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RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Had to get these short shorts out for those always short on Tesla. Sorry.... all sold out, same as the rest of the vehicle production.
time2roll 07/06/20 11:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I need new Tires

The big problem is finding a 15" trailer wheel that up to 110 psi and carry 3500 lbs. Highest 15" I know is Tow-Master SS TD15225F 95 psi and 3150 load rating. Otherwise I like my GY Endurance.
time2roll 07/06/20 09:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stay on your own side....

I'm super confused?? What happen to all of the open border people? I thought all borders were bad and evil? Maybe that left in 2015? Or maybe that was just coming into the US? So there're good now? I'm behind times and I need to catch up on this stuff! ;) Are you still trusting this expert? Epidemiologist
time2roll 07/06/20 09:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Charge across 2 6V batteries is 11.78. Is that right?

Oh MEX smart chargers are not for daily charging for long term service. Smart chargers are just to get your car started when you leave the lights or radio on too long. Then the normal charging system takes over.
time2roll 07/06/20 08:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Yes TM, F, FCAU seem too high for floundering around as they are. ;)
time2roll 07/06/20 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: breaker keeps blowing

The extension cord I used was very heavy duty.S/B #10 wire minimum.
time2roll 07/06/20 04:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: breaker keeps blowing

Yes a 30 amp RV will have limits. If running the air conditioner I recommend setting the water heater and fridge to propane only. The two small fridges probably are a small draw but start up surge each time it cycles on can be significant. Don't run your heater and air conditioner at the same time. Probably can't. Furnace runs on 12 volt power and propane. The converter will supply plenty of 12v power when plugged in. Off grid the furnace 12v draw on the battery can be significant. No reason your 12 volt battery should get low when you are plugged in. Some have a storage switch that must be in the "on" or "in-use" position or you will not get power to the battery for charging. Yes the converter can draw significant 120 volt power if charging a low battery. At 1 or 2 hours the battery will generally be charged enough that the converter will be operating at minimal power. The 12 Volt Side of Life
time2roll 07/06/20 03:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: 30amp Y Splitter for 2 RV's

Thanks all. You helped confirmed what I thought. The 30amp on the barn is great for my travel trailer, but looks like we will have to borrow or buy a gennie for the second one this weekend. Better safe than sorry. Happy camping.I would give it a go as is before spending money on a generator. Possibly even pull a temporary second 30 amp circuit. If the conduit has space you just need to pull one hot for 30 amp split phase to feed both RVs with full power.
time2roll 07/06/20 09:01am Tech Issues
RE: 30amp Y Splitter for 2 RV's

Have not used one. However for best results running two air conditioners set the water and fridge on propane for both RVs. No microwave, hair drier or coffee pot if the air is running.
time2roll 07/05/20 09:05pm Tech Issues
RE: need help with electrical

Yes you probably need a new converter. s/b about 13.6 volts output. Yes you need a solid 10+ volts for the thermostat and other controls to work even if the main power is 120v. If you have a portable battery charger... get it right on the battery asap or you will be buying a battery also.
time2roll 07/05/20 07:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best tow vehicle for our rig

What is the trailer GVWR? What is the truck tow rating and payload capacity?
time2roll 07/05/20 06:24pm Towing
RE: Sonora Pass

Stay off Ebbett's pass also. CA-4
time2roll 07/05/20 06:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Battery maintenance

The 6300 is a disaster for off-grid camping and needs to be replaced.
time2roll 07/05/20 05:37pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Charge across 2 6V batteries is 11.78. Is that right?

Batteries are very low. Check the output of the converter, fuses and battery polarity. You should be 13.2 minimum on the battery when plugged in.
time2roll 07/05/20 01:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Switching from 12 volt to 6 volt batteries

in the morning with our voltage reading at 11.4 volts. To be fair, our 12 volt fridge was running at the time, so I'd imagine actual voltage was probably 11.6 or so, but still too low for my tastes, and for good battery longevity.Absolutely never use the 12v fridge mode when a continuous power source is not available. Assuming you are running a generator to recharge the battery... verify your charging voltage is 14.2+ volts on the battery. If not you need a new converter. Fix these issues before you swap batteries.
time2roll 07/05/20 10:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Powermax 75 amp converter/charger

13 amps is fine if you have 14.68 volts. This is why I recommend a smaller PowerMax with just two batteries. 35 amp would be fine. That's if you don't mind another hour of gen time to do a 50-90 per my ugly graph above. And if the campground gen hours let you. Of course on shore power you don't care about the time it takes. Then there is the dreaded 20% charging rate in Bulk for AGMs so a 35 amper being 20% means the bank is 175AH or less. The OP does not have AGMs though. I did find that low and slow was how to recharge Marine/RV batts to true full, which don't like a high charging rate. But you have to maintain the low amps and keep charging till they reach 16v. Now the hydrometer says you are there and can drop to float. No wonder people have poor luck with those things using a 14.4v converter :(OK and within a few minutes the OP is down to 13 AMPS into the FLOODED batteries. 75 might shave a few seconds. Yes a battery with lower internal resistance such as AGM or Lithium will charge at a higher rate and charge faster on the 75 amp converter. Trying to relate to the OP's situation. From above: The initial readings are within a min or two of hooking up the charger so I thought at 30% discharge the batteries would be accepting more amps.
time2roll 07/04/20 08:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Best selling car in CA for the first quarter 2020... Tesla M3
time2roll 07/04/20 08:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Powermax 75 amp converter/charger

13 amps is fine if you have 14.68 volts. This is why I recommend a smaller PowerMax with just two batteries. 35 amp would be fine.
time2roll 07/04/20 03:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Powermax 75 amp converter/charger

Check voltage right at the converter. Voltage and current are low but could be restricted by the circuit if measuring at the battery.
time2roll 07/04/20 01:40pm Tech Issues
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time2roll 07/04/20 08:56am Travel Trailers
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