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RE: It only took four days...

I have been contemplating this project... The sun hardened glue stain seems impossible. Great to hear you had success.
smkettner 09/02/14 04:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Help! - gash in black tank

Black ABS plastic? If so use Plasti-mend for a permanent repair. White polypropylene? Could weld but that big probably says new tank.
smkettner 09/02/14 03:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Soldering in lugs?

No need to add the complexity of solder. Crimp, Seal, Done.
smkettner 09/02/14 11:36am Tech Issues
RE: Best way to keep chassis battery charged over winter?

We just bought our new coach and want to add the Trik-L-Start and this is what I was thinking of doing. Under the passenger seat is the continuous use solenoid that ties the alt to the coach when it is running to charge the coach batteries. I was just going to connect it to the terminals on the solenoid there and not have to run the leads to the batteries. Is there any reason that this will not work?This is the preferred method shown in the instructions.
smkettner 09/02/14 11:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: how long does your battery last?

how do i verify if the stock converter is a multistage?Post the converter model number, or at least the electric panel number brand name etc. Voltmeter will verify the converter charges as expected. WFCO for instance is well known for not moving to boost mode when expected. Other converters are just a fixed voltage for a slow trickle charge.
smkettner 09/02/14 10:58am Travel Trailers
RE: how long does your battery last?

Our 18ft TT only has one battery and I had it charging for three days prior to us leaving.Battery needs to be kept charged between trips. Discharged battery sulfates and permanently loses capacity. I also recommend two batteries minimum, replace the lamps with LEDs, and review your charging system(converter) is a multistage and actually charges the low battery at 14.2+ volts.
smkettner 09/02/14 10:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Should I rebuild my trans before we take trailer out west ??

Your choice, I would keep running it. Just go easy on the full throttle shifts and avoid hunting.
smkettner 09/02/14 10:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bad Power Converter?

Do yourself a favor and just get a Progressive Dynamics 4645 replacement. http://www.bestconverter.com/4600-series-Upgrade-Kits_c_133.html
smkettner 09/01/14 08:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Seeking advice on 12v upgrade- Ch. 1: Batteries

I would have the L16 pair in one spot.
smkettner 09/01/14 01:00pm Tech Issues
RE: What do you carry for a jack?

Torin 2 ton 2 stage bottle jack for me. Used twice on the road in nine years.
smkettner 09/01/14 12:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help with Converter problem, please.

Thanks smkettner, it sounds like the Iota drops off quickly. What about the PD?PD holds 14.4 volts for four hours. Both IOTA and PD will work great.
smkettner 09/01/14 11:46am Tech Issues
RE: Service Now or Later ?

Go by the book. What was the trip 6,000 miles, maybe 8,000 with detours? My truck I would wait until AFTER the next trip.
smkettner 08/31/14 11:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Help with Converter problem, please.

IOTA does not really charge at 14.8 volts. IOTA bulk is 14.6 volts. IOTA shifts down to absorption voltage 14.2 within 15 minutes of reaching that 14.6 set point. Only during that 15 minutes voltage is limited to 14.8 volts. The 14.2 is held for an extended period and should work well.
smkettner 08/31/14 10:22pm Tech Issues
RE: remember expansion plugs used to replace freeze out plugs

I would drill a pilot hole and use a stainless pan head screw with a rubber washer. On a curved surface you may need an expanding rubber plug such as pictured by buzzard616 above.
smkettner 08/31/14 07:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Max. Ball Drop

Adjust the trailer to meet the 4" maximum drop.
smkettner 08/31/14 05:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Found camera picture disc at Glacier Park

Post a pic or screen shot right here. Someone probably knows them.
smkettner 08/31/14 04:29pm Truck Campers
RE: Wiring question

Are you sure one of those circuits to the inverter is not hot? Is the just one 120v connection to the inverter? Was this added by prior owner or oem? Seems odd for oem to have something on inverter 100%.
smkettner 08/31/14 04:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Broken Frame

What tipped you off to look under?
smkettner 08/31/14 04:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Can't find way to turn off converter in Kodiak

If you just want something small to run the tv and charge small items then use a transfer switch to power the single circuit AFTER the converter. This is how mine is set up with 300 watt inverter. http://www.donrowe.com/KISAE-TS20A-Automatic-Transfer-Switch-p/ts20a.htm Inverter power never hits the converter.
smkettner 08/31/14 02:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Coolant

OP has a Ford gasoline V-10.
smkettner 08/31/14 01:53pm Class A Motorhomes
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