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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)
RE: Virus and RGV Rv parks

My wife works with COVID patients every day. GDS-3950BH is right. There is nowhere that is safe. Check the the State and local health department websites carefully. Assume that everyone around you is infected and act accordingly. I will refrain from comment on his other opinions.
Son of Norway 11/28/20 05:47pm Snowbirds
RE: RV backup camera stuff

I bought a rear view camera, side view camera and monitors for each on Amazon. The whole set-up probably cost a fraction of what Furrion would charge. I found that all the different types of offerings on Amazon are basically the same, just the brand names are different. Yes, they are cheap, but is Furrion really any better? Hard to tell. Anyway, I installed the set and they work fine. If I have to replace a component every once in awhile I will put up with it. The Voyager components I replaced lasted 30 years. I doubt that the new ones will.
Son of Norway 11/28/20 05:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Vetting Breeders

We chose a breeder based on her website, Facebook page and a phone conversation. She didn't have a company or a large breeding operation. Her priorities were clearly her family and her dogs. The puppies were born and kept in her home. They were well socialized by her family. She had a ranch up in the mountains. Also the price, She could have gotten a lot higher price than she was asking, so she obviously wasn't in it just for the money. The dogs were from a line of active hunting dogs, not just kept for breeding. We just had a good feeling about her, and we love our golden beyond words. Maybe the story of our experience will help you.
Son of Norway 10/31/20 08:31pm RV Pet Stop
Fuel pressure gauge went backwards

Hello, the coach is stalling and dying on acceleration and I'm trying to make a definite diagnosis. I installed a fuel pressure gauge along the frame rail just downstream of the fuel tank so I can tell if the in-tank fuel pump is working. When I started the coach the needle went backwards and pegged at the opposite side. I'm thinking this means the in-tank fuel pump is not working and gas is being drawn forward by the mechanical pump. Is this correct? I'd like to be sure before I start trying to drop the tank. Thanks to all for your help.
Son of Norway 09/16/20 09:14pm Class A Motorhomes
Solar Cable Tangles

Hello; I have two solar suitcase panels that I set outside the RV. I run an 8 gauge solar cable out to them. I have a couple of sets of cables so I can add length if I need to, for a total of about 20 feet. Of course, each cable has 2 cables, a + and a -. My problem is that is a lot of cable and gets tangled easily. How can I combine the + and the -? I thought about plastic wire conduit but even 1/2" isn't big enough for two 8 gauge cables. I also considered just using pieces of electrical tape every couple of feet but the tape gets crappy after a while. What can I do to avoid a tangle? Thanks for your ideas.
Son of Norway 09/08/20 05:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Need help with blindspot mirrors

Try wildauto blind spot mirrors. I get them on Amazon. I use them on our SUVs. Good product. Sits on top of the side view mirror.
Son of Norway 09/07/20 09:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water Pump and Battery Question

I would take the battery to an auto store and have it tested. Also check the battery connections and the pump wire connections. I would check the current draw of the water pump while it is running. Also, is the water valve to the hot water tank closed by any chance?
Son of Norway 09/02/20 09:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Flip down TV mount for the ceiling above the cab

Try a Walabot to find the support braces. They are amazing.
Son of Norway 09/02/20 09:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A/C couldn't keep up. Help?

Your ACs are probably fine, those conditions are just far beyond what they can handle. You could find a dog-friendly hotel or motel and stay there at night.
Son of Norway 08/20/20 08:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Electronics repair shop needed

Try Dinosaur Electronics. I've talked with the owner and he was very helpful. If he can't help you he might know someone who can.
Son of Norway 08/19/20 02:10pm Technology Corner
RE: Perseid meteor shower

we have been seeing quite a few from the backyard of our S&B.
Son of Norway 08/10/20 06:23pm RV Lifestyle
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