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RE: Catelitic Convertor protect?

This cost me around $30. 10' of 1/8" steel cable, pieces to make loop ends, screw-locking caribiner and bike alarm from Amazon. I made loopends on both ends of the cable and wrapped it around the cat and around some large wire bundle. I connected both ends together with the caribiner and tightened it with a wrench. I then zip tied the motion sensing alarm to the loops in the cable, one tie in each loop. If you bump the exhaust pipe or the cable or the alarm it will go off. You can't remove the alarm, cable or cat without making some noise. There's also the visual deterrent. For $30, why the heck not. The alarm comes with a remote.
eric1514 04/19/22 09:22am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 12 vdc fridge

I suppose it would depend on the size of the batteries and the specs of the fridge, but normally, I would say no. More information would help answer your question.
eric1514 04/03/22 05:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Hurricane - Hydraulic Pump Failure

Give HWH a call. See what they say. They've been very short-handed because of, well you know, but they'll get back to you and they might have something they can ship to you. Good luck.
eric1514 08/30/21 06:25am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic freezer not working? Just old?

While any refrigerator can "grow old", absorption refrigerators can last many years. I have a friend that has a cabin with a 1954 kerosene fired absorption refrigerator that is still going strong.And I’ll bet that thing has been level it’s whole life.
eric1514 08/29/21 01:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Question regarding DC to DC Chargers

You need to run a positive cable up to the battery. Why can't you run a negative as well? No, you do NOT need to run a positive wire to the battery ! This is the reason DC-DC chargers were invented ! As long as you meet the specified input voltage AT THE CHARGER you are good to go. Most factory 7 pin trailer connectors can handle 40A-50A. It's my understanding this is a motorhome, not a trailer. Page 10 of the linked manual clearly shows a connection to the positive post of the starter battery.
eric1514 08/28/21 08:38pm Tech Issues
RE: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox battery dyeing

Eric Have one of those and unless it's wired wrong the battery still goes dead. Did you follow the instructions to wire it? It doesn't use the 7-pin connector. The wires in the umbilical with the 7-pin connectors are too small. You must use the supplied wire and have a second umbilical with it's own connectors. Or you can wire it up to the 7-pin connector but you still need to use the supplied wire through out. That's how I did it. Here's a pic of my umbilical.
eric1514 08/28/21 08:28pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox battery dyeing

This is what I use. TOAD CHARGE It's a little bit of wiring but it works.
eric1514 08/28/21 07:16am Dinghy Towing
RE: Question regarding DC to DC Chargers

I am installing a Renogy 20-amp DC to DC charger. My question is regarding the negative cable connections. The instructions say to connect the input negative cable to the chassis battery and the output negative cable to the house battery. My chassis battery is a good 15 feet away from where I'm mounting the charger and it would take some tricky cabling to get it there. Both the chassis battery and the house batteries are grounded to the frame. The charger will be right next to a negative post on the frame. What difference would it make if I just connected both of the negative cables of the charger to the same post? Can this cause a problem? I will contact Renogy next week with the question, but I am trying to get this install done this weekend, so I would appreciate any advice. Thank you.It should work but I guess I don't understand the problem. You need to run a positive cable up to the battery. Why can't you run a negative as well?
eric1514 08/28/21 06:25am Tech Issues
RE: Inverter question

Interesting; is that the definition of a "hardcore mountain biker" in CA - eBikes?lol Here's what I did. I replaced the existing RV type outlet with a residential one, cut the tabs on the back to isolate them from each other and wired one side to the inverter and left the other side wired as it was. That outlet was always there. If I'm plugged in, I use the shore side. If I'm not, I use the inverter side after turning the thing on with the remote on the wall. No ATS, no plugging or unplugging power cords and no flipping breakers.
eric1514 08/27/21 07:28am Tech Issues
RE: Honda 2000i generator amps surging up and down

The OP has not told us what his monitor considers 100% charged. He is at 78% of who knows what. From the factory, the Victron monitor says 13.2v and a 4% tail current is 100%. That is way too low IMHO and deceiving. In my case, that would mean being down almost 17Ah from what I and my PD converter consider to be full. The monitor only knows what we tell it.
eric1514 08/21/21 06:20am Tech Issues
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