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by Kentuckian
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Before I add SOLAR...
Replies: 21
Views: 1707

Re: Before I add SOLAR...

Sorry, I don't recall.
by Kentuckian
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Before I add SOLAR...
Replies: 21
Views: 1707

Re: Before I add SOLAR...

"I'm considering just using these pre-installed solar wires from Airstream if they are on my 1994. Has anyone used them?" Yes, I used the Airstream solar wires in my '93. I have a single 180watt 12volt panel that at peak sun puts out about 9amps. Works fine. The Airstream wires run from the small bo...
by Kentuckian
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:05 pm
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.
by Kentuckian
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Transmission Temp & Vacuum gauge install
Replies: 40
Views: 15292

Re: Transmission Temp & Vacuum gauge install

Looking good, Chris!
by Kentuckian
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Can I see a photo of your Radio replacement / Back-up Camera?
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Can I see a photo of your Radio replacement / Back-up Camera?

Here is a link to the thread with the radio / backup camera installation in our 1993...

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1336&p=5273#p5273
by Kentuckian
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Propane
Topic: Propane Tank replacement or certification?
Replies: 6
Views: 4372

Re: Propane Tank replacement or certification?

Thanks, Keystone! That is helpful information.
by Kentuckian
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Leak! Water draining out above side door.
Replies: 22
Views: 7051

Re: Leak! Water draining out above side door.

Is it just to cover up the seam from the panel and hold the window in place or does it sandwich the window to the frame to help prevent leaks? Thanks for posting the photo. It does both things that you mention above. There is not a sealing material for the aluminum trim ring that goes on the inside...
by Kentuckian
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Leak! Water draining out above side door.
Replies: 22
Views: 7051

Re: Leak! Water draining out above side door.

Not quite sure what you are referring to. If you could post a photo, it would help.
by Kentuckian
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Leak! Water draining out above side door.
Replies: 22
Views: 7051

Re: Leak! Water draining out above side door.

Fmedina771, Be aware that the rubber seal, for the fixed glass window that fits around the perimeter of the aluminum frame, relies on the gap between the outside edge of the glass and the aluminum frame to achieve proper snap of the rubber to hold the rubber seal in place. So be careful to get the w...
by Kentuckian
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Leak! Water draining out above side door.
Replies: 22
Views: 7051

Re: Leak! Water draining out above side door.

... the stationary glass that does not slide seems to have a bad seal. What keeps that glass in place on the frame? I have a 1993 B190. The Hehr windows in our B190 uses a thin double sided tape to bond the stationary glass to the window frame. From memory, it seems like it is around 1/16" thick an...
by Kentuckian
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Solar Geeks Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Solar Geeks Needed

If I was going to buy a 300 watt inverter today, this is the one I would buy. It is pricey, but has many advantages over less expensive inverters. It is pure sine wave so there is no risk of it not being able to power sensitive electronic devices as might be the case with a less expensive modified s...
by Kentuckian
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Air Conditioner Capacitor
Replies: 16
Views: 912

Re: Air Conditioner Capacitor

Great news that your new capacitor has you up and running! Glad you got buy with the cheaper solution! As far as sealants... I have taken to using "3M Marine Adhesive/Sealant Fast Cure 5200" for anything on the exterior. It is of the polyurethane family of sealants, sticks very well, stays pliable, ...
by Kentuckian
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Appliances
Topic: Air Conditioner Capacitor
Replies: 16
Views: 912

Re: Air Conditioner Capacitor

Not a direct answer to your question... However, it is related. EasyStart is a soft start controller designed to dramatically reduce the start up surge current of the compressor motor. https://www.microair.net/collections/easystart-soft-starters There are some informative videos on youtube that show...
by Kentuckian
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Solar Geeks Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Solar Geeks Needed

If you have not already purchased the MPPT controller, I would take a look at Bogart Engineering's Trimetric power meter and their new solar charge controller. Like 190-b-651, I also use the Trimetric meter. Liked it so much, I am on my third install with Bogart's hardware. Among the good points of ...
by Kentuckian
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Solar Geeks Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Solar Geeks Needed

Great questions. Q1) But can we hook things up so if we do run the generator it will charge the old house battery AND top off the AGM's? A1) Yes Q2) Is that even possible to wire? A2) Yes, it can be wired to accomplish that. However, you would be choosing to use dissimilar batteries so it goes beyon...