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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-20-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By Sbrownstein
As long as the wire is sized to handle the...

As long as the wire is sized to handle the amperage from the breaker and there is only one receptacle on the circuit then NEC 210.21(B)(1) allows the use of a 50 amp receptacle in a 30 amp branch...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-20-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By Sbrownstein
Breakers in a box do not have to add to the...

Breakers in a box do not have to add to the service amperage. You could have used a 40 amp duplex for the RV anyway.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-20-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By Sbrownstein
Why did you use a 30 amp duplex breaker if the...

Why did you use a 30 amp duplex breaker if the cable is good for 50 amps?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-17-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Sbrownstein
On my Class A the engine charges the house bank...

On my Class A the engine charges the house bank at generally greater than 14 volts from the alternator. My 60 amp converter never puts out more than 13.6. Hence, when driving down the road the...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-15-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,063
Posted By Sbrownstein
Have stayed a numerous CBs. Always have dinner or...

Have stayed a numerous CBs. Always have dinner or breakfast. Never failed us. In fact, some of them have large separate lots designated just for RVs.

I try to get there after dinner rush...lots...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By Sbrownstein
Just leave the batteries installed and run the...

Just leave the batteries installed and run the genny every couple of weeks. However, do disconnect the negative and re-connect when you start to charge. My house batteries will fully discharge due to...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-13-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By Sbrownstein
If they are in good shape, fully charge them then...

If they are in good shape, fully charge them then physically disconnect them (negative post is fine.) Fully charged batteries will not freeze and they lose maybe 5% per month, lower loss at lower...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-10-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 998
Posted By Sbrownstein
Buy something standard from Florida Blue, not an...

Buy something standard from Florida Blue, not an HMO but a PPO. There is no specific geographic network and for years we used doctors in Florida as well as new york. Any doctor that accepts Blue...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 11-10-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By Sbrownstein
I routinely change the oil in my V-10. fumoto...

I routinely change the oil in my V-10. fumoto valve is a must but I have varying success in getting the filter off without spillage. I punch a hole in the filter bottom and let it drain for a long...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-01-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Sbrownstein
5 years on our GT335DS and 45,000 miles...no...

5 years on our GT335DS and 45,000 miles...no issues with braided stems either.
Forum: Thor Industries Owner's Forum 09-13-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 710
Posted By Sbrownstein
No it is not. THe panel is a branch panel and has...

No it is not. THe panel is a branch panel and has the neutral bus insulated from the panel and the panel ground.
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 09-05-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By Sbrownstein
Obviously the unit does not see 240 volts and is...

Obviously the unit does not see 240 volts and is only giving you the options for 120 volts.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-05-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,492
Posted By Sbrownstein
Just plug it in. You have everything necessary to...

Just plug it in. You have everything necessary to power a RR and should be fine running off batteries for at least 24 hours or so. (Assuming the Magnum is a PSW inverter)
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-02-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,492
Posted By Sbrownstein
Actually, manually switching between inverter and...

Actually, manually switching between inverter and shore will be the same if you use a 3 way switch. Common goes to the reefer and the other two poles go to the inverter output and shore power. As...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-28-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Sbrownstein
Actually on some installations you will need to...

Actually on some installations you will need to turn of BOTH the inverter and the breaker. Turning off the breaker alone will start feeding it from the inverter if there is an automatic inverter...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-28-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,263
Posted By Sbrownstein
I think that Magic Chef has already admitted that...

I think that Magic Chef has already admitted that you will experience LRA amperage IF the reefer is stopped and started up without waiting 3 to 5 minutes. This is a normal situation with...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-26-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,627
Posted By Sbrownstein
This is getting a little weird. OP says that the...

This is getting a little weird. OP says that the boost start switch will light everything up in the coach. That has to mean that the "salesman" switch is closed since the isolation relay is upstream...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-25-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,627
Posted By Sbrownstein
That is the isolation solenoid. It will have...

That is the isolation solenoid. It will have house one one side and chassis on the other. Should click with the boost switch or by starting the engine.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-25-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,263
Posted By Sbrownstein
"Brushless DC electric motor (BLDC motors, BL...

"Brushless DC electric motor (BLDC motors, BL motors) also known as electronically commutated motors. Rigid BLDC inverter compressor is powered by DC electricity via an inverter or switching power...
Forum: National RV Owner's Forum 08-25-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Sbrownstein
The isn't always an inverter sub...

The isn't always an inverter sub panel...especially with a 600 watt inverter. Some inverters have an internal transfer switch. If there is a 110 Volt line going to the inverter it has a transfer...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-25-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,263
Posted By Sbrownstein
Samsung refrigerators do not use DC compressors....

Samsung refrigerators do not use DC compressors. Just like a whole bunch of Energy Star reefers, Samsung uses a variable frequency inverter built into the unit to power the compressor. That means...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-25-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,627
Posted By Sbrownstein
Catch-22! On most coaches the disconnect switch...

Catch-22! On most coaches the disconnect switch will not function without house battery voltage. Fortunately the OPs switch is NOT disconnected. Bet it will work if they hold down the boost switch at...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-24-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,627
Posted By Sbrownstein
That's right...but the boost switch and chassis...

That's right...but the boost switch and chassis battery will (of course and the engine and alternator) Only two places to look. The house bank isn't putting voltage into the DC panel...it isn't...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-24-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,627
Posted By Sbrownstein
VERY TELLING OBSERVATION Check the ground...

VERY TELLING OBSERVATION
Check the ground connection between the house bank and the chassis. make sure it is clean and tight. Check the lugs on the house bank and make sure they are clean and tight....
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-24-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,627
Posted By Sbrownstein
I have looked at a number of FR battery...

I have looked at a number of FR battery schematics and it does seem possible to charge the house from the alternator and not be able to charge the house from the converter. Many systems only...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 08-23-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,508
Posted By Sbrownstein
We left Florida in late May. travelled to many...

We left Florida in late May. travelled to many states including some that were on the NYS quarantine list. There is an on-line site for registering and indicating which states you have travelled to...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-23-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,627
Posted By Sbrownstein
Your solenoid is fine...otherwise it wouldn't...

Your solenoid is fine...otherwise it wouldn't charge the house from the RV engine. Your problem is in the converter. Either is doesn't work, has blown fuses, turned off or something. Converter...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-21-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,092
Posted By Sbrownstein
Forget about it...Laura is going to Louisiana and...

Forget about it...Laura is going to Louisiana and will only be a cat 1. First rule is don't do anything until you see where it is going. 5 days out it could go anywhere...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-20-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,492
Posted By Sbrownstein
Yep, the Xantrex work for me as well. The Kisae...

Yep, the Xantrex work for me as well. The Kisae switch has internal connection lugs which allow any length with AND eliminates an additional junction box. Available in both 15 and 20 amp versions as...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 08-16-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Sbrownstein
Don't know if this is your issue but there is...

Don't know if this is your issue but there is often a hot water diverter valve that runs the heat. I have seen it fail or it's actuator fail and continue to run hot water from the engine into the...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 08-16-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,546
Posted By Sbrownstein
I think that by now the Covid virus is present...

I think that by now the Covid virus is present virtually everywhere in the US. Sure higher probability in urban centers than in rural settings. Basically it is all about population density. RVs...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 08-14-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,546
Posted By Sbrownstein
They do....by county and even by Zip Code ...

They do....by county and even by Zip Code https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 08-03-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,339
Posted By Sbrownstein
All of this discussion about a comm error is not...

All of this discussion about a comm error is not applicable...since everything works when on generator. You have to have a problem on the shore power side, starting at the transfer switch and ending...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-02-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By Sbrownstein
Sorry. reading comprehension suffers as we age....

Sorry. reading comprehension suffers as we age. Didn't see the reference to the "lower right" Twinboat is right...as usual. If you look closely the lower right solenoid is actually labelled "cutoff."
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 08-02-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,436
Posted By Sbrownstein
We will all be watching. I suspect that the...

We will all be watching. I suspect that the vaccination requirement will start out with school age children, as it is in almost all states. That will be the first Vaxxer battle. even California and...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 08-02-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By Sbrownstein
Don't think do. From what I can see the blue box...

Don't think do. From what I can see the blue box is a diode battery isolator that allows charge current to go to two batteries without any backflow. The solenoid appears to connect the two banks...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum 07-31-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,092
Posted By Sbrownstein
The logic is elsewhere. I would look for a fuse...

The logic is elsewhere. I would look for a fuse on the BB feed. When you run the engine, does it pull in?

Depends on your "battery control center." Some pull in when either bank is above 13 or so,...
Forum: Going Green 07-30-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By Sbrownstein
That was my point...regarding "safely". Battery...

That was my point...regarding "safely". Battery life. I think you probably knew that.
Forum: Going Green 07-30-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By Sbrownstein
Two 12 volt lithium batteries. While they will...

Two 12 volt lithium batteries. While they will have only 200 AH, they can be drawn down to a lower state of charge without damage. The two 6 volt AGMs should only be used for about 134 AH safely.
...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-30-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,997
Posted By Sbrownstein
Although I continually refer to the switch as the...

Although I continually refer to the switch as the "battery disconnect" I am aware that many call it the "salesman switch." This refers to the purported purpose of the switch, rather than its label...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-29-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,997
Posted By Sbrownstein
Agree with that!

Agree with that!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-28-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,997
Posted By Sbrownstein
Guys, in the spirit of the times it just cannot...

Guys, in the spirit of the times it just cannot be salesman switch...it must be salesperson switch!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-28-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By Sbrownstein
It not really rocket science. You can take 4 6...

It not really rocket science. You can take 4 6 volt batteries and put 2 12 volt series connected pairs in parallel...or you can put 2 6 volt batteries together in parallel and connect the two pairs...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-28-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,997
Posted By Sbrownstein
I see your point. While we are nitpicking...

I see your point. While we are nitpicking here...when I ran a software development group I had a developer build some code that had a pop up dialog labelled "Press OK to Cancel."

Personally I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-28-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By Sbrownstein
I said TWO batteries. Now you say you have 4. If...

I said TWO batteries. Now you say you have 4. If you have 4 6 volt batteries you first connect them in pairs and don't add the AH rating, then you hook the two pairs in parallel (since they are 12...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-28-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By Sbrownstein
First off, there are no sketches posted. Second,...

First off, there are no sketches posted. Second, if you only have two batteries and they are 6 volt, you need to put them in series to get 12 volts and you will NOT get the sum of the AH...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-28-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By Sbrownstein
Let me give you an example, let's say you have 2...

Let me give you an example, let's say you have 2 12 volt batteries that are 100 AH each. Putting them in parallel will give you 200 AH at 12 volts. The same battery case size and weight as a 6 volt...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-28-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 841
Posted By Sbrownstein
No both options are not the same. Series...

No both options are not the same. Series connection if you are using 6 volt batteries, parallel if you are using 12 volt batteries. In series you do not add the AH ratings of the batteries, but in...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 07-27-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,492
Posted By Sbrownstein
Thought about eliminating the defrost cycle which...

Thought about eliminating the defrost cycle which would reduce energy usage by eliminating the 600 watt burst. Only for 15 minutes every 7 hours. Fridge has no such setting. Could disconnect the...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussions 07-27-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Sbrownstein
We left Florida in late May, went through...

We left Florida in late May, went through probably 15 states on the way through Idaho, Montana, Oregon to Nevada, Utah and then back east on route 80. Nobody bothered us until we got to a campground...
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