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Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   Yesterday, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, Don't mean to get off topic, but just...

Hi,
Don't mean to get off topic, but just wondering if this solution would work for some? Or, if anyone has tried it?

http://www.turbokool.com/

Its an evaporative cooler, so dry climates only...
Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi Shaun, Did not explain myself very well. ...

Hi Shaun,
Did not explain myself very well.

What I had in mind was, open the window, apply a little dab or two or so of silicone to either the fixed or moving part, let it fully cure with the...
Forum: Trip Reports   06-25-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi Shaun, I kept track of the state of charge...

Hi Shaun,
I kept track of the state of charge of the battery each morning, and mostly is was around 90%, lowest was 85% after a colder night when ran the furnace some.

We were driving every day...
Forum: Trip Reports   06-25-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By GaryBIS
PM to the Yukon

Hi,
A few pictures from the Yukon/Alaska trip we just got back from...

The ProMaster and the camper conversion did very well for the whole trip. I guess the formula is to carry tools to be ready...
Forum: Electronics   06-23-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, When your isolator is on, the voltage...

Hi,

When your isolator is on, the voltage readings on the two main terminals should be the same. When its on, the relay is closed and its basically just a piece or wire connecting the van battery...
Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   05-18-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,606
Posted By GaryBIS
Rear Door

Hi,

Paul N. left a comment on my site about using a floor plan I've not seen offered up yet for the PM, and that I think has some unique advantages.

...
Forum: Electronics   05-17-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, It seems like sum of the loads you list is...

Hi,
It seems like sum of the loads you list is more 26 amps?

But, I'd use more than that -- you may want to plug a 15 amp device into that lighter socket, or you may want to add a heavier duty...
Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   05-13-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,423
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, We have vinyl over plywood with no glue. I...

Hi,
We have vinyl over plywood with no glue. I was going to glue it down, but the flooring store recommended against it in that they have seen several cases of glued down Vinyl in RVs cracking due...
Forum: Electronics   05-10-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, A 2000 watt inverter is going draw about...

Hi,
A 2000 watt inverter is going draw about (2000 watts) /(12 volts)(0.9 efic) = 185 amps.

The maximum current for a #4...
Forum: Electronics   05-10-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, I use two Costco flooded lead acid golf...

Hi,

I use two Costco flooded lead acid golf cart batteries in series. They are 6 volts, 220 amp-hrs, $90 each, and 60 lbs each.

The attraction for me is half the price of AGMs and they last...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   05-08-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi MM, Frontal area of the PM is about (8 ft)...

Hi MM,
Frontal area of the PM is about (8 ft) (7 ft) = 56 sf. The 1 by one antenna about (12 in)(4in)/(144) = 0.33 sf.
So, 0.33/56 = about +0.6% increase in frontal area. But, aero drag may...
Forum: Electronics   05-07-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, I think there is zero chance you are going...

Hi,
I think there is zero chance you are going to damage the solar charge controller. It is just going to see a voltage and act accordingly. If the battery is being charge by the alternator, the...
Forum: Electronics   04-29-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By GaryBIS
Yeti1000 - full LI battery electrical system in a box

Hi,
Was wandering Costco today and noticed they had the Yeti1000 for $999.
http://www.goalzero.com/costco/

In one 42 lb box that measures 10 by 15 by 14 inches, they provide a 1000 watt-hr (83...
Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   04-28-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, Heating water with electricity takes a...

Hi,

Heating water with electricity takes a lot out of even your large 300 amp-hr battery.
Heating 6 gallons of water from 60F to 120F takes (6 gal)(8.3 lb/gal)(120F - 60F)(1 BTU/lb-F) = 3000...
Forum: Electronics   04-21-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, You can bring the wires in through the...

Hi,
You can bring the wires in through the backup camera housing -- there is lots of extra space in the housing to route the wires through.

Some pictures here:...
Forum: Electronics   04-20-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, The inverter should have a max current of...

Hi,
The inverter should have a max current of about (2000 watts)/(12 volts)(0.9 efficiency) = 185 amps.

BlueSea has a nice calculator for estimating the wire size:...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   04-19-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, I'll just pass this on for what its...

Hi,
I'll just pass this on for what its worth...

Our last RV was a Coachman class B. It had a couch that made into a bed. I was so awful to sleep on that we ended up completely redoing the...
Forum: Electronics   04-19-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,213
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi RD, Besides high usage scenarios like...

Hi RD,
Besides high usage scenarios like Matt's, one exception that might be using the RV in the winter in a Northern state. The sun is low and you get more cloudy days.

If you run PVWatts for...
Forum: Electronics   04-13-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, I did not see the 100 amp note on your...

Hi,
I did not see the 100 amp note on your shunt before. This is not a large enough shunt to handle all of the current in/out of your battery -- your inverter alone will pull more than 100 amps. ...
Forum: Electronics   04-12-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, If the monitor is trying to monitor the...

Hi,
If the monitor is trying to monitor the state of charge of the battery (like the Victron and TriMetric monitors do), then I would say the shunt is wired wrong. The shunt should capture all of...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   04-11-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, Agree with RD that you could get quite high...

Hi,
Agree with RD that you could get quite high start currents and that putting in something like a 500 amp fuse means that the fuse won't be protecting the wire, so a short of the wire to ground...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   04-10-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi MM, The IDC seems like a pretty impressive...

Hi MM,
The IDC seems like a pretty impressive unit, and if you already have it, I'd be inclined to try it. I'm still a little skeptical of the need to provide 3 stage charging of the house battery...
Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   04-10-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,141
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi Winston, Looks like its coming along. ...

Hi Winston,

Looks like its coming along.

In 30 or so years of RVing, I've never hooked up to city water -- now I know why :)

Gary
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   04-09-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By GaryBIS
Don't stop the bird images -- they are great!! ...

Don't stop the bird images -- they are great!!

Gary
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   03-31-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, Interesting product. Looks like its...

Hi,
Interesting product.

Looks like its the Tyvek house wrap with a 1.5 inch thick insulating bat material bonded to the Tyvek. The insulating material "looks like fiberglass", but is "a mixture...
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