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RE: Electrical one way, not the other

No, molded plug. Taking it apart now.
tarnold 10/13/16 02:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical one way, not the other

I did have to jiggle the meter probes to get a reading?
tarnold 10/13/16 12:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Electrical one way, not the other

This is an older model surge guard. No displays or buttons, just indicator lights. If it is the female plug on the output side, not much slack to cutoff plug and add anew. Opened it once a long time ago because ALL of the nuts that held the relay down came off and one of them jammed the contacts in the big relay. If I knew for sure this was the problem, I would bust it open again and splice in a new female extension. Just don't want to spend another $250 for a new one. Could it be anything else?
tarnold 10/13/16 11:56am Tech Issues
Electrical one way, not the other

Equipped with TRC surge guard 34730 30 amp. Portable. Coach side 6345 with PD 4645 refitted several years ago. Problem: With surge guard plugged in after wait period, green light comes on NO orange (trouble) light. There is 122v coming out of surge guard(measured with meter). When I plug coach cable into surge guard, no AC plugs, micro etc in coach work. When I plug coach cable in without surge guard, everything seems to work. No breakers tripped that I can find, all fuses in 6345 seem to be good. Haven't tried with generator yet. Where to look next?
tarnold 10/13/16 10:18am Tech Issues
RE: Interesting German Motorhome

Wonder if it's 220v?
tarnold 09/30/16 07:36am Class A Motorhomes
Amps are amps...right?

Be nice ok? Size of wire determines current capacity (amps) as I believe. Recently had to replace a 30 amp fuse(U shaped). Had small size about same as a dime but needed next larger, about size of a nickel. Went to Autozone and got what I needed. They had same style that was about the size of a 50 cent piece, if you can remember what they look like. All 30 amp, so question, why the much different physical sizes, if all are still 30 amp rated?
tarnold 09/22/16 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: Great difficulty changing Front Sway Bar

Got my Rear Helwig installed by myself without much difficulty. Drove rear up on ramps to get more room to work. Jack stands under frame for safety. Hold new bar up with jack stands by rear axel. Ratchet straps to hold up front part of bar. Just be REAL careful you don't pinch the fuel line. Took me over an hour to figure that one out when it wouldn't start.
tarnold 09/12/16 04:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shock recommendation

I put Monroe magnums on the front of my 1997. Driver side is a real bear getting on if like mine. Some folks I know cut a hole in the fender well under the hood to go straight down to get access to the top nut. Just no swing room for an open end wrench
tarnold 09/12/16 10:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Canada Power Connections

Make sure to carry a l o n g extension cord. In many of the Proventil parks we've stayed out, it's a long way to the power.
tarnold 09/01/16 01:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: what are these components?

While you have it open, check the nuts that hold the big relay to the case. On mine, all 4 nuts worked off and rattled around till jamming the relay. Put red lock tight on each one of mine after that. If you hear any rattling go ahead and pop the case.
tarnold 08/10/16 08:16am Tech Issues
RE: 6.0 diesel in a Chinook?

Not so! A couple of them in the Eastern club. Also some 5.4 V8.
tarnold 08/07/16 07:30am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Spare Tire Carrier Project - Under Chassis mount

Nice install if you have the space. Not much room there though on shorter units. Mounted mine on the roof. Everybody asks me how I will get it down. Gravity is your friend.
tarnold 08/07/16 06:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sway Bar and Steering Stabilizer Questions on 1999 Shasta

As posted earlier, I used the existing holes in the frame to mount the Helwig. The angle was off a little, but talking to Helwig engineer, said I was within specs. If you need to drill new holes, will need a good 1/2 right angle drill to get in there. Just be careful not to pinch the fuel line. Took a while for me to figure out why the thing wouldn't crank:(. This on a 97 e350.
tarnold 08/05/16 07:50am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sway Bar and Steering Stabilizer Questions on 1999 Shasta

1999 and only 24k miles, wow. To stop getting blown about by big rigs, I added a Helwig rear sway bar. It's heavy, but got it on by myself. REALLY made a difference. Already had rear Firestone air bags running at 65psi. Also added the Roadmaster reflex steering stabilizer. All can be done by yourself if if YOU THINK you can. Basic hand tools. This on a 97 e350 Chinook.
tarnold 08/04/16 08:04am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How do we repair this oops that hubby just made?

How deep is the hole behind the puncture? If there is something not to deep, there is a 2 part epoxy putty, like clay bars. Knead the 2 parts together and stuff it in as best you can . This will cure like a brick and allow the base of the ladder to have something to screw into. Also need to drill small holes at the end of each crack to prevent the cracks from "running" any further than they already are. Could also cut a block of wood slightly larger than hole and work it in behind the hole and epoxy it in place. Either way there needs to be some backing for the ladder to be properly screwed back.
tarnold 07/28/16 08:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Slide out Battery Trays - Who has installed them?

I made mine. Heaviest 24" ball bearing drawer slides at HD. 3/4" plywood for tray and sides. Because of the lip in the cabinet the tray sits high, making it tricky pulling the tray out, but it does work. Used the existing hold downs. Varnish the plywood good for water protection, going on 7 years now. First mod I did on this unit.
tarnold 07/13/16 03:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cheap ammeter for power hungry RV's

Could you be more specific about what wires go where? Looking at the back of the unit, the wire taps from top to bottom. Understand no printed instructions, just diagram on back of unit. Also is there a problem with lengthen those short supplied leads?
tarnold 07/05/16 07:21am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ride rite shocks

I run 65 drivers side, 60 on the other. Always travel with a full tank of water, which is on drivers side.raises rear about 2.5".
tarnold 06/21/16 07:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Metal carport for FT RVer -Need advice

I would run a 2' piece of the roofing horizontal at the top of the long side walls, screwed to each stud.I've done this with mine, and it gives a tremendous amount of strength to the vertical supports. Depending how tall your side walls are, you should still be able to see out.
tarnold 06/03/16 12:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sway bar upgrade worth it?

I have a 97 e350 that had no sway bar. Installed a helwig by myself. Made a world of difference when big trucks pass.
tarnold 05/30/16 08:15am Class C Motorhomes
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