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RE: How do I post photos in a topic?

Wish this was a sticky.
CJW8 11/14/17 10:02am Tech Issues
RE: (seeking advice) Furnace Wiring Burning up!

Either run a #2 wire from your furnace to frame ground (JK, bad idea) or fix your battery to frame ground.
CJW8 11/13/17 08:51am Tech Issues
RE: Yet another AGM question

I have 500 watts on a 30A controller, never been a problem.
CJW8 11/12/17 11:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Have a question for the electrical gurus.

Can you parallel a Honda and a Champion?
CJW8 11/12/17 10:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Axel Weight/ suspension question

A good spring shop can re-spring your old tired springs.
CJW8 11/12/17 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Wfco amp test.. What are you pendant guys getting?

Boost button does not work? :( Never has worked on mine.
CJW8 11/04/17 12:42pm Tech Issues
RE: SCUBA tanks for filling RV tires?

I think any local welding supply place will fill them with non breatheable O2. O2 is very flammable if a tire should catch fire or explode. Is that a good idea? LeRoy Only with an oxidizer. O2 by itself is inert. You could always pick up a bottle of Nitrogen and be cool with that, green valve caps and all... I believe from my safety training that O2 is the oxidizer so any flame will be made worse in the presence of O2.
CJW8 11/04/17 10:47am Tech Issues
RE: Wfco amp test.. What are you pendant guys getting?

More damning WFCO evidence. I took my 3 Grp 24 batteries down to 12.05v. Dragged out my WFCO 89100 that now has battery jumper clamps with 6' of #4 welding lead. Results: over 7 hours, volts stayed flat. The 3 hour gap in the last two readings is because we went to a movie. It is a good converter that will provide lots of amps but a pretty sorry charger as we all know. time volts amps 1647 13.39 105.8 1702 13.46 98.1 1723 13.62 82 1755 13.41 36.6 1839 13.49 25.36 2157 13.62 5.67
CJW8 11/04/17 10:36am Tech Issues
RE: Kind Of A Short Cigarette Lighter Plug? air compressor

I just bought one of these air compressors for my step son's new RV. it has a 15 foot cord and a 4 foot hose. It is also a twin cylinder compressor. $29.99 usd
CJW8 11/01/17 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Wfco amp test.. What are you pendant guys getting?

I just read the whole post and have a couple of comments: 1. I was thinking from the beginning you need to boondock to prove to yourself what most of us know about the WFCO. It is not up to the task for boondocking. I've had prior experience with them as OEM chargers and always ended up replacing them. 2. On the bench is one thing but when camping and charging, if "ANY" load is put on the system (switch on some lights) it will immediately revert to 13.6 mode and stay there. This was confirmed to me by my own test and by WFCO tech support. It is like the WFCO senses a change in load and says "ok, user is using so I need to go into converter mode". 3. If you are as OCD as you say you are, I see a Trimetric in your future 4. My current 2015 camper came with a 80 deck mounted WFCO converter. I could never get to go into boost even if I pushed the boost button. I replaced it with a 70 amp PD with charge wizard. I can make it go to 14.4 volts (wish I could get 14.6-8) for 4 hours at any time by pushing the button. My solar does 14.7 when I have sun. 5. My 80 WFCO is now a shop charger as I connected some #4 cable to it with battery clamps.
CJW8 11/01/17 02:01pm Tech Issues
RE: sloped roof

Keep it simple. Take a 2X4 long enough to span the walls. Lay it in it's side and draw an arch, starting on one end 2" from the bottom and ending on the other end 2" from the bottom where the top of the arch is the top of the 2X4 or 3.5". If you want more insulation or need room for duct work use a 2X6 and arch it so that it is 3" on the ends and 5.5" at the center. Cut the first one and use it as a pattern for the rest. Always use the same one as a pattern. The arch will be gradual enough you should be able to make the cuts with a skill saw.
CJW8 10/31/17 07:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Slide Out Problem

It isn't Lippert, it is Accu-Slide by Norco.
CJW8 10/31/17 06:41pm Tech Issues
Slide Out Problem

My kitchen slide is an Accu-Slide cable system. The cables are adjusted well and it goes in and out but with a jerky motion. This slide does not have rollers like my bedroom slide which operates very smoothly. There is some kind of a hard plastic or nylon strip that runs along the floor that the slide slides on. It appears to me that this strip has become smashed and had allowed the slide to settle especially on the heavy refrigerator side. This settling has caused the bottom slide trim to rear and even rip the linoleum flooring. My question is how can I replace this strip? Does the slide have to come all the way out of the hole to replace it? Where can I get a replacement? This slide strip is like a half round semi hollow strip. Do they make a solid one to carry more weight? Thanks.
CJW8 10/31/17 10:16am Tech Issues
RE: Rusty hitch ball vs stainless -- worthwhile?

I never lubed a hitch ball in my life, never wore one out, never broke one and never got grease on my pants despite several skinned shins. If you want it to look pretty get one of those chrome ball covers.
CJW8 10/08/17 04:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Converter Running Continuously

There should be a placard on those battery empty/full indicators that come with most RV's that says "DO NOT PUSH BATTERY TEST BUTTON UNLESS THE BATTERY HAS BEEN OFF OF ANY CHARGE SOURCE FOR AT LEAST 1 HOUR". So many folks plug in for an hour or 2 and test their battery while still charging and it says it is full so they unplug. Or test it right after unplugging when there is still a surface charge on the battery, then bring their slides in (high load that removes surface charge) and all of a sudden their batteries read 1/3 full. Well they are 1/3 full because they never got fully charged by their WFCO in 2 hours but they think must be bad batteries or a bad charger.
CJW8 10/06/17 01:17am Tech Issues
RE: Suburban Water Heater Rusted Out

My glass coating started flaking off. Every time I drained it I'd get bits of glass. Trading RV in was the fix.
CJW8 10/06/17 12:56am Tech Issues
RE: Cost for a new carb

My Onan 5500 had a bad float after less than 2 years. It got full of gas and caused gas to overflow the carb till it was spitting out the throat. Mechanic in Flagstaff which has a good reputation with Onans had a float from a take off carb and fixed it for me. He said Onan would not even sell a float. Funny thing is, when the float was removed, the gas in it would not leak out. I still have it and it is still full of gas! Was running the gen in 110* temps when this happened.
CJW8 10/06/17 12:50am Tech Issues
RE: Should I upgrade to 2000w in parallel or single 3100w ?

My brand new 3100 Champion will run my 15k actually at 4600 feet elevation. It will not run it at 7000 ft. If you are going to be above mile high get 2- 2k's.
CJW8 09/08/17 01:11am Tech Issues
RE: 12 volt batteries

In a pinch, yes it is ok short term. New install- get two new identical batteries.
CJW8 09/02/17 12:08am Tech Issues
RE: Technology To Save Lives. How Much Would You Squawk

Back to what I think is the technical question here, In AZ as in most states, If you have a DUI and have had license suspended, you have have to have a blow and go installed for a set period of time after your get your license back. The device must be installed by a State certified installer. If it is tampered with in any way it will disable your vehicle. If it fails you must have your vehicle towed back to the installer so it can be repaired. Believe me, I know. I have never had a DUI but a family member has.
CJW8 08/19/17 04:48pm Tech Issues
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