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RE: Parts for Northland Koala 850?

Many of the parts on camper are not camper manufacturer brand specific- but by the installed product brand.. Many are 'universal', like refer grates, water heater doors etc. If your refer is Dometic or Norcold search for that. Or by different descriptions of the item your looking for. ie search 'rv refrigerator vent cover'? or 'RV Refrigerator Side Vent Cover'
AnEv942 08/20/16 11:21am Truck Campers
RE: Battery Seperator

"ST95: 12V, 3 terminals, grounded base, flat bracket, copper contacts, continuous duty, 80 amps, coil 16-20 ohms, continuous duty, splash proof, about $40" That'll work...
AnEv942 08/19/16 10:23pm Truck Campers
RE: So the project begins

Ya I heard this was quick to geter out. The angle definatley has to help. Curious what the large square cut out was for?
AnEv942 08/19/16 09:56pm Truck Campers
RE: So the project begins

Short of more work than you wanted, obviously taking apart to rebuild would be option one. However if it were mine and continuing with direction youve gone what I might do to spread loads. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/26kp8.jpg height=709 width=576 -Remove added metal framing bracket. -Pump the delaminated plywood with glue, clamp let dry -Cut as large a piece of single plywood that will fit inside thru hole to make a single backup 'L' to inside of hole. As far back along the bottom and up as high as you can up front corner. Notched to set on new bottom ply. Profusely glue and screw new 'L' piece to existing backside of hole. -Remove the campers plug, remove the 2 forward carrage bolts. -Replace the carrage bolts with bolts going up thru bottom-nuts inside. (welded to bar or plate would be good) -Cut as large as will fit another piece of plywood to fit against front wall. Notching for wrench clearance to access nuts/upward travle of bolts. With as much contact with bottom ply you added as possible and contact with as much of front wall. Glue and screw to front wall. - bore hole and rewire plug. - The aluminum angle would be good tying corners, Could use 2x2 just some thoughts...
AnEv942 08/19/16 11:38am Truck Campers
RE: Battery Seperator

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/chrgsol.jpg width=640 Mines mounted on firewall since '09, direct from battery (thru fuse)-output goes thru thermal breaker to trucks camper plug. Trigger wire can be any minimal hot lead that's hot with ignition, I used lead from inside cab to add manual disable switch. The constant or continuous duty solenoids can be had in 3 or 4 terminals - same, just grounds either thru case or wired ground.
AnEv942 08/18/16 11:00pm Truck Campers
RE: Battery Seperator

If the campers power is tapping the trucks trailer charge line, 'that' truck should already have relay thats only hot when truck running. If not a simple constant duty solenoid works fine-triggered by truck ignition. edit: pic of relay http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/chargerealy.jpg height=462 width=640
AnEv942 08/18/16 12:56pm Truck Campers
RE: LED's Are Too White and Bright: Replacements?

Huh-found a pic of wiring http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ledwire.jpg height=480 width=640 Leads direct to boards -bizarre, more so the way its wired. Short of finding boards with dimmer leds, a mini rocker switch to control both cards, Id be snipping a wire in the interim. Even then I'm sure one of the boards be too bright for us. For experimenting I found these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EKKJOK8?psc=1 cheap enough- I have 2 older fixtures with bulb cards w/ failed bulbs (not smd) going to try. They have 10 packsfor $38 if they fit/work A G4 pinned might be retro fitted-cost up there. Some soldering involved-just to change a bulb...
AnEv942 08/14/16 12:17pm Truck Campers
RE: LED's Are Too White and Bright: Replacements?

Hokey Smoke -that's better than 400 lumens per bulb/card! dang, sure don't want to be looking at them when turned on. The description says hard-wired...but the led cards really don't plug in? Thats crazy...
AnEv942 08/13/16 10:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Exterior water spigot leak-shutoff valve?

Hardware store should have some hose barb fittings that would fit. May have to mcgiver, female adapter with cap etc., anything to plug it. Piece of dowel or rod, shouldn't take much no pressure only weight of water. Could even pull the valve and glue it solid or plug. Unless you have extra hose length, Id advise caution folding and crimping, work but would be my last resort given the age of hose?
AnEv942 08/11/16 10:59pm Truck Campers
RE: 7-Gallon Water Jug With Pump - REVISITED

Huh same motivation, after running out of water ONCE while she was in shower, juggin thru side fill- she said that wont happen again. Our option, deck lid in top of tank. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/31boxs.jpg height=475 width=640 Copied Netboys idea several years ago.. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/fun2.jpg height=475 width=640 Large funnel that fits and held between deck lid and box 'sub' top holes, just dump water in. I do have to hold jug if refilling tank but it can be emptied pretty quick, and its only a 6 gal. Instead of a pump I threaded in a brass faucet, usually set up on side for outside use. Rarely use for refilling, so the deck lids primary function is for emptying/cleaning tank.
AnEv942 08/10/16 10:44pm Truck Campers
RE: 7-Gallon Water Jug With Pump - REVISITED

Ha ha---500 gpm would be 30,000 gph-I dont know the fire hydrant out front does that:)corrected my post
AnEv942 08/10/16 10:33am Truck Campers
RE: Battery maintenance while camper is in storage

Simply testing volts, any inexpensive multi-meter, analog or digital, will work. If the batteries are installed in camper, they are already tied together, no need to jump terminals between. Testing one battery will show average of both batteries. If there is no load/charge source being removed-then no need to wait. To test individual health obviously they'd need to be disconnected from each other, and waiting a bit to watch as they stabilize. IF your disconnect positively disconnects from any parasitic load that will work instead of pulling cables for summer storage.
AnEv942 08/09/16 11:58am Truck Campers
RE: DIY Bumper Support

I added supports from bumper to rear jacks using bolted angle to bumper and fence clamps on the jacks. http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e178/AnEv942/ourelkhorn/Camper%20skirt/IMG_1231s.jpg height=480 width=640 Though I added to give side to side stability to jacks-tying them together thru bumper. The lower jack to camper mounts add virtually nothing for side to side-plus they are 2' from end of jacks. This did firm up bumper flex a bit, as a side benefit. The bolted angle doesn't go all the way across, I didn't feel it needed to. 2 short pieces on either end. If you wanted to go all they way across, Id use maybe aluminum angle to save the weight (& rust). The 'working' part is only ends stopping downward movement. Other thought are rear stabilizers similar to our small jeep trailer. Used when unhitched. They fold down, then drop to ground. Mounting, height maybe problem-fine tuning, but simple. Just one example http://www.etrailer.com/p-AT82297.html. Many styles of rear stabilizers.
AnEv942 08/09/16 10:52am Truck Campers
RE: Searching forum, time between 'last 12 months' & 'archived'

Thanks! That works, never occurred to me to use google, plus filtering dates. Cool. Book marked the google page linked so I'll remember the format. As to lost threads, I recall a small sub section of posts got 'misplaced' during a past upgrade but a few years ago and limited within a sub forum. But this is just general searching. Between the 'last 12 months' and 'archive' is a period of time not included in either, but that window moves. Anyway question answered-now to remember what I was looking for...
AnEv942 08/07/16 12:40pm Forum Technical Support
RE: 7-Gallon Water Jug With Pump - REVISITED

Though most any pump will function - Atwood A500 no longer made-try T500 or modle 4640-7. 500 or 800 GPH available with 3/4" (I believe-verify size, on the 1200GPH is larger) edit: correct gpm to gph
AnEv942 08/06/16 12:46pm Truck Campers
Searching forum, time between 'last 12 months' & 'archived'

Ive noted this before but wondering how to find posts older than a year but less than 2 years old or so.. Example: searching When using within 'last 12 month' -results are that, back approx a year. (today 8/**/2016 to approx 8/**/2015) When using 'archive-over a year old...' search it starts at 4/28/2013. That's about 2 1/2 years (8/**/2015 - 4/**/2013) that doesn't show up in search? Tried playing with the URL-difference between 'last 12 months' and 'archive' is the day count shown in red. 1-365 shows that many days, 366 or any greater number, results consistently show same results starting about 2 1/2 years ago- 'last 12 months': http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/search/parms/sw{camper*}|km{exact}|kl{m}|fm{27}|pd{365}|ma{}/sr/1.cfm 'Archive': http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/search/parms/sw{camper*}|km{exact}|kl{m}|fm{27}|pd{366}|ma{}/sr/1.cfm
AnEv942 08/06/16 10:31am Forum Technical Support
RE: Airbags- built in air compressor or manual fill?

I ran ours for the first 3 years manual fill. Installed Air Lift quick shot compressor kit in '04. Dual control, in dash gage/ paddle switches, 2 gal. tank. Gage almost worth the cost. Im remembering more like 350/400 but that was then... Easy enough on the manual fill- but 'seeing' the psi, filling/dumping adjusting from the cab simply nice. Certainly a lot more convenient. Justification of cost? that's an individual call. Ive never regretted, was pricey but if setting up new truck I wouldn't hesitate to do again. Always playing with the air, either when loading or unloading, leveling at camp or adjusting. 12 years old and have only had to replace one of the paddle switches. The manual fill valves are still in place.
AnEv942 08/05/16 11:17pm Truck Campers
RE: Do You Use Centering Blocks/Devices?

Add 'plastic' rub rails to camper, or dually brackets to jacks. Must be some fairly large "flares? Space out the bump stops or longer ones.
AnEv942 08/03/16 07:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Dont know jack!

Ya can be done-folks used forever. But they are unstable. Only camper I ever saw that tipped over was neighbors 3 jack. Fortunanetly? side of his house stopped it. Ive never looked but what would it take to add 1 more and move side one, 4th jack verses replacing all?
AnEv942 08/03/16 05:56pm Truck Campers
RE: LED's Are Too White and Bright: Replacements?

I believe as others have noted, your on the right track as far as color, warm white is what you want. However without knowing relative output 'Lumens' of what you have, difficult to know if what you order would be less in brightness. Then again were assuming you don't already have 'warm white' bulbs. Generally 250-300 ish lumens before sunglasses or squinting required-but brightness is an individual thing. Other than not listing Lumens, many sources (& one you listed) also do not state if regulated or voltage they can handle. Though Ive seen a couple that said 'do not use in RV'. Camper voltage can get pretty high, so other than base/physical size the 2 main things I'd look at would be light output and voltage range. My only other thought is if your fixtures are dual bulb and not already, is to change switches to SPDT on/off/on, wire for 1 bulb or both.
AnEv942 08/03/16 05:49pm Truck Campers
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