|Re: RVing with Your Pet||Kay||I have 2 older dogs who are big (84 pounds each) and I'm new to RV'ing with them. Can someone tell me the best way to travel with older dogs? What to look for in a campsite and what ramps are best? They both have hip dysplasia. Thanks!||2/17/2014 7:14:00 PM
|Re: Gasoline prices set to rise next month but fall overall for the year||coachman99||So the less gas I use the more I pay. What a Rip. We are supposed to get rid of Ethanol, get better mileage, but now raise the price. ||1/30/2014 10:52:00 AM
|Re: Retail sales heat up with new Super C RVs from Thor Motor Coach||Super C Motorhome Fan||These new Thor Motor Coach Class Super C Motorhomes looks fantastic, the PowerStroke diesel engine is the best choice for mpg, power, and quality. I'm happy to see Thor start building Super C RVs, I'm sure the will also dominate the other Super C Motorhome manufacturers like they have in the other classes.||1/30/2013 8:23:00 AM
|Re: Top Motorhome Manufacturer Unveils 2 New Diesel Super C Motorhomes||PAT||I LIKE THE SUPER C CONCEPT WOULD BUY ONE OF THESE IN THE FUTURE.THE NEW FOUR WINDS REMINDS ME OF THE 2010 SILVER BULLET BY GULFSTREAM A SUPER C CAME OUT A FEW YEARS BACK. THAT UNIT CLAIMED 16 MPG W/52GAL TANK 832 MILE RANGE. IF FORD GETS 16 MPG WITH 68 GALLONS SHOULD GET 1088 MILES OF RANGE. WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHO ELSE COMES OUT WITH A SUPER C TYPE RV.||1/15/2013 11:15:00 AM
|Re: Solar Keeps Rising: Stoltzfus RV and Marine Goes Green With Solar||Shannon Scotts||For the past 3 weeks I have been asking Dometic and Atwood for the efficiency rating (Coeffiency of Performance (COP)) for their heat pump/AC units for my 2002 Carriage. No one, Dometic nor Atwood, will give this data to me. Stating it's unavailable.
This date is basic data. All one needs is the input in Watts and the output in BTU per hour when the heat pump is operating without a electric heat strip.
It seems that they are trying to hide something.
The new heat pump technology is the world most efficient way to heat anything (space or water) period if you have a source of electric (generator or say a fuel cell).
If everyone who wanted to buy a heat pump demanded this information then they would have to provide it.
The standard GE heat pump at about 9,000 BTUH((Window and PTAC) has a COP of 2.9 to 3.7 resectively at 47 degrees F.
That means that for every 1000 watts of electricity used you could get more than 10,000 BTUH of heat. To compare to a stardard electric heater the same 1000 Watts would only produce 3413 BTUH of heat.
The COP drops when the outside temperature drops because the heat pump compressor has to work harder to harvest the available ambient heat in the outside air.
Are the RV AC/Heat Pump manufacturers trying to hide the fact that they are selling people very low COP heat pumps compared to standard house units out there where as they might have to increase the COP to really compete?
PS If anyone out there has access to this data please post it here.
||11/20/2012 1:40:00 PM