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RE: 12V heater run straight from solar panel

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mich800 03/30/20 09:39am Tech Issues
RE: 12V heater run straight from solar panel

Are you trying to heat an RV, are you just trying to not use batteries until night? Seems like it would be more efficient to have all the panels charging the battery bank and just using the furnace. Just curious on what you are trying to achieve.
mich800 03/30/20 09:38am Tech Issues
RE: water pump problems

Thanks for all the suggestions. It is definitely on the inlet side. I have no idea what happened but I have leak right at the top of the fresh water tank. I am thinking where the fresh water line enters the tank. I had two thirds of the tank filled and no water leak. When I filled it to the brim a little water leaked out. I checked the pump by running water through the winterizing hose and it worked fine so.... I replaced the pump for no reason. :( Works fine with city water inlet though. So does it work now? A leak there should not cause the problems you are experiencing. The tank does not need to be pressurized. You are drawing air somewhere in front of the pump or the pump itself.
mich800 03/30/20 09:30am Tech Issues
RE: Furnace Short-Cycling

Do RV furnaces use an inducer motor/fan? If you are talking about the Fan pressure inducer like in a Gas HOME furnace---NO. The Sail Switch is used instead of a Pressure inducer on RV furnaces. Doug Thank you. Did not want to suggest something that was not applicable. I had to replace the inducer motor on home furnace last month. Even though it was operating it was turning too slowly and not giving enough draft to keep from tripping the flame roll out.
mich800 03/29/20 05:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Furnace Short-Cycling

Do RV furnaces use an inducer motor/fan?
mich800 03/29/20 02:15pm Tech Issues
RE: ? L E D taillights

I somebody is that anal about their tail light brightness, I would suggest getting a set of magnetic lights and put them on the trunk of their car and plug into the 4 flat connector. bumpy They are the same price. Why would you be opposed to purchasing the proper bulb for the location and fixture?
mich800 03/27/20 05:46pm Tech Issues
RE: ? L E D taillights

I have seen a number of times that the bulbs should be replaced with red LED bulbs because they show up better. the original bulbs should be adequate, but if you want to throw money away, have at it. I think I have replaced a dozen at most old style bulbs over the years. bumpy Actually the school of thought I have read is to use the same color bulb as the lens to maximize color and brightness. Below is per Super Bright's website. which color to use
mich800 03/27/20 01:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

If I had to put numbers on it. I would surmise a vast majority have no intentions on a full time RV lifestyle. I never thought of it as the rule not the exception.
mich800 03/27/20 01:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Well, They gone and done it

DW used to groom and show poodles. Haven't been to a barber shop in the last 2o-30- years. Now all I can picture is a guy with a big white afro.
mich800 03/27/20 06:22am General RVing Issues
RE: 110 outlets

I am not sure I understand this part. " And no power at the first2 double beakers in the panel." Are you saying you checked and there is no power off the breakers in the box?
mich800 03/27/20 06:00am Tech Issues
RE: Ford, GM, FCA Agree to Shut Down US Plants

Ford is looking to re start production of their trucks in one month. They seem to be quoting the expiration of the current stay at home order (at least in Michigan). So this may be a moving target. My contract job for an auto mfg is supposed to go back the same date. But that was announced the same day we all went down. I am not counting on it right now but hopeful. Have some friends that work at a major hospital here and not showing signs of letting up right now.
mich800 03/26/20 09:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

as of now... DE, SE PA, ( Philly and lemon its surrounding areas) NJ, NY are all " shelter in place" . . I am sure you can travel through, as the highways are still open. BUT the question is, will anything be open once yi get there.. The part of NJ your speaking of has been hit real hard . . . I don’t really need anything to be open when I arrive. Just the highway. I pull off the highway into the marina and it’s electronic access to get to the boat. There are no people involved. The only hitch might be if the RV storage place is no longer open. Do you need to bring the rv? Just drive through and get on the boat. That’s exactly what we are thinking at this point. We can store it down here in Florida and take the pickup by itself. Truck camper, so we could detach it and leave it behind. It will be a rough drive. About 20 hours. Can’t sleep at a hotel in between with all of our stuff in the back of the pick up truck or it will probably be gone in the morning. Would it be too much attention just to leave it in the truck parked in the marina?
mich800 03/24/20 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

as of now... DE, SE PA, ( Philly and lemon its surrounding areas) NJ, NY are all " shelter in place" . . I am sure you can travel through, as the highways are still open. BUT the question is, will anything be open once yi get there.. The part of NJ your speaking of has been hit real hard . . . I don’t really need anything to be open when I arrive. Just the highway. I pull off the highway into the marina and it’s electronic access to get to the boat. There are no people involved. The only hitch might be if the RV storage place is no longer open. Do you need to bring the rv? Just drive through and get on the boat.
mich800 03/24/20 07:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Access Denied You don't have permission to access

...And if you are a financial person, I have not found a laptop with a 10 key in the keyboard.... Lenovo Thinkpad P53. P73 too, maybe others. Generally these are laptops targeted toward enterprises rather than toward consumers. I am on my 5th Lenovo (formerly IBM) Thinkpad in the past 20 years. Well built. Company is forcing me to switch to a Dell, not looking forward to it. HTH, -Eric I was referring to a macbook with a 10 key. One primary reason I have not switched to Apple.
mich800 03/19/20 04:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

Someone posted on FB to support your local restaurants by buying Gift Certificates, to keep revenue going, that you can use later. Great idea. Pretty sure that is not how Gift Certificates work from an accounting standpoint. The company needs to hold those funds 'on the books' and cannot spend them on expenses until they are redeemed. If I buy a $20 gift certificate, the accountant credits $20 to the bank account. But in issuing the GC, they also have to enter a debit for "We owe Eric $20 worth of cheeseburgers". Buying GC's does not go in a restaurant's nightly income on their balance sheet. The only way this helps is you are promising to do business with them when they re-open. And if they fold and don't re-open, guess where Gift Certificates are in the 'who we owe money to' bankruptcy list. My guess... Some restaurants which are already hurting will be impacted. COVID is just putting them over the edge, it really could have been anything else. But I'll bet a lot of them innovate with special take-out menus, delivery, etc. I suspect some of them may take the opportunity to do some deferred maintenance - fresh paint, clean carpets, etc. Stuff that would normally disrupt operations and close all/some of the business may get done. As far as I can tell, this is just an order to close restaurants/bars to being open for dining operations. There is nothing telling restaurant owners they can't have their wait-staff show up at work and do maintenance/deep cleaning (ie: earning a paycheck). If the kitchen staff is busy filling take-out orders, then things may be a little lean for everyone involved, but it is not a complete lights-out. This is not a situation where the government is closing all restaurants and ordering the employees to be permanently laid off. -Eric Cash flow and revenue recognition are two different things. Yes, the company can use the funds. Yes, it will not be recognized as revenue on the P&L until it is redeemed. So purchasing gift cards does help cash flow. The risk as a purchaser is will the company be in business in the future to redeem.
mich800 03/17/20 03:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Access Denied You don't have permission to access

TenOC, it may really be time to rethink the whole Microsoft thing. I used Windows for many years and was so tired of its endless flaws. My son, who is an IT professional, begged me to switch to the whole Mac/Apple universe. That was several years ago, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. No more crashes. No more security problems. No more glitches. The operating systems are easy and intuitive. The bad news? It's more expensive. But if you put a value on your time and the annoyance factor, the switch may be a good bargain. It certainly was for me. Hang in there, in any case!! We all feel your pain. (When you were young, did you ever dream you would spend so much of your life dealing with problems involving a typewriter?? Me neither.) ;) Apple/Mac are still susceptible to security issues. I know because I just went through it with my daughters laptop. And if you are a financial person, I have not found a laptop with a 10 key in the keyboard. And I am not carrying a bunch of accessories with me when I visit customers. So it is not a one size fits all computer world unfortunately.
mich800 03/17/20 03:49am Technology Corner
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

Surly all those new GM and Ram trucks I observed are replacements of 15 year old vehicles or completely new customers. . So if Ford sells the most trucks you believe those are mostly new people to the Ford family? No, what is your point? Ram does not sell a lot of trucks? :h
mich800 03/16/20 12:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

It’s interesting to hear the Ford guys talk about how good their trucks are and then it becomes apparent that they’re trading trucks every 3-4 years; I would hope they’re good in that time frame. :) I remember one guy on one of the Ford diesel forms talking about how good his trucks have been and he only had 2 6.0L, 1 6.4L, and 2 6.7L trucks. :B If I could afford to buy a new truck that often I would certainly buy the hot rod of the day too, but I’m sticking with my old, underpowered, horrible on fuel, and worst of all manual transmission Cummins.... :B Pretty good hypothesis. Until you look at the purchasing habits for the other brands and not just "your" history. Then it is back to the drawing board for another theory. :B From what I have observed Ford owners do turn over trucks more often than RAM and GM owners. Impressive. You would be a huge asset to the OEM's. Just name your price with that detailed marketing data. Surly all those new GM and Ram trucks I observed are replacements of 15 year old vehicles or completely new customers. So Ram has a big rust problem and bad transmissions. Read a lot of those observations on this forum also. Must be true.
mich800 03/15/20 06:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Don't come to Massachusetts

Gov. Baker of Massachusetts just ruled all restaurants are take-out only, gatherings over 25 are prohibited (including things like health clubs and private clubs) and no visitors to long-term care or nursing home facilities until 4/17 among other things. Grocery stores and drug stores are exempt from any rules. If you had any plans to visit the state I'd rethink them between now and the end of April, I'd rethink them. That is going to bankrupt a lot of businesses. This has the potential to create a pretty big crater in the economy.
mich800 03/15/20 06:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Diesel Brothers

My 12 ram is deleted because I got tired of going to the shop every 2 months to get the egr cleaned. It’s chipped just enough to keep the computer from throwing a code. I’ve never seen black smoke from my tailpipe. I know some gets out but I’m sure it’s nominal. For those proclaiming my vehicle should be stolen by the government and I should also fined, I think you should do your part and quit towing trailers or using truck campers or driving motor homes because even you are contributing to the very thing you’re complaining about. It doesn't matter how "chipped" it is. The power level of a deleted truck is not what would throw a check engine light.
mich800 03/15/20 12:58pm Tow Vehicles
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