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Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-20-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Ktholin
Bus bar question

I hear you. I donít understand it either. I plan to remove and inspect it when we return from our trip tomorrow. I checked voltage on the top of the posts and connections are clean and tight. Iím...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-20-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Ktholin
Bus bar question

I recently had some issues with my 12V system. I thought my batteries were bad until I checked the wiring with my voltmeter

I found a voltage drop of 3V on the bus bar between the battery post and...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-01-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Ktholin
Thank you GMFL and Bruce for responding to my...

Thank you GMFL and Bruce for responding to my post. Here is a link to the inverter that I have.
...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-30-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Ktholin
Problem with inverter transfer switch

Non electrical guy here. I installed an AIMS 2000W inverter with an internal transfer switch. The problem is when I am running the AC on a hot day, the 20 amp breaker switch on the inverter...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-24-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ktholin
Finally figured it out

A few weeks ago I posted that I was having a problem with my recently installed Victron 100/30 controller. After the battery was deeply discharged it would go into bulk mode for a few hours, bybass...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-10-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ktholin
OK, so you were right. I removed the batteries...

OK, so you were right. I removed the batteries and charged them for 24 hours, let them rest and checked voltage and specific gravity. After 24 hours off the charger the voltage is 12.87 and...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-08-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ktholin
That's a good suggestion to charge with the PD...

That's a good suggestion to charge with the PD charger for a prolonged period. I will try to do that. Remember, however, that I did run my generator for at least 5 hours and I felt it was not...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-07-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ktholin
OK, so this morning the controller showed the...

OK, so this morning the controller showed the batteries being charged in the bulk mode at about 145 watts. I didn't take a screen shot. By 10:30 am it was virtually not charging at all and showing...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-07-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ktholin
Ok. Iíll let them charge for a few days with the...

Ok. Iíll let them charge for a few days with the correct parameters and get back. BTW I have upgraded my stock charger/converter to a multistage Progressive Dynamics so that is not the issue.
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-07-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ktholin
Iím leaning toward bad batteries now. In...

Iím leaning toward bad batteries now. In addition to running the solar, I also ran the generator for about 5 hours. There was very little increase in the charge. Battery went from 52 to 64%.
...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-06-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ktholin
I have a 100/30 controller using the #2 preset. ...

I have a 100/30 controller using the #2 preset.

The controller is not wired directly to the batteries. Iím not 100% sure if it is through the shunt or DC distribution bar. Iíll check in the...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-06-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ktholin
Thanks for that. I have attached a 30 day chart...

Thanks for that. I have attached a 30 day chart as you suggest. We have been camping for 4 days. Seems to me itís been in a float mode for a long time despite the batteries not being close to...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-06-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ktholin
Thanks for your response. 1. Yes the...

Thanks for your response.

1. Yes the hydrometer indicated about a 52% SOC. Also my battery monitor indicated this level.

2. Iíll try to measure the voltage after the conditions you...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 02-06-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By Ktholin
Understanding Solar Controller

I recently upgraded my solar system by adding two more panels (now totaling 340 watts) and a Victron MPPT controller. I have a Bogart Engineering TM 2025 battery monitor and two Trojan T-125 6 volt...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-19-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By Ktholin
Wouldn't you know it. When we returned home and...

Wouldn't you know it. When we returned home and plugged into shore power, the AC ran fine! The only difference was the ambient temperature was a more tolerable 82 degrees.

I'm thinking now the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-16-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By Ktholin
Thanks Bob. That’s what I will plan to do when I...

Thanks Bob. That’s what I will plan to do when I get home.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-16-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By Ktholin
So I kept trying the run the AC hoping it might...

So I kept trying the run the AC hoping it might finally kick on. The compressor would kick on but run for only 20 or 30 seconds. It would recycle in about 20 minutes then kick off again. I kept...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-15-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By Ktholin
Yes. That is correct. I tried it with the...

Yes. That is correct. I tried it with the generator only with same problem.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-15-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By Ktholin
Itís 100 degrees and the AC quit!

Yesterday we were in the mountains and temps were in the low 80s. AC ran fine. Today we pulled into an RV park in Owens Valley (Central California) and the AC refuses to run. Itís 100 plus...
Forum: On The Road... 03-26-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 925
Views: 125,214
Posted By Ktholin
Lake Cahuilla in La Quinta, Ca. Headed to Anza...

Lake Cahuilla in La Quinta, Ca. Headed to Anza Borrego state park later today to catch the wild flowers "super bloom".
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Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 01-11-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,649
Posted By Ktholin
We have noticed the same issue in our 25' FB...

We have noticed the same issue in our 25' FB Flying Cloud. Does anyone know if there are aftermarket vents available that can be open or closed to adjust for heat flow to the bedroom?
Forum: On The Road... 10-13-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,948
Posted By Ktholin
I will second the recommendation for the Oh Ridge...

I will second the recommendation for the Oh Ridge campground at June Lake. That is our favorite in the region and you can't beat the views. Convict is nice but the sites are narrow. The restaurant...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-21-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ktholin
Thanks everyone for your input. From what I have...

Thanks everyone for your input. From what I have read, there appears not to be a clear advantage of a AWD vs 2WD for towing, all other things being equal. I understand the advantages in rain and...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-21-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ktholin
AWD vs. 2WD?

My wife and I are shopping for a new TV for our 2011 25' Flying Cloud. We presently have a 2007 Escalade AWD and have been very happy with it, but, with high mileage and all, want to replace it. ...
Forum: Tires 06-23-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Ktholin
I read somewhere that there should be a slight...

I read somewhere that there should be a slight toe in of the wheels to improve tracking. In this case, a straight edge would not contact all sides of the tires.


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Forum: Tires 06-23-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Ktholin
Rear tire wear

I've noticed the rear tires on my 2011 25' FC are showing slightly more wear compared to the front. Both sides show the same amount of wear. Also the outside of all tires show slightly more wear than...
Forum: The Rally Zone 02-15-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,964
Posted By Ktholin
This is our first Airstream rally and first time...

This is our first Airstream rally and first time to Pinnacles National Park. We look forward to meeting everyone.

Other than the pot luck on Saturday night is there anything else planned?
...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 01-02-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 737
Posted By Ktholin
Heater floor vents

We've been camping for the last week with temperatures dropping into the 30s and 40s at night. The furnace in our 25 foot FC is located near the rear of the trailer with the closest vent below the...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-07-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,141
Posted By Ktholin
I do have the original converter charger in my...

I do have the original converter charger in my Airstream. After the first battery failed, I began removing both batteries when I stored my rig and put them on a battery tender. When dry camping, I...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-07-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,141
Posted By Ktholin
Can I mix battery types?

My second Interstate 6V flooded battery has failed in less than 18 months since installing my solar system. The first battery died in 8 months, but was under warranty. Now the second battery is bad...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11-20-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,675
Posted By Ktholin
I've got a related question I thought I would...

I've got a related question I thought I would post here. I converted my two 12v flooded batteries over a year ago with two 6V Interstates (232 Ah). I modified the battery box to accommodate them,...
Forum: The Rally Zone 11-02-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,964
Posted By Ktholin
Keith and Roz THOLIN with dogs Milo and Toby in...

Keith and Roz THOLIN with dogs Milo and Toby in A-13


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Forum: The Rally Zone 10-04-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,964
Posted By Ktholin
We have booked site A-13. This will be our first...

We have booked site A-13. This will be our first Airstream rally. We look forward to it!

Keith and Roz Tholin


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Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 02-06-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,391
Posted By Ktholin
Probably similar. The remote is different....

Probably similar. The remote is different. Importantly the power input is 100-240V. I used a 12v system. Price looks good.


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Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 02-06-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,391
Posted By Ktholin
The LED kits can be found at...

The LED kits can be found at www.rickstrailersupply.com. Go to the online store and type "LED strip" in the search box. I used a 16 foot color strip with controller and remote.

You may have to...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 02-06-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,391
Posted By Ktholin
I picked them up at a local RV supplier. I'll...

I picked them up at a local RV supplier. I'll get the info when we return home in a few days.


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Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 02-05-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,391
Posted By Ktholin
I finished installing strip lighting and very...

I finished installing strip lighting and very pleased with the results. I purchased a 15 meter strip of multicolored lights which fit our 16 foot awning perfectly. It can be cut at various lengths if...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 02-02-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,391
Posted By Ktholin
Thanks for a couple of good suggestions.

Thanks for a couple of good suggestions.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 02-02-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,391
Posted By Ktholin
Exterior LED strip lighting

Has anyone installed exterior LED strip lighting under their awning? If so, how was it wired? I'm thinking of installing some, but want to look at ideas for running the wiring. Thanks!
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 01-30-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,129
Posted By Ktholin
What model Winegard are you using? ...

What model Winegard are you using?



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Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 01-30-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,129
Posted By Ktholin
I understand re: portability. Is it easy to set...

I understand re: portability. Is it easy to set up and are do you do anything with regard to theft deterrent?


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Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 01-30-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,129
Posted By Ktholin
Roof mounted satellite dish

I'm thinking of adding a roof mounted satellite dish on my 25 foot flying cloud. Anyone have experience doing this? If so, what are the issues/problems?

I'd like to do this myself, but may...
Forum: On The Road... 12-01-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ktholin
Carlsbad State Beach Campground

Carlsbad State Beach, North San Diego county. Stayed here last week. Almost all sites are on bluff overlooking the Pacific. Very popular so need to book ahead at reserveamerica.com. We live in So...
Forum: On The Road... 11-02-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 125,214
Posted By Ktholin
Amysemmons. Can't wait to hear about your...

Amysemmons. Can't wait to hear about your Airstream adventures Down Under. We just got back from Australia (my wife is from Adelaide). We didn't see any Airstreams, but Aussies sure are aware of...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-14-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 32,809
Posted By Ktholin
Ron, Thanks. That is awesome! I will compare...

Ron, Thanks. That is awesome! I will compare the values with my TV and TT specifications to make sure I am OK.

My ALC system was activated after the WD was set up. The TT had a nose down...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 09-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By Ktholin
Sorry I actually posted this to the wrong thread...

Sorry I actually posted this to the wrong thread but glad it is of use. The only correction I was told was to leave the WD bars on the trailer when taking the 3rd TV only measurement.


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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-13-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 32,809
Posted By Ktholin
BTW it is a 25ft flying cloud FB Sent...

BTW it is a 25ft flying cloud FB


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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-13-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 32,809
Posted By Ktholin
Here are the numbers TV + TT w/WD Steer...

Here are the numbers

TV + TT w/WD
Steer Axle2720
Drive Axle4840
Trailer5540
Gross 13100

TV + TT w/o WD
Steer Axle2520
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-12-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 32,809
Posted By Ktholin
Thanks, Ron. I may need to get back to you with...

Thanks, Ron. I may need to get back to you with some of the measurements when we return home next Wednesday.

Keith


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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-12-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 32,809
Posted By Ktholin
Thank you very much. I'll try to post the...

Thank you very much. I'll try to post the numbers tomorrow.

Keith


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