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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-20-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By len poleshaj
Battery Maintenance/ charge

On my class A I have 100 watts of solar by way of a charge controller going to four 6 volt GC2 batteries It is stored outside for months at a time in sunny California. When I wake her up for a trip...
Forum: New Member Check-In 07-25-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By len poleshaj
Auntie, Taught underwater robotics at Kailua...

Auntie,
Taught underwater robotics at Kailua High..... competed at the international level
Retired now, living there but vacationing here( Mainland) Come out six to eight times a year. Both winter...
Forum: New Member Check-In 07-24-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By len poleshaj
Hey Auntie, Iím from Kailua been on the forum...

Hey Auntie,
Iím from Kailua been on the forum about eight years and have had lots of fun RVing. Send me a Private Msg and perhaps we can talk on phone as there is so much to learn and discuss. Iím...
Forum: Boondocking 07-24-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,768
Posted By len poleshaj
boondocking prep

I just purchaced a Champion 2000 watt/1700 watt running generator to replace an off brand 2000 watt that died during a month long dry camping trip in the high Sierras. I couldn't be happier! Quieter...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-05-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By len poleshaj
well people, here is a belated follow up I...

well people, here is a belated follow up
I finally got a chance to figure all of this out All I really wanted was a system that could safely keep my 4 six volt batteries charged while in outdoor...
Forum: Solo RV'ers 01-07-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,460
Posted By len poleshaj
TXTiger, Post something if you find anything. ...

TXTiger, Post something if you find anything.
Im stuck in Honolulu trying to catch a standby seat to San Francisco, all flights have been oversold for days since Jan 1st and continue to be oversold...
Forum: Solo RV'ers 12-31-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,460
Posted By len poleshaj
Solos at 2018 Quartzite

Are solo RVers grouping anywhere at the coming Q? if so where are all of you going to be?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-30-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By len poleshaj
Bird2, You seem to have knowledge about solar...

Bird2,
You seem to have knowledge about solar and storage of that energy. The existing 10 watts has a directional diode in there. Do you know at what wattage one needs to introduce a controller?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By len poleshaj
Bird2, Kinda what i was hoping to hear about just...

Bird2, Kinda what i was hoping to hear about just leaving that wire in place if i could, massive solar on the roof just doesn't appeal to me as i said earlier because of looking for shaded camping...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By len poleshaj
Thanks so far to those that have replied. I...

Thanks so far to those that have replied. I should add that I already have a portable 200 watt system I use because I always look for shade while camping making a larger system on the roof...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By len poleshaj
OKC, Im aware of the proper wire sizing and...

OKC,
Im aware of the proper wire sizing and location of the controller for optimal charge performance. My refer is in located in a slide so that vent is not an option. after removing the One Place...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-28-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By len poleshaj
Solar wiring run

On some WBGO roofs the factory installed a small solar panel in efforts to maintain a fully charged battery bank while in storage. I have had ok luck finding my batteries still charged even after 4-6...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-06-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By len poleshaj
Docj, yes the TV was preprogramed to known...

Docj, yes the TV was preprogramed to known channels. After redoing the channel search, no channels were memorized. I left the TV on for hours and seemingly things started to come back but never got...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-05-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By len poleshaj
Old Scout, I have tried rotating the antenna in...

Old Scout,
I have tried rotating the antenna in all directions with pauses in-between hoping the signal would catch up. The signal strength lights (blue ones) are all lit up in 80-90 */* of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-05-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By len poleshaj
Jack Antenna

My Class A came with the Jack Antenna . Recently I was in an area known to have lots of available TV channels. The TV screen would read "No Signal" every time I would turn the booster on and loose...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-26-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,531
Posted By len poleshaj
Ladagobago, I have to agree with you for the...

Ladagobago,
I have to agree with you for the desire of 6Volt deep cycles over the 12's. Seems you buy much more "lead" for the dollars spent. After all, the lead is where your depth is stored.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-26-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,531
Posted By len poleshaj
Twinboat, The inverter is only being used during...

Twinboat, The inverter is only being used during the time the DVD is being watched
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-26-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,531
Posted By len poleshaj
Thanks again to all those that have replied. I...

Thanks again to all those that have replied. I have been very aware of the availability of true deep cell to be able to take a bigger hit of discharge and recover from it. As suggested by one of the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-23-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,531
Posted By len poleshaj
GC2 or 2 Group 31's Interstates

What will give me better performance? My coach has 2 Group 31 Interstate RV/Marine house batteries and often after watching a dvd and some usage of the furnace during a 40-50* night keeping the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 09-28-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By len poleshaj
Forzatm, If this bay is next to a wheel well, it...

Forzatm, If this bay is next to a wheel well, it is a very common problem with Winnebagos. The seams around the wheels are not sealed well. I have had this issue and have delt with it by cleaning...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 06-16-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,028
Posted By len poleshaj
Well I live in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu....

Well I live in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. Most of you are right in that there are few R/Vs here. I have seen a handful of class A's C's and B's. The A's are mostly used as offices at worksites...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 05-15-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,408
Posted By len poleshaj
Had the same problem where the table would not...

Had the same problem where the table would not raise easily after having used it the night before as a bed. I simply used a light oil and lubed just above both clamps, problem solved!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 05-05-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,724
Posted By len poleshaj
It's a great pass. My wife qualified for it last...

It's a great pass. My wife qualified for it last year at the age of 62. It is such a valuable pass that some jack-ass broke into my rv while in a storage lot and stole it!! I had to wait one more...
Forum: New Member Check-In 04-03-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By len poleshaj
dstro007, Welcome to the forum. Yes a lot can be...

dstro007, Welcome to the forum. Yes a lot can be learned in this forum. I too live in Hawaii, Oahu. For me this forum is a great way to daydream about RVing. I own and store a Class A on the mainland...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-05-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,751
Posted By len poleshaj
Well some better news. Dry-camped last night, no...

Well some better news. Dry-camped last night, no shore power. Batteries started at their full charge, A bit of television and then bed time. Furnace cycled during the night about every 20-25 minutes....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-04-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,751
Posted By len poleshaj
Yes, This was the second set of Interstates, I...

Yes, This was the second set of Interstates, I charged the first set for about 3 days using the three stage charger. The boost would show the DVM 14.4 volts at the opposing posts of the set....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-04-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,751
Posted By len poleshaj
Matt. Yes I did rest the pendant controller on...

Matt.
Yes I did rest the pendant controller on the PD for the boost.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-04-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,751
Posted By len poleshaj
Thanks to all that have thus far responded. I...

Thanks to all that have thus far responded. I had the same issues a few days ago with brand new Interstates, fought the problem for four days. Returned the batteries for an exchange. Requested the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 03-04-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,751
Posted By len poleshaj
Battery issues continue

I just popped good sized $'s for new Interstate 31's again. Put them in the coach,charged them 24 hours using a Progressive Dynamics 9260. This morning the voltage was showing 12.7 volts. I ran the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-22-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By len poleshaj
Jensen Dash Radio

I have never been much of a Jensen fan. My dash radio connects with very few stations while going down the road. It seems to find a station and hold it for about 5 minutes, gets fuzzy and then drops...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-26-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By len poleshaj
Halogen to LEDs

I also went with M4 Products to change all my halogens to LEDs. The have great support, can even figure out how many bulbs you need for you coach. They have a well made product compared to the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-09-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By len poleshaj
Mr. D I would love to add batteries but, the...

Mr. D
I would love to add batteries but, the battery compartment is under the stairwell and there is no more room in that are to add more. On one side of that compartment is the propane water heater...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-08-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By len poleshaj
Terry, I know that inverters consume more than...

Terry, I know that inverters consume more than they produce. That is why I am very careful to use it only when the entertainment center is being used. Usually no more than the length of a DVD, about...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-08-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By len poleshaj
Using a digital volt meter and following SOC...

Using a digital volt meter and following SOC charts
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-07-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By len poleshaj
Mutinyguy, When I was selecting my portable...

Mutinyguy, When I was selecting my portable solar system I based the selection of 200 watts on about 60-70 amp hour consumption per day. Well it seems like for some reason the coach with extreme...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-07-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By len poleshaj
Yes, they are lead batteries, and I have never...

Yes, they are lead batteries, and I have never allowed them to even get close to needing water. As to equalization, I believe Winnebago installed a dumb charger(single stage) so I have not been able...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-07-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By len poleshaj
Amp Hour Consumption

I realize I am asking for speculation but I figured I could get an answer with an estimate of +/- 10 Amp Hours. As to the history of the batteries, they are less than a year old and have only been...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-07-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By len poleshaj
Amp Hour Consumption

What have you folks that know figured to be an average Amp Hour consumption during the day and night? Assume you have a 2012 Mid sized Class A. All LED lighting and use of a 1000 watt inverter for a...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-23-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By len poleshaj
ChasA, Yes I am working with the Onan Energy...

ChasA, Yes I am working with the Onan Energy Command. The shut off voltage is set to 13.3 Volts and I think it's 3 minutes at that voltage. I do not know what the voltage reads at the secondary start...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 11-23-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By len poleshaj
Charging issues?

On a recent trip I had the Onan 5500 set in Auto Start mode. As the batteries dropped to about 12.2 volts the genet would start, run up to 2 hours and shut down. Within a minute or 2 the genet would...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-26-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,100
Posted By len poleshaj
I have the same engine and chassis and on a...

I have the same engine and chassis and on a recent trip crossing the Navada High Desert my ABS light would come on at the speed of 73MPH. The fix was to stop, turn off engine,pause about a minute and...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-24-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By len poleshaj
Bob, Thanks for the link. I have not had any luck...

Bob, Thanks for the link. I have not had any luck with it though. Perhaps it is not Mac friendly. Len
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-22-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By len poleshaj
Macnut, Thanks for the reply and the link. My...

Macnut, Thanks for the reply and the link. My problem is that I just can't walk through the coach and count how many 10 watt and 20 watt LEDs I need. The coach is stored in California and I live in...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-22-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By len poleshaj
2012 Avdenturer 32H LEDs

I store my coach thousands of miles away so I don't have easy access for this question. I called tech support at Winnebago and they were not able to help. I want to upgrade all interior halogens to...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-03-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By len poleshaj
I was in Yosemite just last week, My coach is...

I was in Yosemite just last week, My coach is 12' 8" tall and cleared all four tunnels. The clearance ht is marked 10 something at the curb. I just kept very close if not on top of the double yellow...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12-26-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,983
Posted By len poleshaj
Cato47, I have the newer Adventurer w/F53 and too...

Cato47, I have the newer Adventurer w/F53 and too find it hard to work that peddle at times. Wishing it was wider at times so I could get both feet on it. Then again, you are trying to stop 20K plus...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-09-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 18,573
Posted By len poleshaj
How cold is it outside your window

6:15 PM, all doors and windows wide open and 80* here in Kailua,Hawaii and would rather be protecting the pipes from freezing in my stored Adventurer in Northern California
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-04-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By len poleshaj
2 Stoker, Thanks for the great link! The info...

2 Stoker,
Thanks for the great link! The info I was looking for is in there. How come the techs at Onan didn't know about it?
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 12-04-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By len poleshaj
Onan EC-30 charging values

Winnebago service nor Onan has the answer. I bet someone on IRV2 does!!!
The start@volts and stop@volts values have been lost on my EC-30. What voltages for recharging the house batteries should...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 11-01-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By len poleshaj
If you find it to be inside the pump, quite often...

If you find it to be inside the pump, quite often there might be a piece of debris stuck under one of the valve reeds. A good fix is to remove the reed. carefully remove the plastic pin that holds it...
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