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 51 
 on: April 21, 2016, 08:59:48 am 
Started by JJCruiser - Last post by ron.dittmer
Affordable enough.  I'll give it some thought.

Thanks!

 52 
 on: April 20, 2016, 07:46:48 pm 
Started by JJCruiser - Last post by JJCruiser
Nice!

What was the cost?

Ron, I bought the new thermostat on EBAY for $23.09 plus $5.89 shipping/handling.  I wonder if you have 2 thermostats on yours, one for propane and one for electric?  Or maybe one controls both?

Thanks,

JJ

 53 
 on: April 20, 2016, 10:42:16 am 
Started by Pax - Last post by keelhauler
Many gas cylinders supply Butane rather than Propane. Butane will not have any pressure below 35oF.

Propane still has pressure at -40oF.

If you travel to Mexico, they fill your tank with either pure Butane or a mix of Propane & Butane, they just call it Gas or LPG.

For you technical people here is a graph of bottle pressure vs temperature.


Remember when you are using the propane it cools itself down, since you are evaporating the liquid. So the pressure will drop.

 54 
 on: April 19, 2016, 11:42:15 pm 
Started by JJCruiser - Last post by ron.dittmer
Nice!

What was the cost?

 55 
 on: April 19, 2016, 11:34:50 pm 
Started by fandj - Last post by ron.dittmer
In our 2552 the inverter does not supply 110v to the outlets behind the driver's and passenger seats.  The generator does.
The inverter appears to supply 110v to almost all of the other outlets, excluding the microwave oven.
In our 2007-2350-NoSlide, the inverter does not supply 110v power to the outlet under the dinette table.  All other "accessible" outlets get inverted power.  I wished that one outlet did get inverted power for our laptop power supply.  We sit at the table with laptop all the time and have the cord plugged across the isle to get power.

 56 
 on: April 19, 2016, 07:47:01 pm 
Started by fandj - Last post by Bruce and Sharon
In our 2552 the inverter does not supply 110v to the outlets behind the driver's and passenger seats.  The generator does.
The inverter appears to supply 110v to almost all of the other outlets, excluding the microwave oven.

 57 
 on: April 19, 2016, 07:42:36 pm 
Started by JJCruiser - Last post by JJCruiser
I have the adjustable hot water heater thermostat installed.  Easy installation (picture and instructions in photos).  I checked the hot water heater, still no clicking, and at the lowest setting the temperature was 110 degrees when the burner turned off.   

ThumbsUp 

I can dial the temperature up from this point.   Ready for our next trip!   Smile

JJ


 58 
 on: April 19, 2016, 07:14:18 pm 
Started by Pax - Last post by 2 Frazzled
The only thing that you have to watch is the propane isn't  very efficient at those temps and if your tank falls below 1/4 you will run out of propane.

I'm not sure this is pertinent or works the same but we discovered on Boy Scout outings that the propane froze in the line between our 5 or 10 lb propane tank and camp stove. We started turning the propane off at the tank and leaving the stove or lantern run until it "burned out" from lack of propane. If you are not using your propane heater overnight, you could try that and then open the tank in the morning when you want to cook. If you are running on electric space heaters, this might keep your stove alive during daylight hours.

We also learned to fill a pan with water before bed so that once we got that stove going, we could melt the water and make coffee since the water jugs were all frozen. Ah, the memories. We are sooooo happy we have the Phoenix and have agreed that we don't ever want to camp in a tent in weather that evil again.

 59 
 on: April 19, 2016, 03:58:38 pm 
Started by fandj - Last post by ron.dittmer
You ask an interesting question Fred.

Yes, every PC made in the past 10-12 years has a power transfer switch.  It is a gray electrical box, maybe 8" x 8" x 3" tall, typically located in the house, just above the generator.  At least that is where ours is, inside our no-slide front dinette bench seat.

Now you have me scratching my head too......When on pole-power or generator-power, the outlets inside get their power from those two sources via that power transfer switch.  But how 110v from the inverter is disabled, I don't know.  Maybe it's all common, 110v coming from the power transfer switch being back-fed into the 110v output of the inverter.

ADDING:  Oh, I see Barry has an explanation.  He beat my reply by seconds.  So the inverter has the smarts to shut down it's on 110v generation when being supplied by another source.

 60 
 on: April 19, 2016, 03:54:20 pm 
Started by fandj - Last post by Barry-Sue
Fred

You have all the 120VAC single source combinations correct.  As far as shore power and the generator operation there is a transfer switch that will disconnect the shore power if the generator is started.  A monitor within the inverter will allow the inverter to provide 120VAC only if there is no other source of 120VAC and the inverter is turned on.

The transfer switch for shore power/generator power is located on the angled wall behind the driver's seat.

Barry

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