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RE: water pump

the old BMW bike is done.. . so today i got the wife to help me with turning the pump on and off while i hunt the noise down. it seems to be under a cover inside the cabin. the cover is located on the drivers side by the rear window. it seems to be bolted to the floor from underneath the cabin,. so i need to drop the under seal layer to access the bolts to the cover to be able to accees the pump to be able to quiet the noise. damned engineers!!!! thx for all the pointers. since it is functioning now, this may not get fixed b4 the next trip out of town. anybody ever been cruising thru WA in early NOV? how was the weather?
servitrike 09/21/20 04:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: water pump

thanx folks. lots of good ideas. i will start my hunt as soon as a get a head start on some engine work that has a higher priority this weekend.
servitrike 09/19/20 07:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: water pump

my under sink cabinet is a big empty space. but i will look again.
servitrike 09/17/20 09:07pm Fifth-Wheels
water pump

looking for some wisdom. i have a 2010 Cougar 29' 5th Wheeler. the water pump makes some terrible noises when i turn it on. i want to check it out but i have no idea where to find it. sounds like it is on the same side of the rig as the kitchen sink, the toilet, and the fridge. in a prior rig(an older Class A)i found it under the bed in the rear. can somebody point me in the right direction as to where it mite be located?
servitrike 09/17/20 08:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: full time solar, maybe?

its a very impressive system. definitely worth a look!
servitrike 08/14/20 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Our new solar/inverter power system

thank u for sharing. . . this is the kind of set up i would hope to acheive. great job u did.
servitrike 08/12/20 08:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Our new solar/inverter power system

thank u for sharing. . . this is the kind of set up i would hope to acheive. great job u did.
servitrike 08/12/20 05:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: full time solar, maybe?

and yet u didn't share a link to get there?
servitrike 08/11/20 08:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: full time solar, maybe?

i would like to see pics of that layout. must be a whole loota roof top.
servitrike 08/11/20 06:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: full time solar, maybe?

am i correct in understanding that in a solar set up, everythin runs off a DC battery(yeah, like there is an AC battery) thru an inverter. and the goal of the solar array is to supply a DC charge to resupply the batteries at a rate, equal to and well above the recharge rate of the batteries, so as to power the required devices while recharging the batteries?
servitrike 08/10/20 07:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: full time solar, maybe?

thank u. i will make a point of checking all the details in ur thread. but i just got home from a work day in the sun and the beer has clouded my focus. so i will not be reading ur thread in detail today.
servitrike 08/10/20 07:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: full time solar, maybe?

i would think mounting above the roof AC would bring in heights limitations. and maybe make some accessiblity issues with other stuff up there.
servitrike 08/10/20 06:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: full time solar, maybe?

yeah. . .i can see that happening.
servitrike 08/09/20 05:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: full time solar, maybe?

u have all giving me a big window on this daydream. i had never considered a few inches on either side would get me to an over width situation. i understand solar is not an all day source. part of this daydream is to include wind as a power source. in a relatively short time we will be able to get out of this megaloplis known as LA. i need to be ready for when that happens. thank you for all the input. i have a lot of learning to do.
servitrike 08/07/20 05:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: full time solar, maybe?

understood. the unit currently has 2 house batteries. i figure i will need to plan for at least 2 more.
servitrike 08/06/20 03:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: full time solar, maybe?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C8ZYFNV/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A5KU5HDAPDC75&th=1
servitrike 08/06/20 02:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: full time solar, maybe?

shopping Amazon i see "kits" spouting 6 pieces of 195W panels to get 1000W. my rudimentary math tells me that 2 kits gets me 2000W. then remeasuring the slide out tells me i could not get more than 8 panels on this rack i am dreaming up. so everything is not as i planned already. i still would prefer to stay off the roof. being a 5th wheeler, it is npt flat. and there are other obsticles up there. things like the AC, the Fridge vent, roof vents for the cabin, TV antennae. so the roof is not my optimal location. i have other locations on the sidewalls than the slide. but i need to learn more about RV construction to know how/where top mount anything. and i would think any extra awning space would be a good thing.
servitrike 08/06/20 02:56pm Fifth-Wheels
full time solar, maybe?

i have been thinking to go solar with my 29' Cougar 5th wheel. ok, maybe day dreaming would be a better term. i figure that i if i can make things run on a 2900W generator, why can't it work on a 2900W solar array. i do not like the idea of drilling thru the roof to mount the panels. i envision several panels on racks down both sides of the trailer attached near the top of the side walls. they hang verticle when rolling. they flip out like awnings when stationary. i think i can mout 2000 Watts on the slide out alone. i see what i believe to be perfect mount points around the perimeter of the exterior wall of the slide. i wonder if anybody has any familiarity with how much weight i mite be able to load the electric motors that move the slide with? 2000W would be 12 panels plus hardware. not looking to make the slide immovable. any thoughts? D~~~!
servitrike 08/06/20 01:25pm Fifth-Wheels
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