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RE: Shocks

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stevenal 02/11/16 08:38am Truck Campers
RE: 110v Outlets from Extension Cord

Reading thru the RVIA Standards, It does not address "temporary" accessories! IE: portable Inverters! Reading the user manual for the Inverter itself it states if an extension is used it must be of sufficient size to adequately handle the voltage/amperage. So in theory, I have wired it into the 12v supply (following user manual direction) and using an approved extension cord. Don't see the big worry here!! Its all fused and breakerd. Even an RVIA inspection wouldn't detect any code violation! No Harm No Foul!! It is true that portable extension cords are allowed for temporary use. Sounds like you have a more permanent installation. Plus your listed and approved extension cord is no longer approved after you've removed one end or otherwise altered it.
stevenal 02/08/16 01:45pm Tech Issues
RE: 110v Outlets from Extension Cord

Sounds interesting. Do you have a link or picture of said inlet? I don't believe that I've seen one. Something like this? http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-5239-Receptacle-Commercial-Grounding/dp/B00004YUKT SkiSmugs, That's the right idea, but you need one that will mount to an electrical box. Try Power Inlet.
stevenal 02/08/16 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Dirty laundry - where does it fit in a TC?

Nothing much to store. Quick dry shirts and underwear get a quick wash daily and are hung to dry.
stevenal 02/08/16 08:44am Truck Campers
RE: 110v Outlets from Extension Cord

ANSI accredited RVIA standards. RVIA
stevenal 02/03/16 09:02am Tech Issues
RE: Drop camper to launch boat?

I've never unloaded to launch. I use a bungee to hold the back door open and go for it. I would not attempt to turn around on a steep ramp, but perhaps my definition of steep differs from others. To me, steep is where I need to use 4-wheel low to get back up.
stevenal 02/03/16 08:53am Truck Campers
RE: 110v Outlets from Extension Cord

Why violate code when you don't need to. Using cord in place of romex is not allowed. Putting a cord end on romex is likewise not allowed. Suggest: Run a short extension cord from inverter to an installed inlet (mounts like a receptacle, but male). Romex from inlet to receptacle. Clean, safe, and code compliant.
stevenal 02/02/16 01:18pm Tech Issues
RE: CPAP machine and batteries

The extra loss from an inverter is a good reason to avoid using one if possible. My Respironics runs on 12V DC, and works great in the camper. I leave the humidifier tank at home.
stevenal 02/01/16 01:22pm Truck Campers
RE: How do you secure your scissors steps?

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/27929418/gotomsg/28511578.cfm#28511578 Bungied up underneath.
stevenal 01/29/16 04:39pm Truck Campers
RE: Bedliners revisited

Playing with the Superduty configuration tool, I see a sprayed in liner is available from the factory. Might be an advantage over aftermarket, although I have no complaint the LineX on mine. I use a rubber bed mat on top of it, a wood platform to get clearance over the cab, with another rubber mat on top of the platform.
stevenal 01/21/16 08:47am Truck Campers
RE: Bedliners revisited

With the PE bedliner, you have two modes of camper movement: camper can slide on the bedliner, and bedliner can move within the bed. LineX eliminates the second mode.
stevenal 01/19/16 04:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Question for elec techs

If there was a chance of a wire to a lite being damaged, which one would choose, the white or the black ? . Black. If wired properly, the black has overcurrent protection and the circuit will open. Question,....if code let you break either wire, I'd bet you'd be ok w/ breaking the white wire. No. The white wire on the load side of the open switch is now at line potential. This is an unexpected hazard.
stevenal 01/19/16 01:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Death Valley Daze part 1

by the way 58 is where they had the flash floods earlier this year that turned the freeway into a sea of mud and even turned a TC onto its side http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/10/17/03/2D7CB40D00000578-3276801-Officials_say_the_violent_storms_on_Thursday_also_caused_golf_ba-a-7_1445049422982.jpg width=600 Good tie downs. TL or HJ?
stevenal 01/04/16 01:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Running 19.5" wheels; what about the spare?

Went to Glacier NP two years ago. Traveled many miles on paved roads with no cell service before passing through towns with phone booths. I'll keep a spare handy, thanks.
stevenal 12/18/15 09:13am Truck Campers
RE: Name this location

Red Rock Country, Colorado, fall 2014.
stevenal 12/15/15 09:05am Truck Campers
RE: Happijac motor drive

There had to be some moisture down in the motor bottom bearing to cause it to "stick" so I suspect it's just a matter of time. But for now it looks like I am OK. That's what happens. Disassembly and bearing replacement is not too difficult. Warm the plastic cover a bit, and use an air nozzle at the drain hole to remove (learned that trick at here at RV.net). Small tie wraps can be used to hold the brushes in place. I found a suitable bearing at Granger, and drilled the bottom cover to give the moisture that inevitably makes its way in, a way out.
stevenal 12/15/15 08:57am Truck Campers
RE: Hot water tank drain hole is stripped

Teflon is now banned by the EPA for use in food-contact products, due to one of its constituent ingredients suspected of causing birth defects and possible links to cancer: WaPo. The link speaks of a processing agent, I saw no indication that Teflon itself was banned. Teflon tape and Teflon containing pipe compound is still in the (potable water) plumbing section of my local hardware stores, so no ban is evident. (The Navel Jelly and Never Seize are found in other store sections). To avoid tape ingestion, though; start taping one thread back from the end of the fitting so no pieces break free into the system.
stevenal 12/10/15 09:21am Tech Issues
RE: Hot water tank drain hole is stripped

One can always/should run water to clean out the system. Same as you would do using Chlorine to sanitize. Chlorine bleach is water soluble. Don't know about navel jelly, but never seize is oil based and won't rinse. It will leach, however. Like I say, yum.
stevenal 12/10/15 08:55am Tech Issues
RE: Hot water tank drain hole is stripped

Never Seize? Navel Jelly? Sounds like yummy stuff for a potable water system. Personally I think I'll stick with Teflon or other sealants intended for water systems.
stevenal 12/09/15 01:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Hitch height for towing TT

Unlike an extension, a long ball mount will not reduce the capacity of your hitch. https://www.etrailer.com/Ball-Mounts/Hidden-Hitch/80232.html https://www.etrailer.com/question-134812.html
stevenal 12/02/15 02:15pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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