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RE: Wire gauge for a 200 ft run on 30 amps or 50 amps?

:)3% for voltage drop. Hopefully, Old Biscuit is indicating copper wire and not aluminum. Direct burial or are you going to put in conduit? :S I was going to have the GHana Dancing Pallbearers to do the burial :)
map40 02/13/21 12:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Wire gauge for a 200 ft run on 30 amps or 50 amps?

advice. Thank you for that, I cringe whenever I see this and it reminds me of the state of education in America. No, no, don't go blaming the state of education in America. Here is the problem: I speak 6 languages and use them frequently, so my phone and computer do not know what I am writing and the autocorrect wants to commit suicide every time I chat with somebody different. You should see it when I go from Spanish to Cantonese...
map40 02/12/21 01:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Wire gauge for a 200 ft run on 30 amps or 50 amps?

3% Max Voltage drop for that 200' run Otherwise you will have Low Voltage any time the supply voltage drops below 115V 50A #1AWG 30A #3AWG Do NOT scrimp on the wire size........... Thanks and thanks for the advise!
map40 02/12/21 12:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Wire gauge for a 200 ft run on 30 amps or 50 amps?

Thanks! What would be an acceptable voltage drop? 5%?
map40 02/12/21 12:10pm Tech Issues
Wire gauge for a 200 ft run on 30 amps or 50 amps?

Anybody has a good calculator for wire gauge? I need to do a wire run of 200ft buried wire. I can do 50amps or 30amps. Any advise will be greatly appreciated!
map40 02/12/21 11:40am Tech Issues
RE: Lithium Titanate

How about this ones https://bigbattery.com/products/12v-170ah-lifepo4-power-block-rv-battery/
map40 01/30/21 08:35am Tech Issues
Can you put diesel oil in a gas generator?

So, can you?
map40 12/18/20 05:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil for generator

15w40 Mobil 1. Covers all temperatures. Some people use diesel oil, but I keep the diesel for the diesel and the gas with the gas.
map40 12/18/20 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
An old post, relevant to the incoming storm

Sheet of Ice
map40 12/18/20 05:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is there any difference in DRIVING a gas class A vs diesel?

I did not read all the replies but if you tow having an exhaust brake sure is nice. Gas engines now have transmission braking also
map40 12/02/20 05:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is there any difference in DRIVING a gas class A vs diesel?

I did not mean to ruffle too many feathers. The best example I can give you is I had a Fleetwood Fiesta LX, 37 feet long, V10, 362HP. Towing 5000#s I could go up hill accelerating with no problems anywhere. My 2007 Alfa See Ya Cat C7 350HP towing 5000# would not pick up any speed when going uphill. If I put my foot down, the gasser would take off much faster, no matter what. I understand the Alfa is heavier, but the gasser was no slouch. I believe there is an outdated concept that all diesels are better. I believe that once you go over 400HP and 1000# of torque diesels are faster, but the gassers have improved so much that they can compete with no problems. Why do I have Diesels? Simple: rear engine, no noise, ride quality. Also speed limit. The F53 is limited to 75. I don't drive that fast, but the transmissions in the F53s are doomed thanks to the governor. You put the foot down, it down shifts and once it hits 75 it stays there, revving at 5000RPM. This will kill the tranny pretty fast. One last thing, I did not buy a new RV every year, I owned an RV rental company and we had a fleet. I have seen the RVs go through 200K on both types of engines trouble free. As a matter of fact, I had a V10 in a class C with 300K, all original. To the OP, my advise is make your decision based on ride quality, handling, noise and layout, not fuel type. Diesels cost twice as much to maintain. Unless you are buying something with over 400HP, power is not much of a difference anymore
map40 12/02/20 05:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is there any difference in DRIVING a gas class A vs diesel?

I had at least 26 different RVs. Somehow I never found the diesel to be more powerful than the gas. The v10s rev up and go like a bat out of hell compared to the cats and Cummins. And even going uphill, the gassers can pick up speed better, and they also have transmission braking. No, the difference is the chassis. Air ride and rear engine make the difference. Bigger tires, better axles, better steering. And yes, right now I own 2 RVs, both diesels, cloth Caterpillar.
map40 11/27/20 08:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 3126B Code 71 and then 15 and 39

What engine? Cat 3126B
map40 11/19/20 06:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 3126B Code 71 and then 15 and 39

39 is an injector accuation pressure malfunction but 15 is a sensor fault. Check the wire harness or maybe a bag senser. I thought the same. I don't believe that the codes are real, because they are all electrical (sensor, power, and then some), but then all of the sudden everything is OK. If just knew where where the wire is routed and which cable to trace for fault 71, I think the rest will disappear.
map40 11/18/20 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan Hour meter memory

It has a small memory chip that feeds from a small capacitor. If it resets means the board of the counter is fried. A hobbs might be expensive, but I have bought counters on amazon for $10
map40 11/18/20 04:27pm Class A Motorhomes
3126B Code 71 and then 15 and 39

OK, so my 2000 Safari Sahara drives excellent for 10 minutes and then check engine light turns on and you can't got pass 45. When I brought it home I drove 60 miles at 45, all temperatures we perfect and rode great. Every so often the check engine light would go off and the RV would take off to 80MPH with no problem. But every time I slowed down the check engine light would turn off. Today it stayed on so I could get the codes. First I got code 71. I let it run for a few minutes, did it again and got 71, 15, 39. Anybody has any experience with these? It has to be a bad wire or sensor, because the minute the code clear it goes like a bat out of hell, no problem. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
map40 11/18/20 04:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1994 Safari Serengeti DP

I just bought a 2000 Sahara in excellent condition inside, 2 year old tires, really good outside, working diesel generator, 1 year old air conditioners, new flooring, roof sealed 6 months ago. Paid $13K. (just giving you a reference) The only surprises after I bought it were a fuse that rusted in the slideout system (grrrr) and now I found an electrical issue in the engine (corroded cable somewhere). If you have Hydraulic over Hydraulic brakes plan on new front calipers and pads. The build quality is way better than most of the other comparable coaches.
map40 11/18/20 04:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2000 Safari Sahara Slide out inop

OK, so, it used the same pump as the 3 jacks, but somebody added an on-line fuse that was not documented. Reattached the cylinder (which was a PAIN), and the slideout started working. Also, the solenoids were on the other side of the pump. On one side you had the jacks, while on the other side you had the slide out. If you didn't know any better, it could have been 2 different pumps. The fuse was a 5 amp and fed the solenoid that activated the pump. Slide works like a charm. Thanks.
map40 11/18/20 04:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2000 Safari Sahara Slide out inop

I hesitate to go on any forum and recommend another one. But, it is probably warranted in this case. For more Safari-specific information you might try here:https://safarifriends.org/index.php Thanks! I got it fixed. A fuse be the selenoid rusted out.
map40 11/12/20 08:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 vs Chevy Gas

WH brakes were covered by a recall and like the one I had, everything was replaced with new parts. Unless the WH recall was totally ignored by the previous owner, the brake issue is really a non-issue. The bulletproof Allison transmission is the main reason a lot of people prefer the WH chassis. As far as internal failures, the rate is very low and probably about the same as with the Ford engines. Mine went well over 100K and so did many other 8.1L engines with no problems at all. Like every other mechanical object, it does take routine maintenance to keep thing running smoothly. That very well could be. I know at least 2 people that ended paying for a whole break system overhaul, don't now if they had any recall work done or not.
map40 11/12/20 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
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