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Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators Yesterday, 11:30 PM
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My panels are about 21V open circuit as well, you...

My panels are about 21V open circuit as well, you probably right that 150V rating could provide limited protection if there is no active charge controller circuit by 12V. I will make sure to turn...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators Yesterday, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 371
Posted By GeorgeRa
I followed the Morningstar manual with switchable...

I followed the Morningstar manual with switchable CBs on both sides of the charge controller but didn’t use a double pole CBs for simultaneous disconnect as recommended. I disconnect them both in the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators Yesterday, 10:26 PM
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Posted By GeorgeRa
My Morningstar MPPT 45 solar charge controller is...

My Morningstar MPPT 45 solar charge controller is wired upstream of the Intellitec battery disconnect. I wired it this way so with the low voltage system disconnected I can still charge the batteries...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators Yesterday, 06:18 PM
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Views: 371
Posted By GeorgeRa
I would suggest starting your own thread titled...

I would suggest starting your own thread titled “My Bad RV saga” or even better write an RV epic book about your extensive Badexperience to make gazillions of monies.

Going back to this thread,...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators Yesterday, 06:34 AM
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Posted By GeorgeRa
Please help to connect your saga with battery...

Please help to connect your saga with battery disconnect relay, but if it is going to be too many words and ………………………………………… I would prefer to let it go.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators Yesterday, 03:47 AM
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Posted By GeorgeRa
Yes, flying could be even cheaper without a...

Yes, flying could be even cheaper without a battery disconnect debate, for folks who went tangent see the OP’s first post!
Forum: General Discussion Forum Yesterday, 03:41 AM
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Posted By GeorgeRa
Sorry about that. For most folks with RVs it is...

Sorry about that. For most folks with RVs it is reasonably practical, it was for me when we stayed on campsites with full hookup with previous RVs.
Forum: General Discussion Forum Yesterday, 12:50 AM
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Views: 559
Posted By GeorgeRa
With full hook-ups you still can have long...

With full hook-ups you still can have long showers, even in B.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators Yesterday, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 371
Posted By GeorgeRa
Intellitec

I use the Intellitec main power disconnect relay with remote switch in convenient location at the sliding door. The solar charge controller is still connected but I can turn it off with an easy...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-17-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By GeorgeRa
No cavity, the fan moves air back from the...

No cavity, the fan moves air back from the compressor cavity and convection moves it up.

My aluminum framed cabinetry is bolted to the floor so there is clearance between vans wall and cabinets.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-17-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By GeorgeRa
On my Isotherm fridge I replaced the factory fan...

On my Isotherm fridge I replaced the factory fan with a quieter one, it pulls cooling air across the heat exchanger and warm air moves upwards by convection.

The convection heat transfer mechanism...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-17-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By GeorgeRa
Truma Combi has about 2.5 gal. of hot (140F)...

Truma Combi has about 2.5 gal. of hot (140F) water reservoir and over 4kW LP burner so it should provide warm shower water for as long as you have water. Water tank capacity is the major limitation...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-16-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By GeorgeRa
I purchased my Isotherm 85 with AC/DC option....

I purchased my Isotherm 85 with AC/DC option. Mostly the fridge is powered by DC, but often, I have it powered by AC via shore power plugged-in with everything else being turned off, only the fridge...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-16-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 588
Posted By GeorgeRa
I agree with comments above to keep outside...

I agree with comments above to keep outside venting if already present. The key is to keep a good airflow by convection, so there needs to be provision for air intake below the condenser and exhaust...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-15-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By GeorgeRa
I have two 115AH (size 31), 300W of solar on the...

I have two 115AH (size 31), 300W of solar on the roof and Isotherm 85l (3 CF) in the 20' Sprinter van, works great. No more levelling concerns, parking at any slope is OK.
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-15-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,341
Posted By GeorgeRa
How about a marine water heater like Isotemp or...

How about a marine water heater like Isotemp or West Marine or others. Most of them have AC electric heater built in and can be heated by shore power or engine coolant or hydronic heater like Espar....
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 11-14-2018, 05:53 PM
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Views: 129
Posted By GeorgeRa
Stainless Steel parts

For all DIY friends, I have known this site for a while now, they are selling SS marine gadgets for reasonable prices. I have no association with them.

Cabinet Hardware...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-13-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By GeorgeRa
I did a few small jobs on ¼” HDPE sheets I used...

I did a few small jobs on ¼” HDPE sheets I used in my conversion, results were OK, key was constant speed and material match. My expertise is not at the level of professional know how. But I have...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-12-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,341
Posted By GeorgeRa
I didn’t know that, I look at some posts...

I didn’t know that, I look at some posts discussing problems with Alde on Roadtrek. With direct heating of water in a boiler, even if flow of 0.9 gal./min you will need to provide water before to get...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-12-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,341
Posted By GeorgeRa
Zion has Alde which is hydronic. Correction,...

Zion has Alde which is hydronic.

Correction, I think it is hydronic for space heating but it could be direct for water, it has 2.2 gal hot water tank....
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-11-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,341
Posted By GeorgeRa
This chart with recovery times should help you. ...

This chart with recovery times should help you.

https://www.airxcel.com/suburban/products/water-heaters/suburban-advantage-water-heater
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 11-10-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By GeorgeRa
Thank you all for positive feedback. My cost...

Thank you all for positive feedback.

My cost for anodizing was $25, their minimum rate, which included stripping of the previous anodized layer on flat plates from the 8020.net. This shop is doing...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-10-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,341
Posted By GeorgeRa
There are two very different on demand water...

There are two very different on demand water heaters. I would call commonly used LPG based “Direct” water heaters with water being heated directly in the furnace and rarely used diesel or LPG water...
Forum: Tweaks, Mods & Projects 11-10-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By GeorgeRa
Rattling noises and anodizing

Dealing with rattling noises in any vehicle is not much fun, in my van, I diagnosed that the sofa/bed was the overwhelming source of noise but only on rough roads. It was happening only in the...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-09-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,341
Posted By GeorgeRa
Your RV is new so I don’t know how much...

Your RV is new so I don’t know how much experience you have with RV water heaters. They tend to be well insulated and keep shower temperature for even 24 hrs. with burner off.
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