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RE: 86’ Chevy G20 Falcon 170 questions

What specific information do you need? What are you working on?
Son of Norway 10/29/21 09:25pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Travel Trailer with Kayaks

JRscooby, I have a raised receiver hitch so the rack is about 14" off the ground. The pictures don't show it but my HR really isn't that tall. The tops of the kayaks are about 12' off the ground. https://i.imgur.com/IPT5jZbl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3nwcqHVl.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/K80pvthl.jpg
Son of Norway 10/29/21 02:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer with Kayaks

Do you have a receiver on the back of your trailer? I made this with some 2x4's. It uses a Hitch Hauler rack as a base. Holds up to 4 Kayaks. https://i.imgur.com/0lWvOoFl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5Pc142fl.jpg
Son of Norway 10/28/21 07:31pm Travel Trailers
Question regarding DC to DC Chargers

I am installing a Renogy 20-amp DC to DC charger. My question is regarding the negative cable connections. The instructions say to connect the input negative cable to the chassis battery and the output negative cable to the house battery. My chassis battery is a good 15 feet away from where I'm mounting the charger and it would take some tricky cabling to get it there. Both the chassis battery and the house batteries are grounded to the frame. The charger will be right next to a negative post on the frame. What difference would it make if I just connected both of the negative cables of the charger to the same post? Can this cause a problem? I will contact Renogy next week with the question, but I am trying to get this install done this weekend, so I would appreciate any advice. Thank you.
Son of Norway 08/27/21 09:29pm Tech Issues

Our window awning really makes a difference in summer weather. The vinyl ones completely block the sunlight. I would like to get two more for our back bedroom windows.
Son of Norway 08/22/21 01:01pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Looking for a small 50-80 qt. Freezer

Look at some of the 12-volt refrigerator/freezers on Amazon. Plenty of brands and sizes to choose from and very reasonably priced. I bought a 54-qt by Domende earlier in the summer. I have been using it as a refrigerator, but it can also be used as a freezer. I have used it in temperatures of up to 100 deg. and it stayed a steady 39 deg. without a problem. I have tested it down to 0 deg.
Son of Norway 08/11/21 03:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Fuel Tank Refurb

I would first try an inspection camera. Maybe it's in good shape and won't need that much cleaning.
Son of Norway 06/02/21 09:03am Toy Haulers
RE: Wrong Brake Master Cylinder

Try calling Geoffrey Rosenburg at Alretta Truck Parts. 508-788-9409. He has a passion about brake parts.
Son of Norway 05/31/21 03:47pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Alternators and Lithium Batteries

OK, I can use a clamp-on to get some snapshot-type measurements. I've got a couple of different battery monitors to try. I should admit that because of the original design, wiring and space limitations of the coach, when I added more battery capacity I had to put my house batteries in 3 different locations: one battery in the original battery compartment, one under the dinette seat and two in the back under the bed. This actually works OK with the AGM batteries I have and how I use them. No large amp draws, and slower charging. I have so far been unable to figure out how I can wire in a battery monitor that would work accurately with this odd arrangement. I suppose that I would need one on each location?
Son of Norway 02/01/21 10:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Alternators and Lithium Batteries

Thanks to all. I have 300 watts of solar and I could always run the generator for awhile before I leave the campsite. The circuit between the alternator and the batteries stays closed. The videos I have seen indicate the problem occurs at low RPM. I can see the thing to do would be to run some tests when I install the batteries. I just wanted to have some idea of the other components that I will need in addition to the batteries and how much I will have to modify the system I have now. Mexico, sorry to hear you are in the hospital. I hope you get well soon.
Son of Norway 01/31/21 11:12am Tech Issues
Alternators and Lithium Batteries

I like to boondock. I currently have 4 AGM batteries for a total of about 480 amp-hours, of course only about 200 useable. I would like to purchase some lithium batteries and put together a system of 400-500 amp-hours, about the same capacity. One thing that is holding me back is what will happen that morning when I drive away from camp with depleted batteries and all the charging load goes on my alternator. It is a Lestek dual-output rated at about 130 amps. It puts out a constant voltage around 14.1 volts. I've seen videos of fried alternators. Can my alternator handle that load, or would I need to add some kind of temperature and voltage regulated system and/or a regulated DC-DC charger? Thanks for your wisdom.
Son of Norway 01/30/21 10:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Done trying to buy from Camping World

Why have hard feelings about CW? Occasionally I enjoy going to the store and looking around. Maybe I'll buy something, maybe I won't. The prices aren't the best. It is what it is.
Son of Norway 01/30/21 03:30pm Camping World Accessories
AGM and golf carts vs. Lithium Battery Test

I just happened across a "Mortons on the Move" YouTube video. "Don't waste your money on batteries". (Can't figure out how to link it on my phone.) Very informative info and test comparison between golf cart, AGM and the Battle Borns. Worth a look. What was striking to me was that the lead-acid batteries did not perform to their rated capacities even under laboratory conditions. I have always thought that my AGM's were not giving the amp-hours that I hoped for even with light loads.
Son of Norway 01/09/21 10:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Frame stringer to bulkhead broken welds under water tanks

This is under the rear of the coach? Ramps don't work for me because of the tag axle. I've used a combination of bottle jacks, jack stands and boards several times. I've actually raised the rear end high enough to sit under with that method. When I don't need as much lift, I use the levelers with jack stands. This has been for dropping the gas tank to change the fuel pump. OK, I see Horsedoc's post and I'll add that I have gone to a Grease Monkey a couple of times where they were willing to do some quick repairs like changing the hoses.
Son of Norway 01/02/21 06:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing refrigerator trim

Flexible drill bit extension?
Son of Norway 01/02/21 05:15pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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