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Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 01-21-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 93
Posted By BB_TX
If your storage has power, just leave it plugged...

If your storage has power, just leave it plugged in.

If not, and it receives any sun then a solar battery charger would probably be enough to keep it charged.

If neither of the above, then...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 01-21-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By BB_TX
Loose wire connections in the power cord...

Loose wire connections in the power cord connectors, the receptacle where you plug in at the rear of the trailer, and at the circuit breaker panel and fuse panel have been the source of electrical...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-20-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,226
Posted By BB_TX
Interestingly enough, DC actually transmits...

Interestingly enough, DC actually transmits current better over long distances than AC. AC transmission lines are limited to around 800 kv (800,000 volts) due to voltage losses any higher than that...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 01-19-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By BB_TX
Craig’s list RVtrader.com Facebook...

Craig’s list
RVtrader.com
Facebook marketplace
Nextdoor.com

You might see if there are any consignment dealers near you and see what they will charge you to sell it for you. Advantage of that...
Forum: Maintenance 01-18-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By BB_TX
An RV dealer can order one for you. Good friend...

An RV dealer can order one for you. Good friend did that and I installed it for him as he was not physically able. Not difficult (except for the wasp nest I found when I lifted the old cover. :eek:)
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-18-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,226
Posted By BB_TX
Now we need someone well versed in the power side...

Now we need someone well versed in the power side of electrical engineering to jump in. I went the electronics direction. Like hole flow theory, the last I remember of three phase was in college...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-18-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,226
Posted By BB_TX
Technically it is 120 RMS, or root mean square,...

Technically it is 120 RMS, or root mean square, and is a way of calculating the effective voltage. The first half of the sine wave goes in a positive direction followed by the second half of the sign...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-18-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,226
Posted By BB_TX
It is about 170 vac on both the high and low...

It is about 170 vac on both the high and low parts of the sine wave.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-17-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,226
Posted By BB_TX
College was the last time I heard it. One of...

College was the last time I heard it. One of those theory type things that once taught the concept, you can forget it. :D

I designed a lot of burner management systems for power plants and paper...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-17-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,226
Posted By BB_TX
340v peak to peak is correct. It is about 170v...

340v peak to peak is correct. It is about 170v from zero to peak for each half of the sign wave. So 340v from positive peak to negative peak.
Forum: Tow Vehicles & Towing 01-17-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 221
Posted By BB_TX
Like others, I use the OEM jack for my truck...

Like others, I use the OEM jack for my truck (only used it one time in last 20 years or so) and a 12 ton bottle jack for the 5er (never used at all except to slightly raise each wheel one at a time...
Forum: On the Road Again 01-16-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,815
Posted By BB_TX
I didnít see CCA in any of the comments above....

I didnít see CCA in any of the comments above. But I did see CAA, Canadian Automobile Association. Canadian equivalent of AAA I suppose.
Forum: Maintenance 01-15-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By BB_TX
Poor wiring connections on the relay and junction...

Poor wiring connections on the relay and junction box has been a problem reported here on a number of units.
Forum: Maintenance 01-15-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By BB_TX
Checking for 120 vac at the heating element is...

Checking for 120 vac at the heating element is definitely the place to start troubleshooting. But if you are not comfortable troubleshooting live 120 vac power with a voltmeter. you should probably...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-14-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,425
Posted By BB_TX
The Keystone “Luxury series” contains Montana,...

The Keystone “Luxury series” contains Montana, High Country, etc. The “Premium series” contains Arcadia, Cougar, etc. And the “ Comfort series” contains Hideout, Springdale, etc. So it appears the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-12-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By BB_TX
Thatís my take on it also, Tom. Gasoline fumes...

Thatís my take on it also, Tom. Gasoline fumes are definitely heavier than air and will sink to the ground. So to get an adequate concentration of fumes to support combustion up to and into the...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-12-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,106
Posted By BB_TX
From postings over the years I would say that the...

From postings over the years I would say that the majority of RVers do run their fridge on propane when traveling. If there has been a case of that proving to have caused a fire it is extremely rare...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-12-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,226
Posted By BB_TX
Now you are getting into something I am not too...

Now you are getting into something I am not too familiar with. I know square wave power will work for resistive loads and some motors. But it can damage other more sensitive devices. Sine wave is a...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-11-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,226
Posted By BB_TX
There is no 220 vac any more. At last not in the...

There is no 220 vac any more. At last not in the normal power distribution system. It is 120 vac or a multiple of it, 240, 480.

As for a 30 amp outlet, an RV 30 amp outlet is 120 vac. A dryer...
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-11-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,226
Posted By BB_TX
It is a term that is still often used and...

It is a term that is still often used and frequently appears on RV forums and the Montana Owners Facebook page. Old habits, and old terminology, did hard.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-11-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,226
Posted By BB_TX
Certainly more accurate. But when someone ask if...

Certainly more accurate. But when someone ask if it is ok to plug into a 120 outlet without any further info my first thought is always is it 15 amp or 20 amp and what do you intend to do. You can...
Forum: Solar, Charging Systems, Batteries and Electrical 01-11-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 806
Posted By BB_TX
^^^^^^^^. A problem that has been reported a...

^^^^^^^^. A problem that has been reported a number of times and worth checking for everyone.
Forum: General Discussions about our Montanas 01-11-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,226
Posted By BB_TX
Wink 110 vac vs 115 vac vs 120 vac

Forgive me. But this is something as a retired electrical engineer that for some reason bugs me, and I always seem to feel the need to correct, or at least clarify. Although I rarely do.

People...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 01-11-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 297
Posted By BB_TX
Never pay much attention to them unless I happen...

Never pay much attention to them unless I happen to notice that someone is a "New member". Then I may give that person's questions a little extra attention remembering when I was a newbie and had...
Forum: Forum Help | Announcements | Suggestion Box 01-10-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 297
Posted By BB_TX
Something like a Facebook post that shows how...

Something like a Facebook post that shows how many “Likes” it has?
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