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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-23-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Chuck Q
The rodents ate my rope lights.

The rodents ate my rope lights.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-26-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By Chuck Q
Toyo also

Toyo also
Forum: Going Green 09-25-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By Chuck Q
Nice set up,

Nice set up,
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-19-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Chuck Q
Mine is located in front right bay passenger...

Mine is located in front right bay passenger side, top shelf. Has a decal marked coach battery.
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-19-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Chuck Q
Thanks, twinboat. Appreciate it. Your advice has...

Thanks, twinboat. Appreciate it. Your advice has always been great.
Chuck
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-19-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Chuck Q
I have been told that after installing 4 100AH...

I have been told that after installing 4 100AH lithium batteries the oem alternator would burn itself out trying to charge the 4 coach batteries and the chassis battery. Hence need to go from 145...
Forum: Going Green 09-19-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By Chuck Q
So this BMI, does it look like a relay with coach...

So this BMI, does it look like a relay with coach and chassis batteries connected to it?
And is it possible to just eliminate the connection between the two sets of batteries, realizing that the...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 09-18-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Chuck Q
05 Workhorse 8.1 Alternator

Has anyone upgraded there alternator from 160 amps too 200 or more.
Forum: Going Green 09-18-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By Chuck Q
Another lithium battery question.

I am in need of understanding the relationship between a standard alternator and a lithium battery with BMS. I read some articles about having to change the alternator when you swith to the lithium....
Forum: Going Green 09-15-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Chuck Q
Hmmm, guess that would work. Never heard that...

Hmmm, guess that would work. Never heard that before. Why would they care how much tax the buyer pays?.
Forum: Going Green 09-11-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Chuck Q
Lithium battery

Interesting, I just bought another Lipo4 100AH. Paid $700 . Came directly to me from Hong Kong. The invoice to the US seller was inside. Total cost US $ was $170. Now having been in business for...
Forum: Going Green 09-10-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Chuck Q
If you put the panels up front make sure they are...

If you put the panels up front make sure they are well secured. I lost one the was up front when a truck passed going the opposite direction with a strong cross wind. Just missed a vehicle behind me...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 09-06-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Posted By Chuck Q
Be sure no screws are in the path of the rollers,...

Be sure no screws are in the path of the rollers, as it will not open then. Trust me I know. No screws at all.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-01-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,248
Posted By Chuck Q
Well even if I had a spare I couldn't get the bad...

Well even if I had a spare I couldn't get the bad wheel off my MH anyway. Will just have to be patient and let the tire guy do his thing. Being 85 changes one outlook on time. 15 years in my Dolphin...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-28-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Chuck Q
The city water tank fill valve is leaking through.

The city water tank fill valve is leaking through.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-27-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Chuck Q
Will try it

Will try it
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-27-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Chuck Q
Lippert automatic steps

I need to have the steps in with the door open. Engine off. Any help appreciated.
Forum: Going Green 07-22-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Chuck Q
That really answered my question well. I am not a...

That really answered my question well. I am not a big poweer user, so i will most likely never get below 40%. And that would be only on cloudy days.
Thanks for the time and information.
Chuck
Forum: Going Green 07-21-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Chuck Q
Thanx

Thanx
Forum: Going Green 07-21-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Chuck Q
I agree with you. Not sure why there is so much...

I agree with you. Not sure why there is so much conflicting info from the sellers. I am just going to add another 100ah and wait for the world to end.
Thanks again guys. Always informative and fun....
Forum: Going Green 07-21-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Chuck Q
I did email the place i bought the 100 AH battery...

I did email the place i bought the 100 AH battery from, he didn't reccomend adding batteries at anytime or from anybody, he said the BMS would be different and thus the charge levels would be...
Forum: Going Green 07-21-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Chuck Q
Well I wasn't smart enough in the beginning to go...

Well I wasn't smart enough in the beginning to go with Battle Born. So i cant find the same makes anymore. I was wondering what is the result of a mismatch. Lower cycle life, deteriating charge...
Forum: Going Green 07-21-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Chuck Q
The present setup is one 210 ah and one 100 ah....

The present setup is one 210 ah and one 100 ah. Has been working ok as best as I can tell. Have had no issues. Both different manufacturers. Your right in that its not the best situation, never...
Forum: Going Green 07-21-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Chuck Q
Well as in all things its probably not perfect....

Well as in all things its probably not perfect. But i will add the additional 100 AH lithium. Will report on any issues i encounter.
Thanks all
Forum: Going Green 07-21-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Chuck Q
Adding to existing lithium bank, all have BMS

Adding to existing lithium bank, all have BMS
Forum: Going Green 07-21-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By Chuck Q
Lithium Batteries

Is there any concern in adding additional 12 Volt Lithiums to an existing bank. Have two now with a total 310 AH. Would like to add an additional 100AH the existing are less than 6 months used. any...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-11-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By Chuck Q
Durobond tape

Any secrets to removing.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-10-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By Chuck Q
My 05 Dolphin 5342, BR slide has always been a...

My 05 Dolphin 5342, BR slide has always been a problem, leaks,shear pin, busted gear. I found a red painted nut on the end of the motor, I think that this is the manual nut. But where is located in...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 05-09-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By Chuck Q
Dolphin Bed Room Slide

My Slide is still operating erratically, has anyone ever opened or closed one manually?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 05-04-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Chuck Q
I sealed off mine only because of the amount of...

I sealed off mine only because of the amount of cold or hot air they allow at the wrong time of the year.
Forum: Going Green 04-02-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Chuck Q
I use multiple, off or on as I choose.

I use multiple, off or on as I choose.
Forum: Boondocking 04-02-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,795
Posted By Chuck Q
I use a swamp cooler I bought from lowes. They...

I use a swamp cooler I bought from lowes. They call it an evaporative cooler. Works great in the south west. Humidity below 60 percent. Cost $ 170, runs perfect off a pure sine wave inverter. 100...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-31-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Chuck Q
There must be a relay somewhere that shuts down...

There must be a relay somewhere that shuts down the TVs when the ignition on. If I could find that maybe I could get a handle on what is going on????
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-31-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Chuck Q
That what I thought. Need to do some more...

That what I thought. Need to do some more testing.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-31-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Chuck Q
O thought that shore power would power up...

O thought that shore power would power up everything
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-31-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Chuck Q
No I just cut out the Xantrex and spliced the AC...

No I just cut out the Xantrex and spliced the AC in and out wires back together.
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-31-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Chuck Q
120 v entertainment issue

I just installed a 1500 watt inverter to run my Res Fridge. Works great but int the process I bypassed the Xantrex 458. Use solar for charging. Everything works perfect except I no power to the...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 03-19-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By Chuck Q
DC Panel

What is the procedure to shut down individual circuits with the pop out 12 volt devices in the power panel?
Forum: Boondocking 03-17-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,643
Posted By Chuck Q
18 years full timing, much of it boondocking,...

18 years full timing, much of it boondocking, have only one issue with a camp chair missing. And I think that it disappeared while we were there.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-13-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Chuck Q
NM State parks just shut down all overnight...

NM State parks just shut down all overnight camping till April 10. Wonder what they are thinking.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-13-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Chuck Q
I have the Sprint, I think it's worth the money,...

I have the Sprint, I think it's worth the money, works great for me. Fast and available so far. 6 months. Never throttled down.
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-12-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Chuck Q
Verizon or Sprint

Verizon or Sprint
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 03-09-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Chuck Q
I just recently replaced 6 Golf Cart batteries...

I just recently replaced 6 Golf Cart batteries with 310 Ah of lithium. Love them, no maintenance and yes they go down 90%. Light weight and will probably last 15 plus years.
Forum: Going Green 03-07-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Chuck Q
Twin boat, you are right on, installed a chassis...

Twin boat, you are right on, installed a chassis ground this morning, working perfect. Thanks to you and everyone on this forum, great bunch and sounding board.
Forum: Going Green 03-06-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Chuck Q
Yes, a 100 amp shunt, that works perfect unless...

Yes, a 100 amp shunt, that works perfect unless the fridge inverter powers up the fridge
Forum: Going Green 03-06-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Chuck Q
Positive, the Exantrex draws current just like...

Positive, the Exantrex draws current just like the dedicated fridge inverter, they are in parallel.
Forum: Going Green 03-06-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Chuck Q
Confused

Added a 1000w inverter to run the residential fridge. Runs the fridge great, wired it to the Xantrex 458 12 volt input terminals. Have a system monitor checking power and amp use. All works great,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-02-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,957
Posted By Chuck Q
Don't you have a box with all the buttons on it?,...

Don't you have a box with all the buttons on it?, in many units that is where the 12 volts to power the antenna preamplifier comes from.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-23-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By Chuck Q
All the vehicles I have sold in the past 84 years...

All the vehicles I have sold in the past 84 years I gave a 30 ft or 30 second warranty, which ever came first.
Forum: Going Green 02-17-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Chuck Q
Lithium

Lithium
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