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Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 12-05-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,159
Posted By Jay2504
Adony, especially if you are buying a Champion...

Adony, especially if you are buying a Champion Inverter Generator, I would get the 2500 watt inverter instead of the 2000 watt unit. It doesn’t cost that much more and might actually start and run...
Forum: Off Topic 12-04-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By Jay2504
Once we had a charge block snap a spark so bad...

Once we had a charge block snap a spark so bad when I plugged it in that it put a burn mark on one of the prongs. Switched blocks and problem solved. Just for laughs I tore apart the bad block. I...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 12-03-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,790
Posted By Jay2504
Mikeyk101, could you please post the TSB number...

Mikeyk101, could you please post the TSB number for the transmission thermostat bulletin and/or the part number for the 158 degree thermostat. I used to tow with our 2014 Silverado. I added an extra...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 12-01-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By Jay2504
Larryneu, here is the ways that you can...

Larryneu, here is the ways that you can go,depending on what you want to spend. From the cheapest to the most expensive:
1. Buy another battery like you have and hook them together. This will...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 11-27-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,329
Posted By Jay2504
That is a nice way of making sure that the...

That is a nice way of making sure that the converter is “off” whenever the inverter is “on”. Unfortunately for me, I have the WFCO converter. This is what we did to help with “ forgetting”. Jay266141
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 11-26-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,329
Posted By Jay2504
DES-1 has it right. On my rig, the converter is...

DES-1 has it right. On my rig, the converter is on a separate circuit breaker all by itself. Once it is flipped off, the batteries no longer get charged, no matter what 120volt source the unit is...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 11-25-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,329
Posted By Jay2504
I have the same set up as TitanMike. Just switch...

I have the same set up as TitanMike. Just switch off the converter circuit breaker, then switch on the inverter and plug in the whole camper. Other then a short wire from the inverter to an outdoor...
Forum: Appliances and Electronics 11-25-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Jay2504
Like TitanMike, I purchased a Renolgy 2000 watt...

Like TitanMike, I purchased a Renolgy 2000 watt Pure sine inverter. I am very pleased with it so far, and the microwave runs cool and quiet, just like it does on shore power. The ability to hard wire...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 11-08-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,880
Posted By Jay2504
Yep, an option on a Kenworth. Jay

Yep, an option on a Kenworth. Jay
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 11-05-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,880
Posted By Jay2504
The post by camaraderie is why I went with FLA...

The post by camaraderie is why I went with FLA when it came time to buy new batteries. Using the group 31 batteries at Sams Club as an example, the AGM is +5 AH and + 10 RC when compared to the...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 11-05-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,880
Posted By Jay2504
I don’t know what is the “best” AGM deep cycle...

I don’t know what is the “best” AGM deep cycle battery, but I will share what I have learned so far. One of the more popular places to buy batteries is Sams club, whose Duracell brand batteries are...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 10-27-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,656
Posted By Jay2504
Over time, I’ve owned lots of products. Not one...

Over time, I’ve owned lots of products. Not one of them has even come close to Champion in customer service and tech support! I currently own a 4000/3500 watt open frame generator that 500 hours ago...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 10-03-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,595
Posted By Jay2504
Did you also install the inrush current limiter?...

Did you also install the inrush current limiter? What is the brand and running watts of your generator? Jay
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 09-27-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By Jay2504
I would be doing that for sure if I had lithium...

I would be doing that for sure if I had lithium batteries. What I’ve got is 2 FLA on the tongue. I went with 2 group 65 batteries because of the 3 year warranty vs 1 year on a deep cycle battery. And...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 09-26-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By Jay2504
Well at least one problem will be easily solved...

Well at least one problem will be easily solved by mounting the inverter near that cross brace in the picture. That is being close to the batteries. In the photo, the batteries are right above the...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 09-26-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By Jay2504
Thank you for the reply. I thought about some...

Thank you for the reply. I thought about some kind of box, but I don't know if I will go that way. Where I am thinking about is so high up that if water got in there I would have soaked the trailer...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 09-26-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By Jay2504
Inverter mounting

I have a brand new Renolgy 2000 watt inverter to install. Going to plug in the whole camper (after turning off the converter breaker) to basically run the microwave and maybe the tv. I’m considering...
Forum: Running Gear, Axles, Brakes, Tires & Frames 09-20-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,336
Posted By Jay2504
I think NM Wildcat is on to something. The...

I think NM Wildcat is on to something. The bigger, heavier 5th wheels have a lot more tire trouble than do smaller units. Probably a better way to put it is how much “reserve “ weight carrying...
Forum: Rockwood 08-31-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 149,936
Posted By Jay2504
If you don’t mind the lights working while at the...

If you don’t mind the lights working while at the campsite, just put a fuse between the + and park lights. Then the camera will work. Jay
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 08-31-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,779
Posted By Jay2504
Beachbourbon, why not hook the 2 group 24...

Beachbourbon, why not hook the 2 group 24 batteries that you have together? That way, even if you don’t shut off the battery for the night, they will be less discharged in the morning and will last...
Forum: Appliances and Electronics 08-25-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Jay2504
Block off the duct past the farthest vent from...

Block off the duct past the farthest vent from the AC unit. Jay
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 08-25-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By Jay2504
TitanMike, do you think that the capacitor(s) on...

TitanMike, do you think that the capacitor(s) on the Renogy inverter that you have are a higher capacity (able to store more energy) than the typical 2000 watt inverter? I still shopping for one, and...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 08-13-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,733
Posted By Jay2504
The only way to really know is to try it. Warm up...

The only way to really know is to try it. Warm up the generator, turn off all other electrical loads, like the converter, flip the eco switch off so the Rpms come up. Then turn on the AC and see what...
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 08-03-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By Jay2504
A picture of what you have with the cover off...

A picture of what you have with the cover off would help. Jay
Forum: Electrical, Charging Systems & Solar 07-26-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,595
Posted By Jay2504
On my unit I have a Dometic 13.5k Brisk II. We...

On my unit I have a Dometic 13.5k Brisk II. We run the fan (usually on low) constantly when running the AC. I have the thermostat set for low fan and the temp at 73*. Whenever I turn the AC on the...
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