RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'Kayteg1' found 1235 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 62  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Want to drive through Mexico, looking for truck advice

I sold my diesel Mercedes (year 2007 who has DPF but no DEF) to Mexican guy in my neighborhood. At 190k miles the engine had slight vibration, but the guy took it to Baja and said the engine loved Mexican diesel. Smooth like a silk. That said from what I have seen, there are not too many diesel shops in Mexico, so buying cheap (aka beaten up) diesel for travel there might become very risky very fast. IMHO spending money on younger gasser might be wiser.
Kayteg1 04/03/20 03:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Extra Batteries and Inverters

I had such manual transfer switch on older motorhome. You should turn all appliances off when using it. Wasn't too excited about it. Than other motorhome from 1980's had an adapter at generator and when you run generator - you plug shore cable into generator adapter. Maybe not the most convenient, but extremely reliable and foolproof. On other hand, the automatic transfer switch I had in Lance made quite a big box. I open it and there is not that much inside, so for unit where each inch is at premium, that might be consider overbuild. With all those automated gadgets we want in our TC, the April fool joke about need for tag axle might become very realistic.
Kayteg1 04/03/20 03:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Extra Batteries and Inverters

Duh! I forgot that Torklift makes mounts like this. I could easily make my own and hang it off the frame in front of the rear wheels. Out of the way and I could have a relay in the mix to divorce it from the truck too. Would plug into the camper the same as something that lived in the back of the truck. I just went via torklift site and the only thing they do is hanging bracket with standard battery box. So you need 1 for each battery. At $140 a pop, that can get pricey and I can't imagine this thing lasting. https://torkliftcentral.com/pub/media/catalog/product/cache/74c1057f7991b4edb2bc7bdaa94de933/h/i/hidden_power_ou.jpg
Kayteg1 04/03/20 11:43am Truck Campers
RE: Battery time. 6V?

In the RV world, the idea that 6V batteries are always the way to go, for everyone, every time, is a myth as persistent as never letting a battery sit on concrete. :):) :h
Kayteg1 04/03/20 11:37am Truck Campers
RE: Project B.I.G. Built-in Inverter Generator

Carbon monoxide is produced by badly adjusted combustion. Engines release lot of different poisonous gases. About 20 years ago I bought 12v plug in detector who had several sensors, including combustion gases. When I had to way to test it, it went off 1 time when on classA I had "doghouse" cover open and diesel engine running. Have not seen such detector since, so is CO detector the only protection we can get in 21 Century?
Kayteg1 04/03/20 10:00am Truck Campers
RE: Extra Batteries and Inverters

I was thinking about adding relay to converter circuit and hook it up to transfer switch, so it would be open when on battery power and close when shore power is on. But that makes lot of additional wiring and as said above >>> if you forget to flip the breaker when dry-camping you are a dummy.
Kayteg1 04/03/20 09:41am Truck Campers
RE: Battery time. 6V?

Sounds like you have problem with charger when you boiled old batteries dry? Start with getting better charger. I use car & boat batteries in my camper. When they are not deep-cycle, I never had a problem with it. When you buy designated batteries for camper, I would remove the try and put GC batteries. Best bang for the money and cheap batteries from Sam's lasted me 12 years, even they were not carried about much. Having 24V battery bank in my motorhome, I used them for welding. Just out of curiosity.
Kayteg1 04/03/20 09:31am Truck Campers
RE: Project B.I.G. Built-in Inverter Generator

I have never heard of a death from a built in generator... .. Usually those people don't speak. When you go to big rally, almost all the time organizers require that build-in generators have Venturi "chimney" to run. Ask yourself why?
Kayteg1 04/03/20 08:32am Truck Campers
RE: Extra Batteries and Inverters

I wonder is somebody tried to install batteries under truck bed? There should be enough space and that would not only be more convenient, but also lowers COG. I found this one on ebay designated for Sprinter vans. For transfer switch, I am making conversion with no generator and I made inverter the default. When transfer switch is activated, it will draw some power and you don't want it while using batteries. Still have to remember to turn converter breaker off/on. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ZQwAAOSwakxcR55y/s-l500.jpg width=500
Kayteg1 04/03/20 08:07am Truck Campers
RE: Project B.I.G. Built-in Inverter Generator

About carburetor drain. I never used it. Over the years I had lot of engines who were seasonal and all I did was shutting off the fuel and running carburetor dry. Surprisingly small lawnmowers can have fuel shut-off valves, but 5l Mercury on the boat did not. I had to add fuel valve to it. Never had a fuel-related problem. My Honda 3000 EU is about 15 years old. Still starts on 1st pull. Have 13 HP Honda in pressure washer, who is about 20 yo. I had to replace carburetor seals at year 17. Best was JD tractor with Kubota engine. Could sit for 2 years and still start on 1st turn and I never drained diesel from it.
Kayteg1 04/02/20 10:51pm Truck Campers
RE: Project B.I.G. Built-in Inverter Generator

When those aux tanks look good on the picture, how do you fill them with camper on? Sure with "stay home" orders make it good time for dilemma like that.
Kayteg1 04/02/20 01:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Project B.I.G. Built-in Inverter Generator

So this is gasoline generator and you are deleting its tank? How you plan to fuel it?
Kayteg1 04/02/20 12:17pm Truck Campers
RE: state by state closures and rules

How can you tell it is false information, when you have never seen me doing it? Some people....
Kayteg1 04/01/20 11:17pm Truck Campers
RE: 1977 Sunline Truck Camper FULL BUILD

What screws are you using? Heat-treated screw snap off with any movement and TC do have lot of movement. You also need diagonal frame pieces on front wall for load carrying.
Kayteg1 04/01/20 07:58pm Truck Campers
RE: state by state closures and rules

When sick person coughs on you, you will have droplets all over your face. Your mask will not prevent the virus from entering your body several ways. I am technical guy, so I use technique that can't see anybody publish. Since the virus has only few hr of life on solid materials, when I go shopping and I have keyless go car, I will open trunk by waving my foot and put the groceries in the trunk. So the only thing I touch is close button. Than I pull exterior handle on the door and with open door I grab rubbing alcohol from cupholder to wipe my hands. Than I close the door and drive home. At home I park the car, go wash my hands in garage sink and don't remove groceries for at least 5 hr. This way, avoiding contact with other people, the chance that I would catch the virus are only if alcohol rubbing and hand washing is inefficient. Don't need mask, don't need gloves and only use teaspoon of alcohol.
Kayteg1 04/01/20 07:40pm Truck Campers
RE: state by state closures and rules

What I read is that masks on sick person will stop spreading it around, but if sick person with no mask coughs on healthy person with mask, the healthy person is no longer healthy. So draining mask supply by healthy people makes no sense. Nevada today joined the states with "stay home" order, what makes 34 states to date. I am not sure about interstate travel. Can family from other state come over for a visit? I understand that voluntary 14 days of sheltering will be in order. Evidently the citizens don't listen to government advises and it take marshall laws to make it work.
Kayteg1 04/01/20 04:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Built in quiet inverter generator for truck camper?

If there is a good generator compartment in TC, I would love to see it. Most of them are placed in the rear, increasing COG problem. Than the only insulation I see on them is 1/2" fiberglass board. Meaning generator heat enters the camper in big flow, so generator has to work harder to cool down its own heat. Lastly not all exhaust are bulletproof. In some winds you will get exhaust inside. I guess that is main reason why all factory TC generators run on propane, whose fumes are less harmful. Just like all forklift operating in closed warehouses are propane. In my years of RVing I heard about enough deaths due to generator fumes to not ignore the issue.
Kayteg1 04/01/20 09:51am Truck Campers
RE: Built in quiet inverter generator for truck camper?

I have seen people spending 100's and even 1000's hours on project of very little value, only becouse they enjoyed it, but for starters all portable generators are gasoline-powered. Gasoline fumes will never be safe and the only way is do the Venturi pipe over the roof. Did I say how much moving generator weight from rear of the camper to front hitch mount helps in rig stability?
Kayteg1 04/01/20 08:39am Truck Campers
RE: Truck Camper for chassis cab announced.

I like the cubic design. You can buy 2 cubics and use 1 as workshop, while the other for camping.
Kayteg1 04/01/20 08:18am Truck Campers
RE: Built in quiet inverter generator for truck camper?

Another advantage of a built in generator is if you are traveling and it is hot you pull over, fire up the generator and the AC, and then finish driving to your campsite for the night. When you get there the camper will be nice and cool wether you are boon docking or hooking up for the night. That's what truck & camper connecting windows are for. Make sealing boot and you are set without any additional cost.
Kayteg1 03/31/20 08:27pm Truck Campers
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 62  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.