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  1. 95' Safari Sable

    Henderson Line up in Grants Pass, excellent rv shop.
  2. Solar Goal Adequate?

    You should be able to buy solar panels for about $1.00/watt or less. I just added a 250 watt panel for $250. Once your first panel is installed it should cost very little for additional installation, all you do is connect the new panels to the existing, no wires to run to the batteries, unless the initial installer used under size wire. Are you connecting the panels in series or parallel? Is your controller MPPT? You might want to insatall a battery monitor to see how your level of charge and others info.
  3. Solar Panel charging house batteries

    Working or not do you have that LED light in front a/c grill? In any case that little solar panel is only a trickle charger, it can maintain your batteries if they are fully charged when you put it in storage and nothing is left on. It will not help you boondocking!
  4. Pure Sine Wave vs Modified Sine & Refrigerators

    Not a system, a 250 watt Canadian Solar panel 2 years ago, with a Vitron mppt 100/30 controller and a Vitron 700 battery monitor. Last month added a Centro Solar 260 watt panel, no Canadian locally, when I installed the refer, close match. I have room to add a 3rd panel, 29' long coach, but we are not hard core boondockers. Also have 4 golf cart batteries. Will see how we do this year. Harry
  5. Pure Sine Wave vs Modified Sine & Refrigerators

    OK, the Whirlpool is installed, used for 10 days plugged in and 5 days at Quartzsite boondocking. Ther refer uses 80 aH per day, average, when dry camping we use about 100 aH total per day. In January sun my 500 watts of solar has the batteries at 100% state of charge by 3 pm. Yes, on cloudy days will have to run the generator. Freezer stays at 3*, refer at 37*, 40% more capacity in same space, works on 1500 watt MSW inverter, cost for solar and refer $1800. New Nocold about $2300. Harry
  6. Tire Shelf-Life and Life-Cycle Concerns

    https://www.cimstireregistration.com/public/tire_dealers/index.cfm
  7. Tire Shelf-Life and Life-Cycle Concerns

    Manholt, are you 80 years old, are you ready to crawl under your coach to get the DOT numbers that your Tire dealer failed to provide you? Are you ready to remove the outer duals because the dealer installed the inner with the codes facing in?
  8. Tire Shelf-Life and Life-Cycle Concerns

    I did read your dec 1 post, not practical to drive 1500 miles to Portland, Or! To obtain paper work. i have filed a complaint about Superior Tire with Michelin, will also do that with NHTSA.
  9. Tire Shelf-Life and Life-Cycle Concerns

    If your Tire seller, like Superior Tire, won't help to register your tires, go to any Michelin dealer and pick up a registration card, fill it out and mail it in. This is per Michelin and currently they do not a have a way to register RV tires on line, yes for car and motorcycle tires! And per Michelin, a dealer can sell a 3 year old tire as "new". Warranty starts on date of sale not DOT date! They would like dealers to register tires, for recall purposes, but are not required! Is there a Federal Law requiring this?
  10. Register Your Tires

    Chris G, if you go to that site and try you will find that it works for car tires, not RV tires.
  11. Tire Shelf-Life and Life-Cycle Concerns

    I know what a date code is, I know how to get the date code. If by law Superior Tire Is supposed to register the tires and he will not do it, what recourse do I have? i still have not found a way for me to register Michelin R V tires. There is an independent site for dealers to do it. Anyone know?
  12. Tire Shelf-Life and Life-Cycle Concerns

    Superior Tire says they do not have the date codes. What good is the law requiring them to register the tires if they won't comply? A month ago Michelin said they would mail me the registration and warranty info, still waiting for it!
  13. Try body shops, we had one installed for about $175!
  14. Tire Shelf-Life and Life-Cycle Concerns

    Roger, only thing Superior Tire gave was an invoice for installation, balance. No warranty, no DOT tire dates. Michelin XRV were purchased thru FMCA.
  15. Tire Shelf-Life and Life-Cycle Concerns

    Thank you Roger.