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RE: Bad inverter, rewire new one?

Thank you all for the valuable information and options
theczar 01/11/20 05:27am Tech Issues
RE: Bad inverter, rewire new one?

This is just an inverter. Model wfco wf-5110. For ease of replacement thinking of using same. No separate transfer switch needed to install. I like the current setup since no need to do anything when going from traveling to shore power as it automatically switches over. The reason I am proposing the plug is if in the future it breaks again it is a simple plug change behind the inverter and fridge is back in business. I currently have no access to the plug behind the fridge without removing the fridge
theczar 01/02/20 08:55am Tech Issues
Bad inverter, rewire new one?

Ok so it appears my inverter with bypass died. It has a hard wired 120v output and a standard 120v input that has a standard 3 prong plug (in addition to the 12v input). The plug has an outlet nearby that it is plugged into. When the RV is plugged into shore power the inverter is bypassed and the 120v is just a pass through. So I am going to replace the inverter and thought I would wire a 3 prong female to the inverter and a male to the wire going to the outlet in the coach (powering the fridge). I would plug these together under normal operation. If the inverter dies in the future I could simply plug the male plug I added and plug into the outlet the inverter is now plugged into. I realize I would no longer have inverter capabilities but would maintain power to the fridge while on shore power. My question is to the electrical experts, is there a problem with replacing the hardwired output with the plug/outlet as explained above? Thanks
theczar 01/02/20 07:48am Tech Issues
Chrome vs IE vs Edge

Is it me or does it seem that more websites are optimized for Chrome? I guess you could argue that Chrome is better (and it may be). I have been noticing that increasingly some websites run very very slow using MS browsers but then launch the same site using Chrome and it is much better. Are sites being updated to run better on Chrome?
theczar 08/06/19 07:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Yosemite/Kings Canyon/Sequoia “must do” advice sought

Yosemite valley will be packed. Tuolomne meadows or hetch hetchy are good alternatives for hiking. Sequoia you have to go to Moro rock and see the trees. As others said, it is a good drive to the coast. I would recommend moonstone beach. Nice little motels overlooking the oceans. Wonderful sunsets. Close to Hearst castle as well. Enjoy
theczar 06/25/19 09:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mammoth mountain to South Lake Tahoe ?

Thank you all for your comments. I guess I need to update my signature. 2016 F350 CC PSD pulling a 37ft 5th wheel. 54 feet bumper to bumper. I was looking to avoid a mountainous road with lots of grade and switchbacks. I am happy to miss the scenic part for this small part of the trip for a less stressful experience. I ended up going 395 to Carson City to 50. Was nothing but a little grade. Just what I was looking for. I will probably take a trek to the one of the other routes to see that too. Thanks again to all.
theczar 06/10/19 08:54am Roads and Routes
Mammoth mountain to South Lake Tahoe ?

I am at mammoth mountain and going to be heading to South Lake Tahoe. Looking at the map it appears there is a significant grade and winding road. I am not shy but don’t want to go on some crazy route either. Any information on the drive or suggested route from anyone familiar with the area? Looks like 2 practical options off 395. Thanks
theczar 06/09/19 07:42am Roads and Routes
RE: What are your yearly registration costs for your truck?

I knew we had it bad here but you all are making me sick. I just paid both trucks last week here in California 2016 f350 diesel - $863, smog test every 2 years $60, no prop tax 2018 f150 - $603, no smog test until year 6 then biannual, no prop tax
theczar 06/02/19 08:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Very low cost backup-camera using WiFi cameras?

I actually put together a system that transmits through wifi to my iPad and it did not cost much. I put together the following two components: Camera Transmitter These are not the sellers I purchased from since they are no longer available but products like what I purchased. The range is not going to work on a 30 foot trailer unless like me you get an extension between the camera and the transmitter to get it closer to your vehicle. It is not 4K video but sufficient for what you need. note: not sure what is happening to the "Transmitter" link. I cannot clean up the extra text.
theczar 05/27/19 09:28am Technology Corner

I have never liked ReserveCalifornia since CA instituted it but today it is not even functional. I have tried it in Chrome and IE to no avail. Is it just me or are others having issues too? I am so tired of trying to work with this garbage system.
theczar 05/25/19 07:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Powerpole Info Needed

A lot of great info. Thanks to all.
theczar 04/13/19 08:09am Tech Issues
RE: Powerpole Info Needed

Thanks all for your comments. It is intended for a 400 watt portable Solar system So I believe 30 amp should be sufficient. My soldering skills are not very good so want to stick with crimping. I am looking for specific Crimpers. I have seen some from under $20 to over several hundred dollars. Looking for experienced opinions for a low cost but sufficient quality for a weekend warrior like myself.
theczar 04/09/19 12:52pm Tech Issues
Powerpole Info Needed

So I am needing to create some custom wires and connections and it appears that Anderson Powerpoles are the way I want to go. Seems like the professional grade tools are really expensive. I will be making a handful of connections initially and then less than a couple a year at the most. As I am researching I am noticing two types that are of interest. 1) PP30, PP45 and 2) SB50 connections. This will be a custom application so any sort of standardization is not important. What I am looking for is experience and recommendations for both the connections and the Tools for making my cables. I am looking for a balance between quality and price know this is not for a professional application but do not want to have continuous rework going forward.
theczar 04/09/19 10:39am Tech Issues
RE: Honda Generator EU2000

The fuel jet is probably gunked up. You need to remove the carburetor, pull out the fuel jet and clean it. Agree with Golf Bears. Strange it is happening on a new unit. It happened to my 10+ year old Gen last year. Found this Vid and did the trick.
theczar 03/28/19 06:39am Fifth-Wheels
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