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RE: Transfer Switch

Don't know what/how you are using for a generator. Many MHs with generators have a receiptical from the generator that you just plug your shore cord into, when you need to use your generator. Dusty
Dusty R 05/21/17 02:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Making a strong seam in galvanized sheet?

I do sheet metal fabrication, and spot weld a lot of it. Dusty
Dusty R 05/12/17 05:30am Tech Issues
RE: Newbs question about dump stations

If you have a sewer or septic cleanout on your property that's somewhat conveniently located, you can dump into that. What an awesome thought! I've never considered this!! If free and convenient. Thank you!!!! We have our own septic tank, and I have added our own dump station. PM me if you want details on how. Dusty
Dusty R 05/11/17 05:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stinky Slinky storage

I carry my slinky and all the attachments and accessories in a Rubbermaid plastic bin with snap on lid. I carry the bin in the bed of my truck. Whatever you do, don't carry it in your square tube bumper. It will rust out the thin sheet metal these bumpers are constructed from. Our square bumper is made of aluminum. Dusty
Dusty R 05/05/17 04:29pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Leaky kitchen faucet

You might try putting a little plumbers grease on the o-ring. It's available in small containers any where you can get pipe and fittings.
Dusty R 04/23/17 04:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Emergency Start Button - Connects both Battery banks

We spend the winter in FL. in our mh. plugged into shore power. Out '03 Itasca had that spring loaded momentary switch. Because the chassis battery would go down just setting, so I used a pencil to hold the momentary switch on/closed, all winter. That never caused a problem. We now have a 2015 Itasca, which does not have that switch, so I installed a Trik-L-Start. Dusty
Dusty R 04/19/17 03:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Your Tales Please Automatic Awning vs Manual

A couple years ago we bought a new mh, this one has an electric awing. While it is easy to put out and in, you can't hang a sun screen from it when you need to bring it in every time the wind blows a little. I'm think about seeing if it can be staked down. I never had a problem with the wind with the manual one when it was staked down. Dusty This is the tie down kit we purchased for our awning. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61fUjYkQXBL._SL1200_.jpg width=640 I am thinking of using PVC pipe for posts to anchor the awing to the ground, using binding straps. Dusty The black straps in the photo just wrap around the awning tube. We have found that using the springs and the straps it comes with is very important. After the big storm that destroyed the springs, I just used a set of ratchet straps to tie the awning down. Using the straps does not allow the awning to move and can cause the seams to get pulled apart. Allowing the awning to move slightly, keeps that from happening. The springs are strong enough that the awning doesn't really move until the wind is above 15 mph or so. The springs allow the awning to move gently, evenly and safely. -Michael
Dusty R 04/19/17 03:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Your Tales Please Automatic Awning vs Manual

We spend the winter in FL. Our awing was a manual one and I staked it down for the winter, and hung a sun screen from it. We faced the south so the afternoon sun got us real good. A couple years ago we bought a new mh, this one has an electric awing. While it is easy to put out and in, you can't hang a sun screen from it when you need to bring it in every time the wind blows a little. I'm think about seeing if it can be staked down. I never had a problem with the wind with the manual one when it was staked down. Dusty
Dusty R 04/19/17 06:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing towing hitch

I use a weight distribution hitch with a sway bar. I haul antique tractors and our car, not at the same time, behind our 24' mh, now replaced with a 27' mh. Using the above type hitch. Dusty
Dusty R 04/14/17 07:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Replacing towing hitch

Go to etrailer.com Dusty
Dusty R 04/13/17 09:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Generator Use

We had a 24' and now a 27' and seldom use the generator.
Dusty R 04/11/17 05:50am Tech Issues
RE: Adding second battery in new 5th wheel

Most guys on here want to go to 2-6v batteries. I prefer to go with 2-12v ones. If one dies when you are in the middle of nowhere, with 2-12s you can unhook the one died and still have power. Dusty If one of the parallel 12's goes down it will discharge the other one fairly quickly leaving it useless also. Only until it is recharged after the bad one is unhooked. Dusty
Dusty R 04/11/17 05:45am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adding second battery in new 5th wheel

We bought a new mh in August 2015, it also came with 1 12 volt battery. It was from NAPA, so I did what you are thinking of doing. Because both batteries should be about the same age and make, I went to my local NAPA dealer right away and bought the same size and model as what came in our new mh. Most guys on here want to go to 2-6v batteries. I prefer to go with 2-12v ones. If one dies when you are in the middle of nowhere, with 2-12s you can unhook the one died and still have power. Dusty
Dusty R 04/10/17 03:51pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Late 80's RV Questions

There is a difference in those relays. A starter relay is not rated for continuos duty, the relays being used/talked about here are continuos duty. Just info in case one of you need to change one. Dusty
Dusty R 04/05/17 08:15pm Tech Issues
RE: new fan - vent cover or rain sensor?

I wish I could fine a Maxxair like I put on our '02 mh that we traded for a new mh a couple years ago. It went over the roof vent and did about a 180 deg. U-bend, with the fan at the outlet end of the U-bend. The fan motor was a multi speed, and had a t-stat on it. Dusty I had one of those on my previous trailer. That was by far the best fan we have had. It was just as powerful as the Fantastic Fan but much quieter. Wish they still made that model. Barney http://i.imgur.com/uWct4RSl.jpg width=200 Thanks for posting that picture. The had to be quieter with the fan motor mounted where it is. I sure wish I could find one fore sale, new or used. I wonder why they are no longer manufactured? Dusty
Dusty R 04/05/17 07:43pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Jack for changing flats?

It's a hand pump with oil reservoir and is connected the the hydraulic jack with a hydraulic hose. Those pumps are used with knock out punches, and other uses. Google hand hydraulic pump. Harbor Fright and Northern Tool are two places. Some where on the net I learned how/where to drill and tap a jack to add a hi-pressure gauge. You can hook a hose in place of the gauge. Dusty
Dusty R 04/05/17 07:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: new fan - vent cover or rain sensor?

I wish I could fine a Maxxair like I put on our '02 mh that we traded for a new mh a couple years ago. It went over the roof vent and did about a 180 deg. U-bend, with the fan at the outlet end of the U-bend. The fan motor was a multi speed, and had a t-stat on it. Dusty
Dusty R 04/05/17 05:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Aluminum car trailer vs. 4-Down

We already had a trailer that I use to tow antique tractors on. And we only take our car when we go to FL. for the winter. If you do go with a trailer, also get a weight distribution hitch with sway bars. Dusty
Dusty R 04/05/17 05:25am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jack for changing flats?

I took a bottle jack that I had and added a remote hand pump. I didn't like laying under our mh while jacking up the rear axel. And it's much easier to operate that pump while kneeling next to it rather than laying under the mh operating the bottle jack. Dusty
Dusty R 04/03/17 04:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Generator Recepticle Install

Just get or make an adapter that will plug into your generator and an RV receptacle on the other end. Then you will not need a transfer switch, or if there is one in the system, it will not need switching when using your generator. Dusty
Dusty R 03/31/17 06:19am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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