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  1. What do you use for entertainment? TV,iPad, Microsoft Surface ect

    Promaster General Discussion Forum
    We use a 12 volt "supersonic" tv with DVD player cheap on Amazon. Most commonly we collect DVDs for old movies we like and use the built in DVD player to play them. Nothing like watching Out of Africa in your van in the middle of nowhere! If at a commercial campground that has cable TV, that...
  2. Surge protector plus inverter/charger

    Hi, Well, I guess the battery to battery charger would be a clean and worry free way of doing it -- if a bit expensive. You might try just using the isolator and seeing what the charge rate you get (I'm guessing more that 27 amps). You could try introducing a bit of resistance in the line from...
  3. Surge protector plus inverter/charger

    Hi, Sounds like your outlet checker would do an even better one than the one I use. When we have plugged into shore power, there has always been a regular 120 VAC 3 prong socket offered in the power pedestal, and we just use that one. I do carry an adapter just in case they don't a regular 120...
  4. Surge protector plus inverter/charger

    Hi, I have had that exact inverter/charger since 2014, and it has served well with no hicups. I do like it, but if I were starting over, I'd think seriously about getting a pure sine wave one as the prices on these have dropped a lot. That said, there has only been one thing that I've tried...
  5. Help me pick my windows

    Promaster Builds and Conversions
    Hi, I'm not familiar with the reversible clamp ring for skin installation -- maybe something they added since I did mine, or something I've just forgotten about :) I think that going with the spacer would work well in that you will need it eventually anyway. Gary
  6. Help me pick my windows

    Promaster Builds and Conversions
    Hi, I used the CRL "universal fit" (flat) windows for my van. I'm not sure if the windows I got are exactly the same as the ones they are selling now or not. This page shows exactly how I installed them both in the sliding door and in rest of van...
  7. How to buy a Promaster

    Ram Promaster Versus the Competition
    Hi, Just for folks thinking about buying a promaster, there are many of us who have had no significant problems. Mine has 83,000 miles on it and the most significant issue was replacing a bad oil pressure sensor. I think that KipOnTrucking (who does expidited shipping in his vans) reported...
  8. Help :-), not my forte

    Hi, Another thing you might think about is shore power -- I don't see any on the diagram. If you are going to be full time in the van, then you might find yourself in the same place for an extended period without much driving to recharge. There will be times (especially in the winter) when...
  9. Help :-), not my forte

    Hi, Just a couple comments on the diagram... I would suggest doing a spreadsheet with all of your loads, and really thinking about what your loads for full time live in use will be. Its a bit hard to fathom that your only 120VAC loads are going to be the MAC and and a blender -- nothing else...
  10. AC and Heat with SEER 38 Minisplit?

    Promaster General Discussion Forum
    Hi, As I understand it, there is a fair bit of technology in the more efficient mini splits. They have the variable speed compressor we have been talking about, but other things are affected also -- the orifice that the liquid from the compressor expands through to cool is electronically...
  11. AC and Heat with SEER 38 Minisplit?

    Promaster General Discussion Forum
    Hi RD, Not to stray off subject, but when installing the Pioneer units, did you have any trouble with evacuating the lines, releasing the refrigerant, or leaks of refrigerant after the install? Thinking about adding one of these mini splits to my house. Thinking about using something like this...
  12. Types of wood, recommended/preferred

    Promaster General Discussion Forum
    Hi, I'd consider using Medium Density Overlay (MDO) plywood for cabinets. Its very stable, very strong, takes paint well and essentially waterproof (its used for Interstate Highway signs). Its a quality plywood with resin impregnated face sheets. About twice the price of cheap plywood, but...
  13. DIY window covers with INSULATION?

    Promaster Builds and Conversions
    Hi Josh, Good to bear in mind that most of the insulating value of Reflectex are the reflective inside and outside layers. The inside layer helps because it reflects most of the IR heat radiation from the inside of the van back into the van -- a dark color fabric (maybe even a light color...
  14. AC and Heat with SEER 38 Minisplit?

    Promaster General Discussion Forum
    Hi, They list the maximum power draw for the Gree unit as 1500 watts, so at 12 volts that would be 1500/12 = 125 amps -- maybe add another 5% for inverter efficiency. Not too bad -- a full size microwave would be up in the same ballpark. Starting current is likely higher, but most inverters...
  15. AC and Heat with SEER 38 Minisplit?

    Promaster General Discussion Forum
    Hi Chance, In addition to the specs that Phil found,... Gree certified the performance numbers with the AHRI And the AHRI defines Certified as: What is the difference between certified and rated? Any manufacturer can claim they have followed the prescribed AHRI Standard rating...
  16. AC and Heat with SEER 38 Minisplit?

    Promaster General Discussion Forum
    Hi, While looking for a mini-split for my house, I ran across this very efficient Gree mini-split: https://www.amazon.com/Gree-SAP09HP230V1A-Sapphire-Ductless-Conditioner/dp/B076BYRFWM/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=gree+mini+split+sahphire&qid=1566940998&s=gateway&sr=8-2-spell 9000 BTU Cooling: SEER 38...
  17. We Are Live - Community Feedback

    Community Help
    Hi, I'd like to put in another vote for Advanced Search -- I really miss it. One thing I used in Advanced Search quite a bit was to search by user name, as I can often remember who posted the post I am looking for. I generally like the usability of the new format. Gary
  18. Installing a sink: manual or 12v pump and why?

    Promaster Builds and Conversions
    I use the Shurflo 4008 with no accumulator -- works fine. The newer Shurflo's (like the 4008) are much quieter than the old ones, and they also work better at low flows than the old ones. I have the pump on a separate switch so that it can be turned off when we are away from the van, so no...
  19. After crash photos

    Promaster General Discussion Forum
    Hi, It looks to me that while this was a crash you would not want to go through that the deceleration g forces were pretty moderate -- nothing like you would get running into a tree, barrier or other vehicle. Even with the relatively low g loads, considerable dislocation of cabinets. This is...
  20. Trying to find info on solar / batteries

    How-To Forum
    Hi, Can you be more specific on how the batteries let you down? Gary
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