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Old 10-11-2014, 10:05 PM   #11
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DON'T CUT THOSE JUMPER CABLES!!! not until you price welding cable per foot--usually (but not always) a lot cheaper. With copper these days, it is anyone's guess, though.
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:19 PM   #12
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DON'T CUT THOSE JUMPER CABLES!!! not until you price welding cable per foot--usually (but not always) a lot cheaper. With copper these days, it is anyone's guess, though.
Swap meet cables=cheap.

I hear ya on the copper.
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:12 PM   #13
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CL today= Cabinets, shower pan, faucet and sinks, new fridge from big box store tomorrow.

Got holding tank sourced if I must buy new. Also water tank.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:39 AM   #14
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Re: Let the converting begin!!

I wouldn't buy a used fresh water tank.. When those tanks are neglected for too long they develop algae, mold, whatever. I purchased a sailboat with a neglected fresh water tank.. I won't drink out of it after seeing what was in there. I did my best to clean it, but it's not like you can reach inside and scrub it down. The best you can do is add bleach and slosh it around a bunch, then drain and hope most of the gunk came out.
I also generally have a problem with buying used potable water containers since you can't know fully what has gone into them. I've seen gasoline go into those blue camping jugs before (bad idea!).

New tanks can be found for cheap on eBay and Amazon. That's where I bought mine.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:54 AM   #15
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I have to agree with Jazty --- spring for new in that area, they ain't expensive. You can spend months trying to clean up the ca-ca that builds up in those things and still have water that tastes disgusting. Better yet are the black ABS tanks. They don't put any plastic taste into the water (like the white stuff), won't grow mold and are cheap. Only drawbacks seem to be the limited sizes/configurations available.
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:56 PM   #16
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Water tank will be NEW, black, don't care but will need a very specific size and shape.

Bus won't ready to pick up until at least Friday, then I can get some better measurements.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:10 PM   #17
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I can get a new opaque plastic 40 gal. for $95, a 36 gal ABS is $160.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:30 PM   #18
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Ya pay for what ya git.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:28 AM   #19
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FWIW, yesterday I set up my new (uninstalled) 4.5 cu ft energy star fridge on the deck and plugged into the house. I switched to inverter last evening, the batts were at 12.51v. This morning, 9 hrs. later the batts are at 12.45v. About 500a of batts. (in my motorhome) It is in an unheated area ambient 70-50f.


Fridge draws 1.5a, about 165w running on 400w msw inverter (110v out)


Brandy new fridges are very fugal these days!!
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Likewise many of the new generation window unit a/c's. Way better than they were ten years ago. Frugal MacDougal...and cheap too!
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