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Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   03-23-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, We bought this 16 inch combo TV/DVD player...

Hi,
We bought this 16 inch combo TV/DVD player ...
Forum: Electronics   03-23-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi Steve, That sounds right to me. Looks...

Hi Steve,
That sounds right to me.

Looks like a really nice unit.

Gary
Forum: Electronics   03-23-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, The wiring diagram on this page that is...

Hi,
The wiring diagram on this page that is labeled "AC distribution" shows how my inverter/charger is wired in:...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   03-23-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, I'm a bit surprised that they recommended...

Hi,
I'm a bit surprised that they recommended such large wires. I don't see the value in putting in wires that support charge rates that would destroy your house battery :) But, they won't do any...
Forum: Electronics   03-21-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi Shaun, Looks like a nice setup. The...

Hi Shaun,
Looks like a nice setup.

The Midnight Solar charge controller will tell you what the solar charge is doing (how many charge watts and amps its producing etc), but it won't give you the...
Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   03-21-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 126,502
Posted By GaryBIS
Banff Trip: Parks Canada Pass and Consumables

Hi,

We made our Spring pilgrimage up to Banff and Jasper National Parks the last few days.

http://www.buildagreenrv.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TTRTBN01-768x657.jpg


Can report that:
...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   03-20-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, The 30 amp shore power will have its own...

Hi,
The 30 amp shore power will have its own protection breakers, and as long as you use wire that can handle the full 30 amps (#10), the shore power breakers will protect your shore power cable. ...
Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   03-14-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,116
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, I guess the Indel would be a candidate. ...

Hi,
I guess the Indel would be a candidate.

Indel says it provides 950watts (3250 BTU/hr) cooling while drawing 35 amps in the 12 volt version, or about (12.5 volts*35 amps) = 438 watts.

This...
Forum: How-To Forum   03-14-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 955
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi MM, This is just my personal opinion without...

Hi MM,
This is just my personal opinion without any hard data to support it, but I think its unlikely that your dumb alternator will do in your batteries any significant damage. There are literally...
Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   03-12-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,116
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, Small outside AC units: ...

Hi,
Small outside AC units:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHDT5ZEpKkw

http://www.buildagreenrv.com/35-mile-per-gallon-tear-drop-trailer-rig/
...
Forum: How-To Forum   03-06-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,727
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, I took some temperature measurements in my...

Hi,
I took some temperature measurements in my PM conversion yesterday to try and get a better idea how much difference floor insulation makes. This is more for general interest than for ShaunB,...
Forum: Electronics   03-02-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,768
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, From looking at the manual for the Battery...

Hi,
From looking at the manual for the Battery Doctor, it appears that the charging logic is very simple. If the van battery/alternator voltage is above 13.4 volts it closes the electronic relay to...
Forum: How-To Forum   02-28-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,727
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, My 2 cents on why its just as important to...

Hi,
My 2 cents on why its just as important to insulate the floor as the ceiling.

Heat is just as happy to go downward as upward as sideways -- It goes in the direction of warm temps to cold...
Forum: Promaster Builds and Conversions   02-27-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,600
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, This is probably not an issue in that you...

Hi,
This is probably not an issue in that you don't need the full 2000 watts from the inverter, but if you did run the inverter at full capacity it would pull about (2000 watts/0.9 efic) / (12.2...
Forum: Trip Reports   02-26-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By GaryBIS
Eclipse 2017

Hi,

You've probably heard about it, but there will be a total eclipse of the sun with the path of totality following a path extending across the entire US from west to east. August 21, 2017.
...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   02-25-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 779
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, The loads you have are about: 6...

Hi,

The loads you have are about:

6 light at 0.3 amp each for 3 hours = 5 amp-hrs per day

2 fans at 2 amps each for 4 hours(?) = 16 amp-hrs per day

Fridge 3.5 amps on half time for 24...
Forum: How-To Forum   02-23-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,727
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, Sorry I did not see this earlier, but I...

Hi,
Sorry I did not see this earlier, but I think you went the right way.

The R value of the floor the way I did it with 1 inch polyiso, 1/4 inch plywood, and vinyl floor is about R7.5.

If...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   02-23-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, A couple places that stood out to us in...

Hi,
A couple places that stood out to us in trips down there.

Dead Horse Point State Park

The Valley of the Gods road (gravel, but good and great scenery away from people)

Monument Valley...
Forum: Electronics   02-23-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,768
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, It seems to me that using 2 house...

Hi,

It seems to me that using 2 house batteries is a bit over complex?

I'd use one house battery that is sized to handle all your loads, and one battery doctor to isolate it from the van...
Forum: Electronics   02-22-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, We are trying to work out a system for on...

Hi,
We are trying to work out a system for on road entertainment. This is what I'm thinking so far -- any thoughts on improvements would be great...

- We now use my android phone to listen to...
Forum: Electronics   02-22-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,768
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, Sizing any wire is a simple 3 step process:...

Hi,
Sizing any wire is a simple 3 step process:

1- figure out what the maximum current the wire will have to handle.

This would be 80 amps in this case as you have the 80 amp breakers.

2-...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   02-21-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By GaryBIS
Del-City sells some nice solder supplies...

Del-City sells some nice solder supplies including solder terminals and solder "slugs" that are the are just the right amount of solder for a given terminal -- you just pop the slug in the terminal...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   02-21-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 723
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, I tried a hammer crimper similar to this...

Hi,
I tried a hammer crimper similar to this one: https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-D800-Hammer-Indent-Crimping/dp/B006VU5WX8
and did not like the crimps it produced -- they were probably OK, but looked...
Forum: How-To Forum   02-20-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi, Some thoughts on your wiring diagram: ...

Hi,

Some thoughts on your wiring diagram:

- The wire from the starter battery through the isolator and to house battery is not properly fused and is too small for the fuse size shown.
This...
Forum: Promaster General Discussion Forum   02-18-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,325
Posted By GaryBIS
Hi This is how the weight distribution turned...

Hi
This is how the weight distribution turned out on my conversion:

Bare van
Front 3013 lbs (64%)
Rear 1717 lbs (36%)

After conversion:
Front 3167 lbs (55%)
Rear 2597 lbs ...
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