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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-12-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 115,047
Posted By mr300ce
mr300ce

That was my 1990 Mercedes Benz 300ce. It was a beautiful 2-door coupe. It hauled [moderator edit]and even handled the mtn roads better than my previous car, which was a souped-up 1989 Toyota Supra...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-19-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,849
Posted By mr300ce
Quote: ""where you live (down to the zip...

Quote: ""where you live (down to the zip code)"".

Calif for me. Nearly as high as Canada. 5yrs ago I bought a big motorcycle. I just added it to my State Farm. After a year, I found that I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-06-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,565
Posted By mr300ce
Ahhh..... Treasure ! I want one ! :dance: I...

Ahhh..... Treasure ! I want one ! :dance: I retire in one more yr (plus 1 mo, 10 days, 3 hr, 8 min, 13 seconds).. and I will get one for some fun.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-30-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,662
Posted By mr300ce
Thanks everyone for your replies. :flowers:

Thanks everyone for your replies. :flowers:
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-29-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,662
Posted By mr300ce
So..... I put the inverter inside the cabinet...

So..... I put the inverter inside the cabinet that has all the stuff in it, like the DVD player and switch box for what your gonna watch, etc.

I ran 12 ft of 8 gage wires (cut the clamps off a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-21-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,208
Posted By mr300ce
This is a great thread. I had been thinking the...

This is a great thread. I had been thinking the same question, as I have an ONAN 7000. Kinda noisy. I would NOT like to pick up and down the Honda (weak back).

So.... the Genturi acts like a...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-21-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By mr300ce
I've tried turning on all/any switches in the...

I've tried turning on all/any switches in the front cabinet, but will try again in a few days, when I get back out to the storage yard. I will check the booster power, thanks.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-20-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,662
Posted By mr300ce
OK.... I just tried the Sony 40" LED TV. After 1...

OK.... I just tried the Sony 40" LED TV. After 1 hr, the voltage was down to 11.7v. I turned it off, and it jumped back up to 12.38v. I guess that Sony draws too much juice.

Next I will test...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-20-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By mr300ce
No Power at the 12v Plug for Bedroom TV

I have tried the switches in the cabinet in front above the driver's seat. The plugs are in there with the box that connects the cables, satellite, front and rear TV. The rear and front TVs work...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-19-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,662
Posted By mr300ce
TV wattages

So... I got the HF 750 inverter and hooked it up to my batteries that are at the house on a battery maintainer. They were fully charged. I ran an orange extension cord into the house and plugged in...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-18-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,348
Posted By mr300ce
Broken Spring on HWH Rear Leveling Jack

Fortunately it broke in the storage lot during the last drop down of the jacks. I heard a 'boeing....and a clunk'.

I got a new set from the local RV store ($28). I looked at the other jack's...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-18-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By mr300ce
OK, thanks for the input. I thought that the...

OK, thanks for the input. I thought that the blinking was normal, but just wanted to be sure. It does make since that the voltage in the wires would be seen by the Charge Wizard. Just wasn't sure,...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-17-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By mr300ce
Bump... Need Answer.

Need to know if blinking is normal.:confused:
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-17-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,662
Posted By mr300ce
Gonna get the Inverter

I will get it today and try it out for a few days on the TV. I am at the house, but my spare batteries are here on the trickle charger. That way I will have put several hrs on it before heading out...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,662
Posted By mr300ce
Harbor Freight Inverter ? OK ?

Big sale going on. $40. 750 watt (1500w surge). Thinking of getting this. I don't have one now. Sometimes when I boondock I'd like to watch TV.

My 40" Sony LED TV says 200w on the back. I...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-14-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By mr300ce
Is this blinking normal ???

So...Now.....With the batteries fully charged.....When I started the engine yesterday to drive the motor home down to the tire store to have the balancing beads put into the front tires..... The...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 01-12-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,426
Posted By mr300ce
I will be retiring next year and going full time....

I will be retiring next year and going full time. I recently started taking care of my grandchild's 1+ year old male cat. He has become my buddy, and weighs 15lbs. Batman is black with pointy ears,...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-12-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,253
Posted By mr300ce
Maybe, but I think the booster might bring in a...

Maybe, but I think the booster might bring in a signal that is too weak to show on the phone. My phone (and maybe all phones) has a bar graph that looks like a stairway. That one is the cell...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 01-12-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,253
Posted By mr300ce
I believe 3G and 4G are data.

I believe 3G and 4G are data.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-07-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,962
Posted By mr300ce
Heater came today. Only took 2 days from Amazon. ...

Heater came today. Only took 2 days from Amazon. I hooked a 1 lb bottle up, and it worked really great. When the bottle fill adaptor comes, I will try to fill an empty one and see how it goes. If...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-06-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,962
Posted By mr300ce
Oh good. Is the 20# bottle the 5 gal one. I...

Oh good. Is the 20# bottle the 5 gal one. I have 2 of those. I guess I should get the hose and filter. I was thinking about tapping into the stove with a valve and a T fitting for the hose. ...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-06-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,962
Posted By mr300ce
Yep, I have a good CO2 detector...in the bedroom....

Yep, I have a good CO2 detector...in the bedroom. Maybe I'd put it in the front, closer to the heater, just in case.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,962
Posted By mr300ce
Ordered a Mr Heater - Buddy

Off Amazon...$80 for the 4000-7000 BTU one. I also ordered the adaptor to re-fill the green 1lb bottles. The fan was draining my batteries too much when dry camping in winter, and using the...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-06-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By mr300ce
Well, today I tested it right at the terminals at...

Well, today I tested it right at the terminals at the power distribution center with the Onan running. 14v. And then a few minutes later, 14v at the batteries. 14.4v at the converter. So there is...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-05-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By mr300ce
I will try that tomorrow. I think I should only...

I will try that tomorrow. I think I should only have to take one terminal off to break the battery connection. Then test the output on the cables at the batteries. I will return to report after...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 01-05-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By mr300ce
Is this Working Correctly...Progressive Converter

OK.... I installed the New Progressive in place of the Magnetek. All went well. The 15w solar panel had been plugged into the batteries (thru the cigar lighter socket with 12 gage wires) for several...
Forum: Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Forum Concerns 01-04-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 724
Posted By mr300ce
Post Editor

Can anyone tell me why sometimes when I post, the new paragraphs I type come out looking great, and other times all the words just run together in one loooonnnggg bunch ???

It makes reading a...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-04-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,700
Posted By mr300ce
OK.... I installed the New Progressive in place...

OK.... I installed the New Progressive in place of the Magnetek. All went well. The 15w solar panel had been plugged into the batteries (thru the cigar lighter socket with 12 gage wires) for several...
Forum: Just Conversation 12-30-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,657
Posted By mr300ce
Well, here's my story: I lived for ever in...

Well, here's my story: I lived for ever in California, the Mojave Desert, Space Shuttle and other aircraft. I have also been an ASE Master Tech since 1984. In 1990 I bought my first NEW car, having...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-30-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,249
Posted By mr300ce
OK... so I just ordered the 9260c with the...

OK... so I just ordered the 9260c with the monitor. $152 total. I figured a little overkill is better than under-powered (like my current Magnatek). Plus, I am gonna add 45w more solar portable...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-30-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,700
Posted By mr300ce
Thanks for the replies. I ordered the 9260c with...

Thanks for the replies. I ordered the 9260c with the monitor. I am also getting 60w of portable solar panels ($200) to use during the daytime. So I think I should be set for the few days boondocking...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-30-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By mr300ce
I have a big cruiser motorcycle, 800lbs. I am...

I have a big cruiser motorcycle, 800lbs. I am looking into the hydraulic lifts for the back. I also tow a Nissan 4x4 truck.

Mighty Hauler - Premier manufacturer of rear hitch carriers...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-30-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,502
Posted By mr300ce
I have 2 6v T-105 Trojans. I just purchased a...

I have 2 6v T-105 Trojans. I just purchased a New Progressive 9260c converter/charger (60amp) to replace my (still working) Magnatek 950a. The new one will charge my batteries faster with the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-30-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,700
Posted By mr300ce
Yes.... I researched it all out, and will get the...

Yes.... I researched it all out, and will get the 60amp. Their site said typical efficiency was >80%....so the 60amp should do nicely.;)
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-30-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,700
Posted By mr300ce
Progressive Dynamics Inteli-power

I have 2 6v T-105 Trojans, in great shape. I am considering a new converter/charger to replace my Magnatec 950a, which works OK, but may not be charging the batteries up fully with the generator. ...
Forum: Full-Timers 12-30-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,482
Posted By mr300ce
I (single) had a 22' LazyDaze class C. Great MH,...

I (single) had a 22' LazyDaze class C. Great MH, with wrap around picture windows in the rear booth. That made it seem roomier. GREAT for going camping, and drive like a pickup truck.

But I am...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-30-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 115,047
Posted By mr300ce
mr300ce = I am a man....and my car is a Mercedes...

mr300ce = I am a man....and my car is a Mercedes 300ce :D
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-30-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,856
Posted By mr300ce
You could sell that vehicle and find a stick...

You could sell that vehicle and find a stick shift (manual) car or small truck, and tow 4 down. That is what I did. 4x4 Nissan Kingcab, with a camper shell. Great vehicle, and I also go on some...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-30-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,249
Posted By mr300ce
I have 2 6v T-105 Trojans. So now I am...

I have 2 6v T-105 Trojans. So now I am considering a new converter/charger to replace my Magnatec 950a (which works OK, but may not be charging the batteries up fully with the generator.

Would...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By mr300ce
I use this feature too. Here is the Calif DMV...

I use this feature too. Here is the Calif DMV website to turn on-off the vehicles active registration when in-out of storage.

https://vfr.dmv.ca.gov/CISA/anu-view.html
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By mr300ce
I switched from State Farm because SF does NOT...

I switched from State Farm because SF does NOT allow me to call them up and put my MH into storage, and turn off all the insurance except Comprehensive (fire, vandals, etc). The overall cost per...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-29-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,269
Posted By mr300ce
I just use one of those 15w solar panels from...

I just use one of those 15w solar panels from Harbor Freight, sitting in the sun on my big dash. Whenever I go into the RV, the volt meter reads 12.5v to 13v. The Bounder came with a little solar...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-22-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,249
Posted By mr300ce
Solar Panels

OK.... so I have determined that the on-board Magnetec 950a is a 50amp, and charges the batteries OK, and trickles down to a maintenance charge when the batteries reach full charge. So I will leave...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-11-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,403
Posted By mr300ce
Costco $200. 7" color screen with color camera...

Costco $200. 7" color screen with color camera with night vision. and 60' cable. All done and mounted in 1 1/2 hrs. (which included removing the old stuff) Works great. And you can add another...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-11-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,232
Posted By mr300ce
When my suburban heater started acting up, the...

When my suburban heater started acting up, the blower would come on, but I got no flame, thus no heat. I called my mobile RV tech, and he showed me that the connector on the circuit board at the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-11-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By mr300ce
When my furnace started intermittently working,...

When my furnace started intermittently working, then not come on (fan was blowing though), I called a mobile RV tech, and he let me watch, and he explained how it all works. He found that the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-11-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,249
Posted By mr300ce
Thanks

Thanks for all the informative and reminding (ly) replies. I knew all that stuff 3 yrs ago when I researched it then, but had stuffed it WAY back in my mind.
I did go out to the MH and found the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-07-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,249
Posted By mr300ce
I have the 2 wet cell 6v Trojans in series to get...

I have the 2 wet cell 6v Trojans in series to get 12v. They are in good condition, and distilled water has never gone to top of plates. I am watching DVDs on my laptop for about 3-4hrs at night,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-07-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,249
Posted By mr300ce
RV battery charging

I have a 1994 Bounder with the original converter/charger still working fine. But it does take quite a while to bring back up my batteries. It does not put out like the newer ones. When dry camping...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-19-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 942
Posted By mr300ce
I've been using the 1.5w to keep my motorcycle...

I've been using the 1.5w to keep my motorcycle and car batteries 'topped up'.

What about using a 5w panel ??
...
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