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BigRabbitMan

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Posted: 11/06/20 08:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also went to induction cooking in my 1976 FMC. I much prefer it to gas cooking in small quarters.


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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Yes, residential fridge. Our last Prevost had a 20 CF GE side-by-side and this one has a Fisher-Paykel 17.5 CF unit. Strangely enough, there's more usable room in the new one. It's also much more efficient than our 21 year old GE. With 8 4D batteries and 2-2500 watt inverters everything works exactly the same whether plugged in or not. The only exception is the cook top. We had gas previously and this one has an induction cook top. If we are dry camping we would need to run the generator to use the cook top but we usually do at night for a few hours anyway.



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Wouldn't the inverter run one of the burners for the cooktop? They should be no more than about 1800 watts per burner, or am I incorrect, or do you use more than one burner at a time?


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BigRabbitMan wrote:

I also went to induction cooking in my 1976 FMC. I much prefer it to gas cooking in small quarters.



What is the diameter of the heating area of the cooktop?

Someone who uses one, has had problems trying to make a pair of grilled cheese sandwiches on one. The burner is about 8" in diameter. Half of the grilled cheese was fine, the other half was not fried.

Has that been a problem for your frying?

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Posted: 11/06/20 08:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking better than it was.

Ignore the dirt. Quarry dust blows in our direction, so anything I touch kind of smears it around.

The heat gun has done a nice job of fixing some small areas of bubbles that we had, because of not waiting long enough for the glue to flash over before laying the TPO down.

You know the old saying.... "by the time you are done with a diy job, you know what you should have known when you started".

Since it's not perfect, I figure it like this..... "If I had to pay someone to do this job, and it looked like this, I would not be happy. Since the TPO and the adhesive for this, cost me less than $350, I can live with the results".



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I will let you know about the induction and the inverter but my speculation is that it's not wired to the inverter(s) as I believe it's setup for 220V so both burners can be used at full power if necessary.
I haven't tried it on inverter but I will and I will let you know.


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Bill.Satellite wrote:

I will let you know about the induction and the inverter but my speculation is that it's not wired to the inverter(s) as I believe it's setup for 220V so both burners can be used at full power if necessary.
I haven't tried it on inverter but I will and I will let you know.



If the inverters are tied together, you may have 220v at the stove anyway.

I know some inverters have a link between them to provide 220 volts ac.

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Posted: 11/07/20 04:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, no induction on inverters. That's what I would have expected and I am completely OK with that.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

So, no induction on inverters. That's what I would have expected and I am completely OK with that.



Well, I am just shocked that you would buy something of such obviously low quality! Lol. Aw, come on. That's funny.

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Question for all of you tonight. I am getting ready to finish off the roof to sidewall TPO and I have a drawing that shows what my plan has been.

This is exaggerated as far a scale goes, but it's enough to give a good idea of what the corner looks like.

The red indicates the wood on the roof.

The black indicates the side wall.

Green is the steel angle that is screwed and glued to the sidewall and to the roof.

Blue is the roofing TPO.



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Any other ideas as to how to attach the TPO to the edge of the roof, as well as protect the upper section of the sidewall from water runoff.

I figured maybe there is something I am missing.

Any ideas?

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Posted: 11/09/20 04:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last picture of my new coach unless anyone is interested in more. These should most likely be sent by PM as they are WAY off topic.
Here's the promised shot with the new updated LED headlights moved from our old coach to our new.

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