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Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 12-17-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By jaak1993
Thoughts

Is there anything currently able to be powered by the house battery? If not, I would be on the search for a master shutoff switch.

If some things work and others don't, then I would be looking...
Forum: Welcome Wagon - New Member Intros 12-17-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By jaak1993
Welcome

Depending on the trailer, the house systems in the B will be very similar in function and construction. Depending on what you had used as a tow vehicle a B is what would result from a mash-up of your...
Forum: B+ General Discussion 11-18-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,358
Posted By jaak1993
Rats: I've misinformed you. I can discharge down...

Rats: I've misinformed you. I can discharge down to -4F, then it shuts itself off. (That's internal battery temp, not the ambient temp) I recorded what it can stand when it is shut off but I can't...
Forum: B+ General Discussion 11-18-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,358
Posted By jaak1993
According to my battery supplier, mine are good...

According to my battery supplier, mine are good down to -40 degrees (C or F). I'm very much in the wrong place if that happens, probably very much dead myself.
Forum: B+ General Discussion 11-18-2019, 01:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,358
Posted By jaak1993
In our case the van is stored at home where we...

In our case the van is stored at home where we have shore power. Still, I make sure the battery is fully charged and then shut everything down. I think if the battery needed charging and was too cold...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-18-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,104
Posted By jaak1993
Since I had previously owned a couple class A's...

Since I had previously owned a couple class A's and most recently a Class B I had a clear idea of what I wanted and didn't want. I found a good match on Rvtraderonline, flew cross country, took care...
Forum: B+ General Discussion 11-18-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,358
Posted By jaak1993
I'm probably guilty on that "bleeding edge" this...

I'm probably guilty on that "bleeding edge" this time, though I admit inspiration from Davydd's just being able to ignore electricity. I wanted that but admit I could live without it.

While we...
Forum: B+ General Discussion 11-17-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,358
Posted By jaak1993
My thoughts are that on the living side it all...

My thoughts are that on the living side it all depends on how, when and where you will travel, AND what makes you comfortable enough to want to keep going. All that is very personal and while you...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-17-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,699
Posted By jaak1993
One additional consideration, do all these...

One additional consideration, do all these various tires roll the same revolutions per mile, even if they are the same stated size. On my big class A equipped with 11R22.5 tires I noticed different...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 11-17-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By jaak1993
On my van the water pressure pulses in the water...

On my van the water pressure pulses in the water lines caused some of them to bounce a bit and hit wood structure creating a loud rattle whenever the pump ran. Clamping the lines helped, but did not...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 11-12-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,566
Posted By jaak1993
10.1 kwh battery, solar removed, 6kw second...

10.1 kwh battery, solar removed, 6kw second alternator, no generator. We have limited experience but our last 16 day trip never required plugging in, even when we stayed at a campground with that...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 04-11-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,828
Posted By jaak1993
It all depends

If one's travel pattern precludes the need to idle the drive engine to recharge the batteries, and the use pattern allows sufficient recharging while driving then neither an auxiliary generator...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-04-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,714
Posted By jaak1993
Regarding your battery system, you need to know...

Regarding your battery system, you need to know what your predicted usage will be between charges. For example how many hours of air conditioning and what watt-hrs will that consume. What other loads...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-24-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,131
Posted By jaak1993
When I had nut covers by Alcoa on a class A coach...

When I had nut covers by Alcoa on a class A coach there was a special set of pliers with soft plastic coating on the clamping end for pulling the covers. I would remove the covers before taking a...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 10-22-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,996
Posted By jaak1993
Avanti: on my new to me 2015 Great West Van there...

Avanti: on my new to me 2015 Great West Van there is a valve at the water fill point that selects whether the incoming water goes to the fresh water tank or to the system downstream of the 12vdc...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-30-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,896
Posted By jaak1993
Thank you all for your help. Indeed the...

Thank you all for your help. Indeed the "replacement" was dead as proven by a replacement exchange at Walmart which now works fine if not a little buzzy when operwting. A replacement inverter is...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-26-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,896
Posted By jaak1993
Avanti; yeah I get that. I'm trying to survive...

Avanti; yeah I get that. I'm trying to survive until I can assemble a complete package that will allow at least a few hours of AC. Whether it will replicate yours or be a bit more is awaiting a...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-26-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,896
Posted By jaak1993
"Blew up" = flash of light flowed by puff of...

"Blew up" = flash of light flowed by puff of smoke from the right side part way back, and then nothing.

Bought a new microwave from Wallyworld, the box was a bit rumpled and maybe opened. Turned...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 09-25-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,896
Posted By jaak1993
Go Power 3000w MSW invrter

Just bought a 2015 GWV with the above inveter, the microwave which was anemic last night while plugged in blew up when I just tried it with the inverter. Should I have concerns about just replacing...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-30-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,186
Posted By jaak1993
I've noticed that every time I buy a new-to-me...

I've noticed that every time I buy a new-to-me coach is that during the first couple years I have to fix (repair or maintain?) lots of stuff. Once I get through with that then future years are pretty...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-30-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,226
Posted By jaak1993
When I travel I stay a few days and then move on....

When I travel I stay a few days and then move on. Since it takes me 3 nights to get used to a bed and sleep, hotels leave me sleep deprived. I'm vegan, eating at restaurants is difficult. We eat much...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-26-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,242
Posted By jaak1993
A couple points occur to me. First, we humans are...

A couple points occur to me. First, we humans are lousy predictors of our future happiness based on our choices. Second, this thread has arrived at the concept that we are in essence trying to buy...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-20-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,001
Posted By jaak1993
FWIW, based on a Google search, the most...

FWIW, based on a Google search, the most frequently cited diesel price rise predicted for 2019 was 2%. I can handle that with my Social Security adjustment.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-18-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,766
Posted By jaak1993
Regarding the Prevost versus Class B and lithium...

Regarding the Prevost versus Class B and lithium systems. In one sense these two types of coaches are the same; a converter buys an empty shell and converts it to a motorhome and the difference is a...
Forum: General Discussion Forum 08-18-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By jaak1993
I usually do most of my own work. Two reasons: it...

I usually do most of my own work. Two reasons: it saves me lots of money, and I learn how things work so I can more quickly fix things which results in less trip interruption. Part of the cost...
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