 50 amp many go power had a bad batch of them but the TS-30 is a good quality and rumor is they are actualy progressive dynamics. I would stick with the go power over paralax, here it is cheeper and gets better reviews on amazon. Steve
StirCrazy 07/25/21 05:27pm Tech Issues
RE: ALDE heating and water heating system. Comments welcome.

Hi folks. We are looking at a little trailer for our next RV. The unit has an ALDE hydronic heating and cooling system. It is a Swedish system and seems quite common in Europe. Wondering how many have or have had this system and what they thought of it. Thanks in advance. Cheers. unless somthing has changed there is no cooling in the ALDE system, it would have a normal ac on top of the unit like any other trailer. the ALDE is heating, or heating and hot water. Myself, I wonder why it has taken so long to get an efficent silent and powerfull heating system in RV's that require way less battery power. I am even looking at the feasability of retrofitting one of these systems into my Truck Camper. Steve
StirCrazy 07/25/21 08:46am Tech Issues
RE: can this possibly be true? 150 amp hours $46.51 cdn

it could be possible, you can reduce the cost of batteries by up to 80% probably on grade A cells if you reduce shipping enough and get a big enough volume discount. Steve
StirCrazy 07/25/21 08:21am Tech Issues
RE: Tag axle for truck camper rigs

I don't think tire scrub is big issue. I park my boat on T-shaped driveway and at some point I had 2-axle trailer pushed at close to 90 degree. Now I have pretty clear rubber scrubbing marks on my driveway, but I am not worry about tire life. Boat trailer tires in 99% of occasion are replaced due to age, not wear. I don't think it is as big of an issue as some are making it out but it is definatly more of an issue than a pull behind two axel trailer. because they are conected to the truck with no pivioting ability every time you turn it will force sideways pressure onto thoes tires so the lateral load may not be as hard as jack knifing a double axel trailer into a camp spot, but it will be way more often. what I would be concerned about more is if it has some sort of verticle movment weather it be spring loaded or hydraulic.. I dont go 4x4ing but I do take some uneven roads to get into some sites and that would be a lot of stress on the unit if it was suporting the whole back end of the truck through a dip. Steve
StirCrazy 07/25/21 07:53am Truck Campers
RE: Tag axle for truck camper rigs

Funny that some of you compare this poor design supported by the hitch to axles attached to the frame like when the axles are fairly close together like on a dual/triple axle trailer. its not supported by the hitch, it has two frame mounts and and a hitch extension so it is actualy frame mounted. having said that, yes the tires will be subjected to a higher amount of scrub than a trailer set up, but it would be a reasonable solution to some one who uses the camper once and a while, or if there camper is ok on there truck but if they want to tow there boat they need a bit more... we can think of ways that it wont work all day, but I can also think of a fw situations it would be good. Steve
StirCrazy 07/24/21 06:31am Truck Campers
RE: Question about solar and my LiFePo4 batteries

the only way your going to get better is by moving to a MPPT. your figting tow things here a 12V pannel and a PWM controler. if you take your panel and devide it by 17V that will give you your potential max output with a PWM controler on a 12V pannel as they are in efficent in the conversion. you can improve that a bit with a MPPT controler, but realy from a 120V suitcase pannel there are so many other factors that will play in. shading, wire size and lenght, conection to the battery and so on..
StirCrazy 07/23/21 06:35am Tech Issues
RE: Chinese RV tires... holding up!

Finally, replace the tires at a minimum every 5 years! I learned that tires will dry rot faster if they are not used or used infrequently. Replacing tires roughly every 5 years is part of the cost of ownership. Again, you can always take your chances and again old tires are fine until they aren't. this is another wives tale, 8 years is the recomended change out due to age from a tire manufacture. but there are things that can shorten that. in your case the most likely cause was moisture in the air you used to top it off. Mositure inside the tire will cause it to fail prematurly and so many tire places are cheeping out now days and not putting dryers on there air. also people at home dont think about this and when they fill up at home they are putting moisture into the tire causing dry rot. this is where nitrogen in tires shine as it is dry, but thats not practicle for most. I went to the store and bought a desicant dryer for my air compressor for this purpose and to help extend the life of my air tools. Steve Anybody who gets eight years out of their RV tires isn't camping enough. or maybe there camping more and just driving less haha. my firs ttrailer I got 10 years out of all the tires before I had to change one. I camped every weekend all year around, but I lived on an island where I only had to drive 20 min to the main camping site I went to , others we did were about an hour drive max. Steve
StirCrazy 07/21/21 09:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Chinese RV tires... holding up!

Cheap, worn, or old tires often seem to be Ok, until they aren't. A blowout can be a serious event that I want to avoid. Buy the best quality tires. They will typically cost only a bit more. a worn out tire will never look OK. it will look worn out. the problem is people dont inspect tires they glance at them as they walk by. Maintain the recommended tire pressure. Keep the load within the load rating. A safety margin doesn't hurt. Drive within the speed rating, especially when the weather is hot. Periodically check tires for damage. yup, but to many people ignore this then blame the results on "cheep tires" Finally, replace the tires at a minimum every 5 years! I learned that tires will dry rot faster if they are not used or used infrequently. Replacing tires roughly every 5 years is part of the cost of ownership. Again, you can always take your chances and again old tires are fine until they aren't. this is another wives tale, 8 years is the recomended change out due to age from a tire manufacture. but there are things that can shorten that. in your case the most likely cause was moisture in the air you used to top it off. Mositure inside the tire will cause it to fail prematurly and so many tire places are cheeping out now days and not putting dryers on there air. also people at home dont think about this and when they fill up at home they are putting moisture into the tire causing dry rot. this is where nitrogen in tires shine as it is dry, but thats not practicle for most. I went to the store and bought a desicant dryer for my air compressor for this purpose and to help extend the life of my air tools. Steve
StirCrazy 07/20/21 08:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Canada opens land border and more airports to US visitors

Thank you, I did that and it said I cannot enter. you know its is 3 or 4 weeks out and most likely not active yet. I havent looked at it but it must tell you why. Steve
StirCrazy 07/20/21 07:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Open in August 9th

Need to read all the exemption information. travel restrictions Last I heard it would be Oct 1 for full access with limited exemptions, there is a lot that was said but the new didnt report on because it isnt as news worth and wont get people as excited. this is all subject to the Canadian population hitting a spicific thresh hold for our imunized population, ie.the date can and will be pushed back if this isnt met. and it is also condidtional that there is no increase in case count once it starts or the boarder can be closed again. what is realy to bad is the US goverment didnt see fit to recipocate to Canadians. Steve
StirCrazy 07/19/21 08:32pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

The press conference today was chaotic English and French at the same time. Each Official just repeated the same speech. There is some confusion on the testing. I had heard them say that testing would be random. thats for ariving by plane. also this is only a plan, it is all subject to 1, canada hitting the number of people vacanated that we have set, and that there is no increase of cases once it opens. if there isit will be shut down again. Steve
StirCrazy 07/19/21 08:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chinese RV tires... holding up!

Im still runing mine 5 years later only replaced one as I saw a sign of a broken belt last spring. my previous trailer I had 10 years and only changed one in that whole time, which in hind thought, I was probably gambling at that length of time. but realy if you check them out before each trip and keep on top of it, in most cases you will be fine, aside from road hazards which no tire is good against. Steve My timeline is more like 3 years -- or earlier once I see signs of losing tire pressure, bulges or scrapes and/or uneven wear. ya Im about the same with out the time. I just go by condition of the tires and replace as nessasary. I guess if we hade the cheep prices like the US does on tires I wouldnt worry about changing out perfectly good tires, but at about 250 a tire to get close to a sailune and 300 to get into goodyear and such. I can just keep going by paying atention to what my tires are telling me. Steve
StirCrazy 07/19/21 08:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Canada opens land border and more airports to US visitors

I have a passport and a vaccination card that states I have two shots but that isn't good enough? I have two aunts/uncles and a slew of cousins in Victoria, B.C. that I would like to visit. its better than what the US is doing for us. no pleasure restrictions lifted at all for Canadians.
StirCrazy 07/19/21 07:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chinese RV tires... holding up!

My self and others I personally know have had their tires replaced by GY and no argument about damage, how bout you? What other Company will do the same? Firestone..... they will all do it when the courts force them to.. Steve
StirCrazy 07/18/21 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chinese RV tires... holding up!

Got a new RV with factory installed Made in China tires with unknown brand. I figure I'll have it replaced after a year. But to my pleasant surprise, after a thousand miles and 5 months in deep winter storage, the air pressure on it has held up. Well, maybe in another year or two?:B Im still runing mine 5 years later only replaced one as I saw a sign of a broken belt last spring. my previous trailer I had 10 years and only changed one in that whole time, which in hind thought, I was probably gambling at that length of time. but realy if you check them out before each trip and keep on top of it, in most cases you will be fine, aside from road hazards which no tire is good against. Steve
StirCrazy 07/18/21 06:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

its the same up here. personaly I would say just leave it closed till christmas and see what happens down there with your vaccanations. plus like you said due to people not being able to travel they decided to buy RV's and our parks system in BC and even the banff and jasper parks are pretty much overloaded till october, so this season is pretty much a write off already for visiters who want to rv ..... Not necessarily the best economic approach. Also, chances are if some of these people can go stateside they may cancel their existing reservations and come down to the US. isnt a huge impact. the biggest economic boost comes from lifting our internal restrictions. we have been in some sort of lock down in BC for about 18 months, restuarants and services like that bore the brunt. People here are going out like crazy now that the restrictions were finaly lifted after the july 1st long weekend (not all the restrictions mind you, the rest here in BC are not expected to be lifted untill after september long weekend) so right now and probably for the forseable futur more people than every are hitting local restuarants and such. bigg events are still impacted and BC parks system is pretty much over booked. you might be able to go camping on a wensday and leave thursday if you dont have reservations already. esential travel for goods and services is and has always been flowing across the boardse so the econimic boost you speak up that needs a boost is in the travel industry for the most part. for myself I would rather see the goverment continue to bail out that sector as aposed to opening to fast and letting the new varriants get a foothold in canada. Steve
StirCrazy 07/17/21 06:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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