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  • My Toyota Motorhome
    1981 Dolphin
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    Puyallup Wa/ Sikeston Mo/ Monterey Ca

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  1. Great video, Susan! I've been considering a french press for some time. I have a Presto Myjo and highly recommend it for anyone who likes the convenience Kuerig cups. It isn't as amazing with coffee that comes in a can though.
  2. Hello NenaMC, disregard if all of your questions have been answered. To add on to what Maineah said, your truck has a voltage regulator that keeps your generated voltage (from your alternator) between about 13.5-14.5 volts or so. It also cuts the current from the alternator when your battery is up to ~14.5 volts. So you can't overcharge your battery, as long as everything is working as it should. If you are curious, pick up a cheap multi-meter and have some fun.
  3. Hey, JustWandering. I have not done this myself, but it might be of interest to you: http://www.rickwrench.com/index79master.htm?http://www.rickwrench.com/50dollarpaint.html
  4. Thanks for the concern Greg. I lit my furnace with scraps of paper for about 2 years without any noticeable ill effects. The gasket material on the combustion chamber is much thicker than what I have on the exhaust manifold. It squishes down nicely and seals well. I never said I was smart, but it worked every time. I've never had a CO detector, just another person to tell me if my face is red, or if they have a headache. I could see where it would be prudent though.
  5. This is likely to be unpopular and for good reason. I had gas going into my furnace and the blower functioned just fine, but I had no ignition. So I shut the gas off, opened the combustion chamber, waited a good long while for the gas to move out, then I lit a small chunk of paper and threw in there, then shut everything up, and finally turned on the gas. I have done that more than a few times and everything seems to be intact so far. I'm not sure if this would be suitable for you furnace or your situation. I'm just sharing what I have done.
  6. I am no expert, so please do some homework to find what you are looking for. But your motorhome's manufacturer is not listed here: https://www.upi.com/Archives/1990/04/18/Government-determines-safety-defect-in-mini-motorhomes/4843640411200/ Also, they stopped making the tandem axle models fairly early, so I would assume something is quite wrong with them.
  7. Interesting, I quite like your build. Were those battery boxes in your floor original, or did you install those. They look amazing!
  8. Have you got your golf cart batteries on a different circuit from your VMax? I've been thinking about adding extra batteries, but have yet to commit. Also your engine bay is MUCH cleaner than mine!
  9. Hey, Odyssey 4x4, I'm 6'2" and my Dolphin interior height is only 5'9"ish. You get used to it after a while, except for the shower!!
  10. Good luck Vancup, poke everything with your finger before you settle on a price. Hopefully it is completely mechanically sound as well!
  11. Neubie said it. Personally, I have always regretted not having a Sunrader!
  12. My tanks are a different material. Plastic for the potable water and abs for the not-so-potable. But my Dolphin is older, so it may be a little different. My straps, on the black tank, broke at some point. I secured it with some heavier straps, but I put some plywood strips between the straps and tank. They seem to have enough give to deal with the road bumps, but keep everything tight. They have been on there for 9 years now, so I suppose they are fine.
  13. Respectfully, I'm not disputing that it is possible to fry an MPPT controller. I'm just saying that a 12/24V controller is not rated because it is limited to taking in 12/24V. Controllers are rated by their output and by the amount of amps that they can take. As an example, that controller that you mention above: https://www.amazon.com/Renogy-Rover-Input-Charge-Controller/dp/B01MRWTAB5/ Can output 12/24V, can handle 20 amps, but has an input max of 100V. It will happily take 48V and charge your 12/24V battery bank.
  14. I'm no expert on the matter, but wouldn't that MPPT controller take in the 40+V (from the panels) and output either 12/24V? So long as you don't exceed their amp rating, of course. Just an excerpt from that article you have linked: The Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controller takes the PWM to the next level, by allowing the array voltage to vary from the battery voltage.
  15. Well, that's interesting. I just step off of a step ladder onto the truck hood, as close to the firewall as I can get.
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