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RE: Mini Winnie needs major work

I imagine someone would buy it as is. Like I said, the entire left side will have to come off. I may advertise it as is. I kinda want the genny but rather have #3k
ajriding 05/25/20 11:01am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Battery Life?

I agree with two 6 volt golf cart batteries. This is the easiest route, and on the road you can maybe get a warranty depending where you buy them (lots os Autozones or Advanced Auto or similar all over the nation...). Golf cart batts are real deep cycle. Marine are not deep cycle!!! Marine batts are wrong for RVs IMHO. The Golf cart batts have thicker plates so can be discharged more than a marine battery before death. (i think marine can go 200 cycles, and deep batt can go 2,000??, a car starting battery maybe 2) Benefit of two 6 is that you run them in series so even if one is in bad shape it will not parasitically drain the other one to death. You can replace one 6 and pair with an old 6volt, but mixing a new and old 12 volt is death for the new one. Sounds like a good time for this upgrade.
ajriding 05/25/20 09:53am Tech Issues
RE: Mini Winnie needs major work

Thanks. O am now leaning to selling the chassis and vehicle as scrap. A low miles trans is desirable for someone wanting to rebuild one. Maybe the motor is good for a scrap yard and desirable for such little wear. I really don't want to attempt to get the vehicle running, too many issues, not counting needs 6 tires. I planto call some junk yards, not sure if they buy and come pick it up... I will likely salvage the rv stuff. It is all in great shape and might be worth a few bucks. Is there anything minor I should pull out? water pump fresh tank (not waste ick) AC heater boiler breaker box/charger sink shower faucet/wand shower pan? oven/range propane fittings and regulator gen hub caps door? windows? windows need new rubber table and parts? I think it has a folding couch which is worth $300 or so depending on the steel frame design fridge
ajriding 05/25/20 09:18am Class C Motorhomes
Mini Winnie needs major work

A friend has class C rv. Tryton V-10, less than 30k miles I think. Late 90's model year. He has not cranked it in over ten years. It did run and work perfect when he parked it. He said I can have it, he wants it gone. Major delamination on the drivers side, but I have experience doing those repairs. Probably a little in the roof, but it looked good. Some general cleaning up. The entire side panel will have to come off. it has a nice 2 cylinder Onan, that has not been cranked, but I am more confident in getting that back to life. Im sure the gas is all varnish. The interior is not bad. Im torn wether to take all the valuable RV stuff out to resell and try to sell the motor for parts with the chasis, or to get it running and sell for a little profit.
ajriding 05/24/20 08:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Trailer Braking Issue

2016Forest River Heritage Glen is a dual axle trailer. With two axles and 4 brakes, then you technically need half the brake rating on the drums since you have twice as many axles. Are there 4 drums or just 2 (which would be the front axle)? Yes, I could see them adding up the numbers of the rating of each drum to equal the required braking needed for the trailer. It may seem like a no-brainer that bigger brakes are better, but if the brakes are too over rated for that weight of trailer then they can be quite finiky I have expierencd. On my cargo trailer the brakes are really hard to dial in with an empty trailer. Brakes barely grab when set at the right setting for the weight, but barely grab is hard to control and quirky at best. No, I don't need brakes with a light empty trailer, but I still try to set it... Maybe your trailer does not have 4 powerful brakes for this or a similar reason.
ajriding 05/24/20 09:37am Travel Trailers
RE: no brake lites or hazard but turn signals flicker

This will happen if the lights are not getting the full 12 volts. Which is often a ground problem. LEDs will work as you described, some lights illuminate a little bit, maybe flicker, and others, like brake, will do nothing. A multi-meter will only tell you voltage, so checking all connections will not tell you if it is getting a good flow of that 12 volts, which is also called amps. Check from the vehicle that you get power to all the trailer plug connections. Check that your trailer plug is not corroded. The 7-pin plugs get a lot of green "rust-looking" mess on it. scrape that off. Use vinegar to help. Disconnect from the camper battery, then dip it in the vinegar, let sit, then use toothbrush or something to clean it. I prevent this corrosion to a large extent by using a circuit breaker so I can disconnect the 12V positive from the camper battery to the 7-pin plug. This way there is no electrical potential in the moist air around the plug. a 12v positive so close to a 12v negative.
ajriding 05/24/20 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: Battery wiring ???'s

Your picture is way too big and annoying to many readers as it makes the page wider than the screen. To edit your pic size, click "edit" post. at the end of the html gibberish, put a space then "width=350" just to the left of the brackets that contain the letters img and a slash. I cannot use those symbols or the forum will reject my post as bad html... Here is an image that has been sized to 300: brackets here https://photouploads.com/images/EUrP.jpg width=300 brackets here Black and white--black pos, white neg Red and black-- red pos, black neg Red and white--red pos , white neg This is good knowledge to keep around. Write it down in several places and put one copy in your DC elcetrical area. Sadly, most wires will not be paired up like this. RV manufacturers can get quite creative with their wiring colors. The trailer brake/reverse/running lights will not even match the vehicle side colors. That is something not fun to learn the hard way... All that I have seen do use white as the RV ground color, but this means nothing on a forum. Because a car is almost always and only black for ground this should have been the pattern to follow, but obviously early RV manufacturers did not work on cars, ever. Your best option is to get a multi-meter so you can test voltage. Ground one lead to the frame, anything metal that is likely grounded, and the other lead to what you think is a positive 12 volts . you cannot get it to work through paint, the contact will need to be scratched down to metal, or find a screw head for ground. If you get it backwards the voltage will show a negative, -12. If you think white is the ground wire then use that for the negative test lead, and touch all other wires to see if you get a 12 volt reading. Poor wiring, poor conductivity might give lower voltage, like 8 volts, or 2. This means battery is dead, or that the wiring or ground or something along the way is not conducting the electricity very well at all. This means the wiring is wired right and all looks good, but the wire or something is bad making it not work. Old trailer will get a lot of corrosion on contacts or where one wire is attached to another or to a block and that corrosion will inhibit the flow of power...
ajriding 05/24/20 09:16am Tech Issues
RE: Travel When Restrictions lifted

I was checking back. I was certain a previous poster was going to post up those thousands of document lies the left always talks about. I have looked, but cannot find those darn pesky things. Are there any? "this will all be over by April", was that a direct quote or a paraphrase, "this should/could/may be..." All of this should have been over in Feb. I know, what T knows and what many doctors know. We have a cure. It works within 5 hours for healthy patients to completely clear any virus from the system. I'm sure T felt sure that the medicine would get out there by April and it would be over. We have a cure. T is pretty careful when he speaks to not trap himself. The reason that this is not over is because the media. and many citizens have demonized the cure; medicine that has been safely used for 50 years. People will not take it. Left voting doctors will not prescribe it. Some left governors have banned it. Well, you ban the cure and guess what? The virus spreads. Do a little research and find that Dr Fauci was a key player in preventing the HIV treatment from going public. Millions died, mostly in Africa, because he played Leftist politics with their lives while he sat on HIV treatments. As fast as those little 63 cent pills could be mass produced and distributed to pharmacys this virus could end, BUT where is the profit in a 63 cent pill? People, please stop posting the same drivel the news media hypes up every day. We do not need the hear verbatem the same thing repeated. The news media says mask do not work and you criticize people for wearing them while the hospitals are short, then they say wear a mask and you criticize people for not wearing them. Now we learn mask are dangerous to wear, and nasty petri dishes, and people look stupid because they are followers. The virus will go through those cloth mask as easy as you walk through a doorway. If you must wear something, then wear gloves to protect yourself. The real danger is putting you infected finger in your mouth or nose.
ajriding 05/24/20 09:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel When Restrictions lifted

Remember how the Lower House Dims went immediately silent on the whole "DARPA" thing when Trump agreed to give them citizenship and nearly doubled the number of illegal's kids he was going to give it to from the number the dims were asking for? The news has hardly spoken of Darpa since then. What's the deal? Oh, yea, the Dims used these children as a weapon against a sitting president, and when they were done (when they saw it was no longer a weapon) they tossed the kids aside like yesterday's garbage. This virus agenda is all about the election, so by Nov 4th, with the election over, we can all get back to normal. The virus will still be around, like the flu, Sars and many other virus', but because the news ignores it you will not know about it, and so few will have complications from it that it will not be remembered. The mask are not going to help you. It is so unlikely that you breath in an airborne particle of spit that it is almost impossible to catch it through the air unless an infected person spits in your face (or sneeze or couch), which normal people would not do. If you put your finger on an infected surface then put your finger in your eyes, nose or mouth then you have a chance of catching the virus. Wash your hands often, and dont put your hands inside your openings. Most people will not even know it if they do catch it. The latest stats... There are more people over 100 years old dying of the virus than there are people under 50 dying of it. I did not know there were enough people over 100 to even establish any sort of statistic like this. The death does not come from the virus, it comes from being sick already, or unhealthy already, or overweight already, or diseased already etc, and then the virus can be a co-contributor of death. Some people on here are so gullible. The virus is a weapon meant to destroy the country, to prevent Trump rallies, to keep people apart (no govt protest), to kill, to take away freedoms, to control the population, to spread fear, and to defeat Trump come Nov 3 (Nov 4th for democrat voters). Don't let your country be taken from you. Wake up!
ajriding 05/20/20 12:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Canada/US Border still shut...

"The United States has agreed to Canada's request to extend the mutual ban on non-essential cross-border travel until June 21." "The USMCA will enter into force on July 1, 2020" I think after USMCA begins the borders will be open, per the USMCA. We will see..
ajriding 05/19/20 12:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Travel When Restrictions lifted

To the people who have lost. The shutdown is a hoax, the virus is real, shutting down is not saving any lives. The virus is real. The shutdown is the thing people are calling a hoax. The virus is real. I think everyone is saying there is a virus. At the same time the flu is still out there, and also other diseases, so just because a new virus is here is no reason to be sloppy. The virus is real. I think someone reading this still thinks I am saying that the virus is not real. I, and many others, are not sure how to explain this point, except to say, the virus is real. People get sick from virus'. Please stop being confused between a virus and the complete shut down of society. They are not the same. This is such a tired argument, and nobody is interested in hearing that the virus, that we have heard nothing else of non-stop since January, after the other hoax, the impeachment, ended. We all know there is a virus out there, even people who live under a rock. There is no need to try to let anyone know there is a virus. Everyone knows. We are tired of the hype. The numbers are fake. They are way over-blown and largely made up. The death rates are fake. So many lies. There is no reason to continue a shut down now. To the ones who have lost. Sorry you did not seek the cure, there is a cure that vanishes the virus within 5 hours. This all could have been a big nothing. If you get sick, take the medicine. The virus is real, dont be a fool. Please stop telling people who know the shutdown is not necessary that they are denying a virus exist. That makes no sense at all. Make sense or dont post, please...
ajriding 05/19/20 12:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oh Boy

not sure what that little truck is rated to tow. He was probably fine, but yes, wrong gearing, wrong rear end. It all comes down to duty cycle, lol. How far did he tow and how often? I had a 2500 diesel and know people that could tow 30,000 lbs all day long but with 410 gears. I would never do that to my truck, but it was nice knowing I could.
ajriding 05/18/20 05:59pm Towing
RE: Sagging springs on 2 yr old TT ??

During this intermission time... I am in an industry that sees steel from china, steel from Europe and from America... The china steel we see is horrible. It might be alloyed with anything. They buy scrap steel and have no idea what is already alloyed with it and melt it then use it. Spring steel is very specific mix of alloys, but put recycled-who-knows-what into a spring steel vat and you get... wait for it.... cheap china carp.. rap I am so thankful that the days of china influx garbage items will be slowing drastically in the future, I do hope so. Landfills are full of broken china junk. So, are your axles china?
ajriding 05/18/20 05:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Travel When Restrictions lifted

That's why so many call it a hoax. The virus may be real, but almost everything attached to it is pure hoax. The need to shut down is a hoax. The face mask are a hoax, and dangerous in their own right. A vax is a hoax, none exist. 6 feet is a hoax. Fear is a hoax. Letting tens of thousands of people wander around walmark but arresting people in a 20-person church is a huge hoax. The WHO is a hoax. Bill Gates is a hoax. So many lies, and so many of them are repeated on the forum. Almost all the deaths from this virus are associated with very unhealthy people with suppressed immune systems and serious underlying medical conditions. So many deaths are in the nursing homes where the NT gov mandated covid elderly be forced back into nursing homes that could not deal with the virus while, yet, the Navy ship, Comfort sat off the docks, empty, waiting for covid patients so the hospitals (and nursing homes?) could be spared any infectious patients... So many lies. Most deaths are associated with vitamin D difficency . You people have been worked up into a frenzy of fear. Dont get the virus, but it is not the danger they make it out to be. Wash your hands during the virus season. Don't touch your face, eyes or nose with dirty hands. Wear gloves instead of a mask. Use alcohol sanitizer when out often. I have said before. None of these restrictions are legal. They all violate the US Constitution, which is a higher law than any mayor or gov can dictate. The govt cannot quarantine a healthy person, ever.
ajriding 05/18/20 09:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Andersen hitch

Never had an issue with that over the many places we've gone with the hitch. I would add though, that unlike springs which have a more consistent spring constant, the urethane "springs" resist compression more as they are compressed. So while they may compress easily at the beginning, they become more difficult to compress as the force is increased. I think this is what helps prevent the urethane from "bottoming out". That is what is called a progressive spring rate. The bars have a more linear spring rate, and a linear spring rate is better in this situation. I also tend to end up at rough places, dirt roads that get worse near the camping spot, so I have to take the bars off before I get there. The bars are easy as I just use a lever to unload the spring, but the Anderson requires jacking up the tongue?
ajriding 05/18/20 09:13am Travel Trailers
RE: How to camp with electric only

I modified my plumbing so I have a valve on the water tank side and to an open "hose" so I can switch over to a portable 5 gallon water jug for the house water. The pump pulls it in. The jug has a tube that pulls off the bottom of the jug and the hose has a garden hose fitting so just screws in to the jug. I put the valve near the end so no water leaks out of the hose when disconnected. I carry two of these jugs if needed. They can be carried easily by hand and do not make store owners mad if you fill them as maybe filling an RV would. I try to use the jug water first, so I have empty jugs to refill asap. Then resort to the on-board water tank last. This is when I am boondocking seriously. For me, washing dishes (two meals a day) seems to use the most water. I try to make the water go a long way, using the rinse water from one as the soak water for the next, and rinsing as many things at once as I can etc... I am usually out on the trail for hours on end getting very dirty and sweaty, so the wipes are just not going to remove that. I have to shower every day, but I think I barely use more than 1 and a half gallons for that. Cold water, as waiting for hot water to get to the head is waste also. Cold showers use less water too. I have been known to put dirty dishes and other things lined up for a wash under me when showering so that water starts the process. Thoug, I do dishes like this only wen I can solo.
ajriding 05/18/20 09:08am General RVing Issues
RE: NorCold Fridge - How Sensitive to Being Unlevel?

The second reason a fridge will fail is if it develops a leak. When stuff leaks out it will look like yellowish powder, though you probably will never see it. 3 front to back, 6 side to side> Thats the trailer, not the fridge. Most fridges are mounted on the side wall, so be sure you know which 3 or 6 you have to think about. I always thought in terms of the camper...
ajriding 05/17/20 05:03pm Truck Campers
RE: truck swerved with hard braking

I had a Gen 2 Ram. I remember there was something called The Sidewalk Lunge or something. Those trucks would pull to the right under braking. I never figured out what caused it, but I would think by 16 they fixed it. Whatever it was, it had a name because it was so common. An RV forum is the wrong place to ask. Check the Cummins forum for Ram trucks, those guys know mechanical stuff. If a problem exist, then they have discussed it.
ajriding 05/17/20 04:56pm Truck Campers
RE: tested the blue camco filter with a TDS meter

You will not get high quality drinking water from an inline filter, other than RO. The best is to get a counter top filter like the Berky. These are charcoal filters that have about the highest filtration you can find. You can also add a fluoride filter to take out other toxic waste contamination. I use a Berky travel filter, it does not "travel" as easy as the name says, but is maneagble. There are others in plastic containers that use what looks like a Jerry can and those look like they travel better. The just use the sediment filter if desired to keep junk out of your tanks.
ajriding 05/11/20 12:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Wheel bearing maintenance interval

How many years between service means NOTHING on a trailer. MILEAGE is the only number you can use to reference service intervals on moving parts. On the other hand, things like weather sealant and caulks are ONLY time sensitive and have no connection to mileages.
ajriding 05/11/20 12:26pm General RVing Issues
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