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RE: Generator auto-start not working?

Congrats on having the Generator auto start for the a/c, I
MrWizard 10/04/23 04:42am Tech Issues
RE: 2009 Tiffin Phaeton Engine Rebuild

In 2012 a inplace rebuild of a Cummins 5.9L for our Safari DP was approximately $12000, all 6 cylinders were honed and new oversized pistons installed,all other parts and work as necessary, the work was performed at Arizona Diesel in , Flagstaff, 5 years later it cost us $15000 when Cummins in Ventura Calif replaced the turbo and repaired less damage, Yes everything has gone up in price, but your quotes seem outrageous , Try an independent shop DPs are great until the engine breaks, 7 years ago i switched , i went back to owning a Gasser
MrWizard 10/03/23 02:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generator auto-start not working?

That is Normal a/c operation, and normal control operation, that is not auto generator start, i think you have miss understood the way it operates ,
MrWizard 10/02/23 08:15pm Tech Issues
RE: refrigerator

Yes. I did just that for for 7yrs, won't hurt the 120v fridge
MrWizard 09/22/23 01:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Xfinity stream

"Using the dongle it uses your phones high speed data . The hotspot data I can guarantee you isn’t really unlimited and you’ll be cut off very quickly." Is a Blanket statement that is not supported without knowledge of his service plan The amount of phone data available is dependent upon his mobile phone service provider, The app is on his phone Not his TV , so TV hotspot WiFi connection is not an option its hdmi cable or mirror/casting
MrWizard 09/22/23 12:36am Technology Corner
RE: Xfinity stream

Back in 2013 i was connecting my Motorola Zoom tablets to the tv using a hdmi adapter cable, But now i " Mirror" the phone or tablet to Firestick connected to my TV the play store had apps gor "casting". Or " mirroring" depends on the TV or streaming device you have
MrWizard 09/18/23 06:53am Technology Corner
RE: Propane Refills

Tanks marked in gallons of water capacity, meaning total enclosed volume, Not the propane full volume, full volume is 80% of water capacity,, that's the law, Butane is also an LP Gas , in warmer climates the propane you buy will contain some butane, its lighter in weight per gallon than propane and doesn't vaporize at the same temperature as ,propane, so what your bottle weights when full is dependent on location and climate , the lp you are getting can vary
MrWizard 09/15/23 05:49pm Tech Issues
RE: wires to battery corroded through

The corrosion came from out gassing, flooded batteries on constant charge in hot weather are going to outgas, which is why you are adding water every month , its good you check them and fill them, you might consider a disconnect switch for the batteries, and let the power converter supply the trailer, once a month connect the batteries for 24 hours for Top Up, Keep the batteries in reserve for power outage situations, this will prevent corrosion and increase battery life , I like AGM batteries, they don't out gas under normal use, they are valve relieved, they will outgas if over charged or overheated,
MrWizard 09/15/23 05:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Best app for spam blocking

Android 12, on this phone has Google Call Screening, So when they're is a call from a number i don't recognize, i tap the screen call icon,
MrWizard 09/15/23 10:56am Technology Corner
RE: Does Anyone Recognize This Fire TV App?

I have numerous apps on my fire stick, but i don't recognize , that logo
MrWizard 09/15/23 10:49am Technology Corner
RE: Chaffed & leaking fuel lines in your motor coach? beware!

Good info too know thanks
MrWizard 09/04/23 06:00am Tech Issues
RE: Backup android-based tablets to cloud?

What version of Android ? On this phone with Android 12, everything is backed up to Google Cloud automatically, no special app needed Goto Settings Scroll down to System System scroll to backup In backup it show you what is being backup The date time of the last backup, Backup occurs automatically after 2 hrs of non use while still powered on It backs up apps ,pictures,, text msgs , call record , contacts
MrWizard 09/04/23 05:54am Technology Corner
RE: Looking for a refrigerator.

When we got our 95 safari in 2010 the fridge was dead on arrival, after some repair troubles , i replaced it with a residential fridge, the Brand is Avanti purchased at a local appliance store, the size was a good fit with airspace gaps on both sides and top, i did not put any enclosing trim around it which allowed for air circulation , and it always worked perfect
MrWizard 09/02/23 07:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic Dm2852 eyebrow board bypass info needed

Traveler Plugging the fridge into the designated outlet in the compartment , simply turn off the circuit breaker in the breaker panel to turn off the fridgr, or just unplug it from the outlet, It not being hardwired , just direct without control board ,. Method had been advocated many times for testing fridge operation, snd trouble shooting
MrWizard 08/29/23 02:29am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Dm2852 eyebrow board bypass info needed

Disconnect and the 120v cord from the board Disconnect the 120v heating element leads from the board, connect heater leads to cord, plug cord into the fridge compartment outlet , It is now direct wired and will cool to maximize capability, will never cycle off as long as trailer has 120v
MrWizard 08/27/23 09:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Size (replacing)

An inverter powering a residential fridge , uses around 10amps draw from battery while the fridge compressor is running, it uses far less electrical energy than an RV absorbtion fridge, which needs more electrical power for same job, The Dometic Elite 2 door fridge in this RV uses 4x the 120v power than the residential fridge in my previous RV, that's why i stick to LP for cooling this fridge, and only use 120v as backup when LP tank is empty .
MrWizard 08/27/23 06:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel pump

Look at the VIN tag nect to the drivers seat, look at date of incomplete chassis, That is your model year of your chevy P30 chassis , That is the info you want to give to the guy at the parts counter Chevy P30 Motorhome Chassis And year And he will find the correct in tank fuel pump The brand name of the RV means zero nada nothing when you are sourcing chassis parts, P30 Motorhome Chassis is one version of the P30 truck chassis ,. Which is now Work Horse chassis My 3rd MH was a 92 Komfort on a P30 chassis , and measure your wheel base , distance between front and rear axles , mine was 218 inches, it makes a difference on some things like springs, lengthy of drive shaft 3 pcs, number of U joints in drive line size of gas tank etc
MrWizard 08/25/23 05:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kwikee Steps Won't Extend

They all run both directions, window up, window down , step out. Step in, If its trying yo go the wrong direction , just swap the motor leads, I haven't studied car window motors enough to know if there is a difference in attached gear boxes , from left and right side doors , so only one side is angled correctly for the steps
MrWizard 08/25/23 05:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Predator gennys?

I have a comment to make about Westinghouse generators, A few weeks ago i replaced the Recoil pull starter on a IGen2200 , the rope was fine, the engagement fingers broke, on this model they are plastic ? Or maybe black Polycarbonate, first time i ever saw engagement fingers that were not metal, Getting to the mechanism required disassembly, the side cover where the pull rope handle is located is screwed on from the inside of the case, remove front control panel , remove both half's of the case , remove the gas tank because its held by the case , remove the inverter its in front of the recoil, Several of the case screws were seized making this a very difficult disassembly, The gas tank is not bolted down, it has tabs/ears that ride on/in spots on each half of the case making reassembly alignment a touchy feely frustration! It runs very well, is very quiet Cautions do not just yank the pull start, pull out slow & easy until you feel it engage, then give the needed tug for starting , Do not treat the pull start like it is a weed wacker or chain saw, Purchase a spare Recoil starter and keep it nearby, Its a good generator except for the ridiculous puzzle solving needed to service it. The wiring harness has some not used connectors , that most likely goto only the 2500 model like the digital Guage on the control panel, make note so you don't freak out on reassembly
MrWizard 08/24/23 06:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Predator gennys?

The Predator Inverter generators have gotten good reviews, I have a friend with one, I have a champion 3100 dual fuel inverter model, I have used the LP option only twice, but it turned out handy too have
MrWizard 08/24/23 03:16am Tech Issues
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