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RE: Tankless water heater options on a 35' HR

This is a 50 amp HR Imperial Class A. 35 or 40 feet. I understand that the 50 amp power is really both sides of a 240V circuit but is there a safe and acceptable way to pull 240V in this application?
hertfordnc 05/18/20 12:16pm Class A Motorhomes
Tankless water heater options on a 35' HR

I am helping a friend navigate through this and keeping him out of Camping World. His original water heater crapped out and he does not want to replace it. He'd prefer to recover some storage space. First, am i correct in thinking there is not a good electric option and there is not a good way to get 240VAC to the heater, even with a 50AMP connection ? Assuming a propane option, is there one that people recommend? I'm thinking it needs to be vented even if the manufacturer says otherwise, as it's intended for a 2000 sq ft house and not a 300 sq ft bus. He lives in the coach on a very tight budget. Thanks
hertfordnc 05/18/20 11:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can i put a camper in overflow at Myrtle Beach state park ?

I’ve walked through the area several times and I would not try to get a camper of any size in there. Have you tried Huntington Beach SP? I’ll bet their full too. THanks. I can get a refund and we have reservations for an actual RV site in June. But this reservation is paid for and the weather will be perfect for weekend without hookups.
hertfordnc 05/09/20 12:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Can i put a camper in overflow at Myrtle Beach state park ?

Really, i tried calling. A lot. They just reopened campgrounds this weekend and they are really busy. I made a reservation for next week at Myrtle Beach state Park. It's in the overflow section so no hookups. During the reservation process it never said "tent only" but then my wife finds elsewhere on the website where it says "overflow tent area" We have a 21 ft hybrid.
hertfordnc 05/09/20 12:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Backup camera location ?

I thought you were asking about camera placement for your trailer.:h Sorry, not trying to confuse people. I am asking about that but i bought a two camera system and i've been playing with it on my truc before i mount hte second camera to the trailer.
hertfordnc 05/02/20 02:16pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Backup camera location ?

I thought you were asking about camera placement for your trailer.:h Sorry, not trying to confuse people. I am asking about that but i bought a two camera system and i've been playing with it on my truc before i mount hte second camera to the trailer.
hertfordnc 05/02/20 02:16pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Backup camera location ?

are you only using it for a backup camera or for a rear observation camera? Funny you should ask that. Initially it was just a backup camera but last night i drove the truck for a couple hours on the interstate as the sun was setting and I was blown away by how useful that camera is. And then it switched to night vision and was even better. So this might become the way i drive all the time.
hertfordnc 05/02/20 07:32am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Backup camera location ?

Every factory RV camera prep setup I've seen, are located on the rear wall and right under the center clearance light. Furrion is the most common but their systems are over-priced. So up near the top?
hertfordnc 05/01/20 07:55pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Backup camera location ?

No, it's not about the the method of mounting, it was more about the location. I'm just considering scenarios. Where do the RV makers put them? I am more likely to clean off the roof air on a tree than i am to back into something.
hertfordnc 05/01/20 06:27am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Backup camera location ?

Yeah, the 50 year old Revcon sits in the yard. Our post-pandemic escape plan called something easier to manage. We got an Excursion and a Shamrock.
hertfordnc 04/30/20 02:55pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
Backup camera location ?

Just bought a two camera system for Truck and trailer. Never had a backup camera except the occasional rental car. I'm considering locations. The scenario is backing into a tight camp site late after a long day when a lot of things went wrong, that's when you make a mistake. Should i put it on the roof? I worry more about trees than anything else. WIll i lose too much ground visibility? In the middle? Down on the bumper? THanks
hertfordnc 04/30/20 07:20am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Cheap way to isolate and charge gel cell- relay or diode ?

Do we even know the battery, converter and charger specs yet? How do we custom design something for something we don't have specifications? Until then just lift a battery cable when using the converter. The specs don't matter. I have a the right charger- a 10 amp unit designed for gel cells. The issue was just switching. I found the right relay- I will probably go with that
hertfordnc 04/24/20 09:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Cheap way to isolate and charge gel cell- relay or diode ?

Gel on the other hand is a very very very picky eater. Charge 'em too fast or too high a voltage and they won't make you happy. I know the O/P said "Gel" but gel's in the sizes we use.. not popular. Actually, AlphaCEll Premium. - 100 amps each, i have two. Definitely gels. I got them a couple years ago and used them in a popup. (overkill) Also used them in a hitch mounted camping box on an SUV. They would run a dorm fridge through an inverter for 24 hours. THey are 7" X 16" and weight 95 lb each. I found a narrow, underused storage area aft of the axle I plan to put them it.
hertfordnc 04/22/20 04:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Cheap way to isolate and charge gel cell- relay or diode ?

You'll need an interposing relay that has a 120VAC coil, and a normally closed (N.C.) contact. The relay needs to be rated for the max amperage that you plan on drawing from the battery. \ THank you. That word "interposing" was a game changer in finding the right gizmo.
hertfordnc 04/22/20 12:56pm Tech Issues
RE: hipcamp.com ? It's taking reservations during pandemic

If they are taking reservations for locations where such reservations are prohibited, it says a lot about the integrity of the website and the individuals who are renting those sites. Not sure if that's the case- In my area state parks are closed, private campgrounds have a lot of restriction regarding activities (like don't have any) But there are no travel restrictions so if an owner or private property allows you to drive on and his property and camp it probably falls within the rule. I'm looking for pre-zombie apocalypse feedback on the service.
hertfordnc 04/22/20 10:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
hipcamp.com ? It's taking reservations during pandemic

From what i have gathered hipcamp.com is like AirBandB for campers with people sharing a few spots on private property for nice rates and with limited accommodations. It also appears they are sliding around shutdown orders as several places are currently accepting reservations. I searched this forum and found very little discussion about it.
hertfordnc 04/22/20 06:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cheap way to isolate and charge gel cell- relay or diode ?

Gel batteries are OK at a HIGHER voltage than wet cells. So, unless you are really over-charging the other bank (wet-cell or AGM), I don't see the issue. Perhaps i'm missing something, it is my understanding that gels need to be smart-charged with a higher initial voltage of 14.5 or so falling to something lower at 80% My power supply is a 40 amp WFCO converter which i believe will not be appropriate for the gels. Meanwhile, i have a small smart charger that automatically switches to float after a certain charge lever. Also, because i happen to have the gels i plan to put one of both in a void inside where they can be unvented. That takes 100 lb off the tongue and leaves the front battery box handy for tools or rags or beer.
hertfordnc 04/21/20 05:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Cheap way to isolate and charge gel cell- relay or diode ?

Actually a relay is about $20 and a diode might be 10 or $12. Wiring it up is easy. And somewhere in there is the answer to my question I was just hoping somebody with electrical knowledge would connect the dots. My recollection when I joined this Forum 16 years ago was it there was a great deal of discussion about ways to improve on a manufactured product, cams, headers, axle swaps, I could barely keep up. I think the culture here has been influenced by social media. But when I do work this out I'll let you know how it went
hertfordnc 04/21/20 04:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Cheap way to isolate and charge gel cell- relay or diode ?

In other words "we don't understand your question, we cannot answer your question but we think you are doing it all wrong" What has happened to this forum? I've been here a long time. Anyway, what i'm doing is pretty basic electrical stuff I just figured someone had already worked it out. Doesn't anyone re-engineer anything any more?
hertfordnc 04/21/20 02:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Cheap way to isolate and charge gel cell- relay or diode ?

So the gell would be going through many unnecessary discharge cycles as the small charger tries to keep up. How small? You only want this expensive battery for on the road? I'm sorry but this is a bit strange. First, I am a bit strange. Second, i already have the gell and the charger and the camper needs a new battery so the cheapest solution is to just figure out how to isolate it.
hertfordnc 04/21/20 01:07pm Tech Issues
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