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RE: Resealing DRV A/C Dometic Penguin II Unit On Roof

I would replace the gasket.
pianotuna 04/03/20 06:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

pasusan, Glad to hear you are on the mend. We need good news quite badly these days.
pianotuna 04/03/20 06:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: 50 Amp Receptacle to Inverter

I've been struggling to find good information on inverters. Do you have any recommendations for quality pure sine wave inverters at that wattage? I'd need one with the hard wire terminal. Not in the $300 price range. But why 3000 watts?
pianotuna 04/03/20 06:05pm Tech Issues
RE: 50 Amp Receptacle to Inverter

What make and model of inverter? You may wish to check the output voltage. I wired my inverter to a plug. Doing it for 50 amp would only require a jumper from L1 to L2.
pianotuna 04/03/20 03:35pm Tech Issues
RE: This might be helpful for single ladies

Happyoffgrid, Wow on the wood! Ty for the compliment on my avatar.
pianotuna 04/03/20 03:16pm Full-time RVing
RE: This might be helpful for single ladies

The first item necessary for full time is to have an exit strategy. That would most likely be money. Hi 2oldman, It may involve money, but even more important is a plan. I purchased a retirement Condo in 1992. I rented it out--never made much money, but I had a place to go. In hind sight--it may have been better to move to Winnipeg because they have lots of hydro power and have many cultural activities that I enjoy.
pianotuna 04/03/20 03:14pm Full-time RVing
RE: This might be helpful for single ladies

Hi Happyoffgrid, The first item necessary for full time is to have an exit strategy. If you don't then some day there may be a reckoning. I don't think there are many 100 year old full time RV'ers. For my part, I'm 72 and wish I were still full time. Please tell us more about how you got "off the grid"!
pianotuna 04/03/20 12:45pm Full-time RVing
RE: Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

Log, I gave up on you when you insulted me. I won't be replying to you again. Thanks.
pianotuna 04/01/20 06:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

Log, Why do you think I'm attempting to teach you anything? I don't see your name in any of my recent posts on the thread.
pianotuna 04/01/20 05:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Maintenance

Nice find! It misses talking about balanced wiring for multiple batteries. Here is that information: http://www.smartgauge.co.uk/batt_con.html
pianotuna 04/01/20 03:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

turbojimmy, I'm glad she recovered. Now let's hope a person can not get it twice.
pianotuna 04/01/20 03:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: New luxury off grid trailer -- very fancy . . .

100 gallons?? I have 66. Not going to last months unless they are filtering and recycling the gray water.
pianotuna 04/01/20 02:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

This article is pretty good. https://deepcyclebatterystore.com/the-battery-blog/how-to-charge-12-volt-6-volt-batteries/ "You have to force more electricity into a battery than it would like to accept or it won’t be fully charged. To charge a standard 12-volt battery, you have to bring it up to above 14 volts (amount varies with the type of battery)" "The most accurate method of measurement is using a hydrometer to measure specific gravity" For sealed batteries: Use a D.C. voltmeter to get the battery voltage
pianotuna 04/01/20 09:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

CDC estimates there were between 140 and 360 flu related deaths in the US each day for the past 6 months. Did anyone notice? I wonder how many of those deaths were in the great pool of the unvaccinated? The difference for covid 19 is no one who has not had it has any immunity. Other differences are its stealth where it is infectious but without symptoms. The death rate from covid 19 is a LOT higher than the usual annual flu. Am I being cautious? YOU BET I AM.
pianotuna 04/01/20 09:24am Around the Campfire
RE: My forums

working well on Good Sam portal.
pianotuna 03/31/20 10:11am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

Log, I designed the system in 2005. It works well and meets my needs. So you think that if new technology becomes available I should not recommend it? And you believe that Trojan's suggestions for charging voltages should be ignored? I guess I will have to start using a Tardis.
pianotuna 03/30/20 09:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

Hi whizbang, Glad it was something simple! ***UPDATE*** 3/30/20 The center solenoid was loose so it was not turning on. The center wire had been installed without a lock nut. I tightened it up using a plit lock washer as well as a nyloc lock nut. The Intellitec latching relay (battery disconnect)was a rat's nest of rusted and corroded wires and crimp terminals. I replaced it and crimped and soldered new connectors all around. It works. We are back in biz.
pianotuna 03/30/20 09:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

Log, Your needs are met by your system. Mine are different, so of course, my recommendation to others is different than yours. My intent was not to upset you. I'm sorry if our verbal exchange did so.
pianotuna 03/30/20 05:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

Brett, If you have an external adjustable regulator, you would not need a dc to DC voltage boosting device. But since they are under $20 bucks, and are easier to add than the external regulator, I would go that route.
pianotuna 03/30/20 05:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Charging Problem ***UPDATE***

Log, I covered that earlier in the thread. When demand from the bank reaches 0.5 amps per 100 amp-hours of capacity, many AGM batteries are full. It my case that works out to approximately 2.9 amps. I recently stopped being full time. So the solar system (blue sky MPPT controller with temperature compensation) will show 0.0 amps of charging after a week or so. My choice of device would probably be a "smart gauge", which is the only charging system I'm aware of that adapts to the real capacity of the battery bank. As I've only had 3 sets of batteries since I started RV'ing, I'm not likely to get more technology. But in 2009 dc to DC charging devices were an arm and a leg and your first born child as far as cost goes. So I stayed "old school" with low and slow charging. I love the Solar and it has paid for itself many times over.
pianotuna 03/30/20 04:55pm Class C Motorhomes
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