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RE: Microwaves on inverters.

4x GC2 and 400 watts solar to go with that inverter will work fine. Lithium is great but not necessary. If you go lithium make sure the parallel capacity is 200+ amps.
time2roll 11/12/19 09:59am Tech Issues
RE: How much SOLAR?

200 will still go a long way to minimize generator run time. Maybe run the gen a bit in the morning to make coffee and then let the solar work the rest of the day. We look forward to a solar report.
time2roll 11/11/19 09:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Probably only 20 to 35 when towing and limited range as it would apply to the members of RV.net The real market is the people that do not tow long distance or haul a TC. So reality RV.net is the minority so it is OK to pass when they do not fit your needs.
time2roll 11/11/19 09:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: battery charging

Will not hurt to run overnight on battery power once every 30 to 90 days. IMO a few cycles now and then is fine and proves what is working.
time2roll 11/11/19 09:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

Around here there is often a minimum. So you may pay same for 2 gallons or 7. I fill when the indicator says one cylinder is empty not before. I don't find it to be a hassle to get propane on the road. OK either way, just my style.
time2roll 11/11/19 09:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

I leave both mine on. Don't like running outside in the cold at 2am to flip a valve on. The red will stay red every single day to continue the reminder to actually fill the cylinder.
time2roll 11/11/19 02:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How much SOLAR?

Yes size and weight is considerable at 300 watts. OP did mention AZ for the winter but that could be one spot or moving every week. May also need a method to tie them down for if the wind picks up unexpectedly.
time2roll 11/11/19 02:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Btw my 08 Silverado half ton with V8 motor gets full 3 mpg more then GM new mini trucks w 4 cyl motor,go figureImagine getting a solid 50 to 80 MPGe with more usable power.
time2roll 11/11/19 01:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Vector 1500 inverter overloads on 300 watts

Anything else i can look at before i give up? This same setup will go 24 hours on a very cheap 800 watt no-name inverter.Are you using the same wires as the 800 watt inverter for the 1500 watt? Otherwise monitor the voltage on the inverter 12v input terminals. You should see 12.2+ volts.
time2roll 11/11/19 01:49pm Tech Issues
RE: Inverter use.

NO on the suicide cord. But really easy to just wire the inverter into the power distribution panel with a $50 transfer switch and use your existing outlets.
time2roll 11/11/19 01:45pm Tech Issues
RE: How much SOLAR?

I don't want panels on my roof.Portable that you can tilt up against the RV or a rock.... I would go with a single large 24v panel in the range of 300 watts. Need an MPPT controller mounted near the battery. Create some cables for quick connect and you are good to go. I assume you have a generator if you get low on power.
time2roll 11/11/19 01:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane Tank Gauge,recomendations please

The existing automatic regulator should indicate the empty cylinder. There will be a pointer that indicates the primary cylinder. Check that the pointer is actually pointed at one or the other... not in the middle. When you remove and fill the indicated empty, switch the pointer to the opposite cylinder. Repeat each time you see the red indicator. Check daily during heavy propane use.
time2roll 11/11/19 11:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

The signed title is their power of attorney. Receive payment, sign title, problem solved. Or do you not have possession of the title?I have possession of clean title. SE Financial is a large lending Institution that a lot of RV dealers in S.Florida use. I offered to present it at same time customer gives me the check and I will hand over signed and notarized POA and title together. SEF said no.So after the POA is signed when do you hand over the title and RV? How long do you wait for a check? Takes a bit of blind faith sometimes. I would still want some type of sales contract that specifies these details including retention of the RV until payment is made. Too easy to damage the RV and then the finance falls through.
time2roll 11/11/19 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Vehicle Battery and Alternator

One last question regarding my new AGM battery bank. What are the ideal charging parameters to set my AC to DC converter at? Bulk, absorption, and float.The battery manufacturer will be the best resource on charging specifications.
time2roll 11/11/19 09:57am Tech Issues
RE: Elon tease -- Tesla pick will look like military vehicle

BTW there is a separate thread on the Semi. All this has been discussed. TEN more days to the scheduled release of the Tesla consumer pick-up truck. Then the sparks can really fly ;)
time2roll 11/11/19 09:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

With power of attorney what would keep them from taking everything you have?Limited power of attorney for a specific transaction is fairly common. Not exactly an all access pass.
time2roll 11/11/19 09:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

Seems odd. Are you familiar with this bank? Usually you would just sign the title to release it to the buyer or bank. Bank would hand you a check at the same time. Possibly ask to do this in person at a branch. Check should be immediately presented.
time2roll 11/11/19 09:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Vehicle Battery and Alternator

Well...Learn something new every day.....Looking at Renogy Install Manual "When selecting a location for the DCDC, make sure that the unit is as close as possible to the battery you will be charging (auxiliary battery). " I had read on a few other sites to put it close to the main battery.....Don't trust everything you read on the internet.. :-)All charging systems work better when close to the battery getting charged. Solar, converter, alternator, and this Renogy dc/dc charger.
time2roll 11/10/19 09:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Is a fuse a fuse?

Need a scenario. Say a tree branch falls on one of your RV roof panels and smashes it all to heck. Perhaps somehow a cell gets shorted. Cells are all in series with each other, so hard to figure how a short can occur with pos and neg touching. But even if a cell is shorted, what will happen? Shorting the whole panel is harmless. That is how you measure Isc and Voc.If the panel shorts the other two panels feed current through. If the panel fuse rating is 15 amps and you push 20 amps through the short (10 amps x2 panels) they you might get some heat.
time2roll 11/10/19 07:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Is a fuse a fuse?

Has anyone heard of a solar panel short circuiting in its internal power connections? I have not.... just seems like a lit of work for nothing.Not on an RV. Tesla did recently battle Walmart due to some Solar City installations that caught fire. Lawsuit was resolved and withdrawn. Doubt the risk is significant at these low voltages. Residential/commercial systems often run 400 to 800+ volts. Big difference.
time2roll 11/10/19 06:20pm Tech Issues
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