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RE: Main slide issue on one side

Having (2) 6 volt battery's connected in parallel is part of your problem. Im sure you meant series connections for your 12v system correct? Battery's have probably reached their lifespan but that's just me. Since you have had an ongoing alignment issue thats probably key to your motor glitch. Maybe that motor isn't properly aligned and it causes it to bind when retracting back in causing a small OL and then when load is off breaker resets until you do it again. Find a good Electrician and have him check your amperage draw on that motor when it shuts off, probably drawing more than it should.
greenno 03/19/23 06:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Easy lighting upgrades

DB I think it was your YT video I saw for the vent light install. Funny small world.
greenno 03/13/23 12:43am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Lithium batteries and microwave use

You should be able to use a microwave for short periods of time as well as a coffee maker if you choose. It sounds like you already have some solar to replenish your bank so as long as it's somewhat sunny your good to go. You didn't state it but Im sure you know you need an Inverter for the 120vac devices correct? We have a bit more capacity at 560ahrs and I installed a 3kw Inverter for our AC loads when we need them. Got 510w of solar on the roof as well so that pretty much tops us off when we do use the Inverter. Good luck.
greenno 03/12/23 12:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Easy lighting upgrades

I also added the refer vent door light a couple of years ago too. Comes in handy being able to turn it on/off at the same location as the light itself. Also added some shelves inside our hanging locker and mounted some small puck LED its inside for the wife to see easier. A year or so ago we were going through AZ heading who knows where and we saw a couple of newer AF990's on an RV lot so we swung by to see if they had updated anything good since we purchased ours back in April of 2018. Wife saw a Dinette light fixture that she liked so of course I had to swap out ours to the "upgraded" one. Hehe I think it cost like $30 but she had to have it. With all the **** I add to my truck or camper I felt it would be in my best interest to comply with her wishes.
greenno 03/11/23 02:37pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Overload built-in Onan gen. without popping a breaker?

Run it again with less load and see if the problem persists.
greenno 03/06/23 06:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Method HD wheels on beach

I have some Toyo Mt's 35 x 12.5 x 18's and are running the Method 305HD's and I have ran down to 30psi in the sand with my camper down in Baja. Didn't want to push it as it was kinda isolated. Didn't "float" but they weren't a problem. Didn't get stuck or even close. Got passed by an old station wagon with 10 kids in it on the beach.
greenno 03/06/23 06:55pm Truck Campers
RE: It looks like my truck camper days are over.

Prayers are with you brother.
greenno 03/06/23 06:49pm Truck Campers
RE: Lithium Battery heater

The LifePo4 batterys I got were in 4.2v cells rated at 280ahr. EVE grade A. Building the two battery's give me about 560total hrs probably only 530ahrs or so. They do not come with heaters. Total cost all in for everything was about 2k. Worth it in the long run. My BMS also has a temp reading via B-tooth as well. Alot more bang for your buck going this way.
greenno 03/02/23 02:16pm Tech Issues
RE: No power getting to my Angler 8C, 2001

If it works fine when plugged into a non GFI receptacle then you know it's a bonding issue.
greenno 03/01/23 08:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Lithium Battery heater

I went another route. I added a small fan with a temp sensor and digital readout and the fan comes on when temp gets down to 40F and circulates the warmer air on the inside of the cabin into the battery compartment. Added a couple of small vent covers to allow the air to flow easier. We had 30f the other day here in SD if you can believe that and I ran outside and checked the temp in the battery compartment and it was 50f. Temp inside the cabin was at 52f.
greenno 03/01/23 04:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Bathroom door

Hate to say it but you found "BB's" and didn't connect the dots. You gotta understand the workings of your camper if you want to keep it in one piece. Ball bearings are for something right? New slider will cost you like $20 to replace. Welcome to camper ownership. Those were a clue that something was amiss and ... Easy fix.
greenno 02/28/23 01:19am Truck Campers
RE: Bathroom door

Hey for what it's worth you dont want to reinvent the wheel. Just replace the slider and be done with it. What year is your camper? I have a 2019 990 which we picked up in May of 2018 and it's still sliding just fine.
greenno 02/27/23 04:18pm Truck Campers
RE: DRW vs SRW safety, tire blowout

Gdog I have a hard time believing that I should be running 35psi in my rear tires. I could probably drop the front a bit more but I'm thinking not 15psi. I have pretty even wear across the tire tread so I know I'm close to having a flat surface on the road. Side treads as well as the centers were about the same so it's not crowning.
greenno 02/25/23 05:49pm Truck Campers
RE: DRW vs SRW safety, tire blowout

Not to beat a dead horse her e but I do agree sidewall stiffness makes a difference. I am running the Toyo MT's 35 x 12.5 x 18 tires at 80psi when loaded up and around 65 around town so I don't get beat up. I think they have an "F" load rating. Unfortunately no warranty comes with these tires and at about 5 bills each that sucks. I have a little over 20k miles on them and the trad depth started off at 21/32" and I measured a couple of days ago and their averaging about 10/32" so their probably 2/3 gone at this point. Im guessing I will be replacing in about a year or so with only about 30k miles on them. For my piece of mind I'm ok with that trade off.
greenno 02/25/23 11:50am Truck Campers
RE: Sway bar for F350 pia

Yes having the rear sway bar is not a good idea when unloaded for sure. When you have a camper loaded up it is worth it's weight when going over uneven terrain.
greenno 02/22/23 12:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Sway bar for F350 pia

I have a 2019 F350 CCLB SRW and I am running a Hellwig BR Swaybar on the front as well as the back. I also have some Airlift 5000 bags along with the onboard compressor mounted underneath. My bags are mounted directly below my frame rails and sit on top of the axle leaf spring spacer arm just on the inside of my leaf springs. No problems at all installing everything that I can remember.
greenno 02/20/23 11:54pm Truck Campers
RE: How to keep a TC from being stolen when not on the truck?

I would be more worried about my truck being lifted not the camper. On my camper you have to activate a switch inside the tank valve compartment to get the jacks to work and that is always locked. I guess they could hand crank them but that might raise suspicion among any other campers. If I dropped it off out in the boonies for whatever reason and somebody attempted to heist it I always carry a firearm and I always carry a shovel. Do the math.
greenno 02/03/23 05:53pm Truck Campers
RE: Inverter and battery sizing to power my camper microwave

I swapped out my lead/acid battery's last year for some LifePO4 cells ( Lithium ) and added an inverter so I didn't need to run my generator for short periods of time like using the micro or to brew up some coffee in the morning. I purchased a Windy Nation Verta Max 3000w Pure Sine Wave inverter and it works great for what we need it to do. Works great for the times we needed it. Probably wouldn't use it for the AC unless I only wanted to run it for 1/2 hr or so and was able to charge back up easily. nice option to have if installed correctly. I have a AF990 camper and was able to mount my inverter back in the generator compartment and use the existing wiring to remotely turn it on and off from the galley switch station. Also have a switch to isolate the inverter and generator so they can't operate at the same time.
greenno 01/28/23 05:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Inverter and battery sizing to power my camper microwave

Sure it will run your micro, it will just deplete your battery's. Do the easy math. Theoretically here ya go. Not figuring the inverter loss while operating. 2 x 100ahr lithium batteries equals 200 hrs total availible at 100% discharge which you dont want to do. I think 90% is acceptable but not recommended. So you have 180ahrs availability right? Microwave will draw 1350 max at 120vac still with me? Inverter is rated for 2k so your good there. Micro will draw max 11.25 amps at 120vac. Inverter converting to DC you will use 112.5ahrs of battery capacity using the micro for 1 hr. And you only had 180ahrs. So using the micro for like 15 minutes will deplete your battery's approx 28ahrs or so which would be about 15% capacity. Now you will need a way to recharge those battery's to get back to full state. Either by battery charger , solar etc. Good luck and dont burn the popcorn.
greenno 01/27/23 11:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Need some help troublshooting this issue

You do know that you have a regular fuse panel somewhere for your 12vdc feeds. Those are just switches there is no overload or short circuit protection they just turn on/off those devices labeled. Not sure what camper you have but it would be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different systems in your rig. You know plumbing, electrical 12vdc, 120vac, mechanical etc. Maybe your tank tender is fed from the same fuse that feeds your H2o pump. I think you said your pump was struggling previous to them not working. Maybe there's a reset button for the pump or probably you pop'ed the fuse. Easy fix good luck.
greenno 01/26/23 11:06pm Truck Campers
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