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RE: Headscratcher Grade Relays?

Also known as a latching relay: Pulse one coil to close, pulse the other to open.
stevenal 01/11/18 09:01am Tech Issues
RE: Considering a truck camper - truck advice?

Thanks for all the great info. Our main reason for considering the TC is because we would like the ability to take some back mountain roads to remote locations. We feel the TT is probably the best for our space needs; however, we feel it would be a pain to pull in the mountains or winter. We are concerned about being cramped though. Good info here and lots to consider. Thank you thank you thank you. I ran a crew cab, short bed, single rear wheel, no slide while my kids were growing up. Kids got to set up and sleep in a tent. Took the back mountain roads to remote locations with room enough for all.
stevenal 01/08/18 01:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Fast Gun locks

I still think they would end up being sold for scrap rather than used on another camper. And at today's prices, they'll get 40 cents per pound for the stainless ones. https://www.capitalscrapmetal.com/prices/ Lots of Fastguns needed for a fix. https://www.havocscope.com/black-market-prices/meth-prices/
stevenal 01/04/18 09:01am Truck Campers
RE: Fast Gun locks

Have the Fastguns but no locks. Have thought about it but the camper is so seldom unattended I haven't bothered. Probably I'm too trusting. Me too. Seems like a limited market for those wanting to fence them, and it would take a particularly evil one to leave someone stranded that way. So I ask the alternate question. Who has had turnbuckles of any brand stolen?
stevenal 01/03/18 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone use ' "Solid Step" stairs? for Truck Camper

The Torklift Landing Gear as I received them were all black. I found some aluminum square tubing with the right corner curvature to cut into longer extensions.Un-modified Landing Gear
stevenal 12/26/17 02:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Anyone use ' "Solid Step" stairs? for Truck Camper

Glow Step with modified Landing Gear: http://files.engineering.com/download.aspx?folder=2c3cb411-3670-4373-b10a-26626bd28236&file=IMG_0209.JPG height=480 width=640 http://files.engineering.com/download.aspx?folder=018e859b-642a-4b43-bcd9-23ce79f93232&file=IMG_0210.JPG height=480 width=640
stevenal 12/26/17 08:53am Truck Campers
RE: Connecting a CPAP machine to a battery?

I went for a Z1 earlier this year. It can run on it's own battery when neither AC or DC are available. My Phillips warns against using 12V from a vehicle when the alternator is turning, although I haven't damaged it yet when forgetting to unplug it for travel. The adapter for the Z1 puts out 15V, so charging voltage should not be a problem. No humidifier, although they provide a disposable device that's supposed to harvest moisture from exhaled air. Can't say that it works.
stevenal 12/20/17 08:53am Tech Issues
RE: Dogs in RV

Sit in a parking lot some time and watch the people that park in the handicapped spots. I dont need to say more. The assumption being that all qualifying disabilities are immediately observable? I prefer not to judge on such limited information.
stevenal 11/20/17 08:56am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Bigwig disconnect?

I assume back off the jam nuts. But how far, and does it slam around and damage the rubber snubbers? Yes it would. I would remove the nut and bolt completely on one side, and swing the link on that side up and out of the way.
stevenal 11/15/17 01:13pm Truck Campers
RE: The Truck Camper had a chronic window frame leak

When I finally pulled the window on my Bigfoot, I found that it was sitting in the lower rear corner of an oversized hole in the wall. This left very little of the flange in contact at the upper front corner, and no amount of caulk was ever going to fix it. With a few wooden spacers, I was able to get the window centered with flange coverage all the way around. Like the others that have suggested it, I recommend pulling the window and re-taping.
stevenal 11/06/17 09:06am Truck Campers
RE: SCUBA tanks for filling RV tires?

Helium cylinder for inflating tires.......No Problem. At last, a method for getting within your truck's weight rating.:)
stevenal 11/03/17 09:03am Tech Issues
RE: SCUBA tanks for filling RV tires?

In addition, to use a SCUBA tank you'll need some type of VERY reliable pressure regulator which limits the fill pressure to about 150 psi. The standard SCUBA regulator won't work because it's based on the ambient pressure plus what is needed to compensate for breathing at any given depth. Chum lee Every regulator I know of works with relative pressure (absolute-ambient). The 1st stage of a SCUBA regulator limits it to 120-150 psig. The second stage drops it to zero relative pressure, which won't help much with a tire. Even 150 might make a tire go boom, but you will have much more control than trying to use tank pressure.
stevenal 11/02/17 01:44pm Tech Issues
RE: SCUBA tanks for filling RV tires?

Back when I had access to free air, I used my spare tank for filling tires and everything else I use a compressor for now. Too spendy now, and dive shops will require a visual inspection yearly and a hydro test every five. I noticed one of the items in the Amazon link above has no regulator and applies tank pressure straight to the tire valve. Really bad idea. If you're going to do it, use a first stage regulator and BCD hose. Overall, I can't see this. Too dangerous, and too bulky. And if you plan on diving while traveling, why would you want to reduce your time underwater in favor of filling tires. Get a good compressor instead.
stevenal 11/02/17 09:10am Tech Issues
RE: water lines in the winter bad tatste

Antifreeze followed by bleach sanitizing always left a smell/taste, until I discovered white vinegar like tiki2.
stevenal 10/25/17 08:41am Truck Campers
RE: Compressor for topping trailer and truck tires to 80 psi

1) No. On mine, inflation requires pulling the trigger. 2 and 3) Can't say.
stevenal 10/09/17 09:00am Tech Issues
RE: Can't post

Test rv.net post.
stevenal 10/06/17 03:35pm Forum Technical Support
Can't post

I'm posting this from trailerlife, since rv.net won't allow me to post. It returns Error 520, and states there is an unknown connection issue between Cloudflare in Hillsboro and rv.net.
stevenal 10/06/17 09:04am Forum Technical Support
RE: Compressor for topping trailer and truck tires to 80 psi

When shopping, look at the duty cycle. I bought one of the 100% duty cycle Viairs since I don't want to be waiting around for it to cool off. One of my winter projects will be to frame mount it. I found the search function here to be helpful in making my selection.
stevenal 10/06/17 09:00am Tech Issues
RE: trailer tongue

Hitch extensions reduce your hitch rating by 50%. Tongue lengthening reduces your tongue weight, unless other adjustments are made. I found the best option was an extra long draw bar.
stevenal 10/02/17 01:08pm Truck Campers
RE: CPAP 12 volt options

I avoid hookups and generators, and have no PV; so efficiency is of great concern. Plugging the CPAP brick into an inverter means you have loses at two conversion points that can totally be eliminated by plugging your 12 V DC CPAP (such as Respironics) directly into your camper's DC supply. Dedicated circuitry is not required, tapping into the bedside light circuit works just fine. The humidifier stays home.
stevenal 09/27/17 09:02am Tech Issues
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