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RE: Mess with the TC, You Get the Jacks... Ha ha ha

Why do you all call them 'jacks' when they are really aggressive driver protection bars? BTW, it looks as if they are adjustable for lowered cars too? Is that right?
covered wagon 11/12/17 10:38am Truck Campers
RE: water heater plastic plug removal

The PRV is located on the outside on all water heaters is standard safety with the same as a house HWH, it is the same PRV. Your saying because of the outlet being lower than the top there is an air bubble that in essence can never be purged. You do have to purge up to that point though otherwise you can crack the tank if turning on prematurely. The air bubble you speak of does not negate the need for the pressure relief valve. That is all I was trying to say. Sorry for the confusion.... I should have been more clear on that.
covered wagon 11/11/17 09:02pm Truck Campers
RE: water heater plastic plug removal

I don't understand what you are doing for an air bubble nor why doing such a thing is needed, I have been around great plumbers for many years and always do as the plumbers do and that is to turn on the water pressure with the hot side open on the faucet till all the air is purged out and the water flows solid. Then you can turn on the water heater if needed. you want no air in the HWH as the pressure relief valve takes care of the safety aspect. They are the same PRV that is on house HWH'rs as well. I wonder sometimes why I even try educating people on these forums as it seems opinions are becoming solid knowledge now a days
covered wagon 11/11/17 09:49am Truck Campers
RE: water heater plastic plug removal

I think a SS plug could be had on special order from a plumbing supply house. They need them for plumbing that carries chemicals or for beer breweries that use all stainless pipeing. I am interested about those aluminum tanks... I would like to take a magnet to the female threads to see if they are aluminum or steel. Kayteg, interesting post BTW.
covered wagon 11/10/17 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: water heater plastic plug removal

OP has aluminium tank that don't use anode. Yes, but an anode that is a metal being less noble than the aluminum will take up most all the corrosion cause by unlike metals i.e. brass plug and aluminum tank. In essence will eat away at the anode instead of the tank. Another option is to go to a stainless steel plug which is known to do well with aluminum. I wonder, are the female threads on those tanks aluminum or is it a pressed in adapter, possibly being steel? If aluminum threads, One needs to be very careful not to over tighten. Im thinking the plastic plugs are a problem since heat from the water heater starts breaking down the plastic causing it to become brittle. There are better grades of plastics that can take heat better over time, but you would have to research the correct type of plastic and then have a plug milled on a lathe. It's amazing how much research on the net will reveal the wrong answer over and over. For example, trying to find the correct type of glass for an oven door, every search reported using tempered glass, but was very wrong as an oven door needs ceramic glass like that on a woodstove.
covered wagon 11/10/17 08:15am Truck Campers
RE: water heater plastic plug removal

13 years with a brass plug that has a sacrificial anode attached to it. Anode is the least noble of metal therefore prevents any electro deterioration to the tank. Bought brass plug with anode at West Marine. Always use pipe thread sealant for easy removal in November.
covered wagon 11/10/17 05:10am Truck Campers
RE: Davlin Campers

Do they make a head band flaslite with a pepper spray? I would rather have no dinette than go without a bathroom. You can always sit in your outdoor chairs and eat. Wait for the bears, if any, with a Henry leaned up. Seriously though... there is nothing like having a dependable bathroom in a world becoming more crowded each day.
covered wagon 11/09/17 10:09am Truck Campers
RE: Davlin Campers

Looks like the cab over area is already sagging. Then again why have a camper without a bathroom as public restrooms are not the cleanest places in the world. I don't like standing in pitch black darkness out in the wild and you hear something perhaps very large sniffing the ground nearby esp. at that moment when you can't hold the flashlite.
covered wagon 11/08/17 09:32am Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite - the good the bad and the ugly.

Oh yeah.... using mine in the mountains during subfreezing weather caused condensation to build between the insulation board and fiberglass body thereby releasing the glue that holds the insulation board to the fiberglass roof. The escape hatch is helping to hold that piece up, but you can push on it and it wants to restick but won't. Even though I vented the camper each day while at work and above freezing daytime temps the condensation built up so much the jacks circuit board went bad from moisture. It was soo cool to find a new circuit board for fifty bucks that was the old style corded remote. Never want the cordless.
covered wagon 11/05/17 07:31am Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite - the good the bad and the ugly.

I had a lot of troubles with my NL camper when new and had to give up the dealers warrantee as the work was sub Standard. Now it's been reliable after much perseverance and diligence. Is something I'm used to doing all my life so is now a great feeling to see something so very gratifying and done right. I just have to get rid of that boat carpet headliner and it will be much better.
covered wagon 11/03/17 04:42am Truck Campers
RE: Northern Lite - the good the bad and the ugly.

I fixed all the stuff wrong on my NL I bought new. Now a good camper, but I don't like the carpet headliner breaking down over time and sending poly dust throughout the cabin. Run the fantastic fan to go in and open the back door when sun shines in the door. You'll see the dust from the carpet flying out. I did it after a complete headliner vacuuming and still emits dust. I don't think that poly stuff good for you.
covered wagon 11/01/17 11:58pm Truck Campers
RE: El Jefe 4x4

I like his very wide tire idea of safely carrying more weight on the rear axle. Then his ability to know how to get reliable miles out of that old Cummins engine. Don't know how many miles on it but it's cool putting the cost savings of up to 3 truck savings in your pocket.
covered wagon 10/26/17 09:43am Truck Campers
RE: Sad Happijac Problem

You can blow the white covers off with compressed air which allows you access to get oil into the lower bearing. Thats the one that sits in moisture. The lower end cap to motor housing TRAPS moisture on the bearinG. Once you blow the white covers off you'll see a small orifice 9very bottom sides) in which to spray 3 in one oil in there. Spray till you see it dripping out the housing. It won't hurt anything. Do this ea fall and keep them covered when not traveling. Only replaced 1 motor in 14 years since doing this. I cover with freezer bags and stuff foam packaging blocks to keep the wind from blowing them off during storage.
covered wagon 10/20/17 08:29am Truck Campers
RE: MY BIGFOOT

That is a BIG Bigfoot. Nice outfit and welcome to the forum. Reddog will be jealous... Reddog no jealous, he's been known to sneek in middle of nite and steal 'em with folks still sleeping inside.
covered wagon 10/14/17 10:41am Truck Campers
RE: Where have all the Northern Lites gone?

I own a northern Lite they are not insulated well enough.
covered wagon 10/13/17 04:38am Truck Campers
RE: Sewer smell in bathroom

How about checking the vent cap on the roof? If you remove the cap on the roof you may find that bees or something is blocking the vent with a nest. Or that the pipe coming up through it isn't too tall and is sealing against the underside of the cap. Good point because during the plumbing process they drill the holes thru the roof a bit on the large side. With the vent cap it seals out the rain but under the vent cap the large hole lets sewer gas back inside the cabin. Remove snap cap and seal around pipe under vent cap.
covered wagon 10/10/17 07:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Magnatex 6300 Converter issue

Just be careful to double check everything before powering up. Even if you think you for sure got it right.
covered wagon 10/02/17 06:41pm Truck Campers
RE: Magnatex 6300 Converter issue

The old 1999 convertor you have I would be changing out even if still working. They been known to almost always shorten battery life. Make sure you get a three stage charger that knows how to go to float... around 13.5 volts after bulk and absorbtion charge phases.
covered wagon 10/01/17 10:16am Truck Campers
RE: Northern California Mini-Rally - April 26th to 29th, 2018

Talking about No CA location, the gold country in Lincoln area seem to be popular. I would prefer something in Sierra, but most owners want full hook ups, what is not happening very often in nice locations. Yes I also was hoping you meant real northern California. That would be more like it.
covered wagon 10/01/17 10:01am Truck Campers
RE: Thoughtless people

Put out folding table next to your RV with sign that says, Life insurance presentation / options at 9am.
covered wagon 09/28/17 06:58pm General RVing Issues
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