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 on: October 09, 2014, 06:33:53 pm 
Started by KB9OMH - Last post by ron.dittmer
Ron, I couldn't help myself.

Here is one of our worst winter days.  The cloudbank is obscuring an otherwise beautiful sun set.

Barry

Thanks Barry for your sensitivity.   LOL

 82 
 on: October 09, 2014, 05:03:01 pm 
Started by KB9OMH - Last post by Barry-Sue
Ron, I couldn't help myself.

Here is one of our worst winter days.  The cloudbank is obscuring an otherwise beautiful sun set.

Barry

 83 
 on: October 09, 2014, 02:12:16 pm 
Started by KB9OMH - Last post by ron.dittmer
I have been to Chi town and understand you wanting to leave the cold behind. LOL
Last winter was so bad.  The winter prior was quite nice considering it was winter.  Our best winter is so much worse than others worst winter.

 84 
 on: October 09, 2014, 01:16:34 pm 
Started by CDWall - Last post by ron.dittmer
It will be time for new batteries for our next big trip in 2015.  I figure bigger is better so I'd like to get the largest 6V batteries that fit in the battery tray.

Are they offered nice and big to completely fill the PC battery tray like my current Walmart 12V batteries do?
Any suggestions where to buy such large 6V batteries?
Is there different 6V battery technology available like Deep Cycle, Sealed, AGM, etc?
Any idea what the various types cost?

I never shopped around for 6V batteries before so I don't know what is available and what type, brand, size is best to meet the demands of a Phoenix Cruiser that rarely gets plugged into 30amp service.

 85 
 on: October 08, 2014, 11:17:36 pm 
Started by CDWall - Last post by CDWall
Thank you for your comments. It turns out the batteries were not truly hooked up to run in parallel. In this particular set up for 12 volt, there needs to be a jumper cable connecting both the positive recepticals, and the negative recepticals each. So now it appears I'm using both batteries. The solar shows it's working but the charge on the indicator for the batteries is never up to full, even after being plugged in to power for a day and they should be fully charged. I bought a volt meter today and will trouble shoot each battery more tomorrow.

 86 
 on: October 08, 2014, 07:40:22 pm 
Started by CDWall - Last post by dickreid1
 CD

The problem I have had with 12v batteries is they at times can not last through the night running the electric fan on the gas heater.  Changing to 6v batteries solved the problem. 

The first thing I did on our PC was have them install a battery tray suitable for the taller 6v batteries.

As for your solar panel charging issue, my first thought is charging voltage.  For 12v batteries a charge voltage is around 14 v.  What do you get from your solar setup?

Dick

 87 
 on: October 08, 2014, 05:38:28 pm 
Started by KB9OMH - Last post by TomHanlon
I have been to Chi town and understand you wanting to leave the cold behind. LOL

 88 
 on: October 08, 2014, 03:13:23 pm 
Started by KB9OMH - Last post by ron.dittmer
I will be at Lakewood for a week starting on Oct. 24. I can hardly wait to get there.
I will be here in the Chicago area for another winter starting on Dec. 21.  I can hardly wait to get out of here.

Tom, I couldn't help myself.   Smile

 89 
 on: October 08, 2014, 02:26:19 pm 
Started by KB9OMH - Last post by TomHanlon
Nice pictures.
I will be at Lakewood for a week starting on Oct. 24. I can hardly wait to get there.

 90 
 on: October 08, 2014, 02:24:04 pm 
Started by BuffaloRose - Last post by TomHanlon
87.

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