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RE: Superglide on Super Duty

I have what you describe in a 2013 f-350 SD. I bought the truck new and had the frame mount for the super rails installed. If I remember, the only drilling was the bed holes. I had it done before I had a spray in bed liner done. This coated the edges of the cut holes. I use an engine hoist to remove my hitch, works great!
CJW8 09/28/16 02:53pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Buying a 39' Keystone Alpine 3660 and picking up Oct. 1st.

Why are so many trailers GVWR at 15,500 lbs? I believe this the upper limit of most modern SRW 350/3500 trucks. I have also had this confirmed my multiple RV dealers. Granted the OP would be more comfortable with a DRW truck but a SRW truck, properly setup would suffice.
CJW8 09/28/16 02:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Full size breakers vs. tandem (double) breakers?

If I remember correctly, the total of all branch breakers shouldn't exceed 125 percent of the main breaker size. Someone more current with the Code may correct me.
CJW8 09/28/16 12:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Interior Frig Fans

Blowing into the fins, because then the airflow across the fins is maximized. For a shelf, depends on which one. Blow down if on an upper shelf, blow up if on a lower shelf. The idea is to push the cold air down, or the warmer air up. Fans blow in a specific direction much more than they suck from a direction. But, simply moving the air around is 90 percent of it. Well, not exactly correct. Fact- air volume into fan = air volume out of fan. Don't confuse velocity with volume. Agreed "But, simply moving the air around is 90 percent of it."
CJW8 09/28/16 12:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Full size breakers vs. tandem (double) breakers?

Just install your tandem breaker but don't put your two heater circuits on it. Move other loads around so that it will be more balanced. It will never be perfectly balanced. Your microwave and coffee maker only run for a brief period of time.
CJW8 09/28/16 11:57am Tech Issues
RE: Class A house charging system issue help needed

Assumption: 50' one way, grounding through the frame. If it used to work fine and now doesn't, disconnect and clean each connection including converter to frame ground and frame ground to battery. Visually they may look "good" but there can be corrosion that you cannot see.
CJW8 09/28/16 11:47am Tech Issues
RE: Interior Frig Fans

Observation and comment: No interior fan is going to make a fridge cooler. It is going to cool to the thermostat setting, fan or no fan. It may, provided there is enough free air space, circulate the air so there is more even cooling. This allows landyacht's beer cool down faster. I don't see how having fans that only blow across less than one third of the cooling fins would be of much value. I would think a fan that circulates air in the overall box would provide more even cooling or have a fan that blows across ALL of the cooling fins.
CJW8 09/26/16 04:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Question about RDS gravity feed Aux Tank

Some of us don't know what an RDS tank is. Real Darn Slick?
CJW8 09/21/16 10:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Andersen hitch??

I fail to see how this will replace an automatic slider. It only gains you 9" while my slider gains me 14". I need about 12 of those inches to keep from making contact.
CJW8 09/15/16 11:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wire Pin Terminal For Terminal Block Attachment

Most industrial control panels nowadays use these ferrules. I personally have crimped thousands if not 10's of thousands. A common crimper is a tool like THIS
CJW8 09/15/16 10:14am Tech Issues
RE: Preparing for the freeze

I did this last winter in Carlsbad NM. Was a hard winter for that area. Many nights in the teens and 20's with 3 feet of snow at one point. This is what I did: *Used installed electric fireplace and electric heaters for main heat and propane for supplemental heat. (electricity was include in rent) *Used a water hose with a built in heat trace. *Bought a 100 LB (not gallon) propane HD for $120 and an extension hose to tee it into my two installed tanks. I did this because there was only one propane seller in town and the line was sometimes 8 deep. This tank and my two installed tanks lasted me all winter. *Bought an irrigation box and put it over the water spigot and filled it with insulation. *IMPORTANT* Dump tanks only when full or when leaving RV for a few days. *Used a fan to circulate the electric heat. *Bought and installed holding tank heaters bur never installed them. My RV has an enclosed underbelly. I never had any freeze up problems. Good luck and have fun.
CJW8 09/13/16 12:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Another Solar Install

Nice install. The hammer crimper is fine for 4 GA wire. I have used it for crimps that have lasted for years. I have used it with a hammer but I prefer to use it in my hydraulic press as it is easier to control the crimp. I also use a HF hydraulic crimper as it is better for the bigger stuff.
CJW8 09/13/16 10:20am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Absorbed Glass Mat Battery Management Nuggets

Thanks Mex, much appreciated. I've been wondering if AGM's would be happy my PD 70 amp charge which tops out at 14.4 To the bikers and ATVers, which I am one, it has always been my understanding that AGM's are used so that acid doesn't spill on your a$$ when you get upside down on one.
CJW8 08/30/16 01:23am Tech Issues
RE: Champion dual-mode generator # 100155 $799

I camped next to one at the lake. It was about 30-40 feet away from our bedroom. It was 100 degrees at night and everyone was running their generators all night. First night, I finally put in ear plugs and got some sleep. The next night and there after, I parked my truck between the noise maker and our bedroom. It was still loud but this helped a lot. I actually have this same generator for home back up power. It has never seen a drop of gas. Today's corn fed gas is awful on small engines that set for long periods of time. I test run it monthly on propane. when the time comes that I need it, I'll run what ever fuel is available. I have 2 200 gallon propane tanks on the property I can connect to if need be.
CJW8 08/17/16 11:35pm Tech Issues
RE: HELP! Toy Hauler creeks, sounds like it's breaking in two!!

Wet bolts may help as they lube the suspension pivot points with a grease gun What are wet bolts? I found your answer! Thank you, I have forwarded the info to the boss. One example, not necessarily the model you need I used a kit like this on my tandem axle FW. You could go under it and oil the heck out of the hanger pivots and pull it some and re oil and let it work in and listen to it to see if it helps quiet it down before spending any money. Use it to help diagnose. On the other hand just my opinion I wouldn't run anything without wet bolts so I put them in at the start. You are trying to find a problem so...... Put in the Dexter kit mentioned. You'll never regret it.
CJW8 08/16/16 11:23pm Toy Haulers
RE: AirConditioning / Honda 2000/ Progressive EMS...issues

When running AC on marginal generator power it is best to get your AC running in the mode you want then turn the thermostat all the way down so the AC doesn't cycle.
CJW8 08/16/16 09:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Getting New Tires -- Jack Up Points For Installers To Use?

Yeah well, what if you are working on the suspension? Then you must jack on the frame.
CJW8 08/12/16 11:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Computer power while boondocking?

Thanks for all the input! My wife will be working in the RV during the day---running two computers and a Verizon jetpack for 8+ hours/day while I do the important stuff like operate, maintain and test the barbeque, golf clubs and fishing poles. She may also use the cell phone as a hotspot but needs phone access for her job so more likely will use the Jetpack (no unlimited data unfortunately). After reading the replies I will go with PSW inverter. Now its a matter of deciding what size. Looks like I should err on the side of bigger rather than smaller. I will look at solar panels to recharge my 2 6-v house batteries-thanks for the recommendation. Lastly, can anyone make a guess as to how long I need to run my 5500w genset to recharge the batteries? Perhaps this needs a new thread. It isn't a matter of the size of your generator. It is how many batteries you have, how low they are and what kind of converter charger you have.
CJW8 08/12/16 10:44am Tech Issues
RE: Quick connect Lpg

That's what I did except it was an elbow going to the stove. It was a black iron elbow so I used a black iron tee.
CJW8 08/10/16 12:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: what are these components?

When it absorbs too much surge and fails, PD says to return it. The circuit board with the MOV's is probably then replaced as they are sacrificial.
CJW8 08/10/16 12:28am Tech Issues
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