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  • GCI makes these in 25" and 20" square versions, available form various sellers. They are smaller than the ones mentioned above, but are very compact when collapsed, if that's a priority.
  • @cotracye, when you say "the whole side" it sounds like you might be talking about the plastic strip that fits in the keder rail. If that's the case, it serves no functional purpose. Those of us with tents or awnings usually just remove it permanent…
  • Verna said: I didn’t realize how simple my life is since I don’t drink coffee And I didn't realize how complicated my life was rolling out of bed everyday and making my coffee on the propane stove with a percolator.  ;-)
    in Kuerig Comment by ScottG January 19
  • Thanks for the clarification, Jim. In this case, your numbers actually coincide with jkjenn's as her spreadsheet indicates another 0.6A draw when the Alde is on the heat setting (i.e., with the circulator pump running). Apparently a lack of power o…
  • @Homebodyatheart, is this what you thought I meant by "phantom drain?"  ;-)
  • I hear ya', irvingj--that's a lesson most of us with pre-2016 T@Bs learned the hard way. jkjenn used to opine that killing one's first battery was almost a required right of passage for new owners!  :-) (And yes, that thing on the floor is the CO/p…
  • @dsatwork, any chance you left the fridge on the DC setting? Seems somebody had a similar strange event recently and that's what it traced back to. 
  • Thanks all. I forgot that jkjenn's famous spreadsheet had parasitic draw on the first line! It's small but constant, and does add up over the course of a day. JimEngal's measurements are considerably higher, possibly reflecting additional drain from…
  • Hey @ericnliz, that's REAL camp coffee--you're s'posta filter those grounds with yer teeth!
    in Kuerig Comment by ScottG January 16
  • ---------- ADMIN NOTES Description: Concise inventory and technical info of T@B 12V fuses. Based on a 2014 T@B S. Created by: Corfu Posted by: Corfu Disclaimer: Resources provided by members are not necessarily endorsed nor approved by nüCamp. Mo…
    in Fuse Finder Comment by ScottG January 14
  • norwood said: ... Should the heater circulation pump  be switched off (bottom), normal (center), or warm water pump off (top)? ... Only the middle setting will allow for cabin heat. There is no "warm water pump"--the upper setting t…
  • With a little experimentation and practice, you can bake just about anything on a small propane grill. (We frequently enjoy fresh baked scones as a camp breakfast.) Nomad left the forum some time ago, but this discussion he started in 2015 was enor…
  • I've been doing some housekeeping in that category so I welcomed the opportunity to steer you toward it!  :-)
  • I mostly camp without shore power, so a microwave would be about as useful as the air conditioner that now sits in my garage attic. In addition to the propane stove in the T@B, we have a portable stove that can be used outside. Together with a smal…
  • The most recent (2017) owner's manual is also posted here.
  • If you have bypassed the Alde, or relied solely on the "blowout" method, it's fine. If you have filled the Alde with antifreeze (not recommended by Alde) there may be some additional concerns about heating the antifreeze, but I'm not absolutely cer…
  • It's okay not to use the propane when you are plugged into shore power. If you are not plugged into shore power, you must use propane as the Alde's electrical heaters only operate on 120V. I can't really answer your question regarding how long it t…
    in Alde issue? Comment by ScottG January 10
  • 2012-2016 ---------- ADMIN NOTES Description: Produced in 2012. The only official owner's manual offered for 2016 and earlier LG/PV T@Bs. This manual predates the introduction of the Alde system. Owners of newer models may find the official 2017 m…
  • @Ratkity, mine isn't nearly as cool (or appropriate) as yours, though it is authentic 1970's vintage! My Peanuts lunchbox was rusted out, and the Six-Million-Dollar-Man one went on the lam decades ago, so the NFL it was!
    in Solar Comment by ScottG January 10
  • @danp212, my lunchbox sits in the tub on top of the battery box. I attach it with MC4 connectors when I set up, and it remains in place until I break camp. There's more info here if you are interested:  http://tab-rv.vanillaforums.com/discussion/46…
    in Solar Comment by ScottG January 9
  • bikegirl said: ... Did you all fuse it as well? I spoke with Renogy just now and they said it's not necessary. I'm wondering what you did? If you did fuse why did you think it was necessary for you? ... My controller is mounted in the tu…
  • pthomas745 said: ... But I'll let someone else chime in on the conversions of Watts to Amps on a 12V system.  Watts = Volts x Amps. So, in the case of a 12V system... Amps = Watts/12. This is handy to know since the power usage of ma…
  • IslandJo said: After reading all this I'm glad I'm going to the dealer this week to have my system installed. For some of us, figuring this stuff out and making it happen (not to mention talking about over and over again on the forum) is…
    in Solar Comment by ScottG January 9
  • The stiffness of a wire/cable depends on how it is constructed. Standed wire is more flexible than solid, and the stiffness of the wire/cable casing can also make a big difference. I used SJOOW cable--this is a highly durable, highly flexible cable …
    in Solar Comment by ScottG January 9
  • U-Haul sells a tank with an integrated gauge operated by an internal float. It works great, and at $30 it's the best deal going. I picked up one based on a tip from this forum, and will replace my older tank with another when it expires.
  • If you can remove and replace a few screws, and cut and splice a couple wires, you should be able to swap the pump out yourself. The water lines detach and connect just like garden hoses. You may also have to move the screen-filter thingy to the new…
  • Renogy (and possibly other) solar suitcase kits come with jumper-cable style clamps you can attach directly to your battery. That's a bit too much futzing for me, however. If I didn't have a built-in connection I would fashion something like SAM su…
    in Solar Comment by ScottG January 8
  • @Ron, I agree that common sense dictates that the breakaway brake system should not be powered by a switched/fused line. However, I assume that nuCamp is required to meet certain industry standards in their products, and are doing so with the config…
  • dsfdogs said: Thank you @SAM and @ScottG. I'm trying hard to understand. I re-read your posts from another thread about this very question and I must have misunderstood. ... If I said or implied that it was in error. If you could point me…
  • @gooddogs74, Marvin is correct, technically, but tabiphile makes the more important point. Your tow vehicle is not going to power anything if it becomes completely separated from the trailer. That is why they are called "breakaway brakes!"