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 on: July 26, 2016, 08:47:21 AM 
Started by Sean - Last post by Oonrahnjay
... We also have one of those roll-around portable units now, which we bought as sort of a proof-of-concept and which we plan to use elsewhere (the bedroom, specifically) so I can speak to those a little bit, too.

-Sean 

     You commented a while back that the portables cool air and blow it into the room and then pull it back into the unit and exhaust it after it is used to cool the condenser -- obviously, outside air for this cooling purpose would be beneficial, leaving cooled air in the room.  I *had to* have something while my engine change is underway so I bought a mid-sized portable.  It just barely works in a small room inside a shop in 95 deg NC heat (pulls out about 3 gallons of water overnight and this might be its biggest contribution). Did you ever rig up an outside air feed for the intake of condenser cooling air?  Any other suggestions to make this anvil REALLY cool air?
     Many thanks, and always good to see your contributions to the board again.  BH

 32 
 on: July 26, 2016, 05:58:11 AM 
Started by Bryan - Last post by bigred
Newer bus doesn't mean less problems ,huh Bryan??? I have sure found this out also!!

 33 
 on: July 26, 2016, 04:33:36 AM 
Started by jjb - Last post by bevans6
I had check valve on the brain when I wrote that, I meant to say "restriction fitting" not check valve when referring to the fitting on the engine that the return fuel line connects to.  Just find that fitting, take the hose off and see if it is full ID or 1/16" ID.    Sorry for the confusion.

 34 
 on: July 26, 2016, 04:31:08 AM 
Started by biff - Last post by sledhead
10 years on my old gulf cart batteries

dave

 35 
 on: July 25, 2016, 10:29:26 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by niles500
Like Luvr said battery life is defined in cycles depending on percent of discharge - lifelines might have 5000 cycles at 10% discharge but only 1000 cycles at 50% discharge - FWIW

 36 
 on: July 25, 2016, 10:22:41 PM 
Started by plyonsMC9 - Last post by plyonsMC9
Thanks Disnow for the information,

I'll be posting some more results soon.  We purchased the OTR (trucker) model, and worked w/ their support before the install.  They (support) liked the idea of installing the antenna towards the back of the bus and using the refrigerator as a block between the external and internal antennas.  Install went very well, no oscillation - all green lights.   First time tests & work application successful.  Basically a doubling of bandwidth each time.  I use the antenna mainly for data connections.  Tested multiple times using speedtest.  About 6 Mb to 12 Mbps doubling each time. More testing to follow.  I'm actually surprised it is working so well.  But I'll keep testing and using for work & will report back.

Kind Regards, Phil

 37 
 on: July 25, 2016, 09:56:08 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by luvrbus
A battery's life is measured in cycles (discharge and recharge) I was told so some people use the batteries more and the life is shorten,the better the battery the longer the life with more cycles unless you have a failure BTDT  Grin

 38 
 on: July 25, 2016, 08:55:52 PM 
Started by BlueScarecrow - Last post by Dave5Cs
We have the roll down MCD off white vinyl with Black Solar mesh on the other roller. It does cut down on heat a bunch.

 39 
 on: July 25, 2016, 08:50:46 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by Dave5Cs
7 yrs 4 - 6 volt US batteries deep cycle.

 40 
 on: July 25, 2016, 07:15:32 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by DoubleEagle
Battery life has been discussed several times before, and it always seems that there is a wide range of lifetimes. Some starting batteries only go 3 years, others go into the double digits. House batteries seem to do better. How much load is on them, how deep a discharge, temperature, brand, style, and charging quality causes the differences, in my opinion (and maybe luck).

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