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Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By GaryBIS
Gary those are HUGE temp differences in your...

Gary those are HUGE temp differences in your test. The other referenced test on cars states they only saw a 5-6C (9-11F) difference. The graph is hard to interpret so I checked their published...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   01-10-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,447
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, On an AC size for a 159 WB. Did a...

Hi,
On an AC size for a 159 WB.

Did a quick run of the heat loos spreadsheet and came up with the numbers below -- you can download the spreadsheet and refine the numbers to what you actually...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   01-08-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,574
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, Trojan makes the 6 volt golf cart battery...

Hi,
Trojan makes the 6 volt golf cart battery in flooded and AGM:
http://www.trojanbattery.com/markets/ev/6v/
The Trojans are very popular with the golf cart crowd, so you should be able to find...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   01-05-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,574
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, I do think the two 60 lbs batteries are...

Hi,
I do think the two 60 lbs batteries are going to be a lot easier on your back than one 120 lb battery -- and, you don't need a tractor to carry them around :)

Ditto on RDs comment that the...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   01-01-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,258
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, This is the manual for the Xantrex...

Hi,
This is the manual for the Xantrex inverter:...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   12-29-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,258
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, Mine is the Tripplite APS 1250 -- its a...

Hi,
Mine is the Tripplite APS 1250 -- its a modified sine wave, and not a pure sine wave. We don't run a lot of AC loads, but nothing we have tried has had a problem with the Triplite output. ...
Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   12-26-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By GaryBIS
HI, According to the product description RMAX...

HI,
According to the product description RMAX is polyiso. You can check for sure by looking at the sheet -- it will say Polyisocyanurate somewhere on the sheet.

I've used Great Stuff (pro and...
Forum: Electronics   12-20-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, I use 60 amp breakers on the line from van...

Hi,
I use 60 amp breakers on the line from van battery to house batteries. I picked the 60 amp breaker because the battery manufacturer says I should not be charging at more than 35 amps (this is...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   12-16-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,076
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, As another alternative to the portable,...

Hi,

As another alternative to the portable, non-vented propane heaters, Suburban and Atwood make compact propane furnaces for RV that are very popular.

They vent combustion products to the...
Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   12-15-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 858
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, Our first "van" RV was a Balboa. We got...

Hi,

Our first "van" RV was a Balboa. We got it in early 70's with about 100K miles on it -- ended up changing out the engine in the backyard.

Now that I think back to it, its a lot like our...
Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   12-09-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, I guess you could consider making a fridge...

Hi,
I guess you could consider making a fridge to that size. They sell kits for making your own fridge that include the compressor, condenser, evaporator, controls etc.

Search down this page for...
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Suspension   12-08-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,992
Posted By GaryBIS
Adding 500 lbs 36 inches aft of back of van to a...

Adding 500 lbs 36 inches aft of back of van to a 136 WB van will add 780 lbs to the rear axle load and remove (lighten) front axle load by 280 lbs.

Gary
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Suspension   12-07-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,992
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, We use a regular 20 lb BBQ propane tank...

Hi,
We use a regular 20 lb BBQ propane tank mounted inside the van in a sealed and strongly built compartment that is vented to the outside. Like it a lot better than last RV with tank mounted...
Forum: Promasterforum.com Introduction Section   11-27-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,039
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi Brennan, Sorry I got a bit off track on the...

Hi Brennan,
Sorry I got a bit off track on the battery/propane discussion - Here are some thoughts on your build.

We used the MaxxFan and have been happy with -- moves a lot of air efficiently. ...
Forum: Promasterforum.com Introduction Section   11-26-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,039
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi You can routinely discharge flooded lead...

Hi
You can routinely discharge flooded lead acid batteries to 80% and according to Trojan Batteries expect to get 750 cycles out of them (vs 1200 cycles when discharged to 50%). 750 cylces is a lot...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   11-19-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,874
Posted By GaryBIS
I'd second the approach that MS and RD talk about...

I'd second the approach that MS and RD talk about -- simple is good.

Our PM 136 is our 4th RV, and over the years they have gotten smaller and simpler with less junk. Good beds, a wide open floor...
Forum: Engine and Technical Discussion   10-28-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,925
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi RD, I do think the 17 mpg for the gas PM is...

Hi RD,
I do think the 17 mpg for the gas PM is a bit pessimistic -- if I ever got as low as 17 mpg on a trip I'd be taking it into the dealer to find out whats wrong. Our trip mpg is normally 19 to...
Forum: Engine and Technical Discussion   10-27-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,925
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, An interesting paper that compares Total...

Hi,
An interesting paper that compares Total Cost of Ownership (TOC) for diesel and gas models of a few common vehicles that are offered in both versions. The PM is not directly covered, but some...
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Suspension   10-11-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,429
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, You can use the tire manufacturers tire...

Hi,
You can use the tire manufacturers tire pressure vs load tables to determine what the the manufacturer recommends for the tire and load you have.

This post I started early shows the...
Forum: Wheels, Tires and Suspension   10-11-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,429
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, For the last three trips in our PM camper,...

Hi,
For the last three trips in our PM camper, I've run the tire pressure at 52 psi. This is based on my actual fully loaded axle loads plus some safety margin and the Vanco load-pressure table. ...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   10-02-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, Here is an interesting fuel economy...

Hi,
Here is an interesting fuel economy calculator:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/tool-aero-rolling-resistance.php

It covers drag coef, frontal area, rolling resistance, engine,weight and power...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   10-01-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, That seems workable to me -- a little...

Hi,
That seems workable to me -- a little complex, but workable.

Another approach if all you need to do is sleep two people is to run the bunks fore and aft with a wide aisle between them. You...
Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   10-01-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By GaryBIS
Try https://wayfarervans.com/ -- they make the...

Try https://wayfarervans.com/ -- they make the kits in the video.

Pretty nice idea, but a bit pricey.

Gary
Forum: Electronics   09-07-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,438
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, I don't think that an RV sitting in the...

Hi,
I don't think that an RV sitting in the driveway between trips has cycles deep enough to count much at all.
These are very shallow daily cycles and from the same cycles vs life curve, if you...
Forum: How-To Forum   08-29-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, The system will work without the ground,...

Hi,
The system will work without the ground, but grounds are there mostly for safety.
If there is an short somewhere that results in a high voltage being applied to the frame of one of your...
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