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RE: Front steer tire blowout analysis 2

IMO if there is no source of energy, there can NOT be a mysterious lateral force. It is not mysterious new energy, it is a transfer or redirection of force caused by the now increased drag from the added friction of the deflated tire. It is not "pushing" the vehicle in another direction, it is the addition of drag which changes the force vector from predominantly forward, to forward with the addition of lateral. Prior to the blowout there was one vector, there are now two. Both together equal the total of all momentum. Controlled application of forward thrust helps to compensate for the friction induced drag which is producing the lateral force vector. This maneuver is performed to enhance maintaining or regaining stability and control and then controlled deceleration to a safe location.
Planning 07/18/19 09:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Front steer tire blowout analysis 2

There is no "stomping" in controlling for a blowout. There is a controlled application of thrust sufficient to counteract the force vector; a smooth decisive application of throttle.
Planning 07/18/19 04:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Xantrex vs Magnum

Yes both companies do. But there may be a significant price jump. I was budgeting somewhere between $800-$1200 (US) for the item, when and if it is needed. I selected the current one based upon online research, but I always hope for those with expertise over my own lack thereof.
Planning 07/18/19 04:54pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Xantrex vs Magnum

Hi Planning, 2000 watts is "over kill" for running a residential fridge. I doubt the Magnum will fail. Yes, I knew when I specified the size it was larger than needed. The one thing I like about overkill is that it always kills :C I am thankful for your confidence in the robustness of it. I would prefer to stay at the 2000w capability, with the same features as the existing (remote monitor panel, integral transfer switching, A/C pass through, etc). Do those companies make comparable models with that feature package?
Planning 07/17/19 11:53pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Xantrex vs Magnum

Magnum is a solid unit but probably on the lower end as far as features. Sir, We do not boondock whatsoever; we travel from pedestal-to-pedestal, (and remove batteries place on a Deltran battery tender during the winter.) The RV uses a Progressive 9280 with integral "Charge wizard" for battery charging. We currently operate using a Magnum CSW2012-X Pure Sine Wave Inverter (2000W) with remote monitor. Thus far it has worked flawlessly; it is used for the residential reefer while driving. It is not a battery charger type inverter. My question is, in the event of inverter failure/replacement needed, do you have any recommendations for a similarly sized/featured pure sine inverter (inverter only, no battery charging needed)? (I prefer to perform my research before a need arises.)
Planning 07/17/19 10:16pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Front steer tire blowout analysis 2

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Planning 07/17/19 09:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Disappointed in Disc Brakes

I need to figure how to get this fixed less expensive than buying a new truck. I think that: 1. The Titan Brakerite EH Brake Actuator in conjunction with the 2. Ford/Chevy Adapter for Titan Brake-Rite EHB Actuators #4846000 and 3. Ensuring well-bled lines and calipers with new fluid. Here are some pages from my manual (2016): https://i.imgur.com/c69Vqhcl.png https://i.imgur.com/qtldbUil.png https://i.imgur.com/Qr3JtX6l.png
Planning 07/17/19 07:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Disappointed in Disc Brakes

I see nothing in your owners manual about a electric over hydraulic setting. Later models have several settings, but not yours unless it has been modified. He indicated it had the settings: "When I did some Voltage tests setting in the driveway, the two settings did not seem to make any difference.
Planning 07/17/19 04:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Disappointed in Disc Brakes

One more question-> Those of you running the Titan with the Ford adapter, are you leaving the IBC set to electric even if there is an Hydraulic selection available? When I did some Voltage tests setting in the driveway, the two settings did not seem to make any difference. (My owners manual says there is no IBC output reduction for speed when using the manual lever.) Yes, set to Electric over Hydraulic setting on Ford OEM controller. Per the Ford manual: "Choose either the electric option for trailers with electromagnetic drum brakes, or the electric over hydraulic option for trailers with these brake systems. Trailer Brake Effort Setting The trailer brake controller allows the user to customize how aggressively the trailer brakes engage. The default value is the low setting and is the recommended setting for most trailers. If your trailer's brakes require more initial voltage, or if you prefer more aggressive trailer braking, then select either the medium or the high setting." Here is the recommended adapter that operates as an interface between the Ford controller and the actuator: https://i.imgur.com/SpfhHpll.jpg Ford/Chevy Adapter for Titan Brake-Rite EHB Actuators #4846000
Planning 07/17/19 03:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Disappointed in Disc Brakes

BTW, Eastern Marine has a rocket price on them: https://www.easternmarine.com/brakerite-electric-hydraulic-disc-brake-actuator-4813100
Planning 07/16/19 09:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Disappointed in Disc Brakes

I will second the Titan actuator/pump. Prior to purchase in 2016, I performed quite a bit of research and the Titan Brakerite (4813100 model for EH disc brakes) has the fastest response time to the point that there is no lag detectable lag time from when I apply (step on the brakes) until the trailer is also responding. IIRC, the response time was something on the order of 30 milliseconds. One idiosyncrasy for 5th wheel Titan EH brakes is that it seems as if there is ANY air whatsoever in the lines, it adds a significant lag time to the response. Ensure that each caliper is comprehensively bled, and keep the actuator reservoir filled while bleeding. (I use Prestone Synthetic DOT 4 fluid.) Also, as Howard mentioned, on the Ford you will want to set the OEM controller to electric over hydraulic. Also, I have the Titan 4846000 Ford/Chevy adapter in conjunction with the Titan Brakerite actuator to ensure seamless connectivity. https://youtu.be/LU-4QlBN7kA
Planning 07/16/19 08:48pm Tech Issues
RE: Removing Eternabond residue from vinyl and carpet

Acetone ^ This That is the active solvent in eternaclean.
Planning 07/16/19 06:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Which Progressive Dynamics Converter/Charger To Buy

Sizing the battery bank to gain a full advantage is also demanded. The compromise is weight. Wanderer, off the OP topic, we have a Progressive 9280, and it is getting time for me to replace batteries. We do not boondock whatsoever; we travel from pedestal-to-pedestal, and remove batteries and keep them on a Deltran battery tender during the winter. We use a residential reefer, with a placarded 3 Amp (running, with probably a 30%-40% duty cycle), using a Magnum CSW2012-X Pure Sine Wave Inverter to power the reefer while driving. We currently use 2 Centennial DP24MFS which are 60AH @20 hour. I usually see about 12.4v - 12.7v on the Magnum inverter panel after an 8-10 hour driving day prior to making the pedestal hookup for the night. I am going to move to the Duracell AGM Marine Battery - Group Size 27M, with a 92AH @20 hour rating. Do you have any recommendations based upon our normal use and intended purchase?
Planning 07/16/19 06:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Angry wannabe RV police encounter

Be very thoughtful regarding your response to angry people. Sometimes it is like turning the crank on a jack-in-the-box, and the next slight turn can be deadly. Debating or in any way exacerbating the conflict will not play well to a prosecutor or a jury if a situation escalates to violence. No matter how much you have to swallow your pride, a fight that you avoid is a fight you have won. Always conduct yourself in such a manner so as to preserve your identity as the innocent law-abiding victim, even in your verbal replies. When the jury has to decide the identity of the idiot, do not make it a multiple choice test for them.
Planning 07/08/19 09:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Handrail and Ceiling Light

Would you have a link to the dining light? Also, we have a 2016 27-5L which I recently relocated the light switch that’s under the upper cabinet controlling the two lights above the sofa (big improvement in being able to ready it). If you aren’t on the NROA Site where I posted it let me know, I’ll send you info if interested Here is the the link to the light. When I ordered it the price was $10, and it specified a standard on/off switch. what they sent was the one with the electronic touch switch. I had opted for the regular switch because I wanted to stay with simple tech. now that i have used the touch switch, I do like it as well as the night light it provides. We removed the dinette table and chairs and all we have on the slideout is two recliners and an end table, so this light fills in the lighting "gap" where the chandelier was, and covers the hole. I am also considering replacing the existing casket illumination wall fixture with something more contemporary:W Thanks for the offer on the switching; I will probably leave it as is for now. What I would really like is a plug and play replacement for the Rock Cod Anchor that NW installs (IRV Audio system). Nothing super special, just a regular modern technology audio system from a contemporary manufacturer. The IRV is like something that you get by going to a Time Share presentation.
Planning 07/05/19 07:36pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Handrail and Ceiling Light

Where did you find it, I would like to order one? It is the Moen R8716D1GBN Angled Grab Bar, 16 inch, in Brushed Nickel. I found the best price on Amazon, and if you have good blocking in the wall, it installs in 5 +/_ minutes.
Planning 07/03/19 07:02pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: A/C

PPL has a sale on right now.
Planning 07/02/19 09:00pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Handrail and Ceiling Light

We added a handrail, principally to keep balance up and down the stairs to the bath and bed room. Thankfully there was two inch deep blocking in the areas I needed for attachment. You cannot tell from the photos, but the rear/under side of the rail has rubberized "gription" panels for enhanced grip. https://i.imgur.com/aOihwow.jpg height=300 width=250 https://i.imgur.com/FQKe3d6.jpg height=300 width=250 The ceiling light replaced the mini-chandelier style fixture. (We are gradually trying to move away from the "Aunt Murgatroyd's Bordello and Funeral Parlor School of Decor" look, into something more contemporary.) This light: was $10all LEDconsiderably brighter than the previouscovers the 1" hole from the existing lightdoes not jump out and whack my headhas a small blue night light that is also the touch button for on/off https://i.imgur.com/IWIX4rL.jpg height=300 width=300 https://i.imgur.com/sxvUWdc.jpg height=300 width=250
Planning 07/02/19 08:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Gray Tank Insulation

I was surprised to see the area covered by the Coroplast showing a bit more surface rust than the frame totally exposed. There was no seal (rubber, caulk or tape) of any type between the coroplast and flange around the perimeter. Any moisture that enters that area (I think that driving on wet roads creates a large amount of spray) will in turn not quickly evaporate since it is not, as you mentioned, "exposed". Either the design engineer did not foresee such an obvious issue, or the assembly team did not build as designed. I am hoping that full perimeter installation of butyl tape will prevent water entry. I would have provided a photo of the insulation "toupee" (matted like a dog that had rolled in bovine excrement) but it was too gag worthy to retain for documentation.
Planning 07/01/19 05:35pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Gray Tank Insulation

Wait till you figure that heat duct actually sucks more cold air into the heater than it puts in the belly I am puzzled how it would do that. The duct is on the outflow side of the heater, and is a branch duct from the main duct/plenum that runs from the heater for the length of the RV. Here is the holding tank duct: https://i.imgur.com/I9kXVwQ.jpg height=300 width=300 and here is the main (at the top left of the picture) that is comes from:https://i.imgur.com/wVCFV90.jpg height=300 width=300
Planning 06/29/19 08:11pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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