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by skater
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: New to the site
Topic: Just purchased 1993 B190 and have a few questions...
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Just purchased 1993 B190 and have a few questions...

Skater.

It’s an electrical box under the couch. In mine, it’s mounted against the outside wall, as far as I can remember. It might be sticking, or completely worn out. Be sure the camper is unplugged and generator is off before you tear into it.
by skater
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: New to the site
Topic: Just purchased 1993 B190 and have a few questions...
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Just purchased 1993 B190 and have a few questions...

For the generator, I wonder if the automatic transfer switch is bad. I think the generator shuts down if it detects it’s not producing 120 volt power. The switch is likely a control for the deep cycle coach batteries. The switch is set up to allow the use of two separate battery banks, or both toget...
by skater
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Basic Questions
Topic: Newbie questions - Just purchased 95
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Newbie questions - Just purchased 95

None of 1-3 are stock. No idea what #1 is for, it could be anything. My guess would be a security system. #2 is an inverter as you noted. The other switch is probably a remote on/off for it. It shouldn’t be making much noise, so I wonder if the cooling fan is bad. #3 is an amp for the speakers. #4 -...
by skater
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Converter Amperage Choices
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Converter Amperage Choices

The 35 amp model should be sufficient, but no problem going with a larger-amperage model.
by skater
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: New to the site
Topic: New to forum and looking to buy!
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: New to forum and looking to buy!

Thanks for your welcome and support during my purchase process! My husband and I are now proud owners of a 1998 B190. We flew to Montana to purchase it and drove it back to Florida, but not before visiting Yellowstone and the Grand Teton National Parks! A wonderful experience, so far! Congratulatio...
by skater
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: 1995 B190 Full restoration
Replies: 36
Views: 2572

Re: 1995 B190 Full restoration

Hello Kajun, What you are doing is amazing! We just purchased our rig, and I remembered your work on the roof and the product you used to seal it, Gaco Roof. We have a small crack on the side of our top (photo attached). Was wondering if you have any recommendations for repairing that. We are nowhe...
by skater
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Generators
Topic: Generator Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: WATT Generator that makes no noise and runs on propane

Yeah, but it is exciting technology though if we can get enough power out of it and it's silent. They've been promising fuel cells for this type of application since the 1980s, at least, but in recent years, many practical applications have appeared. I'm guessing they'll be very expensive (on a per...
by skater
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Generators
Topic: Generator Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: WATT Generator that makes no noise and runs on propane

At least for their 1st gen there will be a power problem because it is only 1150W max. https://www.wattfuelcell.com/portable-power/watt-imperium/ Emphasis on the max part of that...continuous is 500 watts. That's about 4 amps at 120 volts...so, essentially, enough to run the fridge on AC power (jus...
by skater
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Generators
Topic: New Fuel Pump Replacement part Number?
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: New Fuel Pump Replacement part Number?

Relocating: Your generator's fuel pump shouldn't need servicing that often. You'd have to find a pump that puts out the correct pressure and wire it up...presumably it could be done but it seems like a lot of work and headache for something that should only need to be done very rarely. Is it the ori...
by skater
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 145
Views: 17246

Re: Buying it back...

New coil installed, and it idled for 51 minutes yesterday without stalling...so I'm hoping that problem is fixed.

New problem: Our (recently adopted) dog was so comfortable in the driver's seat, it took 10 minutes of coaxing to get him to leave the camper!
by skater
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: Buying it back...
Replies: 145
Views: 17246

Re: Buying it back...

I haven't had the chance to touch the van since July!

But a passing comment on reddit caused someone to suggest that the coil might be bad, which is causing it to stall once it warms up. I bought a new coil today and hope to get it installed Friday...and hopefully it'll stay running!
by skater
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Running AC off of an inverter and alternator?
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: Running AC off of an inverter and alternator?

FYI - I have measured the air conditioner power consumption through an inverter. The roof top AC requires just under 100 amps input to the inverter. Also remember that the surge current is much larger than that when the compressor kicks in. So it might be theoretically possible with an insanely lar...
by skater
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Running AC off of an inverter and alternator?
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: Running AC off of an inverter and alternator?

Sector9surf wrote:We don't have a generator. Is anyone running their rooftop AC off the main engine?
No. The AC requires much more power than the alternator can produce.

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by skater
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Fridge removal woes
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Fridge removal woes

I didn't have too much trouble. Remove the door. Remove the screws by the door into the wood. Remove the two screws holding it down in the back. Disconnect the propane plumbing. Unplug it. Disconnect the 12 volt wires. From there I had to push and wiggle it a bit, mostly from the back (careful not t...
by skater
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Generators
Topic: Generator Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: Generator Replacement

Hi, Ours came with the generator already removed so we are going with a honda eu2000 or similar. Most for sale are gas, but I do see propane kits for them also. Any input on how long a standard propane tank will run one? We haven't boondocked yet, but are in FL so must have a generator for a/c. and...