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RE: Burning smell from electrical panel

So here is the skinny...snip Negative screw terminal has some wiggle to it. I’ve noticed that the lights have been intermittently dim with a light flicker from time to time. There is a clue in what you said about the negative terminal; If the main ground wire is loose there, then you will get an increased resistance and it will heat up there. This will cause the symptoms you describe. This needs to be addressed sooner than later. There is a fire potential with a loose ground. Disconnect all power, shore and 12V (I know you have the battery out of the mix, but be sure its not connected.) Then loosen the ground terminal and pull the wire out of it. Check to see if it is blackened. If you have enough slack, cut the end off and bare a new part of the wire, ensuring it is clean and bright copper in color. Pull the terminal screw right out, try to get in where the wire goes and scrape it clean with a tiny screwdriver or similar, scrape the end of the terminal screw too. Put it back together and make sure the terminal screw is very securely tight onto the wire. Really important to have a good solid ground. But of course, if your converter is on its way out you will get this issue too.
BobsYourUncle 04/23/19 08:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Shock brand choice

If I had a dollar for every “shock” thread... THen, you'd be able to buy new Bilsteins !! :)Instead of bring "shocked" :B
BobsYourUncle 04/20/19 09:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This happened today

Aw man, that really sucks.....
BobsYourUncle 04/20/19 03:12pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Friday Funny - nice home-built

Redneck? Nope, no duct tape. It doesn't appear to be finished, The duct tape goes on after! :B
BobsYourUncle 04/19/19 06:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Friday Funny - nice home-built

Redneck?
BobsYourUncle 04/19/19 02:55pm Travel Trailers
RE: "My Forums" link not working

I get that same thing with regularity. Actually got it right now too. I just say oh well, I'll check it tomorrow and see if it works. Seems its become part of the forum!:)
BobsYourUncle 04/16/19 08:42pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: What's the one thing that you have but hardly EVER use?

Common sense.... :B
BobsYourUncle 04/11/19 09:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: phising scam

When somebody calls me to tell me I've won the Nigerian lottery or something I just swallow a whole bunch of air until my stomach is full, then belch real loud into the phone and hang up.
BobsYourUncle 04/10/19 09:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Well, gotta say goodbye!

Wow, looks awesome!! Better power it with a Cummins so you can keep your Dodge Guy moniker! Nice looking rig, and congrats on the upgrade! We've been talking about getting a Class A and toad too for our retirement years. Probably won't happen due to fiscal irresponsibility on my part though... :B Be sure to post your maiden voyage! :)
BobsYourUncle 04/07/19 07:34am Travel Trailers
RE: using the oven while on the road

Wrap it up in foil and put it on your engine! Yes, I have actually done this and it does work. I've cooked chicken and vegetable meals and more, double wrapped in foil and carefully placed on top of the intake manifold. We arrived at our destination a few hours later and had a piping hot meal ready!
BobsYourUncle 04/05/19 08:43am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Battery Box for two 6v GC2's?

Cool! :) Good thinking on modding a toolbox for the task! Thanks for the info.
BobsYourUncle 03/26/19 09:31pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Oil change SHOCK

Sounds pricey! I pay $99.70 for oil change & lube only. Used to be around 60 something a few years ago. $289.13 for oil change, lube, and fuel filter. This is on my diesel pickup, at the local GM dealer. $77.45 for an air filter.
BobsYourUncle 03/23/19 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery Box for two 6v GC2's?

This is what mine came out like.... snip https://i.imgur.com/HMU6K9gl.jpg Is that 4 GC2's in there? I looked at the site and didn't see a box for 4. Yours looks great! I want a box for 4 GC2's. I currently have 2 different boxes for 2 each.
BobsYourUncle 03/22/19 08:52am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Can I tow with this?

I had a similar truck, previous body style to that one. The 454 wasn't stroked but it was punched out 30 over, balanced, blueprinted and built to race specs. Just under 11:1 so I could run street gas. Pinged on premium.... Went like Jack the bear!!! I towed with mine, went like a bat out of a hot place, from gas station to gas station.... I could pass everything except the gas station! :B Yeah it was thirsty, real thirsty. Step on the gas and it was like flushing a toilet! Stuff my foot into it and could almost watch the gas gauge go down. Think I got a bout 5.7 MPG with it. (Imperial) Towing? Well, mileage suffered there too.... Don't imagine this one will be much different. Buy it anyways and have some fun! Relive your youth! :B
BobsYourUncle 03/16/19 06:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Dewinterization in Campground

Why not? CG people can't tell if you are doing it. And it shouldn't matter anyways. Doesn't hurt anything. Just close the low point drains before leaving. I always dewinterize at home first to make sure all systems are a go. But I understand some can't do that. Welcome to the forum! :)
BobsYourUncle 03/11/19 11:38am Beginning RVing
RE: What's up with RV names??

Interesting post, and your observations! Thanks for the smile with my morning coffee. :) A lot of years ago I owned a 63 Shasta. Hmm, Shasta, reminds me of a soda pop I used to drink in the early 70's. I once owned a Citation.... Perhaps this indicates being handed tickets by the local constabulary! Had a Prowler before that. Was I on the make for something or someone? :B Once had a 12 foot Estavilla. Reminds me of a little cabin in Mexico or something. Kinda felt like one too! A little cramped it was... Then I had a 95 Sportsmen. Hmm. Thats ok I guess. But I never really was into sports at all. Sportsmen - plural, more than one of us I suppose. Can't think of anything to make with that name. My Triple E Topaz. E is a failing grade in school. Topaz is a jewel. Was I towing a triple failing jewel around? Maybe, it did suffer corner rot from leakage. Tango! Yes a Tango. Now there's a name I really like! Tango, like a fun filled exciting dance, hot graphics, a little wild, yeah I like Tango! :B :) Amusing topic! Thought provoking. :)
BobsYourUncle 03/11/19 11:27am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Test pianotunas cellular

Thanks Mex for the explanation. Frustrating when good equipment goes sideways like that. Kinda sounds like it could be a dirty power issue, but I know nothing of the quality of your input power there. I guess putting safeguards in place may be the best solution. Better to blow a cheap fuse than a phone, computer or something. Good luck with that!
BobsYourUncle 03/10/19 03:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Test pianotunas cellular

Sorry but my hair is not orange. Better orange hair than no hair...... I'm bald! I'm wondering what happened to the other S4? Wouldn't charge? Strange thing, it charged perfectly before. Maybe it's the charger, not the phone. And the battery was good too.
BobsYourUncle 03/10/19 12:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Test pianotunas cellular

Heyyyyyy!! Mex, you're back! Welcome back, we all missed you muchly. :):):) Do fill us in on what's going on!
BobsYourUncle 03/08/19 07:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Would the owner of a Ford Ram pickup.......

I was on a construction job years ago when I heard the distinctive rattle of an old Cummins approaching. Didn't think much of it, another trade coming in to work on the place. When he got close enough for me to to glance out and look, I saw an older Chevy truck driving up. But it rattled like a Dodge. I just had to go talk to him. He lifted the hood and there it was, a nice Cummins transplant very well done.
BobsYourUncle 03/02/19 07:55am Tow Vehicles
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