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Old 07-15-2009, 12:04 PM   #121
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Congrats on the first trip! Sounds like it was fun. How did the batteries and inverter work out?
Batteries and inverter worked great, however I still cant get you an accurate measurement since we didnt really camp ion this trip, we stayed at friends places and used their facilities to cook and wash etc.
We'll have an actual camping trip on one of the next weekends and then we'll see how long those things can keep us going.
One thing i noticed is that when driving and switching over to housbatteries charge, the AMP meter on my dash will show a 50 AMP + draw and then slowly decline until the batteries are fully charged. It will take about 2 - 3 hours driving to zero out.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:21 PM   #122
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One thing i noticed is that when driving and switching over to housbatteries charge, the AMP meter on my dash will show a 50 AMP + draw and then slowly decline until the batteries are fully charged. It will take about 2 - 3 hours driving to zero out.
It sounds like something is drawing power from those "house batteries". Do you have anything that might be steadily using power during your "off" time? Any battery that has been sitting for a while will gradually lose the charge, but if this happens on a frequent basis, I would run a check with a digital meter to see what is "stealing" my power.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:02 PM   #123
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One thing i noticed is that when driving and switching over to housbatteries charge, the AMP meter on my dash will show a 50 AMP + draw and then slowly decline until the batteries are fully charged. It will take about 2 - 3 hours driving to zero out.
It sounds like something is drawing power from those "house batteries". Do you have anything that might be steadily using power during your "off" time? Any battery that has been sitting for a while will gradually lose the charge, but if this happens on a frequent basis, I would run a check with a digital meter to see what is "stealing" my power.
Best of luck!!!
Nachtwulf I'm not looking for solutions that was just a statement. I know the house batteries are used when not driving, monitors, waterpump, 12 v lights etc.
BusProject was asking how long my battery bank will last and what it takes to recharge etc. that's why that statement was in there.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:50 PM   #124
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Nachtwulf I'm not looking for solutions that was just a statement. I know the house batteries are used when not driving, monitors, waterpump, 12 v lights etc.
BusProject was asking how long my battery bank will last and what it takes to recharge etc. that's why that statement was in there.
I apologize for jumping in. As an engineer, I'm used to solving problems every day, and sometimes I butt in before being asked. Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa.
I still wish you the very best with your bus.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:00 PM   #125
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Chetwynd.... been through there on way to Dawson. Darn right WINDY place. And tiny. And cold. Windy, too.

Did I miss it in all those pages... How did you do the paint job?
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:37 PM   #126
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hey swinada that was a big maiden voyage,ill say! glad it went well good crusin and milage also.So ya got her insured as a rv also thats great! Will be lookin for ya next summer timbuk
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:58 PM   #127
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Chetwynd.... been through there on way to Dawson. Darn right WINDY place. And tiny. And cold. Windy, too.

Did I miss it in all those pages... How did you do the paint job?
How did we do the paintjob? Just with a cheap air sprayer and tremclad paint. (rustoleum) It helps that my wife is kind of artistic when it comes to paint and such. If I would have done it, it would'nt look that good.
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:59 PM   #128
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hey swinada that was a big maiden voyage,ill say! glad it went well good crusin and milage also.So ya got her insured as a rv also thats great! Will be lookin for ya next summer timbuk
Who knows maybe one of these days we'll cross path.
Maybe a BC gatering camping weekend should be arranged.
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Been a while since you posted. Just checking on your progress and general well being.....

So.....How ya doing???

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Doing great, thanks for asking. Of course the snow is under a blanket of snow at the moment, and it will be a few months before we get back to business.
many other things to do this time of the year.
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